Saturday, September 27, 2014

Snippet Sunday - Cloudburst Ice Magic - Clear as Crystal


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 got the hikers to the Forest Service shed, but the whole hike there Lily has been battling her unreasoning jealousy over the redheaded hiker's flirting. Fortunately, Zach isn't completely dense, but he might be missing something. We're in Lily's POV, but Zach is the first to speak.

“Hey, princess, talk to me. I can feel you’re upset, but I don’t know why.” He stepped closer and tried to take her hand. But Lily turned out of his reach, presenting him with her shoulder.
“You don’t know why? All right. Let me make it really clear.” She faced him, tilted her head, and gave him a coy smile. “‘Oh, thank God, Zach. You found it. You saved us. How can I ever thank you?’” She batted her eyes at him before they narrowed. “That give you enough of a clue?”
Zach snorted. “She’s just grateful to get out of danger.”
“Yeah, you just keep telling yourself that.”

Oh dear, he better have a good comeback to that. ;) 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.

35 comments:

  1. Lilly may go on the rampage. Redhead lookout!
    Nice 8!

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    1. :D That's right. Don't get between a woman and her Ice Demon. Thanks for commenting, Frank. :)

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  2. Hmmm. Might that be jealousy I hear?? :D

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    1. Maybe a little. ;) Thanks for stopping by, Gem.

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  3. I'm thinking Miss Redheaded Shysmiles doesn't even register on Zach's radar! :D

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    1. Nope, but Lily doesn't see it that way. Thanks for commenting, Sarah. :)

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  4. I like his casual response to her sassy imitation of the redhead.

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    1. He's just trying to diffuse her anger, but I think he misses the mark. Thanks for stopping by, Zelda. :)

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  5. I'm not sure he even noticed the other woman. I like her sassy little attitude.

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    1. Oh, he noticed, but he's pretty smart to try to mitigate the damage. Thanks for commenting, Elaine. :)

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  6. That scene is so real, Siobhan! Nice job of writing it in such a believable voice! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Teresa. Lily has been an interesting character to write.

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  7. Yes, he'd better have a good comeback. I like her sarcasm, which says she doesn't mess around. Great job bringing out their personalities in this snippet.

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    1. Thanks very much, Frank. Yeah, Lily's pretty good at getting her feelings across, even if she doesn't understand why they're so strong. :)

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  8. I love the sassyness! Great snippet.

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  9. Oups! Guys never really see that kind of things. Did she ask for his phone number?

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    1. I think what he didn't see was how much it would bother Lily, or why. Thanks for commenting, Linda. :)

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  10. LOL He better do something fast or he'll be facing something worse than the storm outside. *grin* Great snippet, Siobhan!

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    1. LOL Yes indeed, Elyzabeth. Lily has more bite than a rabid werewolf when you get her riled. Thanks for commenting. :)

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  11. I like that Zach is oblivious to the redhead's attempts to flirt. Nice little scene going on here - excellent excerpt!

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    1. Yeah, Zach has more pressing things on his mind - his mate and the storm. Thanks for commenting, Veronica. :)

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  12. Poor Zach. I think he genuinely wants to fix it but still doesn't see what's wrong.

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    1. Yep, that's the hard part. He'll figure it out...eventually. It might take some serious efforts, though. Thanks for commenting, PT. :)

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    2. Not fair since I've read the book, but Zach is being so dense.

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  13. I'm wondering if the redhead has a plan of a more devious nature. Good for Lily being upfront!
    http://historysleuth.blogspot.com/2014/09/milk-carton-murders-39.html

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    1. She might, if Lily lets it go that far. But Lily has some tricks of her own. Thanks for commenting, Cindy. :)

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  14. Poor guy, I hope he gets a clue before Lily loses her patience entirely.
    Great snippet! :)
    ~Charley

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    1. Well you know how storms go - things always get worse before they get better, Charley. ;) Thanks so much for commenting.

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  15. Well, give him points for guessing SOMETHING is wrong.

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    1. Yes, he's at least got that, Cara. :D Thanks so much for commenting.

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  16. Could he be that clueless? lol Apparently so. :)

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    1. LOL he was pretty focused on getting everyone to shelter, but he's aware of it now. :D Thanks for commenting, Karen. :)

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  17. Aww, I kind of like how oblivious he is...and that she's jealous. Reveals so much about the characters:)

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  18. Nice... I can totally see this happening, hear that tone of voice. Good stuff.

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