Thanks so swinging by! Ready for my BIG NEWS??
“Boots on the Ground” is being released by Phaze books on MAY 15th!!Â
So to help out with my release here is a SNEAK PEEK! At a VERY important event in the book:
Please note this SNEAK PEEK is UNEDITED at this time!
Jason kept pacing and rubbing his sweaty hand on his pants, he hadnâ€™t been this nervous in his entire life.
â€œRelax Jason youâ€™re going to be fine,â€ Steve said.
â€œI know I just,â€ Jason shook his head he couldnâ€™t put his finger on what he was feeling.
â€œYouâ€™re happy and excited and terrified and sad and mad and glad and you have no idea all rolled into one giant ball of energy,â€ Steve supplied.
Jason nodded. â€œHow did you know?â€
â€œDude I got married in June itâ€™s not a feeling you forget any time soon,â€ Steve replied. He slugged Jasonâ€™s arm playfully. â€œI think youâ€™re worse than I was.â€
â€œYou were puking your guts out in the bathroom of the rectory because you were so hung over from the night before,â€ Jason pointed out.
â€œYeah thatâ€™s true,â€ Steve laughed. â€œDonâ€™t tell Nancy that.â€
â€œYouâ€™re kidding right?â€ Jason said. He grinned at his older brother. â€œYou drunk called her at three am to say that you love her so you didnâ€™t sleep with the stripper that your buddy hired.â€
Steveâ€™s eyes went wide. â€œI did not,â€ he protested, but he turned bright red anyway.
â€œYou so did, Nancy knew you had a killer hang over. Why do you think she dragged you out of bed at eight am to do wedding stuff,â€ Jason laughed as Steve sputtered. â€œThat is why I would not let you have a bachelor party for me.â€
â€œThat and only you and Craig would like the strippers that Craig wanted to hire,â€ Steve teased.
â€œThat too,â€ Jason admitted. The conversation with Steve lasted long enough that when he stuck his head out the seats in the court room were filled. He glanced out and saw Craig making his way towards him. They had decided that neither of them was going to walk down the aisle instead they would send Mandy and Kevin up the aisle as the flower girl and ring bearer. The groomsmen would follow and they would walk in from the wings.
â€œTwo minutes,â€ Craig said stepping into the anti-room. â€œNo peaking,â€ he stuck his tongue out at Jason. â€œI already yelled at David for it.â€
Jason hugged his best friend tightly. He owed a lot of his relationship with David to Craig and his pointed interventions when needed.Â â€œThank you,â€ he whispered to Craig.
â€œFor being there and for kicking my ass when I needed it,â€ Jason replied.
Craig shook his head. â€œI owe you thanks, for,â€ he glanced at Steve. He clearly didnâ€™t want to reveal the history between them regarding his HIV status. â€œThank you for all of the support youâ€™ve given me. I couldnâ€™t do this without you.â€
Jason hugged the smaller man. They broke apart as the music started for Mandy and Kevin to go up the aisle then Steve followed by Craig went out. He waited for his cue and then heÂ walk out. He caught Davidâ€™s eye as they walked out of the wings together.
David looked as handsome as he ever did. His red serge seemed to shine. The whole place gave off a glow, a hum of excitement.
They met in the middle of the room. Both smiling nervously at each other. Jason reached out and grasped Davidâ€™s hand tightly, neither was wearing their gloves. Instead they were safely in his pocket, Davidâ€™s hand was a sweaty as his felt. That made him feel a tiny bit better.
They turned to the Justice of the Peace. She smiled and began to speak. â€œWe are gathered here today. To join Jason and David, two people who love each other, in the union of marriage.â€