Saturday 26 March 2016

Rainbow Snippet 26/27th March

Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook Group that invites authors to post six sentences of their work each weekend. It can be from anything you like, your current WIP, a recent release, the golden oldie that even you had forgotten you had written, or just a scrap of an idea (as long as it has six coherent sentences). Nothing of your own work worth mentioning? How about a six sentence review of your favourite LGBTQ+ story.
Sorry, I’ve missed the last couple of weeks. This snippet comes once again from A Bell Rings, which is available from pre-order from Pride Publishing on Tuesday. A Bell Rings is the sequel to my Christmas story, Not Every Time, and is set nine months after, but things have changed dramatically since then. This story is told from Jack’s POV, and this snippet is set after Jack has started having dreams about a blue eyed man. When Raz Slade moves in to share his flat, Jack’s world view shifts, leaving him even more confused.


“As long as you’re all right?”

Jack glanced down at Raz’s hand still wrapped around his arm. “I’m good—really. And don’t worry about breakfast. I’ll get something on the way to work. I think today might be a triple espresso sort of morning. I’ll get sorted and get out of your way.”

“Right. Okay. I’ll leave you to it. Will I see you tonight?”

“Not sure. Kay’s invited me round to theirs, so if I’m not back, don’t wait up or anything.”

When the door closed, Jack slumped down on the toilet and put his head in his hands. He’d lied through his teeth. He wasn’t fine—he was as far from fine as it was possible to be—and it scared the hell out of him.

 This is the blurb for the story.
Sometimes you only need to believe.

           Raziel Slade and Jack Hastings have been best friends since Raz saved Jack’s life twelve years ago. Only Jack doesn’t remember Raz at all, and he certainly doesn’t remember falling in love with him. Now that Jack’s moved in with his university housemates, explicit dreams begin of a blue-eyed male stranger. Needing a new flatmate after his best friend moves out, Jack is introduced to Raziel Slade who has extraordinary blue eyes. Jack has no idea how to cope with his attraction to the man.
          Raziel Slade has a secret – he used to be an angel. He fell in love with Jack Hastings and happily became human, but the angels aren’t prepared to let him go and steal him back. All Raz wants to do is return to his lover any way he can.
          When a film brings back Jack’s memories, will he feel the same as he did when he finds out what Raz gave up for him? And are the angels finally ready to let Raziel, the Keeper of Secrets, go?


  1. O_o Doesn't Raz realise how much he's messing with Jack's head?

    1. But Raz can't tell him. He ha to remember for himself.

  2. Poor Jack. I think he should have trusted Raz with the truth. :-(

  3. Aw, poor Jack. I know that feeling. Too bad he couldn't have been honest about it there.

  4. Poor Jack. The extent to which he feels overwhelmed comes across so clearly.

  5. Oh Jack, he sounds like he's in so much trouble. :(

    1. Jack is but he doesn't know why yet. All will be revealed.