Snippet Sunday – He’s Done This to You Before?

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 she’s talking with Śandor about her ex after their date and the phone call with her kid.

“His controlling ways were one of the reasons I divorced him, but it mellowed after we split.” She let Śandor open the passenger door of his truck and climbed in. Then she waited for him to open the driver’s door as she chewed her lip. “He never threatened me or tried to control me after that. Yes, he called every week for a while and he often drove by to see the kids, but he never made me feel like he was keeping tabs on me.”

That was a lie. Denton spent the first three years after the divorce coming by more often than to see the kids. Some days, he would park across the street from their old house and watch the front door. He never came in or approached her, and if she left while he was there, he didn’t follow her, but sometimes he’d sit for at least a half an hour and watch the house. It unnerved her.

The last few years, he’d stopped doing that, but she sometimes thought she saw one of his interns on their street and she knew those kids didn’t live anywhere near her house.

Śandor’s nose twitched like he smelled something foul. “Are you sure? You don’t sound like you believe your own words.”

She sighed. “Look, I appreciate your concern and I realize you’re just trying to help, but I barely know you. This isn’t the time to dump the family dirt on you. I just wanted to have a nice lunch, but yet again, my ex is getting into my business.”

Śandor raised his eyebrows as he pulled into traffic. “He’s done this to you before? Made things harder for you?”

Reluctantly, she nodded. “Yeah, he didn’t like seeing me with other men, not even friends I made before and during our marriage.”

The ex sounds rather invasive. 😉 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. WyantKaren Michelle NuttVeronica ScottKarysa Faire, and Iris Blobel.

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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.

One Reply to “Snippet Sunday – He’s Done This to You Before?”

  1. Missed this snippet last week – sorry! I appreciate having more details on the interfering ex-husband but it sure makes me apprehensive for what’s next, inagoodway. Love your books!

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