Nell Iris

#RainbowSnippets

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Weekends means Rainbow Snippets-time here on the blog, since I’ve joined the Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook. According to their description, “it’s 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 of even 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).”

I haven’t posted a Rainbow Snippet for ages, but I thought it was time to amend that. This week I’m snippeting from my upcoming book Cinnamon Eyes, that will be released some time in August. Stay tuned for details.

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A long-awaited reunion.

Cory’s had a rough year struggling with severe depression. He’s desperate to rebuild his shattered life and to break away from his demanding family. When his therapist encourages him to do something for himself, he knows exactly what he needs. I want to see Asher again. The best friend he ever had who, at fifteen, held Cory’s heart in his hands without knowing it.

Asher’s had a troubled relationship with his father since he came out. Now that Pops is sick, he’s fighting for his right to help or even find out about his father’s health. Then there’s the complication of an ex-boyfriend unwilling to let go.

When they meet after sixteen years, Cory’s feelings are as strong as ever. But does Asher feel the same?

Cinnamon Eyes is an emotional story of what happens when two people who never wanted to be separated, finally reunite.

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At first, he didn’t seem to recognize me. He searched my face for clues, but it only took a few moments for the spark of realization to light up his eyes.

“Cory?” His voice was gravellier than ever. “Cory, is that you?”

Strands of hair were plastered to his face, and his forehead shone with sweat. His countenance was serious and he was completely still as if he didn’t dare to breathe before he heard my answer.

“Yes,” I whispered.

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17 thoughts on “#RainbowSnippets

  1. This is such a special moment in the story. I love scenes where one of the characters is recognizing someone or realizing something, and you rocked the emotion of this one! ♡

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  2. Intense, sweet, and possibly bittersweet. Well done! I hope to read more.

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  3. Aw. A very sweet reunion here. 🙂

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  4. I love the intensity in this — and the gentleness of it, all rolled into one.

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  5. Such emotion! Well done.

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  6. Loved the intensity of it. (and welcome back)

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  7. This could have gone so badly wrong…. Imagine how nerve-wracking this must have been. Lovely snip.

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