Sunday, December 2, 2018

Signed Paperback Sale!

I LOVE receiving bookmail. It's pretty much THE best mail on the planet.

And I've officially made it easier to send you bookmail this holiday season! If you would like to order signed copies, you can now do so right here on this post, or by visiting the Signed Books page.

Even better, through December 31st, you can order signed copies of All Falls Down, All Cried Out, All Over You, Ravished, or Rhapsody at discounted prices (listed below)! AND you get a free surprise gift!

Maybe it's a keepsake photo.
Maybe it's a bracelet.
Maybe it's a wine charm.

Who knows what you'll get?!

All you have to do is fill out the order form, and I'll send you an invoice via Paypal. You get books, and your payment info is safe and secure.

Don't forget to order by December 31st to get the discounted prices. After the holidays, prices will return to normal.


Friday, November 23, 2018

Cyber Monday Sale #cybermonday #books

Cyber Monday sale! 


Snuggle up with five exciting romance titles from Ayden K. Morgen! From11/26 - 12/1 all titles below are only $.99! 

All titles intended for readers over the age of eighteen.


RAVISHED (The Teplo Trilogy #1)

When Tristan Riley drags Lillian Maddox onto the dance floor at Teplo, he intends only to protect his cover… at least that's what he tells himself. But the lovely Lillian would tempt a saint, and Tristan is far from a gentleman. Beneath the bright lights of the Vetrov family's dangerous club, the weary DEA agent finds himself captivated by the ballerina, coaxing them both into a reckless, erotic encounter.

But Tristan isn't prepared for the intense connection between him and Lillian, or for the fallout of their tryst. In a matter of days, their lives careen wildly off course, catapulting them both into a deadly game of hide and seek with the Vetrov family and one of Mexico's deadliest drug cartels.

Trying to keep his hands to himself while working alongside Lillian to stop Anton Vetrov's deadly new drug proves almost impossible for Tristan, but what choice does he have when being with her might get her killed? He should know: his entire family was murdered by people just like Anton.

When the stakes are raised and innocent lives are lost, will Tristan be able to let go of the guilt, or will he destroy his chance at happiness with Lillian before it ever truly begins?

RAVISHED is available on Amazon here.

RHAPSODY (The Teplo Trilogy #2)

After Anton Vetrov brutally murders a young girl as a warning to Tristan Riley, the broken DEA agent
believes the best thing for Lillian Maddox to do would be to stay far, far away from him. But Lillian knows a thing or two about fear, and she's not willing to let the man she loves push her away that easily. If he won't fight for them, she will... even if that means risking her life to prove she's strong enough to live in his world.


Her plan ends in disaster when she's dragged out of Teplo at gunpoint, forcing Tristan onto a collision course with the Vetrov family and Pedro Francisco. With nothing left to lose except the only woman who has ever mattered to him, he will do whatever it takes to stop Vetrov and Francisco from ever hurting her again.

But he doesn't know they've been waiting for him to make his move. When he does, all hell breaks loose, and his life is on the line. It's up to Lillian and the DEA to save him, and she's terrified they won't make it in time.

Thrust headlong into a violent, bloody confrontation with the Vetrov family, Lillian comes face to the face with the heartbreaking realization that maybe she doesn't belong in Tristan's world, after all. When the smoke clears, will he be able to convince his ballerina that she's the best thing for him, or will he lose her and the chance at a real future once and for all?

RHAPSODY is available on Amazon.

All Falls Down (All Falls Down #1)

When Savannah Martin walks in on her abusive boyfriend and her best friend in bed together, she thinks life can't possibly get any worse. And then she wakes up in a hospital in Italy, scared and alone. With nowhere left to go, Savannah runs to the family who took her in when her mother abandoned her as a teenager.

But things aren't as simple as they were then.

For starters, two years of constant emotional and verbal abuse has broken Savannah in ways she's not sure can be repaired. And patriarch Matthew Talbot has been murdered, leaving his eldest daughter, Lexi, in charge of a global non-profit and her younger sisters.

Jared Corbit, Lexi's gorgeous boyfriend, is the only thing standing between her and whoever murdered her father. That doesn't stop Savannah from falling in love with him. She knows it's wrong, but she just can't stay away from him when he makes he feel like no one else ever has before.

Finding out his relationship with Lexi is a ruse should make things easier, but when the truth is finally revealed, Savannah's fragile world threatens to fall apart. There's a murderer on the loose, and he's gunning for the only family she has. To save their lives, she and Jared will be forced to make a decision that just might destroy her completely.

How is she supposed to let the man she loves be with another woman? 

All Falls Down is available at Amazon

All Cried Out (All Falls Down #2)

With Jared Corbit and Savannah Martin's wedding day quickly approaching, everything should be golden for the two, but their trouble has only just begun. When the media learns of the damage Stewart Paulson has inflicted on the Talbot family, Savannah and Jared get caught in the cross-hairs.


