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I have some news… and a newsletter!

I’m going to be a dedicated blogger. I have literally just finished speaking to N.R. Walker, (over a glass of wine and dinner) about blogging and how she comes up with blog post topics, so I’m going to do my damnedest to keep everyone informed, even if it’s just a quick update on what I’ve been working on or random pic of my office.

Okay, so it’s not really news, but there you go.

On a different note, if you get bored of pics of my laptop but still want to be notified when I have a book coming out,  you can sign up to my newsletter here. This is where I’ll post news about any new releases or giveaways.

In the meantime, did you see that As the Sun Sets was released last month? If you were wondering about Noah’s ex (from As the Leaves Fall) and why he was a total arse, this is his story. It’s really interesting to find out what makes a person tic, don’t you think?

Make sure you check out the whole series if you haven’t already.

Read for free on KU or purchase here.

RJ

 

 

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As the Sun Sets – Release Day!!!

It’s so exciting! It’s release day for As the Sun Sets!

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I enjoyed writing this story. The characters made me laugh and cry, like most of my characters do. But what I really enjoyed about writing this story was Happy, the miserable looking elderly Labrador. You’ll have to read it to see what I mean. I’m sure you’ll love him as much as Scott and Ben do.

Get your copy of As the Sun Sets here. Exclusive to Kindle Unlimited.

Happy reading all!

RJ

As the Sun Sets – 2 days to go!

The third installment of the Love for the Seasons series is only 2 days away!

So why not put your feet up and relax by reading the first two in the series – for FREE – on Kindle Unlimited.

 

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As the Leaves Fall  As the Ice Melts

and don’t forget to preorder As the Sun Sets now!

I’m a NANO Winner!

I have been the slackest author in the history of ever when it comes to updating my blog. I don’t expect this to change. Sorry.

Just wanted to give you a quick update.

I have successfully complete Nanowrimo 2016! Yay!! I’m now going to sleep for a week because that shit’s exhausting.

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What does this mean, I hear you ask?

I used Nano as motivation to get two stories completed. The first one I worked on was As the Sun Sets, the third novel of my Love for All Seasons series. This is Scott’s story who appeared in As the Leaves Fall. You may remember him as Noah’s cheating ex. (I think I have a thing for redeeming bad boys) Anyway, I didn’t think I could do it because no one likes a cheater, but I urge you to give Scott a go. He’s not the person you think he is. I hope to have this ready for release in Feb/Mar 2017.

The second one I wanted to finish is called Solid Rock. This is a standalone about James, a british guy whose estranged father dies and leaves instructions for his ashes to be scattered at Uluru. The dead centre of Australia. There he meets a hunky, laidback, Aussie tour guide. They both think a distraction is in order for a night or two. Neither believe it’s anything more than a holiday hookup, but little do they know just how much they have in common. But James is a tourist and can’t stay legally stay in Australia. Plus, it’s just an extended fling, no emotions involved, right? Right??  You’ll have to wait till May next year to find out what happens with these two, but I promise it’s worth it.

Till then, I’ll keep plodding along. Stay tuned.

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RJ

 

I’m not actually here…

I’m really not. By the time you read this I’ll be winging my way to Europe for a family holiday. Right now I suspect I’m somewhere over eastern Europe. I may be about to land in Amsterdam. I don’t actually know, I only know that I’m not where you think I am.

So let me take this opportunity to shamelessly pimp my two newest stories. As the Leaves Fall and As the Ice Melts are both set in England (which I am about to head to after Amsterdam to see family and catch up with a few friends — Are you jealous yet?)

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As the Leaves Fall is set in London and features two architects who, although know they shouldn’t have a workplace affair, have one anyway. Can they keep their jobs and their relationship? You’ll have to read it to find out.

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As the Ice Melts stars my favourite character ever, Marcus. Poor Marcus. This poor bastard really gets put through the wringer throughout his life and consequently has some trust issues and secrets. By the time you finish reading this, you’ll want to pick Marcus up and squeeze him into a big hug. I know I did.

