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Rainbow Snippet for 4-23-2022

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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.

This snippet picks up from last week’s, from my still unnamed FF vampire novel. It’s also extremely raw (as in I’m pretty much writing this for Rainbow Snippet posts until I get the first draft of a different novel finished) so never mind any head-hopping you’ll see in any snippets.

“One more thing,” Linda said. “Then I think you’ll be ready for hair and nails and make up.”

Before Sam could protest Linda left the dressing room area, leaving her alone with Celia. 

“Hair and nails and make up? All I wanted was something to wear.”

“Seriously, Sam, you can’t go to a club without nails and make up. You’ll look naked. And your hair…” Celia shook her head.

“There’s nothing wrong with her hair,” Linda said, returning with a black “newsie” cap with silver studs. “And this is going to look perfect on it.” She perched the cap on Sam’s head and nodded. “Just the right finishing touch. Now, about the rest… She definitely has to have something done with those nails – they’re basically non-existent. But make up? Something light and natural. Or at least not too dark. Where are you planning to take her?”

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippet for 4-16-2022

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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.

This snippet picks up from last week’s, from my still unnamed FF vampire novel. It’s also extremely raw (as in I’m pretty much writing this for Rainbow Snippet posts until I get the first draft of a different novel finished) so never mind any head-hopping you’ll see in any snippets.

“Not too horrible,” Sam decided, was definitely a matter of opinion. Still, she had to admit that the final choice – made by Linda over some objections from Celia – at least suited her personality.

“What do you think?” Linda asked as Sam studied her reflection. Black work-type boots with silver buckles, black leggings with holes, a black leather mini skirt that looked like something a gladiator would have worn, a white t shirt with black sequins around the collar, and a black leather jacket.

“Well, it’s not something I’d wear often, but it’s better than the frou-frou miniskirts that Celia tried to put me in.”

Linda laughed. “You and your sister are two entirely different people. I could see that the minute you walked in.

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippet for 4-9-2022

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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.

This snippet picks up from last week’s, from my still unnamed FF vampire novel. It’s also extremely raw (as in I’m pretty much writing this for Rainbow Snippet posts until I get the first draft of a different novel finished) so never mind any head-hopping you’ll see in any snippets.

Linda shook her head again. “Anyhow, into the dressing room with you. Strip down to bra and underwear so I can see what sort of figure I’m working with and we’ll see what we can find for you to wear.”

“Don’t I get to choose?”

“No,” Celia replied.

Linda laughed. “We’ll give you choices.”

“Will I like them?”

“Probably not,” Celia said. “But you really should wear more than jeans and t-shirts and sweatshirts.”

“Why?”

“So when you get invited to the hottest club in town you don’t end up in a panic with nothing to wear.”

Linda winked at her. “Don’t worry. I’ll rein Celia in and we’ll find you something appropriate and not too horrible.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippet for 4-2-2022

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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.

This snippet picks up from last week’s, from my still unnamed FF vampire novel. It’s also extremely raw (as in I’m pretty much writing this for Rainbow Snippet posts until I get the first draft of a different novel finished) so never mind any head-hopping you’ll see in any snippets.

“Linda, this is my sister, Sam,” she said, motioning for Sam to join them. “She got invited to Evernight and has nothing to wear.”

Linda eyed Sam up and down, her lips in a disapproving frown. “How?”

Sam started to bristle but Celia laughed. “That was what I wanted to know. Apparently, she changed a flat for Olivia Elder, and she took a liking to her and invited her.”

“Some people have all the luck,” Linda said, shaking her head. “What sort of clothes do you normally wear to clubs?” she asked, turning her attention to Sam.

“I don’t,” Sam admitted. “I’ve never gone clubbing before in my life. That’s Celia’s department.”

Linda’s pink curls shook. “I don’t know if Evernight it the right place to start for someone who’s never been to a club before. I’ve heard stories…”

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippet for 3-26-2022

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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.

This snippet picks up from last week’s, from my still unnamed FF vampire novel. It’s also extremely raw (as in I’m pretty much writing this for Rainbow Snippet posts until I get the first draft of a different novel finished) so never mind any head-hopping you’ll see in any snippets. Sam has called her sister for help.

Celia laughed and hooked Sam’s arm with hers, turning her toward the store. “Come on, let’s get you all dolled up. How was she dressed?”

As Sam described the clothes Olivia had been wearing Celia opened the door to the shop. “Sounds about right,” she said, ushering her inside. “I’ve seen people waiting to get inside and it pretty much matches the stuff they were wearing.”

