I’m the guest today at MM Good Book Reviews!

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Join me today at MM Good Book Reviews for the first stop in my Safe House blog tour! I’m talking about getting to know Kyle–the main character–and how the story almost turned into something completely different than the one releasing on the 19th!

Find the post here, and don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter!

 

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A Safe House snippet & announcement!

RSMMmedHola Snippetteers!

I’ve made good progress on my edits for BH#5 so am taking some time out to actually participate in Rainbow Snippets this week, instead of pinning and running. 😀

 

Safe House will be released in ten days (!) so I’m snippetting from it today. This is after Guest Chef Night at Buchanan House; Kyle and Bran and the whole family have just had a great meal and most of the crowd are heading out to go dancing in Lincoln City.

 

As they headed for the lobby, Kyle said, “I’m in room eight.” And if he hadn’t meant the invitation Bran heard, someone was about to be very embarrassed.

Bran stood in the lobby as Kyle mounted the stairs, his heart pounding at the view of Kyle’s trim but round ass. He waited there as long as he could, not more than a moment or two, and then followed. His knock on the door of room eight was met with silence and then slow footsteps. The door opened slowly, revealing a slightly startled Kyle.

 

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!

Now for the announcement!

Beginning on September 12, pre-order Safe House and get Tiny House (BH#3) for $0.99 at the Dreamspinner Store! Click the banner to read Chapter One in its entirety but don’t pre-order until the 12th if you’d like a sale copy of Tiny House!

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 My Rafflecopter, loaded with two chances to win Buchanan House (Book One in the series) goes live on Monday, Sept. 12 also. You can find the giveaway at MM Good Book Reviews on the 12th, along with a post about the development of the story and an exclusive excerpt, and on the blogs of a few lovely author friends throughout next week.

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A revealing snippet & giveaway!

RSMMmedHappy Caturday, Snippetteers!

Today, not only do I have a fully edited snippet to share, I have a cover!

It’s getting close to release day for the next Buchanan House book! Safe House is available for pre-order now at the Dreamspinner store. If you don’t have your copy of Tiny House yet you might want to wait a couple of weeks to grab Safe House. There might be a good reason to wait. Just sayin’. 😉

The snippet below is from Kyle’s POV, during a quiet moment at his Cinderella ball.

 

He knew it wouldn’t be long before someone would drag him back to the party, but he’d stay on the fringes as long as possible. Maybe it would be long enough to figure out why he couldn’t stop thinking about Brandon Smith. He might be a nice guy, but Kyle couldn’t see any reason to be fixated on the man, even without taking into account that he had voluntarily chosen a career in law enforcement. For all Kyle knew, Brandon had never racially profiled anyone.

Maybe I’m developing a kink? From now on I’ll be attracted to men who trip my fight-or-flight response? Maybe even guys who actually scare me?

 

Thanks for reading!

And here’s the gorgeous cover!

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To celebrate the fact that L.C. Chase keeps knocking it out of the park with the covers for this series I’m going to give away an ebook copy of book one, Buchanan House, to a commenter on this post. Random.org will choose on Sunday afternoon after Fear the Walking Dead. 🙂

 

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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Kyle Shimoda is an asshole magnet, has been for as long as he can remember. At forty-seven, he doesn’t see much chance for improving his luck in love. His friends who run Buchanan House, a gay retreat on the central Oregon coast, know he wants to find “someone nice” to settle down with, and they set him up with Officer Brandon Smith. Kyle has a turbulent history with law enforcement, but he can’t deny his attraction to the buff cop.

Brandon has been a police officer in Lincoln City almost since the day he graduated from high school over thirty years ago. He’s cultivated the facade of a serious, disciplined law enforcement officer, but beneath his overdeveloped chest beats the soft heart of a drama queen. A cancer scare shifts Bran’s focus from finding a serious relationship to having as much sex as he can—putting his goals squarely at odds with Kyle’s. If he can’t find the courage to be honest about his feelings for Kyle, the happiness they’ve both been searching for could slip through their fingers.

Release Date:  September 19, 2016

Pages:  200

To visit the Dreamspinner store and read an excerpt, click the cover or banner above or here.

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A less than artful proposition…

Hand drawing heart in sand on the beachHola Snippetteers and welcome!

I hope you’re staying cool (or warm, depending on where you are) and enjoying life! Things are slowly getting back to normal here which is a relief because i have a lot of cool stuff coming up and don’t want to do any of it halfway.

