Rainbow Snippets is feeling nostalgic

rainbow snippits scissorsFacebook reminded me that on this day in 2013 I posted about my romantic comedy Slam! (the first review was just in – always a nailbiting time chez Merrow!) so that seems as good an excuse as any to give you a snippet from it:

Here’s a bit from the beginning, where our hero Jude is talking with his best mate, Keisha:

“Keisha, my love,” I said in my fey-est, gayest drawl, “your bum doesn’t just look big, it is big. No, I take that back. It’s enormous. Planets feel inferior beside it. Lesser bums are drawn into orbit around it. Last time it went dark, everyone said, Oh, is it an eclipse? And I told them, ‘No, it’s Keisha’s bum blotting out the sun.’ I could compose odes to the size of your bum. In fact, I feel the muse stirring within me as we speak—”

“Nah, that’s just your dick ’cause of Karate Crumpet jogging past in his jim-jams.”

Don’t forget to check out the rainbow snippets Facebook group for more little excerpts from a whole host of talented authors here.

SLAM72web_thumb.jpgLimericks, lies and puppy-dog eyes
Jude Biggerstaff is all the way out and loving it—mostly. The Anglo-Japanese university graduate is a carnivore working in a vegan café, an amateur poet with only one man in his life. His dog, Bubbles.

Then there’s “Karate Crumpet,” a man who regularly runs past the café with a martial arts class. Jude can only yearn from afar, until the object of his affection rescues him from muggers. And he learns that not only does this calm, competent hunk of muscle have a name—David—but that he’s gay.

Jude should have known the universe wouldn’t simply let love fall into place. First, David has only one foot out of the closet. Then there’s Jude’s mother, who lies about her age to the point Jude could be mistaken for jailbait.

With a maze of stories to keep straight, a potential stepfather in the picture, ex-boyfriends who keep spoiling his dates with David, and a friend with a dangerous secret, Jude is beginning to wonder if his and David’s lives will ever start to rhyme.

Warnings: contains a tangled web of little white lies, a smorgasbord of cheesy limericks, a violin called Vanessa, some boots that mean business, and the most adorable little dog ever. Poetry, it’s not…

WINNER of the 2013 Rainbow Award for Best LGBT Romantic Comedy

Available in ebook & paperback:                 Samhain Amazon

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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24 Responses to Rainbow Snippets is feeling nostalgic

  1. Hahahah 🙂 Jude is a hoot. Great snip from one of my faves.

  2. Jude sounds like a great character! Need more of this. 🙂

  3. louiselyons013 says:

    Haha, great snippet.

  4. velvetpanic says:

    good snippet! Love your humor 🙂

  5. Kate Lowell says:

    Dear heavens, I live the name ‘Karate Crumpet’. I need to find someplace to use that.

  6. kathyg2016 says:

    That was a hoot!! I’m sooo going to read this 🙂

  7. Layla Dorine says:

    LOL that was awesome!

  8. AM says:

    Ha! That sounds cute and funny. I’m hoping his ode to Keisha’s butt is a compliment, though! 😀

    • jlmerrow says:

      Errrr…… Not as such, no:

      There was a young girl from Nantucket
      Whose bum size was measured in buckets
      She cried bitter tears
      For her humongous rear
      Because nobody wanted to—”
      I ducked as she threw a screwed-up paper napkin at me. 😉

  9. amyraenbow says:

    *grins* I love this book.

  10. P.T. Wyant says:

    This sounds like such a fun read!

  11. Jana Denardo says:

    hahaha, Jude’s a riot.

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