Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Guest Post: Double Crossing - Lily Granville and Ace Diamond Square Off

Morgan's Musings welcomes Lilly Granville and Ace Diamond

What do you get when you pair up a wealthy, well-bred heiress – sheltered and educated with an impulsive streak – and a gambling, mercenary Texan cowboy?

Double Crossing is a twist on “True Grit” but it takes place on the 1869 Iron Horse – months after the Union and Central Pacific railroad lines joined at Promontory Point. Nineteen-year-old Lily Granville is stunned with her father is murdered and vows to track the killer across the country to California - who also stole a valuable gold mine deed.

Once Lily arrives in Omaha, she discovers that someone is now tracking her. Could it be the killer? And why? Lily decides to enlist “Ace” Diamond, who agrees to protect her – for a price.

Q for Lily – how did you feel when you first met Ace?
A – Since he literally crashed his way into my life, I did feel a twinge of compassion… he was injured, and I felt my Christian duty was to help… until I caught sight of his Confederate belt buckle with the Texas Lone Star. I *know* my father would never have approved of an ex-Rebel soldier – and that deepened my guilt. However, after someone searched my hotel room and my personal belongings, I had no choice but to hire Ace Diamond for protection. He was the most unlikely “angel” as an answer from God after I’d prayed for help! I suppose beggars can’t be choosers, though.

Q for Ace – what was your first impression of Lily?
A – First time I set eyes on that pretty filly, all golden-haired and sweet, with the most kissable mouth, I was bushwhacked. Couldn’t remember my own name.

Q for Lily – were you surprised that Ace bargained with you over his fee?
A – To be truthful, I was. I offered him a fair wage, but then he demanded an exorbitant amount in addition to the expense of a Pullman ticket! But it made sense that he had to be near on the train. Still, he insisted on a bonus once we reached California. And I was furious when I discovered that Ace had bragged to the other gentlemen in the smoking car about that bonus I promised my uncle would pay - him when we arrived in California! And that was before we were halfway across country. Really, Mr. Diamond was quite presumptuous. And forward, given his roving—well, let’s just say he’s no gentleman. I shouldn’t have been surprised at that!

Q for Ace – why did you accept Lily’s offer?
A – Easy as ropin' a baby steer, riding shotgun on a train. But that stubborn little gal sure fooled me. I earned my fee. And then some.

Q for Lily – before the railroad trip, what was your dream for a happy future?
A – I wanted… well, I wasn’t really certain what I wanted and whether I'd be happy becoming a missionary to China. I know my father wanted me to marry and provide him with grandchildren. He believed I deserved a decent man, a good provider and one who supported my ideas. I did want to experience adventure and independence, since I'd lived a sheltered life in Evanston, just north of Chicago, but I also wanted to come home again where I felt safe. I so enjoyed long talks with Father, sketching my pet lizard in the lovely garden and watching the leaves change in fall and the snow fall in winter. Father’s death changed everything, however. I was devastated. And I *had* to see that justice was done.

Q for Ace – what about you, same question?
A – A good woman in a nice, cozy bed. I’ve got my eye on a certain woman now.

Hmm -- seems Ace is a man of few words. Lily will soon find herself in hotter water in the sequel, Double or Nothing -- I hope readers are looking forward to more adventures!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Guest Post: Chicki Brown interviews Kinnik Watkins from Hot Fun in the Summertime

Morgan's Musings welcomes Author Chicki Brown and Ogden "Kip Lee!


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Seven very different singles – four women and three men – rent a New Jersey beach house for the summer: author Shontae Nichols, self-employed accountant and realtor, Linda Harris, Linda’s sister, hip-hop video dancer Kinnik Watkins, cosmetologist, Jovita Blassingame, Calculus professor Curtis “Doc” Whetstone, actor and drama instructor, Kip Lee, and new housemate, up and coming film actor, Devon Burke.

During their two month stay, romances bloom, friendships are tested and when a tragedy strikes one of the housemates, they all learn the answer to the age-old question: Can men and women

Interview with Kinnik Watkins, the female antagonist in HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME

I have been invited to Beach Haven, New Jersey to the house where Kinnik Watkins and her friends are spending the summer. To give us some privacy, we cross the beach and sit in the gazebo about 100 feet from the house. All the tall, voluptuous bronze goddess is wearing is a microscopic bikini and a pair of oversized sunglasses.

