Thursday, 14 April 2022

OUT NOW: STORM WARNING Second edition only $0.99 for limited period

 


My 2020 novel Storm Warning is now available in a revised edition from Amazon in ebook, paperback and KU. If you have already purchased the previous version, then the new edition should automatically update in your Kindle library.

So, what’s new and why?

Well, to make a long story short, the original version did not go down quite how I planned. My intention was that Storm Warning would be the first novel in a series set onboard the cruise ship Atlantic Star. The first few books would be a set of loosely linked standalone romances that would conclude in a final novel which would tie everything together. As the first story, Storm Warning set up the format –a standalone love story between two men, Jamie and Dexter, who meet on the ship. It’s pretty self-contained delivering the happy ending the guys deserve. A short epilogue at the end of the book set up the premise for the series and ended on a cliff-hanger.

And there lies the problem. To say the epilogue didn’t go down well is putting it mildly. It was trashed. Reviewers who admitted they liked the book, marked it down for those last few pages. It seemed like everyone hated it. I should have made it clearer in the marketing that Storm Warning was the first of series, but by then the damage was done. Though I loved the book, the setting and the characters, the backlash cut deep, and I lost all heart for the series.

So now, this second edition revises the book into a complete standalone. The controversial cliff-hanger now appears as a deleted scene with author notes explaining my intention for the series and how it might have developed. Hopefully, fresh readers will be able to enjoy Jamie and Dexter’s story, without wondering WTF when they reach the end.

I love Storm Warning. I knew soon after publication, when I abandoned my plans for the series, that I would rework it into a single title, but it’s taken a little time and distance before I felt able to look at it again. Now that the disappointment of the original release has subsided, I’m delighted to present it again in this new version.

For a limited time the ebook is available for just $0.99

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Thursday, 27 January 2022

OUT NOW: THE RUNNER

 The Runner. Book 3 in the Success Series is available in ebook now.




An Olympic hero faces his longest run – to make up for the past.

Alex Schaefer is a sports journalist and commentator at the top of his game. He hosts a successful weekly podcast has just written the biography of a world class football player. With his career on an upward trajectory, Alex has never been busier. There is no time in his life for love or romance.

Ethan Bower was used to success. As a British sprinter, he won a host of silver and gold medals at the Olympics, European and Commonwealth championships, and spent over a decade at the top. Persistent injuries brought Ethan’s career to an abrupt halt in his mid-thirties. Now he has to start over again. Trying to get his foot in the door of athletics commentary and presenting isn’t easy.

Ethan and Alex have history. Eight years ago, at the height of Ethan’s success, Alex was chosen to ghost write his autobiography. An experience they would both rather forget. Ethan hated what Alex wrote about him; a fact he’s made very public. When Ethan attends the launch of Alex’s latest book, they meet again for the first time in years and something becomes apparent to both of them – they have each improved with age. Now in their thirties, they are older and more mature.

Can they put the past behind them and their ambitions for the future to take a chance on each other now? 

121 pages

Publisher: Pride Publishing

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Monday, 8 November 2021

OUT NOW: SAFE HARBOUR

 Safe Harbour, book 2 in the Jagged Shores series is out today.


Two lovers seek shelter in a storm of jealousy and passion.

Matt arrives in the seaside town of Nyemouth for a much-needed vacation. As a successful lawyer, Matt has a hectic career, and with an ex-husband still pestering him for money, he is long overdue a break. A holiday home perched above the town and its breath-taking harbour seems like the perfect place to unwind. Matt can’t wait to explore the beautiful, jagged shorelines and lose himself for a couple of weeks.

Jake has made a home in Nyemouth. After growing up in the city, living on the coast is everything to him. Running a business with his sister and volunteering on the crew of the local lifeboat, he is exactly where he wants to be. But Jake’s life is far from peaceful. Though he left his domineering husband Vince a year ago, Vince refuses to consent to a divorce or loosen his controlling hold on Jake.

On Matt’s first night in town, he encounters the couple having a blazing row. When Vince turns violent, Matt intervenes and takes Jake inside to escape his angry ex. Despite what happened, Matt feels a powerful attraction to the younger man. Jake is bright, endearing and unbelievably attractive, but the young man’s life is complicated. Matt already has enough problems of his own. He came away looking for an escape, not a starry-eyed distraction. As Matt and Jake get to know each other better, the gamble on a holiday romance becomes hard for either of them to resist. They have both been unlucky in love before. Maybe this time will be different.

Vince will not be shaken off so easily. He has no intention of letting Jake go…ever. As Matt’s and Jake’s emotions deepen, they do not understand how far Vince will take things to keep his husband. As far as Vince is concerned, they made a vow to each other… “till death do us part.”

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Friday, 1 October 2021

SAFE HARBOUR: JAGGED SHORES Book 2

 Well hello. It feels like forever since I last wrote an update for the blog. I’ve never been very good at this and prefer to write about fictional characters than myself. I’ve been hard at work on several projects, including a huge novel of 130,000 words. I’m currently working on the second draft of that so it’s a long was from being ready. It hasn’t been all work. I fit in a couple of lovely breaks away, including a fabulous nine-night cruise along the west and southern coast of England.

Next up is the second novel in the Jagged Shores series. North Point is one of my favourite books, so it was a pleasure to return to the seaside town of Nyemouth for another exciting tale. Safe Harbour will be published on 9th November 2021 by Pride Publishing and is available to pre-order right night.


Two lovers seek shelter in a storm of jealousy and passion.

