Book Excerpt and Giveaway: Road Trip by A.F. Henley

Excerpt

It was just another day—just another twenty-four hour period between all the rest of them. Sure, thirty-five years prior, Boyd’s mother had been forcing out a nine-pound, some-odd-ounces mound of entirely unimpressed infant from the depths of her lady parts, but Boyd figured that was an event that should win her more kudos than it should him. As far as celebrating his birthday went, Boyd’s big plan was the acquisition of a bottle of Jim Beam, followed by the slow-but-steady process of sipping himself into an alcohol-induced stupor.

It hadn’t taken long for thirty-five to catch up to him, and it was one of those birthdays where three and a half decades hit like seven. His back ached from sprawling on cold concrete for too many hours. His finger joints burned from years of gripping air tools and turning wrenches. He was bitter and disillusioned, tired and worn out, and doing his best not to lament over the possibility that life truly was as good as it was going to get.

Until he saw the email.

The auto trader website had promised the best deals in the country delivered directly to one’s inbox, free of charge. Simply enter some personal info, vehicle preferences, and wait. Boyd had been a member for almost four years, but it had got to the point where most of the ‘awesome’ notifications were marked and deleted before they were even read. This one had pictures, though, and even if it would take his ancient computer several minutes to chug them into existence, opening it would mean Boyd could live vicariously with somebody else’s chromed baby for a few moments.

The car was a beauty. The body was mint, the engine supposedly ran like a clock, and it was drive-away ready. So when he saw the price, Boyd almost ignored it. A typo, he assumed. Someone forgot a one. An asking price of six-point-two was unheard of. He even went so far as to close and delete the email, to shut down his computer, locate his keys, and head for the front door before he reconsidered. Because, what if…?

What if finally…?

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Blurb

For as long as Boyd can remember, he’s been pushing pins into a map. Carson City, Las Vegas, Albuquerque—all places he wants to see, for a dozen different reasons that wouldn’t mean a thing to anyone else. When he finally gets a chance to purchase the ’69 Road Runner of his dreams, at a price that even he can manage, Boyd jumps at the opportunity.

Oliver seems like just another kid with a broken dream when their paths cross in Vegas. Against Boyd’s better judgment, he offers to let Oliver hitch along for the ride when Oliver confides the need to get out and get gone.

But it’s not long before Boyd realizes Oliver’s reasons for running are more complicated—and more dangerous—than Oliver let on. But Boyd doesn’t like people who play hardball, and he definitely doesn’t like people messing with a man who’s managed to light a fuse that Boyd forgot he had.

Gay Contemporary Romance
Copyright © 2015 by A.F. Henley
Published by Less Than Three Press

Please note: Novel contains some explicit content.

Purchase Links: @Less Than Three Press

@Amazon

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The Giveaway

On behalf of the tour, please join the giveaway by taking part in the Rafflecopter below. The prize consists of a Vintage ‘Chrome’ and Leather Road Runner Key Fob (can you say awesome Father’s Day Gift?), a $20 gift certificate to the Less Than Three Press book market (free books!), and a signed, print copy of Road Trip (when available). Click through for terms and conditions, further details, and your chance to win! See all the details here.

** Please note that this giveaway is being offered tour-wide and there will be one winner awarded for the entire event.

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About A.F. Henley

Henley was born with a full-blown passion for run-on sentences, a zealous indulgence in all words descriptive, and AF Henley_Avatar croppedthe endearing tendency to overuse punctuation. Since the early years Henley has been an enthusiastic writer, from the first few I-love-my-dog stories to the current leap into erotica.

A self-professed Google genius, Henley lives for the hours spent digging through the Internet for ‘research purposes’ which, more often than not, lead seven thousand miles away from first intentions but bring Henley to new discoveries and ideas that, once seeded, tend to flourish.

Henley has been proudly working with LT3 since 2012, and has been writing like mad ever since—an indentured servant to the belief that romance and true love can mend the most broken soul. Even when presented in prose.

Find more here:
Website: http://afhenley.com/
Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/A.-F.-Henley/e/B00FIODWSK/
Publisher’s Page: http://www.lessthanthreepress.com/author-a-f-henley/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AFHenley
Twitter: http://twitter.com/AFHenley

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8 thoughts on “Book Excerpt and Giveaway: Road Trip by A.F. Henley

    • A big teddy bear? Couldn’t you have at least come up with something sexy and cool sounding to hug? Like the heaving neck of a tall stallion after it’s raced through the frothing surf of a thundercloud-hooded ocean beach?

      Seriously though, there isn’t much to tell. I’m just a boring desk jockey by day, Internet stalker by night, and dabbler in the creative art of romantic fiction by weekend.

      How about this? I’ve also always wanted to own an old car, but my favourite has always been a 1970 Nova SS: http://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/43758/43758_Front_3-4_Web.jpg

      Does that help? 😄

      • But the teddy bear in my head is sexy! Christian Kane sexy… well, I find him sexy anyway, especially after he’s been hands-on. Yum. Did I mention Yummy too? 😄

        *scribbles notes* And yes! Yes it does! Thank you very much! .>

      • haha ❤ Thanks for sharing this bit of info, my friend! ❤ The car is lovely though I don't think I'll ever attempt to drive one, lol. Absolutely terrified of driving. Plowed a field once using a huge tractor for my agricultural engineering class and went karting armed with answers to one question: which ones were the gas and brake pedals. Lol. I think I drove with my eyes closed and I was screaming in my head the entire time. lol. To this day, I still don't know how I was able to circle both the farm and the track. It's an experience I'd never want to try again. 😛

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