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+.
Today I'm sharing a snippet from The Artist's Masquerade, my opposites attract fantasy romance between Flavian, a sharp-tongued artist who's in disguise and on the run, and Cathal, an uptight, too proper duke's heir facing an arranged marriage he does not want. Plus there is magic and spies and intrigue and family.
“Flavian....” It was a whisper of sound, and Flavian barely heard it over his own heart beating in his ears.
He turned his head to look back at Cathal, the rest of his body staying still under Cathal’s hand. Cathal’s gold eyes were molten hot, and Flavian’s breath caught in his throat. Before he could get it back, Cathal’s lips were on his.
Shock punched through him, followed by pleasure in a swamping wave that left him clinging to Cathal’s arms. The last time, had he noticed how soft Cathal’s lips were even as they moved firmly, purposefully over Flavian’s? No, he couldn’t have. He couldn’t have realized it, because Cathal was coaxing responses in him he had never felt before.