Saturday, September 20, 2014

Snippet Sunday - Cloudburst Ice Magic - Plot Thickens with the Snow


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 is out now. You can catch last week's snippet HERE.

In this snippet, Zach and Lily pulled the hikers out of the chute in time, but now they have to get to shelter to await transport. Both are relieved and thrilled to see the other. Lily's not the only one who's excited to see Zach. We're in Zach's POV.

Zach wanted to grab Lily and kiss the hell out of her, but she turned away to give Randy the plan. Zach dropped his chin to hide his grin and made sure Lily’s pack remained connected to his. A new scent intruded as he worked and he looked up to meet the gaze of Caroline.
“Hi, I just wanted to thank you for coming all this way out here to rescue us.” She gave him a shy smile. “I didn’t think anyone knew where we were.”
“They had a vague idea.” Zach gave her his best noncommittal smile. “Ms. Sinclair got a text out to me and I managed to get up here in time.”
Caroline brandished her smile again. “I don’t know very much about mountain rescues, but don’t Search and Rescue people always work in pairs?”

I guess Zach has made an impression. ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writer Warriors 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 Sarah Wesson.

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, Barnes&Noble, and Smashwords.

21 comments:

  1. Zach has definitely made an impression. I sense a little conflict named Caroline presenting a problem in their attempt to rekindle their relationship.

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    1. Oh, yes, Caroline is going to be a problem. Thanks so much for commenting, Zelda. :)

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  2. Yep, he's made an impression all right. Maybe she'll press him for answers he can't give her.

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    1. Yes, she gets a little intrusive as the story continues, Elaine. Thanks for commenting. :)

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  3. love that first sentence, "kiss the heel out of her"... very effective!! ;-)

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    1. Thanks, E.E. If you get a chance, grab the first story between Zach and Lily in the Happy Holidays from the Crescent Moon Lodge anthology. It's only $0.99 and gives you an idea of their connection. :)

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  4. Caroline just has a few questions. lol Zach better have a good answer.

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    1. Yes, he better. :D Thanks for commenting, Karen.

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  5. "Caroline brandished her smile again."
    Great way to describe a smile.

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    1. Thanks, Frank. She's bringing all her considerable charms to bear. :)

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  6. Trouble named Caroline is on the horizon. :D

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  7. Oooh! I sense a much deeper story here than what's being said in your snippet :) Great job!

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  8. I think Lily better stake her claim.

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  9. I can see trouble ahead, with Ms. Caroline! Very interesting new wrinkle and I enjoyed the excerpt!

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  10. Lily better pay attention to Zach before Caroline's smile works her charm. ;-)

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  11. That's good... All kinds of interesting stuff just starting to bubble to the surface...

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  12. I don't think Caroline is all that interested in winter sports--at least the outdoor kind.

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  13. Is the 'shy smile' an act, I wonder?

    I doubt Zach will ever stray, but that doesn't mean Caroline can't do a lot of damage!

    Great snippet, Siobhan! :)

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  14. Oups, Caroline is into something. Is she going to discover Zach's secret?

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