Mirror Maze #rainbowsnippets #amwriting #amediting #lgbtqia+

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+

Still working on final edits for Mirror Maze, a new short story coming soon from NineStar Press. Today, the plot thickens…

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Jules put a finger under his chin and tilted his head up, and Cory caught a glimpse of gleaming green eyes before Jules’s hot mouth captured his, his kiss drugging, overwhelming. Wait! Cory reluctantly put a hand between them and nudged him back.

“I have an early class and you have to get your ass to work—”

“Fine,” Jules huffed. He darted a hand around Cory and plucked up the newspaper. Cory watched his face as he read the headline article, saw him flinch, but then a cool mask fell in place, his thick lashes hiding his expressive eyes. After a moment Jules tossed the paper on the counter. “I see your boyfriend found the body,” he observed sourly.

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MIRROR MAZE

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.

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Mirror Maze #rainbowsnippets #amwriting #amediting #lgbtqia+

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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MIRROR MAZE

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.

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4 stars for ONCE A YEAR! #review #scifiantho #migration #PRG

quscifiReviewed by: Linda Tonis Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team 

4****Stars 

 Anthology: Migration 

Series: Queer Sci-Fi’s Flash Fiction #6 Genre: Flash Fiction 300 words or less 

Publisher: Other Worlds Ink 

Release Date: 7/24/19 

Page Count: 256 

Rating: Adult  

This was a writer’s challenge, write sci-fi/fantasy/horror of LGBTIQA stories using no more than 300 words, the theme migration. I am going to list the authors whose stories were chosen to be in the book and then write a review for the winners and the judge’s choice. The categories in this book are horror, paranormal, fantasy and science fiction. 

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PARTICIPATING AUTHORS: 

Sionnain Buckley/Warren Rochelle/Marita O’Connor/C.Taylor-Butler/Amanda Thomas/Kevin Klehr/Andrea Speed/Bob Goddard/M Joseph Murphy/Chloe Spencer/Crysta K.Coburn/Sydney Blackburn/Monique Cuilerier/C.A. McDonald/Lauren Ring/Elizabeth Andre/Robyn Walker/Be Allatt/Sara Testarossa/Eytan Bernstein/Foster Bridget Cassidy/KC Burn/Treasure Nguyen/Damian Serbu/Joshua Darrow/Paula McGrath/Kayleigh Sky/Mere Rain/Kim Fielding/Nathan Alling Long/Adrienne Wilder/Trevor Barton/R R Angell/J.R. Frontera/Krishan Coupland/C.LMannarino/Dave Creek/S R Jones/K E Olukoya/Steve Fuson/Jessie Pinkham/Shannon Brady/Diane Morrison/Hank Edwards/Antonia Aquilante/Isobel Granby/Carey Ford Compton/E.M. Hamill/X. Marduk/Shannon West/Harry F. Rey/Ether Nepenthes/Steven Harper/Devon Widmer/Helen De Cruz/Evelyn Benvie/Nils Odlund/A.M. Leibowitz/Adrik Kemp/Shirley Meier/Carol Holland March/Mary Newman/Siri Paulson/ 

 

                                  4**** Stars quscifi2

 ONCE A YEAR-DIANNE HARTSOCK – 300 WORDS 

A moan stopped a man causing him to look down where he saw a man buried in leaves and blood on his mouth. The only word the man said was “run” but instead he bent down and kissed him tasting rot and feeling something strange enterring him, a perfect example of no good deed goes unpunished. 

 

judges winners  

1ST PLACE: METTLE – DIE BOOTH 

Craig got some piercings that two nights later disappeared leaving no trace of them ever being there. Time and again he redid the piercings only to have them migrate as well, then tired of spending so much money and having nothing to show for it he decided to do the piercings himself that was when he learned the truth and it was quite a suprise. 

