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From a coming attraction (coming in just four days on Aug 1) Cid. Here is the blurb for this new work:
Ask 26-year-old artist Cid Walker how he’s feeling and you’ll likely get a snarl, or a glare, but not a real answer. Cid’s soul is so damaged from a brutal and savage ex-fiancé that trusting anyone is out of the question.
Two classmates try to get his attention; Barry and Kellen. Barry is only 18 and a very naïve, sweet boy-next-door type who is young, needy, and anxious to get involved with the mysterious artist. He wants to be with Cid more than anything, but his efforts fail.
Kellen, all of 22, is as snarky as Cid is at first, but soon manages to get across to him. Kellen understands why Cid is acting out because Kellen is also keeping his soul and psyche intact with mere Band-Aids after being attacked a few years ago.
Add in a stalker that won’t take ‘no’ for an answer and you have Cid’s life at the moment. Who can get through his broken heart?
Another long snippet here; this shows Cid’s clear lack of either social skills, confidence, or he’s been so screwed up that he pisses off everyone:
When class was finished, Barry hung around for a moment to let the hordes of others rush the doors.
Cid closed his notebook quickly. “Hey.”
“You got class now?”
Great English. “Yeah, I’ve got one more then I’m off the rest of today.” Why’d I tell him that?
“Cool. I’ve got business law next; it’s kinda cool, yet a snooze-fest if you’ve been up too late.” He rolled his eyes. He had gorgeous eyes. He was taller than Cid, about 5’11” he guessed, only a couple of inches difference. Cid had to hold his breath back from hitching. Cid had used that shade of blue; he’d used it in his paintings for usually the sky, or water. He loved water just for the color alone.
“I bet. Yeah, I need to nap, that’s for sure. Or get a huge espresso.”
Barry’s eyes widened. “Hey, there’s a thought…”
“Maybe sometime we could…”
Cid felt his throat all but close shut. The tension was back and it was sky high!
“I’m busy, dude. Sorry,” he spat out and stood to collect his things. He nearly forgot his notebook, which flipped open to reveal the drawings he’d done during class. There was a highly stylized “B” drawn that he hurried to cover up.
“But…” Barry stammered. “Whatever.” He stormed off before Cid could say anything else.
This book drops in 4 days (Wednesday) on Amazon and Smashwords. Look for links coming soon!