“I have to dress like that?”

“Well, you can’t go in jeans and T shirt.”

“Are you sure?”

But Celia had abandoned her to greet the shop’s owner.

“Linda, this is my sister, Sam,” she said, motioning for Sam to join them. “She got invited to Evernight and has nothing to wear.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippet for 3-19-2022

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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.

This snippet picks up from last week’s, from my still unnamed FF vampire novel. It’s also extremely raw (as in I’m pretty much writing this for Rainbow Snippet posts until I get the first draft of a different novel finished) so never mind any head-hopping you’ll see in any snippets. Sam has called her sister for help.

“Olivia Elder! She’s the owner of Evernight. They say she’s at the club every night but that she’s very reclusive.”

Sam shrugged. “She seemed nice. And she seemed like she wanted me to come to the club. She gave me a business card and said to show it to the doorman and I’d be admitted.”

Celia shook her head. “You’ve never shown any interest in clubbing before.”

“I’m still not interested in clubbing. Just in the club’s owner.” She looked toward the store and sighed. “Even if it means I have to wear… whatever it is you wear to clubs.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippet for 3-12-2022

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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.

This snippet picks up from last week’s, from my still unnamed FF vampire novel. It’s also extremely raw (as in I’m pretty much writing this for Rainbow Snippet posts until I get the first draft of a different novel finished) so never mind any head-hopping you’ll see in any snippets. Sam has called her sister for help.

“You got an invitation to Evernight?”

“Yes, now are you free to go shopping with me or not?”

“I wasn’t but I am now but only if you promise to tell me the whole story. Meet me at All Dolled Up on Bellevue in half an hour.”

 

Half an hour later Sam pulled into the parking lot of a small strip mall and parked next to her sister’s car.

“All right, Cilly, let’s get this over with.”

“It’s a shopping trip, not a root canal, and it was your idea. And don’t call me Cilly.”

“Celia.”

“Better. Now, how’d you wrangle an invitation to Evernight?”

“I changed a flat tire.”

“Who did the flat tire belong to?”

“The sexiest woman I’ve ever seen in my life. Olivia Elder.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippet for 3-4-2022

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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.

This snippet picks up from last week’s, from my still unnamed FF vampire novel. It’s also extremely raw (as in I’m pretty much writing this for Rainbow Snippet posts until I get the first draft of a different novel finished) so never mind any head-hopping you’ll see in any snippets. Sam has called her sister for help.

“Sam? Is something wrong?”

“No. Why would something be wrong?”

“Because you’re calling me.”

“Okay, well, I do need some help.”

“Thought so. What do you need?”

“I need to go shopping.”

There was silence on the other end. “Shopping? You need my help to go shopping?”

“For clothes.”

“Sam, you and I are not at all alike in our tastes for clothes.”

“I know. That’s why I need your help. I got an invitation to a club and I have nothing to wear and no idea where to even go to buy anything.”

“What club?”

“Evernight.”

“You got an invitation to Evernight?”

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippet for 2-26-2022

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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.

This snippet picks up from last week’s, from my still unnamed FF vampire novel. It’s also extremely raw (as in I’m pretty much writing this for Rainbow Snippet posts until I get the first draft of a different novel finished) so never mind any head-hopping you’ll see in any snippets.

Sam woke from a fitful sleep shortly before noon. She had hoped that a good sleep would put thoughts of Olivia Elder out of her head, but the dreams… Oh, the dreams!

She sat on her bed, alternately glaring at her closet and her phone. Her closet was no closer to providing an outfit than it had been the night before, but her phone… She sighed as she picked it up and scrolled through her contact list. She hated to do this and knew she’d never live it down, but she wanted to take Olivia up on her invitation, and she only knew one person who could help her put together an outfit.

Grimacing, she pressed the button to call her sister.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Snippet for 2-19-2022

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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.

This snippet picks up from last week’s, from my still unnamed FF vampire novel. It’s also extremely raw (as in I’m pretty much writing this for Rainbow Snippet posts until I get the first draft of a different novel finished) so never mind any head-hopping you’ll see in any snippets.

Sam sighed in frustration as she stared at her closet. She really had nothing suitable to wear to a place like Evernight – or any other club in any city in the world. She glanced at her watch and sighed again. It was probably too late to go anyhow; she’d had to work late and it was four o’clock in the morning.

On a brighter note, she’d bargained for the next day off in exchange for working the extra hours. She could sleep, then go shopping.

She frowned as she stripped and headed to the shower. Where did people buy clothes for clubbing, anyhow?

 

 

 

 

 

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