|Title||Man’s Best Friend
|Release Date||August 2009|
|Cover Artist||Deana C. Jamroz|
Price: $5.99 ebook
Print: $14.99–available soon
New Mexico, the land of enchantment weaves a spell of love around Todd Richards and Dr. Keith Anderson as they struggle to make their love work amid terrible loss, betrayal and rustlers and make their dream of a bed & breakfast in Santa Fe a reality.
It was purely accidental that I even met him. Or fate. I think I prefer to think of it as fate. What would my life have been like if Shadow hadn’t stepped on that piece of glass that day?
I’d been looking for a new veterinarian for a while. The dogs might have been happy with the old fart I took them to now, but I wasn’t. I’d overheard more than one homophobic comment from Fritzy in the past, and it seemed to me his attitude was getting worse, not better, with time. I’m a pretty live and let live kind of guy, but intolerance like that is hard to stomach. I don’t think he knew I was gay, which is probably how I overheard him; he wasn’t being cautious about what he said. Already a couple of my more overt gay friends had quit going, saying they didn’t feel comfortable with his hostility.
I’d taken the two dogs out for their usual run in the dog park, but it wasn’t until I got home that I noticed Shadow was limping. A quick examination of his right front foot revealed a razor thin piece of glass embedded in his pad. I extracted it, but got to worrying about how long it had been since he’d had a tetanus shot. Too damned long. (continue reading…)