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Monday, April 12, 2021

Love dragons? Brand new shifter romance! #PNR


Hi there! Hope you enjoyed last month’s historical romance release, To Tame the Lyon because I’m back with another hot-off-the-press read! This time I'm swinging the pendulum back to time travel fantasy romance as my Viking Ancestors launch a brand new series.  

The children born of Viking Ancestors: Rise of the Dragon are all grown up and, like their predecessors, fighting to save their people once again. Where my previous Viking series brought fated mates back together life after life, Forged in Fire brings them together for the very first time. So not as much backstory but plenty of plot. 

The series begins with Leviathan and Destiny, who some may know from previous stories. I first ‘met’ Leviathan in Rise of the Dragon and have been dying to write his tale ever since. Little did I know his heroine would come on scene in The MacLomain Series: End of an Era nor that they would take me on such an adventure! No worries, though. You don’t need to read the previous stories to understand this one. It stands alone. Definitely a must-read for those who enjoy shifters, action-packed time travel, and sizzling hot romance. 

Buy Leviathan http://mybook.to/LeviathanForgedinFire 

Pre-order Dagr (Book 2)→ http://getbook.at/Dagr 

 

About the Book 

Fated mates caught in a wicked love triangle...

Maya always knew she was meant to travel through time to help humanity in some unknown way. She would never have guessed it was to keep them safe from warring gods. Nor that she would straddle two worlds, caught between life and death, her only hope a Viking from the distant past she craves but can't have. A dragon prince with too dark a lineage.

Determined to make Maya his, Dagr Sigdir heads to the twenty-first century only to discover she's half immersed in Helheim, the Norse Underworld. Son to its ruler and certain he's her fated mate, Dagr's the only one who can free her from its dark hold. Or so he thinks until someone far more challenging than mere death stands in his way. His closest friend and brother-in-arms, Thorulf. 

Will Dagr step aside if Thorulf and Maya are destined to be together? Or will he fight to claim his mate and risk his people's safety? After all, if Maya doesn't end up with the dragon meant for her, they won't harness the power needed to battle the deities. Find out as Dagr, Maya and Thorulf embark on a mystical super-steamy adventure for the ages.


Excerpt


As dumbfounded as she’d been when she saw it from afar, Destiny looked up at the castle towering over her. It wasn’t a typical Viking structure but something more sinister yet somehow alluring. Blackened wall walks curved around dozens of towers, and spires shot toward the sky.

“Though he calls it the Realm’s, welcome to what everyone calls Leviathan’s Keep behind his back,” Freya informed. “Because he does so much for us. Gives us safe harbor.” She grinned. “He built it to Múspellsheimr standards to make its dragons feel welcome. All dragons, for that matter.” She glanced at Leviathan with pride. “It’s seen many battles over the years as dragons grew into their own, but in the end, it’s always been a place of resolution and accord. A place where dragons can act like themselves among their own kind.”

“Impressive.” She meant it too. This place was something else.

She eyed people as they made their way toward an ancient-looking grand staircase leading to a behemoth door flagged by massive torches. Though everyone looked normal enough, Viking to the bone, she could feel the fluctuating animalistic energy in the air. Leviathan nodded to many in passing but said little, his expression hard though his eyes were cordial enough.

“It’s safe, but he still doesn’t want them out here, does he?” she murmured. “He’s worried about them.”

“Every hour of every day of every year,” Freya said softly. “Endlessly.” Her knowing gaze slid Destiny’s way. “Not many see that so clearly.” She considered her. “Or better put, feel it.”

“My necklace then?” Destiny hadn't missed the shocked glances that went from her face to her collar. Again, she felt the urge to yank it off, declaring her independence, and again, just as swiftly, wanted it right where it was.

“You know better than to ask me that.” Freya stuck close, making it clear to all they were allies. Friends despite having just met. “You knew him better than most before I put that necklace on you.”

“Perhaps,” she murmured, but Freya was right. Whatever had happened between them had bonded them together in a way she knew damn well he struggled with. She struggled with.

Yet it had happened.

Was part of them.

And it was locking them together more readily than a collar ever could.

