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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sweet to Saucy. A Writer's Mind Turns Five!

It seems like just yesterday I launched what was almost called, The Blue Blog. I’m sure you can see why such a title seemed appropriate. As it turned out, The Blue Blog already existed. Besides, did that title really scream, “Hey, this is a writer’s blog!” Nope. Sure didn’t. Within an hour something a bit more appropriate popped into my head and A Writer’s Mind was birthed.

I knew I wanted my blog to be a place that welcomed readers and writers alike. My son was one and I’d just published my first release, Fate’s Monolith. Since then, five years later, I’ve welcomed over three hundred authors to A Writer’s Mind and published nine more stories.
To celebrate A Writer's Mind's fifth anniversary, I’ve invited over the four authors who commented on my very first post. Please make welcome, Donna Michaels, Clover Autrey, Lainey Bancroft and Rynne Raines.
Naturally there’s a MEGA GIVEAWAY INVOLVED.

Every author has generously donated one of their titles to the celebration pot. So what’s this big prize? A total of EIGHT eBOOKS! (either PDF or gifted to your Kindle). The titles include The MacLomain Series Boxed Set by me (Sky Purington), Highland Sorcerer by Clover Autrey, Cowboy-Sexy by Donna Michaels, Welcome to Eden by Rynne Raines and In The Air Tonight by Lainey Bancroft.
Enter to win this AWESOME BOOK BUNDLE by either commenting on this blog post (please include your email addy) OR by entering the rafflecopter at the end of this post. Contest ends Friday, October 19th, 12:01 AM EST. *PLEASE NOTE* This bundle includes books with content that ranges from sweet to X-rated saucy. You must be 18+ to enter.
Before I tell you about each book offered in the giveaway I thought I’d share A Writer’s Mind’s very first post dated October 11, 2007 titled, “I’ve Arrived!” *grins*
“Here I am, blog 101, fresh off the grill. This is my first time blogging and love it already! For those of you that already know me, stop rolling your eyes, I won't ramble on. For those of you that are hearing the 'real' Sky in your internal ear right now... a grin and wink your way. Have no fear, I like to talk about writing, reading and everyday life. I have a beautiful son turning 2 next month, a husband that inspired my novels and live in New Hampshire, where the maple trees are getting ready to slam out an amazing shade of red this year.
I love history, magic and romance. Could you guess? Ah, but I've a particular fondness for Scotland and Ireland. I can't help it, it's in the genes. But enough about all that. I think in this case, I'd like my first post to be dedicated to my mom. Aye, my mom, hero and best friend. She's a second time breast cancer survivor and the reason I kept writing long after I decided to throw in the towel and give up. Thank you, mom.
And in her honor I hope that you all remember that it's BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. Please, get your yearly check-up ladies. I care!”
'Present day' Sky here. It's five years later and I still care. If you're a woman with a history of breast cancer in your family, PLEASE SCHEDULE your first MAMMOGRAM at 35 so that your docter can get a base reading and spot problems right away if they arise. If you do not have a history, 40 is fine. Early detection is the key.

Let’s learn more about the titles being given away…

Charity Greves has the gift of healing. So when a naked bleeding Highlander materializes out of the air into her kitchen, she does what any rational free-thinking herbalist under the same circumstances would do--she heals him. She didn’t expect to be drawn back to the 13th Century where a dangerous whacked-out witch holds the handsome Highlander captive.
Nor is she prepared to be drawn so strongly to him that she’ll do whatever it takes to save him.
Imprisoned by the witch, Toren Limont the High Sorcerer and Protector of the Faes’ magic, uses the last of his magical reserves to go forward in time and find a healer the witch doesn’t have any influence over. He merely seeks the small respite a healing can give him in order to continue to withstand the witch’s tortures long enough for his clan and siblings to flee.
Until Charity falls with him through time as either his salvation or his entire clan’s downfall.
Purchase Highland Sorcerer at Amazon and many online bookstores.
COWBOY-SEXY by Donna Michaels
Finn Brennan is used to his brother playing practical jokes, but this time he's gone too far--sending Finn a woman as a ranch hand. And not just any woman, but a Marine.When 1st Lt. Camilla Walker's commanding officer asks her to help out at his family's dude ranch until he returns from deployment, she never expects to be thrust into a mistaken engagement to his sexy, cowboy twin--a former Navy SEAL who hates the Corps. But before long, Cammie is wishing their fake engagement could be real.The Corps took Finn's father, his girlfriend, and threatened his naval career. He's worked hard for another shot at getting back to active duty. The last thing he needs is a headstrong, unyielding, hot Marine who not only tempts his bed, but soon has him rethinking his goals.
Purchase Cowboy-Sexy at Amazon and many online bookstores.