Me: (I stand and introduce myself.)  Before we get started, can you tell me the correct way to pronounce your name?

Kinnik: (with a coquettish smile I find a bit strange.) It’s Kinnik. It rhymes with unique.

Me: You’re my second interview. As I explained to Shontae, I write for a magazine that wants to do a story about real singles living at the Jersey shore, considering how the TV show has become such a big hit.

Kinnik: (She slides her shades to the end of her nose and glances at me with soft, light brown eyes.) Something’s always on and popping on that show. I love it.

Me: (I sit on the chaise next to where she is reclining.) Thanks for agreeing to talk with me.

Kinnik: (flashes a captivating smile and runs her manicured fingers through the long strawberry blonde hair that complements her cafĂ© au lait complexion) Sure, why not? You’ll probably need me to straighten out whatever Shontae told you anyway.

Me: I’m going to ask everyone the same questions, and I’ll be taping this, if you don’t mind.

Kinnik: (She crosses legs that make me want to hurry and call the nearest plastic surgeon for an emergency liposuction appointment.) No problem. I’m used to being recorded.

Me: I understand this is your third year together, so you must know your housemates pretty well. Can you tell me a little bit about each of them?

Kinnik: I guess this is the best they can do when it comes to vacations, considering none of them are really big money. I’m only here because my sister begged me to come. Personally, I think she has something up her sleeve.

Me: (checking my notes) Linda’s your sister. Is she older or younger?”

Kinnik: (rolls her eyes) Older, and she always has to make it a point to remind me. “She says she wants to talk to me about my career. Since she paid my rent for the summer, I couldn’t very well refuse. Linda doesn’t like me dancing, but I am not a nine-to-five person. She forgets that I make more than she does in a year, and I have two kids to take care of.”

Me and Jo have been friends for years. She’s for real people, the only one in this house that doesn’t judge every more I make. Jo is my makeup artist and hair stylist and she’s got mad skills. She’s just here to chill and see if her old man is going to pop the question.”

Me:  Tell me about the men.

Kinnik: (Flips her hair over one shoulder) “Kip is my boy. We spent some time together during our first summer in Beach Haven, but that’s ancient history. Kip’s here to see how much coochie he can conquer in eight weeks. Doc, well there isn’t much I can say about him. When he doesn’t have his nose stuck in a book, he’s sniffing after my sister. Linda is the only reason he’s here, but he’s wasting his time, if you ask me. Kip and Devon provide the testosterone. They’re both so fine; you can hear the panties dropping when they walk into a room.

Me: You forgot Shontae.

Kinnik: (with another eye roll) No, I didn’t. She’s just not worth mentioning.

Me: Why is that?

Kinnik: “Because she’s easily forgettable.”

Me: “That’s funny. Shontae seemed very pleasant.”

Kinnik: (stiffens and haughtily raises her chin) “That’s because you don’t know her. That bitch is boring as hell and thinks she’s better than everybody else. I can’t understand why. All she does is stay closed up in the sunroom banging on her laptop. She lives in her little fantasy world cooking up stories in her head. Shontae wouldn’t know how to deal with a real man if her life depended on it. She thinks she’s better than everyone else. I can’t stand her cheap dressing, snobby ass.

Me: Do you think each of your housemates has a motive for being here this summer?

Kinnik: They sure as hell do. Doc is chasing Linda. Jo says she’s researching her new stylist business, but she’s really waiting for Walter to ask her to marry his dusty old ass. She’s been waiting for five years. Devon is rehearsing for the lead role in the new movie Denzel’s directing, and he needs to study the script.

Me: (smiling at the way she’s avoided telling me about herself.) “So what about you, Kinnik? Why are you here?”

Kinnik: I’m just breezin’ in and out when I’m not in the Hamptons with Q. I’d much rather be there.”

Me: That’s Q.E., Quentin Edwards, the rapper?

