It’s Father’s Day tomorrow here in the UK and in the US (and maybe other places as well?) so today’s snippet is all about fatherhood. It’s taken from Alpaca My Bags, my story in the Hot Summer Nights charity m/m anthology due out on June 20th (and now available to pre-order..
Here, new grandad Scott, on holiday with his daughter and her family, finds himself having to explain to her that he’s got a date for tonight:
Katie’s pretty face screwed up. “So you met him this afternoon? Dad…You’ve only just broken up with Calvin. Don’t you think you should leave it a while before you start seeing someone else? And this guy doesn’t even live near you. You really want to get into a long distance relationship? That’s a lot of commitment for a man you’ve only just met.”
I’m not a prude. I was quite happy for Katie and Aaron to share the spare bedroom in my flat even before they were married. But I still couldn’t quite bring myself to tell my daughter, rosy with the glow of new motherhood, that I wasn’t planning to have a relationship with Ryan, and I was equally sure he had no such plans for me.
It’s fine, I just fancy a shag was a sentence I could see myself saying to her precisely never.
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Hot Summer Nights
Seven sizzling LGBT romances to fan the summer heat
Grab a cold drink and dive into these steamy stories covering a wide range of MM romance subgenres and tropes – from friends to lovers, second chances, and sexy ménages, to May-December pairings, werewolves, and even dragons.
There’s bound to be a story to catch your eye and make your hot, summer nights even hotter. You’ll also be helping us raise money for The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention charity for LGBTQ+ youth.
Includes: Alpaca My Bags by JL Merrow
Silver fox Scott Riley is holidaying on the Isle of Wight with his newborn granddaughter and her parents following the breakup of his relationship. A bit of fun in the sun with rugged alpaca farmer, Ryan, could be just what the doctor ordered. But when both men realise this holiday fling could be the start of something more, they’ll need to work hard to counter Scott’s family’s misgivings—not to mention their own.
Hot Summer Nights is a steamy gay romance charity anthology that will only be available for three months, between 20 June and 20 September 2019. All proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project – an LGBTQ+ charity providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention for queer young people under 25.
Hurry up and get your copy of Hot Summer Nights right now to enjoy seven stories guaranteed to get your heart racing.
Due out 20 June 2019 exclusively on Kindle & KU and now available to pre-order: