Sunday, November 08, 2015

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Boys Who Go Bump In The Night by Josephine Myles & J.L. Merrow ☆ Includes Giveaway


 We are delighted to bring  you the exclusive cover reveal for……

~ Boys Who Go Bump In The Night ~

An anthology of all things paranormal by JL Merrow and Josephine Myles which will guarantee to get you psyched, spooked and swooning for sure. So check out the cover and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

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Boys Who Go Bump In The Night

A Mad About the Brit Boys Anthology

Josephine Myles & J.L. Merrow

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Release Date: 12th November 2015

Genre ~ Paranormal M/M Romance


When boy meets (supernatural) boy

Buckle up as two queens of British gay romance take you on a whistlestop tour of all things paranormal. Vampires, genies, ghosts, magicians and shifters all get their chance for a bit of boy on boy action, in five erotic stories that span the range from the humorous to the sublime.

Will you seek to make your fortune with magic and ritual, or pin your hopes on a genie’s power to grant wishes? Discover a shifty young man on a Scottish shoreline, meet a hapless garlic farmer who’s been turned into one of the undead--and if you dare to venture into the cellar, gird your loins for a horny ghost!

These stories have all been previously published, but are now available exclusively in this anthology.

Leeches and Layabouts by JL Merrow

Would you trust a vampire to grow garlic?

Newly undead Crispin’s desperate to stay in the closet about his condition to protect his garlic farming business. Lifelong layabout Art is just as desperate to stay unemployed.

But Crispin is about to make Art a job offer he can’t refuse!

Something Queer by Josephine Myles

Pete, the trainee barman, is warned about “something queer” down in the cellar, and finds out just how accurate that description is!

Sacrifice by JL Merrow

Rafe’s happy enough to go up to Castlerigg’s ancient stone circle with the good-looking guy he meets in the pub one summer evening. But what he doesn’t know is that Damien’s got more than just sex in mind.

Et in Orcadia by JL Merrow

David, an Englishman living in the Orkney Islands, mourns the loss of his lover Kyle to the sea—and finds a strange young man on the beach who seems to share his grief. Wracked by the suspicion Kyle may have been unfaithful to him, David is drawn despite himself to the mysterious Runi.

One Last Wish by Josephine Myles

Xavier is bored of being a genie, banished to a lamp and forced to fulfill the same old wishes time after time. That is until he meets Scott, an attractive young man who seems determined to spend his wishes in a way Xavier very much enjoys.

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Anthology introduction

We both started by writing short stories. In fact, we first met in the spring of 2010 at a small gathering of authors in a Bristol pub, celebrating the launch of an anthology of gay romance short stories (I Do Two). I’d recently started writing and publishing my own erotic short stories and was voraciously reading as many in the genre as I could. Jamie (JL Merrow) had a story in the anthology, and I’d loved her authentic British voice and native humour so much I fangirled her via email, and she told me about the meet up. The rest is history.

Now we’re both award-winning novelists, neither of us write many short stories these days, but they’re how we learnt our craft. They are also wonderful as a way to experiment with genres we might not want to commit to for a whole novel. As the rights to our early short stories revert to us, we’re taking the chance to republish them together, grouped by genre. This is our paranormal collection, and we already have a collection of bisexual menage stories out there, Mad About the Boys. Look out for more in the Mad About the Brit Boys series coming out in early 2016, featuring science fiction, MMM menage, and contemporary gay romance.

We hope you enjoy the stories in this collection. Be warned, they’re all very short, spanning from under 2000 to a scant 3000 words, but we think we managed to pack an awful lot into them. While Jamie has gone on to write several longer paranormal novels and novellas, I chose to specialise in contemporary erotic romance. Reading back through these stories, though, I’m remembering how much fun it is to play with magic and monsters. Who knows, perhaps there’ll be more of them in my writing future!

Cheers for reading,

Josephine Myles, November 2015

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Meet the Authors


J.L Merrow

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JL Merrow is a very English writer of (mainly) m/m fiction who finds writing the only way to stay sane, except of course when a plot is driving her crazy. Having grown up on an island, she can’t remember a time before she could swim and prefers to remain close to water at all times. Luckily, the weather in her native land being as it generally is, this is not difficult.

I’m that rare beast; an English person who refuses to drink tea. I’m a writer of (mainly) m/m or f/f romance, mostly contemporary or paranormal, but with a fickle muse that occasionally ambushes me in dark alleyways and drags me off, cackling, to write historical or science fiction.

Some might call all this pillar-to-posting tragic evidence of a short attention span; I couldn’t possibly….er, what were we talking about, again?

I enjoy reading, martial arts, and surprising people who judge a book by its cover.

She is a member of the UK GLBTQ Fiction Meet organising team.



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Josephine Myles

Josephine Myles
English through and through, Josephine Myles is addicted to tea and busy cultivating a reputation for eccentricity. She writes gay erotica and romance, but finds the erotica keeps cuddling up to the romance, and the romance keeps corrupting the erotica. Jo blames her rebellious muse but he never listens to her anyway, no matter how much she threatens him with a big stick. She’s beginning to suspect he enjoys it.

Jo publishes regularly with Samhain. She has also been known to edit anthologies and self-publish on occasion.



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J.L. Merrow and Josephine Myles will be gifting one lucky winner the chance to choose any title (ebook) from both of their backlists. Just enter the rafflecopter draw below.

Good Luck! X

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  1. I love the cover... An JL Merrow and Josephine Myles are two favourite of mine, so this is going right to my must read list.

  2. Ah JL Merrow, my gateway to mm romance, I hold much fondness for her. Love the cover and looking forward to the book.

  3. Ooh, I do like Anthologies. I'm ready for this one by 2 of our extremely talented British authors. So pleased we only have a few days to wait.

  4. Ooh, I do like Anthologies. I'm ready for this one by 2 of our extremely talented British authors. So pleased we only have a few days to wait.

  5. Two of my favourite authors so keen to get this one! A very atmospheric cover

  6. I love anthologies and this one sounds really good.

  7. Wow, this cover is beautiful! I love the "real (and bearded...) men" models and the foggy wings to hint at the PNR aspect. Although I don't usually look at PNR anthologies, this one seems a great occasion to discover the works of two authors so often recommended to me.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Love both of the authors and the cover is gorgeous. And an anthology by these two ladies? Darn tootin' I'll buy it! Thanks for the giveaway.
    --Judy S
    j dot stonewright at gmail dot com

  9. I love the tones! I love Jo and JL's books, so this one's a must for sure...


  10. It's an eye catching cover! And I can't wait to read it! Thank you!

  11. I really like the cover, and I love JL and Josephine. :-)

  12. This anthology sounds right up my alley and the cover is awesome! Thanks for the post and the contest.

  13. great cover and it sounds great

  14. It looks great and I love anthologies. I'm looking forward to checking this one out.

  15. Love the cover, and more importantly, love the authors! These two authors are two of my very favorite British authors, so I literally said, "Want!" as soon as I saw who the authors were. :)

  16. gorgeous cover! book sounds great :)

  17. Love the cover & anthologies, looks like a great read!

  18. Myles and Merrow? Of course I want this :)

  19. I love the cover and this book sounds great to me.

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