Blog Hop – Sneak Peak Sunday – March 31, 2013

Welcome to the next hop in Sneak Peak Sunday and my blog site.  I am Christine Murphy, paranormal romance author and creator of the Sphinx Warriors Series and the Midnight Rider’s Series.  The first book of the Midnight Riders Series, Road To Redemption, will be coming soon. Please enjoy the following sneak peak of Road To Redemption:

Trust him.  How could Destinee trust him?  How could she trust anything?  Especially what she had just witnessed and what she was witnessing now.  Her mind was freaking, her heart was pounding, she couldn’t catch her breath, and there was no way in hell she was even capable of sane thoughts at the moment.  Distracted and lost, she just stared at him until from the corner of her eye, she saw the thing on the floor try and push upright.  The instant it moved she shot out the door with a speed she didn’t think she had.  She was sure Gabriel could have stopped her but instead he turned towards the creature swinging his sword in a violent downward swing.

As soon as her foot hit outside the door, Destinee slid across the mud soaked ground and went down in a splash of water.  In an instant she pushed back up on her feet winded from the effort and with a half sob, half curse dove into the knee deep water at the bottom of the incline where the shower house stood.  Struggling against the water swirling around her legs, the rain beating down on her head, and the wind that was whipping furiously against her she ran.  She ran away from the creature intent on killing her and away from Gabriel, whatever he might be.  The thought of running away from him hurt, though, and she slowed until she was standing in the middle of a world that had blown up and gone crazy around her.

If she could feel the tears running down her face she knew she would have brushed them away in fury.  But she couldn’t.  She was too soaked and freezing.  Wrapping her arms around her burning throbbing middle she just stood there until she heard the sloshing behind her.  Something in her snapped and she refused to go down without a fight.

Spinning around she faced whatever new threat was coming to attack with hands balled in fists at her side.  Instead of another grotesque creature, before her was Gabriel, standing only a few feet away from.  His sword was no longer in sight but the golden glow in his eyes and the knowledge of the fangs in his mouth brought her up short. He looked dejected and at the same time worried for her but he didn’t approach her any closer.  He just stood there in the pouring rain and the whipping wind as the trees twisted and shifted dangerously around them.  Conflicted, Destinee wasn’t sure if she wanted to fight him or throw herself into his arms.

As earlier, he reached out with his hand and pleaded with her,  “Please Destinee, we need to go.  They’re coming and I need to get you to safety.  I swear, I won’t hurt you.”

Destinee so wanted to reach out to him.  Everything in her called to wipe out the lonely expression that consumed him and even made the golden glow dim in his eyes.  But still she needed to know the truth.  Breathlessly she asked, “What are you Gabriel?  Are you vam…”

“No!”  He vehemently denied, his expression falling into the depths of despair even further.  “Don’t say that word.  I hate it.  What I am is a punishment for a past I am still paying for but I am not something humans have created in their minds.  I’m not like the Scythian demons.  I have control!”

She wasn’t sure how much control he really had but she believed him and strangely she didn’t fear him.  Even with the glow in his eyes that was fading further as he stood there appearing to try and get control of himself.  She could tell the inner battle he waged by the clench of his jaw and the balling of his hands into fists.  Even his strong shoulders shook with the effort but in only a few seconds the gold was gone and his sky blue eyes were looking back at her with barely concealed despair.  He thought she had already judged him and perhaps for a moment she had judged him but thinking on his kindness and the fact he had saved her multiple times now he couldn’t be evil.  Could he?

Closer than before Destinee heard the screams of the evil dead things answered by the creature in the shower building.  She shivered in revulsion just being able to see the almost beheaded evil dragging itself to the open door.  Wrapping her arms around herself Destinee felt the urge to cut and run again but stopped when Gabriel reached out to her.

“We don’t have any more time, Destinee.  Please let me get you out of here.  I can protect and keep you a live.  I swear it.”  He stood there waiting for her decision, never forcing her, with a desperation now creeping into his blue eyes.

Destinee just didn’t have it in her to deny him any longer.  Deep down she knew he wouldn’t harm her especially since he had risked himself and saved her already.  Not once, but three times now.  She was an idiot if she didn’t go with him.  The trust she had in him came back with a vengeance and meeting his eyes she demanded,  “Fine.  I believe you but you’ve got to tell me what the hell is going on.  Whatever the truth is.”

Gabriel nodded to her and said thickly,  “I will, I promise.  Just let me get you out of here.”

Feeling a large portion of the fear lift from her shoulders, Destinee stepped forward to grasp his hand.  As soon as she stepped forward the pull of the water at her legs, the exhaustion, and the light headedness from what she suspected was loss of blood got to her.  Her vision blurred and she started to go down, but just like that Gabriel scooped her up with no effort at all.  Spinning on his heal with ease, he cut through the water moving back over to his Harley in only a second.  The movement was so quick Destinee’s head spun which didn’t help her light headedness.

