Monday, April 23, 2007

Leaving for convention, and when I get back...

I'll be at an all week party beginning tomorrow, Tuesday 4/24. I'll return Monday April 30th.

I'd like to invite you to our Beltane Bash at the league of amazing writers on Tuesday May 1st. I'll be posting excerpts of my May 2nd release, Being Randy, and giving away a copy to one lucky reader!

Here's an excerpt!

“I don’t want you to go, you know,” she whispered.

What kind of silly game was this? I pulled back so I could see her face. She seemed one hundred percent sincere as tears rolled down her cheeks, making lighter streaks through the dust of the road that had settled there.

“Then why are you kicking me out of your life? I don’t understand.”

“Because this is the life you want and I love you enough to let you go to it.”

You could have knocked me over with a chicken feather at that moment. I’ve heard that women sometimes say one thing and do another, confusing the hell out of men in general, but this coyote was completely stumped. “You love me?”

“Of course. Absolutely. I don’t make love to every coyote I come across you know.”

“How many coyotes…?” She tried to smile and I realized she was attempting to make a joke.

Forest blew the horn and rolled down his window. “Come on. We don’t have all day.”

Sky let go of me. “You can shift now. Please—just know that I’ll never forget you.”

“If that’s what you really want…”

She paused, then nodded.

“Okay.” I walked to the side of the road and squatted there. Concentrating on my other form, I closed my eyes and tried to shift. When I opened them and looked down at my body, I was still a man. Hmm…

Sky stood there waiting. I guess I’d have to try harder.

I balled my fists, scrunched my eyes shut and held my breath as I concentrated. Opening my eyes, I looked down and saw that apparently I had failed again. Sky cocked her head and watched me curiously. I held one finger in the air.

“Third time’s a charm, right?”