The inside of the castle took her breath away with its stark, towering, regal yet gothic beauty. A massive octagonal great hall led to several long, spiraling staircases going in different directions, rising up so high she wondered if there were an end in sight. Endless cathedral-like stained glass windows depicting sweeping dragons were made more magnificent by the shimmering ash beyond.

“Look at this place,” she whispered in awe, not sure what to admire first.

Four behemoth hearths hosted roaring fires, and huge bowls of fire hung like chandeliers as high as the eye could see. The air smelled of smoke, lust, and roasting meat.

“It used to reek of sulfur too,” Freya said out of the corner of her mouth, “but Leviathan whipped things into shape and taught this bunch how to get their dragon breath under control.”

She bit back a smile. “Glad to hear that.”

Everyone might appear Viking with fur cloaks and pagan looks, but there was no mistaking the fire flaring in many a cat-like eye. Dragons peered back at her with such strong curiosity she knew her collar had made a big impact.

Where Leviathan had remained in front of them to this point, now he fell in beside Destiny. Not to introduce her but rather, from what she could tell, to claim his territory. There was no grand introduction that a time traveler had arrived but rather a pointed sweep from his stormy gaze, lingering on select group of males before he gestured that she follow him.

“Seriously?” she said under her breath to Freya. “Was that Leviathan’s way of welcoming me?”

“Yes.” Freya chuckled and linked arms with her, again making it clear to all they were friends. “And I’ve never seen him do it. Not once with anyone.” She winked. “Let alone a woman branded by his scale.”

“Ah, so that’s the official name for wearing this around my neck?” She snorted. “Sounds like ownership if I didn’t know better.”

“But you do know better,” Freya reminded. “You know this is all for show because you and Leviathan don’t do forever.”

 

Buy Leviathan http://mybook.to/LeviathanForgedinFire

 Pre-order Dagr (Book 2) http://getbook.at/Dagr

 

 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Regency Romance Release! #HistoricalRomance


Waving hello! Hope everyone’s staying safe. Just wanted to share the latest. My first Regency romance has arrived. For those who read my Highlander’s Pact or Pirates of Britannia stories, this tale’s very loosely connected. Sort of a ‘what came of the MacLauchlins’ tale. Hope you enjoy! 

Enter the world of the most notorious gambling den in London, where matches are made... unusually. Welcome to the world of THE LYON'S DEN: The Black Widow of Whitehall Connected World, where the underground of Regency London thrives... and loves.

 


Can a woman and her daughter heal the broken heart of a grieving man? Or will ghosts of old keep him forever distanced? 

When her rake of a husband promises her to another before he dies, Clara Ainsworth, Duchess of Surrey, has no choice but to seek out matchmaker Mrs. Dove-Lyon and the protection of another marriage. More so, she must trick her childhood love, Isaac, into a union, not just for her sake, but his. At one time, he had been there for her, so she’s determined to return the favor and see him free of his self-destructive ways. 

Having suffered more loss than most, Isaac MacLauchlin, Marquess of Durham, frequents the Lyon’s Den to drown his grief in liquor. Or so he leads others to believe. In truth, he’s keeping tabs on his lost love, Clara. So imagine his surprise when she tricks him into a marriage contract to avoid the results of a pre-duel agreement. Naturally, he will protect her, but marrying her is another story. It might come at too high a risk to his wounded heart. 

Will Isaac and Clara be able to find their way back to each other and deal with the madman who might be on his way? Find out as the past merges with the present in a tale of regret, forgiveness, and new beginnings. 

Grab your copy now at Amazon→ http://getbook.at/ToTameTheLyon

FREE in Kindle Unlimited!


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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Ready to Listen? #audiobooks

Exciting news! At long last, I’ve taken the plunge into audio. I’m starting with some of my shorter historical romances, then it’s on to my MacLomains and Vikings. Today, however, I’m thrilled to announce Ragnar (multi-author Viking Surrender series) is now available in audio.



