Clips from gay-themed movies and soaps.
Today it’s my pleasure to introduce Lily G. Blunt–a UK Meet newbie who’s attending as a Spotlight Author. She’s been self-publishing over the last year, and now has several titles under her belt. Let’s hope the UK Meet brings you everything you’re hoping for, Lily!
1) Tell us about yourself in 100 words or fewer.
I’ve lived in sunny Northamptonshire for most of my life. I’m married with two twenty-something ‘children’ still living at home and a Sheltland sheepdog called Barney. I’ve worked in education/teaching since 1984 and ‘retired’ last summer to focus on my writing. I started reading and writing slash fan fiction nearly three years ago and spend part of each day reading m/m novels or watching gay-themed soaps and movies.
2) Tell us something about you that might come as a surprise!
I make and post gay-themed videos on YouTube and Vimeo.
3) What do you like most about the LGBTQ genre?
You mean apart from the hot guys and the scorching sex scenes? Seriously, I love the intensity of m/m relationships and the interaction between two guys. The more angst, the more tingles I get!
4) What are you most looking forward to about UK Meet?
Finally getting the chance to meet some of the friends I’ve met through Facebook and to share my love of m/m fiction with likeminded people.
5) If you had one wish which would come true at UK Meet, what would that be?
That someone will say to me that they’ve read some of my writing and they liked it!
Two amazing books written by AJ Rose.
From the moment Detective Gavin DeGrassi steps into the world of BDSM to solve the brutal slaying of Dom George Kaiser, his course is not his own. Mesmerized by the context in which the victim lived and the images seared into his soul, Gavin has to find a way to navigate these unknown waters. With his personal life in upheaval due to a marital split, and his professional life uncertain with the assignment of a new partner, Gavin needs all the help he can get understanding the case.
Enter Ben Haverson, a psychologist and a well known Dom. With Ben’s help as a consultant on the case and attention to Gavin himself, Gavin delves deeper than he ever thought he would into the world of restraints and paddles. Forced to take a closer look at himself, his true nature, and his innermost desires, Gavin has a choice: keep the fear of submitting at bay, or dive in and solve the case with the knowledge he gains? When another victim is discovered, Gavin’s choice is made for him, and he’s pulled headlong into the deepest, most emotional journey of his life.
Unfortunately for him and Ben, a killer has noticed, has taken stock, and has set his sights on the D/s pair. Can Gavin outwit him, or will his first exchange of power be his last?
Everywhere Detective Gavin DeGrassi looks he’s reminded of his attack by the Breath Play Killer. It’s in the house he lives in with his partner and Dom, Ben Haverson. It’s in the sympathetic yet pitying looks he receives from his fellow detectives when he returns to the force after a year-long hiatus. It’s in the suffocating coddling of his entire family, and the relentless reporter demanding an exclusive of his ordeal.
Most of all, it’s in his lack of submission to Ben, who isn’t convinced Gavin’s recovered enough to trust the power exchange between them.
The miraculous recovery of two teen boys from a twisted kidnapper gives him heart, and Gavin’s determined to prove he can handle anything despite increasing strain between him and Ben, painful nightmares, and panic when anyone touches him.
But his next case is too close for comfort: a friend and colleague found raped and murdered in a fate chillingly similar to what could have been his own, and this killer isn’t stopping with one cop. As the body count rises and taunting souvenirs are being hand-delivered to Gavin, he faces a frustrating lack of leads, a crushing need to prove himself, and a sinking suspicion the imprisoned kidnapper’s reach is further than originally thought. A miasma of uncertainty and fear threaten to suffocate him when he asks a question with which he’s overwhelmingly familiar: what happens when a victim is pushed too far?