A new (ish) release snippet…

Hello Snippetteers! I hope you’re safe & well! I’ve had #quarantinebrain and totally forgot to post about my release on May 15th! I’d planned to share some snips in the weeks leading up to the release, but that didn’t happen either. So here’s one now!

This is from the opening of The Demon & The Bass Player, my first-ever Horror Romance! There are 7 sentences, because it just made more sense. The last one is short, but you can skip it if you want to. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

The ghosts of machinery lay outlined in dust and grime on the floor, like bodies at a crime scene, and the only windows formed a ring around the top third of the two-story room. Except for the skylight in the center of the ceiling. Perhaps its purpose had originally been ventilation, but with clouds scudding past the full moon framed by the skylight, it made Reed shiver. He wished he could take Zachโ€™s hand to steady himself, but Zach had hung to the back of the line, as usual.

Besides, it wasnโ€™t as though they were a couple. A few hookups to ease the pain of a breakup, or threesomes with a current boyfriend, didnโ€™t count. Except in Reedโ€™s mind, they did.

 

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The Demon & The Bass Player

Reed thought “summoning a demon to make a deal” was a euphemism, or maybe a team-building exercise. The members of struggling alt-rock band Wishbone Crow are desperate for success, and their souls seem like a small price to pay for musical immortalityโ€ฆuntil it all goes horribly wrong.

When the ritual goes sideways, will Reed and his friend-with-benefits Zach escape with their lives?

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A creepy snippet…

Hello Snippetteers & Happy Caturday! If you’re celebrating this weekend, I hope you have a lovely–and safe–holiday!

Today I’m snipping from a WIP that completely disrupted my plans for this morning. It’s very rough–as in, I just wrote these words a few minutes ago–but I’m sharing anyway. I need all the writerly energy I can get right now. Even though this isn’t my official Camp NaNo story, I’ve written my 1K on it today (plus a little more) so I’m happy!

For some reason I’m doing better with creepy/scary stories so far this year instead of the fluff I had anticipated (and planned for LOL)! But I’ll take it! #Quarantinelife is better with voices in my head, they can tell me any stories they like. ๐Ÿ˜€

No intro for this one, because I’m not 100% sure where it’ll end up, or how long it wants to be. Don’t forget to squint while reading so these un-edited sentences won’t hurt your eyes. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Dave always shuddered when he passed the sprawling old house. He swore the temperature was always colder than on the rest of his routeโ€”even in the summer the sun never seemed to penetrate the mature trees and the shadow of that house. He would have preferred a different route entirely, but he took his elderly neighborโ€™s dog with him when he ran, and the path between the lake and the crumbling Gothic mansion was the best, and safest, place to run. The sun was a distant memory everywhere on the shortest day of the year, but when Dave came in view of the house he still shivered.

Jack, the energetic German Shepherd Mr. Brown adored, pulled at his lead and let out a short bark, taking Dave by surprise. Jack had never so much as stepped out of the heel position, regardless of how excited he was to go for a run.

 

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A de-licious snippet…

Hello Snippetteers! I hope youโ€™re well & happy on this lovely Caturday!

Iโ€™m starting to settle into my pandemic routineโ€”it doesnโ€™t feel quite so shocking to wipe down groceries or work with whatโ€™s available on (mostly-empty) store shelves instead of planning my usual meals. Shelter-in-place isnโ€™t as difficult for me as it would be for an extrovert, but itโ€™s still taken some getting used to.

Not only do I have a snippet this week, but Iโ€™m also working on a winter holiday story & finalizing my anniversary short in the Buchanan House series. It feels great to be having fun with my writing again!

This weekโ€™s snip is from Silken Ropes. For some strange reason, this will be my first time snippetting from it since its re-release! March was much busier than Iโ€™d planned!

