Sunday, January 24, 2016

Dancing with Lions and Other Stories: short story collection

Short story collection, Dancing with Lions and Other Stories is now available at Amazon for just 99p!

Relationships, whether contemporary, fantastical or those lost in biblical history, can make or break us all. When love falls in a place you least expect it, the consequences can be life-affirming, life-destroying or even, on occasions, funny. Discover what happens when an artist falls in love with his model; when something as simple as fruit leads to passion; when marriage provides unexpected opportunities for lust or despair; and even when a dictionary encounters love. The results are guaranteed to surprise you!



Happy reading!

Anne Brooke Books

Saturday, January 09, 2016

The Old Bags' Sex Club: Erotic Romance

Erotic romance, The Old Bags' Sex Club, is now available on the Kindle for only 99p!

Four Old Bags and four Old Bag Problems: Annabel lost her husband two years ago and is looking for another man. Jackie is recovering from her husband Alan's infidelity and wants to have sex with someone else. Karen is a career woman and doesn't want a relationship, or does she? Finally there's me, Terri: I'm between men right now but I'm going to spice up my life, and that of my three good friends or beat myself to a pulp with the nearest whip if I fail. My idea is this: we all have to have an affair in the next month or forfeit our right to be part of The Old Bags' Sex Club. Let the fun begin!

You can find out more about The Old Bags' Sex Club at Amazon. Happy reading!

Anne Brooke Books




Friday, January 08, 2016

Sunday Haiku

My poetry collection, Sunday Haiku, is now available at Amazon for only 99p.

Sunday Haiku is a series of rich and meditative haikus designed to get you through your year positively.

The publisher's blurb: These short poems are Anne Brooke's meditations on life, publishing, nature and herself. They are simply brilliant and beautiful.

Next to the dawn sky
the coins on my palm sparkle
a far poorer gold.

Buy the ebook at Amazon! Happy reading.




Anne Brooke Books


Friday, October 16, 2015

The Heart's Greater Silence: Gay Erotic Romance

Gay erotic romance The Heart's Greater Silence is now available on Kindle for only 99p or FREE with Kindle Unlimited. Here's the blurb:

Mark isn't sure he believes in love, especially when he's torn between two very different men: his reliable boyfriend, Craig, and his illicit lover and priest, Richard. Mark knows what he should do, but he can't bring himself to give Richard up. The sex with Richard is unlike anything he's ever known with Craig, and he hungers for it as much as - if not more than - the truer intimacy he finds in his boyfriend's arms. 

When Craig discovers his betrayal, Mark is forced to look at his life more closely, but the path to self-knowledge is never an easy one. Richard seeks the way back to God, but Mark finds no solace there. Can he ever discover the truth of his own soul, or is he too afraid of what he will - or won't - find inside his heart? 

Reviews

"Anne Brooke has written a somber and beautiful story of a man who had everything and lost it all because he coveted two very different men. It is dark and solemn and resonates with a sense of conflict and despair that wove the ideal atmosphere. It was moving and played beautifully against the knowledge that sometimes free will and human nature simply don't leave room for happy endings." (The Novel Approach) 

"This was an intense and moving story that caught me up from the very start … it does a wonderful job of poking at that line between love and lust as Mark gets caught up in his two different needs and sadly finds they can only be satisfied by two different people." (Joyfully Jay Reviews) 

"Anne Brooke is one of my favourites. I love the picture she always paints in her books - of a town, the people, the streets, the body language of the characters. Body language is an integral part of communication and not every writer can do this well, if at all. I like the fact that her writing is quirky, realistic and (I believe) comes from someone with keen observational skills … Short, realistic, terrific read." (On Top Down Under Book Reviews)

Find out more here. Happy reading!

Anne Brooke Books
Gay Reads UK


Friday, October 02, 2015

Gay thriller A Dangerous Man

I'm happy to announce that gay thriller A Dangerous Man is now republished under my own imprint and available at Amazon for 99p only.


Michael Jones, a young gay artist and part-time hooker, will do anything to stage his first exhibition. When he falls in love with rich financier Jack Hutchinson, he seems set to achieve his goal. But as Michael becomes caught between the unforgiving territory of smoky-bar Hackney and the green-garden luxury of upper class London, the consequences of his uncompromising pursuit leave him having to fight for all he holds dear, and in the only way he knows how.


I hope you enjoy the read!

Anne Brooke Books
Gay Reads UK




Sunday, September 20, 2015

A Year in the Allotment: A Beginner's Guide to Losing the Plot

I'm happy to say that I have a new non-fiction book out: A Year in the Allotment (A Beginner's Guide to Losing the Plot).

What about having an allotment? So my husband asked me one day when I was innocently opening the wine and planning our weekend. The shock of the question made me blink and of course I laughed away the very idea: too much effort; not enough time; and besides we don’t know anything about allotments. All well and good then, and I thought that was that, but strangely enough the idea kept niggling away and resurfacing on various occasions. 

Then a mere couple of months later, my objections were somehow swept aside by his enthusiasm and we found ourselves the proud and very nervous owners of an allotment. With not a clue what to do with it. 

This is the story of our first year as allotment beginners and how we survived it. And even came to love it. 

Find out more or buy the book today!

Anne Brooke Books



Thursday, August 06, 2015

Book Lover by Jennifer Kaufman & Karen Mack: a slow-burning literary romance

An unusual book and one I really rather enjoyed, in no small measure for its difference from any other women's fiction/romance book I've read recently.

Dora is obsessed with books and uses them to both hide from and try to make sense of her rapidly disintegrating life. I found it hard to get into the book and the character at first, partly due to the sheer numbers of literary allusions in the beginning - but something sparky in the story kept me going and I'm very glad I did.

After a while, I warmed to Dora and was very glad when things began (slowly!) to turn round for her. Her relationship with her ex, Palmer, is absolutely charming, and I loved him. In the course of the novel, Dora grows and begins to deal with friends and family more effectively, and I was really rooting for her by the time the story ended. The ending is almost perfect, although - being me! - I would have preferred a wee bit more emotion in those closing pages but, on the other hand, the subtlety works very well.

So good stuff and a book I recommend.