A slightly uncomfortable snippet…

Hello Snippetteers & Happy Pride Month!

I know it’s been Pride Month for over two weeks, but since I won’t be attending any in-person events this summer I’m going to milk this month for all it’s worth.

❤️ 🧡 💛 💚 💙 💜

This week’s snippet is from the Buchanan House series epilogue, Anniversary Weekend (which is now available separately from the boxset :)). The first line is Derek’s, and this is a good intro to the conflict the guys face in this short.

 

“We should keep this place as a hookup spot and leave it at that.”

Tim stilled and tried not to give anything away. Judging by Derek’s quiet snickers, he failed.

“We’ve all used the boathouse for…privacy. Sure, make it look nice, keep it in good repair, but don’t let the guests in.”

“Well…”

Thank you for reading!

You’re invited to the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group, to read more snippets of LGBTQIA+ fiction!

 

If you’re on Instagram and love working men and competitions where the prizes are ebooks, check out this link! Follow me on Insta and you could win a copy of Anniversary Weekend (or book one of the series, if you haven’t read it yet :)). Check out my giveaway post on Instagram for more ways to enter!

18 authors are taking part in this Insta event and you can find a full list here, each with their own prizes: https://rjscott.co.uk/IG_Hop

 

If you can’t wait for the end of the Insta event & just have to read Anniversary Weekend now, click here and choose your favorite retailer! 🖤

💕 Focus On: Hurt / Comfort Home Stretch 💕

Love hurt/comfort? Me too! 30 amazing authors have come together to give you a spectacular hurt/comfort collection of MM romance. Ebooks, audio, sales, and more!

The event ends soon, but there’s still time to find your next favorite hurt/comfort read! My contribution is Buchanan House, a bisexual MM Romance with tons of H/C and opposites attract & set at a small LGBTQ beach resort!

The whole Buchanan House series is now available at Apple Books, B&N, and Kobo ~ book one is only .99¢!

https://books.bookfunnel.com/hurt_comfort/wz7fc8elss

Promotion runs from April 16-30th so don’t wait!

Check out an excerpt from Buchanan House below and don’t forget to visit the BookFunnel page for a peek at the other books. Click on the graphic or the link after the excerpt & happy reading! 💙

Nathan chose that moment to enter, in his pink robe with the ostrich-feather trim. He spoke quickly, almost dancing through the room and toward the aroma of coffee. “Good morning. You don’t mind I borrowed your robe? And this must be Tim. Lovely to meet you, sweetheart. Coffee, then business.” He flounced into the kitchen.

Eric and Tim watched him go. The silence in his wake stretched out a little too long for Eric, who was mortified by the thought Tim might believe the robe belonged to him.

“What’re you planning to do with the place?”

“Run a retreat—a camp. We’re going to call it Buchanan House.”

“You the Buchanans?”

“What? Us? No, not us…. Nathan and I, we’re friends.” Eric wasn’t sure why the air had suddenly evaporated from the room, but he didn’t like the feeling. “We bonded in middle school over the hand dryers in the bathroom. We both used them regularly to combat the effects of swirlies.”

Tim pursed his lips and nodded. He looked like he was trying not to laugh, or getting ready to peck his grandmother on the cheek. Thinking that sent a shiver down Eric’s back.

“It’s for James Buchanan.”

“The president?”

“Yep.” Eric still wasn’t sure how it would go over, but he tried to pretend he didn’t care. “The confirmed bachelor president with a very close male friend. This will be our own little melting pot.”

Tim watched him closely and, after a moment, nodded again.

Eric wasn’t sure what Tim made of all that, but he didn’t seem upset. Actually, he didn’t seem to have much emotion at all. A pang of jealousy stabbed through Eric’s chest. He’d give a lot to feel a little less for a change.

 

Buchanan House

Eric Allen and his bestie buy a neglected hotel on the scenic Oregon coast to fulfill their middle-school dreams of co-owning a B&B. The building is in decent shape but in order to turn Buchanan House into the gay resort of their dreams, it’s going to need work.

