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Haunted Warrior (Highland Ghostbuster Series, Book 1) by Allie MacKay

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Haunted Warrior
Highland Ghost Busters, Book 1
by Allie MacKay (Sue-Ellen Welfonder)
Re-edited Version May 20, 2015
343 Pages
Paranormal Romance, Scottish
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When spirits rise, love soon follows…

Kendra Chase earns her living as a ghost whisperer. Cajoling disgruntled discarnates isn’t easy, so she’s been looking forward to a vacation in Edinburgh. But before she can tour the castle or even try haggis, an unexpected assignment sends her to Scotland’s rugged north coast. The tiny fishing village of Pennard is being excavated for a historical restoration project, and the living locals aren’t the only ones upset by the plans.
 
Supernatural protests have been reported.

No one knows better than Graeme MacGrath that his seaside village is more than North Sea nostalgia, peat smoke, and plaid. Bound by a centuries-old legacy to keep the region’s peace, MacGrath is the fiercest opponent to the development project. The renovation work has disrupted the protective veil that shields this world from the ancient, half-mythic past. And though he doesn’t have time for dallying with fetching American tourists, when Kendra arrives, desire flares between them. They join forces to save Pennard, but can they stop themselves from the one thing they can’t risk – falling in love?

 
 
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Haunted Warrior by Allie MacKay, aka Sue-Ellen Welfonder is about the third book I have read by this author.  This version of Haunted Warrior is the re-edited version of this book, and is supposed to have a lighter feel, with more myth and legend.  I didn’t read the previous version, so I can not compare the two.

 

Kendra Chase is a ghost whisper, she helps those spirits that haven’t moved on, or still have unfinished business. She is sent to Pennard Village in Scotland to see if she can help some discontented spirits that have been causing mischief in the village.   The village is scheduled for restoration, and some of the residents, and ghost residents are not to happy about it.

 

“She might see and speak with ghosts, but she wasn’t yet one of them. She could feel the hard beat of her pulse, her stunned amazement at the kiss’s ferocity.”

It is on this trip to Scotland that Kendrea meets Graeme MacGrath.  Graeme has roots in Pennard that go back for centuries, and it is his job to protect the village, its residents, and his family’s relic with his life.  He doesn’t have time for an American woman that speaks strangely, and can scarcely drive on the roads in Pennard.  Against his better judgement Graeme starts to fall for Kendra, and there is nothing his heart can do about it.  It is up to Kendra, Graeme, and Jock to save the residents of Pennard from the evil of his families foe, Ramsey.

 

“The Shadow Wand, a fabled length of jet and amber said to have been in my family’s possession. Anyone who wielded the relic held untold power.”

First let me say that I have read the first two books in the Ravenscraig Legacy, and enjoyed them.  Scottish Paranormal Romance is probably my favorite genre to read.  This book had a great beginning.  I liked the residents of Pennard, and the disgruntled spirits that Kendra met throughout the story.  I loved Graeme, and Jock (Graeme’s dog) was probably my favorite.  Yes, I am partial to animals.  Sue-Ellen did an excellent job of ‘showing’ me the village of Pennard.  The story had a light, airy feel to it, full of celtic lore, and colorful characters. I could smell the sea in the air, hear the laughing gulls, and see the sails of the fishing boats out at sea.  It felt as if I was there, and I wish I had been.  I even despised Graeme’s long time foe, Ramsey.

 

“His interest in Pennard will go deeper than carving the village into one foot square lots to sell to Scotland loving tourist.’

The author has a way with words, and of drawing you into the story.  I am not sure what happened about 3/4 of the way through the book.  It seems that the climax that you knew was coming ended in a paragraph.  I could not believe it, and I had to go back and make sure I didn’t skip any pages.  It just seems that it was to easy. It also seemed that the hero, Graeme’s character changed.  He said a few things like, “great leaping gods”, which he didn’t say anything remotely like that in the whole book, until toward the end. He went from acting the warrior, and all masculine to something different. The tone, and feel of the book changed when there was only about a fourth left to go.

