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.
This week, my snippet is taken from my upcoming release Roadhouse Reds, which is currently available for Pre-Order through all major Ebook sellers. The official release date is June 17th.
“You will sit still,” Bakari instructed as he easily pulled Jason back up the bed and slid his hand into his hair.
Jason flinched when Bakari’s fingers slid over the gash. Then his eyes fluttered closed at the coolness of the fingers and how good they felt against his overheated skin. Too good. He jerked away before he could get comfortable.
“Stop touching me,” Jason growled as he tried once more to get up from the bed. “Just… leave me alone. I don’t need any help.”
“The way you were bleeding all over the shower suggests otherwise,” Pandya shot back, pulling Jason back on the bed himself this time. “I think help is exactly what you need. In fact, everything about you suggests that help is what you have needed for a very long time.”
Roadhouse Reds Cover blurb:
Born moments before his parents crashed landed on Earth, Jason was raised in foster care. As soon as he was old enough, he packed his backpack and hit the road. Just him and his bike.
Now a jaded young man, living above a roadhouse diner and bar with several other misfits, he struggles to understand friendships, relationships, and the bonds of family.
Unbeknownst to Jason, other refugees from the planet Altiss also made it safely to Earth. After discovering Jason living as a human, they seek to safeguard him and his fledgling abilities.
As Jason’s powers begin to manifest, his mate arrives on earth looking to claim him. Ano ki stalks Jason, seeking to gain his trust, and his proximity only intensifies Jason’s burgeoning magic.
Fearing they will be dragged back to the planet they fled, the refugees prepare to do battle. In Jason, they believe they may have what is needed to tip the scales in their favor.
Left with no choice but to accept his heritage and learn to fight, Jason struggles with some harsh lessons about love and trust amidst a backdrop of battle and betrayal.