Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season!

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season!

Feeling chatty?

Welcome to my blog! Pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and read what's on my mind. I've a vicious sense of humor, an apprecation for romance and a mad addiction to writing.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

Well, it’s that time again, we’re waving goodbye to another year. I hope 2008 proved to be one to be remembered by all. For me, it’s been all about watching my son grow another year older, having a few more stories published and of course, writing new things. I should be finished the first draft of my muse story, the sequel to Highland Muse, part of the Song of the Muses Anthology, by the end of January. After that it’s on to a novel that's connected to my Scottish trilogy.

To my readers and friends, may 2009 be filled with new beginnings and “happily ever after” endings.

I’d also like to say a special Happy New Year to those soldiers still overseas and all the families without their loved ones this holiday season, my heart goes out to you.

Happy New Year All,
Sky

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas. May the the holidays find you
warm and happy and surrounded by loved ones!
Sky

Monday, December 15, 2008

And the winner for my Christmas Ride is...

Oh, it was so wonderful reading all of your Christmas memories. I'm still smiling, thank you!

It's been a very long weekend up here in New Hampshire after that big ice storm hit us Thursday night. I was lucky enough that I didn't lose power so I was able to post. Many in my state are still without power today!

Okay, back to business. Drum roll please...Congratulations Mindy, you won the Highland Bagpipe Christmas CD! Please contact me at Sky@SkyPurington.com.

Another big round of applause for Kim S., you won a free download of Destiny's Denial as well as a $10 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press, congratulations! Please contact me at Sky@SkyPurington.com

Again, thank you all so much for swinging by my blog and sharing a little piece of your Christmas with me. Happy Holidays to all and don't forget to gather Christmas carols along the Christmas Ride for a chance to win the grand prize, a $75 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press!!!

Merry Christmas,

Sky

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Blog Ride-December 14th

Welcome everyone! If you haven’t been here before today you've stuck gold because this blog is part of a Christmas Ride that has been flying through cyberspace. For those of you that have been Ho Ho Ho- ing along, I hope you’ve had a blast thus far! Those of you just joining, hang on tight because the sleigh’s full and everyone is giving away some great prizes!

Christmas happens to be my favorite holiday of the year. With a small child underfoot I spent the first week of December decorating. I’m still in that bizarre transition where I have all my elegant decorations intact but they’ve started to blend with everything a three year old would find acceptable. You know what I mean…the big Mickey Mouse face ornament now hangs alongside my crystal reindeer. The expensive Scottish Santa (yes, I have a Scottish Santa, are you really that surprised?) now stands alongside Christmas SpongeBob Squarepants. But I’m loving every minute of it. If you’re a mom, you know what I mean.

Well, I’ve a few presents stashed away in my sleigh and feel like giving them away! The first is a copy of the Highland Bagpipes at Christmas. If you visited back in the Christmas in July event you’ll remember how much I loved this CD and it only made sense that I’d give away a copy now. For a chance to win this CD simply play the video below (Highland Bagpipes of course!) and tell me what song is playing in a comment.


My sleigh’s not empty yet. I have more to give away! For a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press and a free download of the second book in my Scottish trilogy, Destiny’s Denial, I’d like to hear a Christmas memory. I shared my thoughts about having my son’s decorations blending with mine, this year is definitely a memory that will stay with me forever . What about you? Tell me in comment for a chance to win. It can be anything at all, a sentimental moment that made you remember a loved one or a humorous moment when the lights all blew out. It’s up to you!

So, quick recap, you have a chance to win a few things. If you want to try for all of them simply leave multiple comments!

And to spread more Christmas cheer, everyone hosting the CHRISTMAS RIDE came together and we’re giving one lucky person a $75 Wild Rose Press gift certificate! All you need to do to enter is attend each day's blog post, identify the carol, and make a complete carol list to submit after the final blog post of Christmas Eve. Don't forget to check the list twice! Send it to http://us.mc632.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=Christmasrideblog@live.com by midnight, CST Dec. 31st 2008!

Here’s a hint from my carol….

Peace on earth and mercy mild...God and sinners reconciled

Joyful all ye nations rise...Join the triumph of the skies

(Smile, snicker, I've made this quite easy for you my friends!)

Remember, the first blog connects to them all so scroll down two posts at this blog to begin the easy research that will lead you to a quick win!

Well, I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog today. The next stop on the CHRISTMAS RIDE (and it’s bound to be a blast!) is http://alishapaige.blogspot.com/. So pop on over tomorrow for a chance to win more great stuff!

Merry Christmas all!

Sky

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Busy with the holidays!


Swinging in to say hello!

I've been pretty silent so far this month but December is super busy in my household.

We bought our tree today and it's all decorated, lights blazing blue. Me with blue Christmas lights, who would have thought? Wide grin.

When I haven't been busy with my family I've been working on my latest Song of the Muses story and really like how it's coming along. In fact, I'm halfway through it! With this one, think an old Victorian New England home, ghosts and a hero and heroine with more internal issues than any character has a right! She's Greek American, he's a Scot in denial...again, grin.

Anyway, I did create a book trailer for the story that I wrote before this one, Highland Muse. That tale leads into the one I'm writing now. If you want to check it out just click this link...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5pfw3KBAOQ

Also, while I have your attention, the CHRISTMAS RIDE arrives at this blog on Sunday, December 14th so if you have a second and want to pop in for a chance to win some great prizes, mark me on your calender now. I plan on giving away not only a Gift Certificate but some fantastic downloads!

I look forward to seeing you all soon. Until then, enjoy the holiday season!
Sky

Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Christmas Ride has started!


JUMP ABOARD THE CHRISTMAS RIDE!
SEE THE SIGHTS.
HEAR THE MUSIC.
NAME THAT CHRISTMAS CAROL!

This is your chance to win a prize a day through Christmas Eve and one grand prize... a $75 Wild Rose Press giftcard. Are you getting an e-reader for Christmas? Well, what better than to fill it with e-books from sweet to erotic!!!

How do you begin this incredible journey?

Each day, the link to the next blog destination will be posted.To enter to win the grand prize, you make a list of all the Christmas carols and submit the list as instructed. With 28 prizes, what have you got to lose? At least the cookies and drinks are calorie free

I do apologize as I was offline for the holiday so I'm posting this a few days late. Just to get you caught up, the ride started at http://www.elainepcantrell.blogspot.com/, then moved on to http://plparker.blogspot.com/ on the 29th. It's at http://lynnreynolds.blogspot.com/ today so swing by and join in some holiday fun. Keep your eyes peeled at lynn Reynold’s site for the next stop on the blog ride.

It just started snowing and I’ve lots of decorating to get done so I must be off. Have a super time on the Christmas Ride!

Sky

Friday, November 21, 2008

Destiny's Denial is available in print

Great news!

Destiny's Denial, the second novel in my Scottish trilogy, is now available in print. This story is especially close to my heart so I'm beyond pleased.

Interested in watching a book trailer? Click here... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z143no4wwJQ

For any new readers popping in, here's a blurb:

Caitlin Seavey relives the same nightmare every night for three years. Then one day, the dream seeps into reality when an ethereal Scotsman visits. Horrified, she confides in her grandmother who then gives her a two hundred year old novel titled Fate's Monolith. It tells the tale of her distant relative's journey to medieval Scotland and can only be a myth. When Caitlin discovers a family heirloom in the attic she soon learns the book is based on truth.


Chieftain Ferchar Mac'Lomain found what he was looking for. Caitlin. He should have left her alone. For to bring her to Cowal will spell disaster-a foreseen threat to himself, his clan, and Caitlin. As a visionary, it's his obligation to protect her. As a man, he's determined to ignore his heart. Can he thwart his destiny? Or will he forever be a slave to the gods of old.


And, of course, an excerpt!

“I didn’t realize I was doing anything to your men or otherwise.” She took a step back as he took a step forward.

“Unlikely,” he replied.

“Why do you doubt me? You don’t know me.” He had her backed up another step.

“I know enough about you just by watching your actions.”

Both his tone and his assumption annoyed her. Blast his ice blue eyes. She wanted to look away but that would be giving in. “And I you.”

