Rainbow Snippets is back in Cornwall

I’m currently working on the third of my books set in Riptide’s shared world of Porthkennack, so today’s (unedited) snippet is taken from book #2, One Under, which is due out in March 2018 (and will hopefully have a cover reveal coming soon). Here, Jory Roscarrock is trying to work out if he’s been asked on a date:

Did straight men wink at other men?

He could ask his brother, Jory supposed… Except that no, he really, really couldn’t. Bran wouldn’t be at all pleased about him having a date. Especially with a man. Maybe he could get away with asking the question, and not mentioning the invitation to the pub?

Because of course Bran wouldn’t smell anything remotely rodent-like about Jory mentioning he’d been winked at, and then disappearing out for the evening.

Bugger it.

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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.

Available now in ebook and paperback:

Riptide  | Amazon |Kobo UK | Smashwords

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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14 Responses to Rainbow Snippets is back in Cornwall

  1. Bugger it, indeed. Poor Jory. Can’t wait to read it!

  2. jlgfellers says:

    Depends on the winker, the winkee, and the circumstance I believe, but in Jory’s case… nice Snippet.

  3. AM says:

    LOL. I doubt Jory really needs to ask about what that wink means.

  4. P.T. Wyant says:

    Interesting dynamics hinted at in this snippet.

  5. Oh bless him. Sounds like there’s all sort of signals (mixed and otherwise) flying about.

  6. Kai Tyler says:

    I can see why he’d be confused. Best thing is to go to the pub and find out. 😀

  7. All he can do is ask, I suppose. 😀

  8. So, come on… who winked at him?

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