For the GRL in San Diego, October 15-18, 2015, today author is Posy Roberts. Moreover I'm also hosting the Blog Tour for Silver Scars: Thanks for hosting me today. I’m excited to be here to share an excerpt from my new book, Silver Scars. So let’s get started.
Silver Scars by Posy Roberts
Publisher: Labyrinth Bound Press (June 22, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: Silver Scars
A bomb destroyed high-powered lawyer Gil Lemieux’s seemingly perfect life, and PTSD has ruled every decision since the explosion that left him scarred inside and outside. Moving home with his mom is meant to be a temporary measure, just like proofreading for a medical institution is only meant to be a stopgap. But two years after taking on the wrong court case, he’s still living in fear.
Keith Kramer might be based 1,500 miles away from Gil, but their shared work brings them together—a chance meeting that’s life-changing. Gil is drawn to Keith’s good looks and intelligence, but it’s his innate understanding that Gil is more than the scars on his skin that is truly attractive. He’s everything Gil used to be and more. It blows Gil’s mind that his attraction might be returned.
Only doubt could widen the distance between them. Keith’s hopefulness, borne out of surviving some tough challenges of his own, isn’t enough to bridge the distance alone. Gil will need to believe he has as much to offer as Keith if they’re to build a life together.
“You’re making great strides, Gil. Huge.” Her angular blue-black bangs shift as she shakes her head to emphasize her words. “A few weeks ago you navigated three airports twice and got through a nightmare on a plane next to a stranger who comforted you with touch. You went to a new city far away from home all by yourself. No safe person in sight. You even walked around alone, went to new places, talked to people. You stood on a stage and shared your poetry. You fell in love.” She says the last sentence with extra intensity.
“I didn’t fall in love. I fell in lust and have a very strong desire to continue my relationship with Keith no matter how ridiculous it is. An office affair….” I wiggle my fingers to keep them loose and notice Dr. Soto glance down at them. The damn things have a mind of their own.
“We’ll talk about that, but first I want to talk about the sort of exposures you want to work up to as well as those you’re willing to work on this week. Ones you feel ready to face.”
Exposure therapy. That’s the sort of shit you see on newsmagazine shows when they take someone terrified of flying and eventually work them up to getting on a flight. People watch this shit for entertainment’s sake, laughing at this person who sweats and shakes while attempting to sit in a fucking mock-up of a fuselage. Sitting in an airplane seat in an empty room nowhere near a plane can send them into fits.
I’m the person people are laughing at, but it’s not because I’m afraid of something understandable like getting into a tin tube that flies 30,000 feet above the earth. I’m afraid of what used to be my haven, my safe place. And I’m afraid of being alone, which is why I live with my mom. I’m afraid of crowds and open spaces and nearly everything I’m not familiar with. Even things I am familiar with. I’m easily startled by loud noises and people touching me. I’m a disaster.
But I’m no longer willing to be.
That's Gil from Silver Scars, mentally beating himself up in a therapy session because he's no longer that man he used to be. Explosions change things. But that excerpt tells you a lot about him, especially the last line. Gil is ready to move on, to fight for change so he can become even better than he used to be.
He's been working with Dr. Soto for months and making strides, but it isn't until he meets Keith, the man Dr. Soto thinks he fell in love with, that he's ready to work even harder. Love... er... lust can be a very powerful healing force. ;)
About the author: Posy Roberts writes about romantic male love. Whether these characters are family men, drag queens, or lonely men searching for connections, they all find a home in her stories.
Posy is married to a man who makes sure she doesn’t forget to eat or sleep; her daughter, a budding author and dedicated Whovian, helps her come up with character names. When Posy’s not writing, she enjoys crafting, hiking, and singing spontaneously about the mundane, just to make normal seem more interesting.
Where to find the author:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/posyroberts11
Facebook Author Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/757618490928296/
Tour Dates & Stops: June 22 – 26, 2015
22-Jun Elisa - My Reviews and Ramblings, My Fiction Nook, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
23-Jun Inked Rainbow Reads, 3 Chicks After Dark, As The Pages Turn, Cate Ashwood, Happily Ever Chapter, Prism Book Alliance
24-Jun Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance, Molly Lolly, Vampires, Werewolves, and Fairies, Oh My, Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews, Bayou Book Junkie
25-Jun MM Good Book Reviews, Hearts on Fire, Bike Book Reviews, BFD Book Blog
26-Jun Rainbow Gold Reviews, Love Bytes, Two Chicks Obsessed With Books and Eye Candy, Chris McHart, Multitasking Mommas, Carly’s Book Reviews
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