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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.


Thursday, July 10, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (Hywela Lyn)

July 10th: Christmas in July! Blog Event (Participating authors listed to the right)

Wow, I can’t believe we’re already to the Tenth of July. The summer is flying by! I hope you had fun yesterday learning a bit about Reece Herring. Of course, before we go any further, the winner of yesterday’s contest is…Dena!!! Congratulations, Dena! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize.

Today’s post is dedicated to Hywela Lyn. Born in Wales, currently residing in England, she’s one of the kindest and most talented people I know. With a creative flare for writing interstellar romance, she has one novel, Starquest, due to be released on August 29th, 2008. She has also written the sequel to Starquest, Children of the Mist (Release date coming soon) and Dancing With Fate (Song of the Muses Anthology) coming soon.

For a chance to win today’s prize, a $5 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press, please leave a comment telling me the name of the dashing young adventurer who becomes involved and helps Jestine on her quest to find the Destiny. Now pay close attention because this story has two handsome men in it. (Grin, have to love that!) Don’t forget to swing by the other participating bloggers for a chance to win more prizes.

Starquest

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 handsome 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, a dashing young adventurer 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 there is a danger it may not be recognized until it is too late..

Watch a book trailer for Starquest! Click here. http://www.hywelalyn.com/books.htm.

Learn more about Hywela. Check out her sites!

Website- http://www.hywelalyn.co.uk/

Blog- http://hywelalyn.blogspot.com/

Myspace- http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=123514460&MyToken=57c6db94-07ce-4449-be1a-9756371c56cf

Thanks for playing!
Sky



Wednesday, July 9, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (Reece Herring)

July 9th: Christmas in July! Blog Event (Participating Bloggers listed to the right)

Welcome back! Hope you enjoyed getting to know Rynne Raines yesterday. And the winner is…Eva!!! Congrat’s Eva, you’ve got one free download of Rynne Raines's paranormal story Reflections heading your way! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize.

Today’s post is dedicated to fellow paranormal author, Reece Herring. Wonderfully creative, Reece has published Soar into Ecstasy, available now and Erato’s Tears (Part of the Song of the Muses Anthology) which is coming soon.

To win a chance at today’s prize, a free download of Soar Into Ecstasy, leave a comment telling me the name of the glorious winged man in Soar Into Ecstasy. Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see if you've won! All winners must contact me at Skypurington@live.com

Soar Into Ecstasy

Beautiful and headstrong priestess, Rheasan, is honor bound to fulfill the virgin sacrifice her temple offers to their Goddess. That sacrifice and her honor are placed in serious jeopardy when Elisaph, a glorious winged man, falls into her life. Despite conflicting obligations to enemy Goddesses, their mutual attraction is undeniable. Yet their fiery passion seems destined to remain unquenched as Rheasan and Elisaph struggle with their growing love for one another and their obligation to their individual Goddesses. The jealous Goddess, Euphrosyn decides to test Elisaph's loyalty by putting Rheasan in harms way. Elisaph must then decide what is paramount; his newfound love of Rheasan or his love for his Goddess. His life and her future hang in the balance.

Buy Now! Click here.
http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=695

Check out Reece’s Sites!

Website- http://www.freewebs.com/reece30/

Myspace-http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=248688294&MyToken=823bddb5-9e49-4f73-bc8b-29fa45071b19


Thanks so much for playing!
Sky







Tuesday, July 8, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (Rynne Raines)

July 8th: Christmas in July! Blog Event (Participating Bloggers listed to the right)

Thanks for stopping by! First and foremost, yesterday’s winner is…Drea!!! Congratulations, Drea! Please contact me at SkyPurington@live.com to collect your prize.

Today’s entry is dedicated to fellow author, Rynne Raines. Published through The Wild Rose Press, Rynne has thus far written both Erotic and Paranormal short stories. Every one of them is beyond fantastic and received incredible reviews. Below I’ve posted the blurbs for two of her tales. The first is an erotic, The Awakening and the second, a paranormal, Reflections. For a chance to win today’s prize leave a comment telling me who Natalie believes saved her life fifteen years ago in The Awakening and who Rykel is forced to share his living quarters with in Reflections.


Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won. All winners must email me at Skypurington@live.com to collects prizes. Also, make you sure you pop in and see the other participating bloggers for a chance to win more prizes!





The Awakening


Torn between fantasy and reality, Natalie Kendrick wakes each morning on fire, haunted by passionate dreams of Alexander, the nineteenth century gentleman she believes saved her life fifteen years ago. But when living outside the erotic dream world they share becomes unbearable, she seeks the help of a dream analyst. The solution seems simple: dream suppressants. But can Natalie bring herself to forever shut out the only man she has ever loved--from her head, her life and her heart?

Buy Now! Click here. http://www.thewildrosepress.com/wilderroses/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=619






Reflections

What is an untamable rake to do after being cursed to suffer a fate unknown to man; to experience solitude in the deepest sense of the word? Watch and wait.

As a silent observer in a world he is no longer part of, Rykel Deveau has entertained himself by becoming engrossed in the lives of the living. Society has changed in two hundred years—more importantly, women have changed.

Now, over two centuries later, Rykel finds himself forced to share his living quarters with the most unusual female he has ever come across, sensual artist, Danica Lovel. Between the woman's hideous tattered bathrobe and unsightly pink slippers, he should be appalled, yet bizarrely, he finds himself strongly drawn to her. He wants her. The problem is, she has no idea he exists.

Buy Now! Click here. http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=794

To learn more about this fabulous author check out her sites!

Website- http://www.rynneraines.com/

Myspace- http://www.myspace.com/crimsonwaterfall

Blog- http://www.rynneraines.blogspot.com/

Thanks for playing!
Sky

Monday, July 7, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (The Wild Rose Press)

July 7th: Christmas in July! Blog Event. (Participating authors listed to the right)

I had today’s post all planned. I had to. My sister is visiting from Virginia (I’m in New Hampshire) but I couldn't stick with my original post which you’ll get to below. Why? I’m blown away by the wonderful things those you have had to say that have made it here every day.....THANK YOU!!!!! I’ve had a lot of fun this week with excerpts and was beyond pleased to hear so much feedback!

So today’s winner? (Probably too late for the bagpipes in the distance, eh?) Let’s try waves crashing, thunder rolling overhead…Rhonda, you won!!!! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com

This next week is dedicated to fellow authors and reviewers that have made an impact on me over the past year. Not only because of their talented writing but because of who they are, people that give back to the writing community. ATTENTION: They are in no way, shape or form listed in order of importance!

Because it only seems right, today’s posting is dedicated to my publisher, The Wild Rose Press. It has been an honor writing for this company. So today you have to travel a bit but so worth it to see The Wild Rose Press’s home page. For a chance to win today’s prize, a $10 dollar Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press, simply follow this link http://www.thewildrosepress.com/ and find out what three words are listed directly under the red caption ‘The Wild Rose Press’ at the top of the page. Hit your back button to return to this blog and leave those three words in a comment!

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won. All winners must email at Skypurington@live.com to collect prizes.

Thanks all!

Sky

Sunday, July 6, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (Eve of Revelation)

July 6’th: Christmas in July! Blog Event. (Participating Bloggers listed to the right)

Welcome back! Sorry I’m a bit late with today’s post (Having internet woes, sigh) Again, thanks to all that popped in yesterday and welcome to anyone new today. So, on to the good stuff. The winner from yesterday’s contest is… Jane! Congratulations, Jane! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize.

Today’s excerpt is the last and from a story I wrote recently called Eve of Revelation. It’s brand new, not even published yet (finger’s crossed that it gets there!) In this one I headed in a whole new direction. Why you ask? It’s a vampire story! Be forewarned, it’s a bit hotter than the other excerpts. All right, for a chance to win today’s prize, a $5 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press, leave a comment telling me what her scent is.

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see who the winner is!

Excerpt:

Gabriel moved fast and caught her. Why had the woman worn heels? He smiled, grateful for her poor taste in nautical attire. Wrapping one arm around her he moved her back against the railing. He couldn’t contain the tremors that rocked him.