This is the second time Ross has been to the club, and it has an extra sentenceโ€”itโ€™s only one word, and I thought the snip would be incomplete without it. ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

Ross emerged into another large room, this one decorated in emerald green with all the tassels and candles and richly gleaming metals heโ€™d come to expect. A small group of people lounged on what looked like a sectional sofa covered in green velvet, watching something beyond Rossโ€™s field of vision around a corner. He moved as quietly as he could to get a look at the scene. A slim young man stood in the center of a small stage that appeared to be surfaced in thick, hard rubber. What Ross could see of his bare chest shone in the spotlight that was trained on him, his hands were bound behind his back with a short bar between them, and he was blindfolded. All he wore was a black thong. De-licious.

 

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Silken Ropes

The best cure for a broken heart is a Shibari artist.

It took Ross Jensen ten months to lose 98 pounds, but the day he makes Lifetime in Weight Watchers he loses another 220 in an instant when his boyfriend dumps him. He’d never heard of a โ€œchubby chaser,โ€ but heโ€™d been living with one for a year. Ross’s BFF offers him her guest room and drags him out to her favorite sex club. He’s hoping for a little actionโ€”or at least a distraction.

When Miles Shigihara is not busy designing meditation gardens, he practices Shibari. He’s looking forward to a relaxing evening at his club, but is captivated by first-timer Ross. Miles doesnโ€™t hesitate to approach Ross and treat himโ€”and a small audienceโ€”to a steamy scene.

Irresistible chemistry and a shared love of ropes draws them together, but Ross will need to leave his body issues behind and get comfortable discussing his boundaries if heโ€™s to have a future with the man who’s managed to tie his heart in knots.

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Charity Anthology: When the Smoke Clears!

Available for one month only.

ALL proceeds go directly to the Country Fire Authority and Wildlife Victoria.

Buy your copy today at your favorite online retailer!

๐˜ˆ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ: ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ ๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ, ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ค๐˜ข ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜บ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ, ๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ธ๐˜บ๐˜ฏ ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ, ๐˜“.๐˜‘. ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด, ๐˜“.๐˜‘. ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ข ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ณ๐˜บ, ๐˜“๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ข ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด, ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜จ ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ธ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜•๐˜ข๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช, ๐˜•๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ณ, ๐˜›.๐˜ˆ. ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ, & ๐˜ก๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ ๐˜—๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ.

 

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Release Day: Silken Ropes: An M/M Romance With a Side of Kink!

The best cure for a broken heart is a Shibari artist.

It took Ross Jensen ten months to lose 98 pounds, but the day he makes Lifetime in Weight Watchers he loses another 220 in an instant when his boyfriend dumps him. He’d never heard of a โ€œchubby chaser,โ€ but heโ€™d been living with one for a year. Ross’s BFF offers him her guest room and drags him out to her favorite sex club. He’s hoping for a little actionโ€”or at least a distraction.

When Miles Shigihara is not busy designing meditation gardens, he practices Shibari. He’s looking forward to a relaxing evening at his club, but is captivated by first-timer Ross. Miles doesnโ€™t hesitate to approach Ross and treat himโ€”and a small audienceโ€”to a steamy scene.

Irresistible chemistry and a shared love of ropes draws them together, but Ross will need to leave his body issues behind and get comfortable discussing his boundaries if heโ€™s to have a future with the man who’s managed to tie his heart in knots.

Warnings: This book features a corporate sensitivity trainer with an agenda, an awesome gal-pal, a sexy Japanese rope artist, and the unconventional sex club of my dreams.

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This book was previously published. Portions have been re-written for the Second Edition.

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A Valentine’s Day Snippet!

 

Happy Valentineโ€™s Day!

I donโ€™t have many relevant passages in my books (because Iโ€™m not a huge fan of the holiday, to be honest), but I do have this one from Buchanan House. This is Eric and Nathan just moving in. It’s only 6 sentences too!

 

By horrible coincidence they arrived, Nathanโ€™s car packed to the brim with their belongings and cleaning supplies in hand, on Valentineโ€™s Day.

