Sunday, November 24, 2013

Snippet Sunday - Christmas ICE Magic - Seeking the Light

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. Today I'm introducing my Christmas novella in the Happy Holidays from the Crescent Moon Lodge anthology, Christmas ICE Magic. It was just released today, November 24th! Squeee!

Lily Sinclair hates Christmas because it only reminds her of her twin brother's death. She's determined to see him one last time, even at the expense of her own life.

Lily Sinclair shouldered her overnight pack and settled her goggles over her face as she resumed her trek into the gently falling snow. Extreme camping at Christmas on Mt. Charleston hadn’t seemed like such a bad idea in October, but the weather proved to be more challenging than she’d expected in December. Too late to turn back now.
She’d already been hiking for four hours on Christmas Eve and the sky grew darker with each step up the slopes. Her crampons crunched in the crusty snow and icy wind chapped her face below the goggles. She had a funny feeling she’d be seeing her brother soon, and no matter what her reason told her, she couldn’t shake the certainty. Linus has been dead for two years. You won’t see him tonight no matter what extremes you go to. But the certainty wouldn’t leave.

Sounds like she's hurting pretty bad. 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, Gem Sivad, Goran Zidar, Zee Monodee, and Karla Doyle.

If you're interested in more from Christmas ICE Magic, here's the blurb:

For Lily Sinclair, Christmas means sorrow and loss since the death of her twin brother. The magic is gone and she only wants to see her brother one more time. As an Ice Demon Zachary Snow is used to rescuing people in winter, but he’d never rescued anyone like Lily. Now he must convince her the magic she wants is in life itself.

It's available now at Smashwords. Thanks so much for stopping by and happy reading. :)


  1. Oh, she's skating so close to a death wish . . .

    I love the premise of this---and that it's available to read right away!

  2. Poor Lily! Good tension. Makes me wonder just how she's planning on seeing her brother.

  3. Great imagery in this snippet, and I love the premise. I'm looking forward to reading more!

  4. Wow, intense and I'm worried about her and thoroughly intrigued! Can't wait to read more...excellent excerpt!

  5. Can't wait for it to hit Amazon! I am sooo in line for this book because of this story! :D

    1. Aww, thanks, Silver. Lily's is the lead story, she does get her happy, but she starts out so sad. She was a challenge to write in terms of romance. How do you make a miserable person fall in love and find joy again? :)

  6. I was already cold and you just made me colder, lol. :) You pulled me right in an made me so curious. Great snippet. Congrats on the release!!

  7. Now I want to know what happens on Christmas Eve. Pulled me right in.

  8. Love the sensory details. (And the oh-so-familiar "this seemed like a good idea in October" feeling...

  9. Sounds like a death wish, all right.

  10. Sounds interesting and dangerous... lol

  11. Oh this sounds interesting. Great story premise. I feel both sad and scared for her at this moment!
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