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Release Blitz: The Quiet House by Lily Morton

The Quiet House | Lily Morton

Black and Blue #2

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Release Date: March 26th, 2021

Cover Design: Natasha Snow

Cover Photography: Michelle Lancaster

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Blurb

Levi Black has mostly recovered from the events of a year ago. The only lingering effects are that he’s much more well known in York than he’d like to be, and he’s a lot more cautious about walking around his house naked.

However, those events brought him the capricious and fascinating Blue, so he’s not complaining. On the contrary, he’s happy, in love, and looking forward to Blue finally moving in with him. And if sometimes he wonders what Blue sees in a boring cartoonist, he keeps that to himself.

Blue Billings is finally ready to throw off the memories of his past and move in with the person who means the most in the world to him. His psychic abilities have grown in the last year to his mentor Tom’s consternation, but Blue is determined to look on the bright side. He’s also focused on ignoring all the warning signs that he’s received lately.

However, even deeply buried secrets have a way of rising to the surface. And when a surprise from Blue’s past turns up and draws them away to a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors, Levi and Blue must fight for their survival once again.

From bestselling author, Lily Morton, comes the second book in the Black and Blue series. The books should be read in order.

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Excerpt

It’s ten in the morning before I remember the old man from last night. I’m unpacking a new box of books, sitting cross-legged on the floor in the book shop surrounded by stacks of books and bubble wrap, while Tom sits at the counter clutching his ever-present cup of tea with his face screwed up into grumpy lines.

“I’m just saying that you’re opening yourself up too much, Blue.”

“That’s never been a complaint before,” I say lightly, grinning up at him as he rolls his eyes.

“Lovely as this glimpse is into your private affairs, I must move you on.”

“Private affairs? I’m not Prince Charles.”

“And that’s a shame. That lad talks to plants. You struggle with humans.”

I shake my head. “I’m pretty sure that comment wasn’t meant for me. Know yourself.”

“I’m very good with humans.”

“What about yesterday?” I say, putting down my scissors and staring at him. “I’m pretty sure it was you who told the lady asking if we took cash that you weren’t the Bank of England.”

“You’ve been dreaming again.”

I roll my eyes. “If I’m dreaming about you, I definitely need to get some professional help.”

He huffs and helps himself to another biscuit from the Incredible Disappearing Biscuit Tin. I don’t know where the fuck he hides that thing. One minute he’s chomping down on a Hob Nob, then I come to take a biscuit, and it’s gone. Vanished.

I eye him affectionately. This crotchety old man is one of the most important people in my life. I’ve known him since I was a scrawny, scared kid who hitchhiked my way to York and never left, pinned here by a sense that I’d found my place. Tom never asked questions, just fed me and then later on when he revealed himself to be psychic too, he became my mentor. Sort of like Alec Guinness as Ben Kenobi, but with very poor people skills. Tom and my best friend, Will, are only topped by Levi. No one will ever shift Levi from heading the list of my most favourite people in the world.

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About The Author

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Lily writes contemporary romance novels, and specialises in hot love stories with a good dose of humour.

Lily lives in sunny England with her husband and two children, all of whom claim that they haven’t had a proper conversation with her since she bought her first Kindle.

She has spent her life with her head full of daydreams and decided one day to just sit down and start writing about them. In the process she discovered that she actually loved writing, because how else could she get to spend her time with hot, funny men!

She loves chocolate and Baileys and the best of all creations – chocolate Baileys! Her lifetime’s ambition is to have a bath in peace without being shouted by one of her family.

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Release Blitz: Fluke and the Faithless Father by Sam Burns

Fluke and the Faithless Father | Sam Burns

The Fabulous Fluke #2

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Release Date: February 11th, 2021

Cover Design: Natasha Snow Designs

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Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08TV3JKZ4

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Blurb

After escaping a murderer and resurrecting his boyfriend, Sage figures he deserves a little time to recover.

Unfortunately, life is rarely fair.

So instead of a break, he gets to deal with a magical law enforcement rookie asking uncomfortable questions about his brush with death. The quaesitor is acting downright suspicious. Or is it suspiciously?

Things go from awkward to dangerous when the man who murdered Sage’s mother is released from prison, and soon after there’s a break-in at the bookstore. The situation escalates so fast that Sage is afraid he’s going to end up with whiplash. Or worse, end up dead. He wanted a break, but not a permanent one.

Fluke and the Faithless Father is a direct sequel to The Fantastic Fluke, and should not be read first. It is an ~85k word novel that follows the continuing adventures of Sage, Fluke, Gideon, and their whole family, found and otherwise. 

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About The Author

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Sam is an author of LGBTQIA+ fiction, mostly light-hearted fantasy romances. Most of her books include a little violence, a fair amount of swearing, and maybe a sex scene or two. Oh, and let’s not forget a fox. He’d be offended at being forgotten.

She is a full-time writer who lives in the Midwest with her husband and cat. Someday, she plans to be a full-time writer who lives near the ocean with her husband and cat.

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Winter’s romance brings a surprising amount of warmth and wraps up this superb series

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

All the stars and then some more stars!

Well, that’s how you wrap up a series, not only with a wonderful action packed romance for the youngest of the Varik brothers, but with a conclusion to the series long narrative which has been putting them in danger from the off.

I loved everything about this book, it hit all the right notes I’d expect from a paranormal romance and especially one from the pen of such a talented writer.

Winter Varik’s secret absolutely fascinated me, this most reclusive member of the family has been something of a mystery throughout the series and here we find out why.

My heart broke for him so much but once Fox landed on the scene, it was clear Winter’s life was going to find new joy because the witch was an absolute delight.

As the plot thickened, I loved how Fox became so involved through his own stubborn nature, his unwillingness to be a victim and the feeling that Winter was someone special who needed a person firmly in his corner.

The rest of the Variks and the clan make appearances but this book is, essentially, Winter and Fox trying to find out about the prophesy which is foretelling the downfall of their family and is being used by a manipulative vampire to try and take over as ruler of them all.

As every with Jocelynn, the action is on pointe, there’s some pretty spectacular fight scenes in which we see just how Winter earned his Angel of Death nickname as the Varik executioner.

But there’s so much more to him than that and I loved how Fox broke through every wall he’d put in place, to get beyond his determination to end the threat to his family and then end himself!

Winter may have had a streak of martyrdom, but it was justifiable because of the way he lived his life and I loved that not only Fox, but also his brothers once they found out his secret, called him out on it big time.

There’s not going to be any plot spoilers here, but can I just say how much I loved Zelda in this book, I’d read a whole series just on her meddling and sparking with Aiden.

And, speaking of, CANNOT wait for his book and to see him finally find happiness after two centuries of looking after his boys and mourning his lost love Julianna.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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