A Prepublished Novel in the Process of Revisions and Rewrites

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Today's Guest is Skhye Moncrief, author of soon to be released, Spell of the Killing Moon.

Thanks for having me, Dayana. I write paranormal romances that are extremely cross-genre. The tendency to mix everything I can seems to come subconciously. I know it bothers the industry, but I was fortunate enough to interest a Wild Rose Press editor with my work. Now, three of my Time Guardian stories are available and three more will be soon! I'm also lucky enough to have the shorter pieces placed into Time Guardian anthologies that will be available in print as well. ;) THE SPELL OF THE KILLING MOON is one of these tales.

Available -- Jan. 14, 2009

A werewolf and a time traveler’s carnal attraction becomes a curse when she arrives in medieval England to kill him for turning against his time-travel brotherhood.

He must guard a relic. She doesn’t care if she gets in his way.

Druid Elspeth is a were-assassin sent to Cumberland to kill a renegade time guardian. She never expected to find him her soul mate. All she knows is she must stop Aidan Gordon from changing history. The sexy powerful knight proves too tempting to refuse. If his noble actions convince her he was wrongly accused, she will be forced to haunt the frenzied wood under THE SPELL OF THE KILLING MOON.

1st Review:

"Skhye Moncrief pens and interesting tale of shape-shifters, duty, honor and the undeniable power of love!
You don’t want to miss it!"
~Highland Lassie

THE SPELL OF THE KILLING MOON was an idea born of a montly WRP chat when the editors decided to run a contest dealing with wolf shifters. That only encouraged me stretch more Western mythology and come up with an explanation for were-wolves in my Time Guardian series. As I said, I write speculative romance. One of my first Time Guardian reviews clarifies:

"If you think you have read every possible spin on King Arthur possible, think one more time. He of the Fiery Sword is like none of them. Telling you much more would spoil it, but past and future collide and legends meet in this most ambitious of tales. This is a new legend that is designed for the intelligent and imaginative minds out there."
~Amanda Killgore;

So I basically take what's written as mythology and make it look as if cultures got it all wrong in history with my Time Guardian series.

I also blog about reference books. Stop by my blog if you're curious. You may just find a book to help you write your current wip!

The Wild Rose Press

Thanks again for having me here, Dayana. ~Skhye


  1. Good Morning Skhye,

    Great blog this morning.

    P. L. Parker

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  5. Your story sounds fantastic, Skhye!
    I love mixed-genre stories!!

  6. Hi Skhye, I love your original, unique approach to story-telling. I'd admire your creative genius!

  7. Debra said it so wonderfully. Genius!

    Great minds have a hard time fitting into the norm. The stories line out in a certain way and everything snaps into place! Thanks for posting, Dayana! Skhye is great!

  8. Thank you, Debra and Judith. You are both too kind.

  9. This sounds like a great story! I love Spec Rom. Can't wait to reed yours, Skhye.

  10. Skhye, you blow me away. You are so special, and I can't wait to read all of your books.
    What an imagination. How fantastic!

  11. Aw thanks, Mary. I'm just insane. ;)

  12. Hey Skhye! Great blog and I will have to agree that your stories are phenomenal! Sexy and witty, never a dull moment with quirky humor tossed in.

    Thank you for hanging out here today. It's been fun. Can't wait to see who gets the free download of your novel, He of the Fiery Sword. I'll be announcing several contest winners tomorrow sometime. Should be interesting:)

    Stay tuned...


  13. Thanks for having me lurk, Dayana! Have a fabulously wicked Halloween, everyone. Skhye

  14. Great interview, ladies. Skhye, I love all things druid-y, and am half way through Naked on the Staircase and loving it!!

  15. Thanks, Christina. I'd love to hear from you after you finish it. ;) Skhye