“It’s unwise to compare us.” He almost had her against the wall between the room of claymores and battle-axes. “But if I were to humor you, what do you mean by that?”

Ah, she had gained ground. “Just that my appreciation for the male species is obviously equivalent to yours for the female.”

One corner of his lip pulled up and his eyes flickered over her face until they landed on her lips. “You could only be referring to Emma.”

Caitlin willed the fire from her face even as it flooded in. She was as transparent as a newly cleaned window. “I’m referring to the fact that I have as much right to entertain a man as you do a woman.”

His hands fell to the wall on either side of her head and Caitlin’s breath switched pace. What was he doing? She could duck beneath his arm and escape but would again give him the upper hand. His leaned so close she could make out the little flecks of silver caught in his eyes.

“Our situations are very different,” he whispered.

His luscious mouth was within inches of hers and the nearness of his heat began melting the muscles so crucial to holding her legs up. She suddenly rethought things. It’d be best to move away from him. Caitlin sprung into action and dipped to move under his arm.

Too late, the skin on their arms touched.

That was all it took.

Interested in learning more, perhaps purchasing? Click here...http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=825

Thanks for popping in to celebrate with me!
Sky

Friday, November 14, 2008

Reincaration?

I normally wouldn't post something like this, but I do believe in reincarnation, and I do believe we all deserve to take a break at one point or another and have some fun! Sooooo....if you have all of 20 seconds to spare, click on this link...http://www.thebigview.com/pastlife/

Please feel free to post your results here everyone!

I'll gab more soon, promise.

Sky

Saturday, November 8, 2008

I'm in the Spotlight at Raine Delight's site.

Another round of big news!

Today, alongside my fellow authors in The Song of the Muses Anthology, I’ll be in the spotlight at Raine Delight’s site. It’s all about crawling inside each author’s head and figuring out what makes them tick, so if you have a second to spare, come on over and learn more…feel free to start with with my interview at http://authorrainedelight.com/2008/11/in-the-spotlight-sky-purington/#comment-427

Don't be shy, leave a comment, I look forward to seeing you all there!

Thanks,
Sky

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween contest winners.

I hope you all had a spooky Halloween yesterday and enjoyed romping through the different blogs in search of All Hallow's Eve fun. Now it's time to announce yesterday's winner...bat wings flutter, fangs appear...congratulations Alisha, you won a $10 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press!

And, because I love Halloween, I feel like giving away a little something extra. Jane, when Darkest Memory hits digital, you have one free copy coming your way.


All winners must contact me at Skypurington@live.com.


Thanks so much for playing and have a fabulous weekend!

Sky

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween Blog Bash!

HAUNTED BLOG!

Welcome, I wish you a very spooky All Hallow’s Eve! I’m part of a super Halloween Blog bash contest that runs all day, Friday, October 31’st.

I debated long and hard about what to cover as a topic for this post. Fate’s Monolith takes place on October 31, 1799, so should I have covered New Hampshire’s hauntings? Destiny’s Denial has a ghost in it, so should I have covered haunted Scottish Castles? You see where I’m going with this. In the end I decided to announce that my vampire story, Darkest Memory, will indeed be published and naturally, to celebrate, will devote my post to Vampires! Evil grin, after all, when one travels to the dark side, what better creatures are there than the vamps?

Instead of going into the myths and legends of the vampire, I’d really rather simply promote another author and all that her work has entailed. Yep, you heard me right! So a special 'shout out' to author Charlaine Harris and her Sookie Stackhouse books which are now featured in an HBO series called True Blood. Have you watched the True Blood series? Wow, if not, you should. It’s chock full of suspense, dynamic vampires, multiple storylines and…unbelievable sex! (Definitely Rated R Folks)

The premise of this series is that vampires ‘came out of the coffin’ two years prior and are living amongst humans. Suffice it to say, the setting is New Orleans (where else would it be? Smile) and prejudice against the vampires runs rampant. Of course, you have your vampire followers as well as vampire blood sold on the black market. (When taken by a human, it’s supposed to be beyond intense) The whole concept is wonderfully imaginative but holds tight to a feeling of realism. I mean, if you found out vampires existed and were suddenly part of society, what would you be thinking? What would you be doing? Would you be curious enough to hit a vampire bar? Or petrified at the mere concept?

Okay, this is how much I love this series and think it’s a worthwhile Halloween treat to promo. I’m offering one prize to one winner with a chance to improve that win if you want to go the extra mile! I will be printing the list of contestants without answers for one of my family members to randomly choose, so there is NO chance of a single answer contestant winning over a double answer contestant purposefully, promise. Fair’s fair. I just thought it’d be fun to up the jackpot!

For a chance to win a $5 dollar Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press watch the following trailer and tell me in a comment what Sookie, the girl with the blond ponytail (that can hear people’s thoughts) does for a living. Make sure you turn up your volume! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd5E-pHzXGI

Okay, that was easy, huh? Now, for a chance to turn your $5 Gift Certificate into a $10 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press tell me what part of Vampire Bill’s body, Sookie sucks blood from in the following video? . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6bh4ka3Roc

Well, I’ve had my vampire fix for today, I hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about True Blood and that your All Hallow’s Eve is loaded with chilling fun. Don’t forget to swing by the following blogs for more chances to win prizes!!!

http://blog.skhyemoncrief.com/
http://alishapaige.blogspot.com/
http://www.myspace.com/betty_hanawahttp://michelehart.blogspot.com/
http://www.marlymathews.blogspot.com/
http://elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com/
http://www.brendaweaver.blogspot.com/
http://alienplaces.blogspot.com/
http://www.hywelalyn.blogspot.com/
http://sherilewiswohl.wordpress.com/
http://sisterwriters.blogspot.com/
http://barbaraedwards.net/blog/blog.asp
http://bethcaudill.blogspot.com/
http://myblog.susannesaville.com/
http://www.dayanaknight.blogspot.com/
http://plparker.blogspot.com/

Feel free to pop into Charlaine Harris’s website to learn more about her upcoming releases http://www.charlaineharris.com/

Join me tonight between 10 and 10:20 PM EST at The Wild Rose Press's Halloween Ball! I'll be giving away more great prizes so come be part of the fun! Click this link to enter the chat room... http://thewildrosepress.com/publisher/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=194&Itemid=81

ALSO…Through December 15’th, if you purchase one of my tales, you’ll have the chance to win a SONY eReader!

If you buy one of my stories, simply send an email to SONYREADER@thewildrosepress.com and include your name, the date of the purchase and the order number. You can do this even if you bought it at a distributor, simply indicate where and when you bought the title and the order number so that my publisher, The Wild Rose Press, can verify you did purchase the story.

Thanks and Good Luck!


Sky





Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I'm back, up for some Halloween fun?

I'm back from Aruba! I know I never mentioned I was heading there...hey, a girl has to have secrets, smile. My family and I had a super time. Regrettably, a tropical depression hit the island on Tuesday and Wednesday, but, well....one can weather anything when they're on vacation! Now I can officially report what it's like to drive through two feet of water....more scary than you'd think!

Anyway, the first frost hit here in New England when I got home and I can say that it's officially 'Halloween Time' here in New Hampshire. So, I'll just throw up a fun link for now. If you have a sec and want to strain your brain with your family click here....http://www.dedge.com/flash/halloween/

Talk to you all very soon, there will be alot going on soon!

Sky

Friday, October 10, 2008

Song of the Muses, Book 1 Hits Print!

Great news! The first book in the Song of the Muses Anthology has hit print. I’ve posted the blurbs below as well as some additional information!

ANCIENT MUSINGS by Skhye Moncrief:

When the muse of writing, Calliope, challenges Zeus to end her immortal existence, she faces the reality of death in Hades. Only Jake Genoese, an archaeologist' s soul, can outwit Zeus's Harpies and help her find new purpose. Far more is at stake when both realize they are no more than pawns for Ancient Musings.

HIGHLAND MUSE by Sky Purington:

Melpomene, Muse of Tragedy, risks everything to save Rowan Stewart's life. Devoted to Scotland in life and the God of War in death, Rowan struggles to understand her undying devotion to him. Can a melodramatic Grecian Goddess and a resolute Scotsman truly love one another? Find out in Highland Muse.

