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Thursday, June 9, 2011
CHARACTER BLOWOUT. Heroine Interview. Beth Trissel's, SOMEWHERE MY LASS.
It’s that time again! A Writer’s Mind END OF WEEK CHARACTER BLOWOUT continues. For those of you unfamiliar, this particular blog feature is all about interviewing the hero and heroine from some of your favorite tales. Thursday, the heroine. Friday, the hero. But it’s not as simple as that. Nope. These questions are designed to see how well the characters know one another. Grilled with similar questions, The Character Blowout is much like The Newlywed Game blog style!
This week I’m thrilled to welcome over Mora Campbell and Neil MacKenzie from Beth Trissel’s, SOMEWHERE MY LASS. Beth is graciously giving away a digital download of Somewhere My Lass. The winner will be chosen from guests who leave comments on any of her posts between now and Saturday.
Before I begin interviewing Mora, let’s learn a bit more about SOMEWHERE MY LASS (Time Travel/Fantasy Romance Novella)
Neil MacKenzie’s well ordered life turns to chaos when Mora Campbell shows up claiming he’s her fiancé from 1602 Scotland. Her avowal that she was chased to the future by clan chieftain, Red MacDonald, is utter nonsense, and Neil must convince her that she is just addled from a blow to her head–or so he believes until the MacDonald himself shows up wanting blood. Mora knows the Neil of the future is truly her beloved Niall who disappeared from the past. Although her kinsmen believe he’s dead, and she is now destined to marry Niall’s brother, she’s convinced that if she and Neil return to the past, all will be right.
The only problem is how to get back to 1602 before it’s too late. The balance of the present and future are in peril if she marries another, and the Neil of the present will cease to exist. An ancient relic and a few good friends in the future help pave the way back to the past, but will Mora and Neil be too late to save a love that began centuries before?
SKY: Mora, tell us a little bit about you.
MORA: I’m a daughter of the Highlands, its windswept heights, hills colored with heath and heather…’tis here I belong, not in this foreign land where I’ve found myself.
SKY: Ah, sounds beautiful. Remembering the moment you first laid eyes on Neil, what thoughts come to mind?
MORA: When I first saw Neil MacKenzie, he looked mightily familiar and I thought for certain he was my lost love, Niall MacKenzie.
SKY: Neil has one trait you adored from the start. What is it? You know without doubt he appreciates one of your traits. Share what you think that is.
MORA: Ach well, Niall (or Neil as he insists on being addressed) declares he delights in everything about me, save my fiery temper, he just cannot remember who I am. And he thinks I’m the one whose addled in the head.
SKY: He has one trait you’d change if you could. What is it? Oh yeah, there’s a trait you know he’d change about you…fess up!
MORA: His memory needs some prodding.
SKY: Love is in the air. What is the single most romantic thing he’s done for you?
MORA: Held me close and led me in a strange, wonderful dance.
SKY: How romantic! Nial has a feature that draws your eye every time. Care to share? His eye constantly roams to a particular part of your person. Tell, tell!
MORA: His forceful gray gaze, like the stone of the Highlands, captures my attention...and the tufts of hair curling at his strong neck like tendrils of ivy on a wall. He has the manner of a great chieftan, and sae handsome. His eyes may wander further afield than my face, but being a noble gentleman he swiftly returns his gaze to mine.
SKY: How do you think Neil would answer the following… Our favorite thing to do together is…?
MORA: Breathe the free air of the Highlands unharassed by the treacherous MacDonald, that is, if Neil remembers either one of us.
SKY: You and Neil just don’t see eye to eye on what issue?
MORA: Who he truly is.
SKY: He said one thing to you that you’ll never forget. What was it?
MORA: Asked me to be his wedded wife…once.
SKY: Thanks so much for joining us today, Mora! I can’t wait to have Neil over tomorrow!
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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