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.
This week, I have another snippet from The Sorcerer's Guardian, which had a publishing anniversary this month. In The Sorcerer's Guardian, an arrogant (but really very powerful and talented) sorcerer and a loyal guard captain are sent on a dangerous mission by the Crown Prince. Neither of them feels it is necessary that they make this long journey together, but the guard captain is too loyal to argue and the sorcerer's arguments are ignored. Along the way, they bicker and snark at each other, and learn to work together...and that they're quite attracted to each other. This week's snippet is Loriot and Savarin's first kiss.
“Your friend warned you about how dangerous they would be. It’s why we’ve been planning so carefully. To make sure we were safely here before the storms and not trying to ride around or camp out in them.”
“I’m quite aware of what Gemella said.”
He stalked closer to Savarin. “Then why are you being so arrogant and ridiculous about this?”
“Ridiculous?” Savarin’s voice went quiet, and he stood in the tub, long legs unfolding beneath him.
“Did you just call me ridiculous?”
“I see you have no objection to my calling you arrogant.”
“I’m arrogant? You need to listen to yourself. You arrogant, smug—”
Loriot had no idea which of them moved first. Maybe they moved together; he didn’t know. What he did know was one second Savarin was hurling a litany of insults at him and the next they were kissing. Only kissing was too tame a word for what they were doing.