I’m up to my eyeballs, perhaps over my head, with learning how to format and submit to ebook markets and the printer for distribution. Trial by fire, if you will. Someone help me. (Said tongue-in-cheek. I am managing.) It’s a maddening process the first time around, but I’m learning. Again, when you are working with a small publisher this is part of the job description… really, it is for me. I’ll be better at it next time around, but it feels as if I’m learning everything not to do in one fell sweep – or so it feels. *grins and cackles* Yeah, I might lose my mind.
Welcome to this week’s installment of Rainbowsnippets*! This one is uniquely mine, but there are lots of other great snippets to read, so after you finish here click the FB link at the bottom of the post to discover other great LGBTQIA authors and their works.
I’m sharing from Cleaning House, one of my current WIPs, again. Cleaning House is nearing the end of the WIP status. It’s set for an August 1st release, I’m actively looking for ARC reviewers too. Cleaning House is an Appalachian-set Contemporary/ Paranormal Fantasy where the past and the present are blended with a healthy dose of granny magic. The mountains are alive, and a little moonshine can cure most everything.
The Setup: The messenger has left, and Cent’s already reliving the moment. The first paragraph comes from last week, and the rest comes immediately after.
….Was that a man or a woman or…? Hell, she didn’t care. They were hot, and they’d flirted with her. That was enough.
She looked out her peephole and sighed, securing every lock and chain before she turned to stare at the envelope. The messenger had left soft-dirt fingerprints along its edge. They must work in a plant nursery or something, too.
Maybe I should take up gardening.
Being close and sweaty, their hands touching as they worked side-by-side. Cent shivered as she scrutinized the envelope. “It’s too thin to be a summons.”
Gardening can be fun with the right person by your side, can’t it?
Want to read more from Cleaning House? You can do so HERE.
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