Monday, April 11, 2011

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!

22 comments:

Skhye said...

Hi, Lia. Thanks for posting this a little earlier than planned. Because...

TODAY through midnight, my books are 30% off at http://www.newconceptspublishing.com/authors/Skhye-Moncrief/titles.html

All you have to do is put them in your cart and check out.

My Free Read for this series, FERAL FORCE, will be on the New Concepts homepage on Wed!

Friday, this novel, FERAL FLAW is released and will be 25% off through April 24th! So, lot's of good deals. ;)

Teresa K. said...

Wow Skhye,

The excerpt above sounds so good. I'm going to be looking into these series. They sound yummy. Thanks for being here and great interview.

Teresa K.
tcwgrlup41(at)yahoo dot com

Skhye said...

Thanks, Teresa. I, uh, am a bit partial to the Tigers. LOL You can only imagine why after the excerpt. They tend to worm their way into the books that follow FERAL FEVER. But that doesn't matter. They were raised to share. ;)


And I didn't explain the 25% off deal well enough. It's a deal through New Concepts Publishing where you purchase any ebooks at their site and get 25% off through April 24th. You're then entered to win one of 3 Faberge prizes. So, swing by their home page and check out the contest. http://newconceptspublishing.com

~Skhye

SHARON said...

W W W Were wolves and space. Two of my favorite subjects. Sounds like a great book. Can't wait to read.

Skhye said...

Thanks, Sharon. :) I'm really bad about throwing everything including the kitchen sink in a series. So, don't be surprised at what else you find. *evil cackle*

Pommawolf said...

Thank for the excerpt.
I love tigers and wolves..what is it about the tiger that jsut is so ...roaring good? *S*
I have had this series on my wishlist since I spotted it awhile back,and it looks just wonderful.
Thank you for allowing us to win one of your wonderful books!

Darcy

pommawolf @ hotmail dot com

Skhye said...

Thanks, Darcy. And you're very welcome. Hmmm, tigers? Well, maybe it's a tiger "roaring" at the right moment??? ;) Uh, they roar a lot in my story. Shoot me now. But I lost count of all the sex scenes in that book around page 200. There were just too many consorts and each had to have a romance in my mind. So, I gave up on the tally! But you can bet on there being a whole lot of roaring! *chuckle*

booklover0226 said...

Hi, Skhye.

Congratulations on your upcoming release.This series sounds fascinating and exciting. I look forward in reading it.

I read Swordsong and absolutely loved it.

I enjoyed the excerpt, too. Thanks for sharing.

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Skhye said...

Thanks, Tracey. So glad to hear someone loved SWORDSONG!!! It's my sweetest romance out of the lot. But, I'm assuming you realize the stories in each series vary in heat level after reading my excerpt here today. ;) One thing my stories have in common is the romance. It's always there, even when I toss a mound of logs on the fire... Thanks for stopping by.

Lori McPhetridge rnlmac@msn.com said...

wow this story sounds Great can't wait to read it

Skhye said...

Thanks, Lori! :)

Lia Slater said...

Great to have you here, Skhye! Welcome, everyone.

Viola Russell said...

I loved some "Low Caste" types myself.

Skhye said...

Oh, Viola, the biggest toughest of the Tiger Lords are Low Caste in my novel. That way the heroine gets the best of the best! ;) For anyone who cares, in anthropological circles, the class system we live by is a caste system... So, start pigeon-holing all those tossed-aside Romeos to see what's your passion!

Skhye said...

Thanks, Lia!

meggerfly said...

Thanks for the interview and excerpt! You've definitely piqued my interest in this new series!

rootml1@hotmail.com

Skhye said...

Thanks, Meggerfly.

desitheblonde said...

the book sound great and i posted to my face book and twitter and love to read the book and blog on it the cover looks great

Skhye said...

Thanks, Desitheblonde! I was worried the cover would be a tough one to make. But I think what the cover artist did is really amazing!

Skhye said...

Congrats, Teresa! You won the pdf of FERAL FASCINATIONS. I'll be emailing you today.

Thanks to everyone for the wonderful comments. And thanks to Lia for having me over. As soon as my Free Read us up later, I'll post the link here too.

Don't forget to hunt down the moon today at the NEW CONCEPTS WEBSITE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN a pdf of FERAL FEVER (the book where the heroine winds up mated to 5 Tiger Lords!) today! And I'll be at the NCP chat tonight giving away the pendant to one lucky commentor. See you there!

Have an awesome rest of the week! ~Skhye

Skhye said...

My free read is up at last! And the scavenger hunt for anyone wanting to enter to win the pdf of FERAL FEVER early. :) visit...

http://newconceptspublishing.com

Details are on the home page!

Lia Slater said...

Congrats to Teresa! Skhye, it was a blast having you here. Take care, everyone.