Rainbow Snippets – August 12th 2017

It’s time once again to walk the rainbow brick road to the city of romantic fiction. For those of you who don’t know, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook group where you share a set of sentences from a work that has LGBT related content. If you want to check out this great community for yourselves, be sure to check them out for yourself.

This week’s snippet is our latest visit to the world of Our Second Chance. This time around, I have included a picture of the two main characters, Dustin and Phoenix, which I created using a combination of The Sims 4 and Paint.NET.

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This Rainbow Snippet focuses on Dustin as he speaks to a detective regarding Phoenix’s sudden disapperance in the middle of the book.


Dustin spun around at being addressed, and found that he was no longer in the door less corridor. He was now in a standard looking interview room, with dull Brown wallpaper and a small desk with two reasonably sturdy looking chairs on either side.

Sat on the one furthest away from him was Detective Sarenshore. Her hair now flowed freely across her wide shoulders, and she was looking at Dustin with a kind but firm expression.

Dustin didn’t need to be asked to sit down, so he slowly walked across the newly formed room and got himself into the most comfortable position he could. It wasn’t easy, as the seats cushion could have done with being replaced around twenty years ago.

“I’m glad that I could offer my assistance Detective.”

She gave a smile of appreciation.

“Before we begin, It is my duty to inform you that this is not a formal questioning. I do however need to clarify some information before we can charge the current suspects with a crime.”

The detective shuffled her papers, took a sip from her coffee and continued.

“I have also been informed during my previous interview with Lord Rafius Sahir that he used a memory clouding spell upon you after the incident took place. We have checked with him, as well as our resident magical neural health specialist, to ensure that the spell has run its course.”

Dustin had almost drifted off whilst the detective was speaking her legalese, but when he realised what she was referring to, he sat bolt upright in his chair.

“You know about the fact he used magic on me? More to the point, you believe that magic exists?”

The detective gave him a blank smile.

“No Mr Pliskin. I do not believe that magic exists.”


On a side note, I would like to thank every member of the group who has offered me kind words so far. Your support and friendship mean the world to me. I hope you enjoyed everyone enjoyed this little snippet, and will consider having a glimpse at the completed work.

Rainbow Snippets – July 21st 2017

It’s time once again to walk the rainbow brick road to the city of romantic fiction. For those of you who don’t know, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook group where you share a set of sentences from a work that has LGBT related content. If you want to check out this great community for yourselves, be sure to check them out for yourself.

This week’s snippet is our latest visit to the world of Our Second Chance. This time around, I have included the cover which was designed by J.C. Clarke, who designed the cover of Sheltered which has been featured in my previous snippets.

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This Rainbow Snippet focuses on Dustin and Phoenix as they reunite after some time apart.


The sound of his doorbell made Dustin look up from his video game endeavours. It had been a while since he had heard the object ring, because most people that visited used the knocker instead of it.

Throwing the controller onto the sofa, Dustin went across the room and unlocked the door. On the other side, was the man who gave his life its meaning, and had also broken his heart to pieces.

“Phoenix…” Dustin gasped.

Like always, the man everything that Dustin dreamed about. His long black hair fell down his back, and his green eyes dazzled like shining emeralds. His six foot frame was quite lean and understated, but his muscular tone more than made up for his apparent physical weakness.

“Can I come in?” he asked softly, as if he felt he didn’t deserve to be welcomed.


On a side note, I would like to thank every member of the group who has offered me kind words so far. Your support and friendship mean the world to me. I hope you enjoyed everyone enjoyed this little snippet, and will consider having a glimpse at the completed work.

Rainbow Snippets – March 18th 2017

For the past few weeks I have been working on the first book in the Treasured series, and I am pleased to announce it is now available on Amazon! Coincidentally, it’s time for me to post another Rainbow Snippet, so I decided to combine the two together. For those of you who don’t know, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook group where you share a set of sentences from a work that has LGBT related content. If you want to check out this great community for yourselves, be sure to check them out for yourself.

This segment is from the newly released A Treasured Find, and focuses on a dance scene which is both romantic and slightly teasing.


Just as Caleb was about to start his penultimate routine, he suddenly felt a warm hand rest itself onto his shoulder.

Worrying he had been caught out, Caleb spun around to hurriedly apologise, but the figure he saw was the one that he least expected to see.

Varron Sevarine was dressed in his usual genie attire, but had substituted his usual bare feet look with a pair of golden crystal shoes. He wore a black top hat upon his head, and was holding a rose between his perfectly formed teeth.

“Would you allow me the honour of joining you in this dance?”

Varron’s voice seemed to be echoing inside Caleb’s head for that moment, which was fortunate because of the rose that was currently situated inside of it.

Giving a smile, Caleb turned around and wrapped his left arm around the genie, and held out his hand for Varron to hold. The genie lifted the rose out of his teeth, and tucked it gently behind Caleb’s ear.

“Do you do this with every person that gives you your freedom?” Caleb asked with a faint laugh.

Varron gave him a slight grin in return.

“They might have given me freedom for mere moments, but you are the only man who has allowed me to be free to follow my heart.”

