Free Ride out today

Free_Ride_400x600Previously published as Good Company, a Torquere Sip, it’s got a shiny new cover and a new title, and it’s out today from JMS Books! Open-mouthed smile

As usual with JMS, it’ll be exclusively available from the publisher’s website at a discounted price for a week, and from July 19th at all good e-tailers.

Free Ride (short story)

There’s no such thing as a free ride. Aidan may be only twenty, but he’s already learned that the hard way. Hitch-hiking up from London to Glasgow to keep a promise, Aidan’s fully prepared to offer payment in kind for his lifts. He’s not expecting a good-looking older bloke to pick him up in a Mercedes—nor that he’ll find John such good company. After a few short hours together Aidan’s already starting to care what John thinks of him.

When slow traffic forces them to get a room for the night, Aidan’s not sure what to do. Putting out as a thank you to a stranger is one thing, but can he really go through with it with the first person he’s come to care for since he made that promise?

And what’s going to happen when they reach their destination?

(Approx. 5,000 words)

JMS Books

Author’s Note #1: it’s had a quick wash and brush-up, but Free Ride is substantially the same story as that previously sold under the title Good Company.

Author’s Note #2: there’s a micro-sequel free to read on my website here: On the Beach

Author’s Note #3: in case you can’t remember if you’ve read the original story, the fact that the working title was Deep Fried Mars Bar may jog your memory! 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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4 Responses to Free Ride out today

  1. helenajust says:

    I’ve been trying to buy, but JMS Books won’t let me click on the radio button at the bottom of the page. Frustrating! I’ll keep trying. I still think they need to change the wording of that very off-putting message at the top of the page.

    • jlmerrow says:

      Sorry you’ve been having trouble – I don’t know what’s causing it. Possibly a browser issue, or you need to log in? When I try using Chrome it works for me. And yes, I agree the message is off-putting. I’ve raised the matter with JMS. 🙂

  2. helenajust says:

    I think the problem might have been that I thought I could choose he second option. Once I clicked “email” it worked. Thanks!

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