Kinnik: (a proud smile lights her beautiful face) That’s right. I’ve been staying with him for the past couple of months, but Linda insisted I spend some time with her.

Me: Isn’t Q.E. the one who was recently assaulted his personal assistant?

Kinnik: (puckers her lips then sucks her teeth) That’s never going to court. The heifer is still working for him, so she can’t be too upset about him clocking her in the head and pushing her into the pool. (Her face spreads into a proud smile.) “Yeah. This place is okay, but his estate is off the chain. It’s all about luxury. The food is better, and I don’t have to do any housework when I’m there. His chef and butler wait on me hand and foot.”

Me: “So are you two a couple.”

Kinnik: (her eyes becoming flat and unreadable as stone before she picks up her sunglasses and puts them back on.) “When we’re together, we’re a couple.”

Me: (the thread of warning in her voice lets me know it’s time to end the interview.) “Kinnik, it’s been a pleasure. As I mentioned to Shontae, maybe I’ll be back at the end of August to hear what actually happened during your vacation.”

Kinnik: (rising to her impressive full height. Adjusts her bikini to make sure it’s covering everything important.) Yeah, check in and see who’s left standing.

Thanks to Chicki Brown and Kinnik Watkins for stopping by Morgan's Musings!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Guest Post: Jennifer T. Alli interviews Lucian from her Elemental Passions series

Morgan's Musings welcomes Author Jennifer T. Alli and Lucian


Interview with a Vampire.

I suppose I should tell you a little about me. My name’s Jennifer T. Alli, feel free to call me Jen J. I write paranormal romance novels and am getting quite prolific. Not anywhere near as many as Kresley Cole or Gena Showalter who I adore, but still…I have 5 books under my belt and a sixth on the way. I realised the other day that I’ve written over half a million words and I think anyone would agree that’s a lot. I’ve been writing for quite some time, initially I kept my writing private but then I discovered the internet and made everything public. The internet is awesome and I met some lovely people by posting my work online but after 3 separate cases of plagiarism I decided to start self publishing and so here I am.

I think that’s probably quite enough from me we’re here to have an interview with a vampire not listen to my ramblings. If you’ve not read anything in my Elemental Passions series then I suppose I should introduce you to Lucian. I still don’t know whether I’d be intimidated or enticed if I met him in a dark alley late at night. Dark hair, even darker eyes, tall and wide with a no nonsense mouth that only a certain someone has ever managed to make smile. If I’m honest he has a bit of an attitude problem so bear with us I’ve had to coerce him into this interview but here goes.

JTA: “Evening Lucian, how are you tonight?”

Lucian: “Busy. Just ask your questions so I can be on my way.”

JTA: *mumbles to herself* “Rude much?”

Lucian: “I’m a vampire, I can hear you.”

JTA: “Fine, tell us a little about yourself.”

Lucian: “Are you serious? If that’s the sort of question you’re going to ask then I’m leaving.”

Sara: “Lucian, you agreed to do this remember? If you don’t want me to wear my sword crafting clothes you’re going to do this. Ask your questions Jen.”

JTA: “Okay, so we’ll try that again. Tell us  a little about yourself.”

Lucian: “If you haven’t already guessed I’m a busy man. Wars don’t win themselves.

JTA: “War? Do tell.”

Lucian: *Sighs* “I’m not going to be able to get out of doing this am I?”

Sara and JTA: “No.”

Lucian: “Fine. I’ll tell you about myself. I’m a vampire. The oldest of my kind and I’ve spent hundreds of years at war.”

JTA: “Why?”

Lucian: “Because I got sick of people trying to take my head when I was asleep. My people needed a leader otherwise we were going to get ourselves all killed by silly humans like you. For the sake of pride if nothing else. We don’t need to kill as we feed. William didn’t quite understand that but don’t worry, I fixed that problem easily enough.”

JTA: “You’ve made me want to know more. Spill it! Tell us what happens to you in your story.”

Lucian: *groans* “This is going to take much longer than I was told it would…If you must know I was trying to win a war when this woman shows up and ruins everything…Well at the time I thought she was going to ruin everything. I know better now. But it still stands that she was a distraction. One that literally came into my life and turned everything upside down. I wanted to bite her so badly…She was a walking, talking temptation especially in those ridiculous clothes she uses to craft her swords.