2ND PLACE: THE SPECK – BEY DECKARD 

When Matt notices a speck in his eye keeps moving and when he suddenly sees creatures he wears an eyepatch. He is sure the creatures still exist behind his eyepatch but if he doesn’t see them he can live with it until his husband Wayne lets out a scream and everything changes, and not for the better. 

3RD PLACE: THE WOMAN WITH NO NAME – SIRI PAULSON 

Brighid sits with a woman with no name, a woman she was kissing in the morning and a woman who asks her to return something of hers, something that will result in her leaving. The woman with no name disappears and Brighid prepares for her trip to America. This was a sweet love story. 

 

JUDGE’S CHOICES 

THE ESSENCE – L. M. BROWN 

A Vessel is dying leaving the one occupying it to find another and it is necessary to find one immediately since the vessel is being tracked. Although a sleeping body is easiest to occupy the vessel decides to take a woman in the middle of sex, a woman who screams her pleasure and a woman who promises to return the favor but not quite in the same way.   

STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS – ZIGGY SCHUTZ 

At the age of eight Agnes first saw the river a river that was not there a day ago and a river that seems to grow with her. At the age of eighteen she sees someone floating on her river claiming he is going away, away from those who want him to be what they want and not be what he wants leaving Agnes with a decision to make. 

ZULU-KEVIN KLEHR 

Allister loves his hair and one day while admiring it he sees that a little green man named Zulu is living in it. Zulu begs Allister to allow him to stay since his planet is dying and of course Allister is only to happy to let him. Then each day another little person appears until there is finally an entire city living there so something has to be done and the solution is simple and works for everyone. 

THE CURIOUS CABINET-GINGER STREUSEL 

Asa has a haunted cabinet and brings it to Blair’s Antique Repair and Curse Removal. Warned to never open it, it opened by itself when he moved.A demon is bound to his grandmother’s hair in the cabinet and it needs to be destroyed to rid it of the demon and the stink of cabbage, but it would also remove something precious belonging to his grandmother so Asa has a decision to make. 

SKIN HUNGER – TREASURE NGUYEN 

Sex and teeth and at times distasteful but also sexy.  

REPEATING HISTORY – J. SUMMERSET 

Like family before my mother and I are migrating hoping for a better life and wondering if they did the right thing. Now once again we leave and hope for better.  

 

This anthology is referred to as flash fiction which reminds me of speed dating and not exactly my cup of tea some of the stories confused me, some I enjoyed and some left me speechless but there are more than enough stories to satisfy anyone, they are short and a quick read. Since there were more stories I liked then disliked even though there were some I didn’t even understand this book was more than a worthwhile read.  

-Linda Tonis 

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MIGRATION IS OUT! #queerscifi #flashfic #giveaway

MigrationQueer Sci Fi has just released the annual QSF Flash Fiction anthology. This year, the theme is “Migration.”

MI-GRA-TION (noun)

1) Seasonal movement of animals from one region to another.

2) Movement of people to a new area or country in order to find work or better living conditions.

3) Movement from one part of something to another.

Three definitions to inspire writers around the world and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell. Here are 120 of our favorites.

Migration feaures 300 word speculative flash fiction stories from across the rainbow spectrum, from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi.

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quscifiThe silence should have warned me. Utter stillness. A held breath. But it was the soft moan that stopped me on the edge of the hollow. I shivered, filled with dread without knowing why…  Once a Year by Dianne Hartsock

Excerpts: Each year, hundreds of writers send in stories for the Queer Sci Fi flash fiction anthology. Here are the opening lines from some of the stories chosen for the 2019 edition – Migration:

“Darkness has substance. It is tangible; different shades within the black, sounds, a taste. It is accompanied by self-awareness of time and thoughts, even when other senses fail.” —Hope for Charity, by Robyn Walker

“The sky has been screaming for five straight days when the shrimps come to take us away. They’ve been boxing up the others and hauling them off. Now they’re here for us, soaking wet, dragging cords and crates behind them.” —Shrimpanzee, Sionnain Bailey

