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.
Happy Halloween! I have another snippet of The Dragon's Devotion for you this week, since The Dragon's Devotion is still on sale for a little while longer (see below for details). In The Dragon's Devotion, Corentin is a scholar with a secret (his magic allows his to change into a dragon and many from his home country can do the same), and Bastien is an earl with too much weighing down his shoulders—including learning that his parents' death, long thought to be a tragic accident, was actually murder. Corentin can't afford risking his secret and Bastien doesn't have time for an affair, but they find themselves unable to stay away from each other. In this snippet, Bastien rationalizes that dinner might be acceptable.
Would it be so bad if he did go to dinner with Corentin? The man was charming, no doubt about that, and he displayed plenty of interest in Bastien. He had too much to worry about to engage in an affair, but with his siblings occupied and nothing for him to do about the investigation, a dinner might be possible.
Bastien’s feet had made the decision for him because, by the time he reached the end of his convoluted reasoning, he was already at the entrance to the park. He glanced around, wondering if Corentin really had waited, but his gaze soon lit on the man, lounging on a bench in the glow of a lamp. Bastien took a moment to appreciate Corentin’s tall, powerful frame, well-defined even under a coat suited to the weather.
Corentin looked up and smiled. Somehow Bastien could easily see the glow of his violet eyes even across the distance, and it froze him to the spot.