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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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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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, Eran has to rush off to work when he’d much rather stay with Paul…

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They didn’t talk about anything important while the flames danced on the hearth, Paul mostly telling stories about his job as an investment broker and his amusing clients (no names given, of course). Eran had laughed more than he had in a long while, Paul’s protective arms around him and the glittering Christmas displays giving him a feeling of home he’d never experienced before. They fell asleep in Paul’s bed, not making love, Paul simply holding him while Eran drifted off to the steady beat of Paul’s heart.

He sat on the low bench at the doorway to lace up his black sneakers, and scowled at the boots he’d noticed in the corner the night before. He shoved away a stab of jealously. Of course there had been other men in Paul’s life. Paul was a generous lover. And he was fucking gorgeous.

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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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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 resists temptation…

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A mad lust turned Paul’s blood to fire, yet he hesitated. Bewilderment crossed Eran’s face, then color flushed his cheeks. “You don’t want to?”

“It’s not that.” Paul hauled the strong young body against him, kissing Eran over and over while his heart raced. “I absolutely want to,” he assured him emphatically. “You’re all my fantasies come true. But Eran, you’re bruised and hurt. You’re trying to hide it, but I hear the little moans you try to cover up. Besides, I think we have something special here. I’d like to slow down, get to know each other more intimately, before…”

Paul held his breath, hoping he hadn’t ruined everything…

*  *  *

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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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 and Eran share a sweet moment…

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He chewed his lips as he eyed the couch against the wall bathed in the soft lights of the Christmas tree.

“Eran?”

Color tinged Eran’s cheeks, but he met Paul’s gaze steadily as he picked up Paul’s hand and deliberately pressed his lips against his palm. Paul shivered with the soft contact.

“Come here, baby.” Paul slipped an arm around Eran’s waist and led him to the couch, sitting beside him. He stared in wonder at the full lips that had caressed his palm. Eran was really in his home. “Can I kiss you?” he asked, feeling breathless.

*  *  *

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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THE BASEMENT book blast tour! #newbook #rafflecopter #giveaway #booktour

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Welcome to my Virtual Book Blast Tour for The Basement, a Paranormal Horror available now from Solstice Publishing, given by Goddess Fish Promotions. The Book Blast Tour will take place April 1 – 5, 2019. 

I’ll be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, so be sure to check each stop!!

April 1:

1: Casey’s Corner

2: Christine Young

3: Danita Minnis

4: Fabulous and Brunette

5: fundinmental

6: FUONLYKNEW 

7: Readeropolis

8: Andi’s Book Reviews

 

April 2:

1: BooksChatter

2: Wake Up Your Wild Side

3: Edgar’s Books

4: Sharing Links and Wisdom

5: Straight From the Library

 

April 3:

1: All the Ups and Downs

2: Jazzy Book Reviews

3: Kit ‘N Kabookle

4: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart

5: The Avid Reader

6: Tina Donahue Books – Heat with Heart

 

April 4:

1: Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews

2: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’

3: It’s Raining Books

4: Long and Short Reviews

5: Welcome to My World of Dreams

6: wendi zwaduk – romance to make your heart race

 

April 5:

1: Iron Canuck REVIEW

2: Just Books REVIEW

3: T’s Stuff REVIEW

4: Blog of Author Jacey Holbrand

5: JB’s Bookworms with Brandy Mulder

6: Candrel’s Crafts, Cooks, and Characters

7: Independent Authors  

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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 asks the tough question…

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A haunted expression crossed Eran’s face. Paul could tell he wanted to run, but he’d be damned if he’d let him. He carefully leaned closer across the table. Eran’s warm breath caressed his face and, despite the circumstances, Paul ached for a taste of his parted lips. He wanted to kiss him until the pain left his eyes.

Who hurt you?” he asked gently.

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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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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, Eran and Paul share their first date…

* * *

The band picked up the tempo and Eran put his hands in the air, laughing as he twirled and did an impromptu jig.

Paul stepped back, admitting he’d found a new guilty pleasure as he watched Eran’s sleek body sway and swirl to the wild music. But he loved dancing and quickly rejoined Eran, stomping and clapping along with the others as the music quickened further, laughing when Eran flung an arm around his waist and turned with him, the crowd at the bar cheering on the dancers.