DESTINY'S LIGHT by Robyn Wren:

Hades, Zeus, Hestia and the chaos of a forgotten memory, Eutrepe hurries to fulfill her quest to unlock the buried words to complete Ceris' unfinished song. Their bond forged the night she's almost killed, Ceris must venture to the underworld to save her and bring them both into Destiny's Light.

Read an excerpt from my story, Highland Muse, click here: http://www.skypurington.com/muse_excerpt.html

Learn more about the entire trilogy! http://www.skypurington.com/muses.html

Interested in purchasing the first Song of the Muses book to hit print? Click here…http://www.amazon.com/Song-Muses-Book-Robyn-Wren/dp/1601543662/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1223640880&sr=1-2

Have a super weekend!
Sky

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Spotlight on Beth Caudill's Informally Yours

Back in July I hosted an author appreciation week. Since then, on occasion, I still like to devote posts to different romance authors that I believe deserve a little extra appreciation. Today’s post is dedicated to Beth Caudill, author of Dragon’s Mate.

Congratulations to Beth on the release of Informally Yours, available today through The Wild Rose Press!

Below I’ve listed the blurb for Informally Yours.

BLURB:

Everyday Melinda Jenson goes to work at Formally Yours, a high-end formal wear store, unaware the customers and owner are members of the local supernatural community. On Halloween night, Melinda's boss asks her to make a simple delivery. Unwilling to disappoint her niece and nephew, she arrives late and has an unexpected encounter with a wolf. Now she's chasing cute, furry forest creatures, and mated to a man she barely knows. "May you live in interesting times," just took on a whole new meaning.

If you’d like to learn more and read a super excerpt for this story visit Beth at http://www.bethcaudill.net/)

BUY Informally Yours, click here...http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=997&zenid=87c825bf1300310ccaaf17a8bb4e10e4

Thanks for stopping by!
Sky

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

WEAR PINK RIBBONS!

Hi Everyone,

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. If you did not arrive here via my website I’d like to tell you about a wonderful contest some fellow romance writers and I are hosting. It’s called the Breast Cancer Awareness Contest and begins on October 1st. We’ll be giving away romantic and inspiring gifts to winners. All you need to do to be in the running to win one of these prizes is visit each of the websites listed in the upper right hand corner of this blog and find the hostess’s WEAR PINK RIBBONS! Blog entry. Each hostess will discuss a topic of her choice—all dealing with breast cancer. Just note the topic and author on a list that you must e-mail to happyendings2007@aol.com by midnight CST October 31st.

My topic is listed below. Please take the time to read the article I’ve provided, it’s very important!

The following article was written by and can be found at http://www.imaginis.com/breasthealth/earlydetection.asp (I am not the author of this article)

Guidelines Women Should Follow for Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Early detection of breast cancer can lead to greater likelihood of cure. The American Cancer Society recommends the following guidelines for the detection of breast cancer in women who are asymptomatic (show no symptoms of breast cancer):

Women 20 years of age and older should women should be told about the benefits and limitations of breast self-exams (BSE). Women should be aware of how their breasts normally feel and report any new breast change to a health professional as soon as they are found. [Note: while the American Cancer Society recently amended its guidelines and no longer recommends monthly BSE, many healthcare professionals believe strongly in this easy, no cost method of screening for breast cancer and continue to recommend BSE on a monthly basis].

Women 20-39 should have a physical examination of the breast (CBE or clinical breast exam) at least every three years, performed by health care professional such as a physician, physician assistant, nurse or nurse practitioner. CBE may often be received in the same appointment as a Pap smear. Women 20-39 should also perform monthly BSE.

Women 40 and older should have a physical examination of the breast (CBE or clinical breast exam) every year, performed by a health care professional, such as a physician, physician assistant, nurse or nurse practitioner. CBE can often be performed in the same visit as a mammogram. Monthly BSE should also be performed.


Women 40 years of age should receive a screening mammogram every year. The National Cancer Institute recommends mammography every one to two years for women between 40-50 years of age. Beginning at age 50, screening mammography should be performed every year.

Women with a high risk of breast cancer and/or family history of breast cancer are encouraged to consult their doctor or other trained medical professional about receiving annual screening mammograms starting between the ages of 30 and 40.

Woman at a very high risk of breast cancer (such as those tested positive for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast cancer genes) should speak with their physician about beginning annual mammograms as early as age 25.

I would like to comment in addition to the information provided above a nurse was kind enough to swing by this blog and leave a comment. Only a physician is qualified to give a breast exam and it's a very good idea to get a breast exam yearly. My mom is a second time breast cancer survivor so I know that I will!

Sky

Some site’s worth checking out…


http://nbcam.org/
http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=2&ThirdPartyClicks=prcnbcf

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Everyday Life


I know, I haven't posted for a while, so sorry! I just finished writing a free read for my publisher. Right now the working title is Christmas Wish. It's a short read but I think that anyone that likes my work will enjoy it.

I spent the weekend at my parents with my son and wrapped up summer boating across the water I grew up on, Sunset Lake. The sun shone, the seagulls dove and it was a day unlike any other. Today, it was all about the New England Patriots. Yes, they lost, but I'm forever optimistic and look forward to next week's game.

I have big news...but I'm sitting on it until I know more. Wink, wink. Check back soon to learn more!

Thanks for swinging by and a special shout out to all of my friends down in Texas that weathered hurricane Ike. So glad it's over.

Hugs all,
Sky

Friday, September 12, 2008

Review of Hywela Lyn's Starquest

For those that have been to my blog before, especially during my Christmas in July Blog Event, you may remember that I spoke highly of author Hywela Lyn and her novel, Starquest. Well, the first review of this fantastic novel has arrived. Here it is!

Review site: Between the Lines

Title: Starquest
Author: Hywela Lyn
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Fantasy Faery Rose
Length: 292 pages Spicy
Release 8/29/2008
1-60154-355-7

BLURB: When Jestine Darnell is rescued from her sabotaged starship by the crew of the Destiny her only objective is to complete her mission and keep her promise to save a world from slavery. Love is the last thing on her mind. However, she has not counted on losing her heart to Keri Marchant the ship's second in command, who makes his distrust of her painfully obvious, despite the chemistry between them. The completion of her mission has consequences that neither of them could have foreseen.

Enter Dahll Tarron, who becomes involved in a long and dangerous quest to find the Destiny. Fates become intertwined, perils shared, culminating in the realization that sometimes love may be so close that there is a danger it will not be recognized until it is too late…

REVIEW: Starquest by Hywela Lyn is a sweet and wonderful book. It is a story of Jess who travels across the galaxy to find the love of her life. An incident happen to her that makes her lost her memories and the man that she loves. She woke up with nightmares and a strong desire to find Destiny and her crew, especially the blue-eyes man who makes her tingles and her hearts ache. But her head hurts every time she tried to remember, and she needs to find Destiny to get the last piece of the missing puzzle in her brain.

Jess made a pact with Dahll to help her with her quest. But she was not aware that he has his own reason to help her. He has a secret, so deep that it can jeopardize their journey and their life. A woman with a mission, a man hunted by a killer, little did they know the journey will test their courage, trust, and most of all, their heart.

This is a wonderfully written book that will keep you on your toes and ended with a big smile on your face. An adventure like no other, this is a book that you don’t want to miss big time.

Reviewed by Amylove

BUY NOW!!! Click here.... http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=937

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tribute to September 11, 2001



To my countrymen, I remind you what was taken from us seven years ago.





But we have superceded. No one can take that away from us.

This blog is dedicated to all the women, men and children that gave their lives on September 11, 2001. I will always remember you. God bless.

Sky



Patriots Fan!

Just popping in to wave Hello! Honestly, there's not too much going on in my neck of the woods save...well...football! The New England Patriots kicked off their season and we're down a quarterback from the get go...Brady, good luck with your surgery, you'll be missed more than you know! Cassel, I have faith in you.

Can you tell I'm a football fan?

I know, odd for a writer, but I am who I am! On the subject of writing I'm typing up a page for my website that explains why I wrote my Scottish Mac'Lomain trilogy and will throw up the link as soon as I have it. Until then, be happy and enjoy the rest of your week!

