A haunted house snippet…

Hello Snippetteers! The weather is getting cooler & the days shorter–at least where I live! As we inch toward the shortest day of the year, I’ve been doing a lot more reading and writing. My NaNo WIP is nearing the halfway point, and it’s a contemporary. I already can’t wait to share it with you. 🙂

This week I’m snipping from my last release, The Devil’s in the Details & other stories. This is from the last story, which takes place on winter solstice. It’s a Paranormal Dark Romance, which means it’s creepy and dark but also has a happy ending (depending on how you define “happy ending”). The Haunting of Elkins House definitely isn’t fluffy, but it’s my winter holiday story this year so I hope you enjoy it.

The shortest day of the year was no time to run past a haunted house, especially as shadows lengthened in the late afternoon sunlight. Dave shuddered when he passed the sprawling Gothic Revival by the lake. Even the lovely Christmas lights twinkling on the houses and reflected in the calm water couldn’t dispel the eerie feeling. As his mother would have said, he felt as though a goose had walked over his grave.

By purely aesthetic standards, the house was beautiful—from the wraparound porch with its turned railing to the decorative cornices and elaborate chimney.

But the stretch of path around the lake that wound closest to Elkins House was always colder than the rest of his route. Even on the brightest days the sun never seemed to penetrate the mature trees and the shadow of the imposing house itself.

 

Thank you for reading!

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If you liked this snip & want to read the whole story keep reading for the scoop on how to do that. ❤

 

The Devil’s in the Details & Other Stories

by Charley Descoteaux

Read three Paranormal Dark Romances featuring characters with shaky moral compasses as they get their Happily Ever Afters!

Here’s what you get inside:

The Devil’s in the Details

James is on the run from the Key West Coven and the job he never wanted: enforcer. Portland, Oregon, is as far away as he could get and still be in the US, and since he doesn’t have a passport or a way to get one, that’s where he stopped. James knows his freedom is anything but secure, so he’s not surprised when his proximity alarm alerts him that he’s being followed. He’s jumped under the Burnside Bridge and wakes in iron shackles that prevent him from using magic.

Marshall knows too much about his father’s business dealings with the supernatural underworld. He never would have guessed that knowledge could get him kidnapped. When a witch in iron shackles is tossed into his cell, his life changes forever.

The pair will have to work together if they’re to escape with their lives.

Warnings / Temptations: violence, inappropriate flirting, tattoos of dead languages, and sexy spellwork.

Upwardly Mobile

Riley MacIntyre can’t write, and it’s driving him mad. A serious head injury silenced the voices of characters in his head, and nothing he’s done has helped. After 440 days of silence and insomnia, Riley receives an invitation from the proprietor of a local business, whose pitch is that he can fix anything. Riley needs to resume his career writing mystery novels, but having a man on a late-night commercial set an appointment is, to say the least, unexpected.

Don Cross is a fixer. He’s also a lonely crossroads demon. When Riley visits him hoping to have his writer’s block fixed, Don makes him an unusual deal.

Warnings / Temptations: off-page murders and violence, depictions of descent into both figurative and literal Hell, a dapper crossroads demon, and an asexual man who expresses his romantic feelings using baked goods.

The Haunting of Elkins House

Dave Lehman lost his partner to cancer seven years ago and is still grieving. He’s jogging with a neighbor’s dog on the winter solstice when he receives a life-changing invitation.

Elkins House has been abandoned for over a century. So who is inviting Dave inside?

Warnings / Temptations: suicidal ideation, a disobedient dog, and a few drops of blood.

Amazon Universal Link       Amazon US

 

 

A spooky snippet…

Hello Snippetteers! I hope you’re well & staying safe out there!

I’ve been on a dark kick for a while now (quarantine will do that to a person!) and am snipping from my Dark Romance collection & new release, The Devil’s in the Details & Other Stories!

This is from the first story (which shares a title with the collection :)), and is from the love interest’s POV. Marshall has been sitting in a cell for a few days with only himself for company.

But Marshall had never had much of a head for business—especially not the kind of business his father ran. A high-level accounting firm by day, and money laundering by night.

His captors could be anyone. Or anything.

Yes, any-thing.

Marshall wasn’t supposed to know that witches and werewolves and vampires were real. And his father was involved in shady business dealings with some of them.

 

Thanks for reading!

