TO WEAVE A HIGHLAND TAPESTRY
by Mary Morgan
Patrick MacFhearguis, hardened by battles won and lost, desires what he can never have—peace within his heart and soul. Yet, the ever-meddling Fae weave a new journey for him to conquer—a task this highlander is determined to resist.
When skilled weaver, Gwen Hywel, is commissioned to create a tapestry for the MacFhearguis clan, she embraces the assignment. While seeking out ideas, she finds herself clutching the one thread that can alter the tapestry of her life and heart.
A man conflicted by past deeds. A woman with no family of her own. Is it possible for love to unravel an ancient past, in order to claim two badly scarred hearts? Or will the light of hope be doused forever?
His presence loomed from behind her. “If ye will permit me, I shall roll my knuckles along your back.”
Heat flared instantly up her neck, but Gwen nodded, giving him permission.
When the first contact of his fist swept across her back, Gwen let out a moan. Pain and pleasure fought for dominance. She closed her eyes against the sensation of his healing and seductive touch, allowing her body to ease from its rigid position.
“Let your limbs relax,” he urged.
“Feels so good,” she mumbled.
He splayed his fingers and massaged the knots along the column of her neck. Delicious pinpricks trickled down her back, along with the melting snow on her head. Gwen knew she presented a wretched sight, but she gave no care. His fingers caressed the top of her spine, and wove their way down to both shoulders. By the time he finished, her body was on fire with another type of ache, but her muscles had loosened up. There was no denying the man ignited a spark within her.
Gwen turned around slowly.
He placed his hand above her on the tree, trapping her against the rough bark with his body. Lowering his head near her ear, he whispered. “Better?”
The word had her breathing rapidly. Gwen did the unthinkable and pressed her cheek against him—his beard grazing her face. “Yes.”
“Good,” he breathed the word against her skin and withdrew.
He held her captive with the intensity of his gaze—compelling and magnetic.
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AN INTERVIEW WITH MARY
-What inspired you to become a writer?
Ever since I was a young girl, I’d make up stories in my head. Often times, I was told to stop daydreaming and pay attention. Yet the stories lived inside me—my mind was my playground. I used to keep diaries, which were filled with poems and daily happenings in my young life. In addition, I composed plays for my family and my siblings, and we would perform them in front of our parents. They were usually plays centered around Christmas.
As I grew older, the dream of being a writer faded. It wasn’t until my first trip to Scotland and Ireland that I reconsidered writing again. And the stories began to unfold.
-If you could visit your book’s world for a day, what one thing would you do?
I’d have a grand feast in the Great Hall at Urquhart Castle with all my characters. After the meal, I’d ask them if there was anything different I could have featured or presented. Did I portray them accurately? Of course, I want all those delicious dishes and treats I talked about in my stories, as well.
-It’s two in the morning. What does your protagonist reveal in confidence? (Don’t worry, we won’t tell.)
Unfortunately, he’s enjoying the sounds his wife is making while he pleasures her body. I’ve been ordered to stay out of the chamber until after dawn.
-Which of your characters would you go out for drinks with?
The first one that pops into my mind is the legendary leader of the Fenian Warriors, Aidan Kerrigan, from Destiny of a Warrior. He has an edge over all the heroes in my stories. I’d love to share a pint or two with him.
-You’re in a tavern, and a dwarf challenges you to a duel. What do you do?
I’d order two drams of the best whisky in the tavern and challenge him to a game of dice. Loser buys the next round of drinks.
-Is there a genre you could never write? Which and why?
Contemporary mystery/thrillers. Trust me, I love a good mystery in the genres I read, but this particular one is a genre that I have no desire to read or write.
Award-winning Celtic paranormal and fantasy 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. Inspired by her love for history and ancient Celtic mythology, her tales are filled with powerful warriors, brave women, magic, and romance. It wasn\’t until the closure of Borders Books where Mary worked that she found her true calling by 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.
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