#RainbowSnippets – 3-10-18

Hey there! As I write this, I’m sitting at the laundromat, doing laundry for the week. Let me tell you, after living in an apartment with no facilities or dishwasher, I will never take these things for granted again. UGH. I can’t wait to have a place where I can toss my stuff in the wash and go write for an hour LOL (Not that I don’t bring my laptop to the laundromat lol). That said, it’s Rainbow Snippets day!

In case you didn’t know, #RainbowSnippets is a Facebook group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation.

I’m taking a couple days off work this next week to relax–and finish edits on Defying Gravity, so that you guys can dive into Lazarus and Bex’s story come April. Here’s one of my favorite parts:

“Gorgeous,” he chimed out with a fake British accent. “Absolutely stunning. An exquisite example of a man.” Now it sounded like mangled French. Bex seemed to realize it, too, because he barked out a laugh and finished it with, “Oui, oui, baguette, Eiffle Tower.”

“What the fuck?” I managed to sputter before I lost it. I laughed so hard that my sides and my stomach hurt and I had to double over to try and breathe. “Oh my god, Bex, you’re a fucking loon, you know that? You’d make a terrible Frenchman.”

He beamed, seemingly proud of that fact. “Should probably stick to my Spanish roots, eh?”

I swallowed. My eyes zeroed back in on him. “You speak Spanish? That’s hot.”

“Not a word—but my grandfather’s from Spain. Does that still count as hot?”

“I mean, I know we agreed that age is just a number, but I’m gonna have to draw the line at old Spanish grandpas—even if he did whisper naughty Spanish words in my ear.” I snickered.

#RainbowSnippets – 3-3-18

Happy Saturday. It’s March, ya’ll, and the weather is getting nice over here in frigid, bipolar northern Indiana. I have my windows open! I’ll take the 40’s. I love it! Spring and Fall are my favorite seasons, because they’re not too hot and not too cold. And now, it’s time for March’s first #RainbowSnippets!

In case you didn’t know, #RainbowSnippets is a Facebook group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation.

This week is an excerpt from my upcoming MM rockstar contemporary, Defying Gravity. My goal for this month is to finish edits and have it ready to release by the first week of April. I introduced Lazarus Knight in Little Infinities with no intentions to make it a series, but he just kinda demanded it LOL So now he’s got a book (and a cover!)

I could look, so long as I didn’t touch, right?

God, I was hopeless.

Maybe Ivy was right. Maybe I needed to go to a bar, get drunk, take some guy home and get laid. Totally throw myself into some hot rebound sex with a man—or several men, if that’s how the cards fell—who fucked better than Owen Jacobi ever would. To burn off this spike of restless energy while burning that douchenozzle out of my memory, so I could pretend that the ten months we spent together didn’t actually happen.

Since they apparently didn’t mean anything anyway.

#RainbowSnippets – 2-17-18

Hey there! It’s that time again! Time for #RainbowSnippets 😀 I really enjoy browsing all the blogs and I definitely need to start commenting on everything. Something to work on, perhaps. I definitely have “imposter syndrome” where I feel like no one will care what I have to say–but I know that’s not true. ANYHOW!

In case you didn’t know, #RainbowSnippets is a Facebook group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation.

Apollo and Sebastian went out into the great wide world last weekend and it took all my energy. I didn’t write at all last weekend, but I’ve made up for it this week.

That said, my snippets for the next month or so will be from book #2 — Defying Gravity, which is the story of Sebastian’s good friend and fellow musician, Lazarus Knight, and the young college-age photographer he gets tangled up with.

His lips formed the words without a sound, singing along to the lyrics, up so close that the blast of bass was no doubt deafening.

I cradled the mic in both hands and bent down, crooning soft and slow, and the guy’s eyes went wide with a grin. He was just my type—the soft, boyish sort, slightly nerdy with a floppy mop of dark hair and glasses that he kept shoving back up on his nose. I might’ve just been getting back on the rails after Owen carelessly squashed my heart, but I was still a man. I still had urges, and my dick thought that this guy would hit the spot.

Damn, if he didn’t look so young, I might’ve sampled the wares.

 

#RainbowSnippets – 2-10-18

Happy February! I can’t believe how fast this year is going :0 It’s getting away from me, that’s for sure. I’ve been busy with writing. I (FINALLY) finished Three Dog Night and have started the third book in that series, titled Rescue Me, and I’ve been working on edits and polishing up Little Infinities for release this month. Which brings me to #RainbowSnippets day 😀

In case you didn’t know, #RainbowSnippets is a Facebook group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation.

Shameless promo: If you wanna see the cover and blurb for Little Infinities, hop on over to this post and take a look 🙂

I found myself looking into the wide blue eyes of a tiny, wrinkly-skinned alien.

“What is that?” It was naked. There was no fur. Was this a thing now? Like those little yippy designer dogs girls could carry around in their purses? The feline, who was long and skinny with splotches of dark grey over his flesh-colored skin, blinked slowly at me. He regarded me with stink-eye before he walked across my legs to lay down on Apollo’s hip. His tail twitched, annoyed.

Apollo grinned. “Oh my god, Seb, it’s a cat.”

Cover Reveal: Little Infinities

Currently working on finishing edits for Little Infinities, so I figured why not drop the cover and blurb? 🙂 This book was my heart project, it literally flew out of my fingertips and I love Sebastian and Apollo so hard. They’re probably my favorite thing I’ve ever written and I’ve been writing since my teen years.

little infinities ebook
Apollo
 
On my darkest day, a handsome stranger saved me, but one look into his eyes and I knew he was broken, too. I promised myself that one day, I’d find him and thank him, but what do you do when your savior turns out to be rock god Sebastian St. Crow?
 
