Rainbow Snippets #21

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I know I missed last week, but I was out of town on a NoseWork Trial with #TeamOscar, who did amazing, thank you for asking! In case you’re wondering how the writing is going, it’s been kind of influenced by the losses I’ve incurred over the last few weeks… to include the loss of our own Brad Vance in the last 24 hours.

To people who know and love me, I’m not dangerous and my crisis plan is still in place.

Now on to the reason we’re here—

My Snippet this week comes from my WIP, To Keep Me Safe, which was previously known as I Feel You. It comes from the prologue, and I hope you like it.

I’ve never seen water move like that. I know I’ve never seen the ocean connect with the sky. I huddle in the blanket, still shivering almost violently as I stare across the cab of the van, wondering what I’d have seen if I’d not grasped the hand reaching for mine.

Would I have seen a different world? Would Momma’s faith be true to writ? Would this be… would I be over?

Tears mix with seawater as I burrow deeper in the blanket, watching as we pull into the hotel parking lot and I see Prue standing there.

More to come soon!

Rainbow Snippets #20

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Happy Saturday morning! Here’s my Snippet, and I tried to stay closer to the six sentence goal this time. It made it quite the tease, though. Hope you like! From my current WIP, here’s my Snippet…

I lead her out of the bathroom and into the living room where Lux says, pointing to Quinn, “So this is how you got better tickets and backstage passes.”

I smile, and turn my eyes to Danny. “No, actually…” I clasp my free hand over the top of Danny’s and say, “Danny Saris, this is Lux Hill. She’s one of my best friends. Lux, Danny’s…”

“—Her girlfriend…” My raven-haired companion turns to face me, blushing a little, and her voice is soft. “That is… if you’ll have me.”

Hope you enjoy!

Rainbow Snippets #19

 

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So I’m a few hours late to posting, but I didn’t want to miss it! I’m working hard to make sure I keep writing because it’s truly one of the only things keeping me going right now, since my broken brain is in disagreement with the consensus of family and friends.

Another clip from I Feel You, my current WIP, and yes, I ran a little long at the mouth. Enjoy!

She takes a black Sharpie marker and signs her name across the picture in the tourbook. Then she takes my hands in hers, saying softly, “Lyth, you don’t have to be nervous with me. I promise I’m no big deal—“

“But you are!” I protest, and she shakes her head.

“No, I’m not. You are, Lyth.” She looses my hands then, and I absorb her retort as she signs the promotional picture, and turns her eyes onto my fiction. “And what is this?”

“It’s my… uhm… my book. I based the main character—o-on you.” I swallow hard, finally chancing a quick glance up into her face. “Uhm… Jaylin is a Slayer.”

Her perfect lips, rounded into an O now spread in a wide smile and she gives an approving nod as she blushes ever so slightly. Running her free hand through her thick sable curls, she grins, hushing, “I like that. Jaylin’s a kick ass name for a vampire slayer! Would you like—”

I’m nodding before she finishes asking the question. “Ye-Yes. Could you sign it as J-Jaylin Rayne?” My voice trembles and my insides are all a whirl again as I spell the Slayer’s name for her. What is happening here? I think to myself. Is she flirting with me? She can’t be… can she?

See you next week!

Rainbow Snippets #18

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This marks my return to the Sunday Snippets after a 3 year hiatus. This also marks my first public post regarding any new writing. It comes from my current manuscript, which is F/F, though it has elements of M/M with Quinn and René.

Without further ado, here’s my submission, albeit, a few sentences longer than 6 sentences due to sentence length.

“Ocean?”

I slowly turn my head, not knowing what I will find when I turn, but fairly certain it won’t be a good thing, and yet it’s… René Lyons. I quirk an eyebrow as he continues.

“Holy shit, it is you!” His pitch-lined eyes flicker to the beautiful woman behind me, her hands at my waist, and the gorgeous man in whose lap I sit.

