Our Secret Wedding Gay Construction workers Friends to Lovers MM

OSW is available now on amazon & free to read in kindle unlimited

Here’s what they say in the amzn reviews:

“So heartwarming you couldn’t help but be entertained.”

“They fall into an affair so sweet I felt I needed to see a dentist.”

“we can watch them fall in love and experiment in bedroom. There is a lot of sex scenes so ppl looking for some hot times should be delighted… they hide their feelings because “construction workers are not gay”. They are both afraid of the consequences since they both can lose their jobs and their friends. I liked that they both had this type of job and that they both looked all masculine. I think it is important since this type of characters are not very popular in M/M books and this prejudice about connection between job type and sexuality is really strong. Contrary to MCs’ fear we get a very happy ending here and I have a feeling we’ll have not only another Connor and Lee’s story but also Tom and Ben’s.” [she could be correct about Tom & Ben :)]

“I knew this would be s good read because I enjoy this author’s work. What I didn’t expect was for it to be so good I not only didn’t want to put it down, I also wanted more. Conner and Lee are great characters.”

And here’s the blurb:

A friends-to-lovers, feel-good gay romance. Contains a whole lot of man-on-man love action, and an elopement to Gretna Green for a secret wedding.

Impulsive and romantic, Connor is set to take over the family business, Sky High Scaffolds, with his siblings. But he might be ruled out as possible CEO, because even though he’s almost thirty, he’s still single.
Connor makes a life-changing chance discovery about a member of his construction team. Lee is gay, but no one at work knows. The macho scaffolding crew aren’t known for their gay-friendliness.

At twenty-nine years of age, sexy scaffolder Lee is looking for love and commitment. He’s not about to hook up with any straight guy who’s going through a gay experimental phase. Especially not his work colleague, Connor.

Lee fears rejection if and when Connor wakes up and realizes he’s not bisexual and not into guys.
Connor fears losing the love of his life if he can’t prove he’s serious about him and win Lee’s heart.

Standalone novel with a happy ending.

55,000 words.

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Our Secret Wedding by H J Perry MM book cover

Very excited to share with you the cover for my next book. Coming very soon.

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About

A friends-to-lovers, feel-good gay romance. Contains a whole lot of man-on-man love action, and an elopement to Gretna Green for a secret wedding.

Impulsive and romantic, Connor is set to take over the family business, Sky High Scaffolds, with his siblings. But he might be ruled out as possible CEO, because even though he’s almost thirty, he’s still single.

Connor makes a life-changing chance discovery about a member of his construction team. Lee is gay, but no one at work knows. The macho scaffolding crew aren’t known for their gay-friendliness.

At twenty-nine years of age, sexy scaffolder Lee is looking for love and commitment. He’s not about to hook up with any straight guy who’s going through a gay experimental phase. Especially not his work colleague, Connor.

Lee fears rejection if and when Connor wakes up and realizes he’s not bi and not into guys.

Connor fears losing the love of his life if he can’t prove he’s serious about him and win Lee’s heart.

It is a 60,000 word standalone novel with a happy ending.

Broke my arm ~ Cast off

For various reasons, I had to rearrange my writing. All my WIPs got put on hold. My arm still isn’t up to much but the cast is now off, after I broke it in July.

Instead, I have something new almost ready to publish, expect it mid September. An M/M romance novel of approx 60k, entitled Our Secret Wedding.

This extract might not make the final cut, it’s from my unedited draft but tells you something about the characters:

Our Secret Wedding, read it in mid-September.
Draft unedited extract:
“I’m twenty-nine years old, Lee, and you know that because you’re the same age. I had a good idea of what to expect. But still I’ve been trying to get you undressed and in the bedroom for a week. You must have noticed. You are not going to shock or repel me. You have no idea how much I’ve wanted this.” Connor stroked Lee’s erection, there was no doubt what “this” he was referring to.
 
