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:
Albert grinned widely, and his eyes positively shone as he took Phillip’s hands and gave them a squeeze. The gesture felt oddly comforting. “We find it safest to handle the conversion immediately, before leaving.”
Wait. What? Images of people in movies being all but drained, then buried overnight to complete the transition ran through Phillip’s mind. Apparently, that kind of thing fell firmly in the myth category Albert had mentioned. Or maybe the man was just pulling his chain after all. It was one hell of a hoax if that was what was going on, and he had no idea how he’d done the arm thing, but surely not any more difficult to believe than Albert being a vampire.
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Release Date: June 16, 2018 @ JMS Books, LLC
Length: Novella / 69 pages (PDF) / 22,181 words
ISBN: 1634866668 / 978-1634866668
Info/Links/Excerpt (Chapter 1)
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.
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16 thoughts on “#RainbowSnippets 26-May-2018 – The Recruit”
Ooh. Thank you for sharing. And Happy Writing!
I’m curious for more.
Thank you! 💗
Heh, he’s so introspective yet bemused. I can’t blame him for his surprise at their speed. For immortals, they work fast!
Ha, yes. They do when they need to. 💕
Now I’m really curious! Great snip 🙂
Thank you! 💗
They’re not hanging about, that’s for sure. Really looking forward to seeing how this plays.
Thank you! 💖
Lol – way to realise you’re not sure exactly what you’ve signed up for! 😉
Ha! Yes, Phillip has no idea at this point. 😏
Hmmm, seems he might think he’s getting off easy. Thanks for sharing.
Love his mental argument over if this is real and what happens next.
Now I’m really curious!