You are viewing clarelondon

April 2014   01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
meme

CURRENT BOOKS >>>>>

Posted [sticky post] on 2014.12.30 at 21:32
Tags:



VISIT MY WEBSITE from this link, including my COMING SOON page.




Visit me and others at the GLBT Bookshelf, home of GLBT fiction.
And read FREE FICTION on the BLOG!



HERE are my currently published titles...

~~PLEASE NOTE and be warned by the adult content of these stories and some of the sites that I link to~~

At Dreamspinner Press find me:

Flying Colors $16.99 (print), $6.99 (download)  >>>BUY HERE
Compulsion $16.99 (print), $6.99 (download)  >>>BUY HERE
Branded $17.99 (print), $6.99 (download). >>>BUY HERE
(previously published in 2 separate books The Gold Warrior and Twisted Brand)
72 Hours $16.99 (print), $6.99 (ebook). >>>BUY HERE
True Colors $16.99 (print), $6.99 (ebook). >>>BUY HERE
Sparks Fly $14.99 (print), $6.99 (ebook). >>>BUY HERE

Just-You Eyes (novella) $3.99 (ebook). >>>BUY HERE
Touch (novella) $3.99 (ebook). >>>BUY HERE
Footprints (novella) $3.99 (ebook). >>>BUY HERE

The Better Part in the Anthology Wishing on a Blue Star / $15.99 (print), $FREE (ebook). >>>BUY HERE
Chat Line in the Anthology Sindustry #1 / $17.99 (print), $6.99 (ebook). >>>BUY HERE
Redemption in the Anthology A Brush of Wings / $17.99 (print), $6.99 (ebook). >>>BUY HERE

Short Stories (all ebook):
Timeslip >>> BUY HERE
Ambush - a True Colors story #1 $1.49 >>>BUY HERE
Payback - a True Colors story #2 $1.49 >>>BUY HERE
Switch - a True Colors story #3 $1.49 >>>BUY HERE
Midsummer Nightmare 2010: Charlie Chuckles $2.99 >>>BUY HERE
Advent Calendar 2010:Pop-Ups $1.49 >>>BUY HERE
Advent Calendar 2009:One Night Stand $2.99 >>>BUY HERE
Advent Calendar 2008:Where's Santa? $1.49 >>>BUY HERE
To Have & To Hold: Right Choice $2.99 >>>BUY HERE
To Have & To Hold: Then and Now $2.99 >>>BUY HERE

At Amber Quill Press find me :

Peepshow $4.00 (ebook) >>>BUY HERE
Chase the Ace $4.00 (ebook) >>>BUY HERE
How the Other Half Lives $ 4.00 (ebook) >>>BUY HERE
Between a Rock and a Hard Place $ 4.00 (ebook) >>>BUY HERE
Heart and Home $ 12.50 (print book) >>>BUY HERE
includes the following 4 short stories, also sold individually:
A Good Neighbor $ 4.00 (ebook) >>>BUY HERE
Muse $ 4.00 (ebook) >>>BUY HERE
Upwardly Mobile $ 3.00 (ebook) >>>BUY HERE
Home Sweet Home $ 3.00 (ebook) >>>BUY HERE

At Wilde City Press find me :

Freeman $soon (print), $ 6.99 (ebook) >>>BUY HERE

At MLR Press find me :

Outed in the Anthology I Do! $ 14.99 (print), $5.99 (ebook) >>>BUY HERE.
End of the Line in the Art/Fiction book by Michael Breyette Illustrated Men $ 34.99 (print), $16.99 (ebook) >>>BUY HERE.
Secret Santa a holiday season short $ 2.99 (ebook) >>>BUY HERE.