I’m sharing from BH#6 again today–the last book in my Buchanan House series (that is still not finished). Last week I introduced Garrett and this week am rolling out a teaser for one of the big issues in the story. You can find previous snippets from this story here.

Nope. Not telling what it is but you’ll probably get it. 🙂

The first line of dialogue is a guy who works in an art supply store. He’s just recognized Chase’s name from his credit card and they chatted a little about art while the kid bagged his purchase. Standard warnings re: creative punctuation and unedited material apply.

 

“Say, if you’re free in a couple hours maybe we could grab a beer and talk about it.”

The kid’s look said talking was probably low on his priority list; Chase guessed the kid would have let him buy the beer though.

“Not free, but thanks.”

“I don’t see a ring.”

Is this what getting cruised is like now?

Chase shuddered but forced what he hoped was a friendly smile onto his face at the same time. “Not everyone who’s unmarried is free.”

 

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!

If you’re looking for a short (and free) read for your weekend, Buchanan House Book Two, Pride Weekend, is always free at the Dreamspinner store and All Romance eBooks.

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The final Buchanan House series introduction…

1RainbowSnippetsBiFlagHola Snippetteers and welcome!

Thanks for keeping on keeping on while i was laid up last week. To be honest, it’s been a long time since i’ve felt 100% but hopefully that’s about to change. I don’t want to wish my life away, but will be happy when this recovery is over and i can go back to doing all the things!

I’m sharing from BH#6 today–the last book in my Buchanan House series (that is still not finished). The last time i snippetted i shared the opening six lines, from Chase’s POV. You can find those here (it’s been awhile!).

This is a little longer than six lines and i apologize for the dense block of text (and its unedited state). It’s from chapter two and seemed to show a lot about Garrett without giving away too much. Still, i had to redact an entire sentence to avoid a spoiler for Safe House. You can find out what it was on September 19. 😉

 

Garrett couldn’t remember when he’d last seen a picture printed out on paper but Chase had five. [Redacted] Garrett remembered cameras flashing then but had avoided them so he wasn’t surprised when he didn’t see himself in either of those. The other three surprised his breath away. All had been taken at a bonfire, he and Chase sitting on the sand and leaning against the logs ringing the fire pit. In two they sat side by side, attention focused somewhere past the camera’s reach, Chase’s arm around Garrett’s shoulders. Garrett took the third from the dresser to examine it more closely. In it, he sat between Chase’s tented knees, leaning against his chest and looking up into his face, one of Chase’s arms draped loosely across Garrett’s body. He couldn’t see it but he knew that hand gripped his waist—he could almost feel it there, the warmth spreading from his side throughout his body. The flames painted lovely colors across their faces as they gazed at each other.

 

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!

If you’re looking for a short (and free) read for your weekend, Buchanan House Book Two, Pride Weekend, is always free at the Dreamspinner store and All Romance eBooks.

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A new opening six for #RainbowSnippets

1RainbowSnippetsBiFlagHola Snippetteers and welcome!

I’m sharing from a new story today, the one that will hopefully become BH#6–the last book in my Buchanan House series. Which might explain why i’ve been stalling working on it. I’ve loved writing this series and don’t really want it to be over (even if it will be nice to write something completely different).

Here are the first six lines. Hopefully posting them will help light a fire under me to get this story finished before deadline. It has a lot of heavy lifting to do where the series is concerned. 🙂

 

Chase watched as more figures appeared behind the mourners standing around the mouth of the open grave, huddled under their umbrellas. The new group wasn’t dressed for the weather, they wore shorts and sandals, their hair hanging in long unruly strings and obscuring their faces. He found it harder and harder to breathe, and to act like he wasn’t watching.

Garrett might stop drawing if he felt everyone’s attention on him and Chase didn’t want that to happen. The plain brown paper covering the table at Brewfest could use more than the standard “X Loves Y” and “Kilroy Was Here” type of graffiti but the real reason was that he loved to watch Garrett work. Even when his work veered into dark places as it was obviously doing.

 

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!

If you’re looking for a short (and free) read for your weekend, Buchanan House Book Two, Pride Weekend, is always free at the Dreamspinner store and All Romance eBooks.

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A little shameless flirting…

1RainbowSnippetsBiFlagHola Snippetteers and welcome!