When he stopped by his Harley she felt him stiffen for a moment and then draw in a deep breath.  “Destinee are you injured?”  She didn’t say anything for a moment not wanting him to have to baby her again.  “Destinee answer me,” he demanded.

If you enjoyed a peak at Road To Redemption, check out Sphinx Resurrected, book one of The Sphinx Warriors Series at http://christinemurphybooks.com. If you desire more  you can find all of my upcoming books at the below links.  To return to the “Sneak Peak Sunday” site for the next great site to visit just click here:  http://sneak-peek-sunday.blogspot.com/

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Congratulations To The Winner…Christine Murphy Books Blog Choice During Spring Is In The Air Blog Hop

Congratulations!!  And the winner is….Shelly Hammond.  I could tell she read through not only my blog but my website as well.  She commented on the warm weather I get down here in balmy Florida and enjoyed the excerpt from Sphinx Resurrected!!   There were so many awesome comments, but alas, I only have one prize to give away this round.  Stay tuned though as I will be handing out more prizes in the future for other upcoming blogs.  Once again, congratulations to Shelly Hammond who will be receiving a free ebook copy of Sphinx Resurrected!!

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St. Patrick’s Day Party At The Romance Studio – March 15 – 17

Welcome to my blog site and if you are here then you checked out one of my blogs on the TRS St. Patrick’s Day Party.  I am Christine Murphy, paranormal romance author and creator of the Sphinx Warriors Series and the Midnight Rider’s Series.

Happy Saint Patricks’ Day and Welcome to my blog!  With a last name of Murphy you know my household celebrates this particular Holiday with lots of green including beer.  And lots of good Irish food too.

A Heroine’s Fools Gold!

In Sphinx Resurrected, my leading heroine is Stormy who has suddenly been drawn into the realm of the Sphinx Warriors.  She is their last hope in a battle that has been waging for centuries against an evil presence determined to destroy the Earth.  Michael, leader of the Sphinx Warriors, starts her Transformation into a Power Keeper so ultimately Stormy will then be capable of transferring Life Power to the Warriors so they can continue to battle the evil Wraith who are trying to invade the Earth.  Stormy’s Fools Gold I would suppose is the fact everyone expects so much of her when she started out as but a mere mortal and the desire she feels for Michael who wants her but feels he has drawn her into his life against her will.  However, Stormy is strong in her determination to both succeed in her new life to help the Warriors in their fight and to win the heart of Michael and become his Power Mate.  Ultimately, she will get past the Fool’s Gold and tap into the true treasure of Gold that will make her life shine!

Here is a quick Synopsis for Sphinx Resurrected:

Complex 46 located in the Yuma Desert in Arizona is the site of secret genetics research for the one woman who can sustain the Sphinx Warriors in their fight against the Wraith. Stormy, found to be a genetic match, is abducted by a team of Warriors, led by the blue eyed Sphinx leader, Michael, who starts her Transformation and must Join with her to save her life.

Stormy must deal with her new surroundings, life, and expectations as a Power Keeper and Sphinx. Michael’s guidance and care give her more confidence than she has ever had and his passion leaves her hungering for more. Michael must lead his Warriors, battle the Wraith, and protect Stormy from the dark presence existing in the Complex. He keeps the secret of their Joining from her and struggles with his desire and need for her.

Michael and Stormy’s undeniable attraction to each other will bring them closer together as nothing else can. Even with their internal struggles and the challenges they must survive, their need for each other is incredibly strong and will make them more powerful together than apart. They will need to join as Sphinx Warriors and Power Mates to beat the odds and defend against the threat of the Wraith.

For more about Sphinx Resurrected, please visit my author page at http://christinemurphybooks.com and before you leave go to the “Contact Page” and leave your comments and email information.  I will be choosing one winner to receive a free ebook copy of Sphinx Resurrected.

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Blog Hop – Sneak Peak Sunday – March 10, 2013

Welcome to the next hop in Sneak Peak Sunday and my blog site.  I am Christine Murphy, paranormal romance author and creator of the Sphinx Warriors Series and the Midnight Rider’s Series.  The first book of the Sphinx Warriors Series, Sphinx Resurrected, is now available at Red Sage Publishing and other participating book sales locations.  Please enjoy the following sneak peak of Sphinx Resurrected:

Michael was spell-bound watching her.  At first, he thought perhaps she wanted to just have the feel of the fresh grass under her feet while searching out the Life Force.  But to his surprise, she was quite the quick study.  As soon as she had made contact with the bare earth and searched the Life Power out, it had been drawn to her like it had been waiting for her forever.  It embraced her much like the way he wanted to.  To surround her in his energy and enjoy every square inch of her while she responded to him in a way the pure rapture on her face indicated she was responding now.  He watched and almost felt he was guilty of spying on something intimate.  She was a natural, harnessing the Life Power and quickly her body showed it.  Her skin was sparkling and glowing from head to toe and he could see where her eyelashes were brushing her cheeks there was a slight glow coming from her eyes.  He realized he had to intervene or she would quickly absorb too much.  Being her first experience, his little Power Keeper could quickly get into trouble with what to do with it and possibly injure herself or someone near her.  Had he known her intentions, he would have cautioned her on how far to go with this first experience.

