A Second Book in a Month

Following hot on the heels of ‘Where There’s a Will’, I have another book almost ready to release, and that will be the second within four weeks (assuming it doesn’t get held up like last time).

However, I have been working on this one off and on for 20 years. It’s only been in the last couple of months, since losing two paid jobs and finding myself with loads of time but no money, that I’ve finally finished the editing and fact checking.

Here’s the blurb and front cover.

“Variety is the spice of life, they say, but to me, variety was the life of my vice.”

Robert Charles Thompson was many things in his life. Among them he was a teenage sex worker, a gunner in the Royal Navy, and head housekeeper at a prestigious London hotel. He was also gay, and his story gives us a fresh insight into a well-trodden path of British social history.

This is the biography of one gay man, born in 1919 in Tooting, South London. There are, no doubt, many others, but maybe not many led such a diverse life. Bob’s path crossed with those of Hollywood actors, prime ministers, and royalty, but he came from the underclass of the homeless, drag queens, and illegal lovers.

Caught up in pivotal moments of the gay 20th century, this previously unknown gay man’s richly fascinating career has previously slipped under the radar but is now getting the limelight it deserves.

The files are with the guys who do the layout, and as soon as they are back and checked, I’ll send them up to be published, and then, I’ll tell you more about the story behind the book and what’s in it.


As you may have seen from the monthly newsletter, I have four promos running this month. Here, again, are the details. Click the links to see loads of new titles and authors with most books being in KU and some being on audio.

Happy reading!

Searching for your next MM romance? There are 49 titles to check out at this BookFunnel promo.

All the MM Feels

49 titles. Running all month. Includes The Mentor of Barrenmoor Ridge

All Crime Past, Present and Future

KU and Audio. 44 books. All month. Includes Deviant Desire – Guardians of the Poor – Finding a Way

Riveting Reads PROMO

Horror, Mystery & Suspense / Crime, and Mystery & Suspense / Thriller

All on Kindle Unlimited and/or $0.99. 68 books including box sets. Promo running all month. Includes Deviant Desire – Guardians of the Poor – Finding a way

Journey Through the Past: 19th Century Historical Fiction PROMO!

Historical Fiction, General Fiction / Historical Fiction, and Mystery & Suspense / Historical Mystery

18 books. Running July 1st to 20th. Includes Deviant Desire – Finding a Way