Saturday, January 24, 2015

Snippet Sunday - A Centaur's Solstice Wish - When you Wish Upon a Star


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 upcoming release, A Centaur's Solstice Wish, a companion tale to Take the Reins, Book 1 in the Rifts series. This new story is a sweet male/male fantasy romance and will be released on Monday, January 26, 2015.

In this snippet, Sedgewick is in the infirmary on Christmas Eve, nursing a dislocated shoulder. Bethany has suggested he send up his wishes and prayers since the magic is strong at this time of year.

He sighed and straightened his shoulders as he faced the window, mentally shaking his head at his whimsy, but still incapable of not trying.
Sweetest Epona, Goddess of all the Herds, please hear my prayer. Please let me find my heart's desire tonight. He paused, trying to visualize what that would be. He closed his eyes, imagining himself working on something with great skill and proficiency, enough to garner admiration for his abilities from the community. At the last second as his mind's eyes swung around the crowd, Ronin appeared beside him and wrapped a burly arm around Sedgewick's shoulders, squeezing in a proprietary manner. Oh, yes, please.
He opened his eyes and the Hunter's Point winked at him. At least he thought it did, though stars sparkled all the time. I'm just imagining things.

When you wish upon a star... ;) 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.

Here's the blurb to A Centaur's Solstice Wish, Book 2 in the Rifts series:

When making wishes on the Hunter’s star...

It will take more than wishes to improve Sedgewick Icetrotter’s Solstice. After being sent to the infirmary, again, for dislocating his shoulder while stringing his bow, he figures he’s got a snowball’s chance in hell to impress the centaur he loves. Until Corporal Ronin Creekjumper brings in two injured centaurs suffering from unusual insect bites, and Sedgewick knows how to treat them.

Ronin can’t believe his good luck when Sedgewick saves his men. It also gives him a chance to do more than light candles for his injured friend. Ronin takes the chance and invites Sedgewick to spend the Solistice holiday together. Just the two of them.

And a pack of hungry dire wolves who’d like to put Sedgewick on the menu. Who says Solstice can’t be exciting?

19 comments:

  1. "Like a bolt out of the blue..."
    No doubt you won't be surprised that comments include lyrics. My wife and I love that song!
    Nice 8, too!

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  2. Come on boy, it really winked at you, have a little faith. ;)

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    1. Hehehe, he's not as confident as Ronin. Thanks for commenting, Linda. :D

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  3. Awww... the feels are after me! So sweet, and I can't wait to read this.

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    1. One more day, P.T. And he's very sweet. :)

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  4. Hahaha! He tried to be reasonable and serious, but desire intruded on his wish. I like it! Happy launch day in advance!

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    1. Thank you, Aheila. He can't resist the wishing. Good thing, too. :)

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  5. First: Sedgwick Icetrotter. Best name ever!

    Second: I just want to hug him so hard. From the blurb, though, I don't think he'll be without hugs for too long!

    When do we get to read this, Siobhan? Soon? Please?

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! You get to read it tomorrow. It should be live on Amazon, All Romance eBooks, and Smashwords. :D

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  6. Love the magical moment of the wish. Enjoyed the snippet. :)

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    1. Thanks, Karen. We could all learn from his experience. Visualizing what we want is very helpful in getting it. :D

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  7. Loved this snippet this week and the names of your characters ... Ah-mazing!

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    1. Thank you, Cecilia. I tried to think of names that made sense with the kind of creatures they are. :)

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  8. Beautiful snippet, Siobhan! I love how he imagines his wish and then sees the star wink at him... <3

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  9. Aww, I liked it....really enjoyed the way he kind of circled around figuring out what his wish would be. Terrific writing! Best wishes on the release :-)

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  10. Very nice... It's likely that all of us have uttered some form of that prayer in our lives. Lovely snippet.

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  11. I love that line about being unable to not try. That tells so much about him.

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  12. Of course he has to try, it's in his nature and that's what makes him so sweet and deserving. Great sales @ you!!

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