Tim Tate is a skilled carpenter with many hidden talents, and a body that could grace the pages of a fitness magazine. When he and Eric meet, it’s mutual lust at first sight. Despite the intense attraction, both men are hesitant to fully out themselves by acting on it. But when they give in, it’s obvious that they’ve found something special—and not only in bed.

Before Eric can be free to love the gorgeous handyman they have to make it through the July4th grand opening. With rain that won’t stop and a meddling brother intent on wreaking havoc, can the holiday still go off with a bang?

Visit the Hurt/Comfort event to buy Buchanan House and any of the other incredible books through April 30th! Buchanan House is now available at all the usual retailers for .99¢ through April 30th!

💕 Focus On: Hurt / Comfort 💕

Love hurt/comfort? Me too! 30 amazing authors have come together to give you a spectacular hurt/comfort collection of MM romance. Ebooks, audio, sales, and more!

My contribution is Buchanan House, a bisexual MM Romance with tons of H/C and opposites attract & set at a small LGBTQ beach resort! Read on for a little behind-the-scenes info!

https://books.bookfunnel.com/hurt_comfort/wz7fc8elss

Promotion runs from April 16-30th! Get Buchanan House for .99¢ through April 30th!

My book in the event is Buchanan House—the first book in my first-ever series! It made the USA Today Must-Read Romance list the year of its original release and I’m super proud of it, but it was almost a very different story.

I took a trip to Lincoln City in 2014 before starting a new job—a long weekend at the beach to get some writing done. While I walked on that lovely beach, I started thinking about setting a story at a beach resort. An Oregon-style beach resort. And originally the story was going to be a mystery!

That was scary because I’d never written a mystery, but I saw the opening scene so clearly, so I played around with it for the rest of the day. But then I decided I didn’t want an actual dead guy in the story. We have enough dead queers in literature without me adding to the total on the page.

So then I tried to think of a way to have a compelling mystery without a dead body—something I’m still working on by the way!

By the next day I’d explored enough of the surrounding area to know that I wanted the resort to be a happy and hopeful place, not somewhere people expected bodies to turn up. So, the Buchanan House series was born. Each of the main books in the timeline start with a funeral (and “funeral” is in quotes more than once, you’ll have to read the books to see what I mean) and end with a wedding. The two novellas outside the main timeline—Pride Weekend and Holiday Weekend—don’t have either, but both have HFN endings.

Check out an excerpt from Buchanan House below and don’t forget to visit the BookFunnel page for a peek at the other books. Click on the graphic or the link after the excerpt & happy reading! 💙

Nathan chose that moment to enter, in his pink robe with the ostrich-feather trim. He spoke quickly, almost dancing through the room and toward the aroma of coffee. “Good morning. You don’t mind I borrowed your robe? And this must be Tim. Lovely to meet you, sweetheart. Coffee, then business.” He flounced into the kitchen.

Eric and Tim watched him go. The silence in his wake stretched out a little too long for Eric, who was mortified by the thought Tim might believe the robe belonged to him.

“What’re you planning to do with the place?”

“Run a retreat—a camp. We’re going to call it Buchanan House.”

“You the Buchanans?”

“What? Us? No, not us…. Nathan and I, we’re friends.” Eric wasn’t sure why the air had suddenly evaporated from the room, but he didn’t like the feeling. “We bonded in middle school over the hand dryers in the bathroom. We both used them regularly to combat the effects of swirlies.”

Tim pursed his lips and nodded. He looked like he was trying not to laugh, or getting ready to peck his grandmother on the cheek. Thinking that sent a shiver down Eric’s back.

“It’s for James Buchanan.”

“The president?”

“Yep.” Eric still wasn’t sure how it would go over, but he tried to pretend he didn’t care. “The confirmed bachelor president with a very close male friend. This will be our own little melting pot.”

Tim watched him closely and, after a moment, nodded again.

