Friday, December 16, 2011

Bundle of Books 1, 2 and 3!



hi guys,

I am thrilled to announce that a bundle of Books #1, #2 and #3 is now available for sale for the Nook and the Kindle! Just in time, in case you want to give it as a gift for the holiday season!


Here is the link for the Kindle edition:

http://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Journals-Bundle-Books-ebook/dp/B006MORSLW/ref=sr_1_8?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1324051737&sr=1-8

And here is the link for the Nook edition:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/vampire-journals-bundle-morgan-rice/1037384172?ean=2940013863231

Best wishes,

Morgan

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Audiobook edition of TURNED!

hi guys,

I want you guys to be the first to know that an Audiobook edition of TURNED has just been completed! I am thrilled to announce that as of today, it is now live for download on Audible and on iTunes! It is a 5 hour recording of the novel, and the narrator did an amazing job. It's like experiencing the book all over again for the first time!

Here is the link for Audible.  http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?asin=B006LAKL34&qid=1323958119&sr=sr_1_1

Here is the link for the recording on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAudiobook?id=489725251&s=143441

Hope you enjoy it!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Giveaway of TURNED!

hi guys,

A big welcome to all the new (and old) fans! So happy to have you!

To show my appreciation, as a special thank you for the holiday season, I'll be giving away a free copy of the first book in the series (TURNED)! This giveaway will be just for my fans. And if you already have the book, you can feel free to share it with a friend as a holiday gift!

So please visit www.morganricebooks.com and click "Join the Mailing List" so that you can be sure you get your free copy of TURNED, which will be emailed in just a few days!

Hope you enjoy it (or enjoy sharing it)!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

VOWED on Kobo!

hi guys,

Am thrilled to announce that VOWED is now available for sale on Kobo!

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Vowed-Book-7-Vampire-Journals/book-VyYWvZrW8UO4HpAgnDXTog/page1.html

Best wishes,

Morgan

VOWED on Sony Reader!

hi guys,

I am thrilled to announce that VOWED is now available for the Sony Reader!

Best wishes,

Morgan

http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/morgan-rice/vowed/_/R-400000000000000550954

Monday, December 12, 2011

VOWED on iTunes!

hi guys,

I am thrilled to announce that VOWED is now available on iTunes!

Best wishes,

Morgan
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/vowed/id486919649?mt=11

Paperback of VOWED

hi guys,

I am thrilled to announce that the paperback edition of VOWED is now live for sale on Amazon!

http://www.amazon.com/Vowed-Book-7-Vampire-Journals/dp/098295378X/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1323183384&sr=1-1

Best wishes,

Morgan

Friday, December 9, 2011

Book #8--the FINAL book

hi guys,

What do you think will happen in Book #8 (the FINAL book)?

Who do you think Caitlin's father will be? What do you think the Shield will be?

I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

VOWED on Kindle!

Happy to announce that VOWED is now live on Kindle!

http://www.amazon.com/Vowed-Book-Vampire-Journals-ebook/dp/B006IIRITE/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1323179887&sr=1-1

Monday, December 5, 2011

VOWED!

 hi guys,

Am thrilled to announce that VOWED is now finished!

An email just went out to all of you with the link for the free copy! You should receive it within the hour!

Love to hear what you think of the book, and hope you enjoy it!

Best wishes,

Morgan

VOWED giveaway!

hi guys,

Book #7 (VOWED) will be released later this afternoon!

As a special THANK YOU for all of your support, I am thrilled to give YOU, my fans, a copy of VOWED for free, before anyone else!

All I ask in return is that you please let your friends know about it, and if you like it, please feel free to post reviews online.

If you've already signed up for my mailing list, there is nothing for you to do. The book will arrive as a PDF in your email inbox later this afternoon!

If you have not already signed up for the mailing list, please visit the site ( www.morganricebooks.com ) and click "Join the Mailing List" and enter your email, so that you can receive the book. Please make sure you do so before this afternoon, because the giveaway ends on that date. The giveaway will come in the form of an email with a link to the PDF which will only be live for 48 hours. So please make sure you open the email and download the book within 48 hours of receiving it.

I am hoping the book will be live for sale on Amazon, BN and elsewhere on December 5, 6 or 7.

VOWED will retail at $3.99, and will be approximately 60,000 words.

