RAINBOW SNIPPETS ~ The Plans Trilogy Box Set ~ #RainbowSnippets

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I’ve got a box set collecting the three books in The Plans Trilogy coming out at JMS Books on May 28.

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My snippet this week comes from the first story in the trilogy, The Contingency Plan.

For context, this scene takes place later in the same day after Prince Marcelo of Sheburat is shocked to learn he is to marry Crown Prince Efren of Zioneven to satisfy the contingency plan embedded in the terms of a treaty signed between their two kingdoms.


Marcelo’s 3rd-person POV

Prince Efren’s pupils had grown since Marcelo had first sat next to him. The crown prince of Zioneven was attracted to him. Were his own pupils doing the same? Evidently, a physical attraction to Prince Efren was behind the butterflies in his stomach, and the pleasant shivers drifting over his skin.

He gasped quietly when Prince Efren’s soft-leather-clad foot brushed against his own. Deliberately. It had to have been an intentional maneuver.

And then the half-smile that always seemed to short-circuit Marcelo’s brain appeared. The prince must have liked whatever he’d seen in Marcelo’s reaction.

How Marcelo made it through the rest of that dinner without embarrassing himself by forgetting every rule of etiquette he’d been taught since birth was a mystery.

The Plans Trilogy Box Set

LENGTH: 73,459 words

20% off preorder at JMS Books for download on May 28!

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In this light fantasy world, four realms have settled into an uneasy peace. A surprise twist to a prearranged marriage agreement spawns this story of unexpected love, newfound courage, and heroic adventure. Join Princes Efren and Marcelo on their heart-warming journey as they sort through misleading twists and turns to defeat devious foes. Twice! Contains the stories:

The Contingency Plan: An untimely death throws a marriage arrangement, the final phase of a treaty, into disarray. Now the Crown Prince of Zioneven can make his own choice from among the princess’s younger siblings. As a royal son in the matriarchal sovereignty of Sheburat, Prince Marcelo grew up knowing Royal sons never married. Never. Period. Except Prince Efren isn’t from Sheburat, and he has other plans.

The Best-Laid Plans: A death that wasn’t what it seemed … A kidnapping that isn’t what it seems … Time is running out. Enmeshed in political intrigue, death, and a kidnapping, will Prince Efren untangle the web of clues in time to save his naïve young husband, or will Prince Marcelo dig deep to discover a previously untapped inner strength and determination to facilitate his own survival?

Change of Plans: Once upon a time, two handsome young princes fell in love, faced down adversity, and lived happily-ever-after… until one romantic evening, they unwittingly ate a confection laced with a mind-wiping toxin. Are their chances at rekindling their love doomed? Or will their ignominious new beginning propel them toward a more teasingly fun rapport?

Also contains three bonus scenes not included with the individual stories.

NOTE ON BONUS SCENES: the bonus scenes in the box set are included for the reader’s convenience, but are also available to read for free here on my website.

NOTE ON KU: The box set will not be in Kindle Unlimited, but if you are a subscriber, fear not! The individual stories are in Kindle Unlimited (not via KDP, so they’re not tied to an exclusivity deal).

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