Friday, October 26, 2012

SWEET PERIL And Your Most Perilous Moment...

This is the week of cover reveals!

Which is funny, because I don’t ever do cover reveals unless they’re for close friends. And Wendy Higgins has been such a motivator/support to me from the very beginning of my writing journey. So I’m SO excited to be part of her cover reveal for SWEET PERIL (Out April 30, 2013), sequel to SWEET EVIL (out by HarperTeen now). 

Here it is!


Anna Whitt, daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a claim. She’d been naive about a lot of things. Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

Book 3 of The Sweet Trilogy, Sweet Reckoning, is slated for spring/summer 2014.


To go along with the “peril” theme, I thought I’d share one of my perilous moments…

Eight years ago hubs and I went to Iceland. We landed at 1:00 in the morning, with nothing but the packs on our backs and a Reykjavik stamp in our passports. We didn’t have a place to stay, with only a few dollars in our pockets. We had been herded out of the airport without any transportation and were left outside in the freezing temperatures with the nearest hotel being $400 a night.

To put it mildly, we felt like Tom Hanks after his Fedex airplane crashed. Stranded, and castaway.

There we were, standing in the cold considering our options, when a man with a duffel bag asked us if we needed a ride. Being young and naïve, we responded yes, we did, but that we didn’t know where because we didn’t have a place to stay. He then offered his place, but said it was a drive. The hubs immediately said, “Yes, that would be great!” while I was elbowing him in the side, totally not wanting to go off into the car with this guy in this strange country in the middle of the night to his house.  Honestly, the man could’ve had a body in that duffel.

But we went.

We piled into his white van with tinted windows (I mean, come on!) and headed off into the night.

Conversation was fine until he started talking about guns. All the while I’m trying to memorize the pitch-dark snowy landscape outside in case we'd have to bolt and run for our lives. Then we pulled up to this high security compound with a barbed wire fence and guards holding rifles.

Our guide, Brent, was actually a military helicopter pilot and “his place” was a little apartment in the American military base. He was amazing. He let us have his bed and gave us his car to drive for the week. All for free. He was our angel. I honestly don’t know what we would have done without his help. To this day, hubs and I are trying to locate him and thank him again. What could've been a nightmare turned out to be one of our favorite weeks of our lives. 

What memories of peril does this story spawn for you? Share with us one of your scariest moments! And don't forget to check out Wendy's work!

Red. Head. Out. :D 


  1. What a great story! The part about the white van with the tinted windows totally made me laugh out loud. Glad to hear the situation turned out okay and resulted in a good memory for you and your husband. Most of my perilous moments involve minor things like heights, camping during electrical storms, and fender benders, although allergic reactions do rank up there as pretty serious peril. Nothing as crazy as hitchhiking in Iceland though! You guys are brave!

  2. That sounds like a crazy fun/scary adventure. Iceland is one of the places I've always wanted to go. Any scary moments I've had have to do with loss of hubby or child. (They were all fine by the way) There were probably others since I'm terrified of dogs but I seem to have blocked those from my memory.

  3. The red sky on the cover is very foreboding.

  4. love your perilous story! we are so wreckess when we're young! no thought for consequences...scary!
    and the book sounds just as tempting!

  5. Hey,

    Don't ya mean Ireland, not Iceland :)

    seriously, email me...might be that my wife (USN) can be of help?

  6. I don't think I'd have the guts to do what you did. I would've said a polite no. I've seen/read too many horror movies/books. :)

    Never read Wendy Higgins. Seen a lot about her this past year though. I should check her out. Thanks.

    1. I mean check out her books. That sounds so stalkerish. :)

  7. I love your perilous story!!! I was scared there for a second, lol! Sometimes it pays to trust people. :)
    Thanks for the cover love!

  8. Gosh, I think I'd be terrified in that situation ... I don't handle scary well - even in movies. I'm glad you're still alive :)

  9. I've been waiting, and waiting, and waiting for this!

  10. LOL I was looking through the comments and saw Suzi's above which says "I mean check out her books. That sounds so stalkerish." I originally read it as "Check out her boobs. That sounds so stalkerish." And I did a double take thinking, whoah...did Morgan show her boobs somewhere? Lulz.

  11. Being run over by a car and pinned underneath (which happened to me 9 years ago this August) is a league of perilousness all its own. A somewhat less scary moment was on my second trip to Israel, when we were on our tour bus in the Golan Heights, near the Syrian border, during one of Israel's rare snowstorms. The driver was going the wrong way on a one-way road, with barbed wire and landmine signs on both sides, and refused to put his defoggers on for the longest time. He finally had to back up the mountain the exact same way he'd come, as the snow got worse.

