Rainbow Snippets April 7-8

Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQIA 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 LGBTQIA. The snippets could range from zero flames to full-on sexytimes; anything goes content-wise. The only rule is snippets will be six sentences long–one for each color in the Pride flag.”

Welcome to another Saturday filled with Rainbow Snippets!

The link below will take you to the public Facebook group where you find both new and established authors posting bits from their WIPs and new releases:


I’m jumping back into Rainbow Snippets, primarily since the last one I did was back in December. I will admit that I stopped doing it mostly because both books that I was snippeting had been rejected. So I looked at it as a bad omen for me. However, I’m self-publishing this book, so I figure I love it, and I know I won’t reject it.

The following snippet is from my upcoming second book in The Promenade series, which I’ve got to finish since it’s up for preorder in May. The Architect & The Barista. Why was it that every guy Thomas Drake met wanted a relationship? What was wrong with just having a good time? He certainly wasn’t looking for a hook-up when he stopped by the Brass Lamp to drown his sorrows. Especially not the older guy pulling coffee behind the bar. Not his type, he didn’t need a daddy. So why did his heart skip a beat when he ran into Brodie again the next day?

Brodie James had secrets that he didn’t share, not with anyone. And he didn’t have time for a relationship, certainly not with some young hotshot architect. So why did his blood stir when Thomas showed up at The Brass Lamp? And what would a young hot guy ever see in someone like Brodie?

Can Thomas let go of his insecurities long enough to see what’s right in front of him? Can Brodie take a chance and learn to trust again? The future could be so bright if they could just let go of the past.

I started with Chapter Two because Chapter one is available at the end of The Doctor & The Mechanic currently. This is from the first draft.

Brodie stood on the rooftop, from the edge of the roof he could barely make out The Brass Lamp and his roof. The only reason he was standing overlooking the Promenade was Ethan needed him to be a representative of The Brass Lamp. Brodie turned back to the tables, where Isaac, Vanessa, and Jerry were busy making drinks and handing them over to the guests at the dinner gathering to support The Promenade Free Clinic. 

As he stepped up to the machine that he’d pushed down the Promenade to the Insurance Loft, up the elevator, and onto the roof to set up earlier in the morning. 

“I’ll take over, you get out there and get empties. I can’t tell you how many people tried to stop me for a cup of coffee, even at five when I was bringing this here.”

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