Saturday, August 16, 2014

Snippet Sunday - Cloudburst Ice Magic - The Silver Times


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. Tomorrow! You can catch last week's snippet HERE and an exclusive excerpt HERE.

In this snippet, Zach has made the 9 hour drive to Cloudburst from Vegas, and he gets some help from another Ice Demon, Cade Cliffrose. Cade has connections with the local clan and gives Zach some pointers on how to approach them. Cade is the first one to speak.

“The clan’s small, so I suspect we’ll be meeting the Matriarch. Make sure you’re in your true form when we go.”
“Will do.” While he loved being with humans and all their brilliant colors of life, being in his own skin relaxed Zach. “What’s her name?”
“Icedora Mistweaver. I’ve heard she’s one of the oldest Ice Demons outside of Europe. Been here since the Silver Times.”
“Since the last Ice Age? Holy shit, that’s ten thousand years ago.”

Good to know the clan has a history. ;) 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 is available at Amazon, All Romance, and Smashwords.

30 comments:

  1. Ice demons -- that's so intriguing! Good job on creating a climax!

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    1. Thanks, E.E. They're an interesting crowd. :)

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  2. "all their brilliant colors of life" -- great line!
    Nice 8, too.
    Beware, there's a "Henny Youngman" behind every iceberg...LOL

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    1. LOL Frank! No 'bergs where they're going, but plenty of glaciers. ;) Thanks for commenting.

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  3. 10000 years, that's so freaking old. She must have seen so many things, have a lot to talk about.

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    1. She is very old. She's see it all. Thanks for commenting, Linda.

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  4. I love the name Icedora. And that they have their own name for the last ice age. Such an intriguing world within our world...

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    1. Thanks, P.T. Yeah, they have been around longer than we have and their "Golden Times" were when the world was covered in ice. Paleoclimate has its uses, even in romance. ;)

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  5. Icedora...that sounds like a takeoff of Isadora. I like the idea of Cloudburst! Nice snippet.

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    1. That's exactly how it's pronounced, Ana. :D Good catch! Yeah, she's been around a long time and she's something of a legend. :)

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  6. Let's hope Ms. Mistweaver isn't a cougar, or this could get even more dangerous. . . :D

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    1. LOL I think she's been around long enough to have enough lovers without needing Zach. Thanks for commenting, Sarah. :)

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  7. I'm already jealous on Lily's behalf, although I'm sure she can count on Zach to be faithful (right?).

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    1. That is a very good question, Gem. ;) We shall see. Thanks for commenting.

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  8. Since the last ice age? That's about 17,000 years to the peak. I'd like to talk to her!

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    1. You're absolutely right, Sue Ann. But it ended 10K years ago, which is when they remember the last of it. Thanks for commenting.

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  9. I just love the idea of ice demons. :P

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  10. Do I sense a bit of competition coming on? Nice excerpt.

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    1. Maybe, Elaine. Thanks for commenting. :)

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  11. I am more and more fascinated about this world with every snippet. Great snippet, Siobhan!

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    1. Thank you, Elyzabeth. Cloudburst is one of my favorite towns ever. :)

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  12. Oh the names are TOO cool. Love the worldbuilding, can't wait for more, great snippet!

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  13. Love the idea ice demons. Great snippet!

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    1. This way you can blame them for the really rough winter weather, Karen. :) Thanks for commenting.

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  14. I like how the opening of the snippet builds anticipation of meeting Matriarch. Very good.

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  15. Cool! What a world you're creating. I love how their names evoke imagery. Good blurb--great premise, Siobhan. It all works...

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