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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Donna Fletcher Highlander the Dark Dragon

Author Bio
Donna Fletcher is a USA Today bestselling author. It was her love of reading that started it all. Her mother fed her passion by signing her up for a Young Adult book club, and from then on she was never without a book. Whether on a bus, train or plane or simply standing on line, you’ll find her reading.
Donna has written numerous historical romances and part of the fun in writing she admits is doing the research. Getting lost in Scotland in 1514 proved exciting and learning about pirates and the high seas thrilled and surprised her. Her four paranormal romances, Wedding Spell, Magical Moments and Magical Memories, Remember the Magic took her into the world of magic though it is not a foreign place to her. She has studied the mystical arts over the years and finds them fascinating.
But it is with her characters she has the most fun. She loves giving life to fresh and exciting characters and they never cease to surprise and inspire her. She feels their excitement as they face the pleasures and pitfalls of falling in love, for love is truly a grand adventure and Donna is definitely as adventurous as her characters.
Her own adventures have taken her to England, Ireland, and Scotland. She has walked the fields were battles were fought centuries ago, toured haunted castles, stood where beheadings were commonplace, explored the mystic mounds of long ago and collected a plethora of memories and research that will live long in her heart and mind.
She has also traveled in the USA, climbing the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona, conversing with the manatees and dolphins in Marco Island, Florida, listening to the whispers of ghosts in the old homes of historic Savanna, Georgia and enjoying the Cajun food and music of New Orleans.
Having been born and bred in New Jersey Donna travels frequently within the tri-state area visiting the museums in New York City, catching the fall foliage upstate New York, exploring the quaint and unique shops in New Hope, PA and enjoying life on the Jersey shore.
Donna feels her life is rich and full having three terrific sons, two fantastic daughter-in-laws, two grandchildren who bring her endless joy, great friends, and a spoiled calico named Cleo.

Donna loves to hear from readers so contact her anytime.

Website: http://www.donnafletcher.com/

Kimi's Review

Lets just start out with what you want to know, YES this is an awesome book. Well done and great story line. Now for the rest of you. Action, Love, twists and turns. Once you start reading you will not stop. It is the amazing end to this great trilogy. I wanted to keep reading but knew the end would come. I hated to leave this book. I want to go back and reread it just to feel the emotions I had through this book.

You think you know whats going on, then you realize you don't and just sit back for the ride. Enjoy it because I tell you now Rhos is fricken HAWT, Possessive, and very protective of what is his. Heather is just as she always is. Honest, sweet and always there with a smile and a helping hand. I love that the other sisters are in this book and she ties up everything nicely.

This book will stay with you long after you are done reading it.

Book Synopsis

Heather Macinnes is finally safe at home, her two sisters there to offer comfort. She escaped the notorious ghost warriors and thankfully never laid eyes on their leader the Dark Dragon. Her ordeal is done. However, she learns only too soon that her ordeal is far from done...it is just beginning.

The Dark Dragon is as mysterious as the past he keeps hidden, but secrets slowly come to light, and when an old foe arrives to seek revenge, the Dragon’s past comes back to haunt not only him but the woman who loves him against all odds.

With secrets to uncover, revenge to seek, and war looming on the horizon, Heather and the Dark Dragon must lay the past to rest, so they can build a future together.

