Rainbow Snippets is booking it

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I think there’s a rule that any writer who produces more than a handful of novels must, at some time or another, have a writer as a protagonist. Today’s snippet is taken from my romantic suspense Wight Mischief, where I have two – reclusive novelist Marcus, and our second hero Will’s best friend Baz, a journalist who’s  writing a book about ghosts on the Isle of Wight (or at least, he claims to be):


“Right, I’ve got it down to three. Wight Fright, Turned Wight Overnight and Things That Go Bump in the Wight. What do you think?”

Will paused, chilli-laden fork halfway to his mouth, and tried to think of something tactful. “How about you just write the book, Baz, and then give it a title? I mean, surely writing it’s going to be the hard part?”

“Clearly, you have no conception of the travails of a writer. Writing, I’ll have you know, is the easy bit. Finding a decent title, that’s the bugger!”

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Wight Mischief



A stranger could light up his world…or drive him deeper into darkness.

Will Golding needs a break from his usual routine, and he’s been looking forward to a holiday helping Baz, his friend-with-benefits, research a book about Isle of Wight ghosts. When an evening beach walk turns into a startling encounter with Marcus Devereux, Will can’t get his mind off the notoriously reclusive writer’s pale, perfect, naked body. And any interest in ghostly legends takes a back seat to the haunting secrets lying in Marcus’s past.

Marcus, painfully aware of his appearance, is accustomed to keeping to himself. But the memory of tall, athletic Will standing on the beach draws him out from behind defenses he’s maintained since age fourteen, when his parents were murdered. While his heart is hungry for human contact, though, his longtime guardian warns him that talking to anyone—particularly a journalist like Baz—is as dangerous as a day in the sun.

As Baz gets closer to the truth, the only thing adding up is the sizzling attraction between Will and Marcus. And it’s becoming increasingly clear that someone wants to let sleeping secrets lie…or Will and Baz could end up added to the island’s ghostly population.

Product Warnings:  Contains perilous cliffs, elusive might-be ghosts, a secret tunnel, and skinny-dipping by moonlight.

Available in ebook and in 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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18 Responses to Rainbow Snippets is booking it

  1. LOL, he’s got a point!:)

  2. velvetpanic says:

    LOL! 😀

  3. AM says:

    HA! He’s completely correct.

  4. Jana Denardo says:

    Baz is SO right and I need to get this one. I think I’ve mentioned it before but the Isle of Wight is one of those bucket places for me.

  5. louiselyons013 says:

    I feel for him, I have the same trouble finding a decent title.

    • jlmerrow says:

      Titles are hard. You strive to find something pithy and meaningful to the story – and then realise it says absolutely nothing to someone who hasn’t read the book yet. 😉

  6. LOL. I’m not sure I agree that writing is “the easy bit,” but yes, absolutely, titles are tough (and don’t get me started on blurbs).

  7. I LOVE your warnings 😀 😀 I hate warnings in general but yours appeal to my sense of humour. I also LOVE this book!

  8. Those titles… groan. LOL.

  9. LOL. True! I do have horrible trouble with titles!

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