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Rainbow Snippets July 6th

Happy 4th of July weekend! After hearing tooo many illegal fireworks in my own neighborhood, I’m ready for silence. Otherwise, work keeps me busy, and kitty too. Hobbies and errands are on the order of business; plus getting ready for a new release! I’ll tease only so much; we need the blurb cleaned up before I can post..which leaves me in a quandry.

What to post this week? Bernard’s Diary is out, and with the new one not quite ready, I’ll post from Cid. It’s a year ago (almost) when Cid hit the scene.

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:

Ask 26-year-old artist Cid Walker how he’s feeling and you’ll likely get a snarl, or a glare, but not a real answer. Cid’s soul is so damaged from a brutal and savage ex-fiancé that trusting anyone is out of the question.
Two classmates try to get his attention; Barry and Kellen. Barry is only 18 and a very naïve, sweet boy-next-door type who is young, needy, and anxious to get involved with the mysterious artist. He wants to be with Cid more than anything, but his efforts fail.
Kellen, all of 22, is as snarky as Cid is at first, but soon manages to get across to him. Kellen understands why Cid is acting out because Kellen is also keeping his soul and psyche intact with mere Band-Aids after being attacked a few years ago.
Add in a stalker that won’t take ‘no’ for an answer and you have Cid’s life at the moment. Who can get through his broken heart?

We pick up at the start of Ch 4..Barry’s POV

If you don’t recall the tale, the snippets begin in July of 2018. Here is the 1st one:

Cid

It was a stale morning, and the droning professor was not exactly keeping Barry’s interest today. His attention and focus were on the smoking hot lilac-haired hottie next to him. Cid. That’s all he even knew, except that it was a first name, not a last. Shit, he barely knew anything about this guy and yet he was pervading all of his thoughts.

Why?

Why did some crazy art major who dressed like he was in a bad 80’s movie capture his attention?

Barry had knocked the ideas around in his head all night and he had to wonder just what the attraction was beyond physical.

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Rainbow Snippets June 30th

Happy last day of June! Wow…where has this year gone to? It dragged at the beginning, but since beginning a new job it’s been flying….

Bernard is back out in the world!!! Wooooo. Plus, I’ve created him and Jack in the Sims 4…they’re roomies right now…so I’ll update you on how it goes. As promised, here are the buy links to Amazon, and multiple other sites:

AMAZON

UNIVERSAL BUY LINK

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:

Bernard Covington, suicidal and not the most-handsome man in the world would be happy to leave the world behind altogether.  That is until he meets Dr. Jack Larson. The physician takes his wounded heart and soul and patches them back together, but is he Mr. Perfect?

Bernard and Jack develop a romance, but soon the tide begins to shift as Jack’s past is revealed and it becomes a game-changer for the couple to deal with.

Will Bernard and Jack have a happy ending or will he succumb to his desire to end it all or will dealing with Jack’s phantoms keep him going? Only Bernard’s diary knows what secrets lurk in his soul…

“Ten. I wanted to make sure this time,” he answered quietly.

She walked away from the computer station and sat down next to him. “You keep saying this time. Sweet Jesus, Mr. Covington, how many times have you tried this?”

He scratched his scalp and cocked a thick eyebrow. “Oh, this is the fourth time in the past 10 years. I keep getting a little braver every time.”

Nancy cocked her head and her long brown ponytail that had been resting on her shoulder fell out of sight. She leaned her thin frame forward in the chair, and adjusted her bright blue scrubs. “Is there someone I can call or refer you to? We have some excellent psychiatrists—”

“No, please. Don’t,” Bernard pleaded. “I’ve been to some of the best in this county, hell even in the city. No one can help me. I’m not worth saving.”

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Rainbow Snippets June 23rd

Back on schedule (mostly). This week has been brutal…due to illness and the weather being a nasty combo. Rainy most days and a cold/upper respiratory thing that took me out of the action. I’m still besieged with it; but it’s a bothersome item now rather than making me feel like death warmed over.

