A tasty dish of a snippet…

Hello Snippetteers! I’m early this week, which is what a week off that includes some social time and a bunch of hermiting gets me.<3

The month of August has been a busy one and this weekend will continue that theme when I head out to celebrate Bookstore Romance Day in my old neighborhood! You could probably find an event near you by searching the hashtag. ❤

This snip is from the recently re-released Buchanan House (the first in the series 😊). It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon and Eric and Nathan are watching Tim come out of the ocean after surfing. It’s more than six sentences, but I couldn’t find a good snip that fit the limit. I’ll go back to following the rules later. Maybe. 😉

 

Eric thought he should stop spying on Tim but couldn’t bring himself to lower the binoculars. Tim seemed more relaxed than he was at Buchanan House, his walk more athletic, graceful. On workdays, Tim wore comfortable, almost loose jeans, and T-shirts either under a flannel or over a thermal. He almost looked like a different man. Eric had tried to get a feel for what the body beneath the clothes looked like, without being caught staring, but hadn’t enjoyed the level of success he’d hoped for. After seeing Tim in a wetsuit, Eric knew his fumbling guesses hadn’t even been close. The suit clung to Tim’s broad shoulders and chest, tapering to trim hips, only to bulge again over his defined thigh muscles. He looked like a god.

“Mm-mm-mmm. That is a tasty dish.” Nathan bumped his shoulder into Eric’s.

Before Eric could respond to Nathan’s teasing, Tim unzipped the top of his wetsuit. Eric stood, transfixed, as Tim peeled the top half from his body and let it hang around his waist like the bib on a pair of overalls. It was like watching a live-action ad for Men’s Fitness. Tim’s upper body was sculpted to lean perfection—he looked strong and athletic, but not bulky. His hair sent drops of water sliding down his chest, and Eric thought about licking the salt water from his warm skin, peeling the rest of the wetsuit away, and—

Nathan’s soft laughter interrupted Eric’s fantasy.

 

Thanks for reading!

To find links to more snippets, visit the Rainbow Snippets FB Group. It’s a public group and everyone is welcome to join.

 

Buchanan House & Pride Weekend are available in a single volume (for less than the first edition of Buchanan House sold alone), only at Amazon!

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Every ending is a beginning…

Eric Allen, thirty-three-year-old line cook, moved in with his grandmother, Jewell, after a disastrous coming-out when he was in middle school. She raised him, and he cared for her when she fell ill. When Jewell died she left everything to Eric—angering his parents and older brother. The inheritance isn’t much, but Eric and his bestie Nathan pool their money and buy an abandoned hotel on an isolated stretch of the Central Oregon Coast. The hotel isn’t far from Lincoln City—a town with its own Pride Festival and named for a president—so they christen it Buchanan House after James Buchanan, the “confirmed bachelor” president with the close male friend.

Eric and Nathan need a handyman to help them turn Buchanan House into the gay resort of their dreams. Eric finds Tim Tate in the local listings and over the months leading to opening weekend Tim reveals himself as a skilled carpenter with many hidden talents. Eric falls hard for Tim, but before he can see a future with the gorgeous handyman he has to get over twenty years of being bullied and shamed by his birth family. It would be much easier if Eric’s brother Zach weren’t trying to grab part of the inheritance or ruin opening weekend. 

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onlytherose

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Plan B?

Hello Snippetteers! I finally have a desk in my “new” home that’s set aside just for writing & related fun. The corner of my dining room is pretty spare at the moment, but hopefully that won’t last long & I’ll be able to decorate it in a way the cats will tolerate (one of my guys likes to pull things off shelves & walls! :)) AND get some writing done!

This snip is from the recently re-released Buchanan House (the first in the series 😊). It’s opening weekend and the weather isn’t cooperating for the outdoor activities they’d had planned. Eric has just asked what Nathan has in mind to entertain the guests.

 

The kitchen door opened, and a deep voice projected easily to where Eric stood. “Yes, what is Plan B?”

Nathan shivered, but when he turned to Shane St. Cloud, only the hostess with the mostest in him showed. “Shane. I thought we’d start off with a movie sing-along, and watch some fireworks on the big screen starting at Dark O’clock Eastern Time.”

“What movie are we singing?”

The pure delight on Shane’s face prompted Nathan to start the movie sing-along sooner rather than later.

 

Thanks for reading!

To find links to more snippets, visit the Rainbow Snippets FB Group. It’s a public group and everyone is welcome to join.

 

Buchanan House & Pride Weekend are available in a single volume (for less than the first edition of Buchanan House sold alone), only at Amazon!

Amazon Universal Link

Every ending is a beginning…

Eric Allen, thirty-three-year-old line cook, moved in with his grandmother, Jewell, after a disastrous coming-out when he was in middle school. She raised him, and he cared for her when she fell ill. When Jewell died she left everything to Eric—angering his parents and older brother. The inheritance isn’t much, but Eric and his bestie Nathan pool their money and buy an abandoned hotel on an isolated stretch of the Central Oregon Coast. The hotel isn’t far from Lincoln City—a town with its own Pride Festival and named for a president—so they christen it Buchanan House after James Buchanan, the “confirmed bachelor” president with the close male friend.