At Carina Press find me :

Blinded By Our Eyes $ 3.99 (ebook) >>>BUY HERE nbsp;    >>>IN AUDIO BOOK
The Tourist $ 3.99 (ebook) >>>BUY HERE

At JCP Books find me:

London Eye $ 2.99 (ebook) >>>BUY HERE
Media Naranja (with Jordan Castillo Price) $ 2.99 (ebook) >>>BUY HERE

At JMS Books find me:

Nowhere to Hide $0.00 (ebook) >>> BUY HERE
Santa, Actually $2.99 (ebook) >>> BUY HERE
That's Entertainment! **
$2.99 (ebook) >>>BUY HERE
Perfection
** $2.99 (ebook) >>>>BUY HERE
The Mask
** $2.99 (ebook) >>> BUY HERE
His Gift
** $2.99 (ebook) >>>BUY HERE
Just Like in the Movies
- available FREE >>>HERE
Making Camp - available FREE >>> HERE
Threadbare $2.99 (ebook). >>>BUY HERE
Precious Possession $2.99 (ebook). >>>BUY HERE
Making Camp in the Tea & Crumpet anthology $14.50 (print), $6.99 (ebook). >>>BUY HERE
Dressing Down in the Lashings of Sauce anthology $0.00 (print, $6.99 (ebook) >>>BUY HERE
Our Place in the FREE British Flash anthology (download only). >>>HERE

** re-issue in 2012

At Less Than Three Press ind me :

Say a Little Prayer $1.99 (ebook). >>>BUY HERE

At Pink Squirrel Press find me :

Lucky Dip in the Winter Warmers anthology (ebook). >>>BUY HERE
Salt 'n' Vinegar in the Summer Lovin' anthology (ebook). >>>BUY HERE

At Torquere Press find me :

Bad Hair Day in the Anthology Flipped Fables / $ 13.95 (print), $ 5.95 (ebook) >>>BUY HERE



Currently temporarily withdrawn from sale:
Deep Cover / Out of Time / In the Closet / What Not to Wear / Limbo
Dear Alex / Special Offer / Time Out / Come Together / Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come


Find out more about ME here:

Author Interview at Jessewave's Blog.
Author Interview at Two Lips Reviews.
Podcast Interview at Jordan Castillo Price's blog.
Interview at Jen's Well Read blog.
Chrissy Munder and I interview each other at Authors by Authors!
My experience of Fanfic2Profic plus many other authors' at meta_writer's Community.


ash xmas

CLARE'S BIRTHDAY BLOG - THE HISTORY!!

Posted on 2014.12.27 at 07:02
Tags: , ,
I had a fabulous time in January with a month full of invited visitors, and blog posts covering chat, information, opinion, discussion and pimpage! I thought I'd keep a record of all the posts here if anyone wants to dip in after the event.

NOTE: most pictures were chosen by me and credited where known, others may have been used without direct permission, please contact me with any queries/concerns.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

AND JUST FOR FUN...!!

Today's Quote:
"One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things." John Burroughs

Today's Daft Google Searches for 'Clare London':
"Improve Your Work Life Balance And Get More Out Of Life " sums up the start of most years for me, really... :)



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Catch up with the fiction and links on my FREE FICTION DAY(S) through THIS TAG.

Find all of 2012HERECollapse )

Find all of 2011HERECollapse )

Find all of 2010HERECollapse )

Find all of 2009HERECollapse )

Original call-up post HERE!!
Maybe I'll do it again next year...?!

calm you must

The OUCH of reader choice

Posted on 2014.04.17 at 13:44
Tags: , ,
bad-online-reviews

I just had one of THOSE reviews on one of my books :(. Not a bad critique per se - I've had my fair share of those! - but one of those that dismisses the writing with the lowest rating and (in my opinion as author) a badly mistaken assessment of the themes.

I don't think I've ever published anything that's beyond the pale (though I may have written it in my fanfic days *g*). It's a fantasy story, too, so some of our more realistic, modern-day standards and mores won't apply anyway. But the reader hasn't given me any leeway for that *sigh*.

