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Rainbow Snippets

I survived the first week of classes. Judging by my interactions this week, this is going to be a good semester with good students so huzzah. As for me I’m far more banged up than I first thought so I’m one big bruise. HOW I hurt myself this bad just falling over my own two feet, I have no idea.

Continuing with These Haunted Hills, the team is in the attic where the ghost has manipulated their flashlights.

Brendan heard nothing but hoped there would be something on the digital recording. Nothing else happened for several minutes as they prowled the large attic. A sudden loud knock made Brendan jump so hard, he nearly fell over a box.

Josh, far more calmly than Brendan could have managed, called down to Hunter. “Did you guys knock on something?”

“No,” came Hunter’s response.

“Do that again if you can,” Cassia said and another two knocks sounded.

Brendan had to restrain himself from showing them what the fight or flight response was all about. It couldn’t be more than twenty steps to the staircase. He didn’t run for it. That would be too embarrassing but self-preservation thoughts did echo in his brain.

Finally Hoshi let out a soft sigh. “He’s really tapping my energy.”

“Okay we better go down then. Brendan want to take point?” Josh asked.

“Gladly.”

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!

Rainbow Snippets

I made it home to begin the new semester. The day I arrive my less than 5 year old TV gave up the ghost and then yesterday I took a terrible fall and banged up just about everything. Whee.

I’m continuing with These Haunted Hills (which I’d be out hiking in right now because it’s somehow 73 degrees in Ohio in Jan. except i tore up my knee). We left Brendan, Josh, Cass and Hoshi in an attic where a ghost has turned out the lights the last we saw them.

“His name was Kent,” Josh offered. “Kent, we’re here to talk. You can turn my flashlight off to show us you’re here.”

Brendan stared at the thin line of light, waiting to see what would happen. The light went off. Josh and Cassia whooped. Brendan edged toward the staircase out of the attic. The light came back on. He’d been watching Josh’s hands and knew Josh wasn’t putting him on.

“That is amazing,” Brendan said.

“I know. Can you do it again, Kent?” Josh asked and the light went back off and on.

“Is there anything we can do? Anything you’d like us to know?” Hoshi asked.

If he answered, she gave no signs.

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!

Rainbow Snippets

Once again I’m behind in commenting from last week. That should be my new year’s resolution. Don’t be so slow. In my defense I’m home with the parents which I don’t get to do often so we’re running all over.

I’m going back to These Haunted Hills. The last we’ve seen of them, Brendan and Josh are ghost hunting with the team in a haunted house. They’re in the attic and the lights have gone out. (Cass is Josh’s best friend Hoshi and Kasume are psychic twins)

from last time
Then his flashlight died.

“Brendan, did you turn that off?” Josh asked.

Fresh snippet “No.” Brendan slapped the flashlight in his hand. “It went dead.”

“Here we go,” Cass said, drawing out the word Go.

“Someone hung themselves here.” Hoshi pointed to the rafters.

Brendan studied them, trying to picture it. He knew that to be true. Madison had turned it up in her research. Had she slipped that to Hoshi and they were putting him on? Why he couldn’t even guess at. No, he’d accept that Hoshi and Kasumi were on the level.

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!

Rainbow Snippets

Hope everyone’s holidays were fun. I did well until I managed to destroy the files with all of my class notes and only part of them were in dropbox correctly. This will be the last round for Ghosts, Gangsters and Garland Thanks for all your kind words about it.

Zia broke ranks and then meandered closer to the snowman army.

“They did a good job on these,” she said, inspecting the closest one.

“Um, did that one just move?” Dolores pointed to one of the snowmen in the rear of the battalion.

“This is not the time to crack out your best Jack Torrance imitation,” Kane scolded, thinking on the moving topiary in King’s iconic book. A boy ghost was one thing; creepy moving snowmen would likely ruin the holiday.
“I’m being serious,” Dolores argued, and Kane wanted to protest.

The snowman settled it for her. It rolled forward as if on a cart. Its snowy features morphed into a vicious configuration.

“What the hell!” Zia made the sign of the horns, backpedaling fast.

