Coming Soon: the Raising the Rent blog tour

…and, of course, the book itself! Winking smile


Never fall in love with a customer—especially if it’s sex you’re selling

Rent boy Nathan’s determined to get an education and get off the streets for good. But when he turns up for his first day at college he’s horrified to find his English teacher is one of his regular customers: Stephen, the one Nathan dubbed The Voice because of his educated, honeyed tones.

Stephen’s just as shocked to see Nathan sitting in his class, not to mention terrified he’s about to be exposed as having paid for sex with a student. This could mean public humiliation and maybe the loss of his job. But when Nathan shows he’s only interested in getting his A Levels, not in blackmail, Stephen realises there’s more to the nineteen-year-old than meets the eye.

Nathan still has to earn a living, though—and when a customer turns ugly, he finds himself unable to work and homeless as well. Stephen steps in to help, and Nathan starts to think they could have a future together—but Stephen’s guilt and lack of trust could end this back-to-front romance before it even starts.

Warning: Contains unfashionable haircuts, unreasonably long words and a May-December romance between a not-so-streetwise rent boy and an erudite English teacher.

Due out from  Samhain Publishing 14th October 2014

Available to pre-order:      Samhain | | | ARe

To celebrate the release of Raising the Rent in ebook on 14th October 2014, I’ll be going on a blog tour, and one lucky commenter on the tour will win a $20 Amazon gift certificate 🙂

I’ll be making the draw around teatime on Monday 27th October, GMT. Good luck! 😀

I’ll be making guest appearances on the following blogs:

Tuesday 14th October: The Novel Approach: The Oldest Profession

Wednesday 15th October: Bookwinked: Larissa interviews me

Thursday 16th October: Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews: Teacher’s Pet

Fri 17th October: RJ Scott’s blog: Tart With a Heart

Tuesday 21st October: Elisa Rolle’s blog: Excerpt

Wednesday 22nd October: Prism Book Alliance: Mind the Gap

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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2 Responses to Coming Soon: the Raising the Rent blog tour

  1. richard says:

    Another book to buy .

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