Today’s author is none other than the incredible Lily G. Blunt. She writes and reviews Gay romance on her blog > https://lilygblunt.wordpress.com she has a long list of published books and her latest book LET YOUR HEART DECIDE is a taboo romance featuring two brothers. Most M/M romance lovers would probably agree with me that it’s hard to go on Goodreads or Facebook without every damn person mentioning this book 🙂 And I’m doing the same!
Title: Let Your Heart Decide
Author: Lily G. Blunt
Published: June 3, 2016
Genre: Erotic Romance; Contemporary Romance
Length: 304 Pages
Tags: Gay; M/M; Mystery; Suspense; Paranormal: Ghosts; CW: Taboo;
NOTE: This is a taboo romance featuring two brothers.
New house, new job. A new start with his brother….
Two out of three isn’t bad, right?
Rhys returns to his hometown and must face the brother he’s been avoiding for two years. In his heart, Rhys still hopes to recapture the bond they once shared.
Jake willingly offers him the hand of friendship, but Rhys is reluctant to confront their past, fearing it will only rip them apart again.
When Rhys sees ghostly figures in the grounds of a local historic house, it leads him to investigate their shocking past—and to face his heart’s true desire.
Finding Love: The Perfect Size for You
Format: ebook, paperback, and audiobook
Book Length: Short Story (12K)
Genres: Contemporary, Gay, Erotic Romance
Heat Rating: Burning
Release Date: 9th March 2016
Now available as an audiobook. Narrated by the fabulous Sean Crisden.
Audiobook Release Date: 16th May 2016
A male escort takes on an inexperienced client and breaks the first rule of rent boys: don’t get attached.
After updating his Rent Boy blog profile, well-endowed porn star Ty receives a text from a sexually inexperienced client. Andy, the client, asks Ty to provide him with the necessary know-how so should he ever get a date with the guy he’s attracted to, he’ll be fully prepared.
Little does Ty know that this hookup will lead to a friendship that will subsequently change his life.
The door opened, and a skinny geek with specs faced me. Thinking I had the wrong house, and worried that the boy’s father had made the appointment, I floundered. Now, that will be awkward. How’s he planning to get his kid out of the house?
“Excuse me. I’m looking for Andy. Is he here?”
The boy flushed bright red and pushed up his black-framed glasses. “That’s me, I’m Andy Parker. You have the right address.”
You’ve got to be kidding me.
“Okay, son! How old are you?” He didn’t look a day over fifteen.
His eyes widened, but his gaze didn’t leave mine. He bristled a little, rising to his full height. “I’m eighteen. Nineteen in three months. I can show you my ID, if you like.” He looked beyond my shoulder, then ushered me hastily inside.
I followed him to the kitchen. “I’m Tyrone, by the way.”
He hadn’t even asked my name. I could have been any weirdo coming into his home. I guessed he recognized me from my online photos or my porn videos. Whatever. It looked like he was expecting me anyway.
About Lily Blunt
Lily G. Blunt writes contemporary gay romance. She loves to explore the relationship between two men and the intensity of their physical and emotional attraction. Angst often features in her stories as she feels this demonstrates the depth of the men’s feelings for each other. Lily is forever writing imaginary scenes and plots in her head, but only a few ever make it to the page. There never seems to be enough hours in the day despite having left the teaching profession to concentrate on her writing!
Lily discovered the wonderful world of m/m romance novels five years ago via fan fiction and went on to write stories in her spare time. With the encouragement of her friends and readers she decided to publish some of her work. Lily subsequently self-published several stories and later published short stories with Torquere Press, Wayward Ink Publishing, and Pride Publishing.
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Question: What led you to write your recent release, Let Your Heart Decide?”
Lily: “I enjoy reading taboo stories and decided I wanted to write one. I was thinking about combining a romance with a mystery, paranormal plotline for something new and different for me. But I can’t remember what gave me the initial prompt for my plot. I’ve looked through my very first notes and it appears much of the outline of the story formed pretty quickly.”
Question: “So, why M/M or for that matter taboo?”
Lily: “It’s what I enjoy reading. I’m often asked why I don’t write M/F, so I broaden my readership, but I have no inclination to write a hetero story. I’d prefer to write what I enjoy rather than write for a market.”
Question: “I know that you are self-published. Does the need to write what you enjoy play into that?”
Lily: “Well, going in with a publisher is more cost effective. They provide the editing and the cover. Choosing to self-publish a book is initially more expensive, but you have more freedom and can decide when you wish to release your book.”
Question: “And in the case of Let Your Heart Decide, what you want to release.”
Question: “O.K., writing in the field that you do how would you explain to someone the difference between erotic fiction, erotica and maybe even porn?”
Lily: “For me, erotic fiction is explicit but it has a plot and romance elements. Erotica is more focused on sexual scenes. Porn I associate with videos and photography rather than the written word.”
Question: “How do you go about writing a good sex scene?”
Lily: *grinning* “Lots of research! I read a lot of sex scenes, watch videos, and use my imagination. I know what I like and try to capture that in my writing.”
Question: “When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?”
Lily: “For years, I’d often imagine scenes that I’d like to write, but never dreamed I’d be able to write a novel. It all seemed too complicated. But then about six years ago, I started writing fan fiction a chapter at a time and that made the whole writing process more approachable for me.”
Question: “What were you like in school?”
Lily: “Until I was about fourteen I wasn’t interested in school. Everything seemed beyond me. Then because of an interesting and inspiring history teacher something clicked and I became studious. I went on to get my honors in history and religious studies as well as my teaching degree.”
Question: “Are you a teacher?”
Lily: “Actually, I gave up teaching nearly four years ago with the intention of writing more than I did before. However, I only write for an average of three to four hours a day and that includes working on promotion and editing. I should spend less time on social media and focus more on my writing, though.”
Question: “Speaking of social media. How do you feel about its impact on the world of literature?”
Lily: “Social media has enabled the M/M genre to expand rapidly. Authors and readers can connect more easily, and despite a few negative dramas over the past few years, I think it’s great.”
Question: “What is the one thing you wish individuals would consider when writing a review?”
Lily: “I write quite a few short stories. I wish some reviewers would accept that and judge the story accordingly.”
Question: “Are there any causes within the LGBTQ community that are a hot button for you or that you are passionate about?”
Lily: “I support the mottos ‘Love is Love’ and ‘Love Wins’ that are often used on social media. I would love to live in a world where people can marry whoever they choose without discrimination or negative reactions.”
Question: “In your dreams, is there an actor you would like to see play one of your main characters and if so, who?”
Lily: *giggles* “When I was writing The Handyman Can I pictured Wentworth Miller and two other characters from Prison Break as my main characters, so I would love to see them starring in a production of my story.”
Question: “What is your favorite book and why?”
Question: “Do you have a favorite time of day, day of the week or month of the year and if so, why?”
Lily: “I love Sundays and Mondays now that I don’t have to drag myself to work. The weekend used to be ruined by thoughts of Monday morning in the classroom.”
Question: “Do you have a favorite or inspiring quote?”
Lily: “I found this when I was researching for Let Your Heart Decide and think it suits Rhys and Jake: ‘Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same’ by Emily Bronte from Wuthering Heights”.
Question: “What other projects are you currently working on that you would like to divulge to us?”
Lily: “I’m working on a follow-up to Finding Love and also a contemporary vampire story.”
Works by Lily G. Blunt