Dixie Toliver’s living her dream. She’s an apprentice jockey, riding winners for the stable where her father is an assistant trainer. When head trainer Jake gives her the Fraternity ride on Bow Wave, a super two-year-old Thoroughbred colt, she should be over the moon.
But Shane, the jockey whose kisses make her knees tremble, is also riding in the Fraternity. He and his father need to win, or they’ll sink further into bankruptcy. How can Dixie balance her boyfriend’s desperation against her own competitive drive?
This short story of about a dozen pages is part horse race, part coming of age, with a touch of romance in between. It's one I wrote too many years ago to even think about, recently rediscovered at the urging of my writing buddy Kay Springsteen.
Thanks to the magic of Smashwords, Flying Finish has been available for several weeks now in pre-order. But for some reason, even though KDP sent me the obligatory "your book is published" email, it's not showing on Amazon. Authors, this is the second release in a row where this has happened. Is something going on with Amazon I haven't heard of? Anybody know?