“Allister always had faultless hair. He’d comb and gel it to perfection while gazing in the mirror. One day a pair of eyes stared back.” —Zulu Finds a Home, by Kevin Klehr

“On her sister’s wedding day Ari noticed that one of her ears had migrated to her hand. It was right after her high school crush, Emily, arrived with Cousin Matt.” —Playing It By Ear, Aidee Ladnier

“The wound was fatal. Their vessel wouldn’t live much longer. This is what came from leaving loose ends. Frantically they sought out a new vessel to migrate to. “ —The Essence, by L.M. Brown

“That night, we were sitting in the bed of her daddy’s old pickup truck and the radio was playing the best song. We had a pack of cigarettes between us and her hand was almost touching mine. The wheat field was silver in the moonlight. When they came, we weren’t surprised, just disappointed that our time was up already.” —Our Song, by Lauren Ring

“Willow said she was my wife, but I knew it wasn’t her, not the right her, anyway. Sure she looked like her with olive skin and bright pink hair. She even smelled of mango flowers, just like I remembered, but there was something about her smile that was slightly off, something about when she said she loved me that didn’t sit well in my old heart.” — They Said It Would Be Her, by Elizabeth Andre

“Agnes is eight when she first sees the river. Cutting its way through town, the only thing she knows not coated in coal dust. She sticks her toes in, comes home with wet socks and a secret. See, the river hadn’t been there yesterday.” —Stream of Consciousness, by Ziggy Schutz

“Terry twirled in her green synthsilk dress, looked at her reflection, liked what she saw. She felt good in her own skin, for maybe the first time.” —Altball, by RE Andeen

“The thing was in the corner. It had come through the window and had slid down the wall. Scratch went the sound. The noise of a hundred nails clawing at the wood. Nails of white bone. Alex pulled the sheets up quickly, covering every inch of skin and hair in a warm darkness.” —Whose Nightmare, by Jamie Bonomi


Author Bio

AUTHORBIO

A hundred and twenty authors are included in Migration:

