Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wednesday Briefs - Evans Woodworking chapter 11


Chapter 11 of my new Wednesday Brief's story is now on line. You can read it by clicking here.

If you have just come across my blog and would like to read the entire story, you can click here to get to the Wednesday briefs page.

Here is a sneak peek at what you'll find in chapter 11:

“Mr. Evans, I hate to cause you any more pain than you’ve experienced so far, but I must ask, how did you come to be at the defendant’s apartment?”

Ethan’s response was slow in coming and came in a voice completely devoid of any emotion. “It was a celebration of our second anniversary.”

“Who, with the exception of yourself and Mr. Sims, were the men in the video?”

“Friends of Patrick’s.”

“And did you know these men?”

“No. I was introduced to them as they came in.”

“So you didn’t know any of them?”

Objection Your Honor! The witness has already told us that he didn’t know the men.”

“Sustained. Please continue, Counsellor.”

“Mr. Evans, did you, in fact, offer yourself up for sex with Mr. Sims’ friends as an anniversary present?”


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wednesday briefs - Evans Woodworking chapter 10


Chapter 10 of my new Wednesday Brief's story is now on line. You can read it by clicking here.

If you have just come across my blog and would like to read the entire story, you can click here to get to the Wednesday briefs page.

Here is a sneak peek at what you'll find in chapter 10:



Ethan, Chris, Troy and Alicia, having already seen the video, were as prepared as anyone could be. Nobody else was. The judge opened and closed his mouth a couple of times. The members of the jury all sat there stunned. Ethan was totally hysterical. His siblings and his best friend surrounded him and held him close.

The judge noticed that they left the spectator seating area and were sitting around the plaintiff table trying to console the inconsolable. “I’ve seen enough.” He looked towards the jury box and everyone nodded, indicating that they had seen enough. The video was turned off.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Heading Down The Long Road chapter 17

Chapter 17 of Heading Down The Long Road (book 4 of The Long Road series) is now available for reading.

You can check it out here.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Reconnection by Michael Mandrake blog tour


Blurb: Every once in a while, the average looking guy scores!

Robert McIntyre is a closeted, average looking sports columnist for the Daily Read. Unfortunately, his desire to stay in has cost him the chance at love more than once. However, now it seems his luck will change since his editor has asked him to interview, Jake Valenta. Jake and Robert knew one another in college and when he heard from a mutual friend that Jake might be bisexual, Robert didn’t believe him.

Before Robert’s trip, they discover a mutual affection for one another. Jake shares his desire to stay behind closed doors because he can’t stand being called a fag, but desperately wants Robert to be his man.

Robert and Jake want a chance to reconnect on a more personal level, but will this budding relationship ruin their careers?


Buylinks


Excerpt
Later on that evening, Jake and I finished our meal and we returned to the couch with wine and beers in hand. Jake is a masterful griller, cooking steaks with side salads and corn on the cob. It had been a while since I had such a filling and well cooked dinner. Most of the time in Chicago, my nights were Chinese takeout or fast food burgers.
“Ah, now this is nice. You and me, on the sofa, drinking liquor with sports on the TV. Can’t get any better than this.” Jake popped the cap on his beer open.
“Yeah, well, the NBA isn’t one of my favorite sports, but I guess it will have to do. It’s either that or hockey.” I cracked open the Merlot and poured myself a glass.
“You’re not into either one?
“Nope. Baseball’s my first love. Football is second for me. I love college and pro.”
“See I hate college football. I think it stems from our alma mater’s pigskin team getting more recognition than we did.”
“Yeah, and they got all the funding too,” I added with a laugh. “The NCAA knows college football can command more money than baseball, so they give them more attention.”
“And they didn’t even deserve it. They went 7-4 last year, for fucking last in the conference. We went to the playoffs and beat the number one seeded team.”
“But no one likes college baseball.”
Jake waved his hand and took another swig of beer. “Ah, whatever. I’m gone anyways, but it still sticks in my craw how they considered as unimportant.”
“You weren’t irrelevant, just the team. What happened when you got to single A, by the way? You weren’t seeing the ball, or…”
“I thought we were forgetting about the interview, Rob. Let’s save that for when we talk on the record.”
“I am. I’m just curious, that’s all.”
“I haven’t got a clue, Rob. I just wasn’t picking up the pitches like I should’ve.”
“Hm, well I’m glad everything’s going well now. The general manager was wondering if he’d made the right choice with the pick. I knew you’d get it together sooner or later.”
“You had faith in me?” Jake caressed my leg through my jeans and flashed me a wry grin.
Feeling his hands on me again caused the adrenaline to rush through my veins. I desired nothing more than to attack him on this couch and forget all about the game on television. “I’ve always had faith in you.”

