Saturday, 29 October 2016

Rainbow Snippet - 29/30th Oct



Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook Group that invites authors to post 6 sentences of their work each weekend. It can be from anything you like, your current WIP, a recent release, the golden oldie that even you had forgotten you had written, or just a scrap of an idea (as long as it has 6 coherent sentences). Nothing of your own work worth mentioning? How about a 6 sentence review of your favourite LGBTQ+ story.


Another snippet from Village Love #2. For anyone that loved Resistance, this is Smudge's story. A snippet from Chapter 3.  (Unbetaed. Beware! Also I have no idea if this is 6 sentences. I kept losing count.)


 “He’s very good with the children, isn’t he?” A female voice had Smudge near jumping out of his skin. He tore his gaze from Raleigh to find the woman that had been sent to the drinks table standing beside him with a paper cup. “A much better librarian all round than the last one. Always accommodating, makes time for everyone, easy on the eye, if you like that geeky, supply teacher look, and great with kids.” She sighed. “He’d make a perfect husband. Shame he’s gay.”









Thursday, 27 October 2016

Review - Resistance

A four heart review for Resistance from Lorix at Boy Meets Boy Review.

"Sweet, witty, comforting - and utterly English."

"Many moons ago I used to devour Katie Forde books and this gave me the same warm feeling."

"Mal and Rick are a lovely couple, they are MC's to love, but more than that the whole cast of village characters is great and promises that more stories are going to come from this world. After all, Rick is not the only gay in the village."



Buy Links: Kobo // ARe // B&N
Universal Amazon link: myBook.to/Resistance_LF


Add it to your Goodreads bookshelf here

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Rainbow Snippets - 22/23rd Oct



Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook Group that invites authors to post 6 sentences of their work each weekend. It can be from anything you like, your current WIP, a recent release, the golden oldie that even you had forgotten you had written, or just a scrap of an idea (as long as it has 6 coherent sentences). Nothing of your own work worth mentioning? How about a 6 sentence review of your favourite LGBTQ+ story.


Another snippet from Village Love #2. For anyone that loved Resistance, this is Smudge's story. A snippet from Chapter 2.  (Unbetaed. Beware!)

While he waited for Mal to appear, Smudge rummaged in the fridge, certain that he still had a can of liquid inspiration in there somewhere. He straightened, triumphant, the slim can held aloft.

“Those energy drinks are really bad for you, you know.”

“Don’t you start.” Smudge popped the lid, in part just to be pedantic, and took a longer than normal pull from the can. “I get enough dire warnings from Adam. Anyway I thought you were a radiographer, Doctor Malik.”







Monday, 17 October 2016

Who’s next in Slopy Bottom?

With Rick and Mal’s story told (at least for now) many of the reviewers have expressed an interest in finding out about other inhabitants of the village.

Who are the most likely candidates to get their story told?

Smudge: Owner of the print shop. With his tats, multi-coloured fauxhawk, and gauges Smudge stands out in the village quite unlike anybody else. Does his image and devil may care attitude mask a desire to find ‘the one’?

Adam: Purveyor of fine coffee and snacks. Adam came to the village with a babe in arms and no wife. That was 15 years ago and he’s still alone. It hasn’t always been that way; he’s had a lover in the village. Not that their relationship was common knowledge, thankfully, since it blew up in their faces. A younger, career-minded lover and a kid in primary school, while trying to establish his own business...it was never going to work. Broken promises had upset Benjy more than Adam. No, they’d had their chance and now they suited friends better than lovers. A couple more years of Benjy being his sole focus while his boy finished school and then maybe Adam would have time to find someone of his own. But you can never tell when cupid’s arrow will strike.

Raleigh: Church organist. When the vicar and his wife he arrived in Slopy Bottom several years ago they brought the curly haired, angelic organist with them. The only openly gay character in the village at the start of Resistance, he is beloved by both the young and the elderly of the village. But is his heart as guarded as his past?

If you follow my #rainbowsnippets you'll know who's next ;)


Resistance Buy Links: Kobo // ARe

Universal Amazon link: myBook.to/Resistance_LF


Saturday, 15 October 2016

Rainbow Snippets - 15/16 Oct



Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook Group that invites authors to post 6 sentences of their work each weekend. It can be from anything you like, your current WIP, a recent release, the golden oldie that even you had forgotten you had written, or just a scrap of an idea (as long as it has 6 coherent sentences). Nothing of your own work worth mentioning? How about a 6 sentence review of your favourite LGBTQ+ story.


Another snippet from Village Love #2. For anyone that loved Resistance, this is Smudge's story. Still in Chapter 1.  (Unbetaed, so excuse the overly-long sentences. Means you get more words for your snippet anyway!)

