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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Snippets from SOLSTICE HEAT

Just so my blog doesn't grow mold while I'm busy doing everything else, I thought I'd post a few excerpts and snippets from my upcoming releases for the next few days.

Here's a few short scenes from the second story in the Magic Seasons series - Solstice Heat.

Chris came out of his library to see the three men sitting in his living room. He paused and looked around. “Did I forget about a meeting?” Where were the women? “Where is everyone else?”

Dade leaned forward and rested his elbows on his legs. “We were instructed they were coming here after work and they have been locked in your little magic broom closet for the last hour.”

Chris raised his eyebrows. “Doing?”

Owen lifted his hands. “Won’t say.”

Steven slumped down, wishing for a nap. “They’re not too pleased being driven to and from work.”

“I see.” Chris turned and started down the hall. “Let’s see what they’re up to.”

The men got up and followed him.

He tried the doorknob to find it locked. “Kase, unlock the door.”

“Soon.” She called to him through the door.

He stood there glaring at the door. They’d locked him out of his own room in his own home! We’ll see about this. He stepped back and slapped and invisible command at the door.

Sparks flew off it and the door remained closed. “What the…”

Dade grinned. “Quite the little witch you have there Larkin.”

Steven whistled out a breath. “Just how much trouble can they get into with all your stuff in there?”

Chris still scowled at the door while he answered. “A lot!” He tapped the door with his hand. “Kassandra unlock the door.”

A gentle breeze blew over all four of them.

“That would be a polite no.” Dade said quietly.

“Like hell, I’ll be locked out of my own temple room.” Chris hissed. Stepping back he stared at the door, the handle shook. When he thought it was going to open it started to pour rain on the four of them. He waved a hand to stop it and looked at the men beside him. Dade’s long hair was soaked and the expression on his face was similar to how he himself was feeling about the whole thing.

“And that would be a mind your own business.” Owen said sticking his hands in his pockets.

Chris looked at Steven. “You have any ideas?”

Steven shook his head trying to get the water to stop dripping in his face then took a step away from the door. “Oh no. I’m plenty happy enough to wait until it opens on it’s own. You might like lighting striking you but I’m not too open to trying that.”

Chris shook his head. “Are you all afraid of them?”

Dade nodded. “I’ve seen what each one can do alone – especially your little innocent there my friend; the four of them together scare the hell out of me.”

Chris sighed and looked back at the door. “Kasey?”

“Yes Christopher?” Her voice came through the door again.

“You’re making me angry and I don’t want to do something I’ve promised you I wouldn’t.”

A wind breeze ruffled his hair. “I know you won’t Chris. Now go away I’m trying to concentrate here.”

His jaw dropped. Sighing he looked at the others. “Beer?” They nodded and followed him down the hallway.

“Seems you’re a bit afraid of their wrath too councilor.” Dade mumbled behind him.

“Shut up.” Chris growled and walked into the kitchen.


When the women walked into the living room they were met with four glares.

“Oh!” Kasey jumped and pulled the gris-gris bag from under her shirt. She looked at the women. “Wow do they ever work!” The other three nodded. Turning she looked at Chris. “You need to calm down.”

“Do I?” He said softly.

She frowned at his expression. Then put her hands on her hips. “Yes, you do.” A chair came across the room and nudged the back of her knees.

“Have a seat and explain to me why I was locked out of my own temple room.” He hadn’t moved a muscle.

Sparks flew towards him.

Glaring at her, they vanished with a simple wave of his hand.

The other women sat quietly, not wanting furniture to come to them.

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