Blitz: The Woodcarver’s Model by Peter E. Fenton – Read an Exclusive Excerpt

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Release Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway:
The Woodcarver’s Model
By Peter E. Fenton

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Sometimes the truth is the hardest thing to reveal.

Travel writer Rob Hanson has been from the summit of Mount Everest to the markets of Mogadishu. He loves adventure, he loves his job, and he loves the freedom of being single. At least that’s what he tells himself.

Everything changes when an assignment takes him to a small, idyllic west-coast island where he falls in love with the local woodcarver. From the first moment he sets eyes on Mitch, he feels like he’s found his perfect match. But things are never that simple for Rob.

Before long he finds himself involved with devious deals, jealous ex-lovers, and secrets from the past that refuse to go away. Rob knows that the only way to get what he needs is to reveal the truth. But does he have the courage to do what must be done in time to save himself and the man he loves?

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Exclusive Excerpt

Rob walked through the door. Mitch was standing at the kitchen counter washing up some

“Hey handsome,” Rob said as he wrapped his arms around Mitch from the rear. Mitch’s
hands were still in the dishwater. “Got you just the way I like you. Helpless.” Their heads
twisted as they kissed.

Rob noticed something was wrong. “Hey. Are you all right? You’re so tense.”

“I’ll be all right. Just…”

“The meeting. How did it go?” Rob asked.

“We’re doing battle with a big developer from Victoria. Somehow they managed to
convince the province to support a bid to build a resort on Admiral’s Peak.”

“What? How can they do that? Isn’t it protected?”

“You only protect what you think’s at risk. It was Crown land. No one thought anyone
would be interested in it. We’re a small island that no one ever comes to and now they want
to build that.” Mitch nodded towards a pamphlet on the counter.

It was a well-produced brochure promoting Admiral’s Peak, a boutique lodge of one
hundred rooms, with spa, gourmet restaurant and health club. A development project that
would create one hundred and fifty new jobs and bring prosperity to this small, unexploited
jewel of the Salish Sea.

“They’re going to destroy the island and hand it over to the rich.” Mitch was on the verge
of tears. “My beautiful mountain—they’re going to rape it. Bulldoze what makes it precious
and turn it into a fucking theme park!”

Rob held him. Mitch’s hands dripped soapy dishwater down his pants. Rob wiped away
the tears.

“There’s something else,” Mitch added.

“Oh?” If he’d believed in a god, Rob would have prayed that it had nothing to do with the
RCMP. He’d avoided telling Mitch he’d been part of something that resulted in the death of a
man. Just then he heard the washroom door open and the sound of the toilet refilling. A man
walked into the room

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About the Author:

Peter E. Fenton has been working in the creative arts for over a decade. His prior work focused on writing plays and musicals including award-winning productions of The Giant’s Garden, Bemused, and Newfoundland Mary which have had professional productions across North America.

His work outside the arts includes a 42 year career in palaeontology with the Royal Ontario Museum. This job included working with rare fossils, and going on expeditions to remote locations in the Canadian Rockies, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

As retirement approached, Peter decided to draw on his many years of living, loving, and exploring and started writing in a longer form. The result is his first novel, The Woodcarver’s Model.

Peter currently resides in Toronto, Canada with his partner (who still writes plays), and is now working on a series of gay detective novels.

Connect with Peter:
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