Bernard is being re-released this Friday!!! Wooooo. Plus, I’ve created him and Jack in the Sims 4…they’re roomies right now…so I’ll update you on how it goes. This is my final snippet from this book, so the links will be up later this week (including Amazon).

This week we are back with Bernard’s Diary, and things had taken a drastic turn…ending up en route to the hospital 😦

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:

Bernard Covington, suicidal and not the most-handsome man in the world would be happy to leave the world behind altogether.  That is until he meets Dr. Jack Larson. The physician takes his wounded heart and soul and patches them back together, but is he Mr. Perfect?

Bernard and Jack develop a romance, but soon the tide begins to shift as Jack’s past is revealed and it becomes a game-changer for the couple to deal with.

Will Bernard and Jack have a happy ending or will he succumb to his desire to end it all or will dealing with Jack’s phantoms keep him going? Only Bernard’s diary knows what secrets lurk in his soul…

“Well, hi there, sleepyhead. Wondered when you’d wake up,” she was way too chipper but he was too tired to notice much.

“Where am I?” he asked groggily.

“You are at Adams County Hospital, Mr. Covington. I’m Nancy, your nurse.” She shut off the call light and checked his vital signs on the monitor. “Looks like your numbers are back down to normal, since we got those pills out of you. You were in really bad shape when you arrived.”

Bernard lowered his head in disappointment. “Oh. Damn,” he lamented. “I was kinda hoping they’d stay in and just finish me off this time.”

The nurse crossed her arms and shot him a look with her dark brown eyes. “Now why on earth would you want to kill yourself? You’re lucky to be alive. If you’d cut yourself any deeper you’d have severed the nerves. Your hands would lose function. How many of those pills did you take?”

“Ten. I wanted to make sure this time,” he answered quietly.

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Rainbow Snippets June 15th

A day late and a dollar short…or two in this case 😦 Sorry but not sorry. My hubby was hommmmeee alllll weekend and we ran errands together and dined out and saw my family. No time for much else…which was sweeet!

Today we are back to the ‘ol grind, but with great memories of Father’s Day. This coming weekend will be eventful as well; but I think I might just have to create Bernard in the Sims and make him more ‘real’. Thoughts?? Only two weeks to go til this middle-aged bellhop warms your hearts.

This week we are back with Bernard’s Diary, and things had taken a drastic turn…ending up en route to the hospital 😦

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:

Bernard Covington, suicidal and not the most-handsome man in the world would be happy to leave the world behind altogether.  That is until he meets Dr. Jack Larson. The physician takes his wounded heart and soul and patches them back together, but is he Mr. Perfect?

Bernard and Jack develop a romance, but soon the tide begins to shift as Jack’s past is revealed and it becomes a game-changer for the couple to deal with.

Will Bernard and Jack have a happy ending or will he succumb to his desire to end it all or will dealing with Jack’s phantoms keep him going? Only Bernard’s diary knows what secrets lurk in his soul…

Bernard finally came to three hours later.

“What the—where am I?” He glanced down at his wrists and saw the thick gauze wrapped around them and remembered everything. He gritted his teeth and swore under his breath. “Shit! Can’t I even get my own death right? You’d think just once I could get something right. I’m such a fuckin’ loser.” Well, time for the routine, he guessed. He pushed the button for the nurse to come. She arrived four minutes later.

“Well, hi there, sleepyhead. Wondered when you’d wake up,” she was way too chipper but he was too tired to notice much.

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Rainbow Snippets June 7th

Weekend world is in full swing at my house. Whilst hubby is being worked to death like a dog; I’m trying to keep order to the chaos that is our house. LOL Dishes, laundry, etc. all suffer since we’re gone. Luckily, kitty is forgiving and cuddles with mommy when he can (which I give him loads of opportunity)!

