Rainbow Snippets is travelling in time (again)

I’m off to see Dinosaurs in the Wild today, which is billed as a time-travelling adventure going back 67 million years into the past. I’ll try not to kill off the ancestor of all humankind while I’m there. 😉

So this week’s snippet is from Trick of Time, a novella whose hero, Ted, just nipped out of the Criterion Theatre for a crafty fag only to find himself back in the 1880s. (See a previous snippet here). Ted’s told himself it must be a film shoot–but then he asks his colleague about it:

I jerked my head in the direction of the door. “All that out there. What is it, anyway? Another BBC Dickens revival?”

[Rob] shrugged and shifted from his seat to come stand in the lobby with me. “Don’t know what you’re on about. No one told me about anything. So what are they up to?”

“Well, just look,” I said and opened the door to show him.

Rob peered out. “What am I supposed to be looking at?”

I looked over his shoulder. For the second time tonight, I stood there open-mouthed.

Piccadilly Circus was back to normal.

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Trick of Time (novella)


A lover from another time

When Ted Ennis steps out the doors of the Criterion Theatre for a cigarette and finds himself in Victorian London, he begins to doubt his sanity. At first he thinks it’s all a film set, and is sure that the strikingly handsome young man leaning against a lamppost must be the leading man…

What starts as a sordid transaction with a beautiful rent boy quickly turns into something much deeper, drawing him back again and again as he gets to know Jem and craves meaningful encounters with him.

But Ted doesn’t understand the exact conditions necessary for his trips through time—and for Jem, time may actually be running out. Now Ted has one last shot to get back to Jem and save their relationship, before it’s too late…

Available in ebook:  Carina Amazon 

Also available as an audiobook on Audible.

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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12 Responses to Rainbow Snippets is travelling in time (again)

  1. darlamsands says:

    Nice! I’m intrigued. Thank you for sharing. And Happy Writing!

  2. Have fun on your adventure today! It’s been a while since I read this one. Time travel stories are fascinating, so it’s due for a reread. 🙂

  3. Nephy Hart says:

    I absolutely loved this book. This is a great snippet. Just before the shit hits the fan so to speak. I’m not usually a fan of historical but the little details in this book just made the whole time period come alive for me

  4. Yeah, I would be a little freaked out! 🙂 I loved this – thanks for sharing!

  5. That sounds fab and I love the blurb. Now that I’m allowed to read again….
    Thank you!

  6. jlgfellers says:

    Ooh, I like this. The blurb has me very interested. *trots off in hopes of finding more*

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