Mything You, by Greta Buckle
Victoria Pinder writes as Greta Buckle, and she joins us today to talk about her book, Mything You. For something different, she decided to have her main character, Ari write this post.
“I heard you talked to Theseus, yesterday, Greta.” Ari sat serenely holding a glass with a jasmine flower and hot steaming water. She motioned for her to sit, and Greta pulled her laptop tight on her legs. Ari shrugged, put her feet on the chair opposite her. “I’ve had an achy back all morning, and can’t shake it. What is it that you want to ask me?”
Greta remembered she always liked how direct Ari could be. “I’m doing a book blog for people to want to read your story, Mything You.”
“My story with Theseus?” Ari leaned across the table. “Tell them it was an adventure of a lifetime, and I’d be dead if he hadn’t saved me.”
“You saved him from Medea and shot a few arrows in there yourself, Ari.”
“A threw a rocks at precise male targets in order to help Theseus. Until that day on the cliff, I never knew heroes were real.”
“Do you ever think I left something out in your story, Ari?” Greta decided to ask.
“Did you have to be so graphic on my flaws?” Ari relaxed backwards in her chair. “I’d have liked to sound…err…stately.”
Greta’s head rolled back onto her chair in laughter. “Ari, we both know you decided on your life, and dictated to me, how you wanted.”
“True.” Ari quirked a smile. “What shall we talk about then Greta? You know I’m wanting to find my friends and sister true love?”
“Phaedra’s not speaking to me, not yet. Give me time. She might never talk to me.” Greta stated, holding back that someone Ari spoke about is speaking. “Anyhow, I’m here to talk to you about something in your life that happened before you met Theseus?”
“In the women’s quarters of my father’s royal palace, I had every luxury, except parents who care. My future children will have both a loving mother and father.”
The thumbs up sign went up, though Ari thought the writer strange. Greta refocused, “Any adventure, at all?”
“When Daedaleus came to my father’s home for a few months to do some construction, he had this flying contraption.”
“The one his son died from?” Ari flying cannot be true.
“No, it was a rectangular fabric material tied to a string, but it flew to where the birds live.”
“Life wasn’t that thrilling before now?”
“I had no one to talk to, no friends, no real family and most important, no Theseus. Life began the day I followed him.” Ari bite into an apple, confirming her love.
Greta understood that a red apple given to a woman by a man meant in Ari’s world, a declaration of love. Assuming Theseus left Ari the apple, again, like he did in Mything You, Greta backed up and closed her laptop.
Mything You is an Indie release through CreateSpace. It’s considered a Fantasy Romance, and it contains elements of action, adventure, and comedy. The heat level is steamy, and the length is 258 pages.
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:
Victoria Pinder writing as 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. Victoria 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. In 2013, she stopped indy publishing because she sold four novels to small presses and she’s super happy about this. Victoria’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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