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Rainbow Snippets April 26th, 2020

Happy Sunday everyone! We had a very rainy couple of days so I hope we dry out a little bit before the next round of water falls from the sky. My hubby and I planted lots of seeds for flowers that I hope will grow and bloom to draw butterflies and bees.

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.

This week I’m sticking with one of my more dramatic works…Complications. First written by hand in 1999.

Blurb:

Josh is a family man, a good doctor and a man in love… with his best friend. All is well until Greg discovers how he feels. Sadly, he doesn’t feel the same way.

Heartbroken, Josh finds love elsewhere, with Glenn, a much younger man. They have a whirlwind romance, until one flawed decision threatens to tear them apart forever.

With all the complications in his love life, will this doctor find a cure to mend his broken heart?

Complications

Josh is in love with his bff Greg, but Greg doesn’t feel the same way. The problem? They’re both married…to women…with kids. Now the wives know too.

Greg pulled away slightly. “What are you getting at?  That since you’ll be single, you think we can now hook up?  Sorry, dude. I’m not into you like that, or any other guy.”

Josh scowled and stood up. “Whatever. Look, I told you everything. I’m in love with you, and I’m going to be single again. My love for you isn’t something I can control.”

“I’m sorry, but I’m not in love with you, though I almost wish I could be. But as honest as I can be with you, I’m just not! I’ll be your friend and confidant, but not that!”

Available At: Smashwords

This isn’t going the way Josh hoped…

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Rainbow Snippets April 19th, 2020

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope this day finds you well and not going stir crazy.

I got a treat today! My nephew dropped by to say hello and pick up an item for him which I’ve had for months now. He’s had the virus already and only mildly at that. He explained the symptoms to me and made me wonder if I’ve already had it too. Sore throat, back pain, he didn’t notice a fever, just the back pain was his hallmark symptom. After a week he was fine 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.

This week I’m sticking with one of my more dramatic works…Complications. First written by hand in 1999.

Blurb:

Josh is a family man, a good doctor and a man in love… with his best friend. All is well until Greg discovers how he feels. Sadly, he doesn’t feel the same way.

Heartbroken, Josh finds love elsewhere, with Glenn, a much younger man. They have a whirlwind romance, until one flawed decision threatens to tear them apart forever.

With all the complications in his love life, will this doctor find a cure to mend his broken heart?

Complications

Josh is in love with his bff Greg, but Greg doesn’t feel the same way. The problem? They’re both married…to women…with kids. Now the wives know too.

Josh sighed. “It’s all for the best. Nati and Ben know we love them, and we’ll do everything we can to let them know this has nothing to do with them.”

“That’s good then.  I think you’ll both be happier, eventually.  I could tell something wasn’t right between you two a while ago.”

“Yeah.  I think we will be.  As long as you are still my best friend. But it still hasn’t changed how I feel about you.”

Available At: Smashwords

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Rainbow Snippets April 12th, 2020

Happy Easter everyone! I hope this day finds you well and healthy.

Life is pretty good here on the fringe of a city. It’s so strange being here all day and having only the kitty to amuse me. The traffic outside is much diminished; and even I have a desire to drive somewhere! Luckily, this week shall afford me a couple of opportunities to do so.

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.

This week I’m starting a new round of snippets…from Complications

Blurb:

Josh is a family man, a good doctor and a man in love… with his best friend. All is well until Greg discovers how he feels. Sadly, he doesn’t feel the same way.

Heartbroken, Josh finds love elsewhere, with Glenn, a much younger man. They have a whirlwind romance, until one flawed decision threatens to tear them apart forever.

With all the complications in his love life, will this doctor find a cure to mend his broken heart?

Complications

Josh is in love with his bff Greg, but Greg doesn’t feel the same way. The problem? They’re both married…to women…with kids. Now the wives know too.

“Hey, how’d it go?” Greg asked as he approached Josh at the picnic table by the lake. Greg noticed his friend looked horrible, like he hadn’t slept in the last couple days.  He was sure the talk with his wife probably hadn’t gone well.

“Kim and I are divorcing. I don’t want to hurt her anymore than I already have,” Josh blurted out.

