Just 3 weeks to ... SWERVE
Although SWERVE, isn’t out for another 3 weeks (7/7), here’s an early excerpt from the book, just to give you a taste. (Text continues below)
Also, this is the last week to enter to win one of 30 copies of SWERVE on Goodreads.
Finally, a reminder: if you’ve ordered a hard copy or are planning on it, remember to send me your snailmail addy at vickipetterssonbooks (at) gmail (dot) com and I’ll send you an inscribed bookplate, gratis.
It’s July 3, so the sun is a heat lamp with no off switch, the blacktop road a cast-iron griddle, and any living thing caught between the two is just meat set to singe on high. I tried to tell Daniel this. I know this swath of high desert as well as I know his profile. The Mojave’s cracked surface is as familiar to me as the dark mole tucked to the side of his right eyebrow—his only imperfection, and one I love.
Unfortunately, a 4:00 p.m. sprint through the desert is the only way to both complete my twelve-hour shift at the hospital and to still reach his childhood estate at Lake Arrowhead before dinner. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are to be served on the east patio, precisely at seven o’clock.
I know, right?
At least there’s still light to see by inside the rest stop’s stifling concrete shell. It’ll filter in through the open brick doorframe and allow for a mercifully quick change of clothes. I’ve made a mess of things in the car, though it could be worse.
It will be worse.
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