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+.
I'm still kind of giddy that The Sorcerer's Guardian took runner up for Best Bisexual Fantasy Romance and was a finalist for Best Bisexual Book in the Rainbow Awards, so I decided to snippet from it this weekend. Here is a slightly random snippet for you. Savarin has performed some complicated that magic that almost completely drained him, and he's been unconscious for quite a while and then drifting in and out. This is what happens as he's finally waking up.
It occurred to him that he should be worried about having an unknown person near when he was unaware and vulnerable. But it took too much work to pull himself closer to wakefulness. When he finally managed it, though he wasn’t quite able to drag open his eyes, he shifted slightly on the... mattress—he must be in a bed? Wasn’t he in the woods?—and everything ached. He groaned.
Movement next to him, the creak of a chair, and then, “Savarin?”
The voice... he knew the voice, knew it well in all its permutations, or thought he had. There was a tightness to it now that was new. “Loriot.”
If you'd like to know more about The Sorcerer's Guardian, you can find it here. Thanks for reading today! And congratulations again to all the winners, runners up, finalists, and honorable mentions in the Rainbow Awards!
I'm thrilled to announce that The Sorcerer's Guardian is the runner-up in the Bisexual Fantasy Romance category of the Rainbow Awards!
Here's what some of the judges had to say:
"A perfect score from me for this elegantly written tale of wizardry and enduring love. Savarin is a master wizard, Loriot, the captain of the royal guard - an unlikely and reluctant pairing when Lorriot is directed to guard Savarin on his quest to shore up the magical defenses of Tournai. At first irritated by the wizard's seeming arrogance, Loriot grows to admire Savarin's strength of character and bravery. Their relationship is beautifully written, slow to start then a tumult of passion and desire that heated up the pages to a delicious degree. I loved this story and recommend it to anyone who likes well-crafted tales of alternate worlds and magic."
"The Sorcerer's Guardian was a touching, well-written, and absolutely solid fantasy. I settled into it easily, immersing myself in a believable world filled with complex characters, both main and supporting. I appreciated the internal struggles that the main characters went through to build their relationship, and that the plot was not dominated by a world-ending threat or violent conflict. I'd definitely recommend the Sorcerer's guardian to anyone who wants a good, and feel good, fantasy story."
"Engrossing story of magic, romance, and love, and the care that must be taken to skillfully manage each one."
I'll just be over here dancing around in excitement! Congratulations to all of the winners! Go check them out and add to your TBR list. And if you'd like to know more about The Sorcerer's Guardian, you can find it here.
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