Charli Coty

LGBTQIA+ fiction with happy endings

Homesick for the holidays?

rsmmmedHello Snippetteers!

Welcome to my new(ish) blog! Today i’m going to share 6 sentences from my upcoming 2nd Edition release Toy Run, and the cool cover art! But first, the sentences (unless you do like I do and skip ahead to the pretty :)).

This is from the actual Toy Run in the story. If you’re not familiar with them, bikers get together to bring toys to kids in the hospital over the holidays, or sometimes they drop the toys somewhere and just ride by the hospital to wave to the kids.


Once we passed the hospital, the route felt more like a Poker Run—roughly two hundred miles through four counties. The scenery changed from woods to farmland and back again, the ice glittering in shady patches alongside the road the only constant. As a group we rode straight through. Every time we passed a gas station or one of those little stores or taverns scattered alongside the rural highways, a few bikes peeled away from the group. I imagine they caught up later, but it’s impossible to know for sure since they were all strangers to me. I stopped once for gas, and even though the colors and smells were all wrong the feel of the place made me a little homesick.


Thanks for reading!

And now, the cover!


Reese Dante outdid herself on this one~I completely love it!

Toy Run will re-release on Christmas Day, on Amazon and All Romance eBooks (and everywhere else you’d expect, eventually :)).

I decided to put it up on Amazon for Pre-order, just to see how that works. It seemed to work fine, and here’s the link!

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Visit the Rainbow Snippets FB Group for links to more snippets of LGBTQIA+ fiction. It’s a public group and everyone is welcome to join. Have a lovely weekend!


About Charley Descoteaux

I write LGBTQ+ Erotic Romance because watching two (or more!) people figure out how to be happy makes me happy too. Every one of them deserves a beautiful love story, and as long as they keep telling them to me, I’ll keep writing them down. It's the only way I've found to convince them to let me sleep.

14 comments on “Homesick for the holidays?

  1. Addison Albright
    December 17, 2016

    Lovely scene. I can envision it perfectly. 🙂 Love that cover, too!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Charli Coty
    December 17, 2016

    Thanks, Addison! ❤


  3. jlmerrow
    December 17, 2016

    Congrats on the new name, and the new/upcoming releases!
    Great sense of place in this snippet. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. AM
    December 17, 2016

    That cover is fantastic! Great snippet. I love the description of it being all wrong and yet evoking a certain feeling.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. rhodrymavelyne
    December 17, 2016

    Beautiful description!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. P.T. Wyant
    December 17, 2016

    Great description. I love how it was familiar enough to make him homesick even though it was visually wrong.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. velvetpanic
    December 18, 2016

    Adding this to my TBR pile 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  8. chakirahotmailcouk
    December 18, 2016

    What a lovey, warm snippet (despite the ice) a little nostalgic at the end and very sweet.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Jana Denardo
    December 18, 2016

    Love the cover and the idea of this story. Lovely snippet too.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Antonia Aquilante
    December 23, 2016

    Love the cover and the snippet!


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