 

This will not dissuade me from reading the rest of the books in the series.  I enjoy the voice that Allie MacKay (Sue-Ellen Welfonder) writes in, and will continue reading her books. There is some kissing in this story, and a little steam, but nothing else.   I received a copy of this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review.

 


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About Allie MacKay/ Sue-Ellen Welfonder

 

“Mackay is a master at penning magical tales of love across the ages.” -Fresh Fiction

Allie Mackay is the pseudonym for USA Today bestselling author Sue-Ellen Welfonder who won Romantic Times Best Historical Romance Award for her debut title, Devil in a Kilt. Many of her books have been RT Award nominees, and most have received RT Top Picks and K.I.S.S. Hero Awards. She is thrilled to be an Amazon All-Star Author, and a winner of InD’Tale’s RONE Award. Her favorite reader compliment is that her stories transport them to medieval Scotland, the setting of most of her books. She has three grand passions: Scotland, the paranormal, and animals. All can be found in her fun and sexy, light-hearted paranormal romances.here

 

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My Tempting Highlander (Highland Hearts, Book 3) by Maeve Greyson

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MY TEMPTING HIGHLANDER
by Maeve Greyson
Book 3, Highland Heart Series
Published by LoveSwept
Release Date:  February 23, 2016
254 Pages
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Cursed to live forever with neither wife nor child, Ronan Sutherland has watched all he cherishes turn to dust—more than once. For hundreds of years, he’s been trapped behind the mists of Loch Ness, hoping to identify the one woman who is prophesied to break the spell. Now, at last, the fates have aligned, and he’s being sent into the future to fetch her. After a single glimpse, Ronan knows he’s been waiting all his life for this passionate woman.

Unlike her time-traveling sisters, Mairi Sinclair is perfectly content to remain in the present. As a hospital nurse in Edinburgh, she cherishes the opportunity to put her gift of healing powers to good use. But everything changes the morning a mysterious wolf darts in front of her car. Touching the wounded creature’s tawny coat, a tingle surges through her. Yet when she returns with aid, Mairi is shocked to find instead a man with broad shoulders and fire in his eyes—a man who tempts her to unleash the animal within.

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My Tempting Highlander is book 3 in the Highland Heart Series by Maeve Greyson.  I was so excited to get my hands on this book.  The others in the series were fun, and I knew this one wouldn’t be any different.  My Tempting Highlander  is Ronan and Mairi’s story.  If you have been following the series you will know that Ronan was in book 2, and played a pretty big role in that story.  If you haven’t read book 2, I recommend you read that one first.

 

Ronan Sutherland has been cursed by a witch to live as half man, and beast for the rest of his life.  The only thing that can break the curse is a woman possessing three qualities:  lightness of step, a soothing touch, and a sight for the unseen.  Not only his his life at stake but his mother, Maither, and his best friend, Graham.  All three were also cursed by the same witch.  Ronan is on a mission to find this woman, and Granny Sinclair has the perfect woman in mind, her grand daughter, Mairi.  When granny says jump, most people ask ‘how high’.

 

Mairi Sinclair has been summoned by Granny Sinclair to jump back in time to the 13th century to follow her destiny.  Mairi is not ready.  She enjoys her life just the way it is, and doesn’t want to live in the past.  She is a nurse, and feels her healing talents are put to better use in the here and now, and not in the past.

 

When Mairi meets Ronan for the first time, she doesn’t know who he is, or that he is from the 13th century.  She is instantly drawn to him.  She feels that he is a little strange, but is drawn to him all the same.  Ronan tells Mairi only half truths when she ask him questions about his life, and why he is there.  Although I understood his feelings for now telling her the truth,  I still would have like to have smacked him a few times.  I felt the truth would have been better.  After all, Mairi comes from a family of time jumping women, so a man that can change into a wolf shouldn’t come as to big of a surprise.

