Today's featured continuing character is Morgan Bailey, the Vampire Hunter of Shéa MacLeod's Sunwalker Saga.
Continuing Characters: A series of interviews featuring continuing characters and the authors who know them best.
Morgan Bailey is an ordinary woman with all the insecurities and fallibilities that come along with the human condition. But Morgan is something else, too: a natural Vampire Hunter. Her affinity with the undead makes her a skilled killer. Not just of vampires, either, but of demon spawn and death spirits and the other nasty things that go bump in the night.
"You're getting blood on my carpet. Again." --From Kissed by Darkness
Questions for Morgan
Q. How do you maintain a day-to-day life now that you've become a Hunter and have the ability to channel the powers of Darkness and Fire?
I don’t know. (shrugs) I just do it. That’s the thing about life. It doesn’t stop just because you’ve got some weird stuff going on in your life. The worst part is keeping it from the people I love. But mostly, I just try not to think about it too much, the Fire and the Darkness and the fact that one day I might not be able to fight it. That stuff will eat you alive if you let it.
Q. Your love life is somewhat...conflicted when it comes to two men in your life. What is it about each of them that draws you in two directions at once?
They're both hot.
Seriously, though, the minute I met Jack the attraction was fierce. Not to mention we’re sort of bonded through the Atlantean amulet. He’s strong and he’s fierce and he’s loyal. Who wouldn’t fall for a 900 year old Templar Knight who looks like Gerard Butler? Am I right, ladies? But what they don’t tell you is that 900 years comes with a heck of a lot of baggage.
Then there’s Inigo. He and I have always had this attraction thing going on between us. I mean it’s pretty obvious to anyone with half a brain. But more than that, he’s my rock. He gets me like nobody else. He knows what I need and he’s good at all the emotional stuff. But he brings his own baggage to the party.
They’re two totally perfect men in two totally different ways. Frankly? I’m not entirely sure what to do about it. I think I’ve got it all figured out and BAM! Life throws me a sucker punch.
Morgan is incredibly fun. She’s been through hell and back and still faces a lot of scary stuff, yet she maintains her somewhat snarky sense of humor and surprisingly positive outlook on life. She kicks major butt. Seriously, she’s one step away from a super hero. Yet despite that, she’s incredibly human, incredibly flawed. I think that makes her really interesting and gives her a vast potential for growth.
There’s a lot about Morgan I can’t tell you. Mostly because I don’t even know yet! In fact, I don’t even know who she’ll end up with in the end. Truly I don’t.
I do know that in the very near future she will unravel even more secrets. Secrets about her family, about herself, and about where she came from. Secrets about her abilities. She will meet some interesting new supernatural creatures including djinn and Mongolian death worms! The sidhe will definitely play a big role in her future, and the Amazons may make another appearance, too.