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Dreamwidth and Wordpress and just making my life simpler

[sticky post] January 5th, 2017 (12:36 pm)

2017 will see me - hopefully - completing what I started in 2016, which is simplifying my online presence. My website address now relocates to my Wordpress site, where I also have an active blog, so the next step is to co-ordinate this blog and my dreamwidth one. Like many folk, I'll be heading to dreamwidth for my main blog, although I'll keep my mylodon presence for all things fandom.

Come and link up at Dreamwidth/Wordpress!

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The definitive (at present!) chronological list of Jonty and Orlando stories

May 4th, 2020 (11:58 am)

Early twentieth century:

Lessons in Love November 1905

Lessons in Desire August 1906

Lessons in Discovery November 1906

Lessons in Power Spring 1907

Lessons in Temptation July 1907

Lessons in Temptation missing scene July 1907

What the Mathematician said to the Statue Summer 1907

Lessons in Seduction September 1907

What the Mathematician said to the Engineer November 1907

My true love sent to me December 1907

My True Love sent to me postscript

Lessons in Trust Summer 1908

Resolution January 1909

Lessons for Suspicious Minds Summer 1909.

On the occasion of their anniversary November 1909

Wetting the baby's head missing scene, November 1909

Bloody Mathematicians Spring 1910

Lessons for Idle Tongues Summer 1910

May our days be merry and bright Winter 1910

A fit employment for a gentleman Summer 1912 (crossover 'fanfic')

Once we won matches Aug 1912

Ring in the New December 1913

Game of Chance 1916

All Lessons Learned Spring 1919

Lessons for Survivors, Autumn 1919

Lessons for Sleeping Dogs 1921

The Boy from Kings 1932

A random collection of silly things:

The Inadvertent Adventures of Johnny Stewart, Jonty's great-nephew.

Orlando's opinion on Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake.

Pride, Prejudice and all the rest.

Drabbles 1 Edwardian

Drabbles 2 Edwardian

Splitting Infinitives Edwardian, crossover 'fanfic'

Ten plus five plus eight = twenty three Edwardian crossover 'fanfic'

Love Letters, 1911 to 2011

Lessons in Disco 2010

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Deadly Dames at Portsmouth Bookfest

February 20th, 2017 (02:32 pm)

There's a brief write up of our Portsmouth gig over at the Promoting Crime blog. Don't we look stunning? More pictures to follow.

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Rainbow snippet - Promises Made Under Fire

February 19th, 2017 (07:59 pm)

I was intrigued by this BBC story about letters between two men in WWII, not least because the central premise echoes Promises Made Under Fire which I wrote five years ago - so here's a snippet from that. If you remember, Tom Donald has been asked to fulfil a mission by a late comrade.

I lit a cigarette to steady my nerves. Another certainty shaken and nobody left to ask about it now. If Foden had lied concerning his wife’s whereabouts, what chance had I got of tracking her down and getting to the bottom of things? She could be anywhere.
I reached into my inside pocket, so I could check the address I had for the hospital, just in case I’d gone mad and misread it entirely. Alongside the scrap of paper I’d scribbled it on, I put my hand on a letter, one I’d left in the pocket meaning to send before I’d got on the train.
As I drew it out, cursing myself for being no end of a fool for forgetting it, I realised I’d been doubly foolish—this was the letter to Palmer, not the note to Ben which I’d intended to post. Looking at the address, I recognised the name of a village—Brookham—I’d passed through en route.
I hadn’t realised, given my appalling sense of geography, that Palmer lived so close to the hospital. If there was a heaven, and Foden had talked his way in there, he must have been looking down, shaking his head and calling me all colours of a silly sod. Still, at least I could achieve something this leave—the thing I’d been asked to do in the first place. If Palmer wasn’t at home or if he didn’t have the key to unlock the mysteries, then I’d post the letter through his door and my quest would be at a dead end.

More excerpts at the Rainbow Snippets group.

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Cover reveal for Broke Deep

February 14th, 2017 (08:06 pm)

Want to see the cover for Broke Deep? It's exclusively featured over at Love Byte Reviews. And there's a chance to win $10 Riptide credit in the Rafflecopter.

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Two approaching deadlines!

February 13th, 2017 (06:54 pm)

Voting ends at Love Romances Café on 14th February at 11.59 pm EST. Jury of One up for best contemporary, so if you feel like boosting its chances, I'd be very pleased.

And I'm drawing a winner for the Horns and Haloes contest tomorrow. You can enter by commenting on the relevant post at any of my blogs, but this one's easiest! You've got to be in it to win it.


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Rainbow snippet - Promises Made Under Fire

February 12th, 2017 (04:03 pm)

I had a dip in my gander bag and decided to go with a bit from this m/m WWI story. Tom Donald has been given a commission by an old colleague that in the event of his death he'll make contact with his wife, but things are not that simple.

“Can I help you, Captain?” She smiled, pushing a wisp of hair back under her cap.
“I hope so. I’m looking for Dr. Foden.” I tried to relax, aware that I must look as though I was on parade.
“Oh.” The sister looked puzzled. “I’m not aware of anyone with that name. Or is he one of the patients?”
“No. She’s on the staff. She’s been here—” I wasn’t sure but I guessed, “—a couple of years, I think. Perhaps she uses her maiden name, although I’m not sure what that is.”
“Ah, then this must be the wrong place. We don’t have any lady doctors here,” she replied, looking as if the words “lady doctors” left a sour taste in her mouth.
Not here? Whyever not? I remembered the ill-made joke about Veronica losing a patient because nobody could read her notes. Surely she hadn’t been forced to leave because of some mistake she’d made, leaving a trail of resentment? Or was I seeing problems where there were none, and the explanation was much simpler?


More excerpts at the excellent Rainbow snippets group.

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World war one commemoration

February 11th, 2017 (08:20 pm)

Appropriate to the day, remembering some of the great rugby internationals who died in the Great War (the ones I haven't yet mentioned at length).

What about Dave Gallaher? His All Black shirt is among the memorabilia at the Saracens stadium.

Or Jimmy Dingle, one of several internationals from the England team who never made it home.

And the marvellous David Bedell-Sivright who once held up the traffic in Edinburgh by laying down on the tram tracks - nobody dared to shift him.

Check out some of the other heroes of battle, whether it be fifteen man a side or millions.


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Because I love to bring you a bargain

February 11th, 2017 (03:10 pm)

Bold Strokes have a cracking little pre-Valentine's day sale. Ends minute tonight (EST) so if you fancy 10% off Don't Kiss the Vicar or Awfully Glad then nip over there quick.

dontkissthevicar-small   awfully-glad-final-cover-small

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Samhain closing end of the month

February 10th, 2017 (02:00 pm)

Such a sad thing to see, the demise of another press, especially one to which I owe so much. I'll never regret being with them. Have already started the hunt for a new home for the first 8 Cambridge Fellows books, which were all I had at Samhain.

The point of this post, though, is to say that if you need to get any of books 1 to 8 in print or e-book then you've only got 18 days to do so. Some good bargains to be had at the site, too!


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