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Monday, February 23, 2015

Author Interview- Mary Morgan

Happy Monday readers.
I have the wonderful Mary Morgan with us today and we're talking Dragon Knights. So grab a cup of coffee or tea and sit with us a bit.



Welcome Mary. Tell me three words that describe yourself starting with A, B, and C.

Affectionate, Bold, Carefree

What are your three favorite things?

My travel journals, a music box from my husband when we were first dating, and a very old Kitchen Aid mixture.

Are you self-published or with a publishing company. (if so, which one?)?

I’m with The Wild Rose Press.

And now for the good stuff. Was there any particular inspiration for your characters or story?

Most definitely! I always had talked about stories/plots for years with my husband, but it was on my first trip to Scotland where they truly came to life. I was sitting on a boulder in the Highlands one evening, surrounded by the sound of sheep, and the idea of the Dragon Knights came forth within my mind.

Music is a big influence on my writing. I have certain songs that inspire each chapter, or the whole book. What helps to inspire you?

Absolutely love music as an inspiration, Angela! Nothing else can create that magic. Since my books deal with ancient Scotland and Ireland, I listen to Celtic tunes. Michael Flately’s “Lord of the Dance” is one of my favorites. When I’m writing an intense scene, or battle, I’ll listen to the Scottish band, Albannach. Music brings out the muse.

Will there be more books in your series, or can you tell us about any previous books?

There will be a total of five in the Order of the Dragon Knights. I finished my first round of edits on the third book, Dragon Knight’s Axe—Alastair’s story in January and working to complete book 4 in the next few months. After I’ve completed this series, I plan to do a spin-off with the Fenian Warriors, who play important roles in the Order.

That's awesome Mary. Sending creative thoughts your way. 
Do you have a favorite writer or  book?

Oh, Angela…there are so many. However, if I had to choose just one, it would be, Marion Zimmer Bradley and “The Mists of Avalon.”

Thank you for being with us today Mary.



BLURB:

To right a wrong, two souls are brought together only to shatter when they are torn apart by the deeds of an evil druid.
Dragon Knight, Stephen MacKay’s powers are altered after the death of his sister. Now he is plagued with visions that threaten to destroy his soul. When Aileen Kerrigan falls through a time tunnel, he vows to keep her safe, despite the fact the beautiful but head-strong half-blooded fae could be the death of him.
When Aileen finds out her dad is a Fenian Warrior, she flees to a nearby ruin. Armed with the medallion her mother gave her, and a matching one belonging to a long dead knight, she is flung into the past and finds a handsome but surly warrior who is on a quest. Now it seems her future could be entwined with his, if she doesn’t kill him first.



  EXCERPT:

Full shock registered inside her brain as she realized where she’d seen this man. Her body started to quake, and she clutched her hands to her chest.

“No, th...this cannot be,” she choked out. “Tell me who you are. I demand to know your name!”

Are all the fae so dumb and beautiful, he thought. “Ye ken who I am.” Stephen’s head caught a glimpse of the fae, as she started to take a few hesitant steps backwards. What the bloody hell was wrong with her? She was standing too close to the edge. If she was not careful, she would slip on over.

Why did he care? She could just vanish, right? Stephen rubbed his face, the remnants of a headache still behind his eyes. Sweet Bridget! Now the fae was yelling at him.

She waved her hands, all the time shaking her lovely head. “You are not him!”

He had to put a stop to this, or she would fall. Perhaps, she was a daft fae. He certainly did not know their ways, nor did he want to find out. However, this creature was becoming more agitated, and for some unfathomable reason, he did not want her to come to any harm.

“Och, fae healer, stop your babbling,” he dismounted with a groan.

“No, no, no!” Pointing a finger at him, she continued to walk backwards. Stumbling, her foot twisted among some tree roots, causing her to lose her balance.

Stephen swore as he lunged for her, grasping her arm and crushing her against his chest. “Are ye truly daft?”


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Bio:

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.

Pure bliss!

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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17 comments:

  1. This post increases my yearning to go to Scotland. Good luck with the series!

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  2. Thanks, Angela, for hosting me today on your lovely blog. Loved talking about the Dragon Knights! :)

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  3. What a great interview, so happy to get to read Alastairs story,I can't wait. Very excited to hear your doing a spin off series on the Fenian Warriors,so many wonderful things to look forward to !!

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  4. Thanks, Elizabeth! Many readers have been asking if Conn would get his story...and now Liam, so I'm working on a total of four Fenian Warrior stories. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  5. interesting interview. i like hearing how others see writing or what got them to try. good luck.

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    1. Thanks, Cotton Sr. It's amazing how one place, one spark of imagination and an entire series is born. :)

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  6. I can't wait to go to Scotland, too, later this year. Sigh. Love your hero!!!

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    1. Woohoo, Hebby! So thrilled you're going to Scotland. I'm keeping my fingers crossed to return next spring or autumn. Thanks for stopping by today. :)

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  7. Such great comments. Thank you for being with us today Mary. I have to say, I second both Liz and Elizabeth.Your answers having me yearning to visit Scotland and on pins and needles waiting for the rest of the Dragon Knight's stories and those of the Fenian Warriors. Best wishes.

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  8. Great interview...intriguing excerpt :) Good luck with the series, Mary!

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  9. Loved the interview and, of course, the excerpt. Big Sigh for Scotland. I loved it when I visited and I want to return so badly! For now I'll have to live vicariously through your stories!

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  10. I'm so blessed, Barbara, to have my travel journals besides my imagination. If I need an additional bit of information, I can always re-read them. I hope you get to return someday. Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

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  11. Enjoyed your interview, blurb and excerpt. Wishing you much success with your series!

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  12. Thank you, Ashantay! I'm thrilled that so many have embraced the Dragon Knights.

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