I’ve joined the Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook. From their description: “Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).” Pretty cool, eh? Don’t forget to “Like” my Facebook page and/or my Facebook profile while you’re over there checking out this fantastic group!
This week I’m snipping from my upcoming (March 7) time travel novel, When Are You?
This is a random snippet that takes place a few chapters after the snippet last week when Leo was telling his parents about his upcoming marriage. This one comes after the disappearance of Leo and Vinnie’s son, Oscar. They’ve figured out where (or rather, when) Oscar is, and have begun planning a rescue. For various reasons, most people believe Oscar died, and Leo and Vinnie must limit who can be told the truth, let alone told about their plan. For a little more context, they are in the process of dropping Leo’s parents off at the airport a few days after Oscar’s “funeral.”
From Leo’s 3rd-person POV:
This week’s snippet:
“Oh, darling.” Leo’s mom pulled him in for another hug. “I wish there was something I could say or do.”
“You’ve done plenty, Mom. Thank you.” Leo’s gaze flicked back and forth between his parents, and he shifted his weight from one foot to the other. Would this be the last time he saw them? He’d convinced himself that portal would reopen, but would he and Vinnie make it back through to the present with Oscar before it reclosed? His heart wanted to share his concerns and say a proper goodbye, just in case. His brain said otherwise. He settled for, “I love you,” with more heartfelt sincerity than they were accustomed to.
“I love you, too, darling. Take good care of Vinnie. He’s not doing well.”
“You can count on that.”
She passed him off to Dad for another hug with slaps on the back.
“Love you, Dad. Thanks for everything.”
“Love you, too. Take care.”
And that was that. Maybe…maybe not the last time he would see his parents.
Blurb & Links
They have to find him…but how?
A former member of an elite military special forces unit, Leo Bailey can handle anything life throws at him. Except maybe approaching a certain gorgeous, purple mohawk-wearing, heavily pierced artist. Not without his three eye-rolling wingmen along to push him in the right direction.
One look at the mouthwateringly muscled, military buzzcut-sporting man with the endearing blush, and Vincent Noland is in love. Or at least in lust. Love comes later. Then marriage…and sweet, adorable Oscar.
Life is perfect—the stuff of fairy tale happily ever afters—except for Arthur Fletcher, whose unsettling reactions to them threaten to upset the happy balance of their lives. But it isn’t Arthur who throws their lives into turmoil.
A freak event causes Oscar to go missing and leaves both men frantic to rescue their son. As they piece together the clues, they discover that Oscar isn’t somewhere. He’s somewhen. And Arthur Fletcher holds the key—or rather the glass beads—to their one chance of finding Oscar.
Will Leo’s training, Vinnie’s determination, and Arthur’s knowledge help them rescue Oscar, or is the little boy doomed to spend the rest of his life at the mercy of a primitive civilization? Could there be a third possibility?
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Read the first two chapters on my website, here.
Read a shorter, pivotal scene from later in the book on the publisher’s website.
10 thoughts on “RAINBOW SNIPPETS – 2020-Feb-29 – When Are You?”
The emotions come through very clearly. (And at least he has the excuse of a “funeral” for the “may never see them again” type of goodbyes — I think everyone feels like that right after a funeral.)
Thank you. ❤️ And good point. Nobody is going to overthink it.
Scary thought about having to go and maybe never being able to return
Goodbyes can be just that, but they can also signify beginnings so I wonder…
Things they are a-changin’, so yes, it’s a new beginning. ❤️
Thank you! ❤️