Welcome all ye to my blog, where today I’m hosting Mary Morgan and her new release, DRAGON KNIGHT’S AXE.
Just look at the cover. It has me saying Mary Morgan with an Irish brogue (one that I’m sure would offend many Irish, my apologies.)
Battled scarred, Dragon Knight, Alastair MacKay, has fled to the seas to separate himself from his powers that are connected to the land. Yet, when he rescues a woman from a slave trader in Ireland, he steps back inadvertently into a world filled with magic—taking on the role of protector and leading him on a journey to confront his greatest fears.
Research assistant, Fiona O’Quinlan loves translating ancient artifacts at Trinity College. When she falls asleep on an archeological dig, she awakens in another time. She soon discovers a Dragon Knight’s relic has been entrusted into her care. Determined to return the artifact to the Great Glen, Fiona is unprepared for the danger ahead—losing her heart and soul to Alastair “Beast” MacKay.
Will their love be strong enough to soothe the beast and heal the man? Or will Death swing its axe, leaving them lost for all eternity?
Oooh, sounds like a bit of excitement ahead for Fiona…and the reader. Want a little more? Here is an except from DRAGON KNIGHT’S AXE:
He would get the truth out of her. She was now his. Bought and paid for.
His anger simmered just below the surface, and he allowed his eyes to flash with the fire of the dragon. Hearing her gasp, he smiled. Good, little bird. Fear me. Without giving her time to react, he swept her up and dumped her over his left shoulder, and strode to the ship.
He heard her sharp intake of breath, and then she started to pound against his back. “Put…me down,” she demanded.
She started to kick, and he clenched his jaw in frustration. The little bird had talons. He responded with a smack to her bottom, but instead of removing his hand, he kept it against her soft curves. “I will put ye down when we are on my ship.”
She went completely still, and then she screamed.
Alastair dumped her onto the ground. “For the love of Brigid, did ye have to yell into my ear?”
Fiona rubbed at her bottom and then stood. “You beast,” she spat out at him. Jumping onto a nearby boulder, she looked directly into his eyes. “Don’t you ever touch me like that again.”
Alastair yanked her to his chest by her arms, his face mere inches from hers. “And what are ye going to do?” He watched as her eyes widened in alarm. Blue eyes that reminded him of the sky on warm summer days. Then his gaze traveled down to her lips, red as berries.
Instantly, his beast roared to life. Claim one kiss, Alastair.
“I will slit your throat,” she whispered.
Releasing his hold, his beast laughed, mocking him. He stared at her for a few moments before turning away. Stalking over to the ship, he climbed up the ladder.
If you are interested in reading more, DRAGON KNIGHT’S AXE is available at:
WILD ROSE PRESS
As for Mary, she loves making new friends…
I am a constant daydreamer and have been told quite often to remove my head from the clouds. Yet, this is where I find the magic to write my stories. Not only do I love to weave a good tale, but I have a voracious appetite for reading. I worked for Borders Books for almost fourteen years. Imagine my delight to be surrounded by so many books, talking to others about them, and getting paid.
I have traveled to England, Scotland, Ireland, and France. There are those who know me well when I say, “My heart is in the Highlands.” I believe I have left it there or maybe in Ireland.
When not writing, I enjoy playing in my garden—another place where magic grows. Of course, there is time spent with my family. They are the ones that keep me grounded.
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Thank you Mary for stopping by today, and best of luck with your new release, DRAGON KNIGHT’S AXE.
I love everything. The cover, the blurb and the excerpt. It another one on my ever growing TBR pile.
Marlow, my tbr pile is huge! Every time one of my favorite authors publishes a book, I grab a copy. Of course, the Roses are always at the top. 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by.
Lovely excerpt, Mary. The concept of Dragon Knight’s is very fresh. Love it!
Angelina, I’ve had this idea of the Dragon Knights for 15+ years, since my first trip to Ireland and Scotland in the summer of 2000. It was my husband who urged me to start writing my stories down and gave me my first laptop in 2006. And I’m grateful he did! Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂
Hi Mary! Your book looks great! I’m going to have to go get myself a copy! Congrats on your release!
Oh, Karilyn, thank YOU! Those words are music to an author’s ears, lol! And by the way, I can hardly wait to read yours. Psst…I already have my copy, too. Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂
The Knight’s Axe sounds intriguing! Good luck with your new release!
Aww…Susabelle, thank you! I love my Dragon Knights! My editor is looking at the fourth book, so I’m verra happy. 🙂
Hi Mary: loved the excerpt, must read more.You write such wonderfully alpha males.
Gini, I’m running over to give you a huge hug! Thank you so much! The Dragon Knight men are definitely alpha males. Yet, I actually feel sorry for them when they meet their match with their ladies. Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂
Congrats on the new release, Mary!! Loved the excerpt! 😀
So good to hear, Tina! Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂
Oh, boy – GREAT excerpt! Best wishes with your release!
Thrilled that you liked it, Ashantay. This hero and heroine were definitely a wrenching one to write. However, that being said, I absolutely fell in love with them. Someone just told me that if Alastair lived in modern times, they could see him in leathers on a Harley, lol! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by.
Thanks so much for hosting me on your blog, Charlotte. I’m thrilled to share my new release, Dragon Knight’s Axe!