Hugs,
Sky

Friday, September 5, 2008

Destiny's Denial Reviewed Again!

Hi all!

A big 'Thank You!' to everyone that took the time to vote for me last weekend. I'm thrilled by the feedback I'm getting about Destiny's Denial and wanted to share the latest review with anyone popping by! I'll swing by again tomorrow and let you know how we're weathering up here in New Hampshire under Hurricane Hanna!


SRR GRADE: A

Destiny's Denial is the second book in Sky Purington's The Mac'Lomain Trilogy, the first one is Fate's Monolith and the third one coming soon is Sylvan's Mist. So far I have loved this series and I am anxiously awaiting the third tale.

Magic, dreams and rogue Highland Scots combine to make these stories much more than just time travel. With wizards and prophesies and two families seemingly forever bound Ms. Purington has woven quite an intricate trilogy.


Caitlin has been dreaming this same dream for three years. It always plays out the same way until the night it doesn’t. Suddenly she is in the arms of a glorious Scot, he can't be real, its just a dream, isn't it? Finally she gathers the strength to tell her grandmother who gives her an ancient book. What she reads there is unbelievable or is it?


Chieftain Ferchar Mac'Lomain doesn’t want "his destiny" he doesn't even want to be laird but yet he is and his destiny will come for him no matter what he wants. What he doesn't count on is falling for the feisty Caitlin and willingly change his life for her. Ferchar and Caitlin make a dynamic couple and when they get together the heat is palpable. But most of all I loved the inner strength that Caitlin, she handles things that would break most women and she pulls it off. Ferchar of course is sexy, gruff and tries to push her away but then he pulls her into his arms every opportunity he has -- can you say mixed messages?


There is so much packed into Destiny's Denial the story is gripping. I couldn't put it down until I finished the last page but don't take my word for it, you really need to read these books. If you have the slightest interest in time travel, Scotland or magic you will be pulled into this story hook, line and sinker.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Vote for me!

Big News!!! My novel, Destiny's Denial, has been nominated for Book of the Week based upon review over at Long and Short Reviews. If you have a moment would you mind swinging over and casting a vote for me? Here's the link...http://www.longandshortreviews.com/LASR/recentrev.htm

Thanks so much and have a fantastic Labor Day weekend!

Sky

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Dog Days of Summer Contest

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to remind you that the multi-author Dog Days of Summer contest will end on August 30'th. If you want a chance to win a bunch of great prizes please swing over to my site and check out what you need to do to enter!

Just click here... http://www.skypurington.com/contest.html

Thanks so much!
Sky

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Mars

Okay, today's all about the planet Mars. How could it be otherwise? After all, we're supposed to see something tonight no one will see again for over 60,000 years, that's huge! Myself, I love everything to do with outer space, it's always intrigued me.

Is it true about Mars tonight? No. The data is old apparently but for me it doesn't hurt to to pay attention. I know that they've discovered that Mars can maintain life, at least a single organism. That's all it takes Folks! To me, that's amazing and worth talking about.

Interested in what's going on? Click here and check it out! http://www.blogherald.com/2008/05/25/live-coverage-of-nasas-phoenix-mars-lander-tonight-at-6pm-est/

Always,
Sky

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Darkest Memory

I am thrilled. Why you ask? Well, I've been busy finishing my latest vampire tale and 'wow' it's going extremely well! The stars have realigned themselves, the moon is where is where it needs to be, Venus is in my favor and my creativity is flowing.

A HUGE 'thank you' to ladyvampire2u and Dena, your words and advice meant the world to me. It was so great to hear your feedback!

When and if this story makes publication it will be titled, "Darkest Memory."

Eyes peeled and as always, fingers crossed! Let's see if I can pull it off!

Hugs all,
Sky

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Vampire Mode

I know that I told everyone I would post to my blog at least once or twice a week and I haven't. The truth is I'm stuggling to get my latest piece finished.

What I've discovered is that I was arrogant. I thought I could go from writing in my 'comfy' zone which was fantasy fiction/paranormal/Celtic romance cross genre to Vampire. Hmm....it is proving to be very difficult for me but with the help of two very special (die-hard) crit partners, I will write this story.

I think half the problem is that I'm a Taurus (The astrological Bull) and I won't give up. I started this project and refuse to give up!

If you're swinging through this blog and have any feedback on what you like to read when and if you read a vampire story, feel free to leave a comment!

Thanks for popping in.
Sky











Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch


Hi everyone! I just got back from Vermont and had a great time visiting with my family. While I was there I started reading a book my sister gave me many months ago titled The Last Lecture. Why did it take me so long to read it? I'll be honest. The author, Randy Pausch, was dying of cancer. There has been so much cancer in my family over the last fifteen years that I suppose I just shied away from this book because of that. Mind you, this book has nothing to do with cancer, but inspiration and dreams. I wish I had started reading it sooner. I'm halfway through The Last Lecture now and I am beyond impressed with what this man had to say.

Today's post is dedicated to the late Randy Pausch and his family, may all of those in the world become as inspired by his words as I have. Below I've quoted from the main page of his website. Beneath that you'll find a link to his website. Take a moment and check it out. It's worth more than most of the things you will find on the internet.

From his website....

"On September 18, 2007, computer science professor Randy Pausch stepped in front of an audience of 400 people at Carnegie Mellon University to deliver a last lecture called “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.” With slides of his CT scans beaming out to the audience, Randy told his audience about the cancer that is devouring his pancreas and that will claim his life in a matter of months. On the stage that day, Randy was youthful, energetic, handsome, often cheerfully, darkly funny. He seemed invincible. But this was a brief moment, as he himself acknowledged.

Randy’s lecture has become a phenomenon, as has the book he wrote based on the same principles, celebrating the dreams we all strive to make realities. Sadly, Randy lost his battle to pancreatic cancer on July 25th, 2008, but his legacy will continue to inspire us all, for generations to come."

Please, take a moment of your time and visit http://www.thelastlecture.com/

Thanks so much for stopping in.
Sky




Friday, August 1, 2008

Happy August!

I had such a blast with all of you last month! It sounds like we've all got a fairly busy month ahead. For those of you with a child having surgery or having surgery yourself, my thoughts will be with you. I'm so glad to hear many of you will be popping back in to visit, that's wonderful!

I'll keep today's post brief in that I've a very busy day ahead. Yesterday's winner is Drea, congratulations!!! Please contact me at SkyPurington@live.com to collect your prize.

Have a super weekend everyone and be good!

Hugs,
Sky

Thursday, July 31, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (Last day of contest, time to say Goodbye)


July 31st: Christmas in July! Blog Event (Participating authors listed to the right)

Hi everyone. Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed visiting my website yesterday. Before I ramble on, the winner is Eva…Congratulations!!! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com.

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already the last day of July…and (frown) the last day of my Christmas in July! Blog Event. As some of you may know, I was fairly new at the whole blogging scene. I hardly feel new now! (Grin)

It has been so wonderful hearing all of your fantastic feedback throughout the month while I gabbed about my work, other author's work, the Song of the Muses Anthology and of course, my fellow participating blogger's websites in this event.

A HUGE ‘thank you’ to both Anna Kathryn Lanier and Skhye Moncrief for coming up with the idea for the Blog event and inviting me to join. You two are the best! I have heard a rumor that they might be putting together a twelve day blog event in December so keep your eyes peeled.

So now that we’ve reached the end of July we will all be looking forward to August. For me, August means a whole lot of writing and editing, chasing my toddler and visiting my cousin in Vermont. Do you have any plans for August or are you just kicking back when you’re not at work? Let me know in a comment for a chance to win a $5 gift certificate to The Wild Rose Press!

It has been such a pleasure meeting you all this month. Every day I’ve checked the comments and have walked away with a smile on my face. You have all been so fantastic and it’s been my pleasure to give away prizes to you. Normally, I would comment back but didn’t want to be partial in that I was running a contest. (Not to mention I’m simply not online much during the day)

Please pop in once and awhile to see what I’m gabbing about or even subscribe to this blog by scrolling to the end of this page, the sign up is there. I post about two or three times a week to give you an idea so if I hear from any of you avid contestants again I’ll be thrilled!

