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In Her Bed
(The Dragons of Challon, Book 2)
by Deborah MacGillivray

An exquisite addition to the Medieval historical 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 in the 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.

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Book Description:
Dream Lover

Damian 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…

True Desire

Lady 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 heart.

Author Biography

Deborah 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 residing 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!).

She is a reviewer for Paranormal Romance Reviews, The Best Reviews, Sensual Romance Reviews and, a Celtic e-magazine and a Top Reviewer on and  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.

Her 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.

THE 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.

She 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.

She 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.

She loves 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. 


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