Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Dragon Knight’s Ring by Mary Morgan Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway


Dragon Knight’s Ring
Order of the Dragon Knights
Book Five
Mary Morgan

Genre: Paranormal Time-travel Romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Date of Publication: August 12, 2016

ISBN: 978-1-5092-0983-5
ASIN: B01HDWY852

Number of pages: 366
Word Count: 89,500

Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor

Book Description:

Death destroyed their love. Yet, can a trio of Fenian warriors roll back time to reunite two lost souls?

Crusader, Adam MacFhearguis is on one last quest to the standing stones in Scotland where he seeks to bury the past. However, a silent prayer sends him to an unknown future and to his beloved Meggie. When he uncovers a shocking revelation, Adam questions everything about the woman he thought he knew and loved. He may have traveled the veil of ages, but time is now his enemy.

Margaret MacKay lives a life in the future without the memories of her past—her death. When Adam arrives at her door confessing he knows her, she is confused and wary. With each passing day, she yearns to learn more from this stranger. Yet, when a truth is revealed, can she trust the man to unlock the chains from her mind and heart?

Will love free the bonds to unite the two lovers who were doomed centuries ago? Or will evil finally claim victory over the Dragon Knights?

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First Excerpt:
Meggie brushed her fingers over the leather pouch. “It feels empty.”

“Are you not tempted to take a wee look inside?”

She snatched her hand back. “I’m not peering inside the man’s belongings. As soon as he wakes, he and his horse can leave.” Giving the horse a firm pat, Meggie walked out of the stall and away from her smirking cousin—only to run smack into her other cousin, Lena.

“Blast,” snapped Meggie, grabbing her cousin by the arm to help steady them both. “Sorry, didn’t see ye,” Seeing the excitement in Lena’s eyes, she stepped back. “What?”

“I hear you have a Highlander in the guest room,” she replied, giving Meggie a wink. “Are you going to share?”

Meggie placed her hands on her hips. “He’s not my Highlander. Feel free to have him, though as soon as he wakes he’s gone from here.”

Lucas strode out of the stables, wiping his hand on a cloth. “I think I’ll go introduce myself, since I think this man bothers you. You keep stating he must leave as soon as he wakes.”

Lena pushed her cousin aside. “No, Lucas. I will go check on him.”

“Ye are both crazy,” protested Meggie. “He’s just a man.” Stepping past them both, she marched away from the stables.



About the Author:

Scottish paranormal romance author, Mary Morgan resides in Northern 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.

Interview ~ Romance Author Mary Morgan
Where are you from?
Northern California
Tell us your latest news?
The epic conclusion to the Order of the Dragon Knights ~ Dragon Knight’s Ring was released earlier this month.
When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing at a very young age. It started with poems in my diaries, and then I ventured out to stories and plays. I was a constant daydreamer and loved creating fantasies realms.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I’ve always believed I was a writer, but it wasn’t until I finished my first book, Dragon Knight’s Sword that I truly considered myself a writer.
What inspired you to write your first book?
When I took my first trip to Scotland—summer of 2000. I was sitting on a boulder in the Highlands of Scotland surrounded by the magic and mists of the land. All I could hear was the sheep in the distance. The Dragon Knights were born that evening within my mind.
Do you have a specific writing style?
Absolutely! I always start a story with a brand new leather journal. I fill the pages with character details, story arc, outlines, maps, historical data, quotes, and pictures. When I can go no further, I know it’s time to begin the story on the computer. In addition, I can always see the beginning and ending, but it’s the middle (I call it the guts) of the story that I sometimes don’t have a clue where I’m heading.
How did you come up with the title?
Dragon Knight’s Ring is part of the series. The Dragon Knights are the guardians of the last remaining dragon who dwells in the waters of Loch Ness. The “Ring” is the relic, which belongs to the hero, Adam MacFhearguis.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Definitely! I believe in redemption, but only if you seek the path with a true heart.
How much of the book is realistic?
I wove a bit of history into the hero, Adam MacFhearguis. He fought with the Templars during the Crusades. As for time travel….I’m one who believes anything is possible.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Not with this story. However, I’ve visited Scotland several times, so I tend to write what I’ve experienced and/or seen. The country resonated deeply within me and left me aching to return.
What books have most influenced your life most? So many, but here are a few:
“The Lion of Ireland” by Morgan Llywelyn. “The Mists of Avalon” by Marion Zimmer Bradley. “Hawaii” by James Michener. “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Marion Zimmer Bradley.
What book are you reading now?
I tend to read two at the same time. Usually a fiction and non-fiction. Currently, I’m reading, “Picnic in Provence” by Elizabeth Bard, and “Dark Carousel” by Christine Feehan.
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Not at the moment. Yet, I’m always on the look-out.
What are your current projects?
I’ve just finished a Christmas novella for this year called, “A Magical Highland Solstice.” I had so much fun writing this story, since I love the holiday season. I even included a recipe at the end. Currently, I’m working on new series called, Legend of the Fenian Warriors. It’s a spin-off from the Order of the Dragon Knights. The first book is called, “Quest of a Warrior.” There will be four books in this series.

What would you like my readers to know?
Believe in your dreams no matter what others may say. Follow the path with all of your heart!










Tour giveaway

A signed print copy of Dragon Knight’s Ring. $25 Amazon gift card. Jeweled bookmark, and a Keychain with cover of book.




7 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me and Dragon Knight's Ring on your blog! :)

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  2. Great interview I loved the first meeting between to Adam & Maggie, it was a Great read,
    Ann/alba

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    1. Thanks so much, Ann! I truly enjoyed writing their story. :)

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  3. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

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  4. So happy to hear, Rita! Thanks so much for visiting. :)

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