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


 



xoxo,

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.

"Oh."

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.



xoxo,

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
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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?"
"War."
"I don't think anyone enjoys war."
"So why play?"
"It keeps us sharp." Killian shrugged.
"Oh."
"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."


xoxo,

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.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Treasure Darkly by @JayliaDarkness: Blog Tour and #Giveaway

Beware a Treasure Darkly…



(The stunning cover art is thanks to Amalia Chitulescu)

Seventeen-year-old Clark Treasure assumes the drink he stole off the captain is absinthe…until the chemicals in the liquid give him the ability to awaken the dead. A great invention for creating perfect soldiers, yes, but Clark wants to live as a miner, not a slave to the army—or the deceased. On the run, Clark turns to his estranged tycoon father for help. The Treasures welcome Clark with open arms, so he jumps at the chance to help them protect their ranch against Senator Horan, a man who hates anyone more powerful than he.

And he is not alone. His new found sister, Amethyst, thinks that's rather dashing, until Horan kidnaps her, and all she gets is a bullet through her heart. When Clark brings her back to life, she realizes he's more than just street-smart - and he's not really a Treasure. Amethyst’s boring summer at home has turned into an adventure on the run, chock full of intrigue, danger, love, and a mysterious boy named Clark.


TREASURE DARKLY, book 1 of the Treasure Chronicles

The young adult novel is a dark mix of steampunk, the paranormal and romance in a “Wild West” setting.

Below is an excerpt from TREASURE DARKLY.  You can read more on the Curiosity Quills Press website.

EXCERPT:

“Looks like he did drink it up.” The general client spoke from the right. “Must’ve interacted with all that bloody hertum. Look at ‘im, he’s bleeding already.”
“What’s it gonna do to him?” the guard from the morning asked.
“Lots of stuff.” The general laughed. “When he touches the dead, he’ll be able to bring them back, and exchange that life for another. Perfect soldier, huh? We only have one vial ready and I was going to give it to a lucky fellow. Guess it will be this boy.”
“Whatcha gonna do with him?” The guard snickered.
“Have to be a test subject,” the general said. “Sure thought it was that Judy who stole my bottle. Pity I killed her. She sure knew how to make my pecker sing.”
Judy.
Clark’s mother.
Clark bolted off the ground and ran. He could hide in the hole under the shed behind the brothel. Mable never found him under there. He might be cursed with raising the dead—he’d already done that to the poor mine worker—but it didn’t mean he’d let them take him for tests.


You can read more about Amethyst Treasure in GEARS OF BRASS, a steampunk anthology from Curiosity Quills Press available now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jordan Elizabeth, formally Jordan Elizabeth Mierek, is the author of ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW, available from Curiosity Quills Press. 

Check out Jordan’s website, JordanElizabethMierek.com, for contests and book signing locales.

Jordan is represented by Belcastro Agency and she is president of the Utica Writers Club.



No blog tour is complete without a giveaway.   Enter below for a chance to win a paperback copy of GEARS OF BRASS.   


xoxo,

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.

Monday, January 5, 2015

New Release! Watch Me Burn by @SharonBayliss #TheDecemberPeople

Hooray! The day is finally here! Book 2 in The December People series, Watch Me Burn, is now available for purchase. Re-join the Vandergraff family as they navigate the delicate balance between dark magic and family.


Buy on AMAZON

Barnes and Noble & Kobo links should be available soon.



David Vandergraff lost his home, his job, and contact with his oldest son, but remains determined to be a good husband and father despite being a dark winter wizard.

His resolve is tested when a flyer for a missing girl--who happens to be a summer witch--begins to haunt him. David believes a spell needs to use him to save her, so he follows the magic's command and looks into her disappearance. His teenage daughter Emmy resents him for caring so much about a random stranger. But when she uncovers some disturbing evidence close to home, she begins an investigation of her own.

David and Emmy quickly learn that the mystery is not only about a missing girl they barely know, but a deeply personal story that impacts everyone they care about. As their world crumbles, they fear the warning may be true—never mess with summer wizards, because the good guys always win.

A little taste...





xoxo,

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.