Borrowed from the Secret Intelligence Service cipher department to assist Briers Allerdale – a field agent returning to 1920s London with news of a dangerous anarchist plot – Miles Siward moves into a ‘couples only’ boarding house, posing as Allerdale’s ‘wife’. Miles relishes the opportunity to allow his alter ego, Millie, to spread her wings but if Miles wants the other agent’s respect he can never betray how much he enjoys being Millie nor how attractive he finds Allerdale.
Pursuing a ruthless enemy who wants to throw Europe back into the horrors of the Great War, Briers and Miles are helped and hindered by nosy landladies, water board officials, suave gentlemen representing foreign powers and their own increasing attraction to each other.
Will they catch their quarry? Will they find love? Could they hope for both?
The clock is ticking.
68,000 words/ 248 pages
Publication 1 August 2016
Lisa at The Novel Approach
“… to add to the list of things I liked about this novel, I also respect the fact that there were no pat answers and manufactured happily-ever-afters as wouldn’t have been befitting of the time, place, or historical accuracy of the piece. Gregory displays a deft hand at crafting historical espionage with a classic touch, which is then enhanced by the touching romance.”
Karen at Prism Book Alliance
“There is more than a nod to spy stories of John Buchan and that era, yet it’s also modern, that balance between giving a reader a sense of history, making the period feel totally authentic and also accessible is a balance that many historical novels don’t manage – but this book does it practically perfectly.”
Sue at UK Gay Romance
“I’m not going to give it away, but Eleventh Hour was a good old-fashioned romp of a plot. This book is a joy to read and if you like stories about spooks and old-fashioned thrillers in a London setting, with a large dose of romance, I highly recommend this book.”
Crabbypatty at Gay Book Reviews.
““Eleventh Hour” is set in the London of 1928, and at first glance may seem like a comical bit of English drawing room suspense, complete with a seasoned field agent and a cross-dressing linguist from the cipher and translation department masquerading as husband and wife.
Alongside that dainty tea cup, add in a Tommy gun, anarchists, nasty London sewers, a murderous Macedonian and an absolutely nail-biting ending, and you have a much truer sense of the flavor of “Eleventh Hour.”
Caryn at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
“This book has it all! Action, adventure, romance, spies, car chases, explosives, intrigue, cross-dressing…
Wait. What? Cross-dressing?
Yes indeedy. London, 1928. Ten years after the end of the Great War. An anarchist threat against the British Government foiled by a cross dressing linguistic specialist.
I loved it all.”
Eleventh Hour was also honoured with Runner Up places in the Rainbow Awards of 2016 for Best Gay Book and for Best Gay Historical Romance.
A short story featuring one of the main characters and co-written with Charlie Cochran will be available in January and other stories are in the pipeline.
A Taste of Copper is not currently available, but will be returning in a different format in 2017
Your master has the field for today, but his name, whatever it might be, is without honour.
Olivier the squire worships the Black Knight and takes a fierce joy in his prowess as he defends a bridge against all comers. Olivier only wishes that his master loved him as much in return instead of treating him as a servant and occasional plaything.
Then word comes that the King desires to cross the bridge. With an army approaching, a bright eyed archer enticing him to desert and the first cracks beginning to show in the Black Knight’s gruff demeanour, Olivier is left wondering if his honour is worth more than a chance for happiness.
Multitasking Mommas : ..a fast read but it was filled with the right action, the right bits of romance and erotica 3.5* /4
Blogger Girls : I kinda didn’t want it to end!! 4* /5
Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words : I can see this will be one of my favorite historical reads of the year. Highly Recommended
Gay List Book Reviews : I was all in, loving every minute. B List
Bollocks as a word is a little naughty. It’s a little cheeky. It’s a little rude.
And it’s the tongue-in-cheek theme for this collection of short stories celebrating all things English.
You’ll discover a bonk is not a typo for somewhere to keep your money.
A shag isn’t something thick and plush under your feet to keep them warm, though it is guaranteed to heat you up!
And as for a snog, the boys of Bollocks! can assure you it’s worth finding out what that Brit term means.The stories will make you laugh. They’ll make you snort.They’ll make you blush.Sigh—they’ll probably make you shake your head.