At long last, she was here.

He inhaled… Lilac. Always Lilac. Her scent, her perfection. He ran his tongue over his lips and breathed in the scent of her neck. The pulse of her heartbeat, fast for him, aroused for him. How he had waited for this. Needed it, her, only her. He flicked his tongue, ran it up her neck and before she could speak, seized her lips. Heated, ready, she met him with more vigor than he thought possible. He dove into her mouth, tongue swooping, searching, wanting.

Nicole.

Could she remember? Did she? He ran his hands the length of her, cupped her buttocks, and pulled her lower half against him. Let her feel his need. This was Heaven, his Heaven, his one light in eternal darkness. Teeth, lips, blood mixed, her blood, like molten silver and sugared wine.

Like a slap in the face.

He pulled back and shook his head, searched for air. Lust reddened his vision. She reddened his vision. Nikki. Nicole.

Thanks for playing!
Sky

Saturday, July 5, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (Slyvan's Mist)

July 5’th: Christmas in July! Blog Event (Participating Bloggers listed to the right)

Welcome! As always, a huge thank you to those of you that swung by yesterday and left such great comments. Today’s excerpt is from the third novel in my Scottish trilogy, Sylvan’s Mist. As we speak the cover for this book is being created by the extremely talented Tamra Westberry! The book itself will be available in 2009. (Perhaps sooner.)

Okay, it’s that time again. And the winner is…Zulmara!!!! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize.

To win a chance at today’s prize, a $5 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press, simply tell me what weather element William controls. Please check back tomorrow to find out who won. All winners must contact me at Skypurington@live.com. Don’t forget to swing by the other participating bloggers for a chance to win five more prizes!

Excerpt:

Energy rushed past Coira as William’s arms pulled her close. Then there was simply the feel of cool mist, soothing and thorough. More welcoming than she was willing to admit.

“Don’t worry, lass. I’ve got you.” His whisper caressed her ear and she nuzzled closer.

“Where are we?”

His hand cupped the back of her neck. “In between.”

“In between?”

“Aye. Within Ferchar’s fire is my mist. And mist doesn’t have to move fast.” His voice turned husky. “And my mist does not burn off with heat.”

She couldn’t stop the words if she tried. “Perhaps you’ve not come across a strong enough heat.”

His laughter was low and tempting. “Mayhap you’re right.”

Unafraid, she lifted her head, eager to see his mist, his magic. Instead she saw his face, so close, eager. William’s eyes shone silver, the beautiful planes of his face stark. “I’ve a need to kiss you again, Coira.”

She had no answer for that and didn’t turn away when his lips met hers. They weren’t gentle. Had she wanted them to be? Lord no. Passion uncoiled within and she yearned for an unnamed savagery. His kiss deepened. Foreign, thrilling energy seized her limbs, ripped her mind from her body and bled all reason from her soul.

His arms encircled her waist and he lifted her. He moaned when she wrapped her legs around him. She could no longer tell if they swirled or if the mist encasing them did. Coira didn’t care. She wanted more.

So much more.


Thanks so much for playing!
Sky

Friday, July 4, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (Destiny's Denial)

July 4th: Christmas in July! Blog Event. (Participating bloggers listed to the right)

Happy Fourth of July!!!

For those returning thanks so much for all of your lovely comments yesterday (blush). For those of you just tuning in this week’s all about excerpts from different stories I’ve written.

Before I go any further I’d bet you’d like to know who won yesterday’s contest. (Crowd waits with baited breath) And the winner is Kimberly b.!!! Congratulations, Kimberly. Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prizes.

Now we’re on to book two in my Scottish Trilogy, Destiny’s Denial. This story is a personal favorite for many reasons. The medieval brooding hero, the modern day heroin, the list is endless. To win a chance at today’s prize, a $5 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press and a free digital copy of Destiny’s Denial, leave a comment telling me what color the little flecks in his blue eyes are!

