Friday, July 25, 2014

I have a blog? Say what?!

*blows dust away*

Damn I forgot this thing was here!  Not really, but you know what I mean.

Today a loved one pointed out I haven't updated in 6 months and I realized I have been a very, very bad author!

So let's see, an update. Well crap! I don't know where I left off so let's just do some highlights of the last 6 months, shall we?

  • Talk to the Moon is now available at all ebook retailers, which I am super stoked about.  I've linked it for you of course. 
  • Moon over the Bay released May 31st over on Amazon! It will hit other retailers the end of August.
  • Secrets of the Moon is almost finished!  Not sure the release date yet but soon!
  • I'm working on a book for Decadent Publishing's Beyond Fairytales line. Imagine a Grimm fairy tale but re-imagined and retold?  Cool right?! 
I think that's it on the author front.  

On the personal front it's been busy.  School starts on the 4th around here any my middle child is headed to kindergarten.  I am not sure how I feel about this.  That leaves the baby, who is 4 and not really a baby since she'll be in school next year, and the hubs home while I go back to work part time.  Crazy times I tell you!!

So other than being sick with envy over everyone being at the San Diego Comic Con this year because my bff and I weren't able to get badges, I've enjoyed a quiet summer.   In all honesty it's just too damn hot to do much hear except be in a pool.  Even then it's a danger because, hello sunburn! 

But now it's back to getting everyone on a schedule and no more late mornings for me.  *cries* 

Oh I gave up sugar and soda.   But we aren't going to talk about that.  Because that's just an awful idea, in case you were wondering. 

So how is everyone else's summer going?  Everyone ready for school?  Can I see a raise of hands for cooler weather already?! 

Stay cool!


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day-Are you for or against?


It's a beautiful, terrible thing.

Some of us are lucky enough to find it while others are still searching.  Both are totally acceptable of course, but then there is a sub genre in both categories isn't there?

Yes, I am talking about the lover and the haters of V-day.  Whether single or coupled, there are just some people in the world that either adore the holiday or loath it.

I hate it personally.  I know you're saying- "But Morgan, you write romance!"

I know! But I cant help but hate a day that has over the years become more commercialized and annoying then it is meaningful.  It's a day where our significant others feel overly pressured to show us love by buying us flowers, chocolates and other do-dads.  My own personal opinion? I'd prefer my significant other to wash the dishes or rub my feet or even take care of the laundry for a week.  Not to say I don't love receiving flowers, but I'd rather get them randomly not whenever the prices are increased by 50% or more and every other minute someone reminds them. I also can't stand behind a day that makes most of the single population depressed because they don't have anyone special.

Of course I buy my kids a little bucket of goodies and stuffed animals they don't need but, well they are kids and love that stuff.  I do not celebrate it but don't look down and anyone that does.  I mean, hello? My dream job is all about love and romance! I love love and romance but I prefer it everyday and twice on Sundays. ;-)

So I decided that it was a good of a time as any to do a giveaway.  I put together two prize packs- one for the lovers and one for the haters.

Package A-Lovers
ARC of Talk to the Moon- my upcoming release on 2/22
Sunrise-prequel to Talk to the Moon
V-day chocolates
Love You More Than magnets
Nighty Night red satin eye mask/blindfold
White w/ Hearts purse hanger
Durex "Ring of Pleasure" for couples

Package B-Haters
ARC of Talk to the Moon- my upcoming release on 2/22
Sunrise-prequel to Talk to the Moon
Non-V-day chocolates
Keep Calm and Drink Wine magnets
Black and White pens
Colorful purse hanger
Batteries ( wink wink )

This giveaway is US residents only, please.   Ends Saturday, 2/15 at midnight MST.  Winners chosen randomly by Rafflecopter.

Be sure to head on over to my Facebook page ( or below ) to enter and share with your fellow lovers or haters!

Oh and Happy Valentine's Day. =)


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Friday, February 7, 2014

Cover Reveal and Release Date!

Hello people of the world!

Well it's February.  When the hell did that happen?! Wasn't Christmas yesterday?!

In other news I have a beautiful new cover for the next book in my Moonlit Nights series!   Want to see it? I know you do!

Pretty isn't?  I think so.

This book is my baby.  I've held it close to my heart for many years and it's been a journey to get it released.  I deeply hope everyone loves it as much as I do.

