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#TeamTerry fundraiser, hosted by Argyle Empire

Two weeks ago, Argyle Empire and many others within our online community were devastated to learn that Terry Aisenstein (aka @TerryTheNurse), had lost her long battle with cancer.

When word began to spread of Terry’s death, our social media timelines filled with expressions of love for our dear friend. It was clear that many were saddened. It was also clear that many wanted to do something to celebrate Terry’s memory.

With that in mind, we decided to plan a fundraiser in her honor.  Like the rest of us, Terry was an avid reader and so Argyle Empire began reaching out to authors within the community, requesting donations to help us launch our #TeamTerry campaign.  Simply put, the response was tremendous!

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 Shortly before her passing, Terry expressed hope that donations could be made to Fox Chase Cancer Center, where she had received treatment for her illness.

Additionally, some have stated their intentions to contribute to Covenant House, a charity Terry was a strong supporter of.

Having chosen these two organizations to benefit from this effort, we are overwhelmed and excited to announce that we have 9 fantastic giveaway packages to offer to participating donors.

In total, there are more than 40 items on offer from a talented and generous group of your favorite authors.  All we ask of you is the following …

Donate a minimum of $10.00 to either Fox Chase Cancer Center or Covenant House in Memory of Terry Aisenstein, (if at all possible, please consider splitting your gift between both charities). Afterwards, email a copy of your receipt to us at argyleempire@gmail.com and enter the Rafflecopter giveaway:

The giveaway will go live on June 8th and remain open until June 19th. It is open internationally.

While we grieve for the loss of a valuable Argyle Empire contributor and beloved friend, we take comfort in our ability to help others in celebration of her.

Please donate to two very worthy causes and join us as a proud member of #TeamTerry.

With Our Deepest Appreciation,

Cran, Cuppy, Iris and Mango

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Works In Progress: Los Angeles Festival of Books & More

Happy New Year, Everyone!

We hope your holiday season was a warm and wonderful one. Things were a bit up and down for us, but we did manage to get the Christmas tree up and enjoy some quality family time.

We’re looking forward to several upcoming events as we continue to write our new stories and wanted to share the latest news with you…

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be represented at the 2015 Los Angeles Festival of Books, which will take place at USC on April 18-19. While we won’t be there in person,  Exposure SWAG will be made available to attendees there. If you happen to be in the area and plan to attend, be sure to stop by the BOOK fri-ENDS booth to receive yours!

On January 10th, we’ll be stopping by the Book Boyfriend Junkies facebook page for an Author Takeover from 1-2 PM.  Our good friends at BBFJ are celebrating 3,000 Likes on their page and we’re honored to be included in the celebration. There will be shenanigans and giveaways of all kinds, so be sure to stop by and join in on the fun!

Speaking of 3,000, we’re excited to celebrate a similar milestone of our own. We’re very close to reaching 3,000 followers on our twitter account (@MJLocklear)! We’re celebrating the big moment with a giveaway, and so one lucky winner will receive a signed paperback of Exposure. At last check, we were only 12 follows away from drawing a name, so be sure to enter yours into the running now before the giveaway ends.  You can do so here.

We’ll continue to make online appearances to promote Exposure and will be sure to keep you up to date via this site as new developments occur.

Stay Tuned and Take Care,

Morgan & Jennifer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exposure Giveaway!

We’re approaching 3,000 followers on twitter and we want to celebrate this awesome milestone!

We’ve opened up a Rafflecopter giveaway and one lucky winner will receive a signed paperback of Exposure when we hit the mark.

 

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This offer is open internationally, so give us a follow, share this post and enter our giveaway.

Best of luck to you and thanks for your awesome support this year!

Take Care,

Morgan and Jennifer

 

PS We are now on tsu. If you are there too, come over and friend us!

 

 

 

 

 

Works In Progress: December events

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Welcome to December, Everyone!

This time last year, Morgan and I were in the midst of editing our first novel, Exposure, and wondering what 2014 would hold in store for us.

Since the novel’s release in June, it’s been a bit of a whirlwind and we’ve been so happy with how the book has been received.  Being accepted into the Omnific Publishing family has been such a joy for us, and having our very first novel distributed by Simon & Schuster has exceeded our expectations.