Thanks so much for all your support, and if you haven't already, visit www.morganricebooks.com and let your friends know to join the mailing list before the giveaway expires!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Thursday, December 1, 2011

VOWED Pub Date and giveaway!

hi guys,

Some good news: Book #7 (VOWED) will be released early: on Monday, December 5th!

As a special THANK YOU for all of your support, I am thrilled to give YOU, my fans, a copy of VOWED for free, before anyone else!

All I ask in return is that you please let your friends know about it, and if you like it, please feel free to post reviews online.

If you've already signed up for my mailing list, there is nothing for you to do. The book will arrive as a PDF in your email inbox on Monday, December 5.

If you have not already signed up for the mailing list, please visit the site ( www.morganricebooks.com ) and click "Join the Mailing List" and enter your email, so that you can receive the book. Please make sure you do so before December 5, because the giveaway ends on that date. The giveaway will come in the form of an email with a link to the PDF which will only be live for 48 hours. So please make sure you open the email and download the book within 48 hours of receiving it.

I am hoping the book will be live for sale on Amazon, BN and elsewhere on December 5, 6 or 7.

VOWED will retail at $3.99, and will be approximately 60,000 words.

Thanks so much for all your support, and if you haven't already, visit www.morganricebooks.com and let your friends know to join the mailing list before the giveaway expires!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Sneak preview of Book #7 (VOWED)

hi guys,

Here's another sneak preview of Book #7 (VOWED). Here's the opening quote:

JULIET: What satisfaction canst thou have to-night?

ROMEO: The exchange of thy love's faithful vow for mine.

JULIET: I gave thee mine before thou didst request it:
    And yet I would it were to give again….
    My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
    My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
    The more I have, for both are infinite.

--William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Best wishes,

Morgan

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Book #7 (VOWED)

hi guys,

I'm happy to announce that Book #7 (VOWED) will be released sooner than expected! I am now estimating the book will be released sometime around December 7! I'll keep you posted!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Friday, November 4, 2011

8 books and a new series!

hi guys,

I want to let you know that there will be 8 books in total in the VAMPIRE JOURNALS series when it concludes. So after Book #7 (VOWED), there will be just one, final, book, which will be released in February! And then the series is over!

In anticipation of the series ending, I am also embarking on the first book of a new series, a trilogy, which I am hoping to release in January. It will be set in a post-apocalyptic America, and will feature a tough, female, teenage protagonist who is struggling to survive. It is in the genre of THE HUNGER GAMES, but it will take a very different, unique approach.

I SO appreciate all of your kindness and support, and I hope that when THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS is concluded, you will want to read the new series.

Best wishes,

Morgan

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Paperback of BETROTHED

I am thrilled to announce that the paperback edition of BETROTHED is now available for sale on Amazon!

Best wishes,

Morgan
http://www.amazon.com/Betrothed-Book-6-Vampire-Journals/dp/0982953771/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

Book #7

hi guys,

I am thrilled to announce that Book #7 will be released sometime around mid or late December!

And I want you, my fans, to be the first to know the title: VOWED.

Thanks so much for all your support!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sam and Polly

hi guys,

Do you think Sam and Polly will end up together?

Love to hear your thoughts!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Book #7!

hi guys,

I would love to hear what you think will happen in Book #7!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Kobo!

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Betrothed-Book-6-Vampire-Journals/book-5Rnb1b56PUasjEExkoTRnA/page1.html

hi guys,

I am thrilled to announce that BETROTHED is now live on Kobo!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

iTunes!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/betrothed/id471784865?mt=11

hi guys,

Happy to announce that BETROTHED is now live on iTunes!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Monday, October 10, 2011

Nook!

hi guys,

Happy to announce that BETROTHED is now live on Barnes & Noble for the Nook!

Here is the link.

Best wishes,

Morgan

Sunday, October 9, 2011

BETROTHED

http://www.amazon.com/Betrothed-Book-Vampire-Journals-ebook/dp/B005TKRSTM/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_6


hey guys,

Happy to announce that Book #6 (BETROTHED) is now live on Kindle!

I expect it to be live on Barnes & Noble tomorrow, and on iTunes and Kobo in a day or two!

Thanks so much for all your support!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Oct 7

hey guys,

I am so sorry that BETROTHED didn’t release today, as I had hoped. I am working as hard as I can on the editing process, and it turns out that I just need a bit more time than I expected. The book will definitely be released on October 7th.

The good news is that this gives people more time to enter the giveaway for the free copy. So, in order to receive the free copy of Book #6 (BETROTHED), you'll need to join the mailing list (if you haven't already) by October 7th. If you know anyone who would like a free copy, please remind them to join before October 7th (via www.morganricebooks.com ), because the giveaway ends after that date!

