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All Over You – Ayden K. Morgen – Excerpt – Blog Tour

Welcome to my tour stop on the All Over You Blog Tour! Today, Ayden has a brand new excerpt and teasers for us!

Close woman portrait with the world reflected in her eyes.

Poppy - Blurb

 Ivy Kendall’s only plan for her life was to teach, but then it all fell apart…

When Rory Clark disappears from UCLA after a lengthy online relationship with a “catfish” pretending to be Ivy, the sassy former model turned kindergarten teacher is forced to dive headfirst into the mystery in order to clear her name. The catfishing phenomenon meets good, old-fashioned police work when Cameron Lewis, a bossy San Francisco detective with a dominant streak, offers to help her uncover the awful truth about her stolen identity and Rory’s disappearance.

They’ve barely scratched the surface when Ivy is charged with a murder she swears she didn’t commit.

As the evidence against her piles up and the intense attraction between her and Cameron deepens, Ivy wants nothing more than to lean on the tattooed detective. He’s already seen her at her worse. Now she has to find the courage to trust him with her heart. But how can she when she’s terrified doing so will ruin his career?

Her greatest fear becomes reality when the ugly truth is revealed and their lives come tumbling down around them.

Betrayed by the one person she never suspected, Ivy makes a reckless decision that puts her in the sights of a murderer and jeopardizes Cameron’s career. He will do whatever it takes to save the woman he loves…even if that means becoming a killer himself.

Will he be able to reach her before it’s too late, or will Rory’s catfish take more than just one life?

All Over You is a completely standalone sister novel to the All Falls Down duo, intended for readers 18+

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Poppy - Excerpt

 I’m between sets when Erin slips into Mitch’s around eleven, her hair hanging in ringlets down her back. She’s in a flirty black dress paired with a jean jacket and cowboy boots. And she is definitely wearing her good bra if the cleavage she’s sporting is any indication. A few appreciative gazes follow her as she slides into the corner booth across from me, but she doesn’t notice.

“Sorry,” she says. “I had to run errands and I lost track of time. Getting anywhere in this city on a Friday night is a pain in the ass. Are you going to finish these?” She point at my cheese fries, and then reaches out and snags one, popping it into her mouth before I can answer. I push them toward her, too full to eat anything else. “Nice crowd,” she says, her gaze darting around the room before she turns back to me. She pops another cheese fry into her mouth. “Any hotties tonight?”

“The guy in the back.” I shift my gaze in his direction, subtly pointing him out to her. He’s in the very back corner of the bar, sitting in a dark booth by himself, nursing a beer. He’s been there all night, staring at me. I haven’t been able to get a good look at him, but what I have seen? Damn.  With  dark hair, deep golden skin, and a day’s worth of scruff on his face, he’s gorgeous. Bold  tattoos peek from beneath the arms of the simple black tee he’s wearing. He’s big, powerful, his jeans and tee stretching over the muscles they encase. If anyone in the bar fits the hottie bill, it’s him.

“Damn,” Erin says, licking her lips.

“He’s been staring at me all night,” I grumble, not sure if I’m more irritated or turned on. And that’s a mystery in and of itself. Since when did complete strangers make heat pool low in my stomach? Apparently since Tall, Dark and Brooding walked into the bar and parked his fine ass in the corner.

“Of course he has.” Erin rolls her eyes. “You look hot.”

“Thanks.” My jet black hair is up in an intricate braid, and I’m wearing just enough makeup to make my green eyes pop, but my dress is shorter and tighter than I usually wear. I love the way the slinky material feels against my skin. The top is a halter with the bottom barely reaching mid-thigh. The dark purple color seems to shimmer under the lights of the stage. I love the way it looks.

 “Hey.” Erin grabs Mitch by the hand as he starts to pass by.

 “What’s up, doll?” he asks, winking at her. Mitch is an incurable flirt. He’s also old enough to be her father, but that’s never stopped him. In the year I’ve known him, he’s never lacked for female companionship either, so clearly the whole charming rogue thing is working for him.

“The guy in the back. Who is he?”

 Mitch turns to look over his shoulder, his light eyes narrowing on the mystery man.”Don’t know. Why?” He turns those eyes on me, crossing his arms over his muscular chest. “Is he bothering you?”

“No,” I wave him off before he can get all protective. Staring isn’t a crime. I don’t want the guy tossed out because he’s a little too focused on me. “He’s
fine.”

 “You sure?”

