Sunday, February 21, 2016

It's Snippet Time!

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 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 set to be released on March 4th. 

Synopsis: Desolation Angel

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.

Today's Snippet (just a bit of the band having fun)

“I’m coming for that flag, Tommy, just you wait!” Mark bellowed.
“I keep hearing you make the same threat, but I haven’t seen you do anything yet!”
“All I hear from either one of you is talking!” Paul said as he rushed Tommy’s fort with an armful of snowballs. He lobbed one at a time, catching Tommy in the side of the face when he peeked over to see what was going on. Mark took that opportunity to gather up an armload of his own snowballs and rushed Tommy’s fort too, pelting him from the side as Tommy tried to return fire.

“Oh, of course, it had to be me you guys come after!”