While the WiP Shelf is the messy, creative part of my office, the Coming Soon shelf is the orderly side. Books listed here are either contracted or in production and only need polishing and buffing before they’re ready. Now that I’m getting the hang of this book-writing malarkey, I’m hoping to always have something on this page for you to look forward to…
A Rathbone & McGowan Story
Me and Mrs Jones. Ian Rathbone hates the song with everything he has. When he risks his life to shut down illegal weapons labs in a country still recovering from a military coup and six years of anarchy he doesn’t want to come home to hear it blare through his apartment, a wordless confession that his partner Tom has strayed once more.
After eighteen months and too many infidelities to count, Ian can’t help but wonder why he stays with Tom. Especially when his new work partner is loyal, genuine, and genuinely tempting Patrick McGowan. The chemistry between them is undeniable, but Ian doesn’t cheat.
Before he acts on his growing attachment, he needs time to sort out his relationship with Tom. Patrick, though he has his own demons to battle and his own secrets to keep, is willing to give him that time.
But in a danger-filled job like theirs, and with an unseen enemy who works to take down the Sweepers before they can get to him, will they even stand a chance?
Swings & Roundabouts | The Power of Zero #4
Jack Horwood doesn’t do things by halves. Once he’s decided to build a home and family with Gareth, Nico, and Daniel he’s all in, whether that means helping with homework, arguing with banks and builders or taking care of Gareth, who is snowed under with work and his freelance job for Aidan.
Stressed, tired and barely home, Gareth doesn’t believe that Jack finds looking after his home-made family as enjoyable as he claims. Doubts creep in and arguments soon follow until Jack organises a weekend break in Northern Sweden just for the two of them to sort out their issues.
What starts as a good idea turns into a murder hunt when they discover a dead body, frozen into the “furniture” of the famous Ice Hotel, and both Jack and his friend Oskar are implicated in the dead woman’s disappearance. Jack can only watch from the sidelines as Gareth steps up to help solve the murder, sure that it will bring all Gareth’s doubts back full force and put him once more on a collision course with Jack and their feelings for each other.
Rock & Art Theft #2
Falling in love is easy. Making it work can be a challenge.
Rock star Matisse Vervein and Detective Inspector Josh Ingram are as happily in love as they can be, but their jobs have a tendency to keep them further from each other than they both like. Add a concert tour, a baffling art theft case, and a stalker desperate for attention, and Matisse and Josh have their work cut out to get to their Happy Ever After.
They both understand team work, but being in love doesn’t just mean looking out for each other. It also means accepting help from your partner and letting yourself be vulnerable. Can Josh and Matisse learn that lesson in time to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of their happiness?