Interview Mary Morgan
Me Tell us about yourself
Mary: I’m someone who spends most of my waking moments creating stories. Thank goodness, my husband of 32 years helps to bring me back down to earth, or I would be wandering the stars within my mind. I have three grown children and five grandchildren—I adore them all! Gardening is one of my favorite hobbies, along with cooking. Both of these help to unwind me after a long day of writing.
Mary: Dragon Knight’s Axe is the third book in the Order of the Dragon Knights series. This is the story of Alastair MacKay. He was the most tortured, haunted brother of the four, and I loved writing his story. He drinks far too much mead, and is the daredevil of the group. It took a strong woman like Fiona to be able to stand beside him and love both—the man and the beast. In this book, the journey begins in Ireland, so it brought back fond memories of my first visit there.
Me What made you want to write and what made you want to write the genre you are writing?
Mary: I have been writing since I was a little girl—penning poems in my diaries, to writing plays for my family. Yet, when I became an adult, those dreams got pushed aside. It wasn’t until much later in life that the longing to create stories started to emerge. I’m a huge fan of the paranormal genre, especially fae, druids, and all things Celtic. It was only natural that I would imagine a world of Scottish fae warriors. You’re not limited by the modern world. It’s your realm to create anything!
INTERVIEW ALASTAIR MACKAY from Dragon Knight's Axe
Me: What people do you most admire?
Alastair: Fiona. I would not be here speaking with ye, if not for her love. Then, there are my brothers, as well.
Me: What, if anything, would you like to change about your life?
Alastair: Meggie’s death haunts me daily, and there are times I long to return to that night—to right the wrong. Yet, I cannae undo what has been written, for the Fates would then have altered my meeting Fiona. Therefore, I seek not to change the threads of my life.
Me: What are your strongest/weakest traits?
Alastair: (Leans forward in his chair, placing his fists on the table) ’Tis not wise to declare this knowledge of myself.
Me: What are your fears?
Alastair: I have only one—losing Fiona.
Me: Most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you?
Alastair: (Leans back and crosses his arms over chest) There has been none.
Me: What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Alastair: I have been told I lack patience. Mayhap, this is a trait I should strive to overcome.
Me: What is your motto?
DRAGON KNIGHT’S AXE by Mary Morgan
Battled 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?
His anger simmered just below the surface, and he allowed his eyes to flash with the fire of the dragon. Hearing her gasp, he smiled. Without giving her time to react, he swept her up and dumped her over his left shoulder, and strode to the ship.
He heard her sharp intake of breath, and then she started to pound against his back. “Put...me ,” she demanded.
She started to kick, and he clenched his jaw in frustration. The little bird had talons. He responded with a smack to her bottom, but instead of removing his hand, he kept it against her soft curves. “I will put ye down when we are on my ship.”
She went completely still, and then she screamed.
Alastair dumped her onto the ground. “For the love of Brigid, did ye have to yell into my ear?”
Fiona rubbed at her bottom and then stood. “You beast,” she spat out at him. Jumping onto a nearby boulder, she looked directly into his eyes. “Don’t you touch me like that again.”
Alastair yanked her to his chest by her arms, his face mere inches from hers. “And what are going to do?” He watched as her eyes widened in alarm. Blue eyes that reminded him of the sky on warm summer days. Then his gaze traveled down to her lips, red as berries.
Instantly, his beast roared to life.
“I will slit your throat,” she whispered.
Releasing his hold, his beast laughed, mocking him. He stared at her for a few moments before turning away. Stalking over to the ship, he climbed up the ladder.
I love making new friends:
I 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.
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 loved it, from the beginning to the end you kept me on my toes. There were a few times that I had to walk away from the book. I was so irritated with it. The emotions that this book brings out is amazing. I couldn’t stop from wanting more. Wanting so badly to reach in and knock some sense into both of them. If she had not made the emotions in me so great in the beginning/middle I do not think the end would have been so profound. Seems a bit darker than the last but with this Hero it was needed. Would I want you to change anything in this book. No, any change would also change the feeling you have reading it. Every emotion you have through the book is necessary for the end. The Burst of emotions, it is almost overwhelming.
You get enough action, love, banter, excitement, and fighting to keep you reading. This book will be in your mind long after you have finished reading it. I feel the need to re-read it. Just to go through everything you feel in this book again. It is mystery, redemption, and new love all rolled into one awesome story.
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