Sunday, August 3, 2014

Snippet Sunday - Cloudburst Ice Magic - Snow Storm


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. The snippets are from my Cloudburst novella, Cloudburst Ice Magic, a paranormal romance sequel to Christmas I.C.E. Magic in the Happy Holidays from the Crescent Moon Lodge Anthology. Cloudburst Ice Magic releases on Monday, August 11, 2014. Woot!

In this snippet, Lily Sinclair has a new job as Search and Rescue at the Cloudburst Resort and she and her partner Randy are trying to rescue some hikers. The blizzard has socked them in and no help is coming. They're assessing their situation. We're in Lily's POV but Randy is the first to speak.

“How long do you think this storm will last?”
Ever since her boyfriend Zach had rescued her from a similar storm over a year ago, Lily had developed an uncanny storm sense. Too bad it worked too late today. She scanned the flake-filled landscape and took a deep breath through her nose. Scents of Ice Demons, dank ice and fresh snow, having some sort of spring fling filled her awareness. She bit her lip. More than likely they were only just getting revved up.
“This one’s going to be bad. Three days at least.” She dug harder. “And we’re going to have a ton of snow dumped on us.”
Randy swore under his breath. “Then we better get this tent up and the stove running. Do we have enough fuel for three days?”
“Let’s hope so.” She prayed they did. If not, they’re going to find five frozen bodies in the tent.

Sounds like they need more than regular help this time. ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writing Warrior list and in the Snippet Sunday Facebook group. A few of my favorites are Charley Descoteaux, SJ Maylee, Gem Sivad, Goran Zidar, Veronica Scott, and Karla Doyle.

If you're interested in more from Cloudburst Ice Magic, here's the blurb:

Avalanches may bring down more than snow…

Working for the Search and Rescue team at the Cloudburst Resort in Colorado, Lily Sinclair figures she’ll do all the rescuing from now on. When hikers are caught in a spring blizzard, Lily and her partner head into the storm. Cut off from communication and facing deadly conditions, Lily fears she’ll never see her Ice Demon lover before death claims them.

Zach Snow encouraged Lily move to Cloudburst to grow and learn, but missed her every day of their months apart. His plans of moving to Colorado get pushed up when he receives her text explaining her situation, and saying goodbye. He must negotiate with the local Ice Demon clan to work in their territory to rescue Lily and the hikers before the Spring Fling blizzard kills them. But he’s running out of time.

Between the amorous hiker hitting on Zach, Lily’s self-doubts, and an avalanche bearing down on them, Zach and Lily must rediscover the love they first kindled in a Christmas ice cave, and create their own Cloudburst ice magic.

Cloudburst Ice Magic will be available at Amazon, All Romance, and Smashwords on August 11th 2014.

30 comments:

  1. This doesn't sound really rejoicing but there might be an ice demon around to help... I can't wait for him to arrive.

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    1. The Ice Demons are rejoicing...the humans, not so much. Thanks for commenting, Linda. :)

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  2. Biting her lip was a nice detail and says a lot.
    They could be in for a long hard winter...

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    1. Winter has definitely extended, Frank. Thanks so much for commenting. :)

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  3. Yikes! What a scary situation. Come on Ice Demon. I'm counting on you.

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    1. Hahahaha, so is Lily. Thanks for stopping by, SJ! :D

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  4. Ice Demon? Uh-oh. Nothing good can come of that. By the way, I love, love that cover!

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    1. Thank you, Elyzabeth! I'm so happy I can share it. And Ice Demons come in all flavors. Good, Bad, and diabolical. :D

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  5. Great snippet, and I love the blurb. Can't wait to read more.

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    1. Thanks, PT. It took me four hours to figure out the proper wording of the blurb. Thanks for commenting. :)

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  6. Sounds like a tough situation and I hope they DO have enough fuel. Great snippet!

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    1. Actually, the amount of fuel might become the least of their worries. Thanks for commenting, Frank. :)

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  7. More Lily and Zach? Cool (pun totally intended)!

    I love the idea of a deadly 'spring fling'---ice demons certainly know how to party. :D

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    1. LOL Sarah! Yes, they definitely know how to party, which is tough stuff for the humans. Thanks for commenting. :)

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  8. great tension building scenario, and really love your cover! :-)

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    1. Thank you, E.E. I wrote this scene as a snippet for a #flashfiction challenge and it went from there. Thanks for commenting. :)

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  9. Enjoying the story, SO different and I love the details. Can't wait to read more - great snippet! (Plus always nice to read about snow in hot August :-)

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    1. Hahaha, yes, that's why I thought it would be a good time to release it. Let everyone cool down while the story heats up. :D Thanks for commenting, Veronica.

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  10. I don't know if I'd want the Ice Demon to show up or not, but they are in a tight spot. Nice suspense.

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    1. Thanks, Elaine. I wanted everyone to be nervous from the start. :D

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  11. Well written. I feel how perilous the situation is that they're in. Your writing is always so fluid, Siobhan. I don't know how you do it. But I do study when I read your work. :-)

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Teresa. I just try to put myself in the situation and write it like that. Thanks for commenting. :)

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  12. I shivered it was that real. Well done!

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    1. Thank you very much, Gem. I'll warm it up soon. :D

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  13. I like the way the gravity of the situation builds as the scene unfolds. You make the danger palpable.

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    1. Thank you, Jeff. It started as a #flashfiction piece and just grew from one 250 word scene. I love nearly killing people, lol.

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  14. Tension filled scene! And Brrr!
    Love the cover, too!

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    1. Thank you so much, Karen. Didn't it turn out nice? I love my cover artist. She rocks. Thanks for commenting. :)

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    1. That will be the trick. Thanks for commenting. :)

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