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First Review for Raising the Rent

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Less than a month now until Raising the Rent hits the virtual shelves, and we already have this lovely review from Katinka of Boys in Our Books

If you figure that very little can go wrong with a May-December romance between a rent boy and his client who one day turns out to be – sensation and scandal! – his erudite English professor, you’re right… a gently flowing love story that may or may not have made me reread it the minute I finished it. Recommended? Yes, luv! – 4.5 stars

 

Raising the Rent is due out from  Samhain Publishing on 14th October 2014

and now available to pre-order:   

 

  Samhain | Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk

Coming soon: Queer Romance Month

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The Queer Romance Month blog will be hosting posts on the theme of ‘Love is Love’ throughout October, including one from me.


And isn’t the logo gorgeous? Open-mouthed smile


Check out their merchandise page for wearable/carryable/drink-from-able versions!

And we have a winner!

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Yes, the random number generator has spoken, and the winning comment on the Caught! blog tour was made by Allison, who commented on The Novel Approach: Secrets & Lies.

Allison, you win a dead tree copy of Fall Hard  (due out in paperback tomorrow!), plus a $10 Amazon gift certificate :)

Please get in touch with me on jl(dot)merrow(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your prize!

 

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Thanks to my hosts, and to everyone who commented and made the Caught blog tour such fun! Open-mouthed smile

Unsexy Professions

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Caught72webIt’s the final day of the Caught! blog tour *sniffle* and I’m spending it over at my good friend Josephine Myles’s blog, where I’m talking about unsexy professions. Why not pop on over and join in the discussion?


Remember, I’m offering a free signed paperback copy of my Icelandic-set romantic suspense novel Fall Hard (I’m happy to ship internationally) to a randomly chosen commenter on the tour, plus a $10 Amazon gift certificate!



I’ll be making the draw around teatime on Monday 1st September, GMT. Good luck! Open-mouthed smile


You can run from the past…but the past runs faster

Secrets and Lies

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The Caught! blog tour is back from its long weekend away (it had a very nice time in Gloucester with an old friend, since you ask *g*) and today I’m over at The Novel Approach  talking about the stock in trade of romance writers, Secrets and Lies. Robert in Caught! has a secret—and trying to keep it from Sean causes him a lot of problems!

Why not pop along and let us know what you think about secrets, and whether they’re a dealbreaker in a relationship?

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Giveaway: I’m offering a free signed paperback copy of my Icelandic-set romantic suspense novel Fall Hard (I’m happy to ship internationally) to a randomly chosen commenter on the tour, plus a $10 Amazon gift certificate!

I’ll be making the draw around teatime on Monday 1st September, GMT. Good luck! Open-mouthed smile

 

You can run from the past…but the past runs faster

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Caught72webThen head on over to Elisa Rolle’s blog, where you’ll find an exclusive little snippet for stop 3 on the Caught! blog tour. And remember, I’m offering a free signed paperback copy of my Icelandic-set romantic suspense novel Fall Hard (I’m happy to ship internationally) to a randomly chosen commenter on the tour, plus a $10 Amazon gift certificate!



I’ll be making the draw around teatime on Monday 1st September, GMT. Good luck! Open-mouthed smile


If you’ve missed any of the tour stops, you can find full details here.

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Best Man for the Job

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It’s day 2 of the Caught! blog tour, and today I’m over at Cup o’ Porn talking about that scarce breed, the male primary school teacher (of which Robert from Caught!, of course, is one). Why not pop along and share your memories of teachers – male or female – who’ve inspired you?

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Giveaway: I’m offering a free signed paperback copy of my Icelandic-set romantic suspense novel Fall Hard (I’m happy to ship internationally) to a randomly chosen commenter on the tour, plus a $10 Amazon gift certificate!

I’ll be making the draw around teatime on Monday 1st September, GMT. Good luck! Open-mouthed smile

 

Some memories are better off lost in the mist… Fall Hard

**UK MEET 2015 NEWS **

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Originally posted by clarelondon at **UK MEET 2015 NEWS **
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NEWS FROM THE UK MEET ORGANISING TEAM!

