Chronicles of the Fallen has been a wild ride! In a years time, the story had been outlined and written into four different stories, each detailing a different aspect of the series.
I never thought I would be here today... writing these stories and writing about them afterward! Follow your dreams and take that chance.
Before I took the chance to write, I would read for authors, write reviews and when the time allowed, beta read. I loved every second of it. Then one day along the way I met an amazing woman, Jillian Dodd. She is a treasure and if you don't have her on your reading list, I suggest getting to it... like right now.
I met Jillian when I took on her first published book, That Boy. I fell in LOVE with it! Jillian, like many other indie authors, took the time to talk with me. She and I befriended one another and over time, developed a friendship. Hell we even saw Magic Mike together! (Crazy evening lol!)
Jillian invited me to Book Bash in Orlando last June, 2013. I came out and this was a turning moment for me. I met many amazing authors this day, but this is not what the changing moment was... it was realizing that THIS could be me. Alex and Lisa were waiting patiently for me to listen to them. Samuel... yeah not so much. When he realized I would finally take this story seriously, he began talking NON STOP! The readers of the Fallen series should not be surprised by this. HAHA!
Encouragement from Jillian and her assistant, Beth Suit, is what lead me to start writing out Fallen.
Jillian, thank you will never be enough.
Along the way, I met a few other women that completely changed my life... for the better.
Rebecca Cartee stepped up to the plate as my first beta reader. She informed me she was not a fan of paranormal stories, but wanted to get into beta reading and "why not?" Yes, her words. She took on Fallen and I can personally say, she's never looked back. Rebecca has since become one of my editors and I look forward to working with her in the future.
Kathey (aka: Designs by Katt) came next. She knew exactly what I was looking for in covers and never stopped working. She's image, then send it over. Image more and send it again. When I realized I was falling in love with my covers I knew we had a good partnership.
I began getting curious about author signings and events. I knew they were important but I wasn't sure HOW important. In comes Stella Price.
I met Stella back in November, 2013, before publishing Fallen. I believe I asked her if I should really considering attending TNEE Atlanta because "I'm not published yet and no one knows who I am." In other words, am I kidding myself? She told me I should come, if anything for the experience. Y'all I had so many questions! It's a good thing she did not shun me! LOL!
March 2014 I attended my first signing and came close to selling out of my paperbacks! Stella was right and I'm SO glad I listened to her! She has since become a friend and I treasure her dearly... and our love for Tom Hiddleston and Michael Fassbender. Yum.
After Fallen published, a woman named Tabatha (some of you know her as Faith) and she took a chance on me and offered to publish me moving forward. I've learned a lot from her and hope to continue our work together in many years to come! Thank you for believing in me and my stories.
Finally wrapping this up and certainly... NOT the least... my street team.
When I realized the Fallen series had affected people the way it did completely humbled me (and shocked me!). I met some of the most amazing women from these stories. Nicole Webb is definitely one of them. I believe our first conversation was about "questioning faith" and "letting go of pretenses." Nicole and I had a long talk and I was humbled she took the time to reach out. She was humbled I took the time to talk to her. (Seriously authors, talk to your readers. They're your bread and butter!).
In closing, many, many thanks go out to Jillian, Rebecca, Kathey, Stella and Nicole... among many, many others. Are there stories after the Fallen series? You bet there is! Will they follow this series? Unfortunately, no. This series stops with Culmination; however, in the future, if Samuel continues to pester me the way he does, he may get a novella or two. LOL! Archangel Michael occasionally bends my ear so watch out, you may see him in something soon. Who knows?
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. It means the world to me. Anytime, reach out and say hi. Tell me who you love more, Alex, Samuel or Jonathan? LOL I know there's a few Michael fans as well! Again, thank you so much for reading the stories, reading this blog and just... being there.
Much love!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Ultimate power comes with ultimate betrayal. Trust No One.
War is coming and sides must be chosen. Jonathan has grown into his powers and he’s stronger than he could ever begin to understand. Having abilities from both worlds makes him one of the most powerful beings on earth. Even Elysium has no control over him.
Hell has risen and with it, the coming apocalypse. Their sights are set on Jonathan, the Nephilim’s and the traitors against Hell. Michael warned the light will not be involved… until war or death are inevitable.
Taking matters into his own hands, Jonathan builds an army and in the process, meets an unlikely ally. She’s sexy as hell and knowledgeable about all things demon. He also knows her from somewhere but can’t figure out who she is.
Secrets are unfolding and his world begins closing in around him. Will Jonathan be strong enough to face the truth or will he lose himself and submit to the darkness?
Is this cover not beautiful? Meet Jonathan, son of Lisa and Alex Carter. He's the Nephilim born from the Hybrid Angel/Demon (Alex) and human mother (Lisa). You first met them in Fallen and continued their story in Redemption. Atonement told you Samuel's story. Now step into Culmination where the final chapter of Chronicles of the Fallen takes you through Jonathan's struggle... as well as the other characters you've met along the way... in FIRST PERSON POINT OF VIEW!
Look for the story to release on July 10th!!! I cannot WAIT for you to get your hands on the final installment!
Bio and where to find Julie Morgan!
Originally from Burleson, Texas Julie always had a love of books, especially paranormal stories. Julie finally took the leap and began writing with encouragement from her family.
Having worked in IT her entire career, Julie now spends her free time writing. Living in Central Florida with her husband and daughter, her favorite pastime is reading children's stories to her daughter, especially those around animals.
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Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/juliemorganbooks
Have you not read the other stories yet? Here's your chance! You can pick them up here!
I can't believe it's exactly 90 days till I hit the publish button on book 2 of the Chronicles of the Fallen series! Redemption takes a deeper dive into the lives of Lisa and Alex. You'll meet a few new angels and demons and you may receive a visit from Samuel.
Some have asked, "What happened to Xander and Mariah?" Well you must read Redemption to find out!
During the course of Redemption, you'll follow Lisa and Alex along their adventure of "what the hell just happened?" Haha kidding, but in all seriousness, Fallen leaves you on a gasping cliffhanger. If you're wanting to know what happens next, then on March 15th press that "ONE CLICK" button!
Fallen has published!!! The responses to it have been amazing and more than I could have ever hoped for! I'm truly humbled. If you haven't picked up your copy, here's the link to Amazon to do so!
Redemption is underway! My betas have completed their read through and my street team is finishing up. So far, the consensus is "AMAZING!" "BLOWS FALLEN OUT OF THE WATER!" "I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!" Again, completely humbled and I can't thank my teams enough for their hard work and effort as we move along together in this journey!
In Redemption, I take a deeper dive into the characters you met in Fallen. I also introduce you to new characters; new angels and demons. "You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll gasp and at the end, you'll want to kick Julie in her butt, then choke her while screaming, why did you do that!" I laugh with conviction to this because the story made its impact on the reader, which at the end of the day, is my goal. You'll get a better look into Alex, watch Lisa change, hate Samuel even more (as if that were possible!) and meet the new characters, whom you'll thoroughly enjoy!
Also, some have asked what happens to Xander and Mariah. You'll have to read Redemption to find out!
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