Welcome, lovelies, to Day 2 of our Character Costume Party! Today we have the wonder, Eliza Knight, joining us with her sexy kilted hero, Blane, and his book The Highlander's Conquest! Why would you want to de-kilt a Highlander though, unless you're 'researching' what they really have under that kilt? You'll have to read to find out!
Halloween is coming! Let the disguising, candy stealing and trickery begin!
I went to a Renn Faire this past weekend and bought a beautiful bodice and skirt to wear as a medieval “lady” and my husband will be dressing up in the kilt I made him. We’ll be the characters from my books! It can be fun to dress up as somebody or something else, what will you dress up as?
In the 13th century Scottish Highlands, my beloved characters would be celebrating Samhain, the Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the coming of winter—also known as the darker half of the year. Spooky sounding, huh? The people would light magnificent bonfires, dance, drink, feast, throw the bones of livestock into the flames and they’d invite the souls of the dead to dine with them—to honor their memories.
Dressing up in disguise and trick or treating on Samhain didn’t come into play until later in the 19th century, although disguising one’s self for protection from the dead and other dark creatures that came about during Samhain has taken place for many hundreds of years. Many would dress in animal skins and heads to trick the spirits into thinking they were also spirits—they hoped this would keep the demons and dark spirits away.
In the second book in my Stolen Bride series, THE HIGHLANDER’S CONQUEST, my Highland hero is a master of disguise. Since he was a lad, he’s dressed up as an English noble, even perfected the accent, so no one would recognize him. He uses his disguise to travel to and from England unnoticed. And it just so happens he tricks the heroine into thinking he’s English—but she gets him back!
So this Halloween/Samhain, my hero Blane will be disguised as an Englishman. After all, he thinks they’re the devil and so the devil will leave him be. J There might be one glitch… His lovely stolen bride, Aliah, is English, I hope she doesn’t take offense! He’ll have to make up for it to keep her happy won’t he!?
What do you think Blane should do to make up for his devilish disguise?
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