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+
For today's snippet, I'm sharing more from The Envoy's Honor, the newest book in my Chronicles of Tournai series, which is now out everywhere. The Envoy's Honor is an adversaries to lovers romance between two men whose devotion to family and country is putting them on opposites sides of a dispute that it will take careful diplomacy to get everyone out of safely. Unwitting attraction complicates matters, of course, and just when they might be getting closer, someone is murdered. But at least they know neither of them could've done it since they were...together...at the time. And there are more dragon shifters in this one!
I've skipped ahead a little from last week's snippet. Kirill tried to defuse the situation between the princes and Ederic, and now that the meeting has ended, Ederic is not pleased with Kirill—and is expressing his displeasure loudly. Kirill finally gets a word in to start this snippet.
“Ederic, I did as I saw fit,” he finally said. “I’m sorry you don’t like it, but the princes were not intimidated by you, nor were they going to surrender to your demands. At least this way they’re going to talk to us again. If they’d had us expelled from the city or even the country, what would we have done?”
“Come back and show them why they would do well to do as we want,” Ederic shouted.
Silence fell over the room, Kirill unsure what to say. Ederic wasn’t really suggesting...
“Let’s all calm down,” Rozenn said from behind him. Only she and Romilly were in the room with them, but Kirill wouldn’t be surprised if everyone in this wing--perhaps the whole palace--could hear Ederic.