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Spilled Passion is now published!

In this concluding novella of the Aidan Undercover series, the adventures of a young constable-turned-detective take him closer to home than ever before. From the blurb:

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Aidan Williamson has been plucked from his routine constable life to the harrowing existence of an undercover detective, damn near under the skirts of Her Majesty the Queen. His first two cases have taken him to places close to Balmoral Castle, where she and her retinue are set to stay for the summer.

This case is no different.

From a bothy—a stone hut—below Devil’s Point to Queen Vic’s old “Widow’s House,” the killing field seems to grow closer to home as the Queen’s holiday grows nearer. Now a body has been uncovered in the same place the royal party is set to visit soon. And Police Scotland is not amused.

Enter Aidan, rookie dick, who’s struggling to confront his demons—and his angels too. Who’s the killer? A pillar of the local church…a couple of horny adolescents…a protective kinsman of the dead man’s wife…or the sweet widow herself?

This time around, the edges are blurred more than ever, as mystery spills over into verra hot romance.

I hope you’ll enjoy this one, readers—a mystery turned love story.

Soon enough, Amazon will put it on the same series page as its companions. For now, the links are:

Kindle US https://amzn.to/2lEjU88 
Kindle UK https://amzn.to/2k1APkF
SeaToSky https://bit.ly/2ks1048
Smashwords https://bit.ly/2lYQXnJ 

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If you want to start with the first novella, the series link is https://amzn.to/2XKxIR2

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…And if you want to catch up on the Nevada Highlander universe, the link  is http://amzn.to/2kZE8VU

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Where There’s Smoke is now live!

Those who’ve read Sleeping with Danger, the fourth and latest Nevada Highlander novel, will no doubt remember Aidan Williamson—the young, tousle-haired, competent, and smart constable in a tiny Police Scotland office in Ballater.

In that novel, he rushes to what he thinks is the aid of Rory and Alex, only to find that they’ve blown off his help and have stirred up a hornet’s next. And he’s deeply pissed.

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Far from a cartoon, Aidan is a stand-out cop, much more so than he realizes. In my newest work, he takes center stage. The Chief Inspector calls on him for an important undercover assignment, as Sergeant Detective in the UK’s prestigious Criminal Investigation Department.

Here’s the intro to the novella:

Aidan Williamson, just another Police Scotland constable in a tiny Highlands hamlet, is plucked from his routine life into a case of murder most foul. Still wincing from the wounds of a recent separation, Aidan keeps his emotional life tucked in his trousers, out of sight. Until he encounters Kenneth Logan—a man in self-isolation at Devil’s Point. There’s a secret buried in those soul-deep eyes.

How long before the rookie detective gives in to his almost sensual attraction to all that’s profoundly mystifying? And who will survive the killing field in a place Scots call The Demon’s Penis?

The novel is a police procedural…but (“big but,” as the CI would say)…the reclusive Logan is a force to reckon with, and not just his size. Aidan’s attraction to him is strong, and immediate. Here are two different promos I’ll be running, and maybe you ‘ll get the idea.

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Yes, he’s built like the proverbial brick house. And Aidan appreciates a well put together case, um, individual…

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I like this novella (around 30K words, so not too brief), and I hope you, the reader, will too. If the response warrants, this will be the start of a series I’ll call “Aidan Undercover.”

Here are your sales links, and thanks for your interest in the writing of Erin O’Quinn.

Amazon (kindle mobi) https://amzn.to/2Io45dK

SeaToSky (epub or pdf) https://bit.ly/2Z4wKeu  

Smashwords (epub) https://bit.ly/2HYByfz

QueeRomanceInk (links, excerpt, etc.) https://bit.ly/31iqNMM 

 

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The Burns! series by Erin O’Quinn: Mysteries wrapped in a unique love affair wrapped in a time warp…

This series started as a comment here and there from readers of my Nevada Highlander trilogy.  A character named Thomas Fitzgerald—blond, blue-eyed, a cop helping out in a district far from his own—this “runaway” Irishman snagged the attention of a lot of people. And so I sat down one day and just started typing.

Thomas has just left Montrose, driving the A92 south to his home base in Dundee, Scotland. He’s tired. His mind wanders to the friends he’s made and the bad guys he’s helped bring to justice. And then something happens that will change his life completely, and the life of a stranger standing alongside the road.

Sharp-eyed readers will find my drafts of the first four chapters in the top of this blog, the writing that became Burns Too Deep, the first of six novellas and a novel.

