#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel: Proud

#writeLGBTQ #KeepingHouseNovel My self-applied theme is proud. Why self-inflected applied? I’m on medical hiatus at present so this post was written before the suggested theme was shared, but I’ll be back soon so feel free to comment! Proud of yourself.  Proud as a peacock. Cent thinks Brinn shouldn’t be one bit proud at present.

 

 

   “I didn’t know you worked here,” said Brinn.

   “I just started, and why ain’t you in school?” Crystal leaned forward, nearly putting her head into the pickup to stare at Brinn. “I thought you were a senior this year.”

   “I quit when I turned eighteen.” Brinn sat up, puffed out their chest, and smirked.

    That’s nothing to be proud of.

 

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#1lineWed #PromoLGBTQ #Paranormal #Fantasy: Saint

Here’s another short-‘n-sweet #1lineWed post. The theme is saint. Saint Bernard, saints n’ sinners, my sainted mother, Saint Louis… here’s Stowne’s talking about Saint Brigid.

 

 

 

 

“This is a celebration to welcome the upcoming spring, of renewal, and of possibilities. Brigid is the virgin form of our Blessed Mother Earth and often referred to in modern times as Saint Brigid. This is a celebration of her, of the practical arts, of healing,” Stowne moved their eyes to Aubrey, who blushed. “of the hearth and home, of evening stories, and of smithcraft.” Stowne nodded to Dane who crossed her arms and grinned from ear to ear.

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#KeepingHouseNovel #RainbowSnippets #PromoLGBTQ Ninety: Get Goin’

I’ve ten million things to do, and not enough time to get it all accomplished, but isn’t that life? Actually, I’ll be offline quite a bit for the next few weeks, recouping from knee replacement surgery. Surely, I’ll be around some, but I’ve created a number of posts ahead of time to make things easier. Next week will be the first of four such posts.

Hi, and welcome to #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.

 

This week I’m jumping ahead a few paragraphs in Chapter Three of Keeping House. Cent and Stowne have enjoyed a final dance together, but now it’s time for them to part ways.

Note: The portion in orange comes from last week’s snippet.

     Yes, it is time. Stowne pulled Cent into a lingering kiss then set her beside them, turning to Dane. “Three months. No more. She returns—”

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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel: Cover

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The theme is cover. Coveralls. Cover up. Under the covers. Undercover. Here we’re briefly talking cloud cover then moving to a spell Cent’s proving she’s mastered.

 

 

 

   Dane glanced at the sky. “Damn hard to tell the exact time with this cloud cover, but it’s somewhere around noon. Before we go, I want to see you both practice agin’ yourselves for future days. Show me your mid-fifties.”

  “Done.” Cent pulled off her gloves to look at her nails, noting how the polish had become chipped along the edges. She covered that with a spell too, choosing a blush pink that matched the modest feminine look she’d chosen. “Next?”

And here’s a little something else for you. I’ve got a new cover of my own. Keeping House is available for pre-order from Amazon. It’ll be available on other sites soon and in both print and ebook formats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#1lineWed #PromoLGBTQ #Paranormal #Fantasy: Myth

Here’s another short-‘n-sweet #1lineWed post. The theme is myth, but I’m running with the idea, not the specific word. A myth is a traditional story, so I’m showing a bit of a Hunter Fey myth as told by their king, Dane.

 

 

 

 

   Dane emptied her moonshine jar and tossed it into the air, where it disappeared. “We come from Scotland, lads, lasses, and those who claim neither, both, or somewheres betwixt. Hunters are the third fey court, the one no one speaks about, the one written outta history.” She shushed the boos and hisses rising around her. “Yeah, I know. It’s a cryin’ shame too because we’re the best of them all.”

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#KeepingHouseNovel #RainbowSnippets #PromoLGBTQ Eighty-Nine: One Last Dance

DARKER KEEPING HOUSE COVER FINAL (2)And here it is, the final cover for Keeping House: An Appalachian Paranormal Fantasy. The novel is slated for a July 8th release, and I can hardly wait! If you thought Cleaning House was good, buckle up. This one’s going to turn you upside down and wring you out like a damp dishrag before it’s all over.