  • Butterflies, by A O’Donovan
  • The Return, by A.M. Leibowitz
  • A New Spring, by Aaron Silver
  • Universal Quota, by Abby Bartle
  • The Call of Home, by Adrienne Wilder
  • Starfall, by Adrik Kemp
  • Playing it By Ear, by Aidee Ladnier
  • Rabbit, by Amanda Thomas
  • That Does Not Love…, by Andi Deacon
  • Inborn, by Andrea Speed
  • Saving Ostakis, by Angelica Primm
  • A Dawn Wish, by Antonia Aquilante
  • Diaspora, by Ariel E. James
  • Transmigration, by Ashby Danvers
  • Across the Mirror, by Ava Kelly
  • Between, by BE Allatt
  • The Speck, by Bey Deckard
  • The King of the Mountain Cometh, by Bob Goddard
  • Before and After, by C. A. Chesse
  • Home, by C.A. McDonald
  • Too Much Tech, by C.L. Mannarino
  • Ze Who Walks Into the Future, by Carey Ford Compton
  • The Gate, by Carol Holland March
  • Our Last Light Skip, by Chloe Spencer
  • Passage, by Christine Taylor-Butler
  • The Perils of Pick-Up Lines, by Colton Aalto
  • Parched, by Crysta K. Coburn
  • Changeling Dreams, by Damian Serbu
  • Destinations, by Dave Creek
  • Another Job, Another Planet, by David Viner
  • Thiefmaster Rosalind’s Apprentice, by Devon Widmer
  • A Weight Off Their Shoulders, by Diane Morrison
  • Once a Year, by Dianne Hartsock
  • Mettle, by Die BoothForever Bound, by E.W. Murks
  • They Said It Would Be Her, by Elizabeth Andre
  • Til Death Do Us Part, by Elizabeth Anglin
  • Little One, by Eloreen Moon
  • GBFN, by Emilia Agrafojo
  • The Long Distance Thing, by Ether Nepenthes
  • Call My People Home, by Evelyn Benvie
  • Jace vs. the Incubi, by Eytan Bernstein
  • A New Tradition, by Foster Bridget Cassidy
  • The Curious Cabinet, by Ginger Streusel
  • Ready, by Hank Edwards
  • The Albatrosses, by Harry F. Rey
  • A Boy’s Shadow, by Helen De Cruz
  • Portrait of a Lady, by Isobel Granby
  • Beam That Is In, by J. Comer
  • The Hunt, by J. R. Frontera
  • Repeating History, by J. Summerset
  • Neil’s Journey, by J.P. Bowie
  • Homeward Bound, by J.S. Garner
  • Whose Nightmare?, by Jamie Bonomi
  • A Moment of Bravery, by Jessie Pinkham
  • Laetus, by Jet Lupin
  • Where You Go, I’ll Follow, by Joe Baumann
  • Ambrose Out of Ash, by Jonathan Fesmire
  • Shooting Modes, by Joshua Darrow
  • TerrorForm, by Juam Jocom
  • The Curse, by Jude Reid
  • Throwing Eggs, by K E Olukoya
  • Fly, by Kayleigh Sky
  • The Keep, by KC Burn
  • Zulu Finds a Home, by Kevin Klehr
  • The Risks and Advantages of Data Migration, by Kim Fielding
  • Irreversible, by kim gryphon
  • Looner, by Krishan Coupland
  • The Essence, by L.M. Brown
  • Our Song, by Lauren Ring
  • O Human Child, by Lisa Hamill
  • Goodbye Marghretta, by Lou Sylvre
  • Choices, by LV Lloyd
  • Endangered Species, by M Joseph Murphy
  • Planet Retro, Unplugged, by M. X. Kelly
  • Elemental, by M.D. Grimm
  • To Wish on a Love Knot, by Margaret McGaffey Fisk
  • Firebirds, by Marita M. Connor
  • Breeding Season, by Mary Newman
  • Kooks at Home, by Matt McHugh
  • Spring, by Mere Rain
  • Into the South, by Mindy Leana Shuman
  • Not How We Planned It, by Minerva Cerridwen
  • What Is Left Behind, by Monique Cuillerier
  • How Far Would You Go for the One You Love?, by Nathan Alling Long
  • Innocence, by Nathaniel Taff
  • Heart and Soul, by Nils Odlund
  • Tides, by Patricia Scott
  • Killer Queen, by Paula McGrath
  • Genesis, by Pelaam
  • If Pigs Could Fly, by Penelope Friday
  • Click, by R R Angell
  • Be Kind to Strangers, by Raina Lorring
  • Altball, by RE Andeen
  • Far From Home, by Riley S. Keene
  • Hope for Charity, by Robyn Walker
  • Night Comes to the Bea Arthur, by Rory Ni Coileáin
  • MIG Ration, by S R Jones
  • Going Back, by Sacchi Green
  • World Behind and Home Ahead, by Sara Testarossa
  • The Call of the Suet, by Sarah Hadley Brook
  • Research & Development, by Shaina Phillips
  • Into the Void, by Shannon Brady
  • The Silkie’s Dance, by Shannon West
  • Seal Hunt, by Shirley Meier
  • Shrimpanzee FIRST IN BOOK, by Sionnain Bailey
  • The Woman With No Name, by Siri Paulson
  • Memories of Clay, by Spencer Mann
  • Simulacrum, by Steve Carr
  • The Experience, by Steve Fuson
  • Flight, by Steven Harper
  • Birds of New Atlantis, by Stewart C Baker
  • Lurching Forward, by Sydney Blackburn
  • Spores of Retribution, by Tray Ellis
  • Skin Hunger, by Treasure Nguyen
  • Elvira, by Trevor Barton
  • Ever After, by Warren Rochelle
  • Into the Light, by Wart Hill
  • Dryads, by X Marduk
  • Stream of Consciousness, by Ziggy Schutz

