Today I've chosen six sentences from my novel, Perfect Score, which is a non-explicit, m/m suspense/romance. It was a finalist in the 2012 EPIC eBook Awards in the Mainstream category and it was also a Honorary Mention in the 2011 Rainbow Awards in the General Fiction category.
Here's when 12 year-old Sam first meets his saviour and mentor, Itinerant Dan:
His name was Itinerant Dan. “But you can call me Itinerant for short.” He swigged a long draft from a bottle of clear liquid, the fumes of which made Sam's head swim. Itinerant looked like so many on the street—dirty, smelly, hairy, ageless, in need of a dentist and with more than a whiff of insanity about him—but his eyes were bright with life that hadn't quite been snuffed out. “Here,” he handed Sam a moth-eaten blanket which smelt of a thousand unwashed bodies, “someone always dies at night— we'll get their shirt and pants.”
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