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I’m off to spend three weeks with my family and have some much needed R&R. After we leave the London and the UK, we’re off to Paris, then the French countryside. From there we’re heading to northern Italy before making our way back to Amsterdam to come home. What does this mean? Basically it means that I’m not going to be around much. I will have limited access to the internet while away so I will be able to answer emails on occasion. But this is a holiday, I’m not taking my laptop with me because I don’t plan on doing any work. So if you need anything from me, it will have to wait until I get back.

So, till then, au revoir. See you in May.

RJ

PS. I’ll probably post some bragging/tourist pics so keep your eye out.

 

 

 

Release Day! As the Ice Melts (Book 2)

Book 2 in the Love for the Seasons series is now out! But seriously, if you haven’t read the first book, you really should. Yes, this can be read as a stand alone, but Marcus appears as a side character in #1, so why wouldn’t you read it?

 

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Here’s the blurb:

As hearts begin to thaw, a betrayal of trust threatens to put out the flames.

When Marcus McDonald receives a formal warning from his employer, he knows it’s time to tuck tail and head home to Manchester. His medical condition forces him to keep people at arm’s length, and it wouldn’t be the first time his temperament has landed him in trouble.

All Adam Radney wants is some time to paint, but his father’s death, leaving Adam and his mum up to their ears in debt, means taking on two jobs. Working at the family’s run-down Manchester fish and chip shop, Adam is confronted by a new, surly face in town and instantly dislikes the icy newcomer. So what if he pushes all of Adam’s hot buttons?

When the ice melts and things heat up between Marcus and Adam, Adam thinks all his dreams have come true. With Marcus’s help, new customers arrive and the chip shop starts to flourish, easing Adam’s mind. But when Adam puts all his trust in Marcus on the busiest night the shop has seen in years, thing go awry and it leaves Adam with more questions than answers.

And an excerpt:

THERE WAS a lull in the evening’s trade, and we had only two customers waiting, and five phone orders to wrap up. I wasn’t worried. There was always a small break between the times people ate their dinner. Some liked it later than others.

I’d been watching a guy through the glass front door who’d been standing outside the shop. He’d glanced at the faded sign in the window then walked away. Now he was back, looking up and down the street, before eyeing the sign again. I wondered if he was going to enter or not.

“Mum. Do you know who that is?” I asked, nodding my head towards the door.

Mum frowned. “No. Doesn’t look like a regular. What do you think he’s doing?”

“I have no idea.” I was hoping he wasn’t trying to get up the nerve to rob us.

The guy walked away again, only to return five minutes later, and this time he actually entered the shop.

He shook his hoodie off and stomped his feet on the mat, dislodging the dirt and ice from his pricey-looking black boots. If he’d been a criminal, he wouldn’t have taken the time to dust off. I couldn’t see where he’d be hiding a weapon, either; his dark blue jeans were practically painted on.

Maybe he was lost. If he was I would’ve loved to help him find his way. This guy tweaked all my buttons, and I couldn’t help but take in his lean form, slim hips, and dishevelled dark blond hair. Designer stubble on a pretty face and I was pretty much a goner.

His icy, blue eyes met mine, and his plump lips pulled into a tight line as he approached the counter.

“Are you Rodney?” he practically snapped at me.

I bristled. Who did he think he was? “Who’s asking?”

“Gran told me to go to the chippie around the block and order her usual, only double. At first I thought she was having me on, but I’ve walked around two blocks and you’re the only chip shop around. She said Rodney would know what her normal order was, ’cause I have no fucking idea. So again, are you Rodney?”

“Did you read the sign?”

“I can’t bloody see the sign, the paint’s all faded. You should do something about that, you know. People will think you’re a run-down drug house or something, which is why I’ve been wandering the streets for the past half hour. Do you know how cold it is?”

