RAINBOW SNIPPETS ~ Change of Plans ~ July 24-25

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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!

Change of Plans is OUT NOW at JMS Books (and all the usual distributors), so I’m once again snipping from that. It’s a novella (~32k words), and completes a series/trilogy, following The Contingency Plan and The Best-Laid Plans. If interested, you’ll find my recent snippet threads behind the spoiler tags for easy reading.

PREVIOUS SNIPPETS – Change of Plans:

🔽 🔼 PREVIOUS SNIPPETS - Change of Plans
Chapter 1 (Snippets Combined):
Chapter 4 Snippets:

For context, after a relaxing soak and a discussion with his personal servant (Erich), some of Marcelo’s concerns have been dampened. Efren has escorted Marcelo to the dining hall where he’s about to meet Efren’s family.

Chapter 8 Snippets:

For context, Marcelo has now met Efren’s immediate family, and they are seated at the dining table, eating breakfast. Marcelo has just been replaying the morning’s events—waking up with Efren—in his mind. Also, he’s not entirely sure if Efren’s subtle actions at the table thus far are flirty teases, directed at him, or if he’s reading too much into it. Merewina is Efren’s younger sister, who was also featured in those Chapter 4 snippets.


For context, see what I wrote under “Chapter 8 Snippets,” above.

Change of Plans - Marcelo's POV - Chapter 8 - Random Snippet 3

Marcelo’s face warmed. Yet a thrill coursed through his veins. He’d been right about Efren’s actions, and just as Erich had said, this handsome and powerful man was also drawn to him.

Efren’s lips quirked into a smile that curled Marcelo’s toes. “Dear sister, I assure you”—he winked at Marcelo—“I’m detecting no displeasure from my lovely young husband.”

Marcelo’s cheeks had to be flaming red, they felt so hot, but he held Efren’s gaze, and his own lips twitched into a sheepish grin.

Blurb ~ Limerick ~ Haiku

The blurb 😁:

Once upon a time, two handsome young princes fell in love, faced down adversity, and lived happily-ever-after…until one romantic evening, they unwittingly ate a confection laced with a mind-wiping toxin.

Crown Prince Efren of Zioneven blindsided Prince Marcelo of Sheburat when he used The Contingency Plan embedded in a peace treaty to marry the naïve young prince. Now, Marcelo is shocked again when he awakens in an unfamiliar bed, in an unfamiliar land, in the arms of a stranger who’s taking such liberties!

Will that ignominious new beginning to their relationship doom their chances at rekindling their love? Or will Efren’s giddiness and the less formal surroundings of Zioneven propel them toward a more teasingly fun rapport?

Marcelo and Efren have forgotten more than their love. On their journey home to Zioneven, their Best-Laid Plans went awry when Marcelo was abducted. Now, neither remembers the unexpected strength of character and ingenuity Marcelo manifested to survive his harrowing ordeal, or Efren’s frantic search for his new husband.

Were Marcelo and Efren specifically targeted for the Forget-Me-Not poisoning, or were they the victims of a random assault? Is this new attack related to Marcelo’s abduction and his sister’s death? Will Marcelo revert to his old mild-mannered, unassuming self, or will he step up to prove he’s the same brave man his new family claims he is amid the fresh danger swirling around them?

…and a limerick 😁:

There once was a handsome young prince,
whose naïveté made himself wince.
He was a huge fan
of “The Contingency Plan,”
till a drug turned his memory to mince.

…and a haiku 😄:

They fell in love once.
But can they do it again?
Forget-Me-Not, dear.

About the series…

Although I always try to write sequels so random readers won’t be completely lost, this series will be best appreciated if all the stories are read in order. Change of Plans is out today at JMS Books (and all the usual distributors).

Change of Plans is 20% off at JMS Books through July 23.

All my books are 50% off (using coupon code SSW50 during checkout) at Smashwords through July 31 (and my super-short story, Okay Then (prequel in my Vows series), is FREE).

(Note: The Contingency Plan is also included in JMS Books’ 2018 Top Ten Gay Romance:
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