Wednesday, December 9, 2009

NOR Reviewer's Top Pick for One Swowy Knight

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Score: 4.50 / 5 - Reviewer Top Pick

During a time of great hardships and bloody battles between the Scots and English, a miracle is what it will take Lady Skena to keep her Scottish fortress. When her children find a wounded knight out in the snow, she realizes it will take all of her legendary Pictish knowledge to keep this man alive. Unknown to her, her knight is the very one sent by King Edward to lay claim to her keep and while there he also lays claim to her heart. Noel de Servian wishes for a home and family to fill the emptiness in his heart and once his eyes behold Lady Skena he knows that all his wishes are within reach. He owns her home but must earn her love before the secrets he holds takes her from him. During the most magical time of the year, can all of their Christmas wishes come true?

In the time of William Wallace and King Edward Longshanks, Deborah MacGillivray creates a captivating romance between the most unlikely--an Englishman and a Scottish Lady. Where there should be feuding, there is a magical romance that links the hearts of Sir Noel and Lady Skena. One Snowy Knight unfolds into a dark point of Scottish and English history, in which you will find yourself drawn into the battle of will, the battle over land, and the inescapable power of the heart. History will show that some will win and some will suffer, but these extraordinary characters pull you into a heart-warming historical time that you will want to revisit again. Enjoy!

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Monday, December 7, 2009

5 book review for A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing

A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing by Deborah MacGillivray
Publisher: Dorchester Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full (303 pages)
Heat: Sensual
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Honeysuckle

Revenge—that was Trev’s goal when he first set his sights on Raven. And a delicious revenge it would be. He and his two brothers had each selected a Montgomerie sister to systematically seduce and destroy, and this quiet granddaughter of his enemy was perfect. She lived simply in a cottage in the English countryside, a painter, and socialized only with gypsies and a menagerie of misfits: her fat orange tabby, her one-legged seagull and midget pony. And in addition to beauty, Raven had a delicious vulnerability begging to be exploited. Trev was happy to oblige. In fact, it felt like destiny.

Magic and fate have brought a self-proclaimed wolf to Colford Hall. He’s dressed in a designer suit, drives a Lamborghini MurciĆ©lago and apologizes for nothing. And though Trev doesn’t realize it, wolves mate for life.

This is the third book in Deborah MacGillivray's Sisters of Colford Hall Series and it is an enchanting read. The characters are so well depicted they become a part of you as you read this light comedy mixed with emotional drama. You will cry one minute, laugh the next. There is, of course, the usual cat that always graces her books, along with a quirky animal menagerie. A one-legged seagull who is the bane of the hero is just one example.

The story begins with an determined Trevelyn Merchan [disguised as Trevelyn Sinclair] out to destroy the Montgomerie family empire by using Raven, a beautiful and reclusive artist. He finds it easier said than done when he begins to fall in love with the beauty.

Raven, however, is fighting hard to keep her own attraction at bay—a self-protective shield kicking in despite the handsome hero's charms. Charms which even her wary family appear to fall for.

The convoluted but heavenly tale of love and laughter is conveyed with indisputable flair, something I've come to expect from Deborah MacGillivray.

Friday, December 4, 2009

5 book review from Long and Short reviews

One Snowy Knight by Deborah MacGillivray

One Snowy Knight by Deborah MacGillivray
Publisher: Kensington
Genre: Historical, Holiday
Length: Full (378 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Honeysuckle

One Last Hope…Lady Skena MacIain has seen much hardship this year, and she fears worse is to come. For a bloody battle in Dunbar has left her a young widow, and her Scottish fortress without protectors. She wishes she could be as hopeful as her babes, who believe the Cailleach, the Lady of Winter, will send them a miracle in time for Christmas. But life has taught her that things can never be so easy…

One True Love?
Until a mysterious warrior is found amid a blinding snowstorm, sick with fever. As Skena nurses the handsome knight back to health, even she begins to believe he might bring salvation to her little keep—and passion to her life, as his body awakens a long sleeping desire within her…a desire her touch stirs in him as well. But his wounds speak of danger, and Skena will soon learn, his past carries a secret that could shake her home—and her heart—to their very core…
Deborah MacGillivray has delivered a lovely Christmas story.

