Welcome to my blog – christinemurphybooks. To me I think Gena Showalter’s cover from Burning Dawn is a true covergasm. It shows enough to be hot but what captured my attention was Thane’s expression. The – “Don’t mess with me, she’s mine, and I’ll rip your head off if you get too close.” What’s sexier than an aggressive male bent on protecting the female that belongs to him. And I gotta say, I love a muscled out male with an attitude, intensely brooding eyes, …and wings. Swoon.
Now something about my latest book. Newly Released – From Red Sage Publishing – Sphinx Imagined by Christine Murphy – The fourth book in The Sphinx Warriors Series.
Skye has led a life completely separated from others because of her telepathic skills. One bright light in her life are the images of a dream man who invades her waking thoughts and dreams. Little does she know she is about to run head long into him. Ethan must bring Skye back to the Complex where he is torn between his family’s need of her special talents, his desire to keep her safe, and his own craving to make her his Power Mate.
Ethan had to get Skye out of there but had no energy to even roll over. He feared he was done but he had to warn her. He couldn’t see her but reached out anyway and hoarsely whispered, “Skye, listen to me. You know me. It’s Ethan.” He gasped and fell into a fit of violent coughing as the Wraith poison worked its damage on him. Taking another breath he tried again. “It’s Ethan. Please listen to me. You have to escape. Go. Hide. You should be safe in your home. My friends will come to help me. I let them know where you are, don’t be afraid of them. Skye?”
Just when he was losing hope she was even anywhere near him, he saw her tentative approach. Panic, terror, pure fear was still written on her face. Tears ran down her cheeks from the most beautiful hazel eyes he had ever seen. The one light above her shown through her shoulder length curly ginger brown hair giving it a reddish golden glow almost like a halo.
“Sunshine,” he whispered. “Don’t be afraid of me. I would never harm you.” Ethan closed his eyes for a moment feeling the edge of the end reaching out for him. His Life Power was gone and his heart was giving out. It just figured he would finally meet the one woman who could have made the hell of his existence heaven and now he had to die.
“Please don’t die, Ethan.” Came the gentle request. He forced his eyes open to see Skye was now sitting on the ground next to him. The fear in her sweet face was gone but concern and the budding knowledge of who he was began to show in her features. “Hold on. We can get you to a hospital.”
Ethan reached toward her but she wrapped her arms around herself. Maybe she still did fear him. He didn’t know and was too weak to really care. He dropped his arm to the ground and looked away from her to his Sefu Element lying several feet away from him on the ground. Soon the Element would die without him and he knew he wasn’t too far behind it. Sadly he turned back toward her and tried to smile to reassure her. He figured the smile came out more as a grimace when she started to reach out to him this time.
“No. I can’t be taken to a hospital. It’s too dangerous Skye.” He croaked as the weakness and darkness began to overwhelm him completely. “Get to… get to safety. Save yourself. Leave me here. Please.”
Ethan couldn’t get anything more out. It was too hard to even breathe anymore. He didn’t want to leave her. Had just found her, damn it, but the voices of the Ancients were calling to him. As his consciousness slipped away he felt her small warm hand grasp his unharmed hand and the multi-leveled, multi-harmonic command of her soft voice as she demanded, “Stay with me, Ethan. I need you.”
For more on my new release – Sphinx Imagined, the fourth book in the Series, and my other books in the Series visit my web site at: http://christinemurphybooks.com
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Christine Murphy – Romance Author
Creator of: The Sphinx Warriors Series, The Midnight Riders Series, The Wild Clan Sagas
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