JTA: “You’re a vampire, you’re meant to bite people and you said it yourself you don’t need to kill as you feed. I’m not seeing the problem. If you wanted to bite her you should have just done it.”

Lucian: “You sound just like Sara. It was complicated.”

JTA: “Complicated? That means interesting. Spill the beans.”

Lucian: “I’m not telling you anything. Why would I want to publicise my one and only weakness?”

JTA: “Good point, good point…But we do find out what it is if we read the book right?”

Lucian: “Sadly I can’t kill everyone who knows the secret all I can do is keep it contained.”

JTA: “Fine, next question. Tell us about your relationship with Sara.”

Lucian: *A small smile touches his lips.*

JTA: *mumbles to herself* “A smile like that should be illegal, it’s a lethal weapon. Yup, I’ve decided if I met him in a dark alley I’d definitely be enticed…”

Lucian: “My relationship with Sara is complicated. The relationship between a vampire and his bride always is.”

JTA: “Details!”

Lucian: “I didn’t want her. The first time I saw her, smelt her blood I knew she was the one but I left her…unconscious on the street.”

JTA: “You did what? You really left her passed out alone on a street? Anything could of happened to her!”

Lucian: “But it didn’t. I assigned someone to watch her but I knew without even speaking to her that she was going to be trouble. She was on fire and calling out for help. What normal person does that?”

Sara: “I was cursed at the time.”

Lucian: “You’re not really saying anything that contradicts my point. In fact, that’s another point. I was trying to win a war and this woman, who I didn’t even want anywhere near me forces her way into my life and says that I’m the cure to her curse. If that isn’t a distraction then you tell me what is.”

JTA: “So you don’t want her then?”

Lucian: “………If you ever make such a suggestion again I’ll cut your tongue out so that you can’t ever ask such a ridiculous question again. She’s mine.”

JTA: *mumbles to herself* “Changed my mind, I’d be terrified if I met you in a dark alley. I don’t think I’m ever leaving my house at night again.”

JTA: “Fine, so you want her. That’s fine, keep her. If you had to describe Sara in one word then what would it be?”

Lucian: “I’ll describe her in three.”

JTA: “But I said one…” *Remembers the flash of red in his eyes* “Fine, have three.”

Lucian: “In a nutshell Sara is brave, fierce and a menace to my sanity.”

JTA: “That was more than three…but moving on. Sara, I know we’re technically not interviewing you but could you describe Lucian in a word?”

Sara: “Determined.”

JTA: “Well I was going to go for rude but to each her own…”

Lucian: “Are we done yet? Some of us have better things to do.”

JTA: “Fine, you can go I just have one last question for Sara.”

Lucian: “I told you she was a menace to my sanity. I can’t leave her anywhere by herself. She’s a magnet for trouble. Just ask your question and we’ll both leave.”

JTA: “Fine. Sara, can you tell us a little about the Elemental Passions series as a whole?”

Sara: “Well the Elemental Passions series is about four people who have each been cursed. Each curse is different and we’ve got to try and figure out a way to break it. Lucian was the cure for my curse but I needed the one to cool my flame and who better than a vampire? If he’s not touching me he can be freezing at times. Is that everything?”

JTA: “Just one last thing I promise. What was your curse?”

Sara: *Smiles as she gets to her feet* “If I hadn’t met Lucian I would have died. If you want to find out more about my curse and my three siblings of the soul then the information is out there somewhere right?”

JTA: “Yeah, it’s on my blog.”

Sara: “Perfect.”

Lucian: “Can we go now?”

JTA: “Yes, go.” *Waits until they’re both gone* “I think I’d rather be dead than tied to that man for all eternity…to each her own I suppose.
Thanks to Jennifer T. Alli, Lucian, and Sara for stopping by Morgan's Musings!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Guest Post: Adora interviews Mac Caldwell

Morgan's Musings welcomes Jean Joachim's characters Adora and Mac Caldwell!


Another revealing  character interview with Adora.