They may even make you want to catch the next flight to England to find something a little British of your own! It’s not just cricket, or jolly hockey sticks, it’s more… it’s the very British, Bollocks!
Healing by Tabitha McGowan
Sheep’s Clothing by Elin Gregory
No Worries Mate by E.S. Skipper
It Could Be You by Anyta Sunday
Just Like Pulling Teeth by L.J. Harris
DIY Delights by Taylin Clavelli
In the Blue Moonlight by H. Lewis-Foster
It’s Written in the Stars by Lily Velden
Please note: Sheep’s Clothing will be released on its own on October 21st
On A Lee Shore
“Give me a reason to let you live…”
Beached after losing his ship and crew, and with England finally at peace, Lt Christopher Penrose will take whatever work he can get. A valet? Why not? Escorting an elderly diplomat to the Leeward Islands seems like an easy job, but when their ship is boarded by pirates, Kit’s world is turned upside down. Forced aboard the pirate ship, Kit finds himself juggling his honor with his desire to stay alive, not to mention his desire for the alarming–yet enticing–captain, known as La Griffe.
Kit has always obeyed the rules, but as the pirates plunder their way across the Caribbean, he finds much to admire in their freedom. He deplores their lawlessness but is drawn to their way of life, and begins to think he might just have found a purpose. Dare he dream of finding love too? Or would loving a pirate take him too far down the road to ruin?
Speak Its Name: I can’t actually think of anything bad to say about this – a Five Star Read.
Mrs Condit Reads: On a Lee Shore is rich in period detail, full of wonderful characters, not just Kit and Le Griffe, but also of the vast array of secondary characters. The book is very well researched; I felt I was living the pirate life along with Kit. The story pulled me in and wouldn’t let me go.
Smut Book club: On a Lee Shore is a recommendation for those of you looking for a juicy, sometimes angsty plot, delicious hurt/comfort, and a slow romantic burn.
Manic Readers: If you love pirates, and hot guys loving each other, you’ll find it in On a Lee Shore. Read this now! You won’t be disappointed.
The Blogger Girls: It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!
Alike As Two Bees – a novella set in Ancient Greece.
Horses, love, and the tang of thyme and honey...
In Classical Greece, apprentice sculptor Philon has chosen the ideal horse to model for his masterpiece. Sadly, the rider falls well short of the ideal of beauty, but scarred and tattered Hilarion, with his brilliant, imperfect smile, draws Philon in a way that mere perfection cannot.
After years of living among the free and easy tribes of the north, Hilarion has no patience with Athenian formality. He knows what he wants—and what he wants is Philon. Society, friends and family threaten their growing relationship, but perhaps a scarred soldier and a lover of beauty are more alike than they appear.
From Speak Its Name: This delightful little story definitely deserves four out of five stars.
From Jessewave: This story reminded me of why I used to love Classical Greece so very much.
From Dark Divas: Alike as Two Bees is a charming look into the human side of antiquity.
From Brief Encounters: I highly recommend this story to those readers looking for a beautifully written romance with a vivid setting.
Halloween Heat I
An Anthology of Erotic Paranormal M/M Romance
Five stories of gay love and passion with a paranormal twist, perfect for Halloween.
“Love Lies Deep” by Tristram La Roche
“Idle Hands” by Reneé George
“Costumes” by Dianne Hartsock
“Eden” by Kiran Hunter
“Set in Stone” by Elin Gregory
Lashings of Sauce – an anthology of LGBT stories by authors attending the 2012 UK Meet.
Available from 22nd July, 2012 from JMS Books.
We Brits love our sauce, whether it’s what we lash on our food, read on our seaside postcards, or write in our stories. Come and enjoy a buffet of tasty LGBTQ treats!
From marriages to reunions, via practical jokes and football matches, to weresloths and possibly the oddest Tarts and Vicars party in the world, join us as we celebrate the UK Meet in the best way we know: telling the story.
As a follow-up to the critically acclaimed British Flash and Tea and Crumpet anthologies, our talented writers bring you sixteen stories about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and genderqueer characters enjoying what Britain and mainland Europe have to offer, with their wonderfully diverse range of cultures and landscapes and some incredibly colourful and quirky people.
