Saturday, August 9, 2014

Snippet Sunday - Cloudburst Ice Magic - Careful What You Wish For


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 the first snippet HERE and an exclusive excerpt HERE.

In this snippet, Lily Sinclair has a new job as Search and Rescue at the Cloudburst Resort and she and her partner Randy are stuck out in an ice shelter. The blizzard has socked them in and no help is coming. Everyone has gone to bed and she's keeping watch over the stove, lighting it periodically to keep heat in the shelter.

God, Zach, please get the text. She closed her eyes and imagined him standing in his ice cave wearing nothing but a grin in his natural form. His beauty never failed to excite her and a fierce yearning to see him again burned through her chest. I miss you and love you.
The truth came hard. She sat in an ice shelter hoping nothing crashed down on them and she finally admitted she loved him.
Way to go, Lil. He’s not here to tell, is he? Her brother’s voice mocked her gently. She wished her phone had juice so she could text Zach. Classy. Say it in a text.
“Fine.” Her whisper barely disturbed Randy’s snores. “Then send Zach to me out here in the Rockies and I’ll tell him in person.”
Careful what you wish for, Lil.
She snorted. “As long as we’re wishing, I’d like Zach to move to Colorado and be my permanent partner in everything, including SAR.” Hell, she’d settle for just seeing him again.

What's that saying, Spit in one hand, and wishes in the other... ;) 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.

17 comments:

  1. A moment with which all readers can identify, that moment of truth when we admit we love someone.
    Great writing!

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    1. Thanks, Frank. Yeah, and it often happens when we can do nothing about it. Thanks for commenting.

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  2. I like the feeling of longing here. Nice job.

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  3. Timing is everything, isn't it? :)

    I love that she's still having conversations with her brother.

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    1. Yeah, it happens when your twin dies and he just won't leave you alone. :D Thanks for commenting, Sarah.

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  4. This is such a touching excerpt.

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    1. Thanks, PT. Lily is one of those characters who tugs on your heart strings.

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  5. Nice! She's admitting the truth of her feelings, and yes, timing is everything.

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    1. It is, isn't it, Elaine? I think she'd even admit it in front of anyone at this point. Thanks for commenting.

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  6. I'm with Sarah W, timing is everything. Enjoying the story, very different! Terrific snippet...

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    1. Thanks so much, Veronica. Yeah, and Lily's timing sucks. :D Thanks for commenting.

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  7. Very nice. You do a great job of capturing all of the varied emotions brought on by her situation.

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  8. She has got some weird timing to sort out her feelings but better now than never. I hope Zach will arrive soon.

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    1. Yeah, Lily doesn't always get the moments right, but she certainly makes them memorable. Thanks for commenting, Linda. :)

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  9. Better late than never, but I do hope that Zach gets there soon (and she has the guts to tell him, lol) Great snippet!

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