He stepped up as close as possible to her as he could.  Reaching out, he moved to place his hands on specific spots used for contact during the Transference of Life Power. He had to place them correctly to make sure there was no back lash from the Life Power rampantly running through her.  He grasped both of her arms with his hands positioned under her forearms and slid them as close as possible to her elbows.  Luckily, with the movement, Stormy naturally grasped his forearms with her hands.  He leaned forward and whispered in her ear, “Stormy, I hate to interrupt your enjoyment, but this is the first time for you as a Power Keeper, and any more we will both be in trouble.”  On so many levels – he groaned in his mind.

Stormy appeared to come back to herself from the raw pleasure of the Life Power. She evidently had been way too enjoying herself.  She was gripping his arms so tightly, he was surprised he had any circulation to his hands.  He was so close to her, he could hear the panting of her breath near his ear. To his dismay, the huge amount of energy spiraling throughout her body was enormous and he really didn’t know what the next steps were to ease her discomfort.  Michael felt the tremors running through Stormy’s body and her heart rate and breathing increase even more.  He knew she was beginning to panic and he had to calm her before the situation went south.

“It’s alright, I have you.”  At least he hoped he did.  He had to calm her down and bring her confidence back which she so courageously showed a moment before.  “Open your eyes and concentrate on me, Stormy.”  She opened her eyes looking directly at him.  As always when he looked at her, he could feel himself drowning in those brilliant sea green eyes that were now glowing so softly.  “Concentrate on me.  I’m going to link with you and the flow of the Life Power.  You’ll feel me and I’ll guide you to release the energy back into your surroundings.  Slowly so you don’t disturb the rhythm but quickly enough so it’s directed into the right location.”

“Can’t I transfer it to you?”  She inquired innocently.

Michael’s entire body wanted that on so many levels but now was not the time.  “Not yet.  This experience is new to you and we need to take this one step at a time.  Ready?”  She paused, but then with a deep breath gave the affirmative nod.  He smiled reassuringly at her even though he was unsure of the outcome of controlling this much Life Power.  He took a deep breath, paused…paused, and then his inner Sphinx side dove in to the bright energy.

Thanks for visiting my site and reading the sneak peak of Sphinx Resurrected.  If you desire more  you can find my book at the below links.  To return to the “Sneak Peak Sunday” site for the next great site to visit just click here:  http://sneak-peek-sunday.blogspot.com/

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Blog Hop – Sneak Peak Sunday – March 3 2013

Welcome to the next hop in Sneak Peak Sunday and my blog site.  I am Christine Murphy, paranormal romance author and creator of the Sphinx Warriors Series and the Midnight Rider’s Series.  The second book of the Sphinx Warriors Series, Sphinx United, is coming soon at Red Sage Publishing and other participating book sales locations.  Please enjoy the a short sneak peak of Sphinx United:

He waited holding his breath and looked at her beautiful features.  She was still pale, but already he could see improvement.  Her waist length white blond hair was loose and draped around her shoulders sparkling with shine once again.  Light baby blue eyes looked up at him in wonder like she had discovered something incredible.  He had always gotten lost in the depths of her gorgeous sparkling eyes just as he was being drawn in now.  And then his wait was over.  Her fingertips made contact and he was in pure heaven.  Everything for him clicked into place, his entire body singing its joy and need for her.  His inner Sphinx purred in pure contentment.  He just had to hold himself back just a little longer while she explored.

Eleina leaned in closer to him.  She closed her eyes and inhaled deeply.  Jacob didn’t move an inch.  Just the look of pleasure on her face was enough to drive him beyond temptation.  She opened her eyes and seemed mesmerized.  She was so close he could feel her gentle breaths across his lips.  A weak thought whispered across their link.  Kiss him?

Well, what an interesting idea Jacob mused.  Her look grew hotter and he felt like he was being caressed by her glance alone.  He was on fire and the trail her fingers blazed made the heat sink further under his skin.  Her fingertips seemed to have a mind of their own as she trailed them down his cheek and then over to his full lips.  Her touch was so soft and delicate across his lips.  He wanted to reach out with his tongue and lick them but he refrained.  Who knew what she would do in her heightened state of awareness.

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