Friday, 28 February 2014

Come and meet Dougray Fitzpatrick

Familiarise Friday meets Dougray Fitzpatrick from Lost in the Mist of Time.

I'm delighted to welcome back Karen Michelle Nutt, an author friend I met through The Wild Rose Press. Karen is one of the hardest working authors I know and has some amazing novels. She's kindly passed along my character interview invitation to Dougray and says he's delighted to come today.

From Karen Michelle Nutt: Sir Dougray Fitzpatrick, Lord of Dunhaven is one of my favorite heroes. Probably because he was my 'first'. First hero that is, who spoke the loudest and pushed me to pen his tale.

All my heroes worm their way into my heart as they fall in love with my heroines, but Dougray has a special place there and he’s here today for an interview. Hopefully he’ll charm the readers into falling in love with him, too. 

Hello Dougray, I'm very pleased that you've come to visit. 

What is Lost in the Mist of Time about? Time Travel and how Aislinn and I met. Petty feuds, conspiracies and threats plagued my people of Dunhaven, but these were the least of my problems when a magical mist tossed me into the future. Neala, the old woman of the glen, foresaw this and warned me not to tarry, and I did not, but Aislinn followed me back to my time. What else could I do? You probably already guessed, and I am sure you are most correct. I brought her home with me.

What did you think of Aislinn Hennessy when you first met her? Beautiful and strong, but entirely too bold and outspoken for my taste.

What were your second thoughts? The longer I spent time with her the more I found the headstrong lass to my liking. Not even magical mists could keep me from having her. Her lovely lips said ‘no’ to my advances, but winning her trust and her heart was a challenge I could not refuse.

Where is Dunhaven and what do you do there? Or should I say when was Dunhaven known for its grandness? Dunhaven was in Ireland and I was the Lord of Dunhaven. I took my job seriously and I did my best to keep all who resided there safe. Sadly, Dunhaven no longer stands strong and true, but in the 16th century no forces could break through her defences.
What do you like most about Aislinn? Her courage, strength and her kind heart. The lass takes the weak and encourages them to do grand feats. I am in awe of the woman’s ability to find goodness in all. As for courage, even injured, bleeding, and faced with the knowledge someone wanted her dead, she did not whimper. No, my fair maiden picked up a sword and fought. Ah…she is truly a worthy woman to have at my side.

If you could change one thing about her, what would it be? Change her? I would not. She is perfect the way she is.
Where are you originally from? I am from the 16th century Ireland.

Where are you currently living? In lovely state of California in the USA and in the 21st century.

What’s your main occupation just now? Penning historical information about 16th century Ireland with my lady wife, Aislinn’s devoted help. Also, my father-in-law and I are actively involved with the afforestation in Ireland, focusing on farm forestry. One day I hope to see forests aplenty covering my homeland.

Tell me 6 things about yourself.  Husband, Father, Honorable, Warrior, Protector, patient (when needed)

Who is your most loved one? My lady wife, Aislinn.

How would your significant other half describe you? honorable, bull-headed, warrior, brave, strong, loving, lord, stubborn, attentive, a good lover (well, perhaps that is me own description, but Aislinn has not complained. J),

Do you enjoy travel? Hmm… tricky question. Time travel? Nay, I prefer to stay put.

What would you avoid? Magical mists that send ye to another century.

Name your most favourite place in the whole world/universe. Wherever my lady wife is, I am the most pleased.

What would be your most favourite way to travel? Horseback. I was not particularly thrilled with what ye call a car. Nor do I trust the beastly contraption that takes flight.

What is your most valued possession? My family.

One word answers, please, to the following:


Karen Michelle Nutt and I want to give ye thanks for having us over to your lovely blog to chat.

May ye always have happiness in yer life,
Lord Dougray Fitzpatrick

About Lost in the Mist of Time
Aislinn Hennessy pens tales of courage, loyalty, and true love, but her heroes of old are pure fantasy—figments of her imagination. She long ago gave up thinking a knight in shining armor would sweep her off her feet, but then she never expected to run him off the road either.

Sir Dougray Fitzpatrick has buried one wife and vows to never love again—but destiny has other plans for this 16th century Irish Lord. During a battle, a mist separates Dougray from his men and casts him into the future. Dougray must return to Dunhaven and to his century, but Aislinn follows him into the mist, leaving him no choice, but to take her home with him.

Conspiracies, feuds and unexpected violence are commonplace threats, but along the way, Aislinn and Dougray discover a surprise neither one expects: a chance for love even when they're Lost in the Mist of Time.

About the Author:
Karen Michelle Nutt resides in California with her husband, three fascinating children, and houseful of demanding pets. Jack, her Chorkie, is her writing buddy and sits long hours with her at the computer.
When she’s not time traveling, fighting outlaws, or otherworldly creatures, she creates pre-made book covers to order at Gillian’s Book Covers, “Judge Your Book By Its Cover”. You can also check out her published cover art designs at Western Trail Blazer and Rebecca J. Vickery Publishing.
Whether your reading fancy is paranormal, historical or time travel, all her stories capture the rich array of emotions that accompany the most fabulous human phenomena—falling in love.

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You're a very welcome guest anytime, Dougray. Maybe next time you could bring Aislinn as well? Karen can also pop back anytime! Thank you for sharing with us today, and best wishes from me. 



  1. Thanks so much for having Dougray and myself at your lovely blog! It's been fun!

  2. I love Dougray's answers! He's obviously devoted to Aislinn - definitely a knight in shining armour!

    1. Paula,

      So glad you like Dougray. He truly is a knight in shining armor!

  3. I'm so glad I have this book. I have a great affection for time travel stories and all things mystical. I so enjoyed reading this character interview. Loved the accent.

    1. Sarah,
      Thanks so much for stopping by! Dougray likes your accent, too. lol

  4. Thank you all for visiting. It's lovely to see you supporting Dougray!

  5. Hi, Karen and Nancy,

    I love the idea of interviewing the main character of a novel. Very creative! Karen, beautiful cover art on this novel! And it sounds like a great read!

    1. Jacqueline,

      So glad you like the idea of interviewing a character. It's was a lot of fun. Thanks for commenting on the cover, too. Thank you for the compliment!!

  6. Love the plot and premise of this book and ever since I saw the movie Ever After with Dougray Scott, I LOVE the name. So sexy! I was wondering what book I should read next and I think I have this one downloaded all ready. Do you hear it calling me name? I do! lol!

    1. Lilly,

      I'm so thrilled you're interested in reading about Dougray and Aislinn's tale. :)

      Loved Ever After.Dougray Scott was a wonderful prince, wasn't he? And of course I loved the name! :) Yep, had to use it for one of my heroes. I have to admit, I was picturing him when I was writing Lost in the Mist of Time. lol


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