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 Envoy's Honor this weekend, to celebrate its one year anniversary this past Tuesday. The Envoy's Honor is an adversaries to lovers story between Kirill, an envoy from a far off land trying to protect his people, and Griffen, son of an earl and cousin to the prince trying to protect his family. The two are on opposites sides of a dispute, until a murder and a nefarious plot cause them to have to work together. And there are dragon shifters, which makes everything more fun. This snippet picks up directly after last week's.
“Do we need to fully trust each other for that?” Griffen asked finally. He ignored how little he wanted another meaningless affair or tumble with someone he didn’t know well, didn’t see a future with. He ignored how much he wanted more than he’d had in the past. Because he wanted to feel Kirill against him again more than anything at that moment.
“To kiss? Maybe not.” Did something wistful flit over Kirill’s face, or was it only a trick of the dim light? Griffen wanted to ask, to find out somehow what Kirill was feeling behind the mask he wore, but he couldn’t. Kirill had said he didn’t entirely trust Griffen. “Maybe not.”
Kirill went quiet again and watched Griffen for another moment. Then it seemed he came to some sort of decision. He stepped forward, closing the remaining distance between them. He hesitated a fraction of a second, as if checking to make certain Griffen wouldn’t object, and then brought his lips to Griffen’s.