You’re invited to the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group, to check out everyone else’s snippets!

If you liked this snip & want to read the whole story keep reading for the scoop on how to do that. ❤

 

The Devil’s in the Details & Other Stories

by Charley Descoteaux

Read three Paranormal Dark Romances featuring characters with shaky moral compasses as they get their Happily Ever Afters!

Here’s what you get inside:

The Devil’s in the Details

James is on the run from the Key West Coven and the job he never wanted: enforcer. Portland, Oregon, is as far away as he could get and still be in the US, and since he doesn’t have a passport or a way to get one, that’s where he stopped. James knows his freedom is anything but secure, so he’s not surprised when his proximity alarm alerts him that he’s being followed. He’s jumped under the Burnside Bridge and wakes in iron shackles that prevent him from using magic.

Marshall knows too much about his father’s business dealings with the supernatural underworld. He never would have guessed that knowledge could get him kidnapped. When a witch in iron shackles is tossed into his cell, his life changes forever.

The pair will have to work together if they’re to escape with their lives.

Warnings / Temptations: violence, inappropriate flirting, tattoos of dead languages, and irredeemable parents.🔥🔥🔥 & ☠️☠️

Upwardly Mobile

Riley MacIntyre can’t write, and it’s driving him mad. A serious head injury silenced the voices of characters in his head, and nothing he’s done has helped. After 440 days of silence and insomnia, Riley receives an invitation from the proprietor of a local business, whose pitch is that he can fix anything. Riley needs to resume his career writing mystery novels, but having a man on a late-night commercial set an appointment is, to say the least, unexpected.

Don Cross is a fixer. He’s also a lonely crossroads demon. When Riley visits him hoping to have his writer’s block fixed, Don makes him an unusual deal.

Warnings / Temptations: off-page murders and violence, depictions of descent into both figurative and literal Hell, a dapper crossroads demon, and an asexual man who expresses his romantic feelings using baked goods. ☠️☠️☠️

The Haunting of Elkins House

Dave Lehman lost his partner to cancer seven years ago and is still grieving. He’s jogging with a neighbor’s dog on the winter solstice when he receives a life-changing invitation.

Elkins House has been abandoned for over a century. So who is inviting Dave inside?

Warnings / Temptations: suicidal ideation, a disobedient dog, and a few drops of blood.🔥🔥🔥 & ☠️

Amazon Universal Link       Amazon US

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Release: The Devil’s in the Details & Other Stories!

I’ve been on a dark kick for a while now (quarantine will do that to a person!) and am thrilled to announce the release of my first Dark Romance collection! Read three Paranormal Dark Romances featuring characters with shaky moral compasses as they get their Happily Ever Afters!

Here’s what you get inside:

The Devil’s in the Details

James is on the run from the Key West Coven and the job he never wanted: enforcer. Portland, Oregon, is as far away as he could get and still be in the US, and since he doesn’t have a passport or a way to get one, that’s where he stopped. James knows his freedom is anything but secure, so he’s not surprised when his proximity alarm alerts him that he’s being followed. He’s jumped under the Burnside Bridge and wakes in iron shackles that prevent him from using magic.

Marshall knows too much about his father’s business dealings with the supernatural underworld. He never would have guessed that knowledge could get him kidnapped. When a witch in iron shackles is tossed into his cell, his life changes forever.

The pair will have to work together if they’re to escape with their lives.

Warnings / Temptations: violence, inappropriate flirting, tattoos of dead languages, and irredeemable parents.🔥🔥🔥 & ☠️☠️

 

Upwardly Mobile

Riley MacIntyre can’t write, and it’s driving him mad. A serious head injury silenced the voices of characters in his head, and nothing he’s done has helped. After 440 days of silence and insomnia, Riley receives an invitation from the proprietor of a local business, whose pitch is that he can fix anything. Riley needs to resume his career writing mystery novels, but having a man on a late-night commercial set an appointment is, to say the least, unexpected.

Don Cross is a fixer. He’s also a lonely crossroads demon. When Riley visits him hoping to have his writer’s block fixed, Don makes him an unusual deal.

Warnings / Temptations: off-page murders and violence, depictions of descent into both figurative and literal Hell, a dapper crossroads demon, and an asexual man who expresses his romantic feelings using baked goods. ☠️☠️☠️

 

The Haunting of Elkins House

Dave Lehman lost his partner to cancer seven years ago and is still grieving. He’s jogging with a neighbor’s dog on the winter solstice when he receives a life-changing invitation.