Mr Shithead glanced around the shop with a look of disgust. The shop needed a lick of paint, and not just the sign in the window. The wallpaper was peeling, and no matter how many times Mum and I scrubbed the floor, it was always going to be a stained mess.

I reined in my temper. “Gran, you say. From Forbes Road?”

“You know Gran?”

“Obviously.”

He looked down his nose at me, which was quite a feat considering our height difference. “Well, I know you’re not her grandson. How do you know her?”

I bristled again. What an arsehole. “How do you think? She comes in every week and orders the same each time. We all love Gran here. And just how do you know her?” I was hoping he hadn’t just robbed the poor lady blind on her way here. She always walked the same route at the same time of night, so she’d be easy prey for a thug who knew what he was doing.

“Because I’m her grandson. Unlike you.”

“Ahh, you must be Mark.” It was hard to picture. Gran was lovely and sweet, the way most doting grandmothers were. She told it like it was, but she was never rude. This guy couldn’t possibly have been related to her.

His eyes flashed in obvious annoyance. “Marcus. How do you know?”

“You haven’t been listening, have you?” You dumbarse. “Gran comes in each week. Over the years, we’ve gotten to know her a bit. She speaks about you a lot.” I gave him a not-so-subtle once-over. “Some big shot in London, apparently.”

“Well, Rod.” Marcus sniffed. “Gran would like her usual, only doubled. How long will it take?”

“Who’s paying?”

“What?”

“Who’s paying? You or Gran?”

“Me. Why?”

“That’ll be ten quid.”

Marcus’s eyebrows drew together. He pulled his wallet from his back pocket and searched through the large stash of bills, seemingly looking for a tenner. He handed me a five.

“And the rest of it. That’s only a fiver.”

Marcus’s features went from frustrated arsehole to red and embarrassed in a nanosecond. He pulled a twenty out, handed it to me without a word, and then sat down to wait for his order.

I left it till he sat on the farthest chair from me before I asked, “Did you not want your change?”

Marcus came over and I handed him his notes. He wouldn’t look at me, and it appeared all his bravado had fled. He seemed vulnerable and exposed, and I had the distinct feeling he would’ve slunk out if he didn’t have to wait for his food. Without looking at the money, he stuffed it back into his wallet. I could’ve given him anything and he wouldn’t have known

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Release day!! As the Leaves Fall

Release day has come around a little quicker than planned. I guess that’s what happens when you’re juggling editing for three stories all at once.  I am now a master of time management, even if I’m a little more frazzled than usual.

Here’s the blurb for As the Leaves Fall.  Falling onto an eReader near you today!

The perfect job or the perfect man. Surely Aiden and Noah can have both, right?

Aiden Turner’s world flipped upside down when his vengeful ex-boyfriend destroyed a major project, costing his uncle’s architectural firm an important client. Feeling guilty, Aiden has since sworn off all romantic involvement with anyone he works with.

Noah Walker is getting ready to interview for his dream role when he catches Aiden’s eye on the London Tube. They strike up a conversation, and even though the attraction sizzles between them, Noah must decline the offer of a morning coffee. The interview is crucial, and he needs to focus on getting the job, not getting a date.

When Aiden discovers the enigmatic man on the train is the same man he is interviewing, he is torn. But he knows Noah is the right man for the job, and he attempts to put some professional distance between them. However, it’s not long before Noah makes his way under Aiden’s skin.

Neither man can afford to risk their employment, but keeping their relationship a secret takes its toll. When things get ugly, they need to decide what’s more important—or if the job is worth the sacrifice.

Here’s what some readers are saying about Aiden and Noah:

“Check out this book if you want a fun read with scorchin’ hot sex! A great love story.” ~ Jamie. Alpha Book Club

“The motions in this book (like other M/M books) were so much stronger. The devotion the guys have to each other and their families feels so much bigger. I really loved how this story was told and the spicy factor was just enough!” ~ Lora. On Goodreads.

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Don’t forget to check out book #2 As the Ice Melts. Releasing April 01.