Novellas (15k+ words)

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These books are all between 15,000 and 40,000 words and available in e-book.
Those titles with explicit erotic content are marked (E).


HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES
London Lads #2
  

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Compulsive neat freak meets chaotic slob: Can their living space survive the conflict?

Martin Harrison keeps himself to himself and his Central London flat as neat as a new pin. He agrees, however, to join the flat-sitting scheme in his building in exchange for a similar watch over his when he’s travelling for his work.
On another floor, Russ McNeely is happy with his life as a freelance cook and a self-confessed domestic slob. He also joins the flat-sitting scheme, as Russ also travels for his work…


CHASE THE ACE
London Lads #1

(E) Newly single in his late twenties, and bored with his life in a London insurance company, Daniel Cross soon discovers the lure of social media. Excited at the chance of tracking down his old mates from a schooldays sports club, he launches a personal quest to find out what kind of man each boy has become.
Dan’s first mistake is chatting online to the wrong man—Nick Carson isn’t one of the boys, but his brother. Nick isn’t offended and offers to accompany Dan on the trip to find the others. It’s the first step to friendship and something more for both of them….


FLASHBULB   

flashbulb(E) Blythe Harris was taking his first flight to the USA and hopefully a whole new client base for his bespoke upholstery business. An adventure for him, he was both nervous and excited to attract the attention of a handsome steward. Things might have gone further – if Flight HA1710 hadn’t failed.

Marc Stafford is a self-confessed player, and he used his charm to seduce his cute passenger. But in the aftermath of the crash, he’s struggling to recover his confidence. The TV declares him a hero for saving passengers, but at night his nightmares trigger painful flashbulb memories of the crash….


DANCING DAYS   

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(E) The day Glen Carson loses his wallet is the day that changes his life. The wallet is returned by Aston Walsh, a man he hasn’t seen for twenty years. He and Aston had a passionate and intense romance when they were in their late twenties, and Glen thought their love would last forever. But his dreams were horribly shattered by a shocking confession from Aston, and they parted for good—or so Glen assumed….


DEAR ALEX

DearAlex_1400(E) Alex Palmer writes the “Dear Alex” Agony Uncle column for Meant for Men – a magazine aimed at gay men’s life and issues. What started as a genuine and ground-breaking feature has become a snark fest, due to Alex’s boredom and personal cynicism. He no longer believes in his own column’s headline: “Is He Really the One?”

In the early days, Robbie Cooke was Alex’s co-presenter on the magazine. They’d been lovers, too. But unlike Alex, Robbie still sees the anguish and need behind the letters they receive….

HisGiftJMS400(E) Steven Macklin wakes up in a ditch one morning in foul, wet weather with no idea where he is or how he came to be there. Seriously injured, he struggles across bleak heathland to find shelter. The only house he finds is weather-beaten and deserted, although he’s too sensible a guy to fall for the cliche of a haunted mansion. Isn’t he?

When he collapses and is taken in by the handsome Eliot, Steven finds himself in a very disturbing situation — and in the bed of this strange, possessive man.

media-600(E) Oliver’s been dumped in the backstreets of London, where an Armani suit and a rich family background don’t count for much. Des is waiting tables to make ends meet, reconciled to the fact that all he attracts are lame ducks and lost causes. Two different men, two very different worlds.

Then one night, Des’s cheerful generosity meets Oliver’s rueful abandonment over a cup of coffee and a bag of sinfully good chocolates…


MEDIA NARANJA (Other Half)

(written with Jordan Castillo Price)

london-600(E) Love is not for the faint of heart. Mild-mannered Trevor accompanies his Gran Elsie on holiday at a luxury resort in Majorca, hoping for some rest and relaxation under the dazzling Spanish sun. But they didn’t count on arriving in the middle of Flamenco Week. Instead of massages and siestas, they find noisy builders and tacky theme parties. Trevor has a choice to make: put up, or shut up—and working up the nerve to complain to the staff, the mysterious Chance and imperturbable Hunter, is far from easy. But the impromptu assertiveness training comes in handy when he catches the eye of the manager’s son, Alejo….


JUST-YOU EYES

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(E) Elliot didn’t know that offering to help his sister get over her broken love affair would mean attending a speed dating evening at the local hotel in their quaint English town. Obviously, as a gay man, he’s not the target group and there’s nothing for him there except cheap wine and uncomfortable chairs. But when hotel manager Alexsy sits down opposite him and offers an evening of a very different kind than Elliot expected, Elliot’s tempted to try something for the very first time in his life – the tantalising adventure of a one night stand.


THE TOURIST

TheTourist(E) Visiting isn’t a science, at least not for me. It’s just what I do. Not that I mind, though. It’s not a bad thing, you understand, to find yourself in someone else’s body, stepping into a hot shower stark naked and sporting a decent-sized morning wood
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Ace is a tourist. A spirit who spends his time visiting the lives of others for entertainment and sexual satisfaction. He can’t make anyone do anything they aren’t willing to do – but he is able to push them to their personal limits. Including Dan and his lover Ricky – a couple struggling with jealousy and words left unsaid….


BLINDED BY OUR EYES

BlindedByOurEyes(E) London art dealer Charles Garrett has devoted his life to appreciating beauty, both in art & in his companions. His fashionable life is rocked to the core when he discovers the body of a young artist, Paolo Valero, in a pool of blood in his gallery.

As Paolo’s mentor, Charles is haunted by the horror of his violent death. He investigates Paolo’s past & discovers a tangled web of motives & potential suspects, some closer to home than he ever imagined….


TOUCH

Touch(E) A powerful but pampered lord, Chariz has no interest in a single slave thrown at his feet, until he finds out the man is no slave at all. Oriel may be an empath—or a Magician—or a charlatan, even, and his mysterious allure draws Chariz closer.

But Oriel’s touch is a prize that others crave, too, putting him in mortal danger. Chariz must decide whether he will pay the price of Oriel soothing his desires and needs, when that price may demand a shocking sacrifice… from them both.


FOOTPRINTS

foot03(E) Anti-terrorist operatives Evan Riley and Adam Nolan couldn’t be less alike. Evan is easygoing and sociable, while Adam is the cool, controlled leader of the operation.

But as their team spends nine straight months in a safe house on the coast, Evan comes to realize how the sea is both a lure and a torment to Adam. Despite Adam’s stubborn refusal to allow anyone into his life, Evan is determined to be the one to help him face his personal demons and the idea of a future together.