Sunday 2 June 2024

Vacant Possession now on wide release

Vacant Possession, my newest indie release, is on wide release now, after a stint exclusive to Amazon. If you enjoyed my non-romance sci-fi books Shoot the Humans First and The Battle of Hollow Jimmy, then I think you'll enjoy this.

Find buy links here. At time of posting this it's still being pushed out to different retailers, and some library services, so check again for your preferred store if it's not there yet.


Vacant Possession


An alien race is trying to take ownership of the Earth, decades after rescuing the survivors of an attack which killed most of humanity. The oldest woman alive, one of the last Earth-born humans, gathers a group to launch the smallest ever invasion of the deserted planet, in a bid to reclaim their lost home.

Eighty years ago, hostile aliens scoured most of humanity from the surface of the Earth with a monstrous weapon that left the planet uninhabitable for humans. Friendly alien rescuers helped the survivors build a refuge on the moon and people from all over the world united in this new home they called Tranquillity City. 

Only a handful of the original survivors are still alive. Now the city is populated by their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Most of those don't even think about their ancestral home planet.

But when the oldest human alive learns that the same aliens who rescued the last human survivors are petitioning the galactic court to allow them to take ownership of the uninhabited Earth, she knows what has to be done to reclaim their lost home planet.

It's time for humans to invade the Earth.


Saturday 25 May 2024

Release Day - Three Times Elspeth Harris Rode to Town

It's new book day again. Something a bit different for me, a historical, set in the Old West. See there was a writing prompt, and I got an idea and here we are. It's a short novella, about 20,000 words long. 

Three Times Elspeth Harris Rode to Town


Three summer weddings bring Elspeth to town, kindling an urge in Rose to learn more about her. Rose learns they have many ideas in common, and hopes she can learn Elspeth’s secrets before summer ends.

Sunday 21 April 2024

More Backlist Bonanza books and a hint about what's coming soon!

The Backlist Bonanza continues

Liar's Waltz, the first book of the Travellers series (and my first ever published book!) is now on wide release - it's available right now on JMS books, and will show up on Smashwords and other ebook retailers in a couple of days. 

Bar owner Karl thinks his new lover is an ally in the fight to save Eternity — the last gay bar on space station Saira. But Greg is actually a reluctant spy desperately trying to salvage his military career.

Available now on JMS Books

Stowaway, the second book of the series, is now on Amazon. It will be exclusively on Amazon for three months and then go on wide release. While exclusive on Amazon it will be available on Kindle Unlimited.

Bedding stowaway Kit is a bad idea for cargo freighter security chief Raine. Kit agrees - he’s been screwed over enough by authority. But they can’t resist the attraction even though they face being parted for good at the end of the voyage.

Amazon UK

Amazon US 

Read full details about the books at my website.


Coming Soon

My next all-new release is a historical F/F novella coming May 25th 2024

Three Times Elspeth Harris Rode to Town

Three summer weddings bring Elspeth to town, kindling an urge in Rose to learn more about her. Rose learns they have many ideas in common, and hopes she can learn Elspeth’s secrets before summer ends.

There had never been as much excitement in the town of Ghostbrook as there was the day Elspeth Harris faced trial for shooting a man. But it’s a clear case of self-defense, and she’s soon free to attend a wedding, where she meets Rose O’Sullivan, the town’s only seamstress, and engages her to make some unusual alterations. Rose knows Elspeth has a secret she is protecting, one Rose has only seen hints of. As a lover of dime novels and tales of adventure, Rose’s imagination runs wild. Could Elspeth be a government agent? An undercover lady Pinkerton?

When they meet again at another wedding and share confidences about their lives, and the difficulties of being a woman alone in the world, Rose grows ever more intrigued by the mysterious Elspeth. What secrets lie behind her beautiful, but aloof exterior? Rose will finally learn those secrets when the third wedding of the summer comes around and with it, a bold proposal.

Watch this space for a cover reveal and pre-order links!

Friday 1 March 2024

A leap back into self-publishing

Check out my newest indie release, Vacant Possession. If you enjoyed my non-romance sci-fi books Shoot the Humans First and The Battle of Hollow Jimmy, then check out my new release Vacant Possession. A fun sci-fi story I wrote for NaNoWriMo 2020, which I guess makes it my pandemic book.

