Ancient Guardians NEW RELEASES, Book 4 updates

Ancient Guardians: The Reckoning (Sneak Peek)

Here it is the sneak peek into the fourth and final book in the Ancient Guardians Series! While we wait for the release date on June 6th, I decided to share the “Introduction and First Chapter” for your enjoyment!

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Book 4 Ancient Guardians: The Reckoning cover & release update!

I’m so excited to share the cover for the final book in the Ancient Guardians series! Book four, The Reckoning is at 665 pages long and this is due to my wanting to combine the fourth and fifth books and end the series at four. I hope you enjoy big books?!?!

The tentative release date is May 30 or 31st. The Reckoning will not only be available in softcover, but on ALL eReading platforms as well!

Thank you to all of our readers for your amazing support and patience while waiting for this book to be released! You are the best and I’m beyond humbled and grateful for your support!

My love to you all,

Stacy ‘S.L’ Morgan

Stay tuned for the BIG release day news!

 

 

 

Awards, Writing

All three books in the Ancient Guardians novel series WIN Gold and Silver awards!

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Am I dreaming or did ALL THREE books in the Ancient Guardians series win in the 2015 Reader’s Favorite International awards??? I’m speechless! Congrats to “The Uninvited” for taking GOLD in the Young Adult Romance category, and “The Legacy of the Key” taking silver in this category as well! To “The Awakening” for snatching up the Silver medal in Young Adult Fantasy…both TOUGH categories for the books to compete in and once again, The Guardians have made me proud to be their author!!! Now for the fun part…holding up to my part of the bargain: I’ve said that if all three books win this year, I will definitely go to the Miami award ceremony…. Yeeeee!!!!!
Congratulations to my fellow author friends and all others on their awards!
These awards are dedicated to our readers and fans of the Ancient Guardians series…you all keep me inspired with your love for this series everyday! We love you!!!!
SL Morgan

Ancient Guardians NEW RELEASES, Book 3

Ancient Guardians NOT a three book series!

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Amazon has this lovely little feature that has me a bit frustrated even though I try my best to get the word out that the series does not end with book 3, The Awakening!
So it’s time to clear things up.
First of all, yes…my editor encouraged me to take a HUGE risk and end book 3 in such a way that it would stand out differently from the previous books. She believed that in order to make the ending “unpredictable” we cut an entire chapter and push it into book 4. This risk has caused quite a bit of feedback and also left some readers so upset they sort of forgot everything else in the book and rated it low because they were upset about the ending. It’s perfectly fine, but my issue now is readers are believing that the series ends there due to Amazon’s new way of promoting the book. (3 Books in the series…picture above).
Facts: Book 4 is written and in editing and revisions. We have no concrete date for its release, but we do know this: It will be released!
Right now, I may be ending this series at book four, but if something happens in the whimsical world of Pemdas, we may have book 5…we may have book 6! We don’t know yet. 😉 But the most important thing is, The Ancient Guardians novel series is not a trilogy! There is a book in edits and revisions that will pick up where book three ended!
Special note: It was the hardest decision of my writing career to end book 3 like I did. But, I like the books unpredictable and interesting, so I followed my editor’s advice and took the risk!
Now with all of this said, Ancient Guardians is not over. We have much much much more for our readers!
My best to you all,
S.Morgan.

Ancient Guardians: The Legacy of the KEy, Book 4 updates

Book 4 of the Ancient Guardians series and a new update!

You may just have these two expressions with the news about to give.
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First of all, I can’t thank all of our wonderful readers for being on this amazing journey with me. It’s been unforgettable and I feel as though we are all one big family (along with our fictional family) ❤
After weeks of consideration while we work on Book 4, I’ve decided that in order to deliver the best book possible, I will be pulling what I had from Book 5 into book 4 to complete The Ancient Guardians Series. I honestly feel this will deliver a better book and the best way to end the series.
Now, not to worry too much. The way the series will end will NOT leave anyone hanging or guessing. (Here comes the second expression from RDJ)
I am actually being pulled in a new direction with the Guardians and that is: to write short stories following Levi and Harrison when they first began guarding Earth and their encounters while doing so. (Think of it as a TV series.)
Right now this is where The Ancient Guardians novel series is at. However if Book 4 is turning out to be 300,000 words because we brought Book 5 into it, we’ll be forced to separate the two. I honestly don’t see this happening. So, I hope this is agreeable with all of our readers and I would honestly love your feedback. I’ll keep everyone posted if we change things up and we decide to keep Book 5 as our final book!
My love to you all!!! ❤❤
S.Morgan
A quick thank you to Robert Downey Jr. For having an incredible personality and the ability to display the best facial expressions! :)👍😎 🙂

Book 3, Writing

Detailed review of The Awakening by The Book Whisperers : Pride and Prejudice meets E.T. in a good way!

