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+
For today's snippet, I'm sharing more from The Envoy's Honor, the next book in my Chronicles of Tournai series, which is now out everywhere. Yay! The Envoy's Honor is an adversaries to lovers romance between two men whose devotion to family and country is putting them on opposites sides of a dispute that it will take careful diplomacy to get them out of. Unwitting attraction complicates matters, of course, and just when they might be getting closer, someone is murdered. But at least they know neither of them could've done it since they were...together...at the time. And there are more dragon shifters in this one!
This week's snippet comes just a little after last week's. The dragons have arrived—though they're all human shaped—and they want to see Corentin, a dragon shifter who is going to marry Griffen's brother Bastien. Months earlier, Corentin revealed he was a dragon shifter in order to save Bastien's life. But dragon shifters are never supposed to reveal what they are (for reasons that will be explained), and Corentin's people are not pleased with him for doing so. In this snippet, Griffen and his family are deciding how to handle the situation, but they realize that two family members present don't know about dragon shifters, and Corentin needs to decide whether to tell them.
“Your secret doesn’t go further than us, Corentin,” Amory told him.
Corentin inclined his head. “I trust you.”
Griffen felt for him--Corentin had only revealed his secret to them to save Bastien’s life. He certainly hadn’t expected so many people to find out as a consequence.
They stood in silence for a moment, waiting. But how was Corentin to do this? He hadn’t told many people from all Griffen understood. It had to be difficult for him to overcome his ingrained need for secrecy and find the words.
Alexander made a little noise of impatience. “We’re wasting time. Marcus, Maxen, do you remember those rumors of a dragon flying around one night a while back?”