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve ten million things to do, and not enough time to get it all accomplished, but isn’t that life?

Hi, and welcome to #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.

This week I’m picking up where I left off last week in Keeping House. Kenzie’s heading home, and Dane’s not at all thrilled.

Note: The portion in orange comes from last week’s snippet.

     “Yes’m, I’m goin’.” Kenzie flew off in a soggy-winged snit, leaving the circle attendees staring after him.

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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel: Lie

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The theme is lie. Let sleeping dogs lie. Little white lie. Pack of lies. Cent’s catching Dane in a lie here. Go figure. 😬

 

 

 

 

   “Hunters don’t age after they reach sixteen if they’re natural-born like me.” Dane almost growled her words. “But the ones I make stop agin’ wherever they’re at. You were what, forty when I made you?”

     But Stowne said she wasn’t born Hunter. Cent found the lie interesting. “I’m thirty-one, thank you very little.”

   “Are you repeatin’ numbers? Cause that tattoo on your ass is all wrinkled and—”

   “When did you see my ass?” Cent took another swig of wine.

   “I haven’t, but now I know you got a tattoo on it.”

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#1lineWed #PromoLGBTQ #Paranormal #Fantasy: Enemy

Here’s another short-‘n-sweet  #1lineWed post. The theme is enemy. Enemy mine. Enemy of the state. Frenemies.  The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

 

 

 

 

   “Do not speak to me like Dane talks to her wives and girlfriends.”

   “Dane doesn’t have any girlfriends, and she’s faithful to her wives.” Why’d I… Cent had defended Dane’s honor to her own spouse, one of Dane’s rivals if not enemies.

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#KeepingHouseNovel #RainbowSnippets #PromoLGBTQ Eighty-Eight: Soggy-Winged Snit

Status update for Keeping House:

  • Ebook and print covers completed 🗸
  • Proofreading (in progress)
  • Ebook formatted
  • Print version formatted
  • Character artwork (in negotiations)
  • Ebook ready for preorder
  • Print version ready for preorder

When you’re a part of the company you publish with, you know what happens to your novel every step of the way. Right now, I’m trying to get as much done on Keeping House and two more works, not mine, as I can before I have knee surgery. Yes, it’s actually scheduled for April 15th, tax day here in the U.S.

That said, I’ll probably schedule some #Rainbowsnippets ahead of time, but they might or might not make the FB page thread depending on how I’m feeling. My guess is that I’ll feel lousy enough to miss sharing one if not two weekly posts, but you’ll know where to find them.

Welcome to #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. This week I’m sharing from Keeping House, novel two in the Appalachian Elementals series. It’s set for a July release, and I couldn’t be happier, save for my knee, which has been swollen for so long I’ve forgotten what normal looks like.

This week I’m picking up where I left off in Keeping House. Everyone’s at the Brigid’s circle, including the much beloved (tongue in cheek) Hunter Fey, and King Dane’s furious at Kenzie, who’s just embarrassed her by letting his ill intent be known.

The first paragraph, in orange, comes from last week’s #Rainbowsnippet.

… “We’re gonna talk ’bout your impulsivities.” She drew the last word out in a slow Southern Appalachian drawl, putting heavy emphasis on the second syllable.

     “Yes’m.” Kenzie shook off the water, spread his wings, and rose, hovering over the circle as he glared at both Aubrey and Cent.

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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel: Stick

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The theme is stick. Stick ’em up. Stick it to them. A Stickler. This is a good place for a… Yeah, you get it. I’m going with stick as in stick shift. If you’ve ever driven a vehicle with a straight drive transmission, you’ll appreciate this one.

 

 

   “Over the hill and through the woods—”

   “You ain’t no grandma.” Cent didn’t downshift until she had to then she ground the gears, and the truck clunked into second.

   “No, but you’re sure drivin’ like one.” Dane unbuckled and scooted to the middle of the truck, one leg on each side of the stick so Cent had to reach over her to shift. “Come on. You can do this.”

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