 

The chemistry between Ronan and Mairi was HOT, and there are some pretty heavy scenes in this book.  I enjoyed this book as much as the two before it.  It was a fun, and easy read.   About half of the book takes place in the present time, and I would’ve liked to have spent more time in the past with the characters.  The plot moved along nicely, and I was not bore for one moment.  All of the Sinclair women are feisty, stand up for themselves women.  That is why I liked them so much.  My Tempting Highlander can be read as a stand alone book, but I think it is more enjoyable when you know who is who, and what happened before.

 

I like the cover of this book, but I feel that it doesn’t match Ronan’s character, and the way he is described in the big.  He is described as a big, tall man, and heavy muscled.  While the man on the front has muscle, he is also lean looking to me.  Covers of books are important to me, because I always see the characters while reading.

 

I recommend this book to anyone that likes time-travel, highlanders, and wolves, mixed with a little fantasy, and laugh out loud scenes.  I can’t wait for the next in the series!

 

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Author Interview & Review: My Highland Bride (Highland Hearts, Book 2) by Maeve Greyson (Giveaway)

My Highland Bride
Highland Hearts, Book 2
by Maeve Greyson
Releasing August 25th, 2015
Published by Loveswept 
262 pages
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Perfect for fans of the Highlander novels of Karen Marie Moning and Janet Chapman, Southern sass meets Highland heat in Maeve Greyson’s scintillating new Highland Hearts romance.
 
With bedroom eyes and racetrack curves, Kenna Sinclair seems like just another pretty Kentucky girl. But she can also read minds, erase memories, and jump through time—a skill set that comes in handy when her matchmaking granny sends her back to thirteenth-century Scotland on the pretext of visiting her older sister. When she encounters the clan’s womanizing man-at-arms, Kenna instantly knows the gorgeous Highlander has only one thing on his mind. She vows to steer clear of him, but after a single electrifying touch, she finds that playing hard to get won’t be quite so easy. . . .
 
Bewitched by the first lass who could ever resist him, Colum Garrison will do anything to prove his devotion, even ask for Kenna’s hand in marriage—and swear off his chosen form of recreation until their wedding night. It’s a burden for a man of his thunderous appetite, but the sinful temptation is not his alone: Colum’s fetching bride-to-be is practically trembling with anticipation for a moment that can’t come soon enough. When she’s willing, Colum will be ready and waiting—with a love that lasts a lifetime.
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Me:  Could you please tell us a wee bit about yourself? 
MB:  Hmm…I never really know what to say when I’m asked about myself. You see—my characters are so much more interesting. I’m an introverted daydreaming animal lover who can often be found tiptoeing through the woods that make up our five acres, trying to catch a picture of the wild turkeys, the deer or the ground hog (his name is Hamish) that pilfer out of the bird feeders. I’m a mom and a ya-ya (grandma). I highly recommend grandchildren. Now, I get to be the beloved hero who supplies toys and candy and their parents get to be the bad guys!

Me:  What inspired you to write your first book?
MB:  I started writing short little bits of what-not when my mother’s health failed and she sorely needed an escape from reality. I never wrote a full length book until I was trying to pass the time while waiting for one of my favorite authors to release her next book. I love a good series but I have NO patience and I gobbled up the stories entirely too quickly back then—especially since that was well over twenty years ago when consecutive books in a series might release each year or two, if you were lucky. So, I busied myself with creating my own world in which to disappear.

Me:  How do you go about choosing names for your characters?
MB:  Baby name books and websites for unusual names helps. Usually, I’ll start writing the story before I choose a name and just put “xxx” throughout until my character tells me, “Hey! My name is ‘Chieftain MacSexy’…stop typing xxx!”

Me:  What kind of research did you do when writing the Highland Hearts Series?
MB:  I wandered, or actually re-lost myself, in all the photos I’d taken of my trip to Scotland several years ago. *sigh* Then I brushed up on the thirteenth century in the Highlands and made sure my Celtic and Wiccan reference books were still on my shelves. Sometimes I loan out my books and they don’t find their way back to me.

