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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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I grew up on the Isle of Wight, and I don’t get back there often enough. It’s a great place to be on a hot summer’s day, but today I’m feeling nostalgic for grey, windswept winter days, with the sea whipped up by the wind to crash over the sea wall. Ferry crossings on a blustery day are kinda fun, too.

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Muscling Through

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Pressure Head (The Plumber'...

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Hard Tail (Southampton Stor...

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Relief Valve (The Plumber's...

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Heat Trap (The Plumber’s Ma...

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Fall Hard

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“It's sad to fall asleep. It separates people. Even when you're sleeping together, you're all alone.”
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“I was thinking of Cambridge, and then I got a bit homesick for a minute, 'cause I never been this far away from home before. But the I remember you're here, and now I'm not homesick no more.”
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“Please go" he said. "Just take my money - take anything - and go"
I didn't get why he wanted me to take something, but he seemed really worried about it. So I looked around, and he had a bowl of fruit on the side, so I grabbed an apple, 'cause I always get hungry after I've been drinking.
"I'll take this, okay?" Then I left him there, but I took the knives and I hid them in the hall cupboard, just in case.”
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message 7: by J.L.

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


message 6: by Susan

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


message 5: by J.L.

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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