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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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Ancient Guardians NEW RELEASES

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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May 19, 2015 Book Release for Ancient Guardians: The Awakening (Book 3)

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We’re excited to announce that the third book in the Ancient Guardians Series will be released on all ereading sites and in softcover on May 19, 2015!!!
Your new adventure awaits!
S.Morgan

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Ancient Guardians Book 3 (Sneak Peek)

“We are warriors,” Harrison replied boldly, “We have the mindset to battle evil when  there is none other willing to do so.” He stood up and grinned, “My patience is no longer existent, let us finish this!” ****Book 3, 2015****

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EVERYTHING WILL CHANGE….The Ancient Guardians series comes alive in the third book!!! Unexpected enemies, the twist you never saw coming….Your adventure is coming soon!

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Another edit???

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I take editing extremely seriously! As an Indie Author I must! I personally chose not to go the traditional publishing route due to various reasons. In order for me to do this, I had to personally ensure this book series would be worth publishing to the reading world! The most important part of this process was hiring an editor (in my case 2) to go through my first book and heavily edit it. I will admit, when I got the manuscript back, I almost quit! It was overwhelming, but I pressed on!
After another editor went through all of my revisions, The Legacy of the Key went off to at least ten beta test readers! This was it! We fixed the errors, we made it possible for those to read without being distracted by errors!!!
Then….Ancient Guardians: The Legacy of the Key hit #6 in all of FREE kindle downloads.
And then everything seemed to have changed! Never once was this book critiqued by readers, until it starting playing out there with the best sellers! At least four reviews later on how pourly this book was edited and why reader’s should NOT purchase from Independent Authors I had to take action.
I will not sit back and allow reviews to destroy indie authors. Yes, there are some indie authors out there, trying to make a buck…and publishing material that is destroying the indie author reputation. I am not one of them!
So, it was time to inquire with more professional editors! (Against everyone’s advice)
They only advised this because they knew the amount of money I spent in editing, editing and editing. Also, paying to have the book converted into all e-reading formats so that the book was available on all e-reading sites. Their point? “Your book is free! You aren’t even making money on this! You will spend more money for just a few people who criticized some minor errors?
My answer: Yes! I will not insult indie authors, nor will I ruin their chance of attracting readers. I can’t tolerate a book with errors (even though I’ve found them in big publishing House’s books) If I want to be an indie author, I must try and hang with the big publishing houses.
Even though the book’s reviews are amazingly all positive, I felt it my responsibility to have the book go through one last copy edit.
Funny, the errors they found were not the errors mentioned from the negative reviews. But, I am now excited to say that after two copy edits, on Tuesday, Ancient Guardians: The Legacy of the Key will be back in the game! I will have Amazon deliver the message to all previous kindle customers who downloaded it, to update their ebooks to the new and revised edition of The Legacy of the Key!

Here are some fun snapshots of the new and revised versions of Book I! Yes, this process slowed editing down on Book 3, but not to worry, Book 3 is back underway in edits!

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Never give up!!!! Award Winning book ‘The Legacy of the Key’ is in Miami Florida, after winning Silver in the International Book Awards and Gold in the Global eBook awards!!!!!

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How Best Selling Indie Authors Deal with Negative Reviews on Amazon « The Official BookBuzzr Blog

http://www.bookbuzzr.com/blog/how-to-guides/how-best-selling-indie-authors-deal-with-negative-reviews-on-amazon/

My thoughts?

I’ll put them into picture….

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I LOVE Morticia Addams, LOVE HER, and I love watching this family’s morbid, backwards life. However, I wrote a book…and she would HATE it! For all the reasons other reader’s may dislike it and for the exact reason that my book series is NOT for her.
Here’s the key, I didn’t write this book series for her. I am a writer who writes what they are passionate about and not everyone will agree with my passions and/or beliefs. It’s fine! What one person hates, someone else will love!!!

Another fun photo:

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Replace the word Pirate with Author or Book… Guess what? You’ve got a negative review…this wonderful, avid reader took time out of their day to leave it! What’s better? Your book reached a larger audience in order to achieve this negative review! Your book is getting out there! Stay positive and enjoy it, because They have heard about you and your book!!!

Why do I write this and share this post? Because there are so many aspiring authors out there who fear publishing their work due to the negative reviews and feedback! Please don’t let this stop you! There are some who will criticize your baby, they will hate it and they will have no problem bodly proclaiming you should find another job. Guess what, that’s their opinion! I’ve had that review, I shrugged it off…I had too! Why? Because I’m learning there are far more other readers that needed to have the escape my books gave them! You will have those readers too!!!
I LOVE this quote:

“The artist doesn’t have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don’t have the time to read reviews.”

– William Faulkner

It’s true, if I got caught up with negative criticism, I would NEVER finish my book series! I focus on staying true to myself, my passion for my books and characters and more importantly, the reader’s who anxiously await the next book in my series!

So indie authors, chin up, stay fearless and share your incredible talent with the wonderful world of readers!

Oh, and always remain humble…because there will be reader’s who LOVE your work!!!

The sky is the limit! Follow your dreams!

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Best wishes to all!!!

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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

Please read: Raising money for Steph to knock out cancer!

