Charli Coty

LGBTQIA+ fiction with happy endings

A dreamy little snippet…


Happy Caturday Snippetteers and welcome to my snippet!

To celebrate World Book Day and Read Across America Day I’m having a sale all weekend. But more about that later.

This week’s snippet is from A Sunday Kind of Love, which features two jazz musicians (if you like Etta James you probably caught that already :)). The story is from Jake’s POV and he’s been dreaming about getting blown in the washroom of his friend’s salon.


When he comes he falls backward from Antonio’s washroom and onto his own California king bed, onto crisp white sheets, the kind he’s never owned. He lies beside Mason, their eyes meeting and toes touching. Mason’s eyes close as he asks why Jake put on a condom. He doesn’t sound as though he’s particularly interested in the answer but in listening to Jake talk for a while. He’s heard that before. Nearly four decades hadn’t been enough to remove Ireland from his voice, not that he wanted it to.


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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.






About Charli Coty

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

8 comments on “A dreamy little snippet…

  1. darlamsands
    March 3, 2018

    Oh, my. Toes touching? That’s gorgeous. And I adore Etta James! Did you know her stage name came from her first name? Jamesetta. I think it’s equally pretty, just like her voice. Happy Writing!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Charli Coty
      March 3, 2018

      Thanks! The toes touching is a big deal for Jake so it’s cool you noticed it! 🙂

      I didn’t know that about her! Love that name too, thanks for sharing the info. ❤


  2. quinbysideshow
    March 3, 2018

    I love the intimacy here. And don’t get me started about Etta James. That song is always on my playlist.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Charli Coty
      March 3, 2018

      Thanks! Yeah, every time I post about this story I have to listen to it again–and then more from her, and it’s a struggle to stop. IMO, women and jazz are an irresistible combo. 🙂


  3. rhodrymavelyne
    March 3, 2018


    Liked by 1 person

    March 3, 2018

    Lovely scene and gotta love the Irish accent 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. jlmerrow
    March 6, 2018

    Lovely dream! 🙂


  6. janadenardo
    March 9, 2018

    This is a lovely intimate moment . And I love Etta


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