BELEGA is Out!! #fantasy #paranormal #mm

BELEGA

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Blurb:

The Karthagans have regained their ancient powers of manipulating nature, but at the price of madness. In their lust for control they’ve destroyed their island and most of their race. They come now to Belega where one of them, Camron, seeks domination over the known world. The Mage has come from the northern continent of Sennia to bring peace, but finding his strength no match for the coming struggle, he passes his abilities on to Natan, who only desires a simple life. Now only Natan has the ability to stop Camron, but the personal cost is more than he imagines. It is only with the combined strength of his friends, his Karthagan lover, Kavi, and his deep desire to bring peace to the earth, that he finds the courage to overcome Camron and restore balance to the world. The power of the mind is immense. In this world, mankind has learned to gather the energies of creation to use at their whim. But absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Excerpt:

“I have you.”

Natan rose into a low crouch from the scrub brush, careful not to scrape his cloak against the foliage, and searched his memory for the trick Kavi had taught him. Oh, yes. He took a deep breath and let it out slowly, releasing all worries. His expectations. Letting go. The clip of the horse’s hooves echoed in his mind and he concentrated on that, the smell of the horse, the feel of its hide, the oats on its breath. He became aware of a vague fear in the animal’s mind.

But then the tenuous connection broke without time to try again as the soldier leading the roan brought him to a stop, his gaze sweeping the path ahead, alert. Gathering his scattered wits as best he could, Natan lunged to his feet and dove for the soldier’s legs. They went down hard, Natan gasping at the whoosh of air against his cheek as the horse reared, hooves barely missing him. Knowing he was no match for the soldier physically, he scrambled to jab a knee into the man’s back, then drew his thin knife and pressed it against the pulse at his throat and felt him stiffen.

“Hold very still,” he warned. The soldier didn’t move as the keen blade inadvertently nicked his skin. Recalling Kavi’s imprisonment, Natan gritted his teeth and swung his arm back, then brought the hilt of the knife down sharply on his vulnerable skull. The man went limp with a grunt. Natan climbed to his feet, cursing under his breath as the horse disappeared up the trail. He rolled the man over so his face wouldn’t be in the dirt, making sure he could breathe without difficulty.

Frowning at the thick trees crowding them, he left his captive a moment to scout the vicinity, at last coming upon a small clearing off the trail. It took some effort to drag the unconscious soldier to the spot, and a relief to roll the heavy body down the last few feet. He retrieved leather strips from his pack and bound the man’s hands and feet to a small sapling, and examined the soldier’s head once again. Although the purplish welt had swollen, the bleeding had stopped.

Natan watched the soldier a moment, and shook his head in disgust when he didn’t waken. “Hit him too hard,” he muttered, angry with himself. He built a small fire as the air grew chilly, and sat with his back to a tree while he waited for the soldier to regain consciousness. Darkness descended on the forest and he chewed his lips in growing anxiety. Bryon had gone to Nagal to petition the Mage to help them recover Kavi. Had he reached the city yet? If so, Natan would need to be at the Lake of Glass to meet with them in a few short days. A lifetime, while Kavi remained captive.

He sharpened his knife on a whetstone to pass the time while the soldier remained unconscious. The stars came out and an ache crept into his chest as he thought of Kavi and how they used to lie awake and watch for falling stars. Natan would make them tea in a little pot over the fire, and they’d wrap in warm blankets and talk quietly while the sky wheeled overhead. Sometimes they made love, Kavi’s warm sleek body pliant as Natan searched out new ways to draw those sweet breathy moans from his lips.

And then it had all ended. Natan closed his eyes at the jab of pain in his heart. The Nagal soldiers had come to their camp and dragged Kavi away, laughing when Natan struggled, and methodically beat him senseless. That had been two weeks ago, and every attempt he’d made to find his lover had failed. The last time he’d been threatened with imprisonment himself.

He would do Kavi no good behind iron bars, he reminded himself again.

