Rainbow Snippets: Why is it that people avoid the people they’re crushing on?

reading the signs book cover

Here’s another snippet from Reading the Signs, a romance starring Theo, a Dutch master’s degree student in sign language linguistics. Theo’s been avoiding the object of his affection, but then one day … … Read more

Rainbow Snippets: Dutch culture shock in New Mexico

Here’s another snippet from Reading the Signs, a romance starring Theo, a Dutch master’s degree student in sign language linguistics. Here, we learn about his feelings of displacement while studying in New Mexico, which is so different from home. … Read more

Rainbow Snippets: Rob Rosen tells a hilarious tale of a friendly alien invasion

person standing under UFO in beam of light at night. Photo has a peaceful rather than scary tone

In “Close Encounter of the Three-way Kind” by Rob Rosen, the arrival of aliens from another galaxy results in a dwindling international supply of candy corn. But despite taking over two continents, they’re not as interested in invasion as consensual exploration. Read on for a snippet from this quirky erotic comedy. … Read more

Rainbow Snippets: A werewolf in chains

Wolf sitting on rock

“When The Big Moon Shines” by Carl Redlum is the story of Henry, a college student intent on hunting down the man who turned him into a werewolf. The gay couple next door seem like they might be able to help—or maybe they’re trying to get in the way. Here’s a snippet. … Read more

Rainbow Snippets: A half-naked love spell

Photo of paper label covered by cobweb that reads Love spell, batwing powder, lavender and sage, charm of an owl

A drafty attic, a magic spell, and being half-naked in front of one’s roommate—what could go wrong? I couldn’t put “Careful What You Wish For” by Elizabeth Coldwell down. Here’s a snippet for your enjoyment. … Read more

Rainbow Snippets: Halloween in New Orleans and a Vision in Black

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“The Endless Knot” is a fan-yourself-from-heat kind of tale about a fiery romance between a vampire and a werewolf that threatens to burn itself to the ground until a human teaches them to temper the flame. Here’s an excerpt. … Read more

Rainbow Snippets: A lonely ghost longs for male love in “Inside Man”

This Rainbow Snippet is from “Inside Man” by Clare London, a touching tale of a ghost who’s desperate to feel the delights of having a human body again. He spends his nights hanging out in local pubs, watching hot men but never being able to touch them—until one night, a tear in the veil between the dead and living opens up new possibilities. … Read more

Rainbow Snippets: A classics professor, a handsome student & a campus janitor stave off the forces of evil

Myths Moons and Mayhem bookcover

A snippet from “The Secret of the Golden Cup” by Rebecca Buchanan, a delightful adventure in which a linguistics professor trying to translate an ancient artifact finds himself at the center of a magical war. With an unfairly attractive student and a campus janitor as his only allies, it’s not so easy to stave off the forces of evil.

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Rainbow Snippets: Check out the new cover for Mi Alma and read it for free!

Mi Alma book cover—click to download excerpt

It’s Rainbow Snippets time again, and I’ve still got a bit more from “Mi Alma” to share, including updated cover art (check out previous posts to see earlier versions). Thanks to everyone who gave feedback on earlier versions!
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Rainbow Snippets: This skinny white boy ain’t half bad

This week for Rainbow Snippets, I’m sharing again from “Mi Alma,” which appears in my short story collection Falling Hard: Stories of Men in Love. It’s told from the point of view of Damian, who answers a Craigslist wanted ad seeking a bartender for an office event. When he calls the phone number listed, he gets taken by the deep, Barry White-esque voice on the outgoing voicemail. That voice belongs to Alma, the man who’s throwing the party. … Read more