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

Rainbow Snippets: “Hijo de mi alma” means “child of my soul”

This week for Rainbow Snippets, I’m sharing 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’s lost touch with his Spanish-speaking roots after his Dominican-American mother died.

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Rainbow Snippets: Six Sentences from “Mi Alma”

My contribution this week to the Rainbow Snippets meme comes from Mi Alma, a short romance about a Dominican bartender who falls for an ex-Mormon patron. It was published by Torquere Press: Damian picked up his phone and dialed the number. “Hello, this is Alma Larsen,” a voice said on the other end of the line. … Read more

Rainbow Snippet: Six Sentences from “Mi Alma”

With the summer solstice almost upon us, I thought I’d post something set during the other solstice for my contribution to the Rainbow Snippets meme this week. This passage comes from Mi Alma, a short romance about a Dominican bartender who falls for an ex-Mormon patron.
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Teaser: Mi Alma

Image of snowflake with text: "Flakes of snow had caught on Alma’s eyelashes. They glittered like tears. Or maybe they were tears. Damian was overwhelmed with the urge to kiss them away."

Ex-Mormon Alma Larsen doesn’t know the first thing about alcohol, so he hires bartender Damian Banks to help with his winter holiday party. They build a friendship that simmers with sexual tension—and possibly something much deeper. Will this Christmas bring them both a love that lasts?

A  little teaser for “Mi Alma,” coming from Torquere Press on December 9. Contact me if you’d like to review.

 

Photo by Alexey Kljatov. Used under a Creative Commons License.

Update 3/17/2017: This edition is no longer available, but you can find “Mi Alma” in Falling Hard: Stories of Men in Love.