Please help me welcome multi-published author Maeve Greyson to the keyboard. Welcome Maeve, please share a little about yourself, your genres, any other pen names you use.
I’m a pretty shy, working-at-a-steel mill, obsessed-to-write stories grandma. Ha! Now aren’t you sorry you asked? I love living in the middle of five acres of woods and having a backyard that resembles a scene from Disney’s Bambi. Of course, my visiting deer, squirrels, skunks and birds don’t talk to anyone but me. My favorite genre is a kinda sorta blend of paranormal and fantasy romance. I love mixing Celtic legends and myths with a heavy dose of elemental magic.
I think you could sum up The Highlander’s Fury as a Scottish mythological mix of Beauty and the Beast and Zena Warrior Princess. Angela Blount of RT Book Reviews described Ciara as a kick-butt, time-traversing, mind-reading embodiment of righteous indignation. Faolan’s a dark, brooding stubborn Highlander determined to isolate himself from any type of emotion. The two fight their way into each other’s hearts and then battle the goddesses to protect the union neither of them thought they wanted.
The Highlander's Fury – from The Wild Rose Press
Angela Blount from RT Book Reviews: 4 Stars - “A satisfying blend of saucy sensuality and heartrending sincerity.”
An average day in the life of an immortal Fury?
Flex powers. Locate evil. Administer justice.
Until Ciara’s goddess mothers convince her to seduce a brooding mortal and bear the man a gifted child. All she has to do is swap places with his betrothed. A simple task−become the seductive wife, bear the man a child and train the young one in the Ways. Once the boy reaches seven years of age, they’ll swap her back with the wife Faolan thinks he selected and Ciara can resume her job of rousting wickedness from the world.
Faolan MacKay’s advisors plague him daily about his matrimonial duties as laird, dragging prospects from across the Highlands: plump dowries attached to each one.
Faolan’s lost everyone he’s ever loved. He’d rather go straight to the fiery pits of Hell than down the wedding aisle. Out of desperation, a plan takes seed. He’ll select a wife he can ignore. There’s just one problem with this foolproof theory. Nobody ignores Ciara.
Against his better judgment, he’s enthralled with the woman and to Ciara’s surprise, this strange thing called love burns hotter than her hunger for vengeance.
At the end of the seven years the ruse is up, all will return to as it was. Can the bond of love overcome the mandate of the ultimate powers?
What was the hardest thing for you about writing this story?
My characters had the rather irritating tendency of not speaking to me unless I was in the middle of doing something other than writing. It never failed. I’d be driving to the day job and a scene would unfold –complete with the perfect dialogue. I’d pull over to the side of the road and email myself the gist of the scene so I wouldn’t “lose” it before I got back home to my trusty laptop.
What do you find easiest and hardest to write?
Easiest? Dialogue. My characters include me in their conversations when they’re chattering in my head. My husband has learned to accept the fact that I “hear” voices. It used to bother him but since I’m turning them into stories –he doesn’t mind so much. ;-)
Hardest? Love scenes. I strive to find the elusive mix of sensuality and emotion. I want the scenes to be steaming hot but not “too much”. And then of course there’s always the problem of having it read like the instructions to building a doll house: Insert tab A into slot B. That’s never a good thing.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Sleep. I still work a full time day job and any free time is spent either writing the next story or visiting with readers on social networks. It’s kind of like working three jobs so I don’t average much pillow time every night.
You get stranded on a desert island, but get to bring one item of your choosing. What would it be?
That’s a hard one. I’m thinking it would probably have to be Jasper. He’s always loved the beach and he keeps me sane.
What’s next for you?
My Brava paranormal romance, ETERNITY’S MARK releases on March 27th. I’m shopping around two new paranormal romances and I’ve started another project that could very well end up being a series.
I can be found “procrastinating” in these corners of cyberspace:
Is there anything you’d like to ask our readers?
Does the genre of the story really matter or are you just looking for a great romance?