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 sharing a snippet from The Prince's Consort, the first book in the Chronicles of Tournai series, this weekend. In this snippet, Amory meets Prince Philip for the first time. Amory is the second son of a glass merchant who is at the palace to discuss a commission with the prince. He has never involved Amory in the business before and he has an ulterior motive for bringing him along, but Amory doesn't know that yet. I went a little over six sentences, but I thought it was necessary this time.
He had only ever seen Crown Prince Philip Alexander Stefan Mael at a distance. The representations of him, the drawings, his face on the coins, didn’t come close to showing how handsome the prince was. Tall, broad-shouldered, and narrow-hipped, he was well-built, his physique obvious in his well-tailored clothes. His dark hair was perhaps slightly too long for fashion, but somehow that endeared him to Amory. The prince was only a couple of years older than him, but he looked more mature than his years, probably owing to his ascension to the throne at such a young age. Amory let his gaze roam over the prince’s form while his attention was on Father and Alban.
Then, with a shock that took his breath, he found his gaze caught by the prince’s. Embarrassment at being caught staring spread heat over his face, but he couldn’t look away. Those eyes drew him in, staring into his as if they were trying to discern everything about him. Outlined in a thick fringe of lashes, the mix of green, amber, and gold all swirled together reminded him of a cat’s eyes. He supposed he was romanticizing plain hazel, but they captivated him, and it was a blow when the prince finally looked away.