Rainbow Snippets: A classics professor, a handsome student & a campus janitor stave off the forces of evil

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A snippet from “The Secret of the Golden Cup” by Rebecca Buchanan, a delightful adventure in which a linguistics professor trying to translate an ancient artifact finds himself at the center of a magical war. With an unfairly attractive student and a campus janitor as his only allies, it’s not so easy to stave off the forces of evil.

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Rainbow Snippets: This skinny white boy ain’t half bad

This week for Rainbow Snippets, I’m sharing again from “Mi Alma,” which appears in my short story collection Falling Hard: Stories of Men in Love. It’s told from the point of view of Damian, who answers a Craigslist wanted ad seeking a bartender for an office event. When he calls the phone number listed, he gets taken by the deep, Barry White-esque voice on the outgoing voicemail. That voice belongs to Alma, the man who’s throwing the party. … Read more

Rainbow Snippets: Let’s buy insurance from the Vampyre Guild

This week for Rainbow Snippets, I’m sharing again from “Sweeter Than Blood,” about a man whose hot encounter with a stranger turns him into a vampire. It previously appeared in Blood in the Rain II: Nineteen Stories of Vampire Eroticaand will be re-released this October 13 as part of Ravenous from Pen & Kink Publishing.

This snippet is six lines from a conversation between main character Keith and John, the vampire that accidentally turned Keith into a creature of the night. They’re at a juice bar Keith frequents because was a vegan before he became undead, and he wants to hold on to that part of his identity. … Read more

Rainbow Snippet: A peek into the mind of a fledgling vampire

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It’s been a couple months since I’ve posted a Rainbow Snippet, but I decided to get back in the action for a new anthology release coming up in October.  Ravenous from Pen & Kink Publishing is an anthology of vampire erotica due out on Friday, October 13, and it includes my story “Sweeter than Blood,” about a fledgling vampire who becomes enthralled with one of the customers at his barbershop. … Read more

Rainbow Snippets: Playing with Plants in “Darling Proktiphallus”

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This is the last week I’ll be sharing from “Darling Proktiphallus” for Rainbow Snippets. “Darling Proktiphallus” appears in the new Lethe Press anthology His Seed: An Arboretum of Gay Erotica. It follows JD, a horticulturist who works at a public garden in the Midwest, as he works with a new plant from an unidentified species that was sent to the public garden by a university botanist.

JD and Robert, his co-worker and occasional lover, have been trying to figure out the plant’s ideal growing conditions. They learn that it needs not only sunlight and water to thrive, but also touch. (There are lots of evolutionary explanations for this that I get into in the story, but since we’ve only got six sentences, I’ll have to skip over them here.)

As JD spends time each day nurturing the plant, he begins to develop not-so-professional feelings about it—feelings that interfere with his sleep. … Read more

Rainbow Snippets: A Plant to Fall in Love With in “Darling Proktiphallus”

His seed book cover

This week for Rainbow Snippets, I’m sharing again from “Darling Proktiphallus,” which appears in the new Lethe Press anthology His Seed: An Arboretum of Gay Erotica. In “Darling Proktiphallus” we follow JD, a horticulturalist who works at a public garden in the Midwest, as he develops a more-than-professional interest in a unique garden plant.

This scene occurs toward the beginning of the story. It’s winter, and JD has been working outside. His co-worker and occasional lover, Robert, just buzzed JD on the walkie-talkie and asked him to visit one of the greenhouses.

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Sexy Snippet from “Far From Home,” an erotic sci-fi story

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On the 19th of every month, the Erotica Readers and Writers Association hosts Sexy Snippet Day, inviting any author to post 200 words or less of published erotica as a comment to the association’s Sexy Snippets blog post. Today, I’m sharing a snippet from Far From Home, my erotic science-fiction short about husbands on different planets staying emotionally and sexually close through virtual technology—with a bonus 100 words to sate the appetites of the technologically curious. … Read more