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So here’s a snippet from Lovers Leap, my romantic comedy due out on Leap Day, 29th February:

Story so far: Our unlikely hero Rufus has just found a stranger, Michael, walking out of the sea, fully clothed and dripping wet, on the Isle of Wight in February…

 

He swallowed, because this was starting to seem like it might be about to turn into one of his dreams or a porno or something (not a lot of difference, if he was honest, most of the time). Was this the bit where the wet guy winked at him and said, Come on then, don’t you want to get me out of these wet clothes?

What the wet guy actually did was scowl and say, “Well? You just gonna stand there and watch me die of hypothermia, or are you gonna get me somewhere warm?”

Close enough.

 

Don’t forget to check out the rainbow snippets Facebook group for more little excerpts from a whole host of talented authors here.

Rainbow snippets has a sad

I seem to be suffering from the January blues, so here’s a snippet more sombre than my usual. It’s from my short story Et In Orcadia, which first appeared in Icarus magazine and is now exclusively available on Amazon in the Boys Who Go Bump in the Night anthology:

 

What do you say to a man whose love has been taken by the sea?

It's not a question I'd ever given much thought to, to tell the truth. It turns out there's any amount of things you can say—at least, I heard plenty in the weeks, the months, after Kyle went out fishing in his boat and never came back.

If you're Mrs Smyddie, at the Post Office in St Margaret's Hope, you say, "Och, I was sorry to hear about young Kyle. It was a bad business, that." You give me a cake you've baked, as if I'm a child to be comforted with sweet things. And I dredge up a smile, because you mean it kindly and that helps, just a little.

 

For more rainbow snippets from a whole host of talented authors, don’t forget to check out the Facebook group here.

Beyond the Binary

It’s the final stop on the Out! blog tour (*sniffle*) and today I’m visiting Joyfully Jay to talk about a few things I learned when researching for my non-binary character, Lex, in Out! – in particular, how the English language copes when neither “he” nor “she” is an appropriate pronoun to use.

All commenters on the guest post will be entered into the prize draw:

I’m offering a prize of an ebook of the winner’s choice from my backlist to one lucky commenter at EVERY stop on the tour, plus a grand prize of a signed paperback copy of Played!, the second Shamwell Tale,which was the first one to feature Patrick from Out! I’m happy to ship worldwide, and I’ll throw in some small goodies as well.

Good luck!

Crisis Point!

Today, as part of the Out! blog tour, I’m over at MMGoodBookReviews  talking about the dreaded midlife crisis– why not pop over and share your midlife crisis stories…

All commenters on the guest post will be entered into the prize draw:

I’m offering a prize of an ebook of the winner’s choice from my backlist to one lucky commenter at EVERY stop on the tour, plus a grand prize of a signed paperback copy of Played!, the second Shamwell Tale,which was the first one to feature bisexual Patrick from Out! I’m happy to ship worldwide, and I’ll throw in some small goodies as well.

Good luck!

Rainbows and Unicorns!

Really? Well, kind of! Today I’m over at The Novel Approach talking about bisexual invisibility – why not pop over and share your favourite #bisexualfacts.


All commenters on the guest post will be entered into the prize draw:

I’m offering a prize of an ebook of the winner’s choice from my backlist to one lucky commenter at EVERY stop on the tour, plus a grand prize of a signed paperback copy of Played!, the second Shamwell Tale, which was the first one to feature bisexual Patrick from Out! I’m happy to ship worldwide, and I’ll throw in some small goodies as well. Good luck!

Simply Fabulous, Darling!

Day 2 of the Out! blog tour, and I’m over at Clare London’s blog as part of her birthday month celebrations, talking about a subject very dear to my heart – fabulous footwear! Specifically, the boots worn by Lex in Out!


If you’ve read the book, you’ll know the ones I mean. Winking smile


Why not pop on over and tell me all about your own most fabulous footwear? All commenters on the guest post will be entered into the prize draw:


I’m offering a prize of an ebook of the winner’s choice from my backlist to one lucky commenter at EVERY stop on the tour, plus a grand prize of a signed paperback copy of Played!, the second Shamwell Tale, which was the first one to feature Patrick from Out! I’m happy to ship worldwide, and I’ll throw in some small goodies as well.

