Cryselle posted a prompt that reminded me of a section of Return from the Mountain. Gary and Seth are seniors (Seth is a super senior, poor guy) playing on the high school golf team in the little mountain town of Phippsburg. Golf teams through the high schools are surprisingly common throughout the mountain west. My little high school in Casper, Wyoming had a team comprised of teenagers much like these young men, or like Seth and Gary.
Find an excerpt from Return to the Mountain at Cryselle’s Bookshelf, and imagine a young man wanting to pat his teammate’s bottom.
Return to the Mountain will be available next week, and you might be the lucky reader who wins a copy at Stumbling Over Chaos. Just swing by and leave your name for a chance to win an e-copy. This is the fifth book in the Mountains universe, but it’s Gary and Seth’s first novel. The book stands alone, but you might recognize some familiar faces from my other works. Keep an eye out for the secondary characters!
Caddy Gary Richardson hungers for the lush life of the wealthy golfers he escorts around the course at Wapiti Creek. The contrast between his tiny trailer at the edge of a mountain town and the luxurious ski and golf resort is something he’s learned to live with but not like. Gary wants the fancy condo and late-model car not just for himself but for his childhood friend turned lover, Seth Morgan. He’d settle for security for the two of them, but even that seems out of reach.
Seth is content with Gary and enough spare cash for greens fees at municipal golf courses. Going pro is beyond his means, even if he plays well enough to win on the championship resort courses. Gary would do anything to fulfill Seth’s dreams, even things he’d rather keep to himself. When an unheard of opportunity knocks, Gary can answer or resign himself to living on tips from affluent tourists.
But Seth can’t live with that answer when it means his trust has been betrayed. He has to let go and hope the man he loves will find his way home.
Leave your name at Stumbling Over Chaos–you could win!
I have new pretties! Reese Dante was very busy with her magic fingers and Photoshop, creating covers for two upcoming Mountain stories.
Return to the Mountain stars two new characters, Gary Richardson and Seth Morgan, a couple of small town boys with nothing but empty pockets, big dreams, and each other. Gary and Seth need an entire novel for their story. Watch for a couple of characters from The Rare Event who come to play golf in the Rockies. Who said Wapiti Creek was only fun in the winter?
Cross the Mountain is a Mark and Allan story–a little bit of a “Good time goes wrong, but not permanently” tale. This one is a short, and will be free. Dreamspinner and I want to give a small gift to all the Mountain fans, and a nommy little taste to new readers.
Watch for both books to come out in March–they’ll be here with the others once they hit the coming soon page.