They ended up at the back wall and Paul leaned against the dark wood to catch his breath. Eran winked at him, twirled away, and Paul straightened, instantly sobered by the flash of Eran’s skin as his shirt rose and he caught a glimpse of the dark bruise he’d momentarily forgotten. God, who could ever hurt this beautiful man?

*  *  *

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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Me Lucky Day! #flashfic #StPattysDay #magic

marcel 10“That will cost ye.”

Teri’s gaze shot up from the gurgling spring and he gaped at the figure sitting not two paces from him. A man, but something more, a beautiful, terrible presence.

“Who are you?” he managed to whisper, fear clutching his throat. His heart slammed against his ribs. The guy was breathtaking, but he hadn’t been sitting there seconds ago.

“Answer me question first. Ye are…”

Teri wanted to answer, but the wicked mischief dancing in the brilliant green eyes distracted him. He forgot how to form words. Heat flushed through him, equal parts embarrassment and attraction as the full lips lifted in a sensual smile.

“Ye been following me rainbow all day. Now ye drink from me spring. Will ye be after me pot o’ gold next?”

“Gold?” Teri ran a hand over his face. Had he been bewitched? Was the water enchanted? Yes, he had been following the rainbow, but it didn’t—

Dazzling color flashed in the sky behind the creature, the rainbow’s end. Teri scrambled to his feet and the man rose also, standing much too close for his comfort. Heat from its body wrapped around Teri and he felt suddenly, deliciously trapped.

“It’s me lucky day,” the man drawled, and bent to whisper in Teri’s ear, his voice a caress. “I’ve caught ye and now ye must grant me wish.”

Teri’s mind raced. He tried to recall everything he’d read about leprechauns. “That’s not quite right. You owe me three wishes.”

A warm breath feathered against his cheek. “Wrong, me darlin’. Ye didn’t catch me. Yield to me. Grant me wish.”

Teri swallowed, mouth gone dry.  “What is it?”

The creature dropped his bright gaze. “See, it’s me shoes…”

“What?” Teri looked down. The man wore a pair of sturdy leather boots, slightly scuffed. “They look fine to me.”

The leprechaun shook his head, his expression woeful. His shoulders slumped. “No. They’re terrible dangerous. Soles come loose and I’ve lost me wee hammer to fix them. “He slid a glance at Teri, a gleam in the green eyes.  “If ye could be seeing your way to loaning me your boots… I can go find me tool. Won’t be going further than yonder hill.”

Teri glanced over the glen to the hillock he’d crossed earlier. It wasn’t very far, and yet… He looked back quickly at the leprechaun. The man met his gaze with wide, guileless eyes, framed by the thickest lashes, scraps of lace against the lightly freckled skin. The green gems blinked, captivating Teri. Warning bells sounded in his head, muffled by the pounding of his heart. Surely one so beautiful couldn’t mean him harm?

“No Faery tricks?” he asked, giving in with a sigh when the leprechaun looked offended. Heat flooded his face when the creature knelt and undid the laces, pulling off Teri’s boots.

Quick as a wink, his own were off and he stomped into Teri’s, a delighted smile touching his full lips. “Perfect fit! Thank ye, darlin’.”

Teri watched, nonplussed, as the leprechaun sauntered off with his boots.

“You’ll come back?” he called after the retreating figure. The leprechaun lifted a hand. Teri watched the lowering sun with trepidation. Shadows crawled across the glen, and when dusk settled its blanket across the sky without the creature’s return, he sighed and pulled on the leprechaun’s boots. Just his luck, they fit like a second skin.

But then the world gave a funny lurch under him. Colors burst around him, everything becoming sharper, brighter. He smelled moss and damp earth and the heather on the far side of the glen. Crickets chirped, a bee buzzed lazily, the air tasted crisp and pure.  The world tilted. Dizzy, Teri swayed, stomach rolling, senses overwhelmed. What did it mean?

His ears popped and the world righted itself around him. A rainbow painted the sky, touched by the last rays of the setting sun.

“Oh yes, me pot o’ gold!” he said with a smile, and trotted towards the hillock, the end of the rainbow. He crested the hill, grinning when the rainbow touched ground. An owl hooted in the distance and a vague unease touched his thoughts. Wasn’t there something else he should be doing? Somewhere else he should be…

A stray sunbeam glinted on a bit of silver in the grass. “Ah, me wee hammer!” he cried out. Sitting, he set to work on his boots, pleased with his good fortune.

Artwork by One Good Eye Photography

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