This week we are back with Bernard’s Diary, and things had taken a drastic turn…ending up en route to the hospital 😦

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 posting from an up-n-coming re-release. Bernard, Diary of a 46-yr-old Bellhop has been transformed into Bernard’s Diary. I’ve set a release date of June 28th and will tease up to that date.

Blurb:

Bernard Covington, suicidal and not the most-handsome man in the world would be happy to leave the world behind altogether.  That is until he meets Dr. Jack Larson. The physician takes his wounded heart and soul and patches them back together, but is he Mr. Perfect?

Bernard and Jack develop a romance, but soon the tide begins to shift as Jack’s past is revealed and it becomes a game-changer for the couple to deal with.

Will Bernard and Jack have a happy ending or will he succumb to his desire to end it all or will dealing with Jack’s phantoms keep him going? Only Bernard’s diary knows what secrets lurk in his soul…

“Alright, go prep him and pump his stomach. Keep him on constant watch.”

“Yes, Doctor.”

The nurses and two assistants wheeled him away. An hour later, the female returned.

“Doctor?”

“Yes?”

“We pumped Mr. Covington. He’s stable now.”

He shook his head. “Good thing after doing all that to himself. Guess he was trying to make sure.”

“Appears that way. Start him on soft food?”

“No, he’ll be able to eat in a little while. Is he still unconscious?”

“Yes, but he should wake up soon enough.”

“Let me know when he does. I’ll be in my office.”

“Yes, sir.”

Bernard finally came to three hours later.

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Rainbow Snippets June 1st

The last remnants of the old May have been swept away. 🙂 Thank goodness! My life got a tad easier this morning when I said NO to something taking up more of my precious time! My weekend is in full swing here, kitty puking in the background, hubby working, but my mind is firmly focused on Bernard. He is finished and just needs to be reformatted for the paperback. I’m also springing for some promo to help get him back out into the world.

This week we are back with Bernard’s Diary, and things had taken a drastic turn…ending up en route to the hospital 😦

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 posting from an up-n-coming re-release. Bernard, Diary of a 46-yr-old Bellhop has been transformed into Bernard’s Diary. I’ve set a release date of June 15th and will tease up to that date.

Blurb:

Bernard Covington, suicidal and not the most-handsome man in the world would be happy to leave the world behind altogether.  That is until he meets Dr. Jack Larson. The physician takes his wounded heart and soul and patches them back together, but is he Mr. Perfect?

Bernard and Jack develop a romance, but soon the tide begins to shift as Jack’s past is revealed and it becomes a game-changer for the couple to deal with.

Will Bernard and Jack have a happy ending or will he succumb to his desire to end it all or will dealing with Jack’s phantoms keep him going? Only Bernard’s diary knows what secrets lurk in his soul…

“Good job, Higgins.” Dr. Larson nodded at him.

“Damn, Dr. Jack; that’s the worst I’ve seen. Cops found a butcher knife with blood on it.”

Jack looked at the nurse in surprise. “A butcher knife? Damn, Bernard, you’d cut your hand off.” He pursed his lips and shook his head.

“He’s stabilizing, Dr. Larson,” the nurse reported.

“Alright, go prep him and pump his stomach. Keep him on constant watch.”

“Yes, Doctor.”

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Rainbow Snippets May 25th

Summer is (officially and yet unofficially) here! Time to break out the boats, paddleboards, hit the open highway (if you can find one) and take in Memorial Day in all its glory.

For me and my little clan, we are seeing my folks over the weekend, and hubby is getting a much needed break! I’m cleaning up ‘Bernard’ a little bit more before his big re-debut in mid-June (about 3 weeks away)! Like is crazy with work, volunteering, and trying to find a moment to write at all. So much so that I’m considering a tablet. Who out there has one? What can I do with it? I want to: send/save emails, docs, and take conference calls on it via Zoom.

