#WIPpet Wednesday - Tabula Rasa (Kenny's Wheels) #amwriting #lgbtqia #biweek

WIPpet numbers for 20th September, 2017:

(20 + 9) / 17 = 2 (rounded to whole numbers, yeah, yeah, I know…) paragraphs
from Tabula Rasa

It’s #BiWeek! Awesomely, Will is bisexual, so no need for a change of story to snip from, which is one cool thing. Another cool thing is that my books with bi main characters (including The WAG and The Scoundrel) are half price this week. For this and other bi books, and a giveaway, visit beatentrackpublishing.com/bivisibility.

So, here’s another snippet from Tabula Rasa (Gray Fisher #2).

WIPpet Context:
This novel follows on from The WAG and The Scoundrel, featuring two former undercover police officers, Gray Fisher and Rob Simpson-Stone. Their investigations relate to white-collar crimes (fraud, embezzlement, etc.), and there are also romantic relationship story arcs (however, not between Gray—who is gay, and Rob—who is straight).

This snippet follows last week’s (last two lines included for setup).

The snippet is from Gray’s point of view: he’s on his way to Will’s house, via the woods, when he meets up with Will and his dogs. For context, Gray’s fear stems from this being his first relationship since his husband’s death four years ago.

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Gray glanced sideways at Will’s delighted grin. “What?”

“It’s still a nice surprise. I like this.”

“Me, too,” Gray admitted, to himself as much as to Will. He sighed, contented. No, more than that. Happy. Hand in hand in the woods with this unconventional man and the company of his motley canine crew, it was easy to let go. Their relationship was still new, the bond still flexible enough for Gray to walk away, not that he intended to. The strengthening emotional connection between them delivered blissful moments that Gray had to consciously grasp to avoid poisoning them by association. He could fall in love with Will if he let himself. He thought he probably wanted to, but it was hard to push aside his fear.

Perhaps he should follow Kenny’s example. Run over and paralysed, wheel-dependent…and utterly fearless; the big mixed-breed dog romped ahead of the rest of the pack, weaving at speed between trees, tongue lolling in joy. He paused to sniff at a tree trunk and manouevred closer, in his mind cocking his leg and making his mark before he went bounding off again.
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What is WIPpet Wednesday?

WIPpet Wednesday is a blog hop where authors share from their current works in progress - expertly organised/hosted by Emily Wrayburn - and the excerpt has to relate to the date in some way. For links to other fabulous authors' WIPpets, visit: http://www.inlinkz.com/wpview.php?id=355404

Thanks for reading
Deb x


  1. Hope he can push aside at least some of that fear. I know that's not always easy, though.

    1. Indeed not, but I think he'll get there. :)

  2. Ha! I love Kenny. Gray will get there eventually. I hope not literally by marking Will, though! LOL.

  3. Ah, Gray. It is hard to love again after such loss, isn't it? Yes, let Kenny teach you a thing or two about loving life and about trust.

    Nice WIPpet. Sucked me right it.

    1. Thanks, Jeanne (Urgh...I'm now a whole week behind!)

  4. Anonymous2:39 am

    Need to dig deeper into this book. I love the building of trust.

    1. Thanks. :) That's awesome to 'hear'.

  5. Love this snippet, Debbie. I am happy for Gray that he is able to grow closer to Will, although I am wondering if his past experiences will hold him back in the relationship.


    1. I hope not, although he still doesn't quite do as I expect him to, so...guess I'll have to wait and see just like everyone else.


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