RAINBOW SNIPPETS – 2020-March-14 – When Are You #RainbowSnippets

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Once again, I’m snipping from my time travel novel that was released last week, 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. They are, in fact, at the location where the anomaly first appeared, scoping and planning with Leo’s former military buddies.

From Leo’s 3rd-person POV:

This week’s snippet:

Random Snippet - When Are You? - 2020-March-14

“That’s not…” Danny scrunched his brow and leaned to the side as he looked up the path.

“Go!” Vinnie clutched Leo’s biceps.

Leo blinked and looked quickly from the uncertainty evident in Danny’s eyes, to the mix of terror and determination in Vinnie’s, to what they were both looking at.

No doubt Leo’s eyes then mirrored Vinnie’s, because standing here actually facing that which had been merely their theoretical future, he was paralyzed by dread even as the front part of his brain tried to kick his ass into gear.

“Go! Go! Go!” Vinnie’s grip tightened painfully on his arm and propelled him forward. Instinctively, Leo followed alongside. He barely had time to register the waviness of the air before plowing through it.



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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10 thoughts on “RAINBOW SNIPPETS – 2020-March-14 – When Are You #RainbowSnippets

    1. Thank you! 💖 I’m glad you noticed that, because it was a very deliberate choice (to underline Vinnie’s determination rather than make it look like Leo was actually reluctant…he’s not…it’s just a very hard thing to make yourself do when the moment comes).

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