Rainbow Snippets – 16.03.19

 

If you’re new to Rainbow Snippets, it’s a Facebook group where authors of LGBTQ fiction post a six-sentence snippet (or there abouts) from a WIP, a published story, or a recommendation, every weekend. You can see all the snippets here.
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Rainbow Snippets – 09.03.19

 

If you’re new to Rainbow Snippets, it’s a Facebook group where authors of LGBTQ fiction post a six-sentence snippet (or there abouts) from a WIP, a published story, or a recommendation, every weekend. You can see all the snippets here.
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Rainbow Snippets – 02.03.19

 

If you’re new to Rainbow Snippets, it’s a Facebook group where authors of LGBTQ fiction post a six-sentence snippet (or there abouts) from a WIP, a published story, or a recommendation, every weekend. You can see all the snippets here.
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Rainbow Snippets – 23.02.19

 

If you’re new to Rainbow Snippets, it’s a Facebook group where authors of LGBTQ fiction post a six-sentence snippet (or there abouts) from a WIP, a published story, or a recommendation, every weekend. You can see all the snippets here.
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Rainbow Snippets – 17.02.19

 

If you’re new to Rainbow Snippets, it’s a Facebook group where authors of LGBTQ fiction post a six-sentence snippet (or there abouts) from a WIP, a published story, or a recommendation, every weekend. You can see all the snippets here.

This week… a little something from the penultimate Alphas’ Homestead story, featuring a grown up Tad and lots of changes to our found family. A little longer than six sentences but I love this snippet too much chop it off too soon.

 

“You need a hand with that?” Thaddeus hated how he sounded so nervous. He realized too late that he probably looked it as well, with his hands pressed deep into his pockets and his shoulders slumped forward. It was too much to ask that his nerves might dissipate after spending the night in Samuel’s arms, but clearly that wasn’t the case.

When he had roused himself in the morning to find Samuel already awake and watching him sleep, a sense of peace had come over him, one he’d never experienced in his life. Suddenly many things made sense to him that hadn’t before. The way his fathers looked at each other sometimes, and the way their mutual affection had never wavered. That soft innocent smile that seemed so out of place on Seth’s face when he looked at Malcolm. Perhaps it had struck Thaddeus so profoundly because he had never felt an attraction to anyone else before, even in passing. But whatever the reason, he’d known in that moment it would be impossible to give up.”

 

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Tinsel Fixes Everything

They say you never get over your first love.

After a meteoric rise to baseball stardom, Chase Meadow’s dream is cut short and he’s back home for good, helping his brothers run the family bar while he finds his feet. Plenty of things have changed since he left for college. Although one thing he recognizes right away is Joel Levine.

From setting eyes on the skinny, stammering teen their first day of high school, until reluctantly parting five years later, the two of them had been inseparable. And now, Joel is definitely someone not easily forgotten.

But as Chase settles back into home town life, he finds that under the superficial differences—the leather jacket and tattoos—Joel is still the same person he fell for when they were fifteen. While they’re both older and wiser, Chase never stopped loving Joel. And as Christmas rolls closer, Chase starts to think that maybe Joel never stopped loving him either.

They say you never get over your first love.
Some people don’t have to.

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‘Tis the Season

Aaron has spent the past ten months alone. When he meets a sad, yet strangely familiar man on a cold Halloween night, he impulsively invites him home. But the intimate connection they share lasts only until morning. Aaron wakes up alone—wracked with guilt and devastated to have lost his chance.

Or so he thinks.

Thanksgiving brings Aaron another shot at happiness, but letting go of an old love and accepting a new one isn’t as easy as everyone keeps telling him. And by the time Christmas Eve rolls around, it becomes clear that Aaron’s not the only one struggling to let himself love again.

Christmas miracles are all well and good, but it’s going to take more than the Holiday Spirit for Aaron to get his happy ever after.

A story of grief, sadness, and letting it go; and finding love when you least expect it.

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A Winter’s Gift – 2.8k – a Seth and Malcolm story from the Alphas’ Homestead Universe.

Platinum Fixes Everything – 1.2k – a Chase and Joel story set two years after Tinsel Fixes Everything

Rainbow Calendar 2018 – Day Eleven

Welcome to Day Eleven of the Rainbow Advent Calendar!