Thanks for your patience!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Friday, September 23, 2011

Oct 4

hi guys,

I'm working hard on the editing of Book #6 (BETROTHED), and it is taking longer than expected, so I am sorry to say that it may not be released until as late as October 4. Sorry about that.

But the good news it that I have a good feeling that it will be (I hope!) the best book in the series!

I hope you enjoy it. And when the time comes, yes, I will be giving away free copies to all of you.

Thanks as always for all of your support!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sneak preview of Book #6 (BETROTHED)

hi guys,

Here's another sneak preview of Book #6 (BETROTHED).

Countdown: pub date is only 9 days away!

Best wishes,

Morgan


FACT:

In Shakespeare’s time, the crowd that went to see his plays was not elitist or sophisticated. On the contrary. The majority of people who went to see his plays were rough, crude people, commoners who came for entertainment and had to only pay a penny to get in. For that price, they had to stand on the ground throughout the whole play—and thus became known as the “groundlings.”

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sneak preview of Book #6 (BETROTHED)

hi guys,

Here's another sneak preview of Book #6 (BETROTHED).

Countdown: pub date is only 10 days away!

Best wishes,

Morgan


FACT:

In Shakespeare’s London, a common form of entertainment was “bear baiting.” A bear would be tied to a pole while a pack of wild dogs was unleashed on it. Bets would be placed to see who won. The “bear baiting” stadium was right near Shakespeare’s theatre. Many of the rough people from the bear baiting crowd would then go and watch a Shakespeare play.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Sneak preview of Book #6 (BETROTHED)

 hi guys,

Here's a sneak preview of Book #6 (BETROTHED), and a hint as to where it will be set!

Best wishes,

Morgan


FACT:

Shakespeare’s London was civilized—but it was also barbaric. It was common to see executions and public torture of criminals in the streets. The entrance to its most famous roadway—the London Bridge—was often adorned with pikes, on which sat the severed heads of criminals.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sam and Polly?

hi guys,

Do you think that Sam and Polly will end up together? Do you think they'd make a good couple?

I am working hard on Book #6 and am still on track for October 1!

Thanks for all your support!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Book #6

 hi guys,

Sorry I've been out of touch! I've just been immersed in Book #6. I am happy to say that it's going well, and that I'm still on track for an October 1 release--if not sooner!

Also, I'm happy to have you be the first to know the title: BETROTHED.

Best wishes,

Morgan

Thursday, July 28, 2011

FREE COPY of Book #5: DESIRED

hi guys,

Some good news: Book #5 (DESIRED) will be released on Monday, August 1!

As a special THANK YOU for all of your kind words and support, I am thrilled to give YOU, my fans, a copy of DESIRED for free, before anyone else!

All I ask in return is that, if you like the book, please let your friends know about it, and if you like it, please feel free to post reviews on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere.

If you have already signed up for my mailing list, there is nothing for you to do. The book will arrive as a PDF in your email inbox on August 1.

If you have not already signed up for my mailing list, please visit the site ( www.morganricebooks.com ) and click "Join the Mailing List" and enter your email, so that you can receive the book. Please make sure you do so before August 1, because the giveaway ends on that date.

The book will likely be live on the Nook on August 1 or 2, on Kindle on August 1 or 2, on Kobo on August 5, and on iTunes on August 7. It will be available as a printed book in approx. 3 weeks.

DESIRED will retail at $3.99, and will be approximately 70,000 words—the longest book yet in the series!

Thanks so much for all your support, and if you haven't already, visit www.morganricebooks.com and join the mailing list now!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Book #5: DESIRED


Another sneak preview of Book #5: DESIRED:

FACT:

Sainte Chapelle, located a small island in the center of Paris (not far from the famous Notre Dame), was built in the 13th century, and for hundreds of years housed the most precious relics of Christendom, including the Crown of Thorns, the Holy Lance, and pieces of the cross upon which Jesus was crucified. These relics were stored in a large, ornate silver chest….

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Book #5: DESIRED

Hey guys,

Here's another sneak preview of Book #5: DESIRED. The opening quotation:

“Why art thou yet so fair? shall I believe
That unsubstantial death is amorous,
And that the lean abhorred monster keeps
Thee here in dark to be his paramour?
For fear of that, I still will stay with thee;
And never from this palace of dim night
Depart again: here, here will I remain
With worms that are thy chamber-maids; O, here
Will I set up my everlasting rest,
And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars
From this world-wearied flesh…”

--William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Countdown: only 13 days to go until its release!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Book #5: DESIRED

hi guys,

Here's another shot of the Notre Dame in Paris.

