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!

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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! 🖤

New(ish) Release: Anniversary Weekend, Buchanan House: Book Six!

You asked for it & now it’s here! Anniversary Weekend solo (outside of the boxset) is available at all the major retailers!

To celebrate, I visited RJ Scott to chat about Anniversary Weekend, my future writing plans, and my favorite book! Click the graphic below to head over to RJ’s blog. You could win an ebook of Anniversary Weekend or book one in the series!

 

Anniversary Weekend, Buchanan House: Book Six

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 which include a Guest Chef Night Ryan has been agonizing over for weeks, and a sweet surprise wedding!

This story is best enjoyed as an epilogue to the series and is NOT a standalone.

Choose your favorite retailer!

 

💜 Bonus Scene Collection! Family & Family Found 💜

Do you love stories about created families? 

I do and have teamed up with the lovely RJ Scott and 14 talented authors to bring you a wonderful collection of bonus scenes focused on family and found family!

This collection is only available for four days—grab your free copy now!

Most of my books focus on a created family so it wasn’t easy to decide which world to write in for this collection. I landed on the Kink Awakenings family—probably because they were fresh in my mind, because I love all my guys. 😊

My contribution to the collection takes place between Satin Sheets and Velvet Cuffs and features two types of happy endings—no spoilers here, though, you’ll have to download your copy to see what I mean. 😉

Read “Love Like a Thunderbolt,” and scenes by these amazing authors: BA Tortuga, Beth Bolden, C F White , David C Dawson, Emy Calirel, Jacki James, JP Sayle, K. Evan Coles, RJ Scott,  Susan Scott Shelley & Chantal Mer (co-authors), Talia Carmichael, Vicki Locey.

 

 

Click here, or any of the graphics in this post, to get to BookFunnel and download the collection. You’ll be glad you did! 🖤

 

A Found Family snippet…

Hello Snippetteers & Happy Caturday!

This week I’m snipping from Nesting Habits because it’s featured the Family & Found Family Promotion with some of my favorite authors!! Read on after the snip for details on how you can find the other books in the promotion!

My snip is exactly six sentences long! Those are the rules (rules I made! *lol*) but I’m usually not a stickler for obeying them. It’s pretty obvious what’s happened before this snip so I’ll just say that Lee and Phil are in Phil’s Jeep.

 

“Thanks for lunch,” Lee said, and turned to look at the hot guy in the car with him. The hot guy who’d just gone down on him a few yards away from the flipping trail, for shit’s sake. The guy who’d made him crazy before he ever touched him.

Phil smiled and turned his head, hands tight on the wheel. It was an honest-to-goodness full-blown smile, and it hit Lee like warm rays of sunshine after months of nothing but rain. “Find something good on the radio?”

 

Thank you for reading!

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

Join me and over 40 M/M Romance authors as we celebrate our favorite family & found family books!

Whether you enjoy angsty reads or lean toward lighthearted fare, you’ll find something in the Family & Found Family Promotion, run by the amazing RJ Scott!

While you’re there, check out the other books—your TBR list might not thank you, but your heart will.

Click here to get to the promo!

 

Nesting Habits

Phil Brask spends his days in the basement of his mentor’s Victorian home, converting legal documents into electronic format. When the pipe feeding the water heater bursts, Lee Redding arrives in the plumber’s truck and draws Phil away from the narrow focus of his computer and camera lens.

Lee gives Phil hope for a life beyond the walls he’s constructed using the nesting habits of migratory birds and dense legal files, a guided tour through a world filled with romance and music…maybe even family. But there’s a reason Phil retreated behind those walls, why he panics at a simple touch.

Lee has a good life—working with his uncle and on his mother’s farm, playing bass in a horrible metal band, and hooking up when he pleases—but he’s always suspected something was missing. When he meets the hot photographer with the icy-blue eyes, he knows exactly what that something is.

Phil isn’t like other guys, but neither is Lee beneath his carefree exterior. Maybe Lee’s the perfect guy to show Phil that everything doesn’t have to be done the hard way and “home” isn’t a four-letter word.

Now available at Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Amazon!

💕 Family & Family Found 💕

Join me and over 40 M/M Romance authors as we celebrate our favorite family & found family books!

Whether you enjoy angsty reads or lean toward lighthearted fare, you’ll find something in the Family & Found Family event, run by the amazing RJ Scott!

Family can break you, and family can make you whole. In my book Nesting Habits, Phil learns that a rough past doesn’t have to define your future. If you love reading about broken men who find love and peace with their family of the heart, you’ll be glad you grabbed Nesting Habits.