Take care and have a super summer!

Hugs,
Sky

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (Sky Purington-DOG DAYS OF SUMMER CONTEST)

July 30th: Christmas in July! Blog Event (Participating Bloggers listed to the right)

Welcome back all! For those of you swinging in for the first time it’s great to have you. I hope you all enjoyed visiting Book Reviews by Crystal yesterday. Before I go any further it’s time to announce a winner. Congratulations Ruth…you won!!! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize.

If you’ve been playing in the Christmas in July Blog Event this month then you’re probably becoming fairly familiar with our blogs. What I’ve decided to do at my blog is send you to the participating blogger’s websites to find the answer to the question I ask on that day. I’m sure some of you have already traveled to our websites which is great! For those of you that haven’t, hopefully you’ll enjoy visiting some great new sites.

Also, in addition to giving away a gift certificate to The Wild Rose Press, I’ll be giving away stories by two fantastic authors, Roni Adams and Jo Barret!

Today I get to be a wee bit selfish. Why you ask? Because you’ll be heading over to my website! Yep, I’m the last participating blogger. To win a chance at today’s prize, a free download of Jo Barrett’s story Summer Angels and a $3 gift certificate to The Wild Rose Press, go to http://www.skypurington.com/ find the answer to the following question and then return to this blog.

Tell me what participants will be seeking out in the multi-author DOG DAYS OF SUMMER contest I’m part of in August.

Locate the answer? Super. Just leave it in a comment for a chance to win!



Please don't forget, today and tomorrow are your last days for a chance to win a slew of great prizes so be sure to pop into my fellow blogger's sites for a chance to win.

Thanks so much for playing.
Sky

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (Book Reviews by Crystal)

July 29th: Christmas in July! Blog Event (Participating Bloggers listed to the right)

Welcome back all! For those of you popping in for the first time it’s great to have you. Sorry about my delayed post this morning, my laptop is being very naughty! I hope you all enjoyed visiting Tarah Scott’s website yesterday. Before I go any further it’s time to announce a winner. Congratulations, Caffey…you won!!! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize.

If you’ve been playing in the Christmas in July Blog Event this month then you’re probably becoming fairly familiar with our blogs. What I’ve decided to do at my blog is send you to the participating blogger’s websites to find the answer to the question I ask on that day. I’m sure some of you have already traveled to our websites which is great! For those of you that haven’t, hopefully you’ll enjoy visiting some great new sites.

Also, in addition to giving away gift certificates to The Wild Rose Press over the next six days, I’ll be giving away stories by two fantastic authors, Roni Adams and Jo Barret!

Today you’ll be heading over to Book Reviews by Crystal. To win a chance at today’s prize, a free download of Jo Barrett’s story eValentine and a $3 gift certificate to The Wild Rose Press, go to http://www.bookreviewsbycrystal.blogspot.com/ find the answer to the following question and then return to this blog.

Tell me the title of the story (and its author) that Crystal reviewed on July 23th, 2008. (Hint: You do have to scroll a bit for the answer but it’s well worth it to check out this site!)

Find the answer? Excellent. Just leave it in a comment for a chance to win!

Thanks for playing.
Sky

Monday, July 28, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (Tarah Scott)

July 28th: Christmas in July! Blog Event (Participating Bloggers listed to the right)

Welcome back all! For those of you popping in for the first time it’s great to have you. I hope you all enjoyed visiting Kyann Waters’s website yesterday. Before I go any further it’s time to announce a winner. Congratulations Jane, you won!!! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize.

If you’ve been playing in the Christmas in July Blog Event this month then you’re probably becoming fairly familiar with our blogs. What I’ve decided to do at my blog is send you to the participating blogger’s websites to find the answer to the question I ask on that day. I’m sure some of you have already traveled to our websites which is super! For those of you that haven’t, hopefully you’ll enjoy visiting some great new sites.

Also, in addition to giving away gift certificates to The Wild Rose Press over the next six days, I’ll be giving away stories by two fantastic authors, Roni Adams and Jo Barret!

Today you’ll be heading over to Tarah Scott’s website. To win a chance at today’s prize, a free download of a series of stories Roni Adams is part of called Love from Christmas Town and a $3 gift certificate to The Wild Rose Press, go to http://www.tarahscott.com/ find the answer to the following question (which is very similar to yesterday’s) and then return to this blog.

Your mission? Please tell me two of her titles.

Have that answer ready? Great. Just leave it in a comment for a chance to win!

Thanks for playing.
Sky

Sunday, July 27, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (Kyann Waters)

July 27th: Christmas in July! Blog Event (Participating Bloggers listed to the right)

Welcome back everyone! For those of you swinging by for the first time it’s great to have you. I hope you all enjoyed visiting Anna Kathryn Lanier’s website yesterday. Before I go on it's time to announce a winner. Congratulations Phyllis, you won!!! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize.

If you’ve been playing in the Christmas in July Blog Event this month then you’re probably becoming fairly familiar with our blogs. What I’ve decided to do at my blog is send you to the participating blogger’s websites to find the answer to the question I ask on that day. I’m sure some of you have already traveled to our websites which is great! For those of you that haven’t, hopefully you’ll enjoy visiting some great new sites.

Also, in addition to giving away gift certificates to The Wild Rose Press over the next six days, I’ll be giving away stories by two fantastic authors, Roni Adams and Jo Barret!

Today you’ll be heading over to Kyann Waters website. To win a chance at today’s prize, a free download of Jo Barrett’s story, Hearts in the Dark and a $3 gift certificate to The Wild Rose Press, go to http://www.kyannwaters.com/ find the answer to the following request and then return to this blog. Please list at least two of her Scarlet titles.

Have that answer ready? Super. Just leave it in a comment for a chance to win!

Thanks for playing.
Sky

Saturday, July 26, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (Anna Kathryn Lanier)

July 26th: Christmas in July! Blog Event (Participating Bloggers listed to the right)

Welcome back everyone! For those of you popping in for the first time it’s great to have you. I hope you all enjoyed visiting Skhye Moncrief’s website yesterday. Thanks for leaving such great comments. Skhye does have a super website! Before I go any further I have a winner to announce. Congratulations…Zulmara, you won!!! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize.

If you’ve been playing in the Christmas in July Blog Event this month then you’re probably becoming fairly familiar with our blogs. What I’ve decided to do over the next six days at my blog is send you to the participating blogger’s websites to find the answer to the question I ask on that day. I’m sure some of you have already traveled to our websites which is great! For those of you that haven’t, hopefully you’ll enjoy visiting some great new sites.

Also, in addition to giving away gift certificates to The Wild Rose Press over the next six days, I’ll be giving away stories by two fantastic authors, Roni Adams and Jo Barrett!

Today you’ll be heading over to Anna Kathryn Lanier’s website. To win a chance at today’s prize, a free download of Roni Adams story, Beauty and The Geek and a $3 gift certificate to The Wild Rose Press, go to http://annakathrynlanier.tripod.com/ and find the answer to the following question. What great saying is quoted by Bud Gardner at her website? (You may have to do a wee bit of copy & pasting but the saying is SO worth it!) Find the answer and return to this blog.

Have that answer ready? Super. Just leave it in a comment for a chance to win!

Thanks for playing.
Sky

Friday, July 25, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (Skhye Moncrief)

July 25th: Christmas in July! Blog Event (Participating Bloggers listed to the right)

Welcome back all! To those just stopping in for the first time so nice to have you. Thanks for all the great comments yesterday. I really enjoyed reading all of your responses. It’s always great to hear about new books and trust me, I’ll be checking out every single one of the titles you mentioned! After reading everyone’s responses yesterday I’d love to keep chatting about books, etc. but I really want to show some love to the other bloggers that have taken the time every day to post in this blog event. Before I go on I’ve a winner to announce. Congratulations Beth Caudill, you’ve won!!! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize.

Well, if you’ve been playing in the Christmas in July Blog Event this month then you’re probably becoming fairly familiar with our blogs. What I’ve decided to do over the next six days at my blog is send you to the participating blogger’s websites to find the answer to the question I ask on that day. I’m sure some of you have already traveled to our websites which is great! For those of you that haven’t, hopefully you’ll enjoy visiting some great new sites.

