Musa Publishing closure

Musa Publishing announced yesterday that they were closing shop. The impact for me is minor, as I had only one short story with them, my m/m fantasy short “And if I offered thee a bargain“. The Musa edition will be going away on 28 February, but there’ll be a new edition at some point.

In the meantime, all Musa titles are 80% off until they shutter the website on 28 February. I am in two minds about this, because it damages the reprint market for authors. But if there were any titles from Musa that caught your eye, go and get them now, because even if they reappear from another publisher, it may be a while.

Out now: And if I offered thee a bargain

My short story “And if I offered thee a bargain” was released today by Musa Publishing. It’s available direct from their website, and from the usual third party retailers. Direct links that I’ve collected so far:

Musa Publishing
All Romance eBooks
Amazon UK
Amazon US

And if I offered thee a bargain cover art - gay romance novel

One night of your life for seven years of love. Would you pay the price?

Jack never dreamed that a reluctant trip back to his home town would thrust him into the world of the sidhe. He finds that the legends are true, but the sidhe have changed. They have a new bargain to offer the mortals who bring them fresh stories and share new technologies.

But is the price of this new bargain worth it?


ISBN: 978-1-61937-427-0
Length: 5,500 words
Price: $0.99

Winner: And if I offered thee a bargain

I have made a list of the people with correct answers, and asked for a random number. :-) The winner is Carole Lake, but everyone who answered gave me at least one of the alternative names for the sidhe used in the blurb, i.e. the Fair Folk or the Good People. And thanks for the comments some of you sent. The story is out tomorrow — it’s only a short story, but it’s the first release I’ve had in four years, so I am very pleased to see it coming out.

Competition time – And if I offered thee a bargain.

Right, chaps and chapesses, the new story is out on Friday next week, which means it’s time for the traditional competition to entice you to read the blurb. If you’d like the chance to win a copy, go over to the book’s page on Musa’s website at and email me with one of the alternative names for the sidhe you’ll find there. Competition closes at midnight UK time next Wednesday evening, and I’ll draw a name at random. My email address is (or for when your webmail client eats it, jules dot jones at gmail dot com ).

pre-order link for “And if I offered thee a bargain”

Excellent. :-) The page for my short story And if I offered thee a bargain” has gone live on the Musa Publishing website. Not sure when it went live, as I’ve been too busy with edits to keep poking the site. At the moment it’s pre-orders only — it’s on sale from 9 September. I presume pre-ordering does actually work, because I can see on the internal royalties database that someone has done so.

I suppose this means I need to think of a competition to promote it. :^) Also, I need to dig out the colour printer and run off some bookmarks. Good thing it’s a bank holiday weekend.