Me:  Do you have a favorite character from this book, or the Highland Hearts Series?  Which one, and why? 
MB:  I think Granny is my favorite. She’s fearless, loves her family fiercely and would battle heaven and earth to protect them and also to make them toe the line and do what she tells them to do. 

Me:  Do you currently have any works in progress, and if so, would you mind sharing a wee bit with us?
MB:  I’m in the process of editing book three of my Highland Hearts series with Loveswept, MY TEMPTING HIGHLANDER. I’m tweaking and finishing up book four of that series and several other stories are tussling in the back of my mind trying to see who wins the battle to be written next. Picture several brawny Highlanders elbowing each other out of the way while shouting, “Pick me, lass! I wanna be next!”

Me:  Where do you write?  
MB:  Most of the time, I write in my office until Jasper, my fourteen year old rat terrier / Chihuahua mix decides he’s tired of sleeping beside me in the chair and then we move the laptop to the couch. 

Me:  Do you have a daily schedule, or do you just write when the mood strikes? 
MB:  I have a full-time day job in addition to writing so I’m up by 2:30am or 3:00am to write and “stuff” before I go into work. Then I write in the evenings and on weekends. 

Me:  Is there a question you have you always wanted to be asked in an interview?  If so, what is the question, and what is the answer? 
MB:  Question: What would you want written on your headstone to describe you to future generations?
Answer: She was kind.

Me:  When you are not writing, what kind of books do you like to read?  
MB:  I love a great story, no matter the genre. I’ll read everything from fantasy, sci-fi and young adult adventure to regency romances. I’ve got three basic rules for books I read: 1. No animals better die or be hurt. 2. It has to have a happy ending. 3. No cliff-hangers. Cliff-hangers make me crazy.

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Me:  If time travel were possible, and you could travel back in time, where would you go, what time period?  Why?
MB:  Scotland, of course.  The Highlands.  And anywhere between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries, because those were the centuries when he clans were strong and tradition ruled the Highlands.
 
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My Highland Bride is the second book I have read by Maeve Greyson, and the second book in the Highland Hearts Series.  If you haven’t read the first book, My Highland Lover, I would suggest you read that one first.  You don’t have to, but I like to read series in order, that way I know who’s who.

I enjoyed reading this book.  It was fun, and entertaining.  I have to admit that at first it had me thinking, is that all these people ever think about is sex?  I have to admit though that if Colum was standing in front of me every second of the day, my mind (and body) may wonder there also.  

If you remember in the first book Trulie was sent back in time, because it was her turn (time) to find a husband.  In this second book it is Kenna’s turn, so when Granny calls her through the fire pit she knows she has to go.  Even if she doesn’t want to.  

When Kenna goes back in time to Scotland, the first person she sees if Colum.  He was sent their my Granny Sinclair to meet her grand daughter, and bring her safely back to the castle.  Colum’s first feeling when he sees Kenna, is one of pure lust.  He sets out to charm her, and when that doesn’t work with the headstrong Kenna he sets out to bed her.  After all it shouldn’t be to hard.  He’s a ladies man and has never had trouble getting a woman to come to his bed, and he has had many.

Kenna is not falling for any of it.  She knows what Colum is after, and his type.  She is in lust with him, but that soon changes into stronger feelings as time goes on.  He seems so determined to prove to her that he can change his womanizing ways.  Then a powerful chieftain from another clan sets his sights on Kenna too, and this is where all the fun begins.  This new chieftain is not at all what he appears to be.  Here is where a test of will, and love is set into motion.

This book was my favorite kind of read.  It takes place in Scotland, it’s historical, has time travel, paranormal elements, and is full of Highlanders.  The first 1/4 of the book moves a little slowly, then picks up and doesn’t stop right up to the very end.  

Maeve Greyson has given us some spunky, and no nonsense Sinclair women.  My favorite kind of heroine!  There were a few things in this story that caught me a tiny bit off guard, and that’s what kept it interesting.

