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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

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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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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: 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

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A writer is a writer not because she writes well…

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I never believed myself to be the next great writer that reader’s would rave about. It never was any intention of mine to be the next Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, C.S. Lewis, or Jane Austen.
I wrote a novel with hopes that others would enjoy a escape with.
I chose to share this novel with the world. I was was warned to have thick skin when I did. Not everyone would enjoy my story. In the beginning the minimal hateful reviews stung, and then I soon realized, I wrote this book…but not for them! I wrote it for myself and for those who still believe in fairy tales, chivalry and mostly reader’s with a love for an escape!
This quote suits me and my novel series perfectly!
Happy 2015!!!
SL 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!