Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Welcome author Elizabeth Morgan

I'd like to welcome author Elizabeth Morgan to my blog today.   Let's find out more about her and her book "Motel Creak."  She is also having a contest:

Competition Time!

I’m giving away a swag pack to a lucky commenter. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave me a comment- with your email address - in reply to the following question:

Which horror movie would you hate to be in?

The competition ends on February 19th at midnight – 6pm est time – I will then pick a winner with the help of Random.org. and email their copy to them. Good luck! J

1-How long have you been writing?

I have been writing since I was a child. I never wrote full blown stories, but I liked to write little poems and draw picture for my mother. When I got in to high school and colleges my attention turned to script writing – mainly because I studied drama and doing such things was a part of the course.
It wasn’t until 2009 that I actually started writing with the aim to become published. So, I’ve been writing for about four years now, and I have been a published author for almost two years. My debut was released May 6th 2011. How sad am I that I remember the date? Ha.

2- What is your favorite genre to write?

Erotic Romance would be the first that springs to mind because every book I have written has been a romance, but all have different heat levels. I love romance with my story. I love watching feelings between two – or more characters – grow. The buildup to that first kiss is addictive.
Otherwise, I would say paranormal. Out of the seven books I have published and the four projects I’m working on at the moment, seven stories out eleven are paranormals or have paranormal elements in them. So, I would definitely go with Paranormal Erotic Romance as my fave genre.
The reason for that is I basically love to read and watch the genre. I love to read myths and legends, and I’m a sucker for love stories even if they are tragic. And the paranormal genre, well, I just think that this particular genre has a lot of breathing room for a writer to be creative. There is so much you can play with and reinvent. It’s fascinating.

3-What are you working on now?
I’m currently working on four projects.
Truth or Dare? – A short contemporary erotic about a group of friends who basically get drunk and play truth or dare and for the two main characters one thing leads to another and they finally give in to their urges.
Let Me In – A Dark Erotic Paranormal – I originally planned for this to be a short, but it is expanding. So, length wise I’m not sure, but this story is about a broken hearted woman who ends up taking the wrong man to bed.
Charged (Generation Breed Series: The Turning Point: Part 1) and Tainted (Generation Breed Series: The Turning Point: Part 2)
 I can’t really say what genre this falls under. It is a mash-up at the moment. So, Erotic Romance, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Dystopian, Superheroes. This is a new series set in the future. Scientifically engineered shapeshifters. Vigilantes. Crime. Prejudice. It’s a complex story, a complex world and will remain so even when I iron out the kinks. Basically, both books are centered on the same events and characters, but book 1 focuses on two leads, and book 2 focuses on another two leading characters.
It’s a big work in progress, but I aim to have them both done by the end of the year.

4-When you begin a story do you start with character or plot?
Either. Sometimes the characters will walk up to me and start talking, and sometimes I will get images, and scenes forming in my head. A lot of the time I get the characters and a scene – sometimes the beginning of the book if I am lucky – walking up to me all at once.
It really depends, but either way I always manage to work with whatever I am given.

5-Tell us about your latest/upcoming release. What inspired it? 
Creak is my first erotic thriller and ménage story, which was released by Secret Cravings Publishing on January 28th.
To be honest I saw an anthology call for Halloween stories. The criteria interested me so much that I just decided I would have a go at writing a thriller. I am a big fan of horror/thriller movies. I watch a lot of them, own a lot of them. So, I thought well, use your knowledge and just have a go.
I have to say it wasn’t so easy coming up with an idea. I didn’t want to do a “slasher” story, which is what a lot of horrors seem to be nowadays. So, I had to sit and think about things that freaked me out, or situations in films that I wouldn’t like to be in, and go from there.
I’m not a fan of Motels. I’ve never stayed in one, and I mean no disrespect to owners or anyone who has stayed in them. They are very useful establishments, but the idea that your bedroom door leads right out to a parking lot . . . having people walk past your window and door . . . thin walls. I don’t think I would be able to sleep very well. Then there is the fact that I have watched such films as Psycho, Road Kill, Hitcher and Vacancy; all of which are based around or feature a Motel.
I’m also not a fan of taking shortcuts, because knowing my luck I will get lost. I don’t like wide open spaces where there is no one around for miles, because lord knows what could happen to you.
Throw all these factors into the pot and I basically had an idea that made me uncomfortable enough to want to write the story.
It isn’t all blood and guts, and a crazy man running after you with a knife, but it is creepy. If you read this book and you are uncomfortable then I have done my job. My aim with Creak is to unnerve not to terrify.
Thank you Lily for having me on your blog and thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read my ramblings. I am now going to leave you with an excerpt from Creak. I hope you enjoy!
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(An Erotic Thriller)
By Elizabeth Morgan