Also, in addition to giving away gift certificates to The Wild Rose Press over the next six days, I’ll be giving away stories by two fantastic authors, Roni Adams and Jo Barrett!

Today I’m going to be sending you to Skhye Moncrief’s website. To win a chance at today’s prize, a free download of Jo Barrett’s story, Still Waters and a $3 gift certificate to The Wild Rose Press, go to http://www.skhyemoncrief.com/ and find the answer to the following question. One of her New Releases has a sword on its cover. What’s the title of that novel? Find the answer and return to this blog.

Have an answer for me? Excellent. Just leave it in a comment for a chance to win!

Thanks for playing.
Sky

Thursday, July 24, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (What are you reading?)

July 24th: Christmas in July! Blog Event (Participating Bloggers listed to the right)

Welcome back everyone! For those that are new here, thanks for swinging by my blog. Before I go any further, I hope you enjoyed checking out the 3 book covers for the Song of the Muses Anthology, aren’t they great? The winner for yesterday’s contest is…Erika!!! Congratulations! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize.

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet. It’s all about books! I’m currently reading Dark Magic by Christine Feehan (she has a way with those Carpathian men). Of course, I’m loving it. I’ve always been a fan of hers. Anyway, I’m flying through it and will be searching out another book soon. What are you reading right now? Are you enjoying it? Let me know in a comment for a chance to win today’s prize, a $5 gift certificate to The Wild Rose Press. If you’re not reading anything right now, maybe mention something you’ve read lately. You must check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won. All winners must contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize.

Don’t forget to swing by the other participating blogs for more chances to win!

Thanks for playing.
Sky

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (Song of the Muses Anthology in its entirety)

July 23: Christmas in July! Blog Event (Participating Bloggers listed to the right)

I hope you had a blast the last nine days visiting the muses of inspiration from The Song of the Muses Anthology. Before I go any further yesterday’s winner is…Jane!!! Congratulations! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize.

Today’s post serves two purposes. The first, a brief recap of the nine authors in The Song of the Muses Anthology. The second, I get to show off the three book covers that will make up the anthology when it all comes together in print. (In October!!!) I’m excited, can you tell? Hee hee.

Yes, you'll have to scroll down through all of our blurbs and covers to find out what you have to do to win today. Wide grin. Aren't I a pain?


When the muse of writing, Calliope, challenges Zeus to end her immortal existence, she faces the reality of death in Hades. Only Jake Genoese, an archaeologist's soul, can outwit Zeus's Harpies and help her find new purpose. Far more is at stake when both realize they are no more than pawns for ANCIENT MUSINGS.

Melpomene, Muse of Tragedy, risks everything to save Rowan Stewart’s life. Devoted to Scotland in life and the God of War in death, Rowan struggles to understand her undying devotion to him. Can a melodramatic Grecian Goddess and a resolute Scotsman truly love one another? Find out in HIGHLAND MUSE.

Hades, Zeus, Hestia and the chaos of a forgotten memory, Eutrepe hurries to fulfill her quest to unlock the buried words to complete Ceris' unfinished song. Their bond forged the night she's almost killed, Ceris must venture to the underworld to save her and bring them both into DESTINY'S LIGHT.


Urania, Muse of astronomy, despairs: invention rules; creativity has disappeared. Then she meets Daniel Kettering. But his research threatens time, space, and every existing world. His choice: forget science, get eternal life – or else. But first, they must save the universe, defeat Chaos, and find happiness in THE BRIGHTEST HEAVEN.

A love cut short, burns eternally bright. Beyond Hades domain and perilous encounters, two mortals fight to discover their passion. Will their untried bond endure? Can the Muse of Love overcome the destructive power of one Gods revenge, and right the wrongs of history? Only ERATO’S TEARS will determine.

The task assigned to Terpsichore, Muse of Dance, appears simple enough - to restore a love of dancing, to the Celts. However, all is not as it seems. Danger follows. Legends are threatened; and she did not mean to lose her heart , or have to save the man she loves by DANCING WITH FATE


Cursed for mocking Aphrodite, the goddess of love, Clio, Muse of History and her lover are thrust back in time to the Salem witch trials and then the Italian Renaissance. Only love can save them both, but is it enough? Is their love A LOVE BEYOND TIME?

Dispatching her favorite messenger to deliver laughter to a dying man, Thalia, the Muse of Comedy, faces down ancient curses and a vengeful Immortal bent on watching generations suffer. She'd rather be shoe-shopping! Luckily for Thalia, the God of War’s only weakness is Comedy’s greatest ally! NO FUNNY STUFF here!

Thrust through time to the dark ages of Ireland, Hymnia, muse of glorious praise, finds Dacien, the Laird of Castle Lugh, anything but god-like. She uncovers the mystery of the disappearing women of the castle, but loses her heart to the very person she suspects is the killer, in THE VICTORY OF LUGH.



All you need to do today to win a chance at the prize, a Celtic CD called Dance Upon the Shore, is leave a comment telling me who the father of these nine glorious muses of inspiration is! Either you know it, have to scroll back through the past nine posts (which all cover the muses) or you have to hit Google. Grin, I considered having you list the mother but decided to be kind! Just list Dad’s name.



Thanks so much for playing!
Sky

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (The Victory of Lugh- Song of the Muses Anthology)

July 22: Christmas in July! Blog Event (Participating Bloggers listed to the right)

Hope you enjoyed visiting Thalia’s Myspace yesterday. The winner is….Kimberly B.!!! Congratulations! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize.

Thanks for joining me again! If this is your first time here, welcome. Today’s the last day you’ll be jumping over to Myspace to visit one of the nine muses of inspiration in The Song of the Muses Anthology. Once you find the answer to the question I post here, return to this blog and leave the answer in a comment. Please check back tomorrow to see who won. All winners must contact me at Skypurington@live.com.

NOTE: If you have a Myspace, feel free to shoot us a friend request and keep up to date on what’s happening with the anthology!

Today’s story is The Victory of Lugh by Valerie Everhart. Polyhymnia, Muse of Glorious Praise, invites you to visit her blog and find the answer to the following question. Who is the Laird of Castle Lugh in The Victory of Lugh? Find the answer at http://www.myspace.com/valerieeverhart and then return to this blog.

Locate the answer? Super! Leave it in a comment for a chance to win today’s prize, a $5 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press.

The Victory of Lugh is COMING SOON!

Have a moment? The muses have a main Myspace page. Swing over and check it out!
http://www.myspace.com/songofthemuses

Don’t forget to stop by the other bloggers sites for more chances to win prizes.

Thanks for playing!
Sky





Monday, July 21, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (No Funny Stuff!-Song of the Muses Anthology)

July 21: Christmas in July! Blog Event (Participating Bloggers listed to the right)

Hope you enjoyed visiting Clio’s Myspace yesterday. The winner is….Michelle!!! Congratulations! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize.

Thanks for joining me again! If this is your first time here, welcome. The next two days will involve you jumping over to Myspace to visit one of the nine muses of inspiration in The Song of the Muses Anthology. Once you find the answer to the question I post here, return to this blog and leave the answer in a comment. Please check back tomorrow to see who won. All winners must contact me at Skypurington@live.com.

NOTE: If you have a Myspace, feel free to shoot us a friend request and keep up to date on what’s happening with the anthology!

Today's story is No Funny Stuff! By Michele Hart. Thalia, Muse of Comedy, invites you to visit her blog and find the answer to the following question. Who does Thalia send a blessing of love and laughter to in No Funny Stuff!? Find the answer at http://www.myspace.com/thaliamuseofcomedy and then return to this blog.

Have the answer for me? Great! Leave it in a comment for a chance to win today’s prize, a $5 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press.

No Funny Stuff! is COMING SOON!

Have a moment? The muses have a main Myspace page. Swing over and check it out!
http://www.myspace.com/songofthemuses

Don’t forget to stop by the other bloggers sites for more chances to win prizes.

Thanks for playing!
Sky


Sunday, July 20, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (A Love Beyond Time-Song of the Muses Anthology)

July 20th: Christmas in July! Blog Event (Participating Bloggers listed to the right)

Hope you enjoyed visiting Terpsichore’s Myspace yesterday. The winner is….LadyVampire2U!!! Congratulations! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize.

