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!
I’m snipping from The Recruit, a 21k-word novella due out at JMS Books on June 16. For context, Phillip has been selected for recruit by the local vampire faction. He was approached by Albert while walking in the park, and an offer to join the vampires’ ranks has been extended.
Albert Manlii has walked this earth for more than two thousand years, but survival on his own was never easy. Now he leads a faction of highly organized vampires who carefully guard the secret of their existence. Unlike the old days, potential recruits are carefully selected and presented with an offer.
Phillip Brewer has weeks to live—if he lets his disease run its course. He doesn’t want to die, but given a choice, will his desire to live outweigh his concerns about the vampires’ ethics?
When the new recruit’s missteps are cause for concern, can Albert control the fallout, or will Phillip’s life once again be torn apart?
If you want a refresher of earlier snippets in this thread, click the spoiler tags, below:
Told from Phillip’s 3rd-person POV.
This Week’s Snippet:
Did those few weeks of a single human’s life weigh more than the potential lives of what was likely hundreds…maybe thousands of vampires? Worldwide it could be tens of thousands. Or even hundreds of thousands. And if a legitimate claim to the vampires’ existence was made, it could truly cost them all.
He didn’t like it, but he understood it. Maybe he was being selfish, but it wasn’t a deal-breaker.
“Okay.” Phillip lifted his chin and stared into Albert’s eyes. “Where do we do this?”
Release Date: June 16, 2018 @ JMS Books, LLC
Length: Novella / 69 pages (PDF) / 22,181 words
ISBN: 1634866668 / 978-1634866668
Heat Rating: 2 flames – Subtle – Sensual, but not explicit. Physical interaction beyond kissing and touching is implied and/or described in general terms. Emotions emphasized over graphic description.
EBOOK (some links pending)
Books2Read Universal Buy-Link | Publisher/JMS Books, LLC
Note: The Recruit is offered at 20% off through June 22 at the publisher’s site.
18 thoughts on “#RainbowSnippets 19-May-2018 – The Recruit”
Ooh. Bold. Thank you for sharing. And Happy Writing!
Thank you! ❤️
I hear dramatic music playing! 😉
Hahaha! It’s certainly a major “turning” point in Phillip’s life! 😏
Ooo that first line
It’s a dilemma. I wouldn’t want to have to make the choice.
Hey!! I’ve totally missed that it’s up for pre-order. That’s what happens whey you try to live your life outside the realm of internet 🙂
Excuse me, me and my credit card clearly have a date with JMS 🙂
LOL. It’s been up there for a few days. Just hit Amazon a few hours ago, though.
Ugh, no. Not Amazon for me. I try to shop anywhere else if possible, preferably directly from the publishers. Anyway, now I’ve pre-ordered it! 🙂
Same. I like ePub.
Thank you! 💕
He’s so beautifully matter of fact. I wonder how he deals going forward.
Ha…yes. I think my characters tend to be pragmatic in general. A reflection of me, I suppose?
Put up or shut up, right? Loved this! 🙂
Right! No need to dilly-dally. 😁 Thank you!
Love the beginning of this especially. Great snippet.
Sometimes it seems there isn’t any decision to make, but those are generally the most important decisions of them all IMO.