It’s summer on the Isle of Man and Andrew is looking for hot girls and good times. So when he meets the dreamy and seductive Margaid, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot. There are only a couple of minor problems: Margaid lives in a cave under the sea, is invisible, and thinks that only Andrew’s blood can save her from turning into a water horse! But hey, whoever said love was perfect!?
Targeted Age Group:
17 on up
I love history, my favorite time periods and people are the Dark Age and Ancient Celts. It’s a time period few people have accurate knowledge of, so I have to make a world previously unreal to the reader, real to them, just like fantasy and sci-fi authors do. In the tradition of Marion Zimmer Bradley, I use fantasy to bring the readers into the belief system of the characters. I want to make the druid teachings of the times come alive to the readers in my historical books and for the ones set in modern times, I want to bring alive the mythology of the Celtic culture. So in my books, people can shape shift, there are selkies, vampiric fey, dead ancestors who cross over to help you out their descendants, gods who fall in love with humans, and from time to time, dragons visit from their alternate dimension.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Never stop writing, put the your inner-editor aside and finish the rough draft. Find your unique author voice and go with it, always. Never give up, following a dream is always hard work, but it’s the only way to truly live.
Cornelia Amiri who also writes also Maeve Alpin is the author of 18 Celtic/Paranormal and Steampunk Romances. She lives in Houston , TX with her son, granddaughter, and her cat, Severus.
I love Celtic myth and legend, and when I read about the lhiannan shee, vampire spirits from the Isle of Man, who dwell in sea caves where they keep a red cauldron filled with the blood of their human lovers, I thought it was hilarious. I love vampire stories with a Celtic twist and funny paranormal romances so I wrote A Fine Cauldron of Fish.