The response to that first one was explosive. My jaw dropped. I had penned the beginning of a mystery whose answer I had none. But I had won a lot of fans waiting  for a sequel—if any. Would the men find each other again?

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My jaw had dropped, but my pen was handy, so I picked it up again. One novella became two. And as the men’s relationship became more complex, two more followed. Whoa! In all, it took a slow two years before the six-novella set was complete, published one by one as I completed each.

I also pubbed these titles in two box sets later so that folks didn’t have to buy them one by one. But it seems one by one is the more popular choice.

The final two novellas shocked a lot of people. Hell, they shocked me too. The story had become more than a straightforward narrative. Somehow, time itself had warped. Was Burns really gone? And if not, was this “new” Scot, this enigmatic Burns, the same man Thomas had fallen in love with?

The novellas begged for a final resolution. So I settled one last time in front of my keyboard. It was November, the month of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Now or never. Let these mysteries be resolved at last, by a writer who still had no effing clue how to solve them.

For many of those who’d read the novellas, I think the novel kind of slid past unnoticed. Blame it on my own sickness. And on my poor choice of title/cover. I’ve changed those, and I’m recovered from my illness.

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So let me stress here today: the final novel is a tale involving time travel, the gallows, comedy, sex, Poldark-era breeches, a ghastly prison, a lovely home on Rose Street in New Edinburgh…  And a lot more.

It’s definitely one of my best writing efforts and best-researched novels. Give it a try!

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Mysteries wrapped in a unique love affair wrapped in a time warp…

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Blond, blue-eyed Thomas Fitzgerald is an undercover cop for Police Scotland. Uneducated, introverted, he hides his good looks under a gawd-awful hoodie, still running from a traumatic boyhood in his native  Ireland. The Scot Burns is a scholar, an impeccable dresser whose smoldering dark features “arrest” the cop completely. But Burns…secretive to a fault…is running from the law. They meet. What could go wrong? And what might finally go right for both of them?

The Burns! Mysteries… In the space of six novellas and one novel, Thomas and Burns experience lust and love, crime and punishment as they swivel from the edge of death to the verge of ecstasy. And back again.

BURNS TOO DEEP: An undercover cop encounters a very desirable man who’s running from the law. What could go wrong?

THE DUNDEE LAW: The men step far too close to a shallow grave, on an ancient burial mound in Dundee.

RED, RED ROSE: Under the roof in a gabled Victorian house in Edinburgh lie old crimes and new desires.

THE DEVIL IN FALKIRK: The men spiral apart, felled by the devil of distrust and misunderstanding.

THE UNICORN’S SECRET: The Hunt for the Unicorn brings someone even closer to the edge of another shallow grave.

THE BURNS ENIGMA: Searching for a man he thought forever lost, Thomas finds that a new lover is even better—and more imperiled— than he could ever imagine.

COME AGAIN, MY LOVE: An old wynd in modern Edinburgh leads to the 18th century, where the two men try to save a man from the gallows. Along the way, they have to confront their own buried secrets…

 

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Can be purchased singly on this Kindle series page:

~Burns! Mysteries (6 novellas)

https://tinyurl.com/ya3555qy  

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Not being a novella, COME AGAIN, MY LOVE is separate, here:

#gay #erotic #romance #mystery #historical #contemporary #timetravel #action #paranormal

Kindle US  http://ow.ly/TeG2307Bj6o

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Look for the money-saving #boxsets too!

Box Set 1

BURNS TOO DEEP | THE DUNDEE LAW | RED, RED ROSE | THE DEVIL IN FALKIRK

Kindle US http://ow.ly/ISpX304tGTg 

Kindle UK http://ow.ly/yuyl304tGHP 

ARe/OmniLit http://ow.ly/2sRi304tH2e (pdf or epub)

Smashwords http://ow.ly/SeLA304tHhR 

Box Set 2 : THE UNICORN’S SECRET | THE BURNS ENIGMA 

Kindle US http://tinyurl.com/h5sm47o  

Kindle UK http://tinyurl.com/jzd7blz   

Inside Romance (epub or pdf) https://insideromance.com/products/burns-box-set-two 

Smashwords http://tinyurl.com/gp7jrnm  (epub) 

Queer Romance Ink https://www.queeromanceink.com/book/burns-box-set-2/

 

Cover art by Erin O’Quinn, box designs by Alex A. Akira www.alexaakira.org 

 

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