About the Muse and Author

Michael Mandrake pens complex characters already comfortable with their sexuality. Thorough these, he builds worlds not centered on erotica but rather the mainstream plots we might encounter in everyday life through personal experiences or the media.

To find out more please visit Michael Mandrake at Wordpress

Author Sharita Lira: In one word, crazy. Just crazy enough to have 3 4 different muses running around in her head, driving her to sheer exhaustion with new plot bunnies and complex characters.

In addition to being a computer geek and a metalhead, Sharita loves live music, reading, and perusing the net for sexy men to be her muses.  She’s also a founding member and contributor to the heavy metal ezine Fourteeng.net.

For more information, please visit http://www.thelitriad.com as well as her Facebook fanpage, The Literary Triad.



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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wednesday briefs - Evans Woodworking chapter 9


Chapter 9 of my new Wednesday Brief's story is now on line. You can read it by clicking here.

If you have just come across my blog and would like to read the entire story, you can click here to get to the Wednesday briefs page.

This week I chose the prompt '(insert name here)'s/his/her get-up-and-go got up and went.'

Here is a sneak peek at what you'll find in chapter 9:



The judge placed a memory card into his viewer and reviewed all of the facts regarding the case in front of him. Privately, the judge thought with all the improvements to the criminal justice system, the old-fashioned court system is still the most effective way to deal with criminals. “Will the prosecuting attorney please make her opening remarks?”

“Thank you, Your Honor. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, my client, Mr. Ethan Evans was the victim of a hit-and-run. He suffered a broken back, fractured pelvis, multiple trauma injuries and a hole cut into his skull. In addition we have irrefutable evidence that my client was raped multiple times and infected with the HIV virus by the defendant. I intend to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the defendant is guilty of all charges and specifications. I am confident that you will as well, dispensing justice for my client. Thank you.”

Objection! Irrelevant My client has already confessed to the hit-and-run.”

“Moves to motivation, Your Honor.”

“Overruled.” The judge declared. “Please proceed with your opening statement.”

“Thank you, Your Honor.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wednesday briefs - Evans Woodworking chapter 8


Chapter 8 of my new Wednesday Brief's story is now on line. You can read it by clicking here.

If you have just come across my blog and would like to read the entire story, you can click here to get to the Wednesday briefs page.

This week I chose the prompt 'Have a character play a guitar.'

Here is a sneak peek at what you'll find in chapter 8:


Grateful to be out of the hospital after a prolonged stay, Ethan slowly got out of Chris’s car. Moving slowly and walking with a weird gait, he ascended the steps and opened the door to his house. Entering the living room, the first thing he saw was a huge banner that said “Welcome home Ethan.” Looking around the room he saw all of his friends and a couple of his repeat customers, some crying tears of joy and relief that he was alive and on the mend.



Tears were flowing freely at this demonstration of love and friendship. Everybody carefully hugged Ethan, telling him how happy they were that he was still alive and in one piece as they left. Soon it was just him, Chris, Troy and Alicia.

As they settled in, Alicia began, “Ok, here’s what I know. Patrick is being charged with hit-and-run, attempted murder, multiple counts of rape, assault with a deadly weapon, and invasion of privacy. He’s also been charged with threatening to murder Chris.”

“Assault with a deadly weapon?” Ethan wanted to know.
 

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