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Stricken
Series: The War Scrolls, Book One

Author: A.K. Morgen

Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance

Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Release Date: March 8, 2016

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 Blurb 2016 -1

It took only four months to bring the angels to their knees…
With a virus ravaging the fallen angels on earth, mankind’s symbol of love and hope is at risk of extinction.

Centuries ago, a group of angelic warriors known as The Fallen risked everything to save themselves and carve a future for their kind. Hope slips away as The Fallen and their kin are cut down by an ancient menace, LaMorte Nera—and no one saw it coming.
Only one immortal can save them, and only one mortal can stand in his way…

When Nephilim warrior Killian St. James sets out on a quest to find a cure, he and his blade-brothers discover nineteen-year-old Aubrey Carter—a human with a past as dark as it is mysterious—cowering in an abandoned house in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee.
The corrupted races are chasing her, and Killian is determined to find out why…

But neither he nor Aubrey are prepared for their attraction to one another, or for the frightening truths lurking in the shadows. The painful childhood memories Aubrey has buried hold precious answers. Answers that threaten to tear Killian’s world apart.

With her life hanging in the balance, Killian must choose between the future of The Fallen, and the human girl he’s pledged to protect.

Demons are rising, and this time they plan to win the war for dominion once and for all.


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‘Killian stepped forward, forcing her to tilt her head back to look up at him. He still seemed so big to her. He still overwhelmed her. But he didn’t frighten her anymore.

 “You look tired.” She fought the urge to lift her hand to touch his gorgeous face.

 “I am,” he said, the corner of his lips turning up in a half smile.

 “Oh.”

 He stared down at her, his half smile slipping. A dizzying parade of emotions swirled through his eyes. She couldn’t read them all, but she understood enough. He felt as torn as she did.

 “Will I remember you three years from now?” she whispered, her heart aching with the fear that she would forget him as she had so much else…and with fear that she would remember him. That she would survive this nightmare and he would haunt her for the rest of her days like so much else did.

 “Do you want to remember me?” He took another step in her direction.

 “I don’t know.” She frowned, confused. “You make me feel like maybe the world isn’t so bad. Like maybe I’m safe with you. I don’t think I want to forget that.”

 Killian tucked a strand of hair behind her ear and cupped her cheek gently in one big hand. “You are safe with me. I won’t let anyone hurt you, Aubrey.”

 She stared at him for a long, silent moment. He’d promised before that he wouldn’t hurt her, but even then an unspoken fear had stood between them like a wall. A little voice whispered that if she got too close, he would hurt her as badly as the things in her past hurt. That voice had stopped whispering when he’d kissed her today, and wasn’t that odd?

 “You hurt me today.”

 He bowed his head, letting his hand fall away from her face. “I’m sorry.”

 Her heart ached a little at the agonized way he said it. As if it shamed him to know he’d hurt her. As if, maybe, he cared more than he should too.

 “Why did you?” she asked, not accusing, but curious. She wanted to understand him. No, sheneeded to understand him on some level she couldn’t even explain to herself. “You wanted me, didn’t you?”

 His gaze sought hers, honesty shining from his angel-bright eyes. “More than you know.”

 Aubrey took a deep breath, letting her lungs fill with air even as her heart filled with his confession. And just as quickly, the buoyant feeling vanished. “It doesn’t change anything, though, does it?” she whispered.

 “Do you want it to?”

 She hesitated for a long moment, unsure. And then her shoulders slumped, the breath she’d taken expelling in a long sigh. “I’m sorry.”

 Killian gave her a sad smile and reached for her again. He swept a finger beneath her eye, collecting the teardrop she hadn’t even realized had fallen. “No apologies,” he whispered, bringing his finger to his mouth. He stuck out the tip of his tongue and lapped that single bead of moisture from his fingertip. “You owe me nothing.”

 If that was true, why did she feel like crying?’

