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Rainbow Snippets February 28th, 2021

Picture it…Midwest, 10 pm. The air is still, the eldest cat is silent and content by my side while the younglings play in their area; and hubby is sawing logs. It’s bedtime here as we rest up for another work week. Last week flew by as I was diagnosed with cat scratch fever! My left eye was swollen and very bloodshot. I narrowed it to my eldest baby who loves to kiss me. I turned too quick; he got my eye. Regardless, they had to (of course) take a hefty dose of blood samples to see what else it could possibly be. (insert eye roll here). Results back this week. Cross your fingers!

Anywho…my hubby is ancy to get our garden cleaned up and ready for planting. It’s been dead and dormant too long. This year I want to put lavender and zinnias. He prefers growing human food. I prefer growing food for the pollinators who feed us all. What do you think?

Here’s my snippet for the week: (see below)

This week I pick up after the performance is over and Billy and Erik are alone in the garage. Poor Billy has been raked over the coals with Erik’s lack of feelings before; but his loyalty cannot be denied.

What is Rainbow Snippets? It’s a group of LGBT+ authors who post six sentences (or more) from a current WIP, published work or even something they’ve read that they want to rave about. Click on the link below the rainbow to be transported to a place of wonder where you will find tasters of everything from sweet romance, to hot and steamy, to fantasy and sci-fi.

I’m changing gears completely and going to a beloved co-authored work and a series of Upstaged. Written by myself and Cheryl Headford (Nephy to some) in 2012! Over the course of two years we wrote 12 books together! It was the most insane, wonderful time of my writing life! We hope you love the result. The first four books are published and up for sale at Extasy Press and on Amazon. Here is book #1. Upstaged: Opening Act

Blurb:

Wannabe singer and band front man Erik Von Nordgren hates snarky brit Asher Berkley with a passion. From the moment he turns up at practice with his twin sister Daisy, who is one of the band the two have hated each other.
Through a series of ‘tit for tat’ incidents they annoy, frustrate and exasperated each other. The die hard goth with purple eyes and the hard core rocker with dreams of the big time have nothing in common and no need to cross paths. Except to wind each other up.
Until the day that Erik throws Asher in the school pool, when everything begins to change. Erik is so far in closet he’s in Narnia and Asher has a dark past and trust issues that stand in the way of any relationship, let alone one with the brash American who hurts him every time they try to get together.
A relationship doomed from the start, or so you’d think. 

Upstaged Opening Act

Available At: AMAZON

“Listen here, Billyboy.” Erik put his hands on his friend’s shoulders and gazed into his face. “Our friendship is rock solid. As for me liking that guy, you’re imagining things. Go home, Billy Carp.”

The words didn’t seem to help because Billy’s eyes glistened with unshed tears. “Like I imagined things with us? I’m glad our friendship is solid, but I didn’t imagine what we did together. We slept together, more than once.” The tears overflowed and trickled down his pale face. “The way you reacted when he kissed you was real, Erik. Fuck, you nearly pulled Asher closer.”

“Billy, I’m not gay.”

“Like fuck you aren’t. As for us, it was real all along, and you’re as gay as I am. You just like to hide things. Deep. You like to bury anything real until it explodes, like we did in bed. Think about that one for a second, Mr. Von Closeted Nordgren.” He shoved two fingers into Erik’s chest then walked off.

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Rainbow Snippets February 21st, 2021

Sorry for missing the last two weeks! I’ve not forgotten my dedication to the snippets authors but life (and now potential illness) are getting in the way. First they thought hubby had Covid so they sent him home for quarantine for most of the week. Yay! I was home anyway and we love just hanging out and talking, playing with the cats, etc. (He is OK btw, no virus).

However, this past Friday my eye started to look ‘lazy’ and by Saturday I had swelling on my jawline. Mayo Clinic points to mumps…eeeek! I got all the vaccines as a 70’s kid…how the heck??? I guess I’ll find out tomorrow at urgent care. Wish me luck! If I do have it, it’ll be a two-week quarantine for me.

