A gay guy is a girl’s best friend
As you know, I’m touring the internet to introduce readers to my new novel, Starheart. So far, if you’ve been following my posts, you’ll have learnt a little bit about Jess Sondijk and Admiral Ullric Hudson, two of the main characters in the book. But, in the immortal words of Yoda, there is another.
Santh Dekstra, Jess’s best friend and first officer of her freighter Saintly Maid has his own major role in the story, which revolves around how Jess’s husband, Troy, died in a botched boarding a year and a half ago. Hudson stirs up questions Jess had thought laid to rest with Troy. Santh had been close to Troy, too, and together Jess and Santh decide to find out what might have happened to him. That proves to be a perilous undertaking.
As I said in an earlier post, Santh is one of those marvellous gay men who really can be a girl’s best friend. Pop over to Sodahead, where the site actually asked if readers would be friends with a gay guy. They have a lovely picture of a nice young man who is a bit young for Santh, but you’ll get the idea.
Here’s a little piece about Santh and Jess at a function organised by the Nordheim Government to introduce Admiral Hudson and his senior officers to the planet’s domestic captains. Jess has gone along to see what she can find out about Hudson’s plans.
Santh, drink in hand, strolled up to Jess, looking her up and down.
“Jess, baby, he doesn’t stand a chance.”
Jess laughed. “Well, thank you, spacer but I don’t know what you’re talking about. You look lovely yourself.”
The pale blue breeches molded to his slim and athletic form and he’d tied back his luxuriant dark-blond hair. He’d covered the white shirt with a sleeveless jerkin, giving him a dashing air.
She had made a special effort. The red dress was a favorite. The neckline plunged deep, affording everyone quite an eyeful. The rest clung to her waist and hips, accentuating her figure. The split up the front meant she was able to stride if she wanted and provided more than a glimpse of leg.
Santh flicked a finger at a waiter, who approached with a laden tray, his eyes following the plunge of her dress.
“Careful,” Santh said, straightening the tray from a dangerous angle. “She wants to drink the wine, not wear it.”
Jess selected a glass of pale yellow wine and watched the youth walk away. “Not your type?” she said to Santh.
“No. But I expect somebody will be.” He winked.
I like Santh. A lot. I’ve had gay friends like him. He’s in for a serious adventure, I must say. Find out more on Amazon.
I’ll be at http://pippajay.wordpress.com/ tomorrow for some more spicy bits and pieces.
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