  12. 6 years old getting the cows in to milk.. middle of a big field, half ton Charolais bull charging me, and me petrified in fear. Dad drove in 1st gear for the half mile from the silage pit cause he didn't want to take time to shift. Hit the bull straight on with the truck. Bull shook it off like nothing. Dad grabbed me, threw me in the cab and drove me home. Loaded up the bull that same day and took it to the sale yard. Standing still probably saved me from serious injury or worse as it charged me twice and stopped bout 5 yards away both times. Last time it didn't stop. Bull was bout 10 feet from me when Dad hit it. Still remember every detail of the event.

  13. Pretty cover and you guys were so lucky!

    I had some perilous experimentation with hitchhiking when I was in my teens that could have ended badly, but luckily for me, didn't.

    *sigh* and in three years I will have my very own teenager who is showing every sign of being adept at making perilous decisions!

  14. I was legitimately nervous about that white van...I'm glad everything was completely fine and not like the movie Taken :D

    I would say my big "perilous" moment was on a flight back to the States from London. Once the plane was somewhere over Canada undercover cops arrested the guy sitting in the row next to me. It turned out that he had false papers and a child passport on him.

    I still think they should have arrested him London instead of waiting an entire trip across the Atlantic (aka, some 11 or so hours) but that's just me...

  15. Wow, I'm glad that story with the van didn't end how I was worried it was going to end (though you being alive to tell it say something).

    Interesting book idea for Sweet Peril, though I admit I'm most interested in how her parents managed to get together, ha! ;)

  16. I'm so glad things turned out for the best during your trip.

    Great cover and description. :)

  17. Oh my! What a story!!! :D

    Lovely cover, too. :P

  18. Amazing cover and even more amazing story! Wow.

  19. Love the cover!

    I had a similar story, but mine happened in Heathrow Airport when I was in university. I was stranded there overnight and foolishly agreed to get into the vehicle of a worker there. He took me for a ride around the parking lot and tried to convince me to go home with him. He promised to get me back in time for my flight. Yeah, like I was going to do that. As it was, I was kicking myself for leaving the security of the building with him. Fortunately he got the hint when I found some guys who were in MUCH better shape than him, and hung out with them.

  20. Yikes!!! You're so adventurous, Morg!! Iceland?! Awesome, and such a scary situation. Glad it turned out okay!!

    Wendy's cover looks fab, I need to read her first book!

  21. So happy your Icelandic Adventure turned to awesome :)
    As a military spouse I see this type of thing all the time. I've been on both ends. I will ask Live-In Handyman if he knows of any super-sleuthing methods to track down your Brent.

  22. This is an awesome story :) Something like this happened to my parents -- they got in a car with a guy who pulled out a gun, but the gun was to shoot off wild animals or something (it wasn't America). Awesome cover by the way! Looks like a TV show poster.

  23. Ooh, Sweet Peril sounds amazing! Adding it to my list, thanks!

    And Iceland? Nice! I've always wanted to go there.

    As for perilous - I once got stuck in a hotel elevator in Cairo with a very weird, staring, sweating, scooting towards me and then away again Bell Hop. Longest wait of my life - and we were only stuck a few minutes! Still, I ought not be stuck with staring, sweating, scooting men in confined spaces.

  24. This looks Christmas book wish list is EXPANDING! Thanks for sharing- new reader/follower.
    Happy weekend!

  25. Okay that sounds like an amazing adventure.

  26. I love the cover! I have an Icelandic neighbour! He is a nice guy, short and strong but you can imagine him as one of his ancestors...fearsome! A real life viking!

  27. Wendy's Sweet Peril cover is so intense and beautiful. Awesome!

    I've been wanting to go to Iceland ever since I saw a pic of a resort there with hot springs in the middle of a hotel, with people sipping champagne there in the water! That was quite a stomach-turning adventure you and your husband had, Morgan! Glad it all turned out so well!

  28. Wow, I'm glad that turned out well for you! Definitely could have gone in a completely different direction. What a nice guy; I hope you can track him down.

    I've done plenty of stupid things that should have landed me in my own personal horror movie plot, but they've all turned out okay. Shew, thank goodness.

    Great cover!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

  29. What an intriguing story and the cover is beautiful!

  30. It's moments like that that make us grateful, but if you're anything like me, I also look back and think "What were we thinking?!"

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  32. I love this cover!!! I haven't read this series yet, but I'm dying too. Thx for sharing. :)

  33. Beautiful Cover and Congrats to Wendy!

    What an AWESOME story Morg.... You know ... since we haven't been friends for too long AND I haven't done one of these posts in a while because lack of stories. WELL this story definitely qualifies as an "Earthly Angel!" I am always looking for these special people to post about. People who ... give of themselves and ask for nothing in return. If I may use YOUR story.. I would love to post it for all my blogger friends who are not familiar with your fabulousness ... LOL.

    Let me know.

  34. What a pretty cover, just as amazing as Sweets Evil's cover. I've still got to read the first book. Can't wait. It's definitely on the list. :D



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