Love Your Pet Day

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Today is the most glorious of days.

It’s Love Your Pet Day!

Like I need any excuse.

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Rainbow Snippets – 05.02.17

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I know, I haven’t done one of these in an age, but here we go…
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.

This week’s snippet is from my current WIP which will be out soonish depending how the current round of major rewrites go : ) Cover reveal coming soon.

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“He’d been aware of the voice at first. There were some vague memories of a light shining in his eyes, someone asking him questions, then falling back into unconsciousness. But alongside that was a sense of someone being there, talking, not necessarily being able to hang on to the meaning of the words but the sound was a comfort.

Then there were flashes. Indistinct, blurred, and then clearer. A man sitting close to him, an old battered book in his hands, reading aloud into the unnaturally sterile air of the small room they then seemed to occupy. Sometimes, Jason would open his eyes and the man would be sleeping, bunched up in the too small chair, chin resting on his chest or lolling against his shoulder; still enough that Jason could let his eyes trace every line on his face, committing each detail to memory in the quiet of the afternoon or dark night, until his eyelids got so heavy they’d closed even though he fought to stay awake.”

‘Tis the Season – Kindle Unlimited

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‘Tis the Season is now available on Kindle Unlimited.

Also, I’ve had some really nice blog reviews!

Bike Book Reviews 4stars “This book is a beautiful story of recovery and rediscovery…”

Books Laid Bare Boys 5stars “What a wonderful, heartwarming story of two men who need hope for a better future…”

Open Skye Book Reviews 4stars “Wow, this is NOT what I was expecting!…”

Alpha Book Club 4stars ” There is so much angst and push and pull, I wasn’t sure if these two would make it…”

Sexy Erotic Xciting 5stars‘Tis the Season brought a smile and a tear and the knowledge that good things are around the corner when we open ourselves to the holiday spirit…”

Rainbow Snippets – 22.10.16

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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.

This week’s snippet is from ‘Tis the Season which is finally out! You can find the blurb and buy links here.

Something a little risque. Except Aaron’s out of practice.

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When he turned finally, George was just staring, his lips parted and wet. Aaron instinctively drew his arms up to cover his chest, even though he was still wearing a t-shirt—he wasn’t brave enough to face him in just his boxers. He knew he wasn’t much to look at anymore. Not that he’d ever been much of a gym bunny but the last twelve months had seen him lapse to not much more than a couch potato.

Aaron cleared his throat to apologize, to tell George that they didn’t have to go through with it, maybe it was a mistake after all, but George took a step forward, coming so close, Aaron could feel breath on his cheek when George asked, “Can I kiss you? I—I really want to kiss you.”

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Rainbow Snippets – 08.10.16

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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.

Here we go! A new thing! I’m so nervous!
Aaron’s suddenly realizing that he might have overstepped his boundaries.

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“I understand if you don’t want to stay.”

The guy’s face fell. “Do—do you want me to go?”

“No! No, I didn’t mean…” Aaron hung his head and slumped down onto the couch, clutching the bottle in front of him like it could shield him from more embarrassment. “I didn’t ask you back here for—It’s just that…”

Slowly, the guy moved forward and sat down next to him. Not so close that they were touching but close enough. “If I thought for one minute that was the only reason you asked me to stay, I would have said no.” Aaron felt like the weight of disappointment that came with those words might crush him, until the guy added gently, “But I kinda hoped it might be part of the reason.”

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Out in a couple of weeks! x

Rainbow Snippets – 17.09.16

Haven’t done one of these in a while.

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.

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“I’m sorry if I embarrassed you and Pa.” Ephraim didn’t meet his eyes, instead picked at a loose thread on the pillowcase.
Caleb took hold of the boy’s chin and raised it up, making him face him. “You could never be an embarrassment to me or Jacob, Ephraim. I’m so very proud of the way you stood up for Mal. And for Tad too.”
Ephraim grimaced. “Oh Lord, I did, didn’t I? Your Pa must think I’m an idiot.”
Caleb smirked and planted a kiss on Ephraim’s temple.