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Blurb
Zia, Dolores and Kane all possess the magic to fight monsters but all they want now is a nice Christmas break. Partners in life and at work as monster-slayers for a group known as the Clipeum, they’ve been risking life and limb keeping humanity safe. They’ve won their hard-earned vacation their boss has set up for them: a week in a small hotel in upper Wisconsin. Their boss mentioned in passing it used to be a gangster retreat in the heyday of prohibition.

Married for some time, Zia and Dolores were surprised to have Kane in their life, first at work and now in their hearts. They’re looking forward to their first holiday today as a threesome and the ladies can’t wait to see their first pagan Yule celebration with Kane. All they want is some quiet relaxation. What they get is something entirely different.

Gangster ghosts, would-be witches, over-enthusiastic children, animated snowmen and a century old former gangster moll who has a little spark still in her add up to a not-so-restful Christmas. Zia, Dolores and Kane trade comfy clothing and relaxation for spellcasting and ghost wrangling. Still they might just be able to rescue themselves a Merry Yule from all the chaos.

Buy Links

Mischief Corner Press

Amazon

Kobo

Apple Books

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!

Rainbow Snippets

Merry Yule everyone. I’m running around baking all the things. Hope everyone’s holidays, whichever you celebrate, aren’t too stressful.

Here’s a little bit more of Ghosts, Gangsters and Garland

Dolores tapped a finger against her lips before asking, “And how did we choose this place?”

“Sarah gave us the suite as a gift,” Zia replied, bracing for blowback. To be fair, her wife never asked before this, so she hadn’t volunteered that their boss had supplied the holiday treat.

Dolores narrowed her eyes to slits. “So what’s the catch?”

“No catch.” Zia wrinkled her nose, not entirely sure that wasn’t the case. “But this was a gangster resort. I’m betting this has a ghost or twenty roaming the halls.”

Dolores dropped her head back on the couch pillow. “If some ghost slips into bed with me, you get punched, sweetie.”

“Punch Kane,” Zia volleyed back.

“Bite me.” Kane scowled.

“Later, babe.” Zia patted his shoulder. “We’re due a break, Dolores. Sarah wouldn’t drop us into a hot zone without telling us.”

Dolores shrugged. “Agreed, but I saw you looking up Wendigos.”

“I was just curious about the local baddies.”

“If I end up being crapped out of a ravenous giant cannibal, there’ll be another ghost following you around.” Kane snorted.

Zia ran her finger through his red hair. “I’ll prepare a little salt bomb for that eventuality.”

“Aw, can’t you let me curl into bed with you and Dolores first before you cross me over?”

“Oh sure, no problem,” Zia replied brightly.

Shaking out her short, walnut-hued hair, Dolores stuck up her middle finger.

“I think that’s the general idea, Dolores,” Zia replied, and Dolores giggled, breaking into a laughing jag until she was limp-limbed and red-faced.

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Blurb
Zia, Dolores and Kane all possess the magic to fight monsters but all they want now is a nice Christmas break. Partners in life and at work as monster-slayers for a group known as the Clipeum, they’ve been risking life and limb keeping humanity safe. They’ve won their hard-earned vacation their boss has set up for them: a week in a small hotel in upper Wisconsin. Their boss mentioned in passing it used to be a gangster retreat in the heyday of prohibition.

Married for some time, Zia and Dolores were surprised to have Kane in their life, first at work and now in their hearts. They’re looking forward to their first holiday today as a threesome and the ladies can’t wait to see their first pagan Yule celebration with Kane. All they want is some quiet relaxation. What they get is something entirely different.

Gangster ghosts, would-be witches, over-enthusiastic children, animated snowmen and a century old former gangster moll who has a little spark still in her add up to a not-so-restful Christmas. Zia, Dolores and Kane trade comfy clothing and relaxation for spellcasting and ghost wrangling. Still they might just be able to rescue themselves a Merry Yule from all the chaos.

Buy Links

Mischief Corner Press

Amazon

Kobo

Apple Books

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!

Rainbow Snippets

Running around trying to get ready for the holidays and traveling home which has been delayed because of home repairs.