This week Adora interviews, Mac Caldwell, hero of Now and Forever 1, a Love Story:

Adora: So, Mac, hunky guy, how are you today?
Mac: A little annoyed, Adora. Danny Maine said he got his name in the title of his book by sleeping with Jean. Well I've been sleeping with Jean for a much longer time and I don't have my name on a book and she says she’s not putting my name in the title for book three either!
Adora: Really, Mac. Grow up. Jean is telling you what you want to hear, just to get at your hot body. And it is hot, I'll admit that!
Mac: *blushes* Thanks, Adora. She has actually said I'm her favorite hero. Oh, don't tell Callie about Jean and me. I haven't slept with Jean since I started sleeping with Callie. Don't want to get them confused, Jean might write Callie out of the next book and I'd be a horny and frustrated guy. Not to say I don't love Callie...

Adora: Yeah, yeah Mac. We get it. You love Callie's body, be honest here.
Mac: Callie is more than a body to me, Adora, you know that. Why are you trying to cause trouble between us?
Adora: Okay, okay, Mac. No harm meant *Adora holds up her hands*. Geez. Sensitive aren't we? So tell me, what is your favorite position with Callie?

Mac: Any position. I love making love to her anyway I can. And you can print Jean going to read this? *Mac starts to sweat.*
Adora: She better read this or I'm quitting!
Mac: Then maybe you should take back what I just said.
Adora: *wearing an evil grin*, Too late, Mac. It's already in print.
Mac: Oh, crap!

Adora: So how many times a week do you and Callie make love *Adora picks up pen, poised over paper*
Mac: What? I'm not going to answer that. Jean said you'd try something like this. She said to stick to the plot of the book. Ask me about the drug gang...or how I felt about Callie doing things without telling me...
Adora: Doing what things? Is Callie sleeping with someone else?

Mac: She is? Where is he? No, no, that's ridiculous. Callie would never...
Adora: Is she sleeping with Danny, the hero of Now and Forever 2?
Mac: She'd never do that! Eliza would kill her. I would kill her, then we'd both kill Danny. *Mac comes halfway out of his chair*

Adora: Had you going there, didn't I?
Mac: Danny said you were a real ball buster and I didn't believe him. Maybe I should ask you who you’re sleeping with…there’s a rumor you made a play for Danny but he turned you down.

Adora: *blushes* That's all we have time for today *gestures neck cutting with her hand to cameraman.*
Mac: You don't get off that easy. I want to talk about the book.
Adora: Come back again soon, Mac. For “Love Talk”, this is Adora Smutz, signing off!

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Guest Post: Author Kathleen Grieve interviews Dr. Cruz Avery

Morgan's Musings welcomes Author Kathleen Grieve and Dr. Cruz Avery!



“Hello, I’d like to introduce myself.  I’m Dr. Cruz Avery and you will meet me in Kathleen Grieve’s current release, Dating 911.  It is the story of my twin brother, Jett and how he doesn’t use the best judgment when dealing with his post traumatic stress disorder after he lost his best friend in a fire.”

“But has Jett ever used good judgment?” A bitter laugh escapes full, sexy lips.  “Hell no!  I remember the time when we…”Cruz shrugs and shakes his head.  “Never mind.  So.  He steals my girl and I get stuck at a dinner party with one of my Mother’s “choice” dates, who by the way was no peach, not even if you counted the fuzz growing on her chin.  Why would I be pissed off?  Well, Roxanne wasn’t exactly mine…but she would’ve been if Jett wouldn’t have come barging in, fire hose blazing…”

Cruz paces the new office he was recently given when he was promoted as the Director of Phoenix General’s Emergency Room.  It’s small, windowless, with only enough room for a generic desk, bookshelf crammed with medical texts and budget binders, and a chair for a guest, but he spans the 5x10 room anyway.

He turns to me and pierces me with those penetrating grey eyes.  “Why didn’t I get Roxanne and not Jett?  Was it because he was so tragic? Lost?  Women fall for that sort of thing, I guess.  Do I sound like a bitter asshole?” He straightens and smoothes the dark blue silk tie and black Armani suit jacket he is wearing.  “I’m not hurting for dates.  I have more women than I know what to do with.  I am Dr. Cruz Avery, after all.”  He winks.