Contributors include: Tam Ames, Becky Black, Anne Brooke, Charlie Cochrane, Rebecca Cohen, Lillian Francis, Elin Gregory, Clare London, Sandra Lindsey, JL Merrow, Emily Moreton, Josephine Myles, Zahra Owens, Jordan Castillo Price, Elyan Smith and Robbie Whyte. Edited by: UK MAT (UK Meet Acquisitions Team: Alex Beecroft, Charlie Cochrane, Clare London, JL Merrow and Josephine Myles).
My story: A Few Days Away.
Hugh and Tom enjoy their relationship, up to a point – the point being that they rarely get a chance to express their affection ‘properly’. Hugh’s neighbour bangs on the wall. Tom’s mum complains. A holiday seems to be reasonable solution but just offers more problems to solve.
From Cryselle on Jesseswave: 4.5 stars
Tea and Crumpet
Raise your rainbow umbrellas high and celebrate!
Available now in paperback and ebook from JMS Books and from many other ebook retailers.
Discover an enchanting, entertaining and thought-provoking window into what it means to be queer in Britain, past and present. All these stories reflect the iconic sights and national character of the British Isles: a taste of our idiosyncrasies and eccentricities, but also an unashamed representation of the love, loyalty and laughter of our people.
This anthology is a souvenir of the 2011 UK Meet where GLBTQ supporters get together in a relaxed setting to celebrate and chat about the fiction community they love. Funds from the sale of this anthology will go towards future UK Meets, to which all are welcome. Please visit the website for details.
Including a wide range of style and themes, this is a perfect way to sample different authors and to find both existing and new favourites. Follow the British way of life from historic villages to modern cities, from the countryside to the sea, through history and with a fantasy twist, in gardens, churches, campus and the familiar, much-loved local pub.
The stories cover universal themes of romance, desire, remembrance and reconciliation. The authors range from multi-published to up-and-coming, and they all share a passion for their characters, whether through great drama, erotic excitement, humour, or a combination of all three!
Contributing authors: Alex Beecroft, Jennie Caldwell, Stevie Carroll, Charlie Cochrane, Lucy Felthouse, Elin Gregory, Mara Ismine, Clare London, Anna Marie May, JL Merrow, Josephine Myles, Zahra Owens, Jay Rookwood, Chris Smith, Stevie Woods, Lisa Worrall and Serena Yates.
Edited by: Josephine Myles, Alex Beecroft, Charlie Cochrane, Clare London and JL Merrow.
Cryselle at DarkDivas Reviews
Lisa at Top2Bottom Reviews
Lototy at Coffee Time Romance.
A revealing collection of short LGBT fiction.
Download for free from Smashwords
Enjoy this entertaining collection of flash fiction stories, each one a short but sweet expression of what it means to be queer in Britain, past and present. All these stories reflect the iconic sights and national character of the British Isles: a taste of our idiosyncrasies and eccentricities, but also an unashamed representation of the love, loyalty and laughter of our people.
Follow the British way of life from historic villages to modern cities, from the countryside to the sea, through history and with a fantasy twist, in gardens, shops, campus and the familiar, much-loved local pub.
The stories cover universal themes of romance, desire, remembrance and reconciliation. The authors range from multi-published to up-and-coming, and they all share a passion for their characters, whether through great drama, erotic excitement, humour—or a combination of all three!
This anthology is a souvenir of the 2011 UK Meet, an occasion for GLBTQ supporters to get together in a relaxed setting to celebrate and chat about the fiction community they love.
Contributing authors: Alex Beecroft, Victoria Blisse, Stevie Carroll, Charlie Cochrane, Sophia Deri-Bowen, Erastes, Lucy Felthouse, Elin Gregory, Mara Ismine, Sandra Lindsey, Clare London, JL Merrow, Josephine Myles, Zahra Owens, Jay Rookwood, Caroline Stephens, Stevie Woods, Lisa Worrall and Serena Yates.
Edited by: Josephine Myles, Alex Beecroft, Charlie Cochrane, Clare London and JL Merrow.
Kassa at Three AM Reviews