Penny Brandon

Penny Brandon - Editor

Sydney NSW, Australia

Multi-published author now freelance editing for Special Fiction Books. I specialize in male on male erotic, mpreg and contemporary romances

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Overview

I have been a full time writer for over thirty years. I have recently turned to indie publishing after being with a traditional publisher for eight years. I am now development editing for a US based company that specializes in m/m romance, which includes contemporary, erotic, shifter and mpreg (male pregnancy). I am happy to offer a quick 1000 word assessment of your writing with a view to taking on the full manuscript.
Languages
English (AUS)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Horror
LGBTQ
Paranormal Romance
Romance

Work experience

Development Editor

Self-employed
January, 1988 – Present (over 31 years)

I am currently development editing for a US based company that specializes in m/m romance, which includes contemporary, erotic, shifter and mpreg (male pregnancy).

Traditionally published author

Loose Id
January, 2011 – May, 2018 (over 7 years)

I was traditionally published with Loose Id for seven years before they closed down. I worked closely with their development editors and line editors, and from them have gained years of experience, which I have now turned into a development editing business.

Portfolio (22 selected works)

Blind Passion

Penny Brandon

Attraction for Adam was not a handsome face, a striking smile, or beautiful eyes, but a scent that would drive him to distraction or a voice that could make his heart beat faster. When the combination of the two walked into his life in Luke, Adam couldn’t help but want him. But how was he supposed to know if Luke felt the same attraction? He had no prior experience, no past encounters, nothing... read more

Attraction for Adam was not a handsome face, a striking smile, or beautiful eyes, but a scent that would drive him to distraction or a voice that could make his heart beat faster. When the combination of the two walked into his life in Luke, Adam couldn’t help but want him. But how was he supposed to know if Luke felt the same attraction? He had no prior experience, no past encounters, nothing... read more

Choices (The Looking Glass 1)

Penny Brandon

Marc was straight, always had been and always thought he would be, but when shown his true love in a magic mirror he was shocked to find out his true love was a man. Not only that, it was up to him to convince his true love they were meant to be together. All bad enough, but after finding Liam, the only way he's able to persuade Liam to go out with him is to offer him sex – even though that wa... read more

Marc was straight, always had been and always thought he would be, but when shown his true love in a magic mirror he was shocked to find out his true love was a man. Not only that, it was up to him to convince his true love they were meant to be together. All bad enough, but after finding Liam, the only way he's able to persuade Liam to go out with him is to offer him sex – even though that wa... read more

First Kiss (The Looking Glass 2)

Penny Brandon

The second Brenn saw Joey’s image in the magic mirror, he was hooked. The moment he saw him in real life, Brenn knew Joey was going to be his forever. Joey was flirty, and fun, and he had the most gorgeous smile, but then Joey told him he was dying. Though devastated, Brenn didn’t want to give up on Joey, so he offered to look after him and make his last few days as comfortable as possible, bu... read more

The second Brenn saw Joey’s image in the magic mirror, he was hooked. The moment he saw him in real life, Brenn knew Joey was going to be his forever. Joey was flirty, and fun, and he had the most gorgeous smile, but then Joey told him he was dying. Though devastated, Brenn didn’t want to give up on Joey, so he offered to look after him and make his last few days as comfortable as possible, bu... read more

His Heart's Desire (The Looking Glass 3)

Penny Brandon

As the keeper of a magic mirror that shows those lucky few their one true love, Simon dreams of the day it will show him his, but he never dreamt of a punk-assed kid with ripped jeans and rainbow colored hair. Devastated, Simon tries to push Alex away, refusing to tell him they were fated, but Alex keeps coming back, showing all the signs of a man drawn to his soulmate. Realizing he’s made a t... read more

As the keeper of a magic mirror that shows those lucky few their one true love, Simon dreams of the day it will show him his, but he never dreamt of a punk-assed kid with ripped jeans and rainbow colored hair. Devastated, Simon tries to push Alex away, refusing to tell him they were fated, but Alex keeps coming back, showing all the signs of a man drawn to his soulmate. Realizing he’s made a t... read more

Bringing Him Home

Penny Brandon

Jared knew that looking for a man to love was pointless because he'd never be able to bring him home. But one chance meeting and one hot night with Kyle had Jared seriously trying to figure out if he really had to live by the rules of someone else's intolerance. Torn between wanting Kyle and facing the narrow-mindedness of a small country town, Jared didn't know what to do. Could Kyle really w... read more