Yesterday morning, The Book Bellas, posted their 4.5 star review of Exposure. You can also visit their blog to enter a giveaway for the ebook.

This Wednesday (December 3), we’ll be taking over the Book Boyfriend Junkies facebook page at 8:00 PM Eastern /5:00 PM Pacific. We hope you can take a few minutes to join us for some fun.  We’ve been looking forward to this event for a while now and who knows what will happen? Be sure to give their page a Like.

On Friday, December 5 at 7:00 PM Eastern/4:00 PM Pacific, Jennifer will be stopping by the Naughty Under the Mistletoe holiday party, hosted by Lit4Ladies.com. With a name like that, you know things may get a little crazy.

Last but certainly never least, you can also join us for more holiday party fun on Saturday, December 13.  We’ve been invited by the ladies at Hopelessly Devoted 2 Books to join their Hopeless Devoted does Christmas facebook event. Meet us there at 3:00 PM Eastern/12:00 PM Pacific for an hour of Hollywood holiday fun!

We’re looking forward to bigger and better things in the year to come. We’re both back to writing. Morgan is working on a paranormal romance set within the New York City subway tunnels, while I’m writing a contemporary May to December romance set within our home state of Oregon.

We’re working hard to make sure these stories can be made available soon and hope you’ll continue on with us in the months to come.

Take Care,

Jennifer & Morgan

The Locklears return to Northwest Prime

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On Monday, November 17, we were interviewed by Lori Ness on her radio show, Northwest Prime.

If you didn’t have a chance to listen to the show live, you can listen to a rebroadcast here.

This was our third appearance on Lori’s show and we had a great time, as always. Lori always has a great lineup of guests and we’re honored to have been included. We send our heartfelt thanks to Lori for her awesome support of our writing and our debut novel, Exposure.

We’re still having a great time connecting with a wider network of bloggers and promoting our book. We’re also back to working on new stories and hope to be able to share some news about these projects soon.

On December 3, we’ll be taking over the Book Boyfriend Junkies page on Facebook at 5 PM Pacific time.

book boyfriend junkiesWe really hope you can join us! We’re looking forward to the evening, and will send out a reminder post closer to the event.

Take Care,
Morgan & Jennifer

Exposure Blog Tour: La Literati

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La Literati

La Literati is a show about poetry, books and creative, inspiring people of all kinds. We strive to bring you in depth interviews that illuminate. Every conversation is a story. We hope through our show, the listeners will develop a greater appreciation for writing, reading and those addicting things called book. Join hosts, Tosha Michelle and Jim aka Niles, the constant readers, as they take you on a literary journey of discovery, wonder and the fine art of reading- a Bibliophilia dream. Don’t forget the coffee and chocolate. We’ll provide the Southern hospitality and entertainment.

Twitter: @LaLiterati

Today’s stop on the blog tour is La Literati. We were delighted when Tosha and James opted to make a promo post on the blog and are honored to have Exposure spotlighted.  Be sure to pop over and wave hello.

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If you haven’t given our facebook page a Like, we encourage you to do so.  We’re hosting a 1,000 Likes contest there and as soon as we hit that milestone, one lucky winner will receive a signed paperback of Exposure.  We’re closing in on 700 as I type this so we’re getting close to reaching that goal.

Thanks and Take Care,

Morgan & Jennifer

‘Soldier On’ Release Party on Facebook

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Author Sydney Logan has just released her latest novel, Soldier On, and is hosting a celebration party on Facebook.  I’ve enjoyed reading Sydney’s stories, including Lessons Learned, Mountain Charm, and The Little Drummer Boy (which I reviewed on this blog a few months ago).

And the really good news is this…

 

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I’ve had the pleasure of reading an ARC for Soldier On, and I’m looking forward to posting my review next week during Sydney’s blog tour. In the meantime, I’ll be stopping by the Facebook release party from 4:00-4:15 PM Eastern time this afternoon. I’ll be talking a bit about Exposure, sharing a pic teaser, and offering up an e-book of Exposure as a giveaway prize!

I’d love to see you there so feel free to drop by: https://www.facebook.com/events/1481151402122460/

Looking forward to celebrating this new release!

Take Care,

Jennifer

Exposure Blog Tour: Loco Mundo Literario

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Loco Mundo Literario

Loco Mundo Literario nace con la idea de compartir con quienes aman leer nuestras opiniones respecto a los libros que vamos leyendo.

