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. This snippet is another conversation between Kirill and Romilly, but this time they're talking about an encounter between Kirill and Griffen. Romilly, of course, has opinions.
“Mostly?” Romilly was too sharp for their own good--or perhaps Kirill’s.
“Last time, we had a small disagreement—over Ederic’s behavior.”
Romilly shrugged gracefully. “Which is abominable. I assume Lord Griffen believes so as well, but I know you couldn’t have come out and said so. What happened?”
“Nothing. I left. But if I hadn’t, we might’ve kissed.” He’d spent too long obsessing over what had happened. He couldn’t remember when or why he’d put a hand on Griffen, couldn’t remember which of them had stepped so close to the other. Or had they both moved closer to each other?
“Really?” Romilly’s large eyes betrayed their surprise. “Why didn’t you?”
“Romilly.” He leveled a repressive look at his friend. “It would hardly have been appropriate.”
Another shrug. “Maybe not, but you might have enjoyed yourself.”