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Release Day for the NEW book in the novella series: The Guardians!

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I am so excited to share the news that the NEW novella series kicks off today with the first book, “TWIN PARADOX” It has been extremely exciting to go ‘back in time’ to where Levi and Harrison first became Guardians and began serving on Earth. In “Twin Paradox” (which is 24K words long) readers will meet a younger Levi and Harrison and journey with the cousins on their first assignment. This first assignment will not only have Levi and Harrison surprised with what they discover, but readers might be surprised as well!

For only 99 cents, Twin Paradox is ready for you to read today! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it! Welcome to the new mini-series:

The Guardians: Twin Paradox (The Guardians Series, Episode One) Links below:

Goodreads       Amazon       Kobo      Apple    NOOK

Happy Reading!!!

S.L. Morgan

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Characters

How well do I know my characters?

I stumbled across this blog: Novel Software by “The Novel Factory” and saw this post and couldn’t resist.

In the Ancient Guardians novel series I have quite a few characters that are loved by readers. I randomly selected one, and decided to answer questions about this character.

Harrison Oxley makes his debut in the first book of the Ancient Guardians series as a secondary character. He swiftly jumps out of the category (his personality) and has stolen the hearts of many readers with his sarcasm, humor and witty nature. As the series progresses, Harrison’s point of view is written into the books. This begins in book three, ‘The Awakening,’ and he loves every minute of the spotlight. Readers have often referred to him as their favorite bad/good boy! Okay, enough back story…let’s answer some questions about Mr. Harrison Oxley!

 

The Ultimate Character Questionnaire (156 questions)
This character questionnaire has been collated from a variety of sources. It has been split into categories to try to make it more manageable, but this categorisation is far from perfect and lots of the questions could probably be in more than one category.

 

Basic

First name: Harrison
Surname: Oxley
Middle name: James
Nicknames: Harry
Date of birth: June 5, 1985
Age: 31 (Current Date)

Physical Appearance
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 240
Hair: Dark Blonde
Eyes: Blue
Distinguishing facial features? Mischievous Smile
Which facial feature is most prominent? Eyes
Which bodily feature is most prominent? Smile
Skin: Olive
Hands: Strong
Scars: Across chest (childhood accident)
Birthmarks? none
Physical handicaps? none
Type of clothes? Depends on where he is or assignment he’s on while on duty.  In his realm, he is usually dressed in trousers, waistcoat, tailcoat, and muslin shirt. On Duty: Most of the time a dark 3 piece suit.
How do they wear their clothes? clean, pressed and meticulously cared for unless an assignment advises otherwise.
What are their feet like? (type of shoes, state of shoes, socks, feet, pristine, dirty, worn, etc) Shoes always polished. Feet? Well taken care of.
Race / Ethnicity? Pemdai on earth we would see him as a white male.

