Saturday, May 19, 2018

It's coming this fall!

Happy weekend!
I hope you're all reading and enjoying the newest Hunter book, Absolution. I loved writing it. There's something magical about all four of those bad boys when they are put in a room together.
They make me laugh.

Anyway, I'm just taking a break from working on my final approval of All the King's Henchmen, and writing It's Good to Be Loved to pop in and give you some news.
I've just put the new Croft book up for preorder.
So, if you love the Crofts, you're not going to want to miss this one.
I promise.
We pick off 3 months after Poppy's rape, and her running from Dimitri. What happened? Did he lose it? Did he kill Jeffrey Raye?

Well, you will find out.
This is the last Croft book of the year.
I hope you enjoy it. It will be available August 3rd 2018





Warning: contains graphic violence, sex scenes, and language. This Mob family isn't for the weak at heart. Read at your own risk.

Book #6 in the Croft Mob Family Series.

He’s back, and Greyson Croft has one hell of a problem brewing. When Poppy Wayne ran, she left someone behind, and now Dimitri Gideon is one hot mess.
He’s cranky.
He’s surly.
He’s ready to walk.
Greyson knows that in order to keep the family intact, he has to find the missing piece to Dimitri’s heart. So, he asks the only people he knows who can help him.
The Blackhawks.
With the intel they send, they also give him a gift.
Or is that a curse?
Nikita is something Petrova, but whose side is she really on? Is she too good to be true? It looks like Vegas’s Black Widow is going to be one more mystery they need to solve.
As they chase Poppy, they also need to handle the rat in Vegas. Ex-commissioner Raye is up to no good, and in order for the family to stay at the top of the food chain, they need to end Raye’s reign of terror.
Bad guys, good guys, guys gunning for them all…
In Vegas, you don’t always win.
Sometimes, in the end…
There is NO JUSTICE.

Get your copy reserved! 
That way you can read it before everyone else. Pre-orders happen 5 hours before the main release :) 

Much love, Mayhem, and Murder, 

Morgan. 



Thursday, May 10, 2018

Tomorrow is the day!

It's book release time again!
Tomorrow, you'll be able to download Absolution, book 2 in the Hunter Mercenary series.
I truly enjoyed writing this book.


Warning: Contains language, violence, sex, and killing. For mature audiences. Contains sexy men behaving very badly.
Book Two in the Hunter Mercenary series by Amazon internationally bestselling author, Morgan Kelley.


Their job is far from over.
In fact, it’s only begun.
The Hunters are on the trail of a sex ring that has come to New Orleans by way of Vegas, and it’s going to be one of those cases. Zayn, Rogue, and Dakota are stuck in the middle of a city on the brink of chaos and working on chasing their own demons. Only, this case is connected, and can’t be ignored.
Yeah, and that’s not all.
The Blackhawks are back, and they have a new mission for the mercenaries. It’s do or die. It’s life or death. It’s a woman’s life hanging in the balance.
It’s not like they can say no.
There’s another woman to rescue—and it won’t be easy. They have to extract Storm St. Clair after a year trapped in the sex ring.
Yeah, cakewalk.
Meanwhile, with the rest of New Orleans, they’re asses are on the line.
With Charlotte’s death, Purgatory is on fire. The city is divided, and they are now wearing targets of their own.
What’s a group of mercenaries to do?
Take everyone down.
Watch it burn.
And hold nothing back.
The Hunters are on the job, and before it’s over, N’awlins will know what they’re up to, but that’s half the danger and fun.
Death is coming.


And it’s no one’s friend. 


I hope you like it! I hope you're entertained as much as i was. Those bad boys are back, and the insanity begins...

Tomorrow. 


Happy reading!

Much love, mayhem, and murder, 

Morgan. 


PS. 

Send your questions. It's almost time for more Q&A with MK!!!!


author.m.kelley@gmail.com

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Top of the morning!

