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#RainbowSnippets: Necromancers

Happy Saturday! Hopefully you’re all staying snug and warm in this crazy weather! Or better still, you’re somewhere where the weather is behaving itself admirably! 😀

I’m over the moon this week because I’ve completely finished the last draft of Necromancers now and my utterly ineffable editor has agreed to polish it up for me January so – woop – looking at an early 2020 release for that because it pretty much can be read as a standalone, even though a couple of familiar characters rear their heads in it later on! XD

Right – on with the show!

Here’s my #RainbowSnippets post for this week (a wee bit over 6 sentences, sorry, but some of them are only one or two words!) – if you’re new to this, Rainbow Snippets is a chance to read and share 6 sentences of LGBTQIA+ fiction every Saturday. There’s a huge variety from Steampunk, like mine, to Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Comedy and everything in between. You can join the fun and read all the other fabulous snippets at the wonderfully friendly and supportive official facebook group here.

About 500 plus years after the events in the first book (The Curious Adventures Of Smith And Skarry) a forgotten cult are still obliviously serving their long-dead leader, Wiz, and trying to find the secret of immortality. Sort of. Actually daily temple life revolves more around knitting circles, bridge nights and summer fetes… until two novices stumble upon the secret of undeath themselves and unleash a couple of very unlikely ‘gods’ upon the unprepared and erstwhile peaceful community.

If you missed the last part you can catch up here: #RainbowSnippets: Necromancers



“A one… a one off… seriously? You mean this has happened before and you didn’t tell me?” Vivienne balled his hands into fists and looked as if he was about to commit bloody murder on something. Or someone. “Did you discipline him?” he managed, at last, through a breath taught with venom and incredulity.

“Well…” Reynard shook his head wearily and waved a dismissive hand, “how does one discipline a cleric like Sheridan?”


Have a fabulous weekend folks 😀 And don’t forget to check in at the #rainbowsnippets facebook group for more fabulous snippets of LGBTQIA+ fiction

14 responses

  1. Yay! that’s wonderful news ❤️🤗 Congratulations on finishing the last draft of Necromancers, you’re a star! 🥰 I hope all your edits are soon done and dusted ready for an early 2020 release. Citing! 🥂
    Ooh, I loved the snippet. Vivienne’s balled fists and breath taught with venom and incredulity capture his frustrated fury so vividly with so few words. Every bit as succinct as they are tangible.❤️ Wonderful.
    Or someone. is fabulous. 😁 Oops. Poor Reynard🤭 His weary head shake and dismissive hand wave are very poignant. I’m always blown away by how brilliantly well you encapsulate a frame of mind and/or emotional response in one sentence. Magnificent.❤️🥰❤️

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    December 14, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Aw thankyou treasure! It’s going to my lovely editor Nimue on the 6th Jan 😀 Aw thanks I’m glad you liked it and thankyou! Yes, poor Reynard, lol XD Aw thankyou as always for your lovely words of encouragement! xxx

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      December 17, 2019 at 2:57 pm

      • Yay! That’s wonderful🥰 Aw..bless him XD ❤️ And you’re welcome, always xxx

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        December 17, 2019 at 4:47 pm

  2. LOL! I feel like we should revisit the Sound of Music soundtrack with a bar of “How do solve a problem like Sheridan?” 🙂 Love this exchange and overall tone! (heart)

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    December 15, 2019 at 12:24 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Tee hee – that’s an awesome imagery, I’m in stitches! XD …although tbh I think Vivienne has QUITE a few creative ideas on how to solve it! XD


      December 17, 2019 at 2:55 pm

  3. LOL! I had the same thought at Kari (rhodrymavelyne), only mine was complete with an image of Julie Andrews in the mountain meadow.

    Anyhow, I am really enjoying this story. And Reynard doesn’t seem at all perturbed by Vivienne’s current murderous mood.

    (Editing note: I think “taught” should be “taut”?

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    December 15, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Owp! Hugest thankyous for the editing note! lol xxx And lol, I’m definitely going to have to do a meme of that! XD


      December 17, 2019 at 2:54 pm

  4. JLG

    Congrats on finishing the story! And I might be singing the “How does one solve a problem like… ” song too. Teehee.

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    December 21, 2019 at 2:38 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Tee hee! Thankyou! XD


      December 27, 2019 at 4:35 pm

  5. Congrats on finishing the first draft!

    Is it weird that my first thought of discipline was of Reynard putting Sheridan of his knee? Because it won’t leave and I blame you.

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    December 21, 2019 at 10:45 am

    • smithandskarry1

      (wicked grins) LOL, I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s the way Reynard runs his order either 😉 XD


      December 27, 2019 at 4:34 pm

  6. LOL! I had the same Sound of Music thought! Loved the snippet, and congratulations on finishing the draft!

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    December 21, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      lol, I need to do a meme of that I swear! XD Thankyou! x


      December 27, 2019 at 4:33 pm

  7. Ha, I had little Sound of Music riff going on in my head with that last line.

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    December 21, 2019 at 4:55 pm

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