I'm not blogging today for sympathy :), and I'm not weeping away over here. I'm just interested - again - at the interaction of the reading/writing world. I've actually just written a comment on someone else's blog about how authors can't and shouldn't legislate for what readers ultimately choose / ignore / like / hate. And I totally support that free choice! I'm a reader as well.

But ... OUCH :).

Note: I'm with friends this week, and they all said "oh, you must reply to the review and explain that's not what the story meant..." but of course I know my Author Etiquette Handook well, and the chapter on Do Not Engage with Bad Reviews *lol*.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


COME ON OVER!

My blog posts are now mirrored at my new website www.clarelondon.com, though I will continue Live Journal for the foreseeable future. You can subscribe to the new blog/website through this link.
Thanks!



Originally posted by chrissymunder at Best explaination of Dialogue Tags EVER. With donuts.
Many people laugh when they read writing advice that tells them a dialogue tag is invisible to most readers. But I'm living proof that's true. In fact, dialogue tags were so invisible to me that when I first starting writing I had no clue what they were or how to use them. Matter of fact, like most grammar-related items, I could still use some help.

But I weep no more for my dialogue tag ignorance. Found on twitter this morning, courtesy of @taralain via @empetrova here is EM's blog post to help me out. Yes, I'm posting this all across my outlets, but dang, it's because it's donuts, wait, no, (well, kinda) it's because it's a great explaination on how to properly use dialgue tags in every circumstance.

Today we’re tackling punctuation–groan–in dialogue! Read on for the fun! No, really. I’m going to make it fun ...

(yes, she really does - click on her opening text to read more)

Elisa is featuring many authors who'll be at the UK Meet - and here's ME!! Comment on HER BLOG (i.e. not here on mine *g*) and you may win a free copy of Flying Colors :).

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Originally posted by elisa_rolle at UK GLBTQ Fiction Meet: Clare London
Starting from March up until June I will feature authors attending the UK GLBTQ Meet in Bristol (June 7 & 8, 2014: ukglbtfictionmeet.co.uk/2014-registration/2014-attendees/).

Today author is Clare London: Clare took the pen name London from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home, she juggles her writing with the weekly wash, waiting for the far distant day when she can afford to give up her day job as an accountant. She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while friends say she’s just fickle, but as long as both theories spawn good fiction, she’s happy. Most of her work features male/male romance and drama with a healthy serving of physical passion, as she enjoys both reading and writing about strong, sympathetic and sexy characters. Clare currently has several novels sulking at that tricky chapter 3 stage and plenty of other projects in mind . . . she just has to find out where she left them in that frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home.
Website: http://www.clarelondon.com

Clare London is offering a copy of Flying Colors to one commenter on this blog. You can comment on LJ or DW if you have an account (I will send a PM to the winner), if you don't have an account, please leave a comment on DW with a contact email.

Flying Colors (True Colors) by Clare London
Paperback: 234 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 7, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1627981985
ISBN-13: 978-1627981989
Amazon: Flying Colors (True Colors)
Amazon Kindle: Flying Colors (True Colors)

True Colors: Book Five

Red De Vere appears to have everything-good looks, a prestigious job, attention from the paparazzi, and a choice of lovers. But one day he takes an outrageous step too far at a formal embassy dinner, and the press turns on him. Shocked, he realizes it's time to find something better in life than partying. He envies the love that his friends Miles and Zeke have, and when he dares to consider that possibility for himself, his hopes and desires rest in his quiet, serious friend Carter Davison.

Carter loved a man who cheated on him, then died violently, and he refuses to make himself vulnerable again. He knows Red is interested; Red has been supportive and admiring since they met. And Carter's honest enough to admit he's attracted to Red. But Carter can also think of nothing worse than being the lover of someone in the public eye. Playboy Red must stay an attractive friend, that's all.

