A reunion snippet…

Hello Snippetteers!

This week’s snippet is from a brand new story in a brand new series. Elliott House: Quin is also part of a multi-author giveaway, so stick around to the end and I’ll tell you how to get it free!

This snip is from a reunion scene almost fifteen years in the making. It’s a tad more than six sentences, but two of them are single words. ❤


Jeremy pushed off from the tree and took one step closer to Quin. After hesitating, he took another, his eyes locked on Quin’s. Jeremy’s lovely hazel eyes were wide and full of heat, and something else. Hope? Surprise? Normally, Quin prided himself on being able to read body language and expressions, to pick up on signals his clients gave so he could better help them. But he couldn’t read Jeremy. His frustration threatened to spill out between them with inappropriate force. Before Jeremy could take a third step, and stand inside Quin’s personal space, Quin stepped back.


Thank you for reading!

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🏳️‍🌈 I’m so excited to be part of a new LGBTQ+ themed free book release! I’ve joined together with a group of other wide-released authors to bring you 11 brand new FREE stories from 13 authors.

Read book one in a new Buchanan House spin-off series—Elliott House: Quin. Get your free copy of this angsty second chance Romance with tons of hurt/comfort!

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Elliott House: Quin

Henry “Quin” Quinones made a horrible mistake when he was seventeen. The next day, his secret high school boyfriend had vanished. Quin thought his bad judgement caused Jeremy to abandon him, and he’s been hurt, angry, and alone since that day.

When Jeremy heard his secret high school boyfriend had died in a tragic accident, he ran away. Lost and grieving, he tried to create a life far from that disaster, in a world without the boy he loved.

They both had it wrong.

Fifteen years later, Quin has worked hard to make a life for himself as a social worker at the Elliott Foundation House. He loves his job helping LGBTQIA+ youth get off the streets, and he’s living on-site to escape the loneliness that defines his off-hours.

When Quin gets a text from Jeremy out of the blue, he almost doesn’t respond. But maybe if he hears Jeremy’s side of the story, he can finally leave the past behind and move on.

Can the truth be enough to heal fifteen years of pain, and give them a second chance at forever?

Click here to get your free copy!

Budget Book Rec: Mr. Frosty Pants: A Gay Christmas Romance by Leta Blake!

I loved this holiday second chance romance! It had just the right amount of pining, and enough heat to make Christmas warm and toasty! I grabbed my copy when it was on sale for $0.99, but it might not be that price when you read this. If it’s not, I highly recommend perusing Blake’s catalog for another budget book & following to get notice of her next sale!

If Second-Chance Romance isn’t for you, you still might like this book—it’s full of tropey goodness! Here’s what I mean, from the blurb:


Mr. Frosty Pants is a Christmas gay romance by Leta Blake featuring a virgin hero, childhood friends-to-lovers, second chances, and romantically steamy scenes.


Whoa, that’s a lot for one story! And the thing is, none of those tropes felt rushed or cast-aside in favor of another. This is a full novel, but even so, not all novels I’ve read have been so well-balanced.

You might have heard me going on about a trope I don’t like, Rich Hero Saves Poor Hero, a.k.a. Money Solves Everything. Mr. Frosty Pants looked like it might have that—one hero is rich & the other is working-class—but Blake left me feeling as though the men were on equal footing and had both “saved” the other in an important way.

Mr. Frosty Pants: A Gay Christmas Romance is showing as part of the Home for the Holidays series. Hopefully we can look forward to more lovely standalone holiday Romances from Leta Blake!

Find Leta Blake’s Amazon Author page here.


If you’re a fan of second chance, friends-to-lovers, or first times you might also like my books. Subscribe to my newsletter and get a free ebook so you can decide for yourself! Click here to subscribe.

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Mr. Frosty Pants: A Gay Christmas Romance

Frosty former friends get a steamy second chance in this Christmas gay romance!

Can true love warm his frozen heart?

When Casey Stevens went away to college four years ago, he ghosted on his straight best friend, Joel Vreeland. He hoped time and distance would lessen the unrequited affection he felt, but all it did was make him miss Joel more. Home for the holidays, Casey hopes they might find a way to be friends again. But Joel’s frosty reception reminds Casey of just how hard he had to fight to be Joel’s friend in the first place. It’s going to take a Christmas miracle to get past that cool façade again.

Joel isn’t as straight as Casey believes, and his years of pining for Casey have left him hurting and alone, caring for his abusive father and struggling to get by. Unable to trust anyone except his rescue dog—and with no reason to believe Casey is interested in him for more than a holiday fling—Joel’s icy heart might shatter before it can thaw.

Can Casey and Joel’s love overcome mistrust, parental rejection, class differences, and four long years apart? Mr. Frosty Pants is a stand-alone, Christmas gay romance by Leta Blake featuring a virgin hero, childhood friends-to-lovers, second chance romance, and steamy mm first times.

Available on Amazon & KU!


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Another #NaNo snippet…

Hi all & Happy Holidays! If you’re doing NaNoWriMo I hope you’re meeting whatever goals you set for yourself. I set my personal goal at 25K & am happy to say I’m at about 33K over two WIPs! The first one is even completely drafted!

This snip is from my current WIP which is at 27K right now. I’m hoping to get it to 35-40 by the end of the year. I’m putting it on my calendar to release in the summer of 2020. It’s a second-chance MM Romance and if all goes as planned will be the first book in a new series.

This snip is first draft material so please squint while you read so you won’t hurt your eyes. 🙂


“It’s not your fault. And we do need to clear the air. Because I’m having a harder and harder time staying away from you.”

“Me too. I can’t stop thinking about what it would be like…” Quin slowly leaned forward and touched his lips to Jeremy’s. Only once and softly, just to see how it would feel, and it felt exactly as he would have expected—exactly as he had dreamed it would to have Jeremy back.


Thanks for reading!

I’m starting to plan the next book and am curious about what trope[s] you’re currently loving. Drop your favorite trope[s] in the comments!


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Have a lovely weekend!