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.
We've had a winter storm here this weekend, and I've spent Saturday staying cozy inside and drinking hot chocolate. So this seemed like an appropriate snippet from A Harmony of Fire and Earth.
“I thought you might like some chocolate.” She came to him and leaned against the edge of the desk, handing him a steaming mug.
“Breaking into the precious stores?” he teased.
“The snowy day seemed to call for it.” She sipped from her own cup.
“We’re going to have a lot of them.”
He laughed softly and settled deeper into the worn cushions of his chair, breathing in the scent of the rich chocolate. There were memories in the scent—of childhood with his siblings, of winters since with Meraud in Aither’s cold. He couldn’t decide if he wanted to revel in them or turn away, and he didn’t much like that he was getting maudlin. He took a drink from his mug instead.
“Everything all right, Gareth?”
He glanced up at her, hating the concern in her eyes. He’d seen too much of it in the months and years at the beginning of their flight from Thalassa. He didn’t want it now.