Writer with Sizzle Interview: Skhye Moncrief

Please welcome Skhye Moncrief! Skhye is running a contest to give away one of her sizzling books. See details below!

About Skhye:

Formally educated in hard and soft science (geology and bioarchaeology), Skhye pushes the envelope writing cross-genre romance classified as either paranormal or fantasy romance, and kick-arse romantica. She loves the challenge of building an entirely new world or resurrecting an old legend into a completely new animal.

Lia: It’s great to have you here, Skhye! Tell us about your latest release.

Skhye: FERAL FEVER, Book 3 in my Feral Series, releases on April 15th!!! It’s the next romantica episode in my were-wolf space opera. Psychic werewolves are saving the universe! And they’re recruiting…

FERAL FEVER’s blurb:

Sometimes it pays to just give into the darkness…

With the Blood Wars ended, were-assassin Marshals are called to serve throughout the universe in easing cultural tensions instigated by the transition of cultures from zombified to free-thinking societies…

Earthling archaeologist Aisling Bjorn never really considered juggling multiple husbands for were-assassin duty on planet Luvk—a world of tiger folk subjugated by winged aliens from another dimension. Learning the lost history of the tiger culture to understand how the winged species divided and conquered the tiger realms is more her cup of tea. But she’s in store for an even bigger challenge than helping the Luvks reclaim their independence. There’s a shortage of marriageable females for the large broods of gorgeous tiger princes. The friction caused by mating problems threatens her sanity as the warrior Lords vie for possession of not only a mate but a powerful political pawn—her, the Marshal whose beauty rivals that of the most marketable princess. And mates the Lords all wish to be.

Aisling must accept that with every turn in life, we sacrifice a bit of our souls for the greater good. Even to the darkness. Blessed are those who just give into the darkness of Luvk. Because a woman’s sanity is out of the question when surrounded by enormous muscled hunks cloaked in sexy leather pants. Their glorious bodies alone could incite riots on Earth. And they all want her. One thing’s for certain, love or lust, everyone eventually succumbs to Luvks’ FERAL FEVER.

Lia: What physical aspect does your heroine love most about your hero? Details, please!

Skhye: Well what’s not to love about males over six-feet tall with tiger stripes? Add to that some genius female had them wear black leather pants split down the outer leg seams where black tabs held the leather sides together—just enough to offer an excellent view of all their striped leg muscles! Then the males where a harness (yes, go there with your thoughts about a harness’ function) composed of a large O-ring and leather straps wrapping around the sides of the chest and shoulders to connect to the O-ring in the front/back. You can’t miss all the muscles. And everything is overly muscled. Everything. 😉 Did I mention the heroine winds up with 5 mates by the end of the book? So, she doesn’t have to be too choosy!

Lia: Yowza! They sound amazing. What does your heroine love most about her hero?

Skhye: The hero(s) are princes born into a lovely system where Queens use their sons to make political ties through marriage with other Queens. Because of polyandrous relationships, Queens have 15-20 consorts. **Lucky Gals** My heroine loves the main hero the most because he is considered Low Caste of the Lords she meets. This makes him a considerate Lord. They meet when he’s sent to escort her across the Seven Realms because he is the fiercest and strongest warrior among the Lords. So, he’s gorgeous (see previous question’s answer) and kick-ass. The fact he considers himself unworthy of her because of his Low-Caste label helps her find his behavior toward everyone quite noble…

Lia: Yes, definitely a lucky gal!! Your world-building is phenomenal. How would you describe the world you’ve built?

Skhye: Medieval matriarchal society set on another planet with kick-butt Tiger Lords on huge shaggy war beasts. Everything else is really insignificant. (I smacked myself!)

Lia: Which scene in your book do you think will leave the reader squirming in their seat?

Skhye: Geesh. This one’s a tough one. I’ll have to go with sex of course!!! (They’re nude in a bathing pool.)

Excerpt:

My feet came off the pool’s floor with the pressure.

What was he doing? Maybe I’d made a mistake about him.

He stopped where I looked him in the eye and lowered my arms around his neck. “Forgive me,” he whispered. “I didn’t mean to frighten or hurt you.”

If that plea didn’t deserve tears, nothing did. I wrapped my arms around his slick wet hair and clung to the strength in his broad shoulders.

He released me against his beating heart to trail his knuckles down my sides.

Help me, universe. I don’t ever want him to stop.

He watched his hands slide over my hips, down to my thighs where he pulled up my knees and wrapped my legs around his waist before locking his gaze back on me. “I’m always here for you, dear Aisling.”

His hips bent upward to me. Free-handedly, he slowly, purposefully, in one leisurely motion, slid the head of his cock into my core. I was so wet from deprivation that he had no problem with his measured penetration. His hard thickness felt so glorious I could only gape, holding my breath, watching my reaction mirrored in his handsomely rugged features. If angels sang somewhere in the heavens, their voices would have burst from our drugged expressions. But it is rumored only a few can hear angels sing. So, I waited for Lehd to growl a meaty song of possession.

His shaft’s soft root finally spooned my tender vagina.

We gasped for breath.

My pulse beat with his deep within my soul.

Dear creative force is in the universe, thank you for Lehd.

He growled and backed up until he slid my legs at his back atop the ledge and slowly withdrew his amazing firmness.

It wasn’t enough fast enough. “Lehd, on the furs.”

He didn’t argue. My back was on the skins before I could blink, his marvelous hardness still inside me. I slid my legs down, dropping my knees, and grabbing fistfuls of his iron ass.

If he’d only hurry.

