Adopted as a baby, Giles Frobisher has grown up with every privilege. Encouraged by his best friend—and secret crush—Oz to seek out his birth mother, he’s appalled to discover she’s loud, lower-class, and insists on calling him Wayne!
Giles’ snobbier-than-thou, none-too-faithful boyfriend Hugh is equally horrified, and Oz, who’s always been secretive about his own family, starts acting very strangely.
It seems Giles is about to learn that good breeding has nothing to do with who your parents are!
(This story was previously published in the Tea & Crumpet anthology)
Free to download from JMS Books: J.L. Merrow – Good Breeding
A seasonal story set in 1926. John is staying with his wealthy college friend Lawrence for the Christmas holidays–and desperately trying to hide his feelings for him. He’s beginning to think it might have been a bad idea…
Written for the 2011 Speak its Name advent calendar.
Read online at J.L. Merrow website: J.L. Merrow – Daylily
Hal’s a big, shy bear of a man, just arrived at his first ever gay holiday resort. A nude gay resort. When a similarly-sized, good-looking Asian guy asks to join him for breakfast, what’s Hal to do? Apart from wish the cereal bowl he’s using for a loincloth was one hell of a lot bigger, that is…
A short, fluffy story, written for the Goodreads m/m group Hot Summer Days anthology.
Read online at J.L. Merrow website: J.L. Merrow – Bear Naked
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.
Download for free at Smashwords: British Flash
A free standalone short story in the Camwolf-verse.
Sex with a stranger can be riskier than you know… particularly if that stranger turns out to be a werewolf. A companion to — or appetiser for — my novel Camwolf, now available from Samhain Publishing.
Two years ago a casual encounter in Stuttgart left Carl changed forever. He thought he could handle being a werewolf—until he passed the curse on to his English lover, Nick Sewell.
Now Carl’s come back to Germany to look for answers from the man who made him a monster. But Stefan’s disappeared, and in his place Carl finds Christian, who may have as much to hide as Carl does—or even more.
Please note: this story is dark fantasy/erotica, NOT romance.
Download for free at Smashwords: J.L. Merrow – Lonewolf
Inspired by this picture posted by Cryselle on her blog, there is now a mini-sequel to Dave and Archie’s story in Stroke to His Cox
Free to read at J.L. Merrow website: J.L. Merrow – Firm Pressure
A FREE anthology of m/m paranormal erotic romance containing stories by Josephine Myles, Scarlet Blackwell, Stevie Woods, Erik Orrantia and Nix Winter.My story: Sacrifice: As a child, Damien had the best of everything. That all changed when his father found out Damien was gay. Now Damien’s determined to get back what he lost, even if it takes blood and sacrifice—and the unwitting help of a young man he’s only just met.
Free download at ARe: Just One Bite, Vol One
Carlo Collodi (author of Pinocchio) will be spinning in his Tuscan grave, although possibly not as fast as Walt Disney. The Brothers Grimm may be feeling a little dizzy as well… Lonely woodcarver Joseph, purveyor of fine hand-crafted goods to the BDSM market, decides to craft the ultimate sex toy, a life-size wooden Boy. Unfortunately Joseph’s Boy has a mind of his own…
Free download from Smashwords: J.L. Merrow – A Real Boy
This is a micro-sequel to my short story, Good Company. It was written in response to a photo prompt from GS Wiley.
Free read at J.L. Merrow website: J.L. Merrow – On The Beach
All free stories also available from J.L. Merrow Free Reads