Picture it…Midwest, 10 pm. The air is still, the eldest cat is silent and content by my side while the younglings play in their area; and hubby is sawing logs. It’s bedtime here as we rest up for another work week. Last week flew by as I was diagnosed with cat scratch fever! My left eye was swollen and very bloodshot. I narrowed it to my eldest baby who loves to kiss me. I turned too quick; he got my eye. Regardless, they had to (of course) take a hefty dose of blood samples to see what else it could possibly be. (insert eye roll here). Results back this week. Cross your fingers!
Anywho…my hubby is ancy to get our garden cleaned up and ready for planting. It’s been dead and dormant too long. This year I want to put lavender and zinnias. He prefers growing human food. I prefer growing food for the pollinators who feed us all. What do you think?
Here’s my snippet for the week: (see below)
This week I pick up after the performance is over and Billy and Erik are alone in the garage. Poor Billy has been raked over the coals with Erik’s lack of feelings before; but his loyalty cannot be denied.
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I’m changing gears completely and going to a beloved co-authored work and a series of Upstaged. Written by myself and Cheryl Headford (Nephy to some) in 2012! Over the course of two years we wrote 12 books together! It was the most insane, wonderful time of my writing life! We hope you love the result. The first four books are published and up for sale at Extasy Press and on Amazon. Here is book #1. Upstaged: Opening Act
Wannabe singer and band front man Erik Von Nordgren hates snarky brit Asher Berkley with a passion. From the moment he turns up at practice with his twin sister Daisy, who is one of the band the two have hated each other.
Through a series of ‘tit for tat’ incidents they annoy, frustrate and exasperated each other. The die hard goth with purple eyes and the hard core rocker with dreams of the big time have nothing in common and no need to cross paths. Except to wind each other up.
Until the day that Erik throws Asher in the school pool, when everything begins to change. Erik is so far in closet he’s in Narnia and Asher has a dark past and trust issues that stand in the way of any relationship, let alone one with the brash American who hurts him every time they try to get together.
A relationship doomed from the start, or so you’d think.
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“Listen here, Billyboy.” Erik put his hands on his friend’s shoulders and gazed into his face. “Our friendship is rock solid. As for me liking that guy, you’re imagining things. Go home, Billy Carp.”
The words didn’t seem to help because Billy’s eyes glistened with unshed tears. “Like I imagined things with us? I’m glad our friendship is solid, but I didn’t imagine what we did together. We slept together, more than once.” The tears overflowed and trickled down his pale face. “The way you reacted when he kissed you was real, Erik. Fuck, you nearly pulled Asher closer.”
“Billy, I’m not gay.”
“Like fuck you aren’t. As for us, it was real all along, and you’re as gay as I am. You just like to hide things. Deep. You like to bury anything real until it explodes, like we did in bed. Think about that one for a second, Mr. Von Closeted Nordgren.” He shoved two fingers into Erik’s chest then walked off.