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Rainbow Snippets September 15th

Two weeks into this long month already?? Wowsers. Plus, my ‘staycation’ will end tomorrow as I return to the working world… weeee! I’m excited though; the job is a good distance away, but it’s in an area I love, so that helps a lot. Now to just get some tasks cleaned up ( or started) and we’re off!

This week I’m again posting from the brand new release ‘Aria” (Upstaged 4) which came out Jul 12th on Extasy Books. (links are below to their site and Amazon).

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.

Blurb: You think you’re holding someone close, but if you’re not paying attention, they could slip right out of your arms and fall.

Asher and Erik are getting married, but Asher isn’t happy about the pressure being put on him by their families and unwittingly by Erik himself. Issues that have plagued him for a long time come bubbling to the surface and threaten to overwhelm him. Although he cries out for help, no one hears; instead they write it off as Asher throwing a tantrum again. Only Angel sees the cracks, but it’s too much for him to handle on his own, although he tries.

The pressure builds, and even though there are breakouts, still no one sees the extent of the problem until the night before the wedding, when Asher is confronted by Erik in front of all their family and friends, and bolts.

Fortunately, Asher is rescued by Vince’s Uncle Tony, who makes him an offer he can’t refuse.

The Band heads off to London for a three-month tour, and not everyone is happy about it. Vince is stressed out and worried that Angel is not being entirely faithful. Should he say something? Then Connor meets an old friend, just when he starts having doubts about his relationship with Angel, and the fur starts to fly.

Will any of the couples survive?

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This week we pick up with the wedding talk that Asher can do without. Enjoy!.”

“It’s a kilt. It’s different. You know it is.”

“Whose wedding is this anyway?” Asher snapped. “I don’t want to wear a penguin suit and sit around pretty white tables with bowls of roses under a flower arch and play with the fairies on the way down the aisle. I want black roses and candles and a cake with a skull on top. And I know it’s not traditional, but neither am I.” He threw his napkin onto the table and stood up, scowling. “I’m going to sketch the sunset over the paddock. Call me when it’s time to go. No, call me after the wedding.” Tossing his hair, he slouched around the corner of the house and disappeared.

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If something or someone feels off to you, it is – trust your instincts ❤️

Very useful advice!!

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Trust your instincts. If something – or someone – feels off to you, it is.Care more about your own safety than how other people might view you and your actions.

You are the most important person in your life and your safety matters more than other people’s expectations or beliefs about you.

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The Effective Author: Dealing with Rough Days

So true!!

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The Effective Author: Dealing with Rough Days

© 2019 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM. World Rights Reserved

There’s lots of guidance out there for writing and completing projects. There’s lots of great advice about organizing, planning, and goal-setting. There’s lots of wisdom about optimizing our workspaces and increasing our productivity.

But what if you realize you are just having an all-around rough day?

What if you just have too much on your mind and heart to focus on your writing? What if you have a relative who just went straight from surgery to hospice – and you’re concerned about running into her nasty ex at the hospice? And the roofers have been banging on your roof for a few days? And it’s 108° out there? Oh, and your spouse is having a cancer recurrence? And your sister in another state has been rushed off by the paramedics, barely revived in…

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Rainbow Snippets September 8th

I broke with ‘tradition’ this week…it’s Sunday afternoon again. 🙂 Hubby is off buying food and I have the laptop off its leash so I can finally get down to work. I had to look twice at the calendars…holy cow September is off to a running start!

This week I’m again posting from the brand new release ‘Aria” (Upstaged 4) which came out Jul 12th on Extasy Books. (links are below to their site and Amazon).

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.

Blurb: You think you’re holding someone close, but if you’re not paying attention, they could slip right out of your arms and fall.

Asher and Erik are getting married, but Asher isn’t happy about the pressure being put on him by their families and unwittingly by Erik himself. Issues that have plagued him for a long time come bubbling to the surface and threaten to overwhelm him. Although he cries out for help, no one hears; instead they write it off as Asher throwing a tantrum again. Only Angel sees the cracks, but it’s too much for him to handle on his own, although he tries.

The pressure builds, and even though there are breakouts, still no one sees the extent of the problem until the night before the wedding, when Asher is confronted by Erik in front of all their family and friends, and bolts.

Fortunately, Asher is rescued by Vince’s Uncle Tony, who makes him an offer he can’t refuse.

The Band heads off to London for a three-month tour, and not everyone is happy about it. Vince is stressed out and worried that Angel is not being entirely faithful. Should he say something? Then Connor meets an old friend, just when he starts having doubts about his relationship with Angel, and the fur starts to fly.

Will any of the couples survive?

Extasy Amazon

This week we pick up with the wedding talk that Asher and his twin sister, Daisy are arguing about…errr…discussing? Enjoy!.”

“Whoa, there. Just simmer down, Asher.” Erik laid a hand on his arm. Asher shook it off.

“Hey, in the end, it’s our day. Let the women take care of the details. It’s what they live for. My mom’s always pestering me with questions, and I tell her to just run with it. So far, it all sounds good to me.” He ran a hand over Asher’s hair. “Besides, whatever you wear—I don’t care if it’s a suit or a dress, whatever—you’ll look fabulous. It’d be more interesting if you did wear a dress, then you and Con would match better.” He laughed.

Joey joined the chat. “What about a dress? What’d I miss, Daisy?”

“My ridiculous brother is threatening to turn up in a wedding dress if we keep trying to persuade him to wear a suit.”