My favorite character in this story is Granny Sinclair.  She is smart, cunning, strong, funny, and when she says something everyone does it.  She reminds me a little of granny from the Beverly Hillbillies.   I enjoyed Kenna’s character, she was also strong female lead, but I feel she gave in just a tad bit to easy.  Colum was a big teddy bear, and I just wanted to hug him.  He was also somewhat of a beast too, which made me like him all the more.

I gave this book 4 hearts, because the beginning just seemed to move a tad to slowly, but by the end I was ready to start reading book three.  We get a glimpse of the third book at the end.  It is going to be an exciting one, I would imagine.  

If you enjoy reading about Highlanders, time travel, paranormal activity, with a few laugh out loud scenes, then this book is for you.  

Happy Reading!

 

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*I was given a free copy of this book by NetGalley on behalf of the publisher in exchange for my honest review.  All thought and opinions are my true, and my own.  
About Maeve Greyson
 
No one has the power to shatter your dreams unless you give it to them. That’s been Maeve Greyson’s mantra since she was a girl. When she’s not at the full time day job at the steel mill, Maeve’s writing romances about sexy Highlanders and the women who tame them. Tucked away in a five acre wood, Maeve listens to the wind singing through the trees and hears her characters telling their stories. Her work is proofed by her sharp-eyed dog, Jasper, and her greatest supporter is her long suffering husband of over thirty-five years who’s learned not to throw away any odd sticky notes filled with strange phrases.
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Nightfall by T. K. Lawyer: Author Interview & Spotlight

Title:  Nightfall
Author:  T. K. Lawyer
Publisher/Date:  Luminosity Publishing/ October 24, 2014
Series:  None
ISBN:  978-1-910397-25-1
Pages:  270


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Tamara’s spicy scent thrills, seduces and weakens him like no other.  She is his and he wants her. Unfortunately, she is done with men. Tamara’s been burned too many times in the past and she’s not looking for a relationship…..ever. But when she finds a stray dog on her doorstep she decides she wants a relationship with a male, after all- that of pet and pet owner.

Needs convincing-

Josh is not a dog and he has no interest in staying her pet.  He has one burning desire- Tamara- in his bed, nightly and permanently.  He will stop at nothing to convince Tamara they are better together and that he needs her, forever.  

Their paths are intertwined and their future is inevitable but will Tamara allow Josh to love, cherish and protect her?  Or will she say good-bye to the amazing, dedicated man whose loyalty and sweet promises could shatter her walls completely and consume her with desire?  

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1.  Could you please tell us a little bit about yourself?

I married my best friend fourteen years ago and I knew from our first date he was the one for me.  After a heart-wrenching break with an ex-fiancée and several bad break ups, I listed out a few qualities I wanted in the man for me and, several years later, I found him at my job.  We’ve known each other twenty years but, for me, it doesn’t seem that long.  I turned to him, recently, and said, “Next year we will be married fifteen years.  I can do another fifteen with you.”  Those who know me and have seen my high school interview tape would be astounded because I always thought I’d marry a business man and be divorced several times.  Neither of these has happened to me (knock on wood) and I am so very happy to be blessed with the man I am married to.  He compliments me in ways no man ever could.

One would think that’s where I come up with all the romance book ideas but that’s not so.  My ideas actually started out of a sense of hopelessness with my employment.  I couldn’t stand my monotonous life and lack of accomplishments and I begged for passion to be re-kindled into it and suddenly ideas started pouring into my head, everywhere.  I would get ideas while driving my car, trying to go to sleep and working out on my elliptical machine.  They wove into scenes that turned into stories and here I am, blessed to be writing them and sharing them with the world.


2.  What inspired you to write Nightfall?

I looked at my German Shepherd mix dog one day and said, “Hm, I wonder what it would be like if someone had a dog and they weren’t a dog.  And how would that ‘dog’ be affected by normal things like their owner getting undressed in front of them?”  The book skyrocketed from there.


3.  How do you go about choosing names for your characters?

I look for different, unusual names to put into my books. 