“Promise.” I shoot Mitch a grin before my gaze darts back to the guy. He’s watching me again, and our eyes meet. He doesn’t look away, instead boldly
holding my gaze. Screw it. Two can plan this game. Crossing my arms over my chest, I tip my chin up and narrow my eyes, glaring at him. The corners of his lips lift in a subtle smirk, almost like he knows I’m silently calling him out and is challenging me. I arch a brow, ignoring the little thrill that zings through me at the gleam in his eyes. God, those eyes. They’re  penetrating, captivating. I’ve never seen such dark gray eyes before, and it’s hot. He is hot, scorching.The way he watches me with that cocky smirk on his face is dominating. He’s in charge, and he knows it. I think my body does too. Heat races through me, my nipples hardening. A bead of sweat rolls down the back of my neck as I clench and unclench my fingers. I’m dying to shift around beneath the weight of his gaze to relieve the ache between my thighs. The tip of his tongue peeks out from between his lips, and he narrows his eyes at me. He’s no longer challenging me to look away first, he’s demanding it. Every line of his body screams that command. Heat rolls over me in a wave. Every inch of me burns white hot at the way he’s focusing on me, drawing me in…silently demanding I submit. I drop my gaze to the table, my heart racing. What the hell?  I take a deep breath and then another. My face is burning hot, probably flushed bright red. When I finally gather the nerve to peek up at him again, it’s to see him striding toward the doors, his jeans hugging that fine ass just right. My attention stays glued to him until the door swings closed behind him. He doesn’t look back.

“The hell was that?” Erin asks, tossing a coaster at me.I startle when it lands against my chest, and then blush. 

“That was him offering to strip her naked and f**k her on the table,” Mitch says. My blush deepens.

“Think she would have let him?” Erin teases, grinning at me.

“F**k yeah, she would have.” Mitch throws his head back and laughs loudly when I groan. 

“I hate both of you,” I mutter, rolling my eyes. Though secretly…I think they’re probably right.

 

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Author Bio 2016- 2

Ayden 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 Young and New Adult fantasy under the penname A.K. Morgen.

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All Over You – Ayden K. Morgen – Release Spotlight

All Falls Down Series (Standalone)

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 1st, 2016

Cover Designer: Jada D’Lee Designs

Publisher: Enchanted Publications

Close woman portrait with the world reflected in her eyes.

Poppy - Blurb

 Ivy Kendall’s only plan for her life was to teach, but then it all fell apart…

When Rory Clark disappears from UCLA after a lengthy online relationship with a “catfish” pretending to be Ivy, the sassy former model turned kindergarten teacher is forced to dive headfirst into the mystery in order to clear her name. The catfishing phenomenon meets good, old-fashioned police work when Cameron Lewis, a bossy San Francisco detective with a dominant streak, offers to help her uncover the awful truth about her stolen identity and Rory’s disappearance.

They’ve barely scratched the surface when Ivy is charged with a murder she swears she didn’t commit.

As the evidence against her piles up and the intense attraction between her and Cameron deepens, Ivy wants nothing more than to lean on the tattooed detective. He’s already seen her at her worse. Now she has to find the courage to trust him with her heart. But how can she when she’s terrified doing so will ruin his career?

Her greatest fear becomes reality when the ugly truth is revealed and their lives come tumbling down around them.

Betrayed by the one person she never suspected, Ivy makes a reckless decision that puts her in the sights of a murderer and jeopardizes Cameron’s career. He will do whatever it takes to save the woman he loves…even if that means becoming a killer himself.

Will he be able to reach her before it’s too late, or will Rory’s catfish take more than just one life?

All Over You is a completely standalone sister novel to the All Falls Down duo, intended for readers 18+

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Poppy - Excerpt

“Morning,” Detective Lewis says, leaning against the doorjamb with a cup of coffee in each hand and a smirk on his face. He’s dressed casually today, in jeans and a dark t-shirt. His tattoos once again peek from beneath his sleeves. He’s foregone shaving. The scruff on his face makes him even hotter than usual. He’s all rough and rugged, and what is he doing here?

“What are you doing here?”

He throws his head back and laughs at me, the wicked sound making my belly flip.

His laugh is incredible.

Before I can decide if I’m offended he’s laughing at me, confused that he’s here, or happy to see him again, he straightens up and holds out a cup of coffee like a peace offering.

“Wasn’t sure how you take it,” he says, his hungry gaze running up and down my body. Desire flares in his eyes as he takes in my tank top and tiny shorts, turning them that same dark, stormy gray from yesterday. “But I’m thinking you got about as much sleep as I did last night, so it’s strong.”

I take the proffered coffee, gaping at him.

“You gonna invite me in?” He cocks a brow at me, smirking again.

“Didn’t think I needed to,” I grumble, lifting the cup to my nose and inhaling the rich scent. “You didn’t wait around for an invite yesterday.”

He narrows his eyes on me, clearly not amused by the sarcastic edge to my comment, but I’m not nearly awake enough to heed the warning inherent in that look.

“Sure, Detective Lewis,” I enthuse loudly, holding the door open wide for him and rolling my eyes. “Come on in.”

He steps inside, crowding me even though there’s plenty of room for him to go around me. My nipples immediately pucker as his scent wraps around me. God, why does he have to smell so divine? I can’t deal with him smelling that good this early in the morning, especially not with those tattoos on display.

He crowds closer, until he’s right up in my personal space, his breath washing across the side of my neck. “Dreamed about that smart mouth all night,” he mutters right beside my ear. “So don’t f*** with me if you don’t want me giving you something to fill it with, kitten.”

Jesus. That mouth. That filthy, sexy mouth.

A shiver rolls down my spine, and a little whimper escapes my lips.

