Another excerpt from Tarnished Gold

March 25, 2013

Ready for another Tarnished Gold excerpt?

Here you go. This takes place in the early days of Jack’s career, before he met the love of his life.

Everyone Jack knew at the studio came to the fete at Herndon’s home, an exquisite palace in the Hollywood Hills. From the imposing colonnades that greeted their arrival, to the domed entrance hall, Jack marveled at the decadence in which the studio boss lived.

“Your home is amazing,” he told Herndon, as he cast his eyes at the painting of Saint Theresa, in a heavily gilded frame.

“The wife wanted a place that resembled the palaces in Rome. I can deny her nothing.”

Truly a palace.”

“Stocks, my boy. I’ve put my money in stocks. The market’s booming. You should consider investing some of your own money. I’m telling you, considerable return on investment.”

A newsreel cameraman stood before them, capturing the conversation for audiences across the country. The Starlight publicity machine was well greased and working smoothly.

“I’ve got my money in property, but I appreciate your advice.” In their investment discussion, Eric had convinced Jack to sink his money into real estate, something that would never devalue.

“If you ever decide to invest in stocks, come see me and I’ll steer you to my man. He’ll take care of you.”

“Thank you, I appreciate it.”

“I’d better see to the other guests. Enjoy yourself. This party’s for you.”

Jack mingled, drank more than was his custom, and eyed every man present for some discernible sign that they’d be interested in some alone time. As though possessed of some inner sense for such things, a man from across the room emerged from the crowd and sashayed his way toward Jack.

Jack leaned jauntily against the mantel, admiring the blond’s exaggerated hip action as he approached. The slim hips, long legs, and coy smile were all part of Dr. Jack’s prescription for curing profound loneliness.

“Mr. Abadie,” the handsome man said breathlessly, as he extended his hand with a flourish. “I’m Milo Somers. The studio has hired me to accompany you and Miss Hudson on the tour.”

Jack raked his gaze over the whole of Mr. Somers, stalling, quite deliberately, on the man’s burgeoning erection. “Really? Well now, that is the best news I’ve heard in some time.” Jack sipped his whiskey and let his remark foment sexy thoughts.

Milo rocked coyly for a few moments. “Might we go somewhere quiet? There are some things I’d like to discuss with you.”

Jack slowly pushed away from the wall, taking mental note of the things he’d like to discuss with the delicious Mr. Somers. “Follow me. I believe we’d find Oscar’s office much quieter.”

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6 Responses to “Another excerpt from Tarnished Gold”

  1. bn100 says:

    Nice excerpt

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  2. Carolyn says:

    Love these excerpts. Ah, the “profound loneliness” line overshadowed the whole exchange. Poor Jack. So glad to know Wyatt’s in his future.

  3. Brita Addams says:

    Thank you both for stopping by. There is much to this story indeed. Thanks for following.

  4. Marie says:

    Thank you for the excerpt! Congratulations on your publication! This sounds like a great read.

  5. H.B. says:

    Thank you for the excerpt, it sounds like an interesting read.

  6. Angelia S says:

    Thank you for the excerpt. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.

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