While Red yearns for something real, Carter has some sweet, sexy secrets that might surprise even Red. If Carter dares emerge from his shell, and Red pursues a more rewarding path, romance could spark. Then there's no telling what might happen.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


COME ON OVER!
My blog posts are now mirrored at my new website www.clarelondon.com, though I will continue Live Journal for the foreseeable future. You can subscribe to the new blog/website through this link.
Thanks!


rrw

Rainbow Romance Writers - Chapter Business

Posted on 2014.03.28 at 09:58
Tags:
header_left

Calling all RRW members! Let’s keep going!

RRW membership must vote to approve a new set of by-laws given us by RWA. If we don’t approve them, we cease to be a chapter. There really isn’t any other option.

The by-laws are here: http://rainbowromancewriters.com/node/722

Your voting form is HERE.

or: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10q_M1jDkqor9-A3lZl7K-gITn5Tsshrzi_OZQG7325Y/viewform

So please vote YES by March 30. Since we can’t change any of the provisions, this is only a formality. But it’s an essential one.
Thanks for your help,

Lloyd Meeker
RRW Secretary

Wondering what the RRW Chapter is? Want to join? Find the details here.
http://www.rainbowromancewriters.com/join
Note: you need to be an existing member of RWA to join RRW (gotta love these ThreeLetterAcronyms *g*)

Writers and readers of LGBT romance come from all walks of life, with a shared certainty: Love knows no boundaries. Our members are career-focused individuals creating, publishing, and promoting LGBT romance.

Rainbow Romance Writers develops and promotes excellence in LGBT romance fiction, offering a virtual home to professional authors of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender love stories. Our members come from all walks of life but a love of literature is a common bond that connects us. As an active chapter of the Romance Writers of America, our chapter:

*Fosters artistic and professional success
*Helps members succeed as artists and professionals
*Advocates passionately for our rapidly expanding market online and at events both LGBT and romance-related
*Provides a dynamic resource for our members, the media, and the publishing industry
*Challenges assumptions, boosts visibility, and celebrates the scope of LGBT romance

Rainbow Romance Writers opens doors. We continue to push for research, awareness, and education in unexpected communities. With every story, our members build bridges with unexpected allies: romance readers expanding their horizons and LGBT readers discovering romance fiction for the first time.

We are changing minds, one heart at a time.

Reading colors your life

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


COME ON OVER!

My blog posts are now mirrored at my new website www.clarelondon.com, though I will continue Live Journal for the foreseeable future. You can subscribe to the new blog/website through this link.
Thanks!
 

red carpet

On the red carpet - Mickie B Ashling

Posted on 2014.03.23 at 20:52
Tags: ,
Please welcome my fellow Dreamspinner Press author, Mickie B. Ashling, to talk about her new release.

And when you read where it's set, you'll realise how VERY apt it is for me, after the tooth-saga-beset year I'm currently experiencing! Ah well, what doesn't kill us, and all that ... :).

Now over to Mickie ...

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Fractured1bThank you for inviting me to share an excerpt from my latest release Fractured. As an avid reader, I've come across every sort of character imaginable: firemen, vampires, shape-shifters, doctors, polo players, cops, teachers, you name it, I've seen it. The one thing I rarely find are stories featuring dentists. Let’s face it, almost everyone agrees on one thing—dentists rank up there with morticians and tax collectors. Most people associate them with pain and financial ruin, when they’re only trying to make things better, not worse. Imagine what your life would be like without teeth. Pretty grim if you ask me. Nowadays, you can get replacements with a lot less pain and trauma than in years past. But enough with the PSA. What I’m trying to say is we need dentists as much as we need our cops, firemen, and teachers. Let’s take them out of the Dark Ages and try to see them in a better light. The majority of them are pretty cool, and some are even drool worthy. What are the odds of falling in love at first sight in a dental chair? Stranger things have happened, and they're usually happening in my world.