 
Author Bio 2016 -1

 

A.K. Morgen is the Amazon Bestselling author of the Ragnarök Prophesies series. She lives in the heart of Arkansas with her childhood sweetheart/husband of twelve years, and their five furry minions. When not writing, she spends her time hiking, reading, volunteering, causing mischief, and building a Spork army. Ayden graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology in 2009 before going on to complete her graduate degree in CJ and Law. She currently puts her education to use in the social services and CJ field.

Ayden also writes New Adult and contemporary romance under the pen-name Ayden K. Morgen.

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Stricken – The War Scrolls #1 – A.K. Morgen – Spotlight and 5* Review

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Blurb 2016 -1

It took only four months to bring the angels to their knees…
With a virus ravaging the fallen angels on earth, mankind’s symbol of love and hope is at risk of extinction.

Centuries ago, a group of angelic warriors known as The Fallen risked everything to save themselves and carve a future for their kind. Hope slips away as The Fallen and their kin are cut down by an ancient menace, LaMorte Nera—and no one saw it coming.
Only one immortal can save them, and only one mortal can stand in his way…

When Nephilim warrior Killian St. James sets out on a quest to find a cure, he and his blade-brothers discover nineteen-year-old Aubrey Carter—a human with a past as dark as it is mysterious—cowering in an abandoned house in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee.
The corrupted races are chasing her, and Killian is determined to find out why…

But neither he nor Aubrey are prepared for their attraction to one another, or for the frightening truths lurking in the shadows. The painful childhood memories Aubrey has buried hold precious answers. Answers that threaten to tear Killian’s world apart.

With her life hanging in the balance, Killian must choose between the future of The Fallen, and the human girl he’s pledged to protect.

Demons are rising, and this time they plan to win the war for dominion once and for all.

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 Stricken’ is the first book in an exciting urban fantasy romance series ‘The War Scrolls’, with fallen angels, demons, humans ,shifters, vampires and hybrids. This fast paced story follows Aubrey, more than the human girl she first appears to be. Her father and brother are dead and she is on the run from enemies too numerous to count. Killian is half human and half fallen Angel. He protects Aubrey but does he also have an agenda she knows nothing about?
The relationship that develops between the Aubrey and Killian makes them both risk everything to keep the other safe but will it also risk the future of humanity? There is acute sensual tension between the two as they fight to survive and find out how to stop the deadly virus. Is their attraction deeper than their human sides bonding?
The world building in this story is all important and skilfully done. You feel part of this urban hell and look for danger every time you turn a page. The characters are vivid and realistic, even though their skills are supernatural.
There is an interesting dynamic between Dom and Killian as they both vie for Aubrey’s attention against a background of war, danger and a deadly virus that threatens their existence and ultimately the humans they protect. Soul mates, forbidden love and secrets from the past that have the power to destroy their future
Mystery, deceit and suspense, vivid imagery and great fight scenes, enrich the plot and make this an exciting read.
The ending puts you on the edge of your seat and answers the questions about Aubrey and Killian. I can’t wait to see what happens next.
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

Author Bio 2016 -1

 A.K. Morgen is the Amazon Bestselling author of the Ragnarök Prophesies series. She lives in the heart of Arkansas with her childhood sweetheart/husband of twelve years, and their five furry minions. When not writing, she spends her time hiking, reading, volunteering, causing mischief, and building a Spork army. Ayden graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology in 2009 before going on to complete her graduate degree in CJ and Law. She currently puts her education to use in the social services and CJ field.

Ayden also writes New Adult and contemporary romance under the pen-name Ayden K. Morgen.

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5* Review : Falling (Angels Among Us #1-3) – Linn B Halton

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Ceri thinks she sees angels … everywhere. She struggles to keep separate what feels like two very different sides to her life. As a manager in an advertising company she’s been working with the gorgeous Alex for two years. The have a friendship based upon the image she portrays whilst she’s at work and it helps to keep her sane. One mad, crazy night spent sharing their secrets and a lot of wine result in them ending up in bed together and their relationship changes. When Alex explains that the reason he doesn’t date is because someone broke his heart, how can Ceri admit that she feels a deep connection to him?

