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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 cats. Honest.

The picture on the Rainbow Snippets group shows a cat admiring butterflies. If my experience of cats is anything to go by, that scene will be followed in about 0.3 seconds by a cat chomping down on butterflies. To celebrate … Continue reading

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Rainbow Snippets is enjoying the snow

Not that there’s snow in Hertfordshire, at least not as I write. But I hear there’s plenty of the stuff in other parts, and in this hemisphere it’s certainly the season for it. So today’s snippet comes once again from … Continue reading

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Rainbow Snippets is well random

This week’s snippet comes from a book chosen from my backlist using‘s trusty random number generator (and if you click on the link you’ll get a comprehensive explanation of randomness and how it is generated, which is a lot … Continue reading

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Rainbow Snippets contemplates the passing of the years

I’m not sure how I got from thinking of the turning of the new year to time travel, but there you go – today’s snippet is taken from my novella Trick of Time.  In this snippet, our narrator Ted, who’s … Continue reading

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Rainbow Snippets is heeding the signs

Yesterday, I was delighted to see my MM werewolf novel, Midnight in Berlin, had made a best-of-year list. And today I received a box full of author copies. If that’s not all telling me where this week’s snippet should come … Continue reading

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Rainbow Snippets is getting ready for Christmas

I’m at that odd stage in the Christmas preparations which I like to call the lull before the inevitable last-minute panic, when I’ll suddenly remember something I’d forgotten I’d forgotten! Meanwhile, today’s snippet is taken from Poacher’s Fall: It’s a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Rainbow Snippets is back!

Yikes! I seem to have missed rather more weeks than I’d realised. Clearly I need to get out less. 😉 Today being the first day of advent, how about a Christmas snippet? This one’s from Batteries Not Included, a very … Continue reading

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Halloween Scare Trail & Giveaway

It’s that spooky time of year again! Traditionally, Brits are not supposed to be so into Halloween – we’re supposed to be more about Bonfire Night on 5th November, when we set off fireworks to celebrate Parliament NOT being blown … Continue reading

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TRR Year End Splash

I’m participating in this year’s Year End Splash Party at TRR, so don’t miss your chance to win one of hundreds of great prizes! More info here:  

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