Paint the Sky by Lily G. Blunt Audiobook Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, we have Lily G. Blunt visiting today with the tour for her audiobook Paint the Sky, we have an audio excerpt and an ebook excerpt, Lily has a fantastic giveaway for you to take part in and we also have Tams review, so enjoy the post and follow Lily’s instructions to enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~

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Paint the Sky

by

Lily G. Blunt

Narrated by Joel Leslie

A love of art…

A mutual interest in art draws two shy university students together. Ben admires Vinnie’s painting of the university building, so Vinnie invites him to an exhibition of his artwork. From a wealthy family, Ben purchases some of Vinnie’s art and arranges for the artist to personally hang the paintings in his apartment.

Starry, starry night…

Ben commissions Vinnie to paint his portrait, in order to spend more time with the artist. On the night of the sitting, Vinnie fingerpaints the starry night on Ben’s chest… and they kiss. They begin a relationship beneath the night sky, God’s own canvas.

But every relationship has its ups and downs and so it is with theirs. When Ben thinks Vinnie spends too much time with a fellow artist, his jealousy drives a wedge between them and forces Vinnie into the very thing Ben dreads.

Hold tight to your dreams…

Ben and Vinnie will have to walk through fire before they can find one another again. But if they believe, and if they keep their faith in the night sky and each other, just maybe they can make their dreams of love come true.

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Excerpt

LISTEN TO AN EXCERPT FROM THE AUDIOBOOK HERE
About the Audiobook Narrator

Joel Leslie was a pleasure to work with throughout.
I love his narration of my story and the way he brought the various characters to life.

Check out his others works here.

ebook excerpt:

Vinnie led me across the room, pulling me by the shirt. “Lie back on the sofa for me and I’ll paint you.”

As if in a dream, I settled my head against one arm of the sofa, my legs dangling over the other end, scarcely breathing now. Vinnie knelt on the floor beside me with an open pot of paint in his hand.

Teasingly, he dipped his index finger into the dark blue paint as if it were cream he would lick off. His finger connected with my skin and he made short strokes across my chest, the coldness of the paint making me shiver.

Mesmerised by the closeness of his beautiful face, the view of the night sky through the window, and the picture forming upon my chest, I watched as dab after dab and stroke after stroke he built up a mix of shades, until a dark night sky with the moon and stars were there to be seen—a masterpiece, drying on the warmth of my blazing skin, a transient thing of beauty. His fingers skimmed my skin causing gooseflesh to ripple in waves down my arms and thighs. My nipples pebbled in response to his touch.

And when he was done, his lips met mine in a languid kiss; how our first kiss should have been—sweet, innocent, and full of promise. He pulled away, smiling down at me.

This was the beginning of something special.

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About Lily

Lily G. Blunt writes contemporary gay romance and erotica. She loves to explore the relationship between two men and the intensity of their physical and emotional attraction. Angst often features in her stories as she feels this demonstrates the depth of the men’s feelings for each other. Lily is forever writing imaginary scenes and plots in her head, but only a few ever make it to the page—there never seems to be enough hours in the day despite having left the teaching profession to concentrate on her writing!

Lily discovered the wonderful world of m/m romance novels five years ago via fan fiction and went on to write stories in her spare time. With the encouragement of her friends and readers she decided to publish some of her work. Lily subsequently self-published several stories via Amazon. She later published short stories with Torquere Press and Wayward Ink Publishing. Lily is excited about joining Pride Publishing for her upcoming story, The Handyman Can.

Easily distracted from her writing, Lily makes videos using clips from gay-themed movies and posts gorgeous pictures of men kissing or making out on her tumblr and Facebook pages. Lily is also an avid supporter of GLBTQ rights and advocates equality for all. She was recently a steward for Pride in London.

Lily lives in central England with her rather bemused husband and a ‘mad as a bag of frogs’ Shetland Sheepdog called Barney.

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Giveaway!

