Friday, October 12, 2012

Celebrating A Writer's Mind! #amwriting #amreading

I'm pretty thrilled! Just grinning ear to ear because I like good news and I really LOVE great news! And this news is about one of my favorite girls in all the world. And it is no surprise that she's a writer like me. Writers like to stick together, talk shop and gab about what crosses a writer's mind.

Ever wonder what crosses a writer's mind? All kinds of great junk! We can sit on a city bus or a in a park and come up with a new story just by people watching or listening in on conversations. Nosy little things aren't we? Well, yeah!

For five glorious years, Sky Purington has brought us fantastic blog posts about exactly that: A Writer's Mind! She's welcomed over 300 amazing authors to her blog, introducing us to many wonderful books, genres and given us a look-see into "a writer's mind"!
(I love this photo of my sweet friend! My personal fave! Isn't she gorgeous?)

To celebrate, Sky is having a 5 year anniverary MEGA GIVEAWAY BOOK BUNDLE!!!

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 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.

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.

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Here's a bit from Sky's very first blog post!

"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!”

From Sky: 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.


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.

Alisha: Happy Anniversary, Sky! A Writer's Mind will always be one of my favorite blogs to visit to find great new books, industry news and learn all about a writer's mind! Love and hugs, my beautiful friend!


Barbara Mazzuca said...

hey Alisha had some trouble with two of the Rafflecoppers, tweeting the giveaway and entering name and email...D'oh. Wanted to tell you. I'm probably doing something wrong. But just in case wanted to let you know.



Barbara Mazzuca said...

OOpppps never mind its seems I did tweet...:(

Hi Shyke!!! It's me just making a fool out of myself.


Anna L. Walls said...

Ooh wow - Well, the moment I get an eReader, I know where I simply must go shopping first.

Alisha said...

Hi, Barb! Hugs and love! Happy you stopped by! Triple Cosmos!

Hi, Anna! So many talented authors and so many fantastic books! You'll have to stock up for those snowy nights by the fire..when you get your ereader. You'll go nuts like I did!