Personality
What words or phrases do they overuse? Indeed
Are they more optimistic or pessimistic? Optimistic
What makes them laugh out loud? Someone making a fool of themselves would be an instant outburst for him.
How do they display affection? Sarcasm
How do they want to be seen by others? Don’t get me started. ‘The most handsome, well-rounded and enjoyable person to be around.’
How do they see themselves? Same as above.
How are they seen by others? Fun, exciting, adventurous, loving, daring and arrogant.
Strongest character trait. Quick wit
Weakest character trait. Loses temper without warning.
How competitive are they? 10 on a scale of 1-10
Do they make snap judgements or take time to consider? Both
How do they react to praise? enjoys it all and agrees with the one(s) praising him.
How do they react to criticism? It depends on the one criticizing him. Mostly ignores is or counters back to make the one criticizing him feel dumb for doing so.
What is their greatest fear? Losing someone innocent or dear
What are their biggest secrets? He won’t tell me.
What is their philosophy of life? “The meaning of life is to give it meaning.”
When was the last time they cried? It was documented for readers in the fourth and final book of the Ancient Guardians series: “The Reckoning.”
What haunts them? The fact that he could not prevent the situation that occurred prompting him to shed tears in the book, “The Reckoning.”
What will they stand up for? Honor
Are they indoorsy or outdoorsy? outdoorsy
What is their sinful little habit? Antagonizing others purposefully.
What sense do they most rely on? Mind
How do they treat people better than them? Harrison will respect any honorable individual that is better than him. At times and depending on the situation, he is known for using his quick wit to bring that individual to a state that is no longer ‘better’ than him. Most of this is always done out of good humor in his opinion.
How do they treat people worse than them? Someone in a bad position? Harrison has a heart of gold and would do anything to ensure they are happy and confident. An enemy? In his line of work, Harrison holds nothing back to bring an evil being to justice. Spiteful individuals always fall victim to his sarcastic wit, bringing them down and insulting them until they understand they are rude and their behavior is unacceptable.
What quality do they most value in a friend? Loyalty and good humor.
What do they consider an overrated virtue? In his realm? Marrying out of duty to a position.
If they could change one thing about themselves, what would it be? Saying the wrong thing at the wrong time.
What is their obsession? Battle training

Friends and Family
Is their family big or small? Who does it consist of? Immediate family: Father; King Nathaniel Oxley, Mother; Queen Madeleine Oxley, Sister; Princess/Duchess Lillian Oxley
What is their perception of family? You don’t have to be blood to be family.
Do they have siblings? Older or younger? Younger, Lillian Marie Oxley
Describe their best friend. His only cousin Levi. They grew up together and is one year older than Harrison. He is the emperor’s son and despite Harrison’s constant teasing him, the two are very close friends.
Ideal best friend? Someone who is loyal, honorable and can tolerate him.
Describe their other friends. Witty, tolerable, and adventurous.
Describe their acquaintances. Kings, Queens, and princesses.
Do they have any pets? He wouldn’t consider the Guardian horses he owns as pets, so none.

Past and Future
What was your character like as a baby? As a child? Happy baby, unruly child.
Did they grow up rich or poor? Rich
Did they grow up nurtured or neglected? nurtured
What is their greatest achievement? Guarding ‘The Key’
What was their first kiss like? Not something he would brag about.
What is the worst thing they did to someone they loved? Told her he loved her against his own power.
What advice would they give their younger self? Change your viewpoint on love.
What smells remind them of their childhood? Warm bread coming from the kitchens.
What is their best childhood memory? Learning to ride and tame a Guardian stallion at the age of eight.
What is their worst childhood memory? Falling into rushing waters and pinned underneath a rock after a branch he used as a bridge failed and snapped in half.
Did they have an imaginary childhood friend? No
When was the last time they were crushed with disappointment? When he failed to save a life/lives he had sworn to protect with his.
What past act are they most ashamed of? The way he first treated the woman who he would finally realize he had come to love.
What past act are they most proud of? Rescuing his uncle, Emperor Navarre.
Has anyone ever saved their life? Yes.
Strongest childhood memory? Playing with his cousin, Levi and close friend Julian Hamilton as if they were guardians when they still had much to learn.

Love
Do they believe in love at first sight? Does now.
Are they in a relationship? Married
How do they behave in a relationship? Wildly, but follows his wife’s rules like a loyal little puppy dog.
When did you character last have sex? Really? He didn’t tell me.
What sort of sex do they have? Whatever it is, I’m fairly sure agrees well with his wife.
Has your character ever been in love? Yes
Have they ever had their heart broken? Yes (With the only one woman of which he fell in love.)

