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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Contest for Hywela Lyn's latest release, Children of the Mist

Thanks so much for popping in today!

It’s all about celebrating Hywela Lyn’s latest release, Children of the Mist. Sequel to Starquest, Children of the Mist, takes the reader on yet another incredible journey into outer space. Into worlds we mere Earthlings can only dream about and above all, into a world rich with heart-wrenching romance and intrigue.

I’m so thrilled with this book (aye, read it and loved it!) that I’d like to host a contest in honor. The rules are simple. Read a blurb and excerpt from Children of the Mist and answer the following questions in a comment for a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press!

BLURB: Two minds united against a common foe. Two hearts afraid to show their love: Long ago Tamarith fell in love with a man she can never have, and is convinced she will never love another. However, she cannot help but be intrigued by a handsome stranger whose psychic powers exceed even her own.

Vidarh seeks only to find his true purpose in life and to win the regard of his father, who eschews his son’s psychic abilities. Thrown together by a common threat to their planet, then torn apart by an evil greater than any they could have imagined, can Vidarh save the lovely Nifl woman who has captivated him, before it is too late? Will Tamarith and Vidarh overcome the deadly enemy who threatens to destroy all they know and love? Will they find the happiness they both seek? Or are they fated to live their lives alone?

EXCERPT: She glanced at him, feeling a little foolish. I suppose that sounds silly—to be scared of the dark? Vidarh gave her a searching look, that momentarily made her feel exposed, as if she'd revealed too much of herself.

Of course not, he reassured her, not after such an experience. Although I wouldn't have imagined you as someone afraid of anything much. But then most people are frightened of something.

Does that include you?

He was silent for a moment and she wondered if she had been too inquisitive. Then Vidarh again gave her a slow smile. There was something very appealing about that slightly crooked smile. Their eyes met and she had a fleeting sense of sadness, or perhaps loneliness, even, as his thoughts touched hers for the briefest of moments. Unaccountably she felt her cheeks begin to flush but she held his gaze and forced herself to smile back, reassuringly.

I hate crowds, he went on. I always feel uncomfortable with large groups of people, which is why I'm much more at home in the mountains with only my pony for company.

And yet you came to Gladsheim, knowing how many people were going to be here?

Vidarh shrugged a reply, obviously reluctant to discuss the matter.

How many other people know? she asked, after a moment. About you being able to teleport, I mean.

He shook his head. You're the first I've told. I haven't even mentioned it to my family.

Why not? It's not as if it's something to be ashamed of.

Again Vidarh shrugged. I'm not sure. Ours is a small community. I just felt...I don't know, 'different' somehow and I didn't want to be. I knew my father wouldn't approve

But that's silly. A gift like that is something to be proud of. In Gladsheim it would be encouraged —nurtured, Tamarith began, but just then, Gullin called them to join the group on the other side of the lake.

Answer the following questions in a comment for a chance to win!

Why were Vidarh and Tarmarith thrown together? When Vidarh and Tarmarith first meet, they speak of fears, things they don’t like, make them uncomfortable. What is Tamarith’s dislike/fear? What is Vidarh’s? What gift does Vidarh possess, that which only Tarmarith knows about?

I look forward to hearing from you and good luck!
Sky

Swing by Hywela Lyn's website http://www.hywelalyn.co.uk/ to learn more about previous and upcoming releases.

25 comments:

Skhye said...

Congrats, Lyn! After reading DANCING WITH FATE, I know CHILDREN OF THE MIST will read beautifully. Everyone grab a copy. Who wouldn't when the book has such an exceptional cover? ;)

~Skhye

Sharon Donovan said...

1. Tamarith and Vidarh are thrown together by a common threat to their planet
2. Tamarith has a fear of the dark and Vidarh fears crowds
3. Vidarh has the ability to teleport

What a great contest, Sky! Lyn, congratulations on what I know will be another best-seller. I just bought my copy and can’t wait to start! Your imagination simply leaves me speechless. You rock the planet! All the best.
Hugs,
Sharon

Windlegend said...

Children of the Mist sounds like a great book. I'll be purchasing it for sure!

Lindsay Townsend said...

Congratulations on your latest release, Hywela! Here's wishing you many sales!

Sandra Kay said...

Hi Lyn and Sky,

I love the blurb and excerpt, Lyn. I'm not usually drawn to other-world romances, but you've lured me in. Good job!

Tamarith and Vidarh are thrown together by a common threat to their planet.

Tamarith is afraid of the dark. Vidarh is uncomfortable in crowds.

Vidarh's gift, which only Tamarith knows about, is the ability to teleport.

Sandra

Rebecca J Vickery said...

Hi Lyn and Sky,

Just wanted to pop over and say CONGRATS on the new release Lyn. And I am going to follow this blog, Sky. I am impressed.

Babyblue22 said...

Hey Sky! Great Post, Congratulations On The release of Children of the Mists!!!
It sounds Like A Great Read!

Here are my answers

Why were Vidarh and Tarmarith thrown together? Because of A common threat to their planet.


What is Tamarith’s dislike/fear?
Being in Crowds of People.

What gift does Vidarh possess, that which only Tarmarith knows about? Teleporting.

I wasn't sure what this question means???
What is Vidarh’s?

If you could post the rest of it I'll answer it in another post.

Thanks for the contest!

~Afshan
Afshan522@aol.com

lastnerve said...

Howdy Lyn!