“What?” Greg gasped.

Josh looked resigned.  Even though he looked tired, he also appeared lighter as if a heavy weight had been lifted from his soul. “Listen, it’s not just me either. She told me last night that she pretty much suspected everything. Plus, she wants someone else anyway, that Dr. Bates in oncology?”

Greg’s eyes grew wide. “You’re kidding! That jerk?”

“Yup. He’s made passes at her forever, but with all of this drama, she finally took him up on it.”

“I’m sorry.”

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Rainbow Snippets April 5th, 2020

Hello everyone! I hope you are staying well, healthy, sanitized, and sane.

Good news…I’ve started on my end of edits on Upstaged 5 🙂 Plus another project to add to my six hobbies, plus work, house, hubby, kitty, and now school (yes, again). I can’t be bored.

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.

One more visit with “This Time Around” and Robert and David 🙂 A long snippet to leave you with for this pair. 🙂

Available on Amazon

Blurb:

Can two lonely souls finally get a second chance on getting it right?

Robert can’t believe this has happened again. His heart is in tatters, all because of his once-again ex. Out of pure frustration, he takes matters into his own hands and gives boxing a try. All he gains is an injured hand, which needs the attention of a physical therapist.

David is overwhelmed and his heart is in denial over the sudden departure of the man he was in love with. As he tries to piece his life back together, a patient needing therapy walks into his clinic and the attraction is immediate; but the desire is not.

Can these two finally find a good relationship that will last and work this time around?

David’s about to burst…I think they both are.

Robert looked like he relaxed and sighed. “What’s alone time? I’d kill for that. I moved back in with my folks. Talk about mayhem.”

David laughed. “Why, do you have wild parents?”

“No, but I have a three-year-old brother who keeps us all hopping.”

“Ah, I’m familiar with that. The person I was with had a kid a little bit older than that. She’d run circles around us!”

“Kids do that.”

David started the treatments while they spoke. “Flex for me. Good. What’s his name?”

“My brother? Luke. He’s so sweet. I took a leave from college to take care of him, so did my twin sister.”

Feeling a little playful, David’s eyes widened and he smacked his forehead. “Good heavens, there are two of you?”

Robert smirked and laughed lightly. “She’s the best sister. I tell her everything. Mom’s too clingy and Dad’s too angry. It worked out for me. Got the best of both worlds to be my support system.”

“Cool.”

There was a silence as Robert finished his first round of exercises. “That feels much better. That putty is great stuff. Hey, what was your almost stepchild’s name?”

David looked into Robert’s eyes but looked down again. “Andrea.”

Robert cocked a brow. “Pretty name.”

“Pretty girl. Big brown eyes and silken blonde hair. She had an infectious laugh and smile. She oozed charisma, just like her…” He paused and knew he would have to reveal he was gay too. “Father.” David finished with a whisper. He clenched his fists and tried to push away the memories of holding Andrew in his arms and just talking or something better.

“Ah,” was the eloquent response from his patient. His attention turned to the handsome young man when Robert put his hand on David’s shoulder. “Please, David? What was his name?”

Fine. Uncle! “Okay, okay. Tell me yours first, your ex.”

“Which one? My ex-husband or ex-kinda-fiancé?”

David gasped. “Oh um, how about both?”

Robert sighed and looked into his therapist’s eyes. “My ex-spouse was Cleve. My twice now ex-almost-engaged was Phillip.”

Upon hearing that name, David clenched his fists. “Really?” he gritted his teeth and tried not to clench his jaw. 

“You look like you just tensed up all over. What was it?”

“That name, Phillip. That’s who my lover ran off to be with.”

Robert eyes widened as if a light bulb had just come on in his mind. “Whoa… just a shot in the dark here…was your ex possibly Andrew Bradley-Horner?”

David drew in a sharp breath and his brows shot up in surprise. “You know him?”

“You could say that. We all lived together at college. We frequently fought over Phillip. Holy cow! Now I remember your name, he mentioned that Andrew had cheated on him with a David Griffin! What’re the odds?”

“Holy shit! Wow… so you’re the  Robert? I guess since they decided to get back together, the argument got settled.”