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Blog Tour: Mything You by Greta Buckle - Guest Post + Excerpt

Mything You
by Great Buckle
Published by CreateSpace (Indie)
YA Fantasy Romance
Contains elements of action, adventure and comedy
Heat Level: Steamy
Length: 258 pages

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He wasn't looking for love. He only wanted to prove he was worthy of being a king's son.

Adventurer Theseus had dreamed of meeting his father, King Aegeus. As Theseus journeys to Athens, he meets his match in strength along the way. But is it the will of a beautiful young princess that puts this strong young man finally at his mercy? Or will he be able to conquer the princess’s heart?

She had settled for a life of unhappiness and believed a man who would love her for herself was only in her dreams.

Princess Ari has followed her father’s dictates all her life. On her way to meet her bridegroom, she is attacked. Saved by a handsome adventurer, Theseus, she tempts fate and follows him on his journey to Athens. Being with Theseus opens up a whole new world of opportunity for her. But will she allow her heart or loyal duty choose her life for her?

Theseus’ entire body must have been made in the nectar of desire because she wished to bury herself in his arms. And he didn’t stop her from running to him. She jumped when a crash cracked through the air. Blinking, unsure of what happened, her body became rigid. Theseus pulled her into his arms and onto the ground seconds before the giant flew over the pair of them.

He took his hand off her head. He had protected her. Again.

Staring up at him stirred something unique inside her that she never believed could happen to her. She’d seen the plays and the tragedy that love caused, but never understood temptation. The fire in her belly burned into every part of her body from his smoldering eyes. He looked down at her as he cradled her in his arms. “That was Sinus. I don’t think he’ll kill anyone else ever again.”

“He won’t. How do you know his name?”

“He’s the reason I chose this path when I was fifteen. I had planned to prove my courage to my father, and take out the biggest villain on the road.”

“Check that off the list of goals then.” she said. “Good job.”

She continued to embrace Theseus, making her body tingle from crazy stirrings. What would he taste like? She’d die a happy death if he put his lips on hers. My, what was she thinking?

“I never believed you’d be here, or that my goal in that moment would turn to protecting you.” he said, pulling her closer.

She shook off her desires. She needed to let him go. She focused on logic instead of the male body in front of her. “I don’t know what to say. Today has been the craziest day.”

“It’s the middle of the night, little one.”

“You’re right. I don’t know what’s happening to me anymore. Theseus, this never happens to me.”

“What doesn’t happen to you?” he asked, smiling.

“I don’t know.”

He played with her hair, and straightened her clothes. “Your innocence and desire are a siren’s call to me, Ari, and you don’t have a clue, do you?”

“Who’s Ari?” She half expected to be disappointed with whatever he would say.

“You are. It fits you much better than Ariadne. Ari trembles for me.”

She licked her lips, wanting to kiss him. But she couldn’t. Theseus embodied a man out of her dreams.

She looked away thinking of what waited for her when her father’s men found her. “I don’t know my bridegroom. I’ve only ever known my duty.”

Theseus’ body tensed. “You’re betrothed?”

“I never agreed. The bride price, I’m told, paid for my father’s upgrade to the artillery. In the morning or someday soon, I’ll be found. But…can you do me one last favor?”

“What, little one?” His arms grew warm again, tightening around her. She dared for a different life, where she lived with a chance of walking next to him in life. Letting him go and going back to the life her father chose sounded cold and dreary. She couldn’t, not yet.

“Kiss me, Theseus, just once.”

Taking a step closer to him, she looked into his mesmerizing eyes. His strong hands framed her face, his fingers circled her mouth and his eyes darkened with tenderness. When he leaned into her, her eyelids fluttered shut. His light pressure sweetly opened her mouth.

Her secret wish had come true. The prison walls in Ariadne’s heart disappeared in her soul, and today Ari’s lips ached.

He bent his head close. Then, she felt his strong lips on hers, and she lost control.

About the Author:
Greta Buckle grew up in Irish Catholic Boston before moving to the Miami sun. She’s worked in engineering, then became a lawyer. After realizing she hates clients, she became a high school teacher. Teaching is fun, but writing is a passion. She wrote one hundred and one fan fiction stories online before deciding to transition into writing her own stories. Never ask her to republish her fan stories from age eleven- horribly written stories of princesses. Greta dreams of writing professionally, where her barista can make her coffee and a walk on the beach, can motivate her tales. Theseus story came to her when she was a freshman in high school as her English teacher, the nun, told her how life was hard and tragedy teaches lessons. Greta’s love of writing has kept her centered and focused. How is she crazy? The voices in her head are characters in novels and she’s not insane.

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And now, let's welcome

Victoria is a great name. Cough. Cough. Sophisticated, and when I was seventeen, I hated the name. Oh it’s my real name too, and I write contemporaries under that name. Greta to me sounded more fantasy/sci fi, and when readers like one style, they don’t tend to like another. Does that even make sense?
Anyhow Hi! Hope you enjoyed Mything You. And go senior year. You must be there. During my day job, I am a high school teacher. (AP Government and AP Macroeconomics.) My students are not told about this book much, other than why I’m not in school. It would be awkward for me, and the students. Better to keep that separate.
Anyhow Mything You came to me when I sat in my desk freshman year, reading the myths. The nun liked to talk about Zeus’ exploits a lot, but the Greek myths totally stuck in my brain. I wrote this story for pleasure, not submitting it in its final book. But for me Theseus and Ari were never given a great story, and I pictured this in my head for a decade. The words flew out when I sat to write it.

My new book, Two Weeks in Miami, will be published under the Victoria name in February. I am so excited about this too, though the writing process for this one was so different. This one took a month for Nanowrimo in 2011. Then I fixed it, submitted it to publishers, and it’s out February 2013.

This is my belief, but never give up if you desire something. It’s up to you to make it happen. In Mything You, Theseus is out to prove himself a man. He proves it. In Two Weeks, Charlotte is shocked and doesn’t know how to act at all around the perfect guy. She literally cannot speak, and almost topples over. She has to get over that and prove herself worthy of love. But like in stories, we get to face all that everyday stuff and succeed if we push hard and long enough. I have a file full of rejection letters and successes too.

Anyhow I’m rambling it seems, and writing is more productive when it’s a story to tell. I’m in my element then, and I have three stories I’m working on with a fourth brewing.
Last note, if you find a good book where our name, Victoria, is the heroine and not the independent gal out for herself or even worse the villain of the story, post. I’m always on the lookout for stories where Vicki, Tori, or Victoria is not the bad girl. Strong names are for strong girls, but its silly. ‘Victorias’ deserve love too, not just ‘Alice.’ Hope the best for you and thank you for having me!

Victoria Pinder aka Greta Buckle

So yep, that's about it for today! Thanks for visiting! :)


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