You’re My Everything Blitz & Review ~ A Collection of Contemporary Gay Love Stories … 10 out of 10!

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Title: You’re My Everything

Author: Lily G. Blunt

Cover Design: Jay Aheer at Simply Defined Art

Genres: contemporary, gay romance, short story anthology

Length: 52 000 words/172 pages

Release Date: March 29, 2018

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YOU’RE MY EVERYTHING

A Collection of Contemporary Gay Romance Stories from Lily G Blunt.

Six love stories.

Some sweet, some steamy, and one or two will bring a tear to the eye.

 

Happy Anniversary, Jasper

Over the Rainbow

Opposites Attract

You Can’t Stop Loving Someone Just Like That

Service with a Smile

Without You

 

The stories in this anthology have been published before.

They have undergone several rounds of edits and the updated versions are published here.

 

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.

A heartbreaking yet erotic tale of love, romance and destiny.

Over the Rainbow

Dorian has been cast as Dorothy in his school’s production of The Wizard of Oz.

Like his character, Dorian is about to discover whether dreams really do come true.

Opposites Attract

Chris and Andreas are opposites in character. Both fear the other wants to move on.

Can being stranded on a mountainside resolve the doubt that is threatening to tear them apart?

You Can’t Stop Loving Someone Just Like That

Despite being besotted for years with Jack, Corey finds himself falling in love with Pierre, a foreign exchange student, who is staying at his home over the summer vacation. Up to this point, Jack has shown no sign that he was gay or that he wanted Corey as anything other than a friend. It is only when he sees Corey and Pierre together that Jack wishes he had acted sooner.

Service with a Smile

Terry visits a men’s designer boutique, and Ash gives him service with a smile…

Without You

Jasper is struggling to move on with his life without Nathan by his side. If only he could touch his lover one more time…

 

 

Excerpt from

OPPOSITES ATTRACT

 

I dried myself down with one of the fluffy white hotel towels. Andreas, who was now sporting a pair of shorts, sat on the balcony with his feet perched on a chair, a book in his lap. I loved him dearly, but he seemed to have his nose in a book twenty-four seven these days. Every time I came home from work or back from my sports club, he’d be there reading. Either that or engrossed in his decoupage craft, or whatever his latest hobby was.

After dressing in my cycling gear, I packed up my rucksack with the provisions I needed for the day and went to join him on the balcony.

“Mmm… looks like it’s going to be another warm day.” I looked out across the hotel pool and gardens to the mountainside beyond. The sky was clear and blue. Wispy clouds drifted around the snow-covered peaks in the distance. Lush green grass and woods filled the lower slopes near the resort. Cable cars, looking like dots in the distance, moved slowly upwards to near the summit. Summer season in an Alpine resort was my idea of heaven: physical activity, plenty of fresh air, and hot sex when I returned to the hotel in the evening. Pity Andreas didn’t share my passion for sports and the outdoors—apart from the sex, that is.

Andreas glanced up from his book. “You should have a nice day for exploring.” He returned his gaze to the page, seemingly oblivious to the scenic view in front of us. “Rain is forecast later this evening, but you should miss that.”

A cool breeze blew around the damp hair at the base of my skull. “That’s good. Can you put some sunscreen on the back of my neck, hun? It’s stinging a little today.”

“Mmm… sure. It looks a little red.” Andreas leaned over and grabbed the tube from the patio table. He wiped the moisture from the back of my neck with one hand and applied the cream thoroughly with the other.

I turned to face him, and he coated my face, neck, and the skin exposed above the vee of my T-shirt. A sad look crossed his eyes.

I stroked a wayward hair out of his sight. “You’ll be okay on your own?” I felt a little guilty, but he could have come with me if he wanted.

In the distance, cowbells chimed, and a motorbike sped past the front of the hotel, spoiling the early morning peace and quiet.

Andreas sighed. “Yeah, I’ll be fine. Got plenty to keep me occupied here all day. I’m used to keeping myself busy anyway.” His voice trailed off on that last sentence.

“I’ll see you later this afternoon, then.” I kissed him swiftly. “Have a good day.”

“Yeah, you too. Make sure you grab some breakfast on your way out.” Andreas pulled me in for a hug. “Take care. Love you.”

“Love you too. Later.” I scooped up my rucksack, checked my phone was in my pocket, and marched out of the hotel room without a backwards glance. Andreas would be fine.

Review by Felices

Cover Art: Shows a mottled background with two young men facing away, sitting with their arms around each other and kissing. They are dressed in striped T-shirts. I think this fits in well with the book’s content.

Synopsis: A collection of short stories, the synopsis gives an outline of each and is well done. We have a collection of some sweet and some steamy MM romances.

Plots:

Story One: Happy Anniversary Jasper – Nathan is sitting waiting for Jasper on their 10 year anniversary in their favourite Italian restaurant and is reminiscing about their relationship.

Story Two: Over the Rainbow – Dorian, a NQ teacher is asked to play Dorothy in the school’s performance of The Wizard of Oz. Will he find out if dreams really come true?

Story Three: Opposites Attract – Chris and Andreas are total opposites. Chris is a buff, tattooed, outdoor type whereas Andreas is a stay at home househusband. Andreas realises Chris has gone missing on a mountainside while off on one of his adventures, will he be able to pluck up the courage and go to the rescue, and can they mend their seemingly broken relationship?

Story Four: You Can’t Stop Loving Someone Just Like That – Corey falls in love with a foreign exchange student, Pierre, which makes BFF Jack realise how he feels about Corey and that he should have acted sooner on his feelings for Corey. Can he put things right between them?

Story Five: Service With a Smile – Terry receives a very personal service from Ash while shopping for clothes.

Story Six: Without You – Jasper is struggling to come to terms with life without Nathan and wishes he could touch him one more time.

Flow/Continuity: These stories are very well written and are a good fit with each other.

Conflict & Climax: There is a twist to each story in this collection of sweet, steamy and sad shorts.

Writing Style: A good mix of beautifully written romance stories in both first and third person, and past and present tenses.

Editing/Formatting: This collection has undergone a lot of rewriting and re-editing to make a new unmissable anthology. Neatly formatted, each story is headed in a large upper case font.

Price: I personally think this is reasonably priced at a mite over 71p per short story!

Conclusion: All these stories have been published before but have been reworked and re-edited to make this well balanced anthology of short stories. Even if you have read some of them before, they are well worth revisiting. A couple will definitely have you reaching for the tissues.

This anthology has to score 10 out of 10.

 

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About the Author

Lily G. Blunt enjoys writing contemporary gay romance and paranormal stories. She loves to explore the relationship between two or more men and the intensity of their physical and emotional attraction. Angst often features in her stories as she feels this demonstrates the depth of feeling for each other. Lily is forever writing imaginary scenes and plots in her head, but only a few ever make it to the page.

She reviews for several blog sites and has recently launched Gay Book Promotions, an online book promotion service for authors of LGBT+ romance and fiction.

Lily loves to hear from readers and other authors.

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