NICOLAS #rainbowsnippets #snipsun

rainbow snippetssnippetsunday2Welcome to Rainbow Snippets and Snippet Sunday! Today, Nico tells a lie…

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His lip curled with disdain. “You speak like a child, not knowing the danger of the wolf outside the door. I have no need of your protection. Nor your love.”

Jamie’s face whitened and he pushed to his feet, looking down at Nico with hurt eyes, though his chin lifted with pride. “You’re a poor liar, Nico..”



 Dreamspinner Press

Betrayed by a lover, Jamie rents an isolated cabin on Lake Huron, wanting only to be left alone. Instead, he is pulled from his solitary existence as an artist and tumbles headlong into the legend of Saint Nicolas.

As a young man, Nicolas accidentally killed a man intent on murdering three children, only to have the man’s malicious spirit rise up against him. Fleeing through the centuries from the Krampus, the evil troll-like creature that dogs his steps, Nico finds refuge with the young artist who takes him into his home and bed. But Jamie has questions. Who is Nicolas, and why does the Krampus want to destroy him?

When the Krampus begins to torment and torture anyone Nico comes in contact with to punish him, Jamie’s life is put in danger. And Jamie isn’t sure whether he can help Nico defeat his nemesis or if he’s merely a pawn in the Krampus’s game.

About diannehartsock

Author of paranormal/suspense, fantasy/adventure, m/m romance and anything else that comes to mind. Oh, and a floral designer.
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18 Responses to NICOLAS #rainbowsnippets #snipsun

  1. Jana Denardo says:

    This sounds right up my alley.

  2. These poor guys, you’re torturing them Dianne! I’ll have to grab this one so i can get the HEA–they deserve it!

    Welcome to Rainbow Snippets! Thanks for joining us. ❤

  3. Karen Michelle Nutt says:

    I’m intrigued. Interesting take on the legend. Love the book cover. 🙂

  4. Elin Gregory says:

    I’ve always loved the Krampus. So glad to see him getting an outing as an antagonist. And that book cover is fantastic.

  5. Rian Durant says:

    Oh, you posted something from this one for the Midsummer madness! I loved it back then, I love it now and I’m waiting for the 18th of December. I’m a sucker for dark and sensual.

  6. Enjoying the story, poor Jamie!

  7. P.T. Wyant says:

    It seems like the more Nico tries to protect Jamie the more he hurts him.

  8. Iris B says:

    St Nikolaus day yesterday 🙂 … interesting snippet.

  9. Powerful snippet! I’ll be back. 🙂

  10. Duh, Nicolas needs to get clear with himself. Either he is out or he is in but he needs to stop taking it on Jamie.

  11. jlmerrow says:

    Wow, that’s definitely a Christmas story with a difference!
    Totes intrigued. 😀

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