Her To start with Blaze: An Excerpt From Rodney Ross’ New Novel, ‘Diversionary Fires’

di-ver-sion-ary: intended to distract notice from a little something additional essential. Wherever there’s smoke, there

di-ver-sion-ary: intended to distract notice from a little something additional essential.

Wherever there’s smoke, there is hearth.

And wherever there is hearth, there’s Tara Atwater, the character at the center of Diversionary Fires, the new novel by Rodney Ross

Still left in her grandparents’ treatment even though her reckless mother labored the Ohio carnival circuit, Tara figured out the unusual artwork of the diversionary fire in 1970 from grandmother Beryl, her mentor in flame. She grows far too promptly into a mother who in no way understood her personal, raising a son who will never know his father, alongside Ohio’s Fuego River, wherever absolutely everyone is disparaged as “water bugs.” She mows yards, empties bedpans and presses shirts and, when she dreams, it is for her son, Dare.

So, when Tara will come to maintain the right combination of figures to a record-breaking lottery, she has 1 difficulty ahead of she can assert the winnings: What to do about the dead boyfriend, stabbed by her teenage son, on the kitchen area flooring?

It was, right after all, his ticket.

Writer Rodney Ross lives, writes and sweats in Rancho Mirage. His earlier novel, The Neat Aspect of His Pillow, is now in its 2nd version from JMS Textbooks (to start with released by Dreamspinner Push), gained the LGBT Fiction class from both of those the Indie Excellence Awards and the Subsequent Generation Indie Ebook Awards was a silver medalist in the 2013 Global E-book Awards and acquired an honorable mention in the 2012 Rainbow E book Awards. Understand a lot more at www.rodneytross.com.