Noel de Servian is a man who wants a family, a place to be, peace in his life. He is generous and gentle, as well as a fierce and capable fighter, who does not hesitate to protect those he cares about. While he is searching for one glen, he stumbles onto another during a fierce snowstorm. In doing so he finds all that his heart desires and goes from being lost to being found.

Lady Skena MacIain is a widow whose main goal is holding onto the keep, Craigendan, for her children. She fears the Campbell menace as well as Edward I, who may take away her powers and leave her son without an inheritance. Skena is a smart and beautiful—but not in a conventional way. Skena has an inner beauty and self-assurance as well as valor. She braves the elements and finds a knight in the snow and manages to bring him home and keeps him alive despite the odds.

When it appears that Skena’s husband is not dead, mysterious things begin to happen. Intrigue follows quickly as it becomes apparent that something—or someone is plotting Skena's downfall. With her life in danger, she turns to the one man who can help her. Noel, the stranger whose life she saved.

This story has something for everyone and offers mystery, romance, intrigue and excitement.

The 3rd book in the Dragons of Challon series, this is absolutely a book you will want on your keeper shelf. I've read it twice and will likely read it again soon. One of those 'can't-put-it-down kind of books! Honeysuckle highly recommends this wonderful book.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Kensington is flying high in 2009!

In a year in which many publishers will settle for finishing flat with last year, Kensington Publishing completed its fiscal year ended September 30 ahead of budget and with net sales up about 7%. CEO Steve Zacharius said the increase occurred across all formats and was led by gains in the Zebra mass market and Kensington trade paperback imprints, plus substantial gains in e-book sales.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Win a Godiva Mug, Cocoa and One Snowy Knight

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Contest: Print copy of One Snowy Knight plus Godiva Mug & Cocoa

What a better way to spend a snowy night than with a great book and a steaming cup of hot cocoa?

Review: One Snowy Knight by Deborah MacGillivray

5 star review for One Snowy Knight from Fresh Fiction

A wonderful and endearing medieval tale of loss and love."

Reviewed by Mandy Burns
Posted November 17, 2009

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Fresh Fiction Review

Noel de Servian is a war-weary knight ready to take hold of his future and find a home to call his own, something that's been missing in his life since his parents' death. He will always be eternally grateful to be part of Lord Challon's Black Dragon sons; they fostered him and gave him a family when all was lost. For his many years of serving as one of King Edwards' English knights, Noel is finally getting his greatest wish, which he hopes will help him feel complete. Unfortunately, the road he travels is a long one and only getting longer; his horse has taken off leaving him in pain on the frozen ground during a blizzard in a foreign land. He can't help wondering if surviving some of the worst horrors in life will all be for naught.

Lady Skena MacIan is a strong and determined Scottish lass working to keep her people safe and fed during time of war. Her husband died during one of the worst battles in English history leaving her alone to protect her twins and what is hers. Her children are very precious to her, so when she is unable to find them on a cold, blizzard-filled night, she begins a search she prays is a successful one. As she comes upon her lost children, they are unable to contain their glee that the Winter Goddess has finally granted their wish of bringing them a strong brave knight to keep them safe. Though skeptical that her children know what they are talking about, Skena follows them to a lump of snow hardly believing what she sees. Below a layer of snow does indeed lay a knight.

This is the third book in the Black Dragon series and Deborah MacGillivray once again endears you to the magic of her characters from the first page to the last with this tale of loss and love. Absolutely magnificent!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

slam bang endorsement for A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing

"Macgillivray has gained a gut-level understanding of the story that her readers are following, so she just has to follow her nose through her story to turn out a slam-bang perfect of its kind novel
(yeah, she's that good)."

Jacqueline Lichtenberg, author & reviewer

Alien Romances


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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Congrats to Kari Thomas

I read the book and it really blew me away. So It was my Top Pick at Paranormal Romance Reviews.
But then, wow, I saw another of our reviewers, Karen, also picked it as her top pick. I think if you are looking for a super sifter story here is a story to really sink your teeth into!


by Kari Thomas
Black Lyon Publishing
November 1, 2009
ISBN #1934912212
EAN #9781934912218
204 pages

Congrats to Kari Thomas!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Nice mention from author Kari Thomas

Bringing in the Christmas spirit is the Best Selling book ONE SNOWY KNIGHT (Zebra, ISBN: 978-1-4201-0450-9) by award-winning author Deborah MacGillivray. This book has already went through three RE-prints from its original Release date; it's so popular!

