Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Making Of Us - Same Old Jesse #RainbowSnippets #LGBTQIA

Brief explanation:
Another snippet from The Making Of Us. You can read the others here.

The Making Of Us is the fourth book in the Checking Him Out series, but it’s a stand-alone story about friendship, love and romance—LGBTQIA, with the emphasis on the B, Q and I.

The main characters are Jesse and Leigh, who first appeared in Taking Him On (Book Two), which is Noah and Matty’s story.

The Making Of Us is first-person, told from Jesse’s perspective.

Here’s the snippet:
When I thought back to the first time I saw Leigh and felt the tug of attraction—OK, full-on crush—and Matty told me Leigh wasn’t a girl, I did have to consider what that meant, but not because I’d thought Leigh was a girl. All I knew then was what I knew now; I was head over heels, and Leigh being queer—the word they said fitted them best—was irrelevant to that feeling, other than pushing me to reconsider who I was myself.

Well, I was the same old Jesse Thomas I’d always been. I was male. I’d never doubted it, and my gender had never been called to question the way it was for Leigh, and sometimes for Matty, who wore make-up, had longish hair and moved very gracefully. He was feminine—or femme, he said—but he was definitely male, and if anyone told him he looked ‘so gay’, Noah stepped in and said, ‘Do I look gay, too?’

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Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).

In this group you'll find anything from romance and historical fiction to mystery and YA. The common thread is that every story's main character identifies as LGBTQ+. The snippets could range from zero flames to full-on sexytimes, anything goes content-wise. The only rule is snippets will be 6 sentences long–one for each color in the Pride flag.

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Thanks for reading,
Deb x

12 comments:

  1. I love how easygoing Jesse is about it all. I mean, I suppose he knows it's not really an issue, given who his friends are. He's just such a complete sweetheart. How can Leigh resist? :)

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  2. The likability factor for each of these characters is sky high! 💕

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  3. Love the introduction of the characters and want to get to know them.

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  4. Great snippet, I can't wait to read the whole book :)

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    1. Thanks, Louise. This one will be a sensible length. :D

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  5. Very interesting points made by everyone.

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  6. Great snippet. Love the introduction it gives to the characters.

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