Otherwise, the frozen midwest has finally broken out of the polar vortex’ grasp and we got above freezing on Saturday! Yay! I was elated to go outside and not have to wear my huge parka. 🙂

Here’s my snippet for the week: (see below)

This week I pick up after the performance is over and Billy and Erik are alone in the garage. Poor Billy has been raked over the coals with Erik’s lack of feelings before; but his loyalty cannot be denied.

What is Rainbow Snippets? It’s a group of LGBT+ authors who post six sentences (or more) from a current WIP, published work or even something they’ve read that they want to rave about. Click on the link below the rainbow to be transported to a place of wonder where you will find tasters of everything from sweet romance, to hot and steamy, to fantasy and sci-fi.

I’m changing gears completely and going to a beloved co-authored work and a series of Upstaged. Written by myself and Cheryl Headford (Nephy to some) in 2012! Over the course of two years we wrote 12 books together! It was the most insane, wonderful time of my writing life! We hope you love the result. The first four books are published and up for sale at Extasy Press and on Amazon. Here is book #1. Upstaged: Opening Act

Blurb:

Wannabe singer and band front man Erik Von Nordgren hates snarky brit Asher Berkley with a passion. From the moment he turns up at practice with his twin sister Daisy, who is one of the band the two have hated each other.
Through a series of ‘tit for tat’ incidents they annoy, frustrate and exasperated each other. The die hard goth with purple eyes and the hard core rocker with dreams of the big time have nothing in common and no need to cross paths. Except to wind each other up.
Until the day that Erik throws Asher in the school pool, when everything begins to change. Erik is so far in closet he’s in Narnia and Asher has a dark past and trust issues that stand in the way of any relationship, let alone one with the brash American who hurts him every time they try to get together.
A relationship doomed from the start, or so you’d think. 

Upstaged Opening Act

Available At: AMAZON

“Come on. I know the truth.” Billy lowered his voice to a whisper. “I know you like guys, and I saw him checking you out that whole time. He wants you and I could almost swear…”

“That guy’s just an asinine Brit trying to make waves.”

Billy brightened but he was worried. “We’re still friends, right? I don’t want him to try and muscle his way between us. I think you like that guy.”

“Listen here, Billyboy.” Erik put his hands on his friend’s shoulders and gazed into his face. “Our friendship is rock solid. As for me liking that guy, you’re imagining things. Go home, Billy Carp.”

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Rainbow Snippets January 31st, 2021

We made it! One-Twelfth of this year is done. Now, who asked for a refund after the trial period was up? LOL

Sorry for missing last week; busy with schoolwork and housework and life as usual. Five cats, hubby, and an all-too intense interest in a new game has my time tied up nicely. Tis my resolution (is it too late to make one)? To post every week, on time, every time.

Here’s my snippet for the week: (see below)

This week I pick up after the performance is over and Billy and Erik are alone in the garage. Poor Billy has been raked over the coals with Erik’s lack of feelings before; but his loyalty cannot be denied.

What is Rainbow Snippets? It’s a group of LGBT+ authors who post six sentences (or more) from a current WIP, published work or even something they’ve read that they want to rave about. Click on the link below the rainbow to be transported to a place of wonder where you will find tasters of everything from sweet romance, to hot and steamy, to fantasy and sci-fi.

I’m changing gears completely and going to a beloved co-authored work and a series of Upstaged. Written by myself and Cheryl Headford (Nephy to some) in 2012! Over the course of two years we wrote 12 books together! It was the most insane, wonderful time of my writing life! We hope you love the result. The first four books are published and up for sale at Extasy Press and on Amazon. Here is book #1. Upstaged: Opening Act

Blurb:

Wannabe singer and band front man Erik Von Nordgren hates snarky brit Asher Berkley with a passion. From the moment he turns up at practice with his twin sister Daisy, who is one of the band the two have hated each other.
Through a series of ‘tit for tat’ incidents they annoy, frustrate and exasperated each other. The die hard goth with purple eyes and the hard core rocker with dreams of the big time have nothing in common and no need to cross paths. Except to wind each other up.
Until the day that Erik throws Asher in the school pool, when everything begins to change. Erik is so far in closet he’s in Narnia and Asher has a dark past and trust issues that stand in the way of any relationship, let alone one with the brash American who hurts him every time they try to get together.
A relationship doomed from the start, or so you’d think. 