An AMAZING and beautiful review of Ancient Guardians: The Awakening by The Book Whispers

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Take a gander up there at that beautiful book cover. That’s the portal to Pemdas a realm that’s connected and dependent on Earth. I’ve reviewed S.L. Morgan’s Ancient Guardians books before on The Book Whisperers blog and just like last time I was both overwhelmed with feels and impressed with the beauty of her prose.  If you haven’t liked her fb page you are so missing out. She’s one of those authors that interacts with her readers throughout the entire book writing process. This is, as far as I know, revolutionary for us readers. S.L. Morgan invites us into her home office on a daily basis and shares with us her struggles and triumphs as a writer. This allows us, the readers, to feel a sort of….read the rest of this incredible review here: The Book Whispers

http://thebookwhisperers.blogspot.com/2015/06/pride-and-prejudice-meets-et-in-good-way.html?m=1

My sincerest thanks to The Book Whispers,
S.L. Morgan

Ancient Guardians: The Legacy of the KEy

“Chivalry never died the gentlemen in most men did…,” One of my greatest enjoyments of writing this lifestyle in my books.

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Call me an old fashioned romantic at heart, it’s who I am. When deciding to take a risk (in our current world and how most author’s write romance these days) I KNEW bringing back the ‘old fashion romance’ was a risk. It would not be believable to most readers, because we no longer live in an generation where men treat their love interest above themselves. I know, I’ve seen it. The true gentleman no longer exists, I wanted to bring him back.
This is why I feel compelled to tell you why the men treat women in the Ancient Guardians Novel series with high respect.
I was more than thrilled, burdened, to bring back the age where men treated women above their own selfish needs.
When a woman walks into a room, the men will always rise to honorably acknowledge her.
This is somewhat awkward for Reece Bryant being from modern day Earth. She is far from understanding these traditions. But she quickly appreciates them.
Also, being offered a man’s arm to be escorted throughout the grand palace and also in the extravagant gardens. Again, Reece finds this gesture quite odd, but again, she appreciates it. She soon vocalizes her gratitude for the men treating her with dignity and respect.
Enter Levi, the emperor’s son. I tried with everything that I was to make him somewhat arrogant with the title he held in his world. Forcing the character of Levi to act in such a way, made my writing flat and unbelievable. So it was time to erase and REWRITE This was not who Levi Oxley was/is. He is a gentleman and raised by honorable parents. This hasn’t come without a price for him either. Levi’s fine manners and the way he selflessly treats his love interest, has had him put in the ‘Sappy Romantic’ category with a few reviewers. Fortunately, with Levi’s supreme confidence on how he should treat a lady, if one were to insult his behavior, it would never bother him.
His favorite ‘pet name,’ for his love interest is an extremely ‘old fashioned’ romantic way of referring to her. He has been criticized for using the term, ‘Love and ‘my love’ repeatedly to his love interest. Now, don’t get me wrong, if my husband referred to me as such I’d look at him like he was insane. But my husband lives in a generation where that term for a love interest is almost non existent. And of course, he’s not Levi.
This is what draws me so much to Levi’s character. If you’ll notice in the books, Levi only refers to his love interest with these ‘pet names’ when he is alone with her.
Respectfully, in scenes where he his in the company of others, he uses his love interest’s ‘proper’ name.
Then, we have Harrison. A gentleman as well. However, Harrison also has a way of playing both sides. He’s witty, sarcastic and loves to go outside of the rules whenever he can. It’s also why I love writing his character, he gives balance to how men treat women in the enchanting dimension of Pemdas.

With all this said…
Yes, Ancient Guardians falls into a Romance genre as well as fantasy and Sci-Fi. Focusing on the romance of this series, it’s not a romance most of us are accustom to, it’s an Old Fashioned Romance and I love writing this series for this reason alone.
If I were Reece, and brought into Pemdas, I wouldn’t want to return to Earth either, regardless of my career path I chose.
So with all of this said, if you enjoy classic, clean and old fashion romance. Men who treat women with profound respect, you may just enjoy this new series.
The best part…it’s FREE on ALL ereading sites so that you can give a test run!
Ancient Guardians: The Legacy of the Key (Book 1) Available for FREE
Ancient Guardians: The Uninvited (Book 2) $2.99 on all ereading sites.

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Happy Reading,
S.L. Morgan

***Disclaimer: photos above are credited to their respective owners.

Ancient Guardians: The Legacy of the KEy, Ancient Guardians: The Uninvited, Book 3

Ancient Guardians: Award winning Book

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Currently, Ancient Guardians: The Legacy if the Key has won Gold in the Global e-book awards for Fiction: fantasy/other worlds and a Silver Medal in the Reader’s Favorite Book awards for Fiction: Supernatural.

I am so excited for The Legacy of the Key and now, The Uninvited; Book 2 in the Ancient Guardians series is following close behind it!

After receiving a 5-Star review seal from Reader’s Favorite reviews, Ancient Guardians: The Uninvited is now competing with other amazing authors in the Global e-book awards and The Reader’s Favorite International book award contests!

Wow, what a journey these two books are taking me on! And it’s just getting started, Book 3 is still in edits, Book 4 patiently awaits it’s editing process and Book 5 is begging me to write it!

The life and live of being a writer!

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Ancient Guardians: The Legacy of the KEy, Random, Writing

Plagiarism dealt with! Not by wattpad, but by readers & editor!

Thank you is just a,simple word for an author of a book series to use in regard to their work being plagiarized!
If wasn’t for the editor of the series and the loyal readers that took this serious offense to heart, I believe I still would be fighting for the rights to my book. I’ll let the images I post speak for themselves!

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Sorry, Nick….my editor, readers and copyrights scared her off before your response!

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Now, let’s get back to the REAL DEAL! Getting Ancient Guardians Book III PUBLISHED!!!!