#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel Pie

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The theme is supposed to be rational or irrational but I have neither in Keeping House so I’m going with the date. It’s Pi Day! Okay, so I’m technically using pie, but pi is still in there, right?




   “Lift that spell, Dane.” Cent’s hand wrapped her Seelie dagger.

   “You’re gonna stay for dessert because you didn’t eat much dinner, and Lexy’s chocolate pie is an orgasm in a flakey crust. It shouldn’t be missed. Hell, I’m even gonna take a slice to Bonnie if she’s in her head again.”

   “You’re gonna risk my leaving over pie?” Cent pressed her energy against the spell, but it draped over her like a weighted blanket, keeping her in her seat.

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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel Flash

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The theme is flash. A flash in the pan. In a flash. Flash a look. Flash a smile. Here, it’s Mr. Jones, one of Cent’s employers, flashing an amused smile.





“Well, Dane and Conall ain’t so bad, I guess. And Sissy’s an absolute darlin’. I think Dane’s sweet on her.” Mild amusement flashed across his face. “Ain’t none of my business, but Weeds? He’s been seein’ Ina Sue and…” His smile disappeared. “I’m pretty sure he’s dealin’ outta her trailer.”

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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel Fast

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The theme is fast. Breaking a fast. As fast as greased lightning. A fast buck. I’m leaning more toward the second, here. Or, rather, Dane is.




“Ain’t enough, boy.” Dane grabbed him by the collar, her Glock now to Kenzie’s temple as the shadows grew over her face again. “Ah made ye, an’ Ah can unmake ye jist as fast. Tell me whit ‘at makes me tae ye.”

“My mama!” Kenzie winced when she placed her finger on the trigger.

“And you never disrespect your mama. Right, McKenzie Gow?”

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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel Color

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The theme is color. All the colors. A rainbow of colors. A coloring book. A well colored… tattoo. Yep. I’m going there.





  “Oh, that.” Dane wiped her hand on the blanket then moved around Cent to sit cross-legged before her. Her sigil tattoos not only extended up her arms but onto her shoulders and across her chest, some blue and faded, others colorful with new ink. “I didn’t know he was still hangin’ ’round.”

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#writeLGBTQ #LGBTWIP #ValentinesDay2019 #Paranormal Tidbits of Love

A just for fun, in honor of Valentine’s Day, bonus snippet from Keeping House, which is set for an August 2019 release. tidbits of love

 Cent slowed for a skunk meandering across the road ahead. “Mating season. Wrong time of year to be searching for love if you ask me.”

     “It’s their time.” Dane’s hand remained on her shoulder. “All things have their happy season.”

     And you’re remembering one of ours just like I am. “I’m not certain where I’m at on the road anymore.”

     “Well, it’s February. Valentine’s Day was last week and—”

     “Get your head back on the drive.

Do something nice for a loved one, for yourself, or for the universe because love, as they say, is love.  ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

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The theme is sweet. How very sweet it is. Sweetie pie. Sweet nothings. Sometimes, something is just sweet, like this sweet little sample from Keeping House, which is set for an August 2019 release.



  “Dane’s brought me here a couple of times.” Cent peered at the artwork on the wall behind Sissy. “It didn’t seem her kind of place at first, but now I think it is.”

  “She don’t bring just anyone here.” Sissy smiled softly. “And she proposed to me right at this table. It was sweet and romantic.”

  “Is that why you wanted to sit here?”

  “Kinda.” Sissy leaned forward to wipe sandwich sauce from Cent’s lip. “Sitting here still gives me the warm fuzzies.”

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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel Light

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The theme is light. Light one up, light of my life, ray of light, make light of. There are lots of ways to use the word light, but I’m going for a simple one, light as in morning light.




“Look at Lord Sun risin’ to tell us hello.” Dane pointed east to where light peeked over the nearby mountains. “It’s your post-Brigid’s day off, boys. Your time to rest, snuggle up with them you want, eat all you can hold from the table until it’s emptied to prep for dinner, and drink all them cases of the good hooch I’ve cracked open for y’all.”


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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel Dance

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The theme is dance. Dance in the streets. Dance in the sheets. Dance of joy. No matter how you move, dance is an expression of our deeper being.




“There’ll be dancin’ after King Dane finishes.” Alexandria smoothed her dress. “Once, they were dignified dances. Hands together. Feet moving. Respectable. Lovely jigs and reels.”

  “You mean square dancing?” Cent smiled around her mug.

   “No. And nothin’ like the vulgar displays about to commence.”

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#KeepingHouseNovel #RainbowSnippets Eighty: Wicked Anticipation

It’s Saturday, and that means it’s time for 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.

Cent, from Cleaning House and Mama etc. is the protagonist in my current #WIP, Keeping House, but I’m currently introducing you to a character who was a minor, but important, player in both stories. Dane’s a major player now, she-king of the Hunter Fey, so you’d best pay attention to the king.

At this point, Cent’s unimpressed, to say the least. Dane’s rudely pointed at her and is now trash-talking to get under Cent’s skin, which is exactly what Dane wants. Continue reading

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The theme is promise. Promises, promises. They’re just like… Yeah, we’re good at making them, but keeping to them? Not so much.





   Pyre turned to Cent. “Let’s discuss that whiskey you ordered.”

   “I agree.” Exan leaned around Pyre’s glow to see her. “You promised Stowne—”

   “It’s a nightcap.” Cent turned back to the competition only to find it over & Dane standing before the bonfire.

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