Hello Everyone! Thank you for stopping by the Birthday Blog Hop!!
The hop is very special this year as I’m actually hopping(okay I’m driving the 8 hours!!) over to Carrie-Ann Ryan’s house to celebrate her birthday!
Here’s a snap shot of when we got together last year :)!
If you missed the story about the first time Carrie-Ann and I met you should check out her blog interview here!!
Don’t worry Carrie I promise no wheelchair throwing this weekend!
Onto the fun stuff!
I am giving away 1 EBOOK copy of my debut novel “Sometimes It’s Fate” which comes out to PRINT May 8th!
Here is anÂ excerpt:
â€œMcCarthy,â€ Jason answered his cell phone sleepily. David mumbled in his sleep next to him and rolled over.
â€œWhere are you?â€ Craigâ€˜s distressed voice floated over the line.
â€œIn my apartment.â€
â€œSince Iâ€˜m at your apartment I highly doubt that.â€
â€œWhat?â€ Jason sat up in alarm and slid out of bed. He padded out of Davidâ€˜s bedroom and into the hall. The clock read four a.m. â€œWhat the hell are you doing at my apartment at four a.m.?â€
â€œI think the question is why aren’t you at your apartment at four a.m. Youâ€˜re not working.â€
â€œIâ€”donâ€˜t turn this around. Whatâ€˜s wrong Craig?â€
â€œCan you come back here, or can I go there or something? Please…â€
â€œCraig youâ€˜re scaring me.â€
â€œIâ€˜m scaring myself Jase.â€
â€œIâ€˜m at Davidâ€˜s. Iâ€˜ll give you directions.â€
Jason gave Craig directions to Davidâ€˜s house and hung up. He went back into the bedroom and pulled on a pair of pj pants.
David shifted in his sleep. â€œJason,â€ he mumbled reaching out. â€œWho was that?â€
â€œCraig,â€ Jason told him sitting on the edge of the bed.
â€œWhat time is it?â€
â€œJust after four.â€
â€œWhat did he want?â€
Jason sighed. â€œI donâ€˜t have a clue. He was at my apartment. I told him to come here.â€
â€œSorry justâ€”trust me, something is wrong, very wrong. Why else would Craig drive up from Moncton and be at my apartment at four a.m.?â€ Jason leaned over and kissed his partner. â€œGo back to sleep.â€
David nodded and rolled over. He fell asleep wondering just what was going on.
â€œI donâ€˜t know what to do.â€ Craigâ€˜s voice jolted David from his sleep. He glanced at the clock. It was just after five.
â€œI canâ€˜t believe you were so stupid,â€ Jason hissed back.
â€œYouâ€˜re one to talk.â€
â€œThat is fucking different and you know it.â€
â€œI wasnâ€˜t stupid enough to have unprotected sex with someone who I knew was positive.â€
â€œI didnâ€˜t know.â€
â€œThen you shouldnâ€˜t have been stupid enough to have unprotected sex.â€
â€œYou think I donâ€˜t know this Jason? Fuck.â€
David rubbed his face and sat up as their conversation continued.
â€œHow many other guys have you lied to?â€
â€œI never lied to you.â€
â€œThatâ€˜s bullshit and you fucking know it.â€
â€œNo itâ€˜s not, okay? Everyone else was fine, you were fine.â€
â€œI thought you were too. Whenâ€˜s the last time you were tested?â€
â€œA week ago.â€
â€œBefore that Craig.â€
â€œI dunno a year, year and a half.â€
â€œHow the fuck could you be so stupid? You not only put yourself at risk, you put me at risk.â€
â€œYouâ€˜re sorry! Youâ€˜re SORRY!â€
â€œI didnâ€˜t wake up and decide to get HIV, Jason.â€
Sometimes It’s Fate is a story about real life, realÂ consequencesÂ and finding meaning in unspeakableÂ tragedy.Â Â
It’sÂ availableÂ right now via
Phaze books:Â http://phaze.com/book.php?title=Sometimes+It%27s+Fate
and all other major ebook resellers!
Coming in Print May 8th!!
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