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'm sharing another snippet from The Prince's Consort today, since it will be back out in the world on Monday (though if anyone bought it from NineStar, they have it already...). This snippet follows not long after the last one I shared. Amory's father, Arnau, has brought him along to a business meeting with the prince, something he's never done before. Arnau is a glass merchant, and his glassmaking business has a commission to create a chandelier for the prince, but it's late. Arnau is hoping to make a deal. (I went over six sentences—I'm sorry! I thought it was necessary to convey what's going on.) The snippet is in Philip's POV, and Arnau speaks first.
“Of course, Your Highness. One more week, and the chandelier will be completed to perfection. It will be the most impressive gift the kingand queen of Amaranta receive. The envy of all others.” Arnau seemed to clue in to Philip’s impatience and cut short his words. His face didn’tchange, but a calculating gleam came to his eyes. “In the meantime, perhaps I can do something to apologize for the inconvenience we have caused you.”
He raised an eyebrow. He couldn’t wait to hear what Arnau thought would appease him. A discount? If Philip hadn’t needed the highest quality glasswork for the gift, he would never have done business with Arnau again.
“As you see, I brought my son Amory with me today.” Amory turned a puzzled gaze on his father, who seemed almost...smug. “I thought youmight like to spend an evening together, Your Highness. Get to know each other.”
Complete silence fell. Arnau couldn’t be saying what it sounded like, could he?