Welcome to Rainbow Snippets! Enjoy snippets from a cool group of writers and bloggers. You might find historical fiction, YA, something sweet or something spicy, but the common thread is that all main characters will identify as LGBTQIA+
I’m working on final edits for Mirror Maze, a new short story coming soon from NineStar Press. Today, come and meet the guys…
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He’d always loved carnivals, the bright colors and laughter and crush of the crowd. The smell of dust and popcorn, candy apples, and sweat. The rides were all light and brilliance and garish sound, rollercoasters, Tilt-A-Whirl, and glittering carousel. The Mirror Maze was still his favorite.
The moment he’d stepped in the long line for the maze he’d been stunned by the beauty of the dark-haired barker, whose green eyes held him captive. Jules had laughed in his face when he’d stared too long, then grabbed his hand and tugged him behind the gaudy attraction. Dazed, Cory could only lean against the rough wood in wonder as Jules slipped to his knees on the long grass…
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For Jules, the carnival is life, the other carnies his family, friends, lovers. He can’t think of anywhere else he’d rather be. But the carnival has a secret, that if found out, could bring an end to their ideal existence. What with falling in love with a local man, and a detective dogging their heels about the body found on the hill above the fairgrounds, his perfect life just might be changing, and he has no idea if it is for the better.