You have a real treat in store on today’s Tempting Tuesday. My guest is a dear friend and fellow Rose (Wild Rose Press), multi-award winning author Mary Morgan. Mary is celebrating the release of her latest book, To Weave A Highland Tapestry, which tells the story of a favorite character from other of her Dragon Knights Series. Patrick MacFhearguis has long been an important part of her Dragon Knights family and at last he gets his Happily Ever After. And if you’ve read even one of the books in which Patrick has appeared, you know what a wonderful hero he makes. To remind us of his history, Mary brings A Journey with Patrick MacFhearguis through the Order of the Dragon Knights Series
MacFhearguis and MacKay clan were bitters enemies in the first book)
“No fears, Brother,”
replied Michael. “Their land is barren of people, and the MacKays are
scattered.” He waved his hand dismissively in the air. “Do not worry about
Alex. Our brother can hold his own.”
Patrick held back his
words, gripping his cup more tightly. Alex was on enemy land and regardless
what Michael spouted, his gut told him the MacKays would one day return, and
the real battle would begin.
(When the two
clans begin to unite)
They approached the
trees and instantly Stephen drew forth his sword. His blade held against the
throat of Patrick MacFhearguis with a look of fury.
“Lugh’s balls!” Stephen
growled. “Do ye ride with these bastards, Duncan?”
The hiss of steel could
be heard everywhere as all the men, excerpt Duncan, unsheathed their swords.
“Duncan, I believe ye had better explain to your brother that we are now on the
Duncan clasped a firm
hand on Stephen’s sword arm. “Aye. We work together.”
“Since when?” spat out
Stephen, keeping his focus on Patrick.
“The night when Lachlan
took my beloved. They helped to free her and stand with me against him.”
chooses allegiance with the MacKays and against his older brother)
Patrick glanced over his
shoulder before turning back again. “For the moment, ye must remain here in the
dungeon. But I swear I will find a way to free ye both. Michael is not himself
Alastair frowned, and
she saw him grimace from the effort. “Why are ye helping, MacFhearguis? Is this
“I do not have much
time, the guard is approaching. When I come to fetch ye, we must leave quickly.
I will explain all in time.” Patrick took a step closer. “Alex and I are
working with your brothers to stop this evil that has spread across our lands.
That is all I can say for now.” He took a step back outside the cell.
“Here is some bread and
water. I shall return when I can.”
The door closed with a
loud clang, and Fiona gave a shudder. “He is our only hope at the moment, Alastair.
Strange, don’t you think?”
“Aye, leannán. A MacFhearguis helping a MacKay?
Against his laird?” He sighed deeply, “I would verra much like to hear what has
been happening since my absence.”
MacFhearguis returns home from the Crusades to find everything changed)
Adam glanced at Patrick and
then back to Alex.
“’Tis a strange place I
have returned to, where enemies stand together.”
“The MacKays are no
longer our enemies,” protested Alex. “We have battled side by side with them.
Death has come to many on our lands. The druids believe Lachlan wove his foul
magic before the night that claimed Margaret. He used the Dragon Knights in
much the same as Michael. Lachlan is verra powerful, and his force strengthens
with each passing moon.”
His gut twisted at the
continued mentioning of magic and druids. Standing, Adam walked to the window.
“Magic and druids. Their time is coming to an end.”
“You have discovered
this knowledge from the new religion?” Sarcasm laced Patrick’s question.
Adam kept silent,
staring at the dark clouds looming in the distance.
Patrick let out a curse.
“Did ye not say your road was filled with blood? There is no perfect belief.”
“Ye are wrong, Patrick,”
he argued. “There is more to the new religion.”
I hope you’ve
enjoyed these teasers of Patrick MacFhearguis. Now find out how he found his true purpose,
and the woman who will steal his heart in To Weave a Highland Tapestry!
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.
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?
“Where is the pain?”
“It’s tolerable.” She refused to appear weak,
returning the same remark he had shared with her earlier.
Patrick reached for her
hand. His warmth and strength seeped through her skin. “Place both your hands
against the bark with your feet some distance apart.”
“And why am I doing
The beginning of a smile
tipped the corners of his mouth. “Trust me, lass. Ye are in pain from riding
stiffly for many hours.”
For reasons she couldn’t
fathom, Gwen had faith in the man. Removing her hand from his, she did as he
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,”
“Feels so good,” she
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
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. She had contained her inner
woman within a cocoon for so long she yearned to be set free. If this was a
distorted nightmare, she was determined to leave it on a positive experience.
When neither made a move
to part, the butterfly emerged. Gwen lifted her hand and cupped his cheek. His
eyes darkened as he turned his face into her palm, pressing his warm lips
against her skin. A new and unexpected heat rushed inside her, and she gasped
with the pleasure.
Patrick took a step back,
breaking their connection. A slash of wind slapped across her face, cooling the
heat of their encounter.
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.
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.
Mary at these places:
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