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My Name Is Jimmy
By Garrick Jones
In 1947, James “Jimmy” Bacon becomes involved in a violent workplace altercation fuelled by a PTSD-induced rage. His boss, a fellow war-veteran, tells him to take a few months off work, have a holiday, go somewhere warm, and get his head together.
Jimmy decides to take a coastal steamer to the northernmost outpost of Australia, Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory, to visit the grave of his oldest friend, Sandy, killed during the Japanese bombing of the city in 1942. Upon arriving, he discovers that Sandy’s death is not as simple as military records seemed to indicate. After learning that Sandy’s grave contains only an arm with no distinguishing features, he starts asking questions around town in order to find out what really happened to his mate.
The more he asks, the more he discovers that Darwin is less about post-war reconstruction and more about drugs, gambling, and the excessive consumption of alcohol. It’s a lawless city where 95% of the population is male and prostitution is banned, creating a thriving underworld where rough frontier-town blokes and men from the armed forces are doing more with each other than having a beer and passing the time of day.
While digging deeper, Jimmy discovers a terrible truth, arousing the interest of men who would do anything to keep the past a secret—men who consider his life of little value. Jimmy is forced to rely on quick thinking and his army training when death comes looking for him in the dead of night.
A Bill of Exchange
By George Lockwood
What is the shady Italian millionaire up to? Is he all that he seems? Will John Jebb escape his past?
A short story of corruption, fraud, marital infidelity and betrayal in the high echelons of finance and the City of London with echoes of wartime Italy.
Hard On Us
By Donna Mitra
I love my husband.
He no longer wants sex.
Is it me?
Join one desperate woman on a quest to fix her dead-bedroom marriage.
Hard On Us is the heart-breaking memoir of a housewife as she fearlessly addresses the shame of feeling undesired by her partner. Author Donna Mitra candidly explores one woman’s intimate thoughts around erectile dysfunction, sex after babies, depression, mismatched libidos, asexuality, an open marriage, and more.
If an ordinary mum believes she’s worthy of a little more love and respect from her partner – don’t you?
By Kate Castle
‘Mean Girls meets Lord of the Flies…I loved it.’
TEENAGE GIRLS CAN BE SAVAGE.
Six teenage girls. One deserted island. Removed from civilised society, can they challenge class, identity and toxic femininity to pull together and survive? Or will they descend into savagery?
Game of Mass Destruction
By Chloe Gilholy
Yuzuko’s perfect world is disturbed when she is forced to take part in the 30th season of Game of Mass Destruction, a reality tv show where twenty contestants have to fight robots and each other for a chance to become a billionaire. Each robot they destroy gives points, but extra points are rewarded for acts of sex and murder. Whilst Yuzuko is united with online friends, she discovers dark secrets about her family as she confronts the gameshow’s owner the notorious Sia Bucks.
Will she survive and become victorious or will it be a comedy of errors with violence and chaos?
The Kindest Dream
By Yvan Stone
Oliver is a seventeen-year-old boy who has recently moved to a new city. He finds himself in a new school and at a new dojang (Tae Kwon Do field) surrounded by people he is not used to. But he thinks that even though he is facing some changes, his life will remain the same.
That is until he meets Marcus, an eighteen-year-old guy who appears to have his life put together and the personality to take on the world. Specially after he competes at a Tae Kwon Do tournament along with two rising stars. He is out and proud.
When Oliver realizes after a few days of training he’s falling for Marcus, he decides to keep all his thoughts and feelings to himself with the idea their relationship could only exist in a dream. But when Marcus takes the initiative to start a conversation and a friendship leading to an unexpected kiss, perhaps he does have a chance.
But not everything is as simple as that. Oliver is trying to come out of his shell and the closet while Marcus is simply living his life the way he wants it. But their story gets a complicated twist when Marcus gets caught up between dating Oliver or leaving the city to follow his calling. And not only that, their fathers aren’t making it easy for neither of them but for different reasons, a divorced father who wants to dictate his son’s life and an out of line dad trying to protect his young kid. When the time to choose comes, will Marcus decision be what he wants or what he needs? And will Oliver be able to break through and find what he’s been seeking all along? Will they see the bigger picture?