Conflict
How do they respond to a threat? Reading the situation in order to process how to attack. Never panics.
Are they most likely to fight with their fists or their tongue? Both.
What is your character’s kryptonite? Harming those who are dear to him.
If your character could only save one thing from their burning house, what would it be? A life.
How do they perceive strangers? Does not fear them.
What do they love to hate? His wife being right.
What are their phobias? None
What is their choice of weapon? Longsword
What living person do they most despise? Sadly, his sister.
Have they ever been bullied or teased? Teased relentlessly by those closest to him.
Where do they go when they’re angry? Away from people
Who are their enemies and why? Any being seeking to harm people of Earth or other innocent beings. Greatest enemy are The Ciatrons, alien species from dimension of Ciatris.

Work, Education and Hobbies
What do they think about their current job? Highly enjoys it
What are their hobbies? Aggressive training, horseback riding, and sparring.
Educational background: Private tutor, Guardian training
Work experience/occupation: Instructor of Guardians, Commander of Guardians, Guarding “The Key”, Guarding humans and other innocent beings. Occupation: Warrior.

Favourites
What is their favourite animal? Guardian Stallion
What place would they most like to visit? He’s been everywhere
What is the most beautiful thing they’ve ever seen? That’s a hard one for him.
What is their favourite song? Anything Bob Seagar
Music, art, reading preferred? Music
What is their favourite color? Black
What is their password? Like he would tell me.
Favourite food: Red meat of any kind
What is their favourite work of art? Landscapes
Who is their favourite artist? his cousin Elizabeth
What is their favourite day of the week? Monday (Because everyone hates it)

Possessions
What is in their fridge: Ask his staff
What is on their bedside table? A lamp his wife picked out
What is in their car? Communication devices
What is in their bin? Boots
What is in their purse or wallet? Fake ID’s, cash, and passports.
What is in their pockets? Knife, loose change and communication device
What is their most treasured possession? A carved wooden arrow he made himself and gave to his wife. He always believed it to bring him good luck in dangerous situations.

Values

What do they think is the worst thing that can be done to a person? Wrongfully accused.
What is their view of ‘freedom’? Living without feeling a need to impress anyone physically or mentally.
When did they last lie? Good question!!!
What’s their view of lying? AND I QUOTE…Sometimes lying might be the better option!
When did they last make a promise? Everyday
Did they keep or break their last promise? Keep

Daily life
What are their eating habits? Regularly
Do they have any allergies? No
Describe their home. Lavish brick home, close to Levi’s estate and Pasidian Palace.
Are they minimalist or a clutter hoarder? minimalist
What do they do first thing on a weekday morning? Aggressive battle training and workout.
What do they do on a Sunday afternoon? Reflect and enjoy family.
What do they do on a Friday night? Every night is a friday night
What is the soft drink of choice? Coke
What is their alcoholic drink of choice? Don’t get him started.

Miscellaneous
What is their character archetype? (Innocent, Orphan, Hero, Caregiver, Explorer, Rebel, Lover, Creator, Jester, Sage, Magician, Ruler) Hero/Jester/rebel
Who is their hero? Grandfather Alexander James Oxley
What or who would your character dress up as for Halloween? A pumpkin. Ha! He’s not into the holiday.
Are they comfortable with technology? More than.
If they could save one person, who would it be? His wife
If they could call one person for help, who would it be? Levi
What is their greatest regret? See above
What is their perception of redemption? Proved through actions
What would they do if they won the lottery? Doesn’t play
What is their favourite fairytale? Is Robin Hood a fairytale?
What fairytale do they hate? I would guess Tarzan
Do they believe in happy endings? Doesn’t worry over them
What is their idea of perfect happiness? Being Content no matter the circumstance
What would they ask a fortune teller? To stop telling fortunes and let people live their lives in mystery due to the excitement of not knowing what the future holds.
If your character could travel through time, where would they go? That’s funny!
What sport do they excel at? Anything he sets out to do
What sport do they suck at? Nothing
If they could have a superpower, what would they choose? He already is quipped with the one thing he would choose: Ability to use 100% of his mind.

 

So there, that’s it! Hopefully I answered all of these correctly, because Harrison is the ‘only’ character in my book series that went behind my back and opened up a social media account!!!

