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!
Once again, I’m snipping from my new 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. Here, the portal has reopened, and they’ve gone through in hopes of recovering Oscar.
From Leo’s 3rd-person POV:
This week’s snippet:
So many questions were still unanswered. Had Oscar lived most of his life and was now older than them like in Vinnie’s dream? Would Oscar even remember them?
A cold steel hand gripped Leo’s heart with a relentless squeeze. What if Oscar were to become one of their attackers?
Leo cocked his head toward the trees to the left, opposite to where the men had appeared from last time. Whatever the scenario, the first thing they needed to do was take cover and observe. Figure out what they were facing.
Vinnie’s eyes were difficult to read, but his entire countenance reflected a renewed energy hinting at the same relief saturating Leo to the marrow of the bones that would eventually end up on a cold basement shelf in an unexceptional junior college. Odd, that relief, considering they still had no fucking idea what would happen in their next minutes, hours, days. Yet, as Sherlock Holmes would say, the game was afoot. Finally, action was being taken to find Oscar.
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?
12 thoughts on “RAINBOW SNIPPETS – 2020-March-21 – When Are You?”
Those are some heavy questions at the beginning of this snip! Poor Oscar!
Thank you! So much is still unknown to them at this point. ❤️
That last paragraph is sublime.🥰 How I love this story.❤️
Thank you so much! ❤️
Vivid, gorgeous description in this snippet, intensifying the scene all the more…(heart)
Thank you so much! ❤️
A lot of fear and worry wrapped up in those opening questions
Thank you! 💖
So much emotion in those questions.
Thank you! 💖
These random snippets really make me want to read the book and find out what’s going on.
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