Boy Meets Boy Meets Boy Anthology by J.L. Merrow & Josephine Myles Guest Post, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have J.L. Merrow and Josephine Myles stopping by with their new Mad About Brit Boys anthology Boy Meets Boy Meets Boy, we have a great guest post, a fantastic giveaway and Lisa’s review so enjoy the post and leave a comment on this post <3 ~Pixie~

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Boy Meets Boy Meets Boy

(Mad About the Brit Boys 04)
by

J.L. Merrow & Josephine Myles

Good men come in threes!

Three’s definitely not a crowd in this trio of contemporary erotic male/male/male ménages with a very British flavour from gay romance favourites Josephine Myles and JL Merrow.

Let your fantasies run wild as you take in the fit bodies down at the gym, or enjoy a very special birthday present from a loving partner. And even a trip to the dentist can be enjoyable with the right sort of distraction!

These stories have all been previously published, but are now available exclusively in this anthology. 

Kit Bag by JL Merrow

Working late at the gym one night, Kit’s delighted when two of his fantasies made flesh come in for a workout. The guys he’s dubbed Black Muscle Vest and Grey Sweats are tall, gorgeous and insanely built, and Kit can hardly take his eyes off their glistening, pumped-up muscles.

But he’s not the only one who’s been dreaming of a little hot and sweaty man-on-man-on-man action. Harry and Sven are only too happy to make Kit’s fantasy a reality in the changing room—and Kit’s going to get a workout of his own he’ll never forget!

Unwrapped: The Birthday Gift by Josephine Myles

All Dave wants for his birthday is a threesome, and his devoted boyfriend Mark is keen to oblige. Enter Pedro, the mysterious stranger they pick up from the pub. Taking him home with them promises a scorching encounter… if only Dave can deal with his nerves first!

Getting a Filling by JL Merrow

Ivo’s terrified of going to the dentist, even with his lover, Colin, there for moral support. But when the dentist turns out to be gorgeous—and gay—fear turns to flirtation. The next time Ivo ends up in the dentist’s chair it’s a lot more fun, as the support Colin and Ted give him is very immoral indeed!

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J.L. Merrow & Josephine Myles

Today Josephine Myles and JL Merrow (Jamie) are here to celebrate the release of their latest joint anthology, which this time is a collection of m/m/m erotica. They’re discussing some of the difficulties of writing outside of their main comfort zone. Take it away, girls!

Jamie: Although Jo’s written a novel-length m/m/m romance, the brilliant The Hot Floor, it’s fair to say that for both of us, writing three guys together instead of two is a bit of a departure. There are definitely aspects of menage that are trickier to deal with than your average twosome – it can be hard to find three distinct characters who all complement one another, and then there’s all those flipping male pronouns! Plus, if you write erotic scenes, there’s a danger it can end up like one of those comedy improv shows where there always has to be one guy standing, one sitting, and one lying down.

But then again, as writers we’re continually challenged to step out of our comfort zone. It’s sound advice: there’s nothing worse than plodding through the motions and writing the same thing all the time. If the writer’s bored, how can the reader be otherwise? Stepping out of your comfort zone can keep you on your toes.

Jo: Absolutely, although at the moment all writing is taking me out of my comfort zone. My comfort zone being vegging out on the sofa with a cup of tea and the telly on, while Gabriel plays on the floor.

But I think you’re right that the projects that scare you the most are often the most worth writing. At the moment I’m scared to write more sci-fi, which means I probably should. If anyone will read it, that is… Then again, I’m also quaking at the idea of writing a crime novel. Basically anything with a convoluted plot that requires lots of planning and preparation has me running for the hills.

What are you scared of writing?

Jamie: Hmm, for me, it’s probably writing darker stuff. I think people have come to expect the funny from me, so it makes me a little nervous that my current WIP is – although not without humour, I’ve been told by people who’ve heard bits from it – definitely not as light as, say, my Shamwell Tales. Some (actually, most) of my characters in this one have real issues that can’t just be swept under the carpet. But the muse wants what it wants, so…

And I’d definitely agree you should write more sci-fi! And a crime novel from you would be great too. If you build it, they will come (pun not intended! *g*)

Jo: Thanks! And yes, we’re both known for the lighter stuff, although you’ve written dark before like your wonderful Fall Hard. I have the same issues when I want to write more thorny plots. Scrap was a good example–not as light as the book that went before it (Stuff)–but it was really well received by readers of the series so perhaps I was worried about nothing. We should just let our muses roam free (within reason), I reckon, or we’ll end up getting writers block and/or burning out.

Although when you’re making a living out of writing, it’s even more scary to make a departure from the norm, especially if it takes you into an entirely different genre. I imagine that’s why successful writers like JK Rowling and Josh Lanyon take on secret pen names.

Have you ever seriously considered writing something way outside of m/m romance?

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Jamie: Okay, confession time. I have actually had published (under a pseudonym, obviously!) a short story of love blossoming gently between two elderly people of the opposite gender. Oh, and another short story about the Easter Bunny with no romance involved whatsoever (warning: it wasn’t fluffy). But while it was fun to branch out, it’s not something I see myself doing a huge amount of. I think my muse just likes m/m too much – and of course, the m/m genre itself covers a huge range from sci fi to paranormal to crime fiction, and beyond. How about you?

Jo: I often consider writing het erotica and/or mainstream women’s fiction, but until I have a really strong storyline that just won’t let go, I’m not willing to risk the time investment. And you’re right, there are still so many stories left to tell in the m/m subgenre. I can’t see me getting bored anytime soon.

