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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 Coming Home

I may be mistaken, but I believe there’s something of some minor importance going on this weekend in the world of English (and European) football. So this week’s snippet features Tom Paretski in Blow Down, #4 in my Plumber’s Mate Mystery … Continue reading

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Rainbow Snippets is feeling the heat

Or at least, my characters are. Where I am right now it’s intermittently overcast and a little on the chilly side, at least if you’re not being active. Which for those of us who tend to wilt in the heat, … Continue reading

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Rainbow Snippets is back – and remembering Prides past

Blimey, it’s been a long time since I did one of these. Spoons have been in short supply of late, a feeling I’m sure you’re all familiar with in these interesting times. But I couldn’t let Pride month go by … Continue reading

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Out Today: Stop Cock, Plumber’s Mate Mystery #6

Want to tag along on Tom and Phil’s honeymoon? Well, now’s your chance! It’s finally here: the new Plumber’s Mate Mystery, Stop Cock (And spoilers! The honeymoon doesn’t quite go to plan!) A match made in heaven – but the … Continue reading

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Once More with Audio Codes

I’m delighted to say that Heat Trap, #3 in my Plumber’s Mate Mysteries, is now available in audio. So to celebrate, I’m giving away Audible codes! I have 3 US and 2 UK codes to give away. Old flames can … Continue reading

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Plumber’s Mate Mysteries News – and a Giveaway

I’m delighted to say that the sixth Plumber’s Mate Mystery, Stop Cock, will be coming out from Riptide Publishing on 14th June 2021. Cover to be revealed soon – but meanwhile, here’s the blurb: A match made in heaven – … Continue reading

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Bleak Midwinter Quiltbag Funfest

Merry Midwinter greetings to you all! A bunch of authors of queer historical fiction from the QUILTBAG Historicals FB group have got together to brighten this dark time with posts loosely (sometimes very loosely!) themed around the 12 days of … Continue reading

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Holiday Cheer guest post and giveaway

I’m a guest today on Ofelia Grand’s blog as part of her Holiday Cheer event, where I’m talking about Christmas Magic – and there’s a giveaway! Why not pop on over and leave a comment to be in with a … Continue reading

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Rainbow Snippets will remember them

Usually on Remembrance Sunday, we go to the service at the war memorial in the village – there’s always a big turnout. However, this year we were all asked not to congregate there, so we observed the silence on our … Continue reading

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Rainbow Snippets is feeling pun-tastic

Autumn is upon us, and it’s a favourite season of mine, so this week’s snippet is from the appropriately named Fall Hard (see what I did there?) Here, our amnesiac hero Paul is reconnecting with a former colleague in Iceland: … Continue reading

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