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 Cloudburst novella, Cloudburst Ice Magic, a paranormal romance sequel to Christmas I.C.E. Magic in the Happy Holidays from the Crescent Moon Lodge Anthology. Cloudburst Ice Magic is out now. You can catch last week's snippet HERE.
In this snippet, Zach has gotten his audience with the Matriarch of Mistwater Tarn. He tries to pass off his interest in Lily as simply friendship. Icedora isn't buying it.
"One of the SAR professionals is a friend of mine, and I can’t leave her out there to die if I can help it.”
The small woman took two steps to him and grasped his jaw with her taloned hand, scanning his eyes.
“Ah, she means more to you than friendship.” A smile curled her lips around her protruding canines. “You’re mated to this human, yes?”
How in the Ninth Hell did she see that? It didn’t matter. He couldn’t lie to a ten thousand year old Ice Demon and get away with it.
Zach swallowed hard. “Yes, Matriarch, we mated the winter before last and she is human. But I swear by Freya, the mating was honorable and accepted by the Goddess.”
Oh, let's hope Icedora isn't as traditional as his parents. ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writing Warrior 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 Karla Doyle.
If you're interested in more from Cloudburst Ice Magic, here's the blurb:
Avalanches may bring down more than snow…
Working for the Search and Rescue team at the Cloudburst Resort in Colorado, Lily Sinclair figures she’ll do all the rescuing from now on. When hikers are caught in a spring blizzard, Lily and her partner head into the storm. Cut off from communication and facing deadly conditions, Lily fears she’ll never see her Ice Demon lover before death claims them.
Zach Snow encouraged Lily move to Cloudburst to grow and learn, but missed her every day of their months apart. His plans of moving to Colorado get pushed up when he receives her text explaining her situation, and saying goodbye. He must negotiate with the local Ice Demon clan to work in their territory to rescue Lily and the hikers before the Spring Fling blizzard kills them. But he’s running out of time.
Between the amorous hiker hitting on Zach, Lily’s self-doubts, and an avalanche bearing down on them, Zach and Lily must rediscover the love they first kindled in a Christmas ice cave, and create their own Cloudburst ice magic.
Cloudburst Ice Magic is available at Amazon, All Romance, Barnes&Noble, and Smashwords.