Deck The Halls With Books: 2018 Holiday Extravaganza - Trial of a Warrior by Mary Morgan
Come journey with me as I whisk
you away to 13th century Scotland for a Midwinter’s feast. We shall arrive at
Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness.
This is the home of the Clan
MacKay—the Dragon Knights. Their bloodline is steeped in ancient Celtic
mythology. Though they respect the new religion that has swept across their
land, the Dragon Knights continue to honor the old ways. Midwinter is a
celebration of light and warmth here within the walls. The doors have been left
open for all to enter in peace. Once you step inside, you are drawn to the
holly boughs with ivy, bay, crimson-berried yew and fragrant bunches of
The torches cast a welcoming
light as you proceed onward. As we enter the Great Hall, you are met with
boisterous laughter and gaiety. A bard is recanting the tale between the aging
Holly King (representing the darkness of the old year), and the young Oak King
(symbolizing the light of the New Year). Some of the older lasses have chosen
to weave a sprig of holly onto their gowns and they nod at you in passing.
Candles illuminate the hall in a
soft glow as you make your way toward the feasting tables. The Dragon Knights
and their wives are seated at a longer table near the hearth. Ale and mead are
flowing, along with the tempting dishes you survey as you take your place. You
are tempted by the trencher of wild boar stuffed with onions and cabbages to
your right. Or maybe you would prefer the spiced apples and damson tarts.
Afterwards, the minstrels begin
to play a lively tune and a few of the couples grasped hands to join in the merriment.
Trial of a Warrior Legends of the Fenian Warriors Book Three Mary Morgan Genre: Time-Travel Fantasy Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Date of Publication: December 12, 2018
Number of pages: 386
Word Count: 92628
Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor
Tagline: Will the burning embers of their past love spark a reunion or destroy a future?
"You met them in the Order of the Dragon Knights. Now, journey to the realm of the Fae and witness their legends!”
A warrior sentenced to die.
On trial for breaking a supreme Fae law, Fenian Warrior, Liam MacGregor has no regrets. He is prepared to accept his sentence—even if it means his death. However, freedom comes in an unexpected manner, and brings with it certain dangers as he travels through the Veil of Ages.
A princess honor-bound to remain hidden.
Princess Abela might be a priestess and the daughter of royalty, but that doesn’t prevent her from doing the unimaginable. She sacrifices duty and honor to set free the man who captured her heart so many years ago. No matter the severity of his crimes, she cannot let Liam die.
A rescue that will bring about a war and divide a kingdom!
In their quest to secure a treaty to forestall Liam’s death sentence, they must fight their desires for one another, as well as the Fenian Warriors sent to capture them.
A tremor of
longing to be kissed filled Abela. She should flee this instant, but her feet
refused to listen to her mind.
Liam reached out
and tucked a stray curl behind her ear. His finger trailed down the side of her
neck, and she shuddered. “You have not answered me.”
The smile in his
eyes contained a sensuous flame, and she was drawn to him. A soft breeze
billowed around them. She ached to press her mouth against his. Just one kiss.
As if reading
her thoughts, Liam cupped her chin and stroked his thumb over her bottom lip.
“Your mouth begs to be kissed, princess.”
and did the unthinkable. “Then kiss me, Liam MacGregor.”
His groan echoed
around them as he took possession of her mouth. The kiss sent the pit of her
stomach into a wild swirl of delicious sensations. Abela’s body yearned to
touch him, so she wrapped her arms around his neck. The contact of his skin
against her chest ignited a burning desire for more.
Liam grasped her
firmly around the waist with one arm and deepened the kiss. When his silken
tongue sought entry, she opened fully to the seduction, tasting wine, apples,
and his own scent. His moan resonated deep within her, and she found her body
responding to a rhythm as old as the land they lived upon.
Never did Abela
imagine the power behind a kiss—seductive, enchanting, shattering, and she
About the Author:
Award-winning Celtic 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.
If you enjoy history, tortured heroes, and a wee bit of magic, then time-travel within the pages of her books.