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 month, I'm sharing some snippets from A Harmony of Fire and Earth, the second book in the Elemental Magicae duology. This book picks up right where A Dance of Water and Air ends (if you don't want spoilers, proceed with caution!). Arden and Edmund have reached relative safety in Edmund's home kingdom and are preparing for their wedding, but as personally happy as they are, they know their countries are still in danger. They believe there is a way to protect them, but they need powerful wielders of Earth and Fire magic to help. Arden sends for two he trusts—Rhys and Briallen—and they bring Gaz, a powerful Fire wielder, with them. Rhys fell in love with Gaz a long time ago, but his friend doesn't know it. And almost no one, including Rhys, knows that Gaz is actually Prince Gareth, Edmund's brother long thought dead and in hiding for his own safety. Gareth agrees to return home to help his brother, knowing that it could put him in danger and destroy the relationship he begins with Rhys along the way. A bit of a random snippet this week. Rhys, Gaz, Briallen, and Meraud are in the middle of their journey, made more difficult because it's winter and very cold and snowy. Rhys has a gift for Gaz to help with the cold.
“I have something for you.”
A teasing smile flirted with the edges of Gaz’s lips. “I don’t think we have time for it, but the sentiment is appreciated.”
“Ha. Not what I meant. This is for you.” He handed over the bundle.
Gaz’s brow furrowed in a frown, but he took the bundle of wool and began unfolding it. Both the scarf and the cap were made of the same soft wool in shades of rich red.
Rhys forced himself not to fidget while he waited for a reaction, any reaction at all, from Gaz. “I know you seem to stay a bit warmer than the rest of us, but it’s still bitterly cold. You don’t have a scarf and hat.”
Never mind that Rhys had made Gaz a half dozen sets of each and some gloves and other things as well, most of which sat packed away at home, waiting for the day he would give them to Gaz.