Chris Quinton

Chris Quinton photoI live in the southwest of England, in a small city with ancient roots. I share my house with my extended family, two large dogs, sundry fancy goldfish and assorted pet mice. And a vast collection of books.

Writing has been an important part of my life for more years than I care to remember, and I daily thank The Powers That Be for the invention of the computer and the world wide web.

Reviews

Chris Quinton is not the most prolific of authors but with her books you know quality rules over quantity, she never fails to produce wonderful stories and this is no exception. The story is epic and dark, full of danger, intrigue and mystery. The writing is steady and descriptive, it flowed smoothly drawing me in. … To say I was captivated by the story is an understatement. CARLYLE’S CROSSING reviewed by Prism Book Alliance

All in all, this was a deliciously intricate caper-mystery-spy novel that I most certainly will read again in order to (re)discover and enjoy all the tiny details that made it such an enjoyable whole. Highly recommended. UNDERCOVER BLUES reviewed by Prism Book Alliance

This is a nicely imagined, fantastically executed work with huge heart and soul. FOX HUNT reviewed by Paranormal Romance Guild

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Julie Bozza

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I was born in England, and lived most of my life in Australia, before returning to the UK some years ago; my dual nationality means that I am often a bit too cheeky, but will always apologise for it.

I have been writing fiction for over thirty years, mostly for the enjoyment of myself and my friends, but writing is my love and my vocation, so of course that’s where my dreams and ambitions are. In the meantime, technical writing helps to pay the mortgage, while I also have fun with web design, reading, watching movies and television, knitting, and imbibing espresso.

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A magnificent and emotional reflection on the complexities of a relationship among three men. A THREEFOLD CORD reviewed by The Romance Reviews

I love the way Dave & Nicholas’s personalities are slowly revealed. Organic dialogue and natural reactions show Nicholas’s humor with an underlying layer of seriousness, and Dave’s confidence and sweetness convey a change he’s just entering in his life. BUTTERFLY HUNTER reviewed by Prism Book Alliance

… if you want a very good psychological thriller, of the old fashioned type, I can fully recommend this one. THE DEFINITIVE ALBERT J. STERNE reviewed by Elisa Rolle

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Adam Fitzroy

Adam FitzroyImaginist and purveyor of tall tales Adam Fitzroy is a UK resident who has been successfully spinning male-male romances either part-time or full-time since the 1980s, and has a particular interest in examining the conflicting demands of love and duty.

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If you love mysteries – especially the classic whodunnit – and if you don’t mind the undertones in terms of physical affection, you can’t go wrong with this book. IN DEEP reviewed by Prism Book Alliance

It reads with all the credibility of opening a time capsule. MAKE DO AND MEND reviewed by Gerry B’s Book Reviews

This book is a perfect example of character-driven plot in my opinion. Jon and Callum are two of the most interesting, multi-layered characters I have “met” in gay romances so far. STAGE WHISPERS reviewed by Reviews by Jessewave

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R.A. Padmos

RA PadmosIn no particular order: woman, writer, in a relationship with my wife since 1981 (though we had to wait until 2001 until we could actually get married), mother of two grown sons, owner of cats (I can pretend, can’t I?), reader and a lot more.

I started to write stories when I was nine or ten, and haven’t stopped ever since. I published a novel and other fiction and non-fiction. But the internet changed everything, because I discovered there’s a lot more women (and quite a few men) interested in reading and writing m/m stories. And so Ravages happened!

Reviews

This is a well written, sweet story that readily defines the attitudes, dangers, and scheming required to successfully navigate life as a gay man in the 1960s. … it is a lovely book with engaging characters that I am thankful to have been able to read. IN THE PRIVACY OF THEIR HOME reviewed by Divine Magazine

… a wonderful story (but not for the faint of heart) … It’s a book well worth reading if you want to be amazed by just how strong the power of love can be. If you like your romance with a heavy dose of reality, please read this book. I think it will change you in some way, just as it did me. RAVAGES reviewed by Miz Love Loves Books

While the story starts with horrific violence, it is also one of the most romantic books I have ever read. RAVAGES reviewed by Reviews by Jessewave

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Jane Elliot

Jane ElliotJane Elliot has been writing novels, short stories, and screenplays for many years and has been published in several US magazines.

She believes that fiction can help promote understanding and acceptance of alternative and marginalized societal groups and most of her writing is focused on relationships, be they platonic or romantic, between individuals from all walks of life.

