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Rainbow Snippets December 22nd

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How did December go by so fast? Goodness! I know…by working my tail off during the day and resting as much as possible at night. LOL  I’m pretty ready for the holidays…I have family coming in and my best friend is coming over too. Time to roll out that welcome mat 🙂

I’m posting again from This Time Around (which is a rework of Refugees which is the sequel to For the Heart of Phillip). Drama was everywhere in the first book; but it’s been tamed in this volume, which follows Robert and David’s journey after things didn’t go as planned in book one.

This book is now available only at  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.

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To set the stage: (spoiler alert)!!! In the first book, Robert and Phillip break up and David and Andrew break up. 

We continue this week with the focus on Robert and what he does after he left Phillip:

He played the scenes over and over in his mind—how the shit had hit the fan when Cleve had found him and Phillip together, when he and Phillip had tried to make love but couldn’t make it happen, and finally when he’d called it quits and left.

 Going back to an empty apartment wasn’t what he’d needed, so he’d gone to his parents’ home to bask in the comfort of his family—his parents, his twin sister, and his toddler brother, Luke.

His mother, Cassie, was always there with hugs and kisses. She could be a bit smothering, but right now he welcomed it. He couldn’t wait to be in her arms and hear her soothing voice.

The moment Robert arrived home, his father, Mark blew a gasket. The family attempted to stop him, but there was no calming down the hot-headed patriarch. He bolted out the door and drove off to the Marnier household to face down Phillip and admonish him for breaking his son’s heart for a second time.

This book is now available only at  Amazon 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippets December 15th

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Happy first day of December! Wow has this year flown by or what??? Are you ready for the Holidays?

I’m posting again from This Time Around (which is a rework of Refugees which is the sequel to For the Heart of Phillip). Drama was everywhere in the first book; but it’s been tamed in this volume, which follows Robert and David’s journey after things didn’t go as planned in book one.

This book is now available only at  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.

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To set the stage: (spoiler alert)!!! In the first book, Robert and Phillip break up and David and Andrew break up. 

Last week was the end of the heartbreaking opener where David finds his “Dear David” letter.  This week focuses on Robert and what he does after he left Phillip:

Twenty-six-year-old congressional aide, Robert Marshall was, once again, heartbroken. What was worse, was that it was the same man who’d broken his heart before; he’d let it happen again. He’d just left the man he loved more than anything, Phillip Marnier. They’d lived together for months, and had been together; but the feelings weren’t mutual.

It was more than obvious Phillip was still in love with his husband, Andrew. Robert beat himself up for even trying to get back with his first-ever boyfriend, especially as things had been complicated immensely by the fact he himself had been married at the time.

This book is now available only at  Amazon 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippets December 8th

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Happy first day of December! Wow has this year flown by or what??? Are you ready for the Holidays?

I’m posting again from This Time Around (which is a rework of Refugees which is the sequel to For the Heart of Phillip). Drama was everywhere in the first book; but it’s been tamed in this volume, which follows Robert and David’s journey after things didn’t go as planned in book one.

This book is now available only at  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.

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To set the stage: (spoiler alert)!!! In the first book, Robert and Phillip break up and David and Andrew break up. 

Last week David saw the brief note from Andrew saying goodbye. This is the last part of the opening scene:

It was all too clear now. Andrew was gone, as was Andrea. He shook his head, unwilling to believe this was the end! David darted from room to room and saw that all of Andrew and Andrea’s belongings were gone too. It was, indeed, over. David clenched his jaw tightly as he crumpled the note in his hand. His knees buckled and he crumpled to the floor, sitting like a stunned animal. His eyes watered, but he angrily wiped the tears away. It was a feeble effort; they kept refilling.

“You… prick! You…”

David grabbed his cell phone and began to dial, but his thumb hovered above the “send” button. His hand shook as he stared at the number. Finally, he hit “cancel”. What am I gonna do? Yell at him? Threaten him? Beg him to come back?  He leaned back and shut his eyes, his mind a whirlwind of memories from the past few months. All the sex, the dinners, the fun with little Andrea in the backyard. All dissolved right before his eyes. What the hell went wrong? It has to be Phillip! Dammit! He went back home to his precious Philly. How nice of him to leave me in the damn dust!  

David slowly opened the hand which held the ring, and let it fall to the floor. He gritted his teeth as a wave of anger swept over him like a tsunami, and he hurled the crumpled note furiously into the living room. It landed on the love seat. The same love seat where Andrew had sat in a dazed stupor for hours on the night he and his husband Phillip had broken up. It was also the place where little Andrea would sit during movie night, and where David and Andrew would make out before heading back to their bedroom. Now, it was all just a memory…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippets December 1st

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Happy first day of December! Wow has this year flown by or what??? Are you ready for the Holidays?

