Snippet Sunday – You’ve Lost Your Mind

It’s time for Snippet Sunday, and I’m celebrating my new release. Woohoo!

I’m showcasing THE SAMHAIN SOLDIER, Book 7 in the Cloudburst Colorado series, AND a sequel to book 2, THE BELTANE WITCH.

In this snippet, Kendra MacGillivray, earth witch, is currently stuck in the Fae realm with an injured man and a healed tracker demon. as she gets ready for Samhain. She’s just met the hero Phinnius Winterbourne, and she’s not impressed.

Phinn moaned as he rolled onto his back and opened his eyes just as she tucked the blankets on the bed up to his chin. His sapphire gaze held her attention more than any bird or flower had during her fieldwork for her master’s thesis. The primal part of her growled and put up an emphatic demand. Mine.

“Look who’s awake. About time.” She grumbled to remind herself what a jerk he was and keep any lusty ideas at bay. “How are you feeling?”

His brows lowered as he opened his mouth to speak, but only a dry croak came out. He cleared his throat and tried again. “Groggy and stiff. Where are we?”

Kendra shook her head. “I don’t know. Wherever we ended up, it’s winter already and Marbles led us to this cabin to get you out of the snow.”


“Yeah.” She shot a look at the dark cat-like demon lying in front of the woodstove. “The tracker demon.”

Phinn jerked and tried to sit up, grunting in pain. “The tracker demon is here? And you named it?”

“Yes. What else was I supposed to do when she helped us avoid the mounted patrols?”

He shook his head. “You’ve lost your mind.”

“No, I’ve lost my marbles, and she can track them down for me. Which is where she got her name.” Kendra sighed. “Look, if it weren’t for the two of you, I’d be home getting ready for Samhain. Instead, I’m here, nursing you back to health, and Marbles has done nothing but help me. So, you’re just going to have to get over it.”

“I’ll get over it. Oh yeah.” Phinn’s eyes narrowed as his hands slid behind his back, then they widened with concern. “Whoa. Where’s my sword? What did you do with it?”

At least she’s looking on the bright side of everything. 😉 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 THE SAMHAIN SOLDIER:

Coming Oct 17 2022

It’s all fun and games until a tracker demon comes for you…

Phinnius Winterbourne, a soldier in the Summer Court of the Sidhe, has inherited his maternal grandfather’s sword. But the Winter Court of the Sidhe now wants it and him. Seeking help from his older brother seems like a good idea, until he runs into a witch. And the tracker demon sent to fetch Phinn. Not a great day.

Kendra MacGillivray is preparing her altar for Samhain when she runs head-on into Phinnius and his problems. She doesn’t have time for the arrogant fool who has irritated the Fae. When her healing spell clashes with that of the tracker demon, they end up in the Sidhe realm with no way home and a tracker demon familiar. Every witch needs one.

Trapped in the Fae realm, they must work together to keep the sword out of the Winter Court’s reach and get back home again before Samhain, when the veils close for the year. Nothing is as it seems and Phinn’s family secrets may break everything—him included. If they don’t protect the sword, they could lose more than a family heirloom—they could destroy the world. No pressure.

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