Jared knew that looking for a man to love was pointless because he'd never be able to bring him home. But one chance meeting and one hot night with Kyle had Jared seriously trying to figure out if he really had to live by the rules of someone else's intolerance. Torn between wanting Kyle and facing the narrow-mindedness of a small country town, Jared didn't know what to do. Could Kyle really w... read more

Sweet Emotion (East Coast Sugar Daddies Book 1)

Austin Bates

An app can change your life.Harrison is the wheelchair-bound CEO of a mobility charity. With a passion for helping others, he rarely pauses to consider himself or his own needs. It’s far easier to work himself to the bone. It’s hard to admit what he really desires—someone to invest as much time in him as he invests in everyone else. Kade is a physical therapist, a young man who laughs in the f... read more

An app can change your life.Harrison is the wheelchair-bound CEO of a mobility charity. With a passion for helping others, he rarely pauses to consider himself or his own needs. It’s far easier to work himself to the bone. It’s hard to admit what he really desires—someone to invest as much time in him as he invests in everyone else. Kade is a physical therapist, a young man who laughs in the f... read more

Sweet Success (East Coast Sugar Daddies Book 2)

Austin Bates

An app that gives you a real connection.Theo had dreams to touch the sky before he got pregnant in a one-night stand. Now, desperate for money, he’s willing to throw himself at a dating app to find a sugar daddy. Convinced he’s nothing more than damaged goods, he’s shocked when someone takes an interest in him. Quinton is the man who seems to be in the perfect spot, all the time. His best frie... read more

An app that gives you a real connection.Theo had dreams to touch the sky before he got pregnant in a one-night stand. Now, desperate for money, he’s willing to throw himself at a dating app to find a sugar daddy. Convinced he’s nothing more than damaged goods, he’s shocked when someone takes an interest in him. Quinton is the man who seems to be in the perfect spot, all the time. His best frie... read more

Sweet Nothings (East Coast Sugar Daddies Book 5)

Austin Bates

Flying too close to the sun, not seeing the forest for the trees, and standing knee-deep in a certain river in Egypt. That’s the cage that Aaron has wrapped around himself—the lock that Logan is about to break open. Matchmaker matched.Once upon a time, Logan had a quick, wonderful one-night stand with a mysterious omega. He felt a real connection, something he’d never had with anyone else and ... read more

Flying too close to the sun, not seeing the forest for the trees, and standing knee-deep in a certain river in Egypt. That’s the cage that Aaron has wrapped around himself—the lock that Logan is about to break open. Matchmaker matched.Once upon a time, Logan had a quick, wonderful one-night stand with a mysterious omega. He felt a real connection, something he’d never had with anyone else and ... read more

Sweet Surrender (East Coast Sugar Daddies Book 4)

Austin Bates

Trapped by family matters, Zen seeks a new life with someone else. A place to be free.Love is his only option.Zen is the heir to his father’s mafia throne. Lost in a sea of back-alley politics, Zen wants nothing more than to escape with his head in one piece—and his heart. A sugar daddy dating app falls into his lap, offering him a way to run and find that special someone. Gabriel knows when t... read more

Trapped by family matters, Zen seeks a new life with someone else. A place to be free.Love is his only option.Zen is the heir to his father’s mafia throne. Lost in a sea of back-alley politics, Zen wants nothing more than to escape with his head in one piece—and his heart. A sugar daddy dating app falls into his lap, offering him a way to run and find that special someone. Gabriel knows when t... read more

Loving Paws

Preston Walker

When political boundaries are crossed by the heart, it makes for a difficult situation. Can you change your values for the love of your life? Or will it all become a battle across the aisle?He wasn’t ready to see his old crush on television. And he wasn’t ready for what came out of his crush’s mouth.Lucien is a hard worker and a strong alpha. He’s had eyes for Caleb for a long time, but physic... read more

When political boundaries are crossed by the heart, it makes for a difficult situation. Can you change your values for the love of your life? Or will it all become a battle across the aisle?He wasn’t ready to see his old crush on television. And he wasn’t ready for what came out of his crush’s mouth.Lucien is a hard worker and a strong alpha. He’s had eyes for Caleb for a long time, but physic... read more

Dog Days Of Summer (Sunnydale Vets Book 1)

Austin Bates

“He seems like a bad influence.”Beau’s been hearing about his brother’s best friend, Trick, for years - and has made his disapproval of their friendship known in more ways than one. Beau’s a steady, solid, set in his ways kind of guy, and he just wants his brother to do well in life… but this Trick guy is at the root of every mischievous story his brother tells. "I’m not afraid of being who I ... read more