โ€œIโ€™m famished,โ€ Nathan announced before heโ€™d even turned off the car. โ€œOur first project will be cleaning the kitchen and making lunch.โ€

โ€œOkay. Once weโ€™ve finished cleaning, Iโ€™ll call one of those handyman guys we found. Handymen?โ€

 

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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, itโ€™s obvious that theyโ€™ve found something specialโ€”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?

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Release Day: Coping Mechanism: A Kinky M/M Short Story!

Do you need a little kink in your life NOW, have $0.99 & about 30 minutes to read? If so, I have you covered. If you like sensual kink and first-times between loving partners, you might enjoy Coping Mechanism: A Kinky M/M Short Story.

College seniors Sam and Price need a diversion from their routine. Luckily, Price has a stash of toys and a silky blindfold to make their evening special.

Warnings: this short contains a first-time submissive who loves being blindfolded, established couple, smaller top/muscular bottom, and plenty of teasing.

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I have a few shorts that have never been published & I had no idea what to do with them. I read this one & thought it deserved a fun & smexy cover & a chance to go out into the world. This is one of my first attempts at creating a cover & I’ll be drinking from the fire hose with Photoshop for quite a while. LOL

I’ll be poking around in my files until I get through all the folders–who knows what I might find & publish! Follow me for updates & I’ll be sure to keep you posted–especially when I release a new story you can read on a budget!

 

 

Pre-Order Silken Ropes on Amazon ~ Release Day is March 6th!

The best cure for a broken heart is a Shibari artist.

It took Ross Jensen ten months to lose 98 pounds, but the day he makes Lifetime in Weight Watchers he loses another 220 in an instant when his boyfriend dumps him. He’d never heard of a โ€œchubby chaser,โ€ but heโ€™d been living with one for a year. Ross’s BFF offers him her guest room and drags him out to her favorite sex club. He’s hoping for a little actionโ€”or at least a distraction.

When Miles Shigihara is not busy designing meditation gardens, he practices Shibari. He’s looking forward to a relaxing evening at his club, but is captivated by first-timer Ross. Miles doesnโ€™t hesitate to approach Ross and treat himโ€”and a small audienceโ€”to a steamy scene.

Irresistible chemistry and a shared love of ropes draws them together, but Ross will need to leave his body issues behind and get comfortable discussing his boundaries if heโ€™s to have a future with the man who’s managed to tie his heart in knots.

Warnings: This book features a corporate sensitivity trainer with an agenda, an awesome gal-pal, a sexy Japanese rope artist, and the unconventional sex club of my dreams.

This book was previously published. Portions have been re-written for the Second Edition.

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A snippet with goose bumps…

Hereโ€™s another snip from Nesting Habits, my newly re-released New Adult MM Romance novel.

The guys are in Philโ€™s Jeep, going to a state park so he can take pictures of herons nesting. This is in Leeโ€™s point of view and heโ€™sโ€ฆa little distracted by the view.

 

Phil made a quiet sound, like he was exasperated, but Lee was having a hard time concentrating. Every time Phil moved his hands or turned the wheel, Lee broke out in goose bumps. He wished Phil would take off his long-sleeved denim shirt so he could watch the muscles in his arms. The collar of a robinโ€™s egg blue T-shirt peeked out at his neck, so he could take off the outer shirt and if he felt cold, there was always the heaterโ€ฆ. Lee snapped out of his own head when Phil cut him a strange sideways look. Mustโ€™ve been caught staring. At least there wasnโ€™t any drool on the front of his shirt.

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Nesting Habits

 

All he ever wanted was to be a normal guyโ€ฆ.

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 plumberโ€™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 heโ€™s constructed using the nesting habits of migratory birds and dense legal files, a guided tour through a world filled with romance and musicโ€ฆmaybe even family. But thereโ€™s a reason Phil retreated behind those walls, why he panics at a simple touch.

 

Lee has a good lifeโ€”working with his uncle and on his motherโ€™s farm, playing bass in a horrible metal band, and hooking up when he pleasesโ€”but heโ€™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 isnโ€™t like other guys, but neither is Lee beneath his carefree exterior. Maybe Lee’s the perfect guy to show Phil that everything doesnโ€™t have to be done the hard way and “home” isn’t a four-letter word.

