CHARACTER INTERVIEW With Aislinn MacAuliffe of Cailín
Where do you dream of traveling to and why? Since I discovered me abilities, I am able to travel anywhere I wish rather quickly. As I am an immortal, someday soon, I will see everything this planet has to lay before me.
What was the scariest moment of your life? The day everything changed and I lost all that I knew to be true in me life.
What do you do to unwind and relax? Me chosen method to find relaxation is to play me violin in the out of doors while sitting amongst me animal friends.
Who should play you in a film? A film you say? What that be? . . . Oh, I see! What a fascinating concept! Well, in that case, I think Christina Hendricks, Bryce Dallas Howard or Rachel Hurd-Wood would all be fabulous choices to portray me.
What makes you happy? Most content I be when roaming free through the lands of me homeland of Ireland, the feel of the mist in the fog upon me skin, breathing in the crisp morning air, plucking up wildflowers and relishing their vibrant colors and aromas, and having me love, Donovan, near to me so that I may breathe in his scent and revel in the feel of his touch.
What one word best describes you? Determined
Do your friends think you are an introvert or an extravert? Why?
Others would likely say I am an introvert. Although ‘tis not that I am particularly quiet, I do prefer to spend me time alone and do not find many people I feel I relate with. But when I met me love, Donovan, for the first I felt truly able to relate with another person and ‘twas the most delightful feeling!
What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
Although I found me soul mate in Donovan, I never truly wanted to fall in love in the first place. However, if you asked me whether I would take it all back if I could, me answer would alas be no, fer even though falling in love inevitably resulted in causing me the most immense pain ever I have known, also did it show me the profound feelings which I be capable of possessing.
A love which transcends existence . . .
It is the year 1702. Aislinn, the daughter of a sheep farmer in western Ireland, is a tenacious redheaded lass who has NO intention of ever settling into the dutiful roles of marriage and motherhood demanded of her by her father. The only thing she has ever wanted is to pursue her dreams of being a professional fiddler, and that is fully what she intends to do— with or without the blessing of her family.
Nevertheless, all that, and so much more, is about to change when she is unwilling persuaded into participating in her older cousin’s girlish, traditional Celtic love spell to see the face of the lad she will be destined to marry. Aislinn doesn’t take it at all seriously, until that night when she dreams of a handsome dark-haired lad— just as she was told would happen.
Falling for some charming lad was never part of her plans. Only now, Aislinn cannot seem to shake her obsession with him— nor does she want to! And though she never looks back after he comes into her life, things seem to do anything but fall beautifully into place.
The vision of Donovan was not the only vision that Aislinn had ever experienced. She had always felt out of the ordinary somehow. She just didn’t know why— yet.
Her father never misses an opportunity to rebuke Aislinn for her peculiarities. He accuses her of being a changeling of the sidhe, the dreaded faerie folk of Ireland that delight in causing mischief for decent folk like him.
Perhaps she is.
Fact is, for most of her life, Aislinn has been tormented by strange visions. And now, every one of them is about to manifest themselves to her.
Just when all Aislinn believes she wanted is right within her grasp, she awakes in a strange bed in a castle surrounded by Vampires and the commanding presence of a striking man with an otherworldly attraction.
She has no idea of his intentions, but from the shivers surging down her spine she is certain she’s about to find out.
Everything is about to change . . .
She finds herself heaved into a world of secrets, violence and lust so powerful— it will either consume her or destroy her.
The thing is, Aislinn has no earthly idea of who or what she actually is. To discover the secret for herself, she will embark on a quest which will test her strength and devotion more than she could ever have imagined.
But first, she’ll have to lose everything!
Cailín, Book I of the Anam Ceíle ChroniclesNow Available on Amazon
Rosalind Scarlett lives in Boulder, Colorado with her loving and supportive husband, two rambunctious little boys, her beautiful Great Dane, Isis and her proud bunny, Micah. She holds degrees in Psychology and Interior Design. Rosalind is zealously proud to be of Celtic ancestry.
When not immersed in her writings, Rosalind's passions are reading, listening to music, yoga, spiritual exploration, organic gardening and living, riding horses, transforming ugly, old houses to their former splendor, riding bicycles with her family, hiking, mountains, lush evergreen forests, foggy mornings, falling snow, feeding old bread to small critters and watching nature form her deck on crisp evenings with a glass of wine.