Upstaged Opening Act

Available At: AMAZON

“Um… Did yo…?” Billy’s nerve seemed to wane.

“Did I what?” Erik prompted when he paused.

Billy struggled for words. He didn’t really want an answer for his question. “You wanted it to happen, didn’t you?”

Those ice-blue eyes pierced right through him. “Say that again and I’ll shove you.”

“Come on. I know the truth.” Billy lowered his voice to a whisper. “I know you like guys, and I saw him checking you out that whole time. He wants you and I could almost swear…”

“That guy’s just an asinine Brit trying to make waves.”

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Rainbow Snippets January 17th, 2021

Midway through the month already? How did this happen? Wasn’t it just yesterday we were kicking 2020 to the curb?

The cell phone fiasco from last week has still not ironed out. The phones are not in stock…apparently anywhere. They need to tell China to amp up production because we need ’em! LOL

Here’s my snippet for the week: (see below)

This week I pick up after the performance is over and Billy and Erik are alone in the garage. Erik accuses Billy of saying something to out the nervous superstar-in-training and gets under the skin of his best friend yet again.

What is Rainbow Snippets? It’s a group of LGBT+ authors who post six sentences (or more) from a current WIP, published work or even something they’ve read that they want to rave about. Click on the link below the rainbow to be transported to a place of wonder where you will find tasters of everything from sweet romance, to hot and steamy, to fantasy and sci-fi.

I”m changing gears completely and going to a beloved co-authored work and a series of Upstaged. Written by myself and Cheryl Headford (Nephy to some) in 2012! Over the course of two years we wrote 12 books together! It was the most insane, wonderful time of my writing life! We hope you love the result. The first four books are published and up for sale at Extasy Press and on Amazon. Here is book #1. Upstaged: Opening Act

Blurb:

Wannabe singer and band front man Erik Von Nordgren hates snarky brit Asher Berkley with a passion. From the moment he turns up at practice with his twin sister Daisy, who is one of the band the two have hated each other.
Through a series of ‘tit for tat’ incidents they annoy, frustrate and exasperated each other. The die hard goth with purple eyes and the hard core rocker with dreams of the big time have nothing in common and no need to cross paths. Except to wind each other up.
Until the day that Erik throws Asher in the school pool, when everything begins to change. Erik is so far in closet he’s in Narnia and Asher has a dark past and trust issues that stand in the way of any relationship, let alone one with the brash American who hurts him every time they try to get together.
A relationship doomed from the start, or so you’d think. 

Upstaged Opening Act

Available At: AMAZON

“Fuck, well, maybe he just wanted to make an ass of me.”

Billy shook his head. “That ain’t too hard.” He ducked a swat. Erik loved to take a swipe at him. “I dunno, but I swear on my life I didn’t say a thing to anyone. Not even my parents. You think I’d rat you out? Hell no! I’d rat myself out first.”

Erik relaxed and offered Billy a smile. “I know. Thanks, buddy.”

After a long pause, he took a quick breath. “Erik?”

“Yeah?”

“Um… Did yo…?” Billy’s nerve seemed to wane.

“Did I what?” Erik prompted when he paused.

Billy struggled for words. He didn’t really want an answer for his question. “You wanted it to happen, didn’t you?”

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Rainbow Snippets January 10th, 2021

After this week’s events in our nation; anything I have to add wouldn’t be worth two cents. There are no words for what happened there. I’m sorry for those who lost their lives and I am relieved this is all over soon.

On the lighter side of life; hubby and I found out the true not-so-fun experience of shopping for cell phones. So far we are three days into this fiasco and ended up switching carriers after finding out only the ‘new kids’ get the cool offers. Dopes.

Here’s my snippet for the week: (see below)

This week I pick up after the performance is over and Billy and Erik are alone in the garage.

What is Rainbow Snippets? It’s a group of LGBT+ authors who post six sentences (or more) from a current WIP, published work or even something they’ve read that they want to rave about. Click on the link below the rainbow to be transported to a place of wonder where you will find tasters of everything from sweet romance, to hot and steamy, to fantasy and sci-fi.

