Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Have you met the Fletchers yet?

Introducing Tomas:  I didn’t blame my parents’ death for my bad behaviour. Oh, I’m sure some do-gooding psychiatrist would be able to lay the blame at someone else’s door – but the truth was – I just enjoyed being bad. It made me feel better for a while. It was just when Will looked at me with disappointment in his eyes and almost a look of disgust that I felt bad about myself. That hurt… 

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Introducing TrueLove: My name is True – short for Truelove – no really, it is – and believe me it was the source of many a joke for my school friends my whole life. The only friend who didn’t think it was hysterically funny the first time we met was Will. Our story starts on 27th November 2012 – possibly the worst day of my life. It was the day my parents died, leaving me to fend for myself – oh and my four brothers…

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Introducing Tatum:  I got in my battered old VW Golf. I loved this old car and I missed it when I was away on an operation. I sat in the seat, my mind going at a million miles an hour. Dad had always been really careful and considerate – so how the hell had they managed to end up killed in a road traffic accident? I sighed miserably. No doubt True would fill me in on all the details when I got home.

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And last but by no means least - the twins, Toby and Trey: Introducing Toby: Okay – so my family isn’t perfect – but then, whose is? And besides, it’s a loving and wonderful family and I love every one of my brothers – I have three of them; my sister and my brothers in law. It's true we're a crazy bunch. Oh, and to top it all off l’m in love with an actress and of course she’s never going to want me but there it is – ever since I saw the movie ‘Captivated’ I have been...

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Release Date: 31st March 2016
Introducing Trey: If I’m honest, the thought of actually being in a relationship with any of them was quite horrifying. I wasn’t into that sort of nonsense. Relationships were for other people – grown ups – not me… I wasn’t like everyone else. I didn’t think I was really capable of it. Toby was the lovable one – I wasn’t. I’d felt this way since… well, since forever really – but definitely since Mum died.

Release Date: 30th April 2016

And there are plenty more Riverside Stories where these came from...
Also to be released in this series in 2016/7

Riverside... The Weddings
Sam... Distracted
Emilio... Enraptured
Chas... Cherished

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Toby... Captivated (Riverside #4) coming soon....

“What time was her flight?” Tom shouted over his shoulder as we all piled out of the house and ran for the V-Dub.
I shrugged helplessly, “I dunno – I think she said it was around eleven?” I honestly couldn’t remember. I’d just sat on my bed for hours after she left before I couldn’t stand it anymore and felt the need to share my heartbreak with the rest of my family.
Will nodded, “We’ll be able make it then – we’ll get you there, buddy.”
Trey pushed me into the back of the van and piling in behind me he slammed the door shut and we both hurriedly pulled our seat belts into place, “Hit the gas!” he yelled to the front of the van.
Banging on the side of the van had us all thrown forward as Will hit the brakes. “What the…?” he managed before the door was wrenched open and Sam and Luca both piled in, “Couldn’t miss this.” Sam panted, “We ran all the way.”
I gaped at them both, “Seriously?” I muttered.
Sam grinned and leaned forward, “We might not be blood-related, fella,” he said, punching my arm, “But you’re still my brother and I love you – I want to see you get back with Robyn.”
Luca grinned and nodded at me from where he was sat, “Me too.” He said, “You’re perfect together.”
Will hit the gas once everyone was safely strapped in and we were finally off. I allowed myself a smidgen of hope. If I could stop her from leaving we might have a chance…
Tom turned around to us, a huge grin on his face, “This is so awesome,” he shouted, “I never thought I’d be involved in a mercy run!”
Will chuckled as he pulled onto the main road towards the motorway, “Me either,” he agreed, “I did think you’d end up being a getaway driver at one point.”
That earned him a punch; rubbing his arm and grinning at Tom’s scowling face, he shot a look at me through the rear view mirror, “I just hope we make it.” He said.
As we turned onto the motorway, all six of us groaned in unison as our hearts collectively sank. It was bumper to bumper with the “40” signs over each lane. Shit – why did there have to be an accident now…?
“Well, we may as well still try,” Will said, trying his best to remain cheerful and upbeat, “It can’t stay like this forever.”
I sighed and looked gloomily ahead. All we could see were four rows of cars for miles and miles and miles... “It’s hopeless.” I muttered.

#Riverside #HappyHeatherAfters

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Kiss The Boy...(Boy Next Door series #1)

“What do you mean?” Mike whispered, his eyes huge in his face and his mouth hanging open.
“Shhhhh!” I pressed my finger up to his lips as I shushed his declaration of surprise and looking over my shoulder as if I expected Liam to be right behind me. I’d given him the slip in the bathroom and half of me was relieved that I’d got away to sort out my confused brain – the other half of me was terrified that he’d get lost while he was finding his way back to the tent and I’d never see him again – it’s weird the way your mind works when it’s buzzing with alcohol.
“Sorry,” Mike whispered back in the quiet of the night, “but I’m a little bit out of the loop here – you’re gonna have to start from the beginning, man.”
I nodded, trying to gather my scattered wits. “Liam and I got drunk – I pretended that I was a little more drunk than I really was so he’d loosen up a bit and stop being so damned careful around me – and we kissed and it was the best moment of my life…”
Mike frowned at me, “And that’s a problem because?” he asked.
I stared at him, “Because I told him I was straight – he thinks I’m straight, Mike.” I had no idea why I was spilling my guts to Mike – it’s not like we were really close or anything – he was far more friendly with Liam, Dakota, Ben and Ross than he was with me because they all did sports together, but still – he’d always been a sound guy and I needed his advice.
“But you’re obviously not.” He said bluntly, “Anyone with half an eye can see that, Paris.” He smiled at me, “And Liam’s a really good friend of mine and he adores you, so why don’t you just go back to your own tent and tell him the truth?”
I shook my head sadly, “I can’t – he’s all about some guy at the running club – I’m just a holiday romance.” I sighed dramatically. I think Mike might have had a point about me…
Mike snorted, looking at me as if I was completely stupid, “Aw come off it – he’s been all about you since we were kids, ‘Paris this and Paris that’ – and this is a lads fishing weekend,” he added with a frown, clearly irritated that I was making it sound so much less manly, “– not a holiday…”
I brightened, ignoring his jibe about it being only a weekend away. I didn’t give two shits what he thought about my calling his lads weekend a holiday. It was a holiday as far as I was concerned – not all of us were rich kids. Some of us didn’t get a million holidays a year like him and Ross (and Ross only got them because he went with Ben everywhere). I focused on what he’d said about Liam instead, “Really?” I asked, my heart in my mouth, “You really think he likes me – like that?”
“Yes,” he said, clearly getting exasperated with me, “I really, really think he does.” He replied, “Now do one and find him – tell him you love him and want to have his babies and let me get the hell to sleep!”
He was quite sexy when he got all bossy like this, “Yes, sir.” I said with a flutter of my eyelashes.
He laughed, “Go on, get lost.”

I marched back to the tent, all set to tell him that I was gay and in love with him – but he still wasn’t back. That was okay – I’d get into my sleeping bag to keep warm and I’d tell him just as soon as he got back… Well, that was totally my intention but instead I fell to sleep and by the morning I’d forgotten all about my plan to tell him I loved him…

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