How To: Tell Your LGBTQ+ Story
By David Ledain
Are you LGBTQ+?
Have you ever thought of writing and publishing a book about your life? Or an incredible episode or even one astonishing moment from it?
What exactly does that involve and where do you start?
For LGBTQ+ people, sharing our life experiences is vital in letting others know they are not alone.
Writing my first gay non-fiction book and telling my coming out story opened up a whole new world to me. Several books later, and having self-published them all, I want to help other LGBTQ+ writers like you to do the same.
How to: Tell Your LGBTQ+ Story will show you how to navigate what can seem like an impenetrable jungle of obstacles and new skills to learn to get your book published. It is not.
You just need a guide, and here it is.
X for Extortion
By Garrick Jones
After returning from a secret mission in occupied France for His Royal Highness, George, the Duke of Kent, Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Haupner is looking forward to a cup of tea, a hot bath, and the sleepy head of his American lover, Major Henry Reiter on his shoulder when he wakes up the next morning.
However, along with items Tommy has recovered for the duke, he has also discovered a secret stash of documents, which, when opened, prove to be a poisoned chalice. Tommy and Shorty find themselves caught up in a dangerous web of lies, enemy agents, assassins, and traitors. In an effort to save the reputations of not only their friends, but men and women high in both society and in the government, they themselves become victims of I.K.S., a former World War One international extortion ring, which has risen, phoenix-like, from the ashes of bomb-devastated London.
The Dione Conquests
By Ashleigh Strong
Dione is the voluptuous amazonian giantess who has been tasked with the assignment to seduce Hugh, the equally tall, handsome husband of rich dominatrix Lexi. The intention is to rescue their marriage, but Dione must not engage emotionally. Fat chance. Unless there happens to be unforeseen distractions. Such as Hugh’s PA. Or a black futanari cam-girl porn star. Or an orange- haired singer in a Goth-rock band. Or the owner of an exclusive fetish clothing factory. Or a British Royal Marine.
Some very interesting body parts are revealed during a journey of self-discovery that Dione takes in this thrilling series of sexual encounters.
By T. H. Compton
A clumsy collision at a coffee shop leads to Devon asking Samuel out. Can Samuel open up enough to take to his first shot at love in years? Opposites lead to more than just attraction in Bold Beginning.
Bold Beginning is a short MM age-gap romance featuring a gentle giant and a smooth talking second-hand shopper.
By L Goodrick
One night, while talking to a friend, I discovered that she had been abused. Thirty years on, it was still affecting her. She didn’t know, but I have suffered abuse too.
But I had broken free from the hold that abuse survivors feel. That cycle of self-hate, embarrassment and sabotaging the good in our lives because of the trauma. We feel we don’t deserve to be happy, so we destroy everything. Then, when it falls apart, we won’t get hurt again. It took me years to admit that I had been abused and that I self-harmed with food, alcohol and drugs to try and find peace.
Until you let go, you won’t be free.
By T J Gristwood
They say the truth will set you free. But most people don’t want the truth. They want the illusion.
I’m no stranger to illusion. Who is Jackson Doyle, they ask? Who is the man behind the sharp suit and sexy smile? I thought I knew the answer. I’m the Harley Street shrink who heals troubled souls and the man who loves to push boundaries. And I was… until out of the blue a winning lottery ticket shook my world and pushed me abruptly onto a new path.
I never expected to become obscenely rich overnight. I never thought a captivating quirky woman would bewitch me like she has. Money changes many things. But this woman has me in a twist. She’s nothing like anyone I’ve met before… she’s changing me. My new wealth has become irrelevant. Fear is now my concern. Fear she will uncover my secrets and discover the truth of who I am.
A man who craves the touch of women and men. And most importantly a man searching for something most are unwilling to try. A love story made for three.
