Dragons of Challon series

Dragons of Challon series
the novels and novellas in the series

28 July 2009

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



Review: A WOLF IN WOLF’S CLOTHING

by Deborah MacGillivray

By Donna
July 27, 2009 

Award 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: http://deborahmacgillivray.co.uk/

26 July 2009

5 Hearts Review for A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing


A Wolf in Wolf’s Clothing

by Deborah MacGillivray

Trevelyn Sinclair Mershan blames the Montgomerie family for what happened to his family when he was a child. Now he is out for revenge, and is going straight to Raven Montgomerie. A wolf on the prowl, and little red riding hood in his sights, Trev always gets what he wants. Although this time will be different, he’ll lose a piece of himself… to her.
Raven Montgomerie is a wealthy woman in name, but she lives in a thatched roof cabin on the Colford lands. She has hidden herself from the world because the man she married and now divorced ruined her self esteem, and the only way to protect herself is to stay hidden within her cottage, painting. When she is confronted by her ex Alec, at the auction, Trev pretends to be her date. Raven was bedazzled by the man and his eyes, and since she had hidden away for five years, it was time to throw caution to the wind and accept the wolf into her bed.
A gift from her sister, a Gypsy fortune teller, will change Raven and Trev’s life forever. She may be a beautifully carved game of sorts, but there is more to her than meets the eye. Auld souls, searching for the happy ending that should have been, will try and make it full circle this time around. Trev Mershan will have to make some major changes in his very expensive life, and allow Raven into his heart. Or else history will repeat itself and Annie and Tashian will meet an undesirable fate.

Deborah MacGillivray’s third book in the Sisters of Colford Hall series, A Wolf in Wolf’s Clothing, is nothing short of spectacular! I loved her use of animal characters, the cats, the miniature pony, and especially her one legged pelican, Atticus. Every time I read one of Ms. MacGillivray’s books I am filled with a sense of love, and complete connection with the hero and heroine. Once I read that very last page, I instantly want more and know that there are more books to come. My review can not do this book justice. I didn’t even speak of the Gypsy family that visits Colford, the vampire hunter/Gypsy Brishen, and the complete change in both Raven and Trev. Those my dears, are something you must find out for yourself. 5 Hearts
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Crystal's Book Reviews

24 July 2009

5 star review for One Snowy Knight


TITLE: One Snowy Knight (Dragons of Challon #3


AUTHOR: Deborah MacGillivray


Kensington Zebra Historical


Release: Oct. 6, 2009
13 ISBN: 9781420104509
10 ISBN: 1420104500


5 STARS! *****


Set in Scotland, December of 1296. Noel de Servian's parents had died when he was but five-years-old. He was raised by the Earl Michael and grew up as a brother to the Challon siblings. Now the Challon brothers, including Noel, are known as the "Dragons of Challon". After long years of battles, the war weary dragons yearn to settle down and create their own families. Noel has been granted the title of baron and a small holding called Craigendan located in the rugged Northland. Eager to see his new home, Noel sets out during a massive snow blizzard. He ends up lost and face down in the snow. He is found by two children who go for help. The next thing he recalls is a beautiful woman shielding him from a wolf attack.


Lady Skena MacIain of Craigendan has seen too much of life's harsh realities to ever believe in wishes coming true. Her young twins, Andrew and Annis, insist the knight they found in the snow storm is the answer to their Yuletide wish. Though supplies are dwindling, Skena uses them to help save the knight. Unlike with her late husband, Skena finds herself drawn to Noel. The bond between them is so strong that it makes Skena nervous. Before Noel is fully healed, Sir Guillaume Challon arrives. Skena is shocked to learn Noel is the foster brother of Craigendan's overlord, not to mention he has come to take control of Craigendan.


As Noel heals, the bond between him and Skena continues to grow. The attraction is almost magical. But as the two begin to explore their feelings for each other, danger rears its ugly head. Someone is trying to kill Skena! When Skena informs Noel that she has been seeing glimpses of her first husband and that perhaps he was not really dead, Noel sets out to learn who is acting as the late baron's ghost. Noel knows for a fact that Skena's first husband is dead, because Noel's hand is the one that felled him. And though Skena claims she and her late husband never loved each other, how will she react when she told that her soon-to-be-husband is the man that killed her children's father?


***** FIVE STARS! Though this is the third book in the "Dragons of Challon" series, you do not have to read the previous titles to fully enjoy the story. The previous titles (A Restless Knight & In Her Bed) are about Skena's cousins. Each title is a stand-alone story. Those who have read the first two stories will feel as though they already know a bit about the main characters' personalities. The author made Noel and Skena even more real to me by giving the couple their own private jokes. (After all, every close couple I know have their own humorous quotes that makes them grin at each other or laugh, yet no one around them knows what is so funny.) These little touches endear the characters to me.


As with any good book, there is at least one villain so sneaky and vile that I could not help but love to hate. For me, this makes a book more interesting. I love it when I see the villain do horrible things to the heroine, because it makes me enjoy their capture so much more. This is a terrific addition to the "Dragons of Challon" series and I am happy to recommend it to fans of historical romances! *****


HUNTRESS REVIEWS

Reviewed by Detra Fitch

20 July 2009

5 star review for A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing


An Extraordinary Read! *****

Trevelyan (Sinclair) Mershan is a man on a mission. His mission…revenge. Along with his brothers, Trevelyan is dead set on bringing down the Montgomerie family by seducing then destroying the “meddling Montgomerie” sisters. He has his sights zeroed in on Raven Montgomerie, the beautiful, quiet, and most vulnerable of the sisters.


