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Rainbow Snippet for 6-23-2018

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Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, bloggers, and readers to gather once a week and share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).   Check out all the other awesome snippets by clicking on the picture above.

Looks like I’ll be posting from Book Five of the Academy of the Accord for a while. It’s a fantasy series that I have been (and will be) working on for forever.

A bit of background on the characters in this snippet for those new to the series.

Kordelm and Wellhym are warriors, captains at the Academy, and lovers.

Draethlen is 10 years old, and is a new cadet at the academy. Marsden (the commander of the garrison at the academy) rescued him from an orphanage where he was sexually abused by the headmaster.

Skipping a few lines from last week. Wellhym and Draethlen are already in a bathing pool when Kordelm joins them.

Kordelm leaned back,closing his eyes with a deep sigh of contentment.“I think I could live in here.”

“Feel free,” Wellhym said, “but don’t expect me to bring you your lunch.”

Kordelm idly splashed water into his face, and a moment later Draethlen was scrambling backward out of the pool to avoid being swamped as the two wrestled, apparently trying to drown one another.

The match was over as quickly as it had started, and both men were laughing as they turned to Draethlen. “It’s safe again,” Wellhym assured him and he eased back into the water.

“You have to watch Wellhym, though,” Kordelm said. “Ordinarily he’s quiet and steady, but every once in a while he gets this insane urge to drown someone.”

“Look who’s talking,” Wellhym said with a snort, leaning back and spreading his arms along the edge of the pool. “I seem to recall you starting it.”

“All I did was this,” Kordelm protested splashing water at him again, grinning.

“See what I have to put up with?” Wellhym said to Draethlen. 

Kordelm’s head was resting on Wellhym’s outstretched arm. “You make a nice pillow,” he commented.

Wellhym half turned, and brought his other hand around and pushed Kordelm under the water, then scrambled out of the pool laughing as Kordelm surfaced. 

“Time for lunch,” Wellhym grinned, toweling off as he padded back to the dressing room.

Kordelm watched him go then turned to Draethlen. “When you make friends, and find a best friend, try to have more sense than I did and pick someone closer to your own size. You’ll be harder to drown.”

(For the record, Draethlen didn’t listen. His best friend is at least a head taller and about twice his bulk. LOL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippet for 6-16-2018

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Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, bloggers, and readers to gather once a week and share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).   Check out all the other awesome snippets by clicking on the picture above.

Looks like I’ll be posting from Book Five of the Academy of the Accord for a while. It’s a fantasy series that I have been (and will be) working on for forever.

A bit of background on the characters in this snippet for those new to the series.

Kordelm and Wellhym are warriors, captains at the Academy, and lovers.

Draethlen is 10 years old, and is a new cadet at the academy. Marsden (the commander of the garrison at the academy) rescued him from an orphanage where he was sexually abused by the headmaster.

(This book is my current edition of editing hell, so… squint.)

Picking up from last week.

“Some men,” Wellhym said, choosing his words carefully, “love women. And there is nothing wrong with that.” Draethlen nodded, and he went on. “And some men love other men. And there is nothing wrong with that, either.” Draethlen’s breath was coming faster as fear mounted. “But,” Wellhym continued, “what is wrong, is for someone to force themselves on another, male or female, who is an unwilling partner.” Suddenly Draethlen found himself being held by Wellhym, surrounded by a pair of powerful arms that made him feel somehow safe. “What he did to you wasn’t love, it was hate.”

“Why?” Draethlen asked, his voice muffled by the man’s chest. “Why did he hate me?”

“He didn’t hate you, Drae, he hated himself. He just took it out on you because you were smaller and weaker than he was and by hurting you he didn’t have to hurt himself.”

“What if, what if I really do like men like they said I did?”

“Well, then, you love men instead of women, that’s all.” Wellhym’s voice was gentle and matter of fact. He pulled back a bit to look Draethlen in the eye. “Just promise me one thing, Draethlen. Whoever you love, do it gently.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippet for 6-9-2018

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Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, bloggers, and readers to gather once a week and share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).   Check out all the other awesome snippets by clicking on the picture above.

Looks like I’ll be posting from Book Five of the Academy of the Accord for a while. It’s a fantasy series that I have been (and will be) working on for forever.

A bit of background on the characters in this snippet for those new to the series.