This was truly fun and definitely a good test to see how well I know my characters. I give myself a 100%! A+++!

Until next time!

S.Morgan

Ancient Guardians NEW RELEASES

Ancient Guardians: The Reckoning (Book IV) Announced

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***Special note: This is NOT the book cover and the image belongs to its rightful owner***

Release date:
After a long week of pushing through edits, ughhh, let’s get real…AFTER I decided to combine two books in one and take on THAT crazy task, I finally feel that I can announce a release date. May 30, 2016 is my tentative release date. Why do I say ‘Tentative?’
Right now we are finalizing edits and then it will go to my test readers. During this time (2 weeks from now) I will be bringing my ideas to cover artist. He will take over from there. When the betas get back with their feedback, I will make suggested changes and send off to our professional copy editor. During this time, I am contacting my book formatter and I’m pretty confident she’ll have the book book back to me in time to reach my publishing date!
Thank you, everyone of you, for having so much patience with me in all of this. Honestly, if I didn’t combine books 4&5, book 4 (alone) would have been in your hands by now. But, I couldn’t do that to you…I really felt I needed to combine the two for a fantastic ending to the series!
So without any more said, look for “The Reckoning” in May! (And don’t worry, I’ll keep you updated if we are moving faster or are held up with delays)
Have a wonderful weekend, my love to you all!
S.Morgan❤❤❤

Author rambles

To clear things up, I have only published books in The Ancient Guardians series!

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Thankfully I had a reader bring this to my attention. I am in the process of getting this worked out with Barnes & Noble nook, to ensure that readers are not confused by the company assuming that I am Sage L. Morgan.
For now, all I can do is write this post on all my social media platforms to help readers learn that I am not Sage L. Morgan.
Here are the facts: I have only published three books!
1: Ancient Guardians: The Legacy of the Key.
2. Ancient Guardians: The Uninvited
3. Ancient Guardians: The Awakening
I will be publishing the fourth and final book in this series in early 2016.
The Ancient Guardians series is a clean romance novel series, targeting ages 13 and up.
I don’t read or write any form of erotica novels, sorry it’s not my style or preference.
I hope this clears any misunderstandings up.
My best!
Stacy ‘SL’ Morgan

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!!!!

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RELEASE DAY FOR BOOK 3, Ancient Guardians Novel Series!

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       Happy “Official” release day for
  Ancient Guardians: The Awakening!

I want to first of all thank each and everyone of you for your patience with us as we brought this book through grueling edits, revisions, edits, edits & edits!!!! Now, the day has come and we can bring our wonderful readers back to the enchanting dimension of Pemdas! It is my greatest hope that you all enjoy the third book in the Ancient Guardians series!
Currently the eBook is available on Amazon kindle and Barnes & Noble nook! (I’ll have links below)
Due to Smashwords still slowed up on distributing the eBook to our iTunes & Kobo readers, we do have a solution. You can go to smashwords and they will have the proper format to download the eBook today for your devices! Links below!
Amazon Kindle: Click Here
Nook: Click Here
Smashwords: Click Here
Goodreads:
Add it to your shelf, Click here

Welcome back to Pemdas!!! Also,
Don’t forget Harrison Oxley will be taking over my Author S.L. Morgan page at 4pm Pacific Time! He’s ready to party it up with everyone! Hope to see you there!

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Ancient Guardians The Awakening (Book 3) Cover Reveal Party going on NOW!!!

I am so thrilled to announce that today is the BIG DAY for the Ancient Guardians: The Awakening cover reveal party! Enchanting Book Promotions is hosting with Cover Reveal with many blogs partying right along with us!

ENTER TO WIN AWESOME GIVEAWAYS including,

  • A pre-released autographed copy of Ancient Guardians: The Awakening
  • A unique emerald heart choker
  • A silver “arrow” bangle bracelet
  • $25.00 Amazon gift card
  • Don’t forget…We have a FREEBIE! Ancient Guardians the Legacy of the Key is FREE to download on all e-reading sites!

