This month, I'm posting snippets from The Prince's Consort, my first published novel and the first book in my Chronicles of Tournai series. This is a prince/commoner romance with lots of magic, secrets, and intrigue. Amory is a commoner with a frankly horrible father, who tries to use him to bargain for more time on a late commission for the Crown Prince. Prince Philip has nothing but disgust for Amory's father but is intrigued by Amory. The two become closer but someone will do anything, even kill, to keep them apart. Here's a snippet of a conversation between Amory and his sister Adeline after Amory has been with Philip for a little while. Adeline may see something that Amory isn't ready to acknowledge.
She nodded. “You want to understand so you can know him, so you can make his life easier whenever possible. It’s what you do for the people you love.”
He stopped walking and gaped at her. “I didn’t say I love Philip. I haven’t known him long enough for love.”
She tilted her head and looked at him in the knowing way he found so irritating. “Fine, because it’s what you do for the people you care about.”
“Fine.” He accepted her correction and pushed all thoughts of love aside.