Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Stricken (The War Scrolls: Book One) #fantasy

Only one immortal can save them, and only one mortal can stand in his way...

Now Available from A.K. Morgen & Limitless Publishing!
Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

It took only four months to bring the angels to their knees…

With a virus ravaging the fallen angels on earth, mankind’s symbol of love and hope is at risk of extinction.

Centuries ago, a group of angelic warriors known as The Fallen risked everything to save themselves and carve a future for their kind. Hope slips away as The Fallen and their kin are cut down by an ancient menace, La Morte Nera—and no one saw it coming.

Only one immortal can save them, and only one mortal can stand in his way…

When Nephilim warrior Killian St. James sets out on a quest to find a cure, he and his blade-brothers discover nineteen-year-old Aubrey Carter—a human with a past as dark as it is mysterious—cowering in an abandoned house in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee.

The corrupted races are chasing her, and Killian is determined to find out why…

But neither he nor Aubrey are prepared for their attraction to one another, or for the frightening truths lurking in the shadows. The painful childhood memories Aubrey has buried hold precious answers. Answers that threaten to tear Killian's world apart.

With her life hanging in the balance, Killian must choose between the future of The Fallen, and the human girl he's pledged to protect.

Demons are rising, and this time they plan to win the war for dominion once and for all.



“Do you think—?” She swallowed the painful lump in her throat. “Do you think the Elioud shifters I knew are still alive?”

“I don’t know.” His warm hand touched her arm briefly, making her skin tingle. “We haven’t heard anything about an infection in the area. That’s a good sign.”


For all she knew, no word could mean her friends had simply died quietly, their extraordinary lives snuffed out like candles. Silent. Unnoticed. Or it could mean she and Killian were driving into more of what they’d left behind in Memphis.

The only way to know for sure was to keep going.

“This could all be for nothing,” she said, opening her eyes, unsure if she wanted this to be a dead end or not. She wanted to help Killian save his people if she could, but if her dad had known about the virus, what did that mean for her?

She still wasn’t sure she wanted to know the answer to that question.

“I know, but we have to look anyway.” Killian cut his eyes in her direction for a moment. “Did your father act normal before the fire, Aubrey? Any unknown visitors, odd phone calls, anything like that?”

She thought it over and then shook her head. “Nothing like that. He worked a lot, but that wasn’t unusual for him.” She frowned, her eyes falling closed again. “I’m not sure he would have told me even if there was something wrong.”


“He and Aaron went a little crazy when I got home from the hospital. They wouldn’t let me out of their sight. If I stepped a foot outside, they were right there beside me. The day of the fire, I had to fight to ride the bus to and from school.” Had she not fought her father and brother so hard that morning, Aaron wouldn’t have died in the fire. He would have been on the road to pick her up, safe from harm. She couldn’t forget that part of her past, no matter how she tried.

“Ah,” Killian said. “Exactly how long after—?”

Aubrey cracked one eye open to see him staring straight ahead. “They were killed six weeks after,” she said. “I’m not going to fall apart if you ask me a tough question, Killian. Please stop treating me like I will.”

He bowed his head. “I’m sorry,” he said again. “I’m not used to dealing with humans.” He winced as soon as the words left his lips. “I didn’t mean that like it sounded. I’ve lived among your people for a long time, but I’ve never spent any real time with them. Being around you is new to me.”

“I know it is, but you have to remember that I’m not made of glass. Talking about my father and Aaron may not be easy, and I may not want to go back, but I’m not going to break.” She couldn’t let herself because there would be no one there to pick up the pieces if she did. She didn’t tell Killian that, though. He didn’t need to know.

“You won’t,” he said softly. His lips turned up at the corners a little. “You’re a lot stronger than you give yourself credit for. Whatever we find out there, you will survive it.”

"What other choice is there?"

ALL FALLS DOWN is now available on Amazon. FALLThe Ragnarök Prophesies: Book Two is now available at Amazon Barnes and Noble | KOBO. FADE - The Ragnarök Prophesies: Book Two is available at: Amazon US | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | Barnes and Noble | Kobo | Books-a-Million.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Ragnarok Prophesies Update + Upcoming Titles/Dates from A.K. Morgen

Hi lovelies!

