Sunday, December 1, 2013

Snippet Sunday - Christmas ICE Magic - Why the Humans

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. Today I'm introducing my Christmas novella in the Happy Holidays from the Crescent Moon Lodge anthology, Christmas ICE Magic. It was came out last Sunday. You can read last week's snippet here.

Zach Snow is an Ice Demon and a Search & Rescue professional. His best friend is trying to get him to come out and play for Christmas. But he also wants to know why an Ice Demon prefers the company of humans.

Sleet sobered. “But yeah, I really want to know why you’re still working here.”
Zach gathered his thoughts as he poked around the snowmobile’s engine. “I like the color and smells and tastes of humans.”
Sleet wrinkled his nose. “You don’t eat them, do you?”
“No, jackass, I don’t eat them.” Zach threw an oil rag at him. “I’m talking about the foods and art they produce. Have you ever tasted hot chocolate? Or hot fudge swirled over cinnamon ice cream? Holy Freya, there’s nothing like that in the Ice Demon Demesne. And it’s a rich brown with hints of red. They have color in everything.”
Puzzlement filled Sleet’s expression and Zach sighed again. “Forget it. The point is, I like it and I’m sticking with it. I gotta work tonight. It’s Christmas and the rest of the guys are home with family. But when my shift ends, I’m only on call so I could probably swing by for a short time and hang out. All right?”

Zach has a great appreciation for human ingenuity. If you'd like to see the inspiration for Zach, click HERE. 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, Gem Sivad, Goran Zidar, Zee Monodee, and Karla Doyle.

If you're interested in more from Christmas ICE Magic, here's the blurb:

For Lily Sinclair, Christmas means sorrow and loss since the death of her twin brother. The magic is gone and she only wants to see her brother one more time. As an Ice Demon Zachary Snow is used to rescuing people in winter, but he’d never rescued anyone like Lily. Now he must convince her the magic she wants is in life itself.

It's available now at Smashwords. Thanks so much for stopping by and happy reading. :)


  1. Your inspiration pic is crazy cool. :) I'm loving Zach's observations too. He's seeing the beauty of the things we can take for granted.

  2. Fascinating take on humans. (I'm doing a bit of the same thing with my Friday posts on an alien's views of prehistoric humans.)

  3. “No, jackass, I don’t eat them.”

    I LOVE this. I can't wait to read the whole story!

  4. What a fun concept! I loved his descriptions, really showed his affection for the humans and what they have. Excellent excerpt!

  5. I agree with SJ Maylee. As humans we do take too much for granted.

  6. Love this snippet--& the pic is pretty amazing too!

  7. A man who likes chocolate... KEEPER! (And that pic is wicked cool!)


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