Might this hold an important clue for Caitlin on her search in Book #5?

Only 14 days to go until the release of Book #5: DESIRED!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Monday, July 11, 2011

Book #5--Title

hey guys,

I thought I'd let you know, before anyone else, the title of Book #5:

DESIRED

Best wishes,

Morgan

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sneak preview of Book #5

hi guys,

Here's another sneak preview of Book #5:

The Notre Dame in Paris, on the Isle de la Cite, has long been one of the most important buildings of the city.

Might it also be hiding some secrets of the vampire race?

The countdown begins: just 20 days to go until the release of Book #5!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sneak preview of Book #5

hi guys,

Another sneak preview for Book #5: Rome is not the only city that has a Pantheon. There is a Pantheon in Paris, too. Might this also be a location for Kyle and his coven?

Best wishes,

Morgan

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sneak preview of Book #5

hi guys,

I wanted to share with you a sneak preview from Book #5:

FACT:

Montmartre, Paris, is famous for its huge church, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, built in the 19th century. But sitting beside it, high atop the hill, overlooking Paris, is the little known Church of Saint Peter of Montmartre. This small, obscure church is much older than its neighbor, dating back to the 3rd century, and has an even greater importance—since this location hosted the vows that led to the founding of the Society of Jesus…


In its nearly 2,000 year history, might this church, one of the oldest in Paris, also have been of significance to the vampire race?

Best wishes,

Morgan

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Another child?

hi guys,

Do you think that Caitlin and Caleb will ever have another child together?

If so, in what time era do you think it will happen?

And what do you think this child will be like?

I love hearing from you!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Book #5 (Hint!)

hi guys,

I thought I might give you a hint about Book #5. Here is a picture of one of the settings.

Anyone recognize it?

Caitlin might be there soon....

Best wishes,

Morgan

Monday, June 27, 2011

Book #5

 hi guys,

A bunch of people have been asking when Book #5 will come out, and just want to let you know that I am still hoping for August 1 (give or take a week or so)!

I will definitely keep you posted!

Thanks so much for all your support! It means the world to me!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sera

hi guys,

What do you think of Caleb's ex-wife, Sera? Do you like her? Hate her? Do you want her to appear in future books? And if so, in what role?

I love to hear from you!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Polly

hey guys,

What do you think of Polly? Do you like her? Do you think she'll have a role in future books, and if so, what?

I'd love to hear from you!

Best,

Morgan

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sam

hi guys,

I am curious if you like Sam, and if you think he will appear in future books? And what do you think his role will be?

And since he and Caitlin are of the same lineage, how do you think his destiny differs from hers?

I'd love to hear from you!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Friday, June 10, 2011

Blake or Caleb?

hi guys,

Would you like to see Blake appear in future books?

How would you say that he is different from Caleb?

And who do you think is a better match for Caitlin--Blake or Caleb?

I'd love to hear from you!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Time and Place?

hi guys,

If they go back in time again for Book #5, what time and place do you think they'll end up?

I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Caleb?

hey guys,

I'm curious if you think Caleb will appear in Book #5, and if so, what you think might happen next in their relationship?

I'd love to hear from you!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Paperback of DESTINED

hi guys,

I am thrilled to announce that the paperback edition of DESTINED is now available, too!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Paperback of BETRAYED

hi guys,

I am thrilled to announce that the paperback edition of BETRAYED is now available!

Best wishes,

Morgan

DESTINED on iBooks

Hi guys,

I'm happy to announce that DESTINED is live on the iBookstore! Here is the link.

Best wishes,

Morgan

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Book #5

hi guys,

I've been getting a lot of questions about when Book #5 will be released, so I thought I'd let you all know that I am hoping for August 1 (give or take a week or two)!

Thanks so much for all of your kind words and support! So glad you liked Book #4!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Kobo

hi guys,

First, THANK YOU so much for all of your kind words and support. It means the world to me.

Second, a few people have asked when Book #4 (DESTINED) will be live on Kobo--and I'm happy to report that it is now live there. Here's the link.