Here is the blurb:

When Kyle Chase was eighteen, he had his life all mapped out: a business degree and a long, happy life with his childhood sweetheart.Seven years later, Kyle is still haunted by the girl who declared her undying love to him before disappearing without a word as soon as he left for college. With the realization that the memories are stopping him from living his life, Kyle posts an ad in hopes of making contact with the woman who broke his heart.

Sadie Long has finally found her niche in the world as an artist, years after leaving the South and her trailer-trash parents. Every month, her muse drives Sadie to create another artwork featuring a vivid full moon and the boy she left behind, and it's driving her crazy. When she comes across an ad in Craigslist’s “Missed Connections,” she knows it’s from him, and even though she’s terrified of how he might feel about what she did when they were teenagers, she has no choice but to respond to the ad.

When the truth comes out, will Kyle be able to forgive Sadie and move forward, or will they always be stuck in the past?

Starting the 22nd you can download your copy from Amazon and then starting May 23rd it will be available at all other online retailers.

Stay cool!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Happy New Year... oh nevermind

Let's just start off by saying, I totally suck at blogging.  I admit it. I do.

Phew. I feel better now.

Now on to the good stuff.  Have you all read my first novella, Sunrise?  If not you should.  It's not so bad.  Honest!

Besides, it's free so why not?  =)

So it's 2014.

Really?! Already!

If any of you are like me, you can't believe it's already a new year.  I wish someone could explain to me how time can move so fast and go so slow at the same time?  If you could explain that to me, I'd give you a treat. A cookie or a cupcake.  Your choice.

For the new year I've decided to live better.  Which is just code for 'lose weight' but I feel that term has a defeatious stench to it that I want to live better.  I've given up soda, my one true love.  OK, total lie.  But it's up there.  I am on day 9 of no soda and it's not been so bad.  Last week I had pizza and I REALLY wanted to cave but I didn't.  I was good.  *pats back*.  This week I am going to keep that up and start my yoga.  If I can do yoga 3 times this week I will be very happy.  I should have done it yesterday but the oldest, who is 9, got front braces and it was a rough night.  Yoga was not on the mind.  Wine was.

With the help of my bestie, who is now a fitness freak and you should check out her blog over at The Hungry Latina, I am setting small goals and when I meet them I will reward myself with something non-food related.  If I can meet my goal for this week, next week I am going no white sugar.  Yeah, that is going to be a fun week.  But I think I can do it.  It'll be hard but nothing is ever easy right? Well.. except gaining weight.  That shit is easy to do. -_-

As for my writing, big plans this year!  I've got four,  that's right FOUR releases this year already scheduled.  On top of that I have several stories in the works and hopefully will see the light if day soon.  I've got a few other voices bouncing around also, wanting to come out and play.

Which totally sounds creepy, but ask any author and they will say that too.  ( I hope. >.< )

In the meantime I've got a few trips planned this year.  First I'm going to Los Angeles for a weekend of Shakespeare and writing with my other bestie and a much needed break.  I'm still trying to decide if I should head over to RT 2014 in NOLA for a day.  San Diego Comic Con is coming up in July and hopefully I can get a badge for that too which I should be able to.  And lastly, I am hoping to sneak in a trip to Disneyland with the kids this fall.  I prefer to go in October because of the Halloween theme, and it's typically less busy.

Other than that I'm going to be super busy with my upcoming releases and keeping you guys up to date.  Also, I plan updating my blog a bit also.  I want to change the look of it so that it expresses more of who I am.  Should be good times. =)

So what do you guys have planned for this year?

Happy New Year anyway!


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Big News!!!

Hello all you wonderful people!

Big news over here!

My debut novella releases on December 8th! Btw, when did December get here?! Here is the cover and blurb:

A woman who is scared to trust, and a man who thought he’d never love again.

A weekend in Cabo brings them together, but Miles wakes to an empty bed when Kat starts to feel things she shouldn’t.  When they meet again at a charity fundraiser six months later, how can Miles convince Kat that she can trust him with her heart?

As an awesome bonus this release will be free!  That's right! FREE!  This is the first release in my Moonlit Nights series.  Sunrise is a contemporary erotic romance, and the rest of the series will be New Adult.

My publisher is offering a $10 gift certificate to their digital store to celebrate my release!  

Head on over to their blog to enter!

