Friday, May 23, 2014

Everyone Has a Story to Tell

I believe that everyone has a story to tell. And that by sharing stories, we encourage others to speak out and share their own.

 
When I was growing up I was painfully shy. I could barely introduce myself to other kids or adults let alone engage in a conversation.
For a long time it felt like the world was conspiring to keep me silent.


My stepfather came from an extremely strict family that believed kids should be seen and not heard. I was not allowed to talk at the table during dinner and this lasted all the way through high school until I left home.
Speaking out in any way resulted in physical discipline, which put me on edge and made me afraid to say the wrong thing.

While I was growing up, my mom and I moved around Anchorage a lot and later around the West Coast while my stepdad did medical residencies. From kindergarten until 9th grade I went to a new school, sometimes two, every year.

This made it extremely difficult to build relationships or make friends.
I had ADD, ADHD, and dyslexia, was pulled back a grade, and had to enroll in special programs during my first three years of schooling.
 
Then something incredible happened. I discovered a passion for reading and writing. Through books I was able to meet new characters, join in their adventures, their romances and look up to them as role models.

 
Through writing I finally found an outlet to express myself, to have a voice.
What I was surprised to find is that I loved to communicate through the written word.
 
Starting in 1997 I tried to get published the traditional route. Then, in 2011, an amazing opportunity presented itself -- self-publishing in the digital age.
I have now published six novels and two novellas that have all made it onto Amazon bestseller lists. Although what I write is fiction, it is also a powerful form of communication.


Whether someone writes about international spies, adventures on the high seas, or, like me, about teenage witches and vampires – there is meaning behind the story.
There is a message of empowerment.
There is passion and hope for a better future … or maybe just the dream of finding true love.

What I learned growing up is that there isn’t always going to be someone around to save you.
What I learned is you have to stand up and be the hero of your own story. And to do that you need a voice. The more you use it, the more confident you become.
Everyone has a story to tell.
Don't let anyone stop you from telling yours!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Bad Blood Releasing

Guess who's coming back from boot camp?


This book feels long overdue! I want to thank Aurora fans for their patience. I never intended for the gap between book 2 and 3 to be this long. Don't you hate it when you fall into a time warp? The good news is that book 4, Hunting Season, is already 1/3rd written.

I am eager, thrilled, and so very excited to release Bad Blood next month! Or sooner. You never know... unless you're on my email list!

Newsletter subscribers will be the first to hear when Bad Blood is live at all the online retail sites. Sign up here.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

All Aurora Sky eBooks Only 99c ea. SALE

Does your mom deserve an escape from reality?
Give her the gift of everlasting love.

 
Blood is thicker than water.
 
All Aurora Sky eBooks 99c each. Mother's Day through May.

 
 
Also available on sale at Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iTunes (volume 1 & 2 at Apple).


Join the Aurora Sky Reunion Party on Facebook! A virtual 3-week book club to refresh before the release of Bad Blood. Open 24-hours worldwide. Share photos, favorite quotes and songs that remind you of the Book of the Week. Or just stop by and say "hi"!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Emerald City Author Event * June 14

Do you live in the Seattle area... or are you craving a road trip? I want to meet you!


Tickets to the Emerald City Author Event are free, sign-up here.

I've got goodies galore to give out to everyone who stops by.


And you've got to see my table! Earlier, I had a phone consultation with Krystle, creator of Lotus Opus and we've come up with a witchy oz theme that is so much fun. She's custom making a pendant for the event giveaway, which will be similar to the one below, but tie-in with the Spellbound Trilogy. (Will share photos when they're done.)


Gotta show off some of the wicked props I ordered:


I'll share pictures of the table in all its witchy glory after the event.

I've got a little something special to share with all my readers. So if you're not on my email list already, sign-up to hear about it on Mother's Day. :)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Desktop Calendar & Giveaway ($20)

It's 2014 and we're celebrating with an awesome fantasy themed calendar. This calendar is for the background on your computer and you can get this month's image below.

Each month will feature a different book or series, so if you want to challenge yourself, try reading each book or series that is featured before each month is over. The series for May is The Age of Alandria Series by Morgan Wylie! This month also marks the one year book birthday for Silent Orchids, the first book in the series. Morgan is also giving away a $20 Amazon Gift Card, so don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post!
 

Click here to download the full size image. Then set as your background!


Silent Orchids (The Age of Alandria:Book One)
 

A dying realm.
The ancient evil of the Droch-Shúil has been unleashed.
The Orchids have been silenced… but for how long?

Daegan, elite of the Ferrishyn warrior tribe of Faeries, is charged with a mission to find the Sol-lumieth, a mysterious new power that could change the fate of all in the realm of Alandria. But he is conflicted by his purpose, and he cannot trust the motives of those he serves. He has too many questions and they must be answered.

Kaeleigh, a girl abandoned as a small child just outside Missoula, Montana, is now 18. She is trying to discover who she is and where she belongs. In her heart, she feels she has family out there… somewhere. Desperate to unravel the mysteries of her past, she embarks on a journey that will forever change her along with her two best friends, Finn and Chel—who have secrets of their own.
 
Get your free ebook copy!
  
Veiled Shadows (The Age of Alandria: Book 2)

Shadows linger where light is obstructed, and truth is veiled.
Evil is an untreated disease in the once beautiful realm of Alandria.

Kaeleigh is faced with a revelation that she must reconcile. She will decide if discovering the truth is worth the unknown consequences to both herself and her friends.

Daegan, the Ferrishyn warrior, is conflicted by more than his loyalties, and is confronted with emotions he doesn’t know how to deal with. A choice must be made. A choice… that may cost him more than he ever wanted to give.

The Droch-Shúil—enforcers and servants of the ancient darkness—continue to cast their shadow over Alandria seeking those who can be turned to their side.

The magic of The Orchids is growing, but not everyone will survive what is to come.

Veiled Shadows is the second installment in The Age of Alandria series: the story of the Sol-lumieth’s quest for freedom of self and the power to battle the evil of the Droch-Shúil.
 
 
 
Daegan (The Age of Alandria: A Companion Novella)
 
Everyone has a story, and Daegan's began with darkness...

As a child, Daegan Waethní witnessed the murder of both his parents. He buried the tragedy in the past, desperate to forget, but the past seems to be haunting him from the Beyond.  Now he is an Elite in the royal guard for the Paladin, the rulers of Feraánmar. A loyal Ferrishyn Faerie warrior, he battles the darkness that is once again stirring in Alandria.

Things are not what they seem in Alandria, and Daegan must find light before the darkness consumes himself and all he cares about. Against his will, the darkness is using him to destroy his own people. Daegan is determined to fight it with all that he is, but will it be too late? And if he can’t stop it, who will he hurt next?
 
 Author Bio:
 
Morgan Wylie, originally from the Pacific Northwest, now resides near Nashville, TN with her husband and daughter. She and her husband work everyday at their individual and combined creative pursuits while she learns to balance being “Mama”, wife, and mediator to the many voices and muses constantly chattering in her head.

Giveaway:

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