Today we're having special guest, Skhye Moncrief, instead of myself blogging. Don't worry though! If you'd like to get your weekly fix of me, I'll be "covering" an... interesting topic over at my blog on condoms in romance novels.
Enjoy and leave plenty of comments for Skhye. She's a pleasure to have here with us.
Happy Hump Day!
I'd like to thank Deadly Vixens for inviting me over to chat today.
Yesterday, I learned my latest paperback, HAUNTED HEARTS, was available at amazon!
Looking for a book with a hunky kilted guy on the cover?
Remember, it's HUMP DAY!!!
HAUNTED HEARTS is a Time Guardian anthology containing
the novella SACRIFICIAL HEARTS, the novel NAKED ON THE STAIRCASE,
& the Time Guardian glossary from www.timeguardians.com.
I invite you to read the story blurbs...
a Time Guardian Valentines' tale
Alone, Twila Deeds tries to find her lost brother and stumbles upon a cult she believes is preparing to sacrifice her in a Valentines-Day sex ritual. She learns her brother has joined the cult and claims to be saving her by bringing her into the fold. She can't trust her brat brother, a selfish teen who never did anything for anyone. He's got to be dealt with. And she intends to dole out the punishment as revenge for his latest betrayal. Nor dare she trust the cult's gorgeous member who arrives to escort her to the cult's Scottish castle on his motorcycle. She's terrified of motorcycles. And the man forces her to climb aboard at gunpoint. After the terrifying motorcycle ride, she has no intention of falling victim to the sacrificial blade before her baby brother is served his just dessert.
But Illusion manifests as free will. (~1st Point of Time Travel)
Gerard Abercrombie can't seem to convince Twila that his time-travel brotherhood has only her welfare in mind before his patience wears thin. Time-travel Code will save him because only the fairies know what the future holds as the Gods send two SACRIFICIAL HEARTS racing toward their destiny.
Reviews for SACRIFICIAL HEARTS:
"Intense, original, suspenseful, and dramatic... an unpredictable, topsy-turvy romance... the suspense builds with every page. In a world where symbols mean everything, magic is the way... "Sacrificial Hearts" dramatically offers a romance that is both in and out of time... overall, a very fun read. " ~Snapdragon; LASR
"Have a thing for a tall, dark handsome man on a motorcycle? This is your book. I won't go into the details but Skhye Moncrief whips out and perfects her well-known worldbuilding skills in this story to perfection. It's well worth checking out. Cheers, Sky"~
"Skhye Moncrief mingles fantasy, and love with Scotland, could it get any better? With delightful feisty characters and a well laid out story line, Ms. Moncrief delivers a spectacular tale! A perfect read for Valentines Day that will warm your heart. 5 Hearts"
~Book Reviews by Crystal
NAKED ON THE STAIRCASE
a Time Guardian Halloween tale with a psychic vampire
A demon stalks Druidess Aron MacKintosh, trying to use her to gain control of the timeline in present-day Scotland. Time plows toward Samhain when the doorways open between the Now and the Happy Otherworld. She finds herself in a strange alliance with an unusual time guardian, Cowboy. The duo struggles to defeat the demon. If Cowboy can’t earn her trust, the integrity of the timeline could be endangered. Only Cowboy’s charm and southern idea of chivalry has what it takes to leave an ancient evil bound NAKED ON THE STAIRCASE.
Reviews for NAKED ON THE STAIRCASE:
"NAKED ON THE STAIRCASE is a complex time-travel fantasy that should appeal to lovers of the genre... huge fans of time-travel and alternative timeline stories. The characters were entertaining... Skhye Moncrief has written an interesting tale with an original plot and fantasy world."
~Manda; Dark Angel Reviews
But I had two releases this month!
Aside from HAUNTED HEARTS' release, on January 14th, my were-assassin Time Guardian novella was released. This book is about as hot as I could make a dark short paranormal tale without it writing erotica. The female were-wolf was what The Wild Rose Press was searching for. And then, they said hotter than hot. Well, it was a challenge. I wanted to write something like LadyHawke but based on what I studied in Medieval Literature.
So, THE SPELL OF THE KILLING MOON was born...
One must die so the other can live.
A werewolf and a time traveler’s carnal attraction becomes a curse
when she arrives in medieval England to kill him for turning against his time-travel brotherhood.
He must guard a relic. She doesn’t care if she gets in his way.
Druid Elspeth is a were-assassin sent to Cumberland to kill a renegade time guardian.
She never expected to find him her soul mate.
All she knows is she must stop Aidan Gordon from changing history.
The sexy powerful knight proves too tempting to refuse.
If his noble actions convince her he was wrongly accused,
she will be forced to haunt the frenzied wood
under THE SPELL OF THE KILLING MOON.
Reviews for THE SPELL OF THE KILLING MOON:
"Skhye Moncrief pens and interesting tale of shape-shifters, duty, honor and the undeniable power of love!
You don’t want to miss it!" ~Highland Lassie; Highland Lassie Reviews
All of my titles are available in e-format at:
So what is Skhye Moncrief all about?
Gaelic peoples! For the most part, that means kilts. And sexy legs. And big hunky guys. Oh, I forgot long hair. Those hunky kilted guys need long hair... My Time Guardians have magic swords-- time-travel keys that only work for the hunky kilted guy who was awarded the sword. Voila, sword-in-stone twist. How you ask? Well, the fairies give these keys to Time Guardians--Masonic knights from the future who travel through time as kamakazie bodyguards for their soul-mate wives, i.e. Druids who study history. And these swords can penetrate stone...
Okay, because of the soul-mate angle, anyone may be an incarnate of one of these Time Guardians, whether male or female. So, you may just wake up to find you're biggest fantasy unfolding around you. Anyway, that's not all of what Skhye Moncrief is about.
I'm formally educated in geology and archaeology. So, I tend to be a geek. Just check out my blog where I'm recording my reference library--just in case a big hurricane demolishes it. I might need to let the insurance company know what I need to restore! Hurricane Ike blew over last fall. I live in La Porte, TX, right next to Shoreacres. The drive through Shoreacres wasn't pretty... So, if you're into researching the paranormal, mythology, or history, check out my blog, http://blog.skhyemoncrief.com. You might find a reference book that will kick off your next best-seller. And if you're into contests, check out my blog too! I post everything there. If you enter a contest, subscribe to learn if you win!
As for contests, anyone who tells me the name of the heroine in HE OF THE FIERY SWORD, http://www.skhyemoncrief.com/Page_5.html, as a comment here today by midnight CST will be in the running to win a Celtic music CD, Loreena McKennitt's PASSPORT.
And don't forget to check out my dark paranormal free read, VOW OF SUPERSTITION: DRAGON'S BLOOD
http://tinyurl.com/aa7fyd. It's my only piece written in 1st person. And who wouldn't be interested in dragons, ladies, princes, and blood! It's as close to hot as one can get with a very short free read.
Thanks again for having me here, Deadly Vixens.