Hope you’re all staying cool (or warm, depending on where you are :)). Today’s snippet is from BH#5 again, a few lines after last week’s. We’re still in Ryan’s POV. The head chef has just arrived to work (late) and warned that the specials will be different due to supply issues. Not big news to Ryan since it’s his first day on the job, but Glenn has an opinion–as he does about everything.

Please squint when you read so the unedited nature of this snippet won’t hurt your eyes. 🙂

 

“Again?” Glenn sounded annoyed, but when I looked at him he winked. “Don’t worry, I’ll show the new guy the ropes.”

“Ryan has as much experience as you do, Glenn. I’m sure he’ll be fine.”

“I’m sure he will be.” Glenn shot a long, appreciative look my way. “But I’ll still show him where everything is.”

Flustered, I gulped, and by the way Glenn’s shoulders shook he must’ve heard.

 

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!

If you’re interested in grabbing a copy of Tiny House click the banner to go to the new Dreamspinner website.

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Deeper and slower…

1RainbowSnippetsBiFlagHola Snippetteers and welcome!

Now that my two heroes in BH#5 have been introduced here’s a snippet from their first one-on-one interaction. We’re in Ryan’s POV and he’s just reported for his first day at his new job.

The usual warnings apply. Un-edited material ahead. 😉

 

I reported to Puddle Jumper bright and early and found Glenn waiting outside the front door. He’d been leaning in the doorway, staring at the ground between his black shoes, wearing a serious or maybe even sad expression. As soon as he saw me he stood away from the building and the grin that had grabbed me right in the gut two weeks before did it again.

“Hey. Ryan, right?”

“Good morning.” I felt ridiculous. I’d used the voice I used to hide behind at home—deeper and slower than the one I considered my real voice.

 

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!

If you’re interested in grabbing a copy of Tiny House click the banner, or check out Dreamspinner’s Bestsellers page! ❤

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Another introduction…

1RainbowSnippetsBiFlagHola Snippetteers and welcome!

The novella I snippetted from last week (Buchanan House Book #5) has been accepted for publication by Dreamspinner Press! It’s a holiday novella that picks up ~9 months after Tiny House and tells the story of someone you might remember, Ryan Orchard.

Last week i shared Ryan’s first 6 (you can find that post here). Today, it’s time for the other guy’s turn. If you blinked you might have missed him in Tiny House, but Glenn Hernandez will be back in December in Holiday Weekend for a longer visit.

The usual warnings to squint and watch out for creative punctuation apply. 😉

 

I shoved both hands into the pockets of my jacket and started walking. Nobody was around to notice if I hugged myself as I ducked my head against the rain. It sucked to be thrown out of the bar, but there wasn’t much going on in there anyway.

A couple of years ago I would’ve owned that dude behind the bar. Long enough to get in, get hammered, and find someone with money burning holes in his pockets.

Obviously I shouldn’t have been there, shouldn’t have tried to get in–shouldn’t even be out with nothing to do and no place to be until work the next morning.

 

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!

If you’re interested in grabbing a copy of Tiny House click the banner, or check out Dreamspinner’s Bestsellers page! ❤

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An opening snippet…

1RainbowSnippetsBiFlagHola Snippetteers and welcome!

I’ve been AWOL lately, trying to meet all the deadlines i committed to last year, and it’s not over yet. The story that might become Book #5 in the Buchanan House series *fingers crossed* was submitted on time (May 1) and i hope to cash in on a little on-sub luck by snippeting from it. It’s a holiday novella that picks up ~9 months after Tiny House and tells the story of someone you might remember, Ryan Orchard. Here are the first six sentences (thanks to some creative punctuation), in Ryan’s POV.

Obv this is rough so please squint as you read so it won’t hurt you. 😉

 

I climbed the three steps and found a seat on the train; inside, it smelled like French fries, wet dog, and despair.

Maybe I brought that last thing along with me.

Rainy Monday nights just didn’t have the spark of a Friday, even if I didn’t have to work again until Thursday. I got off the train at my usual stop, far from the apartment in Northeast I’m sharing with another waiter. If we don’t find another roomie soon I’ll have to cut down on my trips to the bar after work.

Or maybe I need a new job.

 

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!

If you’re interested in grabbing a copy of Tiny House click the banner, or check out Dreamspinner’s Bestsellers page! ❤

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