I will admit that when Ancient Guardians: The Legacy of the Key was a finalist in the Reader’s Favorite award contest, I was speechless! Then, it received the silver award in the Fiction: Supernatural category. (This was just after I was informed the first book in the Ancient Guardians series won GOLD in the global e-book award contest.) I jumped around, did my happy dance and then after celebrating my selfish accomplishments, I was grounded with the realization that, ‘I’ had nothing to do with the book winning awards. If I ever had an opportunity to stand on a stage, with a platform to the world, I would thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for being by my side and holding my hand every step of the way, to get such a book to publish. God gave me this talent and helped me persevere through grueling edits (he still does, ie: Book 3) in order to have the courage to face readers around the world and publish this series.
Background check over…
With the success of becoming an award finalist, I’ve had the honor and privilege to be apart of the 2014 reader’s favorite private FB page. With this opportunity, I have learned from other authors and more importantly, connected with them.
Due to this, I was recently invited to drop my books prices to .99 cents each and use the proceeds of the sales to donate to an amazing fund.

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Read more about her fight to knock out cancer here:  Go Fund me.

Authors from around the US have banded together to reduce their e-books for a period of time in order to donate ALL of their proceeds to help fund her needs.

Without question, knowing the morals and values I was raised with growing up in a Christian home and, even though my book series is fantasy, sci-fi, romance…when you reach the captivating dimension in the first book, you will see where I bring back the earlier times, where chivalry existed, charity was a huge burden for even the “Empress” of this land. And therefore, it was without any reservation, that I as the author wouldn’t question being apart if this exclusive fund raising event.
With all of this said, Ancient Guardians: The Legacy if the Key is FREE on a e-reading sites. I have, for this cause only, have reduced, Book 2, “Ancient Guardians: The Uninvited” to .99 cents. I do hope you will consider purchasing this book. (All proceeds go to Steph to knock out cancer!)
I have already donated money to this cause, and it’s my hope that we can exceed that &100.00 by purchasing Book 2!

Right now, Amazon is the only e-book site that has lowered the second book’s price to .99 cents. Please stay tuned for other sited meeting this price as I will share them.

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We can ALL help steph fight this together!!!!!!

Stay tuned, there is more coming. More authors gave joined in this cause and there will also be books (I will be donating 2 autographed copies along with custom book marks with metal ribbon charms to match the theme of each book as well)

I will post more later as I want everyone to be able to support in anyway they can. If my book series is not for you, there most likely is another author who is participating in thus cause that may suit you. The author list is still growing.

God Bless.
S.L. Morgan
Award winning Author of the new Ancient Guardians series.

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Ancient Guardians: The Legacy of the KEy

Ancient Guardians NOW an award winning book!!!

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A HUGE thank you to all who have stood behind the scenes and watched as I took on the adventure of writing a novel. Thank you to my test readers, editors and those who sacrificed time with me in order to brave the Wonderful World of Readers in order to publish the first novel in the Ancient Guardians Novel Series.
This journey has definitely been an unforgettable one as I witness the second Book in the series continue to captivate readers! As I press on through editing in book 3, I sit humbled by where this book series is taking me. I have developed a reading fan base that enjoy the characters and their story as much as I do! WOW!
Right now, I am invited to stand alongside of Best Selling authors in Miami and receive The Legacy of the Key’s Silver Medal! I am beyond speechless!
THIS was a dream and adventure I ALMOST gave up on, after receiving the first Draft back from a professional editor!  I’m so thankful I didn’t give up! Funny as it may seem, I listened to the characters that wanted their story so desperately told and I pressed on for them….for my readers!!!!
So, no matter how high the mountain, forget what your mind tells you when it encourages you to give up! Most of all, ignore everyone who tells you…“it can’t be done! You can’t do this!” (While laughing at you and your dream you decided to share with them) I chose not to listen and here we are…..

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Look! I have a MAJOR award now 🙂

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Things just got REAL!!!!

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As I previously mentioned in a recent post, The Legacy if the Key is a finalist in two categories for the Reader’s Favorite award contest.

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Category #1: Fiction Supernatural.

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Category #2: Fiction Fantasy

I am now honored to be a part of the Facebook group that includes only the finalists in all categories! Watching the author who created this amazing group post the finalists in all categories is making all of this much more humbling for me. Being a finalist in this amazing contest is also an exclusive invitation to all finalist whether they receive Gold, silver, bronze, or honorable mention awards. Funny thing is, I feel as though I’ve already achieved something I would have never anticipated with this book and/or series. The Legacy of the Key has brought me to an entire different level of considering myself as a published authur by achieving this.
As I have said and will always say, I wrote this book series, because it was a series that I wanted to read! I enjoyed it so much that I felt obligated to share it with the wonderful world of readers! I still sit amazed at the feedback the series is receiving, which is that much more motivating to press on through grueling edits and best of all, contuing the story of Levi, Reece, Harrison and the Guardians.
So with all of this said, I may be taking a trip to Miami, Fl. to walk on stage as a winner or recognition as a finalist, which means I need a good expression for everyone… Robert Downey Jr is who I decided to turn to for inspiration! Time to practice in the mirror.

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What do you think? I have to have some fun for a once in a lifetime opportunity..
Maybe I’ll just wear my new crazy hat…

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Again, way to go Legacy of the Key!

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SL MORGAN