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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.


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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  1. Interesting imagery, there.

  2. Painful, yet powerful imagery. I find myself wincing right along with him.

  3. So many questions about this snippet! Love Caleb’s reaction to Jacob’s voice.

  4. Jana Denardo says:

    Very intriguing

  5. Christina Allen says:

    Wow. Chills. This series is over.

    Caleb and Jacob will live the rest of their lives (happily and solidly together, as they have for over a decade).

    I loved the first two books and have read with varying enjoyment the following books featuring Caleb and Jacob, as almost as special guest stars.

    Thank you for creating this very new and unique world. At least for me.

    P.S. I was introduced to this series via a free or $ 0.99 promotion of the first book in this series.

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