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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.