Good luck!

Out! today with giveaway

[Outbanner%255B3%255D.jpg]Release day for Out! is finally here, and to celebrate I’m over at Sinfully Gay Romance to talk about Spartans! Why not pop on over to find out why—and leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning prizes!

I’m offering a prize of an ebook of the winner’s choice from my backlist to one lucky commenter at EVERY stop on the tour, plus a grand prize of a signed paperback copy of Played!, the second Shamwell Tale, which was the first one to feature Patrick from Out! I’m happy to ship worldwide, and I’ll throw in some small goodies as well.

Good luck!

Loving the Alien–guest post and giveaway

*pause to sniffle anew over David Bowie’s passing*

MyBFIsAnAlien_finalJosephine Myles and I are over at Love Bytes Reviews today, talking about what we reckon aliens might really be like. Why not pop on over and let us know how you envision close encounters of the third, fourth or even fifth kind? All commenters on the giveaway post will be entered into the draw to win an e-book of their choice from both of our backlists!  Good luck!

Help, My Boyfriend’s an Alien! 

Love—and desire—that’s out of this world…

In this erotic science fiction triple feature you’ll meet a cat that’s anything but cute and cuddly, take a pill that’ll make you fall in love—for a night—and discover desire that transcends the limitations of a human body. It’s a brave new world as you explore the unknown in three short stories that push the boundaries of love in ways both thoughtful and tongue-in-cheek.

Available exclusively on Amazon

Price: $0.99/£0.99/€0.99

Rainbow Snippets–Age gap edition

This week’s snippet comes from my third Shamwell Tales book, Out! which is due, ahem, out on Tuesday 19th January:

Our heroes Mark and Patrick have just set off on a charity three-legged pub crawl, and it’s Mark speaking to start with:

 

“I think the last time I did this must have been sometime in the 1980s.”

“Yeah? I wasn’t even born in the eighties,” Patrick said without thinking. “Hey, did you have one of those early mobile phones that looked like a brick?”

There was a pause. “Not when I was in primary school, no. How old do you think I am?”

Uh-oh.

 

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Out!  –  Book #3 in The Shamwell Tales

Out!72webWhen the costs are added up, will love land in the black?

Mark Nugent has spent his life in the closet—at least, the small part of it he hasn’t spent in the office. Divorced when he could no longer deny his sexuality, he’s sworn off his workaholic ways and moved to Shamwell with his headstrong teen daughter to give her a stable home environment.

His resolve to put his love life on hold is severely tested when he joins a local organization and meets a lively yet intense young man who tempts him closer to the closet threshold.

Patrick Owen is an out-and-proud charity worker with strong principles—and a newly discovered weakness for an older man. One snag: Mark is adamant he’s not coming out to his daughter, and Patrick will be damned if he’s going to start a relationship with a lie.

Between Mark’s old-fashioned attitudes and a camp, flirtatious ex-colleague who wants Mark for himself, Patrick wonders if they’ll ever be on the same romantic page. And when Mark’s former career as a tax advisor clashes with Patrick’s social conscience, it could be the one stumbling block they can’t get past.

Warning: Contains historically inaccurate Spartan costumes, mangled movie quotes, dubious mathematical logic and a three-legged pub crawl.

Due out from Samhain Publishing 19th January 2016.

Available to pre-order:    Samhain | Amazon | ARe

Sci Fi Top 5 and Giveaway

MyBFIsAnAlien_finalTo celebrate the release of Help, My Boyfriend’s an Alien! the lovely Jo Myles and I are over at Rainbow Gold Reviews today discussing our all-time sci-fi top five. Why not pop on over and let us know your personal faves?

All commenters on the giveaway post will be entered into a draw to win an e-book of their choice from both of our backlists!  Good luck!

Love—and desire—that’s out of this world…

In this erotic science fiction triple feature you’ll meet a cat that’s anything but cute and cuddly, take a pill that’ll make you fall in love—for a night—and discover desire that transcends the limitations of a human body. It’s a brave new world as you explore the unknown in three short stories that push the boundaries of love in ways both thoughtful and tongue-in-cheek.

Available exclusively on Amazon

Price: $0.99/£0.99/€0.99