Rainbow Snippets is in a Spin

This week’s (somewhat unseasonal) snippet comes from Spun!, my fourth Shamwell Tale, which is now out in audiobook:

“Didn’t your mum used to let you help on Pancake Day?” Rory asked, spooning some syrup out of the tin. He twiddled the spoon until all the drips were caught and then drizzled it on his pancake. “I thought you and her were pretty close.”

“Hen doesn’t believe in pancakes. Too unhealthy. And Pancake Day itself is nothing more than a relic of an outmoded set of dietary restrictions.” David dug into his forbidden fruit with only moderately guilty gusto.

“It is?”

“Mm. Apparently medieval Christians were required to give up eggs and milk for Lent. Hence using them all up on Shrove Tuesday.”

Rory frowned. “So what did farmers do with them while no one was eating them? Chuck ’em away? Or did all the cows and chickens have to keep their legs crossed till Easter?”

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I have 2 Audible codes for Spun! to give away! To be in with a chance of a win, just comment on the giveaway post.  I’ll make the draw on Friday 8th December.  Good luck! 😀

51Md+3mCtgL._AA300_With friends like these . . .

An ill-advised encounter at the office party leaves David Greenlake jobless and homeless in one heady weekend. But he quickly begs work from his ex-boss and takes a room in Shamwell with easy-going postman Rory Deamer. David doesn’t mean to flirt with the recently divorced Rory—just like he doesn’t consciously decide to breathe. After all, Rory’s far too nice for him. And far too straight.

Rory finds his new lodger surprisingly fun to be with, and what’s more, David is a hit with Rory’s troubled children. But while Rory’s world may have turned upside down in the last few years, there’s one thing he’s sure of: he’s straight as a die. So he can’t be falling for David . . . can he?

Their friends and family think they know all the answers, and David’s office party hook-up has his own plans for romance. Rory and David need to make up their minds and take a stand for what they really want–or their love could be over before it’s even begun.

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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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6 Responses to Rainbow Snippets is in a Spin

  1. Hahaha…oh, those poor cows and chickens. Good question, though—maybe the pigs got extra good slop those weeks?

  2. Rachael Waring says:

    I love these books – laugh out loud funny and lovely stories too. Can’t wait for more from you!

  3. Heh, good question! 🙂

  4. P.T. Wyant says:

    That last line made me choke on my candy cane!

  5. janadenardo says:

    You know that is a very good question about what the farmers did.

  6. Excellent questions! I love this series!

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