Eric wasn’t sure what Tim made of all that, but he didn’t seem upset. Actually, he didn’t seem to have much emotion at all. A pang of jealousy stabbed through Eric’s chest. He’d give a lot to feel a little less for a change.

 

Buchanan House

Eric Allen and his bestie buy a neglected hotel on the scenic Oregon coast to fulfill their middle-school dreams of co-owning a B&B. The building is in decent shape but in order to turn Buchanan House into the gay resort of their dreams, it’s going to need work.

Tim Tate is a skilled carpenter with many hidden talents, and a body that could grace the pages of a fitness magazine. When he and Eric meet, it’s mutual lust at first sight. Despite the intense attraction, both men are hesitant to fully out themselves by acting on it. But when they give in, it’s obvious that they’ve found something special—and not only in bed.

Before Eric can be free to love the gorgeous handyman they have to make it through the July4th grand opening. With rain that won’t stop and a meddling brother intent on wreaking havoc, can the holiday still go off with a bang?

Visit the Hurt/Comfort event to buy Buchanan House and any of the other incredible books through April 30th! Buchanan House is now available at all the usual retailers for .99¢ through April 30th!

Another #RJMarchMadness snippet…

Hello Snippetteers & Happy Caturday!

Today I’m snipping from the first book in my Buchanan House series because it’s featured in a backlist event with some of my favorite authors! Stick around after the snip for details, there’s still time to enter. ❤

This is from the scene where our hero Eric watches Tim leave the ocean after surfing. At first Eric and BFF Nathan had watched Tim through binoculars, trying to figure out what the dark blob was bobbing between the waves. After Tim gets close enough so they can see it’s him, Nathan encourages Eric’s attraction to the hot handyman.

 

“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—

 

Thank you for reading!

You’re invited to the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group, to read more snippets of LGBTQIA+ fiction!

 

March Madness Competition!

One lucky March Madness winner will get a bundle of prizes including 3 x $5 gift cards, 8 x backlist ebooks, 2 x audio code, & a signed paperback!

Group 2 Authors are: NR Walker, L.C. Chase, Meredith Spies, C F White, Rachel Ember, Charley Descoteaux, Jacy Braegan, G.R. Lyons, Charlie Cochrane, Talia Carmichael, Selina Kray, Tal Bauer, and Ruby Moone

You can enter here: http://bit.ly/MMRJGp2

Starts – 11 March 00:00 GMT – ends 23 March 00:00 GMT – winner randomly selected on 23 March at 9:00 GMT

 

Buchanan House ~ USA Today Must-Read Romance!

Eric Allen and his bestie buy a neglected hotel on the scenic Oregon coast to fulfill their middle-school dreams of co-owning a B&B. The building is in decent shape but in order to turn Buchanan House into the gay resort of their dreams, it’s going to need work.

Tim Tate is a skilled carpenter with many hidden talents, and a body that could grace the pages of a fitness magazine. When he and Eric meet, it’s mutual lust at first sight. Despite the intense attraction, both men are hesitant to fully out themselves by acting on it. But when they give in, it’s obvious that they’ve found something special—and not only in bed.

Before Eric can be free to love the gorgeous handyman they have to make it through the July4th grand opening. With rain that won’t stop and a meddling brother intent on wreaking havoc, can the holiday still go off with a bang?

Amazon US     Amazon Universal Link

 

💕 March Madness Competition!💕

It’s March Madness time and that means a bunch of amazing authors have gotten together for a giveaway. This giveaway is so big it’s been broken up into several groups! One lucky winner will win a bundle of prizes including 3 x $5 gift cards, 8 x backlist ebooks, 2 x audio code, & a signed paperback!

Group 2 Authors are: NR Walker, L.C. Chase, Meredith Spies, C F White, Rachel Ember, Charley Descoteaux, Jacy Braegan, G.R. Lyons, Charlie Cochrane, Talia Carmichael, Selina Kray, Tal Bauer, and Ruby Moone

 

You can enter here: http://bit.ly/MMRJGp2

 

Starts – 11 March 00:00 GMT – ends 23 March 00:00 GMT – winner randomly selected on 23 March at 9:00 GMT

 

Buchanan House – USA Today Must-Read Romance!

