Release Day – Dream For Me

It’s release day for my 9th novel with Loose Id. Dream For Me is available now!

Dream For Me cover art by Ginny GlassBlurb

In a society awake for twenty-four hours a day a man who sleeps is a freak. But not to neurobiologist Shay Mistry. Jacob Garcia, the last known sleeper in America, is the test subject whose brain Shay has been dying to get his hands on for years. When they meet, Shay discovers the sleeper’s brain comes accompanied by a gorgeous body and a hostile attitude. As Jacob sleeps night after night in his lab it’s harder and harder for Shay to resist their mutual attraction.

Jacob is tired of being a lab rat, but he’s got his reasons to be in Shay’s lab—one of them he’s not going to tell anyone about—and his plan is to do what he came to do and leave. So falling in love with Shay is like adding a hand grenade to all the other balls he’s juggling. He doesn’t need this added complication, but his desire for Shay is too strong to resist. When Jacob’s secret comes out it triggers a chain of events leaving Shay irrevocably changed and forcing Jacob to choose where his loyalties lie.

A m/m science fiction romance available now from Loose Id.
More buy links will appear on the Dream For Me book page as they go live.

Dream For Me

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Contest to win Tilt Print Book – 2 novel/novella anthology – Contest now closed

The contest is closed now. Thanks for entering. Ashley E is the winner!

Cover Art by Anne CainFancy winning a print book with not just one story in it but two?

My fourth and fifth books, Ganymede Tilt and Chrysalis Cage were a bit shorter than Loose Id normally puts out in print. So they put them together in one volume.

Want to win a copy? Then comment below, making sure to put your email address into the email field of the reply form, so I can contact you if you win.

The contest will run until Saturday 24th of May, at 9:00 am UK time.


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Union man Sean Morgan and mining company executive Alex Jackson already know how good they are together, after sleeping together several times. But when they find themselves facing each other across a negotiating table they know their relationship has to become strictly professional.

It’s no big deal, they think-until they try it. It’s only after they stop seeing each other that they realize they had started something deeper and have stronger feelings than either has admitted. But giving in to temptation now can only lead to trouble. Alex fears involvement with Sean will cause him to repeat a mistake that almost cost him his career. For Sean it may destroy the dreams he’s already waited too long to pursue.

When they lose the battle with temptation they must try their best to leave Morgan and Jackson outside the door, and just be Alex and Sean. But the outside world can’t be kept out forever.


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Jarrett Blake’s escaping from prison after months of torture and solitary confinement, but his bid for freedom ends when his stolen ship crashes into a remote moon. He wakes to find himself with two broken legs and helpless in the care of Marc Satie, a technician stationed alone at an isolated monitoring station. Marc saved Jarrett’s life, but was it an act of mercy or does he want to claim the reward on Jarrett’s head? It’s a big reward-as befits the most wanted terrorist in the galaxy.

Jarrett gradually recovers under Marc’s care and seduces him, hoping Marc will never turn his lover over to the authorities. As time passes, Jarrett begins to think of it as more than a seduction. Marc is beautiful, gentle and kind and Jarrett’s had none of those things in his life for a long time. He wants Marc at his side permanently. But Marc is not the man Jarrett thinks he is, and his secret could put Jarrett in more danger than he ever imagined

ISBN: 978-1-62300-627-3
300 pages
Cover Art by Anne Cain.
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The Revise and Resubmit Rejection (and some news!)

BB_TheCompanyMan_covertnI had great news in the last few days. Loose Id accepted my eighth book. It’s the second in the Red Dragon series, the first of which, The Company Man came out in May this year. I’ll put up the release date as soon as I have it.

So right after I get an acceptance, I decide to write about rejection. I’m funny that way.

But not just the usual rejection. I want to write about the Revise and Resubmit rejection. I’ve had two of these in my writing life. They aren’t something I see blogged about a lot, so I thought I’d say a little about them.

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Past, present, future

I’m talking about all of those today. And some great news. Oh yeah!