Happy Tuesday!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Friday, May 27, 2011

Thank you!

hi guys,

THANK YOU so much for all your kind words and support! I am SO glad that you all loved DESTINED so much. And that you read it so fast! I am so lucky to have such great fans!

A few people asked me about it being on Amazon. It was hard to find it for the first 24 hours, but it seems like they just now finally got the page fully live. I am sharing the link here.

Thanks again everybody!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Final reminder!

 hi guys,

A final reminder that, in order to receive the free copy of Book #4 (DESTINED), you'll need to join the mailing list tonight (if you haven't already) before May 26th. So if you know anyone who would like a free copy, please remind them to join tonight, before May 26th (via www.morganricebooks.com ), because the giveaway ends after that!

Good news: for all of you who have already added yourself to the mailing list, you will be receiving your free copy via email tomorrow MORNING!

Also, the book will be live on Barnes & Noble for the Nook tomorrow--and it might also be live for the Kindle tomorrow!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Just ONE day left!


hi guys,

Just ONE DAY TO GO until Book #4 (DESTINED) is released!

A final reminder that, in order to receive the free copy of Book #4 (DESTINED), you'll need to join the mailing list (if you haven't already) by May 26th. So if you know anyone who would like a free copy, please remind them to join before May 26th (via www.morganricebooks.com ), because the giveaway ends after that date!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Free copy

hey guys,

Just a reminder that, in order to receive the free copy of Book #4 (DESTINED), you'll need to join the mailing list (if you haven't already) by May 26th. So if you know anyone who would like a free copy, please remind them to join before May 26th (via www.morganricebooks.com ), because the giveaway ends after that date!

COUNTDOWN: just TWO days to go!!!!

Best wishes,

Morgan

hi guys,

Some good news: Book #4 (DESTINED) will be released a day early, just for my fans!

For my fans, I will email you the book for free, in PDF format, on Thursday night, May 26!

If you have already signed up for my mailing list, there is nothing for you to do. The book will arrive as a PDF in your email inbox.

If you have not already signed up for my mailing list, please visit the site ( www.morganricebooks.com ) and click "Join the Mailing List" and enter your email, so that you can receive the book on Thursday night.

The book will likely be live on the Nook on May 27.

It will likely be live on Kindle on either May 27 or May 28.

It will likely be live on iTunes approx. 1 week later.

It will be available as a printed book in approx. 3 weeks (as will Betrayed).

DESTINED will retail at $3.99, and will be approximately 63,000 words.

As a special thank you for all of your support, I am thrilled to give DESTINED to you for free, before anyone else. All I ask in return is that, if you like the book, please let your friends know about it, and if you like it, please post reviews on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere.

Thanks so much for all your support, and if you haven't already, visit www.morganricebooks.com and sign up now!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sneak preview of Book #4 (DESTINED)





hi guys,

FOUR days left to the release of Book #4 (DESTINED)!

Here's another sneak preview:

FACT:

The church of Santa Croce in Florence is not only one of its largest and oldest churches, but is also home to a Cloister, and is also a burial ground, the final resting place of such luminaries as Michelangelo, Galileo....

Were they all buried there for a special reason of interest to the vampire race?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

today's New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/05/22/nyregion/20110522_visual.html?hp#1

hi guys,

Did you see the front page of the New York Times site today? Thought you might enjoy this link!

Anyone recognize it!?!?!?

Best wishes,

Morgan

Sneak preview of Book #4 (DESTINED)



hi guys,

Another sneak preview of Book #4 (DESTINED):

FACT:

The Baptistery doors opposite the Duomo in Florence, built in 1401, took over 20 years to finish, and are considered one of the great masterpieces. Michelangelo called them "the gates of heaven." They were crafted meticulously with scenes from the Bible.

And possibly, with an ancient, hidden message...

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sneak preview of Book #4 (DESTINED)



hi guys,

Another sneak preview of Book #4 (DESTINED):

FACT:

Outside of Venice lies a small, obscure island named Isola di San Michele, commonly known as “Isle of the Dead.” This is where, for hundreds of years, the Venetians have chosen to bury their dead. It is also home to the Church of San Michele, the first Renaissance Church to be built in Venice, in 1469. Behind this ancient church, there lies a cloisters….


The countdown continues: 6 days left until publication...

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sneak Preview of Book #4 (DESTINED)


hi guys:

Another small sneak preview of Book #4 (DESTINED).

Let the countdown begin: 7 days left until its publication!