Oh! And I've got an author page over at Goodreads.  Fan me or friend me and stay updated on my upcoming releases.

I'll be posting more in the coming months with more information on the rest of the series.

Hope you all are having an awesome week already and survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday!


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Update and New Releases!

Hello people of the world!

Is everyone ready for Halloween? It's in just a few days.  When did that happen? I've got a few costume tweeks to make for the kiddies costumes and some touch ups for my own.  And since I know you were all wondering, yes I am wearing my Wonder Woman cosplay from SDCC.   So I'll be sure to post photos.

Now onto exciting news! I've finished some edits on my upcoming free read, Sunrise.  It'll be up on my publishers site for free! That's right F-R-E-E!  It'll be a nice little segue into my Moonlit Nights series. I think I'll post a little teaser next week and will give you release details as I get them.

Speaking of release my fellow BDP author, Elise Marion, has a new release today! The Groom is the sequel to My Ex Wife's Wedding.  I read the first book and am excited to read the second! Oh and Elise is super cool so you should check her out. Pick up that title for free, that's right another F-R-E-E read, at our publishers site Bottom Drawer Publications.  If you dig her free read, be sure to grab The Groom from the same site.  All formats are available from the publishers site.

Also in the news, it seems I'll be attempting NaNoWriMo next month.  For those of you that are unfamiliar with that it's National Novel Writing Month.   Basically a bunch of us people who like to write try to write as fast as possible in one month when we don't usually work that fast any other time. At least that's me.   So yeah.  I'll be posting more regular updates and using a word counter and all that awesome stuff.  If you're interested you should check out the NaNoWriMo site.  They have some cool sponsors and you get a few cool tools to help you write. There are forums, coaches and the whole program is full of really awesome cheerleaders.  If you sign up let me know and we can be buddies.

As always stay connected with me on Twitter, Faceback and here on my blog, links are on the right. 

Have a safe Halloween! 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

A wee bit of exciting news!

Last weekend I had a little chat with my publisher about my upcoming series. Have I mentioned that? If not let me get you up to speed since we've made a few more decisions as of late.  And if so... well keep reading anyway!

So I have a 3 book series soon to be published by Bottom Drawer Publishing.  It's called The Moonlit Nights Series.

Book one is titled Talk to the Moon with Kyle Chase and Sadie Long as star crossed lovers. High school sweethearts who find each other again.  But can all be forgiven?

Book two is titled Moon Over the Bay, starring Nathan Chase, Kyle's best friend, and Jess Dempsey, Sadie's best friend. He doesn't want to be some rich girl's boy toy and she doesn't want to be anyone's sugar mama. Sometimes lust has a mind of it's own.

Book three is titled Secrets of the Moon, with Olivia Niccoli and Evan Stephens.  When a one night stand becomes something much more significant.  Can two strangers handle it?

Recently I completed a short story, 1.5 if you will, to accompany the series as a free read titled Rising of the Sun.  Here we meet a parent from other characters.  Miles Chase, Kyle's dad, and Katherine Niccoli, Olivia's mother, have a chance meeting when Kyle calls in a favor with his dad to attend a work event with his coworker, Katherine.  Little did they know that Miles and Katherine had met before during a weekend of vacation. Do the flames still burn like they did during that hot weekend in Mexico

Rising of the Sun is in my editors hands as we speak and she'll be whipping her red pen of pain, as I call it, all over it to make it awesome.  I've completed the first round edits on book one in the series, and have already submitted the second book.  My publisher and I had a really great conversation and decided to make the series New Adult.  Initially the plan was for Miles and Kat to be book three, but when the pub asked about New Adult I couldn't get the idea out of my head.   I had already had a little side story idea for Kat's daughter so we worked it out and I came up with shifting the daughter to book three and making the mature couple the free read.

The plan is to release the series 6 to 8 weeks apart.  I'm pretty excited about that.  Hopefully I'll have some more solid details soon like a release date and some covers!  Not gonna lie, I'm giddy to see the covers! As is gets closer to release I'll post about the inspirations for each book and the play lists also.  Music is important as one song was the brain child for book one. =)

In the meantime, check out my Pinterest for a peek at what I envision my characters.

Also, my publisher Bottom Drawer Publishing is having a birthday party on their site!  Discounted books and giveaways!  Check them out and some of the free reads and awesome authors they have over there.

Hope you all have a safe and happy Labor Day!

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