Today we have a visitor coming to the house to help celebrate Easter 🙂 (no, not the Easter Bunny) but my bud from out-of-state. I’m posting now and then will be occupied the rest of the weekend. What are your plans for the weekend?
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Again this week I’m posting from one of my first books: For the Heart of Phillip. First written in 2006 and redone into it’s current format in 2010. We start at Chapter 2 where Phillip meets Andrew. This is a muuuch longer snippet but I wanted to get their first conversation on the bus in.
Blurb: Get ready for a wild, sexy ride! Follow along 13 arduous, confusing, wonderful years of Phillip’s life as he tries to decide on his love for two men. Phillip is socially awkward, depressed, a big guy for his age, and finds making friends difficult. Luckily, he meets Andy, who is two years younger than he is. They are best friends and together all the time. On a family vacation when he’s 16, Phillip meets Robert and the two form a fledgling relationship. All is great until Phillip comes homes and finds out a secret that Andrew had hidden for years; that he wants to be Phillip’s man and to dump Robert. Hence begins a push and pull, back and forth for years to come as the two fight over the man they love, Phillip. Both men will stop at nothing to keep him. Who will win the heart of Phillip? Come along for this ride and find out!
“How old are they?”
“Aidan is eight, and Anna is seven. Do you have any brothers or sisters?”
“Yeah, I have a way older brother, his name is Amin. Mom and Dad adopted him when he was about my age. He’s at college now.”
“Oh cool! Do you get along?”
“Yeah! He’s a great brother. He used to help me with stuff before he went away. Mom and Dad are always busy doing whatever. How about your parents?”
“Dad’s gone a lot, but Mom stays home and does all the cooking and cleaning and takes us everywhere. I can’t wait ‘til I’m old enough to drive. Maybe my dad will get me a ‘Vette.”
Andy smiled. “Maybe. Hey, does your family like to barbecue and just chill out together?”
Phillip nodded. “Yeah, I’d say so. We like to eat, that’s for sure, as you can probably tell.” He looked down at his stomach and rubbed it a bit.
Andy shrugged. “So what, you’re kinda big. You’re still growing. My mom says I’m scrawny right now, but I’ll grow out of it someday.”
Phillip sported a curious look. “How old are you, Andy?”
“I’m almost 10, but not for another month yet. How old are you?”
“12, almost a teenager. I will be in March.”
The bus slowed down and stopped its motion. Phillip gathered his backpack.
“Time for school. Oh fun.”
“Yeah. Not.” Andy jibed. They stood up and walked out of the bus together. Phillip looked back at his bus mate. “See ya later, Andy.”
“See ya!” Andy ran off, but took one last glance at the teen as they parted for the day. Phillip walked towards the doors. His mind was full of good thoughts for once. “Damn, I think I might’ve made a friend for once.” He smiled to himself. Tonight he could finally tell his parents some good news for a change.
This book is available at Amazon and