The old bus could barely manage forty on a good day but, despite his panic, Raleigh wouldn’t dream of going that fast in the centre of the village. However, even with the needle wavering around the twenty mile an hour marker on the vintage speedometer, Smudge’s lithe form and bright hair soon became nothing but a fixed point in his mirror.
For one heart-thumping moment Raleigh thought Smudge intended to chase after the mobile library. Sweat broke out at his hairline and his hands tightened on the steering wheel. But the moment passed, Smudge shouted something about fines that Raleigh couldn’t quite make out over the noise of the diesel engine, and then his shoulders slumped and he turned to talk to old Mrs Danridge.
Crisis averted, Raleigh let out a long steadying breath and slowed the bus even further to take the humped bridge over the stream, sounding his horn as he went. 







Friday, 14 October 2016

Fiction Friday

It's been a few weeks so lets catch up with where we were. The end of September and books beginning with A, I think.

The last five A titles I read began with the word 'All'. Unfortunately only one was worth mentioning.
All In with the Duke (Gambling on Love #1) by Ava March. I have to admit I've had this book in my TBR pile for years. Why hadn't I read it before now? I love historicals. And Rent Boy stories. Why then? I'll tell you. All the people on GR that had shelved this as BDSM, that's why. I'm cautious when it comes to BDSM stories and let that caution push this book away every time it came up on my radar. However, in reality there is very little bdsm in this story, and yes I typed it in little letters on purpose, because for me it was only minor play and really didn't have that much impact on the story. The focus was the relationship and how it could possibly work. And I loved this book. Thankfully there are two more books in the series.

With the send of September came the end of reading books beginning with A. Did I move on to B? Nope.

As a transition book (and because I wanted to finish the series) I read the last book in J L Langley's Sci-Regency series, book 3 My Regelence Rake. Relationship-wise this was on a par with book 2 for me but there was less focus on the overarching story line and unfortunately this wasn't finished. MRR was published in 2013. I have stalked the author somewhat and apparently she is working on book 4 and hopes to have it ready for publication in mid 2017.

October's reading challenge is 'books by some of my favourite authors'.
There may be a lot of recommendations.
Perhaps I should start a separate post...




Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Village Love - A series review

Stella at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words has reviewed the Village Love series to date and given both books 4 stars.

Resonance

"The short was a beautifully surprise especially cause it is very detailed in the writing"

"Characters well delined, medical procedures well explained and an intrigued atmosphere. I truly felt myself in that room with Mal and Rick."

"It’s very rare to me to find good shorts around, Resonance was a winner."

Resistance 

"Rick and Mal and their relationship is exactly what I like to see in my books, it was sweet and sexy, but most of all was realistic"

"I adore romance set in small villages like Slopy Bottom, the peace, the people, the nature and the sceneries Lillian was great at describing."

"I can’t wait to know more about these boys and a couple more of guys I fell in love with while reading Resistance. I’m so happy to know (cause I’m stalking the author and I’m not sorry about it) there is so much coming soon."

"I feel to recommend it especially if you’re looking for an angst-free, light and well written story."


The reviewer also praised Garrett Leigh's cover art, calling it "different and so welcomed." The cover art for Resistance is up in the Rainbow Awards Cover Art contest. Show Garrett (and different) your love by going to vote for it.






Buy Links: Kobo // ARe

Universal Amazon link: myBook.to/Resistance_LF



Monday, 10 October 2016

Resistance - Now available everywhere

Exactly what it says on the tin. The 90 days Kindle Unlimited period has finally expired and Resistance is now available in all the usual places.

Resistance (Village Love Book 1)

How long can you wait on a promise?

After his first night with Mal, Rick broke the habit of a lifetime and invited the sexy radiographer to spend the weekend in the sleepy English village he called home. Rick isn’t in denial but he’s afraid to reveal his sexuality in the close-knit community that has known him since he was a babe in arms.

The sex is amazing but equally Mal loves lazy days spent in the garden at Slopy Bottom, and every precious moment he spends with Rick. For Mal the village quickly becomes an oasis of peace, far from the noise and grime of life in London, a slice of tranquillity with Rick at the heart. But Mal has defied his family and his religion to be true to himself, and there is no way can he join Rick in his self-built closet, no matter how comfortable it is...

Rick is afraid revealing the true nature of his relationship with Mal will change the way his neighbours see him. He adores these people, this village, and he can’t face the thought of losing everything over who he chooses to sleep with. When the alternative is giving up a man who has slotted perfectly into his life—a man who he might just love—it’s no choice at all. But, knowing what has to be done isn’t always as easy as putting it into practice.


Buy Links: Kobo // ARe
Universal Amazon link: myBook.to/Resistance_LF


Add it to your Goodreads bookshelf here.


Cover designed by Garrett Leigh at blackjazzdesign.com


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