Accompanied only by her faithful piglet Ferkel, country girl Adrien disguises herself as a boy and sets out on a journey of discovery—not least to evade her several suitors. Rescuing a young monk, Felix, from brigands, she agrees to accompany him on his journey to the King’s castle to present the princess with a telescope he has made.
Princess Selene has sworn to marry only one who can give her the moon—but does she mean it literally? As Felix loves another, Adrien, still dressed as a man, takes the telescope in his stead. Adrien falls in love with the lively, beautiful princess and is amazed to find Selene loves her in return.
But will Selene’s love die when Adrien reveals her true gender? And in any case, two women cannot be married—can they?
Due out 31st December 2016 for the first time as a standalone ebook:
(This story was previously published by Less Than Three Press in Fairytales Slashed Vol. 4 and has had only minor changes for this edition)
2016 Top Ten Gay Romance
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“Captive” by T.A. Creech
“Love Lost, Love Found” by Rebecca James
“Accidentally His” by Shawn Lane
“A Pint of Beer, a Bag of Chips, and Thou” by JL Merrow
“For the Last Time” by A.R. Moler
“First and Goal” by Terry O’Reilly
“It’s Not Yule, It’s Me” by Michael P. Thomas
“In His Line of Work” by Tinnean
“And This is Ed” by J.D. Walker
Due out in ebook and paperback 31st December 2016 from JMS Books
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.
Second edition due out January 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 motor mechanic Dev is in Porthkennack for a reason: there’s someone living there he’s been waiting all his life to get to know. But he’s distracted from his quest by meeting Kyle, a broodingly handsome local of only a few months who’s already got himself a reputation as an alcoholic because of his strange behaviour, including a habit of collapsing in the street.
Kyle fled to Porthkennack to escape from the ruins of his life. Still raging against his diagnosis of a condition that’s cost him his job as a barrister, his lover and all chance of a normal life, the last thing he wants is another relationship that’s doomed to fail. But Dev’s easy-going acceptance and adaptability, not to mention his good looks, have Kyle breaking all his self-imposed rules.
When a family emergency forces Kyle to step up to the plate, 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 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
Due out from Riptide Publishing 3rd July 2017 – title and details to follow.