Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Mary Morgan ~ To Weave A Highland Tapestry



*Today I'm turning my blog over to an award-winning author and WRP sister, Mary Morgan. Take it away, Mary. ~ Sandy*

Six Reasons You Should Read My Book TO WEAVE A HIGHLAND TAPESTRY

1. You are transported to Scotland and visit not one, but two Scottish castles! One is my fictional castle called, Le├▓mhann, and the other is Urquhart Castle—home of the Dragon Knights of Scotland.

Psst…I’ll share an important fact with you. I’ve visited Urquhart two years ago and spent almost four hours wandering the ruins. Pure bliss!

2. You will learn some interesting facts on how to remove an arrow barb in a shoulder. The hero, Patrick MacFhearguis (a 13th century highlander) is injured and part of the arrow is embedded in his shoulder. Not an easy task to witness for the heroine, Gwen Hywel, who is from the present century. 

3. You get to experience a 13th Midwinter feast at Urquhart Castle. The MacKay clan (Dragon Knights) love to celebrate—from family, friendships, and love. This feast will spark something wonderful within Patrick MacFhearguis.

4. You will meet an ancient Fae weaver. She imparts words of wisdom for the heroine, Gwen Hywel. Yet oftentimes with the Fae, the messages have mixed meanings.

5. Not only is this story about a tapestry being commissioned for the Winter Solstice, but a love story based on what happens when you grasp a single golden thread and dare to take a leap of faith.

6. If you’ve enjoyed my first series, Order of the Dragon Knights, you’ll get to revisit some of the family members again. 

I challenge you, dear readers, to fall in love this holiday season with Patrick and Gwen’s magical love story!

*That's a great list, Mary, but I can give 196 reasons. That's the number of pages the readers are feverishly flipping when they can't put the book down. And, let's not forget this fabulous cover - 197! ~ Sandy*





TO WEAVE A HIGHLAND TAPESTRY (A Tale from the Order of the Dragon Knights)
By Mary Morgan
Release date: December 9, 2019
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Time-travel/Scottish medieval/Paranormal Romance
Length: Novel

Blurb:
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?

Excerpt:
“Where is the pain?”
“It’s tolerable.” She refused to appear weak, returning the same remark he had shared with her earlier.
Patrick reached for her hand. His warmth and strength seeped through her skin. “Place both your hands against the bark with your feet some distance apart.”
“And why am I doing this?”
The beginning of a smile tipped the corners of his mouth. “Trust me, lass. Ye are in pain from riding stiffly for many hours.”
For reasons she couldn’t fathom, Gwen had faith in the man. Removing her hand from his, she did as he instructed.
His presence loomed from behind her. “If ye will permit me, I shall roll my knuckles along your back.”
Heat flared instantly up her neck, but Gwen nodded, giving him permission.
When the first contact of his fist swept across her back, Gwen let out a moan. Pain and pleasure fought for dominance. She closed her eyes against the sensation of his healing and seductive touch, allowing her body to ease from its rigid position.
“Let your limbs relax,” he urged.
“Feels so good,” she mumbled.
He splayed his fingers and massaged the knots along the column of her neck. Delicious pinpricks trickled down her back, along with the melting snow on her head. Gwen knew she presented a wretched sight, but she gave no care. His fingers caressed the top of her spine, and wove their way down to both shoulders. By the time he finished, her body was on fire with another type of ache, but her muscles had loosened up. There was no denying the man ignited a spark within her.
Gwen turned around slowly.
He placed his hand above her on the tree, trapping her against the rough bark with his body. Lowering his head near her ear, he whispered. “Better?”
The word had her breathing rapidly. Gwen did the unthinkable and pressed her cheek against him—his beard grazing her face. “Yes.”
“Good,” he breathed the word against her skin and withdrew.
He held her captive with the intensity of his gaze—compelling and magnetic. She had contained her inner woman within a cocoon for so long she yearned to be set free. If this was a distorted nightmare, she was determined to leave it on a positive experience.
When neither made a move to part, the butterfly emerged. Gwen lifted her hand and cupped his cheek. His eyes darkened as he turned his face into her palm, pressing his warm lips against her skin. A new and unexpected heat rushed inside her, and she gasped with the pleasure.
Patrick took a step back, breaking their connection. A slash of wind slapped across her face, cooling the heat of their encounter.

*If you're still not convinced, check out the five-star reviews rolling in on Amazon, (Including my own). It's another smash hit! ~ Sandy*

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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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12 comments:

  1. You had me at "castle." :) Good luck!

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  2. Aww...thanks, Jennifer. :) Urquhart Castle is magical. Hey, any castle is enchanting.

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  3. Thank you, Sandy for hosting me on your lovely blog today, and for your kind words about my story! xo

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    1. I look forward to all your books and having you visit. I hope you win a ton of awards fr this one.

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  4. Terrific cover, Mary. Best wishes!

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    1. Thanks, D.K.! Debbie Taylor did a phenomenal job capturing the theme of this story.

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  5. All great reasons to read the book! And you know I loved my visit to Urquhart Castle, too. Such a magical place. As always, best wishes for the book!

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    1. Spending almost four hours at Urquhart (bless my hubby for indulging me) Castle was a dream come true. Thanks for stopping by, Judith.

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  6. Love your list. Six reasons to read your book is a great idea.

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  7. Hi Mary, Sorry I'm so late. No matter what reasons are listed--your books are always a must-read!!

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  8. Blowing kisses your way, Barb! Thank you much! xo

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