It was my turn to shrug.  As his creator, I’m fully aware that Cruz doesn’t want to hear my answer, as he sits back behind his desk and shuffles some papers.

“Work.  That’s what I need.  Forget women…Forget dating all together.  This ER is a complete mess and I intend to make some real changes here…”

Poor Cruz.  What happened to him in Dating 911?  Did he deserve Roxanne’s love?  What’s in store for him in Book 2 of my Dating Series, Dating Impossible?  Will he finally find the happiness he deserves?

Before I go I’d like to thank you for having me here today! I’d like to leave you with a picture of Dr. Cruz Avery looking a bit more relaxed…

When you look like this, I can see why Roxanne had a really hard time choosing between these hot twins! Dating 911 is available now at

To find out more about Kathleen Grieve and her books, you can stop by her blog, Keeping A Pulse On Life & Romance at:
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Results for the Gobble A Book Blog Tour... Congratulations!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by 
and entered my 
Gobble A Book Blog Hop Contest! 

I hope you enjoyed the excerpt from 

And the winners are...

Ashlyn_Jai, Laura H., and Andrea I. 

You have each won a digital copy of Fade to Black. 
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Thanks for participating!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Character Interview with Nate Hughes

I'm really excited for this interview! 

We met Nate Hughes, photojournalist at KHB-TV, in FADE TO BLACK where he supports his best friend Rich Spencer, even when he doesn't agree. Then we got to know him better in IN IT TO WIN IT as he takes on the role of Jane's right-hand man. Between the two books he graduates from a news photographer to shooting sports. Nate has his own story to tell. 

Today, though, we're going to talk about his take on his friends. I’ve come to the KHB newsroom and we’re hanging out in the conference room.

MK: “Thanks, Nate, for doing this.”

NH: “My pleasure. Believe me, I wanna stay on your good side.”

MK: I laugh. “That sounds like very sound reasoning.”

NH: He laughs. “Yeah, no shit.”

MK: “I’ll make this as painless as I can. Not that I don’t love you, and the public doesn’t want to know all about you, but today I’d like to talk about your role in the lives of those around you.”

NH: He groans. “You’re gonna tell my story, aren’t you?”

MK: I laugh. “I can’t confirm nor deny that.”

NH: He shakes his head. “Well, hell. Should I be nervous?”

MK: “You tell me.”

NH: He scrubs his face. “Ah, shit. I was just kiddin'.”

MK: “Don’t panic, my friend, it’ll be a while.”

NH: He sighs and his whole body relaxes.

MK: “Let’s talk about Jane and Grayson.”

NH: He nods. “Sure. What do you wanna know?”

MK: “What’s your impression of Grayson Pierce?”

NH: “Ya know, I think he’s one hell of a ball player. But I gotta admit I was skeptical of him and Jane. She’s a great person and she deserves the very best.” He shrugs and smirks, then nods. “She got it, too.”

MK: “So you and Jane are close?”

NH: “Yeah. She’s the little sister I always wanted.” He laughs. “And she tells me I’m the big brother she never wanted. Roxie loves her.”

MK: “How long have you and Roxie been together?”

NH: His lips purse and he seems to get lost in thought for a moment. He smiles. “Forever. It seems that way, at least. We met in college.”

MK: “At UNLV, right?”

NH: He nods.

MK: “Isn’t that where you met Rich too?”

NH: “Yeah, Rich and I were roommates.”

MK: “You were there for Rich when his life fell apart. How is he now?”

NH: He flashes a huge smile. “Rich and Kate are great. Man, I had my doubts on that whole thing being anything more than a train wreck. Rich is closer than any brother and watching him struggle was … well, it was really tough. There was a time I hated Kate like I’ve never hated anyone before—or since. I wanted to strangle her for what she was putting him through.” He shakes his head. “I’m glad I didn’t, ‘cause they’re real good together. And I’m too pretty to go to jail.”

We both break out laughing.

MK: “Tell me about KHB. Do you prefer news or sports?”

