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.
I have another snippet from The Prince's Consort for you this weekend. The Prince's Consort, the story of a prince and the commoner who fall in love and fight to be together when some people will do anything—even resort to murder—to keep them apart, was my first published novel back in 2015. It was rereleased in March 2020 by NineStar Press, and I thought I'd celebrate it with a few snippets this month. Last week, I gave you Philip and Amory's first kiss. Today, I'm skipping ahead to Amory having a realization—and then getting distracted from it pretty quickly.
He was falling in love with Philip.
The realization hit him so unexpectedly and with such force, he had to stifle a gasp. He couldn’t love Philip. They hadn’t known each other long enough for love, surely. And falling in love with a prince was a bad idea anyway.
However, he had little time to worry about it. Philip tugged him into their bedchamber, and before Amory could blink, he had Amory’s back against the closed door. Philip pressed against him and kissed him. The kiss was deep and passionate, but also sweet and almost reverent. Philip’s hands on his face felt cherishing, and the last of Amory’s nerves were swept away.
Philip pulled back a little. “Amory.”
“Yes,” he gasped in response to the rough whisper.