Whoa, what’s this? A First Chapter Friday that actually goes up on Friday?! Alert the presses!

kellywyre_amsterdam_earthquakesOkay, seriously, though. This week– and actually on Friday, no less– it is my pleasure to bring you the talented Kelly Wyre, author of, among other things, the New Amsterdam stories. This chapter is from Earthquakes, and it seriously had me glued to my screen from start to finish. The overall story of the novel is as follows:


Ellis Parker is a lucky man: he escaped his persecuting family, survived his tour of duty, and met Maxwell Clark in the city of New Amsterdam. Clark showed Ellis more than the ropes: Clark helped Ellis figure out who he is– a gay submissive with a massive fixation on a beautiful, mysterious ballet dancer named Bryn Rothe. Ellis knows a Good Man when he sees one, and he wants nothing more than to score a first date with Bryn.

Little does Ellis know that Bryn has a violent past that is crawling out of shallow graves to haunt him. Even his hectic schedule and beloved stage aren’t enough to distract him. It’s impossible for Bryn to figure out how he feels about Ellis with his demons between them, but when Ellis saves Bryn not one but twice, Bryn is forced to admit that there’s something about Ellis that Bryn might not merely want but need.

Together, they journey to the scene of Bryn’s original crime– Charles Towne, South Carolina. There they will dig up secrets that might explain Bryn’s tortured life but might also be his– and Ellis’s– undoing.

To read the whole chapter, click on the quote below. At the end of the full chapter, you can find more information about how to buy Earthquakes, and where to connect with Kelly online.

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