Sunday, June 30, 2013

Snippet Sunday - The Beltane Witch - A Delay in Plans


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. Currently, the snippets are from my upcoming release, and while they aren't consecutive, they are in order within the story. You can read last week's snippet HERE.

Today, I'm offering a snippet from my upcoming release The Beltane Witch, the second book in the Cloudburst Colorado series. It's available on Smashwords, All Romance Ebooks and Amazon! In this snippet, Sabrina agreed to meet Darius at the Cloudburst Coffee shop to keep him out of her house, but he managed to piss her off pretty quickly. She stood up, got hot coffee poured down her chest, and fell, hitting her head. Now she's just lost consciousness and Darius is trying to wake her. This is in his POV.

Darius’s gut contracted as Sabrina’s eyes rolled up in her head and her body relaxed completely. But she still didn’t inhale.
Mumbling choice curses under his breath, he laid one hand over her burned belly and the other on her forehead, hoping he could coax her back into consciousness. The waitress fluttered with incoherent distress beside him and he sent a mental command to retreat back far enough to stay out of his way. She stumbled away, wringing her hands, and he turned his attention back to the wounded witch.
Anger stirred at the vivid red welts already forming on her creamy skin. Stupid serving woman. His protective instincts swelled and he closed his eyes, ignoring the fear shouting against Sabrina's ability to survive the nasty blow to her head.
Don’t be melodramatic. It’s only a faint.
Except she still hadn’t taken a breath. Panic screamed at the edges of his awareness and he hoped he could reach her despite their short association.
Bloody hell, woman, inhale!

I do believe he's met his match in Sabrina Foxglove ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writing Warrior list and in the Snippet Sunday Facebook group. A few of my favorites are Anastasia Vitsky, SJ Maylee, Goran Zidar, Gem Sivad, and A.S. Fenichel.

If you're interested in The Beltane Witch, here's the cover and the blurb:

Magic, mayhem, and motherhood… a witch’s work is never done, but Sabrina draws the line at the Fae.
After almost two decades as a practicing witch in Cloudburst, Colorado, Sabrina Foxglove is done with men, magic, and the fertility rituals of High Beltane. She’s dealt with all three before and ended up with two young daughters and no partner. Twice. She’s looking forward to a magic-free May Day, with nothing more exciting than making brownies for a kindergarten class and decorating a May Pole. She definitely doesn’t have time for a handsome, Fae-touched man…
After almost two centuries as the human chamberlain to the Fae’s Summer Court, Darius Winterbourne is a man accustomed to getting his way. So when the Summer Queen tasks him with finding a witch to perform the annual rituals and strengthen the ancient warding magicks, he figures it should be easy. He doesn’t expect Sabrina’s hardheaded refusal, her untrained abilities, or his attraction to her. With less than a week to Beltane, he must gain Sabrina’s trust before he loses his home, his position…and his heart.

Thanks for stopping by and happy reading! :)


  1. I love the intensity of this snippet. I can see it all happening. Fabulous.

  2. Intriguing snippet. The all powerful male feeling powerless over this witch. Nice!

  3. Excellent snippet. Love this, "The waitress fluttered with incoherent distress." Very visual.
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  4. "Bloody hell, inhale, woman!"

    Anger--the first defense of the terrified man!

    Excellent scene!

  5. I so loved Darius' response. Great snippet!!

  6. Intense, I was totally engrossed in his efforts to heal and revive her - terrific snippet!

  7. Wonderful snippet. Typical male response.

  8. Every word choice, deliberate. Either painting the scene or moving it forward. Nice! I'm adding this to my TBR--love the premise. :-)

  9. Your novel premise sounds awesome!Love the intensity in this scene *the fact that there was spilled coffee also upsets me deeply*

  10. Is he upset that she's not going to witness him saving her or that she hurt herself in the first place? Hard to be a hero without an audience ;-)

  11. Excellent! Love the last line especially.

  12. And another one of your books that goes into my TBR pile. Great snippet, Siobhan!

  13. Siobhan, these details literally make me tense. It's not just a visual scene; it's visceral. We're there in the moment, and it is a great ride. I can't wait to grab this one.


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