Widowed and now a single parent, Scottish Lady Skena MacIain is praying for a Christmas miracle. It comes in the form of Knight Noel de Servian, a mysterious, wounded man that needs her as much as she has needed him. Slowly, their passion burns. But secrets from Noel's past will surge forward and threaten all they hold dear.

Not wanting to give away the story details, I will nonetheless state that this book is one of those definite DON'T MISS and a "forever keeper" on my shelf!

Kari Thomas

Friday, October 30, 2009

5 Hearts Review for One Snowy Knight - from Medieval Book Reviews

One Snowy Knight
One Snowy Knight by Deborah MacGillivray
by Deborah MacGillivray

A moving medieval Christmas romance that peers into a lesser seen side of history

Widow Lady Skena MacIain struggles to protect her own. The battle at Dunbar has left her without a husband and her keep without a force to defend them against the English. In the midst of war, providing for the basic needs and welfare of the community becomes even more urgent and equally difficult. Skena has seen much hardship. Intelligent and inventive, she thinks up ingenious ways to protect those around her but even someone as noble of heart as Skena needs sustenance for body and soul. Anxious to reach his new home at Craigendan Keep, Noel de Servian journeys across a relentless snow-blinding landscape. Weather and temperature bring him to the point of death. When her two children find a lifeless warrior freezing in the snowstorm, they speak of a magical gift. Skena has lived through too much to believe in wishes and easy answers, but as Skena nurses him back to health, she and Noel begin to know one another. This handsome knight kindles a warmth in her heart. Skena touches a place in Noel's heart but will fate deprive him again of his deepest longings? Or will Cailleach, the Queen of Winter, work magic? This Christmas, will Noel bring Skena her deepest wish?

Third in the Dragons of Challon series, the medieval Scottish romance
ONE SNOWY KNIGHT is set in 1296, shortly after the Battle of Dunbar and the sack of Beriwick. Deborah MacGillivray gives readers an inside look at these historical events, not only in the heart of her hero Noel, a man tortured by the bloodshed he has witnessed but also in the poverty experienced by Skena and her keep. Deborah MacGillivray does an exceptional job at integrating Celtic knowledge into the heart of this Christmas romance. Darker than her previous romances, ONE SNOWY KNIGHT brings alive an aspect of medieval history not often seen in medieval romances that medieval lovers will cherish for its authenticity. Deborah MacGillivray does an exceptional job in combining historical setting and artistic vision in her creation of the landscape of her romances. From the first scene of the snow-stranded knight and throughout the romance, Deborah MacGillivray creates stunning imagery that makes the physical and emotional landscape come alive in the reader's imagination. Not only can a reader easily visualize the landscape, but one also hears it in the very language of the dialogue and narration. Here, as in her previous Medieval romances, the reader is not so much given a history lesson but taken straight into the heart of the medieval times through the imagery, the conflicts, the characters, the landscape and above all by the artistry of language itself.

As Deborah MacGillivray turns her vision to the darker aspects of medieval Scottish history, the romance itself has a deeper emotional impact. From the darkness and deprivation emerges a love that resonates in the heart with its realness and substance. A light superficial Christmas romance,
ONE SNOWY KNIGHT is not. Rather, ONE SNOWY KNIGHT is a romance that resonates deeply precisely because Deborah MacGillivray dares to look at the less often corners of history and of the soul. Despite the darker tenor of this romance, Deborah MacGillivray brings relief with these wonderful precisely-placed magical moments, from the innocent belief of children to the wonderful cadence of Skena's dialogue to joyous intimate moments experienced between Skena and Noel. ONE SNOWY KNIGHT is also a romance touched by magic, love and even a delightful sense of humor. As a sequel to the previous two books, A RESTLESS KNIGHT and IN HER BED, this third romance expands the scope and breadth of the series --- and makes this reader anxiously await what this author has in store for the series as it develops. Readers of the series will enjoying seeing characters from the previous romances as well as the author's ability to expand her vision to new areas, but ONE SNOWY KNIGHT also works as a stand-alone for those readers new to the series.