Here’s more of Ghosts, Gangsters and Garland (which somehow isn’t on Goodreads. Sigh)

Zia sat upright, glancing around the darkened room. Next to her, Dolores slept soundly. Dolores was a champion sleeper, liking ten hours or more, and it was hard to rouse her. Kane, on the other side, stirred, hitching himself up. Like Zia, he slept too lightly.

“Problem?” he whispered.

She shook her head. “Not sure. Feel that?”

He knit up his brow. “Don’t think we’re alone.”

Zia scanned the room and then jutted her chin toward the corner. A small boy stood there next to the antique dresser. The boy didn’t move, making Zia’s skin creep. Well used to ghosts, she never liked it when they stared. She did not sense anything malevolent coming from him. Was he curious? Was he more residual energy with no consciousness behind him? She’d have to investigate to know.

“He’s creeping me out,” Kane said, reaching across Zia to tap Dolores’s shoulder. She didn’t stir.

Zia shook Dolores until she batted at Zia’s hand. “Go ‘way,” she muttered into the pillow.
“We have a visitor,” Zia replied, which woke Dolores up.

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Blurb
Zia, Dolores and Kane all possess the magic to fight monsters but all they want now is a nice Christmas break. Partners in life and at work as monster-slayers for a group known as the Clipeum, they’ve been risking life and limb keeping humanity safe. They’ve won their hard-earned vacation their boss has set up for them: a week in a small hotel in upper Wisconsin. Their boss mentioned in passing it used to be a gangster retreat in the heyday of prohibition.

Married for some time, Zia and Dolores were surprised to have Kane in their life, first at work and now in their hearts. They’re looking forward to their first holiday today as a threesome and the ladies can’t wait to see their first pagan Yule celebration with Kane. All they want is some quiet relaxation. What they get is something entirely different.

Gangster ghosts, would-be witches, over-enthusiastic children, animated snowmen and a century old former gangster moll who has a little spark still in her add up to a not-so-restful Christmas. Zia, Dolores and Kane trade comfy clothing and relaxation for spellcasting and ghost wrangling. Still they might just be able to rescue themselves a Merry Yule from all the chaos.

Buy Links

Mischief Corner Press

Amazon

Kobo

Apple Books

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!

Rainbow Snippets

It’s been a hard week. I lost my kitty during the middle of finals week. It started Thanksgiving and ended a week later. Kanda had cancer no one knew about and it went to his liver. I miss him very much.

But thanks to every for the fun reception to my Christmas novella, Gangsters Ghosts and Garland the f/f/m gang of monster hunters just trying to have a relaxing holiday. Here’s a little more

Monster hunting was hard; sometimes it was just silly. What Zia hoped for most was that monsters and other craziness would be utterly absent up here in Wendigo country. Nothing would ruin Christmas faster than a ravenous, cannibalistic corpse monster like the Wendigo.

Zia dragged her luggage inside the lobby. With its open sitting room, the space wasn’t quite what she expected. Zia wasn’t sure why she anticipated art deco splendor other than this was once a gangster resort. Back in the prohibition days, Al Capone and his ilk came to the North Woods of Wisconsin for relaxation and to hide out.

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Blurb
Zia, Dolores and Kane all possess the magic to fight monsters but all they want now is a nice Christmas break. Partners in life and at work as monster-slayers for a group known as the Clipeum, they’ve been risking life and limb keeping humanity safe. They’ve won their hard-earned vacation their boss has set up for them: a week in a small hotel in upper Wisconsin. Their boss mentioned in passing it used to be a gangster retreat in the heyday of prohibition.

Married for some time, Zia and Dolores were surprised to have Kane in their life, first at work and now in their hearts. They’re looking forward to their first holiday today as a threesome and the ladies can’t wait to see their first pagan Yule celebration with Kane. All they want is some quiet relaxation. What they get is something entirely different.

Gangster ghosts, would-be witches, over-enthusiastic children, animated snowmen and a century old former gangster moll who has a little spark still in her add up to a not-so-restful Christmas. Zia, Dolores and Kane trade comfy clothing and relaxation for spellcasting and ghost wrangling. Still they might just be able to rescue themselves a Merry Yule from all the chaos.

Pre-order/Buy Links

Mischief Corner Press

Amazon

Kobo

Apple Books

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!

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