Melissa Mayhue Interview

I decided to do a series post on Melissa Mayhue's Highlander series...and she agreed to do an interview with me to bump it up a bit...read on for some insight into Melissa Mayhue! Check out Melissa Mayhue's webpage to learn more about her!

Dont' forget to check out the series post as well!

(MM): First off, thank you so much, Monica, for inviting me to be here with you and your readers today. I'm really thrilled to be visiting with you guys!

(BBB): Tell us a bit about 'A Highlander's Destiny'

(MM): When the worlds of Mortal and Fae collide, the magic of true love is put to the test.

JESSE CORYELL is a man adrift in life, searching for his destiny. He doesn't trust women; too many have chased him for his money and power. He's tried to lose himself in his work, taking on the worst mankind has to offer, but as a Guardian and Fae descendent, what he really needs is to find his true love. When he sets out to help a mysterious woman find her sister, what he gets is
much more than he bargained for, battling an undeniable attraction to his sexy new client while fighting to save her life and rescue her sister.

DESTINY NOBLE is desperately searching for her missing kid sister. Not even her own attempted abduction will stop her in her quest. Abandoned by everyone she's ever loved, losing Leah is the last straw. Authorities have declared the girl a runaway, but Destiny knows better. Her dreams have shown her the truth. They've also shown her Jesse.

Jesse and Destiny race against time to save an innocent girl from a powerful ancient evil. Will true love be their only weapon or will they each sacrifice their own destiny in the process?

(BBB): Did you prefer writing any of the highlander books over the others?

(MM): I've enjoyed writing this entire series. All the characters seemed so real while I was working with them, each of their stories was fun. I guess if I HAD to choose - - I'd pick the first book in the series - Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband - but only because it was the first and I had all the time in the world to write it!

(BBB): Which was the hardest to write?

(MM): I think the second book in the series - Highland Guardian - was the hardest for me, because it was the book where it became important to really begin defining the Faerie world. Knowing that everything I put in there would shape the rest of the series slowed down the process on that particular book. [Though the heroine, Sarah, is still one of my favorites!]

(BBB): What do you think Scots really have under that kilt?

(MM): I like to think my Highlanders are tough stock, so I'd imagine there's nothing but Real Scot under their plaids! [And in my medievals, it's 'plaids' not 'kilts' because kilts hadn't come into use yet].

(BBB): Who is your favorite Highlander ever written, by you or anyone?

(MM): I fall a little bit in love with every hero whose book I write, but I'm a fickle-hearted woman. Whichever book I'm working on, that's my favorite hero at the moment. Right now, my heart belongs to Colin MacAlister.

(BBB): Can you relate to any of your heroines?

(MM): I can relate a little to each of my heroines. I think there's a little something of me in every one. For example, in A Highlander's Destiny, the heroine, Destiny, has an issue with spiders. Yep, you guessed it... that phobia is all mine!

(BBB): Do you have a favorite faerie tale?

(MM): I love faerie tales! [pretty obvious, huh?]. For me, it would have to be a tie between Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. I love the triumphing of good over evil and the Happy Ever After of a heroine finding her perfect hero. [The only thing that could make them better? Having the Heroine save the Hero sometimes!!]

(BBB): Whats your fav food?

(MM): I love comfort foods. Seriously. And which ones depend entirely on the mood of the day. German Chocolate Cake or a Grilled Cheese Sandwich, depending on the day, one of those two is guaranteed to make me happy!

(BBB): Any writing rituals?

(MM): Not really. I do take 3 to 4 weeks off after each book I finish. I seem to need that time to let the next set of characters bubble around in my head so they're ready to hit the page running.

(BBB): Have you ever been to Scotland?

(MM): Yes. I've been lucky enough to visit twice. I absolutely love it there and definitely plan on going back. I was in Scotland on vacation when I decided to write the first book in this series, as a matter of fact. My family had hiked back up into a beautiful place called The Fairy Glen. It's just north of Rosemarkie on the Dark Isle. The Faerie Glen in my stories is modeled after that exact spot!

(BBB): Thank you so much for sharing your time with me, It was an honor to do an interview with you.

