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Snippet Saturday – New Beginnings

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It’s author’s choice today on the Snippet tour, and that’s exciting for me because I’ve got a brand new website to show off! So in honour of a new beginning, I’m going to share a bit of news and a snippet from another brand new book- UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SUN that releases in print this week–October 4.

The news? I’m pleased to announce that the second book in the Takhini Wolves series has been contracted. SILVER MINE will be out in September of 2012. ARWHOOOO!

And a snippet from the newest print wolfies:

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Maggie hesitated as the boardwalk underfoot blurred.

“You okay?”

She nodded but grabbed another couple of pills from her backpack and chased them down with a few swallows of water. Her dizzy spells had grown more frequent. Was she really okay? Not yet, but the cure might be closer than before.

“You’re seriously freaking me out. If I didn’t know better I’d suspect you were popping something other than herbal remedies.” Pam blocked her path and looked her over sternly. Finally seeming satisfied, her friend grabbed Maggie’s gym bag off her shoulder. “Since you insist you need to soak instead of just hitting the sleeping bags, I’m going to be your Sherpa. You concentrate on walking. I don’t want to have to figure out how to carry your sorry ass again.”

Maggie chuckled faintly. “Hey, it only happened one time.”

“Yeah, once was enough. You may look like a twig, but you’re damn heavy.” Pam winked, then offered her elbow. “Do you need an extra hand? I’m here for you.”

“I’m fine. Really. I just need a couple hours floating. Liard Hot Springs is a little bit of heaven on earth.”

They walked in companionable silence down the worn boards of the four-foot-wide path leading into the bush of northern British Columbia, summertime heat rising around them. Beautiful weather had followed them the entire trip from Vancouver. The bright green colours of new growth in the marsh grasses on either side of the boardwalk made a soul-refreshing break from the concrete that had filled Maggie’s world for far too long. Towering spruce trees, the brilliant blue of the June sky, crisp clean air—all of it slipped into her blood like a tonic. A tightly locked knot in her core loosened, and for the first time in almost a decade she didn’t resist.

Her wolf stirred.

Oh God, that felt amazing. Maggie stopped in midstride and closed her eyes to let the sensation roll over her. Surround her. Like an icy cold barrier had broken open a crack, shivers trickled through her limbs. Electric. Delightful.

“Shoot, are you having a seizure or something?” Pam clutched her arm and shook her gently. Maggie fought to keep from baring her teeth. Because wouldn’t that just freak the human out to learn there were some secrets even best friends didn’t share.

They were close to the changing shelters, rustic wooden squares built of upright rough-cut timber. Splashing noises trickled to Maggie’s ears as she fought down the longing in her limbs she refused to answer. “I’m just tired. Let me get into the water.”

“Screw that. You have…drown. Just…careful…hell.” Pam’s voice faded in and out of Maggie’s range of hearing. It was the most confusing thing. Maggie saw her friend’s lips continue to move, but the words disappeared. All that remained was this loud buzzing noise, like a swarm of horseflies. Maggie tried not to laugh at the funny expression on Pam’s face as she waved her arms frantically and flapped her hands at someone racing around the corner of the decking surrounding the hot springs.

Someone? Maggie peered harder through the fog drifting in front of her eyes. That wasn’t a person, it was a walking wall. Crap, the man was huge. Dripping wet from head to toe, gorgeous tattoos seemed to writhe on his torso as he reached for her.

Hmm…he smelt delicious.


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Sullivan McPig
Sullivan McPig
9 years ago

The new site looks great!
And a snippet from my favorite story! Yay!
Must reread it again one of these days.

9 years ago

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new featured section at the top of the site! Though I do have to say that I liked the image you had at representing you from the previous site betters. More sassy and sexy…this one is just so very….generic 🙁 Sorry to say that. I guess it lets the featured section with the book covers stand out more, but still. Otherwise, I really love the layout and how it is all organized…and really that is the most important thing.

Congrats on the new contract!

9 years ago
Reply to  Vivian

Hey Viv!

LOL, Your author pic is fine 🙂 No I was referring to the banner at the top with the leaves, not your profile pic. Sorry for the confusion 🙂 Though with writing both paranormal and contemporary romances I can also understand not wanting a certain type of image of a couple representing the entire site. I just didn’t picture you with serene leaves as a website header…when your books are so much more!

Then again, people don’t visit to look at the website graphics as much as they come to learn more about the books. Either way it’s a nice layout and can’t say enough good things about the feature section!

Nancy Gilliland
Nancy Gilliland
9 years ago

Love the new look for the site-easy to navigate, and colorful and attractive to the eye without being overbearing. Looking forward to Silver Mine, and all the upcoming releases.

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