It's weekend, and time for more Rainbow Snippets. The Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook asks its members to share six sentence snippets from their work each weekend. Check out the group's Facebook page to read all the snippets and add lots of great books to your TBR. You'll find all sorts of books with the common thread that the main character identifies as LGBTQ+.
This week's snippet is from The Dragon's Devotion, which has been out two years as of this week! The Dragon's Devotion is the story of Corentin, a scholar with a secret (he can turn into a dragon...) and Bastien, an earl whose duty weighs heavily on his shoulders. As they fall for each other, Bastien is drawn into an old mystery and a surprising amount of danger, and Corentin is forced to decide if he can reveal his secret to save the man he loves. I thought it only appropriate that we celebrate Bastien and Corentin's anniversary with a snippet from their book.
As they came up beside the fountain, Corentin stopped. Bastien took a couple steps before he realized and turned, their arms stretched between them, hands still linked. Corentin’s face was in shadow, and Bastien frowned.
Corentin gave Bastien’s hand a gentle tug, pulling him a step closer, and then another.
He came up against the solid muscle of Corentin’s chest. He let out a little huff of air, and then Corentin’s lips were on his. Corentin could have yanked him close, could have crushed his lips to Bastien’s, but he didn’t. His mouth was gentle, seducing. Warm, smooth lips moving over Bastien’s, coaxing him to kiss back, to relax into it.
And Bastien gave in to their persuasion...