Clare London

Elisa R...
3,780 books | 611 friends

4,216 books | 288 friends

Serena ...
10,707 books | 1,987 friends

872 books | 1,822 friends

Joe Hilley
149 books | 2,576 friends

300 books | 619 friends

S.J.D. ...
1,252 books | 658 friends

103 books | 564 friends

More friends…

Clare is following 3 people

Clare London

Goodreads Author


in London, England, The United Kingdom
January 28




member since
October 2007

About this author

To ask Clare London questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Clare London I'm currently working on a series of novella length M/M romances. The series is called "With A Kick" and is based around an alcoholic ice cream cafe…moreI'm currently working on a series of novella length M/M romances. The series is called "With A Kick" and is based around an alcoholic ice cream cafe in the middle of London's theatreland. Sue Brown and I will be taking it in turns to introduce to the wide and winderful range of people who live and love there! My first story "A Twist and Two Balls" is due out on Aug 29. Watch for news and buy links!

The blurb: Eduardo Mancini is going to be a star of the London stage and screen. Or that was the plan. His alter ego Eddy March hasn't got further than the chorus and a bit part in a TV series. His parents aren't supportive, his agent can’t place his particular skills, and he's finding it hard to hang onto his young dreams. Things go from bad to worse when he's late for an important audition, hasn't got enough to money to pay the taxi fare, and is chased across the streets of Soho by the irate driver.

Eddy reaches what he believes is sanctuary - With A Kick, a store where ice creams are blended with alcohol and imagination, and where his friends can help him. But Nuri the taxi driver is persistent in his steady pursuit, above and beyond the money he’s owed. Despite their very different characters and background, Eddy and Nuri’s relationship goes from a complete unknown to a wary balancing act. There are still mistakes to be made, and hurdles to clear. And both of them have to admit that their life so far hasn’t gone the way they planned.

But maybe being caught by Nuri was just what Eddy’s career needed – both for his job and his heart.

Average rating: 3.70 · 7,048 ratings · 1,167 reviews · 83 distinct works · Similar authors
Don't Read in the Closet: G...
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 462 ratings — published 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
True Colors (True Colors, #1)
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 497 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
72 Hours
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 393 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
How the Other Half Lives
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 214 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sparks Fly
3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 188 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 182 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Tourist
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 135 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Say a Little Prayer
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 184 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Good Neighbor
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Clare London…
 photo PBA-banner-with-tag-lg_zpsb598a4c2.jpg

A lovely recent review for A TWIST AND TWO BALLS from Prism Book Alliance.

"This is a delightful London based novella, which I think is the first of a series focussed around the ice-cream parlour, ‘With a Kick’. I hope so because I really fell for Lee who is a secondary character in this novella and works in ‘With a Kick’. The main characters are a down on his luck actor, Eduardo Mancini /Eddy M... Read more of this blog post »
 •  flag
like  • 
Published on September 22, 2014 01:42
True Colors Ambush Payback Switch Flying Colors
True Colors (5 books)
3.8519774011299437 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 885 ratings

The Gold Warrior Twisted Brand
Gold Warrior (2 books)
3.7974683544303796 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 158 ratings

That's Entertainment! Santa, Actually
That's Entertainment (2 books)
3.119047619047619 of 5 stars 3.12 avg rating — 42 ratings

A Twist and Two Balls
With A Kick (1 book)
3.8181818181818183 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 11 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Clare's Recent Updates

Clare London wrote a new blog post
Originally posted by

at New PsyCop Flash FicDon't miss the new PsyCop flash fic in today's JCP News!
Clare wants to read
London Falling by Paul Cornell
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Twist and Two Balls by Clare London
" 4.5 STARS

I rarely rate a story this short any higher than 4 stars because I’d say nine times out of ten I’m left feeling that there isn’t enough depth or it’s too rushed or there’s just too much story missing. But with A Twist and Two Balls I didn... " Read more of this review »
A Twist and Two Balls by Clare London
" This book was reviewed by Donna for Love Bytes Reviews! "
Clare and 2 other people liked Sadonna's review of No Angel:
No Angel by Clare London
" One of things I really like about this story are the various layers that are revealed. When we think the story is about one thing, something else comes along to take us down another path. We think it's about a ghost and the guy he has made contact... " Read more of this review »
Clare wants to read
Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews
Rate this book
Clear rating
"Excellent post, Paul, a lovely mix of personal memories and thought-provoking questions. There's been such a lot of support for youngsters being able...more "
Clare wants to read
Return on Investment by Aleksandr Voinov
Return on Investment
by Aleksandr Voinov (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Clare's books…
“Mum calls you happy.” Emily giggled.
“Huh? I don’t know your Mom…” “She says men like you are happy!”
Garry stared at her, uncomprehending. He’d rarely felt less happy in his life.
“She means gay,” Max said, and now there was a grin on his face.”
Clare London, Between a Rock and a Hard Place
tags: humor

“She wriggled against him, obviously pleased. “So are you homey special?”
He frowned. He didn’t want to keep questioning her, but this one had him foxed. No combination of vowels or spoonerism made this one clear. Max barely moved his head but he answered as usual for her.
“She means ho-mo-sex-u-al.”
Clare London, Between a Rock and a Hard Place
tags: humor

“He lives near me so we do some things together.” His throat felt tight. “Well, lots of things, actually. But of course we have our own lives. Both know it’s important we don’t get in each other’s way. It’s not like he needs me, needs my help for anything.”
“But you do.”
Garry turned his head so swiftly, he heard it crick.
“You need him,” Emily announced, gravely. “Don’t you?”
And while he desperately searched for something to say that would stop this right now, she peered carefully at his shoulders and neck.
“You need him to do your hair, to comb out those very nasty dangles. It’s difficult, I know. I can’t do my plates on my own.”
Max caught Garry’s eye. “Tangles,” he mouthed. “Plaits.”
Clare London, Between a Rock and a Hard Place
tags: humor


Which of these authors would you like chosen as one of our October Author of the Month Group Reads? The four authors with the most votes will be our four authors selected for October.