Even worse, the past has caught up with Savannah in a big way, and nothing will prepare her or Jared for the danger headed their way or the devastating decisions they'll be forced to make as a result. 

Jared's determined to protect his fiancée from the people milling in the shadows, but good intentions only go so far. When Savannah learns the truth he's desperately trying to keep from her, their future together begins to unravel. How can she trust him when he's lying to her? And just how far is he willing to go to protect the woman he loves from her past?

All Cried Out, told exclusively from Jared's POV, is the exciting follow up to Ayden K. Morgen's All Falls Down.

All Cried Out on Amazon.

All Over You

Ivy Kendall's only plan for her life was to teach, but then it all fell apart...

When Rory Clark disappears from UCLA after a lengthy online relationship with a "catfish" pretending to be Ivy, the sassy former model turned kindergarten teacher is forced to dive headfirst into the mystery in order to clear her name. The catfishing phenomenon meets good, old-fashioned police work when Cameron Lewis, a bossy San Francisco detective with a dominant streak, offers to help her uncover the awful truth about her stolen identity and Rory's disappearance.

They've barely scratched the surface when Ivy is charged with a murder she swears she didn't commit.

As the evidence against her piles up and the intense attraction between her and Cameron deepens, Ivy wants nothing more than to lean on the tattooed detective. He's already seen her at her worse. Now she has to find the courage to trust him with her heart. But how can she when she's terrified doing so will ruin his career?

Her greatest fear becomes reality when the ugly truth is revealed and their lives come tumbling down around them. 

Betrayed by the one person she never suspected, Ivy makes a reckless decision that puts her in the sights of a murderer and jeopardizes Cameron's career. He will do whatever it takes to save the woman he loves...even if that means becoming a killer himself.
 

Will he be able to reach her before it's too late, or will Rory's catfish take more than just one life?


All Over You
 is a completely standalone sister novel to the All Falls Down duo, intended for readers aged 18 and over.

All Over You is available on AMAZON.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

STRICKEN: The War Scrolls (Book One) #excerpt



 STRICKEN
The War Scrolls: Book One



From Limitless Publishing (http://limitlesspublishing.net)
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, LaMorte 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.




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 gorgeous 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 emotions 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 as 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 tucked a strand of hair behind her ear and 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.

“Why did you?” she asked, not accusing, but curious. She wanted to understand him. No, she needed to understand him on some level she couldn’t even explain to herself. “You wanted me, didn’t you?”

His gaze sought hers, honesty shining from his angel-bright eyes. “More than you know.”

Aubrey took a deep breath, letting her lungs fill with air even as her heart filled with his confession. And just as quickly, the buoyant feeling vanished. “It doesn’t change anything, though, does it?” she whispered.

“Do you want it to?”

She hesitated for a long moment, unsure. And then her shoulders slumped, the breath she’d taken expelling in a long sigh. “I’m sorry.”

Killian gave her a sad smile and reached for her again. He swept a finger beneath her eye, collecting the teardrop she hadn’t even realized had fallen. “No apologies,” he whispered, bringing his finger to his mouth. He stuck out the tip of his tongue and lapped that single bead of moisture from his fingertip. “You owe me nothing.”

If that was true, why did she feel like crying?

****

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Pretas: Excerpt #nanowrimo


Hi loves,


I thought I would share a little bit of the WIP I've been playing with for NaNo this year. The working title is PRETAS, and it features a younger protagonist than I usually write, but I'm enjoying the story. I've gotten to delve a little deeper into Asian folklore and mythology for this one, which is always fun. I don't want to say too much and give anything away, but let's just say that Gabriel has not been a good boy! 



Summary

At seventeen, Samara McDowell knows all about making difficult decisions. She'd had to do so every day since her father died in a car accident and her mother began drowning her sorrows in a bottle, leaving Samara to care for her little brother, Sammy.

But nothing ever prepared Samara to deal with Sammy's disappearance... or her suspicion that Gabriel Hall - the gorgeous new boy across the street - had something to do with it. Nor is she prepared to deal with the fact that she's falling in love with Gabriel despite her better judgment.

Strange things happen when he's around. Frightening shadows haunt his steps. Animals refuse to go near him. And that's just the beginning. Gabriel appears out of nowhere. His eyes are coal black. His skin is like ice. And sometimes, Samara swears she can see right through him. 

When she learns who, and what, Gabriel really is and what he's doing in her small town, she realizes she has no choice but to let him help. He may be the only one who can save her little brother. But doing so will destroy any hope Gabriel has of ever becoming human again.
Can she trust him to make that sacrifice and help her bring Sammy home, or will Gabriel betray her in the end?



Excerpt

Cicada song and the sticky Southern heat hit me like a wall the moment I opened Granny Anne's front door. Within seconds, my red Piggly Wiggly polo clung to my body, trapped against my skin in a vacuum seal of humidity and sweat. I grimaced, stepping out onto the front porch. The old wood wobbled beneath my feet, but held firm.
 
