Materials scientist by day, writer by night

As noted above, I'm a materials scientist, whose publishing credentials include such gems as European Union research reports. Thrilling though these might be to at least three readers, I believe that variety is the spice of life. Writing erotic romance provides an adequate amount of variety. It's better not to mix the two styles of writing, though - it's very embarrassing when your manager points out that the file you were working on during the lunch hour has found its way into the project folder...

Newest books are shown below. Click on the book covers to be taken straight to the details and excerpt for that book.

Dolphin Dreams - paranormal gay/menage romance Black Leather Rose - contemporary gay romance Yule - contemporary gay romance Lord and Master 2: Taking Work Home - contemporary gay romance And if I offered thee a bargain - contemporary fantasy First Footer - science fiction gay romance Nice Tie contemporary gay romance

Current news

2 June 2014: The Dreamspinner Press anthology Not Quite Shakespeare, which includes my short story Bread and Butter Pudding, is now available directly from Dreamspinner's website in both ebook format (ISBN-13 978-1-63216-020-1) and trade paperback (ISBN-13 978-1-63216-019-5). It's also available from third party retailers, including Amazon UK, Amazon US, and Kobo.

17 April 2014: I have a short story in Barbara Cardy's Mammoth Book of Urban Erotic Confessions, out today in the UK, and scheduled for June 2014 in the US.

01 April 2014: My novel Nice Tie is available now from Loose Id.

11 November 2013: The Romance Review Top Pick from The Romance Review for And if I offered thee a bargain. :-)

9 November 2013: Re-release of my short story One size fits all as a self-published single at SmashWords.

18 April 2013: My short story A Sparrow Flies Through has been published in Maxim Jakubowski's Mammoth Book of Erotic Quickies. Purchase links for Amazon UK, and Amazon US.

26 January 2013: My novella First Footer, originally published in the Loose Id anthology A Kiss At Midnight, has been published in a standalone edition (with shiny new cover art). The anthology is no longer available.

28 October 2012: My free short story Naked is now available through SmashWords in a variety of formats, in addition to the html-only version on my website.

9 October 2012: Loose Id had a major outage of their website earlier this year, just as they were working on a shiny new website. When the full website went back up with the new bells and whistles, all the book URLs had changed -- and the old ones don't work any more. I'm busy going through my website updating links, but you'll find some broken ones here and there.

7 September 2012: My short story And if I offered thee a bargain is out now from Musa Publishing. Contemporary fantasy in a Northern Irish setting, GLBT content (but note that it's not a romance), 5,500 words, 99c or equivalent local price on the European Amazons.

12 January 2012: What little there is of the Syndicate honeymoon story is now on the site as a free download. Two chapters and some scraps of notes are now available for your reading pleasure.

28 December 2011: It liiiiiives... Yes, it's 3 years since the site was last updated. Going back to a day job followed by some serious health issues resulted in no writing happening in those three years. I've now got slightly more spoons available than I need just to get to work and back, so writing has been happening in the last couple of months. Website updates are also planned, including playing about with making the free reads available as something other than a webpage on the site.

21 December 2008: My out of print futuristic erotic romance books The Syndicate: Volume 1 and The Syndicate: Volume 2 are now available as free downloads on this website.

3 December 2008: My out of print futuristic erotic romance books The Syndicate: Volume 3 and The Syndicate: Four Leaf Clover are now available as free downloads on this website.

19 August 2008: Taking Work Home, the sequel novel to my contemporary erotic romance Lord and Master, is now available from Loose Id. More details and excerpts here.

9 August 2008: Old Age Creeping Over Me a novelette in the Lord and Master series, published on this website as a promotional piece for the series. Contemporary erotic romance, m/m, 13,000 words. Complete story here.

16 June 2008: Flight of Dreams a short story in the Lord and Master series, published on this website as a promotional piece for the series. Contemporary erotic romance, m/m, 7100 words. Complete story here.

It's set on Mark's thirtieth birthday, about two years after their wedding, i.e. some time after both the original novel and the forthcoming sequel. This is a standalone and you don't need to have read the novel first, though obviously you'll get more out of it if you already know the characters. For those who wanted to see something from Steven's POV, here's your chance.

13 June 2008: I'm updating the site design -- slowly. :-) I'm trying out the new CSS on the welcome and main pages first, so expect to see the page appearances changing slightly. After that I'll work my way through the rest of the site. If something's broken, please email me at to let me know. Yes, this does include if it doesn't work with accessibility software..


You can email me at my gmail account and my main blog is on LiveJournal.

I'm also on various other social networking sites, and you can find more details on the contact page.