Tuesday, February 21, 2017

FLAME by @AKMorgen is Now Available! #ragnarokprophesies

I'm very excited to announce that the long awaited (and much anticipated!) third book of the Amazon Bestselling RAGNAROK PROPHESIES series has finally arrived! Join Arionna Jacobs and Dace Matthews as they race to stop the apocalypse in this intense and emotional series.

Read on below for all the details, including a giveaway!



SUMMARY

Who do you trust when betrayal threatens to destroy everything you hold dear?

When Arionna Jacobs fled town in a desperate bid to save Dace Matthews, she never expected the chaos she would leave in her wake. Now her closest friend is dead, and another is missing, forcing Ari to return to face the devastating consequences of her actions and the broken boy she left behind.

Her problems are only just beginning.

Even as her bond with Dace grows stronger, Arionna finds herself weakening when Freki's cage shatters. Fighting the wolf for control is tearing her apart piece by piece. And at every turn, she finds that those she's put her faith in aren't who they seem, bringing her face to face with Sköll and Hati. As the depth of their betrayal is revealed, Freki spirals out of control, and Arionna must face her greatest fear: losing herself to the fierce wolf within.

The world balances on the edge of a blade, and one wrong move will destroy it all.

With few allies she can trust and little choice left, Arionna must decide between the lives of her friends and her own future with the alpha she loves. Will she be able to stand firm for the sake of the world, or will she falter in the face of defeat?
 


BOOK LINKS:

AMAZON | GOODREADS | BARNES AND NOBLE 


EXCERPT

"Arionna, dammit, wake up."

Unseen hands gripped my upper arms, shaking me. A familiar voice called my name over and over. Furious howls ripped through the air.

None of those sounds made sense to me.

I felt different, like I'd been taken apart and put back together in the wrong order. Everything hurt. My body ached, muscles locked tight in protest. My head throbbed. Each painful pulse rattled against my skull, sending ripples down my neck and into my back.

I groaned and rolled onto my side.

The hands shaking me relaxed.

I fought to open my eyes, then blinked, confused. Worn brown carpet scratched against the side of my face. The bottom edge of a pale blue bed-sham fluttered inches from me. Dust bunnies and small pieces of plastic were strewn beneath the sagging bed. A table and two chairs were grouped on the other side. A crack ran up the leg of one chair, splitting the wood.

None of the room looked familiar.

Where am I?

The voice calling my name stopped mid-shout and sighed.

Oh, thank god, he said.

For what? I wondered, marveling that the words came from inside my mind, but didn't belong to me. How was that possible?

I couldn't place the soft, silky tones either, but they made my stomach flip and my heart flutter. I knew the speaker. At least I thought I did. Before I could ask him who he was or how he spoke in my head, someone blew out a sharp breath. This time, the sound didn't come from inside.

"Finally," that second voice said.

Nope. Definitely not coming from my mind.

I rolled my eyes toward the relieved sound, and then frowned at the guy leaning over me. Long, dark hair hung in his face. His eyes were black, and full of concern. His features were sharp, severe, but handsome.

This time I was certain; I knew this guy.

"Ronan," I said. His name was Ronan LaCrosse, and mine was… Arionna. Yes, Arionna Jacobs. Memory began to slowly trickle back in. We were at a motel in Illinois, looking for someone. And the howls were coming from Fuki, the little wolf we'd brought with us, though I couldn't see him.

Where was he?

I tried to figure out why I was on the floor, but came up with a big blank.

"What happened?" I asked, looking up at Ronan.

He held out a hand for me, then pulled me into a sitting position.

The room tilted before straightening again. I clutched my head in my hands, groaning. When the initial wave of nausea passed, I tilted my head up slowly so I could see Ronan. "Did I hit my head?" I asked, trying to blink away the dark spots floating in my peripheral.

"You don't remember?" He narrowed his eyes, tilting his head to the side like a raven assessing me.

I scooted back against the edge of the bed, frowning.

What was I supposed to remember?



GIVEAWAY


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A.K. Morgen is the Amazon Bestselling author of the Ragnarök Prophesies series. She lives in the heart of Arkansas with her childhood sweetheart/husband of thirteen years, and their six furry minions. When not writing, she spends her time hiking, reading, volunteering, causing mischief, and building a Spork army. Ayden graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology in 2009 before going on to complete her graduate degree in CJ and Law. She currently puts her education to use in the social services and CJ field. 

Ayden also writes New Adult and contemporary romance under the penname Ayden K. Morgen.