NH: “I love KHB. There are those who come and go, but for the most part we’ve all been here for a long time. It makes for a tight knit group. Sometimes I miss the hard news, the frantic schedule of it. But I’m a guy. I’d have to turn in my mancard if I didn’t prefer sports.”

MK: “We wouldn’t want that.”

NH: “No. We wouldn’t. My Foxie Roxie’d be pretty upset about that.”

MK: “That’s all I have. You got anything you wanna add?”

NH: “Um … only that I hope my story is really far down on your list.”

MK: “I will tell you it’s far enough down you probably have a year to breathe.”

NH: “Good to know, Morgan.”

If you haven’t met Nate already, grab a copy of FADE TO BLACK or IN IT TO WIN IT and get up close and personal with the man who takes friendship to another level!  

Thursday, November 17, 2011

"Morgan Kearns books are now my new obsession!"

Thanks to Five Star Book Reviews for a FABULOUS review!

Date of Review- 17/11/11
Author- Morgan Kearns
Star Rating- So unbelievably number would be high enough!! :)

"She and Grayson had fallen into an easy togetherness that both thrilled and terrified her"


REVIEW- My obsession revolves around Paranormal YA books, for the past 3 years I haven't read anything but and so now to read a love story without vamps and wolves, well it is rather strange. However, Morgan Kearns books are now my new obsession! At first I didnt know what to expect and so was hesitant to read it but by the end of the first chapter I was mesmerized! I read and read and read until finally I reached the end and although my head was spinning with desire and amazement, I couldnt help but wonder if this was the end of Greyson and Jane...couldn't bring myself to believe that it had truly finished...

In It To Win It is a wonderful work of fiction in which tells the story of a struggle between two attracting opposites hiding a pain for a love that they both secretely want, however to make this work they first have to forgive each other and forget the past in which tore them apart. Greyson to Jane was the boy from school she just wants to run away from, he was the boy who destroyed her life and in the process destroyed her trust in all men. Jane to Greyson was his only true love, she was the one person that has always stood out to him and when she left, his heart left too. Now he is the man of her dreams and she is still the same woman he has always desired.

Overall, this is the work of an admirable author in which sits at the peak of my favourite author list! her work is truly inspiational and a novel I will never forget! well done Morgan have created a novel filled with simple perfection! :) On to Morgans other novel ( Fade To Black) next! cant wait! AND to everyone who enjoys a good love story with a secret little twist then look no further...this is the book for you! ♥

Monday, November 14, 2011

Save a Turkey: Gobble a Book Blog Tour (November 14th-21st)

Welcome to Morgan's Musings and 
the Save a Turkey: Gobble a Book Blog Tour
(November 14th-21st)

1) HAVE FUN!!!


3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, November 14, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
    THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, November 21, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
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It seems anytime a family gets together there's a chance for drama.

In Fade to Black, Rich goes to Shea's family's 
for a simple Thanksgiving dinner.

With her family, though, 
there is no such thing as simple 
and 'drama' doesn't begin to describe the fireworks.

Excerpt from Fade to Black

The whole room was quiet, except for the scratching of the chair on the wood floor as Rich slid it out so that he could sit down. Everyone was purposely looking at anything other than the woman sitting next to him.

Something had happened while he’d been in the bathroom, and he didn’t have to be a betting man to wager every last dime he had on what it was. Kate had texted back.

With every ounce of dignity and self control he had, he covered the phone with his palm and slid it into his pocket. He stabbed a piece of turkey with his fork and popped it into his mouth. The once delectable, moist meat was now the consistency and flavor of cardboard.

The soft chinking of forks against the fine china continued around him, but the group refrained from any kind of verbal communication.

Rich took a large swig of wine and continued chewing. A thousand emotions were running through him, but ultimately, he felt like an ass. Shea had accused him numerous times of being a cheating bastard, even though he’d been completely innocent. Technically, he still was—physically.

Emotionally, though, he had very much strayed from the promise to remain faithful to Shea. He’d imagined making love to Kate. Craved it. Enjoyed erotic dreams he ached to become reality. Hoped that one day…

“Rich,” Shea’s voice brought him out of his thoughts as she spoke right next to his ear, “your whore called.”