Raven Montgomerie prefers the quiet life of painting and socializing with gypsies in the English countryside. While she could live in luxury, she chose to live in the estate cottage rather than in the main house of Colford Hall. However she doesn’t live alone. She shares the beautiful country cottage with an odd menagerie of pets; two cats named Chester and Pyewacket, a one-legged seagull named Atticus, and a lively miniature pony named Marvin. (I love these names!)


What Raven needs is a knight in shining armor. Little does this timid woman know, her knight will be riding into her life in a shining Lamborghini Murciélago. Then when Raven and Trevelyan first meet, sparks ignite a fire and the instant he touches her, their fates are sealed.


In this third installment of the Sisters of Colford Hall series, I found myself completely absorbed in the story of Raven and Trevelyan! I have read the other two in the series and even though I completely enjoyed them, I have to say A Wolf in Wolf’s Clothing is by far my favorite! A magical love story that even includes a ghost named Annie. (Great name!)


Ms. MacGillivray has a talent for creating stories that clutch the hearts of her readers and in A Wolf in Wolf’s Clothing, you won’t be disappointed. She has woven a tale of passion, love, and desire that grips you from the first page to the very end.


- Annie Marshall, Author of Her Noble Destiny
Annie's Celtic Reviews

17 July 2009



Just a note to let everyone know, A Wolf in Wolf Clothing, is now shipping from BN and Amazon.com.

I got a box of them yesterday. Nothing like the feeling of opening a box and finding your book "smiley" back at you.

13 July 2009

Fresh Fiction Review for A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing

"A witty, sensual story alive with hilarious moments."

Reviewed by Mandy Burns
Posted July 13, 2009

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The Mershan brothers plot to take over the Montgomerie clan by seducing the sisters, while quietly buying up all the stock in the family's company, is finally in the final stretch. Trevelyn's focus on destroying the relatives of the man who ruined his life as a child is all he has concentrated on for as long as he can remember. For his part, Trevelyn has chosen Raven, the eccentric artist sister. However, to his dismay, he is more interested than he wants to be in her, and the fates seem to have a hand in pushing them together. He is unable to resist the powers- that-be to become her knight-in-shining-armor.

Raven Montgomerie is unlike the rest of her family with their designer clothes and fancy cars and reside in the large manor on their estate. She lives in the cottage by herself with her unusual collection of pets and her artwork, perfectly happy driving an old MG that runs only sometimes. For the past weeks, she has put all of her time and energy in a charity auction her family is putting on for a local orphanage. Now that the big night is here, she receives a unique fortune teller machine for a birthday gift, but the fortune it tells is confusing -- until a mysterious man becomes her saving grace.

The third book in this fabulous series is witty and sensual with laugh-out-loud moments that make it thoroughly enjoyable. Definitely a must-read!

A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing by Deborah MacGillivray

Summary

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 Murciélago and apologizes for nothing. And though Trev doesn’t realize it, wolves mate for life.


A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing by Deborah MacGillivray

Reviewed by Mandy Burns
Posted July 13, 2009

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11 July 2009

Coffeetime Romance Review - One Snowy Knight

ONE SNOWY KNIGHT
DEBORAH MACGILLIVRAY
ISBN# 978-1420104509
September 2009
Kensington Books
www.kensingtonbooks .com
Paperback $5.99
345 pages
Scottish Medieval Historical
Rating: 4 Cups

Lady Skena MacIain could not believe the foolishness of her twins wandering out into the night during a snow storm. But when she finally comes across her children, she finds more than just them on this snowy night.

Noel de Servian in his foolishness to be at his new home travels far ahead of his companions in hopes of reaching Craigendan. Awarded to him by the king as a punishment, but to Noel it is the sweetest gift he has ever been given.

Even upon their first meeting, passion flares to life between Noel and Skena. But there are secrets between these two that could pull them apart. To add to this, there are forces wishing to see Skena and Noel dead, so that Craigendan falls to another. Can these two overcome all and find a peace to last them a life time, or will everything they both dream about come tumbling down around them?

A wonderfully magical tale about love, forgiveness and triumph. With well-written characters that pull you right into their story, One Snowy Knight is sure to please all of us dreaming for that knight in shining armor to come rescue us. This story really lets you believe again in magic, wishes, and dreams coming true.

LeeAnn
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More

08 July 2009

Romantic Times BOOK REVIEW – August 2009 issue


A WOLF IN WOLF'S CLOTHING
by Deborah MacGillivray

RT Rating:
****
Category: PARANORMAL ROMANCE
Publisher: LOVE SPELL
Published: August 2009
Type: Paranormal

This third and final Mershan brothers story runs simultaneously with the previous two. Though the hero starts out arrogant and conceited, he quickly realizes he underestimated the heroine and the magic of love that surrounds her.


Summary: For the first time in his life, Trevelyn Sinclair Mershan is going after a woman. Raven Montgomerie haunted his waking hours and invaded his dreams. Yet, when he meets her, he's unsettled by the feelings he has for her, especially since his goal is to get revenge on her family for the suicide of his father.

With the help of Auld Souls and an amazingly lifelike mechanical gypsy fortuneteller, Trev's desire for revenge turns into desire for Raven. Yet how can he turn his back on the vengeance his oldest brother has spent a lifetime planning? (LOVE SPELL, Aug., 304 pp., $6.99) HOT

—Susan Mobley

07 July 2009

A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing is released today!!



I am sooooooo excited!! A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing is released today, so it will be hitting the shelves soon. This is the third book in the Sister of Colford Hall™ series. The nice thing about them is the first three books (Invasion of Falgannon Isle, December 2006, and Riding the Thunder, October 2007) can be read in any order.

I just had some much with Raven and Trev's romance. It's the last of the Mershan brother's series, but never fear, there are more Montgomerie Sisters and more stories head. To Bell The Vampire is coming up next!

It was already 15,300 on Barnes and Nobles this morning. Off to a nice start!