Lee was almost reassured. Scarred by a lifetime surrounded by homophobic comments. His mind hearing echoes of straight men telling him how disgusted they were at the idea of two men touching. It might be disgusting to them, this was Lee’s normal. Not just his normal but his paradise.

“This games embarrassing to watch! Bunch of faggots”

That homophobic tweet about a football match is hard to stomach. Shocking that a 25-year-old professional soccer player could say or think or TWEET such a thing in 2016!

I’m all for looking at the silver lining and not the cloud. The incident shows us how far things have progressed for the better in the UK.

The prompt reaction to the tweet shows that most people find this attitude unacceptable.

  • There was an immediate angry response on twitter.
  • The tweet was deleted.
  • Its author apologised.
  • There was a professional investigation,
  • A match ban and fine.
  • And we are told there has been or will be training of all at Coventry City football club.

Look: homophobic behaviour is not accepted by football clubs, by the FA or by most of the public.

 

 

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want to know more?

Story here: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jun/10/coventry-city-defender-handed-one-game-ban-posting-homophobic-tweet-chris-stokes?

 

 

 

 

 

Asexual characters in LGBT romance novels

In the last few weeks I’ve read not one but two novels with an asexual character in the romantic plot. I can recommend both.

Ace of Hearts by Devin Morgan is an M/M  romantic novella

and

Jack of Thorns by Amelia Faulkner (bk1) is more of a Harry Potter or Percy Jackson or Trials  of Apollo for grown-ups, a Modern Urban Fantasy epic featuring Gods and magic with lots of questions left open for the next installment.

 

Football can be inclusive… Next Game Wins

I recently watched Next Game Wins, it is currently on Sky TV in the UK. Fascinating and entertaining documentary about the “world’s worst” National Football team.

The team have the world’s first trans player to ever play in a FIFA qualifying match and it is interesting to discover how the Samoa culture recognises and embraces a third gender, Fa’afafine.

This is an interview with that player and the team coach.

This is the trailer for the film

 

 

I totally recommend this film for people who are interested in the world and other cultures, even if you are not a fan of sports or soccer.

 

Gay sports romance ~ Soccer M/M

My next book is a full-length romantic sports novel. Home Goal by HJ Perry

Is published on Friday. If you need a reminder you could sign up to the LoveLight Press publisher’s email Newsletter, it comes out twice a month.

http://www.lovelightpress.com/newsletter/

Home Goal by HJ Perry here’s the BLURB

 

In the closet…

Career-focused Jason Tant has given up on love to play football at the highest level: his team is in the Premiership, and Jason also plays for the English national team. He doesn’t want to be the poster boy for LGBT people in sport—and his advisors have told him that coming out will ruin his career. It’s not an issue until Scott captures Jason’s heart and turns his world around.

Out and proud…

With a carefree, live-for-today attitude, Scott Cole was never in the closet. Funny, clever, and a terrific dancer, the science student has many talents but the man he loves requires something else—discretion. They seem an unlikely couple but neither can resist the chemistry that draws them together.

Under scrutiny…

Prying paparazzi are everywhere, determined to out gay footballers. Scott questions whether he and Jason need to keep their love a secret when professional British sportsmen in other fields are coming out. Will Jason have to choose between love and his career? Or will the tabloids destroy them both?

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An MM romance novel with a happy ever after. The story spans 2012-2015. Set in England where fans would die for their football team and football is not called soccer.
It is 51,000 words.

 

 

 

 

Gay Football Players in Home Goal M/M romance

Imagine life as the boyfriend of top Premiership Football player. No Public Displays of Affection, no wedding bells, no casual chatting about your b/f, no posting vacation photos of the two of you online.

  • Would you go to the football club end of season dinner?
  • How would it feel watching your boyfriend in the FA cup or playing on the England football team?

It’s now May 2016 and we can count the number of professional OUT GAY male football (soccer) players in the whole world on the fingers of one hand (and still have spare fingers). BTW, that’s out of about 500,000 men.

Even the UK government is holding a Parliamentary investigation into homophobia in sport (inc football) right now – this is true, not part of my story.

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