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This week I have another snippet from my co written New Adult book Upstaged 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 move on a little from the last snippet. Erik is taking Asher home after the incident at the pool, and he’s freaking out.

“I’d rather know where I stand.” Asher’s eyes were wide and bright. The melting blackness that ran from them like inky tears only intensified the unusual opalescent hues of lavender. “I need to know if I was…if it was just what happened. The water. My head. Was it all in my mind?”

“I told you, I had to make it right.” Erik pulled the car onto the shoulder, put it in park, and turned his head away from the view of those eyes. He couldn’t face them. “You drive me crazy, Asher. But I didn’t mean to… I just wanted to scare you.” A cool hand touched his arm, and he had to turn back. “Fuck.” Erik groaned. “No, it wasn’t in your head, okay? Damn.” Erik punched the console with a thud. “Shit!”


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