Friday, November 21, 2014

Character Interview with Ciran Mac Cool

Okay so I said I was going to get some snippets and fun stuff up this month to go along with NaNoWriMo, but I guess I didn't, and I apologize for that. I've just hit the ground running this month and it's not going to change until New Years at least, but I do hope to share some more with you about my book Blood Ties between now the the Release Date that should hopefully be sometime in January or February. As an update on NaNo, I am very close to my 50,000, only about 5,000 more to go, so I should be a winner by the end of the weekend! I was hoping to finish the actual novel by the end of the month like last year, but An Earthly King is much longer than Wolfsblood was and I haven't quite even reached the halfway point yet. Oh well.

Anyway, I decided I should post something, so here is a character interview with Ciran Mac Cool, the hero of the story, so you can get to know him better. Thanks to my friend, Abigail, for writing the interview questions for me!

Ciran Mac Cool

When there isn’t a life-or-death adventure on hand, what do you enjoy doing?

When we’re not on a mission, I’m usually either at home riding, training, or messing around with my siblings, or with my friends out on the town. It’s nice to have some downtime every once in a while.

Were you a pest when you were little?

That depends on who you ask! I don’t think I was too bad, though, comparatively. I had a good big brother to keep me in line!

Does the end justify the means?

That depends on the results the end brings. As a warrior, I know that sometimes one simply had to do what needs to be done, whether it’s just or not. It’s a hard thing to get used to, but it’s part of life.

What makes you angriest?

When something should be done, but no one will step up to do it.

If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?

A peaceful Ireland, good relationships, and many days in the sun.

What is your favorite weapon?

The sword is my preferred weapon. Mine was made by my father who is a master smith.

Are you interested in girls?

Haven’t found the right one yet. Don’t really have time for a relationship at the moment anyway.

Do you lean towards reforming or exterminating villains?

I know enough of the world to realize that not everyone can be reformed. If it’s possible, then it is important we try our best, but it’s also important to realize that some people are just evil and sometimes it’s best to consider the loss that would happen if they continued to strive.

Fate or choice?

I think there’s a bit of both, but I also believe that one can change their fate if they try hard enough.

How do you get along with Miss West?

We get along fine until she tries to emotionally traumatize me or torture me or throw me down a waterfall—yes, that really happened.

How do you take your tea?

I take coffee or chocolate. Tea is no friend to the warrior who must get up early in the morning for tracking!

Who is your hero?

My big brother Aeden will always be my hero.

What kind of vehicle do you like best?

I drive an Aston Martin Vanquish, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Fast, sleek, maneuvers well, and can outrun most enemies.

Are you a night person or a morning person?

I am what I have to be at the moment. I’m not really a morning person, but I have learned to be able to get up early and still be able to function. You do what you have to when you’re out tracking or whatnot.

What would you die for?

I would die for any family member or friend.


  1. Mr. Mac Cool, I would not like being thrown down a waterfall either! Pleased to help with your interview :)


    1. Thank you for your support, it's not pleasant at all!