#rainbow snippets: Nick-His Dark Reflection

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“Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQIA 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 LGBTQIA. 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.”


Welcome to another Saturday filled with Rainbow Snippets!

The link below will take you to the public Facebook group where you find both new and established authors posting bits from their WIPs and new releases:


More Nick from my WIP “His Dark Reflection,” in two parts….why Nick can’t make friends…


Nick knew why some people in witness protection failed out of the program. Most went back to the life of crime that had gotten them there in the first place, but what other skills could they rely on? Some were just –criminal and cocky with it. They thought witness protection would keep protecting them no matter what they did. In the bad old days when the Marshals were stashing mafia rats and hitmen all over the country under assumed identities, some of them learned how to work the system for their own benefit. But there were some, witnesses to criminal behavior, who were forced to leave friends and jobs, all they had known, and make a brand new life for themselves and their families, just because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Like Alex Crow.




10 thoughts on “#rainbow snippets: Nick-His Dark Reflection

  1. Jackie Keswick March 19, 2016 / 12:43 pm

    Starting over is never easy. And if you’re in WitSec, you’re most likely looking over your shoulder all the time, too. Love to find out more…


  2. P.T. Wyant March 19, 2016 / 1:12 pm

    I can’t imagine what it would be like to do that — drop all my friends (including online ones) and just disappear…


    • velvetpanic March 20, 2016 / 11:56 am

      Alex and Nick’s story, from Alex’s POV, is from my first novel Hitting Black Ice. Nick has a lot to make up for…


  3. Addison Albright March 19, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    Fantastic. I’m looking forward to discovering more about poor Alec.


  4. AM March 19, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    I really can’t even imagine what it would be like to pack up and leave everything I’ve ever known.

    Interesting notes on witness protection. I think movies lead us to believe it’s mostly fine, upstanding citizens who happened to see a crime. True story: a branch of my relatives were a crime family. I think they fell into the “criminal and proud” category, though.


  5. amyraenbow March 20, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    Intriguing. I like the slight hint of mystery at the end which leaves us wondering about Alex’s story.


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