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Friday, July 1, 2011
CHARACTER BLOWOUT. His Turn! Faith V. Smith's, IMMORTAL JUSTICE.
T.G.I.F! It’s day two of A Writer’s Mind, End of Week Character Blowout. If you’re joining us for the first time, here’s a brief recap. The Character Blowout is much like The Newlywed Game blog style! On Thursday I interview the heroine’s from some of your favorite stories. On Friday, the hero. The questions are similar so it’s always a blast seeing how well characters really know one another.
Today I have over Darach MacRath from Faith V. Smith’s, IMMORTAL JUSTICE. If you have a thing for Highlanders, then Darach’s your kind of guy! As an added bonus, I’ve added snippets from his love, Abigail’s interview yesterday. That way you can compare. I do recommend, however, that you check out ABIGAIL’S INTERVIEW to read her full responses.
Before I begin Darach’s Interview here’s a bit more about IMMORTAL JUSTICE…
Over a millennium ago, Highlander Darach MacRath was murdered. Resurrected by the Archangel Michael to fight demons as an Immortal Executioner, Darach now opposes all evil in the mortal world. His life is solitary—but when he rescues a young woman who not only sees demons but battles them herself, he is captivated by her courage and beauty. Abigail Dupree is not looking for love. But when a tall, dark demon fighter with a sexy brogue intervenes in her hunt, she’s fascinated. She should run away—but then his gentle yet sizzling touch ensnares her heart. When a demon from Darach’s past sets his sights on Abby, Darach will do anything to protect her—but for Abby, losing him would be worse than death. Together they must fight the demons of past and present, and the possibility that evil could destroy them both, before they find the gift of love.
SKY: Tell us a little bit about you, Darach.
DARACH: I was born and died over a thousand years ago. Resurrected by the Arch Angel Michael, I ken nothing but fighting demons until I met Abby.
(Abigail’s response… I just have visions and can spot a demon when he hides inside a human body. Not looking for love at all.)
SKY: Remembering the moment you first laid eyes on Abigail what thoughts come to mind?
DARACH: That the lass was a wee bit touched in the head to be fighting demons. Then I felt a lust and admiration for her that would not go away. To this day, I still will fight to have her by my side, to make love to her, and keep her safe.
(Abigail’s response… I was fighting a demon and the Highlander showed up. Tall, dark, and eyes that went from cobalt to silver in two seconds flat. Darach MacRath thought he could wipe my mind clean of seeing him, but he couldn’t.)
SKY: She has one trait you adored from the start. What is it? Hands down, she appreciates one of your traits…what do you think that is?
DARACH: Her heart. `Tis made of gold, and I love her for it. I be not sure of what one trail she likes about me, but I hope it might be because I love her, and of course there be the intimacies of the bedroom.
(Abigail’s response… His absurd way of thinking he needs to protect me all the time. It’s ridiculous, although, sweet. Oh, and let’s not forget his way of making clothes disappear without moving a muscle. So handy! I think my darling Darach would consider my heart an attribute, although he thinks it gets me into way too much trouble.)
SKY: She has one trait you’d change if you could. What is it? You figure there’s probably a trait she might want to change about you… care to share?
DARACH: Abby’s infernal ability to not listen to me when I tell her things. She be stubborn as a rock. Wheesh, she would probably say my habit of telling her what to do.
(Abigail’s response… his stubbornness. He thinks that all he has to do is go for it, and nothing will happen to him. I fear for his life at times when he’s fighting demons. My trait he would change would be my inability to listen to him being bossy. I don’t like being told what to do.)
SKY: Ah, love is in the air. What is the single most romantic thing you’ve done for her?
DARACH: I dinnae think I’ve done enough, but she might tell ye about her grandparent’s rings.
(Abigail’s response… finding my grandparents rings that were pawned to send me to college back in the day and returning them to me. Also giving me roses and having this not sure if she’ll like them look on his face.)
SKY: She has a feature that draws your eye every time. Care to share? She can’t stare at you enough… but where is she staring? Now’s the time to gloat about your thick head of hair. *Sky sniggers* Truth! Do you think it’s your eyes? Chest? Etc.
DARACH: Her womanly body. She draws me to her like a flame to a candle. I think she would say me eyes, but I hope it be something also a bit more southern of my face.
(Abigail’s response… I love every part of the man, even his stubborn brain, but his eyes. They go from black to silver when he is emotional or sexually turned on. I love it. It’s like knowing a bit a head of time how he’s affected. I think he probably touches on my eyes, they remind him of a loch back in medieval Scotland, but then his hands go for other parts…lol.)
SKY: How do you think Abigail would answer the following… Our favorite thing to do together is…?
DARACH: Well, I ken what my favorite thing be, and I hope `tis Abby’s, but just sitting quietly at times, and enjoying being together and alive.
(Abigail’s response… Oh by far, making love, but he has romantic moments as well. He likes to walk places, and when I’m with him, he takes my hand, and tucks me close to his side.)
SKY: You and Abigail don’t see eye to eye on what issue?
DARACH: An argument that will probably be the death of me. I dinnae want her fighting demons.
(Abigail’s response… My penchant for knowing where demons are and wanting to help him fight them)
SKY: She said one thing to you that you’ll never forget. What was it?
DARACH: She said she loved me. I can think of nothing more memorable.
(Abigail’s response… I love you. What else is there?)
SKY: You and Abigail sounds like a perfect match! Thanks so much for joining us, Darach. Can’t wait to read IMMORTAL JUSTICE!
Award-winning New Hampshire native, Sky Purington writes a cross genre of paranormal/fantasy romance heavily influenced by history. From Irish Druids to Scottish Highlanders many of her novels possess strong Celtic elements. More recently, her vampire stories take the reader to medieval England and ancient Italy. Make no mistake, in each and every tale told you'll travel back to another time and revisit the romanticism history holds at its heart. Sky welcomes feedback from readers and can be contacted at Sky@SkyPurington.com.
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