Here’s a quick preview of the two main characters in ‘The Stoker Connection.’ Well, it’s the models we found for the cover, which will be revealed soon.
‘The Stoker Connection’ is due for publication on 25th June, and it’s a belter.
A mix of romance, mystery, a treasure hunt and teenage coming out, it’s told in diary form mainly by these two, Dexter (in the white), and Morgan, two strangers who meet on their joint 18th birthday, 170 years after the death of Bram Stoker.
It’s now out there, The Mentor of Lostwood Hall, and already there are a couple of five-star reviews. It’s always gratifying to get good reviews, and interesting to get not so good ones, though I have only ever had one three-star review for my books, all the others have been four of five.
“Some angst, some violence, some edge of your seat moments, but mainly a sweet love story.”
“I think this is my favourite story so far of this series. It is really well told and so descriptive.”
I’ve started offering 10 free copies of my novels to the first ten people who reply to the newsletter I send out when a book is about to be published. These subscribers then review the book in return. If you want to be in the running for the next free offer, join my mailing list.
I am currently working on the next novel, a diary form love story with a mystery and an adventure. The main characters are two eighteen-year-olds coming out, both have an interest in a certain gothic romance novel which leads them on a strange adventure… But I won’t say too much about it now, you’ll have to wait a while.
In the meantime, please do check out my author page and, if you can, leave reviews for the novels you’ve read. All of my titles are included in Kindle Unlimited if you use that, all the eBooks are set at $2.99 (with slight variation and in various currencies), and the paperbacks are at $9.99, mainly due to the cost of print on demand.
I just wanted to share with you, the two models we’re using on the front cover of the soon to be released, The Mentor Of Lostwood Hall. Meet Julian, the older man who owns the rambling Hall in the Welsh mountains, and Lee, from south London who crashes his car nearby while fleeing an impossible life.
As usual with my Mentor books, you have new characters, a new location, romance, drama, some comedy and a love story. I am aiming to have the book released in May, and will probably be looking for ARC readers (Amazon Review Copies). If you are interested, join my mailing list.
Meanwhile, while I wait for my wonderful designer to design the cover, here is the blurb for The Mentor Of Lostwood Hall.
The Mentor of Lostwood Hall
“A man with a future he can’t accept and a lad with a past he can’t escape.”
Two men in a storm-battered castle harbouring secrets and hopes unknowingly guide each other to an unexpected friendship that turns to passionate love.
Julian Ford’s life is at a crossroads. Thirty-four, disillusioned with his screenwriting career and cheated by love, he craves the chance of isolation at his rambling home in the Welsh mountains, Lostwood Hall. But when 21-year-old Lee Benson survives a car crash, Julian has no choice but to take him in.
Their pasts collide, bringing a storm of doubts, fears, a jealous ex-lover and a dangerous thug seeking revenge. Is Julian and Lee’s fledgeling relationship strong enough to survive? And do they trust each other enough to escape death?
The Mentor of Lostwood Hall is the fourth in Jackson Marsh’s ‘Mentor’ collection of older/younger MM romance.
Great news! ‘The Blake Inheritance’ is now available on Kindle, Kindle Unlimited and any day now will be available in print too.
There are two new characters for you to meet, Ryan Blake and Charlie Hatch. One reviewer has already said, ‘Charlie is such a delightful character, I enjoyed reading how, after years of hero worship of Ryan, his dreams eventually came true.‘
I tried to make this one a bit quirky. There’s a romance, there’s sex, but there’s also a mystery and some humour. The two main characters are around the same age (makes a change for me), 22 and 25, and couldn’t be more different. I hope you like them.
Currently in proofing stage and cover design – below is the back blurb and the first draft of the cover – this will be ammended, but I think the top half is fine.
Here’s the blurb:
The Mentor of Lonemarsh House
“I love you enough to let you run, but too much to see you fall.”
Burnt out from his life as a musician and record producer, 35-year-old Matt Barrow takes on Lonemarsh House, an isolated manor in the Kent marshes. When he meets 23-year-old Jason Hodge, a brilliant violinist, Matt knows this is the young man he wants to share his new life with. But Jason is closeted and at the mercy of his treacherous friends.
