I’m currently working on the third of my books set in Riptide’s shared world of Porthkennack, so today’s (unedited) snippet is taken from book #2, One Under, which is due out in March 2018 (and will hopefully have a cover reveal coming soon). Here, Jory Roscarrock is trying to work out if he’s been asked on a date:
Did straight men wink at other men?
He could ask his brother, Jory supposed… Except that no, he really, really couldn’t. Bran wouldn’t be at all pleased about him having a date. Especially with a man. Maybe he could get away with asking the question, and not mentioning the invitation to the pub?
Because of course Bran wouldn’t smell anything remotely rodent-like about Jory mentioning he’d been winked at, and then disappearing out for the evening.
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Wake Up Call
A Porthkennack Novel
South London mechanic Devan Thompson has gone to Porthkennack to track down someone he’s been waiting all his life to know. But Dev’s distracted from his quest by Kyle, a broodingly handsome local of only a few months, who’s already got a reputation as an alcoholic because of his strange behaviour—including a habit of collapsing in the street.
Kyle Anthony fled to Porthkennack to escape from the ruins of his life. Still raging against his diagnosis of narcolepsy—a condition that’s cost him his job as a barrister, his lover, and all chance of normality—the last thing he wants is another relationship that’s doomed to fail. But Dev’s easy-going acceptance and adaptability, not to mention his good looks, have Kyle breaking all his self-imposed rules.
When disaster strikes Dev’s adored little sister, Kyle steps up to the plate, and Dev sees a side of his lover he wasn’t prepared for: competent, professional—and way out of Dev’s league. With one man determined that they don’t have a future, and the other fearing it, life after Porthkennack is starting to look bleak for both of them.
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Bugger it, indeed. Poor Jory. Can’t wait to read it!
Depends on the winker, the winkee, and the circumstance I believe, but in Jory’s case… nice Snippet.
Yep – I trust it’s not too much of a spoiler to say Jory’s in luck here! 😉
LOL. I doubt Jory really needs to ask about what that wink means.
No indeedy! 😉
Interesting dynamics hinted at in this snippet.
Thanks! 🙂 And yeah, the relationship between Jory and his brother Bran isn’t an easy one, and it’s something I’m exploring further in the WIP.
Oh bless him. Sounds like there’s all sort of signals (mixed and otherwise) flying about.
Jory’s not very good at trusting his own judgement in these matters. 🙂
I can see why he’d be confused. Best thing is to go to the pub and find out. 😀
LOL! Absolutely. 🙂
All he can do is ask, I suppose. 😀
So, come on… who winked at him?