Today I am so pleased to welcome Robin Knight to Joyfully Jay. Robin has come to talk to us about his latest release, A Boy Called Rainbow. He has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving him a big welcome!
Rainbow reappeared in the doorway, holding a wire coat hanger in his hands. He raised his eyebrows as if to ask whether this was what I was after, almost like a boy looking for his father’s approval.
I nodded with my fist. “That should do the trick. At least it’s worth a try.”
He crossed the room and went to hand it to me, but before he did I said, “Can you bend it? Bend it and snap it to give us two separate pieces so we can sort of pick the lock?”
He looked confused.
I had talked too fast again.
I made a breaking gesture, as though I was snapping a stick over my knee.
He smiled and nodded, then went about bending and snapping the hanger, the muscles in his forearms tensing as he did so. My eyes wandered up his arms and across the paint on his chest that was now almost dry. “God, don’t you ever wear a shirt?”
The remark wasn’t meant for him to see, I thought he was focused on the wire, but he had clearly caught a glimpse of my lips as I spoke and he suddenly laughed.
That was the first sound I’d heard from him apart from the angry grunt he’d given me the day before.
It was one of those natural, contagious laughs; beautiful, boyish, beckoning you to make him laugh even more, just so you could hear it again.
I wanted to hear more of it, but I was too busy blushing.
He snapped the wire in two places, then scooped up his notepad and wrote— You don’t like what you see?
How could I answer that one without lying? “All I’m saying is, you spend a lot of time wandering around without a shirt on.”
He wrote— You’re lucky I’ve got jeans on. Normally I paint naked.
Was he flirting now?
He had such a scoundrel way about him it was almost impossible to tell.
I took the snapped wire. “Let’s crack this lock, shall we?”
I turned and knelt in front of the door.
I slid one piece of wire into the big, old lock with one hand, then with the other piece of wire in the other hand I began trying to jimmy the busted key out of there. At first I used a slow and steady approach, but soon I became frustrated and my prying became rough and reckless.
That was when I felt Rainbow kneel on the floorboard right behind me.
I felt his chest press against my back.
I felt his arms reach around my shoulders.
Ever so gently he took my hands in his, wrapping his paint-covered fingers over mine, and carefully, nimbly, he began to jiggle and maneuver the bent prongs of wire in the lock.
I could feel his warm breath on my neck, and a shudder of air escaped me.
I could feel his heartbeat pounding against my back, and I tried not to let mine boom like rolling thunder.
I could feel how strong and in control his fingers were— the tools of his art and communication— and I tried to stop mine from trembling.
A moment later I heard a click.
He wriggled the wires a little more and I heard a clack.
He tightened his fingers around mine and I breathed to myself, “Manu fortis.” Then with one more shimmy, the broken key slid out of the lock and clanged onto the floorboards on the other side of the door.
I laughed with relief that we’d succeeded, then my heart sighed a little as he released my hands and tried the door handle.?>
Love comes in all colors…
Art evaluator Miles Tate is finally about to start living his dream… that is if he can get the funding in place to open his own art gallery in New York. But when an unexpected turn of events finds every one of Miles’ perfectly-planned dreams turned upside-down, it’s time to escape Manhattan and reluctantly take up a well-paid job in the tiny seaside town of Hope’s Bluff, Georgia. For Miles, it’s his only chance to make some money, claw back what little dignity he has left, and figure out what the hell to do with his life.
But evaluating the art collection of a deceased estate isn’t made easy by the grandson of the dearly departed in question. Indeed, the young man who calls himself Rainbow is a hot-tempered, hotter-than-hell artist whose secrets run deep and passions run raw. He is talented, troubled, tempestuous and deaf… and possibly the one person who can save Miles from his own heartache.
Can Miles finish the job he’s been paid to do… or will two opposites find that they have more in common than they first imagined? Can the pair of them find the strength in each other to rebuild their lives… or will the traumas of their pasts drive them both away? Will Miles turn his back on the handsome, hurt, artistic genius he’s stumbled upon… or will he finally find true love in the arms of a Boy Called Rainbow?
Robin Knight is the author of gay fiction novels, novellas, and short stories, ranging in genre from gay adventure, gay romance, gay suspense, and gay comedies.
The heroes of Robin’s books love to spend their time jumping off the page, stumbling through misadventures, and falling in love.
Robin has worked in advertising, politics, journalism, and event management, but nothing is as fun as telling stories.
Connect with Robin:
- Website – www.authorrobinknight.com
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