contemporary, historical, lgbt, romance, erotica, fantasy
Raise your rainbow umbrellas high and celebrate!
Discover an enchanting, entertaining and thought-provoking window into what it means to be queer in Britain, past and present. All these stories reflect the iconic sights and national character of the British Isles: a taste of our idiosyncrasies and eccentricities, but also an unashamed representation of the love, loyalty and laughter of our people.
This anthology is a souvenir of the 2011 UK Meet where GLBTQ supporters get together in a relaxed setting to celebrate and chat about the fiction community they love. Funds from the sale of this anthology will go towards future UK Meets, to which all are welcome. Please visit the website for details.
Including a wide range of style and themes, this is a perfect way to sample different authors and to find both existing and new favourites. Follow the British way of life from historic villages to modern cities, from the countryside to the sea, through history and with a fantasy twist, in gardens, churches, campus and the familiar, much-loved local pub.
The stories cover universal themes of romance, desire, remembrance and reconciliation. The authors range from multi-published to up-and-coming, and they all share a passion for their characters, whether through great drama, erotic excitement, humour, or a combination of all three!
Contributing authors: Alex Beecroft, Jennie Caldwell, Stevie Carroll, Charlie Cochrane, Lucy Felthouse, Elin Gregory, Mara Ismine, Clare London, Anna Marie May, JL Merrow, Josephine Myles, Zahra Owens, Jay Rookwood, Chris Smith, Stevie Woods, Lisa Worrall and Serena Yates.
Edited by: Josephine Myles, Alex Beecroft, Charlie Cochrane, Clare London and JL Merrow.
Read a behind the scenes interview with the editing team on Reviews by Jessewave!
What they’re saying:
My two favorites in the anthology are complete opposites. Sweet Temptation by Jennie Caldwell is a beautiful, subtle piece that meshes Anglican faith and gay sexual orientation into a single, compatible epiphany. Blooming Marvellous by Josephine Myles combines playful sexual tension with funny dialog as two opposites meet during a community service project. Tea and Crumpet is an anthology bursting with talent.
Val Kovalin at the ARe Cafe
Short story fans rejoice! Tea and Crumpet, an outstanding compilation of shorts written by some familiar and not-so-familiar names in the world of LGBTQ fiction, will enchant and delight you.
Each contribution in this anthology is enhanced by the distinctly British voices of the characters that tell his or her story—whether contemporary or historical, fantastical or fantastically sexy—with wit, heart, and an abundance of charm… all the contributors to Tea and Crumpet shined brightly, entertained in equal measure, and left me hungry for more.
5 kisses from Lisa at Top 2 Bottom Reviews
Oh, my, this is what happens when the constraints of American publishers, American-speak, and standard romance conventions are released. Tea and Crumpet is a charming collection of short stories from British authors in all their native glory.
4.5 Delightful Divas from Cryselle at Dark Divas Reviews
Community service is almost like a badge of honor for Ky, but not so much for James. A respectable businessman should not be in this position, but Ky plans to put him in a few more that are a whole lot more compromising… Ky is an absolute trip, and I love how he brings out the real personality in James.
This is an anthology meant for everyone with a love for the GLBT genre. I adore these authors, and these short stories are wonderful teasers by some really great writers. It is not often you will get a mix as good as this, so please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. A little sexy, but mostly a lot of fun is to be found within each of these pages.
4 cups from Lototy at Coffee Time Romance & More
When I read an anthology one thing I like to find is diversity and it was definitely found within the pages of this delightful book… I can say without a doubt that every story is well-written, engaging, and kept me entertained while reading throughout.
I’d highly recommend giving this one a go.
A+ from Kerri at Man Oh Man Reviews
Graffiti artist Ky is told he’s got help with his community service of planting bulbs in a roundabout island—local businessman James, who seems quite stuffy until Ky starts flirting outrageously. The pair are an unlikely match, but opposites attract! This story was fantastic and left me with a big smile on my face. The characterisation is deft and there’s a rocking good pace to the whole thing, plus it showcases not just social class but also the UK’s multiculturalism.
Leslie S at Reviews by Jessewave