Monday, November 24, 2008

An Interview with A Legend and A Contest from Skhye Moncrief!

Today I'm chatting with Arthur from He of the Fiery Sword, Skhye Moncrief's Time Guardian novel. Please welcome him with open arms. I for one am kneeling at his feet.

Alisha Paige: Just what are you, Arthur?

Arthur: They said we were a myth. Legend. And then humans tampered with human genetic code. Now, I live a strange life. Beyond myth yet deep within it. And I have grown to honor this existence above all else. Don't get me wrong. I first despised those centuries my being was solely that of a dragon. The lonely years. But things are different now. Tolerable. Why, you ask? Because the reward is far sweeter than the price in life. What is life without suffering? So, I challenge you all to prove me wrong. I invite you to rise to the challenge. It's not like anything will happen to me. I'm immortal. Shouldn't King Arthur be? Can we imagine a time without such a hero, even if he is really an immortal dragon?

Alisha Paige: So you are King Arthur. Just how does this affect history?

Arthur: I am history. Think not about the order of things because time bends in upon itself. Embrace reality. Know I am here to ensure history remains intact. I am history's guardian judge. And if I do my job right, the timeline exists uncorrupted.

Alisha Paige: That sounds kind of high tech. Just what do you do to maintain the timeline?

Arthur: I decide who works for the greater good of humanity--those who aren't out to alter history and change their futures. I use a time-travel key, a fairy-forged sword, and police the timeline. I'm not educated in Post-modern Alchemy. So, I can't tell you exactly how the process works. But fairies send us across time and space between planets.

Alisha Paige: Do you think about retiring? After all, the future is written. Or so it seems.

Arthur: The future is written. I couldn't retire even if I wanted to because I am part of the future. And since I was given a wife in the deal, the future burns brightly.

Thanks for stopping by, King Arthur! Come back anytime!

Read on and don’t miss it! ;)

Statistics show book sales are in the hole this year.
Even editors are blogging about it.

What can we do about this?
Buy books for Christmas gifts!
Everyone I know reads…
Let’s just say we can deduce what they are receiving from Elf Skhye! ;)
So, are you into fantasy or paranormal romance?

“Arthur is a masterpiece…” ~Diane Mason, The Romance Studio
The Romance Studio

Some things are worth dying for. But first, a man must live. Open the door to a new reality where legend becomes history and destined love defeats timeless evil. King Arthur is born…

“I’m addicted to World of Warcraft. The game reminds me of He Of The Fiery Sword.” ~Cynthia Stone, avid reader

“Ms. Moncrief, you have a clever way with words. You wrote a book that I did not want to see end. I loved your characters and everything about them. I am an older lady, but I love fantasy well created and you sure did it. I have told many of your book and will tell more. I am very well read, from mysteries to Harry Potter and have been for many years. You keep writng and I will keep reading. I am looking forward to your next book. Sincerely, Alice Boling”

“Skhye Moncrief's fiction is pithy, yet deep and dark. Complex, yet straight forward. Skhye writes a unique brand of fantasy. A lot of the usual elements are present: dragons, loads and loads of mythology, faries, and, yes, magic--her brand of magic.” ~Tarah Scott;

“The concept of a dragon changing form and all the new feelings and experiences he had was totally thought provoking. I felt his pain and his joy and I laughed and cried right along with him. It was incredible and I couldn't wait to see what would happen next. I would recommend this book to all ages. I loved the book. It was so good I couldn't stop reading. I can't wait for the next book!” ~Carolyn Cole, avid reader

“Beautifully detailed and enthralling, Ms. Moncrief’s novel is addicting! I was hooked from the beginning, and could not wait to see what misfortune or adventure was yet to come.” ~Book Reviews by Crystal;

"If you think you have read every possible spin on King Arthur possible, think one more time. He of the Fiery Sword is like none of them... past and future collide and legends meet in this most ambitious of tales... a new legend designed for the intelligent and imaginative minds out there."
~Amanda Killgore

ISBN: 1-60154-109-0

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Reviews for Skhye’s other stories:

"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..." ~Snapdragon

"All I can say is wow. I cannot imagine a way to describe this story. After running across Skhye Moncrief's web site and blog, I was sure that I would enjoy her writing and that it would bring something very unique and imaginative. I was not wrong! I know next to nothing about Greek mythology, but ANCIENT MUSINGS was full of it. I am not sure if the book contained actual Greek myths, or if the contents of this book are more Ms. Moncrief's imagination. Either way, this was a read that I will not soon forget!" ~Melissa;

