Rainbow Snippets

Happy Holidays to those who celebrate. For Christmas have a little of my 1930s demon hunters, Li & Temple (and their partners Caleb & Agni) from The Darkest Midnight in December. Two sets of partners and lovers, they’ve been called to Economy Village outside of Pittsburgh to investigate two different demon appearances and the one in the snippet is sort of the French version of Krampus. All they want to do is make it home for the Christmas, provided they live that long.

Standing over a bed, a tall man in black robes with a huge basket on his back tried to wrestle a toddler out of his bed. A brave boy pummeled him with whatever was on hand.
“Le Père Fouettard, let the boy go.” Temple benched his Tommy gun against his body, taking aim. At the moment, he couldn’t take a shot without hurting the boys. As Li took out his kunai and tried to shoo the older boy out of the way, he kept the gun on the demon.

Blurb: The year is 1930, and something is hunting infants and young couples in Economy Village, PA. When a local priest begins to suspect a demon may be the culprit, the sheriff calls in a team of Soldiers from the Sun.
Caleb, Agni, Temple, and Li specialize in demon hunting, but they can’t rule out an old religious sect as the true culprit. Prejudice, distraught parents, and angry townspeople don’t make the team’s job any easier. And if something goes wrong, they’re on their own, because by the time their backup arrives, it will be too late.

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If you’d like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It’s been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It’s been a great supportive group!

Sunday Small Talk

In all honesty, my week in writing can be boiled down to a handful of paragraphs on a steampunk short story and the beginning of a new idea. Writing time has been spent cleaning house and packing for the holidays.

So why bother posting at all? Because I wanted to share the reviews of Once Upon a Time in the Weird West. Let’s call it an ego moment. It was an exciting project for me and I’m so glad I got to be part of it because for a while I thought I might not be (because damn you story for being overly long).

Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

The Blogger Girls

Gay Book Reviews

Joyfully Jay

Divine Magazine

And it’s a bestseller at All Romance so do go check it out. I’m sure you’ll find stories to love. (and now back to the Christmas packing for me)

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Rainbow Snippets

Something a little different today (because I’m probably running the ragged edge of what you can share of from a short story, and Once Upon a Time in the Weird West released yesterday, so exciting). Since we’re nearing the holidays, I thought I’d share a little of my holiday stuff. This is a snippet from The Light in Winter which was part of one of Dreamspinner’s advent calendars. I drew from my time in Wales doing a research fellowship on Neolithic sites for this (that and I sort of follow a druidic path). Gareth is a professor at the University of Aberystwyth and a Druid. Warun is a Christian doctor. Their schedules have put a huge strain on their relationship so for the holidays Gareth surprised Warun with a romantic trip to some of the historic sites he loves so much and the story ends with him sharing the Druid ritual of Alban Arthan (The Light of Arthur), the Solstice, with Warun for the first time. So we get to see a lot of this place, Bryn Celi Ddu, one of my favorite Neolithic sites in Wales  photo 100_1750_zpshsjkerxw.jpg (Granted, I’m pretty sure the powers that be wouldn’t be too happy if people spent the longest night of the year inside this passage grave, but I could be wrong).

They had traveled to Beaumaris Castle next, which had been a good choice. He pulled Gareth over to the moat, ticking a finger against his camera. “Selfie time.”
“You are so silly.” Gareth posed with him regardless. “It’s really a perfect castle.”

“Moats, turrets, concentric wall-in-wall construction:, you’re right.” Warun slipped his hand into Gareth’s as they headed inside. Aberystwyth Castle was only ruins, like so many others in Wales, but Beaumaris was perfect. Maybe he should plan a castle hop as a gift for Gareth next time, or a tour of holy wells. He was beginning to understand the importance of being in nature to the druids, why his lover went into ecology as a career. The look of peace on Gareth’s face as they had trekked to the holy well made it clear.

BlurbDr. Gareth Evans and his medical doctor partner, Warun Jones, are having trouble making time for each other between end of term craziness for Gareth and holiday-related injuries pouring into the hospital for Warun. Gareth has planned what he hopes will be the perfect recipe for relieving the tension and bringing them back together. While Warun wants Gareth to partake in Plygain, a traditional dawn service of hymn singing for Christmas, Gareth plans to take Warun to Bryn Celli Ddu and introduce him to the Druid ritual of Alban Arthan, the celebration of the winter solstice.

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If you’d like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It’s been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It’s been a great supportive group!