It's a snowy day here in PA.
Yes, snow in April.
I've had my coffee, and I'm beginning my day with some detailing of the August Croft book, but first good news.
There's a new FBI flashback book up for pre-order!
July will have a new book heading your way!

To reserve your copy, so you get it before it's available for purchase, here's the link. 


Available July 13th, 2018
Honor Thy Anger

All he wanted was to work with his girlfriend and to have a rare date night at the local summer carnival. Who doesn’t like cotton candy, making out in a haunted tunnel of terror, and being with the one you love?
It seemed innocent enough.
Right?
Well, with their lives, nothing was ever easy, and that hot summer night was only the beginning. Instead of celebrating life, Doctor Christopher Leonard, and his significant other, Special Agent Elizabeth LaRue, were about to wade right into death.
Literally.
While trying to navigate their way through a new relationship and balance it with their careers, a serial killer is taking women from the local carnival and using their bodies in nefarious ways.
He’s twisted.
He’s sick.
Oh, and he’s gotten their attention along with the local law.
Together, as they fight for their right to be a couple and work through their own issues, they have no choice but to play a sick and twisted game with a carnival madman who has his sights set on finding his own love.
In the end, the killer will get his prize.
And Elizabeth LaRue might get what she didn’t really want.
A madman’s devotion.

I hope you enjoy it! You guys wanted more flashbacks, so here's another heading your way!
Happy almost weekend!
Be safe.
Be warm if you're in the snow zone, and be happy!

Much love, mayhem, and murder,

Morgan. 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Found Curses!

It's release day tomorrow!
It's time for another LIttlemoon book! Found Curses is ready for tomorrow!



Found Curses #9 in the Littlemoon Investigation series

Warning: murder, sex, and adult situations.

His death has been weighing on her shoulders for two long years. London Daniels is finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel…if a one-night stand with Beau Christensen doesn’t ruin her chances of solving her brother’s murder—first.
Returning to Half Moon Bay, the home of her racecar driving brother, is hard.
Returning with a man she’s fallen for and knows is bad for her is a whole other ballgame. It’s the ultimate kind of dangerous. It’s likely going to be her downfall.
Yet, London has to put her faith in her twin brother, Arsen Woods, and the Littlemoons. They may be the only way to reach into the great beyond and find the clues needed to find out who stole away Dallas Daniels’s life.
Only, the person who killed him doesn’t want the truth to come out—at all. Two years, and wounds still run deep.
London is in danger, and there’s only one person who can save her. Will Beau Christensen get over Nyx’s death in time to see that his fate is right there before him?
Or is he going to drop the ball, tearing the Woods, Daniels, and Littlemoon families apart….
FOREVER.
Sometimes, the worst thing in life is Found Curses.
They can be deadly.

I really can't wait for you to read it. I know i left the last book with a cliffhanger, and this one will also have one, but i promise it will be so worth it. I know a few of you don't like them, but when you're delivering books this big, sometimes, you have to leave it hanging. We can't go around leaving 1200 page books for y'all!
Then you'll be spoiled!
:)
So, head out to Amazon and get the newest Littlemoon book. If you preordered, you'll have it on your kindle by 12:00 A.M. EST. If you haven't ordered yet, you'll be allowed to purchase and start reading around 4 A.M EST.
Happy reading!
Tell me what you think!

I love London Daniels, and i'm fond of Dallas too. I think Trey is going to meet his match.
:)

You can get it here!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

It's question and answer day!

Howdy, all!

I'm sorry it's been a while. Banging out 16 books this year is a crazy undertaking! (Who knew?) I'm behind in my email replies, my FB posts, and basically everything but showering and coffee.
:)
BUT, today, I wanted to get this blog post done. I've been promising all of you some answers to the most widely asked questions.

You asked, so Morgan is going to deliver.

Santana asks, 

Morgan, how do you prep for writing a book? Is there something you do? I always wanted to write one, but then i can't seem to make it happen. What's the trick?

