Release date Wednesday 24th February 2016

My first new publication of the year will be released this week as part of the Dreamspinner Press Anthology: Simmer.

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Anthology description: There’s no denying preparing and eating food can be a sensuous experience and an experiment in pleasure. The men in these stories are about to find out just how satisfying it can be. From spicy to sweet and everything in between, things are heating up in the kitchen… and in the diner, on the food court, over the Internet, and even at a breakfast booth beyond the stars. Join them as they touch, taste, sample, and savor their way to steamy romance and maybe even a happy ever after that will last long after the dishes have been cleared.

As a confirmed foodie I could not resist the opportunity to write a story for this anthology. The book is packed full of great foodie stories from some amazing authors (see list below) and has recipes to match each romantic tale. Since my favourite meal of the day is undoubtedly breakfast the story gave me the perfect opportunity to pull together some great themes.

breakfastattimothys_FBprofile_OptizimedForFeed (002)Breakfast at Timothy’s begins with 24 year old post-graduate geology student Connor Wilson calling on his professor for a breakfast meeting in the hope of persuading the eminent man to be his academic supervisor. The professor lives in the village of Grantchester just outside the University city of Cambridge, England. Professor Timothy Shaw is a 46yr old highly respected geologist who has developed something of a personal mythology although his personal life appears to be a bit of a mystery.

Over the space of one week and a series of early morning breakfast meetings at Timothy’s home, attraction simmers between the two men and eventually it boils over into steamy passion. The student is seduced by food and the charm of the very fit older man. When his dream comes true it takes a surprising turn and yet  appears to be better than he could have ever hoped for.

Available now to pre-order as a paperback or ebook from Dreamspinner Press 

Anthology stories:

The Cake by Ann Marie James
All Is Well by Dale Cameron Lowry
Another Saturn Monday by R.A. Thorn
Man of Steel by Rob Rosen
Breakfast at Timothy’s by T.J. Masters
A Second Season by Tali Segel
Kneading You by C.S. Poe
If You Give an Incubus a Cookie by Ki Brightly
Moon Cakes by T. Neilson
Tortilla Pie by Rick R. Reed
Taste of the Forest, Dark and Sweet by Charles Payseur
Operation Wild Thumb by Tray Ellis
And Everything Nice by Ada Maria Soto