  27 votes, 14.5%

  26 votes, 14.0%

  26 votes, 14.0%

  24 votes, 12.9%

  22 votes, 11.8%

  13 votes, 7.0%

  13 votes, 7.0%

  10 votes, 5.4%

  9 votes, 4.8%

  8 votes, 4.3%

  5 votes, 2.7%

  3 votes, 1.6%

comments and details

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Romance Readers R...: July - What are you currently reading? 128 141 Jul 31, 2009 09:29AM  
100+ Books in 2014: Lily's 100+ Book Challenge List 2009 47 202 Jan 06, 2010 08:48PM  
“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

“My experience of life is that it is not divided up into genres; it’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky.”
Alan Moore

“Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.”
Mae West

“I really hate threesomes when one of the participants is dead.”
Jordan Castillo Price, Among the Living

“I'd blow someone for a valium," I said in Jacob's ear.
"Maybe he's got one... but try offering a hand-job first so you retain some leverage.”
Jordan Castillo Price, GhosTV

20149 M/M Romance — 15542 members — last activity 2 minutes ago
The #1 resource on the internet for M/M Romance fans, this group has something for everyone. * Book and Series Discussions * Daily Updates on New Releas...more
45452 Dreamspinner Press — 1809 members — last activity Sep 21, 2014 10:31PM
A place for authors and readers of Dreamspinner Press to interact.
90393 UK GLBTQ Fiction Meet — 259 members — last activity Sep 14, 2014 07:21AM
If you are a reader, writer, editor, publisher or just a fan of all the varieties of GLBTQ fiction, including m-m romance and f-f romance, bisexual, t...more
34844 Q&A with Josh Lanyon — 1079 members — last activity 8 minutes ago
...June 17, 2010 to Infinity and beyond... You can also find Josh... * Josh's Website * Josh's Blog * Josh's Facebook Fan Page * Josh's Live Journal
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 43497 members — last activity 5 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to...more
31471 Goodreads Author Feedback Group — 5596 members — last activity 1 hour, 17 min ago
This is the official group for authors to give Goodreads feedback about the site, including the Goodreads Author Program, Author Q&A Groups, the newsl...more
25350 THE JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB — 7139 members — last activity 23 hours, 13 min ago
ALL GENRE COMMUNITY OF BOOK LOVERS-Perfect for those interested in good books of any genre, film and lively discussion!-(300 PLUS DISCUSSION TOPICS)fr...more
78904 European Writers' Group — 65 members — last activity Aug 04, 2014 01:50PM
This is a discussion group for GoodReads authors in or from Europe, but members from elsewhere are welcome too, especially those who write stories tak...more
88947 Totally Bound Publishing — 473 members — last activity 5 hours, 23 min ago
Welcome to our forum for authors and readers of Totally Bound! We are Europe’s largest eBook publisher of erotic romance fiction, offering pure unadul...more
1898 J. R. Ward (BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD series) — 6407 members — last activity 1 hour, 41 min ago
For fans of the BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD series written by J.R. Ward (aka The WARDen). If you love those hot, alpha, BDB males and those sexy Fallen A...more
More of Clare’s groups…

Comments (showing 1-8)    post a comment »
dateUp_arrow    newest »

message 8: by Clare

Clare LOL YOu're right, I'm not v active on here :). My blog posts come through on more regular basis, and I have been chatting over at the UK Meet GR Group. Honest! ^_~

It was a treat to meet you - and hubby too of course! who must think we're all loonies - and MANY thanks for the lovely photo :):)

Keep in touch! x

message 7: by Danni

Danni Well, I was just about to say how nice it was to meet you at the UK meet and I see that I posted the last message here in November! I guess you're not very active on GR.

It was lovely to meet you and thanks for being so welcoming to poor old hubby!

message 6: by Clare

Clare Danni wrote: "Nice to meet you Clare. Thanks for accepting the friend request. I love reading stories written in a Brit voice - makes me feel at home!"

We Brits must stick together :D. Seriously, I enjoy writing in my native world. When I first started out, the market was largely in the US, so I generalised a lot of my settings. But no more of that now :)

message 5: by Danni

Danni Nice to meet you Clare. Thanks for accepting the friend request. I love reading stories written in a Brit voice - makes me feel at home!

Simsala Thank you,Clare! :D)

message 3: by Shell

Shell Thanks for the add, Clare! :)

message 2: by Sloan

Sloan Parker Hi, Clare. Thanks for the friend accept. Happy writing!

Svenja Hello ♥ :D

back to top