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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.

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Rainbow Snippets November 22nd, 2020

Just a few days to go until we gobble down some turkey either by ourselves or with family by our sides.

Sorry I’m missing so many weeks…school is biting me in the arse…a bad math class. I hate math. Always have. Once you put letters and numbers together it’s bad news.

So, where did Erik leave off? He’d just been kissed by the ever so un-subtle Asher and despite himself…he’s having a reaction. One he cannot show or wants to show.

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

Not only had their demeanors relaxed, so had their inhibitions. They’d evaporated, in fact, to where they had not only kissed, but had given each other their first time, and a few more times beyond that.

Erik’s mind flooded with images of those days when they’d lived for their sleepovers—how buzzed they’d been, how good they felt, how right Billy felt in his mouth and his arms… It had started to go beyond just the physical, to something he couldn’t handle. There was a ton of baggage there that he didn’t want to think about anymore. Then this fucker kissed him…shit. He shuddered and forced his mind back to the present. That was his and Billy’s secret only. No one on earth needed to know he was gay. Like fucking hell they’d find out now.

“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.”

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Rainbow Snippets November 8th, 2020

Now we’re cooking with gas, as an old pal of mine used to say. The election is (seemingly) over, now we can get to work on the holidays!

Sorry I missed last week; my homework is eating up a lot of my free time and I do not like it! One teensy bright spot? I managed to eek out a short story for a contest. I do mean short too, 900 some-odd words…but it was something. Anything. It felt good to finally create something again!

So, where did Erik leave off? He’d just been kissed by the ever so un-subtle Asher and despite himself…he’s having a reaction. One he cannot show or wants to show.

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

“I’m off, Dais. Can’t stand the boredom. Give me a ring when you’re ready to be picked up. Try not to die of excitement in my absence.”

Erik watched him go, stupefied and still frozen to the spot. He suddenly became aware of the unnatural silence around him. Reality crashed back and crushed him under a wave of panic. What the hell had he done? A warm hand landed on his shoulder, and he looked down into Daisy’s face.

“Sorry, Erik. He can be such a prick. You know he didn’t mean it, right? I promise you.”

“Are you all right?” Billy asked. His tone was genuine concern and one he didn’t want to deal with right now. Their eyes met briefly. They had a history of their own beyond friendship. Like the times they’d smoked joints in his room. Not only had their demeanors relaxed, so had their inhibitions. They’d evaporated, in fact, to where they had not only kissed, but had given each other their first time, and a few more times beyond that.

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Rainbow Snippets October 25th, 2020

Six days to go until Halloween…is it possible? This year will be completely different…who’s doing the costumes and trick-or-treating by slingshot?

Time marches one for us. Our anniversary is in a smidgen of days and as a true testament to lack of time, I chose, bought, and wrapped both gifts. Wow. Maybe next year we can put more time and effort on both sides.

As for the story, let’s continue with this first memorable interaction of Erik and Asher and the aftermath of their first kiss.

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

Asher’s lips were so soft, not even the chill of his lip ring could take away from the searing heat of the kiss. Erik’s demeanor softened, and he uncurled his fist in Asher’s hand. Other parts of his anatomy stood up and took notice, too. He prayed nobody in the band saw that. Especially…well. No. No one was allowed to see.

All too soon the kiss ended, and Asher broke contact with a loud smacking sound. Erik stood in silence, his mind whirling while he retreated. His mouth opened and closed as he fought for words, but before he could utter any of them, Asher’s cool hand patted the side of his face in an almost patronizing manner, and with a cheeky wink he turned. Walking away, he called over his shoulder to his sister.

“I’m off, Dais. Can’t stand the boredom. Give me a ring when you’re ready to be picked up. Try not to die of excitement in my absence.”

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Rainbow Snippets October 18th, 2020

Wow, this month is flying by fast! Halloween is less than two weeks away and I’ve already begun Christmas shopping…who else is hopping on the internet or making their shopping lists?

As for the story, let’s continue with this first memorable interaction of Erik and Asher.

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

Erik’s lips hung open, his eyes wide when he saw his fist in Asher’s much smaller hand. His attention was caught and held by a surprisingly calm glare. Funny, he’d never noticed Asher had such weird eyes. Words escaped him as he fell into the scintillating beauty of the teen’s violet gaze. They were beautiful, haunting…and pained.

Erik paused, his breath taken hostage by the moment. A strangled cry escaped him when, in another blindingly unexpected turnaround, Asher kissed him. He wanted to pull away at first, especially since they had an audience, yet he didn’t. Some part of him wanted to stay. Asher’s lips were so soft, not even the chill of his lip ring could take away from the searing heat of the kiss. Erik’s demeanor softened, and he uncurled his fist in Asher’s hand. Other parts of his anatomy stood up and took notice, too. He prayed nobody in the band saw that. Especially…well. No. No one was allowed to see.

