Dragon Knight’s Axe by Mary Morgan – Spotlight and Giveaway

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Mary Morgan will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

MediaKit_BookCover_DragonKnightsAxeBattled scarred, Dragon Knight, Alastair MacKay, has fled to the seas to separate himself from his powers that are connected to the land. Yet, when he rescues a woman from a slave trader in Ireland, he steps back inadvertently into a world filled with magic—taking on the role of protector and leading him on a journey to confront his greatest fears.

Research assistant, Fiona O’Quinlan loves translating ancient artifacts at Trinity College. When she falls asleep on an archeological dig, she awakens in another time. She soon discovers a Dragon Knight’s relic has been entrusted into her care. Determined to return the artifact to the Great Glen, Fiona is unprepared for the danger ahead—losing her heart and soul to Alastair “Beast” MacKay.

Will their love be strong enough to soothe the beast and heal the man? Or will Death swing its axe, leaving them lost for all eternity?

Enjoy an excerpt:

The closer he came, the more Fiona began to tremble. His face bore a deep crescent scar from his left eyebrow down below his cheek. This giant was a demon, and some actually crossed themselves as he passed them.

When he reached the platform, he narrowed his eyes and glared at the two men by her side. They instantly stepped away. As with everyone else, he was no different. He looked her up and down, though when he gazed into her eyes for a moment, Fiona saw confusion.

The demon spoke. “How much do ye want, Robert?”

“Ye cannot have her.” He spit onto the ground in front of the man.

The monster’s voice remained deadly calm. “And why would that be?”

“Ye have nothing to offer.”

Fiona saw the shift of color in the demon’s green eyes. It was enough for the man called Robert to back away.

“I dinnae want any trouble.”

The giant leaned his head down. “Would ye take these?” He pulled out a small pouch and opened it. Pulling out several stones, he held them aloft. “Amber from the Northmen’s homeland.”

Robert’s eyes went wide, but then he crossed his arms. “I will take the lot and a barrel of your whisky.”

The man arched a brow. “How do ye ken I have whisky?”

“Do ye take me for a fool, MacKay?”

“Nae, Robert, but only foolish if ye do not take my offer of ten stones and one barrel.”

The moments stretched out between the two men, and Fiona’s heart pounded in her chest. She was being traded for amber stones and a damn barrel of whisky.

About the Author: MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_DragonKnightsAxeI 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.

Pure bliss!

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.

I love to hear from my readers. You can contact me at:

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  1. annalba says:

    Love Mary’s work, I just started DKA SO i am excited to meet Fiona,
    Se the chemistry Evolve between these two.
    Have a good one I know I will. <3

    • Mary Morgan says:

      Great news, annalba! Please let me know what you think of Alastair and Fiona’s story. Thank you so much for stopping by! xoxo

  2. Thanks for hosting!

  3. Ashley F says:

    Oooh it looks really good. 🙂

    • Mary Morgan says:

      I’m thrilled you liked the blurb and excerpt, Ashley. Alastair and Fiona definitely took me on an adventure when I wrote their story. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  4. Nicole Laverdure says:

    Mary, I love your time travel romances, they are so much fun to read and so captivating!

    • Mary Morgan says:

      Your words warm my heart, Nicole. The bard in me is jumping for joy. Thank you for stopping by. 🙂

  5. Is there a certain type of scene that’s harder for you to write than others? Love? Action? Racy?

    • Mary Morgan says:

      Mai, the love scenes are the most difficult to write. I’m always going back and editing, adding, sighing, fanning myself (from the heat of the scene), to weeping with joy afterwards. It’s intense, but worth every bit of my emotions! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  6. Mary Morgan says:

    Thank you for hosting me today! 🙂

  7. this was a fabulous book, its one of these books you can read over and over , loved it Mary

  8. Patricia C. says:

    Interesting except!

    • Mary Morgan says:

      I love this first encounter between Alastair MacKay and Fiona. She was terrified, but angry. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  9. Rita Wray says:

    Thank you for the excerpt. Sounds like a good read.