(MM): I'd like to invite everyone to stop by my website - www.MelissaMayhue.com -- to learn more about my Daughters of the Glen series. There are all sorts of tidbits there, from family charts to What's Happening next! And if anyone happens to be a Twitter fan, I'd love to connect with you there - www.Twitter.com/MelissaMayhue

GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Monica S.


Copyright The Bibliophilic Book Blog 2009-2010

26 comments:

  1. justpeachy36@yahoo.com

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

    This will be my first experience with Melissa's books. I would like the first book in the series.

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  2. I really like books about highlanders, and those look very yummy! I really like that she went to scotland because i think many authors that write those type of books never went there :/
    Nice interview!

    battyaboutbats at gmail.com

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  3. A nice interview. I havent read any of the books but would love to start.


    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  4. I have not yet read the series but I am intrigued!

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. Melissa Mayhue is a new author for me but I have obviously missed out on a lot!

    The books sound wonderful and the covers are beautiful.

    I am a follower.

    Thanks,
    Tracey D
    booklover0226 AT gmail DOT com

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  6. I have yet to read any of Melissa Mayhue's works. I read the interview and it really piqued my curiosity. It looks like a fabulous set.

    freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

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  7. I've been into mystical/magical type books lately, usually associated with Ireland, but I am definitely interested in reading these about Scotland!

    celestia dot price at gmail dot com

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  8. Thanks so much for inviting me to visit your blog, Monica! I'd be happy to answer any questions anyone might have about the series...and -- OF COURSE! -- I'd love to have you guys give the series a try! :-)

    ~ Melissa

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  9. I haven't read any of Melissa books but I love highlanders! Her serie seems amazing, this is such a nice interview!

    I'd love to enter the giveaway =)

    sheere.dry@gmail.com

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  10. Wow, def sounds like something I want to read, I would really like to win the first in the series. I cannot help it I am very attracted to highlanders -- must be my scottish blood : ) I would love to go to Scotland.
    You always introduce me to some great authors. I follow you
    contestmom@hotmail.com

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  11. I enjoyed the interview very much. I really enjoy books with magic and I love Highlander stories so these are right up my alley. I would love to read her books.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  12. I hadn't heard of these books before but they sound really good, and I love the covers! Please count me in for the giveaway.

    stephaniet117(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. This is a new series to me but it sounds great! Thanks for the recommendation :o)

    sarahsreviews at ymail dot com

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  14. How lucky you are to have been able to visit Scotland. I would love to go over there someday.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  15. For A new Author for me, i'd really like to read these books, sound Great !

    uniquas at ymail dot com

    ( a follower of you)

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  16. Great interview! Melissa is a new author for me. I will be definitely checking out her books. they look awesome.If I'm lucky enough to win I'd like the first book in the series.

    I follow

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  17. Just read the first one in this series and really enjoyed it!

    tsaniuk13@gmail.com

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  18. I have visited Scotland and absolutely love that country. Unfortunately, I have never read any of the author's books so if I won, I would love the first book.

    I'm a follower.

    icewoman96 at gmail dot com

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  19. I haven't read any of Melissa's books yet, but they sound like something I would really enjoy!

    notreallysouthernvampchick(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Wow, Melissa, what a great interview. Two times to Scotland? You lucky girl!!! That is so my dream vacation. I've had this series on my overwhelming list of books I want. Thanks for the great interview!

    rosie0512 @ hotmail . com

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  21. Great interview! I would love to go to Scotland one day :)
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  22. Ohh Scotland. I remember a fantastic family holiday there.
    Did you eat haggis while you were in Scotland?

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  23. I love German Chocolate Cake too. It sounds like a really interesting series. I would love to win the first book.

    spav05(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Ah, wonderful interview! I love discovering new highlander series, I can't get enough of those smexy Scottish highlanders. :D That's amazing she got to visit Scotland, sounds like it was the perfect inspiration. Please count me in, I would love to read one of her highlander books. :D

    Anna ♥
    goodgonegirl@gmail.com

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  25. Hi I love Scottish romances. I've read two of Melissa's which I loved. I enjoyed the interview, please count me in. polo-puppy-fluffyAThotmail(dot)com

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  26. I have never read any of Melissa's books. They sound very interesting and I think I would enjoy reading them. Thanks for the chance!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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