Dragon Knight’s Shield
Order of the Dragon Knights
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Date of Publication: January 8, 2016
Number of pages: 407
Word Count: 99,950
Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor
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.
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.
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