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BLOG TOUR ~ Stricken by A.K. Morgen

 

 Title: Stricken

Series: The War Scrolls Series #1

By: A.K. Morgen

 

Publication Date: March 8, 2016

Genre: NA Urban Fantasy/PNR

 
 

 


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?

 




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 twelve years, and their five 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.

COVER REVEAL ~ Rhapsody by Ayden K Morgen

 
 

RHAPSODY (The Teplo Trilogy #2)
By: Ayden K. Morgen

Publication Date: October 19, 2015
        Genre: Erotic Romance/Suspense         
 
 


A broken DEA agent
a violent cartel
and one hell of a crazy night
changed everything for Lillian Maddox.
 

Summary:

 
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?



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 Excerpt: 
 
“Hey,” he whispered, leaning back against the counter.
 
She didn’t hesitate before walking straight to him.
 
His right arm went around her, gathering her close as that same strange twisting sensation hit him right in the heart. She rested her head against his chest, humming her contentment. She felt so good in his arms, warm and soft. He pressed his lips to her forehead, breathing her in. She smelled like sin, like him and her and lilacs.
 
“How’d you sleep, beautiful?” he asked.
 
“Good. I always sleep so well with you.”
 
“Good.” A pleased rumble started in his chest. He pressed his lips to her forehead again, and then her temple. “I like having you in my bed.”
 
“Me too.”
 
Jason cleared his throat, reminding Tristan he was still on the line. “I’ll let you go, man. See you tonight?”
 
“Yeah, later.” Tristan set his phone on the counter and tilted Lillian’s face up to his, kissing her deeply. She tasted like mint and sugar, so sweet. When they were both breathing heavily, he broke the kiss and led her to the table before settling her into a chair.
 
Her blush deepened as her eyes flickered to the table and then back to him, no doubt remembering what they’d done there a few short hours ago.
 
He couldn’t help the smile tugging at the corners of his lips as he remembered too. The feel of her gripping him, the way she cried out for him, gasping that she loved him. The look in her eyes when she’d demanded he take her…. His cock hardened at the memory of her commanding him to give her what she wanted. Christ, he’d never get enough of her.
 
“You hungry?” he asked, backing away before he lifted her up onto the tabletop and had her for breakfast.
 
“Starving,” she whispered, desire turning her eyes to hazel flames. She bit her lip, her gaze roving shamelessly up and down his body.
 

“Behave,” he growled, swiping his thumb across her bottom lip, “or I’ll bend you over the table and make you scream my name again.”

 


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Ayden lives in the heart of Arkansas with her childhood sweetheart/husband of eleven years, and their five 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 Young and New Adult fantasy under the penname A.K. Morgen.

You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, or via her website.


RELEASE BLITZ ~ All Cried Out by Ayden Morgen

 All Cried Out

Sequel to All Falls Down

By: Ayden K. Morgen

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: 6/7/15


Summary:

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.


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25% of proceeds from All Cried Out will go to the Polaris Project, a national nonprofit working to combat human trafficking around the world, in honor of Cassie M. Combs. You can learn more at http://polarisproject.org.


All Cried Out Excerpt: 

 

All Falls Down

 

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 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?

 

 

 

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About the Author:

 

Ayden lives in the heart of Arkansas with her childhood sweetheart and husband of ten years, and their five 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 Young and New Adult fiction under the penname A.K. Morgen.

You can find Ayden on Twitter, Facebook, or via her website. You can learn more about her YA/NA fiction HERE. 

 


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BLOG TOUR ~ Ravished (The Teplo Trilogy) by Ayden K. Morgen

We are so excited to host the Blog Tour of Ravished by Ayden K. Morgen. 
 
As part of the tour – 50% of all sales will be donated to the Love146 charity to end child trafficking and exploitation the first week of the tour. 

Then 10% to Love146 and 5% to a Woman’s Shelter in the US from then on.
 
RAVISHED (The Teplo Trilogy)
By: Ayden K. Morgen 

Publication Date: 04/05/15
 Genre: Erotic Romance/Suspense
Pages: 432 

Summary

 

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?
 