With that, Varron led his Hiraeth to the centre of the dance floor. The light changed in that moment, creating a spotlight that was focused directly on the two men. The music came slowly shifted to play a tune that was more beautiful than anything Caleb had ever heard.

Taking his cue, the genie began to guide Caleb around the room, allowing the man to dance as he felt as he could, but also bringing him close when they could perform a move that required them both. All the while, Caleb found himself looking at Varron in a way that filled him with mixed emotions.

When the witch had first released the genie from his prison, Caleb had felt an undeniable attraction to him. It was as if Varron was the centre of his world, and that he was the most handsome and beautiful man Caleb had ever seen. The more time he spent with him, the more Caleb wondered if there was a chance that the two were somehow meant to be together.


On a side note, I would like to thank every member of the group who has offered me kind words so far. Your support and friendship mean the world to me. I hope you enjoyed everyone enjoyed this little snippet, and will consider having a glimpse at the completed work.

If you want to buy the full version of A Treasured Find, use this country specific links which have been provided below.

Final Cover Reveal – A Treasured Find

You may remember a few months ago that I created a cover image for the first book in the Treasured series after finding a background image that suited the story perfectly. After hearing some feedback from some author friends who have experience with graphic design, I decided to ask one of them to help me redesign the cover to make it more visually appealing.

Without further ado, I would like to reveal to you the final cover of A Treasured Find, which has been remastered by the very gracious C.B. Archer. If you are a fan of video game based erotica, be sure to check out his works, as they are definitely some of the best examples of the genre I have ever had the fortune to read.

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Hope you liked the enhanced cover that was kindly created by C.B. Archer. If you are interesting in reading his works, you can find his WordPress blog by following this link. The book in question has almost reached completion, so I will have more information about the release of A Treasured Find within the next few weeks.

Rainbow Snippets – February 11th 2017

After a brief break, it’s time for me to post another snippet of an up and coming work on Rainbow Snippets. For those of you who don’t know, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook group where you share a set of sentences from a work that has LGBT related content. If you want to check out this great community for yourselves, be sure to check them out for yourself.

This segment is from the Treasured series, and was co-created by AuldMisdione, the deviantArt user who helped me bring the characters of the story to life.As a special treat, here is a picture of Magnus and Ceispen, the kings of the Northern Kingdom that was drawn by another deviantArt user named AutumnAlchemy. You can find it below, or visit the original deviantArt page where it was uploaded.

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For this Rainbow Snippet, I decided to offer you the remainder of the backstory of Varron’s parents. If you missed the first part, be sure to check the previous post.


The day finally came before Magnus’s thirtieth birthday, and although the lion shifter wanted to be with his true mate more than anything, his duty to his pride would have to come first. Besides, they would have an eternity to spend at each other’s side once this was over.

Magnus used the Grand Magister’s gifted wish to find a woman who would honour his promise to mate with Ceispen, whilst at the same time standing by his side as the Alpha Female of the pride. As Ceispen granted his Hiraeth’s wish, he gave his beloved a final kiss of farewell, and disappeared into the lamp, which vanished as soon as the prince had disappeared inside it.

Later that evening, Magnus bonded with a lioness by the name of Xelena, who was also seeking a political marriage to escape the clutches of her less than favourable pride. So from that day forward, Magnus and Xelena took over the running of the pride.

For the next hundred years, the two shifters guided, fought and shared food together, but they never consummated their desires through any sexual encounters. The day came when it was the turn of Xelena’s son, whose father had been slain by her former pride to take the position as leader.

Thanking her for her many years of loyalty, both Magnus and Xelena went their separate ways, and lived in retirement to await the beginning of the next stage of their lives.

A few months had passed, and Magnus pined for his handsome genie more than ever before. His waiting came to an end when Magnus was given a letter through the bottom of his front door one windy afternoon.

The letter read,

“Dearest Magnus,

                                I am reaching the end of my service, and I cannot wait to lay eyes upon you once more. My parents have informed me that they wish to meet your acquaintance before I return home. When you ready to do so, simply tap the wax seal three times, and you will be taken directly to the palace.

Stay strong my beloved Hiraeth, I shall be with soon.”

Without a moment’s hesitation, Magnus made himself look presentable, and tapped the wax seal with a shaking hand.

When he had arrived at the palace, he had been welcomed with open arms by King Dreimos and his bride Queen Peregrine. They had shared a delicious meal, and talked about the man who would be the future king. The royal couple invited him to stay in their son’s bedroom for the night, and then he could return once the prince had come home.

As Magnus entered the prince’s chambers, he was surprised to pick up a familiar scent. Looking over at the balcony, he saw a flying carpet was headed towards him, and riding on top of it was his beloved mate. After a heart warming reunion, Magnus and Ceispen completed their mate bond, and within a week of their reunion the two men were pronounced to be married.

During the ceremony, Magnus was transformed into a genie, so he could be equal in both power and authority to all of the people of his new home. Magnus was relieved to discover that he could still become his lion after he had been changed, a fact which Ceispen had confirmed before the two men took their vows during their marriage ceremony.

