Good Morning Junkies!! Today we welcome Kelley Heckart. She’ll be talking aboutr Celtic Men, A yummy topic for sure. She also has available a new book that looks simply fabulous. Let’s check out IN THE GLOAMING and learn a little bit more about Kelley’s writing.
Though Kelley resides on the earthly realm with her husband and their two dogs, she always has one foot firmly planted in the otherworldly realm of mystical creatures, fierce warriors and magic. A psychic once told her she has an old soul and this comes across in her tales of long ago places. An avid reader, she turned her lifelong passion for Celtic mythology into a way to express herself through writing. Currently, Kelley has three Celtic fantasy romance novels and a short story published. She has two more novels scheduled for release in 2009. In her free time, she enjoys playing her bass guitar, writing poetry/lyrics, hiking, boating and horseback riding. Kelley and her books can be found online at www.kelleyheckart.com.
In the Gloaming: An Anthology of Faerie Stories by Various
Faeries come from all cultures and countries and range in appearance from lovely to terrifying to looking like an everyday person. Some are benign, some malevolent. Based on actual faerie lore, this anthology incorporates the work of five spectacular authors who have penned tales of irridescent ice beings, fey men who love you into forgetfulness, frightening creatures who wear caps of human skin, enchanted lovers from a long lost era, and the land of faerie dreams.
Step into the world of glamour where the beautiful, the dreamy, the vicious, and even a bit of the sexually bizarre will captivate you.
Authors: Cora Zane, Esmerelda Bishop, K.M. Frontain, Nita Wick, and Kelley Heckart
What is it about Celtic men?
Hello, Romance Junkies.
Since I write about ancient Celts, I thought I would use that as my blog topic.
I think it is the rocker chick in me that draws me to ancient Celtic warriors with their long hair and serpentine tattoos. Put a guitar or a microphone stand in their hands and they look just like the latest rock star. Picture Robert Plant, a modern Celt, who looks hotter than he has in years with his long blonde hair. Put a sword in his hand instead of a microphone and he is the model of an ancient Celtic warrior or king. Yummy. I have always had a thing for swords, the scent of leather and wood smoke. This goes hand in hand with the Celtic warrior persona. The English dandy does nothing for me. I like my men to look like men with stubble darkening their faces. It is so rugged and so sexy. It is no wonder that I am inspired to create these types of heroes for my novels.
Celtic men are known to have a fiery personality and in modern days they might be candidates for anger management, but I think all that warfare helped divert their anger to a better use. My preferred description for them is passionate. If modern Celtic men with pent up fire burning inside could walk around with big swords sheathed in leather at their sides, and engage in a cattle raid or two, they might not get into so much trouble if they could divert some of that passion. It is just a thought. Besides, I would love to see swords make a come back. Or better yet, fling some of that passion my way (if only I were single) in the form of kisses and such. When put to good use, passion can be rewarding.
My favorite of the ancient Celts were the warriors of the Irish Fianna who were fierce mercenaries with the hearts of poets. In fact, one of the requirements to be part of the Fianna was to be a skilled poet. The most famous of these warriors is Fionn mac Cumhail. The king could call upon the Irish Fianna, or Fianna Eireann, in times of conflict. When not fighting, they lived apart from society as hunters in the forest. Mysterious…hmmm. Sounds like rock star material to me.
Similar to the warriors of the Irish Fianna, my Celtic heroes are usually skilled warriors, sensitive and passionate. Sometimes their anger can be a bit of an issue, but I like flaws in a hero. It makes him more real. If only my heroes could walk from the pages of my books. A gal can dream.
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