I’m Alex Jane. I write various flavors of M/M – werewolf homesteaders, private detectives of dubious moral character, deep-dark-wrong romance, and fluffy, lovely, family feels.

If this is your first introduction to the Rainbow Advent…you’ve been missing out! We have 48 authors, posting free stories from the 1st to the 24th December. You can check out the posts, twice daily, on the Facebook group or here on the masterlist.

My offering is a little future fic from my Christmas book, Tinsel Fixes Everything. Hope you enjoy <3

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Rainbow Snippets – 10.11.18

If you’re new to Rainbow Snippets, it’s a Facebook group where authors of LGBTQ fiction post a six-sentence snippet (or there abouts) of a WIP, a published story, or a recommendation, every weekend. You can see all the snippets here.

This week…a sneaky cover reveal for the Christmas novella coming soon, and a snippet featuring some brotherly…encouragement.

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“Oh my god,” Chase whispered. “It’s happening again. What has gotten into you two?”

Kyle didn’t smile but splayed his hands on the table as he settled into his chair. “All I’m saying is you’re home now. It was only ever baseball that was keeping you two apart and now that your life has taken a different turn—I just think it’s about time you two found a bit of happiness, is all.”

Chase had to catch his breath. “It’s been almost six years. You can’t possibly think—”

“How many people have you dated in the last six years, Chase?” Tyler asked before stuffing his mouth full of waffle.

Chase blustered, then bit out, “Some. Plenty, actually.”

Kyle shook his finger without raising his hand from the table. “Not slept with. Dated.”

There was a snort from the chair next to him and Justin gazed up at him, clutching his invisible pearls. “Are you a hoe, Uncle Chase?”

Chase scowled at him and bumped him with his shoulder. “Shut up and eat your waffle.”

 


Tinsel Fixes Everything

They say you never get over your first love.

After a meteoric rise to baseball stardom, Chase Meadow’s dream is cut short and he’s back home for good, helping his brothers run the family bar while he finds his feet. Plenty of things have changed since he left for college. Although one thing he recognizes right away is Joel Levine.

From setting eyes on the skinny, stammering teen their first day of high school, until reluctantly parting five years later, the two of them had been inseparable. And now, Joel is definitely someone not easily forgotten.

But as Chase settles back into home town life, he finds that under the superficial differences—the leather jacket and tattoos—Joel is still the same person he fell for when they were fifteen. While they’re both older and wiser, Chase never stopped loving Joel. And as Christmas rolls closer, Chase starts to think that maybe Joel never stopped loving him either.

They say you never get over your first love.
Some people don’t have to.

 

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Kindle Unlimited

So…I’ve been contemplating this for a while and I’m going to start to put some of my books into Kindle Unlimited this weekend.
I don’t know whether this will be a ‘Yay!’ or a ‘Boo!’ thing for you. I don’t know quite how I feel about it myself, but I do know how things have been going. Read More…

Halloween Scare Trail 2018

 

I’m not a winter person. I could do summer all year round. Or at least that’s what I tell myself .

But then autumn rocks up with her cosy sweaters and hot chocolate and leaf-strewn walks…and I kinda like it. Takes me while to accept the warm days are gone, but once the pumpkins come out, I’m pretty much sold on the idea of Halloween in all its guises.
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Rainbow Snippets – 07.10.18

Home is where you are – The Alphas’ Homestead Book 1 – Novel 65k

If you’re new to Rainbow Snippets, it’s a Facebook group where authors of LGBTQ fiction post a six-sentence snippet (or there abouts) of a WIP, a published story, or a recommendation, every weekend. You can see all the snippets here.

This week…well, today I wrote “THE END” on the last of the Alphas’ Homestead books. Three years and six books in all and now it’s all over bar the shouting—or rather the editing. So, I figured a little something from the story that started it all. It’s kinda weird actually, reading about Caleb and Jacob here, how young they seem to me now after everything I’ve written about them since. I’ll miss them.