“Connor’s wearing a skirt,” Asher grumbled, scowling at his plate as he systematically shredded a bread roll.

“It’s a kilt. It’s different. You know it is.”

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Rainbow Snippets September 1st

I broke with ‘tradition’ this week…it’s Sunday afternoon again. 🙂 Hubby is home and kitty is asleep in his new favorite spot of the week. New tales and even a fan fiction are happening in my head as I await for news of a new job. Until then…I’m adoring being at home with my yarn, my cat, brushes, and game.

This week I’m again posting from the brand new release ‘Aria” (Upstaged 4) which came out Jul 12th on Extasy Books. (links are below to their site and Amazon).

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.

Blurb: You think you’re holding someone close, but if you’re not paying attention, they could slip right out of your arms and fall.

Asher and Erik are getting married, but Asher isn’t happy about the pressure being put on him by their families and unwittingly by Erik himself. Issues that have plagued him for a long time come bubbling to the surface and threaten to overwhelm him. Although he cries out for help, no one hears; instead they write it off as Asher throwing a tantrum again. Only Angel sees the cracks, but it’s too much for him to handle on his own, although he tries.

The pressure builds, and even though there are breakouts, still no one sees the extent of the problem until the night before the wedding, when Asher is confronted by Erik in front of all their family and friends, and bolts.

Fortunately, Asher is rescued by Vince’s Uncle Tony, who makes him an offer he can’t refuse.

The Band heads off to London for a three-month tour, and not everyone is happy about it. Vince is stressed out and worried that Angel is not being entirely faithful. Should he say something? Then Connor meets an old friend, just when he starts having doubts about his relationship with Angel, and the fur starts to fly.

Will any of the couples survive?

Extasy Amazon

This week we pick up with the wedding talk that Asher and his twin sister, Daisy are arguing about…errr…discussing? Enjoy!

“Aw, Ash. You’re setting a bad example for Angel. That boy looks up to you, you know.”

“Tsk, tsk. Must behave now, mustn’t we?” Vince joked, catching the scowl Asher sent to Billy. Thankfully, Asher smiled and relaxed back into his seat. He was such a powder keg lately, and the last thing Vince wanted was a stand-up row. “You’re not the only ones, you know. Our mothers took over our wedding, and the hens clucked so damn much together over it they became best friends.” He chuckled, lost in memories.

“Sure did. How are yours getting along? Have you had much of a chance to help out, Daisy, or have the moms just hoarded it all?”

“Are you serious?” Asher said, still hyper. “She’s a fucking woman, of course she’s doing her bit to help. And as for our mothers…” He shuddered. “You’d swear they were twins separated at birth.”

“Whoa, there. Just simmer down, Asher.” Erik laid a hand on his arm. Asher shook it off.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Dialogue Tags

These are a headache for editors in a big way, great post!

A Writer's Path

by Ryan Lanz

Writers use dialogue tags constantly. In fact, we use them so often that readers all but gloss over them. They should be invisible. However, there are ways to misuse them and make them stand out.

In an effort to avoid that, let’s take a closer look at dialogue tags. Toward the end of “Tag travesties” is something I sorely wish someone had told me before I started writing.

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Rainbow Snippets August 25th

Second week in a row I’m here in the early morning (ok, early for me as anything before 9 a.m. is the middle of the night). Hubby is by my side (in background) as I tend to things on this side of my life once again. Now…I have loads of free time as my job came to a swift end on Friday….a blessing in disguise. I intend to soak up all this extra time and convert it into blog posts and maybe a new story!

This week I’m again posting from the brand new release ‘Aria” (Upstaged 4) which came out Jul 12th on Extasy Books. (links are below to their site and Amazon).

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.

Blurb: You think you’re holding someone close, but if you’re not paying attention, they could slip right out of your arms and fall.

Asher and Erik are getting married, but Asher isn’t happy about the pressure being put on him by their families and unwittingly by Erik himself. Issues that have plagued him for a long time come bubbling to the surface and threaten to overwhelm him. Although he cries out for help, no one hears; instead they write it off as Asher throwing a tantrum again. Only Angel sees the cracks, but it’s too much for him to handle on his own, although he tries.

The pressure builds, and even though there are breakouts, still no one sees the extent of the problem until the night before the wedding, when Asher is confronted by Erik in front of all their family and friends, and bolts.

Fortunately, Asher is rescued by Vince’s Uncle Tony, who makes him an offer he can’t refuse.

The Band heads off to London for a three-month tour, and not everyone is happy about it. Vince is stressed out and worried that Angel is not being entirely faithful. Should he say something? Then Connor meets an old friend, just when he starts having doubts about his relationship with Angel, and the fur starts to fly.

Will any of the couples survive?

Extasy Amazon

This week we pick up with the wedding talk that Asher and his twin sister, Daisy are arguing about…errr…discussing? Enjoy!

If you force that fucking suit on me, I’ll walk down the aisle in a dress.”

Vince nearly dropped his drink. “Oh gawd, Asher. I shudder to think what else you’d wear. You’re at the very least— er, how can I put it—shocking with what you choose to wear.” Billy nodded. “Truth there, baby. You looked smokin’ hot at our wedding, but I can’t fathom what you’d wear to yours if you had the chance. Something toeing the line of legality, I’m sure.” He laughed. “Aw, Ash. You’re setting a bad example for Angel. That boy looks up to you, you know.”