Hello and welcome!
Today I have another visiting hero from “Highland Winds” anthology.
I am prepared you see… I have my drool rag handy, glass of ice tea ready and a bucket of ice beside my chair, because as you know The Guardians of Cridhe like to spring heart-palpitating eye candy on me 😉
He walks in and… popping an ice cube in my mouth, I motion him to the arm chair opposite me… SIGH… Thank you Kathryn Lynn ❤
What is your full name?
Robert Preston Hamilton.
Do you have a nickname?
Weel, it depends on what ye mean by a nickname.
What is one word that best describes you?
Complicated. Or conflicted. Or passionate. Or curious. Scratch that last. Makes me sound like a heartless oaf—which I’m no’.
I have to tell you, I didn’t know what to think of you when I started to read your story, but the more I read, more layers were unfolding. One thing for sure, you are not heartless.
Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
My best rust-colored breeches, shirt, embroidered silk waistcoat and wool frockcoat. It gets chilly up here in the Highlands in spring.
I lean in to check out the beautiful embroidery. Very intricate and masterfully done.
Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
She’s a weel-meaning lass who did her best to lay out my perplexin’ complex personality and fine good looks so the readers could understand me, ye ken. Twas a difficult job.
You sure did give her a hard time 😀
What makes you laugh out loud?
When British soldiers talk casually about how savage, brutal and uneducated the Highlanders are. They should be watching their own backsides instead.
What is your favourite dessert?
He blinks several times. Pears poached in brandy.
Never tried that, let’s have some now.
What is your favourite drink?
What is your greatest fear?
Failin’ my country and my Caelia.
What is your favourite colour?
What do you wear when you go to sleep?
What do YE wear? When ye tell me, I’ll tell ye.
What is the perfect romantic date?
A ride to a distant waterfall, where we unload a basket burstin’ with bridies, poached pears, ham, chicken, carrots and peas. Caelia and I wander along the river barefoot, and she’s no’ worried, because she knows I’ll not let her fall in the water. We wade in to our knees, laughin’ at the sound of the rushing water, and afterward, recline on a blanket, my head in her lap.
How ticklish are you?
I’m no ticklish at all. I’m a man’s man, and they’re never such a silly thing as ticklish.
Where are you ticklish?
I’m keepin’ that bit of information to myself.
What’s your favourite smell?
Newly woven wool before it’s set with dye. What does it remind you of? My mam and da takin’ it off the loom together before he died in Bonnie Prince Charlie’s war.
When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Her expression. Is it serene and inviting? Harsh and cold? Seductive and alluring? Or blank, hidin’ her true feelin’s? And her skin. Is it white and untouched by the sun, or fresh with dew and tinted slightly tan?
Do you have somebody in your life now?
I want to have my Caelia in my life—her and no other—but she’s no’ verra willin’ to talk to me just now.
What is one word that best describes her?
Talented. Or innocent. Or strong. Och, no, I’ve got it: magic!
Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Aye, tis a novella in SCROLLS OF CRIDHE, Volume 1, Highland Winds, set in 1765. Other volumes will follow, along with stand-alone books that tell the stories of related characters in Glen Affric, until the books and novellas meet with the timeline in TOO DEEP FOR TEARS, which begins in the 1850s.
Thank you Robert for accepting my invitation.
Hope you enjoyed this chat too. I sure did, but I do feel those pear now 😉
Robert hails from “A Tear For Memory” by Kathryn Lynn Davis. Ms. Davis’ website is under construction and will be up and running soon: kathrynlynndavis.com, so the link on her name is for the blog.
How can a seer paint ‘Truth’ when she’s lived a life of lies? Will she allow a man who has twice deceived her to open her heart to the truth?
In the Highlands of Glen Affric, years after The Forty-Five—the Jacobite rising led by Bonnie Prince Charlie—Celia Rose lives happily in Faeries’ Haven, where the lies that protect her from the past keep the magic and the faeries away. She finds her only magic when she paints, and “sees” things she cannot possibly know: she has been blessed with the Sight.
When a stranger comes on a mysterious errand, he threatens those who want to keep her safe at home. Little by little, he shows her new colors, new worlds and, most compelling—new passions. But he also brings danger, for he, too, lives a lie and is not what he seems. Still, danger comes in many forms, and the truth he offers leaves Celia with a difficult choice: to believe in those who loved and raised her; or trust this man, and learn the dark secret that could both destroy her innocence and forge in her a woman’s heart.
It is one of the stories in “HIGHLAND WINDS”, Volume 1 in The Scrolls of Cridhe. This wonderful anthology will be released on November 17, 2014.
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Thanks for dropping by and please join me tomorrow for the chat with another of the hunks.
Until tomorrow! Have a great day!