Last Rainbow Snippets for the Year.

Hi folks here it is the last Rainbow Snippet for the year from my first novel Sum of the Whole.  I’m off to visit my family and do a bit of traveling, so I’ll miss a few snippets for Jan. Enjoy.

Sarah pulled away and looked down. “Nothing about Rowan House. No one here knows about my past. I want to keep it that way.” She balled her fists before jamming them in her coat pockets. “I can’t lose my fellowship.”

“Fine. But I’m part of your past.” Jaya pushed her hair back from her face. “I am who and what I am. Rowan House and what we did there is part of who we are. If you want to pretend it didn’t happen, I can’t do this. I’ve lived too long denying myself.” Jaya kept her voice low as she pinned Sarah with her eyes. Sarah’s face softened. She tilted her chin, her gaze steady as she met the challenge in Jaya’s eyes. That look. My Sarah.

Sarah grabbed the front of Jaya’s sweater. Twisting it in her fist, she pulled Jaya hard against her. She brought her mouth to Jaya’s. Their mouths crashed together and her teeth cut Jaya’s lip, the salty-sweet taste of coppery blood flavoring their kiss. Jaya wrapped herself around Sarah, holding her in a tight grip, and Sarah relaxed into her arms. She kissed her neck and Sarah’s pulse quickened under her lips. She kissed along Sarah’s jaw and back to her mouth as their kissing morphed into gentle nips and small nibbles. Sarah broke their kiss and leaned her head on Jaya’s chest.

“I can’t lose my fellowship. If I’m outed as a former sex worker, I…” She looked up at Jaya. Unshed tears filled her eyes

“You’re safe with me.” Jaya held her gaze and sealed her promise to Sarah with a gentle kiss. “I’ll keep your secret.”

Sarah’s phone buzzed, shattering the moment between them. “I have to go. Meet me again tomorrow? Same time?”

“Sure.” Anytime. Anywhere. All the tomorrows. Forever.

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.

Brenda Murphy writes short stories and novels. She is a member of Romance Writers of America. Her nonfiction and short fiction have been published in various collections. Her most recent novel, One, published by NineStar Press, releases  November 6, 2017. When she is not swilling gallons of hot tea and writing, she wrangles two dogs, twins, and an unrepentant parrot. She writes about life, books, and writing on her blog, https://www.brendalmurphy.com/blog.html

 

 

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Rainbow Snippet Dominque

In the run up to the end of the year I will leave you with a snippet from my short story collection Dominque and Other Stories. I’m taking some time off to travel and spend with family and friends. Wishing all of you a healthy and happy winter holiday and new year. 

From Virginia:

 Virginia stopped pacing and stepped close enough that Nicole could feel the heat of her body in the chilly office. Her eyes had the same intensity Nicole had seen in them right before she sprang off her starting block and plunged into the pool. The same intensity she had longed to be subject to. Nicole trembled. She clenched the edge of the desk to keep herself from reaching out to touch Virginia. If she were a different woman, she thought, she would take Virginia’s face in her hands and kiss her, letting her lips say all the things she couldn’t say with her voice.

“Nicole.” Her voice was rough—her silken tones stripped bare. And then Virginia’s lips were on her mouth. In that moment, Nicole changed her mind: she didn’t want to be anywhere else on earth but here in this small office reeking of chlorine and sweat. She kissed Virginia back with all the longing she had held tight to for the last year. Plunging her hands into Virginia’s hair, she wrapped her fingers in the short, soft curls, pulling Virginia’s mouth against her.

Easing her hands from Virginia’s hair, Nicole broke their kiss. “I’ve wanted to kiss you since the time I first saw you. The letter…” Nicole dropped her voice and her head. Virginia brought her fingers up, tipping Nicole’s chin, her eyes hard and sharp.

“Ah, yes. The wine stains and cat hair were impressive.” Virginia nibbled Nicole’s’ lower lip. “It was sweet and hot and why I’m here.”

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RainbowSnippets/

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.

Brenda Murphy writes short stories and novels. She is a member of Romance Writers of America. Her nonfiction and short fiction have been published in various collections. Her most recent novel, One, published by NineStar Press, releases  November 6, 2017. When she is not swilling gallons of hot tea and writing, she wrangles two dogs, twins, and an unrepentant parrot. She writes about life, books, and writing on her blog, https://www.brendalmurphy.com/blog.html

Website: www.brendalmurphy.com
Facebook:Writing While Distracted

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Sunday Rainbow Snippet

This weeks Rainbow Snippet it from One. Set in Italy this book was hella fun to write. Happy Sunday.

