A Twist and Two Balls by Clare London
Eddy March, or Eduardo Mancini as he would aspire his stage name to be, is an impoverished actor desperately seeking employment. At the start of the story an honest mistake on the way to an audition results in Nuri, a handsome bear of a man, chasing Eddy across Soho until they reach an ice cream parlour, aptly named ‘With A Kick’, which sells adult boozy concoctions.
All is not as fearful and desperate as it appears for Eddy, and the two men resolve the situation to their mutual benefit.
Clare peppers the exciting chase, along with the rest of the story, with humorous asides and well-placed theatrical and classic movie references that made me chuckle.
The story is a delight to read. Hot and sensual when needed, and balanced by the delicious alcoholic ices that will make your mouth water and cool you down.
A Twist and Two Balls is the first story in the ‘With A Kick’ series in which the tales are based around an ice-cream shop with a difference. Sue Brown’s story, Hissed as a Newt, comes out on 29th September.
Eduardo Mancini is going to be a star of the London stage and screen. Or that was the plan. His alter ego Eddy March hasn’t got further than the chorus and a bit part in a TV series. His parents aren’t supportive, his agent can’t place his particular skills, and he’s finding it hard to hang onto his young dreams. Things go from bad to worse when he’s late for an important audition, hasn’t got enough money to pay the taxi fare, and is chased across the streets of Soho by the irate driver.
Eddy reaches what he believes is sanctuary – With A Kick, a store where ice creams are blended with alcohol and imagination, and where his friends can help him. But Nuri the taxi driver is persistent in his steady pursuit, above and beyond the money he’s owed. Despite their very different characters and background, Eddy and Nuri’s relationship goes from a complete unknown to a wary balancing act. There are still mistakes to be made, and hurdles to clear. And both of them have to admit that their life so far hasn’t gone the way they planned.
But maybe being caught by Nuri was just what Eddy’s career needed – both for his job and his heart.
About the Author
Clare took the pen name London from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home, she juggles her writing with the weekly wash, waiting for the far distant day when she can afford to give up her day job as an accountant. She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while friends say she’s just fickle, but as long as both theories spawn good fiction, she’s happy. Most of her work features male/male romance and drama with a healthy serving of physical passion, as she enjoys both reading and writing about strong, sympathetic and sexy characters.
Clare currently has several novels sulking at that tricky chapter 3 stage and plenty of other projects in mind . . . she just has to find out where she left them in that frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home.
All the details and free fiction are available at her website. Visit her today and say hello!