It is with
the greatest of pleasures that I welcome paranormal romance author, Mary Morgan, back on to the blog for
Author’s Inspiration. But before I hand the blog over to Mary let’s take a
quick look at her latest release.
“You met them in the Order of the Dragon
Knights. Now, journey to the realm of the Fae and witness their legends!"
Fenian Warrior, Conn MacRoich has traveled the
earth for thousands of years, guarding the realm between mortal and Fae. His
deeds are legendary. Yet, one mistake will force him on a journey to fix a
broken time-line. However, on Conn’s quest, he must face a human female who
will eventually bring this ancient warrior to his knees.
When Ivy O’Callaghan inherits her uncle’s
estate, she never imagines there will be more secrets to unravel, including the
one she hides from the world. With the help of a mysterious stranger, she
learns to trust and step out of the shadows. However, nothing prepares Ivy when
she learns Conn's true identity.
As the loom of fate weaves a thread around the
lovers from two different worlds, will the sacrifices they make lead them to
love? Or will their secrets destroy and separate them forever?
Reflection on a Publishing Anniversary
disciplined. I am organized. I am a business. I am a writer. Did you notice
where I put the bit about being a writer? At the end. This is where I was
before I left on a much-needed vacation to Scotland and England in early June.
The first major one since I became a published author three years ago. I was
even working on edits a few hours before we were due to depart for the airport.
My life was insane!
Castle in Scotland — home of my fictional Dragon Knights.
settling into my seat on the plane, I pulled out the June issue of Romance
Writers Report by RWA. There was an article by Katharine Ashe (who I adore)
titled, “Finding Your Top Ten Rules for Writing Romance.” As I sat reading, my
chest constricted and I found myself emotional. It was a moment of revelation
and reflection. When did I put “writing for joy” at the bottom of my list?
Somewhere along the way, I had flipped all my rules around and the one dearest
and precious to my soul was delegated to the bottom of the list.
As I silently
thanked Katharine for her wise words, I closed the magazine and reorganized my
Top Ten Rules. Number one, write with passion and enjoy the freedom it gives my
soul. All the rest of my other rules have fallen into place. Yes, I still want
to make money and maintain an organized business, but this isn’t why I chose
this path. I dreamed of being a writer—of telling beautiful stories that you
can see, smell, touch, and experience. This is my foundation, my center, my first rule.
you chose your profession. Re-evaluate your own rules every six month. You may
find they will shift. This will be your compass. It all depends on your own
personal goals. Everyone is different, so there’s no right or wrong path. Just
make sure your happy with the direction.
Quest Of A Warrior Excerpt:
“Intoxication can unleash the beast within a Fae.”
~Chronicles of the Fae
the bolt of desire spearing a path throughout his body. Her touch spoke
volumes—an invitation to taste. Never had he longed to kiss a human like this
wee lass. His heart beat loudly, and he found himself unable to move. She was a
Goddess of the moonlight. It danced off her face and hair, and he trembled
before her. Ivy’s fingers traced down his cheek and across his lips. He was helpless
to contain the growl that escaped from his mouth.
The rush of
passion overtook him, and Conn slammed the door on his mind. Grasping Ivy
around the waist, he hoisted her up on top of the bridge. Her lips parted on a
sigh, and he lowered his mouth to feast on something he dared not take. The
first brush of her soft lips against his own ignited a hunger he could no
longer contain. Taking her moan deep into him, Conn glorified in the sensation
of her mouth—one filled with a honeyed sweetness.
warrior became just a man for the first time. Something primal burst within
him. Emotions he had never felt left him dizzy, spiraling to a physical plane.
He craved them all. His lips seared a course down her neck, to her throat, and
then recaptured the velvet warmth of her mouth.
Order Of The Dragon Knights
Dare to journey with the Dragon Knights of
They 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.
With 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.
Yet, 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.
The Clan Mackay is no longer.
The Dragon Knights scattered across the land.
Yet out of the darkness, they will each fight
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.