Alas, we must say "good-bye" to Melissa Mayhue...but not before the final installment of her interview where we learn more about Soul of a Highlander and what's next for the Daughters of the Glen series!
Nine years ago, Faerie Magic saved Mairi MacKiernan at the cost of her dreams of happiness, snatching her from her life in 1272, and depositing her in the twenty-first century. Now, she must save the last Daughter of the MacKiernan family...who was murdered in 1295. Transported back in time at her request, Mairi finds herself captured by the same evil men as before! Is this the price the Faerie magic requires of her this time?
Ramos Servans has dedicated his dreams to service as a Guardian, but when he discovers the evil unleashed on the Mortal Plain by his father and their people, he swears he will atone by ridding the world of Nuadian deceit. Part of his mission involves rescuing a lovely Highland lassie, and in the passion that grows between them, Ramos and mairi find a new dream.
But falling in love can be dangerous when Faerie Magic is involved. Dreams may not be the only cost...
You can read an excerpt here.
Welcome back, Melissa! Tell us about Ramos and Mairi from Soul of a Highlander.
Mairi MacKiernan was one of my favorite characters in my first book, Thirty Nights. She’s Connor’s sister, a lively, irreverent young woman who fit perfectly into the 21st century. Perfectly except for the fact that she’s tortured by the memory of betrayal at the hands of a family member she trusted and the knowledge that she’ll never have the one thing every daughter of the Fae needs for happiness: True Love.
Ramos Servans Navarro is a dark, sexy, tortured hero if there ever was one! Convinced his destiny is to make amends for the evil his father brought to the world, he sees no future for himself at all.
Interestingly, Ramos was originally created to be a villain…but he just wouldn’t cooperate! So…now he’s a hero!
You're kidding?! Ramos must have quite a stubborn streak...read Soul of a Highlander to find out for sure. What's next for the Daughters of the Glen series?
The next book – A Highlander of Her Own – is due out January 27, 2009. It’s the story of Caden MacAlister and Ellie Denton.
Those who have read Soul of a Highlander will recognize Caden as one of Mairi’s cousins living in 13th Century Scotland. While the prologue of his story begins within months of Soul, the story itself takes place nine years later.
Ellie Denton is a young woman of Faerie descent living in modern day Texas who suddenly has a bizarre new birthmark in the shape of a rose and some scary new abilities – she can understand animals. When a heartfelt wish lands her back in time, her adventure really begins!
I'm so excited to learn more about Caden. I loved his character in Soul of a Highlander!
Your final question is a random one: If you could trade lives with anyone for a specified amount of time, who would you trade with and why? How long would you like to stay?
I don’t know that there’s anyone else I’d want to be. Everyone has their own joys and strengths and struggles. What you see on the outside isn’t always really the true picture. I’m happy with who I am and what I do and, most important, I’m happy with the people around me.
Tiffany, I do appreciate so much your doing this interview session with me. It’s been fun – and a challenge! – to answer all your questions. I’d like to extend an invitation to all your readers to drop by my website at WWW.MELISSAMAYHUE.COM and leave a message on my Shout Box, and to Friend my at MySpace. I absolutely love to hear from readers. It truly makes the difference on those days when the words just don’t want to come!!!
Thank you, Melissa, for taking time to hang out with us here at Armchair Heroines! Be sure to comment and let Melissa know how much you enjoyed her interview and her books. One lucky commenter will take home a signed copy of Soul of a Highlander.