YES – Excerpt and Giveaway

March 16, 2015

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On a flight home to Austin after his 40th birthday, Ian Parker wakes up from a nap to discover, in the airplane bathroom, that he is two decades younger. He returns to his seat and his best friend Mark.

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IAN DRIED HIS hands and took a deep breath. He opened the door and practically knocked over the young woman waiting in line. He apologized and hurried past her down the aisle. He took his seat next to Mark, shook him, and lifted his sleep mask.

“Wake up,” Ian said. “I’m having a really bad trip.”

Mark opened his eyes and recoiled. “What the—? Who in the hell are you?”

“What are you talking about?”

Mark shook off his nap and looked around. “You must have overshot your row or something. Someone else is sitting there. What’s your seat number? Do you have your boarding pass?”

“It’s me. Ian.”

“Ian?” Mark glanced up and down the aisle. “Okay. If you say so. There’s no point in getting into an argument about it.” With a look of subdued terror on his face, Mark reached up and pushed the flight attendant button.

“What are you doing?” Ian said. “Don’t you recognize me? I thought I was hallucinating. Tell me I’m hallucinating.”

Mark removed the pillow from around his neck and swiped off his mask. “Let’s let the flight attendant handle this, okay? I don’t want any trouble. Please, whatever you’re doing, you don’t have to go through with it. Think about prison at your age. Have you ever seen Turned Out? Or Oz? Sure, I know it looks hot when it’s Chris Meloni, but this isn’t fiction, young man. You’re on a real plane, and I’m a real person. These things have consequences, and there’s no point in ruining your life before it’s even begun. I’m sure your cause—whatever it is, religious or otherwise—I’m sure it’s a worthy one. Have you been wronged by the American political system? Well, take a number and get in line.”

“Mark, it’s me. Can’t…? Look, I’m wearing Ian’s clothes.”

“And that’s supposed to convince me? You’re wearing jeans and a plain white T-shirt. If they belong to Ian, then what have you done with him? What’s your angle here, kid? Why do you insist on pretending you’re Ian Parker?”

“I’m not pretending.”

“Then prove it,” Mark said.

“I can… I can tell you things I know about you, like your favorite TV show is RuPaul’s Drag Race. You’re obsessed with Robbie Rogers, which I totally don’t get. And you have a dog named Kitty.”

“Practically anyone who follows me on Instagram could know those things. Have you been stalking me? Does this involve sexual blackmail? Because let me tell you right now, I—”

“We met at Jester Hall twenty-two years ago. You live on West Thirty-Ninth Street between Avenue B and Avenue C. You used to have a boyfriend named Troy, but I called him Sparky for no other reason than I thought it suited him better than Troy.”

Marked paused, and it looked like maybe Ian had convinced him. But then Mark shook his head and said, “Still not conclusive. Are you Al-Qaeda? Or maybe NSA? It’s so hard to tell the difference these days. What have you done with my friend? Did you lock him in the bathroom? Is that what you did? Because if you’ve hurt him in any way, I swear I’ll—”

“I am your friend. Why can’t you look at me and see that?” Ian glanced down the aisle and saw a female flight attendant heading their way. He had to think of something fast. He turned to Mark and whispered, “Okay. I didn’t want to go there, but could practically anyone else know you have a thing for twincest porn? Maybe Elijah and Milo Peters? Or the two brothers from Brazil?”

Mark’s jaw dropped.

“I thought that would do the trick.”

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13 Responses to “YES – Excerpt and Giveaway”

  1. Antonia says:

    Great excerpt! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Angela says:

    Great excerpt. It made me wonder what i would do in that situation? I’m normaly very down to earth but i wouldn’t be then :)

  3. Denise dechene says:

    I rwally want to read this. I’m intrigued by the concept. Loved the excerpt

  4. Susan says:

    Loved the excerpt! Would love to win a copy of the book too.

  5. Debra E says:

    Thanks for sharing the entertaining excerpt. Being brought down by the twincest porn has to hurt. :)

  6. Karen bierton says:

    Looks great! Please add my name to the hat!

  7. Trix says:

    Love the premise and excerpt!

  8. H.B. says:

    Thank you for the excerpt. The twincest porn line made me laugh.

  9. JenCW says:

    Thanks for the great excerpt and chance to win a copy!

  10. Heather says:

    Congratulations on your new book!

  11. Peter says:

    Really looking forward to this book. “The Returned” is among my all time favourits. Can’t wait to read this.

  12. Dawn Tohill says:

    Can’t wait to get started reading this!

  13. Brad Boney says:

    The winner of the eBook giveaway is Denise dechene! Thank you for celebrating with me and commenting throughout the day. I hope you enjoy the book. :)

    Denise, please email me to arrange for an eBook of YES to be added to your DSP shelf: bradboney@gmail.com

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