Please check back tomorrow to see who the winner is. All winners must contact me at Skypurington@live.com. Don’t forget to visit the five other participating bloggers for a chance to win more prizes!

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 said.

“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 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.

Learn More! Click here. http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=825&zenid=96858ca62c93061e5b659bce48818411

Thanks for playing!
Sky



Thursday, July 3, 2008

July 3rd. Christmas in July! Blog Event. Fate's Monolith.

July 3rd: Christmas in July! Blog Event. (Participating Bloggers listed to the right)

I’d like to start by saying, "Thank you!!!!" to everyone that stopped by yesterday and offered such fantastic feedback about The King’s Druidess with your entries!

So I bet you’re wondering who won yesterday’s contest? (Irish Jig plays a snappy tune in the background) Congratulations to Michelle, you won! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to receive your prizes!

Back to business. As you know it’s excerpt week here at my blog. Today’s is from Fate’s Monolith, the first novel in my Scottish Trilogy. Mind you, I debated long and hard on the excerpt to put forth but decided on this one because it was the moment when Adrianna let go of herself and felt Iain for the first time. So sit back and enjoy. Ah yes, the prize for today is a $5 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press and a free download of Fate's Monolith. For a chance to win today’s prize just leave a comment telling me what Iain’s hand cupped the back of. (Wide grin, not nearly as dirty as it sounds!) Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who won and of course, swing by my fellow bloggers listed to the right to win more prizes!

Excerpt:


“I will dance with my wife now, cousin.” Iain’s tone left no room for debate.

“But of course, my laird,” Malcolm said. A thin grin turned half his mouth up and the other half down.

Arianna was tossed from one man to the other.

Relieved to be free of Malcolm’s grasp she found herself in a far more dangerous one.

“Are you enjoying yourself?” Iain had seen her disappear into the throng of people with Malcolm. Ready to commit murder, he watched the two cling to each other. He would deal with his cousin later, his wife now.

“Aye.”

“Is Malcolm to your liking?” No wife of his would behave this way.

“He’s nice enough.”

“Nice enough? What do you mean by that?” Iain tightened his hold on her.

“I mean that he’s nice enough but I’m glad that I’m not dancing with him anymore,” Arianna said.

Iain was at a loss for words. It seemed he may have misinterpreted things.

“Are you jealous?” Arianna’s heart paused.

Iain slid his hand down her back. “No.”

“No?” Her body reacted when his hand slid even lower.

“No.” He pulled her lower half against him.

“No.” This time she gasped the word against his chest. Now Arianna understood why she couldn’t open the barn door for Aunt Marie; and what Edward had meant when he’d said he was aroused! She closed her eyes, breath irregular.

Iain’s other hand cupped the back of her neck, beneath her hair. He moved slower. The man could dance. His head lowered and nuzzled the side of her neck.

Ripples of pleasure washed over her. Was she still saying no?

“I never imagined…” He whispered in her ear. “This.”

When his lips met her neck she shivered. A new sensation swallowed her.

“Iain.”

“Aye.”

“I, I’m not, I, this is…I.” What was she saying?

He silenced her with his mouth. With his hand still on the back of her neck he guided her. Nothing was real anymore when he made her lips his.

Learn more! Click here. http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=555

Thanks for playing!
Sky

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

July 2nd:Christmas in July! The King's Druidess

July 2nd: Christmas in July! Blog Event. (Participating Bloggers listed to the right)

And yesterday’s winner is (Drum roll please)…Estella! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com, Estella. A huge thank you to everyone that took the time to swing in and leave such great comments!

For today’s post I’ve decided to go back in time a bit to my first short story, The King’s Druidess. Set in fifth century Ireland, this little tale is a lead-in to my medieval Scottish trilogy. Bet you’re curious how the two can be related? Grin. It’s all based on actual recorded lineage.

To win a chance at today’s prize, a $5 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press and a free download of The King’s Druidess, you’ll need to leave a comment telling me what Erc did to Chiomara’s hood. Be sure to check back tomorrow to see if you won. All winners must contact me at Skypurington@live.com in order to collect their prize. Have fun and don’t forget to visit the other participating bloggers listed to the right. There are five more prizes to be had!