It's exclusively on Amazon for now, enrolled in Kindle Select, making it available to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. It will go wide in the summer and be available from Smashwords and all the usual places.

Vacant Possession


An alien race is trying to take ownership of the Earth, decades after rescuing the survivors of an attack which killed most of humanity. The oldest woman alive, one of the last Earth-born humans, gathers a group to launch the smallest ever invasion of the deserted planet, in a bid to reclaim their lost home.

Eighty years ago, hostile aliens scoured most of humanity from the surface of the Earth with a monstrous weapon that left the planet uninhabitable for humans. Friendly alien rescuers helped the survivors build a refuge on the moon and people from all over the world united in this new home they called Tranquillity City. 

Only a handful of the original survivors are still alive. Now the city is populated by their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Most of those don't even think about their ancestral home planet.

But when the oldest human alive learns that the same aliens who rescued the last human survivors are petitioning the galactic court to allow them to take ownership of the uninhabited Earth, she knows what has to be done to reclaim their lost home planet.

It's time for humans to invade the Earth.

Out now on Amazon - and available on Kindle Unlimited



Saturday 27 January 2024

Palace Ghosts - out now

My latest book is out now! It's a standalone M/M space opera called Palace Ghosts. It's available to buy now and this weekend only is half price on JMS Books as part of a sitewide sale.

Palace Ghosts

When evidence emerges hinting that a long lost starship wasn’t destroyed after all, Ishir Jha has to investigate. His father sent the last desperate message from the ship before it was lost in a battle with pirates. Ish must learn the truth, even if he has to do it alone. But his husband Finn Moran isn’t going to let him run off alone and get killed in the outer system, where the influence of the Li pirate empire is spreading again. This time under the command of the daughter of the warlord who once terrorized the colonies and the ships that plied their trade there. But Li Xhing doesn’t want to terrorize. She wants to rule.


When Finn and Ishir end up as prisoners at Li’s stronghold, The Red Palace, Finn appears ready to accept a recruitment offer to join their captor’s ranks, since the other alternative is a life of slavery. Ishir can only wonder if his husband is losing his mind. But thanks to Finn, plans are being laid elsewhere, to breach the Red Palace’s impenetrable defensive barrier. One that only a few people can navigate, all of them ready to die before giving up the secret. The plans that will change the destiny of the whole outer system and set Finn and Ishir onto a whole new path.

JMS Books
Amazon UK
Amazon US


Monday 22 January 2024

Backlist Bonanza - Liar's Waltz available again now

Just over 13 years since my first published book first came out in January 2011, Liar's Waltz is out again, this time published by JMS Books. 😀

It's currently available exclusively on Amazon, available to users of Kindle Unlimited to read for free. It will be widely released to all the usual retailers and the JMS Books website in April.

Liar's Waltz

Bar owner Karl thinks his new lover is an ally in the fight to save Eternity — the last gay bar on space station Saira. But Greg is actually a reluctant spy desperately trying to salvage his military career.


Lieutenant Greg Matthews took a transfer to space station Saira to make a fresh start. But a rogue military intelligence officer has discovered the closeted Greg’s secret and forces him to spy on Karl Webster, the owner of the last gay bar on Saira. The disapproving military authorities want Karl’s bar closed, and he’s feeling the heat. He thinks his new lover is an ally in his fight, but Greg is reporting on all of Karl’s plans to save the bar. Despite his fear that Greg is too jittery and unstable to bother with, Karl wants him too much to give him up.

He can’t guess the real reason behind Greg’s anxiety—fear of what will happen when Karl discovers his deception. As the campaign against Karl escalates, Greg becomes ever more reluctant to deceive the man he’s falling in love with. The inevitable revelation shatters their relationship and their lives as the blackmailer takes drastic action to silence Karl. Greg must sacrifice everything he’s been trying to protect to undo the damage and save Karl.

Tuesday 16 January 2024

Coming Soon - Palace Ghosts

My next book is out on 27th of January! It's a standalone M/M space opera called Palace Ghosts. It's available for pre-order now

Finn and Ishir are chasing clues about a starship long thought lost in a battle with a pirate warlord. When the daughter of that warlord takes them prisoner, they face the choice of slavery, or being recruited to her team, as she expands her influence in a star system of remote colony planets. When Finn seems tempted by the offer Ishir can only assume his husband is going crazy.

 

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