Ceri knows she’s different. What she doesn’t fully appreciate, is that her task in life is to correct a series of incidents that affect some of the people’s lives with whom she comes into contact. She’s simply putting right little errors that could ripple outwards and change the course of their destiny. When she finds herself getting pulled into things that happen around her, how can she prove that she really has made a difference? Is it all in her head?

She’s alone for a reason; she’s not meant to fall in love in her earthly life. Alex is supposed to cross paths with her and help Ceri during a phase where she begins to question the signs she’s being given. It’s meant to be a turning point for them both—but in opposite directions. They are destined to travel very different paths … but Ceri doesn’t know that and neither does Alex …

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Falling: HarperImpulse Paranormal Romance Novella (Angels Among Us, Book 1)‘Falling’ is the first in a trilogy about Ceri, whose name gives us a clue to her true identity. The connection with Ceri is immediate; she’s a good person, who wants to make a difference but struggles because she feels like a cuckoo in the nest. Ceri experiences extraordinary contact in an understated, believable way. Like Ceri, you are aware something out of the ordinary is going on but it’s in your peripheral vision and you can’t quite make it out. It’s scary, if you don’t acknowledge it; maybe you can put it down to a daydream.

Ceri’s relationship with her twin Seb, is interesting, they are yin and yang. Seb struggles to understand the ‘other’ side of Ceri but loves her anyway. Alex is a work colleague but their bond is stronger than that, even though they don’t socialise out of work. Desperation makes Ceri share her secret with Alex who has one of his own which he can’t share with her. The ending is happy for now but you question how long this will be the case with Ceri last experience.

This is a feel good, easy to read story about faith and love in all its forms. I’m looking forward to ‘Forbidden’ the second in the series.

Falling: HarperImpulse Paranormal Romance Novella by Linn B. Halton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Falling  HarperImpulse Paranormal Romance Novella (Angels Among Us, Book 1) by Linn B. Halton

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Forbidden (Angels Among Us, #2)Ceri’s realises her true identity but is saddened. It threatens her future with Alex, who she accepts is not the same as her, although he does possess special qualities and is important to her future. Ceri and Alex respond in a totally human way to their situation and the reader is right there with them. hoping they can beat the odds.

Ceri’s new found knowledge makes her gifts more understandable as she begins to fulfil her destiny. There are some wonderfully poignant passages in this story.

Fate intervenes and reveals Alex’s secret. Dramatic irony means the readers know what it is but Ceri doesn’t.

This story has another crescendo ending making me pick up ‘Forever’ the last in the series straight away. I have to know what happens.

 I received a copy of Forbidden from Harper Impulse via NetGalley in return for an honest review. I have included it with my reviews of the other two books in the series, which I bought.

Forbidden by Linn B. Halton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Forbidden (Angels Among Us, #2) by Linn B. Halton

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Paranormal My ReviewForever (Angels Among Us #3)The final part of the trilogy picks up where ‘Forbidden’ ends. Alex can’t find Ceri, he should have shared his secret and now the truth has lost him his soul mate. Ceri’s psychic encounter with Alicia bought everything into painfully, clear focus. Ceri can’t cheat destiny. Ceri’s hopelessness in the early chapters of ‘Forever’ is tangible. Her ability to help others becomes the focus of her human existence and mitigates her emotional distress. The story’s poignancy continues and intensifies in this last part and it’s hard to predict, which way fate will take Ceri and Alex and if they have any control over their future. The ending is unexpected and fulfilling but there is a final twist that echoes the title.

I loved reading this uplifting, perceptive series and look forward to the continuation of Ceri’s journey.

Forever by Linn B. Halton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Forever (Angels Among Us #3) by Linn B. Halton

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