After the grand event had taken place, Dreimos and Peregrine decided to abdicate, leaving Ceispen, and his beloved Magnus to ascend to become the kings of the Northern Kingdom.


On a side note, I would like to thank every member of the group who has offered me kind words so far. Your support and friendship mean the world to me. I hope you enjoyed everyone enjoyed this little snippet, and are looking forward to another brief glimpse as well as the final release.

Rainbow Snippets – January 28th 2017

For the third time in 2017, it’s time for me to post a snippet of an up and coming work on Rainbow Snippets. For those of you who don’t know, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook group where you share a set of sentences from a work that has LGBT related content. If you want to check out this great community for yourselves, be sure to check them out for yourself.

This segment is from A Treasured Find series, and was co-written by AuldMisdione, the deviantArt user who helped me bring the characters of the story to life. For this Rainbow Snippet, I decided to offer you a sample from the backstory of Varron’s parents.


As Magnus entered the tent, a wonderful scent reached his nostrils, and his instincts screamed to him that he had at long last be discovering the identity of his mate. The young adult shifter entered the main body of the tent, and came face to face with Ceispen Sevarine for the very first time.

The handsome blonde genie prince had instantly sensed the connection between them, and the Grand Magister did nothing but watch the two men as their connection came into life. At the time, Magnus learned that the Grand Magister had summoned Ceispen from inside an old copper lamp he had discovered in the mines, and intended to give Magnus one of his three wishes as a gift before he could take the throne.

Sensing the connection that was brewing, the Grand Magister congratulated Magnus on finding the man he was meant to be together with. However, there was still the issue of who would lead the pride.

Ceispen explained to Magnus that he was in line for his own throne in the Northern Kingdom, and that he was merely performing his mandatory community service of three hundred wishes to complete his training to become a crown sovereign. As soon as he had granted the last of the wishes, he would no longer be the Genie of the Lamp, and then they could be together as fate intended.

For the next week, the two men spent several hours together, to build the bond that could endure the years that they would be apart. Very few people in the pride would have considered their union to anything particular, as their religion did not bar two men or women from joining together in matrimony, but Magnus and Ceispen kept their bond a secret from all but their closest family.


On a side note, I would like to thank every member of the group who has offered me kind words so far. Your support and friendship mean the world to me. I hope you enjoyed everyone enjoyed this little snippet, and are looking forward to another brief glimpse as well as the final release.

Rainbow Snippets – January 14th 2017

For the second time in 2017, it’s time for me to post a snippet of an up and coming work on Rainbow Snippets. For those of you who don’t know, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook group where you share a set of sentences from a work that has LGBT related content. If you want to check out this great community for yourselves, be sure to check them out for yourself.

This segment is from A Treasured Find series, and was co-written by AuldMisdione, the deviantArt user who helped me bring the characters of the story to life. Before we get to the sample, I thought I would share another picture that was created of Caleb and Varron, the two main characters in the series. You can find it below, or visit the original deviantArt page where it was uploaded.


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For this Rainbow Snippet, we join our protagonists during a scene where Caleb and Varron are walking through the palace to get some breakfast.


As the two men walked through the corridors of the palace, Caleb was astounded at the beauty of Varron’s home. Although the majority of the architecture was typical of a Middle Eastern setting, there were several things, such as the medieval tapestries and Victorian chandeliers that were hung on several of the walls and ceilings. It was as if the entire creative history of the human race was being celebrated all at once.

On several occasions, Varron explained the layout of the palace, particularly when they passed a doorway which was slightly ajar. The many servants and nobles that wandered in their direction offered their well wishes at their prince, and he inclined his head in response to many, whilst making small conversation with those he knew on a personal level.

Eventually, they came to a set of double doors that had golden brass handles attached. The borders were made of solid silver, whilst the main body of the door was a deep blood red that seemed to gleam in the candlelight. Caleb wondered if it would considered proper to knock before entering the presence of Varron’s parents.

The genie prince chuckled, and placed a comforting hand on his Hiraeth’s shoulder.

“You don’t need to be so formal when entering the dining room sweetheart. Just place your hands around the handle and pull. “

Feeling more at ease with the man’s words, Caleb reached forward to grab the silver object, and pulled with all of his might. Slowly but surely, the door opened wide to reveal a dining room that looked like it belonged in a fairy tale castle, rather than a palace.

The main table could easily have seated twenty, and each of the place settings were furnished with the finest silverware. Away from the long piece of furniture, there was a smaller round table that could fit six people. It wasn’t surprising that the bowls and plates on the larger table were made of gold, and that several gemstones adorned on the handles of the cutlery. This must have been where the rulers of the Northern Kingdom, as well as their inner circle, had their nourishment every day.

The door closed with a gentle thump behind Varron and his mate, drawing the attention of the man who was sat alone at the relative top of the table. He gave a wide smile, and then got to his feet.

“Greeting my son, I am pleased to see that your Hiraeth is up and about.”


On a side note, I would like to thank every member of the group who has offered me kind words so far. Your support and friendship mean the world to me. I hope you enjoyed everyone enjoyed this little snippet, and are looking forward to another brief glimpse as well as the final release.