If you are a medieval junkie, like myself, Deborah MacGillivray's romances, and
ONE SNOWY KNIGHT in particular, are not to be missed With language and every multi-layered detail, she takes a reader right in the period. Artistry of writing accompanies the romance, making ONE SNOWY KNIGHT a romance that will appeal to those readers who want more from their romances, to those readers who want history beyond what one can get from a history book and a moving romance coupled with beautiful writing itself. A true delight for all medieval lovers!

Publisher: Zebra Historical Romance (October 2009)
Series: Dragons of Challon
Other book in the series: Her Restless Knight, In Her Bed
Author website

Super 5 star review from Cata-Network for One Snowy Knight


"Christmas miracles do come true in this third book in the Dragons of Challon series..."

In the midst of a blizzard, Lady Skena MacIain of Craigendan trudges through the deep snow frantic to find her children. At last she finds them near a fallen English knight who was lost in the storm. The children said they were following the Lady of Winter when they discovered their Christmas Knight.

Noel de Servian is touched by Skena’s care and protectiveness as she nurses him. No one had ever shown him such tender care before. Skena feels an unnatural connection with Noel which grows stronger even when it is revealed that he is the new Lord of Craigeden, granted to him by the English King Edward. But Noel has more secrets that may crush their blossoming love and danger surrounds Skena at every turn.

ONE SNOWY KNIGHT instantly captured my attention and held me in thrall. Best selling author Deborah MacGillivray writes historically accurate tales with authentic period dialog which adds a rich dimension to her story telling. All senses are engaged while indulging in this beautiful book; hearing the Scottish brogue, feeling the highland mist, smelling the healing herbs in the stillroom, sighting the colorful plaids and tasting the honeyed mead, all exactly as Ms. MacGillivray so aptly describes them. This passionate love story, between a brawny knight with a tender heart and a beautiful lady with kenning beyond most others, will call to your heart and stay in your thoughts long after the reading.

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Genre: historical
ISBN: 978-1420104509
Page Count: 378
Price: $ 5.99
Reviewer: Donna

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Sensuality Rating: Sensuous
Star Rating: 5 Stars
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posted Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Bookmarks are coming!

Yes, I am a bit late, but bookmarks will be in soon for One Snowy Knight and A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing. But the wonderful people of are doing their magic again.

So if you wish one, or for the other books, let me know.



Thursday, October 15, 2009

3rd Print Run for My Christmas Story

My editor, Audrey LaFehr, informed me that One Snowy Knight has gone to a third printing. This book sold out before it was shipped, and now the second printing has sold out in less than a week after release.

So this is very exciting new!

One Snowy Night by Deborah MacGillivray
mass market paper: Zebra; October, 2009; $5.99; ISBN: 1420104500; ISBN-13: 9781420104509]

Sunday, September 20, 2009

5 Thistles for One Snowy Knight

One Snowy Knight
Deborah MacGillivray
Kensington Publishing
Release Date: October 1, 2009
ISBN: 1420104500
ISBN-13: 9781420104509
320 Pages
To say that Lady Skena MacIain has had a difficult year would be a mild understatement. The battle at Dunbar has left her a widow with two young children and a keep to care for. The battle has also left her beloved Scottish fortress without protectors and she fears for the future of her people and her children.

As the Christmas season approaches, Skena’s children, Andrew and Annis find a mysterious warrior in the midst of a blinding snowstorm. Even though the man is sick with fever, the children are convinced that the Lady of Winter, Cailleach has sent them a miracle in bringing Noel de Servian in their lives. As Skena nurses the handsome Norman knight back to health, she begins to believe that her children might just be right and that Noel could bring salvation to her little keep. However, there is a reason Noel is there and that secret could ruin any chance he had to winning the heart of the beautiful woman who nursed him back to health.

From the moment the injured Noel de Servian comes into Skena’s life, he feels the overwhelming need to protect her. Even in the middle of a snowstorm, he finds the will to stand and aid her against a wolf attack.

Skena is taken aback by the overpowering feelings that she has developed for this strange man who lies healing in her bed…feelings that she had never felt for her late husband. The passion she feels for Noel confuses her as she fights the desire to crawl into bed with this perfect man.

