Rainbow Snippets is hiding under the duvet

Oh, I had trouble choosing which snippet to post today—only 2 days to go to release day for Lovers Leap!

In this little snippet, Michael has just been kicked out of his hotel (that’s the bit I nearly posted) and gone back to Rufus’s parents’ B&B to get a room there, leading to a certain amount of embarrassment for Rufus, seeing as his dad and stepmum are now home…


Michael crossed the hallway to Rufus’s door. Should he knock?

Nah. Michael opened the door and walked straight in.

For a moment, he thought the room was empty. Then he realised that what had seemed at first glance to be an unmade bed with the duvet left in a heap, was actually an occupied bed with someone hiding under the duvet. Michael grinned.

Then he leaped.

There was a muffled, “Argh!”

rainbow snippits scissors


Don’t forget to check out the rainbow snippets Facebook group for more little excerpts from a whole host of talented authors here.


Lovers Leap is due out February 29th from Riptide:
LoversLeap_200x300If they looked, would they ever leap?
Good-looking, confident, and doted on by his widowed mum, Michael is used to thinking only of himself. Getting shoved off an Isle of Wight pier by an exasperated ex ought to come as a wake-up call—but then he meets Rufus and he’s right back to letting the little head take charge. Rufus is cute, keen, and gets under Michael’s skin in a disturbing way.

Would-be chef Rufus can’t believe his luck when a dripping wet dream of a man walks out of the sea on his birthday, especially when Michael ends up staying at the family B&B. Life is perfect—at least until Michael has to go home to the mainland.

Rufus can’t leave the island for reasons he’s entirely neglected to mention. And though Michael identifies as bi, breaking his mum’s heart by coming out and having an actual relationship with a guy has never been his plan. With both men determined to keep their secrets, a leap of faith could land them in deep water.

Available to pre-order:   Riptide  | Amazon

About jlmerrow

JL Merrow is that rare beast, an English person who refuses to drink tea. She read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, where she learned many things, chief amongst which was that she never wanted to see the inside of a lab ever again. Her one regret is that she never mastered the ability of punting one-handed whilst holding a glass of champagne. She writes across genres, with a preference for contemporary gay romance and the paranormal, and is frequently accused of humour. Find JL Merrow online at: www.jlmerrow.com
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

21 Responses to Rainbow Snippets is hiding under the duvet

  1. Very cute! He sounds very playful.

  2. Jana Denardo says:

    That’s so cute

  3. P.T. Wyant says:

    Fun snippet. I love the light-heartedness and playfulness of it. Can’t wait for Rufus’ reaction.

  4. What a fun snippet! I’m looking forward to reading the whole thing 🙂

  5. Kate Lowell says:

    This is a great snippet. 😀

  6. sukifleet says:

    Playful ftw^^ Fun snippet 🙂

  7. velvetpanic says:


  8. If you were an evil writer, this one would go seriously sideways… (and here I’m hoping the evil stays away) 😉

  9. Rian Durant says:

    LOL! Naughty and playful, I’m sure the continuation is even more fun. I can’t wait to leap in bed too and start reading this 🙂

  10. Cool snippet! And i love your rainbow w/scissors pic. Maybe you should make a pic for the pinned post sometime! ❤

  11. Cute scene! They sound fun together.

  12. amyraenbow says:

    *chuckles* Perhaps a more subtle hiding place next time? XD Great fun.

  13. Ha ha! I love when couples are playful. Thanks for posting.

Leave a Reply to velvetpanic Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s