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Rainbow Snippets July 5th, 2020

So, did everyone sleep well after the assaults on our ear drums last night? Ha ha. My neighborhood had plenty of fun with fireworks next door! They were setting them off like mad and wow were they loud! I should’ve hopped on the kit and joined them with a cymbal crash to join them each time!

This week’s post is different for me; it’s time to divulge why I took up the drum kit. First and foremost…I wanted to take up an instrument. Why not? Secondly, and this is author life crosses into her character world…my boy Billy…the drummer. I adore him. Completely. However, I realized I knew nada about music and drums and the whole world of rock music in general or bands…so as a researcher I dove into the learning of his instrument and fell in love with it myself. Art imitates life and inspires the author herself!

Now if only my adoration of Vince could inspire me to cook better….ah well.

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 April weather was perfect. A beautiful Saturday afternoon, with white clouds streaked across a pale-blue sky, washed clean by the spring showers of the night before. Erik Von Nordgren paused to take a deep breath, fresh with ozone, before heading toward his parents’ three-car garage. Since the weather had improved, his band had been consigned to the garage on the basis that now they wouldn’t freeze there was no reason for his parents to suffer the falling plaster in the basement when the band could be as loud as they wanted outside.

Erik was proud of his home. The house itself was two stories high and freshly sided. The quiet cul-de-sac made it the ideal location for their practice. That was one thing about living in the St. Louis ‘burbs. There were plenty of spots with woods in the back where only the random squirrel could bother them.

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Rainbow Snippets December 1st

Greetings to December! Here in the midwest the wind is fierce…gusts in the 30’s for sure. I’m very happy to not only be indoors, but to have the use of my arm back (about 75%).

Thanksgiving was wonderful as my close-knit kin and I gathered to devour a feast. Three hours together felt like five minutes 🙂

This is the last week I’m sticking with one of my first creations, “Love by the Numbers’. Originally printed in 2009, this has had a few covers, but the latest is below. The story is the same…about Scott the nerd and Jared the jock and how they find love while battling high school, hormones, and parental issues.

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: Jared Adams is the smokin’ hot darling of the school baseball team. Girls fawn all over him and the world is at his feet.

Except he can’t do math.

Enter Scott Williams: nerd and mathlete. He’s only supposed to help Jared with math, but the help – and friendship – go further than that.

Fate made them friends, but is friendship all they have?

Want more? Click here: Buy Link: Amazon

The teacher grinned and looked over at the class assistant. “Mr. Williams, would you be willing to tutor this young man? You’re my best pupil.”

Scott shyly grinned at the compliment. He’d watched Jared from the day school began and had been dying to talk to him or spend any amount of time with the hot blond. He glanced at Jared for a moment and lightly shrugged. “Uh, yeah. Sure,” he said quietly.

Mrs. O’Reilly bowed her head in thanks.“Thank you, Mr. Williams. Well, I suggest you two get going and become better acquainted. You both have much work ahead.” She gathered her books and left the room swiftly.

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Rainbow Snippets November 17th

Happy early morning on a Sunday! Last week at this time the weather was nearly 70, the next day we had 2″ of snow. Welcome to the Midwest roller coaster!

Today I have been on productivity mode. Kitty and hubby are otherwise occupied so now’s mommy’s time.

This week I’m sticking with one of my first creations, “Love by the Numbers’. Originally printed in 2009, this has had a few covers, but the latest is below. The story is the same…about Scott the nerd and Jared the jock and how they find love while battling high school, hormones, and parental issues.

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: Jared Adams is the smokin’ hot darling of the school baseball team. Girls fawn all over him and the world is at his feet.

Except he can’t do math.

Enter Scott Williams: nerd and mathlete. He’s only supposed to help Jared with math, but the help – and friendship – go further than that.

Fate made them friends, but is friendship all they have?

Want more? Click here: Buy Link: Amazon

If improvement isn’t seen very soon, you cannot be on the team next spring.”

At the sound of Jared’s groan, Scott looked up briefly. He noted the eye roll, and he saw the other teen run his hands through his curly hair in frustration. The teacher noticed as well and looked extremely satisfied.

Jared shifted his feet, before finally meeting the teacher’s eye.

“Fine. Whatever. Just who would this tutor be anyway?” he asked in an exasperated tone.

The teacher grinned and looked over at the class assistant. “Mr. Williams, would you be willing to tutor this young man? You’re my best pupil.”

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Rainbow Snippets November 10th

Happy early morning on a Sunday! The weather has been cold this week, but no precipitation (yet) beyond an early morning frost that makes hubby and I scramble to get cleared off before headed to work.

Today I plan to be a bit more active both indoors and out. Yesterday was a marathon of Dallas and coughing up a lung as I slowly get over a nasty sinus infection. Hubby has been wonderful, as has kitty, in keeping my spirits up and just being by my side when I nap.

This week I’m sticking with one of my first creations, “Love by the Numbers’. Originally printed in 2009, this has had a few covers, but the latest is below. The story is the same…about Scott the nerd and Jared the jock and how they find love while battling high school, hormones, and parental issues.

