Sunday, March 31, 2013

Continuing the blog tour for A Celtic Tapestry today we have a visit from Cormac Ó Conaill, who features in Livia Ellis's Beltane story

Welcome …..Tell us about yourself and the book you star in.
What to say about me…? Well my name is Cormac Ó Conaill, I’m the youngest of four boys, my family has called Baile Átha Cliath home since before the Vikings landed, I have a fondness for botany and a talent for reading the stars, and I am a druid. Just like all of the men in my family.
The story I appear in details the days I spent with the lovely Sorcha who held me prisoner with her witch’s love spell. Not that I was precisely chained to the bed until I entered the fire with her.

We know that most of us want to be different, so what is the one thing you wish the author had done differently with you?
The lovely Miss Ellis makes me seem so young! I mean, I am young, but not that young. I’m also far more responsible than I come across in writing. Granted I’d made some foolish mistakes which brought me to Sorcha’s door, but in my defense I had been chased by that band of hunters for some time. Perhaps a bit more maturity might have been nice. 

If you could have added something to the story, and the author would have let you, what would that have been?
That I loved Sorcha from the start and I never would have left her if necessity hadn’t prompted me to be on my way.

Is there anything you would have changed about the way the book is written? Would the writer have listened to you?
It’s awfully intimate. Not that the details aren’t deadly accurate, but honestly a little privacy behind the bedroom door would be appreciated. That said I do appreciate that she didn’t hold back on describing my prowess as a lover. Oh – and I don’t see how it was necessary to mention that I was a virgin before that first time with Sorcha.

What do you think of the author?
Nosey. Likes to talk. Can’t play the Irish harp despite the number of lessons she’s had.

You get the chance to have the author change your name what will it be?
Darth Vader. Joking. Liam Neeson – I’d never have a problem getting restaurant reservations again.

Give up three of your deepest, darkest secrets.
I’m not allowed to have secrets. I’m in love with a witch and I live in a small rural Irish town. Keeping secrets is practically impossible and definitely not worth the effort.

What do you love best about yourself?
That I can transform into a bird and fly. It’s the most marvelous thing you could imagine.  

What do you like least?
I can be a bit annoyingly superior when it comes to being a druid. But that’s just druids.

How do you feel about the book you're in?
It makes me blush. It takes a lot to do that. I’m a druid. A creature of nature. Not much makes me blush. It makes me blush.

Can you share one of your favorite parts of the book without giving too much away and tell us why you chose it?
The moment I stepped through the Beltane fires with Sorcha and that whisper of a spell she’d placed upon me was gone. I knew beyond a doubt that I loved her and we were meant to be together – despite what she was determined to believe.

How do you see your future? Without giving anything away.
Quiet, calm, peaceful, and filled with music and love.

Will you feature in any more books?
Yes. I know that there are already two more written.

Let's say they make a movie about this book.
Who do you want to play you, and why?
Oh tricky! Who could play me…? Jonathan Rhys Meyers? Would I dare be so bold? Why not. There you go.

Anything else you would like to tell us?
Tá an lá go maith! Have a great day!

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