It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. - Seneca

Monday, June 21, 2010

Let's get up close and personal with Author Sky Purington! *GIVEAWAY*

I’m so glad to be visiting the Chicks of Characterization again. Love this blog! For those of you who didn’t have a chance to pop in when I visited in March to chat about Darkest Memory, I’ll give you a quick ‘run-down’ about me.

A well-traveled, thirty-something mom and New Englander to the bone, I write a cross-genre of paranormal and fantasy romance. How did I end up writing such stories? Well, for years I read fantasy fiction (pretty sure I’ve read every last Dragonlance and Forgotten Realms novel that exists). Then there were quite a few years of reading romance (So many authors I couldn’t begin to list them all). When at last I started putting pen to paper (AKA─fingers to keyboard) it all blended together. At first, it was mostly fantasy romance. My Druid story and Highlander Trilogy couldn’t remain strictly historical. Nope, time-travel and magic took over. Kind of like historical Faerie tales with sexy men, lots of lust and infinite intrigue. Aye, I just couldn’t stick to mere mortals. Lately, I’ve been diving more into paranormal romance as I write about vampires and ghost hunters.

I’m totally thrilled to be able to celebrate the release of Sylvan Mist (Book III) with Andrea and Corrina, the top guru’s of all things Scottish. I wrote this novel in 2007 so you can well imagine how excited I am that it’s finally ‘live’. At birth, this trilogy took months of research. But wow did I learn a lot about medieval Scotland.

I’d like to quickly share what inspired this trilogy. In 2005, my husband and I attended the Scottish Highland games here in New Hampshire. Eager, we were there to search out and learn more about our clans. What did we discover? My lowland clan, the Browns (Brouns) had been intermarried with his highland clan (The Lamonts-older name: MacFerarcher: Gaelic translation- Mac’Lomain) for over 300 years during the medieval period! As you can well imagine, a trilogy born of fate, destiny and love ignited in my mind.

I used the Mac’Lomains as the focal point of my trilogy because the clan controlled Argyll in the twelfth century and was─by far─one of the most powerful clans in Scotland. That they had such a direct connection to the King of Dal’Raida in Ireland…well, this just made the trilogy perfect. You’ll have to read these stories to find out what I mean!

Again, so happy to be here this week. A huge ‘thank you and big round of hugs’ to Andrea and Corrina for having me!

Cheers
~Sky

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9 comments:

Hywela Lyn said...

Hello Sky, Andrea an Corrina

Just popping in to say hi, and many congratulations on Sylvan Mist, Sky, I hope it's a rip-roaring best seller. It's a fantastic story, loved it!

Sky Purington said...

Oh, thanks SO much, Lyn! Glad you could pop in! :)

Hugs
~Sky

Tamsyn said...

I enjoyed the post. Congrats on your release. I loe paranormal romance and Slyvan Mist sounds like a great story.
tamsyn5@yahoo.com

Anita Clenney said...

Hi Sky. Your stories sound so intriguing. Right up my alley. I write modern Paranormal Scottish Romances, and a couple in the series have an element of time travel. I really enjoyed reading this post. Congratulations on the release of Sylvan Mist.

My daughter's name is Skylar. We often call her Sky :)

Sky Purington said...

Thanks so much, Tamsyn!!! :)

Cheers
~Sky

Sky Purington said...

Thanks for your kind comments, Anita! Sounds like you write my type of story as well. Going to have to check out your work for sure! :)

~Sky

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Sky is an incredible woman. I feel very lucky to have met her through a Blogmania in April! She a true gem and I feel blessed to call her a friend! I'd love to win a copy of the third book in the trilogy!

Sky, good luck with a tremendously successful release! :)

{Hugs!}
Dawn
http://designsbydawnmarie.blogspot.com

Sky Purington said...

Awe, thanks Dawn! I feel the same! Thanks for popping in my friend.

*Big cyberhugs your way*
Sky

P.L. Parker said...

Congratulations and many sales.

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