“What happens in Silver Creek, stays in Silver Creek.”
 After spending the summer as a recluse due to a bad break-up, Nicole Saunders agrees to go to The Heat Wave Festival with her best friends, Kacey and Tyler.

Along with three other friends they plan to take a shortcut through the small town of Silver Creek; the last thing any of them expected was to become lost and end up pulling in to a motel for the night.

The Creek Motel is isolated and the last place Nicole wants to be, especially after meeting the glacial owner, but her discomfort is soon forgot as she finally gives in to her feelings and asks Kacey and Tyler to spend the night with her.

A decision she quickly regrets when she discovers that their friend has mysteriously disappeared from her locked room in the middle of the night. Worried, Nicole presumes the worst, but quickly discovers that Jayne's disappearance is more disturbing than any of them could have guessed.



Chapter Two

Friday, September 12th, 2014
9:38 p.m.

We had lost the sun about two hours ago, the helpful lights of the other cars and the freeway about an hour after that.
We had all agreed to cut through the small town of Silver Creek in order to knock an hour off our journey—a decision I was beginning to regret.
My face had been practically glued to the window for the last half an hour as I tried to figure out where the night sky ended and the ground began. It was pitch black out there. Not the kind of night painted in a mixture of dark hues with the added color jumping out once in a while. This was total and complete darkness, the type that seemed to move with us. The half moon and clear blanket of stars above had become our only indication that we hadn't just driven into a tunnel with no end.
The headlights of Kacey's green camper van continued to guide us along the narrow road and further toward Silver Creek, which I still wasn't sure if we had arrived in or not.
In the dim orange glow of the overhead light, I turned to look at Kacey. The blood had drained from his knuckles due to the grip he had on the steering wheel, and his plump lips were set in a firm line. He was pissed. I would even say livid. Which meant only one thing, we had gotten lost.
"Kay?" I said softly. "You might as well pull over."
His eyes narrowed to slits. His focus stuck to the ongoing road. "No."
"It’s pitch black. There are no lights anywhere. No sign of life. Pull over, and let's all spend the night in the van. We can set off early tomorrow, when we can actually see, and figure out where the hell we are exactly."
He may have been a mechanic, but puncturing a tire or crashing into a tree was the last thing any of us needed.
"There's a Motel."
I looked at the surrounding darkness with wide eyes. "I don't see one."
He turned the GPS we had attached to the dashboard toward me, and pointed at a small blue square. "It should be here somewhere."
I stared at the small screen and then back out the front window. Who the hell would put a motel out here? Then again, I suppose if it’s a small trade town, and people did cut through like we’re doing….
 "There's the fucker." Kacey declared and put his foot on the gas.
The van jolted as we went over a bump in the road, and a groan came from the back. "What the hell, Kay?" I turned to see Tyler rubbing the back of his head, and looking at us through hooded lids. "Are we there yet?"
I shook my head. "We're lost."
"We're not lost." Kacey stated sharply. "I came down the right route. It's just fucking taking forever because I have to go at a tortoise pace because some stupid asshole didn't think about putting up lights on this shitty back road."
Tyler yawned. "So, we're lost?"
Kacey growled. "We'll stop here and set off in the morning."
I looked back out at the road and watched the speck of light that had suddenly emerged from nowhere, growing bigger and bigger, and finally forming in to a readable size and shape.
The tall sign to the "Creek Motel" flickered in the on-going darkness. The faulty light to the isolated establishment appeared to be the only indication that actual people lived in the area. After an hour of nothing but darkness, the sight caused a pop of relief to tickle my stomach.
Kacey slowed and turned the van in to the small parking lot.
Apart from the two cars sitting along the front of the L-shaped building, the only other sign that the motel operated came from the dull light seeping through the curtains of a few rooms. The van filled with soft groans as Tyler woke up the others and Kacey maneuvered into a free space.
"Are you kidding me?" Disgust leaked in to Jayne's sleep-filled voice.
Kacey scrubbed his hands down his face. "What did you expect, the Hilton?"
"I expected to be in a packed parking lot with tons of people, and lights and loud music." She yawned. "Where are we?"
He cut the engine, and slid out of his seatbelt. "We're stopping here for the night."
"Where is here?"
"We're in Silver Creek."
"Yeah, which is just another name for we're in the middle of fucking nowhere."
Kacey twisted in his seat. "Look, it's too dark. So we're stopping here. We'll set off in the morning and be at the festival in no time. Deal with it."
Dry laughter scraped her throat. "You're so grumpy. Jesus. It's not my fault we had to set off at half past five. We should have set off tomorrow morning."
Kacey popped his jaw, and slid a look at me. "I'll go get us signed in, shall I?"
"I'll come with you." I pushed the door open, and climbed out of the van.
I pulled my jacket tightly around me as we made our way across the rough gravel ground toward the entrance. In the silence, I could hear each small gust of wind whipping around the solitary building.
I followed Kacey through the open doorway in to the dingy, snug reception, which had bare brick walls with old photographs lining them and a heavily worn and scratched wooden floor. Kacey hit the small brass bell sitting on the reception desk and we both stood looking at the closed office door.

