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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

Rainbow Snippets is getting into the Christmas spirit

The first Christmas cards have arrived, I’m sitting here dressed in red and green and I’ve even managed to do a bit of present shopping, so here’s a snippet from my newly-released super-quick holiday read Just Like Santa. Here, nursery … Continue reading

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Out Now – Just Like Santa

If you fancy something short and sweet with a holiday flavour, my super-quick Christmas read Just Like Santa is now available in standalone ebook for the first time: Jason loves working at the Bright Eyes nursery, but he’s not so … Continue reading

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Rainbow Snippets is in Black Friday mood

It’s always struck me as somewhat bizarre that, in recent years, Black Friday sales have become increasingly popular in the UK. After all, it’s not like we’ve embraced the family-and-food fest of Thanksgiving which precedes it. Nevertheless, the sales seem … Continue reading

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Belling the Kat is out today

In a total change of mood from last week’s Wild Flowers of Berlin, this week I have a snippet for you from Belling the Kat, a light-hearted shifter story from a new mini-collection of a few of my super-quick f/f … Continue reading

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Rainbow Snippets is remembering the war

It’s Remembrance Sunday tomorrow, which makes it particularly apt that my sombre (but hopeful) super-quick read set in the aftermath of WW2, Wild Flowers of Berlin, is out today. When I was researching this story, I watched colour footage of … Continue reading

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Counter Culture Blog Tour continues

Today on the Counter Culture blog tour, I’m visiting the lovely Joyfully Jay, where I’m talking (although not terribly seriously) about what steampunks actually do. Why not pop along and join me – and don’t forget to enter the giveaway! … Continue reading

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Counter Culture is out today

My new m/m novel featuring a steampunk and a stressed-out retail worker, Counter Culture, is now available in ebook and paperback: Customer service has never been this personal. Robin Christopher, beleaguered retail worker, isn’t having an easy November. His boss … Continue reading

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Super-quick F/F read out today

I have a never-before-published lesbian short fairy tale out today: Trolling for Cupcakes Skipping through the Mirkwood on her way to buy cupcakes, Billie finds her way across a bridge barred by a gruff, if gorgeous, troll demanding a toll. … Continue reading

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Her Particular Friend is out today

Her Particular Friend This short story is a sequel to Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, focusing on some of the secondary female characters. It first appeared in the anthology A Certain Persuasion. When Susan Price leaves Mansfield Park to accompany her … Continue reading

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Rainbow Snippets is feeling Particularly Friendly

This week’s snippet is taken from my short story Her Particular Friend (see what I did there?) which comes out in standalone ebook in 4 days’ time. This story, which first appeared in the anthology A Certain Persuasion, is a … Continue reading

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