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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.


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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Thanks for playing!


Estella said...

Melpomene has red hair.
Sounds like a good read.

Drea said...

That would be red...whoo hoo red!!

Booksrforever123 said...

cypress ringed red cap

Booksrforever123 said...

cypress ringed red cap

Booksrforever123 said...

cypress ringed red cap

Anonymous said...


Jane said...

Melpomene has red hair.

danetteb said...


I like the fun excerpt :)

Hugs, Danette

Michelle said...

Hello, Merry July to you. Do you have a lot of prep to do for the
4th? I actually read about this book last night and found it very interesting.

Steph B. said...

Hmmm her eyelashes are red, she has freckles...yep she's a red head!!

Zulmara said...

wow...que cool...made me want more...YGG!!!



Kimberly B. said...

Her hair is red! Thanks!

Unknown said...

She has red hair.

blessedheart said...

Melpomene’s hair is red. What an interesting name!

Rhonda :0)

Michele Hart said...

Congratulations, my sister Melpomene, on the release of your story, HIGHLAND MUSE! All Olympus zealously whispers of the tale.

Blessings to you and your scribe, Sky!
Your muse sister,
Thalia, the Muse of Comedy