You can find her on 
Twitter, Facebook, or via her website at http://akmorgen.com.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

FLAME (The Ragnarok Prophesies) Goodreads Giveaway #wariscoming

Hi lovelies!

For those of you who have not heard, #wariscoming!

FLAME (The Ragnarok Prophesies: Book Three) releases on February 21st, 2017 from Curiosity Quills Press! To celebrate the upcoming release, we're giving away copies of FLAME via Goodreads.

Check out all the details and enter the giveaway below. And while you're at it, don't forget to add FLAME to your TBR list on Goodreads. :)




SUMMARY


Who do you trust when betrayal threatens to destroy everything you hold dear?

When Arionna Jacobs fled town in a desperate bid to save Dace Matthews, she never expected the chaos she would leave in her wake. Now her closest friend is dead, and another is missing, forcing Ari to return to face the devastating consequences of her actions and the broken boy she left behind.

Her problems are only just beginning.

Even as her bond with Dace grows stronger, Arionna finds herself weakening when Freki's cage shatters. Fighting the wolf for control is tearing her apart piece by piece. And at every turn, she finds that those she's put her faith in aren't who they seem, bringing her face to face with Sköll and Hati. As the depth of their betrayal is revealed, Freki spirals out of control, and Arionna must face her greatest fear: losing herself to the fierce wolf within.

The world balances on the edge of a blade, and one wrong move will destroy it all.

With few allies she can trust and little choice left, Arionna must decide between the lives of her friends and her own future with the alpha she loves. Will she be able to stand firm for the sake of the world, or will she falter in the face of defeat?
 





EXCERPT

"Arionna, dammit, wake up."

Unseen hands gripped my upper arms, shaking me. A familiar voice called my name over and over. Furious howls ripped through the air.

None of those sounds made sense to me.

I felt different, like I'd been taken apart and put back together in the wrong order. Everything hurt. My body ached, muscles locked tight in protest. My head throbbed. Each painful pulse rattled against my skull, sending ripples down my neck and into my back.

I groaned and rolled onto my side.

The hands shaking me relaxed.

I fought to open my eyes, then blinked, confused. Worn brown carpet scratched against the side of my face. The bottom edge of a pale blue bed-sham fluttered inches from me. Dust bunnies and small pieces of plastic were strewn beneath the sagging bed. A table and two chairs were grouped on the other side. A crack ran up the leg of one chair, splitting the wood.

None of the room looked familiar.

Where am I?

The voice calling my name stopped mid-shout and sighed.

Oh, thank god, he said.

For what? I wondered, marveling that the words came from inside my mind, but didn't belong to me. How was that possible?

I couldn't place the soft, silky tones either, but they made my stomach flip and my heart flutter. I knew the speaker. At least I thought I did. Before I could ask him who he was or how he spoke in my head, someone blew out a sharp breath. This time, the sound didn't come from inside.

"Finally," that second voice said.

Nope. Definitely not coming from my mind.

I rolled my eyes toward the relieved sound, and then frowned at the guy leaning over me. Long, dark hair hung in his face. His eyes were black, and full of concern. His features were sharp, severe, but handsome.

This time I was certain; I knew this guy.

"Ronan," I said. His name was Ronan LaCrosse, and mine was… Arionna. Yes, Arionna Jacobs. Memory began to slowly trickle back in. We were at a motel in Illinois, looking for someone. And the howls were coming from Fuki, the little wolf we'd brought with us, though I couldn't see him.

Where was he?

I tried to figure out why I was on the floor, but came up with a big blank.

"What happened?" I asked, looking up at Ronan.

He held out a hand for me, then pulled me into a sitting position.

The room tilted before straightening again. I clutched my head in my hands, groaning. When the initial wave of nausea passed, I tilted my head up slowly so I could see Ronan. "Did I hit my head?" I asked, trying to blink away the dark spots floating in my peripheral.

"You don't remember?" He narrowed his eyes, tilting his head to the side like a raven assessing me.

I scooted back against the edge of the bed, frowning.

What was I supposed to remember?



GOODREADS GIVEAWAY



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Flame by A.K. Morgen

Flame

by A.K. Morgen

Giveaway ends February 28, 2017.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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Saturday, January 21, 2017

My Birthday means a FREE Book for You!

Yes, you read that right!

For my 33rd birthday, we're giving all of you a free book! STRICKEN, the exhilarating first book in the War Scrolls series, is FREE on Amazon through the end of my birthday on January 22nd!



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.

Get your FREE copy on Amazon HERE!




FREE on Amazon through 1/22/17 HERE!

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


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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.





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“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.”

Possibly.

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.”

“Oh?”

“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.






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