Matt arrives in the seaside town of Nyemouth for a much-needed vacation. As a successful lawyer, Matt has a hectic career, and with an ex-husband still pestering him for money, he is long overdue a break. A holiday home perched above the town and its breath-taking harbour seems like the perfect place to unwind. Matt can’t wait to explore the beautiful, jagged shorelines and lose himself for a couple of weeks.

Jake has made a home in Nyemouth. After growing up in the city, living on the coast is everything to him. Running a business with his sister and volunteering on the crew of the local lifeboat, he is exactly where he wants to be. But Jake’s life is far from peaceful. Though he left his domineering husband Vince a year ago, Vince refuses to consent to a divorce or loosen his controlling hold on Jake.

On Matt’s first night in town, he encounters the couple having a blazing row. When Vince turns violent, Matt intervenes and takes Jake inside to escape his angry ex. Despite what happened, Matt feels a powerful attraction to the younger man. Jake is bright, endearing and unbelievably attractive, but the young man’s life is complicated. Matt already has enough problems of his own. He came away looking for an escape, not a starry-eyed distraction. As Matt and Jake get to know each other better, the gamble on a holiday romance becomes hard for either of them to resist. They have both been unlucky in love before. Maybe this time will be different.

Vince will not be shaken off so easily. He has no intention of letting Jake go…ever. As Matt’s and Jake’s emotions deepen, they do not understand how far Vince will take things to keep his husband. As far as Vince is concerned, they made a vow to each other… “till death do us part.”

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Safe Harbour has all the ingredients that made North Point such a hit. Handsome men, sizzling sex, danger, intrigue, jealousy and lots of romance. It’s also got a stunning cover designed by Kelly Martin. I can’t wait until the book is out there.

 The second book in the Success series Tomorrow’s Hero finally came out in August. The book was delayed due to circumstances beyond my control, but I’m happy to say book 3 is all set to go with a publication date of 18th January 2022. In the meantime, check out book 2.



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Stay safe, take care and keep reading

Love Thom

Friday, 17 September 2021

OUT NOW: Tomorrow's Hero

 My novella Tomorrow's Hero is available now at all major ebook sellers. From Pride Publishing this is the second book in my Success series of mm romances.


Book two in the Success series

A professional footballer with a secret. Can love conquer a lifetime of fear?

On the surface, international football star Fernando Inglesias has the perfect life—his dream career, fame, wealth and a beautiful girlfriend on his arm. At twenty-nine, Fernando has it all, but success is fragile, and one mistake could destroy everything. Fernando has a secret he will never share, something that could destroy everything he’s worked hard to achieve. There are no openly gay male footballers in the professional league, and he has no intention of becoming the first.

Ibiza…the party playground of Europe—a hedonistic island where anything is possible. On a weekend trip with the boys, love is the last thing Fernando expects to find. A chance meeting with Joshua, a handsome English visitor, changes it all. For the first time, he finds himself interested in more than sex from another guy. As Fernando and Joshua grow closer, the stakes are high on both sides as they struggle to overcome their personal differences.

Can Fernando risk his career for the sake of loving another man?


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Thursday, 1 July 2021

COVER REVEAL: Tomorrow's Hero

It's been a while since I've posted but I'm delighted to come back with the cover reveal for my next book.

Tomorrow's Hero is the second book in the Success series from Pride Publishing.



A professional footballer with a secret. Can love conquer a lifetime of fear?

On the surface, international football star Fernando Inglesias has the perfect life—his dream career, fame, wealth and a beautiful girlfriend on his arm. At twenty-nine, Fernando has it all, but success is fragile, and one mistake could destroy everything. Fernando has a secret he will never share, something that could destroy everything he’s worked hard to achieve. There are no openly gay male footballers in the professional league, and he has no intention of becoming the first.

Ibiza…the party playground of Europe—a hedonistic island where anything is possible. On a weekend trip with the boys, love is the last thing Fernando expects to find. A chance meeting with Joshua, a handsome English visitor, changes it all. For the first time, he finds himself interested in more than sex from another guy. As Fernando and Joshua grow closer, the stakes are high on both sides as they struggle to overcome their personal differences.

Can Fernando risk his career for the sake of loving another man?


Tomorrow's Hero will be published on 31st August 2021

Monday, 6 July 2020

OUT NOW: NORTH POINT

Big news today. North Point is out in paperback and eBook. I loved writing this book. It’s set in a fictional coastal town called Nynemouth, very like the place I grew up in Northumberland. I loved everything about that area of the world. It’s so rugged and romantic and it will form the backdrop for all of the books in my Jagged Shores series, of which North Point is the first.


It should be the start of a perfect vacation. After a period of stress, Arnie Walker takes his nine-year-old son AJ home for the holidays. Arnie grew up in Nyemouth, a picturesque fishing town on the North-East coast of England, and he wants AJ to experience the kind of carefree, endless summer he enjoyed as a boy. It’s a short-lived dream. While taking an evening walk along the North Point cliff, Arnie and AJ witness a murder attempt.

For the volunteer crew of Nyemouth Lifeboat Station, it’s a rescue mission like none before, Helmsman Dominic Melton is part of the team who rescue the victim from the deadly North Sea. When Arnie and Dominic come together in the aftermath of the attack, the attraction is instant. Arnie isn’t looking for a relationship. He’s committed to his son’s wellbeing and has no time for a distraction like Dominic, even though the handsome ex-naval officer is hard to dismiss. Is it possible for Arnie to full fill his promises to AJ while falling for Dominic?

 Despite the distraction, a fledgling killer remains at large. As feelings between Arnie and Dominic develop, so does the danger they are in. North Point may be a beautiful place to fall in love, but it could also be the most dangerous.

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