Being snowed in right now must be one of the best reasons to start a new novel (Book 3 of the Legends of the Winged Scarab. Book 1 is Khamsin, The Devil Wind of the Nile, Book 2 is SIROCCO, Storm over Land and Sea.).
After a devastating North American volcanic eruption, Jonathan and Naunet Wilkins escape to warmer climes. They sail through the southern tradewinds into a new life on a private island off Venezuela, its mysterious owner having bought the Golden Tablets from an Egyptian fugitive. What awaits them is more than they bargained for.