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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, 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