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A Highland Moon Enchantment by @m_morganauthor is a Love and Romance Festival pick #99cents #99c

Title: A Highland Moon Enchantment

Author: Mary Morgan

Genre: Historical Paranormal Romance

Book Blurb:

Irish warrior, Desmond O’Quinlan has never surrendered his heart to any woman. He has no wish to have his soul tortured by love. Yet, the moment he locks gazes with Ailsa, his fate is destined for an adventure he never fathomed. He may have battled alongside a Dragon Knight, but his greatest challenge will come from within his own heart.

Ailsa MacDuff, a warrior among her clan, has no desire to have a man chain her to a life of obedience. However, that is before she meets Desmond. The temptation to allow this warrior inside her heart is a risk she dares to take, but one that could lead to a future of emptiness and sorrow.

When betrayal looms from within, the battleground of love is no match for these two warriors. Can the power of a Highland full moon be strong enough to unite or destroy them?


His mind screamed to stay rooted in his chair, but his body betrayed him. Standing, he reached for her hand. “I will escort ye to your chamber.”

She eyed him with curiosity and stood. “Nae. Take me to the north wall. I hear the view of the loch is one that steals the breath from your lungs.”

“Done.” When her fingers slipped into his, Desmond fought the urge to crush her to his chest. Placing her soft hand in the crook of his arm, he led her quickly out of the hall and up the stairs. After bending to the left, he took her along a corridor and up a narrow circular pathway. The torches flickered as he approached the door leading to the north wall.

A cold draft blew by them, and she shivered. Instantly, regret filled him realizing he had not considered to bring a cloak for her.

Desmond paused by the door. “Ye should not venture out into the biting cold without a cloak.”

Her eyes narrowed. “I simply wish to capture a quick look, not spend the night sleeping out there.”

Shaking his head, he pushed open the massive oak door. Brittle air slapped at his face while they made their way up along the wall.

“’Tis cold,” she muttered, but chuckled softly and hugged his arm. “But ye are warm.”

“We shall not tarry long,” he assured her and placed a warm hand over hers.

“Oh, sweet Goddess. Look at the moon, Desmond. Her light shimmers over the water. I have now witnessed the charm of the loch in sunlight and moonlight. Though our rivers are stunning on their own, they cannae rival this view. As I have told ye, our island is shrouded in mists, so ye cannae see verra far out into the sea.”

Desmond’s focus was not on the moon, but the beauty standing beside him. To take what he dared not possess. He marveled at her delight of the striking scene.

Ailsa turned toward him. “Thank ye, Desmond, truly.”

Her nearness was overpowering, seducing him in a way he had never known. Desmond cupped her chin. Her eyes widened, and her lips parted in invitation. Moonlight and lust danced within her eyes. No longer did he battle with his mind and body, and he slowly lowered his head.

And under the silent whisper of a full moon, Desmond captured her soft lips within his own. He could taste her sweetness mixed with the wine. Desire shot through his veins. His hands shook as he placed them securely on her waist. As he deepened the kiss, she placed her hands around his neck. Desmond groaned, crushing her body against him.

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On sale for 99¢ from 2.3.23 – 2.24.23

What’s your favorite part about being a romance author?

With each story I weave, I enjoy giving my characters their ‘happy ever after’ tale. Though the path is usually filled with obstacles and danger, romance will always be the key to bring them together.

Here’s my tip to add romance to your love life:

A picnic always sparks romance for me. They can be simple or extravagant. You don’t have to escape to a secluded hideaway either. During the pandemic, I’ve enjoyed a picnic with my knight in our garden on a sunny afternoon, huddled under a blanket on our swing while we watched shooting stars, and curled up in a romantic nook within our home. And yes, the picnic basket comes out, along with a blanket, delicious food and/or snacks, and wine or bubbly. It’s our quiet time to shut-out the world and be together.

Giveaway –

One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon US or Canada gift card.

Open internationally. You must have a valid Amazon US or Amazon CA account to win.

Runs February 1 – 28, 2023.

Drawing will be held on March 1, 2023.

Author Biography:

Multi award-winning 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 and Norse mythology, her tales are filled with powerful warriors, brave women, magic, and 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 fantasy, then travel back in time within the pages of her books.

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Feb 11, 2023

My romantic tip is to remain honest communication is key!


Anastasia Abboud
Anastasia Abboud
Feb 06, 2023

Swoon! What a beautiful excerpt! And I love your romance tip! Sometimes, it's easy to get caught up in life's responsibilities. We need those picnics, those quiet times with our beloved. Thank you for the reminder, Mary.

And thank you for this spotlight, N. N. Light!


N. N. Light
N. N. Light
Feb 06, 2023

Thank you, Mary, for sharing your book sale in our Love and Romance Book Festival! I adore this book!


Mary Morgan
Mary Morgan
Feb 06, 2023

Thanks for hosting A Highland Moon Enchantment on the Love and Romance Festival.

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