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Eran’s Release #rainbowsnippets #amwriting #amediting #lgbtqia+

RAINBOW SNIPPETS (1)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+

Today, Paul is aching to see Eran again but doesn’t want to seem like a creep…

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Feeling much more relaxed, he started a fire, turned on his Christmas lights, and settled down on the couch with a book. He’d read for a bit, have a bite of dinner, then head to the coffee shop around nine. He’d bring something to read at the table while he waited for Eran to get off work. Then he wouldn’t seem like a creep, right? He sighed. This dating thing was harder than he remembered.

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eransrelease400ERAN’S RELEASE IS OUT!!

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It’s cliché to fall for the cute barista at the coffee shop, but Paul can’t help it. Eran’s shy smile and heated gaze are driving him wild. Convincing Eran to go out with him, however, is a lot harder than expected.

 

Eran’s been burned before—by family and more, enough to make him jump at shadows and avoid intimacy. But Paul is determined, and with the help of counselors, classes, and an unexpected modeling gig, Eran might just find that taking a risk on what scares him the most, has a worthy payoff.

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ERAN’S RELEASE #releaseday #blitz #giveaway!

 

Title: Eran’s Release

Author: Dianne Hartsock

Release Date: July 3, 2019

Heat Level: 4 – Lots of Sex

Pairing: Male/Male

Length: 44,000 words

Genre: Romance, erotic, contemporary, gay

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Summary

It’s cliché to fall for the cute barista at the coffee shop, but Paul can’t help it. Eran’s shy smile and heated gaze are driving him wild. Convincing Eran to go out with him, however, is a lot harder than expected.

Eran’s been burned before—by family and more, enough to make him jump at shadows and avoid intimacy. But Paul is determined, and with the help of counselors, classes, and an unexpected modeling gig, Eran might just find that taking a risk on what scares him the most, has a worthy payoff.

Excerpt

Paul rested his chin on his hand and watched the snow come down harder outside the window, already sticking to the sidewalks. The roads would be next. It was beginning to look bad for anyone flying into Denver for the holidays.

“Any news?” he asked the man opposite him.

Shelton flicked him a glance then looked back at the text message on his phone. “The airport’s still open, but they’re worried about ice, and Nevil’s plane doesn’t land for another hour. It might end up being diverted. Damn this snow.”

“It’s a week before Christmas. They wouldn’t dare close the airport.”

“From your lips to God’s ear.”

“Anything else, sir?”

Paul looked up into pale blue eyes, clear and earnest as they met his. Men shouldn’t be allowed to have such pretty eyes. Especially not when they were surrounded by soft layers of dark hair cut in a bob at the chin, giving the man an almost feminine beauty.

“Can I have another espresso?” he asked, cursing himself for not requesting Eran’s phone number instead. Eran was the main reason Paul had started favoring this coffee shop. He’d chatted the young man up, soon realizing he was both witty and friendly, though he danced around any personal questions. That had only intrigued Paul further. What was his story?

They both reached for his empty cup, and Eran pulled his hand back as if stung. Color flushed his cheeks and he murmured an apology as he grabbed the mug and hastened across the room, retreating behind the counter.

Shelton dragged his attention from the snow piling up outside to give him a questioning look. “Why don’t you ask him out?”

“What?”

“Don’t play innocent! You’ve been inviting me here for the last two weeks, then ignore me whenever you catch a glimpse of the lovely Eran.”

“Sorry, dear. Feeling neglected?”

Shelton snorted. “Save your lines for Eran. But Nevil’s coming for the holidays, and I won’t be able to play chaperone anymore.”

Paul widened his eyes with a sudden thought. “I bet he thinks we’re dating. Shit.”

Shelton shook his head. “He does not.”

