RAINBOW SNIPPETS – 2020-March-7 – When Are You?

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!

Since it’s out today (or rather on Sat. the 7th—I’m posting a few hours early in my time zone), of course I’m snipping from my time travel novel, When Are You?

This is a random snippet that takes place after Oscar has gone missing, and Leo and Vinnie have figured out a few things about how they can (must?) find him.

From Leo’s 3rd-person POV:

This week’s snippet (Leo is the first speaker & Vinnie is the other):

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“I hate the unknown.”

“I hate thinking that we might not have free will.”

“I know, right?” Leo peered into Vinnie’s eyes. “The butterfly shit is freaking me out. I mean, we’re talking about plans to go back like it’s a sure thing. But, what you said about the minutest of changes in a man’s life affecting which sperm will make it through is real. It’s not just us. It’s every…fucking…body between that time and now. If a butterfly flapped its wings wrong seven thousand years ago, we wouldn’t have been born.”

“Exactly.” Vinnie bobbed his head. “It’s like every tiny moment of the past however-many-thousand years is repeating precisely on a loop. Doesn’t matter what we think or plan. We’re going to do what we’ve apparently already done.”

“What if we just sit back and say ‘fuck it’?”

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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?


Publisher | Kindle | Books2Read | BAM! | Hoopla (Library/Borrow)

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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, here.

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11 thoughts on “RAINBOW SNIPPETS – 2020-March-7 – When Are You?

  1. Happy Release Day dear Addison! 🎉🥰🎉I hope that ‘When Are You?’ is the huge success you deserve❤️

    “What if we just sit back and say ‘fuck it’?”


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