January 23rd, 2016

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Rainbow Snippets

This week's snippets finds me snowed in. I love snow but I AM glad it left me my power (I live in the middle of nowhere. Bad weather be it rain or snow often leaves me without power). It looks beautiful outside.

If you'd like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences every Saturday. It's been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! There's been some good stuff. Hopefully I've fixed it so people can comment here (some of it is beyond my control, sorry to say. LJ has made some security changes that are not that friendly to anonymous posting). I'm still waiting to hear back from my webmaster about the new website/blog which hopefully will be easier to post comments to. LJ used to be easy. SIGH.

Anyhow, this picks up from the last two weeks (you can find it via my tags if you missed it), from Blood Red Roulette. Arrigo was going to snack on Luc behind the Alibi bar but didn't. However they were spotted and Luc's family jumped to the wrong conclusion. In this week's snippet, we're at the next day and it was hard to find six sentences that made sense and conveyed what I wanted it to about the night before. Ah well. For context, Luc is on the sidewalk selling water out of a cooler when Arrigo literally stumbles over him. To Arrigo's horror, Luc's been badly beaten.

Luc was pretty, not handsome. With his fluffy curls, he was downright cherubic. He’d have no problem convincing lonely older men to give him gifts, not that Arrigo put himself in that category even though he was older than most. It would also explain the bruises, if Luc’s father thought he was in the alley turning tricks. Now Arrigo truly regretted his impulsive would-be snacking. Something stirred in his gut about the causes of Luc’s injuries.

ETA - I'm not getting the message that anonymous posting is disabled this week so maybe I DID manage to fix it.
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Guest Blogger - Alina Popescu

Br0th3rly blog tour

Title: Br0th3rly

Author: Alina Popescu

Series: Famous on the Internet, Book One

Genre: Gay Romance, Contemporary, M/M Romance

Length: Novella

Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing

Start your journey through the new techie/geeky gay romance series by Alina Popescu—Famous on the Internet—with the first book, Br0th3rly.


Fighting his relentless love for Trevor, the guy he was raised to consider his brother, has been Tristan’s mission in life.

To distance himself from Trevor, even after discovering they weren’t really related, he left for college at sixteen. Moving into the city, building a new life, and running an anonymous blog about what he considers sick, twisted feelings might make Tristan famous on the Internet, but it isn’t enough to get over his obsession. Every time he goes home, a quick glance at Trevor brings it all flooding back.

Br0th3rly 3D Cover

When commitment-phobe Trevor announces he’s got a serious boyfriend during one of Tristan’s rare visits home, the adoring kid brother will be forced to run once again. This time, however, Trevor doesn’t stand back and watch him leave.

Instead, he follows him, making it nigh on impossible for Tristan to keep his love a secret for much longer.

Book Trailer

Buy Links

Don’t miss the ARe 25% off sale till January 23rd, WIP’s Unzipping 2016 Sale – 35% off all list titles till January 24th, or the huge Australia Day Sale–January 25 to January 27—50% off all titles on WIP’s website and 35% off on Are!

WIP: http://www.waywardinkpublishing.com/product/br0th3rly-by-alina-popescu/

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B019VK3VFA/

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B019VK3VFA/

Amazon DE: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B019VK3VFA/

Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B019VK3VFA/

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-br0th3rly-1959019-149.html

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/br0th3rly-alina-popescu/1123179425

Br0th3rly Cover


1x$10 WIP Gift Card

2×1 Backlist Title from WIP – anthologies and individual releases included

About the author

Writer, traveler, and coffee addict, Alina Popescu has been in love with books all her life. She started writing when she was ten and she has always been drawn to sci-fi, fantasy, and the supernatural realm. Born and raised in Romania, she finds her inspiration in books of all genres, in movies, and the occasional manga comic book. She is a proud geek who needs her fast Internet and gadgets more than she needs air.

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