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Jackie Keswick

Jackie Keswick was born behind the Iron Curtain with itchy feet, a bent for rocks and a recurring dream of stepping off a bus in the middle of nowhere to go home. She's worked in a hospital and as the only girl with 52 men on an oil rig, spent a winter in Moscow and a summer in Iceland and finally settled in the country of her dreams with her dream team: a husband, a cat, a tandem, a hammer and a laptop.

Jackie loves unexpected reunions and second chances, and men who don't follow the rules when those rules are stupid. She blogs about English history and food, has a thing for green eyes, and is a great believer in making up soundtracks for everything, including her characters and the cat.

And she still hasn't found the place where the bus stops.

For questions and comments, not restricted to green eyes, bus stops or recipes for traditional English food, you can find Jackie Keswick in all the usual places.



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Books By Jackie Keswick

Stand-Alone Books

Word Count: 62000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Knitting. Ice Cream. And a Matchmaking Fae. Quiet, industrious Finn dreams of his own knitting store. He needs Leo’s enthusiasm to make him reach for what he wants. Cheerful, adventurous Leo sells artisan ice cream but shies away from fulfilling his grandmother’s last wish. He needs Finn’s love and support to put his past to rest for good. Add a Saxon treasure, a fae stranded in the human world, and an empty store with very unusual rental terms - and falling in love is not the only challenge Finn and Leo have to face. Making a dream come true takes work. But there's magic in dreams if Finn and Leo can hold on tight. *** Tags: I'm only here for socks and ice cream. Sometimes you just click with another guy even if you're opposites. I look at you and know what I'll be knitting. How to share a house with someone you've just met. Utensils don't sparkle, right? Grandmas rock. Making a deal with a burglar. Roisin is a decorating wiz and Finn worries about antique furniture. If you don't talk to me, I can't help you. Finding treasure at inopportune moments. And yes, there's a happy ending.

Cosy & Chill - Jackie Keswick
Cosy & Chill
Pairings: M-M

Word Count: 63000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Does Fate Grant Wishes? Ryan O’Shaughnessy, owner of the Top o’ the Morning Coffeehouse, is convinced of it. Besides brewing the best coffee in Rothcote and baking delicious pastries and cakes, he helps Fate with her errands, never minding that it’s always someone else’s turn to catch a bit of happiness. Not until he meets a man who takes his breath away. Detective Sergeant Ben Hobart has made a career of helping others. He never asks help for himself. Not even when a bad breakup leaves him with only his cat for company. Until he sets foot into Ryan’s coffeehouse to investigate a break-in and finds what’s missing from his life. Fate may grant wishes, but she doesn’t hand them out for free. Can Ben let go of the past? And will Ryan find the courage to make a wish of his own? A sweet, sexy mm coffeeshop romance with a touch of magic and a cat.

A Box of Wishes - Jackie Keswock
A Box of Wishes
Pairings: M-M

Word Count: 45000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Can a house with a secret bring two grieving men together? After losing his bandmates in an accident, songwriter Zach Hellig looks for a place to hide and a distraction from his grief. He finds both in a dilapidated Pele tower in a corner of Northumberland and in a sexy neighbour, whose smooth facade hides an old, painful secret that appears to be tied to Zach’s new home. Are the rumours of an unsolved murder the reason for Robert Ludlow’s reluctance to sell Charnbarrow Pele? Should Zach try to find answers to a thirty-seven-year-old mystery? And having just experienced the pain of loss, should he risk his heart for a man who struggles to come to terms with his past? A 45k mm mystery romance, featuring a neglected old house in need of TLC, an unsolved murder, a grieving musician looking for a distraction, and his stern, intense neighbour who really should smile more.

Hiding Place - Jackie Keswick
Hiding Place
Pairings: M-M
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Series: Dwight & Conrad Casefiles

Word Count: 26000

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: Dealing with death is never easy. Not when it comes unexpectedly and claims a friend. A phone call in the early hours. A snowy trek up the M1. And Jack finds himself in Holton Wick, far from Gareth and the boys, alone with his memories and the shock and grief of losing a man he regarded as a friend and mentor. The quiet village might look like an ideal place of retirement for a former spy, but like all villages, it has hidden currents. Far from simply ensuring that Jon's papers and records are safe, Jack is drawn into solving Jon's murder. Accepting loss is hard. But accepting the true reason for Jon's death may be the hardest task of all. *** Mouse Hunt is one of a series of mystery / suspense short stories and novellas set in the Power of Zero universe and featuring its cast of characters. These stories are exclusively available from the author's websitel

Mouse Hunt - Jackie Keswick - Dwight & Conrad Casefiles
Mouse Hunt
Pairings: M-M

Series: The Power of Zero

Word Count: 95000

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: A well-armoured lone wolf. Vigilante hacker Jack Horwood doesn't hunt pimps because he enjoys it. Neither does he expect praise, support, or even payment. Jack fights and lives alone, but when he arrives for a job interview and meets his former CO, his carefully constructed life goes off the rails. A fierce protector. Gareth Flynn looks after people, whether they're the men in his army unit, the members of the corporate security department at Nancarrow Mining, or an overcaffeinated, underfed Jack Horwood. Gareth has waited seven years for a chance to look after Jack again. Even if that job should come with a danger warning. A life-changing decision. Working together brings back memories. A snap decision changes the game. And neither Jack nor Gareth can walk away from what they've just discovered: explosive chemistry, a tentative trust, a chance at a home and a family. A second chance is a boon. Can they make it work, or will Jack's secrets and Gareth's need to protect destroy the family they're building?   Job Hunt is the start of an m/m action adventure suspense romance series of survival, love, revenge, and second chances.

Job Hunt - Jackie Keswick
Job Hunt
Pairings: M-M