Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Online Link: http://www.nightowlromance.com/nightowlromance/reviews/Review.aspx?daoid=4907
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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Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Deborah MacGillivray has delivered a lovely Christmas story.
One Snowy Knight by Deborah MacGillivray
Genre: Historical, Holiday
Length: Full (378 pages)
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…
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
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
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Monday, November 16, 2009
What a better way to spend a snowy night than with a great book and a steaming cup of hot cocoa?
A wonderful and endearing medieval tale of loss and love."
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
"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
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
by Kari Thomas
Black Lyon Publishing
November 1, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
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!
Friday, October 30, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
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 Iconix.biz are doing their magic again.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
[mass market paper: Zebra; October, 2009; $5.99;
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009
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
Friday, August 14, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
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.
Author's Website: http://deborahmacgillivray.co.uk/