Welcome to my Rainbow Snippet this week.
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!).
To find out what others have posted on their blogs this week click here to find the pinned post in the Rainbow Snippets Group over on Facebook.
First, here’s my snippet for the weekend.
Snow! We had snow this week. Perhaps not as much as some people, but it was there, big fluffy flakes and a layer of white over everything.
I love snow. I have plenty of amazing memories of days spent sledging and making snowmen which progressed into snow sculptures. I even made a Snow Dalek and a Snow Tardis one year. Someone knocked the top off my dalek as they walked past, shouting “Exterminate”.
The theme seems to be snow, so I’m sharing a snippet from my summer 2018 release, A Springful of Winters.
In this snippet, Kit, who finds it difficult to cope with changes in his routine, is having a great difficulty accepting that, despite it being the first day of Spring, it is snowing heavily.
Snow? On the first day of spring. It goes against all the rules of nature, Yenta.” I huff as I look out the window of the bookshop where I work.
“Oh, come now, Kit,” Yenta says in a soothing tone. “Even if it is the first day of spring, you have to admit, the snow looks beautiful. It’s like Christmas again, or how Christmases used to be when I was a child.”
“Christmas?” I exclaim, giving her a startled, disgusted look. “But it’s nearly Easter. It’s been winter for three flipping months. That was ample time to give us some snow, but nooooo, first day of spring and boom, it’s bloody Snowmageddon out there. What the hell is going on?”
Cover and Blurb:
Kit is a bit socially awkward. In fact, the rules of social encounters are mostly a bit of a mystery to him, but he gets by, with lots of lists and contingency plans. He doesn’t have any plans in place for when he first meets Stephan, however, and he keeps bumping into the man in the most embarrassing situations. The trouble is, Stephan keeps turning up in unexpected places, arousing suspicion that this gorgeous man might just have some contingency plans of his own where Kit is concerned.
A Springful of Winters was written as part of the Seasons of Love Anthology published by Beaten Track and available from there, Amazon and Smashwords. The anthology is just about as diverse as it could possibly be so there really is a story for everyone in there.
I will be joining Ana Newfolk at her Author Chat event over on her Facebook group this weekend. There are 52 authors taking part, with competitions and giveaways and general chitchat. Go on over there to meet new authors and connect with favourite ones. Click here to find and join the group.