Link to my snippet…

notes-723339_1920Hola Snippetteers!

I’m posting today as my alter-ego, Charli Coty. Visit me here for six sentences from a new story that should be hitting eReaders in late spring/early summer.

To find links to more snippets, visit the Rainbow Snippets FB Group. It’s a public group and everyone is welcome to join.

Have a wonderful weekend~stay warm!

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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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#RainbowSnippets anniversary & an invitation!

RS5medThe one year anniversary of the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group is (loosely) next week. Yay for a year of queer snippetting!

First, I want to thank everyone for joining, participating, and telling your friends about the group. I didn’t think it would take off like it has and am grateful and a little verklempt by the turnout. You guys rock. ❤

I’ve been thinking about plans and goals for 2017 lately, and how to grow our networks and careers while deepening our feeling of community. Along with that, I’ve been trying to figure out how to use my blogs more (plural because I’m starting the pseudonym Charli Coty to, eventually, replace this one). Over the past couple of weeks I’ve tried to blog something (anything!) other than promo once per week. Even that much has been difficult. Maybe a little friendly motivation will help.

When I started this pen name in 2012 I was fairly active on @MondayBlogs. For those of you not familiar, it’s another no-pressure group that RTs blog links. I dipped a toe back into those waters last week and felt like I was the only queer at the party. It wasn’t a horrible experience, but it made me wish for a similar space for people like me. So, I’m thinking of starting something like that for queer content and contributors.

To that end, I’ve set up the Twitter account @QueerBlogWed and the hashtag #QueerBlogWed

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Why Wednesday? Because I’m bisexual and Wednesday is the middle of the week just like my 3 is in the middle of the Kinsey scale. I’m not saying I’m a perfect 3, but I had to choose a day and this felt right. To be honest, no matter what day I chose it would still be a challenge to come up with something to talk about every week.

Every group needs rules, so this is what I came up with: post to your blog on Wednesday and share on Twitter using the #QueerBlogWed hashtag and/or @QueerBlogWed. No promo, just like here in #RainbowSnippets. Your posts don’t have to be long, just a few paragraphs that aren’t BUY MY BOOK. All the social media experts say to engage on a personal level and grow your network through genuine interactions—that’s my vision for @QueerBlogWed, a space that’s by, for, and about everyone under the rainbow.

Just like in the Rainbow Snippets group no sign-up is necessary and we’re all free to participate when it works for us, and take weeks off when it doesn’t.

Who knows, maybe it’ll take off and we can all meet new bloggers and Tweeps, and have a little fun. Maybe queers outside the genres we write in will join us–everyone under the rainbow is welcome, not only authors.

Maybe the best part is you won’t have to wait for me to get started in the morning! Whenever Wednesday starts in your time zone, that’s when you can startblogging and tweeting about queer lit, queer politics, writing, cooking, your vacation, or anything else your heart desires to blog about.

Consider this your invitation to join #QueerBlogWed on November 30th.

What do you think? Any comments, questions, and suggestions are welcome.

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A “wonderful” little snippet…

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Hello Snippetteers! I hope you’re enjoying the weekend!

Today’s snippet is from Holiday Weekend, which will be released in three weeks! It’s from Glenn’s point of view and is pretty racy. I think it speaks for itself pretty well. It’s seven sentences, but you can stop at six if you’d like. 😉

 

Before he could draw things out any longer—maybe long enough for me to lose my nerve and quit—I dove forward and crushed my mouth onto his. His soft, warm mouth felt even better than I expected. Every time, the feelings that came with kissing Ryan seemed to grow, to magnify exponentially. If anyone had asked me to, I don’t think I could have fully described it.

Bone-meltingly wonderful.

Our height difference didn’t make it any easier, but I rocked my body lower along Ryan’s until I was straddling his dick. I couldn’t bring myself to stop kissing him long enough to suck him off after all.

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A fragrant little snippet…

holidayweekend_fbprofile_optizimedforfeedHello and welcome to my snippet!

Holiday Weekend has hit the Coming Soon page so now I get to share all the pretties L.C. Chase made for the story!

 

Next week is Thanksgiving here in the US so today’s snippet takes place very early on Thanksgiving morning. It’s from Ryan’s POV; he and Glenn are volunteering. Larry is coordinating the meal prep, and has just asked Ryan to make the pies. I think that’s all you really need to know for this one.

 

Larry dumped most of the contents of a large bag of flour into the bowl of a mixer with a fragrant yeast mixture in it. “All four or one at a time. It’s your show, kid.”

“Why do you think I can—”

“Because you didn’t say you can’t.” Larry winked and pulled the bowl off the stand and into his arms. He started stirring with a thick wooden spoon, muscles bulging as he worked.

 

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. Have a lovely weekend!