Eric Allen and his bestie buy a neglected hotel on the scenic Oregon coast to fulfill their middle-school dreams of co-owning a B&B. The building is in decent shape but in order to turn Buchanan House into the gay resort of their dreams, it’s going to need work.

Tim Tate is a skilled carpenter with many hidden talents, and a body that could grace the pages of a fitness magazine. When he and Eric meet, it’s mutual lust at first sight. Despite the intense attraction, both men are hesitant to fully out themselves by acting on it. But when they give in, it’s obvious that they’ve found something special—and not only in bed.

Before Eric can be free to love the gorgeous handyman they have to make it through the July4th grand opening. With rain that won’t stop and a meddling brother intent on wreaking havoc, can the holiday still go off with a bang?

Read Buchanan House on Kindle Unlimited until 4/19,when it goes wide!

 

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An #RJMarchMadness snippet…

Hello Snippetteers & welcome to the weekend!

Today I’m snipping from the first book in my Buchanan House series because it’s featured in a backlist event with a ton of amazing authors! Stick around after the snip for details. 😉

This is from the scene where our hero Eric meets the love interest for the first time. Nathan is Eric’s BFF, and also the “he” at the beginning.

 

He leaned close and whispered in Eric’s ear, “Oh, em, gee. He can handyman me anytime.”

“Handyman isn’t a verb, Nathan.”

“It is in his case.” Nathan made a growling noise and winked. “But you saw him first, so hands off.”

“I didn’t say—”

“You never say. So I’m saying it for you.”

 

Thank you for reading!

You’re invited to the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group, to read more snippets of LGBTQIA+ fiction!

Click here to subscribe to my newsletter and get your free copy of the short coffeehouse romance Better Than New!

March Madness Competition!

One lucky March Madness winner will get a bundle of prizes including 3 x $5 gift cards, 8 x backlist ebooks, 2 x audio code, & a signed paperback!

Group 2 Authors are: NR Walker, L.C. Chase, Meredith Spies, C F White, Rachel Ember, Charley Descoteaux, Jacy Braegan, G.R. Lyons, Charlie Cochrane, Talia Carmichael, Selina Kray, Tal Bauer, and Ruby Moone

You can enter here: http://bit.ly/MMRJGp2

Starts – 11 March 00:00 GMT – ends 23 March 00:00 GMT – winner randomly selected on 23 March at 9:00 GMT

 

Buchanan House ~ USA Today Must-Read Romance!

Eric Allen and his bestie buy a neglected hotel on the scenic Oregon coast to fulfill their middle-school dreams of co-owning a B&B. The building is in decent shape but in order to turn Buchanan House into the gay resort of their dreams, it’s going to need work.

Tim Tate is a skilled carpenter with many hidden talents, and a body that could grace the pages of a fitness magazine. When he and Eric meet, it’s mutual lust at first sight. Despite the intense attraction, both men are hesitant to fully out themselves by acting on it. But when they give in, it’s obvious that they’ve found something special—and not only in bed.

Before Eric can be free to love the gorgeous handyman they have to make it through the July4th grand opening. With rain that won’t stop and a meddling brother intent on wreaking havoc, can the holiday still go off with a bang?

Amazon US     Amazon Universal Link

 

Christmas in July Flash Sale!

“Love wins and heals for another couple in the Buchanan House family.” —Jessie G Books

Looking for a little angst in your M/M Holiday Romance? Then I’ve got just the story for you–and it’s $0.99 for a limited time!

Holiday Weekend, Buchanan House: Book Four

Ryan Orchard moved from small-town Idaho to Portland almost two years ago and still feels like a hick. When Paulie Nesbitt dumped him, he wasn’t even surprised. Despite losing twenty-five pounds since then, Ryan’s confidence is nonexistent and his life has stalled. Not only is he convinced the career he wants is beyond his reach, he’s given up on relationships. A new job at a familiar restaurant—and his gorgeous coworker—could be just what Ryan needs to believe in himself again.