Elkins House has been abandoned for over a century. So who is inviting Dave inside?

Warnings / Temptations: suicidal ideation, a disobedient dog, and a few drops of blood.🔥🔥🔥 & ☠️

 

Amazon Universal Link       Amazon US

 

 

 

 

 

 

A magical snippet…

Hello snippetteers! I hope you’re staying safe out there!

This week I have a snippet and an offer for you. First, the snippet (but be sure & read the bit after the snip :)).

Metal, Magic & Mayhem is a dark romance that’s with my editor now & I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’m sharing from it outside of my reader group. The story follows two guys as they perform illusions at a traveling heavy metal show.

The snip is seven sentences because it sounded better that way. #SorryNotSorry 😊

Dean was not only on auto-pilot, he was slow in slipping the handcuffs because he was busy thinking about the peek he’d gotten of Steve in the shower that morning. Their hotel room was even tinier than the stage and he couldn’t help but see. It wasn’t the first time he’d been treated to a view of Steve’s shower-slicked skin. The rooms they splurged for were always tiny, so it didn’t take any special maneuvering to catch a look at his sculpted abs and tempting cock. Dean loved the way Steve’s dark blond hair patterned the gentle slope of tanned skin on his back, the sections shaped like the blades in their act, all pointing to his nearly fluorescent-white round ass. It also wasn’t the first time the sight had drove him to horny distraction.

First time during a show, though.

 Thanks for reading!

 

If you liked this snip & want to read the whole story you can, either by joining my Facebook reader group or subscribing to my newsletter. Metal, Magic & Mayhem will be free to group members and newsletter subscribers (as soon as it’s finished :)), and it won’t be available anywhere else. I’ll be sending the newsletter in about a week, so don’t wait!

In the meantime, visit Rainbow Snippets and check out everyone else’s stories!

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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.

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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.

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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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The 2nd Pride Month snippet…

Hello Snippetters & Happy Pride Month!

I hope you’re staying safe and healthy while you celebrate!

My snip this weekend is from book 1.5 in the Buchanan House series—Pride Weekend! The boxset will be available on pre-order on Tuesday (fingers crossed Amazon cooperates!) at a special sale price, & available to read on 6/23!

For now, here’s a snip from the beginning of pride weekend on the central Oregon coast. Our hero, Adam, has just arrived at Buchanan House.

 

I was warming to the whole plan even before the most gorgeous man I’d ever seen glided up to me and smiled as he looked me over. Compared to everyone else in view, I was seriously overdressed in my khakis and salmon polo.

“Hello, sweetheart,” he said and extended a hand. His grip was surprisingly firm for a man wearing purple pants, a pink feather boa, and nothing else. “I’m Nathan Lucas, your hostess with the mostest. And who might you be?”

 

Thanks for reading!

 

If you’d like to see the sexy new covers for the whole series, join my Facebook reader group Charley’s Corner! Or, you could wait until the set is up for pre-order on 6/16–3 novellas, 2 novels, & 2 short stories, all for just $5.99! 😊

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!

 

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?

Available now, only on Amazon & KU!

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The first Pride Month snippet…

Hello Snippetters & Happy Pride Month! I hope you’re staying safe and healthy while you celebrate!

My snip this weekend is from the first book in my Buchanan House series—I’ll be talking about it a lot from here on out, since the boxset will be out on June 23rd!

For now, here’s a snip from work party weekend, when some of the family meet Tim, the handyman helping the MC (Eric) and his bestie fix up the LGBTQIA+ resort, for the first time.

 

The closer Eric got to Tim, the hotter his face felt. Damn Nathan and Paulie and their uncouth natures, making Eric think of Tim’s hands…. By the time he turned back to look at everyone, sitting around the table looking like a bunch of fat cats with canaries in their mouths, Eric knew his face was red. “Everyone, this is Tim. He’s been fixing things around here. He’s a professional handyman.”

 

Thanks for reading!

 

If you’d like to see the sexy new cover, join my Facebook reader group Charley’s Corner! I’ve shared the first three already–half of the rainbow! Or, you could wait until the set is up for pre-order on 6/16. 😊

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!

 

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?

Available now, only on Amazon & KU!

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