Welcome to the Snippet Sunday on the Weird, the Wild, and the Wicked. Thank you so much for visiting. If you choose to comment today, I really appreciate it. Currently, the snippets are from my newest release, and while they aren't consecutive, they are in order within the story. You can read last week's snippet HERE.
Today, I'm offering a snippet from The Beltane Witch, the second book in the Cloudburst Colorado series. It's available on Smashwords, All Romance Ebooks, Amazon, and B&N. In this snippet, Darius has asked Sabrina's daughters to clean up their rooms to prepare for Beltane and they went willingly. Sabrina wonders what bribe he has offered.
Sabrina gaped after [her daughters] then turned her amazement on Darius. “What did you do to my children?”
“How do you mean?” He frowned.
“They’re never willing to clean up or help with meals.” She gave him a mock-suspicious look. “You didn’t sprinkle them with fairy dust?”
Darius laughed, his teal eyes sparkling and she tried not to enjoy the effects. “Not at all. In fact, they offered to help me as long as I helped them make the wreaths.”
“Are you sure that’s all you offered?” She waved her hand over her plate. “Not ponies or unicorns or even chocolate lollypops?”
“I assure you, Lady Foxglove, on my honor, I have given them no more incentive than spending the day preparing for Beltane.”
Uh oh, she's in danger of actually liking him. :) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writing Warrior list and in the Snippet Sunday Facebook group. A few of my favorites are Anastasia Vitsky, SJ Maylee, Goran Zidar, Zee Monodee, and A.S. Fenichel.
If you're interested in The Beltane Witch, here's the cover and the blurb:
Magic, mayhem, and motherhood… a witch’s work is never done, but Sabrina draws the line at the Fae.
After almost two decades as a practicing witch in Cloudburst, Colorado, Sabrina Foxglove is done with men, magic, and the fertility rituals of High Beltane. She’s dealt with all three before and ended up with two young daughters and no partner. Twice. She’s looking forward to a magic-free May Day, with nothing more exciting than making brownies for a kindergarten class and decorating a May Pole. She definitely doesn’t have time for a handsome, Fae-touched man…
After almost two centuries as the human chamberlain to the Fae’s Summer Court, Darius Winterbourne is a man accustomed to getting his way. So when the Summer Queen tasks him with finding a witch to perform the annual rituals and strengthen the ancient warding magicks, he figures it should be easy. He doesn’t expect Sabrina’s hardheaded refusal, her untrained abilities, or his attraction to her. With less than a week to Beltane, he must gain Sabrina’s trust before he loses his home, his position…and his heart.
Thanks for stopping by and happy reading! :)