I’m running late. I was at an anime con and I’m behind on commenting, sorry, thanks to ongoing issues with my internet provider.
I’ll be continuing with Blood Red Roulette. You met Arrigo last time. Now you can meet Luc.
The air conditioner barely functioned, rattling loud enough to be heard both over the country music throbbing out of the jukebox and the noise of the patrons. Too bad the air conditioner put out more noise than cool air. At least the desert didn’t drip with humidity, not like the bayou Luc came from. The hurricane stole everything. Every day Luc wished he had used that disaster to get out of his personal hell.
As he pulled beers for the bar crowd not interested in small talk with him, Luc awaited the next brawl like the one earlier tonight, while thinking over why he hadn’t taken off on his da and brother in Houston after they had miraculously escaped Katrina together. Fear clamped him to his family tighter than a gator’s bite. His da had pulled him and his brother out of school when they were kids. What could he do on his own? Dumb as a stump, Luc knew it was easier to stay in his rut, slinging beer for his da, barely scratching out a life.
Blurb Arrigo Giancarlo’s friends think he’s a rich young man with the unusual job of paranormal investigator, working with his psychic assistant in Las Vegas. In truth he’s a two-thousand-year-old vampire and member of the Chiaroscuro, a group of Supernaturals dedicated to keeping humanity safe from the more dangerous of their kind. He’s also openly bisexual… but alone.
When he spots Luc St. John in a bar, Arrigo is intrigued. What begins as an effort to repay the kindness shown to him in the past quickly turns into much deeper feelings for the suffering and displaced Cajun. For Luc’s part, he feels too poor, too uneducated, and too bound to his hateful family to ever be worthy of elegant and cultured Arrigo.
An old enemy, Eleni, blames Arrigo for murdering her true love. On the anniversary of that death, she’s back to take revenge. As Arrigo’s closest friends fall victim to savage attacks, he fears nothing will keep Luc safe. Should he break both their hearts and let Luc go, or is it too late? If Luc’s already in Eleni’s sights, Arrigo knows that like most things in Vegas, the odds are against him.
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It releases November 13th!
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!