A ghost of a chance at love.
Personal trainer Will Golding has been looking forward to a getaway with his best friend, Baz, a journalist researching a book on ghosts. But on the first day of their camping trip on the Isle of Wight, Will takes a walk on a secluded beach and spies a beautiful young man skinny-dipping by moonlight. Ethereally pale, he’s too perfect to be real—or is he?
Lonely author Marcus Devereux is just as entranced by the tall athlete he encounters on the beach, but he’s spent the years since his parents’ violent death building a wall around his heart, and the thought of letting Will scale it is terrifying. Marcus’s albinism gives him his otherworldly appearance and leaves him reluctant to go out in daylight, his reclusiveness encouraged by his guardian—who warns him to stay away from Will and Baz.
The attraction between Will and Marcus can’t be denied—but neither can the danger of the secrets haunting Marcus’s past, as one “accident” after another strikes Will and Baz. If they don’t watch their step, they could end up added to the island’s ghostly population.
Second edition due out from Dreamspinner Press 1 June 2018
From the first time I met the characters, all of them, I could feel their hearts, and when Marcus and Will met, the emotions were clear and strong... a beautiful story, well written (no surprise here), with an engaging plot and a lovely romance – Stella, Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
Merrow’s trademark humour sparkles throughout the book. Parts of it are laugh-out-loud funny, while other bits are completely deadpan. The dialogue bounces with wit, and even the minor characters are drawn with a light touch… and there’s a real sense of menace in the final action-packed scenes. – top pick for 2011 from Leslie S at Jessewave’s blog.
I have a job. I can’t spend all my time reading, but by gosh, I had to stay up almost all night finishing this book. I absolutely could not put it down! Ms. Merrow has written a book that defines the term “thriller.” – Cameron at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews.
an original, engaging book… With romance, danger and ghost stories in the mix, there’s no going wrong with WIGHT MISCHIEF. – Lily at Romance Junkies.
Marcus and Will together are sweet, endearing, and funny…Will thinks Marcus is beautiful, Marcus loves how safe he feels with Will… if readers like mystery that’s more like suspense, actually, with a lot of Gothic thrown in, with their romance, they’ll probably jump all over this. Grade B- Sarah F at Dear Author
Wight Mischief was awarded an Honorable Mention in Elisa Rolle’s 2012 Rainbow Awards.
First edition published by Samhain in 2011. This edition has been completely re-edited and generally given a wash and brush-up, but remains substantially the same story as before.