Tuesday, September 8, 2015 | By: Cafe

Tuesday Special: Morgan O'Neill

Morgan O'Neill

The Thornless Rose
An Elizabethan Time Travel Novel

No one ever knew what really happened to Dr. Jonathan Brandon back in 1945. He simply disappeared from a London pub, leaving behind an unsolved mystery and his fiancée—Anne Howard’s grandmother. Seventy years later, Anne herself is haunted by the strange tale, along with inexplicable hallucinations straight out of Elizabethan England. Including a scarred, handsome man whose deep blue eyes seem to touch her very soul....

Anne wonders if there isn’t something more to the story. Is it even possible that Jonathan disappeared into England’s dark past? And why does Anne keep hearing him whisper her name? Because now she too feels the inexorable pull of the past, not to mention an undeniable attraction for a man she doesn’t even know.

It’s just a matter of time before Anne will step back into history, and face a destiny―and a love―beyond imagining...

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Begun by Time
The Prequel to The Thornless Rose


In 1945, a man disappeared into thin air...

In the final days of World War II, Catherine Hastings meets the man she wants to marry. Flight surgeon Jonathan Brandon isn’t just handsome—he’s everything Catherine could hope for in her betrothed. But her dream of a happily ever after is shattered when Jonnie disappears shortly before their wedding...leaving Catherine bereft, broken-hearted, and with a lifetime of unanswered questions.

Arthur Howard is smitten with the lovely Catherine the moment he sees her. He’s certain he’s found the woman he wants to marry. Yet behind Catherine’s sparkling green eyes is a haunted look—the look of a woman who has known loss. But can he love a woman who still grieves the loss of her fiancé? Now Arthur wants answers about the man Catherine intended to marry.

But the truth about Jonnie’s disappearance is far stranger than fiction…

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About the Authors:
     A chance meeting at a writers’ conference brought Cary Morgan Frates and Deborah O’Neill Cordes together, two award-winning authors who connected because of a mutual love of time travel fiction. Collaboration ensued, the search for a pen name the first step in their working relationship. Their maiden names provided the solution - and “Morgan O’Neill” was born.
     Cary and Deborah’s backgrounds are uniquely suited to writing stories steeped in atmosphere and history: Deborah has a Master’s Degree in history and is a dedicated genealogist; Cary is a talented linguist in French and is currently a student of Latin. They’ve traveled to Europe’s ancient and medieval sites many times, with Cary living on the Continent for five years.
     The Morgan O’Neill time travel novels have received a number of literary awards, including two finalist wins in the Booksellers’ Best Awards, two semifinalist wins in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, first, second, and third place wins for the Mainstream Novel with Strong Romantic Elements category of the Golden Rose Contest, a top ten finalist award in the Pacific Northwest Writers’ Conference Zola Awards Literary Contest, and a top ten finalist win in the Orange Rose Contest.

Author Links:
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10 comments:

HiDee said...

Intriguing blurbs, and I love your covers! Thanks for being with us today!

Lynn said...

Beautiful books by beautiful people!

Becky Lower said...

So proud of you both!

Deborah O'Neill Cordes said...

Thank you so much for shining your spotlight on us, HiDee and Lynn. Entangled/Macmillan and their cover artist, Syd Gill, did a wonderful job on our covers. I can stare at them all day! lol I hope your readers enjoy our Elizabethan/WWII babies. They are the novels of my heart. All my very best, Deborah (the O'Neill half of Morgan O'Neill).

Deborah O'Neill Cordes said...

Thanks for your kind words, Becky. <3

Leslie Garcia said...

Such incredible books--brings the respective periods alive and paints love stories you won't forget. Continued success to you both!

Deborah O'Neill Cordes said...

Thank you so much, Leslie!

Cary Morgan Frates said...

Thank you HiDee for hosting us today, and many thanks to all our lovely well-wishers. We poured or hearts into these stories and appreciate the positive feedback. And thanks also to both of England's Queen Elizabeths. It wouldn't have been the same without the inspiration you provided. :)

Cary Morgan Frates said...

Thank you HiDee for hosting us today, and many thanks to all our lovely well-wishers. We poured or hearts into these stories and appreciate the positive feedback. And thanks also to both of England's Queen Elizabeths. It wouldn't have been the same without the inspiration you provided. :)

Cary Morgan Frates said...

Thank you HiDee for hosting us today, and many thanks to all our lovely well-wishers. We poured or hearts into these stories and appreciate the positive feedback. And thanks also to both of England's Queen Elizabeths. It wouldn't have been the same without the inspiration you provided. :)

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