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Competition Time!

I’m giving away a swag pack to a lucky commenter. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave me a comment- with your email address - in reply to the following question:

Which horror movie would you hate to be in?

The competition ends on February 19th at midnight – 6pm est time – I will then pick a winner with the help of Random.org. and email their copy to them. Good luck! J

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Elizabeth lives in a small country village in Cheshire, England, with two cats. You will always find her on the computer, blasting music and writing away. She started life wanting to be an actress because she loved performing. She enjoyed nothing more than being able to make people laugh, to distract them from reality for a few hours. She studied Musical Theatre in college, but during her second year, her mind started to overflow with ideas for scripts and she began writing plays. Slowly over the following three years, she was writing more and more, channeling her imagination into more detailed manuscripts...

Here she is, years later, hiding away like a hermit, writing like crazy and loving every minute of it.

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Where to find Elizabeth Online:


  1. I love to watch horror films. For me, this question is a no-brainer. Saw. I would really hate to be in any of the Saw films, cause frankly they never end well. And they have the most deliciously gruesome ways to die.

    Great blog post, nice to get to know more about you, Elizabeth! Best of wishes with your new release!


    1. Yeah, I wouldn't like to have to gut open someone I love just to get the key for the nasty ass device that is about to rip my head open. Good choice. :-P

      Thanks for stopping by Julie. :-)

  2. Elizabeth Morgan is a very creative and talented Author who Noble Romance Publishing is very pleased to have. Good Luck Elizabeth with your special promotions day. Wishing you a world of success.

    Casey Harris
    Noble Romance Publishing
    Director of Marketing & Promotions

    1. *blushes* Thank you for your kind words, Casey, and thank you so much for stopping by. :-)

  3. I really enjoyed the excerpt. I felt as if I were on that dark road with them. And I am like you. I hate motels, especially the strip type with the doors facing the road. Its usually only Embassy Suites for me. As far as horror movies go, I would have hated being in Poltergeist. My dad saw that at the movies when I was a kid and he was scared to tuck us in that night.

    Peace and blessings
    James Fant

    1. Thanks for stopping by, James. I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt. I can't say a blame your dad. It's a freaking movie. Kids and horror just don't mix so well. I really don't like horror films with kids in them because naturally you want them to be safe, but if they are the evil ones . . . it just freaks me out. Ha.

  4. I would just like to say a big thank you to Lily for having me over today, and a thank you to everyone who has stopped by to read my madness and leave a comment.

    The competition is over and a winner has been selected with the help of Random.org and that winner is . . . Casey! Congratulations! You should have an email off me waiting in your inbox. :-)