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: Jared Adams is the smokin’ hot darling of the school baseball team. Girls fawn all over him and the world is at his feet.

Except he can’t do math.

Enter Scott Williams: nerd and mathlete. He’s only supposed to help Jared with math, but the help – and friendship – go further than that.

Fate made them friends, but is friendship all they have?

Want more? Click here: Buy Link: Amazon

“The homework is too hard! No one but the real brains can even pass your tests. Ain’t there another way?”

Mrs. O’Reilly curled her lip and raised her brow. “First of all, the correct word is ‘isn’t,’ Mr. Adamson. English should be another focus of yours, I see.” She looked at Scott out of the corner of her eye and offered a crafty grin. “I think you could benefit greatly by getting a tutor.”

Jared laughed aloud, but he was the only one who found it amusing. His posture stiffened. “A tutor? Me? Come on! How would that look for me to have a freakin’ tutor?”

Mrs. O’Reilly scowled and gritted her teeth. “You’re not the first ’hot jock’ in this school to have a tutor, young man! It’s your only chance, Mr. Adamson. I’ve informed your parents of your difficulty. If improvement isn’t seen very soon, you cannot be on the team next spring.”

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Rainbow Snippets November 3rd

Happy Sunday! The weather has been a true roller coaster ride this week! From bright and sunny to dark, cold, chilly nasty rain that feels like icicles pelting you. Egh. Today at least is lovely and sunny out and warm(ish). We are nearly into winter here and I already miss temps in the 60’s and 70’s. All too brief…

A little longer snip today for context as Jared gets a stern warning from his least favorite teacher.

This week I’m sticking with one of my first creations, “Love by the Numbers’. This has had a few covers, but the latest is below. The story is the same…about Scott the nerd and Jared the jock and how they find love while battling high school, hormones, and parental issues.

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: Jared Adams is the smokin’ hot darling of the school baseball team. Girls fawn all over him and the world is at his feet.

Except he can’t do math.

Enter Scott Williams: nerd and mathlete. He’s only supposed to help Jared with math, but the help – and friendship – go further than that.

Fate made them friends, but is friendship all they have?

Want more? Click here: Buy Link: Amazon

When Scott passed by, Jared tried to catch a glimpse of his classmate’s face but Scott’s head was always down, always hidden.

Jared’s attention was diverted when he saw the oversized brilliant red “F” at the top of his test. He growled and rolled his eyes, a move which did not go unnoticed by the teacher.

“Good job, class. Most of you did very well. Those of you who didn’t, I need to speak with after class. Class dismissed. See you tomorrow.” Scott usually lagged behind, giving himself time to gather his things. He watched Jared slowly shuffle over to the teacher, facing her. She shook her bony finger at him.

“Mr. Adamson, you are failing this course. The semester began over two months ago! I suggest you forget next spring’s baseball season and get more serious about your studies.” Jared’s eyes grew wide, but his tone remained irritated. “The homework is too hard! No one but the real brains can even pass your tests. Ain’t there another way?”

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Rainbow Snippets October 27th

Happy Sunday! Today the weather is divine after an all-day cold rain yesterday; so the hubby and I are going to take full advantage of the peak fall colors.

This week I’m sticking with one of my first creations, “Love by the Numbers’. This has had a few covers, but the latest is below. The story is the same…about Scott the nerd and Jared the jock and how they find love while battling high school, hormones, and parental issues.

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: Jared Adams is the smokin’ hot darling of the school baseball team. Girls fawn all over him and the world is at his feet.

Except he can’t do math.

Enter Scott Williams: nerd and mathlete. He’s only supposed to help Jared with math, but the help – and friendship – go further than that.

Fate made them friends, but is friendship all they have?

Want more? Click here: Buy Link: Amazon

He looked into her green eyes with an expression that asked, ’Is this okay?’

The teacher recoiled and smiled slightly. “Thank you, Mr. Adamson.” She turned sharply on her heel and strode toward the front of the room. “Class, I have your last tests over here. Mr. Williams, would you please pass them out?”

Scott dutifully rose from his seat and adjusted his outfit of black cargo shorts, black tee, and a dark olive shirt, took the papers and distributed them in his usual methodical manner. When Scott passed by, Jared tried to catch a glimpse of his classmate’s face but Scott’s head was always down, always hidden.

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Rainbow Snippets October 20th

Happy Sunday! How did we get so close to Halloween? Wowsers, only a mere 11 days away. What are you dressing up as this year (or your kids)? I knocked on doors til I was 19 years old; I just didn’t want to stop. 🙂

The plan for bringing my headphones to work backfired; it doesn’t pick up the bluetooth signal…dangit! So, onto the crazy coworkers. Besides, we get someone new this week and it’s not fair to her to show her all of the insanity at once.

This week I’m sticking with one of my first creations, “Love by the Numbers’. This has had a few covers, but the latest is below. The story is the same…about Scott the nerd and Jared the jock and how they find love while battling high school, hormones, and parental issues.

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: Jared Adams is the smokin’ hot darling of the school baseball team. Girls fawn all over him and the world is at his feet.

Except he can’t do math.