This week we are back with Bernard’s Diary, and things had taken a drastic turn…ending up en route to the hospital 😦

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 posting from an up-n-coming re-release. Bernard, Diary of a 46-yr-old Bellhop has been transformed into Bernard’s Diary. I’ve set a release date of June 15th and will tease up to that date.

Blurb:

Bernard Covington, suicidal and not the most-handsome man in the world would be happy to leave the world behind altogether.  That is until he meets Dr. Jack Larson. The physician takes his wounded heart and soul and patches them back together, but is he Mr. Perfect?

Bernard and Jack develop a romance, but soon the tide begins to shift as Jack’s past is revealed and it becomes a game-changer for the couple to deal with.

Will Bernard and Jack have a happy ending or will he succumb to his desire to end it all or will dealing with Jack’s phantoms keep him going? Only Bernard’s diary knows what secrets lurk in his soul…

“Mr. Covington? Can you hear me?” He pulled out his exam flashlight and pulled up the man’s eyelids one at a time to check the dilation.

“He’s out cold, doc. Cops said they found him like this, pills were right next to him.” One of the medics chimed in.

“How many and what kind?” Dr. Larson asked.

“Effexor, 50 mg. Had 30 pills filled, only 20 were found, and it was just filled.” The nurse drew the necessary blood and labeled it for the lab.

The doctor groaned. He hated seeing suicide cases. “All right, let’s pump his stomach, suture these wrists too. They’re pretty deep.”

“Yes, sir.” The nurse prepared the needle, cleansed the wounds, and very skillfully sewed up the wounds. He wrapped them in a thick, cushy layer of gauze and laid them at the patient’s side. “Good job, Higgins.” Dr. Larson nodded at him

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Rainbow Snippets May 18th

Hubby off working his arse off in this heat whilst I’m at home in the nice, cool house busier than a beaver in a petrified forest! I’ve been running soooo far behind! Yet…I’m making great strides in progress 🙂 Oh yes, hear me roar! (meow) LOL. Kitty doing well and he joins me to help mommy do her tasks and take cuddle breaks.

This week we are back with Bernard’s Diary, and things had taken a drastic turn…ending up en route to the hospital 😦

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 posting from an up-n-coming re-release. Bernard, Diary of a 46-yr-old Bellhop has been transformed into Bernard’s Diary. I’ve set a release date of June 15th and will tease up to that date.

Blurb:

Bernard Covington, suicidal and not the most-handsome man in the world would be happy to leave the world behind altogether.  That is until he meets Dr. Jack Larson. The physician takes his wounded heart and soul and patches them back together, but is he Mr. Perfect?

Bernard and Jack develop a romance, but soon the tide begins to shift as Jack’s past is revealed and it becomes a game-changer for the couple to deal with.

Will Bernard and Jack have a happy ending or will he succumb to his desire to end it all or will dealing with Jack’s phantoms keep him going? Only Bernard’s diary knows what secrets lurk in his soul…

“Shocked him twice. 46-year-old male, obese, two bad wrist lacerations, and ingestion of pills.”

10-4, we’ll be ready.”

The ambulance pulled into the emergency department at Adams County hospital. It wasn’t a fully-equipped center, but it would have to do. The patient was near death. The doors on the ambulance flew open and the stat team ran out to greet them. In charge was a tall, handsome young doctor named Jack Larson. They ran with the gurney inside and to a treatment room. There were four people working on him at once, but Jack kept order to the chaos.

“Nurse, type and cross-match his blood and start him on Narcan.”

“Yes, Doctor.”

“What’re his vitals?” he demanded.

“BP is 90 over 50, pulse 135,” the lead nurse replied.

“Damn, too high. What’s our patient’s name?”

“Bernard Covington.” The other nurse read it from the report. He touched the patient’s shoulder and leaned over him. “Mr. Covington? Can you hear me?” He pulled out his exam flashlight and pulled up the man’s eyelids one at a time to check the dilation.