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Excerpt

 

“I need you naked. Now.”
Lillian froze as soon as the frantic confession left his mouth.
“No,” she said, no longer pulling him close but pushing him away. “No, Tristan. Let me go.”
“Shit.” Heat gave way to ice in an instant.
His arms slipped from around her as soon as her feet were on the ground. She stumbled and then righted herself, one hand pressed to her mouth and her eyes wide and wary in her flushed face.
Tristan cursed at that look. “Lillian, I’m-“
“No.” She shook her head, her hand still pressed to her swollen lips. Her expression hardened. “You don’t get to kiss me like that, Tristan. You don’t get to rile me up and then walk out. I won’t-” She gulped, practically babbling. “You can’t just… Not again.”
“I’m not going anywhere,” he said, looking down at her. “I’m not going to-“
“Not going to what?” Her eyes flashed, daring him to answer that question.
“I’m not-” He wanted to tell her he wouldn’t walk away, but he wasn’t so sure that was true. He wanted her, but he wouldn’t fuck her when she’d only regret it, and she would have regretted it. “It’s not you,” he told her instead, wishing he could take back the ill-advised words the moment they left his mouth.
Lillian flinched as if he’d struck her, her face paling beneath the flush in her cheeks. “Not me?” She laughed, the sound jagged and harsh, angry. “Right.”
Way to go, you moron, he cursed himself.
“I want you, Lillian. That hasn’t changed.” He blew out a breath, frustrated that he couldn’t seem to think straight around her, let alone find words to explain why he kept walking away from her. “I just-“
“You want me, just not enough.” Her wide, angry eyes met his, held for a moment, and then darted away. She ran a hand through her hair, fingers catching in snarls he’d helped cause. “Fine. What happens now?” The faint tremble in her voice screamed that he’d hurt her.
“I want you more than I did the first night,” he said, ignoring her question. They weren’t doing that shit, avoiding the issue until one or the other of them snapped. Christ, his blood still boiled. His mind was clouded by her scent, her taste. And yet again, she got it all wrong, assumed he didn’t want her enough when the problem was that he wanted her too much. But he didn’t want her to hate him, and he certainly didn’t want her to regret what he’d do to her when she finally gave in to him.
“Do you trust me, Lillian?” he asked instead of trying to explain.
She took another shaky breath and then cursed and squared her shoulders. Her expression firmed into one of cool resolve. “No, I don’t trust you. And I’m not sure I even like you.”
He nodded once, refusing to give in to the little ripple of hurt threatening to shoot through him at her answer. It wasn’t like he hadn’t expected that truth. Hell, wasn’t like he didn’t deserve it, either. “I want you, Lillian. I want you against that fucking wall.” He jerked his chin in the direction of the wall in question. “I want you bent over the table by the door. On the floor. In your bed. In mine. Across the street in the middle of the dance floor. Anywhere you’ll let me and every way you’ll let me.” He looked at her, letting her see exactly how much he meant that.
She swallowed, her wide-eyed gaze darkening, held captive by his own.
He took a step toward her, reached out and tucked a strand of hair behind her ear. Sparks sizzled and popped where his skin met hers. He let his arm drop slowly, dragging his fingertips down her cheek and onto her neck before shoving his hands deep into his pockets.
Pitching his voice low, he killed them both with words and one long, heated looked. “I want you panting, moaning, and screaming until you can’t move, baby. But I’m not going to fuck you when you’d just regret it later. When I take you to bed – and I do mean when, Lillian, not if. When I take you, you’re not going to regret sleeping with me. You’re going to know exactly how much I want you, and you’re going to beg for it.”
 


Author Bio

 
Ayden lives in the heart of Arkansas with her childhood sweetheart and husband of ten years, and their five 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 and public services field. 

Ayden also writes Young and New Adult fiction under the penname A.K. Morgen.

You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, or via her website at http://aydenmorgen.com. You can learn more about her YA/NA fiction at http://akmorgen.com.



