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J.L. Merrow

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JL Merrow is that rare beast, an English person who refuses to drink tea. She read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, where she learned many things, chief amongst which was that she never wanted to see the inside of a lab ever again. Her one regret is that she never mastered the ability of punting one-handed whilst holding a glass of champagne.

She writes across genres, with a preference for contemporary gay romance and the paranormal, and is frequently accused of humour. Her novella Muscling Through was a 2013 EPIC Award finalist, and her novel Slam! won the 2013 Rainbow Award for Best LGBT Romantic Comedy. Her novel Relief Valve is a finalist in the 2015 EPIC Awards.

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

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Rainbow Snippets is Coming Home

I may be mistaken, but I believe there’s something of some minor importance going on this weekend in the world of English (and European) football.

So this week’s snippet features Tom Paretski in Blow Down, #4 in my Plumber’s Mate Mystery series, waxing lyrical about his favourite sport. It was an interesting scene to write – the views expressed within are very definitely not those of the author! 😉

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Muscling Through

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message 7: by J.L.

J.L. Merrow Hi Susan - thanks for the friend req!
Nice to meet you. :D

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Susan Thanks you for accepting my friendship, J.L. I look forward to getting to know you better. :)

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J.L. Merrow Eli wrote: "I was just browsing Carina Press's website and saw you have a new novella out today -- Trick of Time. Congrats!"

Thank you! :)
Yes, it's a busy month for me - 2 more on Wednesday! ;)

message 4: by Eli

Eli Easton I was just browsing Carina Press's website and saw you have a new novella out today -- Trick of Time. Congrats!

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Tiya Rosa Thanks for adding me and for Al Fletcher! :D

EscaPe iNTo thE PaGEs Thanks for the Friendvite. It means alot:)

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