Release Blitz “The Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings” (Black and Blue #1) by Lily Morton


Check out the awesome first book in Lily Morton’s new Fantasy series !!

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The Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings
Author: Lily Morton
Series: Black and Blue #1
Genre: MM Fantasy Romance 
Release date: 14th November 2019
Rating: 5 stars

 

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Levi Black is at a crossroads. After suffering a loss and breaking up a long-term relationship, he’s looking for a change. When he receives the news he’s inherited a house in York, he seizes the opportunity to begin a new chapter in his life.

However, when he gets there, he finds a house that has never kept its occupants for very long. Either through death or disinclination, no one stays there, and after a few days of living in the place, Levi can understand why. Strange noises can be heard at all hours of the day and night, and disturbing and scary things begin to happen to him. He never believed in ghosts before, but when events take a sinister turn, he knows he must look for help. He finds it in the unlikely form of the blue-haired leader of a ghost tour.

Blue Billings is edgy, beautiful, and lost. Utterly lost. He conceals so many secrets that some days it’s a miracle he remembers his own name. He knows that he should ignore Levi because he threatens the tenuous grip Blue has on survival. But there’s something about the kind-eyed man that draws Blue to him. Something that demands he stay and fight for him when he would normally run in the opposite direction.

As the two men investigate the shocking truth behind Levi’s house, they also discover a deep connection that defies the short length of time they’ve known each other. But when events escalate and his life is on the line, Levi has to wonder if it was wise to trust the Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings.

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Check out my review and read an excerpt! —–>


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I am gonna be honest here and say that so far 2019 has been a bit of a let down bookwise… Especially when it comes to the mm genre, I wasn’t as blown away as I was the previous years. You know who absolutely didn’t let me down? Lily Morton !! She wrote some pretty awesome books and I have to say that this book, it took the cake and it will definitely go on my “Top Reads of 2019” list. 

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Levi is moving to York, where he has inherited a house from some far-away family member. It actually comes at a perfect time, because he has just left his cheating boyfriend and he is ready for a new start. Had he known about the “state” of the house, he might have reconsidered. 

It soon becomes clear that his new house isn’t like any other house, and even being the skeptic that he is, he has to admit that something is amiss. When he finds out his (murder)house is part of a “ghost tour“, the puzzle pieces start to fall together. How he finds out made me laugh my ass off.. poor Levi 9f01372377900d9203bc4efe48eb1659.

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All of this gives him the perfect excuse to chat up the ghost-tour guide, “the mysterious and amazing” Blue. I mean he has been having his eye on the man since he first saw him.

Turns out the amazing Blue is even more amazing than Levi thought and he comes with some very special abilities. Together they try to find out what is wrong with Levi’s house and how to put a stop top it. Secrets are revealed and slowly the danger keeps on rising. Thankfully the love keeps on rising as well and it was wonderful to see these two men grow closer and closer and fall for one another. 

This book is definitely a slow burn and the steam level is quite a bit lower than what I was used to from Lily Morton. That said, it had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish and really scared the crap out of me at times. I was totally invested right from the very first line. Blue and Levi were awesome characters and it really felt as if I was “living” this story right along with them, which caused me some serious palpitations.

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It was very refreshing to read something different. I am very highly impressed and I really hope there will be more to come… 

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Excerpt
His audience are raptly hanging onto his every word, but attention is disrupted when a large group approaches. At its lead is a thin man with long black hair pulled back into a ponytail. He’s handsome, but his expression is discontented and his mouth is sharp. He’s dressed in similar clothes to Blue, and he carries a large wooden box.The group moves past us, coming to a stop a few yards away. The man places his box on the ground with a rather dramatic precision. My mouth twitches as he climbs on with a great deal of dignity. “I’ve brought you here,” he says in a ghoulish tone, “to talk about plague and death and a terrible end in solitary confinement locked away in a small house.”“Excuse me.” Blue’s loud voice cuts straight through the man’s dramatic spiel. The man stops talking with an impatient sigh. “Can I help you?” he asks.“I’ll say you can,” Blue says sharply. “This is my pitch for the next ten minutes. That’s the agreement if I keep off the York Devil bit until last thing.”“Well, Frank changed the route. Sorry if you didn’t get the memo,” Box Boy says in a bored voice.

“You don’t sound sorry,” Blue says calmly. “You sound quite cross.” He pauses. “Or constipated. I never could tell the difference.” He looks him up and down. “Both ways were a build-up of shit.”

The man seems to lose his grasp on his temper. “You don’t own York,” he says loudly.

“Obviously not,” my guide says patiently. “Or I wouldn’t be doing ghost tours.” He clearly remembers his audience and turns back with a charming smile. “I would, of course, still be doing ghost tours for wonderful groups like this even if I owned the city of York, because I live to impart spectral knowledge.” The other man snorts slightly, and Blue smiles at us kindly and winks. “You’ll have to excuse us,” he says. “We used to date. Can I just say there is no correlation at all between box size and penis size?”

I snort out a laugh despite myself and watch as the other man picks up his box and gestures to his group in a bad-tempered way. I watch him go, smiling. The grin drops away as I suddenly become aware that the group is staring at me and our guide is talking to me.

“Sorry,” I say quickly. “I wasn’t paying attention.”

“Obviously,” he says. “Because you missed the bit where I said I wasn’t a resident charity.”

“I think I’ve missed something,” I say slowly.

The other members of the group shift slightly, obviously enjoying the entertainment, but not wanting to draw too much attention to themselves in case his laser gaze turns on them. 

“You have missed something,” he says. “You’ve missed the part where you pay for the tour.”

“Oh fuck, sorry.” I edge forwards and dig in my pocket for my wallet. “Of course I’ll pay. How much is it?”

“Well, usually it’s six pounds.” I open my wallet, and he stares at me. “But that’s for people who are on time. You, however, are late, so it’s a tenner.”

I’m about to argue with this logic when a big man stirs at the back of the group. “Can we get a move on? It’s fucking freezing.”

“Could you watch your language?” another man says crossly.

“I can. I just might not want to,” the big man says.

My guide sighs and glares at me. “See what you’ve done now? This was a very well-behaved group before you turned up. You’re like a human grenade.”

I open my mouth to refute this unfair observation, but he shakes his head. 

“Okay, people,” he calls out to the group. “Let’s be off to our next stop on the ghost tour led by the Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings.”



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 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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