Kordelm and Wellhym are warriors, captains at the Academy, and lovers.

Draethlen is 10 years old, and is a new cadet at the academy. Marsden (the commander of the garrison at the academy) rescued him from an orphanage where he was sexually abused by the headmaster.

(This book is my current edition of editing hell, so… squint.)

Skipping ahead some from last week. Kordelm and Wellhym have given Draethlen a sword lesson and a demonstration in hand-to-hand combat that ended with the two of them in a wrestling match) and they are now heading for the bathhouse. Draethlen is frightened about undressing.

Wordlessly, Draethlen nodded and slowly unbuckled his sword belt, adding it to the shelves with the other weapons; as he sat down to take off his boots it was all he could do not to shake. 

“Drae, listen to me.” He looked up to find Wellhym kneeling in front him so that their eyes were level. “Marsden is going to kill me for telling you this, but he filled us in a bit on what happened to you, on what the Headmaster made you do.”

Draethlen felt waves of shame break over him and he looked down.

“No, Drae, look at me.”

Startled by the unexpected tone of command in Wellhym’s voice, Draethlen looked up.

“What he did to you was wrong. But it was his wrong, not yours. Do you understand that?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippet for 6-2-2018

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Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, bloggers, and readers to gather once a week and share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).   Check out all the other awesome snippets by clicking on the picture above.

 

I’m back! It’s been a couple months but I think I have the new work schedule sorted out now and will be able to keep up with blog hops. I hope so, anyhow, because I’ve missed all of you.

I’m not sure what I’ll be posting from – it may change each week depending on my mood, but this week it’s from Book Five of the Academy of the Accord (fantasy) series that I have been (and will be) working on for forever.

A bit of background on the characters in this snippet.

Kordelm and Wellhym are warriors, captains at the Academy, and lovers.

Marsden is the commander of the garrison there, and a father figure to the two of them since he practically raised them.

Draethlen is 10 years old, and is a new cadet at the academy. Marsden rescued him from an orphanage where he was sexually abused by the headmaster.

Marsden has just finished telling Kordelm and Wellhym about how he came to find Draethlen and what had happened to him.

(This book is my current edition of editing hell, so… squint.)

 

“Right now,” Marsden continued, “we need to focus on helping Draethlen. I don’t think the boy has ever known a lick of kindness in his entire life. I know he doesn’t trust anyone, at least not men. And that’s where you two come in.”

“Us?” Kordelm looked at Marsden, startled. “But we’re what he fears.”

“No,” Wellhym said before Marsden could speak. “We are what his tormentors fear.”  Both of them turned to look at him.  “I’ve been where he is,” Wellhym said softly.  “Not the rape or physical abuse, but the bullying and the name calling.”  He found himself studying his boots.  “I – I grew up in a small farming community.  I was… different… and different is never good.”

He looked up when he felt a hand on his shoulder: Kordelm had moved silently to stand beside him. Their eyes locked for a moment, then he smiled, and turned to Marsden, who was smiling at the two of them.

“I was right – you two are exactly what he needs.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippet for 3-24-2018

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Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, bloggers, and readers to gather once a week and share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).   Check out all the other awesome snippets by clicking on the picture above.

I’m posting excerpts from Doll, a little F/f BDSM story that I started back in January of 2014. It’s kind of a UFO (UnFinished Object) that is sort of turning back into a WiP. We’ll see.

Victor and I both watched as Ike greeted Miss M and the two of them disappeared into Ike’s office.

“I wonder what that’s all about?” Victor murmured.

“Maybe someone needs some additional training,” I retorted, but he shook his head.

“If he was going to send me to her for training he would have just done it.”

I raised my eyebrows and he shrugged. “He’s sent me to her before.”

My eyebrows went higher and he laughed. “Nothing bad. He just wanted me to learn some skills he wasn’t capable of teaching me.’

“Oh?”

“Yeah. Have you ever seen the way that man cleans? He has a lot of skills, but housework isn’t one of them.”

“He sent you to a Pro Domme to learn to clean house?”

Victor shrugged. “And to… develop a proper attitude toward it.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippet for 3-17-2018

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Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, bloggers, and readers to gather once a week and share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).   Check out all the other awesome snippets by clicking on the picture above.

