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 have a snippet from A Dance of Water and Air for you today. Edmund is a prince who must marry the queen of the neighboring country in an arranged marriage, but when he arrives, he finds himself growing closer to her brother, Arden. When Edmund accused of trying to murder the queen, he and Arden flee and uncover a larger plot that threatens both of their countries along the way. This snippet is a stolen moment between Edmund and Arden while they're on the run.
Edmund snagged his hand as Arden walked by and gently tugged him in and close. He paused a hairsbreadth from kissing Arden, giving Arden an opportunity to step away. As if Arden would. He closed the slight distance and touched his lips to Edmund’s. He’d meant it to be a light kiss, playful and sweet and quick, but when he tasted Edmund, he sank into the kiss, burying his other hand in Edmund’s hair and holding on.
When they finally, reluctantly, pulled back from each other, Arden’s head was spinning. He’d always enjoyed kissing, but with Edmund, he never, ever wanted to stop. He blinked up at Edmund, waiting for his scattered thoughts to settle. Edmund was quiet too, watching Arden with wide, dark eyes. Finally, Arden leaned forward and nuzzled into Edmund’s neck for just a moment.