It's been a while since I popped in over here to say hello and do a little site cleanup. I've spent the last couple of hours reorganizing different areas of the site to make it a little more user friendly.

You guys have been waiting FOREVER for me to finish the third book of the Ragnarok Prophesies series, FLAME, and I can officially announce that it's finished and has been sent off to Curiosity Quills for their approval. If accepted, I hope to have a late 2016 or early 2017 release date for you. I know it's taken a long time, but I hope it's worth the wait. I literally rewrote almost the entire book three times in an effort to get it just right.

In addition to FLAME, I'm very happy to announce that STRICKEN and the War Scrolls series in its entirety has been picked up by Limitless Publishing. STRICKEN is tentatively scheduled for release on March 8th, 2016.

Also coming to you in 2016 will be RAPTURE, the final installment in the Teplo Trilogy. This one isn't for younger readers. Sorry, guys! Lillian and Tristan's story is a bit more mature than your parents will appreciate you reading. But it'll always be around when you're older if you really want to give it a go.

And to round-out the 2016 release schedule will be All Over You. This New Adult romance is a standalone prequel to the All Falls Down duo. You met Cameron Lewis and Ivy Kendall in All Cried Out, now you'll get to see their crazy story firsthand. It's Catfish meets good old fashioned police work when Cameron must help Ivy clear her name after she's charged with a murder she swears she didn't commit.

You can also now find me with Enchanted Publications! I'm incredibly excited to be part of their amazing author line-up, and am looking forward to bringing you future projects under their tutelage.

See? All the quiet time around hasn't been wasted!

If you didn't already know, you can now find me at http://aydenmorgen.com! Due to ever changing Blogger policies, their pain in the ass interface, and personal preference, I opted to combine both sides of my writing (fantasy and contemporary) under one website and blog. You can find me there much more frequently than you'll find me here. You can also subscribe directly to my blog for email via a link on the sidebar of the new blog (http://aydenmorgen.com/blog). There's also a newsletter and all sorts of fun stuff! Make sure you look for me there for more frequent updates, as well as teasers from my books, posts from my life, and general hijinks.


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are

Hi lovelies!

You might have noticed that it's been particularly quiet around here for a while now. I promise I haven't vanished into the night. But I have realized that maintaining two blogs with my schedule just isn't possible. So I've made the decision to combine everything into one.

You can still expect the sporadic posts over here, but for the majority of new content, you will now find me at: http://aydenmorgen.com/blog. You can find teasers, release dates, cover reveals, and blog tour news for both my fantasy and contemporary novels at this new address. You'll also find book reviews, guest posts, and more from young adult authors and beyond.

Posts are clearly marked with a hashtag to help you decide which posts fall within your preferred genre and which aren't your thing. Hashtags are: #youngadult, #newadult, #romance, #erotica, #fantasy. You'll also find additional hashtags like #review (for a review) or #giveaway (for a giveaway). Pretty simple. :)

As with this blog, you have the option to subscribe so new posts hit your inbox. You can also subscribe to my author newsletter, delivered no more than twice a month, with highlights, important announcements, contests, and more!

I hope to see you at the new blog. <3



ALL FALLS DOWN is now available on Amazon. FALLThe Ragnarök Prophesies: Book Two is now available at Amazon Barnes and Noble | KOBO. FADE - The Ragnarök Prophesies: Book Two is available at: Amazon US | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | Barnes and Noble | Kobo | Books-a-Million.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Stricken (The War Scrolls) #romance #fantasy

Hello, lovelies!

I hope you're having a wonderful week. I have another teaser for you from Stricken. It's a bit short... hope you don't mind! I've been crazy busy the last couple of months.

Killian stepped forward, forcing her to tilt her head back to look up at him. He still seemed so big to her. He still overwhelmed her. But he didn't frighten her anymore.

"You look tired." She fought the urge to lift her hand to touch his face.

"I am," he said, the corner of his lips turning up in a half-smile.


He stared down at her, his half-smile slipping. A dizzying parade of emotion swirled through his eyes. She couldn’t read them all, but she understood enough. He felt as torn as she did.

"Will I remember you three years from now?" she whispered, her heart aching with the fear that she would forget him like she had so much else… and with fear that she would remember him. That she would survive this nightmare and he would haunt her for the rest of her days like so much else did.

"Do you want to remember me?" He took another step in her direction.

