Rainbow Snippets – Kisses

This week I’m starting something new. I joined Rainbow Snippets! I welcome all the readers and writers who follow all the links in this Facebook group and read all these lovely LGBTQ+ writing snippets.

As a little background for those of you who don’t know me, posting snippets is how I ended up getting published. I was writing in a multi-writer online fanfic type story and began posting snippets on this blog. A few authors started coming by and one, Jennifer Leeland, started bugging me to get write something for publication. She’s really the first person to honestly tell me I could write and be published. And she was right!

For my first six Rainbow Snippet sentences (which are really seven sentences), I give you Bryce and Joss from my current WIP which is about 2 years past due. (And I know my agent has probably forgotten who I am because I got so sick I’ve owed her this book for a year!) At any rate, there’s less than 20K to finish this and I am trying to find the time to actually finish this year. This what Bryce thinks of Joss’s kisses in Out of the Pocket.

“I love you.”

Joss went so still, Bryce feared what would happen when his lover finally moved. His stomach crawled with apprehension. But then the green eyes lit with a fire Bryce had never seen before and the hands that held his hips gentled in a way he’d never felt before.

And then, Joss kissed him.

That first kiss in the dark had been a revelation, a door opening onto a world Bryce had only dreamed of until that moment. This kiss contained all the treasures of that world.

That’s not a real cover. It’s just a little inspiration I made for myself. For more Rainbow Snippets, please visit the Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook, which is public. All the writers either have or will be posting links to their snippets this weekend.

Have a good one!

Six Sentence Sunday 58

This week, more from my WIP Bad Choices. Last week’s six was about Peyton’s lack of a wedding ring and ended with Cooper asking Peyton why he was there. Today’s six is his reply.

“I’m here for you, Cooper. I walked away from what the three of us had all those years ago and I never looked back. You and Devlin got engaged. I got married and had a kid. But you know, you were always there in my head and heart. When Dev died, I couldn’t deny the truth any longer.”

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Happy Sunday!


Six Sentence Sunday 57

You asked for it. Here’s what happened to Peyton’s wedding ring in Bad Choices.

A knot formed in Cooper’s stomach. “When did you ask her for a divorce?”

“Two months after Dev died. It became final a week ago.”

Dizziness hit her and she leaned back in her chair, gripping the arms tightly. “Why are you here?” she whispered, although, she knew now why he’d walked into her gallery today.

One of these days, I need to finish this manuscript. LOL BTW, I did finish Kissing Joan Collins. Expect to see it next month at MLR Press in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Six Sentence Sunday 56

I was going to jump back to Kissing Joan Collins and give you six of that before I finished it and sent it to my editor. (It’s slated to be a Valentine’s Day release for MLR Press if I finish on time.) Instead, this week’s six is also from my WIP Bad Choices, which I featured last week, but I’m going to back up a little and give you a taste of what happened between Peyton and Cooper before last week’s confession about Devlin.

When he cupped the side of her face with his hand, she realized that the cool metal of his wedding band was missing. She twisted away from his kiss, her eyes opening. Peyton stared back at her, his chest heaving.

“What are you doing?” she asked, trying to whip up her anger. “I’ve barely seen you since Devlin died and now you’re here kissing me and dredging up the past. Why are you here and where the hell is your wedding ring?”

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Happy Sunday!


Six Sentence Sunday 55

This week I’ve got a taste of Bad Choices for you. This is a story I entered in a cold read session by Angela James of Carina Press at the OCC RWA meeting yesterday. Sadly, I didn’t catch that I’d used some descriptive phases more than once. Otherwise, it didn’t go too badly for me. LOL In this scene, Peyton tells Cooper of the secret life her fiance lived.

“He liked to be dominated by men physically, sexually, in every way.”

“He never loved me.” Her raw whisper held years worth of pain and frustration.

One large hand tugged the photo frame from her, turning it face down on her desk. “He loved you more than you could ever imagine, but no matter how much he fought it, he just couldn’t shake his kink. He lived for pain,” Peyton said softly.

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