While you’re there, check out the other books—your TBR list might not thank you, but your heart will.

https://books.bookfunnel.com/ff_may_2021/x69l40baw5

Nesting Habits

Phil Brask spends his days in the basement of his mentor’s Victorian home, converting legal documents into electronic format. When the pipe feeding the water heater bursts, Lee Redding arrives in the plumber’s truck and draws Phil away from the narrow focus of his computer and camera lens.

Lee gives Phil hope for a life beyond the walls he’s constructed using the nesting habits of migratory birds and dense legal files, a guided tour through a world filled with romance and music…maybe even family. But there’s a reason Phil retreated behind those walls, why he panics at a simple touch.

Lee has a good life—working with his uncle and on his mother’s farm, playing bass in a horrible metal band, and hooking up when he pleases—but he’s always suspected something was missing. When he meets the hot photographer with the icy-blue eyes, he knows exactly what that something is.

Phil isn’t like other guys, but neither is Lee beneath his carefree exterior. Maybe Lee’s the perfect guy to show Phil that everything doesn’t have to be done the hard way and “home” isn’t a four-letter word.

Here’s a teaser, from the first sex-in-the-park scene (there are two, btw 😉).

Phil took a slow deep breath, and Lee silently begged him not to stop. He didn’t much care what Phil had in mind, only that he keep going with it. A moment later, the trembling stopped and that tiny smile appeared at the left corner of Phil’s mouth.

The sounds of Lee’s breathing filled up the clearing, loud and ragged. He opened his mouth, but before he could speak, Phil pulled his hand down over Lee’s nipple. Nobody had ever touched him there before, and his nipple was so hard, even that short contact through his shirt almost hurt. The heat of Phil’s hand moved up between his pecs and stopped for a moment, over his heart.

He was so glad he worked out as Phil’s hand moved across his chest again, then down over his ribs, so slowly it was maddening. Lee sweated and popped Advil regularly, telling himself he pushed too hard so he could take off his shirt on stage—but he’d never done that. Lee watched Phil’s face until that hand made it to his obliques. Phil added his other hand and gripped him just above the waist, and Lee’s eyes fell closed as he moaned. Thoughts of bringing his incline bench out to Portland or maybe trying one of those low-fat diets skated through his mind.

“Shhh.” Phil shushed him at the same time he moved one hand to rest against Lee’s stomach. With the other, Phil gripped his waist tighter and kneaded just a bit. When he went on, Phil’s voice was a whisper that came from between Lee’s rapidly heating thighs. “We’re not very far from the trail. Sound travels out here.”

Phil didn’t move for what felt like ages. Lee nodded, his eyes still closed, and Phil trailed both palms down over his thighs. They reached his knees, squeezed gently, and then retraced their path back up to the waistband of Lee’s jeans. And then up and under his T-shirt.

An autumn inspired snippet…

Hello & welcome to my snippet! Today’s snip is inspired by my favorite season, Autumn, which is almost here!

This is from Tiny House, Buchanan House: Book Two. Nathan has just brought Paulie to see the tiny house he’d had built and they’re going up into the bedroom loft.

 

He gave Paulie a few minutes to look around, and then Nathan gestured toward the ladder. He stood beside it and waited for Paulie to climb up first.

When Paulie made it within a few steps of the top, he stopped. “Oh. Oh, Nathan, this is….”

He let Paulie take in the view and then climbed up behind him as far as he could. “I’m hoping for a grander panorama after the leaves fall.”

Paulie continued to the top of the ladder and sat on the foot of the bed, still looking out the picture window. The trees were a mixture of fir and alder, and moonlight on the water glittered between them as they swayed in the breeze. Nathan had been worried Paulie would try to stand at the top and hit his head, but it hadn’t even been close.

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Tiny House, Buchanan House: Book Two

Pride weekend is over, but for Nathan Lucas, the summer is just heating up. He appears to have it all. He’s tall and blond, ripped and handsome, and half owner of Buchanan House, a successful gay retreat on Oregon’s beautiful central coast. But his joie de vivre hides a fear of abandonment. When he was twelve his mother had triplets, and instead of the cherished only child, Nathan became a scapegoat for his exhausted parents, and he has never truly dealt with that pain.

Portland chef Paulie Nesbitt is head over heels in love with Nathan. They’ve been drinking buddies with benefits for years, while Paulie has not-so-secretly yearned for more. Paulie’s extra pounds and self-doubt have kept him from acting on his feelings. Their friends know they would make the perfect couple, but Nathan and Paulie will have to let go of past insecurities if they want a future together.

 

Check out the whole series on Amazon–in KU through September!

 

Have a lovely weekend!

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