Saturday 16 April 2016

Rainbow Snippets - 16/17th April

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.

Thanks for all the lovely comments last week. Here is another snippet from Choosing Home out in July. Abby is Zac’s teenage daughter.


“I couldn’t help noticing he kept sneaking glances at you. D’you think he might be gay?”

Zac leaned against the counter, hoping to achieve a nonchalant pose. “I don’t know, Abby, and I don’t think you should speculate. Anyway, even if he was, just because two gay men exist within a mile of each other doesn’t mean they have to fancy each other. Soap operas are not real life, you know.”

“I know, but he seemed lonely, and you must be lonely as well, Dad. Mum’s getting married, and I want you to be happy. You buried yourself away up here and finished with Uncle Jed, or he finished with you. I thought you might have talked to Seth last night when you went over to the cottage with him, you know, to find out. Maybe I should do a bit of digging.”


Choosing Home Blurb

You can never escape from yourself.

Zac McKenzie is an ex-professional footballer with a secret he gave up his career to protect. Several years ago, he fled to his home in the North East of Scotland to avoid being outed as gay. Now, he owns a successful hotel and restaurant, but is it time to finally come out into the open?

 Seth Pritchard feels he’s damaged goods. He comes to Scotland to escape memories of the accident that left him injured, his bullying stepbrothers and a life of lies.

 For their whole lives, Zac and Seth have denied who they truly are to themselves as well as others. When they meet, each man is forced to confront his fears and tear them down one by one.



In the meantime, A Bell Rings is available for preorder on Amazon and Pride Publishing. This is the sequel to my Christmas story, Not Every Time, and features Jack and Raz. It is nine months later and Jack has no memory of Raziel. Link via the cover on main page.






  1. I'm going to bet she does a little digging whether Zac wants her to or not! ;-)

  2. Abby, his daughter really cares.

    1. She does. I won't give any spoilers but she is a determined girl.

  3. Ha! I think I like Abby. I could easily see my 10yo doing the same thing in a few years if she were in Abby's shoes. LOL! :D

  4. Abby just wants her Dad to be happy.

  5. Oh ho! Abby is reminding me a little of Hokuto-chan from 'Tokyo Babylon'! :) There's no escape for Zac now! :)

  6. What a sweet kid Abby is.

  7. Heh, gotta love meddling teenage daughters! :)

  8. Sounds like he has a budding matchmaker on his hands!