Mirror Maze #rainbowsnippets #lgbtqia+ #newbook #magic #carnival

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Today, Cory meets two of the carnival’s delicious barkers…

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They gave their order, then, turning suddenly, their gaze clashed with his. Caught staring, Cory struggled to glance away but found himself caught by rich chocolate and golden eyes. The air seemed sucked from the room as they approached his table.

The striking man in green and blue touched his shoulder, sending a jolt of electricity through him. “I’m Lex,” he said in velvet tones. The other one picked up Cory’s hand, stroking a thumb over his wrist. “I’m Amber. Jules has told me all about you.” His hot gaze traveled over Cory’s body, and a delicious pout bowed his lips as if he wanted to take a peek at what was hidden by the table.

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THE MIRROR MAZE

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Cory loves the carnival. Even as an adult, the lights and color, flashing rides, popcorn and cotton candy, all hold a special allure for him. Especially this year, when the men seem extraordinarily beautiful and Jules, the barker for the Mirror Maze, ran away with his heart from the moment Cory first saw him in his purple-satin and leather uniform.

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 #lgbtqia+ #newbook #magic #carnival

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+

Hello! Come meet two of the carnival’s delicious barkers…

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They were gorgeous, the satin and leather of their barker’s uniforms hugging their svelte bodies. Cory recognized the man with glorious purple hair as the one Jules had met at the gate that morning, dressed for the Mirror Maze. He certainly would have remembered the other man had he’d met him before, his dark skin contrasting deliciously with the vibrant green and blue of his tight outfit.

They swept into the shop, laughing and talking a mile a minute as they went up to the counter, and the room began to buzz with sudden energy. Definitely showmen, preening under the attention. Cory had the sudden urge to watch them kiss, then blushed hotly. Where had that thought come from?

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THE MIRROR MAZE

Buy it HERE!

Cory loves the carnival. Even as an adult, the lights and color, flashing rides, popcorn and cotton candy, all hold a special allure for him. Especially this year, when the men seem extraordinarily beautiful and Jules, the barker for the Mirror Maze, ran away with his heart from the moment Cory first saw him in his purple-satin and leather uniform.

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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Cory loves the carnival. Even as an adult, the lights and color, flashing rides, popcorn and cotton candy, all hold a special allure for him. Especially this year, when the men seem extraordinarily beautiful and Jules, the barker for the Mirror Maze, ran away with his heart from the moment Cory first saw him in his purple-satin and leather uniform.

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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Cory yawned and leaned against the counter while he waited for the coffee to brew, knuckling his gritty eyes, his mind sluggish from lack of sleep. Jules had kept him up most of the night. And he did mean up. His boyfriend had been insatiable. Cory wasn’t complaining…not much, anyway. But he’d only been gone for the weekend to Brighton to visit his parents. He hadn’t seen them since he’d moved. Jules had acted like he’d been away for months and was starving for him. God, that wicked mouth…

Jules’s tongue had been everywhere, licking Cory’s skin until his senses screamed; he’d wormed his way into him with his hard silver stud. He’d come unglued, melting into the bed, begging, letting Jules do anything he wanted. He’d never done that with a lover before, transported by the sensations Jules aroused in him. And there had been that one moment, when he’d accidentally caught their reflection in the mirror, when Jules had appeared beyond beautiful, his eyes flashing quicksilver in the light from the hall…

Cory snorted, dick hard as a rock in the cotton pants he’d worn to bed. His eyes must have been playing tricks on him, senses skewed with white-hot pleasure as Jules squatted over him, perfect ass on display as he took Cory deep in his throat, Cory easing a finger inside him… He shivered deliciously.  He wouldn’t mind trying that position again!

He’d never get to class on time this way. Glancing around for a distraction while the coffee finished, he spotted Saturday’s paper in the pile of letters on the counter. Plucking it out from under the junk mail, a shudder ran over him when he saw the picture on the front page. Apparently, a body had been found on the hill overlooking the fairgrounds on the edge of the forest near the new development of condos. A young man, killed at the beginning of September and dumped there.

Cory’s heart thumped. The same time the carnival had come to town.

“What are you reading—”

“Fuck!” The expletive leaped from Cory’s mouth as he swiveled toward Jules, pulse pounding. Damnit, Jules could move silently when he chose to. “Sorry. Didn’t hear you.”

“Apparently.” Jules’s smile took the bite out of the word. “What grabbed your attention?”

“Nothing. Just waiting for you.” Cory tossed the paper upside down on the stack of neglected letters, not wanting Jules to see what he’d been reading. He didn’t examine his motive too closely. Jules worked at the carnival as a barker for the Mirror Maze, gorgeous in his uniform of purple satin and leather.

