Rainbow Snippets #15

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In celebration of a triple 5-star review over at Inked Rainbow Reads today, I’ll give another snippet from ’Til Death Do Us Part (now available at JMS Books).

From Chapter 1, the plane Henry is on has ditched in the ocean, is highly damaged, and sinking fast. This is told from Henry’s 1st-person POV:

“To my left, a screaming baby moved toward me from the waterlogged front section, mosh-pit style. As I stepped into place behind the woman currently exiting, the baby was thrust into my arms.

I was the end of the road for the baby. There was no one for me to pass it on to. Ironic, considering that one of the mental apologies I’d just made to Sam was regarding my resistance to his recent hints that he’d like to adopt kids.

I held the baby—I think he qualified as an older baby as opposed to a toddler, but it was probably a close call—against my chest, and he wrapped his arms tightly around my neck while he continued wailing in my ear. As we pushed out the exit door, water started to come over the lower lip.”

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Henry and Sam Miller-Greene are living the dream. They love their careers — which afford each of them opportunities to travel to exotic locations — they love their home, Sam’s caring family, and each other. They disagree on the subject of adoption, but are fully committed to each other in marriage … ’Til Death Do Us Part.

The dream is shattered when Henry’s plane crashes, and he’s presumed dead. But four people — Henry, two other men, and a child — survive undetected on a remote, small, and insignificant island. Will Sam and Henry’s love be able to survive as well?

Henry fights to endure in harsh conditions, never knowing when disaster will strike. Sam struggles with his loss, but with help moves on with his life. Will Sam be able to put aside his new love when he reunites with Henry?

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17 Comments on "Rainbow Snippets #15"

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velvetpanic
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I did have a few moments of “uh, oh” when reading this over the Atlantic….

Addison Albright
Guest

Hahaha… not the best choice for reading on a plane (not that I want to discourage anyone from reading it at any time)!

P.T. Wyant
Guest

Nice snippet. Touching moment with the mental apology (but I’m betting he still wishes he had someone to pass the baby on to.)

Addison Albright
Guest

Ha! For a short time, perhaps, but he’ll get attached to the precocious little guy soon enough. 🙂

jlmerrow
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I can’t help thinking, what a horrible situation for the poor parent to be in – entrusting their baby to a stranger to save its life. But very karmically fitting from our hero’s POV, of course! 😉

Addison Albright
Guest

Indeed. That’s something I thought about a bit while writing it, but there was no way for the hero to have known their mindset, so I left it as something the reader could choose to speculate about on their own. Such a terrible choice to make… pass him forward for a small chance at life, but probably a bigger risk of dying anyway, but without the comfort of his parents arms. Not a position I’d ever want to be in. 🙁

AM
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This is all-around an awful time for them.

Addison Albright
Guest

Can’t argue with that! 🙂

Jana Denardo
Guest

Well that’s just scary as hell. Poor baby.

Addison Albright
Guest

Certainly scary, but he’s luckier than most on that plane.

rhodrymavelyne
Guest

Wow, Henry is touchingly heroic here! (heart)

Addison Albright
Guest

He is. It’s certainly more difficult for him to proceed, hampered by carrying the baby. 🙂

CJane Elliott
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I especially love your descriptor “mosh-pit style”. And congrats on your rave reviews! 🙂

Addison Albright
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Thank you! 😀

Alexa Milne
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Not the best thing to read when flying. The urgency is clear.

Addison Albright
Guest

Agreed! 🙂

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