"SACRIFICIAL HEARTS is a very enjoyable ride... a complex story yet completely realistic. Skyhe Moncrief made this such an easy story for me to follow. I was never left confused and I never felt like I was actually in another world. The romantic scenes flow wonderfully... and are never overdone. If you're a reader new to time travel stories, I think SACRIFICIAL HEARTS is a great story to start with." ~Amanda Haffery;
Dark Angel Reviews

“Ancient Musings is an enjoyable story. It brings to life the Greek myths with some terrific characterization. If you’d like to get lost in a fantasy world (and learn a little mythology at the same time), you’ll enjoy this installment of Song of the Muses.” ~Dandelion;

“VOW OF SUPERSTITION is a wonderful read. The amount of emotion Ms. Moncrief pulls out of her characters to touch the readers in such a short amount of time is phenomenal. A well executed, delightful story. Thanks to the author for sharing it.” Michael Weare; an avid reader

"Vow of Superstition is wonderful. Your writing is so rich, it has the soft sheen of pure gold. I will be shopping for more!" Charlotte Chalmers;

I’m giving away a big prize today. All you need to do to enter to win a Loreena McKinnett album, a book—THE DICTIONARY OF HERESIES AND HERETICS, & some pdfs of my short stories and novella on a cd is…
Tell me the number of reviews among those listed here that are in reference to ANCIENT MUSINGS by midnight CST tonight to be in the drawing. Good luck! ~Skhye


angie said...

i think there are 2 and great interview

BethRe said...


ddurance said...

What really nice reviews on all of your books Skhye!

It looks like there are two reviews listed for Ancient Musings.


Hywela Lyn said...

What a wonderful interview and such fantastic reiews. Thank you both muse sisters.

Skhye said...

Thanks for the compliments and for stopping by.

Judy said...

There are two. Enjoyed the interview also!! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

ann marie said...

Hi Alisha,
Thanks for the interview. I have picked up a new author. thanks
answer is 2 reviews.

Leah said...

Great interview! They're two reviews.

Jeanne St. James said...

The answer is 2. Thanks for the contest!

Destiny Blaine said...

Great interview! :))



Tess MacKall said...

No guess, but wanted to say I loved the interview. I'm a big fan of King Arthur in general. Love the new twist you've given him. Very mysterious. Definitely on my to be read list.

Debra St. John said...

Great interview, Arthur! Thanks for spending time with us today!

Skhye said...

Thanks again! I'm trapped at home with a grouchy 3-yr old. Your enthusiasm sure makes the day brighter. ;)

Eliza Knight said...

What a fun interview! Thank you for sharing!

Bridget said...

2 great reviews and an awesome interview.
: D

Judith Leger said...

Hi Alisha and Skhye and Arthur! Great interview and reviews (BTW 2).

Skhye said...

I shall brave the darkness!!!

Kohls opens at 4 AM on Friday. :))

How many people suffer from temporary insanity on Black Friday? I stood in line with an elderly woman hanging onto 2 overloaded carts last year. She kept shoving more and more stuff off the good-deal piles that lined the waiting area all the way up to the counter. Maybe I'm crazy again. But I have a 15% off coupon... Well, who else is going out to beat inflation this Friday? ~Skhye

Bess McBride said...

Two! What a fascinating interview, Skhye!

Bess McBride

Jeanette J said...

I see two reviews about Ancient Musings...and very good ones I might add.

Debby said...

I beleive there are two. Great interview.

lastnerve said...

There are two reviews. Have a great Thanksgiving. I loved the interview!

Michelle said...

There are 2 reviews for Ancient Musings in todays post...

Happy November to you,

Skhye said...

Wow, lots of folks have stopped by. Thank you for the compliments. Skhye

deb said...

I could only find two but there should have been more.

Daun Ann said...

Great reviews and Ancient Musings got two of the reviews.

Great interview. Keep up the good work.

Alisha Paige said...

Thanks for stopping by, everyone!

And thanks for being my guest of honor, Arthur! Come back soon! Please thank Skhye for me and tell her I said hello!

The winner will be announced tomorrow!

Skhye said...

Thank you to everyone who stopped by yesterday. The magic number for the winner is #12--Eliza Knight. Ms. Knight, please e-mail your mailing address to Have a fabulous rest of the week, everyone! Skhye

Skhye said...

Thanks for having us here, Alisha! Skhye