November 8, 2014

Character Interview Duncan from Highlander of Mine by Red L Jameson @LB_Red_Author #RLFblog #PNR

Highlander of Mine 
This character interview is with Duncan MacKay from the book Highlander of Mine, a time travel romance by Red L Jameson.

About the Book

Title Highlander of Mine
Genre Time-Travel Romance
Author Red L Jameson
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13 almost R
Book Two of the Glimpse Time Travel Series
Trickster muse sisters, Clio and Erato, kidnap genealogist Fleur Anpao and dump her in the seventeenth century. Even though Fleur has never been to Scotland, let alone the Highlands, and feels like a modern-day fish out of an ancient loch, the muses have a plan. What it is remains to be ambiguous—they are mischievous muses, after all, and can't just tell her. Though the logical genealogist wants nothing more than to return home, there's something about this time and rough land that feels somehow familiar. And there's something about Duncan MacKay—so strong, so brutally handsome, and so distracting.
As a mercenary for long years, Duncan has seen many things. But never in his life has he seen the likes of Fleur: more beautiful than any woman he could have imagined. It doesn't matter she insists she's from another time, or that she's too far out of reach for a common man like him. He's drawn to her intelligence and wicked sense of humor. However, Cromwell's reign threatens anarchy, clan rivalries reach a peak, and a laird's younger brother vies for her attention. He can hardly protect her from his county's bedlam, let alone convince her he's the better man. And if he does, will the bonny time traveler stay with him?
Making matters worse, a god wreaks havoc, or has fun as he calls it, with Clio and Erato's mortals. The two firecracker time stewards might have to set down their margaritas for this glimpse!

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Interview with Duncan MacKay

Tell us about yourself, please.
Ach, I never ken what to say for these kinds of questions. Not much 'bout me, really. Was born and raised in Durness, Scotland. That's the Highlands for all those who don' ken. At the age of seven and ten joined the army and was a soldier for the rest of my life, save when Fleur Anpao and I met.
What is it that you want, but cannot have? Authors call this the conflict of the story.
My brothers. The fact is, as strange as this might sound, I'm more than three hundred years old now. My brothers were prisoners of war when Cromwell ravaged Scotland. I've been trying to find them since. But in walked this wee bonny lass, my Fleur, and so much has changed since I met her. I was tellin' ye 'bout her in the question ye asked earlier.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
We need to have a few pints before I answer that.
Tell us about your significant other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
Oh, my Fleur. I wax poetic 'bout her. Me, can ye believe that? A poet. All because o' her. She's the most bonny, er, beautiful women I've ever seen. Her hair in the shade is the blackest black, like a raven. But in full sun or when a firelight glimmers onto her hair, it shines back almost red. Not any kind o' red, ye ken. A cinnamon red. Ach, and the way she smells . . . Lord, I haven' even told ye the best part about my Fleur. 'Tis her heart, it is. She's the strongest, bravest lass—nay, person. And her mind! Did I tell ye she happens to be brilliant? Oh, my Fleur, I'm not too sure what good or descent thing I ever did in this life to have met a woman like her. But I'm damned grateful I did encounter her.
What would that person say about you?
(Duncan laughs) Don' rightly ken. She tells me she loves my words, and (he quietly chuckles again) my arms. She tells me she loves my mind too. But she tells me she loves my heart most of all. Aren't I the luckiest son o' a bitch ye ever kenned? Oh, excuse my language.
What is your family like?
We laughed a lot. I had four younger brothers. Douglas passed while fighting against Cromwell's New Order Army. But my brothers, they made life worth living while growing up. My step-da, their father, wasn' much of a da, if ye ken my meanin'. So we had each other. And our ma. My ma was a real strong woman too. A healer, she was. She'd have been a physician had she been born in this time. Aye, my family loved much, laughed as often as we could too.
Are you happy with the way your story ended? Why or why not?
Happy, aye. Very happy. But . . . I need to find my brothers still. I'll continue lookin' for 'em. I will.

About the Writer

You have the length of a tweet (140 characters) to describe yourself as a writer. Let's see what you can do.
Two names. One author. Hard to keep both straight. Romance and myth. Paranormal and history. I mix them all up until I create a HEA.
Why did you choose to write about this character?
Although Duncan's a quiet man, he was yelling at me to write his story.
Was there anything you discovered about this character that was a surprise to you?
He made me cry with his sweetness that he covers up, but it's there.
When you wrote about this character, what made you the most happy? What made you the most sad?
When Duncan started to fall in love with Fleur, I was most happy. When Duncan went through turmoil, I was most sad.
Why do you write?
I have to. I'm scared I'd never brush my hair and talk to myself all the time if I didn't.
What do you want to write next?
I am working on the edits of the third Glimpse Time-Travel Series. Then will start a Regency series.
What other character from this book do you want to write about? Care to tell us why?
Oh, I do write about many of the characters from this book. The Glimpse Time-Travel Series is such fun to see all my characters come back from time to time.
Are any sequels planned for this book?
Yeppers. Cowboy of Mine is next.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your readers?
I love hearing from my readers! Please visit me and email!

Author Bio

As a military historian by day, sometimes Red does feel a bit clandestine when she writes romance at night. No one knows that while she researches heroes of the past and present, she uses everything for her characters in her books. Her secret's been safe . . . until now.
She lives in Montana with her family and far too many animals but never enough books.

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  1. Oh, thank you for having us, Kayelle! This is so much fun!
    (sorry if this is a repeat, Google is being a bit weird with me today.)

  2. Wonderful interview-can't wait to read it (gotta get through NaNo first)! Congrats!

  3. Oooo this looks good! I've got one ahead of this to read but after 2 releases 1st. I love highlanders :)

  4. Oh, thanks, Gina! I love Highlanders too! :)

  5. When people ask what I like, I say scifi, regency, and anything with a guy in a kilt on the cover. ;) Yeah, scifi and regency. Odd, huh? But that's me.

    1. I'm the same, Kayelle! I love Regency and scifi too! Really, I'm just a sucker for a good story, whether it has an alien, a vampire, a Regency dress or whatever! Hmm...just thought of a vampire-like Jane Austen. I'm so terrible!

  6. Enjoyed the post. I'd love to see an interview with the "muses" (smile!).

    1. As you wish, my lady! I'll get to working on that immediately! :)

    2. Ooh that's a great idea. I want to read that too!

  7. Terrific post, Red. Enjoyed the interview with Duncan. What a guy:)

  8. Ah, thanks, Barb! I think Duncan's a great guy too!

  9. I'm currently wrapped up in Outlander madness, so Duncan is the perfect highland hero to keep me warm until the TV show returns. Love how Duncan apologises for his language! This looks a great read.

    1. Oh thank you, Sasha! I had a wonderful time writing about Duncan. He's definitely a favorite of mine!

    2. I've been wanting to see Outlander. I hope to binge on it soon. :) Thanks for posting.

  10. A wonderful character interview. Who doesnt love a Highlander? All the best with this book.


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