Heather woke with a start, her heart beating wildly and her body chilled. It took her a moment to realize that she was home in the safety of her bedchamber and tucked comfortably in her bed. It had been two days since her return home and she had yet to feel completely safe and protected. She had woken the last two mornings, thinking she was still hiding in the woods from the ghost warriors while trying to make her way home. Her biggest fear had been that she would come face to face with her abductor—the Dark Dragon.
She shivered at the mere thought of his name and pulled the soft wool blanket up to her neck. Why the infamous warrior had had her abducted was still a question that haunted Heather and perhaps continued to be the cause of her unease. He abducted her once, would he not try again?
Heather shook her head. Lying abed would not solve her problems or ease her worries. However, her chores would provide a good reprieve from both. She hurried out of bed and slipped on her pale yellow linen shift, followed by her drab green tunic and snatched up her brown leather boots near the fireplace to pull on and strap quickly. She ran her fingers through her soft blond hair, letting the natural waves fall where they may until she collected her four bone combs off the chest by the bed and with deft hands secured her long strands atop her head, though a few stubborn ones broke free and fell along the back of her neck.
After taking her cloak from the peg by the door, she sighed as she rested her hand on the latch. She was home and she was safe, nothing would change that. She had her family to protect her. She could return to her daily life and everything would be fine.
Heather opened the door and as she stepped out of the room a little voice whispered in head, “nothing is the same nor ever will be again.”
Another shiver ran through her and she hurried down the stairs and into the Great Hall. It was so early that the servants were yet about. It did not matter to her, for she was not hungry. What she wanted most was to walk through the village while it stirred awake and feel its peacefulness like she had done endless times before. Maybe then she would finally feel that all was good.
She draped her cloak over her shoulders and stepped outside. The pre-dawn light sparked on the horizon and Heather was thrilled that she had not missed the sunrise. She hurried along to reach her favorite spot on a small rise and watched as the sun rose like a fiery magic ball from the depths of the earth.
Heather’s smile grew as the sun inched its way up, spreading its glorious light across the land. She recalled all the mornings she had stood here watching the sunrise and how happy she had been then and she wished she could feel that same happiness now.
Patience, Emma, and she had finally been reunited, and she was happy that her sisters were both wed to two men they loved and who loved them. And even more exciting news was that she was to be an aunt. Emma was with child and when the time came Heather would be right there to deliver the babe and see her sister safe. She was also thrilled that her da was feeling so much better and also looked so much better than he had in months. And though there was a chance of war with Patience’s husband’s family, the Clan McLaud, they would face the threat together as they had done before when a clan war loomed on the horizon.
With lightness in her heart, she had not felt since being abducted, Heather turned to walk down the small rise, eager to start the day, eager to begin life anew. She stopped when something caught at the corner of her eye and she turned to look out on the rise just beyond the village.
Her heart slammed in her chest and fear froze her in place.
There, spread across the rise, atop their horses were the Dark Dragon’s infamous ghost warriors, their faces painted white, and in the lead draped in black and astride a black horse sat the Dark Dragon.

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Other Books Available on Amazon by Author
Macinnes Sisters Trilogy
The Highlander’s Stolen Heart Book 1– 2014
Highlander’ Rebellious Love Book 2 — 2014
Highlander: The Dark Dragon Book 3 — 2015

Highlander Trilogy
Highlander Unchained Book 1 –2012
Forbidden Highlander Book 2 — 2012
Highlander’s Captive Book 3 – 2013

Donna Fletcher Short Story Collection

The Sexual Appetites of Unearthly Creatures (Novella Series)
The Sexual Appetites of Vampires – e-book only
More To Follow

The Ranchero Trilogy
Untamed Fire Book 1
Renegade Love Book 2 — 2013
3rd title to be determined

Warrior King Series
Bound To A Warrior Book 1 — August 2010
Loved By A Warrior Book 2 — June 2011
A Warrior’s Promise Book 3 — April 2012
To Wed A Highlander Warrior Book 4 — December 2012

Sinclare BrothersSeries
Return of the Rogue – Book 1 – February 2008
Under the Highlander’s Spell – Book 2 — September 2008
The Angel & The Highlander – Book 3 — April 2009
The Highlander’s Forbidden Bride – Book 4 — December 2009

Scottish Duo
Taken By Storm – Book 1 — September 2006
The Highlander’s Bride – Book 2 — June 2007

Twin Series
The Daring Twin – Book 1 — June 2005
The Bewitching Twin—Book 2 — February 2006

Warrior Series
Dark Warrior – Book 1 — October 2004
Legendary Warrior – Book 2 — February 2004

Highlander Duo
Isle of Lies – Book 1— original print Feb. 2002
Love Me Forever—Book 2— original print Jan. 2003

Irish Duo
The Irish Devil – Book 1—original print Feb. 2000
Irish Hope – Book 2—original print April 2001

The Wyrrd Witch Series
The Wedding Spell – Book 1—original print April 1999
Magical Moments – Book 2—original print Nov. 1999
Magical Memories – Book 3—original print Aug. 2000
Remember the Magic – Book 4 — original print Jan. 2004

Single Title Books:
Whispers on the Wind – original print March 1997
The Buccaneer – print edition July 1995
Playing Cupid  — original print Nov. 1994 – no e-book available
(no other book in the Harmony series is by Donna Fletcher)
Rebellious Bride – print edition Sept. 1993
Tame My Wild Touch – print edition Sept. 1992
Untamed Fire – original print Oct. 1991
San Francisco Surrender – my first book

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Interview with Alastair MacKay (Dragon Knight's Axe) and Mary Morgan

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.

Me Tell us about your new book

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!


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?

Alastair: Live for today, for death will surely come to claim ye.   



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?


He would get the truth out of her. She was now his. Bought and paid for.
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. Good, little bird. Fear me. 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 down,” 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 ever touch me like that again.”
Alastair yanked her to his chest by her arms, his face mere inches from hers. “And what are ye 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. Claim one kiss, Alastair.

“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.


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Author Bio:

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.

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 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.

Giveaway one commenter will receive swag and a signed print copy of DRAGON KNIGHT'S AXE from Mary Morgan. Contest Ends Monday July 6th at 11:59 PM