Thursday, December 29, 2022

Excerpt Tour and Giveaway - Last Chance Town: Further Adventures Along the Road Without End (Road Without End Trilogy #3) by Ron Kearse

Welcome to my stop on the excerpt tour for Last Chance Town: Further Adventures Along the Road Without End by Ron Kearse. This tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an exclusive excerpt from the book. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more exclusive excerpts. Enjoy!
Title: Last Chance Town: Further Adventures Along the Road Without End
Series: Road Without End Trilogy #3
Author: Ron Kearse
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Publication Date: August 25th 2022
Print Length: 211 pages
Genre: LGBTQ+ Contemporary Fiction
In this, the Further Adventures Along the Road Without End, we fast forward from where the story left off in 1983, to Vancouver, BC, in 1988. Warren Givens has completed his second jail sentence four years previous, after which he's vowed to lay low and stay clean so there's no return to "Clown-College," as he calls it.

A chance meeting at a pub one night introduces us to Daryl Kellerman, at first as Givens' one night stand, which quickly develops into a love and live-in relationship between them.

Warren's distant past comes front-and-centre in the form of his birth mother, who lost him to Social Services before he was ten years old, and has been looking for him ever since.

We get to know Warren's past and what's made him the way he is.

This, along with some other drastic life changing occurrences, propel Warren into a life he never thought he would live.

Later, we get to know what life was like living with Givens through Daryl's eyes as he reminisces over the years since their initial meeting.

Last Chance Town is the third book in the Road Without End Trilogy.

Bill, the MC for the night, steps up to the mic. “Thanks Sylvia, and that was terrific. And now, reading from Last Chance Town, a memoir by Warren Givens, is the man who helped produce the book. Please welcome Daryl Kellerman.”

In my nervousness, I can barely hear the audience clap as I get up to adjust the mic a bit higher… and drop the book from my hand.

“SH*T!” I accidently say into the mic. Several in the audience members laugh. I smile and wave knocking the mic stand over. More people laugh.

Bill comes over and helps me get myself straightened up. I make a last-minute adjustment, find the bookmarked page, and address the audience.

“As Bill told you, I’m not Warren Givens, he passed away this very day back in 1991. People have been asking me about this jacket I’m wearing tonight, it belonged to Warren, his grandmother originally made it for his grandfather.

“It was especially important to Warren that this book be published. He wanted people to know about him—his life and his dreams—because he felt he never had a chance to live the life he really wanted. He wanted his book to be a testament to others to pursue their dreams and have the courage to live the life of their dreams.

“Before he died, he passed this project on to me to finish, and I am really pleased and honoured to be reading a portion of it to you this evening.”

The audience applauds.
Ron Kearse had a nomadic upbringing and finds inspiration in traveling, art, friends, reading, and photography. He's written reviews and features for local periodicals, co-hosted radio programs, conducted interviews on-air and in print, and has a colourful and varied resumé. He's hosted art exhibitions of his works and has had his photographs displayed in public showings. He presently lives in Victoria, BC, with his partner, James.

Ron Kearse will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions and the author assume all responsibility over this giveaway.)

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  1. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

  2. thanks this sounds like a great book to read

  3. Do you have any New Years Plans?

  4. I would love to read this one this winter season.
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  5. looks like a fun one

  6. I'm intrigued to know Warren's past and what's made him the way he is

  7. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  8. Sounds great, I like the cover and excerpt.

  9. looks like a good read

  10. I enjoyed reading this well done excerpt.
    Thank you for sharing this.

  11. It looks like an interesting read.

  12. I'm very interested in reading this book. It sounds fascinating.

  13. The book sounds intriguing. Love the cover.

  14. thanks for the great giveaway best wishes for 2023

  15. Do you have any advice for new writers?

  16. Do you have any advice for new writers?

  17. What types of beverages do you like to keep on hand while writing?