Jacqueline Brocker only realised she wanted to be a writer when her year five teacher told her she could write. Of course, she’d been making up stories in her head ever since she can remember, and has since discovered the wide gulf between what’s in her mind and what makes it to the page that can be shown to people. She hasn’t decided if her first publications mark the end of this period or the beginning.
She spent her early childhood in Jakarta, Indonesia, a more unusual experience that when questioned about she’ll respond “it was all I knew.” Her teenage years were lived in Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia, a coastal city that prompts residents of her current home to say “…and you here why exactly?” (Google some images, you’ll understand why they ask.) She trotted down the coast to Sydney for her university years, where she studied a mix of History, Information Systems, Japanese, and dashes of English.
On graduating, and deciding that if she was plotting film scenarios during seminars rather than being entranced by the discussions themselves, she decided to concentrate on her writing while she worked in university administration, and subsequently moved to Cambridge, UK for a change in life and to concentrate more on her writing. So far, that cunning plan has worked. Whether she’ll live back in Oz remains a mystery.
Feed her tasty tomato-y pasta dishes, chocolate, and Turkish apple tea to keep her happy.
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Bare Blue Steel
Jimmy adores his boyfriend Tom, with his slick suits, fedoras, and cool demeanor. When Jimmy discovers a revolver in Tom’s bedside drawers, he is confronted with the truth about Tom’s business activities. How did he miss the signs? Or has Jimmy been ignoring the truth about Tom to hide from the truth about himself? (M/M)
Hector’s life as a cyborg, after an accident that left him with a mechanical arm and metal jaw, shouldn’t affect his sex life—but his partner, Kay, can’t bring himself to be intimate with a man who’s half-machine. Hector needs to find a way to convince Kay that LanceCorp didn’t replace the most important part of him—his heart. (M/M)
Alex Thorson and three fellow directors sit in the board room with their CEO, Dempsey Kincaid, for what was meant to be a simple holiday drink. When an attractive young woman in fur-lined negligee, heels and a pair of elf ears arrives at the board room door, Alex is rather pleased at the tantalising turn of the evening.
Gods Among Men
Ilya, self-appointed protector of his Croatian coastal town, hates Nikolai, the one man who has never bent to his will. Meanwhile, the gods—Perun the Thunderer and Veles the dragon god of the underworld—do combat in ancient times. Ilya and Nikolai discover the battles of old may not be so far in the past, and that each of them may be closer to the gods than they could have imagined. (M/M)
The Ravening Season
When he saw her in the glade, he went to her, believing her to be a creature he could tame and claim as his own. He was drawn to her youthful beauty, her sweetness. But as their relationship grew, so did her appetite, and before he knew it, he was in thrall to a creature whose claws and teeth would likely bring his downfall. (F/M)
Nearly dead from thirst and the sun, a man fled through the desert. Just when he believed he could no longer go on, he stumbled upon a deep pool in a jungle at the edge of the wasteland. The water soothed his parched throat and gave comfort to his burnt skin. Then, that which lived in the pool gave him a stranger and altogether more intimate kind of comfort. (F/M)
Body and Bow
Upon reading Klarissa Archer’s scathing review of their latest performance, cellist Leonard Sanderson and violinist Marco Lambrosini have very different reactions. Leonard is filled with rage. Marco invites Klarissa for drinks. Pleased that she has upset the arrogant Sanderson Klarissa accepts Marco’s offer, unaware that he has something in mind for her, Leonard, velvet ropes and the bows. M/F/M
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