Tour: Author Interview: Catherine Bybee ~ Highland Shifter

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I got a chance to talk to A wickedly sexy highlander...Meet Simon from Catherine Bybee's Highland Shifter. 

Hi Simon and Welcome.
Thank you for having me.
Please tell us about yourself?
I'm what you might call adaptable. You see, when I a teenager my Aunt disappeared. Simply vanished without a trace. A year later my mother was told that in order to see my Aunt again we would have to travel in time. I know what you're thinking... "time travel isn't possible" but it is. Believe that or not, it makes no difference to me. I did travel back to the sixteenth century and we were reunited with my Aunt.
I adapted. My mother fell in love and married.  We decided to live our lives in the past. Our family is huge and growing every year. The other men and I at MacCoinnich Keep fight to protect all our people. Family means everything to me.
Please tell us about your relationship with Helen
We've not had an easy time of it, yet I would change nothing. Helen has brought light to my life that was already filled with sunshine. I realize now how much I desired a wife of my own...maybe a family of my own.
How did you guys meet?
You'll have to read our story to get all the details of course, but I can tell you this. I turned around one day and she was simply there. I had barely donned my kilt and nothing more, but this phased her little. The lass held her ground and spit out questions. I knew she was from the future. I recognized her clothing and knew a lass of our time wouldn't wear men'sclothes. A series of unfortunate events followed and our story unfolded for us. I can breath easy now that the story is told.
So you are a highlander and a shifter, does that work exactly?
I'm a Druid. Druids have gifts and mine is the ability to shift forms. I can shift into any animal, big or small. As for the Highlander explanation...well, lass, warriors who live in the highlands of Scotland are known as Highlanders. I suppose even in your modern times they can be called such, however, readers of your blog will have a clear picture of what to expect when reading our story. And before you ask, yes I wear a kilt. They are comfortable...and convenient. Helen has this glow in her eye when she watches me wearing it.
Will we be reading more about yourself and Helen?
Helen and I will be seen throughout Ms Bybee's stories of the MacCoinnichs. Anyone who follows her books understands how difficult it is to let go of us. Our family is very interconnected, regardless of what time we might live in. I'm told that Amber is about to embark on her own journey...and I believe we've not seen the last of Cian.
Thanks for stopping through Simon, much appreciated.

Book Blurb

Helen Adams has a knack for finding lost objects, but the Simon McAllister she finds isn’t what she expected. The missing California teen is now a grown man—a kilted, sword wielding, Highland warrior.

A mysterious Druid book and Helen’s sixth sense send her to Scotland in search of a missing boy. After being attacked by strange men dressed in medieval garb, a handsome, desirable hero answering to the boy’s name rescues her. No one is more surprised than she to find herself in sixteenth century Scotland. Unable to deny the reality of time travel, Helen discovers smoldering passion with a man destined to leave her.

Simon has lived his Druid life in two very different worlds, two vastly different times, and when Helen practically lands in his lap, he knows his life is about to change forever. There are enemies in California lying in wait for her, and an army in Scotland closing in on his family. Simon is the only person who can protect her. But when she learns his most guarded secret, will she still want him? Can Helen love a Highland Shifter?

 New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Catherine Bybee has been addicted to romance since her teens. After spending a decade of her life working as an RN in urban emergency rooms, Catherine is now dedicated to writing happily-ever-afters for the world to love. Catherine is married and raising two sons in Southern California.
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Simon stepped closer and felt the heat of her skin. She smelled of the strawberry shampoo she used in her hair. Helen’s hands slid from her hips and fell to the side.
“’Tis time we clear up a few things in your lovely head about me.”
He stepped closer, and Helen, the wise girl, took a step back until her bottom met the edge of the desk. She reached behind her to steady herself and keep from falling.
Like a predatory cat cornering his prey, Simon towered over Helen, watching her body twitch as her eyes travelled over his.
“Really?” Her voice wavered. After clearing her throat, she asked. “Like what?”
Simon licked his lips and glanced at hers. “I’m not evil.”
“Uhm….” Her eyes never left his mouth while he spoke.
“And I’d never lure a child into my presence.”
Simon leaned into her, their thighs touched and Helen’s breathing started to quicken. He placed one hand on the table beside her, leaving her very little room to escape should she want to. From the hunger in her gaze, and the heat coming off her body, he didn’t believe she would.
“A woman, however, might tempt me to entice her attention.”

1 comment

  1. I am playing catch up today...I love this character interview. I can't wait to read Highland Shifter.