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Rainbow Snippets – 06.08.16

Rainbow Snippet time! 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.

This week…something from Returning Home, which — all being well — will be out next week.

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Caleb laughed, and pushed his hands between Jacob’s thighs. “Oh, absolutely not with Ben. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but he’s not my type.”

A small smile played on Jacob’s lips. Propping himself up to mirror Caleb’s position, he brought his mouth close to Caleb’s and whispered, “So, is that why you’ve brought me here, Mr. Fletcher? To act out your teenage fantasies?”

Caleb swallowed hard and licked his lips. “Christ, I wish you would. I really wish you would.”

Rainbow Snippets – 31.07.16

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Rainbow Snippet time! 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.

This week…something that I’m working on that might become something else eventually. Hope that’s vague enough for you : ) Kyle’s feeling insecure.

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“No.”

“I just thought that––”

“No.” Steven took Kyle’s hand and pulled it into his lap. “A lesser man would be offended that you would take the opinion of a bunch of idiots over someone who cares so much about you.”

Kyle smirked. “You being the bigger man?”

Steven smiled. “No.” He maneuvered Kyle’s hand so it lay palm down over the bulge in his sweatpants, and leaned back on his elbows. “No, that would definitely be you.”

Rainbow Snippets – 24.07.16

Rainbow Snippet time! 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.

This week, a few lines from Returning Home, the follow up to Home Is Where You Are, which will be out –– fingers crossed –– in about three weeks. In which the boys are heading back to New York.

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Jacob snorted as the rocking carriage made their interlocked legs bump together. He looked across at his mate and tilted his head. “I believe your exact words were, Let me take you home to be married, Jacob. It’ll be romantic, Jacob. The pups will behave I promise, Jacob.”

Caleb huffed out a laugh. “Yeah, well. I don’t remember you having any objections at the time.”

“Well, given what you were doing to me at the time, you could have hardly expected otherwise.”

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Rainbow Snippets – 18.06.16

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Blummin’ ‘eck, Rainbow Snippet time already! 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.

This week, a few lines from the first draft of Returning Home, the follow up to Home Is Where You Are. The boys are getting ready for dinner.

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Caleb sighed and rubbed at his beard. “Is it ridiculous that I’m worrying I’ve forgotten which fork to use? I remember there being more than one but not for what purpose.”

Jacob balled up his shirt and threw it on the bed. He stepped forward and took hold of Caleb’s hand. Placing it flat on his bare, taut stomach, Jacob guided Caleb’s touch up the trail of pale hair that ran from his crotch to his broad chest, then up to his neck. As Caleb wrapped his fingers around Jacob’s throat, licking his lips and shuddering out a breath as he did so, Jacob asked, “You were saying something about forks?”

Caleb shook his head and sighed. “It doesn’t matter.” He tightened his grip and pulled Jacob up to kiss him. “I’ll just eat with my fingers.”

Rainbow Snippets – 12.06.16

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Rainbow Snippet time! 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, a selfish plug for “Home Is Where You Are” which is now available for purchase : ) Reviews welcome.

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When Jacob’s hand came up to cup Caleb’s jaw and pull him closer, Caleb braced himself against a jolt of revulsion and disgust. It never came.

Jacob was the one to pull away this time. “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to–”

Caleb caught him by the wrist and held on tight, not letting him move more than a few inches away. He grappled with his thoughts, and finally found the words to say, “I–I can’t make you any promises.”

Jacob stared for a moment, then shaking his head, whispered, “I never asked for any.”

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Keep your eyes peeled. Before June 10th with any luck.

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Rainbow Snippets – 24.04.16

Sunday, Maybe Monday

Rainbow Snippet time! 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.

More from the WIP. Time is passing, and the boys are starting to figure each other out.

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“Tell me how you hurt your hand again?” Jordan gave him a sly smile, and raised his eyebrows at the mark on the wall.

