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 a snippet from The Prince's Consort for you. The Prince's Consort was my first published novel, which I requested and received my rights back to from Dreamspinner in the fall. It will be back out in the world through NineStar Press on March 16th with a gorgeous new cover. I'm so excited for it to finally be available again! This snippet is the first time we meet Prince Philip in the book.
Philip Alexander Stefan Mael threw himself down into his office chair with a long sigh, forcing the weight of responsibility that came with each of those names from his body. Audiences had been long that afternoon, some of the petitions complex, others tedious and frustrating, but he’d insisted on presiding on his own. He wasn’t alone with the petitioners in the audience chamber—there were any number of people with him—but he refused to have his uncle whispering in his ear. Uncle Umber, his father’s brother, had become a source of counsel and support when his father died. But Father had been gone over a year, and Uncle Umber needed to let Philip be the ruler of Tournai. He had been trained and prepared for it his whole life, but no one would ever see him as a ruler if his uncle was perceived to be the power behind the throne