Glenn Hernandez might be the only nineteen-year-old in Portland who dreads his days off. Between his horrible housing situation and the ever-present temptation to crawl back into the bottle, Glenn prefers to keep busy. He volunteers at the Elliott Foundation House, a homeless shelter helping LGBTQ sex workers. As an alum of the shelter, Glenn finds it hard to leave his past behind. But when the new server at the trendy restaurant where he works catches Glenn’s eye and works his way into his heart, Glenn finally has a reason to start a new life.

Amazon Universal Link

 

 

If you like beach reads, created families, and hard-earned happy endings, you might like the rest of the series. Check out A Buchanan House Love Stories Collection, only on Amazon & KU!

A Buchanan House Love Stories Collection

Buchanan House, an LGBTQIA+ retreat on the Central Oregon coast, welcomes everyone under the rainbow. A diverse group of characters touch each other’s lives—sometimes to stay, sometimes just while they’re needed—enjoying good food, friendship, and the chance for love. At Buchanan House family is defined by love and everyone deserves a happily ever after.

The Buchanan House series follows a created family as all the major players—and several side characters—find their HEA.

 

Anniversary Weekend — only in the boxset!

Attend a surprise wedding at Buchanan House, and revisit the happy couples from the series!

The Buchanan House family is preparing for the 5th anniversary of their grand opening. Everyone will be there for the festivities, including a Guest Chef Night that Ryan has been agonizing over for weeks, and a sweet surprise wedding!

Buy the boxset or read free on KU!

 

 

To get your copy of the freebies, join my reader group Charley’s Corner. When membership gets up to 100, everyone will get a free ebook! I also hold flash giveaways, and reveal news of WIPs and releases there first.

Sign up for my monthly newsletter and get a free ebook right away! Follow this link to sign up now!

Watch for more Christmas in July sales!

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New Release (a little late!): A Buchanan House Love Stories Collection

 

Hello folx! I just realized I never announced the release of the Buchanan House boxset on my own website!

Release day was June 23rd, and the boxset is available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited. The set includes the entire series plus a bonus epilogue written for the collection—3 novels, 2 novellas, and 2 short stories in all, over 1,600 pages of romance!

Except for a couple of shorts that are going to be freebies (read to the end to learn how you can get copies!), all of my former Dreamspinner titles have now been re-released. I’ve self-published them under my own label, CeeTwo Publishing. (If you see them out there under any other name, please give me a heads-up. <3)

To be honest, I never wanted to go indie. I would rather have found a new publisher. But, after six years of less-than-stellar experiences at every press I worked with, it will take a while to rebuild my trust in small presses. In the meantime, I’m working to recapture the love of writing for its own sake—and to find the courage to keep putting new stories out into the world. It’s not easy to do everything on my own—there’s always something besides writing that needs to be done, and I’m sure many things have fallen through the cracks. I appreciate the patience and support of my fans and fellow authors alike—you are the reason I’m trying to get new stories finished. You are the reason I keep showing up on social media, even when it’s difficult and feels like I’m typing in invisible ink or shouting into the void.

So, if you like beach reads, created families, and hard-earned happy endings, please give A Buchanan House Love Stories Collection a try!

 

A Buchanan House Love Stories Collection

Buchanan House, an LGBTQIA+ retreat on the Central Oregon coast, welcomes everyone under the rainbow. A diverse group of characters touch each other’s lives—sometimes to stay, sometimes just while they’re needed—enjoying good food, friendship, and the chance for love. At Buchanan House family is defined by love and everyone deserves a happily ever after.

The Buchanan House series follows a created family as all the major players—and several side characters—find their HEA.

 

Anniversary Weekend

Attend a surprise wedding at Buchanan House, and revisit the happy couples from the series!