He hums as if he’s satisfied by my reaction and steps away, giving me room to pull the door closed. I take a moment to turn the deadbolt, trying to marshal my thoughts before I face him again.

What is he doing here?

And why is he so fascinated with my mouth and filling it?

 

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Author Bio 2016- 2

Ayden 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 Young and New Adult fantasy under the penname A.K. Morgen.

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Cover Reveal: All Over You – Ayden K. Morgen

 

All Falls Down Series (Standalone)

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 1st, 2016

Cover Designer: Jada D’Lee Designs

Publisher: Enchanted Publications

Poppy - Blurb

 Ivy Kendall’s only plan for her life was to teach, but then it all fell apart…

 

When Rory Clark disappears from UCLA after a lengthy online relationship with a “catfish” pretending to be Ivy, the sassy former model turned kindergarten teacher is forced to dive headfirst into the mystery in order to clear her name. The catfishing phenomenon meets good, old-fashioned police work when Cameron Lewis, a bossy San Francisco detective with a dominant streak, offers to help her uncover the awful truth about her stolen identity and Rory’s disappearance.

They’ve barely scratched the surface when Ivyis charged with a murder she swears she didn’t commit.

As the evidence against her piles up and the intense attraction between her and Cameron deepens, Ivy wants nothing more than to lean on the tattooed detective. He’s already seen her at her worse. Now she has to find the courage to trust him with her heart. But how can she when she’s terrified doing so will ruin his career?

Her greatest fear becomes reality when the ugly truth is revealed and their lives come tumbling down around them.

Betrayed by the one person she never suspected, Ivy makes a reckless decision that puts her in the sights of a murderer and jeopardizes Cameron’s career. He will do whatever it takes to save the woman he loves…even if that means becoming a killer himself.

Will he be able to reach her before it’s too late, or will Rory’s catfish take more than just one life?

All Over You is a completely standalone sister novel to the All Falls Down duo, intended for readers aged 18 and over.

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Maroon 5’s Payphone rips through my bedroom, pulling me out of a deep sleep. I groan and roll toward my nightstand, searching blindly for my cell. My head is pounding and my mouth feels like sandpaper. I never want to leave my bed. Why did I let Erin talk me into drinking so much?

 Oh, right. Because she’s the devil, and I’m clearly a glutton for punishment. “I think I hate you, and I’m definitely never drinking vodka with you again,” I mumble into the receiver, pulling the blankets up over me and groaning. “How are you even functioning right now? My head is killing me.” Cracking my eyes open, I frown at the black marker scrawled across my forearm. “And why the hell am I naked with your name and phone number written on me?” Lifting my arm so I can read the text beneath her number, I groan again. “Property of Erin? In permanent marker? Seriously,you whore? That’s never going to come off! I’m firing you as my best friend.”

 “Uh…” a masculine voice answers with a chuckle.

 I sit upright, my eyes widening. The blankets fall from around me and my head throbs in protest. “You aren’t Erin.” I blurt the first thing that comes to mind.

 “No,” the guy says with another dark chuckle. “I’m afraid not.”

 My mouth works, but no sound comes out. I cannot believe I didn’t look at the phone before I started spouting off. Holding it away from my face, I squint at the number. It’s familiar, but I can’t place it. And it’s already noon. I never sleep this late. Jesus, what did Erin and I do last night?

 I remember vodka, and Mitch and Erin grinding on the dance floor while Jake and I laughed our asses off at the two of them. A group of frat guys tried to pick us up at some point after my last set. Is that when Erin wrote on my arm? I can’t remember. I think Mitch poured us into cabs around three in the morning. Everything that happened in between is a little fuzzy, though. I hate vodka. And my best friend.

“You still there?” the man asks, still laughing at me. Crap.

 “Yes. W-who are you?” I hold the phone up to my ear, praying it’s no one important.

 “This is Detective Lewis with the San Francisco Police Department. I’m trying to reach Miss Ivy Kendall.”

 Well, there goes my dignity. “Oh my god,”I whisper-groan, flopping backward on the bed. “This isn’t happening. I’m dreaming. Please tell me I’m dreaming this whole thing and I didn’t actually just call you a whore and tell you that I’m naked.” I squeeze my eyes closed and whimper as soon as the word naked slips from my lips. Great. I just
told a cop that I’m not wearing any clothes. Twice.

 Detective Lewis laughs loudly into the phone. It’s a nice laugh, all dark and low, masculine.

 My stomach flutters.

 “Miss Kendall, I presume?”

 I consider telling him no. He can’t tell my boss I’m an alcoholic with questionable morals who can’t remember
what the hell she did last night and definitely shouldn’t be allowed around impressionable children if he doesn’t know it’s me…right?

 “Miss Kendall?” he says, and I think he’s even more amused now.

Yep. I definitely hate my best friend. “Yes, this is Ivy,” I say with a sigh and bite back the urge to tell him I’m not usually a crazy person. There’s just no way to recover now, so why even bother? I’ve already humiliated myself enough, thank you very much.


 



 

 
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Author Bio 2016- 2

Ayden 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 Young and New Adult fantasy under the penname A.K. Morgen.

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