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+
This week, I'm sharing another snippet from The Artist's Masquerade, which is back out in the world now! Yay! The Artist's Masquerade is the story of a duty-bound and overly proper duke's heir who has been pushed into an arranged marriage by his father but falls in love with a sharp-tongued artist who is in disguise and on the run instead. With lots of opposites attract romance, magic, and intrigue. I skipped ahead a little in this week's snippet to introduce you to Flavian, our other main character. This is an exchange between Flavian (who speaks first) and Velia, his friend and conspirator in his escape from their home country. She's also the woman Cathal is supposed to marry.
“This is a bad idea.”
“No, it isn’t.”
“It’s never going to work.”
“Yes, it will.” Velia stepped back and glared at him, her green eyes narrowed to slits. “When did you turn so pessimistic?”
Flavian stared at her, incredulous she even asked the question. Considering the circumstances of his life over the last several years, it was a wonder that occasionally pessimistic was all he was.