Pressure Head: Coming in September


I’m delighted to reveal the cover art for my next novel, Pressure Head. Open-mouthed smile

And here’s the blurb:

Some secrets are better left hidden.

To most of the world, Tom Paretski is just a plumber with a cheeky attitude and a dodgy hip, souvenir of a schoolboy accident. The local police keep his number on file for a different reason—his sixth sense for finding hidden things.
When he’s called in to help locate the body of a missing woman up on Nomansland Common, he unexpectedly encounters someone who resurrects a host of complicated emotions. Phil Morrison, Tom’s old school crush, now a private investigator working the same case. And the former bully partly responsible for Tom’s injury.

The shocks keep coming. Phil is now openly gay, and shows unmistakable signs of interest. Tom’s attraction to the big, blond investigator hasn’t changed—in fact, he’s even more desirable all grown up. But is Phil’s interest genuine, or does he only want to use Tom’s talent?

As the pile of complicated evidence surrounding the woman’s murder grows higher, so does the heat between Tom and Phil. But opening himself to this degree exposes Tom’s heart in a way he’s not sure he’s ready for…while the murderer’s trigger finger is getting increasingly twitchy.

Warning: Contains a flirtatious plumber with hidden talents, a cashmere-clad private investigator with hidden depths, and an English village chock full of colourful characters with plenty to hide.

Due out in ebook from Samhain Publishing 18th September 2012.

And in other news: I’m also rather ridiculously chuffed about this:

Crystal decanter You won’t be able to read the little plaque, but it says Verulam Writers’ Circle Fiction Prize, which I was thrilled to bits to win last night for a piece of short fiction! 

You may now colour me absolutely terrified I’m going to break the thing before I have to hand it over to someone else next year… Winking smile

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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10 Responses to Pressure Head: Coming in September

  1. Chris says:

    Oh, I really like the sound of this one!! 🙂

    And congrats to you on the award! 😀

  2. JayHJay says:

    Oh sounds so good! And great cover!

  3. Chris says:

    Who’s the artist on the cover? There’s much curiosity in certain parts (ie, Cole is really curious). 🙂

  4. clarelondon says:

    Congrats on the award, that’s great! And I’m looking forward to the book 🙂

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