FACT:

The Pantheon in Rome was originally built as a temple for worshipping pagan gods. For thousands of years, it has also served as a tomb, a place where the illustrious dead are honored and buried.

Might it also be a setting for a vampire coven?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sneak preview of Book #4 (DESTINED)



hi guys:

Another small sneak preview of Book #4 (DESTINED):

FACT:

In 2009, the first intact corpse of a supposed vampire was discovered, on the small island of Lazzaretto Nuovo, in the Venice lagoon. The vampire, a woman who died by plague in the 16th century, was found buried with a brick in her mouth—supporting the medieval belief that vampires were behind plagues like the Black Death.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Book #4 (DESTINED) Sneak preview

hi guys,

Here's another small sneak preview of Book #4 (DESTINED). This is one of the opening "Facts" of the book, and will give you a small hint as to where and when it might be set...

FACT:

Venice in the 1700s was unlike any place on earth. People flocked there from around the world to join in its lavish parties and balls, and to dress in elaborate costumes and masks. It was normal for people to walk the streets in full costume. For the first time in history, there was no longer gender inequality. Women, previously kept down by authority, could now disguise themselves as men, and could thus gain access to anywhere they wished….

Best wishes,

Morgan

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Opening quote for Book #4 (DESTINED)

hi guys,

I want to share with you a small sneak peek of Book #4 (DESTINED).

Here is the opening quote for the book:

"O my love! my wife!
Death, that hath suck’d the honey of thy breath,
Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty:
Thou art not conquer’d; beauty’s ensign yet
Is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks…"
--William Shakespeare
Romeo & Juliet

Best wishes,

Morgan

Monday, May 16, 2011

Jacket for Book #4!

hi guys,

I wanted you to be the very first to see the jacket for Book #4 (DESTINED), so here's a sneak peek!

If all goes well, the book might even be released as soon as May 27! I will keep you posted as we get closer!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Thank you

 I really appreciate all of your support and feedback. It means the world to me.

As a special thank you, I am going to give all of you who follow this blog a free copy of the new book! I'll let you know details soon.

And if you have any friends who you think will also like a free copy, feel free to let them know they should follow this blog before June 1, so that they can get one, too.

Best wishes,

Morgan

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Book #4: DESTINED publication date

I am happy to announce the title for book #4 in the Vampire Journals: DESTINED.

I am also happy to announce that it will be released very close to June 1--give or take a day or two. It might come out a bit earlier, and it won't be out any later than June 3rd.

As always, I will let you--all of my fans--know first, before anyone else.

Thanks so much for all of your support!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Samantha

hey guys,

What do you think of Samantha? Do you want to see more of her? Where do you think she'll end up?

Best wishes,

Morgan

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Caitlin's father

hi guys,

I'm curious: who do you think Caitlin's father is?

Best wishes,

Morgan

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A few new reviews!

hi guys,

A few new reviews have landed, and I thought I'd share the highlights with you.

Best wishes,

Morgan

“TURNED grabbed my attention from the beginning and did not let go….This story is an amazing adventure that is fast paced and action packed from the very beginning. There is not a dull moment to be found. Morgan Rice did an awesome job bringing the reader into the story. She also made it easy to root for Caitlin and want desperately to her succeed in finding her truth….I will be looking forward to the second book in the series.”
--Paranormal Romance Guild

“A likable, easy, dark read that you can read in between other books, as it is short….You’re sure to be entertained!“
--books-forlife.blogspot.com

"This is a book to rival Twilight and Vampire Diaries, and one that will have you wanting to keep reading until the very last page! If you are into adventure, love and vampires this book is the one for you!"
--vampirebooksite.com

“The second book in the Vampire Journals series, Loved is just as great as the first book, Turned, and jam packed with action, romance, adventure, and suspense. This book is a wonderful addition to this series and will have you wanting more from Morgan Rice. If you loved the first book, get your hands on this one and fall in love all over again. This book can be read as the sequel, but Rice writes it in a way that you do not need to know the first book in order to read this wonderful installment.”
--vampirebooksite.com

“Rice does a great job of pulling you into the story from the beginning, utilizing a great descriptive quality that transcends the mere painting of the setting….Nicely written and an extremely fast read, this is good start to a new vampire series sure to be a hit with readers who are looking for a light, yet entertaining story.”
--Black Lagoon Reviews

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Blake

hi guys,

I'm curious how you feel about Blake. Do you like him? Do you think he and Caitlin would be a good couple? Do you want them to end up together? Or would you rather she end up with Caleb? Do you think he will appear in future books, and if so, what do you think will happen?

