Short story week at Dreamspinner


The celebrations of Dreamspinner’s 1000th title continue with all ebook short stories now 20% off until March 27th (anthologies next week).

As usual, I present some *cough* suggestions for your reading pleasure:


Pleasures with Rough Strife, by the way, is a Christmas historical set in 1922. I’m currently writing a sequel, set four years on. Here’s an unedited snippet:


“Heard about Tom Fisher and the lad from Grover’s farm?” Toby’s chin jutted in the air as he broke into the conversation.

“No, but I’m sure you’ll tell me,” Danny said, trying for Mam’s sake to keep his tone even.

“Mrs Fisher came home yesterday afternoon and found ‘em together. Doing unnatural things, they was. Going against God. She threw ‘em both out and they an’t been seen since. Good riddance, I say.”

Despite the hot food and the fire, an icy chill formed in Danny’s belly, sending splinters out through his veins.

“Tom Fisher were a friend of yours, weren’t he?” Toby carried on into the shocked silence. Even little Abigail sat as if turned to stone, a forkful of pheasant halfway to her mouth. “Before you got all high and mighty, like.”


About jlmerrow

JL Merrow is that rare beast, an English person who refuses to drink tea. She read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, where she learned many things, chief amongst which was that she never wanted to see the inside of a lab ever again. Her one regret is that she never mastered the ability of punting one-handed whilst holding a glass of champagne. She writes across genres, with a preference for contemporary gay romance and the paranormal, and is frequently accused of humour. Find JL Merrow online at:
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