Today we have Mary Morgan and her newest release, Dragon Knight's Ring.
Is the setting to your story important?
Yes! I want the reader to see, smell, taste, and feel the background—from the elements to the scenery. It builds as a layer around the characters. You could have this intense dialogue happening, but toss in a fierce storm, and you have magic!
Did you always want to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
When I was young, I dreamed of being writer, but the dream faded with insecurities. As I became older, I wanted to fly planes and go to the moon. However, life took a different course and motherhood descended upon me. It was decades later when my soul cried out to me to start writing again. It had always been my true passion.
When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?
This might seem strange, but when I first received my rejection letter. I shouted, “I’m finally acknowledged.” Of course, I immediately burst into tears, but quickly recovered. I think I submitted to fifteen publishers that day. I was determined to find one.
What have you learned about the publishing industry since you’ve signed that first contract?
I’ve learned to find the balance. The business side of being an author can drain your creativity, so I had to remember to do the business around the writing. Furthermore, I had to close the door (mentally) at the end of the day on all the work. As a writer, we’re on call 24/7—be it with our editors, the business, or our characters. I remember a two- month period where I didn’t stop for one solid day. I was numb afterwards.
What genres do you normally write in?
Paranormal, Time-travel, and Historical. Currently, I’ve expanded, and the new series will be more Fantasy. It’s exciting creating this new realm. You have the sense of freedom to do whatever you want. I’m making the rules as I write, which is thrilling.
Thanks so much for having me on your blog! ~Mary Morgan
Dragon Knight’s Ring
Order of the Dragon Knights
Genre: Paranormal Time-travel Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Date of Publication: August 12, 2016
Number of pages: 366
Word Count: 89,500
Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor
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?
Shocked by her words, Adam shoved the spoon into his mouth. Savoring the flavors of the meat, he handed the spoon back to her. Licking his lips, he arched a brow at her. “Needs more salt and meat.” Drinking the last of his beer, he set the bottle down.
“The first time I saw ye was in the hills near Urquhart. I was attempting to calm said beast.” He pointed to Ciar. “He was fierce in the beginning. Yet, ye ambled over to him, singing. Ye have always had a way with the animals. Your voice soothes them.”
“And that’s how we met, right? Ye did share this, but was there more?” She handed him another spoonful of the meat mixture.
“Aye. Ye followed me down to the loch, and we talked for many hours. It was the start of our kinship.”
Meggie rested her chin on her knees. “For how long, Adam?”
“Several summers.” He watched her closely, trying to gage her thoughts.
“Hmm…we were in a relationship.”
Baffled by her word, he shrugged. “I dinnae ken your meaning.”
“Were we a couple? Was I your girlfriend? Sweetheart?”
Adam took his thumb and captured a lone bit of food near her lip. Popping the tasty piece into his mouth, he heard her indrawn breath. “Ye were mine, Meggie. Stubborn, defiant, strong, and ye embraced each day with love for all.”
“What happened?” she asked.
“Ye left.” Standing, Adam moved away. Never a patient man, he wanted to blurt out everything, shake her into remembering. Frustration slithered inside of him. Walking over to an old oak, he braced his hands against its rough bark. He heard her approach, but kept his back to her.
“I’m sorry,” she whispered, and then surprised Adam by placing her arms around him.
Her touch seared straight to his soul, fracturing a place within his heart that had been sealed since her death. He broke free from her embrace and turned around. Grasping her face with his hands, his eyes roamed over her features. Seeing her lips part, he could no longer control the man that longed to taste what had been stolen from him. His entire being seemed to be filled with waiting, and he grew weary of the fight.
Lowering his head, his tongue traced the soft fullness of her lips. Then he brushed a feather light kiss on her mouth. It was divine bliss when their lips touched. “Do ye want me to stop?” he asked, breathing the words against her cheek.
Reclaiming her mouth, Adam crushed her to him. This time, he devoured her soft lips and drank in their sweetness, slipping his tongue inside her mouth. Her moan slid deep within him, and he trembled.
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.
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