Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Fine Cauldron of Fish

Hmm, tagged as a coffee time romance with humor, I quote from its blog:
"A Fine Cauldron of Fish" It's a funny, fast read about a leanan sidhe. On the Isle of Man you can find the vampiric spirits known as the leanan sidhe, dwelling in sea caves where they keep a red cauldron filled with the blood of their human lovers. Mortal men cannot resist them, they enchant and enslave them by their beauty alone.

In the story, 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 kelpie! But hey, whoever said love was perfect!?"

Ever the spoilsport, I left the following comment on their blog at Eternal Press: "Lhiannan Shee would be your Manx vampire siren. Leanan sidhe is Cornish - another Celtic race but not island bound. The kelpies are Scottish or sometimes Irish; in Manx a sea (water) horse is a cabyll-ushtey. And Margaid -- well, that is Manx -- and yes some of the women are pretty feisty."

2 comments:

Cornelia said...

Thank you for posting this. My face is red with shame as I admit I am the author of A Fine Cauldron of Fish. I’m so genuinely so sorry, about those errors. Though of Celtic ancestry, I confess, I'm an American, I did research it but apparently there is a real limit to accurate information. Everything I read told me Leanan Sidhe was the right name for the Manx vampire sirens. I really could have used a critique from a Manx reader or writer. Though its published now in both e-book and paperback, I did make those changes in my own original manuscript. I did do a lot of research and until your post, I had no idea of those errors. Thank you for letting me know. Again, I am so sorry.

Cornelia said...

I am the author of
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