I get this one A LOT.
There is no trick. You park your ass in a chair, and you write. That's all I have. Sorry! I've been asked by countless people who think I have some magic way of banging out the books. I don't. I have a love of what I do, and I'm blessed that I don't do it for the money. If you start the process thinking you have no choice but to be a success so you can quit your job, you're setting yourself up for a shit-ton of pressure. I have none on me. I sit, I tell a story, and I move on. I will tell you that I do have a formula. Each book has to have so many sex scenes, so many suspects, and so many points of climax (not the sex--get it out of the gutter! HAHAHHAH)
Other than that, I live in my head a lot.
Now, as for prepping for a book. That I do have a system. I read the previous book, and then when I'm on the treadmill, I'm working it out in my head. By six miles, I have the first eight chapters plotted, and that's the hardest part. Laying the framework is the hardest.
Elizabeth and I run together--a lot!


Beth asks, 

I follow a few authors. What do you listen to when you write, and how long does a book take to complete?


Well, it's not a one step process. I sit down and write a book usually on a Thursday or Friday. Why?
The husband is home on the weekends, and i have kids. He steps up and plays mom so I can work. I start Thursday, and I'm done with the first draft by Tuesday. So--6 days. Is this a decent copy?
NO. 
There's no sex scenes. It's stripped bare. I then put the book away for a minimum of 4 weeks, and then go back to it. It's like reading a new book for me. I then sit down and for 7 days to detail it. I give the book the sex scenes. I add the drama, and I then call it a wrap--for 1 more week. After that week, I edit it. Then, it goes off to Rachel for two edits, and Laura for one. In between, I do 2 more edits so its as clean as it possibly can be when you get it. We can't catch it all, but we try our hardest. The process takes 2-3 months--per book. We have 3 books going at one time, alternating between the three of us. That's how we pull 16 books off a year.

When I write, I don't listen to music. I sit in absolute silence at 12 am. I work 12 am til 7, get the kids up for school, get them cybered, and then at 10 am go back to work until 2. I make dinner, and then to bed for me. The hubby stays up with the kids. The ONLY time I listen to music, which y'all seem curious about, is when I'm running. See the above questions.

What do i listen to?
I love the Cranberries. I love Bad Wolves (if you've never heard their rendition of Zombie, listen to it! It's amazing!)
I like Nine Inch Nails.
Old school rock.
Why so hard, you ask? That's what Elizabeth likes. She drives the bus :) HAHAHHAH Blame her.
She's hardcore and needs that motivation when on the treadmill. She's brutal.

Mona asks, 

In The Killing Times, Elizabeth takes out her 1/2 brother with what seems to be permanent brain damage. Will we ever see George again? Love the flashback books. Will we ever get a "Flash forward" book? The Hunter books were originally going to be a trilogy. Is it confirmed a series? Please? After dealing with the "Family issues" in "True Justice" can we expect more of Dimitri's past to play into their future? Hints? Also, can you talk about the kind of research you do for your books? Science? Locations? Culture? FBI?

Mona is on my FB page, so she gets all the hints she's getting! LOL If you follow me on FB, you know that I do drop teases now and again because that's how i roll. I should have dropped more for Love Knows no Bounds. Who knew so many of you wanted a slaughter-fest for Valentines Day! Sickos! lol. Well, you shall have that for Christmas and Valentine's day next year :)
I promise.
No more simple lovey dovey romance.

As for her questions, yes, you will see George again. I've downplayed his injury--basically not discussing it, but old Georgie isn't out for the count yet. When will we see him? Time of Death--January's book, and you'll also see him in Cause of Death, the January flashback. :)

Ahhhh, the flashback books. Honestly, they were never meant to be. On night, I was sitting there, talking about the books with my husband, and it hit me. We don't have their backstory. I can't put more in a book (They are already 600-700+ pages each) so why not give them a glimpse of what the past was like. I try to keep it consistent, but we all know how crazy Elizabeth is. She likes to mix it up. There will be 2 flashback books a year from here on out. Since dropping Oracle (lack of reviews and feedback) they will be taking the place once during the year. As for the other slot, you may see more Oracle. I don't know. I'm giving everyone this year to blow me away with reviews. Amazon penalizes us if we don't get them. Yes, they are my boss--along with all of you.