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His dark hair was matted down on one side of his head, stiff with dried blood, and that side of his face was still struggling to arrange itself. The skin looked furiously hot, drawing Caleb’s attention more than the cloudy blue film over his unseeing eyes.
Caleb cleared his throat. “You have a name?”
“Jacob. Jacob Carpenter.” The deep timbre of Jacob’s voice made Caleb’s head swim. He breathed out hard and had to lay a hand on the wall to steady himself. “Is it bad? I figure it’s bad as I still can’t see nothin’.”
Caleb shook his head, and then realized the futility of the gesture. “I’ve seen worse. You should be fixed right up by the end of the week.”
Jacob nodded. “I feel cold. It’s the damnedest thing.”
Caleb closed his eyes for a second, steeling himself to have to touch the man, and then bent down, pulling the soiled blankets aside, and wrapped Jacob back up.
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Rainbow Snippets – 16.09.18

If you’re new to Rainbow Snippets, it’s a Facebook group where authors of LGBTQ fiction post a six-sentence snippet (or there abouts) of a WIP, a published story, or a recommendation, every weekend. You can see all the snippets here.

This week, something from an old story but a new release, coming soon…probably next week…probably. Might be best to subscribe to my newsletter if you’d like some more definite news. I’m nervous about this one so let’s see how it goes. In this snippet, Alec and Jack meet under less than perfect circumstances.

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Initially, Jack was dead weight. Alicia tried to push him upright while Alec tugged on his sleeves but Jack wasn’t budging. Alec knew if they could just get him to sit up it would be much easier, so he somehow scrambled onto the backseat, straddled Jack and leaned in right over him. It wasn’t easy, but he managed to get one foot in the foot well and then crammed the other knee between Jack’s thigh and the back of the seat. He could feel his skin flush pink and told himself that it was the exertion and nothing more. Alec cupped a hand around Jack’s neck, sliding his fingers into the short hairs at his nape, bunched the other in the shoulder of his hoodie, and pulled gently.
Jack’s eyes flickered open and looked right into Alec’s. Alec could see the sadness and sickness and absolute exhaustion of body and mind. It was an all too familiar pain and he couldn’t help but put his mouth close to Jack’s ear, and whisper, “It’s okay. I’ve got you. Let’s just get inside, okay?”
Jack smiled, so slightly and sadly, Alec almost missed it, but he felt Jack slide a big hand up his back to grasp his shoulder and let Alec slowly lift him, guiding him out of the car and onto his feet.

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What is Love…but darker

What is this Love…but Darker nonsense?

Well…

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Rainbow Snippets – 24.06.18

 

If you’re new to Rainbow Snippets, it’s a Facebook group where authors of LGBTQ fiction post a six-sentence snippet of a WIP, a published story, or a recommendation, every weekend. You can see all the snippets here.

Today’s snippet…from No Regrets, a novella coming in the next few weeks.

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He wanted to refute it, deny everything that Lucas was saying. But he couldn’t, so he sat there like an idiot with Lucas looking at him with such a sweet, desperate expression, until Lucas made a small hurt noise and started to get up to leave.

Ryan did the only thing he could think of to stop him. He grabbed Lucas’s arm and yanked him back down into the seat. He put his hand flat on Lucas’s chest, patting gently as he tried to get his words out. “I–I’m not the person you think I am. I’m not perfect.”

“I never thought you were.”

“I don’t want to hurt you. Don’t want to let you down.” He looked up to find Lucas smiling in pity and confusion. Ryan thought that maybe he should kiss him, but instead, he said, “I’m so tired. Will you stay with me? Just to sleep. Talk this over when the sun’s up?”

 

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Rainbow Snippets – 27.05.18

If you’re new to Rainbow Snippets, it’s a Facebook group where authors of LGBTQ fiction post a six-sentence snippet of a WIP, a published story, or a recommendation, every weekend. You can see all the snippets here.

Today’s snippet…from 72 Seasons, a WIP that I’m making available to my Facebook Readers Groups members and mailing list subscribers. I only have a vague plan so it’s kinda exciting for me to see how it’s going to turn out! Also terrifying. Mostly terrifying.
You can find out the idea behind the project here.

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Cal didn’t want to make it too easy for him, so he stepped up close and held out the towel. “Why don’t you dry me off while you decide?”