Like the previous novels in this series, Fractured is set in a San Francisco dental clinic. Characters from Impacted and Bonds of Love make guest appearances but Fractured can be read as a stand-alone. My latest dentist is Lance Roberts, new to the Bay Area and hoping to find the perfect sub to complete his Dominant nature. Roque Celdran is a struggling Mexican-American who's just suffered some facial trauma due to an unfortunate encounter at a BDSM club. Neither man expects to find romance in this incongruous setting, but they do. Here's the official blurb and a short excerpt.

Blurb
Roque “Ro” Celdran dreams of a better life, far away from the hand-to-mouth existence of his migrant worker family. He moves to San Francisco to study Landscape Design but finds himself short of cash. Tony, Ro’s identical twin, comes up with a plan to help Ro make ends meet. The BDSM club Tony frequents is looking for gay men to act as submissives to the Dommes-in-training. Ro reluctantly takes the job and falls headfirst into a world he neither understands nor desires.

Lance Roberts is the new doctor at the dental practice started by Scott Gregory and Robin Kennedy. On the surface, he seems to have it all: the Mensa IQ, blond and blue-eyed good looks, and the determination to make it in his competitive field. Underneath lies a frustrated Dom in search of the perfect sub who can handle his obsessive behavior and debilitating need for control.

When Ro ends up in Lance’s dental chair, the last thing either one expects is a physical and mental connection. Ro’s attraction to “White Bread” never pans out, and Lance’s weakness for Latinos always leads to a dead end. Could this time be different? What happens between the two alphas leads to a lot of soul-searching and some surprising conclusions.

Bio
Mickie B. Ashling is the alter-ego of a multifaceted woman raised by a single mother who preferred reading over other forms of entertainment. She found a kindred spirit in her oldest child and encouraged her with a steady supply of dog-eared paperbacks. Romance was the preferred genre, and historical romances topped her favorites list.

By the time Mickie discovered her own talent for writing, real life had intruded, and the business of earning a living and raising four sons took priority. With the advent of e-publishing and the inevitable emptying nest, dreams were resurrected, and the storyteller was reborn.

She stumbled into the world of men who love men in 2002 and continues to draw inspiration from their ongoing struggle to find equality and happiness in this oftentimes skewed and intolerant world. Her award-winning novels have been called "gut wrenching, daring, and thought provoking." She admits to being an angst queen and making her men work damn hard for their happy endings.

Mickie loves to travel and has lived in the Philippines, Spain, and the Middle East but currently resides in a suburb outside Chicago.

Fractured is now available in paperback or e-book format at Dreamspinner Press HERE.

You can contact Mickie at mickie.ashling@gmail.com or leave a comment on her website at http://mickieashling.com or her blog http://mickiebashling.blogspot.com.

Excerpt
Dr. Roberts walked in before Ro turned on the music, and he removed one earbud so he could hear the doctor talk. He exuded the same confidence that had set Roque at ease when they’d first met, and this morning he was a welcome sight. An easy smile creased Lance’s face as he greeted him. The light-blue gown made of some papery fabric made him look like one of the surgeons on his grandmother’s favorite telenovela. Dr. Roberts epitomized everything Roque ever dreamed of in a man, although he was just as unattainable as the proverbial stars he longed to reach. He could only imagine Tony’s caustic remarks about his attraction for “white bread.” Was it the blond hair and blue eyes that yanked his chain, or was it everything else the man symbolized? Now wasn’t the time to psychoanalyze his feelings for the good doctor. There would be more time in the future to figure out what, if anything, was drawing him toward the guy. Hell, he probably had a wife and two kids waiting at home.

“How are you holding up?” Lance asked, drawing on the latex gloves. “The swelling appears to have gone down somewhat. How’s the pain?”

Roque nodded. “It’s manageable.”

Lance sat down and rolled a little closer. “Have you ever had a shot in your mouth?”

“No, sir.”