Honestly, reviews matter. If you don't leave them, I assume you don't like the book, and I pull it from the rotation. I had planned 2 Croft books this fall. The current book isn't getting the reviews, so I've dropped one of them. It was a best seller. A LOT of people bought it. (thousands) 15 reviewed it. That's all kinds of wrong, people! Help a girl out!
Pulling books isn't fun. I hate doing it, but something has to give, and I let you guys decide what it is. As for Flash forward books, yes, they are in the works, once i get ALL of the Blackhawk-Whitefox-Leonard kids into play. You can't have a flash forward until you see all the characters starting in this series. :)
It is coming. I have a fun twist in the works.
Will they all be alive?
Will the Blackhawks still be married? Divorced?
Who will lead the family in law enforcement?
HINT CHARLIE. 

The Hunter books.
Well, I have up to book 5 planned out. It's going to come down to you guys. If you leave reviews, I know you love them, and they will be scheduled. This year, I've scheduled one for November, and a Christmas FBI book.
Atonement
Absolution
Amends
Apology
Acrimony
That's the order. So, as of now, there will be at least 5. Keep reviewing, letting me know you love them, and I will deliver. The first one got 43 reviews. That's a good start, but only you guys have the power to make or break a book series.

Dimitri's past... yes. You have a lot more coming. We've met Natasha, Katerina, Viktor, but we know there are more siblings out there. Will they be the good guys or the bad guys? Can a shitty gene pool make or break a person in life? Or are bad kids made by bad parents?
We shall find out.
Plus, you're going to meet a new player in the game. Enter Nikita Petrova. Will she be their salvation or one more ugly sin? Can she break them apart?  Heath has his hands full....that's all you get :)

As for my research...I have a friends in law enforcement who I frequently ask a lot of questions. I pick their brains. As for research, I let the story lead me. Locations...random. I love certain cities, and I've traveled to quite a few. I use them as information in books.
DC. 
New Orleans
Atlanta
Philly
etc. 
With forensics, I study a lot. I TRY to keep it as close to reality as possible. Do they get DNA results in a day? NO. Unfortunately, you can't write a book without it, so I bend it a little. The FBI gets their results a little faster, but it still takes time.
I was once called out on Quantico not being where the FBI was based, and I used it because I felt the Hoover Building made it harder to write the books. It's a smaller place, and contained. I switched it back, since I didnt realize some people were so UPSET about it. With fiction, I have leeway, and I try not to use it too often--but if it means a better story? Yes, I'll go there.
Anything for you guys!
For research, I don't watch TV, and I don't read ANYONE's books. As in, no one. Nada. Zilch. My books, when you read them, are stories I didnt see elsewhere. If I do watch TV, it's things that only add to the story. Police procedurals, serial killer stories, etc. I pull my forensics from them. I think we are 70 books in, and I haven't really repeated a killing--yet. I feel some more cannibalism coming...
HAHAHHAHAH

That's only a brief sampling of your questions.
If you have more, leave them in the comments below, and you might also be picked to have yours answered. Of the three above, I'm going to randomly pick one of you to receive an autographed book of your choice. I'll send it out to you.

THE WINNER?
Beth. Message me your address, and the book you want, and I'll send it out for you!

Thank you for your time, your love, and your questions!
Keep reading!
OH! REVIEW!!!!

Make an author happy! She needs love too!


Much love, mayhem, and murder,
MK

PS.
The next book is April 13th! Found Curses! Heading your way! Let's get our Littlemoon on!