Tourist menu tip for those Missoula-bound: SFFS snippet for May 5, 2012

This snippet is from the third book in the Clan Elves of the Bitterroot series, The Elf Mage, published by Dragonfly Publishing, Inc., (buy links here) available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and all the usual sources.

Here’s the blurb: Daven Talvi made a choice a quarter-century ago to serve the Bitterroot Elf Clan, allowing the Circle of Elders to send him into suspended animation until the queen could be rescued. In doing so, he gave up his mate and his newborn son, sacrificing his own life for that of the clan. It had been a mistake. With the clan now in chaos and the new young queen in hiding, Daven must acknowledge his own errors and take responsibility to set things right. He teams up with Lane Donatelli, a human who has too long used food and computer gaming to feed his own insecurities. Together, they use Lane’s technology with Daven’s innate magical abilities to wage battle against the evil elf mages threatening the clan.

And here’s the snippet:

Lane raised an eyebrow. “You think it’s dangerous if it’s caused by aliens but elf magic is cool? Really?”
Crispy shrugged a little. “I know elves. Aliens are scary. We never invite them for dinner.”
“Not that we know of.”
Crispy stiffened up again, and Lane smacked himself in the forehead. “Damn it, Crisp, I don’t mean that aliens are around here. Well, maybe the people down at the Oxford.”
“They’re not aliens,” Crispy said in an infinitely patient—and much calmer—voice. “They eat brains. They’re zombies.”

Learn more about the Clan Elves at this site or at Lyndi’s main website. To see the Oxford Cafe’s menu–complete with brains and eggs–check it out here.

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  1. Dude, this whole thing was just frickin’ awesome!!

    I was going to choose a line to quote, but there are too many.

    Great job, Lyndi!

  2. LOL!! That was a great twist! Nice snippet!

  3. Hehe…liked the twist at the end. Good snippet!

  4. Lyndi

    The Oxford is a Missoula mainstay! :)

  5. Haha! I love this. I really must get the entire series!! Sharp, witty, and full of fun!!

  6. cpsingleton42

    Great! can imagine this as a TV series!! well done!

  7. The back and forth between the characters is awesome. They have a chemistry, which makes for great reading and your premise is stellar.

  8. If we invite the zombies to dinner, will they bring brains?

    Great stuff, Lyndi! Can’t wait for more.

  9. ROFL. Wonderful.

  10. Lyndi

    TV series! Yes! Anywhere but FOX! *wink*

  11. Uh oh, elves, zombies, aliens? It’s got everything.

  12. Does he have a particular kind of alien in mind? They can’t be all bad!

  13. Lyndi

    Poor Crisp is generally terrified of aliens… it’s his way.

  14. Ahh, you make me homesick for Missoula. And Kalispell, and Flathead Lake, and the Mission Mountains…

  15. … o.O Well that’s a fun twist!

  16. How are zombies better than aliens? LOL

  17. My dear Crispy has an interesting world view… :)

  18. Aliens, zombies AND elves? Intriguing… :)