Friday, August 2, 2013

Blog Tour, Interview, & Giveaway: Ancient Guardians-The Legacy of the Key (S.L. Morgan)

Prepare to journey into a captivating new world…that will remove you from reality as you know it!
No matter where you are, facing your reality with passion and purpose will always lead down the path you were intended to go.
While Reece Bryant is making her way through this world on her own, she is suddenly confronted with the truth of her existence, and the reality of her future. It is when she encounters two alluring and mysterious men, that a series of extraordinary events takes place, putting Reece’s life in grave danger. With her life in the balance, Reece must blindly trust the two mysterious strangers; and when she does, she is brought into an enchanting world that is beyond her logical comprehension.

This captivating land reveals new worlds and new dimensions to which her existence is paramount. But it is once she falls in love with the stunning Levi Oxley that everything will change, and Reece’s life will be in more danger than ever before.

Forced to return to Earth and face a Council of Worlds, Reece discovers there is more to this enchanting dimension than she could have ever imagined.

At a moment’s notice, even thru the fog of our denial, our journey can become crystal clear. And within the revelation, once our fear subsides, we can find contentment and purpose if we focus on the things that matter most. Trust—Courage—Love

Author Bio:

S.L. Morgan was born and raised in California. After 29 years of
living in the Sierra Nevada Mountains there, she and her husband began their journeys of moving throughout the United States. She currently lives in Texas, where she and her husband are raising their three children.In October of 2011, S.L. Morgan became inspired to write her new
novel series, “Ancient Guardians.” With her passion and love for Jane Austen and other classic romance novels, she was motivated to write a novel series of her
own. The Legacy of the Key is the first book in her novel series, taking readers not only into a new magical dimension—but giving them a feeling that they have been transported back in time—into England’s seventeenth century.
With her second novel in this series nearing its release date
late this summer, S.L. Morgan is currently writing in the third novel of the
Ancient Guardians series, and excited to bring her readers on more adventures
and journeys with these characters.


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1. What gave you the inspiration to write this book?

I was inspired by a lot of other creative writers to take on this particular novel series. I was excited about the idea of creating alternate dimensions and bringing enjoyable characters to life. It has definitely been an exciting experience, and I’m glad I had the courage to start writing.

2. Who is your favorite character in the book?

This is a tough question because I love them all! I’d have to narrow it down to the one character that I felt had the biggest responsibility in the book, and that was my main female character, Reece Bryant. Reece was a lot of fun to write, but also a big challenge. I was determined to have a lead character that was believable, strong, and most importantly, not over dramatic.

3. Which came first, the title or the novel?

The novel came first. About halfway through the first book, I started about thinking of the title and it came to me almost immediately.

4. What scene in the book are you most proud of, and why?

I’m the most proud of the scene where the Guardians are forced to return to Earth and they are outnumbered. I enjoyed writing the action sequences and showing the readers the fierce nature of who the Guardians really are as protectors of Earth. Also, this was a scene where my main character Reece had to really step up and hold her own in order for their plans to succeed. I had to research certain fighting skills and techniques on youtube in order to make the fight scenes seem realistic and believable. It was a fun scene to write and to see it come together in the end was definitely a fun accomplishment for me.

5.  Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you’ve learned as a writer from then to now?

Don’t force the writing. For example, when I write, I literally go into the role of the characters and play their different parts. It sounds strange, I know, but I when I become the character that I write, it makes the story feel real to me and I’m confident that the readers will feel the same way. The times when I wasn’t so inspired to write were the times that I was “pushing dialogue” and trying to make things up. I’ve tossed plenty of chapters because I didn’t write with inspiration and I was forcing the story. So I know now, write with inspiration and it will all come out better than I planned.

6. What do you like most about the cover of the book?

Well, I just recently changed the cover to more of an enchanting feel. The first cover was a simple black and white. I designed it that way because I didn’t want to give too much a way. I wanted readers to be as surprised as the main character, Reece, when they were brought into the fascinating dimension of Pemdas. It wasn’t until recently that I decided to change the cover to let potential readers see what’s really inside the book. I absolutely love the new cover. I like the “glowing” quality that the artist was able to capture. It’s what I have seen in my mind and what is so captivating about the dimension of Pemdas.

7. What new release book are you looking most forward to in 2013?

I’m going to have to say that the release of my second book in the series is what I am most looking forward to. I am so excited to bring the readers back into Pemdas. When they read this book, they’ll easily see that this first book was only the beginning of many exciting adventures.

8. What was your favorite book in 2012?

I honestly had very little time to read during 2012. I was buried in edits and trying to get my first book finalized and published. Once it was published, I went directly into my second book and onto writing my third and fourth books. I have tried to sit down and read, but my characters seem to get a little jealous and I just can’t seem get into other books right now. There seem to be a lot of great new books out there, and once these characters give me a break from telling their story, I plan to get into them.

9. What’s up next for you?

Getting my second book edited and published. It’s a lot of work right now, but I am determined. After that, I’m looking to get my third book in this series edited and published, as well as finishing writing the fourth book.

10. Is there anything that you would like to add?

I just want thank you for having me; I really enjoyed answering your questions. And for any of you who have read, or plan to read, Ancient Guardians: The Legacy of the Key, I hope you enjoy it and are ready to go on more adventures with Levi, Reece, and Harrison, because they’re ready to take you on them.

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**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a copy of the book! Two US winners will win an autographed print copy, and two bonus winners will win an eBook copy!**  

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  1. Great interview and I enjoyed the synopsis. Added this to my TBR list. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  2. sounds awesome! Congrats to SL on the new release! thanks for the fun post!

  3. Seems to be a great book! Great interview!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!! :D

  4. Sounds good. Thank you for the giveaway.

  5. This sounds like it promises to be such a great book & series!!

  6. Could that cover and synopsis be any more awesome? Great Interview too :D