SFFS snippet for Feb. 18! The Elf Mage…where magic and WoW collide!

This is a snippet from my new book The Elf Mage, the third book in the Clan Elves of the Bitterroot series, published by http://www.dragonflypubs.com/dfp/elfmage.html, available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and all the usual sources.

Lane Donatelli, a World of Warcraft addict and child abuse survivor, has a laptop that has been infused with magic by little Max, an albino elf of the Montana clan. When his elf friends are threatened by a Big Bad in the forest, Lane resolves to use his online skills, if he can. It happens in a way he never anticipated….

He was on his feet in a moment and the two of them followed Max into the living room. There, in the center of the small space, stood a seven-foot tall green Orc with every one of those teeth he’d warned Max about. “Sweet Jesus,” Lane said.
Just then, the bathroom door opened and Crispy walked out, wrapped in his thick blue terry bathrobe that covered him from throat to ankles. When he saw what was between him and Lane, he stared, his eyebrow snaking up in annoyance.
“Don’t worry, Crisp,” Lane said, but the words didn’t come out in his voice, from his mouth, but instead, they came from Xiomar, in a deep booming voice that reverberated off the walls.
“Really? Smelly green monsters? I’m not cleaning it up when he poops on the floor.” Crispy turned around and walked to the bedroom and closed the door behind him.

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  1. This is bonkers in a quite wonderful way. I love it :D

  2. *snicker* Loved the last line of dialogue there… :-)

  3. OMG! I laughed out loud when I got to that last line of dialog.

    Can’t wait to read this!!

  4. Ew. Poop.

    Hilarious, though. Nicely done.

  5. Laurel C Kriegler

    Oh dear. Well, guess Orcs can be messy!

  6. Hehe! What a funny snippet. Loved the humour!!

  7. Good light and funny snippet. I love the premise of a magical laptop. I hope we get to find out more about the little albino elf.

    Thanks for sharing!

  8. LOL I loved it! I want to see where this goes.

  9. Wow, this is brilliant! Story sounds very inventive! Can’t wait to read more!

  10. Loved the humor. I wouldn’t clean up that poop either!

  11. I think if I were crispy, I’d be more than annoyed.

  12. Lyndi

    Thanks for all your comments! Lane and Crispy have lived together since they were in foster care as kids– I think they have certain tolerances of each other’s quirks. But I’d agree with Sue Ann. :)

  13. Love how matter of fact Crispy is over something that might have most people in screaming hysterics. :)

  14. Lyndi Alexander

    Pippa, he’s already learned that elves live in the neighborhood in Montana, that one of his best human friends is really an elf and that you can order brains at a restaurant in town. Plus all the other oddities that are Lane. So…yeah he’s not easily shaken. :)

  15. Lyndi

    Nicole, the albino elf will actually be one of the protagonists in book 4, coming out in 2013, THE ELF GUARDIAN. So we’ll hear a lot more about him.

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