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 skipping ahead just slightly from last week's snippet. Here's the beginning of the dragon's delegation meeting with the royal family. (I went a few sentences over—sorry!)
Kirill’s heart sank as Ederic puffed out his chest and stepped toward the thrones from his position at the front of their group. He didn’t wait to be acknowledged, and Kirill bit back a groan. Ederic seemed intent on ignoring all protocol, and Kirill couldn’t see it not getting them in trouble. Trying not to appear weak and pointless blustering were two separate things. And the second was unlikely to get them anywhere. Why was Ederic acting this way?
“Your Highness, we’ve come to retrieve Master Corentin. Hand him over and we’ll cease interrupting your evening.”
Prince Philip raised an eyebrow in what had to be a deceptively mild manner. Kirill wanted to cringe.