My book, Nightfall’s heroine is named Tamara, a pretty name I never see in books.  Little known fact:  Nightfall’s name was originally Eclipse but was changed at the advice of the publisher, to match the title of the book. 

For my upcoming books in the near future, I named the heroines after names my mom came up with when she was deciding what to name me.  The books that are being published after these names were exhausted are ones that either came to me, I looked up, or I remembered liking in past years.  Sometimes names come to me out of the blue and I write them down for possible future characters.  I list them out and then choose from the list, later, after reviewing the names to find out which ones fit the current characters and story.


4.  What kind of research did you do when writing Nightfall?

Hmmm.  Not really much.  Several scenes in Nightfall are from my own life.  I did; however, research names for Josh’s restaurant.  I wanted the name to fit him and who he is.  I wanted it to be a gorgeous restaurant with a breath-taking view, again taking parts of my own experiences with restaurants, and it ended up being better than I imagined. 


5.  Do you have a favorite character from this book?  Which one, and why?

I love Dee from Nightfall.  She is an amazing friend and a great counterpart to Tamara.  She compliments Tamara and is a wonderful supporting character in the book.  She is a fun-loving, ‘crazy’ but comical nut that can’t get her own love life together but can tell when true love occurs.  She is a loyal, no nonsense, tell- the- honest- truth kind of woman that anyone would be glad to have on their side.


6.  Do you currently have any works in progress, and if so, would you mind sharing a little bit with us?

I am working on a Guardian Angel series.  It’s a series of five, paranormal romance books, each featuring a guardian angel that is part of a volunteer group called the Guardian League.  The Guardian League is a small band of special angels who assist with disasters- prevention or after care- all over the world.  They also help out fellow angels when needed.  Along with their duties to their own charges, they are given missions which they carry out, individually or with other Guardian League members.  Each of the five guardian angels find love in different ways.  Their females are as unique as they are and must come to terms with loving and partnering with an angel. 

My first book in the series:  Jasper, Book One:  The Guardian League is scheduled to debut July 31st and Centurion, my 2nd in the series will be out sometime in September or October.  I am currently working on the 3rd in the series, Apollo.       


7.  Where do you write?  Do you have a daily schedule, or do you just write when the mood strikes?

I usually write at night or on the weekends, on my laptop on the kitchen table at home.

Lately, I’ve been pretty lazy and have been writing when the mood strikes but, normally, I do a little of both.  When I am on a deadline, I schedule out my days.  Since I work full-time in an office job, my schedule runs several hours a night, after work, or several long hours on a weekend day.  It can get pretty hectic and overwhelming at times but in the end, it is what I love doing so it’s worth it. 


8.  Is there a question you have you always wanted to be asked in an interview?  If so, what is the question, and what is the answer?

Q:  What is different about your books from other Paranormal Romance books?

A:  I wanted to write books that weren’t based in space or on other worlds no one’s ever seen or heard of.  My books are based on Earth with characters that deal with real, every day, “human” situations and life occurrences.  

For instance, my angels come down to Earth and they date humans, on Earth. They do ordinary things that human beings do in the process of getting to know someone.  They go to movie theaters, go out to eat, attend theme parks and even drive cars when necessary.  Also, almost of the heroines in my books are larger, plus-size females.  I made them purposely this way because females of all sizes should be able to find true love, especially with a gorgeous, hard-bodied, loyal male who can’t wait to please them.  Larger women aren’t portrayed much in books and when they are, the theme doesn’t always seem to revolve around love.  I wanted my female characters to experience true love and to be real women with real insecurities. 

My wolf shifters are single, alpha males who find their mates by their unique scents but once they do- look out- because they will do anything for the females who have captured their hearts.  They also will do anything to keep their mates. Just like my angels, my wolf shifters date, go to hockey games; celebrate holidays and birthdays all while running their own businesses and living their own lives.   