"I don't know."  She frowned, confused. "You make me feel like maybe the world isn't so bad. Like maybe I'm safe with you. I don't think I want to forget that."

Killian reached out and tucked a strand of hair behind her ear. He cupped her cheek gently in one big hand. "You are safe with me. I won't let anyone hurt you, Aubrey."

She stared at him for a long, silent moment. He'd promised before that he wouldn't hurt her, but even then an unspoken fear had stood between them like a wall. A little voice whispered that if she got too close, he would hurt her as badly as the things in her past hurt. That voice had stopped whispering when he'd kissed her today, and wasn't that odd?

"You hurt me today."

He bowed his head, letting his hand fall away from her face. "I'm sorry."

Her heart ached a little at the agonized way he said it. As if it shamed him to know he'd hurt her. As if, maybe, he cared more than he should, too.


RAVISHED is now available on Amazon. ALL FALLS DOWN is now available on Amazon. FALLThe Ragnarök Prophesies: Book Two is now available at Amazon Barnes and Noble | KOBO. FADE - The Ragnarök Prophesies: Book Two is available at: Amazon US | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | Barnes and Noble | Kobo | Books-a-Million

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: STRICKEN (The War Scrolls) #fantasy #romance

Happy Tuesday, my loves!

It's been a while since I've given all of you a teaser, so I wanted to remedy that today. This is from STRICKEN, Book One of the War Scrolls. I hope you enjoy it. And remember, I'm blogging all month at aydenmorgen.com/blog for the A to Z Challenge! <3

"Dude, come on!" Dom boomed.
Aubrey jumped, startled.
Killian noticed.
"Keep it down," he barked.
Dom grunted, lifting a middle finger in the air. His eyes didn't leave the television screen.
Killian frowned, his gaze narrowing on Dom.
"It's fine," Aubrey said before he could open his mouth to fuss at his brother. "Really."
Killian hesitated a moment before turning back to her. "If he gets too loud for you, you can tell him to shut up."
"He's fine." Aubrey smiled a little. "It reminds me of how things used to be, you know? Aaron and his friends were always so loud when they played video games. I'd forgotten what that was like."
"You never played?"
Aubrey shook her head. "I preferred books. I still do."
"Ah. Well, you're welcome to browse my shelves if you need something to read," he offered.
"Thanks." Aubrey hesitated. "I've snooped a little. You have eclectic tastes."
Killian shrugged. "I like variety."
"Me too."
They fell silent for a moment, watching Abriel and Dom battle on the screen. Aubrey had no idea what they were playing, but it looked like some sort of war game. People were running all over the place, weapons strapped to their bodies. Smoke drifted up from various places on screen. Mangled bodies littered the field where one of their characters was running, a grenade in his hand.
She shivered and turned away only to find Killian watching her again.
"Do you want them to turn it off?" he asked.
"No, that's fine," she said. "I just… Do you guys really enjoy this kind of stuff?"
"What stuff?"
"I don't think anyone enjoys war."
"So why play?"
"It keeps us sharp." Killian shrugged.
"Does it bother you?"
"What? War? Or war games?" she asked.
"The games."
She thought about it a moment. "Not really. I guess I just don't see the point. Isn't the world violent enough already? There's so much death and destruction. Why add to it unless you have to?"
"I think it makes humans feel safe," Killian said.
Aubrey's eyes widened.
"As you said, there's so much death and destruction." He turned his body toward her, leaning in. "Feeling like you have some measure of control over that, that you can control it, makes it seem a little less overwhelming to most humans. And since your people can't control what happens outside of their homes, they bring it inside, try to figure it out the best way they can."
"I guess. I still don't get it though."

"I know you don't," he said softly. Emotion danced through his eyes, so quickly she couldn't catch them. But they warmed her, and made her ache, too. As if she craved something from him she didn't quite understand. That same vast, bright thing that had called to her in the elevator so many days ago. His gaze locked with hers. "That's not necessarily a bad thing."


ALL FALLS DOWN is now available on Amazon. FALLThe Ragnarök Prophesies: Book Two is now available at Amazon Barnes and Noble | KOBO. FADE - The Ragnarök Prophesies: Book Two is available at: Amazon US | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | Barnes and Noble | Kobo | Books-a-Million.