Charli Coty

LGBTQIA+ fiction with happy endings

A pretty little snippet…

Hola Snippetteers! I hope you’re having a great weekend so far!

Today I’m snippetting from my new indie release—which is two of my first MM Romance novelettes put together into a Mature Heroes volume. Both couples featured in the ebook are over 40 (nope, that’s not their combined ages ;)).

This is from A Sunday Kind of Love and Jake (the main character) is in his friend’s salon in LA with the boy who calls him Dad, for an impromptu makeover.


Both spent a quiet moment not quite looking at each other in the mirror when Antonio said father-son facials were on the house as a graduation present. Jake didn’t want to remind him of the honorary nature of his title, and it’d been too long since his last facial anyway. He pretended not to see Antonio’s look that said it’d been a long time since he’d indulged in a lot of things the salon had to offer.

After a fun couple of hours Jake and Jacob headed for the car. Jacob stopped just outside the door to admire himself in the window’s mirror-like surface.

“You should go on back and talk to that guy whose chair you were in. He was checking you out, Dad.”



Thanks for reading!

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For the rest of this weekend, Be My Love will be $0.99, only on Amazon.

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I love this gorgeous cover from Natasha Snow Designs!

It’s never too late to find love. These two novelettes showcase mature heroes finding happiness…and a little more.


A moment of distraction on a lonely highway leaves middle-aged widower Joe Prescott with a broken arm and in need of surgery. He’s no stranger to long hours spent alone in his apartment, but until his arm heals, independence will be a luxury. Joe is used to helping others and doesn’t realize the strength it takes to accept a helping hand, especially from the neighbor he’s had a crush on since he moved in.

Kai Hosino, “retired” chef, lives with his elderly Aunt Tilly so they can help each other navigate life with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Kai is drawn to the silver fox next door, but his painful history of falling for straight men makes him hesitant to take a chance.


Jake McKynnie, middle-aged jazz musician, has the chops to solo—in every sense of the word. He’s living a lonely life in LA, convinced that’s the best he can expect. DJ, the boy who calls him Dad, turns up the day after his high school graduation like a sucker punch from the past. DJ grew up in a small Oregon town with his mom and stepdad, but now he’s come to Los Angeles with big dreams of becoming an actor. He’s not above doing a little matchmaking for his lonely father while he’s at it. Their celebratory trip to the salon could be the catalyst for Jake’s duet with the enigmatic stylist, Mason. If Mason sticks around long enough to replace the ghost from Jake’s past.

2nd Edition: both stories were previously published under the name Charley Descoteaux, content has not been updated substantially.


Have a lovely weekend!




About Charli Coty

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

9 comments on “A pretty little snippet…

  1. debbiemcgowan
    December 22, 2017

    Wise son. I’m even more excited to read this now I’ve had a taster. 🙂 Have a great weekend, Charli.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jlgfellers
    December 23, 2017

    Out “kids” say the cutest, and sometimes wisest things. Loved this, and thank you for creating characters who aren’t just coming of age. I see that far too often, thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. AM
    December 23, 2017

    LOL! Leave it to kids to spot things the adults might be trying to avoid. 🙂 Cute snippet.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. jlmerrow
    December 23, 2017

    Aw, bless! Seems like Jake’s got nothing to be insecure about in his relationship with his son.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. janadenardo
    December 23, 2017

    Now that’s a nice son.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. rhodrymavelyne
    December 23, 2017

    Once more, this blog doesn’t want me to like it, alas, although I did like your snippet. 🙂 Quite the sweet, domestic moment!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Addison Albright
    December 27, 2017

    Fun snippet. I hope Jake listens to Jacob! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  8. louiselyons013
    December 29, 2017

    Go on, Jake, go back in and talk to him. You know you want to 😉


  9. Antonia Aquilante
    December 30, 2017

    His son sounds smart!


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