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!
In this snippet, in honor of Mother’s Day, we’re in Sandor’s POV and he’s talking to Bianca about her kids.
“How old is your daughter?” That was a typically innocuous thing to ask, right?
“Twenty-two and already so smart. She’s in school at UC Davis for mechanical engineering and claims she’ll be the one to make solar cells efficient and affordable. I have no doubt she’ll do it.”
Bianca beamed with love and pride in her daughter, and Śandor couldn’t help but be charmed. “Do you have other kids?”
“Yes, Trey. They’re attending Flagstaff Culinary School in Arizona to become a chef. They used to totally destroy my kitchen making these fantastic dessert concoctions without recipes.” She shook her head with a grin. “I made them write some of them down so they could perfect them when they got older.”
“They?” Śandor tilted his head.
“Yeah. Trey is non-binary with a style all their own. They wear long flowy skirts paired with a suit jacket and button-down shirt on dressy days, and jeans with a blouse and vest on causal days.” Bianca snorted. “I don’t know why I’m telling you Trey’s fashion choices. I think they’re original and beautiful.”
“Do you have photos of your kids?”
“Yeah.” She smiled and dug out her phone. “Let me find the good pics.”
While she scrolled, Tatiana came back and took their order—a BLT with avocado for her and a roast beef with Jarlsberg for him.
“Here they are with me for Trey’s twenty-fifth birthday earlier this summer.” She held out the phone and he took it, trying to ignore the zing of her fingers touching his. “They wanted a spa day, so we all got mani-pedis and massages. We all had a wonderful time.”
They all did look happy, showing off their polished and buffed nails with matching smiles.
Happy Mother’s day to those who celebrate. 😉 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.