Website: http://locomundoliterario.blogspot.com.ar/

Twitter: @LocoMundoLit

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LocoMundoLiterario

Today’s stop on the blog tour is Loco Mundo Literario.We were delighted when a Spanish blog opted to make a promo post on the blog and are honored to have Exposure spotlighted.  Be sure to pop over and say Hola!

http://locomundoliterario.blogspot.com.ar/2014/06/de-lo-nuevo-lo-mejor-exposure-de-morgan.html

If you haven’t given our facebook page a Like, we encourage you to do so.  We’re hosting a 1,000 Likes contest there and as soon as we hit that milestone, one lucky winner will receive a signed paperback of Exposure.  We’re closing in on 700 as I type this so we’re getting close to reaching that goal.

Thanks and Take Care,

Morgan & Jennifer

Exposure Blog Tour: Jess Molly Brown, Author

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Jess Molly Brown, Author

*WAVES HELLO*

Welcome!

Hey, you found me! Don’t be fooled by the seeming tranquility. I’m scheming. Trust me. Or maybe you shouldn’t trust me. Just sayin’. It’s always a bit crazy at our house.

I’m a mom to four great kids, one husband *coughbiggestkidofallcough* and two dogs.

The dogs have their own page here. The kids don’t. This is my spot and I’m keeping it. Of course, it may mean giving up the last bit of sleep available in my day, but whatever.

I write. A lot. I just finished my first manuscript (a contemporary romance with the working title Moms on Missions), which I’ll soon be querying. I’m currently working on two others in the same series, and there’s another work in progress: a sci fi romance.

I edit for four professional authors, beta some hobby writers and tutor a bunch of newbies. Love it.

I got my start four years ago, in fan fiction, and I’m proud of it.

FYI, if you see promotional info, a review or an interview with an author on my site, I’ve either read the book and given it 4 to 5 stars, or I endorse this author’s work.  I don’t promote just anyone. I stand behind the quality of the authors I recommend. Please don’t just send me your ARC as I get a lot of them. Ask me first, and if I can fit your book into my schedule, I’ll gladly read it. I don’t share books that I rate 3 stars or less, but I will always give the author a constructive critique.

The house is messy. My garden’s overflowing with blooms, but weedy. The grass always needs cutting, provided it’s not buried beneath snow. This is Canada, eh? The dogs are walked, the kids get fed, the hubbs hasn’t killed me yet, the books I read I review, and somehow, the people in my head manage to make it into stories. Occasionally, I embarrass my kids by doing Zumba in front of their friends. It’s just how I roll.

Thanks for hanging out with me. I hope you’ll look around, get to know my friends and maybe pick up a tip or two to make your busy day a bit less hectic.

Enjoy!

Website: http://jessmollybrownauthor.com/

Twitter: @jmollyfanfic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jess.molly.3

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7823017-jess-molly

Today’s stop on the blog tour is Jess Molly Brown, Author. We were delighted when Jess opted to make a review post on the blog and are honored to have Exposure spotlighted.  Be sure to pop over and wave hello.

http://jessmollybrownauthor.com/2014/06/16/exposure-jennifer-morgan-locklear-review/

If you haven’t given our facebook page a Like, we encourage you to do so.  We’re hosting a 1,000 Likes contest there and as soon as we hit that milestone, one lucky winner will receive a signed paperback of Exposure.  We’re closing in on 700 as I type this so we’re getting close to reaching that goal.

Thanks and Take Care,

Morgan & Jennifer

‘Missionary Position’ Release Party on Facebook

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Author Daisy Prescott has just released her latest novel, Missionary Position, and is hosting a celebration party on Facebook.  I’m a big fan of Daisy’s first two books:

 

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And I’m very excited to see what she has in store for us with Missionary Position.  I’ll be stopping by the release party from 9:45-10:00 Eastern time this evening, and I’ll be talking a bit about Exposure while I’m there. I’m searching for a steamy excerpt to share and there might even be an opportunity for an Exposure giveaway.  I’d love to see you there so feel free to drop by: https://www.facebook.com/events/405594112911738/?ref=23

Looking forward to a good time with great friends!

Take Care,

Jennifer