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From my newest release: Cid. Here is the blurb:
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?
We pick up things with Cid and Barry’s coffee ‘date’. Things weren’t going too well. Let’s see if it gets any better:
“I’m sorry,” Cid uttered and locked eyes with the young man. “I don’t say that very often, so know it means a lot.”
He turned and started to make his own brew.
“Can we start over?” Barry asked in an innocent tone. “Friends?”
It was a tempting offer, one Cid knew he needed but wasn’t sure he wanted. He had friends back in his hometown, he just rarely saw them anymore. Someone brand new? This was pushing it, but if he didn’t, he already guessed at how much he’d hurt the guy.
“Friends.” He agreed and held out his hand for Barry to shake.