“Arm wrestling Karen.” When Jordan had asked him back at the hospital why his hand was strapped, Adam had come up with some other bullshit excuse. He hoped this one would get a smile, which it did. “Hey, she’s stronger than she looks.”

Jordan huffed out a laugh, and started to awkwardly scoot back on the bed, his eyes flitting around the room at the entirety of his life piled in black garbage bags.

Rainbow Snippet – 16.04.16

Sunday, Maybe Monday

Rainbow Snippet time! 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.

A little more from Sunday, Maybe Monday, and Adam should have maybe asked this question about twenty minutes earlier, if you know what I mean : )

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Something about Jordan’s body language changes in a way Adam doesn’t quite expect. He glances up to find a sheepish look on Jordan’s face, and a shiver of worry passes through him. “Please tell me you’re over twenty-one.”

Jordan swallows hard. “I’ll be twenty in a few weeks.” There’s an uptick at the end of the sentence that makes the statement sound like a question, and Jordan sound his age.

Groaning, Adam buries his face in his hands.

Rainbow Snippet – 09.04.16

Sunday, Maybe Monday

Rainbow Snippet time! 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 is a little something from a short/novella I’m working on at the moment. One day, I’ll write a character that isn’t broken…honest.

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What really caught Adam’s eye though, were the deep purple and green bruises on Jordan’s forearm. Jordan quickly stowed his coat on the hook where his backpack was already hanging, hurrying to roll down his cuffs to hide the marks. He buttoned them at the wrists, as he turned.

“You want some ice for that?”

Jordan looked up, startled. But finding Adam’s face neutral, without blame or pity, he swallowed hard, and shook his head. “They…they don’t hurt or anything.”

Adam shrugged and went back to unpacking, laying trays of tomatoes on the countertop side-by-side, feeling strangely proud of the way he was able to act like Jordan’s injuries were nothing, when, inside, he was boiling with vengeful rage.

Rainbow Snippet – 19.03.16

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Rainbow Snippet is brought to you today by the letters W, I and P, and the number, 9. Very early days with this one. See all of the other snippets on the Facebook page.

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Drew was sitting on a gurney in one of the less than private bays in the ER when he heard Adrian’s frantic voice from behind the thin blue curtain.

“You called him?” Drew did his best to glare at the lieutenant who had stood tight jawed in the corner since they brought Drew in.

Eric shook his head and glowered at the sound of Adrian yelling, as if he thought his stare could penetrate the material surrounding the bed. “No. No, I did not.”

Drew sighed, then winced at the twinge in his rib cage. “Better get this over with then.” He matched the infuriated look Eric shot him with one of his own. “You know damned well, he’s only going to keep yelling.”

Rainbow Snippet – 12.03.16

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

My contribution was my WIP from last week, now a free read in the links above. Or clickety here. Whatever.

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“How much for the night?”

The question takes Drew by surprise. He shakes his head. “You can’t be serious?”

Adrian pulls out his wallet, takes out a bundle of cash and puts it on the coffee table. It’s so high it spills down like a landslide. “How much for the night?”

Rainbow Snippets – 06.03.16

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Rainbow Snippet time! Six-sentences (or there abouts) of something new. I posted a short cop/prostitute-with-a-twist fic elsewhere, and it’s getting some good feedback, so I might post it here as a free short this week if I get the chance. Don’t forget to check all the other snippets on the Facebook page.

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When Drew leans on the open window of the car, he goes from thinking he might make his rent, to hoping he’s going to make it back in one piece.

“You working?” The guy’s beautiful but his face is like thunder and he practically growls out the words.

Drew raises his eyebrows and nods at the gold badge glinting on the guy’s belt. “Are you?”

The badge clatters into the glove compartment with a flurry of cursing. “Just get in the fucking car.”

Drew hangs his head, then dutifully opens the door and gets in. He sees Chris step forward, looking worried, but Drew winks and smiles, trying to reassure him, even if he’s already thinking this is a very bad idea.

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