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Rainbow Snippets October 11th, 2020

The colors of the season are happening in our yard and neighborhoods and I’m loving it! Autumn is my favorite time of year 🙂 Now to hope for one evening where hubby and I can huddle around our fireplace (which looks like a glorified trashcan) outside and enjoy the crisp air and a cup of hot cider.

How do you celebrate fall?

As for the story, let’s continue with this first memorable interaction of Erik and Asher.

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

“Not as sorry as this sorry-looking excuse for a singer,” Asher drawled, lounging against the wall. Erik’s fingers itched. “More like a fifty-year-old karaoke warbler after a packet of Woodbines.”

“That’s it, you asshole. You’re goin’ down.” Erik threw his full weight behind a punch that would’ve halted a freight train. But something stopped him dead. He paused, shocked and amazed. Somehow this waif managed to halt him at full throttle. Not an easy feat.

Erik’s lips hung open, his eyes wide when he saw his fist in Asher’s much smaller hand. His attention was caught and held by a surprisingly calm glare. Funny, he’d never noticed Asher had such weird eyes. Words escaped him as he fell into the scintillating beauty of the teen’s violet gaze. They were beautiful, haunting…and pained.

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Rainbow Snippets October 4th, 2020

Life is good. Kitties are crazy yet furry and sweet; Jack has a new sensor so we can read his glucose at our leisure now too. Work is fine, albeit a bit harsh on my neck, back, and eyes, but such is the life of an accountant. 😦 I miss writing and doing anything creative beyond drumming, but my life has become engrossed with school and cats 🙂

As for the story, let’s continue with this first memorable interaction of Erik and Asher.

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

“I didn’t hear anyone whine. But I did hear something squeak. Was it you, little mouse? If I closed my eyes I could have imagined I heard a creaky old gate up there on the stage, swinging in the breeze.”

Rage coursed through Erik’s veins—his Viking heritage coming to the fore. He balled his hands into fists and fairly snorted, like a bull ready to gore the matador.

Fortunately, Daisy intervened. “Asher! Stop it right now or you’ll be sorry.”

“Dudes! Chill the fuck out,” Billy commanded from behind his drum set. Even Joey was pissed.

“Take a pill, Nordgren. Damn.” He put his arm around Daisy.

“Not as sorry as this sorry-looking excuse for a singer,” Asher drawled, lounging against the wall. Erik’s fingers itched. “More like a fifty-year-old karaoke warbler after a packet of Woodbines.”

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Rainbow Snippets September 27th, 2020

Again, I missed a week…life is tooo crazy! Our three kittens had their spay/neuter surgeries and I was playing nurse mommy to all of them, plus Jack, who already has enough medical issues for his own nurse. Sigh.

As for the story, let’s continue with this first memorable interaction of Erik and Asher.

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

“Maybe if you can’t appreciate our music you should get your ass outta here, Dasher. Or is it Ghoulboy?” Erik laughed at his own wit but was disappointed when it didn’t seem to shake this guy one iota.

“Just because my sister wants to hang around with a bunch of losers, doesn’t mean they’re any good, only that she has really bad taste.”

Erik’s temper rose, his blood nearly to the boiling point. “Who the hell are you callin’ a loser, you…you…emo! You gothic, whiny weirdo…freak!” Asher glanced around slowly and then their eyes locked again. “I didn’t hear anyone whine. But I did hear something squeak. Was it you, little mouse? If I closed my eyes I could have imagined I heard a creaky old gate up there on the stage, swinging in the breeze.”

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Rainbow Snippets August 30th, 2020

Happy September to everyone! Sorry I missed last week, but Labor Day weekend went much too fast for us. Kitty #1 is having health issues again, so please keep him in your thoughts. Otherwise, work, school, and life have not slowed down, but we do what we can to keep each other sane.

As for the story, let’s continue with this first memorable interaction of Erik and Asher.

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

Course, you snobby Brits think you’re just too damn good to sit here and listen to us angsty Americans, aren’t ya.” He glanced over his shoulder. “Sorry, Daisy, I didn’t mean you.” Shaking his head, he growled. “What the hell are you even doin’ here?”

“You gonna answer me or what, man?”

Asher held the grinder against the wall and made it whine again. It was beginning to make a groove. Asher shrugged, and Erik badly wanted to wipe the smug, insolent smile off his face.

“Maybe if the band was better I wouldn’t be so bored.” A blond brow went up as Erik crossed his arms tightly across his chest and harrumphed. “You sayin’ something about my band? The one your own sister is in?” He gritted his teeth and inched closer. “Maybe if you can’t appreciate our music you should get your ass outta here, Dasher. Or is it Ghoulboy?” Erik laughed at his own wit but was disappointed when it didn’t seem to shake this guy one iota.