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Book reviewer for Web sites, including Best Reviews, Paranormal Romance Reviews, Sensual Romance Reviews, and Rambles. Has served as chair and assistant editor of the newsletter for Reviewers International Organization Award of Excellence and editor of Hearts through History's newsletter.
Romance Writers of America, History Fiction Writers Society of Britain.
Romance Writers of America Award, CAPA Romance Award finalist, RIO Award of Excellence, Laurie Award, and More than Magic Award, all 2006, all for A Restless Knight; PEARL Award nominee and RIO Award of Excellence, both 2006, both for best short story; Jasmine Award for The Invasion of Falgannon Isle.
Cat o'Nine Tales, Highland Press, 2007.
"DRAGONS OF CHALLON" SERIES
A Restless Knight, Zebra (New York, NY), 2006.
In Her Bed, Zebra (New York, NY), 2007.
"SISTERS OF COLFORD HALL" SERIES
The Invasion of Falgannon Isle, Love Spell (New York, NY), 2006.
Riding the Thunder, Love Spell (New York, NY), 2007.
A member of the Romance Writers of America and longtime romance book critic, Deborah MacGillivray did not publish her first book until 2006. MacGillivray's debut, A Restless Knight, won numerous awards in 2006, including the Romance Writers of America Award, RIO Award of Excellence, and a Laurie Award. Set shortly before the conquests of William Wallace, the novel introduces three Norman knights who are ordered to establish marital connections with the nobles of Scotland as part of King Edward's campaign. Tired of fighting, Lord Julian Challon leaps at the opportunity to marry Lady Tamlyn McShane. Lady Tamlyn, although she despises Edward and should rightly reject Lord Julian, knows deep in her heart that she and Lord Julian are a good match for each other.
Kathy Boswell, writing in Best Reviews, noted that A Restless Knight "is one of those books that you want to savor just for the beauty of the words and the strong hero and heroine." Viviane Crystal, writing in Crystal Reviews, commented that the author "knows how to professionally develop the tension of conflict and character development in a marvelous historical fiction tale and at the same time amplify that with the sexiest scenes of great romance!" Also reviewing the debut in Best Reviews, Marilyn Rondeau stated: "Written with a finely tuned passionate and sensual voice this love story will simply take your breath away."
The Invasion of Falgannon Isle marks the start of the "Sisters of Colford Hall" series. The Isle of Falgannon is cursed in that no female is ever born there and none of the males will find true love until the Lady of the Isle finds love with a dark-haired Irishman. B.A. Montgomerie, the Lady of the Isle, plans to help the inhabitants by bringing women to the island. However, the men are wary of the curse. Kristi Ahlers, writing in Best Reviews, remarked that "this is a side of Scotland readers are rarely treated to," resulting in "a sweet, funny paranormal romance that is a breath of fresh air and a treat for romance readers." Booklist contributor Maria Hatton added that "what makes MacGillivray's romance so special are the eccentric characters, right down to the cat." Rondeau, again reviewing in Best Reviews, said that "MacGillivray has come up with a perfect recipe in this engaging tale blending in a terrific locale, quirky characters, humor, and sizzling sensuality into this very entertaining read."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, December 1, 2006, Maria Hatton, review of The Invasion of Falgannon Isle, p. 31.
AuthorsDen.com,http://www.authorsden.com/ (August 14, 2007), author profile.
Best Reviews,http://thebestreviews.com/ (June 29, 2006), Marilyn Rondeau, review of A Restless Knight, Harriet Klausner, review of A Restless Knight; (July 1, 2006), Kristi Ahlers, review of A Restless Knight; (September 23, 2006), Kathy Boswell, review of A Restless Knight; (August 14, 2007), Marilyn Rondeau, review of The Invasion of Falgannon Isle; (December 11, 2006), Kristi Ahlers, review of The Invasion of Falgannon Isle, and Harriet Klausner, review of The Invasion of Falgannon Isle.
Coffee Time Romance,http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/ (August 14, 2007), author profile.
Crystal Reviews,http://www.crystalreviews.com/ (May 4, 2006), Viviane Crystal, review of A Restless Knight.
Deborah MacGillivray Bebo Profile,http://www.bebo.com/scotladywriter/ (August 14, 2007), author profile.
Deborah MacGillivray Home Page,http://www.deborahmacgillivray.co.uk (August 14, 2007), author biography.
Deborah MacGillivray MySpace Profile,http://www.myspace.com/deborahmacgillivray (August 14, 2007), author profile.
Fierce Romance,http://fierceromance.blogspot.com/ (February 17, 2007), author interview.
Mystic Castle,http://www.themysticcastle.com/ (August 14, 2007), author profile and interview.
Sisters of Colford Hall Series MySpace Profile,http://www.myspace.com/montgomerie_sisters (August 14, 2007), series profile.