Rainbow Snippets is Loving the Alien

Today’s snippet is taken from my sci-fi short, Gifted in Tongues, which appears in the Help, My Boyfriend’s an Alien mini-anthology of stories by me and Josephine Myles. It’s a tongue-in-cheek tale inspired by my love of classic sci-fi romps like Harry Harrison’s Stainless Steel Rat series:


Massaging his temples and hoping he wasn’t about to throw up, Spitz squinted at the Felid sitting on the edge of his bed. “Just how much did I have to drink last night?”

The Felid hissed at him, baring sharp fangs. “I have no idea,” it said in a thick voice that swallowed the consonants and mutilated the vowels. “You don’t remember? Then presssumably you alssso don’t know why you are here?”

Here. Where was here?

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Help, My Boyfriend’s an Alien!


An anthology in the Mad About the Brit Boys series with Josephine Myles.

Love—and desire—that’s out of this world…

It’s time to suit up, take those protein pills, and boldly come where no man has come before. Take a trip to the future, or do your bit for inter-planetary relations with some close encounters of a very unusual kind.

In this erotic science fiction triple feature you’ll meet a cat that’s anything but cute and cuddly, take a pill that’ll make you fall in love—for a night—and discover desire that transcends the limitations of a human body. It’s a brave new world as you explore the unknown in three short stories that push the boundaries of love in ways both thoughtful and tongue-in-cheek.

Better Than Cola

Human social etiquette. Physical contact. Pronouns. They’re not easy to handle, when you’re a swarm creature with a composite mind, newly fitted into a male human body. Especially when you find your body reacting to the human man assigned to help you acclimatise…


Skip likes to party, and he likes loving men. What he doesn’t like is the morning after, when the effects of the Insta-Love™ mood patch have worn off and he’s left with an awkeard social encounter. So when he wakes up next to a naked bear of a man, his first instinct is to kick the stranger out. But Wildman has other ideas, and Skip may have to learn how to snuggle.

Gifted in Tongues

Space pilot Torvald “Spitz” Spitzbergen wakes up in an alien jail with a hangover, no clear memory of the night before – and a six foot ginger Felid as a cell mate.  How is he going to get out of this one? And more importantly, will he get a chance to check out the Felid’s legendary talents first?


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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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19 Responses to Rainbow Snippets is Loving the Alien

  1. velvetpanic says:

    Uh, oh!! 🙂

  2. Ha! Fun scene. The blurb cracks me up. Dude wakes up in an alien jail, but … “And more importantly…” LOL

  3. leighmlorentz says:

    I am intrigued enough to spend $0.99! Looking forward to reading all three stories!

  4. Ooo, intriguing description!

  5. P.T. Wyant says:

    Oh, this should be fun. I love the “Where was here?” I can’t wait to see him piece together the night before…

  6. Jana Denardo says:

    Oooo this is a fun set up.

  7. AM says:

    Let’s hope the Felid clues him in about why he’s there.

  8. Spoken with the disdain of a cat.

  9. Love this! Such a fun snippet!

  10. This story looks like a fun read! 🙂

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