“It’ll sting for a second, but the minute the anesthetic gets into your bloodstream you won’t feel a thing. Your face will feel different, but it’s an illusion. The tissue won’t grow even if you think it’s expanding. Your nose might go numb as well, so don’t freak out. Our nerves are an intricate network, like the roots of a tree. They branch out in all directions and hitting a spot in your mouth could affect parts of your face temporarily. This is nothing unusual, and I don’t want you to worry.”

“Okay.”

“What you will feel is some pressure when I’m extracting the root tips that are still buried underneath the gum. Do you want me to talk you through the process, or would you rather I keep my mouth shut?”

“I’d rather not know what you’re doing if that’s okay.”

“Suits me fine,” Lance commented. “Some patients like a running commentary, and others believe in the old adage that ignorance is bliss.”

“That,” Roque concurred. “The less I know the better.”

“If you want me to stop, for whatever reason, raise your hand. Don’t jerk or push me away. I may end up drilling your tongue or cheek if that happens.”

“Shit,” Roque murmured.

“Don’t worry, buddy. It’s never happened on my watch, but there’s always a first time.”

“I’d rather not be your first.”

“That makes two of us.”

“Do you have the false teeth ready?”

“Sure do,” Lance said, looking exceedingly pleased with his efforts. “It took a couple of tries, but I’m very happy with the end result. Here, let me show you,” he said, reaching for a small plastic box. He withdrew the temporary bridge and showed it to Roque. “What do you think?”

“Looks like teeth to me.”

“It’ll look even better once it’s in your mouth. Now, remember. This is made of acrylic, so don’t try and crack walnuts or even bite into an apple or a burger. You have to cut your food or you’ll end up with problems I may not be able to fix.”

“What if it breaks and you’re not around?”

“It’s unlikely to happen so long as you’re careful.”

“I’ll be good.”

Lance smiled. “Did you take your antibiotic this morning?”

“Yes.”

“Have you had any breakfast?”

“I was too nervous to eat.”

“You’re not going to be able to eat anything for several hours.”

“Don’t usually have time for breakfast, Doc.”

“Alright,” Lance said. “There is one last thing.”

“What?”

“Your heart might start to race when I give you the shot. There’s epinephrine in the solution, and it’s been known to turn a steady heartbeat into a livelier conga line.”

“I’m a good dancer,” Roque quipped. “Bring it on, Doc.”

Lance looked at Susie and nodded. “Let’s get going.”

Roque put the earbud back in place and turned on the iPod. He put it on shuffle mode and closed his eyes, bracing for the shot. It did sting for a few seconds, but then it faded away, and soon he didn’t feel much of anything. There was a moment of panic when his heart began to race, but he remembered what the doc had said about the stimulant, and he took a deep breath to ride out the jumpy feeling. It passed in a few minutes, and he slowly began to relax.

Since he’d never sat in a dental chair before, he had no basis for comparison, but he could tell that the doc had a very light touch. He was so gentle that Ro almost fell asleep a couple of times. Who knew this could be so relaxing? Susie was no slouch either. She handled the steady exchange of instruments with a confidence born of years of practice. Neither partner in this intricate healing dance ever paused or pondered the next move. There was a reassuring synchronicity to their movements. Before he realized it, they were done. Susie wiped his mouth with a water-soaked piece of gauze to remove any blood and dabbed his lips with some Vaseline to help the dryness.

Lance pulled out one of Ro’s earbuds and passed over a hand mirror. “Tell me what you think.”

Ro brought up the mirror and stared at his face. He was still black and blue from the original beating and a little swollen around the mouth, but when he smiled, he saw perfect-looking teeth.

His eyes filled with grateful tears, and he whispered, “Thank you.”

“You’re welcome,” Lance said in the same soft tone. “Everything went as expected. I wasn’t able to place the implants, but I cleaned out the area and did some bone grafting to prepare the site. We’ll place the implants in a couple of months. In the meantime, you’re no worse for wear. You’ll be just fine.”



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


COME ON OVER!

