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+.
It's the last Rainbow Snippet of 2019—how did that happen?? I'm finishing out the year with another snippet from The Merchant's Love, my warm and cozy fantasy romance set over Tournai's winter holidays. In this snippet, Maxen is walking his younger brother home from school and goes into a shop to look for a Midwinter gift for Faelen. (It's too long again. I'm sorry! I really do promise to do better next time!)
Maxen picked up a little silver comb. “Hmm.”
“Do you have a sweetheart? Is that who the gift is for?” Thierry piped up from behind him.
“I...I suppose I do.” He hadn’t ever thought of Faelen in those terms. “Who is she, then?”
He twisted to look at his brother. “His name is Faelen.”
Thierry’s eyes went wide. “Then why are you looking at hair combs?”
“Because he wears his hair long, and he likes them.” Maxen had
noticed that when Faelen did something with his hair other than leaving it loose, he seemed to have a fondness for combs and clips with fanciful work to them, some made of silver that stood out in his rich dark hair.
“Oh. All right.” Thierry turned to the tray and seemed to study it with interest. “What does he like? What is he like? You haven’t mentioned him.”