I’m offering a choice of either a signed paperback copy of Paint the Sky, an A5 or A6 notebook with a Paint the Sky cover to three lucky winners.
 
To enter the giveaway please comment on the post on Lily G Blunt’s blog saying which of the three gifts you would prefer.
 
Three winners will be randomly chosen on 3rd October when the
Paint the Sky Audiobook Blog Tour has finished.

Review

Lily G. Blunt - Paint the Sky audible coverTitle: Paint the Sky

Author: Lily G. Blunt

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Genre: Contemporary MM Romance

Length: 6 hours and 4 minutes

Publisher: Self Published (3rd September 2015)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3 ½ Hearts

Reviewer: Tams

Blurb: A love of art…

A mutual interest in art draws two shy university students together. Ben admires Vinnie’s painting of the university building, so Vinnie invites him to an exhibition of his artwork. From a wealthy family, Ben purchases some of Vinnie’s art and arranges for the artist to personally hang the paintings in his apartment.

Starry, starry night…

Ben commissions Vinnie to paint his portrait, in order to spend more time with the artist. On the night of the sitting, Vinnie finger-paints the starry night on Ben’s chest… and they kiss. They begin a relationship beneath the night sky, God’s own canvas.

But every relationship has its ups and downs and so it is with theirs. When Ben thinks Vinnie spends too much time with a fellow artist, his jealousy drives a wedge between them and forces Vinnie into the very thing Ben dreads.

Hold tight to your dreams…

Ben and Vinnie will have to walk through fire before they can find one another again. But if they believe, and if they keep their faith in the night sky and each other, just maybe they can make their dreams of love come true.

Product Link: http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Paint-the-Sky-Audiobook/B014U2AX5K

Review: Ben and Vinnie are college students that come from very different backgrounds, yet they share a mutual interest… each other. Ben comes from money. His parents pay his tuition, bought him a car and he works for the family business. Vinnie has struggled to make ends meet, working for two years to save up the money to pay for college. His parents were killed when he was still young, his two older brothers Finn and Theo stepped up and provided for the three of them as well as their sister in order to keep them all together and in their family home.

Ben finally works up the nerve to approach Vinnie one day in the courtyard at school, admiring Vinnie’s art work. Ben is determined to get to know the sexy, shy, blonde painter better, so he goes to Vinnie’s art show and winds up buying every painting he has on display. In a short period of time, the two go from friends to roommates and then lovers. They never really work on their communication though. So when they hit a rough patch, arguments start, accusations are made and Vinnie walks out.

Ben is determined to get his lover back, but is he too late? Has Vinnie already moved on?

This book read like a trip to London for me. There were descriptives of scenery, the different phrases and wording used in the UK that mean something different than they do here in the US. I loved that aspect of the book; it was like an escape while I was listening. I thought that the way the relationship between Ben and Vinnie played out gave it strong roots. At first it seems sudden, almost like insta-love. But they don’t actually go all the way, for lack of a better term, until they are together for a few months. So it was the hesitancy there, the time taken to explore and learn each other that made the fast moves early on believable.

Then there was a bit of predictability with the artist Vinnie worked with on the mural. As soon as Ben met the guy I felt the same way about him as Ben did and knew what was fixing to happen. Hoped I was wrong, sadly I was not, and that pulled me out of the story for a little while. Thankfully, they found their way back to each other and came out the other side stronger in the end.

There is something very entertaining about a British accent to me, so I quite enjoyed listening to Leslie give the characters a voice. The only real issue I had was the tones he chose for Ben and Vinnie were similar, so at times I was confused as to who was speaking. He didn’t so much narrate the book as told the story of Ben and Vinnie, so I felt like I was right there with them throughout.

Overall, it was an enjoyable listen, just a few hiccups along the way. If you like stories with a heart, a good bit of angst, and characters that have to figure out who they are and what they want to be, then I think you will enjoy this one.

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