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MM Good Book Reviews kindly hosted a cover reveal for me on Friday, if you’d like to get in on the giveaway it’s running for the next week. I’m giving away a paperback of Tiny House or Safe House (winner’s choice) and a bunch of swag (US only; for international winners a choice of a backlist book—any ebook except Holiday Weekend). Check it out here.

Pre-order Holiday Weekend at the Dreamspinner Store.

holidayweekend_fbprofile_optizimedforfeedHoliday Weekend, Buchanan House: Book Five

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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A soft embrace…

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Hello and welcome to my snippet!

I was thinking about sharing more from Holiday Weekend because the cover reveal is next Friday and I’m getting excited about its release. But then yesterday Torque was featured on Megan Derr’s “Books I’m Thankful For” spot on ARe, which basically rendered me speechless for half the day (I was able to say thank you :)). So before I dive in to my final proof for HW, here are six sentences from Torque.

 

This snippet takes place the day after a violent incident at Bell’s Wrecking Yard, where the story is mainly set. Scotty is watching, but Mick and Mercy don’t know that. I could go on and on, talking about this story and the characters, but it’s not strictly necessary to enjoy this snippet.

 

Scotty could’ve sworn Mick’s arms shook while he wrapped them around Mercy. She did that thing she does, stepped into the hug so you could feel how soft she was, and Mick’s eyes fell closed. The hug didn’t last long, but long enough. Mercy was a lot softer than she looked. If the blonde woman was Mick’s type, he liked that kind of soft, and his face while he had Mercy in his arms said he did. That was a sight Scotty wouldn’t have wanted to miss. He didn’t go around thinking about sex much, but watching Mick and Mercy together made him wonder what it would be like to have them both in his bed at the same time.

 

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A confident little snippet…

1RainbowSnippetsBiFlagHello and welcome to my snippet!

This weekend I’m ticking things off my author To Do list and it feels great! One of the things I’ve done is to start a newsletter. The first edition will be going out on the 16th. If you’re interested, I’ve dropped a subscription link at the end of this post.

 

This snippet is from Holiday Weekend, which will be released on Dec. 16th. Newsletter subscribers will get a sneak peek at the cover, which is another L.C. Chase masterpiece. For now, here are six sentences from Ryan’s Halloween date.

 

I’m not a bad dancer, but the way Glenn moved would’ve made me jealous if I weren’t so busy drooling.

Glenn danced with confidence, as though he knew the steps. It took me half the song to figure out that he didn’t. Glenn hadn’t learned every step, but he was still dancing with the assurance of someone who had practiced every day for weeks. I laughed out loud as my own tentative steps grew sure. That kind of poise was contagious and even sexier than I would’ve guessed.

 

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A snippet for Asexual Awareness Week!

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This is Asexual Awareness Week so I’m snippetting from Torque my bi/ace/trans poly love story. Mick and Mercy are discussing why Scotty stayed in the kitchen when they retreated into the bedroom.

 

“Hold on a second.” Mick stepped back and pushed his jeans down. He realized he still had his boots on and sat bare-assed on the bed to pull them off. He couldn’t quite look at Mercy as he tried to frame the questions in his mind. “He practically jumped me that first time…and this week. I don’t—”

“Like I said, you’re one of his exceptions. So am I. He’s never had much of a sex drive, but it flares. This past week was one helluva flare, and it was great. But if it’s over, then we have to respect it if he’d rather cook than fuck.”

 

Thanks for reading!

I really have to make a Rainbow Snippets logo with the ace flag, and a few others, but it’s late and i have to get up early tomorrow. Have a lovely weekend!

To find links to more snippets, visit the Rainbow Snippets FB Group. It’s a public group and everyone is welcome to join. Have a lovely weekend!

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A six sentence snippet…

RSMMmedHola Snippetteers!

Hope you’re having a great day, where ever you are! This weekend I’ve finished proofing the holiday story (ahead of deadline :)) and am working on first edits for an urban fantasy that should be out sometime early next year. Hope you’re having a productive weekend too!

Last week my snippet was over the limit so this week’s is a tiny one to make up for that. It’s from the Christmas story, Holiday Weekend, Buchanan House: Book Five. This is from Ryan’s point of view, during his first date with Glenn.

 

I couldn’t figure out what was holding me back—if we were in a bar, I would’ve already made some kind of a play. But we weren’t in a bar. We were at an all-ages dance party, and my date was…. I didn’t know how old he was, not for sure. Over eighteen, I guessed. I hoped. Under twenty-one. Probably by more than a month or two.

 

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. Have a lovely weekend!

 

 All of the Buchanan House books are available at the Dreamspinner store. They’re all on sale for 30% off through 10/23 too. Book Two, Pride Weekend, is always free at Dreamspinner and All Romance eBooks.

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