I’m posting again from This Time Around (which is a rework of Refugees which is the sequel to For the Heart of Phillip). Drama was everywhere in the first book; but it’s been tamed in this volume, which follows Robert and David’s journey after things didn’t go as planned in book one.

This book is now available only at  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.

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To set the stage: (spoiler alert)!!! In the first book, Robert and Phillip break up and David and Andrew break up. 

This is David coming home to find out that Andrew has left him:

“Andy? You home? Where are ya, hon?” No answer. Hm, guess he did go out. I wonder if he called or left a message.  He checked the answering machine. There were no new messages, nor was there anything left beside it. His gut tightened. Maybe he left a note somewhere else.  His eyes darted around; he turned pillows over, looked under cushions. His pace became frantic. Wait a minute, why wouldn’t he just call me?  He grabbed his cell phone and checked through his voicemail. Nothing.

Finally, David returned to the kitchen and picked up the mail again. He walked to the hall table in the foyer and mindlessly dropped the mail onto it. The envelopes slid forward, upsetting an item below. A melodic “ding” caught his attention immediately. He knelt on the floor and discovered the promise ring he’d so lovingly chosen. David picked it up and glared suspiciously at the bauble in his hand. He clenched it in his fist. With his free hand, he furiously rifled through the papers on the floor. A mysterious sheet of notepaper caught his eye. It was a handwritten note, in Andy’s style.  He rubbed his eyes, thinking what he read had to be a trick. It was only three sentences. He read it again, slower.

“Dear David, I am so sorry it had to be this way. I appreciate all you did for me but I cannot be with you. I hope someday you will understand. Andrew.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippets November 24th

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How was your turkey day? I hope it was gobblefabulous! Mine was nice; we went to see my side of the family 🙂

I’m posting again from This Time Around (which is a rework of Refugees which is the sequel to For the Heart of Phillip). Drama was everywhere in the first book; but it’s been tamed in this volume, which follows Robert and David’s journey after things didn’t go as planned in book one.

I hope you enjoy! This book is out now on 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.

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To set the stage: (spoiler alert)!!! In the first book, Robert and Phillip break up and David and Andrew break up. 

This is David coming home to find out that Andrew has left him:

The only thing David wanted right now was to have a nice, normal conversation about where they were headed as a couple. Was it over or would Andrew finally accept the marriage proposal that sat on the table?

While all of these thoughts swirled in his mind, David noticed a glaring incongruity; notably, that Andrew’s van was gone. He glanced at the time again—9:05 pm. He bit his lip in thought. It was unusual for Andrew to be out so late without letting him know. He frowned and scratched at his blond hair. Maybe he’s visiting his folks. Yes, that’s it. Maybe Janet and Tyler can talk some common sense into him. Marrying me is the best choice for him, not going back to that jackass.

He shrugged off his doubts, and exited his car. The warm evening air was rich with moisture. There would be a storm soon. His body had started to sweat, even in just his minimal outfit of scrubs, as he looked over his shoulder towards the street. Something nagged at him to look in the mailbox. He trudged down to the curb and saw that the day’s mail was still inside. Maybe he left to get Andrea before it came.  He dismissed that as well and collected what was inside.

David didn’t even notice that all of the lights in the house were off, save for the garden lights, which were on their own timer. He yawned as he unlocked the door, and when he finished and turned the knob it creaked open, revealing the pitch-black house. He quickly turned on the foyer light, looked around the corner into the kitchen and plunked the mail on the counter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippets November 17th

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Five days til I’ll be gobbling down turkey with my family around me 🙂 

I’m posting from This Time Around (which is a rework of Refugees which is the sequel to For the Heart of Phillip). Drama was everywhere in the first book; but it’s been tamed in this volume, which follows Robert and David’s journey after things didn’t go as planned in book one.

I hope you enjoy! This book is coming December 1st!

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.

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To set the stage: (spoiler alert)!!! In the first book, Robert and Phillip break up and David and Andrew break up. 

This is David coming home to find out that Andrew has left him:

David had done his best to nurse his lover, as had Andrew’s five-year-old daughter, Andrea. She’d barely left his side. There had still been no “yes” or “no” to the proposal question, however. David knew why, too. It was just as he’d feared this entire time. It was painfully clear that Andrew still had deep feelings for his ex-husband, Phillip.