Enter Scott Williams: nerd and mathlete. He’s only supposed to help Jared with math, but the help – and friendship – go further than that.

Fate made them friends, but is friendship all they have?

Buy Link: Amazon

“Mr. Adamson, sit up!” she barked.

Jared groaned and sat up a little. It wasn’t quite enough to satisfy The Warden, however. She uncrossed her arms, marched quickly over to his desk, and rapped a twelve inch wooden ruler on his desk. The sound reverberated throughout the room, visibly rattling some of the students, including Jared.

“Sit UP!” she demanded with a yell.

Jared pushed his five foot eleven inch one hundred seventy pound frame up straighter. He adjusted his white sweater and blue jeans. He looked into her green eyes with an expression that asked, ’Is this okay?’

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Rainbow Snippets October 13th

Happy Sunday! It’s early in the day yet and my motivation is finally lit up. Whew. At long last this to-do list will see some much-needed action. Kitty is by my side all snuggled up in his window box; hubby will be visiting his mom soon, so it’s just yours truly knocking out some writing items and getting things prepped for the looooonnnnngggg work week ahead.

My job is going fine; it’s a temp gig, and that’s fine with me. I wouldn’t be able to stand doing this more than a few months. The people there are real characters; but they are getting a bit…shall we say…gamey. Hence, I’m bringing my headphones to try and shut them out and listen to the tunes that I enjoy.

This week I’m sticking with one of my first creations, “Love by the Numbers’. This has had a few covers, but the latest is below. The story is the same…about Scott the nerd and Jared the jock and how they find love while battling high school, hormones, and parental issues.

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: Jared Adams is the smokin’ hot darling of the school baseball team. Girls fawn all over him and the world is at his feet.

Except he can’t do math.

Enter Scott Williams: nerd and mathlete. He’s only supposed to help Jared with math, but the help – and friendship – go further than that.

Fate made them friends, but is friendship all they have?

Buy Link: Amazon

All he had to do was flash his glowing smile at them and they followed him everywhere.

Scott was jealous of his popularity. He wished for one moment he could be as popular as Jared, and get away with what he did. An excellent example was the pencil symphony being performed at the moment. Jared’s surrounding classmates smiled and silently egged him on, Scott included. However, Mrs. O’Reilly was not amused in the slightest and turned around quickly. She crossed her arms violently against her flat chest and shot a piercing glare at Jared.

“Mr. Adamson, sit up!” she barked.

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Rainbow Snippets October 6th

Happy Sunday! Autumn at last! A rainy dreary day here makes it ideal for pursuing my hobbies and knock out those chores too. My to-do list is a mile long and motivation is tough to find. Wish me luck!

This week I’m sticking with one of my first creations, “Love by the Numbers’. This has had a few covers, but the latest is below. The story is the same…about Scott the nerd and Jared the jock and how they find love while battling high school, hormones, and parental issues.

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: Jared Adams is the smokin’ hot darling of the school baseball team. Girls fawn all over him and the world is at his feet.

Except he can’t do math.

Enter Scott Williams: nerd and mathlete. He’s only supposed to help Jared with math, but the help – and friendship – go further than that.

Fate made them friends, but is friendship all they have?

Amazon

Now, seeing him in person and getting to be his classmate piqued his curiosity.

For the past two months, he’d watched Jared come in for algebra, usually a couple minutes late. Most of the class would snicker in amusement. He’d always have some scantily clad girl or muscle-bound guy by his side.  Today was no different. Jared had come in book-ended by two blonde cheerleaders. All he had to do was flash his glowing smile at them and they followed him everywhere.

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Rainbow Snippets September 29th

Happy Sunday! The first breath of autumn has been stifled by heat 😦 Dangit. Bring on the bonfire weather!My allergies and sinuses are not happy campers at all with the shifts in temperature.

Otherwise, life is good as I pursue a new hobby, and catch up on old and new shows alike as I knit or plan out my gaming. Even a new story (hint hint).

This week I’m changing things up and posting from one of my first books “Love by the Numbers’. This has had a few covers, but the latest is below. The story is the same…about Scott the nerd and Jared the jock and how they find love while battling high school, hormones, and parental issues.

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: Jared Adams is the smokin’ hot darling of the school baseball team. Girls fawn all over him and the world is at his feet.

Except he can’t do math.

Enter Scott Williams: nerd and mathlete. He’s only supposed to help Jared with math, but the help – and friendship – go further than that.

Fate made them friends, but is friendship all they have?

Amazon

Jared began tapping his foot in time with the pencil.

This irritated Mrs. O’Reilly to no end. She was a wafer-thin, blue-suited, tightly bunned, spectacled woman, well known for being one of the toughest disciplinarians in school. Scott speculated, along with other classmates: if The Warden wound her black hair any tighter, could it make her dull green eyes pop out?

As the clock ticked away, Jared showed his growing displeasure. He sighed audibly, rolled his eyes, and slumped deep into his chair. A few classmates grinned, including Scott. At the start of the semester two months ago, Scott had seen Jared’s picture in the trophy case along the main hallway. He’d been instantly smitten with the school celebrity. Now, seeing him in person and getting to be his classmate piqued his curiosity.