Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A Holiday Romance from Across the Sea

Today I am continuing my quest for holiday themed romances with one from another time in a different realm. My guest today in My Writing Corner is Mary Morgan, the award-winning author of the Dragon Knights' series.

Mary, where do you get such great story ideas?

Where do I begin? Inspiration comes to me in so many forms--from my love of history, romance, travels, and life. These are all powerful sources of motivation for me. In truth, I've always had a story inside my head. On my first trip to Scotland, the Dragon Knights were born. I was sitting on a boulder in the Highlands during twilight. The inspiration for their stories began to unfold. I'll never forget the feeling.


Tell us about your writing process. Do you plot carefully or wing it?


I'm definitely a plotter in the beginning. Since I write medieval romances (my love of history), I have to "feel" the ancient. Therefore, I start all my stories by writing down as much as I can in a leather journal--from character descriptions, environment and general outline. However, once I get started writing on the computer, the character inevitably take over the story. I'm hardly ever in control, especially at the back end of a story. It's similar to a freight train and the words fly across the pages.


Tell us about your latest book and what made you want to write it?


A Magical Highland Solstice was inspired by my love for the holidays. After finishing the Order of the Dragon Knights series, I wanted to wrap up the year with a holiday-themed romance. It was a labor of love to write this story. I took a major secondary character from my series, Cormac Murray, a true and loyal friend to the Dragon Knights and gave him his "happily ever after." He deserved his own book.
 
What do you like best about your hero?


I've always admired Cormac's steadfast loyalty to the Dragon Knights, especially after the death of their sister, Margaret MacKay. He never judged them. In addition, he had a great sense of leadership when it came to taking care of his clan and people--qualities I truly admired in this character. He jumped out at me from the very first story.


What about your heroine?


Eve was such a joy! She was giving, supportive, and she was putting other's needs before her own. I wanted to be her best friend.


How about a blurb?


Laird Cormac Murray has witnessed how love destroyed his own father after the death of his mother, and he vows to never take a wife. Yet, when he comes upon a bewildered lass traveling alone, he finds his heart will no longer listen to his mind. In the end, Cormac risks everything to claim the love of a woman not of his time.


Eve Brannigan loves helping others and baking. After winning a contest, she is stunned to learn that the Clan Murray has requested her assistance to cater to their guests during the holiday season. When a lost path in Scotland leads her to a handsome but gruff Highlander, Eve fights the temptation to allow love to enter her heart for the first time.


Can the Fae and the magic of the Yule season bring together two souls who have forsaken love? Or will tragedies from the past separate the lovers forever?


That sounds like a wonderful romance for the holidays--perfect for a calm evening of reading after wrapping presents.


Buy links:


Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Magical-Highland-Solstice-Mary-Morgan/dp/150921125X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1482355984&sr=8-1&keywords=Mary+Morgan


Barnes & Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-magical-highland-solstice-mary-morgan/1124809203?ean=2940156815203


AppleBooks:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-magical-highland-solstice/id1164090401?mt=11


All Romance ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-amagicalhighlandsolstice-2150328-143.html


The Wild Rose Press:  http://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/4714-a-magical-highland-solstice.html




How can readers get in touch with you?


Website: http://www.marymorganauthor.com
Blog: http://www.marymorganauthor.com/blog
Twitter: http://twitter.com/m_morganauthor
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/mary.morgan.564


Thank you, Mary, for bringing us this week's holiday romance.  Any comments or questions for Mary?











1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me in your Writing Corner, Rebecca! :)

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