JL Merrow

Biography

JL MERROW is that rare beast, an English person who refuses to drink tea. She read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, where she learned many things, chief amongst which was that she never wanted to see the inside of a lab ever again. Her one regret is that she never mastered the ability of punting one-handed whilst holding a glass of champagne.

She writes across genres, with a preference for contemporary gay romance and mysteries, and is frequently accused of humour. Her novel Slam! won the 2013 Rainbow Award for Best LGBT Romantic Comedy, and her novella Muscling Through and novel Relief Valve were both EPIC Awards finalists.

JL Merrow is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, International Thriller Writers, Verulam Writers and the UK GLBTQ Fiction Meet organising team.

Find JL Merrow online at: www.jlmerrow.com, on Twitter as @jlmerrow, and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/jl.merrow

Where to find JL Merrow online

Series

Glastonbury Tales
JL Merrow's Glastonbury Tales
Face Blind
Price: $4.99 USD.
Face the Truth
Price: Free!
The Plumber's Mate Mysteries
A plumber with a hidden talent and an ex–school bully who’s trying to atone for his past. This unlikely crime-solving duo could be the worst thing that’s ever happened to the murderers of rural Hertfordshire, England.
Pressure Head
Price: $4.99 USD.
Relief Valve
Price: $4.99 USD.
Heat Trap
Price: $4.99 USD.
Blow Down
Price: $4.99 USD.
Lock Nut
Price: $4.99 USD.
Stop Cock
Price: $4.99 USD.
Porthkennack
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.
Wake Up Call
Price: $4.99 USD.
Broke Deep
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Foxglove Copse
Price: $4.99 USD.
Count the Shells
Price: $4.99 USD.
One Under
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Contraband Hearts
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Shamwell Tales
Welcome to Shamwell! A sleepy rural village in Hertfordshire, England, it’s the perfect place to move to for a little peace and quiet—or at least, you’d think so. But as a succession of newcomers to the village find, there’s more going on in these idyllic surroundings than cricket matches on the common and pints of ale in the local pubs. As a place where everyone’s connected to everyone else, Shamwell’s rife with mishaps, mayhem, and misunderstandings—and the path of true love is no smoother than the ancient stone walls of the parish church. Each contemporary romantic comedy in this series stands alone, but all feature a cast of characters drawn from Shamwell and its surroundings.
Caught!
Price: $4.99 USD.
Played!
Price: $4.99 USD.
Out!
Price: $4.99 USD.
Spun!
Price: $4.99 USD.