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Bottom Line: Female driven suspense novel with great action and dialogue and terrific character development. Highly recommended! SMOOTHIE reviewed by The Romance Reviews

The writing in this story is amazing. RANDY reviewed by Love Bytes

What a surprise and unexpected amount of awesome this book was. … [It] will make you smile for the unusual romance, and crazy fun characters. ABOVE ALL reviewed by Pants Off Reviews

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THE PEACOCK’S EYE

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Philip Standage – half-Italian, Catholic, Kit Marlowe’s last lover – is one of the Admiral’s Players, the company that rivals Shakespeare’s. Once Nick Hanham wheedles his way in to the Rose theatre, Philip even has an apprentice to share his secure life. Secure, that is, until he is caught up in Sir Robert Cecil’s plans for the future of England, and more than England.

The last years of Elizabeth’s reign gleam light and dark like a coin spinning beside a flame: wealth and dirt, glory and revolt, high poetry and bloody murder. In this uncertain world nothing is what it seems, least of all men, least of all love. Who can Philip rely on? And if he makes the wrong choice, who can save him?

88,500 words/328 pages
$6.95

Publication 1 May 2015

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A PRIDE OF POPPIES

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Ten authors – in thirteen stories – explore the experiences of GLBTQI people during World War I. In what ways were their lives the same as or different from those of other people?

A London pub, an English village, a shell-hole on the Front, the outskirts of Thai Nguyen city, a ship in heavy weather off Zeebrugge, a civilian internment camp … Loves and griefs that must remain unspoken, unexpected freedoms, the tensions between individuality and duty, and every now and then the relief of recognition. You’ll find both heartaches and joys in this astonishing range of thought-provoking stories.

!!HNSIndieShortlisted2016An anthology featuring authors:

  • Julie Bozza
  • Barry Brennessel
  • Charlie Cochrane
  • Sam Evans
  • Lou Faulkner
  • Adam Fitzroy
  • Wendy C. Fries
  • Z. McAspurren
  • Eleanor Musgrove
  • Jay Lewis Taylor

Lambda Lammy Finalist65,000 words/260 pages
$5.95

Publication 1 May 2015

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Morgan Cheshire

MW2A resident of the north-west of England, Morgan Cheshire has had a lifelong interest in botany and ecology and has recently developed taste for genealogy too – and rapidly discovered a colourful family history to explore! She is also a patchworker and quilter, a gardener when time permits, and the enthusiastic grandmother of four boys and two girls. She has been creating and sharing fiction for more than thirty years, but has only recently ventured into the realms of professional publication.

Reviews

The writing is elegant and gentle. The characters of Daniel and Harrison are perfectly set in the time of the story, at no time did I ever not think I was in Victorian England. ALWAYS WITH US reviewed by Mrs Condit Reads Books

I was quite pleasantly surprised … The plot kept me guessing, which is always good. SOLEMN CONTRACT reviewed by Speak its Name

The characters absolutely charmed me — Jem Bradley who would do anything for his family, including becoming an indentured servant, even if his profession was so far from farming, and Will Middleton, who would do anything to help the innocent to obtain justice. SOLEMN CONTRACT reviewed by Reviews by Jessewave

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GHOST STATION

GHOST-STATIONby Adam Fitzroy

It’s 1976, the Cold War is still at its coldest, and retired agent John Dashwood is persuaded to return to supervise one last mission. However nothing at Ghost Station is quite the way he remembers it and everybody seems to have something to hide – including his two valued colleagues, Rick Wentworth and Harry Tilney, and his enigmatic boss Sir Charles Grandison. When operational necessity requires Dashwood to send Rick and Harry into a dangerous situation, the boundaries between friend and enemy begin to blur and he’s left isolated and wondering which of his so-called allies he can really trust.

65,000 words/236 pages
$5.95

Publication 1 November 2011

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THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH

NEW-VALLEYby Julie Bozza

Joshua Delaney and Carmine Angelo Trezini, cop and mobster, should have absolutely nothing in common; yet, accidentally brought together, they rapidly became both lovers and allies against important crime figure Matthew Picano. Of course, taking down a man like that was never going to be easy – but Josh has no idea of the scale of the sacrifice he will eventually be called upon to make.

53,000 words/202 pages
$4.95

Publication 1 November 2011

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