Archive for January, 2016

Welcome, Snippetteers! Today’s offering is another slice of SoulShares #7, UNDERTOW. And I managed to keep it down to six sentences this time! The POV character for this snippet is Rhoann, a Water Fae and a healer.


So what was this, that he felt for Mac, if not love or a desire he had never known? This emotion so strong, he was determined to spend whatever of his own magick it might cost to heal a stranger, because doing so would make Mac’s heart sing.

Yet he suspected his own heart might sing as well, were he to see Lucien’s eyes open. To learn their color, let them wake emotion in him.

The cost of that song? Spending magick for a stranger, the way his mother had once spent magick for him.


And a couple of links to wrap things up…

Rainbow Snippets on Facebook (for many more LGBT goodies):

MANTLED IN MIST (SoulShares #6) (so you can meet Mac and Lucien):


In honor of the Great Blizzard out on the East Coast — here’s an original short from a couple of years ago in which a Washington, D.C. blizzard plays a prominent role…

Rory Ni Coileain

Josh66Happy Valentine’s Day to all, from the Fae and humans of the Demesne of Purgatory. *winks* May your celebrations be as joyous as the boys’!

              Josh tugged at the door, making sure it was locked. No sense staying open late tonight—he’d decided that last night, watching the snow fall and listening to the wind. Which hadn’t a bad thing to do while wrapped up in Conall, but he’d realized that no one with any sense was going to be going anywhere for a while. He’d only had one client booked for tonight, anyway, and the guy was just as happy to cancel.

                He could see the dim light from the window of Big Boy Massage, next door. They were still open, and no doubt catering to the lonely hearts – and other parts – of those Washingtonians not lucky enough to have a date for Valentine’s Day. He…

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Hello, Snippetteers! Meet my muse for Rhoann, the Fae main character from UNDERTOW (SoulShares #7), my current work-in-progress. In this snippet (seven sentences again, sorry!), Mac McAllan, the Marine Corps vet who saved Kevin Almstead’s father’s life in Vietnam, is visiting the hole in the ground where Purgatory used to be; most of the site’s been cleared, but he’s just found a duffel bag in the remaining debris that belongs to his partner, Lucien de Winter, the club’s bouncer. Lucien’s been hospitalized since the explosion, in a coma.


The bag’s zipper still worked, kind of. Enough to let Mac get a hand inside. He reached in and closed his fist around something soft, worked it out through the gap.

The light attached to the pylon was enough to let him see what he’d grabbed. A t-shirt, ragged even before it had been put through the hell of a gas explosion and a collapsing building, the sleeves ripped out to accommodate a pair of biceps hard enough to deliver a knockout blow all by themselves and massive enough to need their own zip code.

Feel safe at night — sleep with a Marine.

Fuck, Mac hated to cry.


And a couple of links for you —

the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group, for more fabulous snippets of LGBTQ fiction:

And if you want to find out what happened to Purgatory, here’s the Amazon buy link for MANTLED IN MIST, last week’s snippet donor:


It’s the Saturday before the release of MANTLED IN MIST (currently planned for January 18, but really, it could drop pretty much any day, so watch this space!), which means a six-sentence sneak preview! Peri is Peri Katsura, an employee of Lochlann Doran’s Big Boy Massage. And a six-five blond Adonis has just walked into Big Boy and requested Peri’s services….


Big hands ran lightly up and down Peri’s arms. More touching. More of that indescribable sensation that made him want to laugh and moan and drop to his knees, surrender, lose himself. And that was even before he looked into those amazing blue eyes.

Eyes that really saw him. Eyes that held secrets and wanted to share them.


No sales link yet, alas (though I’ll add one when the book comes up on Amazon!), but here’s the link back to Rainbow Snippets, for more tantalizing LGBTQ snippets:

Blowing Smoke Final

Welcome, Snippetteers! It’s week five of the run-up to the launch of MANTLED IN MIST (SoulShares #6), so that means a snippet from BLOWING SMOKE, SoulShares #5. There’s been a bit of a hiccup in the production process for MANTLED, so we have at least one more week’s worth of Snippetteering before it actually comes out – but that just means that next week, and maybe the week after, you get exclusive sneak previews of an unpublished SoulShares novel!

For this week, here’s a bit of Lasair and Bryce. (Lasair is the unconscious one; Bryce has just found him in the basement of Bryce’s Greenwich Village brownstone, in the middle of a web of magickal light.) (And yes, it’s seven sentences again. Sorry about that. But hey, the rainbow’s actually ROYGBIV, right?)


The Fae almost seemed peacefully asleep, blond lashes feathered over skin like porcelain, lips pursed slightly in a gentle pout. His chest rose and fell evenly, and only the occasional twitch of a limb betrayed the fact that the light was still at work on him.

Bryce clenched his jaw, trying to ward off a sharp pang of yearning. Yeah, I still want to wake up next to that. Every morning. Now, here, looking at the disheveled Fae, he could see it, could almost taste a morning kiss. I pick a hell of a time to learn to dream.


And finally, a few links…

Here’s the link to the Facebook Rainbow Snippets page, for much. Much more good stuff, all over the LGBTQIA+ spectrum:

And if this bit of BLOWING SMOKE intrigued you, here’s the buy link – you have a couple of weeks to get caught up on the series before #6 comes out!


Happy New Year — to friends, family, readers, Snippetteers, and you random folks who trip over my blog in the course of Google searches for “hot male-on-male tree action”! (Don’t worry, I don’t judge…) This week’s Snippet is from FIRESTORM, book four of the SoulShares; next week will be BLOWING SMOKE (SoulShares #5), and with any luck at all, by the week after that, MANTLED IN MIST will be out and you’ll be getting one of the first peeks!

Had to go with seven sentences for this one — I hope you’ll forgive me! (The first speaker is Cuinn, who has spent the first three books being the quintessential bad boy, but is now trying to come to grips with the fact that he’s found his SoulShare — who’s a harder case than Cuinn ever dreamed of being.


“You don’t need wonder?”

Rian started to shake his head, but was stopped, dead, by a kiss. Not one like last night’s, not the first move of a duel. A gentle, lips-parted kiss, an exchange of breath. Closed eyes, the soft touch of a tongue. A shiver, arrowing down his spine.

“You’re so fucking wrong,” Cuinn whispered, before taking Rian’s mouth for fair.


And a couple of links:

Want to go back to the Rainbow Snippets group and find a whole bunch more other wonderful LGBT snippets? Go here:

Want to check out more of FIRESTORM? Go here: