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'm picking up a little after last week's snippet. After Rozenn calmed the situation down (for the moment), the meeting broke up, and Kirill and Romilly went off alone to discuss the situation. Though Kirill's main question is "What is going on tonight?" (I went over the sentence limit...a lot...this time, but I thought it would be good to finish out this scene.)
Romilly held out a glass to him and then sat in the chair next to his once he’d taken it. “To answer your question, I have no idea what happened tonight. When Ederic began, I was hoping you and he had devised some sort of strategy and not told the rest of us, though I couldn’t imagine you would.”
“No, I wouldn’t. I would’ve told you—well, I wouldn’t have just made plans with him in the first place.”
Romilly pursed their lips as they stared down into their glass. “You and he are the most senior members of this expedition.”
“I don’t know about that,” he protested automatically. But he and Ederic were probably the most experienced. Romilly, Rozenn, and Galina ranked right after them with the others sent along as support in some capacity.
“You do, and it’s all right. What isn’t all right is that Ederic is letting his anger or whatever happened today carry him away.” Romilly waved a hand as they tried to come up with the proper words.
“I know. I’m just not certain what to do about it yet.” He took a long sip of the liquor in his glass.
“I’m feeling less hopeful and wondering what we can do, especially after that display just now.” Romilly raked fingers through their rich red hair. “Is he going to listen to any of us? He nearly pushed the princes past the point of listening to anything we had to say, and I don’t think he saw it.”
Kirill sighed. “Let’s hope after he gets some rest he’ll have calmed down, and we can all have a rational discussion about it.”
“Let’s hope so.”
You can find out more about The Envoy's Honor here. Thanks for reading today, and I hope you're all staying safe and well.