Welcome aboard Morgan's Musings, my mateys.
I hear rumors that ye be searchin' for some treasure.
Found some, I have ... and I be willin' to share.
They bein' the gemstone that loans its beauty to the month of me birth
I have a fondness for the blood-red stones.
*takes sip of bottle and passes it along*
The rules be a must ... Break 'em and ye be walkin' the plank!
1) HAVE FUN!!!
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3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, July 18, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, July 25, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
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Now to the good stuff...
and I'm gonna leave speakin' "pirate" to Captain Jack, if you don't mind.
Of all the stones I’ve always been drawn to rubies;
getting my first genuine pair of earrings for my 13th birthday.
Yes, I’ve had them for a lot of years
(we'll not be discussing how many);
and still treasure them.
Rubies are notoriously conspicuous in every pirate’s booty
and every damsel’s cleavage.
But its usually the blood red brethren that get the attention.
Rubies, in fact, come in a variety of shades; from light pink to dark red.
They are a very hard stone.
Measuring a 9 on the Mohs scale, the ruby is second (third actually)
in hardness to diamonds and moissanite.
Genuine rubies are truly a prize…
…as are the gems that can be found between the covers of my favorite books.
Jamie Fraser on pg 414 of Outlander by Diana Gabaldon -
"...I said 'Lord, if I've never had courage in my life before, let me have it now. Let me be brave enough not to fall on my knees and beg her to stay'."
Xhex consoling John on pg 300 of Lover Mine by J.R. Ward -
"No, you've got it all wrong, John." Reading his emotions, she shook her head. "You're not half the male you could be because of what was done to you. You're twice what anyone else is because you survived."
Ryodan speaking with Mac on pg 211 of ShadowFever
by Karen Marie Moning -
“Most people are good and occasionally do something they know is bad. Some people are bad and struggle every day to keep it under control. Others are corrupt to the core and don't give a damn, as long as they don't get caught. But evil is a completely different creature, Mac. Evil is bad that believes it's good."
Lula giving tips to Stephanie on pg 225 of Sizzling Sixteen
by Janet Evanovich -
"There's four ways to manage stress," Lula said to me. "There's drugs, there's alcohol, there's sex, and there's doughnuts. I go with sex and doughnuts. I tried the other two and it wasn't any good. You being in a dry spell, you might have to rely on doughnuts."
There are even a few nuggets within the covers of my own novels. My favorite coming from Fade to Black.
Nate Hughes, best friend extraordinaire, classifying Rich's wife -
"A nuclear waste dump is less toxic than that woman.”
Who am I?
I am Morgan Kearns, author of Fade to Black and In It To Win It.
My books are full of surprises that will keep you turning the pages,
with a smidge of humor amongst the dramatics.
I live in Northern Arizona with my family.
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PIRATE'S BOOTY (prizes, not plump rear-ends *wink*):
Two lucky winners will receive a free e-copy of FADE TO BLACK.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by Morgan's Musings.
I hope you find all the treasures your heart desires!