Intrigued by the symbol on his blade, Myrna chooses Ragnar for her husband. How is she to love a man who lives in the past, though? Determined to remain faithful to his deceased wife, Ragnar both fights and craves Myrna, hungry for her healing touch. Will he give in and find sanctuary in her arms? Or will the shocking truth about his dagger end love before it begins? 


Love reviewing audiobooks? Shoot me an email at Sky@SkyPurington.com for a coupon code entitling you to a free copy. Subject Line: Ragnar Audiobook 


Rather just buy it?  

Ragnar on Amazon US- https://amzn.to/3qVxFLU

Amazon UK- https://amzn.to/2P6e9if

Amazon CA- https://amzn.to/3qW9v3F

Amazon AU- https://amzn.to/3cJgpV2

 

Ragnar on Audible US- https://adbl.co/38LmkaX

Ragnar on Audible UK- https://adbl.co/3rZc9Hf

 

Coming Soon to iTunes 

Warning Heat Level: 5 Scorching Flames


Wednesday, March 3, 2021

A Tale of Regret, Forgiveness, & New Beginnings. #HistoricalRomance



Hello, all! Hope you and yours are doing well and staying safe. Just wanted to share the latest. My first Regency romance is almost here! Such fun to write…

Enter the world of the most notorious gambling den in London, where matches are made... unusually. Welcome to the world of THE LYON'S DEN: The Black Widow of Whitehall Connected World, where the underground of Regency London thrives... and loves. 


About To Tame the Lyon 


Can a woman and her daughter heal the broken heart of a grieving man? Or will ghosts of old keep him forever distanced? 

When her rake of a husband promises her to another before he dies, Clara Ainsworth, Duchess of Surrey, has no choice but to seek out matchmaker Mrs. Dove-Lyon and the protection of another marriage. More so, she must trick her childhood love, Isaac, into a union, not just for her sake, but his. At one time, he had been there for her, so she’s determined to return the favor and see him free of his self-destructive ways. 

Having suffered more loss than most, Isaac MacLauchlin, Marquess of Durham, frequents the Lyon’s Den to drown his grief in liquor. Or so he leads others to believe. In truth, he’s keeping tabs on his lost love, Clara. So imagine his surprise when she tricks him into a marriage contract to avoid the results of a pre-duel agreement. Naturally, he will protect her, but marrying her is another story. It might come at too high a risk to his wounded heart. 

Will Isaac and Clara be able to find their way back to each other and deal with the madman who might be on his way? Find out as the past merges with the present in a tale of regret, forgiveness, and new beginnings.


Grab your copy now at a special pre-order price→ http://getbook.at/ToTameTheLyon


Thursday, January 7, 2021

Hots Scots for the New Year? #HistoricalRomance

I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful holiday season! Like last year, 2021 is all about variety when it comes to my upcoming releases. I’ve contributed to The Lyon’s Den Interconnected World with my first Regency Romance, To Tame the Lyon coming in March then it’s only to time travel fantasy releases with my Viking Ancestors: Forged in Fire series. 

Before all that, though, I’m thrilled to announce the last book in my Highlander’s Pact series (medieval historical romance) is finally available. Teagan and Greer really touched my heart with the obstacles they faced and how they ‘healed’ together. Hope you enjoy spending time with them as much as I did! For those who love all-things-MacLomain, you won't want to miss this one. There might just be a crossover character or two who pops in. ;-) 

A widowed Englishwoman with a difficult past and a battle-weary broken Highlander come together in a tale of redemption.

Haunted by a dark past and resolved to a loveless future, Greer Hastings has accepted her lot in life. She will marry a man of her uncle’s choosing to better their family’s station. First, however, she will see her friend and her children freed from her uncle’s clutches. An impossible feat. Or so it seems until her long-lost mother returns alongside a Scotsman who makes an offer she can’t refuse.

Teagan MacLauchlin will do whatever it takes to see through the pact he made with his brothers. Marry to fill the clan’s coffers. What he doesn’t expect is a lass as broken as he on the other side of that bargain. Someone truly in need of saving. Determined to free Greer from her greedy uncle and depraved fiancé, he’ll do anything to get her out of there. Even if it means bringing the wrath of two English barons down on his head.