Also, MORE GREAT NEWS….Ancient Guardians is looking at a May 2015 release! Sign up to our mailing list or follow me on the blog or any of my social media sites to receive the announcement for the Release Party which will include more giveaways!!!

Click on the photo below to be taken to one of the blogs participating in the cover reveal party to enter the giveaway contest, see photos of the prizes, read the books blurb and party away!!!

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If clicking on the photo does not bring you to the blog, CLICK HERE

Again, Thank you for all of your support!

I also must add that if you have taken the time to read and review the first two books in the series, I thank you from the bottom of my heart! I absolutely love reading your reviews and the books love them too. (It helps their rankings *wink*)

I wish you all the best and here’s to BOOK 3, The Awakening joining the Ancient Guardians family!

S.L. Morgan

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S.L. Morgan will be at Branches, Books & Gifts in Oakhurst, California for a book signing

The BIG day is approaching and I will admit I am extremely nervous for my very first book signing. Even though I am nervous, I couldn’t be more excited. My first book signing will be very dear to my heart as it will be in the local bookstore in the beautiful town of Oakhurst where I grew up.

During the book signing I will be answering questions anyone may have, signing books, doing giveaways and best of all, interacting with the wonderful people in our local community. Here’s all the fun details!

Also, I will be happy to answer any questions about the upcoming release of Book 3, The Awakening.

Book Signing at Branches, Books & Gifts

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Here are the prizes….just for showing up!!! 

Grand Prize: First giveaway

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Next Giveaway:

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THIRD GIVEAWAY

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Please note: You do not need to be present when the drawing takes place. Simply leave your name and your preference of how you would like to be contacted and we will notify you if you are the lucky winner. Your prize will be waiting for you at Branches, Books & Gifts to pick up.

Book Signing date: March 16th 2015

Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Junction Plaza Center
40282 Highway 41, Suite 14
Oakhurst CA 93644
Intersection of Hwy 41 and Road 426

Google Map Link

I look forward to seeing and meeting you there!!!

All my best,

S.L. Morgan

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Reece leaves Earth only to lose herself?

Ha! I beg to differ! Our Heroine FINDS herself and much, much more!
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Excerpt:

Book 3, “The Awakening” excerpt….

Here we go….

…….Enter Reece and Harrison.

“I understand completely, Harrison.” Reece answered him,” I’ll meet you at the stables. Please have Javian saddle Arrow for me.” She responded determinedly.

Harrison chuckled in disbelief, “Arrow? Absolutely not! Have you lost your mind?”

“Lost my mind? Quite the  opposite!”  Reece answered as her eyes narrowed at Harrison in reproach. “Prepare Arrow. Over the last two weeks, I’ve been watching Levi work with him. I can see that he’s ready to ride now.”

“Reece, do you realize the stubbornness of that young horse? The trouble he is giving Levi? He’s worse then Areion ever was. There is no way—“

“Harrison,” Reece interrupted, “If you don’t tell Javian to saddle Arrow for me, I will find a way to do it myself!” she demanded.

Harrison’s eyes narrowed, “You sound just like your intended husband.” He grinned, “I will meet you at the stables, and after this, I will face my cousin’s wrath when and if we encounter him.

Reece walked down to where Jasmeen was organizing the clothes her closet. “I need to change.” she said as she plucked her riding outfit off of her hanger.

Jasmeen located the rest of the riding ensemble and quickly helped Reece change into it.

Once she was dressed and ready to ride, Reece walked to the stables where Harrison waited with Javian. “Miss Bryant, please. I have already sent for another horse.” Javian pleaded. “The horse should be here within the next ten minutes. I am uncomfortable with you riding Arrow; Master Levi needs more time to guarantee that you will be safe riding him.”

