Today I am so pleased to welcome Lily Morton to Joyfully Jay. Lily has come to talk to us about her Finding Home series (with pretty new covers!). She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!
Exclusive Excerpt from Oz
“Okay, very quickly I need you to list the worst examples of partners I’ve picked from the beginning.”
“Since the beginning of time?” he says doubtfully.
“I’m not that old, Henry. Just the twenty-odd years of dating. Pick out the gems.”
“How can I do that? They were all bloody awful. That’s like asking me to pick between Darth Vader and Donald Trump. Both terrible but for different reasons.”
“Well, I know I’m a bad picker but I’d never have gone for Trump. That orange instant tan would have messed up my Egyptian cotton sheets.”
He laughs and I hear his pen tapping. “Okay. How about Rupert? He drank all of Father’s port and then passed out in his study and we had to hide him behind the curtain when Father came home early.” He pauses. “Or Katy who got so drunk at Mother’s third wedding that she threw up over the wedding cake?”
I think hard, trying to conjure up their faces. “Okay, this is good. Although the latent theme of alcoholism in my dates is slightly worrisome. Keep going.”
“Phillipa, who you dated for a couple of weeks. She came for a weekend and left wedding brochures lying around everywhere. Beatrice, who didn’t leave any wedding brochures around because she was already married and whose irate husband made such a wonderful addition to my birthday weekend. Or the charming Freddie who took out a credit card in your name. If spending was an Olympic sport you’d have actually been able to claim that you’d slept with a champion.” I laugh and he pauses for a second. “Why am I doing this?” There’s a stunned silence and I know he’s going to come to the correct conclusion. When he speaks again his voice has gone high. “You’ve met someone.”
“Oh shit. How bad is it?” He coughs. “Should I come down there and help? Wait. Wait. Don’t let them meet Mother until I can witness it. I need a good laugh.”
The bestselling Finding Home series is now available in one collection. Set in Cornwall, the series follows a group of friends as they each find love with a lot of heat and humour along the way.
Oz Gallagher does not do relationships well. Bored and jobless after another disastrous hook up, he decides to leave London for a temporary job in the wilds of Cornwall. Surely managing a stately home on a country estate will be easier than navigating the detritus of his relationships at home.
However, when he gets there, he finds a house in danger of crumbling to the ground and a man who is completely unlike anyone he’s ever met. An earl belonging to a family whose roots go back hundreds of years. Silas is the living embodiment of duty and sacrifice. Two things that Oz has never wanted. He’s also warm and funny and he draws Oz to him like a magnet.
Will falling in love be enough to make Oz stop moving at last and realise that he’s finally home?
Milo has been burying himself at Chi an Mor, hiding from the wreckage of his once promising career and running from a bad relationship that destroyed what little confidence he had. Niall, his big brother’s best friend, has been there for him that entire time. An arrogant and funny man, Niall couldn’t be any more different from the shy and occasionally stuttering Milo, which has never stopped Milo from crushing wildly on the man who saved him.
However, just as Milo makes the decision to move on from his hopeless crush, he and Niall are thrown into close contact, and for the first time ever Niall seems to be returning his interest. But it can never work. How can it when Milo always needs rescuing?
Content warning: There are descriptions of domestic abuse in this book.
Gideon has everything he should want in life. Fame, money, acting awards – he has it all. Everything but honesty. At the advice of his agent, Gideon has concealed his sexuality for years. But it’s starting to get harder to hide, and his increasingly wild behaviour is threatening to destroy his career.
Then he’s laid low by a serious illness and into his life comes Eli Jones. Eli is everything that Gideon can’t understand. He’s sunny tempered, friendly, and optimistic. Even worse, he’s unaffected by grumpiness and sarcasm, which forms ninety percent of Gideon’s body weight. As Gideon gets to know the other man, he finds himself wildly attracted to his lazy smiles and warm, scruffy charm that seem to fill a hole inside Gideon that’s been empty for a long time.
Will he give in to this incomprehensible attraction when it could mean the end of everything that he’s worked for?
Lily 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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To celebrate Lily’s new covers, we are giving you a chance to win your choice of any book from Lily’s backlist! Three winners will be chosen!
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Welcome, Lily, and thank you for sharing those new covers!