Cover Reveal and Giveaway: One Under by J.L. Merrow

Today I am so pleased to welcome J.L. Merrow to Joyfully Jay. J.L. has come to exclusively reveal the cover for her upcoming release, One Under. She has also brought along a great giveaway! Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

And here is the great cover…


One Under


One UnderLondon Underground worker Mal Thomas is staying in Porthkennack to recover from a traumatic experience. Getting more bad news from home is the last straw—until big, blond museum curator Jory Roscarrock steps up to offer some comfort.

As a doctor of English literature, Jory should be in a prestigious post at a top university. But a youthful indiscretion led him to abandon academia to come back to his hometown, Porthkennack, and the controlling family he’s never really felt a part of. He’s delighted to find a kindred spirit in Mal.

But Jory’s family hurt Mal’s best friend deeply, and while Jory is desperate to repair the damage, his own mistakes threaten to keep him and Mal apart. Meanwhile, Mal is torn between his feelings for Jory and his duty to his friend—and his fears that a failed relationship could be more than his shattered confidence can take. Jory must convince Mal it’s worth risking everything for their love.

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J.L. has brought a $10 Riptide gift card to give away to one lucky reader. Just leave a comment at the end of the post to enter. The contest ends on Wednesday, December 20th at 11:59 pm ET.

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  1. Nice cover!! Then again I love most of the book covers in the Porthkennack universe. Intrigued by the blurb, too – truly can’t wait for its release date!
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  2. Thanks! Hasn’t GD Leigh done a fabulous job? I love how the covers are all individual, yet clearly part of a series.
    I hope you’ll enjoy reading about cover guy Mal – I loved writing him!

  3. It is a very nice cover, as are all the covers in this series. I am really enjoying this series, particularly the fact that they are set in Cornwall and the mix of contemporary and historical.

  4. I really enjoy all the books in the Porthkennack series and especially the books authored by JL Merrow such as the Plummer’s Mate Mystery series. I’ve pre-ordered both of her books in both series as they are such a good read with believeable characters. The Porthkennack Series covers always seem to entice the reader in!

  5. Lynne Clifford says:

    The cover is superb. I love all of JL Merrow’s books and all of the Porthkennack books so this is the perfect combination!

  6. Lionel In Canada says:

    JL Merrow is my all time fav brit author- even though she prefers coffee over tea.  Brava on another book- I can’t wait!!!

  7. I do enjoy JL Merrow’s writing, and one with a tube worker sounds interesting- have been enjoying the Porthkennack series

    • I had a total brain-fart and read that as “I do enjoy JL Merrow’s knitting.” Which would be sad, as I haven’t knitted anything since last winter!
      Glad to hear you’ve been enjoying the Porthkennack books!

  8. Judy Stone says:

    Gorgeous cover and can’t wait to read this. Love the Porthkennack series.

  9. Eee! This book sounds wonderful! You had me an “doctor of English literature” really. 😀

  10. Congrats on your upcoming release & another lovely cover for this series!

  11. Sounds great…just like all of JL’s books. :-)

  12. That’s an amazing cover, Jamie. I’ve read several books of this series, and loved them all…

  13. I haven’t read any of this series but I’ll definately be reading this one. I am a huge fan of J.L. Merrow’s writing. Can’t wait!

  14. Love the cover and blurb for this one! Thank you for the chance!

  15. Love JL Merrow! Looking forward to reading this title!

  16. It’s very evocative, and I love the tones and the typeface!

  17. Clementine says:

    It’s a beautiful cover and the story sounds like a good one. Can’t wait to read this.

  18. Paul Wilgus says:

    Great cover! The book sounds great.

  19. Love the cover! I’m really enjoying this series and looking forward to this book!

  20. Welcome, J.L., and thanks for revealing your new cover and for the chance to win a prize. I’ve been enjoying the Porthkennack series and look forward to reading One Under.

  21. I’ve only read a couple of JL Merrow’s short stories so far, but they were good enough for me to pick up several more books. This one looks interesting as well.

  22. I look forward to it! Have to catch up on the others, too.

  23. The cover is gorgeous. I’m really looking forward to reading this one. Ever since Wake Up Call I’ve been curious about Mal, and especially the Roscarrock family and Jory 😀

  24. I, too, love the cover. I shall have to explore this series. Am adding to my list. Thanks

  25. Jutta Tolbert says:

    Love the series! Did I miss reading when this one comes out? I’m pretty sure I’ve read all the JL Merrow books, I’m so thrilled there’s a new one coming!

  26. I live ML Merrows books and this one is already on my riptide wishlist!

  27. I absolutely love the cover!
    I so eager for this on to come out since I read wake up call!
    Will be here waiting… Impatiently :)

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