A teasing smile curled Paul’s lips. “Shelton, you’re delicious. If I hadn’t sworn off older men I’d definitely be attracted to you. Eran must be playing it cool because he thinks I’m with you.”

“I’m not sure that’s it.” Something in Shelton’s tone made Paul give him a closer look. Shelton shook his head. “I think he’s interested in you, but something’s holding him back from acting on it.”

“Maybe he’s just shy,” Paul suggested.

“It seems more than that to me. Look at him. He’s beautiful and sweet. He should be walking around this coffee shop as if he owned the place. Or posing on some magazine cover. Instead, he’s waiting tables. He seems fragile. Something’s not right…”

Paul missed his next words as Eran approached with his coffee. He gracefully skirted the crowded tables, slim in dark jeans and tee-shirt and the green apron tied around his hips. Paul felt mesmerized as he took the drink from Eran’s hands and murmured his thanks. Eran lingered to wipe the edge of their table with a rag, not quite meeting Paul’s gaze. Shelton nudged Paul’s shin with the toe of his shoe, rousing him.

“Oh, right. Eran, this is my co-worker, Shelton. We work in the loan department at the same bank.” Paul motioned in Shelton’s direction, sure he was babbling. “I’m keeping him company while his lover’s out of town.” He rushed on as Shelton snorted and Eran raised a brow. “I mean, we’re just friends. If you were wondering,” he added lamely.

A smile touched Eran’s lips and he leaned over and tucked a strand of Paul’s hair behind an ear. “In that case, the shop does close in five minutes, if you want to meet me out front.”

Paul gaped at him, and Eran’s smile widened, showing even white teeth. “See you soon.”

Paul turned his baffled gaze on Shelton as Eran left them. “Did you hear him? Was I dreaming?”

“Merry Christmas. Now let’s go. You don’t want to keep him waiting.” He waved off Paul’s protest. “I can catch a cab. It’s no problem.”

“Thanks.” Paul slid money for their drinks and a generous tip under his untouched coffee, then grabbed up his coat. Happy, he surprised Shelton with a kiss on the cheek before they went to the door. Maybe Shelton was right and Eran had a past. But that was what first dates were for, right? To learn about each other? Whatever it was, Paul was sure it wasn’t anything he couldn’t handle.

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Meet the Author

Dianne is the author of m/m romance, paranormal suspense, fantasy adventure, the occasional thriller, and anything else that comes to mind. She lives in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon with her incredibly patient husband, who puts up with the endless hours she spends hunched over the keyboard letting her characters play. She says Oregon’s raindrops are the perfect setting in which to write. There’s something about being cooped up in the house with a fire crackling on the hearth and a cup of hot coffee warming her hands, which kindles her

imagination. Currently, Dianne works as a floral designer in a locally-owned gift shop. Which is the perfect job for her. When not writing, she can express herself through the rich colors and textures of flowers and foliage.

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Eran’s Release #rainbowsnippets #amwriting #amediting #lgbtqia+

RAINBOW SNIPPETS (1)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+

Today, Paul meets some friends for lunch…

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Shelton reddened slightly under their combined gaze and hid his ace in the menu. “What’s good here?” he asked, sounding self-conscious.

“I know one thing,” Nevil purred, with a wink at Paul, while Shelton sputtered at the blatant innuendo.

Shelton put the menu down and glared at Nevil. “Stop it,” he demanded, though his eyes shone. Warmth spread in Paul’s chest. The couple were clearly fond of each other, Nevil with a wicked joy and Shelton with his heart on his sleeve. It gave him hope that he might find a partner like this one day. Damn, he hoped it was Eran.

 

ERAN’S RELEASE has a cover!! 

PRESALE! 

eransrelease400It’s cliché to fall for the cute barista at the coffee shop, but Paul can’t help it. Eran’s shy smile and heated gaze are driving him wild. Convincing Eran to go out with him, however, is a lot harder than expected.

