#RainbowSnippets: Rise of the Alpha Squirrel

RiseoftheAlphaSquirrelfinalAs we get closer to release date, my fingernails get shorter. I’ve been bouncing around the story trying to figure out a good 6 lines to use for Rainbow Snippets this week (check out all of them here!), but I’ve found one that sort of introduces a few new characters.

Now, there’s a bit of a story behind these characters. I’ll explain the goats next week, but the red pandas I’ll explain right now. Devon Hunter is an actor in porn films and sometime male escort, and he loves red pandas. Like, serious squeeing kind of love. It all started as people being silly, chatting on Twitter, but somewhere in there, the red panda family was born, and the twins, Devon and Hunter, ended up being named after Devon. (But, Devon is way better behaved than the twins. Not that the twins mean badly, they’re just young and determined and, well–twins). And that’s why the book is dedicated to Devon.

There’s a serious possibility of Devon and Hunter and their older brother Jake coming back in their own book, once I get Nathan and Vince mostly squared away.

The subtle rustling of the bushes created a haven of privacy for them. Nathan had just finished licking raspberry juice and salad dressing from Vince’s fingers when it occurred to him—there wasn’t actually any wind. He sat back and peered in the direction of the noise.

A small red, masked face poked through the leaves. A second one popped up, right beside it. Then, with a massive crash of snapping twigs, two little black and white goats leaped over the pandas and into the campsite.

“Protect the burgers,” Nathan cried and ran to intercept the four-legged torpedoes barreling around the picnic table.

18 responses to “#RainbowSnippets: Rise of the Alpha Squirrel

  1. Somewhere down the line I should confess that I’m in love with Nathan and this might as well be today. He makes me laugh every time.^^

    • Poor Nathan. He’s having a terrible time getting something to eat, and his stomach insists that happens before any other other interesting activities occur. *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*

  2. This is fun.

  3. The pandas sound mischievous and the goats – well, they’ll eat anything won’t they? I hope they don’t get the burgers, or anything else.

    • Sadly, it’s RIP burgers. And salad. And s’mores. Nathan’s having a real hard time getting fed in this book. 🙂

  4. I cannot wait to read this. Can I invite Nathan over for pizza? He’ll only have to share the crusts with my rats.

    Oh, and “I’ll explain the goats next week,” may now be my favorite line of all time…

  5. Lol, thank you. Nathan wants to know if it’s veggie pizza, because that’s all he eats.

  6. Hehe. I love chaos like this. Can’t wait to meet the twins and be introduced to the goats.

  7. Very entertaining mayhem. You’re right about romantic comedy being tough to write, but you do it so well.

  8. LOL! Protect the burgers! Save the barbecue! 😀

    • Always! I mean, how is alpha squirrel going to make mad passionate love to his boyfriend if he’s passing out from low blood sugar? Priorities, amiright?

  9. Can’t wait to be able to snag this from b&n for my nook. Went to pride looking for the rafflecopter but couldn’t find it.

    • Thank you! I’m still waiting for B&N to approve it–hopefully soon. The Rafflecopter hasn’t started yet–it’ll go live on release day. 🙂

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