Books

Face the Truth
Series: Glastonbury Tales, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2023 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Adam’s still struggling to come to terms with what he’s learned about his family, but nevertheless, he has to know more. Digging deeper, however, only brings a further shock. A visit to figures from his past may give him what he needs—but it’ll also lead to a dilemma. Whatever he decides, Adam’s going to need all Corin’s support to get through this. This story contains spoilers for Face Blind.
Face Blind
Series: Glastonbury Tales, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,980. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2022 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
When Corin and Adam meet again after an eerie first encounter, Adam lays siege to the walls Corin’s built around himself. But there are ghosts haunting them both, and while Adam longs for a connection beyond the veil, Corin’s guilt leaves him in angry denial that there could be anything after death. With the liminal festival of Samhain fast approaching, neither man is sure what’s real.
Stop Cock
Series: The Plumber's Mate Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,070. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2021 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Plumber Tom Paretski and his newly wedded husband, PI Phil Morrison, plan to enjoy their honeymoon in Italy to the full. It should be the start of a wonderful future together. But when Phil’s ex-best mate and Tom’s former bully turns up unexpectedly at their hotel, issues from their schooldays threaten to derail the fun.
2020 Top Ten Gay Romance
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 111,090. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2020 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
This collection combines the best-selling short gay romance published by JMS Books in 2020. With stories by Kris T. Bethke, Ofelia Gränd, Nell Iris, Shawn Lane, Marco May, J.L. Merrow, Amanda Meuwissen, K.S. Murphy, Elizabeth Noble, and K.L. Noone, this head-over-heels collection goes beyond bedtime reading. Whether happily ever after or happy for now, there’s an ending for everyone in here!
Stroke to His Cox
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 6,710. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2020 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Pint-sized Dave Tanaka, coxswain of his Cambridge college’s rowing team, loves having eight strapping athletes hanging on his every word. But there’s one in particular whose attention he craves: Archie, who rows stroke for the side. Tensions rise as they compete in the inter-college races, the Bumps -- and Dave still doesn’t know if Archie is in the same boat as him in more ways than one!
Hairy, Horny, and Over Here
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2020 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Local news photographer Ethan and big, tough American hunter Logan are on the hunt for illegally imported jackalopes on the Isle of Wight. Logan’s got a healthy respect for the vicious critters, which is more than he seems to have for the less physically imposing Ethan. But an attack by an escaped convict from a nearby prison reveals Logan’s true feelings for Ethan.
Bloodlust and Bylines
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 7,690. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2020 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
Investigative journalist Frank’s visit to a vampire hangout turns terrifying when he’s locked up with a starving, if sexy, bloodsucker. Forlorn vampire Viktor is desperate for a bite, but there’s something about Frank that makes Viktor lust for more than just blood. To escape their prison, predator and prey will have to work together -- if they can rein in their baser appetites for long enough!
A Feminine Flirty Dozen
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 45,670. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2020 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Together for the first time are twelve short stories of women loving women from award-winning author JL Merrow. Some are funny, some are sweet, some are steamy -- and some are haunting, with genres ranging from steampunk through paranormal to fairy tale, and from contemporary erotic romance to historical.
Just Like Santa
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2019 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jason loves working at the Bright Eyes nursery, but he hates having to dress up in an ancient, tacky Santa costume for the kids’ Christmas party. Worse, he suffers a costume malfunction right in front of the hot -- and impeccably dressed -- single dad, Alec, he’s fancied for ages. But it could be Alec’s only too pleased to get a glimpse of Jason’s underwear!
Belling the Kat and Other Stories
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 6,180. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2019 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Office worker Kat has fallen for her best friend, Belle. But Kat has an embarrassing little problem: she occasionally sprouts whiskers ... and a tail! Dare she risk their friendship on the chance of something more? Also includes three more super-quick reads featuring women loving women: contemporary romance "Little Bit of Ivory," Japanese fairy tale "Ice Maiden," and the haunting "Dance With Me."
Wild Flowers of Berlin
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2019 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
In post-WW2 Berlin, Henny grieves for her fallen lover. As she joins other women rebuilding their shattered city from its ash-grey ruins, Henny recalls happier times and finds her eye caught by a young woman in a green dress. Ruth is too young to remember the heyday of pre-war Berlin, but perhaps her youthful spirit and optimism can bring Henny to hope for the future.
Trolling for Cupcakes
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2019 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Skipping through the Mirkwood on her way to buy cupcakes, Billie finds her way across a bridge barred by a gruff, if gorgeous, troll demanding a toll. Lonely troll Granita may be more bluster than bite, but if Billie can’t persuade the comely colossus of the copse to accept another form of currency, her sweet treat could cost her an arm and a leg -- literally!
Counter Culture