 

Eran’s been burned before—by family and more, enough to make him jump at shadows and avoid intimacy. But Paul is determined, and with the help of counselors, classes, and an unexpected modeling gig, Eran might just find that taking a risk on what scares him the most, has a worthy payoff.

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Eran’s Release #rainbowsnippets #amwriting #amediting #lgbtqia+

RAINBOW SNIPPETS (1)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+

Today, Paul is falling in love…

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He’d never really believed in lasting love before, but now that he had Eran…

He pulled his mind from that train of thought. It was way too soon to think about love and forever. Eran might not even want a second date with him, for all he knew. But God, Paul sure hoped he did. He could spend his life kissing those sensuous lips.

There had been only one thing to mar the night. Eran had woken up from nightmares several times. He’d gone immediately back to sleep, claiming they happened often, but his cries of distress had torn at Paul’s heart.

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ERAN’S RELEASE has a cover!! 

PRESALE! 

eransrelease400It’s cliché to fall for the cute barista at the coffee shop, but Paul can’t help it. Eran’s shy smile and heated gaze are driving him wild. Convincing Eran to go out with him, however, is a lot harder than expected.

 

Eran’s been burned before—by family and more, enough to make him jump at shadows and avoid intimacy. But Paul is determined, and with the help of counselors, classes, and an unexpected modeling gig, Eran might just find that taking a risk on what scares him the most, has a worthy payoff.

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Book Review – Birthday Presents by Dianne Hartsock

Drops of Ink


Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Pages: 142
Characters: Tracey, Daniel, Kyle, Gene, Craig, Crimson
POV: 3rd
Genre: Suspense, drama

Blurb:
For Tracey, life has become a nightmare. Kidnapped from a nightclub in Boulder, Colorado, brutalized and raped by the killer known as Crimson, he’s held captive alongside Kyle, a young man Crimson keeps chained to his bed and is slowly torturing to death. Though Tracey manages to escape with Kyle’s help, he is forced to leave Kyle behind.

Gene has never stopped looking for his brother Kyle, kidnapped from a nightclub seven months previously. The case breaks open when Tracey comes forward, claiming to have knowledge of the whereabouts of Crimson’s hideout.

A manhunt begins, but Crimson’s birthday has come and gone, and he will kill again.

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Review

While there is a romance in this story, it is NOT a romance. Rather it is a well written picture…

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Eran’s Release #rainbowsnippets #amwriting #amediting #lgbtqia+

RAINBOW SNIPPETS (1)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+

Today, we meet Brandon…

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Eran stared at his phone when Brandon ended the call, a crease between his brows. He’d met Brandon through a mutual friend, and Brandon had been giving him private self-defense classes for the last month. He knew Brandon was attracted to him and Eran had bided his time, wondering if Brandon would ever ask him out. But now that he’d met Paul…

Brandon’s red Prius pulled up to the curb, and Brandon gave him a wave, blond hair catching the sunlight. Eran smiled to himself. Brandon was all self-assured confidence and sexy smile. And that strong body holding him to the mat longer than necessary… And yet, he never made Eran’s heart pound the same way Paul did.

 

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sheltonERAN’S RELEASE

Paul’s falling in love with the barista at the new-to-him coffee shop. He can’t help it. Eran’s shy smiles and heated gaze across the room is driving him wild.  Now to convince the beautiful, intelligent guy to go out with him.

But Eran’s shyness has been painfully earned. Physically and emotionally abused by his Father and then again by his sister’s brutish boyfriend, he’s wary of intimacy. He jumps at shadows, expecting violence, and is convinced he’s undeserving of anyone’s love.

Paul is determined to show him otherwise. In fact, his friend Shelton agrees that Eran is lovely enough to be a model, and that with a little confidence, he believes Eran can be anything he desires. With the help of a counselor and attending self-defense classes, Eran is making progress, but it just might take Paul’s love to uncover the bold, sexy man hiding inside him.

 

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