I’m posting excerpts from Doll, a little F/f BDSM story that I started back in January of 2014. It’s kind of a UFO (UnFinished Object) that is sort of turning back into a WiP. We’ll see.

“Trying to get what you want – it’s only going to get you hurt and disappointed.”

I frowned, but before Victor could say anything we were interrupted by the arrival of Ike, the club’s – and Victor’s – owner. 

“What are you doing to Barbie?” Ike asked, giving Victor a quick kiss. 

“Just trying to save her from herself.” Victor nodded toward Miss M.

“Ah, good, she’s here.” 

“You were expecting her?”

“I invited her.” More or less hidden by the bar, Ike gave Victor’s ass a squeeze. “We’ll be in my office. Do not disturb unless it’s an emergency.”

Victor and I both watched as Ike greeted Miss M and the two of them disappeared into Ike’s office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippet for 3-10-2018

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Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, bloggers, and readers to gather once a week and share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).   Check out all the other awesome snippets by clicking on the picture above.

I’m posting excerpts from Doll, a little F/f BDSM story that I started back in January of 2014. It’s kind of a UFO (UnFinished Object) that is sort of turning back into a WiP. We’ll see.

“…She doesn’t have a select clientele of men who come to be tied up or whatever. She’s a trainer.”

“A trainer?”

He nodded. “She trains submissives. Either ones that are hoping to find a permanent Dom or ones whose Doms want them to have additional training.”

“So she already has someone in her collar.”

“No,” he replied and my hopes rose again. “She doesn’t have anyone in her collar, nor does she ever plan to.”

“What do you mean?”

He shrugged. “She doesn’t want that kind of commitment. Trying to get what you want – it’s only going to get you hurt and disappointed.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippet for 3-3-2018

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Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, bloggers, and readers to gather once a week and share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).   Check out all the other awesome snippets by clicking on the picture above.

I’m posting excerpts from Doll, a little F/f BDSM story that I started back in January of 2014. It’s kind of a UFO (UnFinished Object) that is sort of turning back into a WiP. We’ll see.

“What is so bad about her that you don’t want tell me about her?”

“She’s a Pro Domme.”

I shrugged. “That doesn’t make her a bad person. It just makes her a person who makes a lot of money doing something she enjoys.”

Victor laughed in spite of himself. “Not that kind of pro, though. She doesn’t have a select clientele of men who come to be tied up or whatever. She’s a trainer.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippet for 2-24-2018

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Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, bloggers, and readers to gather once a week and share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).   Check out all the other awesome snippets by clicking on the picture above.

I’m posting excerpts from Doll, a little F/f BDSM story that I started back in January of 2014. It’s kind of a UFO (UnFinished Object) that is sort of turning back into a WiP. We’ll see.

Picking up from last week, and Doll’s memory/flashback to her meeting with the woman with the boots and bullwhip.

“She has that effect on every single submissive that meets her.  Hell, there are even a few Doms that wouldn’t mind submitting to her.”

“You aren’t affected.”

“I’m not a single submissive,” he replied with a wink.

I managed a smile but my gaze still drifted to her.  “Tell me about her.”

“No.  I don’t want to see you get hurt.”

I held his gaze until he gave in.

“Her name is Melisande, but no one calls her anything other than Miss M,” he said with a heavy sigh. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippet for 2-17-2018

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Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, bloggers, and readers to gather once a week and share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).   Check out all the other awesome snippets by clicking on the picture above.

I’m posting excerpts from Doll, a little F/f BDSM story that I started back in January of 2014. It’s kind of a UFO (UnFinished Object) that is sort of turning back into a WiP. We’ll see.

 

Picking up from last week, and Doll’s memory/flashback to her meeting with the woman with the boots and bullwhip.

“Victor…”I wasn’t sure which was irritating me more: Victor calling me “Babs” or telling me what to do.

He ignored the warning in my voice, intent on more important things.  “Look, I know what’s going through your mind right now.  You prefer men. You don’t even know her.  But if she gave you the faintest hint of interest you would beg to be in her collar.”

“I would not.”  I sighed and lowered my gaze to the smooth wooden bar top.  “I would.”  I looked up at him.  “How did you know?”

He shrugged.  “She has that effect on every single submissive that meets her.  Hell, there are even a few Doms that wouldn’t mind submitting to her.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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