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 Choice, an unedited Work in Progress. This story continues The Recruit. Apparently that HEA Albert and Neil were sailing into isn’t as secure as they’d thought.
Told from Albert’s 3rd-person POV.
If you need a refresher of earlier posts in this thread, toggle open the spoiler tag, below:
This Week’s Snippet:
Over the course of years, the improvement in all their senses was progressive and steady, allowing them to get used to controlling and bearing the enhancements gradually. That which would drive insane anyone who suddenly found themselves bombarded with noises and conversations from all directions, was just a Tuesday for senior vampires.
“What’s your impression, boss?” Ivan’s utterance, from two levels up, was barely breathed, but at approximately two thousand years old, Albert heard it.
Carmen, standing next to Albert, lifted a brow as she awaited his verdict.
“Have they mentioned their theory to anyone else?” Albert whispered.
My vampire novella, The Recruit is available at distributors everywhere (Books2Read Universal Buy-Link | Publisher/JMS Books).
22 thoughts on “#RainbowSnippets 4-August-2018 – The Choice”
“…just a Tuesday.” Great line. Thank you for sharing. And, as always, Happy Writing!
Thank you! 💕
Damn, I wish my senses improved with age, rather than the other way around! 😉
And I like the way you think about all aspects of enhancements!
Yeah, me too. Thank you! 💕
That would be awesome to hear a whisper at that distance…
I love the world-building/vampire lore you’ve developed.
Thank you! 💞 😁
This is really catching my attention. I love multi-layered, well-developed worlds.
Thank you! 💞
Wish my senses got better with age.
Ditto, although maybe not quite to that extent! 😁
Really enjoying the world-building.
Thank you! 💕
Can’t wait to read it. Which reminds me: I have to read the finished version, I still haven’t gotten around to it. I’m mostly reading fanfiction at the moment 😀
Ah…the finished version of The Recruit? There are quite a few scene modifications (and even a good-sized scene addition) since the version you read. Enough that there will be references in The Choice that won’t be as clear without it.
What fanfic are you reading?
Yes, The Recruit. It was something like 4K words shorter when I read it, right? 🙂
I’m reading Harry Potter M/M fanfiction 😀 I blame Signal Boost Rachel for it, because she introduced me to it a while back. I’ve never really read fanfiction (except for a couple of “sequels” to Pride and Prejudice), so I had no idea how much it’s out there. It’s crazy! Rachel is a Drarry (that’s Harry/Draco Malfoy if you were wondering) fan, but I prefer Snarry (Snape/Harry) 😀 Which is weird because I usually don’t like enemies to lovers, but I adore Alan Rickman (who played Snape in the movies) so I think that’s why I love the pairing so much. I hear Rickman’s voice in my head when I read Snapes lines 😀
I’ve never read fanfic, which is so odd because it’s where so many MM writers got their start. I’ve also never read (or watched) Harry Potter, although I do intend to fix that some day. If I was going to go look up fanfic it would probably be for Supernatural. 🙂
Here you go. I haven’t read any Supernatural fanfic (because I haven’t watched the show), but there’s a lot of it. Pro tip: use the filters to narrow down the selection, for example if you want M/M, you pick that in categories 🙂
Awesome! Thanks! <3