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Delighted to say that Dulce et Decorum Est has been reviewed on Speak its Name.




Merrow writes the stiff upper lip and youthful breeziness of English young men very well. They don’t slip into stereotype either, nor wallow in too much angst or emotion, and in this it is nicely balanced...Highly recommended. – Erastes



And I’ve just heard from the editor of New Sun Rising that my story Ice Maiden will be included in the anthology. This is a charity anthology, 100% of the proceeds of which will go to the Red Cross to aid the relief effort in Japan. :D

More details about the anthology when I have them!
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Woke up today to a lovely surprise in my inbox, in the form of a 5-kiss review from Michele'n'Jeff Reviews for Batteries Not Included:

The author has taken something we have all been guilty of, crushing on a celebrity, and spun a fast paced read that will leave you laughing.

You can read the whole review here


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And I hadn't even realised Dulce et Decorum Est, my latest 1920s historical, was available on Kindle, until I got an alert for a 5-star customer review! :D

Good old Google Alerts - what would I do without you?
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A Wish Too Far

A Wish Too Far is the third story in my series about Rael, the male succubus and his law-enforcement lover Lars. (The first two were A Calling for Pleasure, in the Care and Feeding of Demons anthology, and my Single Shot A Blast from the Past.)

There's a new drug out on the streets that's having serious supernatural effects, and Lars and Rochelle are after the supplier. But Lars has got problems at home, too; who is Rael going out to meet at night? And just why has he got himself arrested - in a dress?

Due out on 15th January.

Oh, and if you looked at my Speak its Name post earlier, it is now available with added captions for the pictures! ;)
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Hi, all! I'm blogging over at Speak its Name today on my love of the Roaring Twenties – pop along there for a chance to win a copy of my 1920s Christmas story, Dulce et Decorum Est.

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...could be yours if you pop along to Speak Its Name each day in December, where a host of hysterical historical authors will be blogging on whatever tickles their festive fancy – and offering a prize a day to a lucky commenter, with a bumper prize on Christmas Day!

I'll be one of them – but heh, not telling you when! ;D

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Happy Advent, Everyone!

Yikes! 1st December already! Where has the autumn gone? Oh, right. Eaten by NaNo...

Which brings us to: NaNo update

I did it! 53,535 words!

Since I was only doing it unofficially, I don't have one of those smart little buttons all the cool kids are wearing, but I'm still pretty darn chuffed with the total! Wight Mischief now stands at just over 60k – yes, all right, I totally kept writing until I'd broken the magic 6-0!

And I have two new stories available for individual purchase from today (both can also be bought as part of the Dreamspinner Advent Calendar package):


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Here be the blurbs:

Dulce et Decorum Est: The First World War cast a long shadow, and in the winter of 1920 it's still at its darkest. When solicitor's clerk George Johnson moves into new digs, he's instantly attracted to friendly fellow lodger Matthew Connaught, who lost an arm in the Great War. As the two become inseparable, George begins to wonder whether it's just friendship that Matthew feels for him, or something more. And if it's something more... can George risk a revelation of his shameful past?

Batteries Not Included: How would you react if you woke up one morning to find you were in bed with your favorite pop star? More to the point: how would the pop star react? Sam's celebrity crush, Cain Shepney, isn't so pleased to wake up with a stranger, but that's far from the worst shock the day has in store for them both! Sam's used to his mother messing with his love life, but this time, Lilith may really have gone too far.



Right. Better get on with the Christmas shopping...
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And if you buy it now, it's a bargain - only $39.99 for 31 stories, with one delivered a day throughout December. That's less than £25 in quids! ;)

The price will go up next month, and on 1st December the stories will be available to buy singly.

This year's bundle contains stories by some fantastic authors: Clare London, Josephine Myles, Mary Calmes, Zahra Owens, amongst others - and there are TWO by me!

Here's the blurbs for mine:

Batteries Not Included by JL Merrow ($2.99 when sold individually)

How would you react if you woke up one morning to find you were in bed with your favorite pop star? More to the point: how would the pop star react? Sam's celebrity crush, Cain Shepney, isn't so pleased to wake up with a stranger, but that's far from the worst shock the day has in store for them both! Sam's used to his mother messing with his love life, but this time, Lilith may really have gone too far.

Dulce et Decorum Est by JL Merrow ($3.99 when sold individually)

The First World War cast a long shadow, and in the winter of 1920, it's still at its darkest. When solicitor's clerk George Johnson moves into new digs, he's instantly attracted to friendly fellow lodger Matthew Connaught, who lost an arm in the Great War. As the two become inseparable, George begins to wonder whether it's just friendship that Matthew feels for him or something more. And if it's something more... can George risk a revelation of his shameful past?

You can read about the other stories here

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