Friday, April 12, 2013

Loch Ness Monster and Karen Nutt

I've always been fascinated with the Loch Ness Monster and so has my guest today, Karen Nutt. So, I'm just going to turn my blog over to her.

Karen?

I’ve always been fascinated with the folklore regarding the Loch Ness Monster and the legend of the Great Glen. I combined the two and added my own twist to create my story.

The Loch Ness Monster is not considered a mystical creature, but one of the most famous cryptid in the world. For a beast to be qualified as a cryptid, there must be some sort of evidence either in folklore or sightings. The first sighting of the Loch Ness Monster dates back to 565 AD by St. Columba. It wasn’t until 1975 that the beast had a more scientific name: Nessiteras Rhombopteryx. The public shortened the named to Nessie. So for those who didn’t know, the Loch Ness Monster was not always thought of as female. This gave me an idea. What if the Loch Ness Monster was actually male?

One legend of Loch Ness is recorded that the loch was once a Great Glen of rich pasture, plenty of corn, fish, deer and game. In the Glen there was a well that was blessed by the Druid Daly, who stated whoever drew water from the well must always replace its cover. A woman drawing the water from the well was told her child had fallen into the fire. She rushed home, forgetting to cover the well. The water from the well overflowed and flooded the whole glen. The people named the lake “The loch nis ann”, which means there is a lake now. I took this legend and ran with it, adding a curse, and a wee bit of magic to it. Whala… Magic
of the Loch was born.

So if you like tragic, powerful, and dangerous immortals, that are oddly civilized and romantic, you’ll fall in love with Alan MacLachlin.

Lilly, I want to thank you for having me here today and sharing a behind the scene look of Magic of the Loch.

One lucky commentor will receive a digital copy of Magic of the Loch.

Thanks so much for being here, Karen! And if anyone is interested, I'm over on Karen's blog today. Come visit at: http://kmnbooks.blogspot.com/

You can also visit Karen at:
https://www.facebook.com/authorkarenmichellenutt
http://www.amazon.com/Karen-Michelle-Nutt/e/B002BLLBPE/
https://twitter.com/KMNbooks
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13556132-magic-of-the-loch

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 fighting demons, vampires or shape shifters, she creates book covers for Western Trail Blazers 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.

Visit the author at: http://www.kmnbooks.com
Stop by her blog for Monday interviews, chats and contests at:
http://kmnbooks.blogspot.com





29 comments:

  1. *waves to Lilly*
    That's interesting, Karen. Legends are fun to explore, arent' they? But--I looked cryptid up in several 'books' and can't find it, so what the heck is it? LOL

    I already have my copy so if you draw my name I'll use it as a give away, if that's ok.

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    1. Waving back, Calisa. Thanks for stopping by and for checking out my post on Karen's blog. Love this blog switch. It's double the fun.

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  2. I've always loved the Loch Ness legend too. In fact gave Daddy a ceramic of Nessie years ago, it now rests on my desk. This is going on my TBR list! Thanks

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    1. Donna, I think you posted something on your blog once about your dad being the artistic type. Did he make the ceramic Nessie?

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  3. Karen, I really, really can't wait to read this book! It's been on my radar for at least a month now. The legend of the Loch Ness was always something that's interested me. I'll be sure to let you know once I've read it!

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  4. Lilly,
    Thanks so much for having here at your lovely blog!!

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    1. Thanks for being here Karen. Loved that post you did awhile back on your own blog about pictures of the Loch Ness Monster and one man's belief that the two humps were actually from two sea creatures instead of one. Fascinating. I'm sure you book will be too.

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  5. Calisa,
    Here's an interesting site on the 'cryptid zoo' http://www.newanimal.org/

    Absolutely-- if you win, I'm fine with you giving the book away to someone else. :)

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  6. Donna,

    What a cool gift -- a statue of Nessie.
    I'm so glad Magic of the loch caught your interest. :) Thanks so much for coming by.

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  7. Niecey,

    I hope you enjoy Alan and Michaela's tale! You'll have to let me know. :)

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  8. What a neat post. Nessie has always fascinated me, too. Good luck with your release!

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  9. A writer's mind is a wondrous thing. A little legend can grow into something fabulous. I can't wait to read it. Good luck Karen.

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    1. Sandra,

      I love reading about legends and myths. You're right a legend can grow into something so much more! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  10. Hi Karen (Mom),

    This is one of my favorite books of yours. Loved Alan!

    But I think Soul Taker has moved to the top of the list now. I hope you're going to finish book II soon.

    Lilly,
    Nice blog. I stopped by KMN Books to check out your books.

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    1. Thanks. You have a very talented mom. Loved being on her blog today and having her on mine.

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    2. Hi Katrina!

      Thanks for coming by. And I'm writing as fast as can. lol

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    3. Lilly,

      I loved being on your blog, too! :)

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  11. Hi Karen,

    Interesting topic. I enjoyed learning more about the Loch Ness Monster. I didn't realize calling the Monster "Nessie" didn't come about until the 70s.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Cathy,

      Nice to see you here. Thanks so much for popping in to say hi. :)

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  12. Interesting legend

    bn100candg at hotmail do com

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    1. bn100,
      Thanks for stopping by for a sneak peek. :)

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  13. Karen and Lilly, The Legend of the Loch Ness Monster has alway intrigued my husband, Jack ane me! I like your Chorkie named Jack. Wonder why, Karen?
    Great blog post!
    Rebecca

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    1. Rebecca,

      You like the name Jack-- lol Hmm... I think I know. lol

      The Loch Ness Monster has always intrigued me, too. So glad you stopped by. :)

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  14. Becky, you deserve an award for being my most frequent blog visitor. lol! Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. Now for the winner of copy of Magic of the Loch. My husband did the honors of picking the name from the hat (actually a bowl) lol Drum roll please.....The winner is Niecey Roy! Congratulations!!

    Lilly,
    Thanks again for having me on your blog. :)

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  16. Anytime, Karen. And congrats to Niecey!

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