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❤❤❤

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Ancient Guardians NEW RELEASES

Available on AMAZON Book 3, The Awakening!

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I was BLOWN AWAY when BJ found that Amazon Kindle had already approved and published Ancient Guardians: The Awakening (Book 3)
So right now as we wait on Nook, Kobo and iTunes… Amazon Kindle readers can now download the third book in the series!
I hope you all enjoy it and thank you so much for your patience with us!!!
WELCOME BACK TO PEMDAS!
CLICK THIS LINK: Download Now to be directed to the eBook on Kindle.
Happy Reading!

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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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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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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!!!

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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, Ancient Guardians: The Uninvited

Updates are available for Ancient Guardians Books 1&2 on Kindle

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Here’s the beautiful new cover for Ancient Guardians: The Uninvited (Book 2) and Amazon kindle has finally updated both ebooks for the readers!
After finding enough errors to warrant me having Book 1 and Book 2 reformatted professionally, I can happily say that if you have downloaded these books into your device, kindle has a wonderful feature to help you add these updates to your books!
Just go to amazon.com, click on my account, a menu will drop down and you will see an option to manage my kindle. click into this and you will see all of the books you have in your kindle library! It will give you an option to update or if there is a book you have that has an update available! I, personally have my kindle set to automatically update any ebooks that have available updates 🙂 So, with this feature available, you can update to the newest versions of any and all of your ebooks!
The Legacy of the Key has been recently reformatted and the new version should be ready for you to update
The Uninvited has the same updates, as well as the new colorful version! I will be looking into nook to see if there are also options to do updates there as well!
If there are other authors out there that have more information in regard to these features, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below!
All the best!
SL Morgan

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I love the new ‘colorful’ versions, the pictures just don’t do them justice!