Welcome to author Bibiana Krall who has dropped by the Tequila Mockingbird to give us the lowdown on her characters from Corvus Hall, the first book in her brilliant Irish Phantom Series.
While we're waiting for your guests to arrive, Bibiana, can you tell us a little about your book?
After surviving an inexplicable supernatural event, Mary O’Brien, a young woman from New Jersey, is crippled by anxiety and terrible phobias. But it isn’t until a few years later when her best friend Ashlin is to be married at a lavish mansion in Ireland, that the mystery begins to unravel. Will Mary unlock the secrets of Corvus Hall before it’s too late?
Who will you be inviting for a cocktail, and why?
The disruptors from The Irish Phantom Series will be coming, Mary, Ashlinn, Evan, Liam, Nigel, Brigit, Mannan and Danu.
What will they be wearing?
Mary and Ashlinn are stylish, American ex-pats and often wear riding boots, ponchos and rocker t-shirts to stay warm in the chilly, Irish weather. Evan and Liam are working professionals and often wear jeans and comfortable sweaters at home. Brigit will be wearing a full length, red cape with a hood. Nigel wears the same thing, woolen trousers, and a turtleneck with a raven perched on his shoulder. Mannan something rakish and masculine and Danu of course something magical and surreal, as she likes to pin spiral galaxies in her hair.
What will they order off the cocktail menu?
Mary, Ashlinn, Evan, Liam, and Nigel are pretty straightforward, Guinness draught or whiskey neat. Brigit more often drinks hot tea and reads the leaves for her special friends. Mannan prefers the blood of a human sacrifice, Danu lives in the flames of tyranny mixed with a double shot of chartreuse.
How will they react if the waiter spills their cocktail over them?
Most of them would be pretty cool about it, as they understand the imperfect aspects of our world and are genuinely kind people. Mannan would send you reeling to the abyss and Danu would most likely compose a romantic sonnet and then turn you into a woodland animal. Depends on her mood.
What can they tell you that will make you stay for a second drink?
They know my purpose in this world and they have “seen” the future, but I must have courage...
The Irish Phantom Series by Bibiana Krall is available here: https://amzn.to/3qFOr3d
Trailers for the entire series @YouTube https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKmxyCCYapQ6wKsUiang54aU0K7ZPNfmL
You can find out more about Bibiana Krall and the Irish Phantom Series here: