Rainbow Snippets is back home from the Paternoster Book Fair

Lovely to see everyone who made it into London today! 😀

Plumber’s Mate #5 has now been submitted to my publisher, and it’s time to start working on my 3rd Porthkennack book (no, you haven’t missed one – #2, One Under, isn’t due out until March 2018, and I hope to be able to share the cover with you soon). So I thought it’d be appropriate for today’s snippet to come from my first Porthkennack title, Wake Up Call. Here, our heroes are talking about Cornish caves (and incidentally showing the difference in their backgrounds):

Kyle nodded. “That’s where the Round Hole comes from—it’s really just a cave that’s had its roof fall in.”

Dev frowned. “That happen a lot? Like, it’s not gonna happen when we’re up top there, is it? Hey, can you visit the caves? That’d be well cool.”

“Make your mind up. Are you scared of the roof falling in, or not?” Kyle sounded amused.

“Nah, I’m good. I just don’t like the thought of the ground dropping away underneath me, that’s all.”

“Most people would be more worried about being buried alive.”

“Yeah? Nah, way I see it, if ten tons of rock falls on your head, you’re gone before you even know what’s happened. If it goes when you’re on top, though . . .” He shuddered. “Like them scenes in action movies where the heroes are running away from earthquakes, or they’re on a roof and the building’s collapsing. Give me nightmares, those do.”

“Were you scarred for life by having Alice in Wonderland read to you as a child?”

Dev gave him a blank look.

“She falls down a rabbit hole?”

“Oh. Mate, you have seriously the wrong idea about how middle class my childhood was.”

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Wake Up Call

A Porthkennack Novel

South 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 easy-going 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.

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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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16 Responses to Rainbow Snippets is back home from the Paternoster Book Fair

  1. AM says:

    Oh, man. I’m with him. Though I think I’d be afraid of *both* those things, LOL.

  2. Nell Iris says:

    I don’t know. Personally I’d like to have a fighting chance, so I guess I’d take a hole over a ton of rocks on my head 🙂

  3. Haha I do love Dev 🙂 Read the book and loved it.

  4. Engagingly in depth character moment. I was right there with him, nodding sympathetically about the floor.

  5. P.T. Wyant says:

    I’m not sure I’d like either of those scenarios…

  6. Neither scenario sounds wonderful, in my book! 🙂 Lovely snippet, thank you.

  7. Good point, Dev, although I’d rather not have to choose between those two fates! ❤

  8. Kai Tyler says:

    LOL. Love the humour.

  9. Jana Denardo says:

    I miss being able to poke around in caves.

  10. I’d be scared too. Also, I loved these guys.

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