"Mary Morgan has done it once again. She has rocked this book in a way that no other author could as she has a certain style of writing that pulls you in from the first page and doesn’t let you back out until the end and even then you are still thinking about it." - Alison, Goodreads
Patrick MacFhearguis, hardened by battles won and lost, desires what he can never have—peace within his heart and soul. Yet, the ever-meddling Fae weave a new journey for him to conquer—a task this highlander is determined to resist.
When skilled weaver, Gwen Hywel, is commissioned to create a tapestry for the MacFhearguis clan, she embraces the assignment. While seeking out ideas, she finds herself clutching the one thread that can alter the tapestry of her life and heart.
A man conflicted by past deeds. A woman with no family of her own. Is it possible for love to unravel an ancient past, in order to claim two badly scarred hearts?
Or will the light of hope be doused forever?
Or will the light of hope be doused forever?
Highlander Fascination—A love affair by Mary Morgan
What is it about a man in a kilt that evokes romance? Especially a Highlander standing on a heather-filled mountain top or by a shimmering loch in Scotland? Can I explain this fascination some of us have with these brawn, kilted men? No. Each of us could debate and/or argue the topic for hours. I know I have within my own book club.
So let me state my own fascination and reasons…
1. Literature is a powerful source. I was a bookseller for Borders Books. I understand the draw of a sexy Highlander on the cover of a romance novel. For some, it’s an automatic buy. Psst…I was one of those buyers, too. Who doesn’t want to be rescued (or rescue) by a Highlander? I’m raising my hand to volunteer!
2. Perhaps some of the attraction and allure came when I watched the movies Braveheart and Rob Roy. The fight for justice, freedom, and love. Powerful ingredients—values that are true even today.
3. My love affair with Scotland and Ireland began decades ago. I blame it on my own bloodline—a yearning to return to the land of my ancestors. It called out to me within the stories of Irish mythology and Scottish history. I'd close my eyes and pretend I was there.
When I finally took my first trip to Scotland sixteen years ago, the birth of a series—the Dragon Knights were born. I was sitting on a boulder in the Highlands, surrounded by the magic and the mists of the land. However, on the second half of my trip, I visited Ireland. As I wandered the soft rolling hills in various shades of green, the land spoke to my soul and urged me to place the Dragon Knights here, too. It would be several more years before I decided on both countries—Scotland and Ireland as part of my stories. A perfect solution to a problem I had been debating on for the Dragon Knights—my mythical Highlanders.
I’ve incorporated the major highlights with my obsession with Highlanders. There are so many factors—from my own DNA, to the magic of the land, and the historical research and stories. I’d love to discuss this further, so feel free to send me an email. I’m always open to a discussion about anything relating to Highlanders.
About the author:
Award-winning Celtic paranormal and fantasy 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. Inspired by her love for history and ancient Celtic mythology, her tales are filled with powerful warriors, brave women, magic, and romance. It wasn't until the closure of Borders Books where Mary worked that she found her true calling by writing romance. Now, the worlds she created in her mind are coming to life within her stories.
If you enjoy history, tortured heroes, and a wee bit of magic, then time-travel within the pages of her books.
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Thanks so much for hosting my on my blog tour! Happy Holidays!
Great excerpt. Can't wait to read the book.
Hi Mary!! The synopsis on your book has intrigued me to say the least! I cannot wait to read more! Merry Christmas to you & your family!
I like this cover. The review suggests you will still think about this long after reading. Sounds good.
Sounds like a good book.
I'm looking forward to checking this one out!
The book sounds really great.
Thank you for hosting
Thanks so much, CB! Music to my ears!
Yay! I'm happy to hear you're intrigued, Amy! I hope you get a chance to read Patrick and Gwen's love story. Happy Holidays!
Thank you, Katie. All praise for the cover goes to Debbie Taylor at The Wild Rose Press. She truly captured the vision of my story.
Thank you, Rita!
Jumping for joy, Victoria! Thanks!
Fantastic, Dale! Thanks for stopping by!
Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)
This sounds interesting. Since I started watching Outlander, I like Scottish men.
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Thanks so much for sharing your book and for the giveaway also. Greatly appreciated!
I would love to read your book.
Good afternoon! You stated above that you're always open for discussions about Highlanders so may I ask who are some of your fictional favorites? Highlander the movie or the TV series? Outlander? Personally, I love them all!
Sounds like a very good book.
Thanks, Nancy! All praise goes to Debbie Taylor at The Wild Rose Press for creating my vision of the story with this cover.
Yay! Happy you enjoyed the excerpt, Cali! Thanks for stopping by.
Thanks, New Jersey girl! I'm a huge fan of Outlander, too! Thanks for stopping by.
You're so welcome, James! Thanks for stopping by.
Music to my ears, Bridgett! I hope you get a chance to read Patrick and Gwen's love story. Thanks for stopping by.
OMGOODNESS, Bea! I'm a huge fan of both! I have the entire dvd collection of the "Highlander" tv series. Adrian Paul is my favorite Highlander. Of course, there can be only one! ;)
Yet I do love the movies, too. When I first started collecting the vhs tapes of the series, they would sent you extra gifts with the collection. I have a dagger, t-shirt, book on the making of the series, and a jean jacket with the Highlander emblem on the back.
Can you tell I'm a fan? So happy to meet another, too. Thanks for stopping by. :)
Aye, I love the story, Sherry! Thanks so much for visiting. I hope you get a chance to read Patrick and Gwen's love story. It's an adventure.
goodness, It's been a while since I read a highlander book and this one looks interesting! thank you for sharing will have to look into it.
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