I”m changing gears completely and going to a beloved co-authored work and a series of Upstaged. Written by myself and Cheryl Headford (Nephy to some) in 2012! Over the course of two years we wrote 12 books together! It was the most insane, wonderful time of my writing life! We hope you love the result. The first four books are published and up for sale at Extasy Press and on Amazon. Here is book #1. Upstaged: Opening Act

Blurb:

Wannabe singer and band front man Erik Von Nordgren hates snarky brit Asher Berkley with a passion. From the moment he turns up at practice with his twin sister Daisy, who is one of the band the two have hated each other.
Through a series of ‘tit for tat’ incidents they annoy, frustrate and exasperated each other. The die hard goth with purple eyes and the hard core rocker with dreams of the big time have nothing in common and no need to cross paths. Except to wind each other up.
Until the day that Erik throws Asher in the school pool, when everything begins to change. Erik is so far in closet he’s in Narnia and Asher has a dark past and trust issues that stand in the way of any relationship, let alone one with the brash American who hurts him every time they try to get together.
A relationship doomed from the start, or so you’d think. 

Upstaged Opening Act

Available At: AMAZON

An awkward silence fell between them.

Erik scowled at his friend. “Did you tell him anything?” His tone was accusatory.

“About what? I’m sworn to silence if you recall, you asshole,” Billy snapped back.

“Fuck, well, maybe he just wanted to make an ass of me.” Billy shook his head. “That ain’t too hard.” He ducked a swat. Erik loved to take a swipe at him. “I dunno, but I swear on my life I didn’t say a thing to anyone. Not even my parents. You think I’d rat you out? Hell no! I’d rat myself out first.”

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Rainbow Snippets January 3rd, 2021

Thank goodness, we made it to 2021! After what was a hellacious year for most…we are now (hopefully) on the slide towards something better. I really, truly hope so.

All in all, things weren’t terrible for my family. We did celebrate birthdays, holidays, and welcomed three new family members. We still have jobs, and a roof over our heads and food to eat (most of it sugar). LOL.

Writing-wise did not pan out the way I wanted it to, but my career in the ‘real’ world took precedence and demanded extra training (and schooling). I produced nothing new, but that by no means indicates I’ve stopped being a writer. All things will happen in good, due time.

Here’s my snippet for the week: (see below)

This week I pick up after the performance is over and Billy and Erik are alone in the garage.

What is Rainbow Snippets? It’s a group of LGBT+ authors who post six sentences (or more) from a current WIP, published work or even something they’ve read that they want to rave about. Click on the link below the rainbow to be transported to a place of wonder where you will find tasters of everything from sweet romance, to hot and steamy, to fantasy and sci-fi.

I”m changing gears completely and going to a beloved co-authored work and a series of Upstaged. Written by myself and Cheryl Headford (Nephy to some) in 2012! Over the course of two years we wrote 12 books together! It was the most insane, wonderful time of my writing life! We hope you love the result. The first four books are published and up for sale at Extasy Press and on Amazon. Here is book #1. Upstaged: Opening Act

Blurb:

Wannabe singer and band front man Erik Von Nordgren hates snarky brit Asher Berkley with a passion. From the moment he turns up at practice with his twin sister Daisy, who is one of the band the two have hated each other.
Through a series of ‘tit for tat’ incidents they annoy, frustrate and exasperated each other. The die hard goth with purple eyes and the hard core rocker with dreams of the big time have nothing in common and no need to cross paths. Except to wind each other up.
Until the day that Erik throws Asher in the school pool, when everything begins to change. Erik is so far in closet he’s in Narnia and Asher has a dark past and trust issues that stand in the way of any relationship, let alone one with the brash American who hurts him every time they try to get together.
A relationship doomed from the start, or so you’d think. 

Upstaged Opening Act

Available At: AMAZON

“Right, man. You’re the boss.” Billy clapped his best friend’s shoulder.

The touch almost burned, and Erik twisted away violently.

“Get off me, Billy. Go beat your damn drums.”

Guilt wracked him the second he saw Billy’s shocked but pained expression. The teen blinked and scowled back at him. “Whatever.” He hopped back up on stage with one huge step and fell silent.