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,950. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2019 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Robin Christopher, beleaguered retail worker, isn’t having an easy November. His boss is raising stress levels planning a Black Friday to end all Black Fridays, his family doesn’t understand him, and his best friend thinks his new crush is a hallucination brought on by watching too many episodes of Doctor Who.
Her Particular Friend
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2019 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Susan Price accompanies her aunt, Lady Bertram of Mansfield Park, to Bath, and finds herself drawn to the former Mary Crawford. Mary has lost none of her playful spirit in the ten years since her family’s acquaintance with the Bertrams ended in scandal. But Lady Bertram will surely never countenance Susan’s intimacy with the woman whose brother caused her daughter’s disgrace.
The King's Honour
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2019 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
An M/M retelling of the Grimm fairytale, The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Reuben, a soldier, is on his way to offer his services to the king, who is sorely troubled by his wayward daughters, who go out dancing every night. A handsome woodcutter, Corin, offers to help him. The king offers a rich prize to anyone who can discover the princesses’ secret—but the penalty for failure is death.
All at Sea
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 7,170. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2019 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Eighteen-year-old Londoner Josh feels all at sea, holidaying with his family on the Isle of Wight. Life looks sunnier when charming Cambridge student Rupe asks him out. But there are dark clouds in Rupe’s life, and even love on an island isn’t always plain sailing.
Blazing June
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2019 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Struggling single mum Carla does her best to look after her elderly neighbour, but has to call the police to help when Mrs MacReady suffers a fall and she can’t get in to help. A good deed brings its own reward when one of the constables who turns up is the beautiful, red-haired Ellen. Carla doesn’t expect to ever see her again ... but Ellen might just surprise her.
First Time
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2019 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When jaded Mel meets pretty new prison inmate Ella, she’s quick to take her under her wing and show her how to survive in the system. In prison, everything has a price, but Mel finds herself strangely reluctant to take advantage of Ella’s gratitude, no matter how much she wants her. Ella’s not so reticent, and their nights turn passionate. But the outcome of Ella’s appeal could part them forever.
London Lark
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2019 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Repairing a salvaged automaton becomes a labour of love for apprentice tinkerer Harriet Hodgkins, and the object of her affections, Miss Pandora Piper, comes to hold her rescuer in equal esteem. But the clockwork coquette is destined for resale. If Hodgkins can’t engineer a more auspicious ending, Miss Pandora’s restoration will signal their separation.
Nine Days, and Seven Tears
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2019 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Twenty-one-year-old Briony is stagnating, living at home with her parents and younger brother. That is, until a mysterious, beautiful visitor from the sea brings her new hope of happiness. But Freyja’s not meant to be on the Isle of Wight, and she’s about to leave for home shores. Can Briony find a way to keep her selkie lover by her side?
Back from the Future
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2019 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Marty’s house-sitting for big, butch, bisexual Bill, the object of his hopeless affections. Time-traveler Arthur’s pining for the lover he left back in the future. Marty dreams up a plan to reconnect the two -- but he’ll need to do more than dream to fix up his own future with Bill.
Aim Higher
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2019 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Simone isn’t having an easy time of it right now. Her parents have split up, everyone thinks she’s gone mad, and there’s a Greek god visible only to her who won’t stop trying to fix her up with boys. But when her father finally meets Eros -- or Eric, as he prefers to be known -- matters take a twist none of them were expecting!
Love at First Hate
Series: Porthkennack. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,330. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2018 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Bran Roscarrock has been living in the closet all his life. As heir to an expansive family legacy in the town of Porthkennack, old-fashioned ideals of respectability and duty were drummed into him since childhood, and he’s never dared to live — or love — openly.
Upstaged: An Anthology of Queer Women and the Performing Arts
Price: Free! Words: 63,300. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2018 by Supposed Crimes, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Drama/Theatrical, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
Everything from actual plays to space operas to period pieces to contemporary romance. These talented storytellers captured womanhood, and women on stage and screen, in all their beautiful, wonderful glory. There are erotic and sensual tales, gender non-conformity, trans women, lesbians and bisexuals, politics, falling in love, parenting, youthful crushes, opera, toe-tapping musical numbers.
Lock Nut
Series: The Plumber's Mate Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,740. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2018 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Tom Paretski, plumber with a talent for finding hidden things, and his private investigator fiancé Phil Morrison have been hired to locate a runaway husband, Jonathan Parrot. The job seems simple enough—until their quarry turns up dead in a canal, and a photofit of Tom’s face is splashed all over the news, making him chief suspect.
Blow Down
