Monday, January 18, 2016

Dragon Knight’s Shield by Mary Morgan Giveaway & Interview


Dragon Knight’s Shield
Order of the Dragon Knights
Book Four
Mary Morgan

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Date of Publication: January 8, 2016

ISBN: 978-1-5092-0542-4

Number of pages: 407
Word Count: 99,950

Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor

Book Description:

Angus MacKay, leader of the Dragon Knights, failed his brothers and his clan upon the death of his sister. Now he must fight the darkness of despair tempting his soul. Back on Scottish soil, he comes face to face with Deirdre who can wield a sword as mightily as his warriors, and takes her captive. Yet, with each passing day, the fire dragon inside him roars to claim the one woman fate has destined for him.

Famed mystery writer, Deirdre Flanagan, is unprepared for the next chapter in her life. On a vacation to Scotland, she steps through the mists and enters into a skirmish alongside a Highlander. However, the fight has only begun, and now she must battle Angus as well as evil in order to claim the love of this Dragon Knight.

Will their love be powerful enough to shield them from danger, or burn them to ashes?






About the Author:

Bestselling paranormal romance author, Mary Morgan resides in Elk Grove, California, with her own knight in shining armor. However, during her travels to Scotland, England, and Ireland, she left a part of her soul in one of these countries and vows to return.

Mary’s passion for books started at an early age along with an overactive imagination. She spent far too much time daydreaming and was told quite often to remove her head from the clouds. It wasn’t until the closure of Borders Books where Mary worked that she found her true calling. Writing romance. Now, the worlds she created in her mind are coming to life within her stories.

Visit Mary’s website at http://www.marymorganauthor.com where you’ll find links to all of her books, blog, and pictures of her travels.

Interview 

Where are you from?
Northern California

Tell us your latest news?
My fourth book, Dragon Knight’s Shield released earlier this month. Angus MacKay, the oldest brother has returned home to Scotland.

When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing at a young age—poems and plays. I was a constant daydreamer and loved creating stories.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I loved to write, but it wasn’t until I finished my first book, Dragon Knight’s Sword that I considered myself a writer.

What inspired you to write your first book?
On my first trip to Scotland in 2000. I was sitting all alone on a boulder in the Highlands, surrounded by the magic and mists of the land. The Dragon Knights were born within my mind.

Do you have a specific writing style?
Definitely! I always start with a fresh journal. I fill the pages with characters, places, maps, historical data, and pictures. When I can go no further, I start writing the story on the computer.

How did you come up with the title?
I’ve always loved the saying, “Knights in shining armor.” The Dragon Knights are the guardians of the last remaining dragon, who dwells in Loch Ness. Each of the men possesses a “relic” given to them by the Fae. Angus MacKay’s relic is a shield.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Redemption is possible, if you seek the path with a true heart.

How much of the book is realistic?
There are small parts. Angus MacKay is on a tournament in France when he encounters the Fianna. They were an ancient band of warriors who were part of the Red Branch of Ireland.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
I was the oldest in my family. Therefore, I felt the need to be responsible—set the example for my younger siblings. So, it was easy to write Angus’s angst with some of his failures.

What books have most influenced your life most?
“Hawaii” by James Michener. “The Lion of Ireland” by Morgan Llywelyn. “The Mists of Avalon” by Marion Zimmer Bradley. “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
So difficult, but if I must choose…Marion Zimmer Bradley

What book are you reading now?
Currently, I’m ready two: “Agincourt” by Bernard Cornwell, and “I’ll Know It When I See It” by Alice Carey

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Yes! MT Magee. Her debut fantasy romance, “The Treasure of Gwenlais” is wonderful.

What are your current projects?
I’m finishing the fifth and final Dragon Knight’s story, which I’m hoping to have out late summer, and a Christmas novella, too.

What would you like my readers to know?
If you have a dream, follow it with all of your heart. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Also, I love hearing from my readers and sharing their thoughts about my stories.











Tour giveaway

1 prize pack featuring- Signed print copy of Dragon Knight’s Shield, $25 Amazon gift card and swag.




32 comments:

  1. If it was born in Scotland it's got to be good!

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  2. This book sounds amazing, I love any book that is set in or around Scotland. That is on my bucket list some day to go visit.

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    1. I was blessed to visit Scotland twice, Donna. And grateful for my travel journal. I often pull it and re-visit through my words. Hope you enjoy my story! Thanks for visiting.

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  3. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway

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    1. You're so welcome, James. And thanks for stopping by to read my interview and a glimpse into my book.

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  4. thank you for the chance to win

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    1. You're so welcome, Lisa. Thanks for visiting and all the best!

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  5. Paranormal romance sounds like a great genre to read!

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    1. I love paranormal romance, Janet. With my series, I was able to expand and create my own world. However, I do have parts that are historical, too. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Longing to return to Scotland, Richard. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  7. Thanks so much for hosting me and my book, Dragon Knight's Shield today! :)

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  8. Thank you for informing me about this book.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Sara! I hope you get a chance to read Dragon Knight's Shield. :)

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  9. Great interview, I love this series and I can't wait to read this one, thanks for sharing, congrats on the new release and good luck!

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    1. Wow, Eva! Thanks so much for your kind words. Thrilled to hear you love the Dragon Knights! I hope you enjoy Angus and Deirdre's story. Thanks for visiting. :)

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    1. Please feel free to ask my any questions and/or visit my website. Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

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  11. Great Interview, I love Mary's Knights Not say who favorite is Just yet I have a couple to read, Stephen is in the lead.

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    1. Aww...Stephen, you say?:) I love how everyone has a favorite. Thanks so much for stopping by, Ann.

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    1. Thanks, Rita. I hope you enjoy the story. Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. I love any book about the power of love! I also liked the interview!

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    1. The MacKay brothers all had to learn about love and its healing power. It was quite a journey for Angus. Thanks so much for visiting. :)

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  14. I love Mary's Dragon Knight's Series. Best ever..... I mean it. Every time I read another book or even the same one over. I get lost in the era.

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    1. You're the best, Kimi! Thanks so much for loving my stories! :)

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  15. This sounds really Interesting and Scotland Is on my bucket list for sure!

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    1. I long to return to Scotland, Lee. I've been there twice and left a part of my soul there. I hope you get to visit one day. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  16. This book sounds great and I would love to read it.

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  17. This sounds like an interesting read I would to delve into during these cold, winter months.

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  18. Sounds liek an amazing read. I hear Scottland is a beautiful place.

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  19. sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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