Born of the Sea
By Kate Castle
‘The sea has always felt like my true birthplace. It is where I found myself. It is where I found Mary.’
New Providence island, 1719. A fierce and fearless Anne Bonny joins Jack Rackham the crew of the pirate ship William, embarking on the adventure of a lifetime.
Born of the Sea follows Anne as she cross-dresses, drinks and fights her way through the Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy. But Anne’s life is changed forever when she meets Mary Read, plotting a new course on a voyage of self-discovery.
Born of the Sea is a novella based on the true story of the infamous 18th-century pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read.
The author’s website: kate-castle.com
Dare vs the Doll
By SI Clarke
Who expects a haunted doll to be such a nuisance?
When Dare’s dog discovers an abandoned doll on their doorstep, Dare assumes it’s nothing more than a lost toy… until it begins to talk.
After the doll offers up a string of bad suggestions and unhelpful advice, Dare is left wondering if the isolation of lockdown has finally proved too much.
Struggling to get rid of the bed-tempered toy, Dare has no idea that this not-quite-scary fiend will accidentally change everything.
With a dash of humour, this queer cosy-horror short story is a fun, quirky tale – perfect for readers who like the idea of being scared more than the reality of it.
The author’s website: whitehartfiction.co.uk
By SI Clarke
Confirmed geeks and childhood friends, Lem and Devon are looking forward to reuniting at a convention. Despite their diverging lives and their fair share of secrets, their shared love of cosplay and science fiction brings them together in ways that nothing else could.
But not all friendships are perfect. When their old schoolfriend Nerys joins them for the day, rifts soon begin to show as the three realise how far they’ve grown apart.
Struggling with Nerys’s insensitivity and her misguided approach to non-binary gender expression, the group are determined to make the most of their time together and embrace their nerdy selves. But with tensions rising, can their friendship withstand the dramatic ways their lives have changed?
A short, thought-provoking backdrop to the author’s White Hart series and her forthcoming Starship Teapot series, Stardust Wake provides an insightful glimpse at complex issues while brimming with passion for all things geek.
The author’s website: whitehartfiction.co.uk
By Ian Barr
The gap between magic and science is closing. Mortals, immortals, and political forces become players in a gambit for power, with stakes far higher than they realize. For the world sees the possibilities of new technology and old magics, but so do the gods.
All The Wrong Love
By JN Supermom
I believe that as a child what happens in our life is not a choice, it is a circumstance. As we grow we begin to make choices, sometimes they are for the good and health of us; other times they are completely unhealthy. No matter what the choices are, you can always make a new one. This is my journey, as far back as I can remember there has been abuse. As I grew up, I made choices that kept the abuse going. Now, I choose to heal, let go of what haunts my mind and to forgive, those who did wrong. Forgiveness is not about them, it is about me.
Follow my journey through these writings, from my youngest memories of abuse, to the decisions I made that kept it and to my final stages of forgiveness.
The author’s website: jnsupermoms.com
By Ruby Brooks
“Do not underestimate the things I would do to keep her safe.”
How do you destroy the monster without becoming one?
It’s something I ask myself a lot.
When my girlfriend goes missing without a trace, there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do to get her back.
Even if it means becoming the thing I was most afraid of.
I always thought watching my parents getting murdered was going to be the single worst thing to happen to me in my life.
I was wrong.
I need to learn how to fight, take care of myself.
My life might just depend on it.
The author’s website: rubybrooksbooks.co.uk
Between the Rock and Cloud
By Pete Draper
The strength of a tenuous coalition is tested and once bitter rivals now prepare to rid the Green Sea of slavery. A small island provides an opportunity to solidify their alliance.
Opposing them, the Shades await. The monstrous beasts hide their faces behind helmets with evil smiles, though they seem more alike than humans would believe.
Beliefs and prejudices are challenged when new, gruesome weapons hit both sides of the battlefield. They must fight against the elements and incompetent leadership on a mission between the rock and cloud.
The author’s website: pete-draper.com