I don’t write contemporary m/m romance. I write science fiction, with a side order of steampunk. So a collection of romantic, frothy, contemporary short stories, Personal Relations? As much of a surprise to me as to you.
It started with the second story I ever had published: a short story called Happy Holidays in an anthology from Dreamspinner Press. I took a story that had lurked on my hard drive for years, changed some of the details (I relocated my two heroes, Kit Lewis and John Hogarth and their PR business to New York, thinking that would resonate best with the huge m/m readership, which is predominantly American) and DSP ran with it. When the rights reverted to me earlier this year, I took the opportunity to bring Kit and John back to their London roots and revise Happy Holidays a little, dig out a few more short stories from the hard drive, and suddenly I had a small collection of light-hearted, frothy and romantic stories charting their love affair across four or five years from the London Olympics onwards.
The stories will be published on 20 July and
Kit Lewis and John Hogarth are two thirds of one of the best PR outfits in the business. Kit has loved John for years now, but John’s wary and skittish. He’s seen far too many of Kit’s loves fall by the wayside, wings burned, to risk it.
One day, though, Kit’s sober when he makes the offer and John is particularly open-minded to the possibilities of accepting Kit’s heart and hand. The rest is history.
This collection of six inter-related short stories charts their relationship from the London Olympics to the celebration of every public holiday known to humankind.
A light and frothy read for the summer.