Sunday, June 23, 2013

#Snippet Sunday - The Beltane Witch - More Than Meets the Eye

Welcome to the Snippet Sunday on the Weird, the Wild, and the Wicked. I'm sorry I didn't attend your blogs last week. I was in the middle of finalizing the upcoming release. 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 will be available TOMORROW! In this snippet, Sabrina Foxglove has just told the hero Darius Winterbourne to let go of her when she tried to get into her car. Darius thought she'd be easily cowed after her encounter with the other men. This is in his POV.

Darius felt the surge of energy around Sabrina as she snarled the words and the hairs on the back of his neck stood up. Holy Goddess, this little witch had much more power than he’d been led to believe. If she focused all her magic on him, she’d very likely overpower him. She didn’t seem to have the skill to do it, but he decided against testing her just yet.

“Forgive me, Lady Foxglove.” He bowed his head as he removed his hand.

Her shoulders relaxed when he stepped back, but her pale eyes flashed with angry electric purple sparks.

“Perhaps we can speak of this more at your home. It’s cold out tonight and we have much to discuss.”

The tension returned to her frame and her eyes widened. “You think I’m going to let you come to my house? I don’t even know you. I won’t endanger my family. Heck, you carry a huge sword over your damn shoulder.”

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 Sarah Ballance, SJ Maylee, Goran Zidar, Gem Sivad, and A.S. Fenichel.
If you're interested in The Beltane Witch, I just got the cover and here's 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. Congratulations!

    Darius better be careful, she doesn't seem like one he should toy with.

  2. I'm going to have to go back and read previous snippets... or wait for the book.

  3. Darius is in trouble now! :)

    Congrats on your release, have a fun day tomorrow!

  4. The premise for this book sounds like so much fun will ensue! Terrific snippet, best wishes!

  5. Sounds like he'd better be careful. She's a handful.
    Nice snippet.

  6. Congratulations on the release! And, btw, LOVE the snippet. :-)

  7. He'd better watch out. Great snippet! :-)

  8. I smart man knows when to back off. I think he may have his hands full! Congrats on your upcoming release :) Cheers!
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  9. Lovely banter and I like your use of details. Darius is smart not to push her, but his arrogance might still get his ass bespelled. :)

  10. Haha! Yeppers, a sword over his damn shoulder would be enough to make a girl avoid a very tempting morsel. :-) Nice snippet, Siobham. Best wishes on the release!

  11. Sounds like he will have his hands full with this one. Probably in more ways than one. lol Great snippet.

  12. Definitely going to be a handful I think. Will have to keep his wits about him.


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