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COVER REVEAL ~ Ravished (Teplo Trilogy #1) by Ayden K. Morgen

RAVISHED (The Teplo Trilogy)
By: Ayden K. Morgen 

Publication Date: 04/05/15
 Genre: Erotic Romance/Suspense
Pages: 432        

Summary

 

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?

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Excerpt

“I need you naked. Now.”

Lillian froze as soon as the frantic confession left his mouth.
“No,” she said, no longer pulling him close but pushing him away. “No, Tristan. Let me go.”
“Shit.” Heat gave way to ice in an instant.
His arms slipped from around her as soon as her feet were on the ground. She stumbled and then righted herself, one hand pressed to her mouth and her eyes wide and wary in her flushed face.
Tristan cursed at that look. “Lillian, I’m-“
“No.” She shook her head, her hand still pressed to her swollen lips. Her expression hardened. “You don’t get to kiss me like that, Tristan. You don’t get to rile me up and then walk out. I won’t-” She gulped, practically babbling. “You can’t just… Not again.”
“I’m not going anywhere,” he said, looking down at her. “I’m not going to-“
“Not going to what?” Her eyes flashed, daring him to answer that question.
“I’m not-” He wanted to tell her he wouldn’t walk away, but he wasn’t so sure that was true. He wanted her, but he wouldn’t fuck her when she’d only regret it, and she would have regretted it. “It’s not you,” he told her instead, wishing he could take back the ill-advised words the moment they left his mouth.
Lillian flinched as if he’d struck her, her face paling beneath the flush in her cheeks. “Not me?” She laughed, the sound jagged and harsh, angry. “Right.”
Way to go, you moron, he cursed himself.
“I want you, Lillian. That hasn’t changed.” He blew out a breath, frustrated that he couldn’t seem to think straight around her, let alone find words to explain why he kept walking away from her. “I just-“
“You want me, just not enough.” Her wide, angry eyes met his, held for a moment, and then darted away. She ran a hand through her hair, fingers catching in snarls he’d helped cause. “Fine. What happens now?” The faint tremble in her voice screamed that he’d hurt her.
“I want you more than I did the first night,” he said, ignoring her question. They weren’t doing that shit, avoiding the issue until one or the other of them snapped. Christ, his blood still boiled. His mind was clouded by her scent, her taste. And yet again, she got it all wrong, assumed he didn’t want her enough when the problem was that he wanted her too much. But he didn’t want her to hate him, and he certainly didn’t want her to regret what he’d do to her when she finally gave in to him.
“Do you trust me, Lillian?” he asked instead of trying to explain.
She took another shaky breath and then cursed and squared her shoulders. Her expression firmed into one of cool resolve. “No, I don’t trust you. And I’m not sure I even like you.”
He nodded once, refusing to give in to the little ripple of hurt threatening to shoot through him at her answer. It wasn’t like he hadn’t expected that truth. Hell, wasn’t like he didn’t deserve it, either. “I want you, Lillian. I want you against that fucking wall.” He jerked his chin in the direction of the wall in question. “I want you bent over the table by the door. On the floor. In your bed. In mine. Across the street in the middle of the dance floor. Anywhere you’ll let me and every way you’ll let me.” He looked at her, letting her see exactly how much he meant that.
She swallowed, her wide-eyed gaze darkening, held captive by his own.
He took a step toward her, reached out and tucked a strand of hair behind her ear. Sparks sizzled and popped where his skin met hers. He let his arm drop slowly, dragging his fingertips down her cheek and onto her neck before shoving his hands deep into his pockets.
Pitching his voice low, he killed them both with words and one long, heated looked. “I want you panting, moaning, and screaming until you can’t move, baby. But I’m not going to fuck you when you’d just regret it later. When I take you to bed – and I do mean when, Lillian, not if. When I take you, you’re not going to regret sleeping with me. You’re going to know exactly how much I want you, and you’re going to beg for it.”

Author Bio

 

Ayden lives in the heart of Arkansas with her childhood sweetheart and husband of ten years, and their five 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 and public services field. 

Ayden also writes Young and New Adult fiction under the penname A.K. Morgen.

You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, or via her website. You can learn more about her YA/NA fiction at http://akmorgen.com.



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