Rainbow Snippets is feeling the cold

Here in the UK (or at least, in my corner of Hertfordshire) it’s snowing again! To make it more fun, the electricity keeps going off – given how famous we are for talking about it, we really don’t do weather at all well here!

To warm up, here’s a summer-set snippet from One Under, the second of my books in the Porthkennack shared world (the first was Wake Up Call).  Here, our heroes Jory and Mal are in a car on their way to visit Tintagel–at least, that’s the plan…

Jory’s the one driving, but he’s a little pre-occupied:

(Jory) tried to keep the conversation going, but Mal still didn’t seem keen to talk. Had he changed his mind, decided the trip was a mistake after all?

Maybe it was Jory who was the mistake. Had he been babbling on too much, reminding Mal of his hopeless crush? Maybe he should—

Mal grabbed the wheel, wrenching it violently over towards the centre of the road.

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One Under

A Porthkennack Novel
OneUnder_500x750London Underground worker Mal Thomas is staying in Porthkennack to recover from a traumatic experience. Getting some more bad news from home is the last straw—until big, blond museum curator Jory Roscarrock steps up to offer some comfort.

A doctor of English Literature, Jory should be in a prestigious post at a top university. But a youthful indiscretion has led him to abandon academia to come back to his home town, Porthkennack, and the controlling family he’s never really felt a part of. He’s delighted to find a kindred spirit in the young Londoner.

But Jory’s family hurt Mal’s best friend deeply, and while Jory’s desperate to repair the damage, his own mistakes threaten to keep them apart. Meanwhile Mal’s torn between his feelings for Jory and his duty to his friend—and his fears that a failed relationship could be more than his shattered confidence can take.

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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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17 Responses to Rainbow Snippets is feeling the cold

  1. Dang, now I want to know what happens 🙂

  2. darlamsands says:

    Nice! Congratulations on the release. Thank you for sharing. Be well. And Happy Writing!

  3. AM says:

    Oops! Sounds like he got a bit distracted.

  4. Now I need to know what happens!

  5. dalecameronlowry says:

    Wow! Near-death is a great way to get one’s focus back to driving.

    This is a great, attention-grabbing snippet.

  6. Talk about interrupting his train of thought! 🙂

  7. SLira says:

    Wow, what a snippet. Congrats on the release!

  8. aldreaalien says:

    I’m having flashbacks… ergh. Mind on the road, people!

  9. Unspoken tension between them. Great snippet! 😀

  10. WTF Mal! (Glad I just finished the book so I know what happens next!…whew!)
    Love the story! 💗

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