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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:

Rainbow Snippets loves Rainbow Awards

I always love it when the Rainbow Awards results are announced. So many wonderful books to add to the reading list! 😀 I was thrilled as all get out to see the Haunting Muses anthology win Best Lesbian Anthology / Collection So today’s snippet … Continue reading

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Spun! Rainbow Award & Giveaway last chance

I am beyond delighted that Spun! (Shamwell Tales #4) has won the 2017 Rainbow Awards Best Bisexual Romantic Comedy & Suspense! And by a happy coincidence there’s still (just!) time to enter the giveaway for an audiobook code for Spun! – see the … Continue reading

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Christmas Stories Giveaway

I’m in the mood for some festive seasonal reading, and it occurs to me others might be too, so I thought it’d be nice to run a giveaway and garner some recommendations. I’m offering winner’s choice from my Christmas fiction (see … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Spun! is out in Audiobook, with giveaway

I’m delighted to say that Spun!, my fourth Shamwell Tale, is now out in audiobook. It’s narrated by the excellent Mark Steadman, who’s done a sterling job with several of my other books (Lovers Leap, Caught!, Played!, Out!) and is currently working … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal for the new-look Plumber’s Mate Mysteries

Head on over to Sinfully for a first look at the brand new covers for the Plumber’s Mate Mysteries – including the new #5, Lock Nut! I’m absolutely delighted with all the thought that’s gone into these new covers by Christine Coffee … Continue reading

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One Under is up for pre-order

I’m delighted to say that my second book in the Porthkennack shared universe is now available for pre-order: London Underground worker Mal Thomas is staying in Porthkennack to recover from a traumatic experience. Getting some more bad news from home … Continue reading

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Rainbow Snippets is celebrating Trans Awareness Week

This week was Trans Awareness Week, so today’s snippet comes from Relief Valve, my soon-to-be-re-released second Plumber’s Mate Mystery (which features a trans character). Investigating his sister’s poisoning, Tom has infiltrated her old writers’ group under the pretence of writing … Continue reading

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The Plumber’s Mate Mysteries are back

…well, almost! I’m absolutely delighted to say that books #1 to #5 – yes, including the new one, Lock Nut, which readers of the previous books may be interested to hear features a wedding or two – are all now … Continue reading

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Rainbow Snippets will remember them

Here in the UK, it’s Remembrance Day, and I gather it’s Veteran’s Day over the pond. So there was never any question which story I’d snippet from today: it’s Wild Flowers, my story in the Call to Arms charity anthology. … Continue reading

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