“He seems like a bad influence.”Beau’s been hearing about his brother’s best friend, Trick, for years - and has made his disapproval of their friendship known in more ways than one. Beau’s a steady, solid, set in his ways kind of guy, and he just wants his brother to do well in life… but this Trick guy is at the root of every mischievous story his brother tells. "I’m not afraid of being who I ... read more

Taking A Chance (Hunter's Haven Book 1)

Liam Kingsley

GarrettBeing the CEO of Infinity Gaming means that I’ve got a lot on my plate - and I’m so close to success on this shifter dating app I can taste it. I’m hoping that my new developer can work miracles with this code… but I’m not prepared for the temptation he works on my heart. CarterI can’t believe I’m really here. Following Garrett’s career as a teenager is what inspired me to become a deve... read more

GarrettBeing the CEO of Infinity Gaming means that I’ve got a lot on my plate - and I’m so close to success on this shifter dating app I can taste it. I’m hoping that my new developer can work miracles with this code… but I’m not prepared for the temptation he works on my heart. CarterI can’t believe I’m really here. Following Garrett’s career as a teenager is what inspired me to become a deve... read more

Like Cats And Dogs (Sunnydale Vets Book 2)

Austin Bates

“Small towns aren’t for me. It’s a nice change of pace, but I’m going to help out Dale and then get out - back to the city.”Ronan loves his life in the big city - but he needs a break, and when his good friend Dale asks for some help in getting his small-town animal hospital running more efficiently, he sees it as the perfect chance. A little R&R while still feeling like he’s doing meaningful ... read more

“Small towns aren’t for me. It’s a nice change of pace, but I’m going to help out Dale and then get out - back to the city.”Ronan loves his life in the big city - but he needs a break, and when his good friend Dale asks for some help in getting his small-town animal hospital running more efficiently, he sees it as the perfect chance. A little R&R while still feeling like he’s doing meaningful ... read more

Pretend I'm Yours

Aiden Bates

Desperate times call for desperate measures, like seeking a mail order groom.Saul McCormick isn't the kind of man who believes in fairytales like love or trust. After a terrible breakup left him publicly on the ropes, Saul disappeared to the mountains to find himself again. He's just not ready to do people again, yet. Kyler Nielson thought he had it made at the Tall Oaks Country Club, until he... read more

Desperate times call for desperate measures, like seeking a mail order groom.Saul McCormick isn't the kind of man who believes in fairytales like love or trust. After a terrible breakup left him publicly on the ropes, Saul disappeared to the mountains to find himself again. He's just not ready to do people again, yet. Kyler Nielson thought he had it made at the Tall Oaks Country Club, until he... read more

Left To Chance (Hunter's Haven Book 3)

Liam Kingsley

MicahI don’t believe in love - or shifter dating apps. But when calling out my YouTube rival for his promo of Mates.com leads to a friendly, competitive livestream, I’m prepared to put my money where my mouth is and sign up to prove that it’s all a load of hogwash. I just didn’t expect to be paired with him. AidenI’m surprised by how well Micah and I get along off camera… and how compatible we... read more

MicahI don’t believe in love - or shifter dating apps. But when calling out my YouTube rival for his promo of Mates.com leads to a friendly, competitive livestream, I’m prepared to put my money where my mouth is and sign up to prove that it’s all a load of hogwash. I just didn’t expect to be paired with him. AidenI’m surprised by how well Micah and I get along off camera… and how compatible we... read more

A Fighting Chance (Hunter's Haven Book 2)

Liam Kingsley

RobFinding your mate is for other people. Look, I’m happy for the success that my buddy’s had with his new dating app, but I think it’s all a bit of hogwash. I’m more invested in flirting with the bartender than any of the dates I’ve been matched with! So imagine my surprise when I see my hot bartender popping up as one of my top matches... JonahI’ve been watching Rob bring his dates into the ... read more

RobFinding your mate is for other people. Look, I’m happy for the success that my buddy’s had with his new dating app, but I think it’s all a bit of hogwash. I’m more invested in flirting with the bartender than any of the dates I’ve been matched with! So imagine my surprise when I see my hot bartender popping up as one of my top matches... JonahI’ve been watching Rob bring his dates into the ... read more

Worth The Chance (Hunter's Haven Book 4)

