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+
Last week, I shared the snippet of Griffen and Kirill's first kiss in The Envoy's Honor, which inspired me to take a little break from snippets from that book and share some other first kisses. I decided to start this week with Edmund and Arden in A Dance of Water and Air. In this scene, Edmund has been accused of trying to murder the queen he is supposed to marry and was thrown in the dungeon. Arden, the queen's brother, has decided to break Edmund out.
Two figures crowded into the doorway; Edmund had just realized who they were when one of the men spoke.
“Edmund,” Arden gasped. “Are you all right?”
Arden rushed forward and pulled Edmund into a kiss, a kiss that tasted of fear and desperation and a brilliant sweetness underneath the rest. The suddenness of it, the impulsivity of Arden’s kissing him in front of others—in a dungeon of all places—froze Edmund for half a second, but then he was kissing Arden back, and he never wanted to stop.