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This week I have another snippet from my co written New Adult book Uptaged Opening Act.
Wannabe singer and band front man Erik Von Nordgren hates snarky Brit Asher Berkley with a passion. From the moment he turns up at practice with his twin sister Daisy, who is one of the band the two have hated each other.
Through a series of ‘tit for tat’ incidents they annoy, frustrate and exasperated each other. The die hard goth with purple eyes and the hard core rocker with dreams of the big time have nothing in common and no need to cross paths. Except to wind each other up.
Until the day that Erik throws Asher in the school pool, when everything begins to change. Erik is so far in closet he’s in Narnia and Asher has a dark past and trust issues that stand in the way of any relationship, let alone one with the brash American who hurts him every time they try to get together.
A relationship doomed from the start, or so you’d think.
We’re backtracking just a tiny bit.
Billy, the drummer for The Von, has been Erik’s friend, and more, since forever. He’s suffered for years from Erik’s refusal to accept his sexuality and particularly, to express it. In this snippet, Billy and Erik have just fished Asher out of the swimming pool after Erik threw him in and he almost drowned.
“You…sound like you know from experience.” Billy was desperate to deflect the attention away from his relationship with Erik and to fill up the painful silences. “Yeah. Let me give you some advice. Walk away now before it completely crushes you.”
Billy gazed into Asher’s face, seeing something very familiar in the pained gaze. In that moment he felt a connection with the Goth boy, whose face was paler than ever, his eyeliner and mascara running down his cheeks, like a weeping angel crying tears of blackened decay. Angel? Maybe a fallen angel. Strands of turquoise hair stuck to his cheek, and Billy understood why Erik felt the urge to wipe them away. He shook his head.
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