Rainbow Snippets is feeling the love


So chuffed to see I’ve picked up a few nominations in the 2018 Goodreads MM group Members’ Choice Awards! Lock Nut and the Plumber’s Mate Mysteries did particularly well, with nominations in the following categories: Best Law Enforcement, Best Blue Collar, Best Established Couple, Best Main Character, Best Mystery/Whodunit and All Time Favourite MM Series.

Love at First Hate also picked up nominations for Best Contemporary/Mainstream and Best Enemies to Lovers. And I was delighted to get an All Time Favourite MM Author nomination. 😀

If you’re a member of the group and would like to vote (or just to pick up suggestions for the TBR pile) you can find links to all categories in the master post.

So to celebrate, this week’s Rainbow Snippet comes to you from Lock Nut . Here, Tom and Phil are navigating the murky waters of cohabitation after Phil’s finally moved in with Tom:

“When are we going to chuck out your old hi-fi?” Phil asked as, mission accomplished, we sat down on the sofa in front of the telly to enjoy a well-earned beer.

“What do you mean? There’s nothing wrong with it.”

“Apart from being ten years old? I got mine less than a year ago. And it’s half the size. Doesn’t make sense for it to be the one sitting in a box.”

“Mine was here first.” Okay, I do realise that wasn’t the most mature argument I could have made.

“And it’s your house, your rules?” Phil said it so mildly there was a moment when I actually didn’t realise the big, deep pool of man-eating sharks I was hanging over by a thread that was fraying by the second.

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Lock Nut – #5 in the Plumber’s Mate Mystery series

LockNut_500x750[4]Still waters run deadly.

Tom Paretski, plumber with a talent for finding hidden things, and his private investigator fiancé Phil Morrison have been hired to locate a runaway husband, Jonathan Parrot. The job seems simple enough—until their quarry turns up dead in a canal, and a photofit of Tom’s face is splashed all over the news, making him chief suspect.

The widow, petite ex–porn star Lilah Lovett, is convinced her husband was killed by his gay lover, but Tom and Phil aren’t so sure. Worried they may have precipitated Jonathan’s death, they’re determined to find the real killer. But with a web of incestuous ties linking the suspects, it’s hard to know who to trust. Especially when a second victim dies a gruesome death.

Meanwhile, with their wedding looming and them sharing a house now, Tom’s worried it may all be too much, too fast. The last thing he needs are the mixed messages Phil seems to be sending out. They’ll need to get back on the same track if they want to make it to their honeymoon together—and alive.

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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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10 Responses to Rainbow Snippets is feeling the love

  1. Hahaha…poor Tom. At least he recognized the danger before it was too late!

  2. Oh, my, I love that last line! (chortles) Congrats on all the rewards, wow!

  3. darlamsands says:

    Very fun and informative. Thank you for sharing and Happy Writing!



  5. smithandskarry1 says:

    Wow! Congratulations on the awards, that’s so awesome! Well done 😀 Fantastic snippet too – I love that last line!

  6. jlgfellers says:

    Tom, dear, be careful, or you’re going to be sleeping with that behemoth stereo beside you at night.

    Congrats on the awards!

  7. janadenardo says:

    Congrats on the nominations. And oh boy he’s about to fall right into the shark infested water, isn’t he?

  8. EJ Russell says:

    I love Tom and Phil (although I confess to being a secret fan of Gary and Derek too)! Congratulations!


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