One whole step on the porch had splintered, leaving a steep gap right through the middle. The pavement beyond had long ago broken apart. Tufts of dying grass and withered weeds hung limply in the cracks and crevices, pitfalls waiting to trip those brave enough to traverse the ruins in the dark of night.
 
Lucky for me, the early summer sun still sat low on the horizon, slowly sinking toward its nightly cradle. Sadly, the dying day had done nothing to ease the pervasive heat. Not that I was surprised or anything. Even nights were miserable in mid-June in Arkansas.
 
"Thanks for watching Sammy," I called over my shoulder to Granny Anne, holding the door wide for my little brother.
 
He poked his head out, his green eyes full of discontent behind his wire-rimmed frames. His strawberry blond hair was mussed atop his head. A spot of chocolate dotted his freckled nose. He held the half-eaten cookie clutched in his hands. His Spiderman backpack was slung across one shoulder, the bottom bulging beneath the weight of whatever he'd crammed inside.
 
"Anytime, Samara," Granny Anne shouted back from the depths of her worn little house. "Tell your mama I said hello."
 
"Yeah, right," I muttered beneath my breath, letting the storm door screech closed behind me.
 
"Mama's home?" Sammy perked up, his frail shoulders going back as he lifted his head from his sandwich.
 
I shrugged, unwilling to get his hopes up. I'd learned long ago not to even bother counting on her to be present, but Sammy was only eight. He hadn't quite come to terms with the fact that she preferred the company of Jose, Jim, and Jack to her own children. At seventeen, I had no such illusions. She'd been a functioning alcoholic since our father died in a car accident almost four years ago.
 
Sammy didn't really remember Dad, but I did. He'd been the backbone of our family. Loyal, hardworking, honest… he'd actually cared about us. And laughed. Our mother had been pretty decent then, too. But things were different now. He was dead, and Mother was a ghost of the vivacious woman she'd been then. She cried a lot. Drank even more.
 
After two years, I no longer held out hope that would suddenly change.
 
Sammy's face fell, his little body seeming to fold in on itself.
 
My heart twisted at the sight.
 
"Hey," I said, reaching out to tug a lock of his overly long blond hair. "We'll watch Johnny Test and eat ice cream."
 
"Watched it today," he mumbled, shuffling his feet as we traversed the rickety porch.
 
I waited until he jumped across the broken step before following him down.
 
"We'll think of something to do," I promised him, false cheer in my voice.
 
This time, he shrugged.
 
Granny Anne's dog, Rufus, sat up as we approached the only shade tree in the yard, his tail thumping against the ground. He focused hopeful eyes on Sammy's dinner, panting.
 
"Don't-"
 
Too late.
 
Sammy tossed the half-eaten peanut butter sandwich to Rufus, who barked once in thanks and then inhaled it in two bites, his tail wagging.
 
"Granny Anne said not to feed him scraps, remember?" I said to Sammy.
 
"Forgot. Sorry."
 
I opened my mouth to fuss at him, then closed it again, not bothering. The kid loved Rufus, and Rufus loved scraps. There was no stopping the inevitable.

****



Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Ragnarok Prophesies Announcement


Hi loves!

As I'm sure you're already aware... it's been a while since I had an update for you here. I opted to take a step back from trying to do all of the things and focus for a little while on real life responsibilities and recharging.

A lot was going on that I wasn't ready to share.
 
For starters, I was promoted in July of last year, and now oversee and work alongside two shifts of dispatchers. It's a lot of long hours, late night phone calls, and business as usual. It's been a learning experience, for sure.

In December, SS and I lost another pregnancy. We weren't trying, but we were crazy excited, and really devastated. We've been addressing my medical issues in the months since, and are ready to start trying soon.

I lost 45 pounds! It's taken a LOT of changes, and I'm not finished yet. But I am super proud of myself and of all the work I've put in.

I also had surgery in October to fix my shoulder after years of fighting it. Recovery has been easier than anticipated in some respects, and a lot harder in others. Hopefully we're on the right track now. It'll be amazing to have two fully functioning shoulders again. This injury 'ish is for the birds.

Writing had to take the back burner for a while, but I am back in action now, and have some things to tell you guys.

I recently made the difficult decision to pull the Ragnarok Prophesies series from its current publisher. I won't go into all the reasons why this was the right decision, but after a series of issues with their handling of FLAME and fulfilling contractual obligations for all of their authors, I absolutely believe it was best for the series and for myself to terminate the contract.

I've put so much into this series, and I will always fight for it, even when doing so means making the tough decisions.

That said, this isn't the end for the series!

I'm already hard at work, trying to find a new home for Arionna and Dace. And I am EXCITED about getting their story back out there for all of you. The right home is out there, and I will find it. Trust.

I will also be finishing the War Scrolls series, the Teplo Trilogy, and then focusing on a few new projects I've been fleshing out in my downtime. And while I'm doing all of that, I'll be diving back into blogging and all those other fun things I've missed so much!

I hope you will all come along for this part of the journey with me.

xoxo,
Ayden