Eric and Nathan need a handyman to help them turn Buchanan House into the gay resort of their dreams. Eric finds Tim Tate in the local listings and over the months leading to opening weekend Tim reveals himself as a skilled carpenter with many hidden talents. Eric falls hard for Tim, but before he can see a future with the gorgeous handyman he has to get over twenty years of being bullied and shamed by his birth family. It would be much easier if Eric’s brother Zach weren’t trying to grab part of the inheritance or ruin opening weekend.

 

 

Have a lovely weekend!

onlytherose

A Christmasy snippet…

Hello Snippetteers! I’m late posting this week because of the holiday, and something I did to prep for it that made my right hand swell up Friday afternoon! Probably all the OT. I don’t regret it, but will be glad when both hands are the same size again!

Since it’s officially the Christmas season now I’m posting from Holiday Weekend, Buchanan House: Book Five. It’s a standalone novella but series readers will recognize the MC, Ryan. We’re in his head now.

 

The bar was decorated for Christmas, with lights and garlands everywhere. They even had a tree in the corner. It went beyond kitsch, but I wasn’t there for the decor. The tree was oddly fascinating, though. Green and gold lights twinkled bravely around the Timbers scarves, red plastic roses, and “No Pity” ornaments that looked handmade. Soccer really wasn’t my thing, but you can’t live in Portland and not recognize Timbers Army paraphernalia.

 

Thanks for reading!

To find links to more snippets, visit the Rainbow Snippets FB Group. It’s a public group and everyone is welcome to join.

For more about Holiday Weekend, check out the Buchanan House series page at Dreamspinner or use this Amazon Universal Link.

Have a lovely weekend!

onlytherose

An Easter egg snippet…

Hello & welcome to my snippet! I took Caturday off this week so this is a little late. It’s a bit from Art House that includes a location you might recognize if you’ve read The Nesting Habits of Strange Birds and/or Better Than New. Chase’s surprise visit from Garrett’s BFF Jess includes breakfast and the TLC he’s in need of.

She patted his hand and led him two blocks to a hole-in-the-wall coffeehouse he’d been to maybe a handful of times, and sat him on a small sofa covered in blue-and-white-striped fabric. “Stay here. I’ll be right back.”

Chase looked around, but everything looked just a bit off. It’s me. I need food and coffee. Or maybe the place was actually surreal. On a high shelf behind the counter sat a row of what looked like sculptures made from broken coffee cups.

Thanks for reading!

To find links to more snippets, visit the Rainbow Snippets FB Group. It’s a public group and everyone is welcome to join.

For more about Art House, check out the Buchanan House series page at Dreamspinner or use this Amazon Universal Link.

Have a lovely weekend!

onlytherose

Not a spoilery snippet..

Hello & Happy Caturday! I just wrapped up my Art House tour (except for the giveaway winner, so there’s still time to comment & enter!) but am not ready to say goodbye to those guys quite yet. Here’s a cagey little snippet that would be spoilery if I gave it any intro.

 

He couldn’t see much—the glow from Buchanan House barely made it around the corner of the boathouse—but the pounding of the surf was near enough to feel in the air. When he tipped his head up, a smattering of stars shone in the black velvet sky. The wind buffeted his face, tossing random mist at him, and Chase might have actually howled at the beautiful moon if Garrett hadn’t groaned.

He collapsed against Chase and groaned again. “I’m sorry. I can’t.”

 

Thanks for reading!

To find links to more snippets, visit the Rainbow Snippets FB Group. It’s a public group and everyone is welcome to join.

For more about Art House, check out the Buchanan House series page at Dreamspinner or use this Amazon Universal Link.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

onlytherose

A tasty little snippet…

Hello and Happy Caturday! I’ll spare you the trials of my master bathroom & share a sweet little snippet from Art House. ❤

 

When Chase woke up from his second power nap after his second orgasm, Garrett was sitting cross-legged beside him on the bed. He was eating some kind of noodles from a to-go container, his cheeks tinged a light pink. “That smells great.”

“Tastes even better.” Garrett kissed him with sweet-and-sour sauce on his lips. “We should go dancing tonight.”

 

Thanks for reading!

To find links to more snippets, visit the Rainbow Snippets FB Group. It’s a public group and everyone is welcome to join.

For more about Art House, check out the Buchanan House series page at Dreamspinner or use this Amazon Universal Link.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

onlytherose

Art House tour stops!

Art House was released last week and I completely forgot to post about the blog tour! I’m still a little rusty at this whole author deal, so please forgive the oversight.

I’ll share the links and dates, but first the fun part–I’m holding a different kind of giveaway (at least, it’s different for me). I’m going to pack up a signed paperback of Art House, one of every kind of swag I’ve made for the series, and some cool Dreamspinner swag, and ship it all to the winner. I know, this goes against everything I’ve heard about giveaways, but Art House is the last book in this series so I think it’s okay to break a rule or two. 😉

Here are the deets about the giveaway:

Every comment during my tour will be an entry in my giveaway. At the end of the tour everyone’s name will go into a hat and the winner will get a signed paperback of Art House, some Buchanan House and Dreamspinner swag, and a surprise or two. This giveaway is worldwide. 😊 The winner will be announced on Sunday September 9th.

