Rainbow Snippet for 12/31/16

Rainbow Snippets is a 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.

In this group you’ll find anything from romance and historical fiction to mystery and YA. The common thread is that every story’s main character identifies as LGBTQ+. The snippets could range from zero flames to full-on sexytimes, anything goes content-wise. The only rule is snippets will be 6 sentences long–one for each color in the Pride flag.

Happy New Year, everyone! Today, I have a New Year-themed snippet from Love Keeps Giving, where Orlando and Geoff are discussing their New Year’s plans.

“I could probably do New Year’s,” Orlando said, nodding. Hell, given another week to get used to the idea, he might even be able to do it without his diazepam.


“We’ll drink cheap champagne and watch the ball drop on TV while the kids are overstimulated and screaming their heads off and the adults are all falling asleep. You’ll love it.”


“Sounds awful. I probably will.”

Rainbow Snippet for 12/25/16

Rainbow Snippets is a 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.

In this group you’ll find anything from romance and historical fiction to mystery and YA. The common thread is that every story’s main character identifies as LGBTQ+. The snippets could range from zero flames to full-on sexytimes, anything goes content-wise. The only rule is snippets will be 6 sentences long–one for each color in the Pride flag.

Merry Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year)! Today I have another snippet from Love Keeps Giving, with some holiday-appropriate corny sweetness.

“I could get used to this. It’s just…it’s wonderful.”


The corners of Orlando’s mouth quirked upward, and he began to sway gently, dragging Geoff along with him as he sang, “It’s the most…


“Don’t you dare—”


“…wonderful time of the year.


“I can’t believe you called me a sap. I’m revoking your right to that word,” Geoff said, giving Orlando a gentle shove as he kept singing.

Rainbow Snippet for 12/17/16

Rainbow Snippets is a 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.

In this group you’ll find anything from romance and historical fiction to mystery and YA. The common thread is that every story’s main character identifies as LGBTQ+. The snippets could range from zero flames to full-on sexytimes, anything goes content-wise. The only rule is snippets will be 6 sentences long–one for each color in the Pride flag.

Here’s another snippet from Love Keeps Giving, during which Orlando muses on what may have helped prevent his impending panic attack.

Orlando went with his suggestion every time, grateful beyond belief that one more decision was out of his hands. After a while, he started to feel…almost calm. More centered, anyway. And now that the panic had receded, he was starting to notice little things, like the way Geoff’s steel-blue eyes danced whenever he made a joke, and the way his jeans clung to him in just the right places. Orlando snickered silently; he must be feeling better if he was right back to lusting after Hot Coffee Shop Guy. Or maybe it was just that certain things—Geoff’s butt, in particular—could transcend terror and major life upheaval.

Rainbow Snippet for 12/10/2016

Rainbow Snippets is a 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.

In this group you’ll find anything from romance and historical fiction to mystery and YA. The common thread is that every story’s main character identifies as LGBTQ+. The snippets could range from zero flames to full-on sexytimes, anything goes content-wise. The only rule is snippets will be 6 sentences long–one for each color in the Pride flag.

Today’s snippet is from my holiday romance, Love Keeps Giving, from the scene where Orlando and Geoff have their first date (which doesn’t go at all as planned, but that’s okay).

As he finished the song, he suddenly realized that the whistling had stopped, and Geoff was leaning against the kitchen doorway, watching him with a fond expression.

“You’ve got a nice voice,” he said.

“Thanks, you too. I mean, not that you were singing. I mean—shit, can we pretend I didn’t say that either?”

“Nooope,” Geoff said cheerfully, turning and heading back into the kitchen.