I’m about to find out…
 
Sebastian
 
On my darkest day, I found someone who needed help maybe even more than I did. Someone whose pain echoed mine, and in that moment, I’d wanted to save him. I gave him a second chance–but forgetting the beautiful young man with those haunted eyes was next to impossible.
 
I can have anyone I want, but I want him…and I think he wants me, too.

#RainbowSnippets – 1-20-18

Hi there, and welcome to the blog 🙂 I’ve been hard at work, between *trying* to finish Three Dog Night before February 1st, editing Little Infinities so I can get ARCs out, and trying to brainstorm Dog Days, but I can’t forget about #RainbowSnippets!

In case you didn’t know, #RainbowSnippets is a Facebook group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation.

We’re in Apollo’s POV today for a sexy snippet. I’ll tell you, I’m halfway through edits and my gosh, there is a reason these boys are my favorite thing *ever*!

I sucked at his lower lip and his piercing rasped against my tongue and teeth. I tugged and rolled it between my lips. Sebastian’s body shuddered under my touch and he opened his mouth to welcome me inside.

I dove in headfirst, fearless and brash.

I’d only fantasized about this very moment for four years, nine months, and twenty-three days—but who was counting?

Our skin was static cling. Little bolts of desire rippled through me with each crushing, bruising kiss. Our tongues danced and slid together in tandem, a fight for dominance without an end in sight, and I only broke away to suck in a shaken breath.

#RainbowSnippets – 1-13-18

Hard to believe we’re almost halfway through January 0.0 Where is the time going? Okay, well most of this month was spent sick with the cold/flu which sucked. I dragged butt at the day job and it makes me even more determined to “make it” writing full-time (even if I have to work part-time at the day job–though eventually, my goal is complete self-employment, booyah!) Lord knows I have plenty of ideas. Ideas for DAYS.

I started a “for fun” project that came to me last week, a slightly dark-ish MM paranormal romance between a vampire and his werewolf slave-turned-fated mate. Still in the “honeymoon” phase for this one, but it’s a good break from the dredges of my almost-done Three Dog Night, which I have 16 scenes left on. THE END IS NIGH.

However, today it’s time for my contribution to #RainbowSnippets. In case you didn’t know, #RainbowSnippets is a Facebook group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation.

We’re jumping back into Little Infinities, which I will be jumping into edits here soon for a still-hopeful February release 🙂

SEBASTIAN

He made a face. “…You should never trust lettuce. You never know when that shit will turn around and chomp off an arm.” He flicked his fingers over a dark green arugula leaf and wrinkled his nose.

“Not a vegetable fan. Got it.” I stabbed my fork into the salad, crunching it loudly on purpose, and I cracked up when he kicked me beneath the table. I flashed him an evil grin, then stuffed my mouth full of salad and made a show of it, groaning softly with pleasure. “You don’t know what you’re missing, Apollo.”

He rolled his eyes. “You enjoy it for both of us, then.”

He did, however, indulge in the fruity raspberry wine that Penny brought to the table.

“I guess fruit’s not on your shit list then, I take it?” I teased him.

#RainbowSnippets – 12-30-17

2017 is almost over, folks, and I couldn’t be happier. I accomplished a lot this year, but I’m so ready for a new year. Have a lot of changes to make, many of them including publishing. So I’m ready 🙂 That said, it’s the weekend, which means it’s #RainbowSnippets time!

In case you didn’t know, #RainbowSnippets is a Facebook group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation.

Since I’m gearing up for Little Infinities’ release in February, I think I’ll give ya’ll a glimpse into Sebastian and Apollo’s heads for the next month or so. These two came out of nowhere (I was 40k into a YA novel for my other penname at the time, but they DEMANDED I write them NOW) and I finished their story in 39 days. As of this post, they are my favorite couple I’ve ever written, and I’ve been writing since 2005 (and publishing since 2011).

Sebastian

Lazarus was a fellow musician whose band had opened for Brackenhyde several years back. We’d become good friends during that tour, though it ended up more of a friends-with-benefits situation. I got to explore my sexuality and he got off—it was win-win, in my book.

We’d hooked up and dated under the table for a few months, but after what had happened to my little brother? The idea of coming out spooked me. Lazarus was the one to gently break it off. He wasn’t happy stuffed back in the closet and it was selfish of me to expect him to be. And yet, I missed what we’d had, because Lazarus Knight was a catch.

#RainbowSnippets 12-2-17

Happy holidays, everyone! 🙂

Welcome back for another round of #RainbowSnippets!

In case you didn’t know, #RainbowSnippets is a Facebook group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation.

Today’s snippet comes from the novel I just finished, Little Infinities. Apollo and Sebastian knocked on my head until I wrote their story, and they just flew out of me. 73k in 39 days. It hasn’t been edited yet–my brain needs a break from them!–but I can’t wait for you guys to meet these two. They’re definitely my favorite guys I’ve written so far 🙂

This is in Apollo’s POV, from Chapter 2:

Ten grand and the shiny, gold-embellished business card of a rather famous modeling agency—that’s what my devastatingly handsome savior had given me the following morning.

I’d been shell-shocked when pulled out his checkbook and wrote me out a check, signed with a flourish of purple ink, for an amount of money I’d never in my life imagined to see.

Me. A worthless teenage whore fresh out of the foster system, dead broke and turning dirty tricks on the streets of upstate New York just to try and survive. I’d gaped at him, utterly confused and uncertain if I should turn him down or take the check and run like hell.

Who in the world would offer someone like me money like that? I didn’t understand.