SWEET WILLIAM #rainbowsnippets

RAINBOW SNIPPETS (1)Welcome to Rainbow Snippets! Today we’ll meet Fredrick from my short novella SWEET WILLIAM coming soon from Wayward Ink Publishing.

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Fredrick held up his glass and stared at the candle’s flame through the amber liquid. He took a sip and savored the rich, biting taste on his tongue, welcoming the burn down his throat. This was the very last drink he could afford and he had to make it last.

A giggle erupted from someone out of sight on the back staircase and a smile tugged his lips despite the dire state of his wallet. The laugh had been carefree, joyous, naughty. Fredrick shifted on the cushioned bench. The lunch hour had passed and he was the only customer in the dining room. He wondered if the innkeeper up front would notice if he adjusted his cramped cock as it throbbed in sympathy with the bright laughter.

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william 3William Wilkerson leads the life of the privileged rich. Head of his father’s shipping business, he indulges to his heart’s content in the pleasures of the flesh with Boston’s finest young men.

That is, until he reunites with Fredrick: his former tutor and the one man who captured his heart.

But William’s father has declared Fredrick off limits. And Fredrick, himself, believes he’s beneath the attention of the Wilkerson heir.

After having lost his current pupil to graduation, and with no prospects of a replacement, Frederick is homeless, hungry, and easy pickings for the men on the docks.

When Frederick is shanghaied into service on William’s own merchant ship, will William discover his plight in time to rescue him?

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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9 Responses to SWEET WILLIAM #rainbowsnippets

  1. Hmm, could that be sweet William giggling? 😉 Nice snippet! 🙂

  2. Sensuously subtle, mingling the setting with the rising romantic tension! Beautifully done!

  3. P.T. Wyant says:

    This gives a wonderful sense of who he is, and makes me care about him in just those few lines.

  4. Elin Gregory says:

    I remember this one 🙂 very sweet.

  5. Louise Lyons says:

    I like his reaction to the naughty laugh. I want to read more.

  6. AM says:

    I love how vivid this is. Takes me right into the moment. 🙂

  7. amyraenbow says:

    I love the contrast between his resignation about his own life and the appeal of that laughter.

  8. Very nice snippet. Love the contrasting feelings.

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