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Guest post by JL Merrow

JMS Books has turned ten years old this month, and I’d like to wish them many happy returns!

I first found JMS Books back in 2012, when I’d been writing for 3 years and was starting to get back the rights to some of my short stories that had appeared in anthologies. For those not familiar with the process, contracts for stories to appear in anthologies typically specify a term of 2 or 3 years, after which the author is free to publish the story elsewhere. When I first started writing, I was quite a prolific author of short stories (I had to work up to full length novels gradually) so I found myself with an ever-increasing number of short stories looking for new homes!

Although I love reading anthologies myself, and seeing a dozen or so different takes on a particular theme, including stories by new-to-me authors, I know they aren’t for everyone. Sometimes, as a reader, you just want a quick read from an author you know and love. And sometimes a particular story pulls you in, more than a general theme would. So it’s been great to see my short stories getting a new lease of life and a new readership with JMS Books.

I’m particularly grateful to JMS Books for publishing two collections of my short stories: A Flirty Dozen, which features twelve of my m/m short stories, and A Feminine Flirty Dozen, which contains my f/f short fiction. And, of course, for bringing out readers’ favourite Muscling Through in paperback for the first time.

I was delighted to have my short story Dead Shot — one of the first stories I published with JMS — included in the anniversary anthology, A Decade of Gay Romance, and I hope I’ll be publishing with JMS Books for many more years to come!

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A Decade of Gay Romance edited by J.M. Snyder

OUT NOW! A Decade of Gay Romance edited by J.M. Snyder

JMS Books began in 2010 as a way for of getting a few friends into print. Ten years later, we’ve published more than 2,000 books celebrating LGBTQ+ romance from over 200 authors. A Decade of Gay Romance is a collection of our ten best-selling short stories, one for each year (to date).

From first love to true love, from submission to sensual, from heat to sweet and everything in between, the couples in these stories are sure to keep you turning the pages as you fall in love with them.

With stories by J.M. Snyder, Drew Hunt, JL Merrow, Wayne Mansfield, Terry O’Reilly, Edward Kendrick, Shawn Lane, J.D. Walker, Nell Iris, and Elizabeth Noble, this head-over-heels collection goes beyond bedtime reading. Whether happily ever after or happy for now, there’s an ending for everyone in here!

Contains the stories: My Best Friend’s Dad by J.M. Snyder, Twelve Hours I by Drew Hunt, Dead Shot by JL Merrow, The King’s Prize by Wayne Mansfield, My Beagle, the Yenta by Terry O’Reilly, Let Go of Loneliness by Edward Kendrick, Accidentally His by Shawn Lane, A-dork-able by J.D. Walker, Unexpected Christmas by Nell Iris, and Home Coming by Elizabeth Noble.


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Stroke to His Cox by JL Merrow

OUT NOW! Stroke to His Cox by JL Merrow

Pint-sized Dave Tanaka, coxswain of his Cambridge college’s rowing team, loves having eight strapping athletes hanging on his every word, their strength at his command. But there’s one in particular whose attention he craves: Archie, who rows stroke for the side.

Six-foot-six Archie acts like he’s just one of the lads — although the way he calls out some of the other rowers on their thoughtless comments makes Dave’s heart beat harder for him. But is there anything personal in it?

Tensions rise as they compete in the inter-college races, the Bumps … and as they prepare for their final race, the one that will determine if they win their oars, Dave still doesn’t know if Archie is in the same boat as him, in more ways than one!

Includes the short story mini-sequel, Firm Pressure.


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Hairy, Horny, and Over Here by JL Merrow

OUT NOW! Hairy, Horny, and Over Here by JL Merrow

Local news photographer Ethan is pretty sure there’s no such thing as a jackalope. Every bunny he’s ever seen has been a cute little furry creature, not a dangerous, horned beastie. But somehow he lets big, tough American hunter Logan drag him into Parkhurst Forest on the Isle of Wight on what Ethan’s convinced is a wild goose chase.

Logan’s on a mission to wipe out the jackalope colony he’s convinced has been brought to the island by a madman. He’s got a healthy respect for the vicious critters, which is more than he seems to have for the less physically imposing Ethan.

But when an escaped convict from a nearby prison bursts into the mix, all their plans are thrown awry. Seeing Ethan at the mercy of the violent criminal brings Logan’s true feelings for the smaller guy out into the open … and what happens next could lead to a change of heart about the jackalopes, as well!


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Bloodlust and Bylines by JL Merrow

OUT NOW! Bloodlust and Bylines by JL Merrow

Investigative journalist Frank would do anything for the next big scoop, and a chance to break the news to the world that vampires really exist is too good to pass up. But his fact-finding mission to an undead hangout takes a terrifying turn when he’s locked in a cellar with a starving — if sexy — bloodsucker and no escape in sight.

Forlorn vampire Viktor hasn’t had a bite in months, ever since falling foul of über-vamp The Mistress and being imprisoned for his sins. Delivered to his cell like Meals on Wheels, Frank’s the tastiest morsel he’s seen in a long time. Viktor can’t wait to get his fangs into him — and there’s something about Frank that makes Viktor lust for more than just his blood.

To escape the mysterious Mistress’s prison, predator and prey will have to work together — if, that is, they can manage to rein in their baser appetites for long enough!

Note: this short story was previously published under the title Becoming the Spoils.


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