Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Melissa Mayhue Interview

Current Read: A Knight's Vow by Lindsay Townsend

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!




Book Three

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.

14 comments:

blessedheart said...

Hello Melissa,
I've really enjoyed your interview and your Highland series sounds fabulous. I won Highland Guardian in yesterday's blog and I can't wait to read it!

God Bless,
Rhonda :0)

Tiffany James said...

Rhonda,

Thanks for stopping by and congratulations on the contest! I know you will enjoy Highland Guardian.

Tiffany

kimmyl said...

Hi Melissa,
What a great interview. Big fan of tortured heroes here. I cannot wait to read your books.

Of all your published books, do you have a favorite? If so, which one and why?

What are you currently working on?

Melissa Mayhue said...

blessedheart ~ Congratulations on the win!! I do hope you enjoy Highland Guardian. Please feel free to drop by my website after you've finished to book to let me know what you think!

www.MelissaMayhue.com

~ Melissa

Tiffany James said...

Kimmy,

Oooh, those are all great questions. You should be the Armchair Heroine interviewer! :0)

Thanks for visiting - it's always great to have you here!

Tiffany

Melissa Mayhue said...

kimmyl ~ I can't say that I have a favorite...that would be like picking my favorite child!! :-) My first one will always be special, because it was the first. I really like Highland Guardian because it gave me the opportunity to build on my Faerie world and introduce new ideas that would carry throughout the series. And I loved Soul because it gave me a chance to go back and revisit two characters who deserved happy ever afters. And I think the one I just finished [A Highlander of Her Own] is wonderful because I love the characters who showed up in it. And I'm having a great time with the new one I've just started.... um... yeah. Like picking which of my kids I like best. I just can't do it!!! :-)

happystampinmommy said...

Melissa and Tiffany,

I loved the interview! I can't wait to pick up the first book in the series.

Thank you!
Lori

Tiffany James said...

Lori,

Welcome to Armchair Heroines! It's great to have you here. Glad to hear you enjoyed the interview. Melissa's books are amazing! I know you will enjoy them!

Good luck in the contest. Thanks for stopping by.

Tiffany

Renee Knowles said...

Hi Melissa! Looks like I am coming late to the party, but I wanted to chime in about how much I love your series!

It's a hot and tender true romance series.

Can't wait for the next installment.

Hugs,

Renee
www.reneeknowles.com

Tiffany James said...

Renee,

It's never too late to join in the party! Happy to see you.

Tiffany

peggy said...

hello melissa,
due to a death in my family i'm
late in saying thank you for the book Thirty Nights with a highland Husband.I LOVED READING connor and cailyn story.IT was true romance

Tiffany James said...

Peggy,

So sorry to hear about your family's loss. Glad you enjoyed Melissa's book and that you are here with us. :0) Hang in there!

Tiffany

Helen Hardt said...

I read Soul of a Highlander on the beach in Key West. Excellent, as are all of Melissa's books. Melissa, congratulations on your success, and Tiffany, thanks for such a great blog!

Tiffany James said...

Helen,

Thank you! I'm jealous you got to read Soul... on the beach. I think that is the only thing that could make Melissa's books better - reading them on a beach! :0)

Tiffany