Jack in the Green is out today

Jack_in_the_Green_400x600My May Day themed historical short story with paranormal overtones  Jack in the Green, is out today in its 2nd edition. Open-mouthed smile 

It’ll be available exclusively from JMS Books (and at a 20% discount) for one week, then at all major e-tailers on May 10th.

Jack in the Green

Stranded in a remote country village in 1920s England by his car breaking down, shy young Arthur finds himself drawn to the rough mechanic who comes to his aid, Bob Goodman. Forced to stay until the May Day holiday is over, Arthur makes the best of it, enjoying the village procession and fete.

But the villagers seem to know more about him than they should, and there’s a second, darker, May celebration that starts when the sun’s gone down. In the drunken revelry that follows, Arthur is whisked off in a wild dance by Goodman, who plays the part of Jack in the Green, the spirit of the greenwood.

Dancing turns to loving, but is everything what it seems? And is one night all Arthur can have?


Note: this short story (approx. 7,500 words) was previously published as The Green Man but has been out of print for some time (because I’m bad at getting around to things). It’s been fully revised and re-edited (and has an eerie new cover!) but is substantially the same story as that previously available.

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: www.jlmerrow.com
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6 Responses to Jack in the Green is out today

  1. helenajust says:

    I’m getting this error message from JMS Books (I’m trying to buy from the UK):

    “This site does not deliver digital downloads to your region. Please choose an alternate delivery method.”

    • jlmerrow says:

      Hi Helena
      Sorry you’ve had trouble with this.
      It’s to do with the VAT changes. Not sure how it works, but you have to select email delivery – see JMS’s FAQs here: http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=26
      Hope that helps! 🙂

      • helenajust says:

        I am familiar with trying to buy ebooks and audiobooks which are on sale in the US but cannot be bought in the UK because of rights issues, and I would have been deterred from ordering by the message because I understood it to mean that JMS did not own the rights to sell the ebook in the UK.

        I think the message should read: “EU customers must select email delivery option”. That achieves the same ends but does not give the impression that the ebook cannot be purchased in the UK.

  2. jlmerrow says:

    Helena, thanks. I’ll pass on your comment to JMS. 🙂

    • helenajust says:

      Thanks! I’d hate for you or JMS to be missing sales. I’ve safely received it now, by email.

      • jlmerrow says:

        Yay! Hope you enjoy it, and thanks for passing on your concerns. I’ve heard back from JMS now, and apparently the website isn’t quite behaving as it was intended to for UK peeps – which is of course difficult for them to check from the US! 😀

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