Jamie: Yeah, I tried writing het erotica once. I didn’t like it. 😉

Jo: I won’t ask you to critique that one for me, then 😛

Readers, do you get excited when your favourite authors branch out into different genres, or would you rather they stick to what you love them for? Give us some examples of authors who’ve done it well, or not so well.

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Other titles in the series:

Mad About the Boys | Boys Who Go Bump in the Night | Help, My Boyfriend’s an Alien! | Truly, Madly, Boys (coming June 2016)

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About J.L. & Jo

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 mysteries, and is frequently accused of humour.  Her novel Slam! won the 2013 Rainbow Award for Best LGBT Romantic Comedy, and her novella Muscling Through and novel Relief Valve were both EPIC Awards finalists.

JL Merrow is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, International Thriller Writers, Verulam Writers’ Circle and the UK GLBTQ Fiction Meet organising team.

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Josephine Myles

English through and through, Josephine Myles is addicted to tea and busy cultivating a reputation for eccentricity. She writes gay erotica and romance, but finds the erotica keeps cuddling up to the romance, and the romance keeps corrupting the erotica. Jo blames her rebellious muse but he never listens to her anyway, no matter how much she threatens him with a big stick. She’s beginning to suspect he enjoys it.

Jo publishes regularly with Samhain, and now has over ten novels and novellas under her belt. Her novel Stuff won the 2014 Rainbow Award for Best Bisexual Romance, and her novella Merry Gentlemen won the 2014 Rainbow Award for Best Gay Romantic Comedy. She has also been known to edit anthologies and self-publish on occasion, although she prefers to leave the “boring bits” of the ebook creation process to someone else. She loves to be busy, and is currently having fun trying to work out how she is going to fit in her love of writing, dressmaking and attending cabaret shows in fabulous clothing around the demands of a preteen with special needs and an active toddler.

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Giveaway!

Jo and Jamie are gifting one lucky commenter with a book from each of their backlists!

(Just leave a comment on this post)

Review

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Series: Anthology

Author: J.L. Merrow & Josephine Myles

Genre: Gay Erotic Romance 

Length: Short Story (34 Pages)

ISBN: B01CXB75EC

Publisher: Self Published (March 15, 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Reviewer: Lisa 

Blurb: Three’s definitely not a crowd in this trio of contemporary erotic male/male/male ménages with a very British flavour from gay romance favourites Josephine Myles and JL Merrow.

Let your fantasies run wild as you take in the fit bodies down at the gym, or enjoy a very special birthday present from a loving partner. And even a trip to the dentist can be enjoyable with the right sort of distraction!

These stories have all been previously published, but are now available exclusively in this anthology.

Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CXB75EC

Review: This is a cute little anthology by two authors that will have you squirming on the edge of your seat in desire and want. Hot menage’s that will entice you and leave you wanting for more. They are well written but are really too short for actually giving you a good story.

Kit Bag by J.L. Merrow ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Working late at the gym one night, Kit’s delighted when two of his fantasies made flesh come in for a workout. The guys he’s dubbed Black Muscle Vest and
Grey Sweats are tall, gorgeous and insanely built, and Kit can hardly take his eyes off their glistening, pumped-up muscles. But he’s not the only one who’s been dreaming of a little hot and sweaty manon-man-on-man action. Harry and Sven are only too happy to make Kit’s fantasy a reality in the changing room—and Kit’s going to get a workout of his own he’ll never forget!

Damn this was one hot little teaser. It was really too short for more than just a taste but it is hot.

Unwrapped: The Birthday Gift by Josephine Myles ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

All Dave wants for his birthday is a threesome, and his devoted boyfriend Mark is keen to oblige. Enter Pedro, the mysterious stranger they pick up from the pub. Taking him home with them promises a scorching encounter… if only Dave can deal with his nerves first!

This is one hot little story but I never could get into stories where they just bring in a third person. However it is a very hot little teaser to just get your taste buds up.

Getting a Filling by J.L. Merrow ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Ivo’s terrified of going to the dentist, even with his lover, Colin, there for moral support. But when the dentist turns out to be gorgeous—and gay—fear turns to
flirtation. The next time Ivo ends up in the dentist’s chair it’s a lot more fun, as the support Colin and Ted give him is very immoral indeed!

Well this would definitely change anyone’s mind about going to the dentist. It was a hot little tasty morsel but that was all it was just a taste.

Overall ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

These were some very hot and kinky little stories. My problem is I want more than just a taste and even for a little anthology it was short. I was disappointed in it and wished that they were a lot longer. Although the one where they brought in a third to spice it up was not my idea of a cool thing. I am stuck somewhere in between with these stories.

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13 thoughts on “Boy Meets Boy Meets Boy Anthology by J.L. Merrow & Josephine Myles Guest Post, Review & Giveaway!

  1. I love Jo and Jamie’s books. I’ve read the previous books in this series and loved them. So good!
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    1. Thanks! We’ve been crit partners for a long time, so chances are you’ve already read something of mine that Jo’s had an input into, and vice versa! 🙂

  2. Thanks for the post and reviews! I have enjoyed several books by each author.

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  3. I’m excited! I ordered it this morning right after I woke up and now I have it to look forward to after I get off work

  4. I love both these authors, and the anthology sounds great. Thanks so much for sharing and the review.

  5. Congrats on the new release! I think diversity in an authors writing can be fun. This way they can have fun and readers get to see the boundaries of an authors writing and imagination while writing something else.

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