One of the surprises will be signed paperbacks of Tiny House and Safe House. If you have any suggestions for cool swag surprises, drop them into the comments here. I’ll consider these comments as entries as well, as a special thank-you for following my blog. ❤

Art House Tour Stops
15-Aug MM Good Book Reviews
17-Aug Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
21-Aug Happily Ever Chapter
23-Aug Love Bytes
28-Aug Open Skye Book Reviews
29-Aug My Fiction Nook
5-Sep Dreamspinner Blog

Thank you for all of your support throughout the past five years, it’s meant the world to me!

For more about Art House, click on the banner to go to the Dreamspinner Press website, or click here for the Amazon Universal Link.

A classy little snippet…

Hello and welcome to my snippet! It’s been awhile–but I’m moved into my new home & most of the boxes are unpacked, so now it’s time to get back to “normal.” I can actually see my carpet AND the lovely stone tiles on my dining room floor! Most of them, anyway.

In honor of the release of Art House, Buchanan House: Book Six I’m going to snippet from it! This scene between Chase & Garret is a little longer than 6 sentences, so you can stop after 6 if you’d like. The first line is Chase’s.

 

“What other retro things do you want to try?”

“Talking on a dialing phone.”

That was fast. “You mean a rotary phone?”

“Is that what they’re called? Say, did you have other people on your phone line when you were a kid?”

“You mean a party line? Yes, for a little while.”

“That sounds like fun.”

“Yeah… not really. Almost every time we picked up the phone, someone would already be talking, so we’d have to wait until they were finished. It sounds like more fun than it was.”

“Aww, don’t burst my bubble. You didn’t hear any secrets? Bust anyone cheating or talking about committing a crime?”

“Not once. Sorry, babe.”

Garrett kissed Chase’s neck and slid one leg between his—he didn’t rub, just let it sit there driving Chase mad. “You’re way better than history class.”

 

Thanks for reading!

To find links to more snippets, visit the Rainbow Snippets FB Group. It’s a public group and everyone is welcome to join.

For more about Art House, check out the Buchanan House series page at Dreamspinner or use this Amazon Universal Link.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

onlytherose

New Release! Art House, Buchanan House: Book Six!

Today is release day for the final book in the Buchanan House series! It’s been a long time coming and I’m excited to share Chase & Garrett’s story with you!

Chase Holland spends his days painting Portland scenes to hang in local businesses, neglecting his own surrealist style. After twenty-five years as a full-time artist, he’s frustrated that his career has stalled, but churning out the equivalent of corporate art is better than getting a day job. Chase and Garrett have been together—off and on, but mostly on—for a decade. If asked, they would both say the source of their trouble is the seventeen-year age gap. The truth is less clear-cut. Life would be so much easier if Chase could make a living with his own art, or if Garrett held less conventional ideas about relationships.

Garrett Frisch has been watching their friends get married for the past two years, and it’s taking an emotional toll. When he proposes as a way to keep them together permanently, he thinks he’s being responsible, but Chase is ambivalent and hurt and can’t hide it. It doesn’t help that Garrett’s anxiety is out of control and he’s dealing with insecurities about his own art career. They will have to do their least favorite thing—talk about something more important than which food cart to visit—if they are to get the happy ending they both want.

 

Buy Art House

 

Dreamspinner Press:

eBook:  https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/art-house-by-charley-descoteaux-9820-b

Paperback:  https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/art-house-by-charley-descoteaux-9821-b

Buchanan House series page: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/buchanan-house-6311-s

Amazon Universal Link:  mybook.to/BHSeriesBookSix

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/mt/book/art-house/id1410429474?mt=11

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/art-house

 

Series: Buchanan House
Book Number: 6
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date:  August 21, 2018
Pages:  254
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase

 

 

A cool little snippet…

Hello and welcome to my snippet!

It won’t be long and I’ll be able to share the cover L.C. Chase made for Art House. It’s literally smokin’. The Novel Approach will host my cover reveal on Thursday, 7/19 and I can’t wait! For now, here’s a steamy little snippet that ends on a cool note. It’s NSFW, but not too far over the line. 😉

 

Chase kissed Garrett’s shoulders and started working his way down. “You’re burned.”

“I’m burning, you mean.” Garrett pulled the knot in the rope holding up his shorts and pushed them to the floor. His cock bounced stiffly for a second before Garrett leaned his body against Chase’s. “I want you.”

Chase walked him backward the few steps to the bed closest to the bathroom and took the time to toss the blanket away so they could lie on the cool sheets.

 

Thanks for reading!

To find links to more snippets, visit the Rainbow Snippets FB Group. It’s a public group and everyone is welcome to join.

For more about this series, check out the Buchanan House page at Dreamspinner or use this Amazon Universal Link.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

onlytherose

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