Today I'm excited to feature Mary Morgan, who writes historical romance with sizzling hot Scottish men. And, as I'm still catching up on this season of OUTLANDER, I'm totally a sucker for hot guys with a brogue! The latest book in her series is a winter tale just released by The Wild Rose Press, and one I'm anxious to read and review soon!
Please welcome Mary Morgan!
Hi Katie! Thanks for
having me on your wonderful blog today! I’m excited to share my new release, A Highland Moon Enchantment. I’ve
returned home to Scotland and the Dragon Knights this holiday season.
When the O’Quinlan
brothers entered the story in Dragon
Knight’s Axe, Order of the Dragon
Knights, Book 3, I knew each would demand their own story. Desmond
O’Quinlan kept tapping my shoulder (and yelling in my ear), requesting a
rematch with Dragon Knight, Alastair MacKay. Apparently, he had unfinished business
with Alastair for leaving his sister, Fiona. In truth, I sensed a deeper
meaning behind Desmond’s foul mood and growing anger at the Dragon Knight.
However, Ailsa MacDuff will become his greatest challenge, and the real reason
for his bitterness will be exposed.
About the Book:
meet this warrior in Dragon Knight’s Axe, Order of the Dragon Knights, Book 3
Irish warrior, Desmond O’Quinlan has never surrendered
his heart to any woman. He has no wish to have his soul tortured by love. Yet,
the moment he locks gazes with Ailsa, his fate is destined for an adventure he
never fathomed. He may have battled alongside a Dragon Knight, but his greatest
challenge will come from within his own heart.
Ailsa MacDuff, a warrior among her clan, has no desire
to have a man chain her to a life of obedience. However, that is before she
meets Desmond. The temptation to allow this warrior inside her heart is a risk
she dares to take, but one that could lead to a future of emptiness and
When betrayal looms from within, the battleground of
love is no match for these two warriors. Can the power of a Highland full moon be
strong enough to unite or destroy them?
His mind screamed to
stay rooted in his chair, but his body betrayed him. Standing, he reached for
her hand.“I will escort ye to your chamber.”
She eyed him with
curiosity and stood. “Nae. Take me to the north wall. I hear the view of the
loch is one that steals the breath from your lungs.”
“Done.” When her fingers
slipped into his, Desmond fought the urge to crush her to his chest.
Placing her soft hand in
the crook of his arm, he led her quickly out of the hall and up the stairs.
Bending to the left, he took her along a corridor and up a narrow circular
pathway. The torches flickered as he approached the door leading to the north
A cold draft blew by
them, and she shivered. Instantly, regret filled him realizing he had not considered
to bring a cloak for her.
Desmond paused by the
door. “Ye should not venture out into the biting cold without a cloak.”
Her eyes narrowed. “I
simply wish to capture a quick look, not spend the night sleeping out there.”
Shaking his head, he
pushed open the massive oak door. Brittle air slapped at his face while they
made their way up along the wall.
“’Tis cold,” she muttered, but chuckled softly and hugged his
arm. “But ye are
“We shall not tarry long,” he
assured her and placed a warm hand over hers.
“Oh, sweet Goddess. Look at the
moon, Desmond. Her light shimmers over the water. I have now witnessed the
charm of the loch in sunlight and moonlight. Though our rivers are
stunning on their own, they cannae rival this view. As I have told ye, our
island is shrouded in mists, so ye cannae see verra far out into the sea.”
Desmond’s focus was not on the moon,
but the beauty standing beside him. To take what he dared not possess. He
marveled at her delight of the striking scene.
Ailsa turned toward him. “Thank ye,
Her nearness was overpowering,
seducing him in a way he had never known. Desmond cupped her chin. Her eyes
widened, and her lips parted in invitation. Moonlight and lust danced within
her eyes. No longer did he battle with his mind and body, and he slowly lowered
And under the silent whisper of a
full moon, Desmond captured her soft lips within his own. He
could taste her sweetness mixed with
the wine, and desire shot through his veins. His hands shook as he placed them
securely on her waist. As he deepened the kiss, she placed her hands around his
neck. Desmond groaned, crushing her body against him.
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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.
you enjoy history, tortured heroes, and a wee bit of magic, then time-travel
within the pages of her books.
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ORDER OF THE DRAGON KNIGHTS, the Complete Series
by Mary Morgan
Available on Amazon December 7, 2017
to journey with the Dragon Knights of Scotland!
were an ancient order descended from the great Tuatha De Danann, a tribe from
the Goddess Danu. Half human and half fae, each blessed with mystical powers.
They were also given holy relics and guardianship over the dragons.
the dawn of Christianity, the dragons were systematically hunted down and slain
leaving only one. The Dragon Knights took her from Ireland to a land across the
sea, settling in the Great Glen near Urquhart. The clan was known as the MacKay
clan, descendants from the MacAoidh.
there were those who deemed the Order had too much power, and they tried to
possess it for themselves. They were evil and twisted, and their plan succeeded
one fateful night. A battle was fought and their sister was killed.
Clan Mackay is no longer.
Dragon Knights scattered across the land.
out of the darkness, they will each fight for redemption.