P.L. Parker

P.L. Parker

Friday, March 25, 2011

Welcome to Sky Purington

Welcome to fellow TWRP Author, Sky Purington. Sky, tell us about yourself.


I write a cross genre of paranormal/fantasy romance heavily influenced by time-travel and history. When I’m not penning stories about Druids and Scottish Highlanders, I’m busy writing vampire tales. My latest work focuses on three haunted houses under the spell of Calum’s curse. This time the heroes are three modern day guys, paranormal investigators all, who suddenly find themselves warlocks. As an added bonus, this recent trilogy features some of the characters from my Highlander trilogy.


What is it about the romance genre that appeals to you?

Simply said…the way it makes me feel. I love the interaction between a man and a woman from the first moment they lay eyes on one another to the first sweet kiss. Throw in some drama, and I’m even happier. Add a little adventure, mystery, history, and the perfect romance is really starting to form. I could go on at length about all the reasons I adore the romance genre but I’ll spare your readers!

Have you always wanted to be a writer? If not, why not?

Always! From the moment I could put words together and read (1st grade I think), I hoped that someday someone would read words I’d written. Then I wrote my first award-winning work in second grade (some sort of Care Bear outer space tale. Yep, they were around in the 80’s! LOL). Makes me wonder if I shouldn’t get around to writing a SciFi romance one of these days!

What do you hope readers will take from your writing?

A chance to escape their everyday lives. To truly lose themselves in another reality.

What is the toughest part about being a writer and how do you get past it?

Honestly? I think the toughest part is putting my work out there to be reviewed. Where praise can send one to the moon, criticism can cut close to the heart. How do I get past it? Realize that readers like variety and what might thoroughly impress one critic may have the opposite effect on another. I keep my priorities straight (thick skin intact) and always remember to write for the pleasure of it. I’m doing what I love!

Are the love scenes in your books made up or are they from personal experience?

*Grins* Great question! I’d say a bit of both. After all, there are things my sexy Scottish wizards could do that my husband is incapable. And some of the vampire sex scenes…well…let’s just say for a mere mortal, many of the moves are impossible. There’s nothing quite like superhuman speed! ;-)

If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
My grandmother, Mildred, who passed away in 2003. She was my best friend and we have some serious catching up to do.
Do you know how your book is going to end and/or the fate of all your characters or are you surprised as you write the story and in as much suspense as the reader?
While I might try to flesh out the details ahead of time, I’m always surprised as I write my story. My character’s love to throw me for a loop. As to the ending? It typically makes itself known about three quarters of the way through.
Where can people learn more about you and your work?
Visit Sky at her Website: http://www.skypurington.com

Enjoy blogging? Swing by Sky’s blog, A Writer’s Mind where authors are always being features and prizes are up for grabs! http://www.skypuringtonwrites.blogspot.com

Befriend Sky at Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/login.php

Follow Sky on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Skyluvs2write

Other Cyber-spots you can find Sky:

Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Sky-Purington/e/B004I4ITRU/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1297816883&sr=1-2-ent)

Author’s Den (http://www.authorsden.com/skypurington)

Blazing Book Trailers http://www.blazingtrailers.com/browse.php?txt=sky purington

(HEART OF VESUVIUS, sequel to DARKEST MEMORY)
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 who he has 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.
Link to Excerpt: http://www.skypurington.com/main.html
Purchase Links: The Wild Rose Press http://www.thewildrosepress.com/heart-of-vesuvius-p-4351.html
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Heart-Of-Vesuvius-ebook/dp/B004GUSEH6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=books&qid=1297817475&sr=8-1
Fictionwise http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/b117622/Heart-Of-Vesuvius/Sky-Purington/?si=0

Thanks, Sky, for visiting and much luck with sales.

19 comments:

P.L. Parker said...

Good Morning Sky - thanks for joining me. Looking forward to your posts.

Lainey said...

Ah, The Care Bears... =)

I think you could totally rock a sci-fi romance, Sky. And if wizards and vampires inspire interesting love scenes, just imagine what your aliens could do. :0

Catherine Bybee said...

Hi ladies,
I love me a good vamp story... and haven't read on in a while... Looks like I have to change that!

Sarah Grimm said...

Great interview, ladies!

Heart of Vesuvius is going on my TBR list! Sounds great!

Sky Purington said...

Hi P.L! Sorry I'm late. Thanks so much for having me over! Love your blog. :-)

Sky Purington said...

Lainey, I know...Care Bears... they've really stood the test of time!

As to sci-fi romance, thanks! I think it'd be a ton of fun to give one a shot. Lots of room for the imagination to go wild! ;-)

Sky Purington said...

Thanks for joining us, Catherine! Funny, I went from vamps being my heroes in these tales to the nemesis in the next trilogy. Either way, gotta love em!

Sky Purington said...

Thanks so much, Sarah!!! :-)))

P.L. Parker said...

I'm into vamp stories, seems like every other one I read is vampire or werewolf. Just something about those guys...

What's next for you Sky?

lizarnoldbooks said...

Spectacular interview! In the TBR file today!
Liz Arnold
Message to Love
The Wild Rose Press

Sky Purington said...

Thanks for asking, P.L.. I've contracted the first novel in my latest trilogy, The Victorian Lure (Callum's Curse: Ardetha Vampyre) and am now about 3/4 through the second, The Georgian Embrace (Calum's Curse: Acerbus Lycan)

These novels ultimately revolve around three haunted houses. Three paranormal investigators turn warlock under the influence of Calum's Curse. Each has to battle his own nemesis trapped within said house.

It's been a blast so far. The first house rolls back in time. In the second, we're dealing with a house caught in time-dimensional shifts. To top it all off, I get to watch paranormal shows to help with research. ;-)

Sky Purington said...

Thanks, Liz! Hope you enjoy!

P.L. Parker said...

Sounds fantastic Sky. Love those haunted houses! Actually had an experience on one once.

Sky Purington said...

Tell, tell P.L.! Always love swapping ghost stories. There's been quite a bit of activity in the house I live in. Would love to catch an EVP to put up at my website when my books come out. :-)

P.L. Parker said...

I want to thank Sky for her time and effort in taking part in my blog. Sky is an interesting lady with wonderful stories. Thanks Sky.

Sky Purington said...

Thanks so much for having me over, P.L.! Had a blast! :-)

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