Series: The Plumber's Mate Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,540. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2018 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Hired to recover a missing necklace, Tom and his fiancé, private investigator Phil Morrison, find themselves trying to unmask a killer. And there’s no shortage of suspects, including the local bishop.
One Under
Series: Porthkennack. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,740. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2018 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
London Underground worker Mal Thomas is staying in Porthkennack to recover from a traumatic experience. Getting more bad news from home is the last straw—until big, blond museum curator Jory Roscarrock steps up to offer some comfort.
Heat Trap
Series: The Plumber's Mate Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,800. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2018 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
It’s been six months since plumber Tom Paretski was hit by a shocking revelation about his family, and he’s been avoiding dealing with it ever since. His lover, PI Phil Morrison, wants Tom to dig deeper into his history and try to develop his psychic talent for finding things, but Tom’s not nearly so keen. Just as he decides to bite the bullet, though, worse problems crawl out of the woodwork.
Relief Valve
Series: The Plumber's Mate Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,790. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2018 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
The relationship between Tom Paretski, a cheeky plumber with a gift for finding hidden things, and PI Phil Morrison may only be a few weeks old, but already it’s under attack. Tom’s friends and family are convinced the former bully isn’t good enough for him, and they’re not shy about saying so. Then Tom’s prickly older sister, Cherry, is poisoned at her own engagement party.
Pressure Head
Series: The Plumber's Mate Mysteries. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,640. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2018 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Tom Paretski’s not just a plumber with a dodgy hip courtesy of a schoolboy accident. He also has a sixth sense for finding hidden things. Called in by the police to help locate a body near Brock’s Hollow, he’s staggered to encounter Phil Morrison, his old school crush—and the closeted bully whose actions contributed to Tom’s accident.
Spun!
Series: Shamwell Tales. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,280. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2017 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
An ill-advised encounter at the office party leaves David Greenlake jobless and homeless in one heady weekend. But he quickly begs work from his ex-boss and takes a room in Shamwell with easygoing postman Rory Deamer. David doesn’t mean to flirt with the recently divorced Rory — just like he doesn’t consciously decide to breathe. After all, Rory’s far too nice for him. And far too straight.
Out!
Series: Shamwell Tales. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,540. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2017 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
Mark Nugent has spent his life in the closet—at least, the small portion of it he hasn’t spent in the office. Determined to make amends to his neglected teenage daughter from a failed marriage, Mark swears off work—and love—so he can give her a stable home environment. But Mark’s resolve to keep his heart under wraps is tested when he meets an out and proud young man he’s instantly drawn to.
Played!
Series: Shamwell Tales. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,520. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2017 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Posh boy Tristan has one last summer of freedom before he joins the family firm in New York. But the classically trained actor can’t resist when the Shamwell Amateur Dramatics Society begs him to take a leading role in their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. As an added incentive, he’ll be giving acting lessons to a local handyman who’s been curiously resistant to Tristan’s advances.
Caught!
Series: Shamwell Tales. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,150. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2017 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Behind Robert Emeny’s cheerfully eccentric exterior lies a young heart battered and bruised by his past. He’s taken a job in a village primary school to make a fresh start, and love isn’t part of his plans. But then he’s knocked for six — literally — by a chance encounter with the uncle of two of his pupils.
To Love a Traitor
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 54,210. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2017 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Solicitor’s clerk George Johnson moves into London lodgings in the winter of 1920, desperate to find the wartime traitor who cost his adored older brother Hugh his life. Yet as he gets to know his suspect, irrepressibly cheerful ad man Matthew Connaught, George loses sight of his mission -- and his heart. Bringing all their secrets to light could mean he’ll lose the man he’s come to love.
Wake Up Call
Series: Porthkennack. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,310. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2017 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
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.
Angel
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 10,270. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2017 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
How do you know if you’re one of the damned? Parole officer Don’s strong Christian faith is shaken when his latest assignment turns out to be Michael, a young man whom Don saw his parish priest cast out of the church as a demon when they were children. Meeting him as an adult re-ignites the obsession Don had with the boy he couldn’t save -- but is Michael as damned as he believes himself to be?
Tortoise Interruptus
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 11,400. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2017 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
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 Isle of Wight cafe where he works. Tip ends up in the capable hands of drop-dead gorgeous Steve, but Tip soon begins to wonder just how far he can trust Steve. Tip’s attempts at a normal life -- and love life -- seem doomed to remain frustrated!
