Monday, February 24, 2014

Character Interview with Calum MacLeod of Captured by The Pirate Laird – Squeal!

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Squeal!! Not only did I get to read about the absolutely amazing Calum Macleod, but I got to interview him as well! Oh My!! “Faning herself” Now enough of this fan girl moment, lets get to the dreamy oh so sexy Calum!



Character Name: Calum MacLeod

Character Bio: Born in the Scottish Highlands, 1532. Laird and Chieftain of Clan MacLeod on the Isle of Raasay. Calum is the third son of the MacLeod Chieftain on the Isle of Lewis, but he was given the title to Raasay and left with nothing but a ship, a crumbling keep and a bit of rock. To keep the clan alive, he’s had no choice but to turn to piracy—privateering as he’d rather call it.


Describe yourself what is your worst and best quality?

Och, why dunna ye ask me something about me ship, me keep, or me island? *grumbles* I’m an achiever. I get things done…but if ye dunna like it, ye might find yer arse dumped overboard so ye can swim back to yer ma.

What is the one thing you wish other people knew about you?

*sideways glance and chuckles* I’m a pirate. There are a lot of things I’d prefer people dunna ken about me. Though when I’m in a pub, I’d rather the big men leave me be. If they knew I could best them from the start, they just might live.

What is your biggest secret something no one knows about?

Then it wouldn’t be a secret, would it now, lass? A man of honor doesna reveal his secrets to anyone.

What are you most afraid of?

Me? Yer serious? *scratches chin* I do have but one fear. If Lady Anne should leave me, I dunna ken how I’d survive.

What do you want more than anything?

I want me clan to be healthy and prosper. But above all, I want to hold Lady Anne in me arms through eternity.

What is your relationship status?

At the beginning of Captured by the Pirate Laird, I was a confirmed bachelor…but as the story progresses, you’ll see how smitten I become by the ravishing Lady Anne.

How would you describe your sense of fashion?

A linen shirt and a woolen plaid. I might use a sealskin cloak if weather warrants. But I never leave the keep without me claymore strapped to me back and a dirk in me belt.

How much of a rebel are you?

I’m a pirate. Exactly how rebellious do you ye want me to be? I fight for right, I protect women and me own. If anyone dare cross me, I will show no mercy. That is a certainty nary a soul will argue.

What do you considered to be your greatest achievement?

Pulling me clan from the brink of starvation to a thriving community of Highlanders.

What is your idea of happiness?

Surrounded by kin with fine whisky and food aplenty.

What is your current state of mind?

Are ye insinuating that I’m daft? Cause if ye are, I might ask ye to step outside.

What is your most treasured possession?

’Tis a simple thing, really. But I must admit the kerchief Lady Anne embroidered with the MacLeod crest means more to me than a whole treasure chest of silver.

What is your most marked characteristic?

Marked? I suppose that’d have to be me back. Lord Wharton had me whipped within an inch of me life, and now I bear the scars as a testament to his brutality.

What is it that you most dislike?

Lying, thieving, pox-ridden bastards.

Which living person do you, most despise?

Lord Wharton…at least he was alive.

What is your greatest regret?

That I didna plead with Lady Anne to stay in Raasay. I wanted her to with all my heart. I just didna realize how much she did as well.

What is the quality you most like in a man?


What is the quality you most like in a woman?


Who is your favorite hero in fiction?


Which living person do you most admire?

Lady Anne.

If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

I’m chieftain of me island. Why would I ever change anything about meself? *drums fingers* Och, I supposed there’s one thing. Me motto has always been, “Why settle with words that which could be solved with a claymore.” Perhaps I might try words more often in me old age.

Once again thank you for the interview.

*winks with a grin* Thank ye for having me. Yer a brave lassie to come before the likes of me.

Oh yeah this girl really got her fix for the day! If you want to know more about Calum head on over to the blast for Captured By The Pirate Laird.


  1. LOL...I wrote this about two months ago and had forgotten about it. Calum can be a crusty pirate! Thank you for having me on your blog today!

    1. It was a great pleasure, Calum was just so fabulous! I really fell in love with this series, please put me up for the next book's reviews, I am having serious withdraw symptoms :)

    2. Will do, Janine! I'm just working through the final edit on book 2, The Highland Henchman.

      I also posted this link on Facebook yesterday and got a lot of nice comments there :-) Thank you for the wonderful review and post!