Best wishes,

Morgan

Monday, May 2, 2011

Book #4 publication date

hi guys,

I've been getting a lot of questions again about Book #4, so I thought I'd let you know that I am optimistic that it will arrive in early June!

If all goes really well, it might even arrive on June 1! (Not definite yet.)

I will keep you posted as we get closer!



Thanks so much for all of your support!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Friday, April 29, 2011

Sam?

Hey guys,

I'm curious: what do you think will happen to Sam in future books? Do you think he'll appear at all? Do you still like him?

Best wishes,

Morgan

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Caitlin and Caleb

hi guys,

Do you think Caitlin and Caleb will be together in Book 4? What's your guess!?

I'd love to hear from you!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

#4 Bestseller on Kobo!

 I was thrilled to find out yesterday that TURNED was the #4 Bestselling title on Kobo this week!

Thank you for all of your support in making this happen. I really appreciate all of your support.

Best wishes,

Morgan

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pics of Pollepel Island (part 2)

There are lots of pics of Bannerman's Castle (and Pollepel Island) online, but it is hard to find good ones. Here is a link to some great pics of the castle and the island.

Enjoy!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Monday, April 25, 2011

Pollepel Island (Part I)

Here is a pic of the crumbling castle currently on Pollepel Island. Anyone recognize it from BETRAYED?

I'll send more pics over the coming days....

Enjoy!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Music (Part 3!)

hi guys,

Here is the 3rd and final music link. This is a link to Beethoven's 9th Symphony, which is the piece that Caitlin hears when she goes with Jonah to Carnegie Hall in Book #1.

Best wishes,

Morgan

Friday, April 22, 2011

Music! (Part 2)

Today's music link is to Bach's Cello Suite #1, which is the piece that Blake plays in the concert on Pollepel in Book #3.


Here is the link.

Hope you enjoy it!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Music!


hi guys,

As you know, classical music plays a major role throughout the VAMPIRE JOURNALS. There are many reasons for this, including the fact that classical music has been around for centuries (like vampires).

I realize it can be hard for a reader to imagine what these classical pieces sound like while reading, so each day, I'm going to post a link to one of the pieces, so you can hear for yourself.

I'll start with Beethoven's Sonata Pathetique (2nd movement). This is the piece that Caleb plays in the Whaling Church in Edgartown. It is also the piece that Caitlin hears in her mind at the end of Book #3.

Let me know if you like it!

Here's the link.

Best wishes,

Morgan

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Book #4

hi guys,

I've been getting a lot of questions about whether there will be a Book #4, and when it will come out, so I thought I'd let you know that YES, there will be a Book #4, and I am hoping for it to come out sometime around early to mid June!

I'll keep you posted as I get a better idea of when exactly the date will be.

Thanks so much for all of your interest and support!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Thursday, April 14, 2011

BETRAYED (Book #3 in the Vampire Journals)


I am thrilled to announce that Book #3 in the Vampire Journals--BETRAYED--is now finished!

As a special thank you to YOU--all of my fans--I wanted to let you know about this before anyone else, as the book is not live anywhere yet.

Also, as a thank you for your support, I want to give you a copy for free! All I ask in return is that you let a friend know about it, and that, if you like it, you post a review on Amazon and BN.

Sound good?

If so, please email me back within the next 24 hours at morgan {AT} morganricebooks.com  and I'll email you the file!

Hope you enjoy it!

Best wishes,

Morgan Rice

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Aquinnah Cliffs


These magical cliffs exist in the remote, southwestern corner of the island of Martha's Vineyard. They are made of clay, and are millions of years old. The local Native Americans consider it a sacred spot.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Cloisters, Part III

The inner courtyard. One of the many corridors Caitlin and Caleb pass through.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Paperback editions!

A lot of people have told me that they'd like to have a print edition of THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS along with the e-book edition, for their bookshelf, and I'm happy to announce that paperback editions of TURNED and LOVED are finally up and available on Amazon! Here are the links: TURNED and LOVED.

Enjoy!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Cloisters

hey guys,

I'm going to start uploading one new picture each day from some of the books' settings.

Today, I'll start with the Cloisters. One of my favorite locations. A real Medieval castle, right in New York City.

This particular room is amazing. Doesn't it seem as if a vampire could be resting in there right now?


Best wishes,

Morgan

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Favorite settings?

hi guys,

I'd love to hear from you re which are your favorite settings so far in the series, and why?

