Just a quick reminder of what Rainbow Snippets is: Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).
In this group you’ll find anything from romance and historical fiction to mystery and YA. The common thread is that every story’s main character identifies as LGBTQ+. The snippets could range from zero flames to full-on sexytimes, anything goes content-wise. The only rule is snippets will be 6 sentences long–one for each color in the Pride flag.
I'm grateful for the opportunity to participate in this group each week. It's been a chance to read some wonderful work by some brilliant and talented writers and a chance to reach a wider audience with my own work. I would invite everyone to please come check out the Rainbow Snippets group, click on a link, read and comment on the writing available and get involved yourselves in this awesome exercise. The link to the group can be found HERE.
Today's snippet is also from Desolation Angel. Last week I posted a Snippet from early in the manuscript, which will be my next release from Wayward Ink. I don't have a date yet but I'm sure I'll have one soon. I do have a bit of a blurb/description of the upcoming manuscript to give a better overview of what Desolation Angel is all about.
Dare gets lost in music only he can hear; ever since he was a child the music would roll through his mind, soft at first, and then loud, drowning out everything until the rest of the world melted away. When he comes back to himself he has notes and lyrics, the base of the songs his band plays all over the city, but some days he finds himself wondering what good it is to be so talented, when the rest of his life is such a mess. His music is his passion but sometimes it interferes with simple things, like taking a shower without being in there for hours, or cooking a meal without nearly burning down the house. He wonders if giving up the music will give him a chance at a 'normal' life and the love of the man he adores, so when the opportunity comes to ‘fix’ himself, he jumps at it. But fate has a funny way of twisting things up and ‘normal’ is just a state of mind, isn’t it? While Dare struggles to change everything he believes is wrong with himself, secrets are revealed, loyalties and relationships are tested, and the band is offered the kind of opportunity that comes along once in a lifetimes.
“Bullshit. There’s a difference between getting help and finding a quick fix. You wanted a quick fix, and that ain’t gonna happen. If you can’t deal with that, then maybe you should stop thinkin’ ’bout my brother the way you’ve been thinkin’ ’bout him and go back to thinkin’ of him as just a friend.”
“You’re outta your mind!” Sionn boomed, his accent thickening as his agitation rose.
“And you’re a liar. We all see it, Sionn. Well, all of us but Dare. I’m pretty sure he thinks you hate him.”
Sionn’s eyes widened, his mouth falling open. “No.”
***Please feel free to scroll down to yesterdays Blog to check out the latest installment of my Freebie Friday Story ...And All Shall Fade to Black, or click HERE to check out the blog post earlier in the week sharing the first three pages of my current work in progress Serpent's Kiss.