Just when I think she’s outdone herself, Deborah MacGillivray surprises me! Again, Ms. MacGillivray has created a hero that completely sweeps you off your feet and makes your heart melt the snow on a cold winter night! Noel de Servian is all that a woman could ask for. Not only does he take care of his lady, but he also has taken her children as his own. This Norman knight absolutely carries the title of the strong and sexy Dragons of Challon very well!
Annie Marshall, Author of Her Noble Destiny
Thistle on the Loch Reviews

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Second Printing for One Snowy Knight

My editor at Kensington books now, Audrey LaFehr, emailed me this afternoon that One Snowy Knight sold out completely even before release. They rushed to a second printing of my third Dragon of Challon book this past weekend. Exciting news before the release this coming week!

All three of my Dragons have gone to second print runs, and A Restless Knight is in its third printing.

So I have a lot of thank my first editor, the smart and savvy Hilary Sares for in giving me this chance.

So happy dancing time!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Romantic Times Review of One Snowy Knight

by Deborah MacGillivray

What could be better for the holidays than a medieval winter's tale complete with the magic of the season, brave knights and damsels in distress? MacGillivray delivers a warm and tender Dragons of Challon tale that fits the bill for a quick, light, seasonal read.

Summary: Her husband's death in battle leaves Lady Skena MacIain with sole responsibility for her keep. Since her home is a strategic fortress Skena realizes that it and her family must be protected, but she does not want the king to choose a husband for her.

When a snowstorm hits, isolating her home, she discovers a stranger near death on her land. Skena nurses the mysterious warrior and prays he will be her savior.

Not only would he enable her to hold onto her keep, but he also arouses her deepest longing for love. Skena knows nothing of him or the danger he poses to her family, and though his name, Noel, means Christmas, will he bring joy -- or pain
-- into her life? (ZEBRA, Oct., 320 pp., $5.99) HOT

—Kathe Robin

Friday, July 31, 2009

Romantic Times Spotlgiht

The Romatic Times Magazine website has a spotlight profile for me for the release of the September issue.
You can see the page here:

Monday, July 27, 2009

5 star review for A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing - Single


by Deborah MacGillivray

By Donna

July 27, 2009Award winning author Deborah MacGillivray has once again gifted her readers with a mystical magical romance that transcends time and the heart. The third Mershan brother, Trevelyn, is determined to do his part in the revenge plot of taking down the Montgomerie clan by romancing one of the daughters, Raven, and getting close to her brother and father while he buys out the controlling interest in their family company. Trev was not prepared to fall totally under the enchanting Raven’s spell, however.

Raven has always been the naive one in the family but after being burnt by her ex-husband she is leery when the sinfully handsome Trevelyn shows an interest in her. She is no match for his charms though, and ends up in his arms and in bed with him despite the mechanical gypsy’s warning about a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Trev and Raven both seem to recognize a familiarity with each other and Trev’s waking dreams are cautioning him that this time around he should be more careful with Raven’s heart.

Creative Deborah MacGillivray always tells a great story and this book is no exception as she skillfully weaves her plot to include aspects and characters from the first books in the Sisters of Colford Hall series. Darkly dangerous Trevelyan is a true alpha hero and he meets his match in the seductively bewitching Raven. The subtle paranormal elements are real enough to send shivers down the spine and spur anticipation of what will happen next. Allusions to fairy tales, gypsies and unusual pets including a one legged pelican, a miniature horse and Ms. MacGillivray’s trademark cats add a bit of light hearted wit. A WOLF IN WOLF’S CLOTHING is an entertaining stand alone book but why deprive yourself the treat of the first two books in the Sisters of Colford Hall series, THE INVASION OF FALGANNON ISLE and RIDING THE THUNDER? Also, a fortune telling gypsy has foretold of a fourth book in this beguiling series in the near future.

Posted in August 2009, Dorchester, Pocket Books, Reviews.

The third book in the Sisters of Colford Hall series…

Genre: contemporary
ISBN: 978-0505527813
Page Count: 304
Reviewer: Donna

Price: $6.99
Sensuality Rating: Sensuous
Star Rating: 5 Stars

Author's Website: