Part of that is offering snippets from CHRISTMAS I.C.E. MAGIC, a novella associated with the Cloudburst, Colorado series. It's a paranormal holiday romance and it's re-release is available now. Woohoo! Zach Snow has rescued Lily, but he can't seem to get her to warm up to him, literally.
He tucked her hands back into the bag and strode to the table to pour out hot water in a metal to-go mug before setting a new pot to boil for soup on the stove. He added a peppermint tea bag, hissing as the steam burned his fingers, and brought it to her.
“Ms. Sinclair, I have some hot tea for you. It will help you warm up.”
“No, I don’t want tea.”
“Just hold this for me while I get a chair.” He handed her the mug, the metal exterior warm to the touch. She took the mug reflexively as she frowned.
“Yeah. So I can sit with you.”
She turned her head to take in the room beyond him and the bed. “Where am I?”
“This is my place. I didn’t have time to get you down the mountain to the Lodge tonight.” Zach dragged over one of his two wooden chairs he’d gotten from an Austrian woodcarver in the early 1920s and sat beside the bed. “I’ll get you there tomorrow after the storm blows through.”
“What? No, I don’t want to go back to the Lodge.” Anger sparked in her expression. “Where’s my tent?”
“Right now, it’s buried under several meters of snow and ice.” Zach crossed his arms over his chest. “I got you out just before the avalanche came down on top of it.”
Her face paled, but she narrowed her gray eyes and her hands closed tight on the travel mug. “What the hell did you do that for?”
“Why did you pull me out? I was fine where I was.”
Someone's ready to party for sure. ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writer Warriors list and in the Snippet Sunday Facebook group. A few of my favorites are Charley Descoteaux, Karen Michelle Nutt, Veronica Scott, Gem Sivad, Jessica Subject, and Iris Blobel. Here's the blurb:
For Lily Sinclair, Christmas means sorrow and loss since the death of her twin brother. When her friends want to celebrate at the Paradise Lodge on Mt. Rainier, Lily figures she’ll take the chance to see her brother one more time before ending her life.
As an Ice Demon, Zachary Snow is used to rescuing people in winter, but he’d never rescued anyone like Lily. She fights his efforts, claiming the magic has left the world and she has no more adventures left. But to Zach, she embodies everything magical and more.
Zach must convince Lily the magic she wants is in life itself.
This title was previously published in the Happy Holidays from the Crescent Moon Lodge anthology. It has been re-edited.
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