I'm offering snippets of STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT, Book 2 in the Triple Star Ranch series of the #CheyenneCowboys. This tale is a May-December m/m romantic suspense. Henry Bright is a country rock star and he's just trying to get home from a party he doesn't remember. All he has to do is go through the gate.
“Mornin’. Would you be willin’ to let me out?” Henry hoped his voice sounded sufficiently friendly and innocent. Yeah, good luck with that.
“And you are, sir?”
“Ah, Henry Bright. I was here with Lariat Records for the release party.”
The guard eyed him narrowly before checking the list he held in his hands. “I see your name here. Where’s your car?”
“I’m pretty sure it’s waitin’ on the others in my party to get their asses out of bed.” He hammed up his Wyoming accent as if he was a big, dumb, good ole boy just making his way in the world. “I needed some fresh air and a walk. No need to wake ‘em up just for me.”
The guard snorted. “You said ‘fresh air’? You know this is Tennessee, right?”
Henry laughed. “Yes, sir. I have noticed it’s a bit more muggy here than Wyoming. But it makes for amazin’ sunsets, that’s for sure.”
“You really are Henry Bright, the Kick-ass Cowboy Western star?” The way the guard said it emphasized his western origins.
“Yes, sir. Born and raised on windy high mountains and deep winding canyons.” He gave the guard a lopsided grin.
The guard shot a furtive look around. “Would you, uhm, be willin’ to sign your last CD? I listen to it all the time. I’ll even call you a cab to take you wherever you wanna go.”
Henry raised his eyebrows before he gave a relieved nod. “Sure thing. Bring it here.”
“Thanks a lot.” The guard shot him a dopey grin and hurried back to the shack. “You can sign it to Arnold, please. I’ll just make that call for you.”
Finding help in unexpected places. ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writer Warriors list, the Snippet Sunday Facebook group, and the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group. A few of my favorites are, P.T. Wyant, Karen Michelle Nutt, Veronica Scott, Gem Sivad, Jessica Subject, and Iris Blobel. Here's the blurb to STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT:
Sometimes the brightest stars need to come home…
Henry Bright has a picture-perfect life as a rising star in the country rock scene—fortune, fame, and more lovers than he can shake a stick at. But something is missing. The glitz of Nashville is nothing more than glitter and tinfoil. Searching for authenticity in his life, he completes his DVM in veterinary medicine and returns to Wyoming. He takes a job as a vet at the Triple Star Ranch, hoping to find meaning and connection. He just didn’t expect to find love.
Trip Colton’s wife died over thirty years ago and he figured that was it for love. But the moment he meets Henry, he can’t get the younger man off his mind. The problem is, he’s never been attracted to a man before and the realization throws him for a loop. Dating is hard at any age, but Trip’s out of practice and wooing a man is completely different than wooing a woman.
When Henry’s former manager, Jordie, tracks him to Wyoming and begs the star to come back to the music biz, tensions damage the fragile connection between Henry and Trip. Jordie will do anything to convince Henry to return, even playing on his prejudices and hinting at Trip’s infidelity. But when the bank keeps calling with alerts on Henry’s accounts, he suspects there’s more going on with Jordie than a simple comeback music tour. Ultimately, Henry must choose where his heart lies, and who to trust, before he loses more than his chance at love.
This title is expected to be release in May 2017 from Three Lakes Books.