The Buchanan House family is preparing for the 5th anniversary of their grand opening. Everyone will be there for the festivities, including a Guest Chef Night that Ryan has been agonizing over for weeks, and a sweet surprise wedding!

Buy the boxset or read free on KU!

 

 

To get your copy of the freebies, join my reader group Charley’s Corner. When membership gets up to 100, everyone will get a free ebook! I also hold flash giveaways, and reveal news of WIPs and releases there first.

Sign up for my monthly newsletter and get a free ebook right away! Follow this link to sign up now!

Watch for my Christmas in July sales! Three Christmas shorts will be $0.99, two of them for a limited time!

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The 4th Pride Month snippet (a little late)…

Hello Snippetteers & Happy Caturday!

I hope you’ve had a great week & your weekend is off to a good start (whether it’s a long one or not). Last week I’d planned to post my 4th Pride Month snippet, but the time got away from me while I was promoting the release of the Buchanan House boxset!

So, a week late but maybe more appropriate (see the end of this post for why that is :)), I give you a snip from Holiday Weekend! This is a little more than 6 sentences, but more than one is very short. 🙂

Nathan grinned. He’d been hesitant to close Buchanan House for Christmas weekend, but was glad they had. They seldom enjoyed the privacy to do whatever they wanted without the need to think about who was around or what chores awaited when they’d finished. Eric hadn’t given him much choice in the matter, though, and Nathan was prepared for a friendly “I told you so.” Or two. It wouldn’t be the first group wedding they’d held at the camp, but it would be the first with three couples from their family.

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.

Subscribe to my newsletter and get a free ebook! Follow this link to sign up now!

Watch for my Christmas in July sales throughout the month! Three Christmas shorts will be $0.99, two of them for a limited time! Join my reader group on Facebook so you won’t miss any sales!

 

Boxset cover, linking to Amazon.A Buchanan House Love Stories Collection

The complete Buchanan House Series—three novels, two novellas, and two shorts. Over 1,600 pages of love stories!

 

Buchanan House, an LGBTQIA+ retreat on the Central Oregon coast, welcomes everyone under the rainbow. A diverse group of characters touch each other’s lives—sometimes to stay, sometimes just while they’re needed—enjoying good food, friendship, and the chance for love. At Buchanan House family is defined by love and everyone deserves a happily ever after.

 

The Buchanan House series follows a created family as all the major players—and several side characters—find their HEA.

 

Read now, only on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited!

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The 3rd Pride Month snippet…

Hello Snippetteers & Happy Caturday!

I hope you’ve had a great week & that your weekend is off to a good start! Today I’m snipping from Safe House, the 3rd book in the Buchanan House series. The boxset is up for pre-order now—only $5.99 for 3 novels, 2 novellas, and 2 shorts—including the exclusive epilogue, Anniversary Weekend. Over 1,000 pages of love stories!

In this snip, Kyle and Bran are on the beach, at the beginning of their set-up weekend.

 

“What are you doing?”

“Practicing.” Bran grinned and slowly tore his gaze away. He ran his hand around the side of a turret, smoothing it with a caress. When he was satisfied, he brushed the sand from his hands and stepped back. “I coach summer league baseball, and every year we enter the sand castle festival. This year, the damned thing isn’t going to collapse before the judging starts.”

 

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.

Subscribe to my newsletter and get a free ebook! Follow this link to sign up now!

 

Boxset cover, linking to Amazon.The Buchanan House Love Stories Collection

The complete Buchanan House Series—three novels, two novellas, and two shorts. Over 1,000 pages of love stories!

Buchanan House, an LGBTQIA+ retreat on the Central Oregon coast, welcomes everyone under the rainbow. A diverse group of characters touch each other’s lives—sometimes to stay, sometimes just while they’re needed—enjoying good food, friendship, and the chance for love. At Buchanan House family is defined by love and everyone deserves a happily ever after.

The Buchanan House series follows a created family as all the major players—and several side characters—find their HEA.

 

Pre-order now at the low pre-order price, release day is Tuesday, June 23rd!

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