Author of Dragon Knight's Sword
Please join me in welcoming historical romance author Mary Morgan to Books & Benches for a 5 Question Q&A.
“One of those books that leaves you with the WOW factor and wanting more, right NOW. Powerful, intense, romantic… all great words to describe this fabulous book. I seriously can't wait for the next book!”
—Tea & Book Reviews
What are three things people may not know about you?
I've answered this question a lot over the years... let me see if I can dig three new things out of my vault.
Clowns freak me out. Going to the circus is one of those things that's kinda like walking into a dark basement, during a storm...when there is a killer on the loose.
I was the PTA Mom that everyone talked about. And not always in a good way.
I have a slight fear of heights that doesn't apply to airplanes. *shrugs* The edge of the Grand Canyon is fine as long as I'm five feet away.
What has been your greatest pleasure in writing Taken by Tuesday?
I loved exploring the mindset of a small town girl and her views on love and marriage. Judy, as a new college graduate, was one of my youngest heroines to date. Slightly naive but gutsy can get a young girl in trouble...but she proved stronger than the average toward the end.
Do you share any personality traits with your heroine, Judy?
I guess you can say that Judy and I are both willing to take risks to get what we want. In a crisis, Judy keeps a calm head...and I know I don't freak out when things get crazy.
What appeals to you most about the contemporary genre?
Everyone on this planet has a story to tell and contemporary romance explores every walk of life. I love the fact that a contemporary romance can take you from tropical destinations of the rich and famous, to the vast space of Texas, to the guy flipping burgers at the local greasy spoon. Unlike historical fiction, or paranormal fiction, contemporary fiction can be identified with by many of its readers.
What type of hero do you like best?
Physically strong, mentally alert and ready to move heaven and earth for his heroine.
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.
Dragon Knight's Sword
“Hands down the best time travel/historical I've read and can't wait to read the story of the next MacKay brother.”
—Book Reading Gals
Duncan Mackay will do anything to lift the curse from his family — even forfeit his own life. But his plans change when he encounters the woman from his dreams, literally. She is from the future, somehow has his lost sword, and can talk to the Dragon that is able to lift his family’s curse.
Brigid O'Neill has spent her life listening to the mythological legends from Ireland and Scotland. So, when an ancient sword lands at her doorstep and she starts dreaming of a rugged Highlander, she drops everything and takes on a quest that will alter everything she believes.
Before their journey ends, not only will Duncan and Brigid battle an ancient curse, they must also find the courage to believe in the destiny that brought them together.
Publication Date: May 30, 2014
Publisher: Wild Rose Press (Faery Rose)
Formats: Paperback, Kindle, Audiobook
Series: Dragon Knights, book one
Genre: Historical Romance/Time-Travel