Thanks for popping back in everyone! If this is your first time here, welcome. The next three days will involve you jumping over to Myspace to visit one of the nine muses of inspiration in The Song of the Muses Anthology. Once you find the answer to the question I post here, return to this blog and leave the answer in a comment. Please check back tomorrow to see who won. All winners must contact me at Skypurington@live.com.

NOTE: If you have a Myspace, feel free to shoot us a friend request and keep up to date on what’s happening with the anthology!

Today’s story is A Love Beyond Time by Alisha Paige. Clio, Muse of History, invites you to visit her blog and find the answer to the following question. Who is Clio cursed by in A Love Beyond Time? Find the answer at http://www.myspace.com/cliomuseofhistory and then return to this blog.

Know the answer? Fantastic! Leave it in a comment for a chance to win today’s prize, a $5 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press.

A Love Beyond Time is COMING SOON!

Have a moment? The muses have a main Myspace page. Swing over and check it out!
http://www.myspace.com/songofthemuses

Don’t forget to stop by the other bloggers sites for more chances to win prizes.

Thanks for playing!
Sky

Saturday, July 19, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (Dancing With Fate- Song of the Muses Anthology)

July 19th: Christmas in July! Blog Event (Participating Bloggers listed to the right)

Hope you enjoyed visiting Erato’s Myspace yesterday. The winner is….Rynne!!! Congrat’s Rynne! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize.

Thanks for swinging back in all! If this is your first time here, welcome. The next four days will involve you jumping over to Myspace to visit one of the nine muses of inspiration in The Song of the Muses Anthology. Once you find the answer to the question I post here, return to this blog and leave the answer in a comment. Please check back tomorrow to see who won. All winners must contact me at Skypurington@live.com.

NOTE: If you have a Myspace, feel free to shoot us a friend request and keep up to date on what’s happening with the anthology!

Today’s story is Dancing With Fate by Hywela Lyn. Terpsichore, Muse of Dance, invites you to visit her blog and find the answer to the following question. What is Terpsichore’s task in Dancing With Fate? (Hint: The sword will point the way to what you seek.) Find the answer at http://www.myspace.com/terpsichoremuseofdance and then return to this blog.

Locate the answer? Super! Leave it in a comment for a chance to win today’s prize, a Celtic CD (A Celtic Celebration-Mystic Dance).

Dancing With Fate is COMING SOON! Until then learn a little bit about Hywela Lyn and swing over to http://www.chicksofcharacterization.blogspot.com/. She’s been interviewed there!

Have a moment? The muses have a main Myspace page. Swing over and check it out.
http://www.myspace.com/songofthemuses

Don’t forget to stop by the other blogger's sites for more chances to win prizes.

Thanks for playing!
Sky









Friday, July 18, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (Erato's Tears-Song of the Muses Anthology)

July 18th: Christmas in July! Blog Event (Participating Bloggers listed to the right)

Hope you enjoyed visiting Urania’s Myspace yesterday. The winner is….Cherie J.!!! Congrat’s Cherie! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize.

Thanks for stopping back in everyone! If this is your first time here, welcome. The next five days will involve you jumping over to Myspace to visit one of the nine muses of inspiration in The Song of the Muses Anthology. Once you find the answer to the question I post here, return to this blog and leave the answer in a comment. Please check back tomorrow to see who won. All winners must contact me at Skypurington@live.com.

NOTE: If you have a Myspace, feel free to shoot us a friend request and keep up to date on what’s happening with the anthology!

Today’s story is Erato’s Tears by Reece Herring. Erato, Muse of Love, invites you to visit her blog and find the answer to the following question. What is the Spartan hero’s name in Erato’s Tears? Find the answer at http://www.myspace.com/eratomuseoflove and then return to this blog.

Have an answer for me? Wonderful! Leave it in a comment for a chance to win today’s prize, a $5 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press.

BIG NEWS. Erato’s Tears was released today!!! Interested in learning more? Buy now! Click Here. http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=891&zenid=6bbfc8d4680fcaf5adab2d211457771e

Have a moment? The muses have a main Myspace page. Swing over and check it out!
http://www.myspace.com/songofthemuses

Don’t forget to stop by the other bloggers sites for more chances to win prizes.

Thanks for playing!
Sky

Thursday, July 17, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (The Brightest Heaven-Song of the Muses Anthology)

July 17th: Christmas in July! Blog Event (Participating Bloggers listed to the right)

Hope you enjoyed visiting Euterpe’s Myspace yesterday. The winner is….Chicks of Characterization!!!! Congratulations and please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize.

Before I go any further, I meant to say thank you to everyone that left a comment about Melpomene (Highland Muse’s) Myspace but my blog was being super moody yesterday morn (almost threw my laptop out of the window!) and my toddler had to get to his class so I had no time. Thank you to all my new myspace friends, you know who you are!
AND, because this is my blog I can invite anyone visiting for the first time to visit me at www.myspace.com/skypurington and befriend me there as well!

On to business, thanks for joining me again! If this is your first time here, welcome. The next six days will involve you jumping over to Myspace to visit one of the nine muses of inspiration in The Song of the Muses Anthology. Once you find the answer to the question I post here, return to this blog and leave the answer in a comment. Please check back tomorrow to see who won. All winners must contact me at Skypurington@live.com.

NOTE: If you have a Myspace, feel free to shoot us a friend request and keep up to date on what’s happening with the anthology!

Today’s story is The Brightest Heaven by Masha Holl. Urania, Muse of Astronomy, invites you to visit her blog and find the answer to the following question. What must Urania and Daniel Kettering save in The Brightest Heaven? Find the answer at http://www.myspace.com/museurania and then return to this blog.

Find the answer? Great! Leave it in a comment for a chance to win today’s prize, a $5 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press.

Interested in learning more? Buy now! Click Here. http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=881&zenid=e196d0169bf6d9ce4f02defe3b53b3c4

Have a second? The muses have a main Myspace page. Swing over and check it out!
http://www.myspace.com/songofthemuses

Don’t forget to stop by the other bloggers sites for more chances to win prizes!

Thanks for playing!
Sky

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (Destiny's Light-Song of the Muses Anthology)

July 16th: Christmas in July! Blog Event (Participating Bloggers listed to the right)

Hope you had fun visiting Melpomene’s Myspace yesterday. The winner is….Danette!!! Congratulations Danette! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize.

Thanks for swinging back in all! If this is your first time here, welcome. The next seven days will involve you jumping over to Myspace to visit one of the nine muses of inspiration from The Song of the Muses Anthology. Once you find the answer to the question I post here, return to this blog and leave the answer in a comment. Please check back tomorrow to see who won. All winners must contact me at Skypurington@live.com.

NOTE: If you have a Myspace, feel free to shoot us a friend request and keep up to date on what’s happening with the anthology!

Today’s story is Destiny’s Light by Robyn Wren. Euterpe, Muse of Lyrics, invites you to visit her blog to find the answer to the following question. Always a loner, what was Ceris’s only source of company? Find the answer at http://www.myspace.com/eutrepemuseofmusic and then return to this blog.

Locate the answer? Yes? Great! Leave it in a comment for a chance to win today’s prize, a $5 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press.

Interested in learning more about Destiny's Light? Buy now! Click Here. http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&zenid=aaecbb46a46b947529630b3ebc9da918&keyword=Destiny%27s+Light

Have a second? The muses have a main Myspace page. Swing over and check it out!
http://www.myspace.com/songofthemuses

Don’t forget to pop by the other participating blogs for more chances to win prizes.

Thanks for playing!
Sky




Tuesday, July 15, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (Highland Muse-Song of the Muses Anthology)

July 15th: Christmas in July! Blog Event. (Participating Bloggers listed to the right)

Hope you enjoyed visiting with Calliope yesterday! The winner is….Crystal!!! Congratulations, Crystal! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize.

For all of you popping in for the first time, the next eight days will involve you jumping over to Myspace to visit one of the nine muses of inspiration. Once you find the answer to the question I post here, return to this blog and leave the answer in a comment. Please check back tomorrow to see who won. All winners must contact me at Skypurington@live.com.