    • Mary Morgan says:

      When you get a moment, please check out more on my website, Rita. Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂

  10. Victoria says:

    Thanks for sharing the excerpt – I’m looking forward to reading this! 🙂

  11. Medieval Romance is my favorite type of romance. Best of luck with finding new fans, Mary!

  12. Mary Morgan says:

    Woot! Loved hearing this, Victoria! Alastair was a challenge to write. Yet, once he entered the scene, I gave him free reign. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  13. Mary I love you and your books. Does it come easy after a while to keep creating new books? Do you see them in your head as you write?

    I read this book and it is so fricken good.

    • Mary Morgan says:

      The stories are always there, Kimi. I have leather journals for each of the Dragon Knights series and the spin-off–The Fenian Warriors. Whenever I have an idea, I quickly write it down, even in the middle of the night. I’ve often told my family that I live in a medieval paranormal world within my mind. Thank goodness they (my family) keep me grounded. I might vanish into another realm. 😉

      Thank you so much for your kind words and for stopping by. xoxo

  14. This sounds wonderfully exciting. You write dialog so well.

    • Mary Morgan says:

      Aww…Gini, thank you! I work hard to write what I see into a flowing dialogue. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  15. Make that dialogue, ha ha

  16. You write beautifully and I can’t wait to finish this third book. I want to find a good day to relax and just savor it!!

    • Mary Morgan says:

      Oh, Vici, thank you for your wonderful words. So happy you’re enjoying the story. “Relax and just savor it!” Love this! 🙂

  17. Mary Preston says:

    Loving the title & cover too.

    • Mary Morgan says:

      Could not agree more with you, Mary. Love this gorgeous cover of Alastair. Thanks for stopping by.

  18. Betty Johnson says:

    Great excerpt!

    • Mary Morgan says:

      So happy you like the excerpt. Check out my website for more, too. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  19. nice excerpt

    • Mary Morgan says:

      I can’t imagine being traded for amber stones and a barrel of whisky, bn. 🙂 I loved writing this scene. Thanks for stopping by.

  20. Patrick Siu says:

    I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  21. Mary Morgan says:

    You’re so welcome, Patrick. I hope you’ll get a chance to read Dragon Knight’s Axe. I so love those Dragon Knights! Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂

  22. Cali W. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I enjoyed the excerpt. 🙂

    • Mary Morgan says:

      So happy you liked the brief excerpt, Cali. It was a journey and an adventure writing this story. Hope you get a chance to read the entire book. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  23. BerkeleyHapa says:

    Enjoyed the excerpt and the premise sounds so intriguing!

    • Mary Morgan says:

      I took Irish mythology and blended it with Scottish to create the world of the Dragon Knights, Berkeley. The Order was founded in Ireland, but I had them flee to the Great Glen in Scotland. So happy you enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  24. lori faires says:

    “Dragon Knight’s Axe” sounds like a awesome read. Thanks for sharing the excerpt. I can’t wait to read this. It’s on my TBR list. Blessings and Thanks to all.

  25. Mary Morgan says:

    Thank you so much for you kind words and stopping by to leave a comment, Lori. For more on the Dragon Knights, take a peek at my website. When you get a chance to read my book, please let me know your thoughts. I love hearing from readers. 🙂

  26. angela smith says:

    i enjoyed reading the excerpt..nice cover

    • Mary Morgan says:

      Great news, Angela. I’ve been blessed with gorgeous covers for all the Dragon Knights. All credit goes to Debbie Taylor at The Wild Rose Press. Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂

  27. Ree Dee says:

    I loved the excerpt! Thank you for the post and the giveaway! I am looking forward to learning more about your book.

  28. Mary Morgan says:

    I love meeting new readers–friends, Ree! So happy you enjoyed the excerpt. I hope you’ll take a look at my website to learn more about the Dragon Knights. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  29. Kate F. says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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