After everyone else had gone, Billy and Erik were in the garage alone. They’d packed up their gear and paused to examine the damage on the garage wall.

“That’s nothing. Just say it fell during a surge or something,” Billy suggested.

“Yeah, I guess.” Erik snorted. “That kid is gonna get me in so much trouble.”

An awkward silence fell between them.

Erik scowled at his friend. “Did you tell him anything?” His tone was accusatory.

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Rainbow Snippets December 27th, 2020

Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings to all! Sorry I’m late to the party, but I was on leave all last week and Ms. Migraine showed up….oyyy. No drumming allowed. Only light gaming and lots of sleeping.

We did make it to my parents’ house and celebrated with them and close family. It was a terrific time 🙂 Now to get back into the swing of things and dive into the mountain of work.

A much longer snippet this week…Erik is so scared of being outed that he’ll break anyone he has to in order to avoid that scene. Including his best friend’s heart and maybe his own in the process. Now this Asher kid comes along with that display? Aughhhhh…..

Here’s my snippet for the week:

What is Rainbow Snippets? It’s a group of LGBT+ authors who post six sentences (or more) from a current WIP, published work or even something they’ve read that they want to rave about. Click on the link below the rainbow to be transported to a place of wonder where you will find tasters of everything from sweet romance, to hot and steamy, to fantasy and sci-fi.

I”m changing gears completely and going to a beloved co-authored work and a series of Upstaged. Written by myself and Cheryl Headford (Nephy to some) in 2012! Over the course of two years we wrote 12 books together! It was the most insane, wonderful time of my writing life! We hope you love the result. The first four books are published and up for sale at Extasy Press and on Amazon. Here is book #1. Upstaged: Opening Act

Blurb:

Wannabe singer and band front man Erik Von Nordgren hates snarky brit Asher Berkley with a passion. From the moment he turns up at practice with his twin sister Daisy, who is one of the band the two have hated each other.
Through a series of ‘tit for tat’ incidents they annoy, frustrate and exasperated each other. The die hard goth with purple eyes and the hard core rocker with dreams of the big time have nothing in common and no need to cross paths. Except to wind each other up.
Until the day that Erik throws Asher in the school pool, when everything begins to change. Erik is so far in closet he’s in Narnia and Asher has a dark past and trust issues that stand in the way of any relationship, let alone one with the brash American who hurts him every time they try to get together.
A relationship doomed from the start, or so you’d think. 

Upstaged Opening Act

Available At: AMAZON

The tale of cousin Dagny and his friend being ostracized from the family jumped to mind. A million scenarios of being tarred and feathered or simply beaten to crap and ridiculed for being a faggot at school swirled through his mind like a tornado.

He finally shook his head, shrugged, and fought meeting Billy’s beautiful green eyes again. He couldn’t take the onslaught of memories and emotions at the moment. In his deep, gruff voice he growled under his breath. “He’ll pay for it, trust me. He won’t make a fool of The Von.” Erik shot a look outside the garage to where Asher’s car had just been parked, and pressed his lips together tight. After exhaling sharply, he gathered the group again. “Let’s just get back to work. We’ve got songs to practice.”

“Right, man. You’re the boss.” Billy clapped his best friend’s shoulder.

The touch almost burned, and Erik twisted away violently.

“Get off me, Billy. Go beat your damn drums.”

Guilt wracked him the second he saw Billy’s shocked but pained expression. The teen blinked and scowled back at him. “Whatever.” He hopped back up on stage with one huge step and fell silent.

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Rainbow Snippets December 6th, 2020

I’m back again! It’s been an eventful two weeks to be certain. Thanksgiving was terrific; despite having only a small gathering, we still made the best of it. The following day I felt especially gumptious and took off on a short road trip (not too far) but I wanted to visit a friend of mine that I’ve been promising to go see forever. So…I did. It wasn’t too bad…except for having to do homework during the trip and my recreation (Steam) wouldn’t load on my laptop. 😦 The kicker? I dropped my laptop, and now there’s a lovely shattered crack at the top. I keep using it though, but the touch screen ability stops.

