Saturday, March 12, 2016

Snippet March 12: Serpent's Kiss

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 from my current work in progress Serpent's Kiss. (A Snakeshifter Novel)

Darrell took the photo, studied it, then handed it back with a shake of his head. “Sorry, I don’t recognize him, and if he’d been one of my marks I would remember.”

“Look at it again, you hardly glanced at it,” Zaiden insisted.

Darrell rolled his eyes and took the photo back, studying it longer this time. The guy looked a little like his ex, to be honest, which shook him for a moment, but there were too many differences for it to be Kyle.

“I’m sorry,” he said, handing it back a second time. “But I haven’t seen him.”

Kaandhal sighed heavily. “You speak the truth.”

“No shit, I don’t make it a habit of lying to freaky snake people who might decide I’d make a good meal.” He pointed out. 


  1. Snakeshifter is out of the usual. I like that. I look forward to reading the story.

  2. Oh my! I don't think I'd make a habit of calling them "freaky snake people" to their faces, either. :-) Great snippet!

  3. LOL! (That was to Addison's comment)

    Great snippet!

  4. Yeah, I'm with Addison about not calling them "freaky snake people." Although I might think it real loud in my head!

    Snake shifters are definitely unusual. I'm liking that people are trying out different kinds of shifters these days.

  5. Very interesting snippet! Wonder if the picture is his Kyle after all...

  6. Sounds cool! I love snakes so i'll have to check out your snakeshifters. <3

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  8. Love how tough Darrell seems in this.

  9. Not sure about the wisdom of insulting someone who might consider him to be a good meal... Intriguing snippet, though.