9.  When you are not writing, what kind of books do you like to read?I don’t really have much time for reading but when I do it is usually a magazine. Some of my favorite magazines are:  Prevention, Entrepreneur (I’ve always loved Business), Shape and Self.   I will, occasionally, unwind by reading parts of books until I can’t keep my eyes open.  Most of the books I enjoy are paranormal romance or erotica genres. Just for Fun

10. If time travel were possible, and you could travel back in time, where would you go, what time period?  Why?

This is a tough question because I’m pretty happy with my life and the way things are.  I really don’t have a desire to time travel anywhere but, I guess, if I had the opportunity and I had to go somewhere, I wouldn’t mind being in a ballroom in the Victorian Age.  Dancing was life among Victorian women and it was all that they lived for, it seems.  I have always been drawn to Victorian items, the beautiful dresses, the carriages, the smart looking men.  I’d love to be in the background listening to the live music, watching the couples dance and watching the exchange and interplay among the guests that was an important part in the social life of so many individuals which carved the perceptions of society on those individuals.
 
“We’re here,” she muttered with a weary tone to her voice while shifting the car into park. She glanced into the rearview mirror, squeaked out a small cry and nearly jumped out of her seat.
 
“Oh my God, what are you doing?”
She pointed at the contents of her purse strewn across the back seat and onto the floor. He lunged forward placing his paws onto the middle console and leaned his face dangerously close to hers. The beginning of sharp, white teeth followed the long, pointed muzzle, ending in what looked like a grin. His warm breath tickled and teased her mouth.
 
Calm down, Tamara.  He’ll sense your nervousness.
 
His jaw opened and a shiny object fell onto her lap. She looked at the promise ring her last boyfriend gave her. Huh. She’d forgotten about it. The relationship ended over a year ago and she should’ve pawned it, sold it, or simply tossed it straight into the ocean, but now the dog found it. She held the ring between two fingers and turned it in her hand, watching the three single diamonds shine brightly in the sunlight.
 
Words flowed into her mind. She widened her eyes as she stared into the amber-gold irises beside her, studying her with interest.
 
I smelled a man’s scent. Why do you still have the ring? You should get rid of it.
 
Where were these words coming from? They weren’t hers. It sounded like the dog was talking to her but nooo…the dog couldn’t talk to her, could it? It wasn’t a dog version of Mr. Ed. What made her think the dog could talk? Dogs don’t talk. Was she out of her mind? Boy, she was losing it.
The dog snorted and huffed, turning his head side to side disturbed by something. He growled, snorted and the strange voice flowed through her mind again.
 
I don’t want you with other men. You’re mine.
 
“Who’s talking to me?” She looked over at the dog. Wow. She was ready for the funny farm, all right. This dog couldn’t be speaking to her. He didn’t even move his lips.
 
Wriggling her left arm behind her, she silently but swiftly unlocked the door. Leaning over, she threw it wide open, trying to escape from the car and from the dog. Instead, she got tangled up under the steering wheel and her body fell backward in the process. The dog landed, partly on top of her, jumped across her body, licked her cheek, and pounced out the door as she screamed.
 
She turned in her seat and looked at the formidable, furry being staring at her through the open doorway. “Oh God.” Her raspy breathing struggled and strained to return to its steady, normal cadence.
 
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About T. K. Lawyer

Welcome to my world….

I believe in Love and Romance.

 
My characters aren’t perfect.  They’re skewed, flawed, and emotional.  They’ve dealt with real life circumstances and have survived and now they’re living their lives, thinking their lives are complete when fate hits them square in the chest with something they’ve never experienced- True Love.
Almost all of my female characters wear plus sizes.  These are real, genuine women with normal hurdles in their way:  insecurities, trust issues, lack of faith but these women are survivors and they are snarky, fiery, feisty wildcats who allure and captivate their sexy mates, forever.  The women aren’t angels but their mates might be and their mates will do anything to keep them in their lives.
 
My male characters are alphas, strong men, tough enough to handle their women’s wicked ways while gentle enough to reward and pleasure them, too.  Love is at the core of all my books and each couple is rewarded with a happy ending because that’s how love should be….. Everlasting and True.

