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, I have another snippet from The Sorcerer's Guardian, which had a publishing anniversary this month. In The Sorcerer's Guardian, an arrogant (but really very powerful and talented) sorcerer and a loyal guard captain are sent on a dangerous mission by the Crown Prince. Neither of them feels it is necessary that they make this long journey together, but the guard captain is too loyal to argue and the sorcerer's arguments are ignored. Along the way, they bicker and snark at each other, and learn to work together...and that they're quite attracted to each other. In this snippet, Loriot decides Savarin has been working too long and needs a break...
“I’m aware of the importance of your work,” Loriot said and came toward Savarin in what could only be described as a prowl. “But you can’t work all night.”
Savarin pushed aside the stirrings of heat in favor of annoyance at the amusement he could hear in Loriot’s words and stepped backward. “This is serious, Loriot. Treat it as such.”
“Oh, I am. You need to relax sometimes, or you won’t accomplish anything.” With a wicked smile, Loriot kept advancing, crowding Savarin back until he came up against the door. “You’ll be far more clearheaded if you allow yourself a little enjoyable distraction.”