Rainbow Snippets 2/21 – Sand-Man’s Family, Wild & Precious 3
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The third book in the Wild and Precious Series, Sand-Man’s Family, is in the final editing stages with Dreamspinner Press. It is due to be released in May/June of this year. There You Are, Book 2 in the series, starts on a train, and so does Sand-Man’s Family. The snippet shows Sandy running into Jade Byrne, his high school hookup, who he hasn’t seen since he ran away from his hometown of Rockford.
When Sandy Nixon’s conservative Catholic parents discover he’s had sex before marriage, they are furious. But when he blurts out he’s bisexual, they go ballistic. After they threaten him with conversion therapy, Sandy does what many queer kids long to do—leaves his homophobic parents in the dust. He moves in with his Uncle Phineas and Phineas’s partner Cody in Portland, Oregon, and is finally safe to be himself. Sandy misses his siblings, though, and decides to visit his former home in Rockford for Thanksgiving. On the train, he runs into Jade Byrne.
As the only out gay kid in their Catholic high school, Jade had stared down homophobes while being fabulous in the school musicals. He’s crushed on Sandy for years. But he’s made sure never to show it, even after they had a one-time hookup, because Sandy’s the good Catholic kid, the altar boy, and the apparently straight athlete—all the things Jade isn’t. Traveling back to Rockford together sees the start of a month of adventures, a blossoming attraction, and a chance for Sandy to learn what it means to have a family that hurts and to choose a family that heals.
Jade jumped up from a table. He looked amazing—like a very pretty gender-fluid goth knight. Clad in an all-black ensemble, with his jet-black hair sporting bright pink streaks, he wore the requisite eyeliner that made his dark eyes pop, and his nails sparkled with gold polish. Sandy drank him in—how could he have forgotten how gorgeous Jade was? So fierce and fabulous. Oops—and also mad as hell.
“Oh my God! Sandy Nixon! I am so pissed at you! You just disappeared, like, poof!”
Check out the first two books in the Wild and Precious series:
Wild and Precious Audiobook