 

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A tension-filled snippet…

Hello snippetteers & Happy Caturday!

This week’s snip from Nesting Habits is after the one from last week (click here to read it). Phil & Lee have left the concert venue and gone to a little coffeehouse to hang out. Phil took photos at the show and heโ€™s just turned on the view screen and handed the camera to Lee.

 

Lee took it with his empty hand and rested it on his thighs, the lens parting them just so. Phil felt the heat of being stuck in a long-sleeved shirt even though March didnโ€™t seem to be going out like a lamb. Lee paged through the shots and made the half cookie disappear at the same time. When he licked cookie crumbs from his fingers, Phil had to work not to sigh out loud. Lee grinned and looked up, and Phil knew he wasnโ€™t hiding that he wanted to be on the receiving end of that tongue. Those fingers werenโ€™t turning him off either.

 

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I’ve finally done it–started a Facebook reader group! It’s called (of course) Rainbow Readers Club! Join me and the other member authors in celebrating fiction across the rainbow!

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Nesting Habits

 

All he ever wanted was to be a normal guyโ€ฆ.

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 plumberโ€™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 heโ€™s constructed using the nesting habits of migratory birds and dense legal files, a guided tour through a world filled with romance and musicโ€ฆmaybe even family. But thereโ€™s a reason Phil retreated behind those walls, why he panics at a simple touch.

 

Lee has a good lifeโ€”working with his uncle and on his motherโ€™s farm, playing bass in a horrible metal band, and hooking up when he pleasesโ€”but heโ€™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 isnโ€™t like other guys, but neither is Lee beneath his carefree exterior. Maybe Lee’s the perfect guy to show Phil that everything doesnโ€™t have to be done the hard way and “home” isn’t a four-letter word.

 

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A “horrible” snippet…

Hello snippetteers & Happy New Year!

I’m snipping from Nesting Habits again this week. The snip is a little long because I couldn’t find a cool one that was shorter. Maybe next week I’ll search earlier, instead of after work when I’m hungry!

Last week Lee invited Phil to see his band play. You can read that snip here. This one is after the show on their way to grab some coffee.

 

They walked side by side. Phil wanted to watch every muscle and memorize the way they moved but already felt out of his depth, so he kept his eyes forward. Mostly. They rounded the building, and Lee gently bumped his arm against Philโ€™s shoulder.

โ€œSo, whatโ€™d you think of the music?โ€

Phil shivered with the effort to keep from laughing out loud. โ€œIt was horrible.โ€

Lee made a loud questioning sound and turned to walk sideways beside Phil. โ€œYouโ€™d better be smiling when you say that.โ€

โ€œOh, I w-was.โ€

โ€œIt was pretty horrible, wasnโ€™t it?โ€ Lee sounded so proud.

โ€œYouโ€™re a rock star. But yeah, h-horrible.โ€

 

 

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I’ve finally done it–started a Facebook reader group! It’s called (of course) Rainbow Readers Club! Join me and the other member authors in celebrating fiction across the rainbow!

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Nesting Habits

 

All he ever wanted was to be a normal guyโ€ฆ.

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 plumberโ€™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 heโ€™s constructed using the nesting habits of migratory birds and dense legal files, a guided tour through a world filled with romance and musicโ€ฆmaybe even family. But thereโ€™s a reason Phil retreated behind those walls, why he panics at a simple touch.

 

Lee has a good lifeโ€”working with his uncle and on his motherโ€™s farm, playing bass in a horrible metal band, and hooking up when he pleasesโ€”but heโ€™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 isnโ€™t like other guys, but neither is Lee beneath his carefree exterior. Maybe Lee’s the perfect guy to show Phil that everything doesnโ€™t have to be done the hard way and “home” isn’t a four-letter word.

 

Only on Amazon & KU!

 

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