For this week's author spotlight, I'm featuring A.K. Morgen, author of The Ragnarök Prophecies, with her books Fall and Fade. Check them out below!
Publication Date: October 5, 2013
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
ISBN-13: 9781620073469, 9781620073476
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance/Fantasy
How do you save someone who doesn't want to be saved?
Those called to stand guard against the end are broken, and Sköll and Hati run free. Now Arionna Jacobs and Dace Matthews face a threat unlike any before. Ragnarök is coming and they aren't strong enough to stop it.
Arionna thought she understood sacrifice, but she never counted on her destiny tearing Dace apart. Ever since she nearly died, he has been consumed with guilt. Now it threatens to turn him into the monster he always feared.
It's up to Arionna to stop him before it's too late, but the path to hell is paved with good intentions, and Dace is hurtling toward self destruction. This time, Arionna isn't sure she can save him from himself. Can she convince him to let the past go, or is her true destiny to sacrifice her heart in exchange for the lives of the people she loves?
Excerpt from Fall
Dace was losing it. Big time.
“I won't let him risk Dani's sisters,” Ronan warned. For once, he didn't sound cold or distant. He sounded almost apologetic.
“You need him,” I whispered, my throat raw and my eyes wide.
Ronan met my gaze again and nodded. “I do.”
But not as much as he needed Sköll and Hati to die, or Chelle and Beth to live. If Dace got in the way of that…
I shivered, wrapping my arms around myself. “I'll stop you.”
“You'll try,” he said.
I narrowed my gaze on him, then sighed. I didn’t have the energy to fight, not when we both knew how things would end if it got that far. Freki lived inside me, but, even now, she was little more than a ghost. Without her strength, I couldn't stop Ronan any more than I could Sköll or Hati.
“He needs time, Ronan.” I doubted my plea would do any good, but there was no way I would let Ronan hurt Dace. I'd find some way to get through to Dace first. I didn't have a choice.
“We're out of time. If you can't get him under control, I will.”
I opened my mouth to ask what Ronan expected me to do when Geri roared.
The violent, unexpected sound split my head open with a fierce, tearing pain.
I cried out, reaching up to cradle my head between my hands.
Freki twisted and fluttered inside me, too weak to do anything more than howl faintly for her mate.
Dace tore the bathroom door open, slamming it against the wall outside my bedroom. The bed shook beneath me from the force.
Geri roared again, raging at some unseen threat. He refused to stop long enough for me to follow the disjointed thoughts skittering this way and that or to question Dace.
Something was happening though. Something big.
A chorus of howls sounded from the woods behind the house. They were faint, far away, but full of the same anger working Geri into a frenzy.
A soft huff whispered through Freki's cage, which only served to make Geri howl louder.
Dace poked his head through the door. Water dripped from his hair, down the sides of his face, and over his bare shoulders. His muscles were tense, his jaw clenched. He strained hard, trying to keep Geri from wresting control away from him.
To his credit, Ronan didn't ask a single question.
I wasn't built the same way.
What's wrong? I demanded, pushing the thought at Dace as hard as I could.
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What do you do when you realize nothing in your life is what you've believed it to be?
When Arionna Jacobs loses her mother in a tragic accident, her world is turned upside down. She's forced to leave her old life behind and move in with her father. Dace Matthews, a teaching assistant at her new college, is torn in two, unable to communicate with the feral wolf caged inside him.
When they meet, everything they thought they knew about life unravels. Dace has intimate access to Arionna's mind, and something deep within her fights to rise to the surface. They don't understand what's happening to them or why, and they're running out of time to sort out the strange occurrences around them.
Their meeting sets an ancient Norse prophesy of destruction in motion, and what destiny has in store for them is bigger than either could have ever imagined. Unless they learn to trust themselves and one another, they may never resolve the mystery surrounding who they are to one another, and what that means for the world.
Excerpt from Fade
I jumped as his voice sounded clear as bells in my head.
What are you doing? His mental voice was too calm. He'd heard my thoughts.
My face burned. I was trying to talk to you. I don't exactly know how to do it, I answered, defensive and mortified. I didn't mean to share those last thoughts with him, and like so much else, he received them anyway.
Again, it just wasn't fair.
I guess it worked. He sounded amused, though his tone seemed darker than usual, like when he kissed me. I stored that knowledge away for future use.
I don't know where Chelle lives.
You could have called.
Why? You never call me.
Would you like me to call you?
No. I had his attention now. Why bother with the phone? It didn't make sense. Still, would it kill him to pick up the phone once in a while, like normal people did, instead of always leaving me to do the calling?
I'm not normal people, Arionna.
How could one boy be so clueless?
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About A.K. Morgen
A.K. Morgen lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with her husband, three dogs, and demonic cat. She has a graduate degree in Criminal Justice and Law, and plans to save the world some day. When she's not writing, she spends her time teaching her niece and nephews how to cause mischief. You can also find her dancing in the grocery store, building a spork army, and fundraising for nonprofits close to her heart.
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Many thanks to A.K. Morgen for participating in this spotlight today. Go check out Fade and Fall!