Cover Reveal: Matt & Zoe by Charles Sheehan-Miles

Posted January 30, 2016 by bookstobreathe in Cover Reveal / 1 Comment

Cover Reveal: Matt & Zoe by Charles Sheehan-MilesTitle: Matt & Zoe
Author: Charles Sheehan-Miles
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: February 14, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
More Info: Goodreads

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The quiet doesn’t stay long, because the birth is coming with the opening of the gates. First dozens, then hundreds, then thousands stream into the arena, and the voices rise and rise and rise. The smell changes, no longer the smell of oil and sweat, now it’s the smell of tobacco, body odor, perfume. The crowd is alive, waiting for the show to begin, and in a rush quiet the labor pains begin.

The lights go down, followed always by the roars of approval. In the dream I’m swinging in the trap, my legs wrapped around the bars, hands outstretched. The anger is still rushing through me, pulsing in my veins. I can still hear father’s shouts in my ears.

You’ll do as I tell you, boy! For three generations our family has flown. You’ll do the same, as long as you live under my roof.

I shouted right back. You don’t control me! You don’t own me!

The fight was loud. Everyone heard. Well everyone but Carlina and her father, Nick, but that was because they weren’t with the circus anymore, thanks to my dad. Papa was the star of Ringling Brother’s Circus, and we were his satellites. You don’t cross the star. Except maybe I was wrong. Maybe Papa had nothing to do with it at all.

I’d been dropped back in the ring kicking and screaming, but even I didn’t dare cross him once the show had begun.

About Charles Sheehan-Miles

Charles Sheehan-Miles has been a soldier, computer programmer, short-order cook and non-profit executive, and is the author of several fiction and non-fiction books, including the indie bestsellers Just Remember to Breathe and Republic: A Novel of America’s Future. Charles and his wife Andrea Randall live and write together in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

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