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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Character Interview for The Irish Warrior by Ashley York

I loved the book. It was a non stop read and I fricken loved that you don't need to read the other books to know what's going on. Heart broken and thinking he could not love, a man finds he didn't even know what love was. And Thomasina was a woman who did not think her worth was anything, found that she could be loved and sought after.

They were a strong couple who complimented each other. The story was great. I loved every bit of it and hated when the book was done. I would have kept reading if she had kept writing. There was enough action to keep me happy and enough hotness to keep others happy. I hope to see Thomasina brothers Niell and Lachlann in a book to come. Ashley York is a very talented writer. She can bring people into her world with words and we would not even know we were walking among the characters. Time passes by and you forgot to eat or drink something. Yes this book is worth

A Character Interview for Thomasina of The Irish Warrior

Verra nice to meet ye, Kimi. Ye've a lovely name I have not heard overmuch. Thank ye for having me visit with ye today.

What are your strongest/weakest traits? 

Weel, I have to say I do not think of myself as strong, as a man is strong, but in the mind? I'd say I am. I dunna like to take no for an answer and I certainly dunna like to be told what to do unless I've a mind to do it on my own, ye ken? Just to be told to do this or that, to go here or there? Nae, I will not have it. Dunna take me as a willful daughter but 'twas my own father who started me down this path I now find myself on. He canna just order me to marry someone when he has himself in a bit a trouble, ye ken? I am not to be bossed around with no will of my own. Now my brother Niall? He kens that and he respects me for it although dunna be asking him directly or he will be saying 'tis not so. (Thomasina winks) Ye ken how the mind of a man works.

What are your fears?

I've a fear of being abandoned. I've been on my own with no one but my brother to count on but if he were not there, I would be afeared. When I went to find him? When my father tried to force me to marry that old man? I was sore afeared, my own heart pounding in my chest like I'd run a great distance. Then what did I find? Not my brother. I found my horse. Daisy! Do ye believe that? And what a handsome warrior astride her. He near took what breath I had left right away from me. Ye ken? So I had to keep my wits about me to try and get Daisy back. With Daisy, I could find my brother.

Most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you?

What brought my cheeks to full bloom? The way the warrior, Sean, looked at me. He called me lad and talked to me like I was a man but when his eyes perused me? 'Twas embarrassing for me when my stomach started fluttering and I could not even catch my breath. And when he near kissed me? Oh, I wanted his lips on mine, to feel them firm against me. That was embarrassing—if I was indeed a lad, ye ken? And then my body stirring at the mere expression on his face! His smoldering eyes looking right down into my soul. I wanted to press up against him and melt, with nothing holding me up but his strong arms.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? 

I hate my fear. I want to be strong but my mind starts going on all that could happen and I'm lost in a dark spiral of fear! I deplore that trait the most. 'Tis funny but I dunna feel that afeared when I'm with Sean. He'll ken what to do next, whatever happens. He makes me braver, ye ken? I trust him with my fear, too. He would not tease me like my brother. He'd try and take away my fear, I ken it. He's a good man. A brave man.

About Ashley York

Ashley York – Author of Medieval Romance and Intrigue
…Where History Takes a Passionate Turn

Two things you should know about Ashley York – Author of Medieval Romance and Intrigue right up front. I’m a hard-core romantic. I believe true love does exist and once found, can transform your life from a solitary journey into a passionate adventure. I love history with larger than life heroes, chivalrous knights, lords and ladies, castles, manors, battles and conquests. These are the foundations for passionate, medieval romance novels. That’s what I write. There is nothing like the intense emotions sparked between a driven, hard-working medieval warrior and a feisty damsel in a quandary, often not of her own making.

It only makes sense that I use my MA in History and all those research techniques to create romantic characters from the past. Although my works are fiction, I like to incorporate authentic places, events, and people to peak your interest. I use real history but with an artistic flare. I love research, especially from primary documents, and could get lost in them! You’ll discover a world of fiction wrapped around historical people and events in my stories. Some events you may recognize and some are just from my imagination.

Ashley York. I’m fascinated by the High Middle Ages in Scotland, England, and Ireland. There are so many world-changing events taking place here from their participation in the Crusades to the Battle of Hastings that permanently connected the islands to the continent. Before the Declaration of Arbroath, before William Wallace, before the Doomsday Book, the area was ripe for great events and they never failed to deliver. It is on this combustible backdrop that I create characters with the same desires and motivations as we have today.

When I’m not writing, I enjoy cooking. It’s relaxing and I always like to find something new and easy. On Fridays I occasionally share simple recipes with Foody Friday. Sometimes entrees. Sometimes desserts. Sometimes snacks. Always delicious.

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  1. Thanks, Kimi, for sharing this for Thomasina. She's a bit shy but there is no better match for Sean O'Cisoghe than her <3

  2. I love doing these. They are so fun and interesting.