“Holy shit, babe! It’s been for fucking ever!” He laughs wickedly, pouncing onto the couch next to Quinn. “Weren’t you supposed to be getting home tomorrow?”

Quinn cackles, sliding a hand into René’s longish hair, nuzzling his nose. “Surprise, babe!”

I snort in amusement, lifting merry eyes up to Danny’s as I reach for her. “I take it that’s Quinn’s lover?”

She nods, biting my lower lip. “It would appear so. Whatever gives me more time with these lips and these hands are okay by me.”

“Fuck… I’m putting a ring on this, Quinn.”

Hope you like!

Rainbow Snippets #17

NASA Vela Supernova Remnant

 

Snippet today comes from my main WIP, the second book in the Covenant series, AETERNUM. It’s from the current chapter, and here’s the set up. Two words: bachelor party. However, the party was not planned by one of David’s and Jonathan’s close friends, but by Autumn Varner, a new friend David’s made through a coffee shop. A good friend he made through her, is Kai Hoedemaeker, a model working in New York.

Without further adieu, here is the snippet, and it’s likely to be a bit longer than 6, since so many of the sentences are short.

“First of all, I’m letting you know you’re going to be bored stiff. The place we’re going does not cater to us.” Kai flipped through both David’s and Jonathan’s side of the closet before finally settling on a black A-shirt and a red flannel shirt. “Where are the trousers?”

“On the shelf above the tees.” David pointed them out. “We both wear the same size, so mine and his are all mixed up.”

Kai looked through until he found a ragtag pair. “These. Put them on. I do your makeup when you are dressed.”

David grinned, cocking his head to one side. “Will you do my makeup on Saturday?”

Kai smiled wickedly. “I think you never ask! Of course, I will be happy to oblige.”

In no time, David sat backwards in the desk chair, eyes closed as Kai deftly applied eyeliner and shadow, mascara and lip liner. A hint of color and David’s shiny glitter gloss, Kai’s hands went to David’s hair, using a bit of gel and pomade to give life to his curls. When he finished, he grabbed his camera from his bag and took a couple of photos. “For posterity’s sake… and for Jonathan. Little preview for what I do for Saturday.” Kai blushed. “And because I think you are beautiful always, but here, little nervous… little aggravated… positively stunning.”

Hope you like!

Rainbow Snippets #16

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Snippet today is a littttttle late (apologies!), but it comes from a WIP called Without Your Sunlight, and again features Salazar Moone. Here goes!

Salazar blinked, realizing why this Mar looked so like Sirius, “Are you… Wings of Zephyros, you are—”

“So he didn’t embellish it when he said you knew my name.” She smirked, confirming her identity, “Yes, I am Sothis, daughter of Sirius, and Heir of the Bearer.”

“Sothis… stars, you were none but an infant—now you must be—”

“Past my first millennia?” She snorted, clipping, “And you are the one Mar in the universe that can make my father lose his mind.”

Rainbow Snippets #15

NASA Cygnus Loop

My snippet today comes from a flash fiction I submitted to the QSF anthology, and it was rejected, so I’ll use it for something else. It’s called “Falling Into You” and I hope you like it! It’s from Sirius’ memory.

Quick Note: Mars are a human-like species not of this world, but they have power over creation. They worship the wind and they can transform into owls. They can cross into our world, but most choose not to do so. In this case, Salazar chose to cross over… and hopefully, soon, I will tell you why! 🙂

The tawny feathers of his cloak rippled as Sirius stalked through the Hall of Pillars in the Temple of Zephyros. His gaze locked on Salazar, communing at an altar fashioned in the shape of an owl in flight, the pure white feathers of his cloak spread around him. Head bowed, the tousled raven waves of his hair cascaded over his shoulders. Sirius whirled to a stop behind his love, his expressive face pale, generous mouth forming a thin double line.

“Why?”

The superb Mar faced him, violet eyes wide, “How can you ask me that, Sirius?”