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UK MEET – PAPERBACK PRE-ORDER

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I’m looking forward to meeting old friends and new at the UK Meet on 6th to 8th of June.

I will be there for all three days and will be bringing a limited number of paperbacks with me. 

If you would like a specific paperback title reserved,

 please email me at lilygblunt@gmail.com to let me know by Monday 26th May

and I will reserve one for you.

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BOYS ON FILM  

What would happen if a gay porn star fell in love with a writer of erotic m/m novels? 

Set in an opulent house in San Diego that also serves as a porn studio, the story follows Stefan as he falls in love with Nate, a budding author from England, and in the process comes out as gay. Despite working in a gay porn studio and having sex with his best buddy on a regular basis, Stefan outwardly claims to be straight, although he enjoys the sex and substantial pay from his gay videos. This changes when he meets Nate, who has been given the opportunity to observe the inner workings of Blue House Film Studios to add realism to his latest erotic novel.

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A DARKER SHADE OF OXFORD BLUE

Set in Oxford, England, this sensual novel charts the developing relationship between Ethan Evans and Jason Birney—from their first encounter at the airport until Jason returns to the States three weeks later. The chapters are filled with a mixture of drama and angst, as well as many explicit sexual scenes as the two young men become lovers.

Ethan is successful in his business life—the reason for his temporary relocation to England—but has been unlucky in love.  This changes the moment he meets Jason (who has been asked to be a guest lecturer at Oxford University), and as they spend their first weekend sightseeing around Oxford, it is obvious the two are destined to be together. As they get to know each other, it becomes apparent that they went to the same school for a short while and now live in the same city.  Ethan cannot recall seeing Jason before, but as the story progresses, Ethan realizes their meeting in Oxford may not be a coincidence after all

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HEARTS OF GLASS

Two short heartbreaking yet erotic tales of love, romance and destiny by m/m author, Lily G. Blunt.

Happy Anniversary, Jasper. 

As Nathan waits for Jasper in a restaurant to celebrate their tenth anniversary, he recollects their past and some of the passionate moments he has experienced with the love of his life. 

You Can’t Stop Loving Someone Just Like That 

Despite being in love with his best friend, Brandon finds himself falling in love with Piers, a foreign exchange student, who is staying at his home over the summer vacation. Up to this point, Jaxon had shown no sign that he was gay or that he wanted Brandon. It is only when he sees Brandon and Piers together that Jaxon wishes he had acted sooner.

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PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP SO I CAN ORDER FOR YOU. I WILL ALSO HAPPILY SIGN THEM AT THE MEET.

WAYWARD INK PUBLISHING

CHECK OUT WAYWARD INK PUBLISHING’S WEBSITE.

IT LOOKS FABULOUS!

NEWS ON NEW RELEASES, SUBMISSIONS AND THE AUTHORS.

CHECK IT OUT HERE!

Good luck and best wishes to Lily Velden on her new venture.

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Four questions and a tag or two!

 I’ve been tagged in a rolling meme blog post by Facebook friend and fellow writer Anna Butler. The idea is that I answer four questions about my writing and tag three more fellow writers who pass on the torch in their turn. As Anna said in her post, “You have to be brave to venture onto Facebook these days!”

A native of Durham, England, Anna worked for many years as a communications specialist in the UK government. She now spends her time combining her love for science fiction with that for m/m romance.

Flashwired was Anna’s first published book. She is currently working on a series of five science fiction/gay romance novels, Taking Shield. The first will be published shortly. Anna is also the author of several short stories in Dreamspinner anthologies.

Written for the 2013 UK GLBTQ Fiction Meet, Candlelight (around 1,700 words) is available as a free downloadable .pdf on her blog. Join Jack Lincoln as he plans to romance lover Adam Hollister, and share the moment when Jack is entranced by how Adam looks by candlelight…

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She also has a delightful M/M romance called Gilded Scarab on her blog. Each of her short vignettes from The Gilded Scarab is also available as a free downloadable .pdf that you will be able to transfer to any e-reading device.

See Anna’s blog for the links to both downloads. LINK HERE.

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I met Anna at the UK Meet last year and am looking forward to chatting to her again in June.

So without further ado, here are the questions and my answers.

What am I working on? 

