Happy weekend, Snippeteers! I’m relaxing after last weekend’s whirlwind of activities at the Gay Romance Northwest Meet. I’ll post a blog about that soon! Let’s move on to Rainbow Snippets: an awesome FB group of authors and bloggers who post snippets from LGBTQ works every weekend. Catch up with all the snippets here: Rainbow Snippets

I’m continuing on with another snippet from my newest novella, All the Way to Shore, which I just found out will be published by Dreamspinner Press on November 23.

I can’t quite show the cover yet, but it’s gorgeous! So here are some tropical fish.


Source:  http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/visit/images/eco-home.jpg

This scene between Jonathan and his cousin Anthony takes place after the one in last weeks snippet. Marco and “Jonah” spent some time on the deck drinking Caribbean Zombies and getting to know each other, and now Jonathan is back in his stateroom with Anthony.


“He’s… nice.” Jonathan stared at the ceiling. “Way nicer than I remember him being. Now I feel awful about lying to him.”

“Oh, honey, don’t even go there! He doesn’t need to deal with your Jonathan Vallen baggage, and neither do you! You’re here to have a fling, remember? Hot sex, hot men, hot tropics, baby! Marco is obviously interested in Jonah Rutledge, so run with that and have a ball.”

Jonathan made a face. “There’s something faulty with your logic, but I’m too tired to figure it out.”

“Well, perk up, doll! We’ve got dinner in an hour, and I want to dress you up.”

“Huh?” Jonathan propped himself on his elbows to peer at Anthony. “This isn’t Formal Night, is it?”

“No.” Anthony leered at him. “It’s Leather Night.”

Jonathan fell back on the bed with a groan. “Kill me now.”