I’ve joined the Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook. From their description: “Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).” Pretty cool, eh? Don’t forget to “Like” my Facebook page and/or my Facebook profile while you’re over there checking out this fantastic group!
This week I’m snipping from Captain Jack and the Snack Attack, a short story in the FREE anthology, Make the Yuletide Gay (now available – see links, below). These are the opening lines, so no context needed (blurb below the snip). Sorry about blowing off the 6-sentence rule, but so many of these sentences are in the 1-3 word range.
Told from Gordie’s 3rd-person POV.
FREE! Available NOW at:
Amazon Kindle – Universal Link – Kindle Format (AZW)
NOTE: The Amazon Kindle link may or may not have updated to free by the time this posts. KDP only allows us to go as low as 99¢, so apparently the procedure is to list it at that and then bombard the “Would you like to tell us about a lower price?” link under the product details with the URLs of the free listings until they change it. In the meantime, you can download it for free everywhere else. Please feel free to click that Amazon link and help with our efforts to get it reduced to free on Amazon, too!
Length: 82 pages (PDF) / 41,303 words (Anthology) – 6,992 words (Captain Jack and the Snack Attack)
Sleigh bells ring—are you listening?
It’s that time of year again, and we have the perfect way to get you in the mood: A free anthology! Five holiday stories that are guaranteed to warm your heart, heat up your cold nights, and most importantly: Make your yuletide gay.
A Christmas Party to Remember by Nicky Spencer
Last Christmas, Cory and Wes made a connection that left them both thanking Santa. But when Cory doesn’t show up for their first date, Wes swears he won’t make that mistake again. This year, can Santa’s magic find a way to bring them back together?
Let’s Not Go Crazy by Stephen Hoppa
The holidays are stressful enough without Ethan’s boyfriend Nate trying to kill him with Christmas cheer. But Nate’s found a whole new way to torture Ethan when he reveals that he wants kids. Will their conflicting desires tear their relationship apart, or will they find a way to ring in the new year stronger than ever?
Captain Jack and the Snack Attack by Addison Albright
Two men determined to win the same treasure at a charity silent auction, a wayward kitten, grumbling tummies, and a dilemma: what’s the correct gift-giving etiquette for a first date that’s mere days before Christmas, and what could possibly go awry with this merry combination?
The Christmas Day Date by Nell Iris
One rainbow Christmas tree in harm’s way and an afternoon spent eating far too many cookies, equals two men with changed holiday plans. But how does that translate into a date?
The Year of the Monkey by Amy Tasukada
The last thing Aoi wants to do for New Year’s is spend it with his boyfriend’s parents. They were far from thrilled when their son came out. Can Aoi warm their hearts making traditional mochi or will they end up in an even stickier situation?
An earlier edition of Captain Jack and the Snack Attack was printed in booklet form for distribution at GayRomLit in Denver, and at future conventions.