LGBTQIA+ fiction with happy endings
Happy 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. 😀
The 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.
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!
Representing LGBTQ Writers at AWP since 2012
Queer/trans identity. mental health. cats.
(and some other stuff)
random thoughts about fantasy & science fiction books
Join #RWchat every Sunday at 4pm PST | 7pmEST
My FTM Journey
Love has no boundaries or gender preferences.
A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.
The Art and Craft of Blogging
The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.