Monday, March 16, 2020

Buy "Kill for You" and help end human trafficking



20 to 40 million people currently live as slaves. Over 60% are women and children like Faith Donovan in Ayden K. Morgen's new release, Kill for You. To help end human trafficking and slavery, Ayden is donating 100% of release day (March 17th) proceeds from the book to Operation Underground Railroad (@OURRescue), a global nonprofit that rescues child victims of human trafficking and then works to prosecute and convict perpetrators.

Grab the book from your favorite retailer today (March 17th) toBu help support this incredible cause!
(10% of proceeds after release day will also go to Operation Underground Railroad).

You can also donate directly to Operation Underground Railroad at:

About Kill for You

The last thing Detective Octavio Hernandez expects to find at the scene of a mass gang-related shooting is a brown-eyed angel standing bravely in the midst of the chaos. One look at Faith Donovan and the homicide detective knows there's more to her than meets the eye. She's keeping secrets that just might help bring down Los Zetas, one of the biggest drug cartels in Los Angeles.

He just has to convince her that trusting him is worth the risk.

Forced upon a mother who didn't want her and enslaved by a gang that refuses to let her go without a fight, Faith's life has never been her own. She thought she'd made peace with her fate…until Octavio sweeps in and carries her out of her blood-soaked cage.

Faith trusts no one, but the hardened detective makes it difficult to remember why. The way he cares for her makes her ache for what she never thought she'd find: love and a family of her own. But trusting him when she knows he has an ulterior motive is one of the most difficult things she'll ever do.

He swore to give her the freedom she craves, but when the secrets she holds paint a target on her back, keeping that promise will prove no easy feat.

To secure her freedom and win her heart, this detective will move mountains. And take down anyone standing in his way.

Kill for You  is the second book in a series of interconnected full-length novels featuring law enforcement officers willing to do whatever it takes to protect the women who need them most. Each book can be read as a standalone, has no cheating, and a guaranteed HEA.

Monday, January 20, 2020

The final installment of The December People Series has arrived!

The final installment of The December People Series is here!

Harvest is available now!

Harvest
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The wait is finally over! The December People Series concludes with Harvest.

After the losses of loved ones, Patrick Vandergraff trudges through college in a haze of grief.

Plagued with violent visions about his family, he avoids going home. But on Thanksgiving, he decides to visit his siblings at his aunt and uncle’s house. However, he finds an empty house with a red circle painted on the door.

Patrick searches for his siblings, turning to his girlfriend Elena for help. He meets Elena’s family and discovers that she is part of an ancient clan of fall wizards called the Los Segadores, who are responsible for preventing future atrocities. Although their mission sounds benevolent, he learns that fall wizards have a violent secret and the woman he loves and his siblings are on opposites sides of an age-old war.

Stuck between both sides, Patrick must find a way to protect the ones he loves as they meet in battle on the Blood Moon.  
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If you need to get caught up, books 1-3 are only $0.99 from 1/22-1/27! 
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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

New Destruction Cover!

The December People Series is getting all new covers! I'm excited to share the new cover for Destruction, created by Kim G. Design.


Buy the new version in e-book and paperback on 10/15!

Friday, September 13, 2019

December People Series News




Happy harvest moon night! The moon has an important role in book 4 of The December People Series, Harvest. Thus, this seems like the perfect night to share some big news about the series.

As many of you may know, my previous publisher Curiosity Quills Press is no longer publishing new books. Thus, I've had to step away from them to complete my series. It's made a long delay between book 3 and 4 even longer (although I also take some of the blame for moving too slowly). I sincerely apologize to my readers for the long wait. :(

The good news is that I've now signed the whole series with Animus Ferrum, an exciting and supportive hybrid publisher of speculative fiction. I will be re-releasing all the books in the series (with new covers!). The release dates are as follows:

October 15th: Destruction

November 19th: Watch Me Burn

December 17th: A Taste of Death and Honey

January 21st: Harvest

Thank you so much for your patience. I'm hoping that Harvest will be worth the wait and will provide the satisfying resolution that my fans deserve. I love you guys. <3

Here is a moon related excerpt from Harvest:

The next night, Emmy woke to the sound of frantic scratching. Lacie had stayed inside tonight, but she wasn’t asleep. In the darkness, Emmy’s vision took time to focus, and even then, what she saw didn’t make sense.
Emmy turned on the light and Lacie shuddered, holding her hands up to shield the light from her eyes and practically hissed at her. So…a werewolf or a vampire? Or some kind of combo? A rusty red color covered her hands and Emmy’s stomach flipped, thinking blood. But the “blood” shimmered. Bronzer? All over her hands and smudged on her arms and swiped across her face. She had created a giant rust colored circle on the wall. She turned away from Emmy and continued filling in the circle, rubbing and rubbing.
“Lacie?”
She ignored her.
“Lacie?”
“I’m almost done. Leave me alone.”
Emmy watched her, transfixed. The circle had perfect proportions, and Lacie worked on any uneven edges, stepping back to check it for balance. Emmy felt unhappy butterflies flutter in her stomach. This felt wrong.
“Just go back to sleep,” Lacie said, still working on her mural.
“Why?” Emmy asked, unable to articulate her many questions.
“It’s cloudy,” Lacie said.
“What?”

“I couldn’t see the moon,” Lacie said, as if she explained something painfully obvious. She used a ruddy finger to wipe a tear from her eye, leaving a strange streak of battle paint across her cheek.

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The Magic of the Harvest Moon

Historically, farmers would use the light of the harvest moon to continue their work late into the night to prepare for the rapidly approaching winter. The harvest moon is a time to prepare for and celebrate change. In my opinion, the best way to celebrate the harvest moon is to think about the future, ideally while taking a nighttime stroll in the moonlight. Howling may also be appropriate. I mean, if you can't howl at the harvest moon, when can you howl?

The fall is a time of change and preparation for the future. Predicting the future is what fall wizards are best at. Instead of just waiting to be barraged with pumpkin spice and plastic spiders and wondering where the summer went, try to be intentional about fall this year. Try envisioning the future. Watch the trees around your home and notice when the leaves are about to fall. Feel the change of temperature in the wind before the mercury actually drops. Witness fall coming.

Here are some more ideas on how to celebrate the harvest moon:

https://tesswhitehurst.com/12-magical-ideas-for-the-harvest-moon/
https://www.greenmoxie.com/6-ways-to-celebrate-the-harvest-moon-2/



Sunday, September 9, 2018

HARVEST, Book Four in the December People Series

I'm pleased to announced that HARVEST is complete and will release on 9.23.19! For you wizards out there, yes that is on the autumnal equinox. Harvest is the fourth and final installment in the December People Series. I'm excited to introduce you to the darkest season...


After the loss of loved ones, Patrick Vandergraff has been trudging through college in a haze of grief. Plagued with violent visions about his family, he avoids going home. But on Thanksgiving, he decides to visit his siblings at his aunt and uncle’s house. 

However, the only thing he finds is an empty house with a red circle painted on the door. Patrick searches for his siblings, turning to his girlfriend Elena for help. He meets Elena’s family and discovers that she is part of an ancient clan of fall wizards called the Los Segadores, who are responsible for preventing future atrocities. 

Although their mission sounds benevolent, he learns that fall wizards have a dark secret—and the woman he loves and his siblings are on opposites sides of an age-old war. 

Stuck between both sides, Patrick must find a way to protect the ones he loves as they meet in battle on the Blood Moon.



Sunday, March 18, 2018

Check out ROGUE CRYSTAL for only 99 cents! #YA #fantasy


Your family history has a way of haunting you.
Available now on Amazon for 99 cents!
Avery loves the prospect of visiting the country of Scarya with her cousin and boyfriend. Adventure and romance surely await. Instead, war breaks out, and Avery ends up with an ancient sword everyone is dying to possess.

Scarya isn’t just a foreign land – the longer Avery is trapped there, the more she learns about her past. Her ancestors lived in Scarya, and one of them brought an enchanted crystal from space. She never expected an alien to ruin her vacation, but sometimes the past has a way of reappearing. 

ROGUE CRYSTAL is a fantasy for young adults.  This young adult novel is filled with elements of history and romance, published through CHBB, and is now available for purchase. 


Check out ROGUE CRYSTAL on GoodReads for fabulous reviews!
Jordan Elizabeth, formally Jordan Elizabeth Mierek, can often be found exploring historical ruins and imagining what life would be like with magic.  You can contact Jordan via her website, JordanElizabethBooks.com.