Snippet Sunday – Take a Deep Breath

It’s time for Snippet Sunday and I’m so ready for the warm spring temps to come back. We had snow for the last two days and I don’t want it, lol.

Beltane is right around the corner, and I thought I’d showcase CLOUDBURST COFFEE & SPA, the companion tale to THE BELTANE WITCH. Both occur around May Day, which is coming up, and there’s a sequel to them coming in October this year.

In this snippet, we’re in Moira Callahan’s POV. She owns the Cloudburst Coffee & Spa and she’s just had an accident out on her floor. (BTW, this scene is also in THE BELTANE WITCH)

Moira jerked in her chair as her waitress Tess came screaming into her office.

“Ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod.”

“Calm down, Tess. What’s going on?”

“I just accidentally dumped some coffee on someone and she fell and hit her head and now she’s not breathing, and—”

“Whoa, whoa, whoa. What happened?” Moira rose and followed the agitated woman out the door into the Cloudburst Coffee & Spa, her pride and joy.

“It was an accident. She got up and turned right into me, and the coffee spilled.” Tess’s expression filled with tears. “It burned her, I think, and she tripped over her chair and hit her head on the table…Oh my God, I’m sorry, Moira.”

“Take a deep breath, Tess. We’ll figure it out.” Moira grabbed the cordless phone on the way into the main floor of her coffee shop and headed for the small knot of people standing around a handsome man kneeling over someone on the floor.

“Oh no.” Tess twisted her hands in her apron and bit her lip.

Moira felt the breath leave her body as she recognized Sabrina Foxglove out cold, blood staining the floor. “Holy Goddess!”

“I know. It was an accident, I swear.” Tears slid down Tess’s cheeks.

Before Moira could say anything, Sabrina gasped and opened her eyes. She scanned the crowd around her in startled recognition and some of Moira’s tension eased. The man hunched over Sabrina spoke with her a few moments, reassuring her, and Moira wondered who he was. She wanted to ask, but Sabrina’s recovery meant more at the moment.

“Is she going to be okay?”

“I think she will be fine, but she needs to go home and rest.” The man nodded.

“I have to get to work…” Sabrina struggled to get up, but the handsome stranger gently pressed her down.

Well that’s a little excitement for the day. 😉 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 ScottJessica SubjectKathy Griffith Karysa Faire, and Iris Blobel.

Here’s the blurb for DUDE WITH A COOL CAR:

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Moira Callahan knows a thing or two about fresh starts. Second chances are a different story…

As an empath synced into the energies of spaces around her, Moira always understood what people needed, and tried to provide. But after escaping an abusive D/s relationship, she’s ready to make her own rules as the owner of the Cloudburst Coffee & Spa. Life is good. Until her first love shows up in town seeking his second chance.

Aiden Westmorland escaped Cloudburst to learn to control his sexual needs, but he left behind the one woman who calmed his statistical empathic abilities. Now he has a chance to rekindle the fire they’d shared as teenagers, with the flavor of BDSM. But earning the trust of an emotionally scarred woman after his long radio silence is easier said than done.

When Moira’s past comes to Cloudburst, threatening the life she’s fought to rebuild, Aiden insists she go to the police. But her former Dom has a past of his own, and he isn’t willing to let go so easily this time….

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