Book Excerpt: By My Side - Alice Peterson

Thank you so much to Alice Peterson who has sent us this excerpt of her novel By My Side and for taking part in the Fiction month!

About the author:
(Taken from authors website)

 
Alice Peterson is the author of the eBook sensation, Monday to Friday Man, the book that whipped 50 Shades of Grey off the Number 1 Kindle Spot! Alice’s latest eBook, By My Side, will make you laugh, cry and fall in love with the characters, especially Ticket, the golden Labrador assistance dog. The story tackles tough issues but leaves you feeling full of hope. Read it – you won’t be disappointed.
 
Read more about Alice on her website and stay up to date through her Twitter and Facebook.

By My Side will be published in paperback on July 18th 2013. 


(Image link - Amazon.co.uk)
 
About the Book: 
One step can change everything.
Cass Brooks loves her job, her boyfriend Sean, her life. Until, leaving home one morning, distracted and hungover, she steps into the path of a truck.
When she wakes up, she can't walk. And suddenly all her hopes and dreams, the plans she'd made with Sean, the future she thought she'd have, seem out of her reach.
But then fate intervenes again. Cass meets Ticket, a loyal golden Labrador who refuses to leave her side. And on a flight to Colorado, she sits next to Charlie, who believes he can show her a life full of possibilities, if only she'll let him.
Cass wants her life back the way it was. Charlie knows this cannot be. Yet a future beckons all the same...
 
Book Excerpt:
 
Copyright © Alice Peterson, 2013
 
I am lying in Charlie Bell’s bed. I am lying in a man’s bed. I haven’t been in a man’s bed for a long time. Not since Sean. The last bed I shared was with my mother.
Charlie’s dressed in his boxers and a t-shirt. He lays his duvet across the floor and lies down. ‘Oh fuck, the light.’
‘Ticket, Up. Switch,’ I say, pointing my head towards it.
‘Wow. He’s unbelievable,’ Charlie says when the room plunges into darkness.
‘He is clever. Down, settle, good boy.’
‘Are you talking to me now?’ Charlie asks. ‘This is confusing.’
I laugh. ‘How old are you, Charlie?’
‘Why? You shouldn’t ask such personal questions, especially not in the dark,’ he adds. ‘Twenty-eight, but not for much longer.’
‘I had you down at about twenty-five.’
‘Thanks. We can stick to your estimate.’
‘Charlie?’ I say, five minutes later.
‘Yes?’
‘You can sleep with me if you want? I mean, in the bed.’
‘I know what you mean.’ I can tell he’s smiling. ‘It’s all right. I’m fine down here.’
I build myself up to say, ‘I’d like you to.’
There’s another long silence. ‘I don’t know how Ticket will feel about it,’ he says quietly.
Ticket shifts in his basket.
‘He trusts you.’
 
Ohhh it makes me want to read on! What about you?
 
By My Side is out now for Kindle and released in paperback 18 July 2013.
 
Click HERE for Kindle and HERE to pre-order your paperback!
 
Can't wait till July 18? Then check out two of the authors other novels which are just as brilliant!
(Click the images for full description in paperback)
 
 
Ten Years On in Kindle HERE
Monday to Friday Man on Kindle HERE

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