His blood began to boil and his fists clenched, as did his jaw. Instead of shrugging off her insult, like he should have… “Don’t ever call Kate that. She is not a whore,” he snarled, scooted the chair away from the table, and stood.

She stood to meet him, her glare colder than the ice floating in the water pitcher. “So you’re not denying there’s something between you?”

Sharlice leaned forward, resting her chin in her hand.

“Shea, I am not having this conversation in front of an audience?”

Her hands were clenched into fists as she stood there seething. “Why not, Rich?”

“Yeah, why not, Rich?” ShyAnne’s whiney voice chimed in. “We’re family.”

“You’re not my family,” he spat, striding toward the door.

And with that, the Mikasa flew. A plate full of food soared past him like a Frisbee and smashed against the wall.

He turned to meet Shea’s murderous gaze. “There is nothing between Kate and me. She is nothing more than a friend. In fact, she has a boyfriend that she is absolutely crazy about.” His voice was strong, defiant, for which he was grateful.

Every last one of his words was true, but hearing them out loud caused his heart to become very heavy in his chest. He wanted to be able to tell Shea that he had feelings for Kate. That she cared for him too. But, that wasn’t right either. As long as he was married to Shea, there was even less of a chance of a future with Kate. That needed to be rectified.

Shea and the rest of her family were motionless as Rich dared any of them to contradict what he’d just said. His overwhelming instinct to defend and protect Kate was raging, and he would do so even if it came as a detriment to him.

After an awkward silence, he took his jacket off the back of a chair by the door and stepped out into the sanity of the real world.

“Rich, wait,” Shea called from behind him. “Honey, wait.”

He whirled around and glared at her. “Honey? Are you kidding me?” She reached out toward him and he jerked away from her grasp. “Hell, no! We are so not doing this right now. You’ve already produced enough of a drama in the house.”

“I love you,” she whispered.

“I’m sure you think you love me. But, Shea, the way you treat me can in no way be construed as love. Disdain? Hatred? Yeah, that’s how I’d perceive it.”

She started to cry, dropping her head into her hands. “I’m sorry,” she sobbed. “We can work through this.” She walked over and leaned against his chest, and being the pathetic fool he was, his arms eased up around her.

“Shea, honesty is important in a marriage.”

She sniffed, and he hoped there wasn’t a trail of mucus left on his shirt. “I know.”

“Have you always been honest with me?”

She launched herself out of his arms and put her hands on her hips. “So that’s how it’s going to be, huh? You’re feeling guilty, so you’re going to throw it back on me.”

“Whatever, Shea.” He opened the door to the car.

“Rich, no.” Hysterics returned. “We can go to therapy.”

We don’t need therapy…. You need therapy.”

The look of hatred in her eyes was one that Rich had never seen before. He wondered if he had finally pushed her too far. She stood in the middle of the road, hands on her hips, glaring down the street after him as he drove away.
   Going home was going to be hell tonight.


I am Morgan Kearns; 
former journalist, current author,  
and mother of four young children 
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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday (11/6) ~ Out of Left Field

Welcome back, Sixers! 

You can thank NaNoWriMo for this week's pick. 

For NaNo I'm writing a follow-up to In It To Win It
The working title is Out of Left Field and the hero is certainly an unlikely one.

When writing WIN I never would have thought 
Xavier, Jerk Extraordinaire, 
could be a character I'd want to know more about. 

But the more I get to know Matthais Xavier III, 
the more I fall in love with him. 

These are the first six sentences in the story... Enjoy!
Snap, crackle, pop was a great combination of sound when it came from a cereal bowl, but coming from a guy’s shoulder … not so much.
     Xavier ground his teeth together. He closed his eyes, pushing the weight bar toward the sky. Focusing on the burn in his pecs, he relished the subtle pain that told him the exercise was accomplishing something. The pain in his shoulder was accomplishing nothing, except an assload of ache he’d sure as hell pay for tonight.
     He knew he wouldn’t be able to hide his weakness for much longer, but exposing himself meant … well, exposing himself.

If you haven't met Grayson yet, he can be found in IN IT TO WIN IT 
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