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.

 

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Have a lovely weekend!

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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.

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Have a lovely weekend!

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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!

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

 

Have a lovely weekend!

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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!

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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!

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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 sweet little snippet!

Happy Caturday Snippetteers!

In honor of the galley proof, I’m snippetting from Art House, Buchanan House: Book Six! This is probably the angstiest of the Buchanan House books, which is one reason I still love it even at this stage of edits.

Here’s a little snip from Chase’s POV. I don’t think it needs much of an intro. 😉

“I’ve been missing you.” Chase brought his free hand up to Garrett’s
face. He caressed his soft cheek, drew a fingertip along his jawline, applying
the barest whisper of pressure, hoping he would look up.

Garrett’s lips parted, and he gazed at Chase with a familiar expression
that said “I don’t quite believe it, but don’t stop.” So Chase didn’t stop. He
dipped his head and kissed Garrett’s cheek, his jaw, and left more kisses
trailing to that special spot behind his ear.

 

 

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Revisiting an old friend…

Hello and welcome to my snippet!

It’s great to be back online, in the world, and living as an adult again! After seven months away, I feel like I have a lot of work ahead of me to catch up. So it might seems strange that my snippet this week is from a book that released in 2015. There’s a reason (I think there’s a reason) and as soon as I can, I’ll spill the details.

 

For now, here’s the introduction of one of my favorite characters of all time: Buchanan House. The camp is on the Central Oregon Coast, and this snippet is from Buchanan House: Book One.

 

The boundaries of the parking lot were framed by large round logs that didn’t appear to be held in place by anything except time.

The long structure hunkered down under the canopy of trees, barely two stories tall. A porch wrapped all the way around the bottom floor. Double entry doors broke up a row of windows across the building’s facade. The grayish wood siding didn’t seem to have been painted since the Summer of Love, but might’ve once been blue. A few slats were missing from the porch railing, giving the building a gap-toothed grin that made Eric shiver.

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A steamy snippet!

1RainbowSnippetsBiFlagI think I’ve recovered from walking and waiting on sheets of ice for two hours last night, so I’m going to post my last snippet from Holiday Weekend.

Why the last? Because next Friday—Dec. 16—is release day! Once Holiday Weekend has been released into the wild I’ll give those guys a rest (plus, including tour excerpts, I’ve reached the publisher’s word count limit and can’t share anything more).

 

This snippet doesn’t need much of an introduction;  the guys are at Ryan’s place and it’s morning. 🙂

 

Glenn woke about five minutes later and made an incoherent sound. When I turned, he was looking at me. He sat up fast, the sheet and blanket pooling in his lap. “Are you ironing my pants?”

“They were wrinkled.” My face heated, and I half expected Glenn to laugh, but he smiled.

 

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Six Anniversary Sentences!

shutterstock_112860445Hello and welcome, Snippetteers!

To celebrate the one year anniversary of Rainbow Snippets I’m going to share from last year’s Christmas story, Cascades.

This snippet doesn’t really need an intro, and it really is only six sentences~no creative punctuation for a change. 🙂

 

Why is it that when we hear the words we hope for, we don’t believe them? I wanted to believe them, to believe him. I wanted to take him by the arm and march us upstairs and show him how much I wanted him. But I couldn’t. Couldn’t move, couldn’t speak. I just sat there and stared.

 

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