I am still on Starquest and then it's on to Children of the Mist. I can't wait to finish them both. I've left Jess in the room having to tell the truth to Kerry and Jon. I must get back there soon and see what is happening. Congratulations on your release! I love your work! Don't enter me in the contest as I have both books already but if the prize is superpowers go ahead and enter me! :)

Tabitha Shay said...

Hi Lyn,
Congrats on your new release. Your books sound wonderful. I can't wait to read them...Tabs

Ladyauthor2b said...

Why were Vidarh and Tarmarith thrown together? They had a common threat to their planet.

When Vidarh and Tarmarith first meet, they speak of fears, things they don’t like, make them uncomfortable. What is Tamarith’s dislike/fear? She has a fear of the dark.

What is Vidarh’s? He doesn't like crowds.

What gift does Vidarh possess, that which only Tarmarith knows about? His power to teleport.

Looks like an interesting book to read and the book cover looks intriguing. So is the title. Hope I win! :) And this is a cool looking website too. Enjoyed browsing.

Chriss Hill

Susan Macatee said...

What a lot of questions! Okay, I'll take a stab at it.

A common threat to their planet.
Tarmarinth fears the dark.
Vidarh fears crowds.
Tarmarinth knows Vidarh has the ability to teleport.

Best of luck with your new release, Lyn!!

Elaine Cantrell said...

Congratulations on your new release, Hywela. The excerpt was really good. Okay, here are your answers for the contest. They are thrown together against a common foe. She's afraid of the dark, he's afraid of crowds. His power is to teleport.

Donna Michaels said...

Hi Sky and Hywela!
Sorry I'm late, just got into my email a few minutes ago.

Hywela, COTM sounds like another sci-fi winner for you!

Here are my answers:

They are thrown together by a common threat to their planet.

Tamarith fears the dark.

Vidarh doesn't like crowds.

Vidarh can teleport (Coooooool!) and only Tamarith knows!

Love it!!! Have a great weekend!

~Donna

LORETTA CANTON said...

Hi,

These are my answers:
1. A threat to their planet.
2. She was afraid of the dark.
3. He hated crowds.
4. He could teleport.

Tabitha Shay said...

I left a comment earlier, not sure what happened to it, but anyway, your books sound wonderful and I can't wait to read them....Tabs

Debra St. John said...

HI Hywela. Congrats on your latest release. I wish you many, many sales!

Larry Hammersley said...

Tamarith and Vidarh are thrown together because of a threat to their planet. Tamarith is afraid of the dark. Vidarh hates crowds. Vidarh can teleport.

MarthaE said...

Hi Sky - wonderful of you to promote Hywela Lyn's new release! Guess I'll have to read Starquest so I can read the sequel. Tamarith and Vidarth have been thrown together due to a common threat to their planet. She is afraid of the dark and he doesn't like crowds. Vidarth can teleport. Sounds pretty interesting to me!

Cate Masters said...

Congrats on your release, Lyn! The story sounds like a fantastic read, and the cover is just gorgeous. To answer the questions:
They were thrown together by a common threat to their planet.
His fear is crowds, hers is the dark. His gift is the ability to teleport.
Congrats again!

Anonymous said...

Children of the Mist is surely a romance of romances. Fate pulled Vidarh and Tarmarith together to save their planet and each other. Separate they are vulnerable to those who would harass, ridicule, or attempt to destroy them. Together they form a whole, a team capable of confronting the planet’s enemy as well as those who would destroy them individually.

Tarmarith fears the dark, possibly a darkness more than the absence of light: darkness of other’s hate, fear, greed, and jealousy.
Vidarh fears the rejection of his father, family as a whole, and of his community. Keeping secret the extent of his psychic powers, in particular his ability to teleport, is a heavy burden. His fear of crowds is a defense against exposure, either accidental or deliberate entrapment by those in the community fearful of his power.

Knowing that Tarmarith is a psychic with her own powers, Vidarh feels safe in admitting his teleporting ability to her. She is the only one he trusts with that knowledge.

I'm looking forward to reading Children of the Mist. I hope Hastings Books has it on their shelves.

M.Flagg said...

Many great wishes to you on the release of "Children of the Mist", Hywela. May you sell a whole bunch and then some. You're writing is so detailed and descriptive - just the way I like it.

Hywela Lyn said...

Wow what a lot of replies, great to see so many answers to the questions Sky set. Good luck! Thanks so much everyone. First of all, I'd like to thank Sky, my sweet and talented friend, for her generosity in hosting this contest.

Skhye, Sharon and Windlegend, thanks so much for popping in and commenting and for your lovely comments.

Hywela Lyn said...

Lindsey, Sandra, Rebecca Baby Blue, and Val., thanks so much for your good wishes and kind comments, much appreciated.

Hywela Lyn said...

Tabitha, Ladyauthor, Susan, Elaine Donnaand Loretta, thank you all so much for calling by and commenting.

Hywela Lyn said...

Debra, Larry, Martha, Micky and Cate, thankl you too for stopping by and for your congrats and good wishes.

I'm going to try to reply to everyone who's left a comment or entered the contest, but I just wanted to mention everyone by name her as well - talking about names - Anonymous - wow, you MUST be a writer (if you're not you should be!) You've certainly got into the heads of my characters and have them spot-on! Thank yo, I'm not sure if my book will be available at Hastings, but it's on Amazon and The Wild Rose Press website. :)