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've switched over to The Envoy's Honor for a bit, sharing snippets to celebrate its second birthday this past week. In The Envoy's Honor, a delegation of dragon shifters arrive in Tournai, ostensibly to ascertain that the secret of the existence of dragon shifters is not at risk because a dragon shifter will be marrying into Tournai's extended royal family. Griffen is not only a diplomat and negotiator for the crown, but also the brother of the man marrying the dragon shifter who started the whole situation. He's trying to protect both his country and his family, but Kirill, one of the dragon shifter envoys, is trying to protect the existence of his people. As they try to work the conflict out—and inadvisably fall for each other—a murder and the discovery of a treasonous plot further complicate the situation. In this snippet, Kirill and Romilly, another of the dragon shifters, reflect on how poorly the beginning of talks are going, all due to one of their own.
Romilly turned, a glass of wine in each hand. The sunlight streaming through the window made their red hair appear to be aflame. The rich hue of their emerald-green jacket and pants had already heightened their dramatic coloring even without the light, but with it, Romilly glowed. If Ederic hadn’t been drawing everyone’s attention in the palace corridors with his ire, Romilly would have drawn a very different sort.
“Here you are.” Romilly handed him one of the glasses and toasted him with a wry twist of their lips with the other.
Kirill huffed out a breath but returned the gesture. “What do you think?”
“The wine is good,” Romilly said. “It’s a nice crisp white. The meeting was a disaster.”