Thursday, October 22, 2015

Patty Taylor, Author of Mortal Magick Wants to Know "If you could turn yourself into any sort of creature or magical being, what would it be and why – and do you have any magical powers?"

Please welcome Patty Taylor today!

I wish to take this opportunity to thank my host, Sapphyria, for having me here today as her guest.  

I thought I’d try something a bit different for today’s blog.  The past few days I’ve been telling everyone how I come from a family of storytellers, and have already shared a wee bit about my Mum’s Irish and Scottish heritage.  I’ve been fortunate to hear tales of the charming wee people, the mischievous leprechauns, the enchanting fairies of Ireland, and the magical creatures and brownies of Scotland, including the Brown Man of the Muirs, dragons, selkies, witches, and much more.

My two main characters in Mortal Magick have secrets they must come to terms with.  Duncan has been cursed as a one of a kind creature for eternity, while Keara struggles to accept the fact that she is descended from a long line of powerful witches.   

Here’s another excerpt from the book:
Keara braced herself against a high gust of wind, her fingers clutching the front of her shawl, her hand pushing the hair from her face. The sun was starting to set. A heavy mist emerged from behind Duncan, and loomed above his head. It gradually descended and enveloped his entire body. Within moments, the dense fog lifted like a stage curtain, revealing a strange beast in place of the dynamic Highlander.
The beast was not only animal, but half human. She watched the creature lean his head back and peer at the sky. A bloodcurdling scream escaped its mouth.
Keara’s hand flew from her side and covered her mouth. Her body trembled. The recurring sensations raging through her entire frame intensified. Her knees buckle. She hit the cold ground. Only one man could trigger those feelings.

Ok , Now it’s your turn -

I’ve added a variety of mythical beings and creatures in all my books.  Today I thought it would be great to hear from my readers and ask:

If you could turn yourself into any sort of creature or magical being, what would it be and why – and  do you have any magical powers?

          I’ll begin on this one  - I would shapeshift into a white wolf with magical wings so I could fly across the oceans to other countries.

In the meantime, I thought I’d share a few photos I’ve recently taken.  Quite possibly, a few of these might help inspire you to come up with some ideas

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“Aye, and I’m excited to share that you will find dragons in Sea Wolf Magick”.   I’m delighted to announce, that right before I left to visit my family in Northern Ireland a few weeks ago, I received my contract for Sea Wolf Magick, book 2 of my new Highlander Magick Series.   Here’s my tagline for a sneak peak at this story:

"When a seafaring Highlander Lycan, rescues a cursed witch from the clutches of evil, a magical voyage fueled by fire and ice ignites more than just passion across the high seas."

And here’s a wee excerpt:

The Mystic Fairy Glens of Cuillin Hills, Isle of Skye  
                                       Autumn, 1804
“Aye lass, what ye need is a good, strappin’ man.” A tousled mass of carrot orange hair sprouted above Beth’s favorite Herbal Lore Encyclopedia. Darby winked. His mischievous green eyes sparkled, peering over the top of his gold-rimmed glasses. Jumping down from his favorite stool, he shuffled towards the crackling fireplace as he pulled his pipe from his frayed coat pocket and puffed on the crooked stem. “Just placin’ me own opinion, of course.”
The pleasing scent of fresh tobacco filled the cozy cottage Beth Macgregor now considered home. Her wee companion grabbed a poker and stoked the crackling fire. “And I’m not implyin’ about askin’ someone to help do the chores.”

Is it that obvious? Her heart fluttered. A warm rush flooded her neck and face. These bloody hot flashes have gotten way out of hand. By the Goddess, I’m still in my twenties.

Like an unquenchable thirst, the unrelenting cravings grew worse each night. Her body constantly reminding her she was still a young woman with serious needs.
Thank you again, Sapphyria, for having me as your guest today!   I hope many of your followers will drop by and visit my website/blog and follow me on Facebook as I get ready to reveal more surprises coming up towards the end of the month.

**You're very welcome,  Patty!  Thank you for providing such beautiful photographs.

Mortal Magick
Highlander Magick Series, Book One
Patty Taylor

Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy/
Time Travel Romance

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Date of Publication: June 8, 2015

ISBN: 978-1-61935-834-8

Number of pages:176 pages
Word Count: 57K

Cover Artist: Syneca Featherstone

Book Description:

When an immortal Highlander falls in love with a human witch, “Mortal Magick” soon casts a spell of its own.

Doomed for eternity to wander nights as half man and half creature, rugged Highlander, Duncan McCord, discovers his curse is the least of his problems when he sets out for a cure and rescues the beauty determined to help tame his beast.
When a reluctant witch, Keara, gets whisked back to 18th century mystical Isle of Skye to learn lessons in magic, she faces the true test of love when she meets the man beyond her wildest dreams burdened with dark secrets from his past.

Forced together to journey through an enchanted country filled with mythical creatures and magical lore, will they survive in a world where evil sorcery reigns, or will a shocking twist of fate tear them centuries apart?

Available at Amazon:

About the Author:

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Patty was raised as a “country girl”, and fell in love with animals, books and the mystical world of magick from a wee girl. With her mother’s heritage, born and raised in Northern Ireland, along with the discovery of her father having American Indian ancestry, Patty’s fascination for both cultures quickly led her imagination to run wild.

Her love of The Chronicles of Narnia Series, from C.S. Lewis inspired her to start creating magical realms and characters of her own.

Patty’s dream to work with white wolves didn’t become a reality, but she considers herself blessed to have been “owned and loved” by a pack of beloved Samoyeds for over 20 years.

In her spare time, Patty can be found sitting beside one of her favorite spinning wheels, blending exotic fibers while her imagination weaves more stories. While she cherishes fond memories of both her parents, thanks to her beloved Irish Mom, Patty’s belief in the little people and fairies still carries on.






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