How do you know if you’re one of the damned?
As a child, Don wanted to become a priest. Now a grown man mostly at ease with being gay, he’s left the Catholic Church and has chosen instead to help people through his work as a parole officer. His strong faith is shaken when his latest assignment turns out to be Michael, a young man Don hasn’t seen since he took Michael to church as a child—and saw his parish priest cast Michael out of the church as a demon.
Meeting him as an adult re-ignites the obsession Don had with the boy he couldn’t save—but can Michael be saved at all? Or is the strangely compelling demon with a taste for risky sex as damned as he believes himself to be?
Due out in second edition from JMS Books on 11th March
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 easy-going 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.
Due out 17 April 2017 and now available to pre-order:
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
One Under – A Porthkennack Novel
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.
Due out from Riptide Publishing 3 March 2018