Wake Up Call is now available from Riptide

The first of my contemporary m/m romances set in Riptide’s shared world of Porthkennack is now available exclusively from the Riptide site, and will be out everywhere else on Monday!

 

Wake Up Call

wakeupcall_200x300South London mechanic Devan Thompson has gone to Porthkennack to track down someone he’s been waiting all his life to know. But Dev’s distracted from his quest by Kyle, a broodingly handsome local of only a few months, who’s already got a reputation as an alcoholic because of his strange behaviour—including a habit of collapsing in the street.

Kyle Anthony fled to Porthkennack to escape from the ruins of his life. Still raging against his diagnosis of narcolepsy—a condition that’s cost him his job as a barrister, his lover, and all chance of normality—the last thing he wants is another relationship that’s doomed to fail. But Dev’s easygoing acceptance and adaptability, not to mention his good looks, have Kyle breaking all his self-imposed rules.

When disaster strikes Dev’s adored little sister, Kyle steps up to the plate, and Dev sees a side of his lover he wasn’t prepared for: competent, professional—and way out of Dev’s league. With one man determined that they don’t have a future and the other fearing it, life after Porthkennack is starting to look bleak for both of them.

a genuine treat  – Publishers Weekly

Available now from Riptide, and at other retailers from 17th April

porthkenneck_seriescover200x300Welcome to Porthkennack, a charming Cornish seaside town with a long and sometimes sinister history. Legend says King Arthur’s Black Knight built the fort on the headland here, and it’s a certainty that the town was founded on the proceeds of smuggling, piracy on the high seas, and the deliberate wrecking of cargo ships on the rocky shore. Nowadays it draws in the tourists with sunshine and surfing, but locals know that the ghosts of its Gothic past are never far below the surface.

This collaborative story world is brought to you by five award-winning, best-selling British LGBTQ romance authors: Alex Beecroft, Joanna Chambers, Charlie Cochrane, Garrett Leigh, and JL Merrow.

And if you’re more in the mood for a historical romance, Joanna Chambers’ first Porthkennack novel A Gathering Storm is out today as well! 🙂

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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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2 Responses to Wake Up Call is now available from Riptide

  1. Bruin Fisher says:

    Got it. I’m loving the Porthkennack universe so far, and a Merrow contribution is bound to be a treat. I doubt it will last past the bank holiday….

    • jlmerrow says:

      Thanks, Bruin! I’ve loved all the Porthkennack books I’ve read so far (perks of being one of the authors) and I’m thrilled to be part of the ‘verse. 🙂
      Have a great Easter!

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