Sunday, July 14, 2013

#SnippetSunday - The Beltane Witch - Just a Little Punchy

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 newest 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 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 is recovering from her near-death experience with a raging headache. Moira Callahan is worried about her being alone and Darius claims he'll be there to help take care of her. Sabrina tries to dissuade him. Darius speaks first.

“I want to, Ms. Foxglove, and it’s no trouble. I’ll be happy to stay as long as you need.”
Sabrina glared at him while the women who’d overheard sighed with “awwws” and “ohhhhs” at his kindness, but she knew his game. His innocent look only added to her frustration.
The sneaky bastard just got into my home and got a free place to stay.
“All right then, we’ll get you home in a blink.”
Moira led them through the kitchen to the back rooms of the bar and gathered her purse, coat, and keys. She hustled them out the door to her snow-dusted Jeep parked beneath a small overhang. Darius set Sabrina in the back seat and climbed in beside her while Moira stepped out to sweep the windshield. Sabrina wondered where he’d put his huge sword, grateful she didn’t have to hold it for him in the car.
Oh, man, that sounds bad. Can I hold your big sword, Darius? She had to stifle a giggle. Thank the Goddess he can’t hear my thoughts.

Getting a little punchy there at the end. ;) 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, Zee Monodee, 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 think I'd be punchy, too, after a very-near-death experience! Plus, I'm sure he has a very nice . . . . sword. :)

  2. hahahaha! I love that last line. that's exactly what I was thinking right before she said. Perfect timing!

  3. Giggling at holding his sword. (I have characters in one of the books of my current WiP series make similar comments about a staff -- but they were doing it to annoy a stuffed shirt...)

  4. She's losing it and cracking me up, lol. :)

  5. I love the "voice" of this story! I'm with everyone else, giggling along about the big sword. Terrific excerpt!

  6. *lol* She's thinking about his sword,is she?

    Er, I should probably stop there & just say what a great snippet this is! I'll keep the outright smut for my own blog, m'kay? :)

  7. Love where her thoughts have drifted. lol Great snippet!

  8. Haha! Something tells me he'll find a place for his big sword.

  9. At least she's still got her sense of humor. And she seems very together for having just had a near-death experience. I think she can take care of herself!

  10. You know what they say about men wielding huge swords:) I'm enjoying the banter between these two--very entertaining:)

  11. Siobhan, your writing is SO naughty! lol! You made me laugh, and I love your touch of humor.

    Can't wait to have you on Fika tomorrow! :)

  12. She is forbidding herself to be attracted to him, it's so cute.

  13. Is that a sword in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? Nice snippet!


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