 

This is your invitation.  Step into my world and explore the unique stories I create.
****   I love writing but I also love hearing from my readers.  I have several books in the works for the future including two Angel series and four more wolf-shifter books.
 
 
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Dragon Knight’s Axe (Order of the Dragon Knights, Book 3) by Mary Morgan


DRAGON KNIGHT’S AXE
Order of the Dragon Knight’s, Book 3
by Mary Morgan
Published by The Wild Rose Press
June 26, 2015
310 Pages


Alastair MacKay, a battled-scarred Dragon Knight flees to the sea to separate himself from his fae-given power connecting him to the land. But it is on land that he rescues a woman from a slave trader in Ireland. It is through Fiona he steps back inadvertently into a world filled with magic—taking on the role of protector and at the same time leading him on a journey to confront his greatest regret and fears. 

Research assistant, Fiona O’Quinlan loves translating ancient artifacts at Trinity College. When she falls asleep on an archaeological 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?

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Alastair MacKay’s powers come from the land.  Yet, he will take to the ocean in self-punishment, mocking the God of the Sea.
Cursed and battle scarred, he is feared by many.  They say he is two men.  One part angel–one part monster.  One would only have to look at his face to distinguish between the two.
Nevertheless, his day of reckoning grows near.
Alastair MacKay will have to battle the demon he created, for the love of a woman who is brave enough to love them both.
In the end, on must die.
 
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Dragon Knights Axe is the third book in the, Order of the Dragon Knights Series.  In this third book, we get to read Alastair MacKay’s story.  I do believe that Alastair MacKay has stolen my heart.  While I like all three brothers, he is by far my favorite!
 
After the death of his sister, Meggie, Alastair MacKay takes to the sea, refusing to stay on land for only short periods at a time.  He does this to punish himself for the death of his sister, by denying himself the power of land.  He is a battle scared warrior, and he believes that he is not worthy of redemption.  He is feared by many, and has few true friends.  The later of which is of his own choosing.
 
Fiona O’Quinlan is a research assistant, and it is a job she loves with a passion.  Some might say she is obsessed.  If she is doing research on a relic or a find, she does not leave any stone un-turned.  Fiona has a tendency to speak her mind, and she is no timid lass.  She also has a few demons of her own that she is fighting.
 
After working on a dig all day in the hot sun, Fiona decides she is going to take a break, and a short nap.  She goes to find a cool place, and accidentally walks into a grove of oaks (she was told not to go into this part of the dig).  She starts to get dizzy, falls to the ground, and sleeps.  When she awakens she is nearly 800 years in the past.
 
I am not going to say anymore about the plot or story, because I don’t want to spoil the ride for anyone reading this review.  I loved, loved Alastair and Fiona’s story.  Alright, so Alastair made me want to pull his hair a few times, because he is a very stubborn man.  I put those feelings aside, because I knew everything he had been through.  
 
He and Fiona have great chemistry, and there are a few steamy scenes in this book, but they are tastefully done.  The story moves along at a nice pace, and there is just enough tension to make you keep reading to find out what happens next.  There are a few of the same characters in this book that were in the previous two books.  I love it when an author does that.
 
There were a few scenes in the book that had me a little misty eyed.  You know an author is just as good at showing as they are telling a good story when that happens.  Mary Morgan has outdone herself with Dragon Knight’s Axe.  I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a good romance, with time travel, paranormal elements, great story telling, and a strong H&H.  
 
If you are going to read this book, but haven’t read the first two, I recommend you read those first.  It will make this story more enjoyable.  You will know who’s who, and what happened that made the Dragon Knight’s go their separate ways to start with.  If you don’t mind not knowing, then I would jump into this book with both feet.
 
I was given an ARC of this book by the author, but my thoughts and opinions about this book are my own.
 
HAPPY READING!
 
 
 
 


 

About Mary Morgan 

a constant daydreamer and I 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.


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