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 month, I decided to share some snippets from The Envoy's Honor because it has an anniversary coming up soon. The Envoy's Honor is an adversaries to lovers dragon shifter romance in my Chronicle of Tournai series. Dragon shifter Kirill is an envoy sent with a delegation to Tournai to ensure that his people and their secret (about being dragon shifters) are safe, and Griffen is a diplomat trying to prove his worth and protect his family. From the beginning, they clash and have moments of connection, all with attraction simmering beneath. But there's a lot more going on that they're unaware of at first, and when someone is murdered, they decide to investigate together (because they know they didn't do it...because they were arguing and kissing in the garden at the time...). Here's a snippet in Griffen's point of view early on in the book.
But he couldn’t help walking toward Kirill. Couldn’t help a little thrill when Kirill noticed him, when something rippled briefly over his face— surprise? attraction?--before it smoothed back into a bland mask. Griffen had seen it, though, and...he wasn’t going to do a thing about it. He wasn’t. In fact, he should be turning around and walking right back to the palace to wait for Philip, Amory, and Cathal somewhere safer. But he couldn’t just turn around--doing so would be unforgivably rude. However, he would not flirt. He would bid Kirill good morning. Perhaps he could ferret out whether Kirill was likely to be amenable to some kind of negotiation or compromise or just sensible discussion because he wasn’t sure what a compromise would look like between what their two sides wanted. He was willing to try though.