We had a successful planning meeting last Sunday (and not just because of Mr London's excellent BBQ). There will be a lot of information coming out over the next few weeks and months, once we've crossed some eyes and dotted some tees. In the short term, watch this space for an e-mail asking you to help us finalise the list of panels.

But first up, we'd like to introduce the revamped team and their roles. This should help you to know who to ask about what in the year ahead.


Elin Gregory - Readers' Champion. Elin will be, among other things, getting your help to organise the readers' part of the revised Buffet of Banter.

Jamie Merrow - Sponsor Services. First port of call for all sponsors and publishers.

Liam Livings - Social Media and Entertainment Guru. The man with his finger on the pulse of the blog/publicity/those butlers!

Clare London - Money Tsar. If it has a £ sign on it, Clare's your girl. She'll also handle venue liaison.

Cathy Laird - Panel Beater. She'll be organising who does what and when and how and will co-ordinate the authors' part of the revised Buffet of Banter.

Charlie Cochrane - Delegate Minder. The person to answer your questions (sensible or daft) about event attendance in general and to keep you in touch. The person who'll cry when you don't read the e-mails she sends you.



WATCH FOR ALL THE NEWS at our NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP , GOODREADS GROUP AND FACEBOOK PAGE.


From the UK Meet team -

Charlie, Clare, Jamie, Elin, Liam and Cathy

Caught! is out today!

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…and the blog tour will be kicking off at Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews later today. Open-mouthed smile


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Shamwell Tales, Book 1

Behind Robert’s cheerfully eccentric exterior lies a young heart battered and bruised by his past. He’s taken a job teaching in a village primary school to make a fresh start, and love isn’t part of his plans. But he’s knocked for six—literally—by a chance encounter with the uncle of two of his pupils.

Sean works in pest control, rides a motorbike, and lives on a council estate. On the face of it, he shouldn’t have anything in common with Robert’s bow-tie, classic-car style and posh family background. Yet Robert is helpless to resist Sean’s roguish grin, and a rocky, excruciatingly embarrassing start doesn’t keep the sparks between them from flaring.

Despite Robert’s increasingly ludicrous attempts to keep his past where it belongs, his past hasn’t read the memo. And soon his secrets could be the very things that drive Sean away for good…

Warning: contains the alarming misadventures of a pest control technician, a stepsister with a truly unfortunate name, and a young man who may have more bow ties than sense.

I enjoyed [Robert and Sean's] interactions and the way they celebrated their differences as well as the things they had in common (of which there were surprisingly many). They have a good sexual chemistry…  I’m definitely looking forward to more Shamwell Tales.B+ and a Recommended Read, Kaetrin at Dear Author

Robert, I love him… as always with this author, the story is full of humor and fun, but also enough meat to keep me hooked. I can’t wait for the next book in the Shamwell tales series – 4 1/4 hearts, Mandy, Hearts on Fire Reviews

 Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Samhain

Coming soon: The Caught! Blog Tour

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And by soon, I mean tomorrow! Yes, Caught! will be coming out tomorrow, Tuesday, 19th August, (which means, btw, that today is your last chance to enter the giveaway over at Stumbling Over Chaos, which closes at 7pm CDT. I’m guessing that’s sometime around midnight in old money. Winking smile


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To celebrate the release of Caught! in ebook on 19th August 2014, I’ll be going on a blog tour, and one lucky commenter on the tour will win a dead tree copy of Fall Hard  which by lucky coincidence comes out in paperback on September 6th (I’m happy to ship internationally), plus a $10 Amazon gift certificate :)

 

(Is it just me, or is Robert looking a bit worried by Viggo’s intense stare?) *g*

 

 

 

I’ll be making guest appearances on the following blogs:

Tuesday 19th August: Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews: Bow Ties are Cool

Wednesday 20th August: Cup o’Porn: Best Man for the Job

Thursday 21st August: Elisa Rolle’s blog: Excerpt

Fri 22nd August: Cup o’Porn: Giveaway post

Tuesday 26th August: The Novel Approach: Secrets & Lies

Wednesday 27th August: Boys in our Books: Food of Love

Thursday 28th August: Josephine Myles’ Blog: Not-so-sexy Professions

Good luck in the giveaway! :D