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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Trick Or Treat Halloween Blog Hop


31st Oct
Snarkology Paranormal Blog Hop
For the Snarkology Blog post click HERE
 or see post below
Whoops! Sorry folks, my little dog is ill and I've been so worried about it, I clean forgot about the Blog Hop today.

Thanks to author Francine Howarth for organizing this spooky event. I'm also taking party in the Snarkology Paranormal Blog Hop, so why not take a look at the post below as well if you fancy winning EVEN MORE PRIZES!


Anyway. on to 'Trick Or Treat''. I'm promoting my Greek Muse novella 'Dancing With Fate' for Halloween this year.  Here is a different excerpt to the one on my SNARKOLOGY post.  This novella was first published as part of the Wild Rose Press's 'Song Of The Muses' series and when I regained my Rights to the story I self published it and it is available from Smashwords, or as a Kindle or Paperback edition on Amazon.

BLURB
When Terpsichore, the Greek Muse of Dance, is assigned to revisit 5th Century Wales, and help the people regain their love of dancing, her task seems simple enough. She is unaware there is a hidden agenda. Before she can return to Olympus her path crosses that of the mysterious Myrddin, and her heart is lost.

But Myrddin is promised to another. His mind is set on the dangerous task that lies before him, and the woman he has sworn to save. Nevertheless, he cannot deny the growing attraction between him and the beautiful stranger he meets along the way.

Terpsichore and Myrddin face a deadly force that threatens to part them forever. She seems destined to lose the only man she has ever truly loved. Finally, when all seems lost, in desperation she finds herself DANCING WITH FATE.

EXCERPT
She peered into the shadows at the side of the throne. They were there. Klotho, the youngest, fair hair piled on top of her head, spun the thread of life. Lakhesis, middle-aged but still comely, measured the thread with her rod, and decreed the quality of each life. The most fearsome of all, the ancient Atropos, cut the thread with her shears. Each snip meant a mortal met his death. Terpsichore drew a deep breath. Please. Let me not be too late, let his thread be still uncut.

Atropos looked up, sheers poised. “‘Tis one of the young muses, Terpsichore. If you come seeking Zeus, you are too late. He is not here.”

“Thank you, I know he’s not. It’s the three of you I wish to speak to.”

Something like a cackle escaped the old crone’s lips. “Indeed? It is rare for anyone to come looking for us, especially the muse of dance. Would you not be better inspiring mortals instead of bothering us at our labor?”

“Oh, let her speak, Mother,” Lakhesis broke in, not for an instant taking her eyes off the thread she measured. “Terpsichore, what do you want with us child?”

Terpsichore drew herself to her full height. She would not allow Atropos to intimidate her. “I wish to ask a favor. I am willing to pay.”

“Pray, what have you that would be of value to us?” Atropos interrupted.

“What—what would you wish me to give?” Terpsichore asked, realizing she trod dangerous ground. She shrugged inwardly. No matter. She would give anything, even her immortality, if only Myrddin could live.



DANCING WITH FATE - Available from AMAZON  or SMASHWORDS
http://www.hywelalyn.co.uk  


You'd much prefer a treat wouldn't you.  So use your imagination to ask me for a treat and I'll put your name in the hat to win Dancing With Fate or one of my other two books Starquest or Children Of The Mist if you've already read it,

These are all the other blogs taking part in this event:
1. Francine  9. Denise Covey  17. Susan Hanniford Crowley  
2. Marie Laval  10. Grace Elliot  18. Stephen Tremp  
3. NancyJ  11. Gilli Allan  19. Hywela Lyn  
4. N. R. Williams  12. Alison Stuart  20. Iyana Jenna  
5. Alison Morton  13. Mary Pax  21. Vala Kaye  
6. Karen Aminadra  14. Natalie-Nicole Bates  22. Yolanda Renee  
7. Lori Crane  15. Douglas Boren  
8. Derek Birks  16. Anna Belfrage  







17 comments:

  1. I offer my soul for the life
    of the one I truly love.
    If you'll grant me this treat
    I will pay with my blood.

    Great excert, Hywela, and I hope your little dog is better soon. :)

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  2. Hope your little dog is on the mend, Lyn! As you know, I loved Dancing with Fate.

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  3. Hi Lori - love it! Glad you like the excerpt and thanks for the good wishes for'Bouncer'.

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  4. Hi Rosemary,
    Thanks so much for your kind comment and thoughts for Bouncer. I'm waiting to hear from the vet for the results of his tests but he seems s bit brighter than he has been.

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  5. Just lately I feel that Fate has been dancing with me - a rather lively jive because I seem to be dashing about all over the place trying to catch up with myself. Phew - been a nice treat to sit down and enjoy this Blog Hop!

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  6. Thanks for taking part in my BH, and I hope Bouncer is much better... Anyone putting their name forward for Dancing with Fate will love it, it's a gem read!

    best
    F

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  7. I hope your dog is on the mend. Always so sad when your pets are sick.
    As for a treat...
    I am in much need of A Dance with Fate and hopefully I can be swept off my feet :) I'm sorry! I'm not real creative.
    Happy Halloween everyone!!!
    Lori

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  8. Hi Hywela, It seems ages since our paths have crossed. I thought I had read A Dance With Fate a while ago, but now I know I haven't, but would dearly love to. Wishing you a better Samhain-sunset to sunset- for you and yours....

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  9. Helen, Francine and Lori, thank you so much for stopping by and taking part in this Hop and Trick or Treat. Yes - we need to make more contact with each other, Nancy, and I hope you enjoy 'Dancing With Fate', if you do get to read it!



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  10. Patches is my love
    So when ill ,we have to give everyone a shove
    Blog hops and posts
    yet here your still the best host
    I love trick or treat
    and I'll enjoy anything sweet
    Especially Dancing with Fate
    it's your take!

    Happy Halloween!
    I do hope your little one is better, Patches is my Boston terrier and my love!

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  11. Gorgeous graphics - especially the kitty cat ones!
    G x

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  12. Yolanda, that's great, I'm loving the creativity of some of these comments, Patches sounds cute - Bouncer is my little soulmate and I Love him to bits, so I'm really worried but hoping he'll come through. He's been a little brighter today. Thanks for the good wishes for him.

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  13. Hi Grace, thanks so much for stopping by - glad you like the Kitty graphics!

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  14. Hmmm... In order to be intellectually healthy, I ask you for a treat! An intellectual one!
    THanks for the giveaway!
    Happy Halloween!

    Mestith at gmail dot com

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  15. Good treat request! You're in the draw, Meghan

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  16. Don't enter me as I have your wonderful books. I just wanted to say I hope your dog gets better soon.
    Sue B

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  17. Aw thank you Sue, that's so kind of you. He seems to be holding his own at the moment, but has to go for tests on Tuesday to determine what's going n. He's brighter than he has been though.

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