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

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Ancient Guardians: The Uninvited, Writing

Congratulations to “The Uninvited” now an award winning book!

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I’ll admit that this was an extremely hard book for me to write. A simple example, when I write I am literally in the characters mind. For those of you who have read this book and know what Reece deals with, you may be able to understand why I had to shut the laptop more than once in order to write ‘the scenes’ she was struggling in. If that wasn’t enough, I decided to write this book in Levi’s point of view as well! Wow, what a challenge! It was mentally draining and when our Guardians went to war…I WAS READY FOR IT!!!!!
This all said, I had NO IDEA how readers would receive this book. I sat back in relief when readers enjoyed it, and now? Well…here it is, The Uninvited joins The Legacy of the Key and has won GOLD in the Global eBook awards!!!
Way to go go, Guardians!!!!

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, 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!!!!

Ancient Guardians: The Legacy of the KEy, Ancient Guardians: The Uninvited, Author rambles, Random, Writing

Before He was Superman…..

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Most authors, as well as readers, have visual images of who they see as their characters…and I did the same thing.
As I wrote, “Ancient Guardians: The Legacy of the Key” I had an image of my main hero character. At the time, he wasn’t known throughout the world, until Man of Steel hit the silver screen! As I wrote my manuscript, this man… Henry Cavill was the only person I could relate to Levi…not only by certain looks he had, but his personality nearly fit Levi Oxley’s perfectly. A perfect gentleman, chivalry and most of all loyalty! Now, don’t get me wrong…before you hit Google of images of him, I have to say, there are only certain pictures of him that resemble Levi.
Anyway as I worked hard on writing, editing and preparing my book to be published, I was informed that there was a fangirl following and rooting for him to be the lead character in the best selling book series 50 Shades of Grey. (Have not read it, but from what I learned…definitely NOT Levi. Then another following for him to play in another erotica book series if it became a movie. With all this said, I had to let go of this image of Henry as Levi. There was no way I would associate him with the book as there were other well known book readers obsessed with him as their lead man! Perfectly fine!
And then came…Man of Steel! Mr. Cavill was now known around the world as Superman. Following this actor before this incredible breakthrough for him, made me so happy that he finally did it! He not only was known around the world, but he landed one of his dream roles…Superman! Way to go, Henry!
So, by chance and with great surprise, I came across another actor that really hasn’t had “the breakthrough” yet. Amazingly, he fits my image of Levi Oxley perfectly!
Well now that I’ve let the cat out of the bag…I’ll give some images of what I saw as Levi through Henry Cavill! Enjoy.

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Make sure you keep up, Man of Steel 2, Batman vs Superman comes out soon!

Author rambles, Book 3, Random, Writing

New updates! Ancient Guardians Book 3 and more…

First of all, to my surprise…my fictional character, Harrison, just became “nonfiction!” As if he doesn’t give me enough trouble documenting his, Reece and Levi’s story…he goes and blows his cover! Now he’s on Facebook and when he’s on Earth, there is no telling what other social media sites he’ll randomly show up on! He better not give any secrets away!!! πŸ‘Ώ

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Harrison's new FB account

And now for a little sneak peek into my favorite book in the Ancient Guardians Series! Book III πŸ™‚

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Will the Guardian warriors risk everything they are known for to recover what is theirs? Book III brings us more thrills, adventures as we follow the Pemdai warriors as they journey into the unknown….You will not want to miss this third installment of the series, as Levi and Reece’s love grows stronger and Harrison steps up into a main character roll with them!
Still under edits and revisions, and hoping for a late 2014 release!
I promise to keep everyone who is excited for Book 3 in the Ancient Guardians series updated on release dates!

Happy Saturday!!!!
SL Morgan!

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

Summer Reading: Ancient Guardians Series

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Ancient Guardians Novel Series

😎 Summer is almost here and the wonderful world of readers are already suggesting wonderful books to read! They have their favorites and I have mine. (I am not biased AT ALL πŸ˜‰
First up and FREE on the sites below! (Free in Ebooks only, paperback for both novels are also available and on sale)

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Book I Ancient Guardians: The Legacy of the Key

Amazon Kindle: Free
Barnes & Noble Nook: Free
Apple iTunes store: Free
Smashwords: Free

2nd Book in the series:

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Book II Ancient Guardians: The Uninvited

Amazon Kindle: $2.99
Barnes & Noble Nook: $2.99
Apple iTunes store: $2.99
Smashwords: $2.99
KOBO: $2.99

Happy Reading…I get to edit/proof/revise/polish Ancient Guardians:
Book III πŸ™‚

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SL Morgan!!!

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Fun in the Sun….Don’t forget your sunscreen!!!! πŸ˜‰

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

Should you wait for the storm to pass? SL Morgan dances in the rain!

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Teaching my daughter to overcome life’s obstacles…the fun way!

Yesterday we experienced a torrential downpour from out of nowhere! It was sunny one minute, omnious clouds and an incredible downpour the next.

My daughter stood staring out of the window watching the rain pouring down in awe. Amused at the sight of her, I came up from behind her and whispered, “Are you afraid to go outside?” She answered, “Yeah! It’s pouring rain and I’d get wet. Look, mom, the streets are already flooding!”

I laughed and softly sighed. Then said, “It looks like it’s time to go dance in the rain!

She looked at me like I was crazy.

I gave her a quick kiss and said, “We’re going to dance in the rain…go get the camera!”
Disclaimer: There was no thunder or lightning associated with this downpour!
The pictures below show our fun of dancing in the rain! The pictures may not show it, but it really was a torrential downpour!

     She didn’t think I was going to do it.

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….but I did! Give me a downpour and I will be out, dancing in it!!!

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Liberation πŸ™‚

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She laughed the entire time… Watching her crazy mom dance around, soaking herself in the rain…
Then I challenged her: You coming???

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She screamed in delight, practically threw the camera and ran out into the rain….

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And that is Parenting 101!!!! πŸ™‚

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One of my favorite quotes

                 One of my favorites by
               Tom Hiddleston, well known
              as Loki in Thor & The Avengers

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I hope everyone feels the same! Life is too short to hide from the troubles it brings our way! We have to learn to find humor in the hard times, so that we can get through them and learn from them!

SL Morgan
Author of the new series:
Ancient Guardians
      

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

The Ancient Guardians Series is getting some fantastic updates!!!

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While editing Book 3, we’ve had some extra work going on behind the scenes with Books 1&2 in the Ancient Guardians Series! Throughout these books being published, I’ve noticed errors in them…this drives me insane given the amount of work we have done to ensure these books are polished for the readers! Nothing is more annoying than being ripped out of a book due to an error! I have had another test reader go through and find practically every distracting error in both books! I can’t thank her enough, since the editor and I have gone both books over a hundred times (I’m exaggerating, but it feels that way). So, with that said both books are set to be reformatted on May 2 and reuploaded to Nook & Kindle! Softcovers will be updated within the week. If you have already purchased the ebooks, I know Amazon Kindle has a special way of updating your kindle (I’ll help with this once the books are reformatted and uploaded!) Also, The Uninvited has its new cover! So if you like the BLACK edition, nows the time to get that before it is replaced by the new cover replacing it! I can’t wait to reveal the new cover that will match The Legacy’s colorful cover!!! It’s an exciting time for The Ancient Guardians Series and I can’t thank all of the readers support…you keep me motivated and excited to be the author of this series! Your kind words and wonderful reviews help inspire to continue on and improve the Ancient Guardians Series!
Have a great day,
SL Morgan