My blog posts are now mirrored at my new website www.clarelondon.com, though I will continue Live Journal for the foreseeable future. You can subscribe to the new blog/website through this link.
Thanks!



PART FIVE - brassier and better :)

Who loves a good story? We all do, of course! And the UK Meet Spice Girls(+ Guy) team are here to provide that for you :)

Here's Liam's introduction to it all:

"This is a blog story the five Spice Girls organisers of UK Meet are writing together. I shamelessly stole this idea from the Festival of Romance where they explained it was taken from the tradition of telling stories around a camp fire. This may be a mess as we all write very differently, but I’m hoping it’s a bit of fun. Do please share this by RTing, facebooking, blogging to spread the word to other writers and readers about UK Meet 2014 in Bristol."

There are still some places left, come on over to the website and join in the fun!

And in the meantime, here's the Story So Far - and the LATEST INSTALMENT from Elin Gregory :).

As Liam says: *opens first page of book*

Part 1 by Liam Livings

I stumbled back through the unfamiliar roads of Canal Street in Manchester. I leant against a lamp post while a drag queen handed me a light for the pink pastel gold tipped cigarette I’d just begged off her. I raised my eyebrows as I cupped my hand around the cigarette...

Part 2 by Charlie Cochrane

“I did my adductor last season. Bloody painful,” he said, running his finger down from his groin, as if I didn’t know where the adductor was. And hadn’t already noticed his groin.
“They can be awful. Better now?” I had no idea whether—or how—it might affect somebody’s off pitch performance, but it was a worry...

Part 3 by Clare London

The tequila was warm and smooth, and not remotely like sambuca. Maybe because we were already half-pissed. Maybe because we were drinking it out of tooth mugs. Maybe because when Rob leaned across the bed and filled up my mug for the who’s counting-est time, he planted his soft, sticky lips on mine and kissed me very soundly...

Part 4 by J.L. Merrow

I cowered under my entirely too flimsy half-a-sheet as fists the size of York Minster clenched by his sides. The only plus point was that if he was planning to rip my balls off for my sins, he’d have a bugger of a job finding them. They’d just shrivelled to the approximate dimensions of sambuca coffee beans....

Part 5 by Elin Gregory

I drank some water, clinked the tea cups, boiled the kettle, checked my phone for texts [nothing from Nigel but I could get laser eye surgery for a very decent price] and tried to ignore the running water, the sounds of movement beyond the bathroom door.
I should go back to my room. I should get a good night’s sleep and try to put this evening behind me. I shouldn’t tempt fate by staying here....

part5 ... TO BE CONCLUDED NEXT WEEK ... !!

june

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

COME ON OVER!

My blog posts are now mirrored at my new website www.clarelondon.com, though I will continue Live Journal for the foreseeable future. You can subscribe to the new blog/website through this link.
Thanks!


ukmeetJune

UK Meet nearing capacity

Posted on 2014.03.08 at 16:12
Tags:

There are fewer than 10 spaces left for UK Meet 2014 - no wonder, given the programme of events, the optional entertainment events, the extras (bag of goodies, USB stick, spot prizes).

Once we hit capacity, we'll set up a waiting list - people do sometimes drop out at the last minute but we can't guarantee that. Please make sure you don't miss out!


From the UK Meet team - Charlie, Clare, Jamie, Jo and Liam

june

Come on over to LOVE ROMANCES CAFE Yahoo Group and meet the UK Meet team TODAY!

Ask Clare, Charlie, Jo, Liam and Jamie all those burning questions!

What's the UK Meet? Who are you all? Can I come?

What are you working on? What's your latest / sexiest / spookiest / most loved release?


And when you run out of questions - our fabulous hostess Dawn will have a few more to keep us occupied and you entertained!




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

COME ON OVER!

My blog posts are now mirrored at my new website www.clarelondon.com, though I will continue Live Journal for the foreseeable future. You can subscribe to the new blog/website through this link.
Thanks!

Previous 10