Saturday, April 8, 2017

Rainbow snippet April 8

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.  The following Snippet is from Serpent's Kiss, available at and through Kindle select.  Serpent's Kiss can be found here!

“Something tells me that you worked very hard to create that reputation as a defense mechanism as much as for the business it brought in.”
“What can I say? I've never been fond of attachments.”
“Never been fond of them, or never had much of a chance to experience them?”
Darian fell silent as he pondered that question, turning his attention back to his mech and adding a few more stripes of paint.
“I'm sorry if I struck a nerve. It wasn't my intention.”

“You didn't. I was just thinking that you were right, you know. I've never even had a pet. I'm used to being on my own. Not thinking about anyone but myself. Even the jobs I took, those were about me needing cash, or needing the rush, or needing something to alleviate the boredom, it was never about the people who contracted me to find someone.”


  1. Sounds like Darian's quite self-aware. I'm intrigued by this reputation of his. ♡

  2. I like this. He's not full of angst over it, just matter of fact. I wonder what will come of his self-assessment.

  3. He makes loneliness sound quite attractive! :)

  4. I like Darian already just from those few sentences. Love the book cover.

  5. I like him a lot just from this.

  6. I appreciate how matter-of-fact he is about this observation. It makes a very welcome change. Some of use don't seek out connections to other people and it's not a fault.

  7. I like how self-aware Darian seems here.