All precautions were taken and I’ve been mostly at home ever since or masked/sanitized like mad. Even when I do venture into work there’s hardly a soul around.

So, where did we leave off? Erik remembers vividly how he and bestie Billy were more than just friends in the not-too-distant past and now Erik is in a huff over being kissed by Asher. He doesn’t want to be outed. He can’t…

Here’s my snippet for the week:

What is Rainbow Snippets? It’s a group of LGBT+ authors who post six sentences (or more) from a current WIP, published work or even something they’ve read that they want to rave about. Click on the link below the rainbow to be transported to a place of wonder where you will find tasters of everything from sweet romance, to hot and steamy, to fantasy and sci-fi.

I”m changing gears completely and going to a beloved co-authored work and a series of Upstaged. Written by myself and Cheryl Headford (Nephy to some) in 2012! Over the course of two years we wrote 12 books together! It was the most insane, wonderful time of my writing life! We hope you love the result. The first four books are published and up for sale at Extasy Press and on Amazon. Here is book #1. Upstaged: Opening Act

Blurb:

Wannabe singer and band front man Erik Von Nordgren hates snarky brit Asher Berkley with a passion. From the moment he turns up at practice with his twin sister Daisy, who is one of the band the two have hated each other.
Through a series of ‘tit for tat’ incidents they annoy, frustrate and exasperated each other. The die hard goth with purple eyes and the hard core rocker with dreams of the big time have nothing in common and no need to cross paths. Except to wind each other up.
Until the day that Erik throws Asher in the school pool, when everything begins to change. Erik is so far in closet he’s in Narnia and Asher has a dark past and trust issues that stand in the way of any relationship, let alone one with the brash American who hurts him every time they try to get together.
A relationship doomed from the start, or so you’d think. 

Upstaged Opening Act

Available At: AMAZON

“No. I’m not all right. Shit!” He glared at Daisy, daring her to have an excuse for her twin’s infuriating behavior. He stood back from the group. “Whatever. He’s just a prick trying to make a fool of me. Fine. Two can play that game.”

“Dude, it was just a kiss. It didn’t mean nothing, did it? I mean…” Joey fell silent. He seemed very unsure of what to say. His long, lanky arm slung around Daisy and held her close.

Her gaze never left Erik. Erik squirmed, fighting for words, but nothing came to mind. He was too angry, and worse, he was too afraid. Fear of being outed right there and at school made his pulse race. He knew without a doubt that his parents would not be okay with it. The tale of cousin Dagny and his friend being ostracized from the family jumped to mind. A million scenarios of being tarred and feathered or simply beaten to crap and ridiculed for being a faggot at school swirled through his mind like a tornado.

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Rainbow Snippets November 22nd, 2020

Just a few days to go until we gobble down some turkey either by ourselves or with family by our sides.

Sorry I’m missing so many weeks…school is biting me in the arse…a bad math class. I hate math. Always have. Once you put letters and numbers together it’s bad news.

So, where did Erik leave off? He’d just been kissed by the ever so un-subtle Asher and despite himself…he’s having a reaction. One he cannot show or wants to show.

Here’s my snippet for the week:

What is Rainbow Snippets? It’s a group of LGBT+ authors who post six sentences (or more) from a current WIP, published work or even something they’ve read that they want to rave about. Click on the link below the rainbow to be transported to a place of wonder where you will find tasters of everything from sweet romance, to hot and steamy, to fantasy and sci-fi.

I”m changing gears completely and going to a beloved co-authored work and a series of Upstaged. Written by myself and Cheryl Headford (Nephy to some) in 2012! Over the course of two years we wrote 12 books together! It was the most insane, wonderful time of my writing life! We hope you love the result. The first four books are published and up for sale at Extasy Press and on Amazon. Here is book #1. Upstaged: Opening Act

Blurb:

Wannabe singer and band front man Erik Von Nordgren hates snarky brit Asher Berkley with a passion. From the moment he turns up at practice with his twin sister Daisy, who is one of the band the two have hated each other.
Through a series of ‘tit for tat’ incidents they annoy, frustrate and exasperated each other. The die hard goth with purple eyes and the hard core rocker with dreams of the big time have nothing in common and no need to cross paths. Except to wind each other up.
Until the day that Erik throws Asher in the school pool, when everything begins to change. Erik is so far in closet he’s in Narnia and Asher has a dark past and trust issues that stand in the way of any relationship, let alone one with the brash American who hurts him every time they try to get together.
A relationship doomed from the start, or so you’d think. 