Capture the Moon
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 13,340. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2016 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Weaver’s daughter Adrien disguises herself as a boy and sets out on a journey of discovery, accompanied by her faithful piglet Ferkel. She accompanies a monk, Felix, to the King’s castle, where the beautiful Princess Selene refuses to marry until someone gives her the moon. Adrien and Selene fall in love -- but will Selene’s love die when Adrien reveals her true gender? A fairytale.
A Flirty Dozen
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 86,760. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2016 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Together for the first time, twelve short stories of male/male romance from award-winning author JL Merrow. Contains the stories: Love Found on Lindisfarne, Free Ride, Light the Fire, Dead Shot, Stronger Where it Counts, Jack in the Green, A Ghoul Like You, Batteries Not Included, Making it Pay, Trick or Treat, Good Breeding, and A Pint of Beer, a Bag of Chips, and Thou.
Permanently Legless
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 7,390. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Only half the man he used to be -- but maybe that’s enough. Soldier Chris came back from Afghanistan minus his legs but with his sense of humour and his lust for life intact. The one thing that can shake his confidence is meeting Josh, the one-night stand he hasn’t been able to forget. Josh hasn’t forgotten Chris, either. But with Chris such a changed man, can they still have a future?
Brass Rags
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 6,580. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2016 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
In early twentieth century England, Lord Algernon Huffingham is looking for a man with a firm hand. Preferably work-calloused, and applied with vigour to Algy’s aristocratic buttocks. Can he find someone who’ll give him what he needs and still respect him in the morning? Disgraced footman Robert may be easy on the eye and flexible in his morals, but will he be able to rise to Algy’s challenge?
Damned If You Do
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,950. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Sexy male succubus Rael has an insatiable appetite for men that gets him into all kinds of trouble. And he’s just found his favorite flavor: hunky blond detective Lars Thornsson. When those cool Nordic looks combine with Rael’s smoldering dark charms, all Hell could break loose.
Lovers Leap
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,520. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Good-looking, confident, and doted on by his widowed mum, Michael is used to thinking only of himself. Getting shoved off an Isle of Wight pier by an exasperated ex ought to come as a wake-up call—but then he meets Rufus and he’s right back to letting the little head take charge. Rufus is cute, keen, and gets under Michael’s skin in a disturbing way.
A Pint of Beer, a Bag of Chips, and Thou
Series: Stocking Stuffers. Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 9,400. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Mohawked punk Liam’s besotted with a gorgeous older man he sees every day while busking at King’s Cross station. Liam’s tried to seduce the guy with his saxophone playing, but is beginning to despair. With a little Christmas magic in the air, though, the hideous homemade knitwear he’s given by his well-meaning mum and aunties could be just the thing for attracting a silver fox.
Free Ride
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2015 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
There’s no such thing as a free ride. Aidan’s only twenty, but he’s already learned that the hard way. Hitch-hiking up from London to Glasgow, Aidan’s fully prepared to offer payment in kind for his lifts. He’s not expecting a good-looking older bloke to pick him up in a Mercedes -- nor that he’ll start to care what John thinks of him. But what’s going to happen when they reach their destination?
Love Found on Lindisfarne
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 11,660. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2015 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When single father Chris meets a Viking reenactor on Lindisfarne, he thinks it’s the perfect recipe for a holiday fling -- and nothing more. Chris had a relationship with a free spirit like Ian before, and it didn’t end well for him or for his bright but troubled daughter Kelis. But Chris hasn’t reckoned with the Viking way of taking all you’re willing to give -- and coming back for more.
Jack in the Green
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2015 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
Stranded in a remote country village for the May Day holiday in 1920s England, shy young Arthur finds himself drawn to the rough mechanic, Bob Goodman, who comes to the aid of his stricken car. In the second, darker May celebration that starts when the sun’s gone down, Arthur is whisked off in a wild dance by Goodman, who plays the part of Jack in the Green, the spirit of the greenwood.
It's All Geek to Me
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,450. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Jez is on a mission of mercy: to replace a tragically deceased comic book for his injured best mate. Venturing into the London comic shop, Jez is bowled over by the guy behind the counter. Rhys is the poster boy for hot geeks: tall, gorgeous, and totally cool. Jez is desperate to impress him, so he bluffs his way through comic book jargon ... The question is, how long can he keep up the deception?
2014 Top Ten Gay Romance
Series: Top Ten Gay Romance. Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 87,490. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2015 by JMS Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
This collection combines the best-selling short gay romance published by JMS Books in 2014. With stories by J.M. Snyder, Drew Hunt, J.L. Merrow, A.R. Moler, Jeff Adams, Terry O’Reilly, Iyana Jenna, J.D. Walker, Sam Singer, and Paul Alan Fahey, this head-over-heels anthology goes beyond bedtime reading. Whether happily ever after or happy for now, there’s something for everyone in here!
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