Cursed by an impatient witch to turn into a tortoise at inopportune moments, Tip is horrified to find himself tortoise-napped by a customer at the cafe where he works.Things start to look up when Tip ends up very literally in the capable hands of drop-dead gorgeous Steve—but Tip soon begins to wonder just how far he can trust Steve, who turns out to have a close connection with his kidnapper. Tip’s attempts at a normal life seem doomed to remain frustrated in more ways than one!
Inspired by a real-life incident. Yes, really.
Currently out of print but due out in a second edition on 28th January 2017:
– due out in second edition 11th March 2017 from JMS Books
Welcome to Porthkennack, a charming Cornish seaside town with a long and sometimes sinister history. Legend says King Arthur’s Black Knight built the fort on the headland here, and it’s a certainty that the town was founded on the proceeds of smuggling, piracy on the high seas, and the deliberate wrecking of cargo ships on the rocky shore. Nowadays it draws in the tourists with sunshine and surfing, but locals know that the ghosts of its Gothic past are never far below the surface.
This collaborative story world is brought to you by five award-winning, best-selling British LGBTQ romance authors: Alex Beecroft, Joanna Chambers, Charlie Cochrane, Garrett Leigh, and JL Merrow. Follow Porthkennack and its inhabitants through the centuries and through the full rainbow spectrum with historical and contemporary stand-alone titles.
My upcoming novels in the Porthkennack series (titles and dates are provisional and may change):
Wake Up Call – 17 April 2017
South London mechanic Devan Thompson has gone to Porthkennack to track down someone he’s been waiting all his life to know. But Dev’s distracted from his quest by Kyle, a broodingly handsome local of only a few months, who’s already got a reputation as an alcoholic because of his strange behaviour—including a habit of collapsing in the street.
Kyle Anthony fled to Porthkennack to escape from the ruins of his life. Still raging against his diagnosis of narcolepsy—a condition that’s cost him his job as a barrister, his lover, and all chance of normality—the last thing he wants is another relationship that’s doomed to fail. But Dev’s easygoing acceptance and adaptability, not to mention his good looks, have Kyle breaking all his self-imposed rules.
When disaster strikes Dev’s adored little sister, Kyle steps up to the plate, and Dev sees a side of his lover he wasn’t prepared for: competent, professional—and way out of Dev’s league. With one man determined that they don’t have a future and the other fearing it, life after Porthkennack is starting to look bleak for both of them.
One Under – 3 March 2018
London Underground worker Mal Thomas is staying in Porthkennack to recover from a traumatic experience. Getting some more bad news from home is the last straw—until big, blond museum curator Jory Roscarrock steps up to offer some comfort.
A doctor of English Literature, Jory should be in a prestigious post at a top university. But a youthful indiscretion has led him to abandon academia to come back to his home town, Porthkennack, and the controlling family he’s never really felt a part of. He’s delighted to find a kindred spirit in the young Londoner.
But Jory’s family hurt Mal’s best friend deeply, and while Jory’s desperate to repair the damage, his own mistakes threaten to keep them apart. Meanwhile Mal’s torn between his feelings for Jory and his duty to his friend—and his fears that a failed relationship could be more than his shattered confidence can take.
Shamwell #4 – Spun!
With friends like these…
An ill-advised encounter at the office party leaves flamboyantly gay David Greenlake jobless and homeless in one heady weekend. What’s a poor boy to do but turn up on his ex boss’s doorstep and beg for work in his new business? Moving to the village of Shamwell, he takes a room with hapless but easy-going postman Rory. David doesn’t mean to flirt with Rory—in the same way he doesn’t consciously decide to breathe. He knows it’s not going anywhere. Rory’s too nice for him—and too straight.
Lonely divorcé Rory Deamer’s happy to take David in as his lodger—and even happier when he finds that, underneath his distractingly tight clothes, David’s fun to be with and gets on well with Rory’s troubled children. But while Rory’s world may have turned upside down in the last few years, there’s one thing he’s sure of: he’s straight as a die. Whatever one of them things is. He can’t really be falling for David—can he?
What with well-meaning friends and family who think they know what’s best for David and Rory—and aren’t afraid to sabotage their fledgling relationship to achieve it—things are looking shaky for this May-December couple. And that’s before a figure from the past comes back to bite David on his shapely, masculine buttocks. Literally, if said figure has his way!
Due out from Riptide Publishing 3rd July 2017