Please welcome today’s guest, Mary Morgan. She’s sharing the moments that changed her life and her latest release, Dragon Knight’s Shield from The Wild Rose Press…
- My first airplane ride at 13 years. A fascination with traveling started on that first trip. Afterwards, I viewed airports as gateways to the world.
- The birth of my daughter at 16 years. Becoming a teenage mom turned my world upside down. I did not know it at the time, but she would be a powerful force in my life. I am grateful every day for this beautiful soul.
- Meeting my future husband on my first job interview. I took a leap of faith by going on this interview. The moment I stepped through those doors, the stars exploded. Yes, I believe in love at first sight. It happened with both of us!
- Planting my first garden twenty-two years ago. Gardening gave me such joy and a sense of peace. To this day, I still get excited over the first new tomato or rose.
- The birth of my first grandchild. The joy of becoming a grandmother was beyond my expectations. I learned to play in a completely different way than I did with my children.
- Taking a position as a bookseller with Borders Books. Previously, I worked for banks, advertising agencies, and in escrow. Yet, this was the most rewarding job ever. In addition, I met so many great people.
- My first trip to Scotland, Ireland, and England. I will never forget when my feet touched the ground in these countries. It was a déjà-vu moment. I left a piece of my soul in each of these places. Also, my ideas for the Dragon Knights started on a boulder in the Highlands.
- Turning 50! I truly came into my own as a woman. I loved each new decade I entered, but when I turned 50, the world opened up for me. I will be forever learning, but I’m more at ease with life.
- Finishing my first book. It was an overwhelming sense of accomplishment.
- Getting my first contract with The Wild Rose Press. I knew with each rejection letter I received, the right “fit” for a publisher would come my way. I never gave up.
Love this! What joyful moments. Thank you so much for sharing with us.
And now, check out Mary’s book…
Angus MacKay, leader of the Dragon Knights, failed his brothers and his clan upon the death of his sister. Now he must fight the darkness of despair tempting his soul. Back on Scottish soil, he comes face to face with Deirdre who can wield a sword as mightily as his warriors, and takes her captive. Yet, with each passing day, the fire dragon inside him roars to claim the one woman fate has destined for him.
Famed mystery writer, Deirdre Flanagan, is unprepared for the next chapter in her life. On a vacation to Scotland, she steps through the mists and enters into a skirmish alongside a Highlander. However, the fight has only begun, and now she must battle Angus as well as evil in order to claim the love of this Dragon Knight.
Will their love be powerful enough to shield them from danger, or burn them to ashes?
His look was predatory, lustful, inviting, and she took a step backward. Words failed her as she took another step back.
He arched a brow and his smile became seductive. “Do I frighten ye?”
“No!” she lied. Like hell you do! You’re as gorgeous as sin standing there, and I want to rip your clothes from your body.
Pushing off from the wall, he stepped into the room and silently closed the door behind him, his eyes never leaving hers. His hair hung in soft waves past his shoulders, and her fingers itched to twine within them. Her body ached in places so deep—longing for even the slightest touch.
“Are ye unwell, my lady?”
The burr of his voice so low—so sexy, she could only stare at him until his words resonated in her mind. “No,” she replied softly, feeling the flames of desire heat not only her face, but also her entire body.
This time when he took another step closer, Deirdre didn’t back away. Now he stood so close she could feel the warmth of his breath across her face—a mix of wine and pure male.
She watched mesmerized as he reached for a lock of her hair, twining it around his finger. “So verra soft.”
Deirdre couldn’t breathe, as he let the curl unravel and cupped her face in his hands. “Ye confuse me. Ye torment me in my dreams,” he whispered against her cheek, sending a wave of pleasure down her spine.
Without thought, she groaned and leaned into him—his beard grazing her cheek. She no longer battled her mind for the man. “Kiss me, Angus.”
MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 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.
You can find more information about Mary Morgan here:
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Morgan/e/B00KPE3NWI/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
Barnes&Noble Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dragon-knights-shield-mary-morgan/1123094798?ean=2940157846695
The Wild Rose Press: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=195&products_id=6584
23 responses to ““10 Moments that Changed My Life” by Mary Morgan – PLUS, Dragon Knight’s Shield”
Thanks so much for hosting me, Alicia! I had fun looking back on my life. 🙂
Congratulations on your life experiences and your new book!
Thank you! When I was thinking back, I couldn’t believe the amazing turning points in my life.
i think all 10 of your moments are quite profound. I’m really hoping #8 happens to me too as I’m turning 50 in a few months and I’m really freaked out. 🙂
Embrace turning 50, Angelina! Trust me. 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by.
So glad you didn’t give up on those submissions, Mary. I so enjoy your books. Great Top Ten Life Moments.
Aww…thanks so much, Barb! There’s this rule in my house. Nothing is impossible, for if you break it apart, it means, “I’m possible!” I kept this mantra with each new submission. 🙂
I’m coming up on 50 myself in a couple of years and hope I find it’s the start of the best part of my life. You’ve lived an interesting life and your book sounds just as interesting!
There were many boulders in my life, Nellcastle, but it made me the woman I am today. My grandmother lived to be a 103, so we’ll see if my journey takes me that far. Thanks for stopping by.
Such great moments in your life. I enjoyed reading them Mary.
Thanks, Debbie! You get to find out a “wee” bit more about me. 🙂
I think everyone leaves a wee bit of their soul behind when they visit Scotland,
I know I miss it everyday,
Turning 30 was horrid for me 50 was a piece of cake.
I Love your books so grateful to call you friend.
30 was the same for me, Alba. 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by, dear friend! Hugs!
Gee, I enjoyed this post so much. Particularly your comment about the birth of your first grandchlld. In that moment, for me, I learned exactly how deep love can grow. Thank you so much for sharing these deeply personal thoghts.
And thank you, Veronica for sharing, too. I will never forget when my granddaughter was presented to me through the glass. One, I was extremely worried about my daughter, since she had to have a C-section. Yet, the moment I saw that tiny bundle, my heart filled with an even deeper kind of love. All my grandkids rock my world!
I totally agree with you on the UK visits. I think I must have lived in one of those countries in a former life. Ahem. I wish I were just turning 50. 🙂 Best wishes with your book. It sounds fascinating. Linda Nightingale
It was an overwhelming experience in those countries, Linda. I cried tears of joy upon arriving, and wept with sorrow when we left. Well, I’m on the back end of 50, so I’ll have to start preparing myself for another decade, lol! At least I have a couple years. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
Loved your Life changing moments! Thanks for sharing. Wishing you the best and lots of sales of your new book Dragon’s Knight Shield! Looking forward to reading it.
Oh, Tena, thank you! It’s already rockin the sales charts, so I feel truly blessed by the outpouring of love for the latest Dragon Knight.
Loved to see what your life moments were. Made me start thinking about my own. That is what’s so wonderful about sharing stories, it sparks memories and stories for others. I wish you much success always!!
So happy that it made you pause and reflect , Vici! Thanks so much for visiting. 🙂
Great ten moments, Mary. I love the mix of the deeply profound (like giving birth at a young age) and the common/everyday events, like gardening. (I must admit here that I’m known as “death to plants.”) 🙂 Love the excerpt/blurb. Wishing you much success!
Mary, i love time travel and I love romance! Also enjoyed reading about ten moments that changed your life 🙂
I’m also published with TWRP. They are awesome to work with. The day they offered me my first contract changed changed my life too! Best of luck to you.