Thanks so much for all of your feedback!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Monday, March 28, 2011

Today's Review

TURNED just got reviewed by The Romance Reviews. Here's an excerpt:

"TURNED is an ideal story for young readers. Morgan Rice did a good job spinning an interesting twist on what could have been a typical vampire tale. Refreshing and unique, TURNED has the classic elements found in many Young Adult paranormal stories. Book #1 of the Vampire Journals Series focuses around one girl…one extraordinary girl!...TURNED is easy to read but extremely fast-paced....Recommended for anyone who likes to read soft paranormal romances. Rated PG."
--The Romance Reviews

I was glad to see this, because they can be quite critical in reviewing other books.

Happy Monday!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Favorite characters?

hey guys,

I'd love to hear back from you re who your favorite charaters are in the series and why.

Best wishes,

Morgan

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Book Donations

The Vienna Public Library contacted me yesterday and asked me if I would donate an e-book for their "Get Caught Reading" month. I was happy to do so. If you know of a worthy cause that needs a book donation, just let me know--I am always happy to help out.

Best wishes,

Morgan

Friday, March 25, 2011

Book 3 in the Vampire Journals

hi guys,

I've been getting a lot of questions about Book 3, so I just want to let you know that yes, there will be a Book 3, and I am happy to report that it will be released sometime around April 15.

Thanks so much for all of your support and feedback! It means a lot!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Paperback Editions

hi guys,

I'm happy to report that paperback editions of TURNED and LOVED are now finalized, and will be available for sale on Amazon and BN in 3-6 weeks!

Thanks for all your support!

Best wishes,

Morgan

Monday, March 7, 2011

LOVED (Book #2 in the Vampire Journals)

I am thrilled to report that Book #2 in the series, LOVED, is now available.




     In LOVED (Book #2 in the Vampire Journals), Caitlin and Caleb embark together on their quest to find the one object that can stop the imminent vampire and human war: the lost sword. An object of vampire lore, there is grave doubt over whether it even exists.
     If there is any hope of finding it, they must first trace Caitlin’s ancestry. Is she really the One? Their search begins with finding Caitlin’s father. Who was he? Why did he abandon her? As the search broadens, they are shocked by what they discover about who she really is.
But they are not the only ones searching for the legendary sword. The Blacktide Coven wants it, too, and they are close on Caitlin and Caleb’s trail. Worse, Caitlin’s little brother, Sam, remains obsessed with finding his Dad. But Sam soon finds himself in way over his head, smack in the middle of a vampire war. Will he jeopardize their search?
     Caitlin and Caleb’s journey takes them on a whirlwind of historic locations—from the Hudson Valley, to Salem, to the heart of historic Boston—the very spot where witches were once hung on the hill of Boston Common. Why are these locations so important to the vampire race? And what do they have to do with Caitlin’s ancestry, and with who she’s becoming?
     But they may not even make it. Caitlin and Caleb’s love for each other is blossoming. And their forbidden romance may just destroy everything they’ve set out to achieve….
     LOVED is the sequel to TURNED, yet it also stands alone as a self-contained novel. LOVED is 51,000 words.

Buy on BN (Nook)
Buy on Amazon (Kindle)
Read the first chapter for free at www.morganricebooks.com

Wednesday, January 26, 2011



In TURNED (Book #1 of the Vampire Journals series), eighteen year old Caitlin Paine finds herself uprooted from her nice suburb and forced to attend a dangerous New York City high school when her Mom moves again. The one ray of light in her new surroundings is Jonah, a new classmate who takes an instant liking to her.

But before their romance can blossom, Caitlin suddenly finds herself changing. She is overcome by a superhuman strength, a sensitivity to light, a desire to feed--by feelings she does not understand. She seeks answers to what’s happening to her, and her cravings lead her to the wrong place at the wrong time. Her eyes are opened to a hidden world, right beneath her feet, thriving underground in New York City. She finds herself caught between two dangerous covens, right in the middle of a vampire war.

It is at this moment that Caitlin meets Caleb, a mysterious and powerful vampire who rescues her from the dark forces. He needs her to help lead him to the legendary lost artifact. And she needs him for answers, and for protection. Together, they will need to answer one crucial question: who was her real father? 

But Caitlin finds herself caught between two men as something else arises between them: a forbidden love. A love between the races that will risk both of their lives, and will force them to decide whether to risk it all for each other...