David remembered that night, the previous February, when Andrew had come to live with him. The break-up with Phillip had been emotional, and Andrew had come to him late at night, crying, freezing, and in shock. David had known from the start that the relationship would be fraught with regret, but he dove in full-force anyway, out of sheer loneliness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippets November 10th

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Less than two weeks til Turkey Day??? Wow…plus my life is calming down a little and I’ll have a lot less time to think about things…I landed a day job that starts in three weeks. So…let’s relish the time we have 🙂

This week, I’m going to start posting from This Time Around (which is a rework of Refugees which is the sequel to For the Heart of Phillip). Drama was everywhere in the first book; but it’s been tamed in this volume, which follows Robert and David’s journey after things didn’t go as planned in book one.

I hope you enjoy! This book is coming December 1st!

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.

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To set the stage: (spoiler alert)!!! In the first book, Robert and Phillip break up and David and Andrew break up. 

This is David coming home to find out that Andrew has left him:

It was 9 p.m. on a warm, early September night. Thirty-one-year-old David Griffin pulled up into the driveway of his house. Of course, it wasn’t just his now—he’d had his lover, Andrew Bradley-Horner living there for some time too, along with Andrew’s adorable daughter, Andrea.

He’d finally come off his shift as a physical therapist in the rehabilitation hospital after working a grueling twelve hour shift.  He was tired, but felt he was in a diplomatic enough mood to deal with his boyfriend. It’d been a rough weekend for them after David had asked Andrew to marry him and the only reply he’d received was Andrew’s vomiting on the lawn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippets November 3rd

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How is it November already??? I know, that whole earth round the sun bit and time passing…blah blah blah. LOL  This year has flown by! 

In that spirit, the release of this book has been delayed until November 9th, so I’ll post one last snippet (for now since I have another release coming Dec 1st I wish to share).

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 is the 3rd book in the Upstaged series to be release by Extasy Books.  To see the other 2; here are the links:

http://www.extasybooks.com/978-1-4874-1804-5-opening-act/

http://www.extasybooks.com/cheryl-headford/s-l-danielson/978-1-4874-2024-6-waiting-in-the-wings/

To set the stage; this (and last week’s post are of Vince on the morning of his wedding to his beloved Billy.  His roomie (and ex-bf, also his friend and best man) Asher is there to talk him through the coming celebration.

He smiled at his friend and best man and hugged him. “Good morning, Asher. Today’s the day!”

“Yeah, it is. No need to ask if you’re excited. Sit down and let me get you some breakfast. And no arguments”—he quickly added as Vince opened his mouth to complain—“I’m not having you throw up in the car because you’re too excited to eat. Toast and coffee aren’t going to kill you.”

Vince laughed and rubbed his neck. “Yes, Asher.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippets October 27th

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Presenting…the first snippet from the Up-n-coming Upstaged 3: Duet (release date tba)

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 is the 3rd book in the Upstaged series to be release by Extasy Books.  To see the other 2; here are the links:

http://www.extasybooks.com/978-1-4874-1804-5-opening-act/

http://www.extasybooks.com/cheryl-headford/s-l-danielson/978-1-4874-2024-6-waiting-in-the-wings/

To set the stage; this (and last week’s post are of Vince on the morning of his wedding to his beloved Billy. I’d left that out last week (grrrr) so this week I won’t forget the context! This picks right up the next lines down after Vince awoke (without his finace there due to superstition).

For a while, Asher had been in there with him, but at Vince’s insistence, he’d left. Vince had been without his lover before, but this time it was torture. Thankfully, however, he’d survived the night.

He scooted out of bed and threw on a robe. Shaking out his hair with his fingers, he glanced at the class ring on his finger. In a few hours it would be replaced with a gorgeous wedding band. A surge of excitement crackled through Vince and he smiled. After a long yawn, he stretched and padded to the bathroom to shower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippets October 20th

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Presenting…the first snippet from the Up-n-coming Upstaged 3: Duet (release date tba)

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 is the 3rd book in the Upstaged series to be release by Extasy Books.  To see the other 2; here are the links:

http://www.extasybooks.com/978-1-4874-1804-5-opening-act/

http://www.extasybooks.com/cheryl-headford/s-l-danielson/978-1-4874-2024-6-waiting-in-the-wings/

The light pouring in from the windows hit Vince in the face and he winced, turning onto his side. Sprawling over the bed, his sleep-muddled mind slowly registered there was nothing but empty sheets beside him. He opened his eyes and stared at the spot where Billy usually was for a long moment. He was alone, by choice. Billy had stayed over at his parents’ house for reasons of superstitious tradition. Billy thought they shouldn’t see each other until the wedding ceremony. It made for one lonely night, but Vince had handled it.