From One:

“I hope you don’t mind. I like to sit on the aisle and she was willing to trade for a window seat.”

Mind? Not sitting next to someone who radiated discomfort at my existence for seven hours? Sitting next to the hottest woman on the plane? Nope. “No, that’s great. She wasn’t thrilled to sit next to me.”

Lana placed her bag under the seat in front of her. The flight attendant came through the cabin asking if anyone wanted anything while the rest of the aircraft passengers boarded.

Lana ordered a sparkling water. “Would you like anything to drink?” Lana rested her fingertips on Mac’s arm, her light touch sending shockwaves through Mac.

“Water would be great.” Mac pulled her tray table into position.

Lana moved her hand. Missing the heat of her touch Mac wished she had not, wished she would have left her hand resting on her skin, wished in some alternate universe this was someone who would have her hands more places than her arm.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RainbowSnippets/

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.

Brenda Murphy writes short fiction and novels. She loves tattoos and sideshows and yes, those are her monkeys. When she is not swilling gallons of hot tea and writing, she wrangles two kids, two dogs, and one unrepentant parrot. She writes about life, books, and writing on her blog Writing While Distracted.

Blog: https://blog.writingwhiledistracted.com

Website: http://www.brendalmurphy.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Writing-While-Distracted

 

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Rainbow Snippet: Dominque

Happy Sunday! Time for another Rainbow Snippet. This one is from my collection of short stories Dominque and Other Stories, published by NineStar Press. 

 From Dominique 

She strode back to the suite, knowing that if she didn’t knock now, she would never do it. She hammered on the door. She waited with her fingernails digging into her palms.

“Haven’t we been over this already, Rhonda?” Miranda said as she appeared in the opening.

“Not Rhonda.”

Miranda stood there in sweatpants and an old T-shirt, a quiet smile on her unpainted lips. Gina was lost. All the words she had rehearsed on her way over were gone.

“You came.” Miranda reached out and grabbed Gina’s hand, pulling her in and closing the door behind her.

“I don’t know why I did.”

“You do know.” Miranda slipped in close, cupping Gina’s cheek as she kissed her. Gina grabbed the front of Miranda’s shirt, pulling her hard against her, and shifted her other hand to the back of Miranda’s neck to wrap her fingers in her long hair. Five years of want spilled over into their kiss. Pulling Miranda’s head back, Gina kissed her neck, the small nibbles and sharp bites making Miranda groan as she pushed into Gina’s arms.

Available at NineStar Press and other e-book retailers

https://ninestarpress.com/product/dominique-other-stories/

https://www.amazon.com/Dominique-Other-Stories-Brenda-Murphy-ebook/dp/B01M0G74H3/

https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/dominique-and-other-stories

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.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RainbowSnippets/

Brenda Murphy writes short stories and novels. She is a member of Romance Writers of America. Her nonfiction and short fiction have been published in various collections. Her most recent novel, One, published by NineStar Press, releases  November 6, 2017. When she is not swilling gallons of hot tea and writing, she wrangles two dogs, twins, and an unrepentant parrot. She writes about life, books, and writing on her blog, https://www.brendalmurphy.com/blog.html

Website: www.brendalmurphy.com
Facebook:Writing While Distracted

Books available at

Amazon

NineStar Press

ONE  

Sum of the Whole 

Dominque and Other Stories

 

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A Sunday Rainbow Snippet

Something new today, as part  the Facebook group Rainbow Snippets, a six sentence snippet from my book ONE,  published by NineStar Press.  If you’re looking for some new reads check out their page which features snippets from across the LGBTQIA2 spectrum. Have fun reading and finding new gems to add to your TBR pile.

From One:

She kept her head down and watched the woman from under her lashes. Late thirties early forties. Money. Class. The woman was solidly built and broad shouldered. Her dress was short-sleeved and displayed her well-muscled arms. Swimmer? Tennis player? Mac was a woman of few words but in this moment with this woman she had so many she wanted to say.

Take a peek at more fun Rainbow Snippets over on Facebook.

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.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RainbowSnippets/

Brenda Murphy writes short fiction and novels. She loves tattoos and sideshows and yes, those are her monkeys. When she is not swilling gallons of hot tea and writing, she wrangles two kids, two dogs, and one unrepentant parrot. She writes about life, books, and writing on her blog Writing While Distracted. http://www.brendalmurphy.com

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