Embarking on a dangerous rescue mission in hostile territory, Teagan and Greer navigate the treacherous English-Scottish border on an adventure for the ages. One fraught with not just the monsters chasing them but the demons from their past.

 Can two damaged hearts come together amidst so much turmoil? Or will what haunts them ultimately drive them apart?

 Buy at Amazon→ getbook.at/ScoundrelsRedemption

 FREE in Kindle Unlimited

 


One person will win a $25 Amazon.com Gift Card and paperback, and one person will win a paperback!

 10 ways to enter here→ https://bit.ly/3s3KLbt

 


In case you missed it along the way, here's a bit more about my Highlander's Pact series. The two short stories shared afterward are holiday spin-offs.

After fighting on behalf of Scotland’s Auld Alliance with France, then battling alongside King David II in England, Malcolm MacLauchlin and his brothers return home. Like many, their people have suffered beneath the weight of illness, poverty, and ongoing attacks. If that isn’t enough, skirmishes continue between the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England, as rebels rise up in the wake of Scotland’s defeat at Neville’s Cross.

Meanwhile, unrest prevails amongst the clans. Discontent that makes battle-worn, broken men do unthinkable things. Men like the MacLauchlin brothers who will do whatever it takes to see their clan restored to its former glory. Even if it means betraying allies, befriending enemies, and seducing high-born Scottish lasses, Frenchwomen, or even Sassenach ‘ladies’ into their beds.


 Find Highlander’s Pact here→ https://amzn.to/38ZvAYp


Friday, December 18, 2020

Scoundrel's Redemption #HistoricalRomance

 

Great news! Scoundrel’s Redemption, the final book in my Highlander’s Pact series is almost here. This time we follow Teagan and Greer on a grand adventure and emotional journey that brings the series full-circle. This couple definitely tugged on my heartstrings, but I loved how they healed together. 

Pre-order now and have it delivered straight to your Kindle in just a few short weeks!

About the Book

 A widowed Englishwoman with a difficult past and a battle-weary broken Highlander come together in a tale of redemption.

Haunted by a dark past and resolved to a loveless future, Greer Hastings has accepted her lot in life. She will marry a man of her uncle’s choosing to better their family’s station. First, however, she will see her friend and her children freed from her uncle’s clutches. An impossible feat. Or so it seems until her long-lost mother returns alongside a Scotsman who makes an offer she can’t refuse.

Teagan MacLauchlin will do whatever it takes to see through the pact he made with his brothers. Marry to fill the clan’s coffers. What he doesn’t expect is a lass as broken as he on the other side of that bargain. Someone truly in need of saving. Determined to free Greer from her greedy uncle and depraved fiancé, he’ll do anything to get her out of there. Even if it means bringing the wrath of two English barons down on his head.

Embarking on a dangerous rescue mission in hostile territory, Teagan and Greer navigate the treacherous English-Scottish border on an adventure for the ages. One fraught with not just the monsters chasing them but the demons from their past.

Can two damaged hearts come together amidst so much turmoil? Or will what haunts them ultimately drive them apart?

 Pre-order Now→ getbook.at/ScoundrelsRedemption

 Read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Highlander's Pact

Scoundrel’s Vengeance

Scoundrel's Fortune

Scoundrel's Redemption


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The Grand Finale has Arrived! #MacLomains


Hello, all! Hope you're having a wonderful autumn so far and staying safe. It's hard to believe the holidays are already upon us. In my household, that means getting the Christmas decorations out a little early this year for some much-needed cheer.

Speaking of cheer, I'm thrilled (& a little sad) to announce the grand finale of the entire Maclomain Series has arrived. It's amazing to think I began this series over a decade ago. It's since gone on to total 26 stories (not including all the Viking Ancestor books). I'll miss each and every character. Not to say Maclomains won't still pop into various stories over the years.

Anyway, we're not quite at the end yet. That said, I give you the last amazing MacLomain couple in A Scot's Retribution. Just wait until you read their role in all this! 

Until next time, wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season! 



