Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Please Welcome Mary Morgan

Mary Morgan, a fellow Wild Rose Press author, is my guest today, talking about her latest book. She's also offering a Rafflecopter giveaway, which you'll find toward the end of this post.

The Creativity Behind the Fenian Warriors
Mary Morgan

I have always been fascinated with Celtic mythology, so it only made sense that I would develop and expand the world of the Fenian Fae Warriors. Theirs was a world rich in legends, colors, and senses. I’ve based my own fictional account on the legend of the Tuatha de Danann—one of the invasions of Ireland. They were also known as the Shining Ones or the Fae.

The Tuatha de Danann were defeated in two battles by the Milesians, whom historians and scholars alike agree were probably the first Gaels in Ireland. It was agreed that the new invaders (Milesians) and the Tuatha de Danann would each rule half of Ireland. Therefore, it was that Amergin of the Milesians chose that half of Ireland, which lay above ground, leaving the Tuatha de Danann to retreat below. They were led underground by Manannán mac Lir, God of the Sea, who shielded them with an enchanted mist from mortal eyes. As time passed, they became known as the Sidhe (Shee), or Ireland’s faery folk.

My vision for the world of the Fae expanded as I was writing Conn and Ivy’s story. Ireland was always at the center, but I built this fantasy world beneath the Hill of Tara. It is a sacred place of the ancient High Kings of Ireland and linked to the Tuatha de Danann. At the top of the hill stands a stone pillar that was called the Irish Lia Fáil, known as the Stone of Destiny. The High Kings of Ireland were crowned on this place. Therefore, my world of the Fae below mirrors the beauty of Ireland, but I’ve included crystal palaces, flowing waterfalls, lush foliage, and magic.

Legends states the Tuatha de Danann descended from the stars to Ireland. I’d like to consider that there is some truth to these tales, since I’ve incorporated them into my fictional story.


Whatever you believe, I hope you enjoy the Fae realm I’ve created in “Quest of a Warrior.”

Blurb:
“You met them in the Order of the Dragon Knights. Now, journey to the realm of the Fae and witness their legends!"

Fenian Warrior, Conn MacRoich has traveled the earth for thousands of years, guarding the realm between mortal and Fae. His deeds are legendary. Yet, one mistake will force him on a journey to fix a broken time-line. However, on Conn’s quest, he must face a human female who will eventually bring this ancient warrior to his knees. 

When Ivy O’Callaghan inherits her uncle’s estate, she never imagines there will be more secrets to unravel, including the one she hides from the world. With the help of a mysterious stranger, she learns to trust and step out of the shadows. However, nothing prepares Ivy when she learns Conn's true identity. 

As the loom of fate weaves a thread around the lovers from two different worlds, will the sacrifices they make lead them to love? Or will their secrets destroy and separate them forever?

Excerpt:  
“Intoxication can unleash the beast within a Fae.” ~Chronicles of the Fae
Conn fought the bolt of desire spearing a path throughout his body. Her touch spoke volumes—an invitation to taste. Never had he longed to kiss a human like this wee lass. His heart beat loudly, and he found himself unable to move. She was a Goddess of the moonlight. It danced off her face and hair, and he trembled before her. Ivy’s fingers traced down his cheek and across his lips. He was helpless to contain the growl that escaped from his mouth.

The rush of passion overtook him, and Conn slammed the door on his mind. Grasping Ivy around the waist, he hoisted her up on top of the bridge. Her lips parted on a sigh, and he lowered his mouth to feast on something he dared not take. The first brush of her soft lips against his own ignited a hunger he could no longer contain. Taking her moan deep into him, Conn glorified in the sensation of her mouth—one filled with a honeyed sweetness.

The Fae warrior became just a man for the first time. Something primal burst within him. Emotions he had never felt left him dizzy, spiraling to a physical plane. He craved them all. His lips seared a course down her neck, to her throat, and then recaptured the velvet warmth of her mouth.

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Author Bio: 
Award-winning Scottish paranormal 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. She spent far too much time daydreaming and was told quite often to remove her head from the clouds. It wasn't until the closure of Borders Books where Mary worked that she found her true calling--writing romance. Now, the worlds she created in her mind are coming to life within her stories.

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Rafflecopter Giveaway June 30 – July 31


18 comments:

  1. Welcome to the blog, Mary. So happy you could be here today. Your book sounds wonderful! Good luck with it.

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    1. Thanks so much for hosting me and "Quest of a Warrior" on your beautiful blog, Jennifer!

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  2. Currently my favorite book. Good luck and great sales for QUEST OF A WARRIOR, Mary.

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    1. Woohoo! Thank you, Sandra! Music to my ears. :)

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  3. Hey Mary! I think Quest of a Warrior may be your best yet. Best wishes for lots of sales!

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  4. Hi Mary. Best of luck with the new book!

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  5. Mary...Good Day, I loved this beautifully told tale, I agree with Tena, this is probably your best yet

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    1. Oh, Liz...thank you! Conn and Ivy were a joy to write, though Conn controlled so much, lol! (I let him think he did) Love with hugs! :)

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  6. You are a new author to me. Your book, "Quest of a Warrior," caught my attention and is now on my to be read list.

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    1. Fantastic, Karen! Music to my ears! I hope you get a chance to read Conn and Ivy's story. Thank you! :)

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  7. I loved this book Mary! It's one of my favorites of yours! Best wishes for many sales.

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    1. Wow! The charm (haha, I mean ego) of the Fae Warrior has enchanted you, too! Thank you! xoxo

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  8. Hi Mary,

    One of the best things about writing fiction is when we get to create our own worlds. Yours definitely sounds like a magical place I'd like to visit.

    Waving 'hi' to Jennifer, too!

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  9. Waiting for my new kindle to arrive. Mine died on the eve of our week-long family cruise! Drat it! �� I loved the Dragon Knights and am so looking forward to the new series! Best of luck to you, Mary!

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