Jason is trapped by fear and Matt may be his escape, but should he jeopardise his safety for the love of an older man?
The Mentor of Lonemarsh House is the third in Jackson Marsh’s ‘Mentor’ collection of older/younger gay romance novels.
This is just to update you… I am nearly through draft one of the next novel in ‘The Mentor’ series. This isn’t an on-going series, but a set of novels that are older/younger romance – what some call May to December romance. In this story, the older character, Matt Barrow, is 35, rich, successful but lacking love, and the younger, Jason Hodge, is 23, closeted and scared. As usual, in my Mentor books, it’s all about characters guiding and helping each other to fulfilment.
I have gone back to my roots and a favourite location for this story; a large and empty, rural marsh towards the south coast of England. You may have noticed that the Mentor books are set in remote locations. ‘Wildhill Farm’ is somewhere in the east of the country, where the hills meet the flatlands and miles from the nearest village. ‘Barrenmoor Ridge’ (fast becoming a best seller and racing to the top 130 at Amazon MM Romance) is set on a Yorkshire fell. Lonemarsh house is set on a marsh in summer, and although the house is not too far from a village, it’s still a quiet and romantic location.
There will be more about the story as we approach publication – hopefully in March, and there will be a preview of the cover here as soon as my wonderful designer has created it. She’s currently working on a cover for another of my books, so I’m not hassling her. Anyway, I still have to finish draft one of ‘Lonemarsh’, and then do draft two, edit it, and have it proofed, lay it out and publish it. Meanwhile, you can always catch my other titles at my Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jackson-Marsh/e/B077LDT5ZL/
“John understood his inexperience and led the way. When John’s mouth opened around Gary’s shaft, and the heat of his throat engulfed it, Gary moaned loudly and threw his head back. He’d never known this sensation, never been so wanted, never been made to feel so special.”
“It takes a brave man to climb a mountain, but it takes a braver lad to show him the way.”
John Hamilton, at 36, is an Everest climber living an isolated life halfway up wild Fellborough in Yorkshire. He’s there to recover from the death of his lover and put his life in order. Gary Taylor, at 19, is homeless with no chance of a future. Gary finds a desperate way to make money but the plan backfires on him, and he finds himself on Fellborough, injured and close to death.
When John rescues him, the two soon come to realise that perhaps they can save each other, all they need to do is accept who they are and what they really want.
‘Barrenmoor Ridge’ is an MM romance novel with a thriller through line set in an unforgiving British winter, but hopefully, it will warm your heart.
Happy New Year
I’m just putting this note up to wish my readers a Happy New Year and to share with you (exclusively) the cover of my next novel, ‘The Mentor of Barrenmoor Ridge’ which is due out in January 2018.
If you would like to read this new novel for free, please send me an email with ‘Barrenmoor’ in the subject heading. Send me an email here: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve not set up a newsletter email list yet, I’d rather talk to my readers on a more personal level, so please feel free to drop me a line. I’m happy to send advanced digital copies of the book (mobi or PDF) to the first 10 readers to contact me. The book is due for release in January 2018, so if you are one of the 10, you can expect a copy before the end of that month.
Here’s the cover and back blurb to get you started. Happy New Year!
It takes a brave man to climb a mountain, but it takes a braver lad to show him the way.
Following the death of his lover, mountaineer John Hamilton lives an isolated existence high on wild Fellborough peak. When he rescues 19-year-old Gary Taylor from the mountain, John can’t accept that the boy may be the answer to his heartache. Gary is seventeen years his junior, confused, and being pursued by criminals. As Gary helps John through his grief, so the older man mentors the lad through his coming out. Both paths lead to the same destination, but are they walking them together?
It’s always special when you get a review from another author. Here is what Jackie Keswick has to say about ‘The Mentor of Wildhill Farm.’
Follow four young men and their mentor on a journey of self-discovery and never look at writing retreats in the same way again.
This ticked a lot of boxes for me. A great sense of location combines with situations and emotions many of us will remember from our own pasts to form a vibrant backdrop for five beautifully drawn characters who stayed with me long after I turned the last page.
This is a deftly woven story that offers plenty of introspection and a touch of sweet spiced with surprise while also managing to come across as very, very sexy.
It’s one of those books where I’m hoping for sequel…
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