NOTE: If you have a Myspace, feel free to shoot us a friend request and keep up to date on what’s happening with the anthology!

Okay, I’m next…literally! I’m the author of Highland Muse as most of you already know and (hee, hee) I’m thrilled to be able to throw up the cover again. In Highland Muse, second tale in The Song of the Muses series, Melpomene, Muse of Tragedy, is the heroine. Today’s question is what God (besides Melpomene!) seeks the hero, Rowan Stewart? Visit Melpomene at http://www.myspace.com/musingmelpomene to find out then return to this blog.

Ah, found the answer? Super. Leave the answer in a comment to win a chance at today’s prizes, a free download of Highland Muse and a $5 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press!

Interested in learning more? Click here. Buy now. http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=853

Have a spare moment? The muses have a main Myspace page. Pop over and check it out!
http://www.myspace.com/songofthemuses

Thanks for playing!
Sky













Monday, July 14, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (Ancient Musings-Song of the Muses Anthology)

July 14th: Christmas in July! Blog Event. (Participating bloggers listed to the right)

Welcome back! I hope you had a nice relaxing Sunday. Thanks for all the fabulous comments you left yesterday. It was so wonderful reading them this morning. The winner of yesterday’s contest is….Mel K. (meljprincess)!!! Congrat’s Mel K! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize.

As I mentioned yesterday, the next nine days involve Myspace and the Muses of Inspiration. If you’ve popped in before you may remember the day I posted the excerpt for Highland Muse. Well, it’s part of an Anthology called Song of the Muses. Each story has a different author and of course, a different muse. Each day, going in the order in which they fall in the series, I will post the story’s cover, author, who their muse is and a link to that muses Myspace page. Yes, every single muse has their own site! If the story is available I’ll also provide a buy link.

Your mission? To head on over to each muse site as it’s posted and search out the answer to the question I ask that day, pop back to my blog and leave the answer in a comment. No worries, I won’t make them difficult! (hint, hint, most answers can be found in the blurb on each of the Muse's Myspace sites)

NOTE: If you have a Myspace feel free to shoot us a friend request and keep up to date on what’s happening with the anthology!

Today’s post, as you can see, is about Skhye Moncrief’s, Ancient Musings, story one in The Song of the Muses Anthology. Today’s question is who does Calliope, Muse of Writing, challenge to end her immortal existence? To find the answer visit Calliope at the following link. http://www.myspace.com/calliopemuse1of9 then return to this blog.


Have the answer? Great! Tell me what it is in a comment for a chance to win a $5 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press. Please check back tomorrow to find out who won. All winners must contact me at Skypurington@live.com.

Learn more about Ancient Musings. Buy Now! Click here. http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=841&zenid=0c335bd7e881b15df5aae976c4ebaeb3

Have a little extra time? The muses have a main Myspace page. Pop over and check it out!
http://www.myspace.com/songofthemuses

Thanks for playing!
Sky

Sunday, July 13, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (Sylvan's Mist Cover)

July 13th: Christmas in July! Blog Event. (Participating authors listed to the right)

Hope you had a blast yesterday visiting Chicks of Characterization blogspot!

Before I get started the winner of yesterday’s contest is…(crowd jumps up & down)…Jeanette!!! Congratulations Jeanette, please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize!

Remember when I said I was waiting on Sylvan’s Mist’s cover? Wide Grin. Well, it’s finished!!! Check it out! The extremely talented Tamra Westbury has done it again. I actually received it at the start of the week but wanted my featured authors to have their moment in the sun. Have to tell you, the waiting has been killing me. I wanted to post it the minute I received it.

So seeing how it’s Sunday and I’m going to be sending you to different Muse Myspace sites over the next nine days, I figured to keep today’s contest simple. All you need to do is join me in celebration by leaving a comment about Sylvan’s Mist’s cover! To celebrate the last cover for my Scottish Trilogy, I’ll be giving away one of my all time favorite CD’s. (I think I listened to it about 50 times last Christmas while writing) It’s called Highland Christmas (Highland Bagpipes). If you like the bagpipes you don’t want to miss out on a chance to win this. I know, I know, it’ll be a while before you can listen to it but you’ll be thanking me come December!

Thanks so much for playing!
Sky

Saturday, July 12, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (Chicks of Characterization)

July 12th: Christmas in July! Blog Event. (Participating Bloggers listed to the right)


Well, I’m wrapping up my author appreciation week. Hope you had a blast and learned a wee bit about authors you weren’t familiar with before because they’re all so worth checking out! Remember, you can hit my archives at the bottom to reminisce. Smile. Before I go any further the winner from yesterday’s contest is…..Debby!!! Congrat’s Debby, please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize.


Now, and I hope you’re paying attention, I want to say another HUGE thank you to those of you that have returned. Many of you have visited before and I’ve enjoyed all of your feedback. For those of you just popping in, thank you as well, I hope you enjoy what you read here!


Okay, today you’ll have to travel to answer my question. Where you ask? To an excellent blog called Chicks of Characterization. Andrea and Corrina run this super stop-over in cyberspace and do a fantastic job with it. This blog hosts interviews with authors, book reviews, and all sorts of other great information.


So on to the question for a chance to win today’s prize, a $5 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press. Swing over to http://www.chicksofcharacterization.blogspot.com/ and find out what today’s recommended read is. (Really easy to locate) Pop back and leave the answer in a comment at my blog for a chance to win! Don't forget to swing by the other participating blogs for a chance to win more prizes.


Thanks so much for playing!
Sky

Friday, July 11, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (Aithne Jarretta)

July 11th: Christmas in July! Blog Event (Participating authors are listed to the right)

Hope you enjoyed learning a bit about Hywela Lyn yesterday! But of course it's time to move on but before we do I’ve a winner to announce. Congratulations Dawn M, you won! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize!

Today’s post is dedicated to fellow author, Aithne Jarretta, a talented writer well worth talking about. With a smooth writing style and vivid imagination, Aithne has thus far written two short stories, Kissing Santa and In a Heartbeat as well as a novel, Concentric Circles. She also has a few shorter free reads available titled Words to the Wise, The Matchmaker and Flashpoint.



To win a chance at today’s prize, a downloadable package full of fantastic goodies. (It even has Kissing Santa in it!) please leave a comment telling me the heroine’s names in both Concentric Circles and In a Heartbeat. Check back tomorrow to see who won! All winners must email me at Skypurington@live.com.

Concentric Circles
Shrouded in the Mists of Avalon is a Hidden Legacy. Enter this mythical in-between realm of Power and discover... Syther the Quitch is angry. Someone new has arrived in Glastonbury, England. Shayla Brinawell carries many secrets. Destiny propels her path. Paths have twists... Magic astounds her. Death chases her. Love saves her. Meekal Magdal-eder Chilkwell, Chalice Well Guardian has always known his destiny. A protector of all that is good, even in the face of possible death, he insists on standing strong. Illicit evil looms, threatening to destroy Shayla s chance for love. She must come to terms of a lifetime of denying magic and fully embrace her power. Held captive within Syther s wicked plot, will Meekal escape the clutches of Shadow Run, Umbra of Darkness? Twin souls of light bonded in Love. Will their magic combine to protect the Sacred Waters of the Chalice Well? How will Shayla prevail and rescue her one true love?

Watch a Book Trailer for Concentric Circles! Click here. http://www.aithnejarretta.com/CC_Book_Trailers.htm

BUY NOW! http://www.amazon.com/Concentric-Circles-Aithne-Jarretta/dp/0976063476/ref=tag_prf_item_edpp_img


In a Heartbeat
Haunted by his past, Malik rushes through a tempest filled Florida night toward an unexpected meeting with destiny. Harboring a soul that longs for unity with his mate, he tries to understand the shallow dating experiences up to this moment. He is positive there is someone with whom his heart beats in tandem. Where? He doesn’t have a clue.

Wyndy, Tempest Tamer Faery, has waited lifetimes for the return of her soul love. Tonight, at last, he will come home. Their meeting, heralded within Florida’s stormy coastline, brings together an ageless love bound into eternity.