Rainbow Snippets loves Rainbow Awards

I always love it when the Rainbow Awards results are announced. So many wonderful books to add to the reading list! 😀

I was thrilled as all get out to see the Haunting Muses anthology win Best Lesbian Anthology / Collection

So today’s snippet is taken from my story in Haunting Muses, Dance With Me:

“Read to me,” Helen says, perched up on the kitchen counter, her stockinged legs swinging. “Read some more of that book about the girl who faked her own death to frame her husband. I like that one.”

“You would,” I say. “But I can’t. I’m cooking. See?” I hold up the knife I’ve been using to chop the courgette. It’s larger than the one I’d usually use for vegetables, but it’s beautifully curved and I like the way it feels in my hand.

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hauntingmusesunnamed.jpgHaunting Muses

In this collection of lesbian stories, ghosts, be they actual or the metaphorical ghosts of memories, aren’t necessarily evil and hauntings may or may not be bad. How do we move beyond the foul spirits or integrate the shining beings who haunt us in the cruelest or the best ways? And how do we or our characters reconcile these ghosts into transformation and healing within present reality?

Includes stories by Sacchi Green, Deborah Walker, Pascal Scott, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Elaine Burnes, Doreen Perrine and JL Merrow.

Winner of the 2017 Rainbow Awards Best Lesbian Anthology / Collection

Available in ebook and paperback: 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
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20 Responses to Rainbow Snippets loves Rainbow Awards

  1. AM says:

    Aw, I love the sweetness of “Read to me.”

  2. So they know about how a knife feels in their hand… intriguing!

  3. Beautiful character description and development in a single snippet!

  4. P.T. Wyant says:

    I can relate to the knife. (I think everyone who cooks has a favorite knife.)

    • jlmerrow says:

      Lol! I hadn’t thought about it when I wrote it, but that’s so true! Mine is a cheap little serrated one that’s the best I’ve ever had for chopping onions. 🙂

  5. Now I want to know what the husband did to deserve that! 😬

  6. janadenardo says:

    I really liked this, from the idea they read to each other to her fondness for her cooking gear.

  7. Kai Tyler says:

    Congratulations, JL. It’s a lovely fun snippet

  8. Nell Iris says:

    Oh what’s she gonna do with the knife?? o_O

  9. jlgfellers says:

    I love the realness of the dialogue here. And congrats too!

  10. Congratulations! This is such an intriguing snippet.

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