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In Her Bed
Dragons of Challon, Book 2)
An exquisite addition to the
romance Challon series!
Threatened by Edward Longshanks, king of
England, and Scottish clans
jealous for her lands, Lady Aithinne Ogilvie has come up with a
solution to protect herself and her people. With the help of those
around her, she will take a man captive and produce an heir. Chained to
Aithinne's bed and given a bewitching brew, an old dream haunts Damian
St. Giles. Can the woman before him be better than the dream of his
youth or a sign of all the trouble before him? Damian may be the cousin
of Julian, the mighty Dragon of Challon, but he has certainly met his
match in Aithinne! With hair and spirit touched by fairy fire, she
schemes and plots in her wonderful heart-warming ways. She will do
anything to protect her people...but can she protect her heart from
love? When a woman calls on the Auld Ones for assistance, all her
secrets, dreams and plans have a way of being answered --- just not
quite in the way she imagined! Handsome and dark like a raven, Damian
holds a dark secret --- can the firebrand Aithinne and the magic of
Beltane bring love to this warrior's heart?
The second book of
the Challon series has all the emotional and
mystical intensity of the first and yet Deborah MacGillivray has given
her readers more --- much more! The addition of minor characters such
as Oona and Moffat, reveal even more nuances of the major characters
and the medieval world. IN HER BED
clearly demonstrates the exquisite
breadth of this author's writing style. Here, her narrative technique
varies in tone with amazing dexterity, combining humor with the
emotional intensity, sensuous descriptive details with dynamic
dialogue. The paranormal aspect adds a special delight to this medieval
historical romance, realistically creating a background of the medieval
world view and literary tradition. Fans of the first book, A RESTLESS
KNIGHT will be thrilled to see Tamlyn and Julian appearing here
second book, not as a mere mention but as an integral part of the
story. Deborah MacGillivray brilliantly draws together the pagan and
Christian religions through the love of a man and a woman. Readers will
fall in love with both the hero and heroine --- and the minor
characters as well! A splendid romance! While reading IN HER BED, I
found myself laughing, smiling, open-eyed, and even a tear of two of
joy at the end.
Each book of the
Challon series is exquisite on its own, but
together, both form a truly spectacular medieval narrative. Deborah
MacGillivray utilizes the medieval forms of the saga and such longer
narrative forms as the Arthurian Vulgate cycle yet she revitalizes them
for the modern audience, by casting them as romances where love and the
woman's viewpoint add exquisite and new insights into the medieval
world. With IN HER BED,
Deborah MacGillivray enchants romance fans and
Medieval enthusiasts alike. As readers, watching this series unfold in
the Dragon Challon and the Ogilvie figures, we see the birth of a
Medieval legend, being created in today's world.
Buy In Her Bed
St. Giles has woken up before with a sore head from imbibing too much
mead, but finding himself naked and shackled to a bed is an entirely
new experience. As if in a dream, a flame-haired enchantress appears
and offers him a brew to ease his pain…and enflame his desire. He soon
realizes this Highland beauty has given him a potent aphrodisiac and
she is fully prepared to take all his body has to offer…
Aithinne Ogilvie knows she must treat this man as nothing more than a
stud, for that is what he is to her…a means to get her with child and
thus produce an heir who will save her inheritance from ruthless
Scottish warriors and greedy King Edward. Yet she cannot deny the
instant bond she feels for this handsome stranger—and the feeling that
it will be the prisoner in her bed who will end up laying claim to her
Macgillivray spent twenty years helping her grandfather, a retired
British Historian, sort, restore and rewrite the history of their
family in Scotland and England. That’s
where she came across the basis for her historical novel, A RESTLESS
KNIGHT, set in the year before the rising of William Wallace. She was working on pages for the history of her
family in the late 1200s, and thought it the perfect basis for a
marvelous Historical Romance.
Currently she is
in Kentucky, but still spends part of the year in Britain. She was resident historian at WAXING POETIC
(1999-2001). She also had a joint company
with artist Carmon Deyo called CLAN RAVEN LTD. She
wrote tales of Pict-Celt lore or tales from her family; Carmon
turns them into the most beautiful jewelry in silver and gold. Their joint effort ‘THE THREE FACES OF THE
GODDESS’, a highly original look at the Pict-Celt Goddesses, won
awards, and impressed Barnes and Noble enough to sponsor a month-long
show in Texas of the works in September 2000, launched with a cocktail
party. They hope someday to compile the
works into a book (when life stops intruding!).
is a reviewer for
Paranormal Romance Reviews, The Best Reviews, Sensual Romance Reviews
and Rambles.com, a Celtic e-magazine and a Top Reviewer on Amazon.com
and Amazon.co.uk. She was member of RIO Reviewers International
Organization, and served as their Award of Excellence Chair
(2003-2005), and was assistant editor of their monthly
newsletter. She served as 2nd Vice President of Hearts Through
History (2004-2005), an online RWA Chapter; was also Web Chair
(2003-2005) and was editor of their monthly newsletter The Bard Scroll
(2003-5). A member of RWA, The Ladies in Waiting, and History
Fiction Writers of Britain.
Debut novel - A
RESTLESS KNIGHT (Kensington, July 2006) was the first of the Dragons of
Challon series, and is now in its second printing. IN HER BED
(August 2007) is the second. Next in the series
is ONE SNOWY KNIGHT (October 2008) and YIELD
TO THE KNIGHT (TBA) and , followed by four more.
INVASION OF FALGANNON
ISLE (December 2006) was the first book for Dorchester's Love
Spell, in the Sisters of Colford Hall series. RIDING THE THUNDER
(October 2007) is second, with five more sisters in the works.
has numerous short
stories and novellas for Highland Press, and picked up 2 P.E.A.R.L
Awards, 5 P.E.A.R.L Nominations, a RIO Award of Excellence win;
and Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Final for them in 2006.
Currently, her one-author anthology, Cat O' Nine Tales, offers a
collection of nine short stories and novellas.
has Leanne Burroughs,
author of Highland Wishes, as her devoted critique partner. A match made in CP heaven, she says. And
is lucky to have Monika Wolmarans as her proof-reader.
the history of Scotland and England, reviewing books, ballet,
web design, writing, reading books, watching movies, cats, dancing till
dawn, B-Horror films, and collecting swords. In
her spare times she is a web designer, book covers for Highland
Press, and does her own book video trailers.
A Restless Knight
In Her Bed