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Trials of a Lonely Specter #rainbowsnippets #lgbtqia+ #ghoststory

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+

Happy dance!! Trials of a Lonely Specter is OUT!!!! Today, let’s go inside…

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Liam swept passed him, his skin luminescent in the pulsing blue light he’d created. Quinn watched enviously as he crossed the hallway and glided up the swaying staircase. His own efforts to produce an aura only resulted in dim blobs that people dismissed as figments of their imagination.

His friend’s glowing figure disappeared through the door at the top of the landing, and he hurried after him. His foot caught on a loose board as he entered the room and his dignity was bruised as he sprawled on his face. Liam’s amused laughter did nothing to help.

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Trials of a Lonely Specter

AMAZON

A reluctant ghost at best, Quinn doesn’t like the haunts to which Liam takes him, always fearful of encountering a true medium in the paranormal groups investigating the houses, bent on seeing a ghost.

When Liam sets him up for such a meeting, Quinn breaks from him, not fully understanding the apparition’s cruelty. He’d thought they were friends. But despite his anger, when he believes Liam will go to the manor house without him, a house known to be haunted by a fearsome ghost, Quinn joins him, hoping to keep him from danger.

But it is Quinn himself who is in danger, not only from Betterford’s ghost, the mediums stalking him, but also from a secret Liam’s been keeping, making Quinn wonder if he’ll survive the longest haunt of his life.

 

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Trials of a Lonely Specter #rainbowsnippets #lgbtqia+ #ghoststory

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 today, Quinn would just rather go home…

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Quinn glanced behind them at the lonely driveway. He shivered when he saw the shadows creeping from under the trees. Shrubs overran the flowerbeds and weeds grew between the closely fitted flagstones of the walkway. He couldn’t understand why Liam always had to choose the scariest places to haunt.

“It’ll be darker inside,” he hinted to the apparition.

“No.”

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A reluctant ghost at best, Quinn doesn’t like the haunts to which Liam takes him, always fearful of encountering a true medium in the paranormal groups investigating the houses, bent on seeing a ghost.

When Liam sets him up for such a meeting, Quinn breaks from him, not fully understanding the apparition’s cruelty. He’d thought they were friends. But despite his anger, when he believes Liam will go to the manor house without him, a house known to be haunted by a fearsome ghost, Quinn joins him, hoping to keep him from danger.

But it is Quinn himself who is in danger, not only from Betterford’s ghost, the mediums stalking him, but also from a secret Liam’s been keeping, making Quinn wonder if he’ll survive the longest haunt of his life.

 

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Trials of a Lonely Specter #rainbowsnippets #lgbtqia+ #ghoststory

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+

Happy New Year! I just signed a contract for a super short ghost story starring my delightful Quinn. Today, Quinn isn’t sure he wants to go haunting…

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Quinn frowned at the crumbling gate house of the manor, not sure why Liam had brought him there. Then again, he shouldn’t be surprised by anything his friend did.

“Let’s go in.”

Quinn hushed the voice in his head. “I’m thinking.”

He jumped slightly when Liam materialized at his side. He tried to hold on to his annoyance but couldn’t stay mad for long when Liam grinned in that attractive way. The specter threw an arm across his shoulders, waving a languid hand at the decrepit building. “Can’t you make up your mind inside? It’s getting dark.”

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A reluctant ghost at best, Quinn doesn’t like the haunts to which Liam takes him, always fearful of encountering a true medium in the paranormal groups investigating the houses, bent on seeing a ghost.

When Liam sets him up for such a meeting, Quinn breaks from him, not fully understanding the apparition’s cruelty. He’d thought they were friends. But despite his anger, when he believes Liam will go to the manor house without him, a house known to be haunted by a fearsome ghost, Quinn joins him, hoping to keep him from danger.

But it is Quinn himself who is in danger, not only from Betterford’s ghost, the mediums stalking him, but also from a secret Liam’s been keeping, making Quinn wonder if he’ll survive the longest night of his life.

 

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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+

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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The Mirror Maze is OUT! #newbook #rafflecopter #giveaway #mm #romance #erotic #scifi

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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EXCERPT

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+

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

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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