His hot sucking lips fell to my neck, then he plowed into my spirit. Again and again. I matched his thrusting hips with the energy only blood lust could give me after a day with three different men. But something told me this day was unusual. Maybe it was Lehd. I grabbed two fistfuls of his harness and hung on.

He plunged his throbbing hardness into me faster and faster until we raced into the darkness of night. Until he drove away any fears I had of being alone while spanking me with the pat of his sac against my ass. Until I couldn’t stop crying out for breath. And I came like a screaming banshee with his overpowering roar of possession in our blue flash of healing light. We clenched together so tightly that his trembling rigid body made me want to cradle him forever.

Lia: Scorching excerpt!! Where can readers find your books?

Skhye:

Available in e-format at:

at New Concepts Publishing http://www.newconceptspublishing.com/skhyemoncriefbooks.html

at Fictionwise http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/b115094/Feral-Fascinations/Skhye-Moncrief/?si=0

Skhye on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=659800548

Skhye’s website http://skhyemoncrief.com/

Skhye’s blog http://blog.skhyemoncrief.com/

Skhye’s newsletter yahoo group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/skhyemoncrief/

Contest: I’m giving away a pdf of Book 1: FERAL FASCINATIONS to one lucky commenter. How to enter to win: leave me a comment here today by midnight Tuesday, 4/12. Make certain to leave your email addy so you can be contacted. And one lucky person will be chosen tomorrow to win!

Thanks for having me over, Lia! ~Skhye

Lia: Thanks for being a Writer with Sizzle, Skhye! And good luck to the readers!

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Books of the Year Contest

The Ellora’s Cave editors are having a Books of the Year contest on their Redlines and Deadlines blog.  For a chance to win a 2011 Ellora’s Cave calendar (sexy!) or various other goodies, simply go to http://redlinesanddeadlines.blogspot.com/2010/12/books-of-year.html and answer a few questions about the books that have stood out to you in 2010. Sounds like fun, right?

Lia

HAPPY HALLOWEEN AND FUN CONTESTS!!

Two HUGE contests – one last day.

Today’s the last day to participate in the Kindle giveaway at Lynda Hilburn’s blog & a multi-prize giveaway/scavenger hunt at Long & Short Reviews.

Here are the links:

Lynda Hilburn’s Kindle Giveaway

Long & Short Reviews Scavenger Multi Author Scavenger Hunt

Good luck to everyone!!!

Lia

Book Giveaway at Five Scribes!

I’m giving away an e-copy my new release, WERE BLOOD, or a copy of of my award winning TWRP erotic romantic suspense, FATAL EXPOSURE, over at Five Scribes!

Donnell, a 2010 Golden Heart finalist, is asking me some great (tough) questions about erotic romance and my new release.

Come on over!! Let’s discuss.

http://fivescribes.blogspot.com/2010/10/erotic-author-saving-world-one-story-at.html
www.fivescribes.blogspot.com

Lia

CONTEST TO WIN A KINDLE!!

Attention paranormal romance/urban fantasy lovers! Or anyone who’d like to win a Kindle eReader…
The fabulous Lynda Hilburn is having a Kindle giveaway to celebrate Halloween.
Stop by her blog and answer some questions from some of your favorite paranormal romance authors (including me!) for a chance to win! Simple, right?
Have fun!
Lia

Multi E-Book Contest: Vamp/Were Romance

Contest winners (added 10/19/2010): Since I was so thrilled to see so many great answers, I decided to pick two winners to receive Were Blood. Per Fruit Machine random name picker (I’m not kidding :-)), Cathy M. and Jane are the winners of Were Blood. Congrats!! I will send you the eBook copy shortly. 
  

(For the contest, please read the rules at the bottom before commenting. Thanks!)
 An unexpected romance.
That’s the theme for my new release, Were Blood (an erotic paranormal romance), where my heroine, a Werewolf, falls for her captor, a Vampire.
Help me match them up!
Although, I already have a picture in my head of what these two characters look like, I thought it would be fun to see who you readers think would make the best female Were and male Vamp. In any story. Any movie. Any fantasy.
Here’s a few to choose from (in NO particular order):
For a deliciously tempting Vampire (similar to my hero, Worth Sinclaire)
1.   Hugh Jackson
2.   Ryan Reynolds
3.   Robert Pattinson
4.   Viggo Mortenson
5.   Matthew McConaughey
6.   Luke Wilson
7.   Orlando Bloom
8.   Christian Bale
9.    Jake Gyllenhaal
10.  Clive Owen
11.  Jared Leto
12.  Channing Tatum
13.  Josh Holloway
14.  Gerald Butler
15.  Add your own
For  a feisty, sexy Were (similar to my heroine, Blanca Reble):
1.  Jennifer Connelly
2.  Jessica Alba
3.  Katy Pery
4.  Jennifer Garner
5.   Kristen Bell
6.   Keri Russell
7.   Gabrielle Union
8.   Scarlett Johansson
9.   Megan Fox
10.  Rachel Bilson
11.  Isla Fisher
12.  Blake Lively
13.  Rachel Leigh Cook
14.  Keira Knightley
15.  Add your own
PLEASE READ THE RULES: The first five people to help me match up a Vamp/Were romance will win a PDF copy of WereSlave (Book 1 in the Were Legends Series) & Were Seduction (Book 2). Plus, I’ll be giving away one PDF copy of Were Blood to one contestant (per random drawing). Please leave your email address as well so I can send you the eBook copies. Otherwise I’ll have to move on to the next person. Contest will run until Monday, October 18th, 2010.
Have fun! Can’t wait to see your picks…