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Dancing With Fate
by  Hywela Lyn   

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Publisher:  Hywela Lyn at Smashwords


Copyright:  April 12 2011 ISBN-13:  978145801111

Hywela Lyn

The Greek muse Terpsichore's task --- to restore a love of dancing, to the Celts of Wales -- seems simple. However, all is not as it seems. Danger follows. Legends are threatened; and she had not meant to lose her heart ,or have to save the man she loves by dancing with Fate.

Released 2011

I am excited to announce that this title is now available again having been revised and re-released at Smashwords. 

 (First publised by The Wild Rose Press in 2008)

She was the loveliest woman Myrddin had ever seen. Spellbound, he watched her step from the falls. He should have turned away but he found it impossible not to watch her as she dried herself. When she started to dance, he was captivated by her grace and the eloquence of her movements. She seemed unconcerned about her nakedness. Not that she had anything to be ashamed of; such exquisite beauty should not be covered. Long, dark red-brown hair fell like a veil of silk to below her knees. Her skin was smooth and flawless; her breasts were firm and high, full but not heavy, above a tiny waist.

Her rounded hips undulated sensuously in time to her singing, while her upper body remained perfectly still, apart from the expressive movements of her arms. Her legs were slim and very long and she moved on tiptoe, her small feet scarcely seeming to touch the ground. Between her fingers, she held a long piece of silky material, which she swirled around her, until it seemed almost like a living thing.

Myrddin watched, enthralled. He'd never known anyone to dance as she did. The way she swivelled her hips had him mesmerised. Her voice was soft and clear, with a haunting quality. It reminded him of the musical bells of Maes Gwyddno, the civilization that now lay drowned beneath the sea. At times of danger, if one listened hard enough, one could hear the bells ringing from beneath the waves. Moreover, it may have been a trick of the light, but she seemed to radiate a soft glow, pure and shimmering. He shook his head in disbelief. He must be imagining it. He'd eaten nothing since dawn, this was surely a vision brought on by weakness from hunger.

Myrddin crept closer and a twig cracked underfoot. Before he could take cover, the beautiful dancer stood motionless. Her eyes, green as the depths of the ocean, looked directly into his.

Professional Reviews

Dancing With Fate review by RWDF
If you havenít yet started to read the Song of Muses stories then I suggest you start now with this one by Hywela Lyn. This is the first time Iíve been able to read anything by this author, and I am very much looking forward to reading more from her. Her flow of language pulled me into the story from the very beginning and forced me to continue reading until I had reached the end. Her description of the world of the Greek gods was very well done and insightful. I enjoyed Terpsichore, Muse of the Dance, immensely. Her independent spirit and sensuality is just what a daughter of Zeus should be. I completely loved the plotting of the story and the true task this Muse had before her. The action was orchestrated with just enough description, the dialogue and description vivid and captivating.

Dancing with Fate is a well-written story that reached out and grabbed me from the get-go. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it as a memorable read.

Review by Cindy K. Green

Dancing With Fate FIVE HEARTS Review from The Romanc Studio
Apollo gives his muse Terpsichore/Cora the task of helping Cymru/Wales relearn the joys of life after many battles and heartbreaks. Myrddin the mage comes across Cora bathing in a waterfall and is instantly smitten but he has his betrothed, Gwendolyn, to save. Gwendolyn doesnít want saving. Seems her father lied to Myrddin, telling him Madog kidnapped her. She went willingly out of love. Finally Cora and Myrddin are free to love. Well, maybe if the gods will only help.

Greek Mythology has rarely been so much fun to read. Hywela Lyn builds an excellent love story even with all the tongue twisting names that add even more fun to the tale.

Such a simple love story made great by the addition of the gods, muses, and Fates with their twists to life. Even the fifth century had some truly honorable men including Myrddin who refuses to give in to the feelings he has for Cora until he finds his Gwendolyn. She was betrothed to him by his family long ago. When she tells her with her own lips and behavior, doting on Madog, he finally believes his quest was in vain.

Terpsichore/Cora fell in lust at first site with Myrddin, loved him more for saving her from the Ellylldan/Goblin fire. Seems her half brother Ares, the god of war, is mad about something and attacks Myrddin. The spear of Ares is not a good thing to have sticking out of your body!

I know it sounds like sick humor but itís really a hoot when the Fates play games with Terpsichore. Her man lays dying, sheís as serious as death, willing to give up anything to save his life and the Fates are playing her for a sucker. This may be a fantasy but Iíve felt like I was in that kind of situation once or twice or a hundred times myself! I have to recommend this book highly. Not only because I like it so much and itís excellent entertainment but I just canít take the chance that the gods might get crazy if I donít!
Dee Dailey

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