Liam Kingsley

TylerWhen Liam and I were paired together on the Mates.com app, I really thought it might go somewhere. The chemistry between us was sizzling… but he never called me back. Now my business partner thinks that I should ask Liam for some business advice, but I’m not sure. I’ve come this far on my own… and this thing between us? Pure distraction. LiamI wasn’t ready to date Tyler, but it wasn’t his... read more

TylerWhen Liam and I were paired together on the Mates.com app, I really thought it might go somewhere. The chemistry between us was sizzling… but he never called me back. Now my business partner thinks that I should ask Liam for some business advice, but I’m not sure. I’ve come this far on my own… and this thing between us? Pure distraction. LiamI wasn’t ready to date Tyler, but it wasn’t his... read more

Chance Of A Lifetime (Hunter's Haven Book 5)

Liam Kingsley

JakeI know that I’m too shy to find a mate. Too timid. Too insecure. The only people I feel really confident around are my packmates - and Adam. Seeing my best friend again after ten years feels like heaven, but matching with him on Mate.com? Has the potential to break my world apart. AdamAfter ten years as a Navy SEAL, I’m ready for civilian life. And there’s nothing I’m ready for more than c... read more

JakeI know that I’m too shy to find a mate. Too timid. Too insecure. The only people I feel really confident around are my packmates - and Adam. Seeing my best friend again after ten years feels like heaven, but matching with him on Mate.com? Has the potential to break my world apart. AdamAfter ten years as a Navy SEAL, I’m ready for civilian life. And there’s nothing I’m ready for more than c... read more

Cat's Got My Tongue (Sunnydale Vets Book 3)

Austin Bates

“I just want to apologize, but I can’t get close to him long enough to work up to it.”Back home from his first year of university, River Reid has been designated the pet sitter for his sister’s cat, Almond. He doesn’t mind. He’s got the summer to figure out whether he wants to keep going to a local college or accept a sports scholarship from somewhere with a little more glamour. But things tak... read more

“I just want to apologize, but I can’t get close to him long enough to work up to it.”Back home from his first year of university, River Reid has been designated the pet sitter for his sister’s cat, Almond. He doesn’t mind. He’s got the summer to figure out whether he wants to keep going to a local college or accept a sports scholarship from somewhere with a little more glamour. But things tak... read more

Cat And Mouse (Sunnydale Vets Book 4)

Austin Bates

“I can’t get him out of my head.”Zayden’s only at this veterinary conference as a last-minute favor to his boss - and the mixer events really aren’t his style. That is, until he meets a hot omega who is down for a quick fling. There’s just one catch: when the event is over, Zayden can’t help himself from wanting more. "I feel so stupid. It’s all blowing up in my face."Elliott returned from the... read more

“I can’t get him out of my head.”Zayden’s only at this veterinary conference as a last-minute favor to his boss - and the mixer events really aren’t his style. That is, until he meets a hot omega who is down for a quick fling. There’s just one catch: when the event is over, Zayden can’t help himself from wanting more. "I feel so stupid. It’s all blowing up in my face."Elliott returned from the... read more

Horse Of A Different Color (Sunnydale Vets Book 5)

Austin Bates

“He’s the omega I didn’t even know I was looking for.”Kohen Russell is a farm boy, through and through. He’s been riding horses and tending the land on the family farm since he was a teenager - and with their corn maze being the best in the state, it’s a lot of land to tend. It’s a simple life, but fulfilling - and his dad never hesitates to remind him that it would be even more fulfilling wit... read more

“He’s the omega I didn’t even know I was looking for.”Kohen Russell is a farm boy, through and through. He’s been riding horses and tending the land on the family farm since he was a teenager - and with their corn maze being the best in the state, it’s a lot of land to tend. It’s a simple life, but fulfilling - and his dad never hesitates to remind him that it would be even more fulfilling wit... read more

When The Cat's Away (Sunnydale Vets Book 6)

Austin Bates

“He broke my heart...and I still haven’t gotten over it.”The youngest in a large family, omega Andre always thought he’d be settled down and having children by now. It was going to be perfect - him and Jude and their brood, their own happy ever after. But Jude left… and Andre has never quite been able to move on from him. When Andre’s brother Sunny needs a manny to care for his son Haydon, And... read more

“He broke my heart...and I still haven’t gotten over it.”The youngest in a large family, omega Andre always thought he’d be settled down and having children by now. It was going to be perfect - him and Jude and their brood, their own happy ever after. But Jude left… and Andre has never quite been able to move on from him. When Andre’s brother Sunny needs a manny to care for his son Haydon, And... read more

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