I’ve been waiting to show you this one for some time now and yay, today I can!
To Weave a Highland Tapestry (A Tale from the Order of the Dragon Knights) by Mary Morgan released last week in the Time Travel/Scottish Historical/Paranormal genre.
Patrick MacFhearguis, hardened by battles won and lost, desires what he can never have—peace within his heart and soul. Yet, the ever-meddling Fae weave a new journey for him to conquer—a task this highlander is determined to resist.
When skilled weaver, Gwen Hywel, is commissioned to create a tapestry for the MacFhearguis clan, she embraces the assignment. While seeking out ideas, she finds herself clutching the one thread that can alter the tapestry of her life and heart.
A man conflicted by past deeds. A woman with no family of her own. Is it possible for love to unravel an ancient past, in order to claim two badly scarred hearts? Or will the light of hope be doused forever?
His eyes smoldered like fire. “Will ye heal me with a kiss?”
Her breathing became labored. “We’ve only just met. I don’t kiss strangers.”
Slowly, he brought her fingers to his lips, kissing each one. “I have told ye my name. What more do ye wish to ken?”
Gwen chuckled low. “I don’t even know your surname.”
Bringing her wrist to his mouth, he nipped along the vein, sending shards of pleasure up her arm and down her back. “MacFhearguis. Patrick MacFhearguis.”
Gwen swore her heart stopped beating. Lights danced in a tempest around her. “No,” she whispered.
He arched a dark brow. “Aye. ’Tis my name, lass.”
This time, Gwen yanked with all her might and was rewarded when he released his hold on her. All the pieces of her jumbled puzzle of insanity slipped into place with clarity. Her mind screamed at the impossibility. She refused to submit to the conclusion. He must be a different Patrick MacFhearguis. However, the further she fought the realization, the more everything became crystal clear.
Gwen required proof.
She fought to steady her nerves and clutched her hands to her chest. “What is the year?”
Patrick’s brow creased. “Are ye troubled, Gwen?”
“The year!” she demanded, pounding her fist into the palm of her hand.
A flicker of uncertainty reflected in his eyes. “Twelve hundred and nine.”
Hysterical laughter bubbled up inside her, and she squashed its release immediately. “How in the hell did I end up here?”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Award-winning Celtic paranormal and fantasy 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. Inspired by her love for history and ancient Celtic mythology, her tales are filled with powerful warriors, brave women, magic, and romance. It wasn’t until the closure of Borders Books where Mary worked that she found her true calling by writing romance. Now, the worlds she created in her mind are coming to life within her stories.
If you enjoy history, tortured heroes, and a wee bit of magic, then time-travel within the pages of her books.
Hi Mary, and thank you for being here today!
Can you tell us what sort of research did you do to write this book?
I watched medieval weaving techniques on Youtube to get a sense of knowledge of ancient weaving practices, and consulted weavers skilled in creating medieval tapestries. I have great respect for those who were able to create such exquisite designs.
If your story had a soundtrack, which song would it be?
Oh, I’d love to have the Skye Boat song for my story. It’s a time-travel romance. Need I say anything more? J
Did you always have the reins of the story or the people in it tried to take over?
I knew the hero, Patrick MacFhearguis, since he appeared as a secondary character in the Order of the Dragon Knights. Yet I was surprised at how the heroine, Gwen Hywel, took over the story. In fact, what began as a novella, morphed into a much broader story with these two characters. Usually I’m a heavy plotter, but I found that this story was 40% plotted out and 60% character driven.
What are your top three favorite books of all time?
“Hawaii” by James Michener; “The Shadow Horses” by Susanna Kearsley, and “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon.
What does your writing space look like?
I have this lovely corner in my bedroom that overlooks the garden. I write all my stories on an antique writing desk. I’m surrounded by all my favorite reference books, crystals, stones, and nature. Perfect for me!
Do you have quirky writing habits?
I have to take three deep cleansing breaths before I start writing. If I don’t do this little quirk of mine before I start, the writing doesn’t seem to flow.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I love to play in my garden or bake in my kitchen. It’s a release for me after a day spent in my writing cave. You could say I get to create in another environment.
The biggest surprise you had after becoming a writer?
The biggest surprise was how challenging and time-consuming the marketing/promoting can be on my day. It took me six months after I became a published author to find the balance between marketing and writing.
Pen or computer?
Definitely pen! All my stories start with a pen and leather journal. This is where I begin. Since I write historical/paranormal stories, I like to get a “feel” for the story and time-period. I’m forever jotting down notes and stuffing pictures inside the journal.
Music or silence
Ahh…music is my muse! Celtic instrumental is my go-to source of music—a must for this Celtic lass!
Routine or when inspiration struck?
Routine. Monday-Saturday is spent writing. Yet Sunday is spent doing line-edits on my current work-in-progress on the couch. I only allow one hour of edits/work on Sunday, too.
Up early or sleep in?
I’m an early bird. Up at 5:00am and spending approximately 2-3 hours on emails and marketing.
If you were an animal, which one would you be?
A dolphin. I love to swim!
What famous person would you like to have dinner with?
The great Irish King, Brian Boru (941-1014) in Ireland. Brian led the Irish to the peak of their Golden Age—from poetry, arts, saints, and scholars. A remarkable man.
Thank you, Viviana, for hosting me and my new release, To Weave A Highland Tapestry on your blog!
Social Media Links:
FACEBOOK AUTHOR PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/MaryMorganAuthor/
AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE: http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Morgan/e/B00KPE3NWI/
AUDIBLE AUTHOR PAGE: https://www.audible.com/author/Mary-Morgan/B00KPE3NWI
This post is part of a Tour. The tour dates can be found here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2019/10/vbt-to-weave-highland-tapestry-by-mary.html
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