Apparently, the Sky Blue Carnival returned to Cedar Ridge late summer every year and stayed through mid-October. Cory had only arrived in town in January to finish up college, so this was his first carnival here. But he’d made sure to be there opening day. 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, his nimble fingers working the fly of Cory’s jeans.

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Mirror Maze #rainbowsnippets #lgbtqia+ #newbook #scifi #magic

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+

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Today, Cory is questioned by his ex, the detective investigating the body found on the hill overlooking the fairgrounds…

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Cory eased down in his chair, though he continued to glare at Michael. “You think the carnival is involved.”

“I have to check every possibility.”

“If you think I’ll be your tool to spy on them, think again. I’ve tasted your brand of control long enough. It’s not happening again.”

Michael blinked, clearly startled, but before he could answer, two men entered the coffee shop, catching Cory’s attention. Michael glanced at them over his shoulder and sucked in a breath.

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Cory loves the carnival. Even as an adult, the lights and color, flashing rides, popcorn and cotton candy, all hold a special allure for him. Especially this year, when the men seem extraordinarily beautiful and Jules, the barker for the Mirror Maze, ran away with his heart from the moment Cory first saw him in his purple-satin and leather uniform.

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 have a cover!! And a release date of November 25. Use code PREORDER for 30% off and get it 3 days early from NineStar Press

Today, Cory lost himself in daydreams…

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He flushed hotly when his classmates stood up around him, realizing his last class had ended without him hearing a word being said.

“Guess I’m a bit obsessed,” he confessed to his car as he climbed in, anxious to get back to the carnival. He didn’t understand this need he had to see Jules. And maybe that redhead… He’d never felt this strong of an attraction to anyone before, a pull that was irresistible. Alarms went off in his head and he laughed nervously. There was something not quite right about it, although he couldn’t be sure what. Jules would never hurt him.

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Cory loves the carnival. Even as an adult, the lights and color, flashing rides, popcorn and cotton candy, all hold a special allure for him. Especially this year, when the men seem extraordinarily beautiful and Jules, the barker for the Mirror Maze, ran away with his heart from the moment Cory first saw him in his purple-satin and leather uniform.

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+

Here’s another snippet from MIRROR MAZE, coming soon from NineStar Press! Today, Jules leaves Cory more confused than ever…

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He watched Jules join the men at the bright orange gate, slim body sexy as hell in his tight flashy barker’s uniform. The one with the purple hair slipped an arm around him as they entered the fairgrounds, but the other, the sleek redhead in brilliant green and blue, stared at Cory, holding him in place with his intense gaze.

Cory moved uneasily under his scrutiny and yet felt strangely excited by it. What did it mean? He should have been jealous of the other man’s closeness to Jules, the one with the purple hair, but instead, he was intrigued by it and found himself aroused by this other stranger’s interest in him. Heat pooled in his stomach as the man continued to watch him. Bewildered, he put the car in gear and swung around on the narrow road, gazing at the redhead intermittently through his rearview mirror until he was out of sight.

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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+

Here’s another snippet from MIRROR MAZE, coming soon from NineStar Press! Today, Jules goes to work…

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Jules licked his swollen lips, peered at him with glittering eyes. “So beautiful,” he murmured. “So much power.”

Confused by his words, Cory knitted his brows, but his boyfriend didn’t give him time to ask questions. Jules shifted back to his seat and opened the passenger door, climbing out.

Cory leaned toward him, “My last class is over at three,” he hinted, hoping Jules would tell him his schedule. But Jules merely flashed him an enigmatic smile, allusive as ever. Damn him. Were they boyfriends or not? But maybe that was an absurd question, since he knew Jules would be moving on with the carnival in a few weeks.

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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+

Still working on edits for Mirror Maze. Today, Jules goes to work…

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It was a short drive to the fairgrounds at the top of the hill overlooking Cedar Ridge, but the carnival rides loomed in the sky, and Cory was transported to another world, one of glitter and flash, brilliant color, and laughter and dreams.

He didn’t know he’d sighed until Jules leaned across the console and nuzzled his ear. “Come in with me,” he coaxed, tickling Cory’s neck with his warm breath. “You should be with me.”

Cory was tempted, surprised by a longing he couldn’t suppress. But two men in outfits as flashy as Jules’s, one with outrageous purple hair and the other a redhead, lounged against the entrance gate, making him self-conscious. “I need to get to class,” he said diffidently.

“Be late.” Jules dropped a hand on his thigh, and Cory’s thoughts scattered as Jules walked his fingers up his leg.

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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+

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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