#BlogTour #Excerpt : An Extra Shot by Stephen Anthony Brotherton @rararesources @FreddieJoJo1

Hello Readers! I’m excited to be part of blog tour for An Extra Shot by Stephen Anthony Brotherton, organized by Rachel’s Random Resources. Please check out the book details and excerpt in this post. I hope you enjoy it.

An Extra Shot by Stephen Anthony Brotherton​
Publication Date: 28th July 2019
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Romance, Love Story
An Extra Shot is the second book in a trilogy. Can be read as standalone

Synopsis:

‘I was born in Walsall, grew up in the West Midlands and now live in Telford with my two cats, Boris and Tai. After working in the health and social care sector for over thirty years, I have now taken early retirement to write the trilogy that has been rooted in my head for most of my life.

An Extra Shot is the second book in the Shots trilogy, which is based on a first love relationship I had as a teenager. It tells the story of Freddie and Jo-Jo, who are reunited in a coffee shop three decades after the end of their teenage romance. How they originally met, why they parted, what happens in their lives apart, and what happens when they reunite is all told through a series of first person vignettes. I am currently working on the final book.

Getting these stories down on paper has been a cathartic process. I hope you enjoy them.’

Excerpt:

This is the moment Jo-Jo meets Freddie for the first time.

‘Jo-Jo – November 1979

Max’s nightclub. Blondie’s ‘Dreaming’ started up. I took a deep breath and walked across the dance floor towards him. I’d noticed him at the bar earlier, pointed him out to my best-friend, Karen. ‘Him?’ she said. ‘Why? Look at his hair.’

‘Jet black, gypsy hair. What’s your point?’

‘He needs it cut, and his front tooth’s chipped.’

‘He’s cute. Look at that smile.’

I’d tried to meet his eyes as he’d walked past us clutching a Bacardi and Coke, but he was looking at the floor. ‘There’s no way he’s going to ask you,’ said Karen. ‘Not in his wildest dreams would he think that was possible.’

I reached him as Debbie Harry was telling everyone that dreaming is free. His mouth fell open when I asked him to dance. He looked at his mate, stared at me for a few seconds and, just as I was about to turn and walk away, he said yes. We walked under the mirror balls to the dance floor. He made a nervous joke about gangly men and disco dancing. The music changed to Dr Hook, ‘More Like the Movies’, followed by the Commodores, ‘Still’ and Exile, ‘Kiss you all Over’. I could feel his concentration, his hands barely touching my back, as though he was frightened of the intimacy, of overstepping the mark. I felt like I was made of glass. The lights came up, he waved goodbye to his mate and then walked me home, held my hand all the way, didn’t try to kiss me, waited for me to kiss him on the cheek. He watched me walk up my path and into my house, making sure I was safe. Sweet. 

I closed the front door behind me and peeped through the rippled pane of glass. He was still standing under the oak tree, looking at the house. After a few seconds, he turned up his jacket collar and walked around the corner. I smiled at the collar. I’d told him it was too cold, not to walk me all the way, but he’d insisted. Lower Farm. He’d have to walk back on himself to get home. I smiled again. Really sweet.’

Purchase Links:

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Extra-Shot-Stephen-Anthony-Brotherton/dp/1912881446

UShttps://www.amazon.com/Extra-Shot-Stephen-Anthony-Brotherton/dp/1912881446

Author Bio:

‘I was born in Walsall, grew up in the West Midlands and now live in Telford with my two cats, Boris and Tai. After working in the health and social care sector for over thirty years, I have now taken early retirement to write the trilogy that has been rooted in my head for most of my life.

An Extra Shot is the second book in the Shots trilogy, which is based on a first love relationship I had as a teenager. It tells the story of Freddie and Jo-Jo, who are reunited in a coffee shop three decades after the end of their teenage romance. How they originally met, why they parted, what happens in their lives apart, and what happens when they reunite is all told through a series of first person vignettes. I am currently working on the final book.

Getting these stories down on paper has been a cathartic process. I hope you enjoy them. ‘

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