Friday, March 18, 2011

Please Welcome Back The Most Talented Sky Purington! And one lucky readerwill win an Ecopy of Heart of Vesuvius!

Thanks so much for having me back to your blog, Faith. Always great to visit! This ‘pop in’ I thought I’d share with you my latest release, Heart of Vesuvius and perhaps add a dash about its prequel, Darkest Memory.
Here’s the rundown on HEART OF VESUVIUS…
Two vampires…one goal.

Alexandria has no choice. She must flee to the last place she wants to. Straight into the arms of a vampire she was determined to forget. Salvator, ancient vampire, finds this a clever fix to obtaining the one vampire he’s always desired…Alexandria.

Together, they must find a way to evade her powerful enemy, Salvator’s brother Luciano. On the run, they struggle to understand one another. Deep, dark secrets are revealed. Denied passion ignites. Blood is spilled.

Within the heart of Vesuvius, anything is possible. All can be conquered. But will it be? Can wrongs be made right? History is the locked door. Forgiveness is the key. Time will tell if ancient love can once again flourish.

…This time, instead of diving into all the details behind why I wrote Heart of Vesuvius, I decided to slam out with a variety of one-on-one dialogue exchanges between my hero, Salvator and my heroine, Alexandria (AKA-Alex). What does that mean? Well, each segment will include something my hero said and how my heroine responded or vice versa. All excerpt bits are found somewhere in the first half of the story. I thought this might give you an idea of some of the memorable exchanges between these two dynamic characters.

The Honesty

Her eyes shot open. They stared at one another, lips within inches. How easy it would be to close the distance, lull her until she willingly gave all. But he could not, no more than he could two hundred years earlier. Unlike all his previous prey, he would not take advantage of her.

“I would never forgive you,” she whispered. 

The Anger

Alex swung around, back ramrod straight and walked to the hearth, before she turned his way once more. “You won’t incite me.”

“I already have…multiple times.”

The Question

She’d leveled out; all nervousness vanished with the rejuvenation of both her strength and will. Salvator took a slow appraisal of the slim, tight thigh sliding free from her dress. Both athletic and properly curvy, Alexandria dripped sensuality, stunning really. “My little sacrificial lamb. If only it were that simple.”

“You have always played games, Salvator. It is half of what makes you despicable. Is it not enough that we are what we are that those such as you must make us seem even more horrible?”

The Fire

“Kiss me,” he murmured, luring without meaning to. “Please.”

Her soft lips traveled up his neck, tasted, before they found his. He swore sometimes she made him feel a heart beat within his chest. Opening her lips with his, he explored. As before, her energy rushed into him more powerfully than the greatest strength of the oldest vampire. He skimmed his palms down her back, trailed his thumbs along her spine. She arched. He groaned.

Salvator left her lips, kissed her cheek, whispered in her ear. “Do not fear me.”

Her eyes slid shut, full lips parted. “I never feared you.”

Oh, but she had to have. He grabbed her backside, kneaded lightly. Never in his existence had he taken his time with another vampire. They had never been worth it. This one was. Salvator watched the way her head fell back, how her slender throat gleamed in the crimson light of the cave. Always, the scent of a mortal woman’s blood beneath the surface of her skin had aroused him like nothing else.

It turned out there existed another sort of scent, another type of throat he found more arousing.

Sky here. Hope you enjoyed crawling inside the minds of Salvator and Alex. To learn more about this story and how you can purchase, follow this link…

What they’re saying… "...this haunting story about loves lost and found is certainly worth the read. The ominous climax of the story, where we learn the origin of the feud between the two brothers and the truth that lies at the heart of Salvatore's relationship with Alexandria, was beautifully, heartbreakingly written."

~The Romance Reviews

Interested in learning more about DARKEST MEMORY, Prequel to HEART OF VESUVIUS? Here’s a little taste…
Calah Arlington lands a career-making interview with billionaire club owner, Gabriel Knight. His dark looks and mysterious nature captivate her. However, looks can be deceiving. Now bizarre things are happening to her. She hears his seductive voice when he hasn't spoken. She's become forgetful and worries when she's unable to remember her own actions. Could the truth behind the strange occurrences be deadly?
Vampire, Gabriel Knight would have waited a thousand centuries for Calah Arlington to return. A stormy night brings her to him. He should've remained a secret - to protect her. Fate has other plans. Making contact under the pretension of an interview, he lures her to his estate to keep her safe from the enemy. However, he underestimates his dark desire for her. Now who will keep her safe from him?
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Sky Purington said...

Thanks for having me over today, Faith. Always great to be here!

Faith V. Smith said...

Sky, it is always a pleasure having you here on the blog. You have such a wonderful attitude towards writing, and so much to share!


Sky Purington said...

Awe, thank you Faith!

Wow, it's been very quiet online today. I'm thinking everyone enjoyed their St. Patrick's Day. *winks*

Faith V. Smith said...

I know, but you know what, they may be more come out to visit tomorrow! I loved the blog!!!!



Hywela Lyn said...

Good morning Sky and Faith

Sky, you know how much I enjoy and admire your books, having recently read 'Darkest Memory' you have me hooked on vampire romances in a way I never thought I would be and I really need to reed 'Heart of Vesuvius' now!

And what a great new promotional idea - you've always been so generous in your support of other writers Sky, I hope to have a spot on your blog myself later on this year if I may.

Wishing you continued success in everything you do, dear friend

Hywela Lyn said...

Lol - for 'reed' read 'read'! :)

Sky Purington said...

Lyn! Great to 'see' you! Thanks so much for your support. I really do enjoy blogging and promoting others always feels great. You're more than welcome to participate whenever you like!


Faith V. Smith said...

Hi Lyn, good to see you here!

Sky is so talented, and I love when she comes to visit!

Please keep in touch, I will be having more guest bloggers this year!


Hywela Lyn said...

Thanks so much Faith - I'll be back.

Thank you Sky - cyber hugs back((())I'll be in touch!

Faith V. Smith said...

Looking forward to it, Lyn!


Sky Purington said...

*Blushes* You two are so sweet! Thank you.

Faith, wishing you much success with your workshop. I know you'll have a ton of fun! :-)))

Faith V. Smith said...

Thanks Sky! You've always been so supportive! I love have so many TALENTED friends!

Hugs and hurry back again!