Will a noble warrior find solace in the arms of the lass he's loved since the beginning? Or is his soul already damned and the fate of Scotland doomed? Find out in A Scot's Retribution, the steamy edge-of-your-seat epic conclusion of the entire MacLomain Series. 

So far, four couples have ignited the power of the Claddagh ring in an ongoing battle against evil. As each tale unravels, the MacLomains and their kin learn more about why they were targeted and what it will take to stop the enemy. Now, despite the odds stacked against them, Laird Marek MacLeod and his Broun lass come together to keep history on track and protect King David II in a passionate tale of intrigue and magic. 

Roll back the clock and join the MacLomains one last time on a whirlwind adventure for the ages. Travel to ancient Ireland and medieval Scotland in an explosive saga rich with wizards, witches, dragon shifters, Fae and so much more! 

Buy Here→ getbook.at/AScotsRetribution

FREE in Kindle Unlimited

  

Miss a story along the way? 

Find the whole MacLomain Series: End of an Era here→ https://amzn.to/36Lxjzp

 


The next Viking Ancestors series is right around the corner. This time we’re following the children born of the couples from Viking Ancestors: Rise of the Dragon in five action packed romantic adventures.

 Leviathan

 An explosive enemies-to-lovers tale teeming with wicked secrets and fiery passion.

The only thing Destiny knows is her name, but who’s complaining? She lives in a beautiful million dollar seaside chalet in Winter Harbor, Maine without a care in the world. At least until a psychic shows up at her front door claiming Destiny’s true identity is remarkable. She must remember who she is. What she’s meant to do. If that isn’t enough, her house isn’t her own, and her fate tied to a man in the distant past. A fierce, brooding Viking who’s too arrogant for his own good yet sinfully alluring. 

Leviathan doesn’t believe in love or fated mates, so the woman he saved shouldn’t be haunting his thoughts. Especially considering they barely got along. Yet now, thanks to the fire he used to keep Destiny alive, the feisty, stunning redhead is put in his path once more. Worse yet, she might be the foretold Sigdir who sparks the next Great War. That means she must die by his blade once and for all. 

Will Leviathan be able to end Destiny to save everyone? Or is it already too late, and she’s found her way into a heart he didn’t know he had? Find out as they embark on an epic dragon shifter romance adventure across time in Viking Ancestors: Forged in Fire. Expect through-the-roof passion, a host of nasty villains, and an array of happily-ever-afters that won’t come easily.


Pre-order now→ mybook.to/LeviathanForgedinFire


Sunday, November 15, 2020

Brand New Series! #PNR

It’s almost time! The next Viking Ancestors series is right around the corner. This time we’re following the children born of the couples from Viking Ancestors: Rise of the Dragon in five action packed romantic adventures. Read on to learn the steamy details!

 An explosive enemies-to-lovers tale teeming with wicked secrets and fiery passion.


 2021 Winter Harbor, Maine: Everything is blissful…

The only thing Destiny knows is her name, but who’s complaining? She lives in a beautiful million dollar seaside chalet without a care in the world. At least until a psychic shows up at her front door claiming Destiny’s true identity is remarkable. She must remember who she is. What she’s meant to do. If that isn’t enough, her house isn’t her own, and her fate tied to a man in the distant past. A fierce, brooding Viking who’s too arrogant for his own good yet sinfully alluring.   

 958 Scandinavia: Everything just went to hell…

Leviathan doesn’t believe in love, so the woman he saved shouldn’t be haunting his thoughts. Especially considering they barely got along. Yet now, thanks to the fire he used to keep Destiny alive, the feisty, stunning redhead is put in his path once more. Worse yet, she might be the foretold Sigdir who sparks the next Great War. That means she must die by his blade once and for all. 

Will Leviathan be able to end Destiny to save everyone? Or is it already too late, and she’s found her way into a heart he didn’t know he had? Find out as they embark on an epic dragon shifter romance adventure across time in Viking Ancestors: Forged in Fire. Expect through-the-roof passion, a host of nasty villains, and an array of happily-ever-afters that won’t come easily. 

