At the tail end of December, I said I'd try to post more regularly to Rainbow Snippets, but then a spider chomped me, and there was just so much life happening. So, more realistically, I'm going to aim to get in at least one post a month.
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Last time, I posted from To Be Sure, which is a novella from the Hiding Behind The Couch series. I'm not posting from it today, because I have a (kind of) new release available (on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited) that incorporates To Be Sure and Red Hot Christmas—the novella I'm snipping from.
I'll come back to that after the snippet, because the context for my choice is actually a conversation on a thread on the Rainbow Snippets page, where I mentioned that Andy (from the series) is pansensual.
Beyond that, I'm not going to attempt explaining all the events that lead to this particular moment, but directly preceding it, Kris tried to intimidate Andy and it involved some really shady sex talk (it's complicated, as you'll discover when you read the series, or already know if you have read it ;) ).
Kris is building up to an apology, and complimented Andy's good looks along the way.
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[Andy] “I’m kind of flattered, if I’m honest.”
That didn’t ease Kris’s embarrassment. Trying to make light of it, he said, “Well, you’re safe, I promise you. You’re actually not the sort of guy I usually fall for, but that is one hell of a…fear response.”
“Yeah, tell me about it,” Andy grumbled. Danger excited him, a little too much.
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The New Release!
The new release is a box set of the first ten novellas and short stories in the Hiding Behind The Couch series. NOTE: these stories fall in between the main novels (or 'seasons') and there are also other full-length novels. It might help to think of it like a TV series with seasons plus special episodes about specific characters, events, holidays, etc. Most work as stand-alone stories, but will make more sense in context.
The novellas/short stories box set includes the prequel Beginnings, but if you're going to read the series in order, you might also want to pick up Hiding Behind The Couch Box Set One.
Both box sets are available on Amazon only (including Kindle Unlimited). All of the stories are available separately from various vendors. Links can be found on each book's page on Beaten Track Publishing.
Box Sets on Amazon (Kindle):
HBTC Timeline page, but here's the start of it and the volume in which you'll find each story:
- Beginnings (both)
- Ruminations (Box Set One)
- Class-A (can be left until much later) (Novellas/Short Stories)
- Hiding Behind The Couch (Season #1) (Box Set One)
- No Time Like The Present (Season #2) (Box Set One)
- The Harder They Fall (Season #3) (Box Set One)
- Crying in the Rain (Box Set One)
- First Christmas (both)
Box Set Two will be out in the next month or so, and includes Seasons #4 and #5 (In The Stars Part I and In The Stars Part II—already available separately).
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Thanks for reading,