Ben took the towel and lay it over his hand before he started wiping up the inside of Cal’s thighs in long, slow strokes. Cal found himself holding his breath as Ben leaned forward and nuzzled into the side of his cock and murmured, “How does same time each Tuesday sound to you?”

The sound reverberated through Cal’s groin and he had to clear his throat before he could answer. “I’ll have to check my calendar.”

Ben hmmed and closed his eyes. When rubbed his cheek the length of Cal’s burgeoning erection, Cal let out a slow steady breath, checked his watch again, and figured it didn’t really matter if they went a little over time. Just this once.

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Newsletter Survey Results

Last month, I ran a survey about newsletters. I want to be a bit better about using my mailing list and figured there was little point in sending them out if I wasn’t providing the kind of content that people wanted to see.

I kept it simple using only five questions and incentivized it with a $/£10 gift card giveaway. Hopefully, you will find the results as interesting as I did.

I’ll put a tl:dr version of the results at the bottom of the page if you just want a summary of the findings.
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Rainbow Snippets – 24.02.18

If you’re new to Rainbow Snippets, it’s a Facebook group where authors of LGBTQ fiction post a six-sentence snippet of a WIP, a published story, or a recommendation, every weekend. You can see all the snippets here.

Today’s snippet…something from my free Valentine story, Perfect. Dale and Patrick are two side characters in the Alphas’ Homestead series. Click here to read (NC-17).

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He limped over, not bothering to use his cane for the short distance between the desk and the bed, and slowly lowered himself down to sit at Patrick’s side. Still not daring to look into Patrick’s eyes, Dale took the chain from Patrick’s hand with two fingers, cradling it gently in his large hands. “You don’t have to. If you want time to think about it.”

“I don’t have to think about it.” When Dale didn’t move, Patrick pulled his legs from under the covers and climbed down from the bed to kneel on the cold floor at Dale’s feet. Running his hands up the side of his lover’s thighs, he asked softly, “Do you have to think about it?”

Dale looked down at him for a second then opened the chain out and lowered it over Patrick’s head. “I’ve thought of nothing else since the night you showed up in my bed.

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Rainbow Snippets – 04.02.18

If you’re new to Rainbow Snippets, it’s a Facebook group where authors of LGBTQ fiction post a six-sentence snippet of a WIP, a published story, or a recommendation, every weekend. You can see all the snippets here.

Today’s snippet…something from the new free WIP project posting now — 72 seasons. Click here for details.

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“This your place?”

Cal was a little flattered that the guy thought he could afford somewhere so expensive and smiled to himself at the compliment. That and the fact his date’s voice was warm and deep and genuinely curious. Unfortunately for him, all Cal said was, “It is for the next hour. You wanna a drink?”

The guy shook his head. “No, I—No, thank you.” He’d slipped off his outer layers and was clutching them to his chest as he stood in the center of the open plan space. There was something totally adorable about it, something deliciously innocent and awkward and Cal prayed to god it wasn’t an act and that the guy wouldn’t turn out to be a serial killer.

WIP – 72 seasons

I’m so excited to start this project today. I think a lot of it is being nervous as I have no idea how it’s going to work out or if I’m going to be able to pull it off. But also, I’ve never tried writing anything in quite this way before, so it’s going to be interesting for me to see how the story is going to develop.

Anyway, I thought I’d leave some info here about my plans and what you’ll be getting this year…and why.

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Cover Reveal – Home in your Heart

When Martha returns to the homestead after five years away at school, the excitement of her arrival is somewhat overshadowed. There’s a new pack in town who appear friendly enough but something about them raises both the Alphas hackles. But any reservations about their new neighbors don’t stop Martha from falling for the charms of the handsome wolf set on seducing her.

With his stubborn daughter intent on giving up her future plans, his youngest son out of control and Ephraim not doing much better, Caleb struggles to keep his family together, risking his relationship with Jacob in the process. And, of course, the surprise guest that Martha brings with her doesn’t help matters either.

And as for Martha, her whole life has been an adventure of books and learning, until Albert captures her heart. But while she wrestles with her feelings, there’s a constant presence waiting in the wings. Someone that will catch her if she falls. Someone that always has, and always will. If she’ll let him.

No matter how far you go, there will always be a home for you in my heart.

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Release date – (fingers crossed) 23rd February 2018

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