Pre-order now mybook.to/LeviathanForgedinFire


Thursday, October 15, 2020

Scoundrel's Fortune. #HistoricalRomance

 

Hi, there! I’m thrilled to announced Malcolm and Isabella’s tale, Scoundrel’s Fortune (Highlander’s Pact, Book 2), is now available. I never saw their particular storyline coming, but truly loved it. It’s an ironic enemies-to-lovers tale with an unexpected twist that both surprised me and warmed my heart. Hope it will yours too! 

Scoundrel's Fortune
Highlander's Pact, Book 2

When a beautiful yet cunning Frenchwoman tries to trick a Scottish scoundrel, passionate mayhem ensues.

After accusing Malcolm MacLauchlin of taking her virtue, Isabella De la Croix sets sail for Scotland to marry him. Or so everyone assumes. In truth, no such thing will happen. Not to a scoundrel like him. Instead, treasure awaits and a new life beyond the clutches of her cruel father.

Doomed to wed a lass he dislikes, Malcolm must see through his pact with his brothers. Marry to fill the clan’s coffers. Yet when the De la Croix ship sails by without stopping, he suspects foul play. As it happens, deception is indeed at work. Not just at the hands of the pirates who captured Isabella but what he learns upon saving her.

Embarking on a whirlwind adventure with more nefarious suitors than any one lass should have, Malcolm marries Isabella to keep her safe. After Hogmanay, if she wants to leave, he’ll let her go. What neither counts on, however, is mutual attraction. A genuine connection they didn’t foresee.

Will it be enough to keep them together when shocking secrets come to light, though? Or will the cold hard truth about who Malcolm really is ultimately drive them apart?

Read FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

Highlander's Pact
Scoundrel’s Vengeance
Scoundrel's Fortune
Scoundrel's Redemption

Grab your copy here→ getbook.at/ScoundrelsFortune


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Hot Highlanders for the Holidays! #HistoricalRomance

Waving Hello! Hope you’re doing well and staying safe. Just wanted to share the latest big news, including two new releases this month. As to today’s exciting release, I’ve been working alongside eleven fabulous romance authors to bring you something special for the upcoming holidays. In Twelve Days of Christmas in a Highlander’s Arms, each author wrote an independent tale revolving around one of the 12 days of Christmas. 

My contribution, Ringing in Yule, follows Tavish and Nessa from my ongoing Highlander’s Pact series. Read on to learn more about this festive set, join a giveaway, plus check out what else is right around the corner! 


Twelve Days of Christmas in a Highlander's Arms

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me....

Twelve Highlander heroes, brave and true.

Honor-bound and sworn to protect, they're about to meet their match in twelve feisty heroines. Amidst the wild Scottish mountains, the snow is falling deep, but twelve heart-warming stories of love await--one for each day of Christmas.

Twelve historical romance tales set against the backdrop of snowy medieval Scotland at Christmas.

Loving Her Highland Enemy - by Samantha Holt

Highland Dove - by Elizabeth Rose

The Kitchen Maid’s Tale - by Hildie McQueen

Brenna's Yuletide Song - by Cathy MacRae

Ringing in Yule - by Sky Purington

Highlander's Christmas - by Mariah Stone

Highland Swan - by Anna Markland

The Lady's Guide to a Highlander's Heart - by Emmanuelle de Maupassant

The Laird's Midnight Dancer - by Ashe Barker

An Angel at the Highland Court - by Celeste Barclay

The Piper - by Lily Baldwin

Scot Under the Mistletoe - by Caroline Lee


Learn more about this amazing historical romance set and purchase at a special intro price! →  http://mybook.to/HighlandersArms



$25 Amazon gift card up for grabs!

Open internationally

Enter here→ https://www.lovebooksdaily.com/featured-giveaway

Winner announced at the end of October.


Come Celebrate!

Come join the fun and win prizes at Historical Harlots' Facebook group on October 10th as we celebrate the release of Twelve Days of Christmas in a Highlander's Arms. I'll be hosting from 6-7 PM EST so be sure to drop in. Amazon gift cards up for grabs!

Join Historical Harlots→ https://bit.ly/3iIJjpm



Swing in anytime between 10 AM EST and 8 PM EST on October 9th to party with the remaining authors in the set.