My main focus since last November  has been my novel, Paint the Sky. I wrote most of it for NaNo and have been slowly working through each chapter before sending it to my pre-readers. After they had their say, I reconsidered various aspects of the plot and even the personality of the main character before going over the chapters several times and editing again. I’m almost done now. Just got the last three chapters to complete before I send  it off to the publisher.

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Inspired by Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night‘ painting and Don McLean’s ‘Vincent‘, my story tells of the developing love between artist, Vincent (Vinnie), and would-be writer, Ben. Each chapter is titled after one of Vinnie’s paintings, and part of the storyline within each chapter includes reference to that painting.

Watch the video here.  STARRY, STARRY NIGHT BY DON MCLEAN

How does my work differ from others in my genre?

I currently write contemporary romance and erotica with a bit of angst thrown in. I don’t think I especially differ much from others in the genre except the first two short stories I published come with a tissue warning. Most m/m romances are expected  to be HEA or at least HFN. All my other stories since have happy endings.

Why do I write what I do?

I’m often asked this by members of my family. I tell them it’s the only thing I read these days. Het stories offer no appeal to me anymore. In my writing, I enjoy exploring the love and relationship between two men and focus on the intensity of their physical and emotional attraction. All my stories contain explicit sex scenes. As much as I put them off until last, I love writing them really.

How does my writing process work?

The initial inspiration for a story can be anything from lyrics in a song to a random thought while I’m ironing. It may inspire a whole scene or just a short scenario that takes hold in my mind. In fact, the very beginnings of Paint the Sky came from a line in Empty Chairs.

“I wonder if you know

that I never understood

that although you said you’d go

until you did I never thought you would.”

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Once I’ve got my initial ideas, I usually write a rough overview in my note book or on my computer. I’ve used various frameworks for each of my stories to help me organize my thoughts on character sketches, settings and the basic outline of the story. I don’t like to begin with a blank screen. A few author friends have recommended Scrivener, so I might give that a go for my next story.

For my current story, before I started NaNo, I wrote detailed  notes for all the main characters and then listed chapter headings. I wrote the key points I wanted to cover under each section and used these notes to write the chapters during November.  Since then, I have edited each chapter  several times and changed or re-written a few scenes before sending them to my first scrupulous pre-reader, who in turn added her own thoughts, questions and suggestions within the text. I edited again and currently have another reader going through and discussing points with me as I do the “final” edits.

I will do another read through and probably more edits before it is ready for submission.

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Now to hand on the baton to three other authors in the M/M romance world. I can’t wait to read their answers to the above questions and to find out a little more about what makes them tick. Although, to be honest, I have a good idea what the first one will say because I know him so well.

E.S. Skipper is a dear friend and a budding new author. I have worked alongside him over the past four months and encouraged his writing talent as I’ve edited his work. As a result, his first short story is being published in Wayward Ink Publishing‘s first anthology, Bollocks! His story, No Worries, Mate, will be an undoubted success, so make sure you check it out when it is published on June 5th.

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L.J. Harris is also a friend made though my writing connections. Her story, Just Like Pulling Teeth, will also be published in the Bollocks! anthology.

Check out her wonderful novella Heart of  Glass.

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 Cindy Sutherland is another Facebook friend and a successful writer of m/m fiction. Her latest story, Wrapped Up In Chains, became a #1 best seller.

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All three will post their responses to the questions on 26th May. Tune in to see what they have to say about how they approach their craft.

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The Writer’s Guide to Page Numbering

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Thanks for the tag, Anna!
Look out for my post next week.

Anna Butler

I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.
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You have to be brave to venture onto Facebook these days. I got tagged for a rolling meme blog post by my friend and fellow writer Sarah Madison.The idea is that I answer four questions about my writing and tag three more fellow writers—well, in my case, two—who pass on the torch in their turn.

Sarah is the author of the wonderful, evocative, powerful Boys of Summer which has The-Boys-of-Summer400x600-200x300attracted rave reviews over the last year – and quite rightly, too! And I’ve been so lucky to help with the beta-ing process for Walk A Mile, the first of two planned sequels to her book Unspeakable Words, in which telepathy meets the FBI meets the hunt for a serial killer. The estimated release date is sometime in Sept-Oct 2014, so put that on your wish list for…

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