WELCOME TO EDEN by Rynne Raines 

Eden Series- Book One 

Within the walls of Eden, temptation rules and anything goes….  

Psychiatrist Caitlyn Ward never imagined setting foot inside the hottest fetish club in Los Angeles until the day a patient’s concerns about sexual desires went beyond her expertise. Now, determined to uncover the answers needed to alleviate her patient’s mind, Caitlyn ventures into a world of dark and forbidden pleasure beyond her wildest dreams.
Purchase at Amazon and many online bookstores.

IN THE AIR TONIGHT by Lainey Bancroft 

As reigning queen of Toronto’s talk radio, Lacy Monroe has found the venue to rise above her questionable past without stifling her natural tendency to speak freely. Until the media dubs her "Loose Lacy," and a fan crosses the line from "caller" to telephone stalker. 

When her apartment is broken into, Lacy grows desperate to discover the identity of her caller. Could it be Mark, the ex-boyfriend who dumped her because he felt she’d prostituted herself for her job? Johnny Rock, the sexist drive-time DJ at the station where she works? Or could the caller be firefighter Reid Walker, the winner of her Dream Date contest? Reid believes the subject matter of her show should be censored, yet he doesn’t seem to mind setting her sheets ablaze. 

Lacy searches for answers and discovers the past she thought she’d escaped has everything to do with her present problems.
Purchase at Bookstrand and many online bookstores.


THE KING'S DRUIDESS - Chiomara will not be swayed from prophecy. If the Gods of Ireland request that she couple with the king, so be it. If it is also their wish that he marry another woman, who is she, a simple Druid, to stand in their way? But King Erc is in love with Chiomara. Will he risk the whole of his kingdom for what lays in his heart?

FATE'S MONOLITH- Arianna has been haunted by the dream of a phantom Scottish warrior. Her infatuation with the dream intensifies until All Hallows' Eve when she's whisked back in time. Iain MacLomain has long awaited the arrival of his promised bride. She claims to not be the woman intended for him but she fits the description given him of her. Her defiance will end up costing them everything and rips them apart. However, a Scottish Chieftain with magic at his disposal is capable of most anything. Will he hold Arianna in his arms again or is she lost to him forever?

DESTINY'S DENIAL- Caitlin relives the same nightmare every night for three years. Then one day, the dream seeps into reality when an ethereal Scotsman visits. When Caitlin discovers a family heirloom in the attic she soon learns the truth about her dream. Ferchar MacLomain found what he was looking for. Caitlin. To bring her to Cowal will spell disaster-a foreseen threat to himself, his clan, and Caitlin. As a visionary, it's his obligation to protect her. As a man, he's determined to ignore his heart. Can he thwart his destiny? Or will he forever be a slave to the gods of old.

SYLVAN MIST- Coira refuses to acknowledge the Scotsman haunting her. Why should she? She carries no magic and she's newly engaged. She much prefers a proper English gentleman to a barbarian living six hundred years in the past. However, as one whirlwind day will prove, she has little choice in the matter. William MacLomain did not call her back, yet she arrives. Coira is not the woman meant for him. Or is she? Her arrival marks the start of a highland war unlike any Scotland has witnessed before. Soon, he finds himself in a tangled web of duty, loyalty and unexpected love. A love so unattainable and powerful it may cost him the war; and his heart.

This boxed set is intended for a mature audience.
Purchase at Amazon and many online bookstores.
*Thanks for joining A Writer's Mind for its 5th anniversary! Don't forget to enter the contest by either commenting (be sure to inc. email addy) or entering the Rafflecopter. Contest ends Friday, October 19th, 12:01 AM EST.*



Caroline Clemmons said...

Happy Anniversary, Sky. Your blog is beautiful, and A Writer's Mind is a perfect title. You chose well.


Donna Michaels said...

Happy anniversary, Sky! I'm honored to be celebrating this with you.

Here's to another 5 years!!


Cathy McElhaney said...

Happy Anniversary! I agree with Caroline...A Writer's Mind is the perfect title!
I am so happy to have met you! I love your writing style!
Celebrate your anniversary in style!

Alisha said...

Congrats to one of my very favorite girls on planet Earth! Happy Anniversary, sweetie! Let's go to the beach and celebrate!!! Soon..very soon! Hugs and love and many more happy days at A Writer's Mind!

Mary Preston said...

Wishing you a Happy Anniversary!!

Thank you for the very generous giveaway.

Mary Preston


*yadkny* said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Here's wishing you many, many more!!