Eilean Donan Castle by DRW Photography

Monday, March 21, 2016

Interview with Darragh and Tadhg together from The Seventh Son & GIVEAWAY

The Seventh Son By Ashley York - Book four in the Norman Conquest series

Drogheda, Ireland 1076

The sixth son bears a curse as certain as the seventh son bears a blessing. When Tadhg MacNaughton’s betrothed is ripped from his arms and married to another, he believes the legend is true.

Tisa O'Brien's life slams into a downward spiral at the news she is no longer betrothed to the love of her life but to the tanist of a warring, prideful clan with dangerous political aspirations, the Meic Lochlainn. She faces her destiny with all the strength and dignity of her Irish heritage despite dealing with a husband who resents her, fighting off the lustful advances of her father-in-law, Aodh, and longing for the husband of her heart.
Tadhg MacNaughton makes a deal with the devil to ensure the survival of his clan as he is commanded to fight with Aodh who envisions himself the new Brian Boru, High King of Eire. Up close and personal, Tadhg must witness his true love's marriage and remain silent even as it rips him apart. When a sinister plot to over throw King William of England led by the exiled Leofrid Godwin and Clan Meic Lochlainn comes to light, Tadhg is faced with saving his clan or endangering his sister and her Norman husband.
An Irish beauty and a warrior betrayed, doomed in love from the start or does fate have something else in store for them?

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Now for the Interview of the Century.  I think this is my favorite interview I have ever done to date.

Darragh: My thanks for the invitation to be here today, fine lady. I understand ye have met my lovely Tisa.

Kimi - Yes, I have spoken to Tisa and she is indeed a lovely lady. Tadhg?

Tadhg leans forward: Beg pardon? Do ye ask if I agree that Tisa is lovely? I do indeed agree.

Darragh: Methinks ye have misunderstood the question, friend.

Tadhg: Methinks not! And I am certainly not yer friend.

Darragh rolls his eyes and faces Kimi: Mayhap ye would be so kind as to restate the question for our slow friend here?

Tadhg straightens in his seat. His face tight: Ye believe ye alone can see her loveliness? That ye alone can see what is more obvious than the sun in the sky? That ye alone can see that Tisa's loveliness rivals even the breaking forth of that same sun after a dark and stormy night? That she is indeed more beautiful than the sun's rays on a warm spring day?

The awkward silence that follows leaves Kimi not quite sure how to break the overwhelming  tension oozing from these two warriors.

Darragh: Yer interest in my wife seems a bit misplaced. For what purpose do ye speak so of my wife?

Another long pause follows, emotions flitting across Tadhg's face as he struggles for composure. Kimi's heart goes out to him deciding to continue as if nothing untoward had taken place.

Kimi: So Tadhg tell us of your clan. The MacNaughtons?

Tadhg holds up his hand: Beg pardon, lovely lady. Certainly I overstep my bounds as a mere childhood friend of Tisa's. Darragh is correct that I have no right to speak so of another's wife. What were ye asking me?

Kimi shifts in her chair: I was merely welcoming you, Tadhg. So sorry for the misunderstanding.

Darragh: 'Twas no misunderstanding! He bellows as he stands Coveting another's wife is no small thing! I demand yer apology to both me and my wife.

Tadhg stands, his face a mere few inches from Darragh's: My only apology is to the fine lass who has invited us here to learn more about us. She alone deserves my apology Tadhg offers a beaming smile to Kimi and slight bow before turning back to Darragh. She blushes prettily. Tadhg continues: Ye, on the other hand, are nothing more than a beef witted oaf! An oaf who would indeed begrudge his wife the respect and admiration of those around her. Who orders her around—allowing yer own father to belittle her! Ye treat her as if she were of no consequence at all! Ye deserve nothing from me!

Tadhg sits, his lips tight. Darragh does the same, his face red with indignation.

Kimi coughs.

Kimi: So how about some refreshments? Tea? I have the cutest little minion cups!

  Found Minion Teapot or Tea For One Set picture at Country Love Crafts

I am giving away ONE copy of The Seventh Son by Ashley York. For an eCopy of The Seventh Son, when it is released, Tell me, which of the two do you like best? contest ends March 28th at 11:59 PM. Winner announced on this page the 29th.  


  1. Tadhg is definitely my favorite

    1. Yea, he is definitely mine too.

    2. He is definitely great. Did you catch him just about flirting with Kimi?

  2. I love Tadhg, how he kept his fists to himself I'll never know, Darragh gives me the creeps, sorry, can't help it.

    1. Yes, he seems kind of arrogant to me.

    2. Ah yes but Darragh has the lovely Tisa as his wife so he's already won...or has he?

  3. Tadhg has better manners in the presence of a lady. ��

    1. OMG, I never thought of that. He does.

    2. He does. Ever the charmer :) And Kimi is the consummate host.

  4. As far as fictional characters go, I think Darragh strikes me as being the more colorful (and quite possibly more fun to write). Also, if he has no knowledge of Tadhg's prior understanding with Tisa, 'tis well within his right to be concerned that another man may have cast an eye on his lady. I'm certain Tadhg, being the hero of the story, may well become my favorite upon reading the book. This interview evokes more the drama of a daytime talk show or prime-time reality TV, so in this context Darragh emerges the victor.

    1. This has to be my all time favorite interview. I believe others will agree with you on the thought of writing Darragh. He had to be fun to write.

  5. Star you won, please contact me, so I may send you a copy when it becomes available. CONGRATZ