Reece smiled as she pet Arrow on his muscular neck. “I appreciate your concern, Javian; however, Arrow and I will be just fine.” Reece answered as she noticed the new black saddle strapped to her stallion. “Besides, he’s already saddled.”

Harrison crossed his arms and leaned against the fence. “Javian, you waste your time attempting to convince her otherwise. Don’t worry, my friend,” he clapped Javian on the shoulder, “Levi will have both our heads if anything were to happen to Reece. However, she will not budge with her demands.” He pushed himself off the fence, “I myself should like to see how this stallion responds to her mastering him.” he said with a smirk.

Reece exhaled, “I’ll be fine, and I will personally take the blame if anything happens.” She looked at Javian. “Harrison will be with me for the entire ride. I am sure Saracen will help to keep Arrow in line as well.”

She grabbed Arrow’s reins, and before she could step into the stirrup, Harrison stopped her.

“Reece, before you mount up, you need to know that guardian horses are much different than the others you have ridden.”

“Harrison, I have already gone through this with Levi,” she stated confidently, “and I’ve already ridden, or should I say, mastered, Areion.”

“Alone?” Harrison questioned.

“No, Levi was with me.”

“There is a monumental difference, Reece. Levi was with you.” Harrison rested his arm over Arrow’s saddle. “Now, from the moment you step into that stirrup, you must mentally give yourself over to Arrow. If he approves of you mastering him, well then, Javian and I here…will not have to answer with our lives to Levi this evening. If not—“

“If not? Maybe you shouldn’t put those thoughts in my head right before I get on the horse, Harrison.” Reece arched her brow at him.

Harrison sighed. “Good point.”

Reece turned, and without hesitation, stepped into the stirrup and swung her leg over the massive stallion’s back and settled into the saddle. She reached for the reins and leaned over to pet Arrow’s firm neck.

It appeared as if everyone had frozen in place, except for Arrow who immediately brought his head up and then turned his head back to study Reece. Harrison’s eyes were intense as he stared at the young horse, and Reece could feel the tension radiating off of Javian as he watched Arrow. The men stood on each side of the horse, ready and waiting for whatever Arrow’s response may be to Reece wanting to master him.

“Hello, Arrow. How’s my boy? I’ve missed you!” Reece greeted the stallion cheerfully.

Arrow jerked his head out, stomped his feet and grunted in response. Harrison sighed in relief while Javian reached out to a fence post for support. Reece could not help but to burst into laughter at the site of the two men.

She reached out and patted Arrow on his strong, powerful shoulder, “These men stress out way too much, don’t you think? Now, let’s go find your dad!” Reece said as she directed the horse away from the stables.

Harrison shook his head, “You have got to be kidding me. Amazing!”

Javian chuckled. “I’ve never seen anything like it. This horse has always been fond of Miss Bryant in a way that Master Levi and I could never understand.”

Harrison hoisted himself up on Saracen. “Well, Arrow,” he said as he directed Saracen over to where Arrow stood gallantly, “show me what you got, boy!”

With that, both stallions set out at a rapid pace away from the palace grounds.

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Happy ‘publishing’ birthday to “The Uninvited!”

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Happy ‘Publishing’ birthday to “The Uninvited!”
It has been an incredible year for the Ancient Guardians Novel Series and especially for Book 2! We are almost at 100 five stars on Goodreads alone, with Amazon, The Uninvited has a combined total of over 150 5 stars!

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Nominated for a global e-book award and still ranking on best selling lists on Amazon.com, The Uninvited has seen a wonderful first year out in the world of reading! I can’t thank all of the passionate readers enough for your support by your amazing reviews, kind words and taking a chance with a “second book in a series!”

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If you haven’t rated or reviewed it, what a great birthday surprise for Book 2!!! Here’s to a fantastic second year in the Ancient Guardians series with possible book awards for The Uninvited and more importantly, the release of Book 3, “The Awakening” coming this spring!!!
Thank you all again for your support of this novel series, time to celebrate!!!!
S.L. Morgan

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