Excerpt:


Chiomara walked around the stones and stood beside the oak. Her back was straight and head high as she waited. It was the full moon that gave his face to her first. He stood tall and beautiful at the edge of the tree line. She had not seen Erc Breac, king of Dal'Riada, for many years. He said nothing but came to her. His eyes were of the earth, deep brown and thickly lashed.


At arms length, he stopped. "Druidess, you are even lovelier than I remember."
She lifted her hand and touched his bare chest. "Were we not still macdacht, children when we last met?"


His muscles rippled at the contact and his hand covered hers. "We were as you say, but we are grown now. And we are both led to this place at this time."


Erc's heart beat strong beneath her fingertips and his heat scorched her blood. "So we meet with one purpose."


His hands came up to her hood and pulled it back gently. "I can not promise you that."


The rumble of Erc's soul encased his fingers as they ran the length of her hair. Sifted through the platinum depths of it until the pleasure of his touch drew her closer.
She breathed the prophecy through eager lips. "Do they not foretell us coming together for one purpose?"


His words turned sensuous and contemplative. "They do. But what do they know of how I will feel once I have tasted you?"


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Sky







Tuesday, July 1, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (July 1st)

Thanks for joining me on the first day of my Christmas in July! Blog Event. This week’s all about mini excerpts from stories that I’ve either released or are coming soon. I thought the spicier the better for blog reading, what do you think?

Today’s prize? A free download of Highland Muse and a $5 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press. The winner will be listed tomorrow. Please check back and email me at Skypurington@live.com if you won and I’ll get your prize right out to you! Please note before we go any further that the other Bloggers that are participating in this contest are listed to the right, that means five more chances to win!!!

Okay (smile) I’ve decided to start with my latest release, Highland Muse, part of The Song of the Muses Series. In this story, Melpomene, Muse of Tragedy, falls in love with a mortal. All you need to do to enter for a chance to win today’s prize is leave a comment telling me the color of Melpomene’s hair.

Excerpt:

Her violet gaze darkened but stayed strong. She showed nothing of feminine emotion only that of a tigress. Her plaid, his colors, worn despite her earlier misgivings, mocked him. Her slim arms and feminine muscles, ready to attack, intrigued him. She dressed for war, his war. “I don’t need to earn your love, you’ll give it willingly. When you’re ready, you’ll let your past go. When you do, I’ll be here.”

With her statement she twisted the blade away. Her eyes scorned, entreated him with a brief side sweep of thick red lashes. “And your battle with Ares has become mine. I am a goddess, he is a god. You are mortal. You’re powerless. Your obligations are now mine.”

All of a sudden, though she was a goddess, he wanted to hide her away in a corner of the castle. Keep her fiery, rebellious and prideful spirit hidden and safe. Away from obligations made. Obligations she had nothing to do with. His thoughts brought a chuckle to his lips. His chuckle incited more fury from her.

The tips of her cheeks reddened and her freckles became pronounced. She stepped closer; her head tilted back, eyes venomous. “You laugh!”

His heart stopped. Time froze. How perfect she appeared at this moment, hair aflame and eyes direct, the blade in hand. He’d never met another like her. The light and courage behind her powerful regard was truth. More valiant than he’d seen in his best warrior. And in a woman!

He knew naught what to do with the moment. Fight her? Cut her down with words? Bring her to the floor and ravish her? Aye, that’s what he’d like to do.

Instead he wrapped his arms around her and pulled her tightly against his body until her curves were part of him, her skin one with his. He rested his head on top of her cypress ringed red cap and stared into the flames once again. What to do? How to temper her?

She shivered and rippled against him। Made him think of how she had looked nude and wet। He shut his eyes to the flame and saw only her, perfectly formed. How hard it’d been to not take her then, all the lust, anger and emotion. He wasn’t fond of emotion. Since he’d met Melpomene there’d been naught but it. Had she been with him his whole life as she’d claimed? Whispering, singing, inspiring? Another voice? A comrade?



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Sky