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Rainbow Snippets May 11th

Another dreary Saturday…but perfect for catching up on my six hobbies. 🙂 Kitty is by my side as we sit on the edge of the bed and just enjoy being together whilst hubby is off earning the bacon. 🙂 This week we are back with Bernard’s Diary, and his last note was about telling his favorite hottie hotel guest how he feels….let’s see how that turned out.

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 posting from an up-n-coming re-release. Bernard, Diary of a 46-yr-old Bellhop has been transformed into Bernard’s Diary. I’ve set a release date of June 15th and will tease up to that date.

Blurb:

Bernard Covington, suicidal and not the most-handsome man in the world would be happy to leave the world behind altogether.  That is until he meets Dr. Jack Larson. The physician takes his wounded heart and soul and patches them back together, but is he Mr. Perfect?

Bernard and Jack develop a romance, but soon the tide begins to shift as Jack’s past is revealed and it becomes a game-changer for the couple to deal with.

Will Bernard and Jack have a happy ending or will he succumb to his desire to end it all or will dealing with Jack’s phantoms keep him going? Only Bernard’s diary knows what secrets lurk in his soul…


Something’s gotta change in a big way or…shit. I’ve just, I’ve got to do this before I fall apart and die a 46-yr-old virgin. Wishing myself luck!

August 8th. 10 p.m. The blinding red and blue strobing from the ambulance lights lit up the dark street. It’d been a silent evening until its arrival. Two paramedics rushed up the concrete steps to the midnight blue steel entry door on the far side of the long, rectangular apartment building. The lights from the ambulance painted a brilliant hue onto the otherwise dull, gray brick building. Even the trim was gray and all of it was rusted and falling apart.

Another medic followed after, steering a gurney down the steps. Their patient was out cold and stripped from the waist up. He had all kinds of medical apparatus on him; IVs, a breathing mask, and a defibrillator on standby. Finally, the two medics maneuvered their patient down and into the waiting ambulance.

“Ok, what’ve we got?” barked the voice over the radio.

“Heart attack and attempted suicide,” the medic replied in a professional, matter-of-fact tone.

“Any defib?”

“Shocked him twice. 46-year-old male, obese, two bad wrist lacerations, and ingestion of pills.”

“10-4, we’ll be ready.”

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Rainbow Snippets May 4th

Tis a dreary day here in the midwest, but not hot or cold…just right to be indoors and pressing the lapels on my re-do of Bernard. 🙂 Plus loads of other household chores that get forgotten now that hubby is back to work and my job takes 80% of my day. If writing is not your full-time gig, what do you do? I work in accounting.

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 posting from an up-n-coming re-release. Bernard, Diary of a 46-yr-old Bellhop has been transformed into Bernard’s Diary. I’ve set a release date of June 15th and will tease up to that date.

Blurb:

Bernard Covington, suicidal and not the most-handsome man in the world would be happy to leave the world behind altogether.  That is until he meets Dr. Jack Larson. The physician takes his wounded heart and soul and patches them back together, but is he Mr. Perfect?

Bernard and Jack develop a romance, but soon the tide begins to shift as Jack’s past is revealed and it becomes a game-changer for the couple to deal with.

Will Bernard and Jack have a happy ending or will he succumb to his desire to end it all or will dealing with Jack’s phantoms keep him going? Only Bernard’s diary knows what secrets lurk in his soul…

He flipped to an open page and plucked off the pen that was attached to the outside and clicked the point down.

I can’t hold this in much longer. Jeremy makes me want to explode every time I get near that incredible body of his! He’s such a good customer, tips well, and never has much luggage. I love bringing up room service to him…I wish it were me that was staying behind in the room with him. I have to tell him how I feel; he must suspect something by now. I’d give anything to have a real man in my life for once, just once! Something’s gotta change in a big way or…shit. I’ve just, I’ve got to do this before I fall apart and die a 46-yr-old virgin. Wishing myself luck!

Bernard hopes that his luck with men will change in a big way. Stay tuned to see how that turns out.