Thursday, December 15, 2022

Excerpt Tour - Last Chance Town: Further Adventures Along the Road Without End by Ron Kearse

 It's an excerpt tour and you're in for a treat. This week I'm featuring Last Chance Town by Ron Kearse. You'll want to stick around because there are prizes to be won in addition to checking out this book. Like? Ron Kearse will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. How cool is that? Want more chances to win? Then follow the tour. You can do that here:

Last Chance Town:
Further Adventures Along the Road Without End 
by Ron Kearse

In this, the Further Adventures Along the Road Without End, we fast forward from where the story left off in 1983, to Vancouver, BC, in 1988. Warren Givens has completed his second jail sentence four years previous, after which he's vowed to lay low and stay clean so there's no return to "Clown-College," as he calls it. 

 A chance meeting at a pub one night introduces us to Daryl Kellerman, at first as Givens' one night stand, which quickly develops into a love and live-in relationship between them. 

 Warren's distant past comes front-and-centre in the form of his birth mother, who lost him to Social Services before he was ten years old, and has been looking for him ever since. 

 We get to know Warren's past and what's made him the way he is. 

 This, along with some other drastic life changing occurrences, propel Warren into a life he never thought he would live. 

 Later, we get to know what life was like living with Givens through Daryl's eyes as he reminisces over the years since their initial meeting. 

 Last Chance Town is the third book in the Road Without End Trilogy. 

 Now for an exclusive Excerpt!

 We approach the corner of East Hastings and Gore, and I can hear a commotion. We see an animated woman, maybe in her early thirties, screaming and yelling at somebody. 

She’s naked. And she screams as she throws something at two police officers, standing on the sidewalk, silently looking at her through dark sunglasses. She has a ratty old comforter in her arms as she walks out to the middle of East Hastings Street and plunks it down on the pavement. Then sits on it--right in the middle of the street! 

Daryl smiles and leans in. “It’s never a good idea to mix your drugs.” 

I chuckle, but inside I’m thinking, fuck, that could be me. 

“You’re fuckin’ losers,” she yells at the uniforms while giving them the old trucker’s salute. “Ya hear? LOSERS! LOOOSERS!” 

Then she stops and digs around the comforter like she’s looking for something all the while swearing at the uniforms. 

That’s when one of the uniforms walks to the middle of the street near her, but just out of her reach in case she gets violent. He talks into the microphone pinned to his collar, then directs traffic around her. The uniform on the sidewalk never takes his eyes off her as he moves in closer to her. 

About the Author: 

 Ron Kearse had a nomadic upbringing and finds inspiration in traveling, art, friends, reading, and photography. He's written reviews and features for local periodicals, co-hosted radio programs, conducted interviews on-air and in print, and has a colourful and varied resumé. He's hosted art exhibitions of his works and has had his photographs displayed in public showings. He presently lives in Victoria, BC, with his partner, James.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Ron Kearse said...

Hi Wendi,
Thank you so much for hosting! I really appreciate this.
Ron Kearse

Sherry said...

This sounds like a wonderful book to read.