It’s time for Snippet Sunday. A TIMELESS HEART is the second story in the ELEMENTAL HEARTS series, is now out and available for an older heroine’s second chance at love. Just check out that beautiful cover!
A TIMELESS HEART is Captain Śandor Halmi’s story and he’s the captain of the Cloudburst Hot Shots, the local wildland firefighters in Cloudburst, Colorado. In this snippet, we’re in Bianca’s POV, and her eldest kid calls while she’s on a date with Śandor, warning her about their dad.
Trey sounded so worried she forced lightness into her voice. “I love you, too, honey. Don’t worry. I’m sure it’ll be fine. If I see your dad, I’ll let him know you’re trying to reach him.”
“Okay. Bye, Mom.”
“Bye, Trey.” She ended the call and dropped her phone in her purse, trying to shove aside the unease slithering through her.
It’s going to be fine. Denton has no reason to come looking for me. I have nothing of us, not even his kids. He doesn’t need to track me down. It’ll be fine.
“Hey, is everything okay?” She thought Śandor’s eyes glowed green for a moment but when she blinked, the color was gone.
“Oh, yes. Just a call from my kid-adult telling me they haven’t seen their dad and wondered if I’d heard from him.”
“Your ex? Do you keep in close contact?” Śandor frowned.
“No, not at all. But he’s been acting odd lately, and now he’s not at home or at work, which is strange for him. Trey’s worried.” He’ll come here after me. She didn’t say the last bit because it wasn’t a real likelihood. At least that was what she told herself.
“You sound worried, too.” Śandor pushed open the café’s door and waited for her to walk through. “Is he a danger to you now that you’ve moved?”
She frowned as he stepped in beside her, his gaze swinging around the town.
“No, I don’t think so. I mean, we’ve been divorced for six years and he never had any problem with me living away from him. There’s no reason to come after me now.” She took a deep breath. “Really, there’s no reason. I don’t have anything that belongs to him.”
“Does he feel you belong to him?”
That’s the question, isn’t it? 😉 There are several great authors on the Weekend Writer Warriors list, the Snippet Sunday Facebook group, and the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group. A few of my favorites are, P.T. Wyant, Karen Michelle Nutt, Veronica Scott, Karysa Faire, and Iris Blobel.
Blurb for A TIMELESS HEART:
When Bianca Pearce left Cloudburst, Colorado at eighteen, she swore she’d never come back. She moved to L.A., got married, and created a successful antique and modern clock repair business. But time mellowed the hurts of the past, and with a divorce and two kids in college under her belt, Bianca is ready to move back to the small town to have a quiet life in a familiar place. At her age, she knows who she is and what she wants, and figures love is better left to the young.
Captain Śandor Halmi is the commander of the local Hot Shots squad—and a Zomok, a Hungarian Forest spirit that most often takes the shape of a dragon. His main goal is to take the whole weekend off to relax, ignore his phone as much as possible, and generally disappear now that the Colorado fire season has ended. Love is not on the agenda…until he sees Bianca at the local farmer’s market. He’s struck dumb by her beauty, bearing, and experience, and now he can’t get her out of his mind.
Despite growing up in Cloudburst, Bianca doesn’t believe the stories about the town having non-human residents, and she definitely doesn’t believe in love at first sight. But something about the silver fox firefighter sets her desire ablaze, and she can’t seem to stop thinking about him. Not even when he shows her his true form.