I grew up watching movies like Clash of the Titans, BeastMaster, and Highlander (one of my favorites!) so it was no wonder when I began writing that myths and legends worked their way into my stories.
Every culture has hundreds of legends and millions of myths, and Scotland has more than some. The great thing about writing fiction is that I can add any of these myths and legends into a story. And some I just make up.
In MIDNIGHT’S MASTER, the first book in my Dark Warriors series (continuation of the Dark Sword series), the series uses its own myth and legend. When I had the first kernel of an idea for the series, I knew I would need something substantial for a legend. Since the series takes place in Scotland, it opened up many possibilities. After all, Britain itself is steeped in magic and lore.
I admit, there is something different about Scotland. You can feel it upon the land, smell it in the air. Is it magic or just the history of the land? I like to think its magic. J
With primeval gods trapped inside my Highlanders who happen to fall in love with Druids, I realized I could take my mythology back hundreds of years.
Rome, as we know, invaded and conquered much of Britain. But not Scotland. Why is that? Is it because of the Celts? Do we believe anything written in that history since it was written by Rome?
So, that got me thinking. What if Rome wasn’t able to conquer Scotland not just because of the Celts, but because of the Druids as well? What if those Druids used their magic to help the Celts in ways no one could imagine? And what if that’s the real reason Rome left Britain, never to return.
Those questions gave me the legend I needed that it was the magic of the Druids who helped the Celts push Rome out once and for all. That mythology spawned the Dark Sword/Dark Warriors series.
But as I’ve mentioned above, my Dark Sword series is continuing on as Dark Warriors. Why, you may ask? Well, magic is the basis for the series, and it’s that magic that helps propel my Highlanders into modern day Scotland where the evil has gained and advantage, and my medieval heroes learn about the modern world – and the modern women.
A MYSTERY OUT OF TIME
Gwynn Austin has no idea why her father has disappeared on a mysterious trip to Scotland. When she goes on a desperate mission to search for him she finds more than she bargains for in a ruggedly handsome, wickedly exciting Highlander who exudes danger and mystery. And when she discovers her own link to Scotland she’ll have to trust her heart to help lead her…
A LEGEND IN THE FLESH
Propelled through time by powerful Druid magic, Logan Hamilton uses his immortality and powers of the god inside him to help prevent the awakening of an ancient evil in the modern world. He never expects to find help in the form of a beautiful, alluring, and all too temping woman whose passion and strength matches his own. Together, Logan and Gwynn must fight for their love – before a demon from the past destroys them both…
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