Cynthia A. Morgan is an award-winning author; free-lance columnist, blogger, and poet. Author of the dystopian fantasy Mercy Series and the young adult fantasy Dark Fey Trilogy, Morgan’s captivating tales serve as a backdrop for powerful messages like ‘show thankfulness through kindness and appreciate blessings through generosity’ and ‘the only way to achieve peace is by becoming peace’.
Morgan is also the creator of the popular blog Booknvolume where over 18,000 followers regularly explore Morgan’s own brand of poetry, musings about life, photography, book reviews and more. Morgan’s writing has been featured as a monthly column in Fresh Lifestyle Magazine and she is an active member with Artists 4 Peace as well as supporting the ASCPA since 2008.
Upcoming projects include a fictional drama in Regency Period England, a non-fiction exploration of the supernatural/paranormal and beliefs around the world, and a return to the realms of Dark Fey in a mind-bending prequel.
Some of her other interests includes a deep love for animals and the environment. She is frequently heard laughing, finds the mysteries of ancient times, spirituality, and the possibilities of life elsewhere in the cosmos intriguing, and believes in the power of love, hope and forgiveness.
When asked how she feels about writing, Morgan has said: “To write; to paint with words as an artist bedecks his canvas with hues and shades and layers of pigmentation; to sing a melody upon which the gaze may linger and over which the heart may muse again and again: to create visual splendor with grammar and language is the most beguiling form of intoxication in which I could ever take pleasure.”
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The Reviled ~ Dark Fey, Book One
Winner of 2016 Readers Favorite 5-Star Review & Recommendation; Winner of 2016 New Apple Award for Excellence in Fantasy; Winner of 2017 Golden Book Award for Readers Choice and Judges Selection; and Winner of 2017 Book of the Year by Fresh Lifestyle Magazine.
Ayla has an especially rare combination of magical gifts: empathic telepathy, discernment, and the gift of healing. Gairynzvl was abducted by The Reviled at the age of seven and suffered the intentionally cruel process of neglect, abuse and deprivation is designed to turn childfey from the Light. Now, fifteen years later, he is a Dark One. He comes in shadows and silence; lingering near Ayla and trying to communicate with her.
Through her extraordinary gifts, she listens to him when no others will; she touches his pain and cannot turn aside from helping him, but the conflict with The Reviled that unfolds is exceedingly costly, pushing them to their limits and forcing them to grow beyond them.
Dark Fey The Reviled is an epic fantasy filled with suspense, mystery, action, magic and romance. It shares the inspiration of hope; the resilience of love, and the power of forgiveness through a tale that is rich with beauty and horror alike.
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Standing In Shadows ~ Dark Fey, Book Two
Winner of 2016 Readers Favorite 5-Star Review & Recommendation
Gairynzvl risked everything to escape his captivity in the darkness. Now, despite the dangers involved and the very great risk of sparking full-scale war with the Reviled, Gairynzvl has an irrepressible need to go back into the darkness to rescue as many of the childfey trapped there as he can find. The success of his plan hinges upon the unique skills and magic of everyone who chooses to join his band of Liberators, and it will require a level of dependence upon each other for which few of them are prepared. Their actions will test all their limits, could easily divide loyalties, and will shake the foundations of everything The Fey of The Light have accepted as truth for thousands of years.
Based in part on the true-life events of the Lord’s Resistance Army or LRA, a rebel militant group in Uganda that commonly abducts children and forces them to commit horrifying acts of violence against each other and their own people, Standing in Shadows reaches deeper into the darkness, but never strays entirely out of the Light. Relating a tale of both fear and hope.
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Breaking Into the Light ~ Dark Fey, Book Three
The Reviled are the enemy; merciless, untrustworthy. They embody brutality and devastation. The Fey of the Light have lived with these truths for millennia. Daring to think otherwise invites tragedy.
Gairynzvl was a Reviled Fey and lived the riotous life of all Dark Ones; yet now he is rescuing younglings from the darkness. The actions taken by him and his band of Liberators are fulfilling Ancient Prophecies and proving long-accepted beliefs to be inaccurate. Those who have lived in the Light all their lives, who enjoyed the luxuries of abundance, are suddenly faced with unavoidable questions.
How is Peace achieved?
Can Light unite with Darkness?
Will the Fey of the Light sacrifice everything to achieve that which seems impossible or will they turn their heads and ignore the shadows weeping all around them?
Breaking into the Light relates the inspiration of Hope and the power of forgiveness through a tale that is brutally beautiful.
Misericorde (Mercy Series, Book One)
Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Romance
It's the year 2446, and the first three Horsemen of Revelation's Apocalypse have ridden.
Pestilence, War and Famine have changed the world into a dictatorship ruled with an iron fist. Commoners have few rights, and liberty is a distant memory.
Before the final Horseman is released, the Archangel of Mercy - Tzadkiel - makes a bold plea, asking for permission to find even one human who remembers the meaning of mercy and compassion. He is given 100 years, until Death will sweep across the land.
Taking human form and coming to Earth, he finds a place ruled by greed, hatred and fear. With time running out and Death growing impatient, can Tzadkiel find what he's looking for... and how much will he need to sacrifice?
Clandestine (Mercy Series Book Two)
Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Dystopian
It's the year 2446, and the final horseman of apocalypse - Death - is preparing to ride.
The Archangel of Mercy, Tzadkiel, has come to Earth and found the last merciful person among the callous human throng. Together, Tzadkiel and Lourdes escape to the French countryside, but are relentlessly tracked by a sadistic officer determined to control the Archangel and claim Lourdes for himself.
Forced to make choices neither ever anticipated, they discover more than simply how to survive. Yet while love blossoms, Death grows impatient. Unable to ride until released by the Archangel, he unleashes a calamity that will push them to their very limits. To succeed they will need more than hope and love.
They will need a place of mercy.