Upstaged Opening Act

Available At: AMAZON

Not only had their demeanors relaxed, so had their inhibitions. They’d evaporated, in fact, to where they had not only kissed, but had given each other their first time, and a few more times beyond that.

Erik’s mind flooded with images of those days when they’d lived for their sleepovers—how buzzed they’d been, how good they felt, how right Billy felt in his mouth and his arms… It had started to go beyond just the physical, to something he couldn’t handle. There was a ton of baggage there that he didn’t want to think about anymore. Then this fucker kissed him…shit. He shuddered and forced his mind back to the present. That was his and Billy’s secret only. No one on earth needed to know he was gay. Like fucking hell they’d find out now.

“No. I’m not all right. Shit!” He glared at Daisy, daring her to have an excuse for her twin’s infuriating behavior. He stood back from the group. “Whatever. He’s just a prick trying to make a fool of me. Fine. Two can play that game.”

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Rainbow Snippets November 8th, 2020

Now we’re cooking with gas, as an old pal of mine used to say. The election is (seemingly) over, now we can get to work on the holidays!

Sorry I missed last week; my homework is eating up a lot of my free time and I do not like it! One teensy bright spot? I managed to eek out a short story for a contest. I do mean short too, 900 some-odd words…but it was something. Anything. It felt good to finally create something again!

So, where did Erik leave off? He’d just been kissed by the ever so un-subtle Asher and despite himself…he’s having a reaction. One he cannot show or wants to show.

Here’s my snippet for the week:

What is Rainbow Snippets? It’s a group of LGBT+ authors who post six sentences (or more) from a current WIP, published work or even something they’ve read that they want to rave about. Click on the link below the rainbow to be transported to a place of wonder where you will find tasters of everything from sweet romance, to hot and steamy, to fantasy and sci-fi.

I”m changing gears completely and going to a beloved co-authored work and a series of Upstaged. Written by myself and Cheryl Headford (Nephy to some) in 2012! Over the course of two years we wrote 12 books together! It was the most insane, wonderful time of my writing life! We hope you love the result. The first four books are published and up for sale at Extasy Press and on Amazon. Here is book #1. Upstaged: Opening Act

Blurb:

Wannabe singer and band front man Erik Von Nordgren hates snarky brit Asher Berkley with a passion. From the moment he turns up at practice with his twin sister Daisy, who is one of the band the two have hated each other.
Through a series of ‘tit for tat’ incidents they annoy, frustrate and exasperated each other. The die hard goth with purple eyes and the hard core rocker with dreams of the big time have nothing in common and no need to cross paths. Except to wind each other up.
Until the day that Erik throws Asher in the school pool, when everything begins to change. Erik is so far in closet he’s in Narnia and Asher has a dark past and trust issues that stand in the way of any relationship, let alone one with the brash American who hurts him every time they try to get together.
A relationship doomed from the start, or so you’d think. 

Upstaged Opening Act

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“I’m off, Dais. Can’t stand the boredom. Give me a ring when you’re ready to be picked up. Try not to die of excitement in my absence.”

Erik watched him go, stupefied and still frozen to the spot. He suddenly became aware of the unnatural silence around him. Reality crashed back and crushed him under a wave of panic. What the hell had he done? A warm hand landed on his shoulder, and he looked down into Daisy’s face.

“Sorry, Erik. He can be such a prick. You know he didn’t mean it, right? I promise you.”

“Are you all right?” Billy asked. His tone was genuine concern and one he didn’t want to deal with right now. Their eyes met briefly. They had a history of their own beyond friendship. Like the times they’d smoked joints in his room. Not only had their demeanors relaxed, so had their inhibitions. They’d evaporated, in fact, to where they had not only kissed, but had given each other their first time, and a few more times beyond that.