Charli Coty

LGBTQIA+ fiction with happy endings

A musical interlude for #RainbowSnippets

cropped-axstj-bluesmoke03-1013-526.jpgHappy Caturday Snippetteers!

This is the last weekend before The Visionary is released~I’m excited but also a little nervous. To keep from thinking about people actually reading the book, here’s a snippet from Chapter 10. (I know that doesn’t make sense, but we don’t have to talk about it. :))

The book is in three parts, the first is in Colin’s POV, Part Two is Alonzo’s, and Part Three alternates. Hopefully it’s clear whose head we’re in by the first word in this snippet. 🙂


Alonzo jumped onto I-5 North and punched the far radio preset button to fill the car with reggae. Colin laughed out loud, singing along with Bushman. Alonzo recognized the song―“Signs”―but had to admit he still favored music recorded in California between the late sixties and the late seventies. He got the allure of the sex-and-happiness message in the reggae Colin listened to, but the music didn’t float his boat. He also had to admit, though, that when Colin danced sitting down, like he was just then, it made his skin tingle. The music could stay.


Thanks for reading!

I love this Natasha Snow cover so much but for some reason hadn’t posted it here yet. That’s why it’s so large. 😀


thevisionary-fThe Visionary by Charli Coty

Colin Page, eighteen-year-old community college student, apple polisher and all-around goody-goody, has a secret. He sees things that aren’t there. Unfortunately, the Doc Martens on the floor of the mail vestibule in his apartment building really are there and attached to a dead body. Hunkered over the body is someone Colin had barely noticed before, Private Investigator Al Green. Most people scare Colin, but for some reason, Al doesn’t, even after he reveals that he knows about the hidden reality of their world.

Alonzo Green, despite his low-power mind, is determined to help right the wrongs he unknowingly contributed to. He’s also hopelessly smitten. He knows it’s wrong—probably even dangerous—to enlist Colin’s help with the investigation. And that’s before considering all Al has to fear from Colin’s fiercely protective and powerful mother.

Colin and Al put some of the pieces together, but as soon as one thing becomes clear, the picture changes. The search for the Big Bad takes them from Portland to Tacoma and Seattle, and eventually to San Francisco, but their journey into each other’s arms is much shorter.


The Visionary is available for pre-order until January 30th, release day! You can find it in the usual ebook formats at the NineStar Press store, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.


Thanks for reading!

To find links to more snippets, visit the Rainbow Snippets FB Group. It’s a public group and everyone is welcome to join.

Have a lovely weekend!


About Charli Coty

Charli has survived droughts, earthquakes, and floods, but couldn’t make it through one day without stories.

16 comments on “A musical interlude for #RainbowSnippets

  1. louiselyons013
    January 28, 2017

    Nice snippet! Good luck with your new release 🙂


    • Charli Coty
      January 28, 2017

      Thanks, Louise! It’s an intense story so I wanted to share something lighthearted. ❤


  2. Jana Denardo
    January 28, 2017

    Good luck with the release. Nice snippet, especially liked the last two lines.


  3. rhodrymavelyne
    January 28, 2017

    Love how he overcame their difference in musical tastes! 🙂 Congrats on your release! Looking good!


  4. velvetpanic
    January 28, 2017

    *runs off to preorder* 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  5. jlmerrow
    January 28, 2017

    Great snippet – I love the image of Colin dancing in his seat – and intriguing premise. Good luck with the release! 🙂


    • Charli Coty
      January 28, 2017

      Thank you! I can’t remember ever looking forward to a Monday like this before! *lol*


  6. debbiemcgowan
    January 28, 2017

    Congratulations on your new release. 🙂 These two are great. So much…synergy? Their connection leaps off the page.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. P.T. Wyant
    January 28, 2017

    Ah, the eternal battle over music! Love the details — and the dancing in the seat.

    Intriguing blurb, too.


  8. Antonia Aquilante
    February 4, 2017

    This snippet made me smile. Good luck with your new release! It sounds great.


  9. Jackie Keswick
    February 4, 2017

    That snip is as cheerful as the music Colin listens to. Hope you had an exciting release day!


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