Today I am so pleased to welcome Lily Morton to Joyfully Jay. Lily has come to talk to us about her latest audio release, On a Midnight Clear. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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Exclusive Excerpt

He laughs, but it’s cut short as there’s a gasp of astonishment and a huge crash as Michael the butler sees my statue and promptly drops his tray.

“Fucking hell,” he breathes, staring at him. Michael looks at me and flushes. “Sorry, my lord.”

I wave my hand. “Doesn’t matter, Michael,” I say.

The butler and my statue gaze at each other. Michael seems frozen in place at the sight of a naked man while my statue is sublimely unconcerned.

“Michael,” he says joyously.

My butler looks between the two of us, his eyes bulging. “Do we know each other?” he finally asks. I have to congratulate him on the fact that he’s bravely ignoring the naked genitals on full display.

“Not know me?” the statue calls. “Why, it is you who keeps me clean.” He winks. “Although the feather duster is rather ticklish.”

“Okay,” I say loudly, deciding it’s probably better that I interrupt before he gives my butler a heart attack. “This is—” I hesitate, looking at the statue. “This is—?”

“Cosmo,” he says, finally taking pity on me.

“Ah yes, sorry, my mind was wandering. Michael, this is Cosmo.” Cosmo gives his wide slanting grin at my butler, who just stares between us, his mouth still open. “And apologies for all the nakedness, but Cosmo had an accident and lost his clothes.”

There’s a stunned silence while Cosmo looks around humming a jaunty little tune.

“He lost his clothes in an accident?” Michael breathes and then quickly adds, “My lord.”

“Yes.” I bite my lip, trying frantically to think of a reason for that happening. “It was a car accident,” I finally say. “Not a bad one, but I’m very much afraid that all his clothes fell off.”

Silence falls again, which Cosmo breaks. “All my clothes,” he repeats before giving a peal of laughter.

“So, there we have it, Michael. I must get him something to wear.” I offer him a smile that is probably more of a grimace. “Can’t have my guest catching a cold.”

We both turn to look at Cosmo, who is examining a statue of Boadicea but happily not talking to it yet. His buttocks are round and full and enough to make a man weep with happiness, but Michael doesn’t appear to share my sentiments.


on a midnight clear audio coverIt can safely be said that Lord Barnaby Greenwood is not having the best of Christmases.

He’s penniless, up to his eyeballs in debt, and about to lose his estate. Therefore, it’s hardly surprising that when a local property developer offers a lot of money to buy King’s Wood from him, Barnaby is very tempted. But his father had always impressed on him that the green wood was sacred and must be protected at all costs, so he finds himself saying no.

He knows this will result in the loss of his home, but duty comes before everything. However, that fateful decision leads instead to a magical Christmas for Barnaby, complete with an old god who grants him a favour, and a beautiful statue that comes to life.

Cosmo is perfect for him. He’s funny and kind and completely enraptured with Barnaby, and for the first time in his life, Barnaby falls in love. But how can this lead to anything but heartache, when on the last stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve, Cosmo will go back to being a statue and take Barnaby’s heart with him?

From best-selling author, Lily Morton comes a truly magical romantic comedy.

Narrated by Joel Leslie


lily Morton avatarLily is a bestselling gay romance author. She writes love stories filled with heat and humour.

She 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 got her Kindle.

Lily 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 would she get to spend her time with hot and funny men?

She loves chocolate and Baileys and the best of all creations – Chocolate Baileys.

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