Past – The RNA Conference

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Last weekend I trotted across to Penrith, which is just north of the Lake District and not far from Scotland, for the annual Conference of the Romantic Novelists’ Association. Those of you used to RWA conference or Romantic Times would find this to be minuscule in comparison, with just a couple of hundred people there. Nearly all of them women. It’s a very female event of course, with just a couple of men around. They must feel very outnumbered.

Speaking of outnumbered, myself and Josephine Myles were the only two m/m romance writers there. But both at the conference and at my local RNA chapter I’ve never encountered any negative reactions to m/m romance. I quite often encounter other romance writers who weren’t aware it existed. But they are always cool with the idea when I explain. Maybe some of them might get some new plot bunnies and come join us!

It was a well run event, with great speakers, at a nice venue, with the chance to meet so many other writers and be able to talk to them without appearing mad, as can happen when writers talk to normal people. Nice goody bags too. And even the weather stayed pretty fine – which after the summer we’ve had so far in the UK is little short of a miracle.

I learned loads from the panels and talks and workshops and had great fun talking to lots of people, some I knew already, some I didn’t. And what a friendly bunch they all are. With that one subject we all have in common there’s no barrier to conversation. You just dive right in and start chatting away. I’m definitely planning on going next year. Maybe there will be more than two m/m writers there then!


Present – Available now! The Lashings of Sauce Anthology

I have a short story called Reclaiming Territory in the Lashings of Sauce anthology out today, 22nd July, from JMS Books. Buy it here! It’s a departure for me, being a contemporary story. I hope you’ll check it out, along with the many other cool stories. Look at that contributor’s list! Fantastic!

Lashings of Sauce CoverISBN: 9781611523386
GENRE: Anthology • Contemporary • Erotic Romance • Fiction • Gay • Historical • Lesbian • Transgender
LENGTH: 77,891 words

We Brits love our sauce, whether it’s what we lash on our food, read on our seaside postcards, or write in our stories. Come and enjoy a buffet of tasty LGBTQ treats!

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From marriages to reunions, via practical jokes and football matches, to weresloths and possibly the oddest Tarts and Vicars party in the world, join us as we celebrate the UK Meet in the best way we know: telling the story.

As a follow-up to the critically acclaimed British Flash and Tea and Crumpet anthologies, our talented writers bring you sixteen stories about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and genderqueer characters enjoying what Britain and mainland Europe have to offer, with their wonderfully diverse range of cultures and landscapes and some incredibly colourful and quirky people.

Contributors include: Tam Ames, Becky Black, Anne Brooke, Charlie Cochrane, Rebecca Cohen, Lillian Francis, Elin Gregory, Clare London, Sandra Lindsey, JL Merrow, Emily Moreton, Josephine Myles, Zahra Owens, Jordan Castillo Price, Elyan Smith and Robbie Whyte. Edited by: UK MAT (UK Meet Acquisitions Team: Alex Beecroft, Charlie Cochrane, Clare London, JL Merrow and Josephine Myles).

This anthology is a souvenir of the 2012 UK Meet, an occasion for GLBTQ supporters to get together in a relaxed setting to celebrate and chat about the fiction community they love. Funds from the sale of this anthology will go towards future UK Meets, to which all are welcome. Please visit the website for details, or contact UK MAT through the publisher.


Future – great news!

fanfareLoose Id have accepted my fourth book, currently titled Ganymede Tilt. (So far I haven’t had one remaned, but there’s a first time for everything.) The contract is flying across the Atlantic right now. (You know, in a plane, it’s not magically flying there by itself or anything.) I had to do a revise and resubmit on this one, as I did for Higher Ground, and I hope it’s a stronger book now thanks to the suggestions my editor made. I’ll let you know the release date when I have it and more details about the book later.

July is shaping up into a pretty good month.

My second sale!

Loose Id have offered me a contract for Stowaway, my second novel. I’m thrilled, of course. My contract will soon be winging its way over the Atlantic and then the editing work starts again! It was a great experience working with them last year; I learned so much from the process.

Too early to have any other news, but I’ll keep you all updated.