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About Ayden K. Morgen
Ayden writes dark and steamy romantic suspense, most often centered around gang and cartel crimes such as human and drug trafficking. Her books feature alpha male cops with protective streaks, the fierce, independent women who love them, and the difficult, heartrending cases that unite them.
She graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology in 2009 before going on to complete her graduate degree in CJ and Law. She puts her education to use as a 911 Dispatch Supervisor, where she's responsible for leading a team of dispatchers as they watch over police, EMS, and firefighters for her county.
Ayden also writes New Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romance as A.K. Morgen.
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For a chance at love, an ATF agent and his daughter's curvy best friend will break every rule in the book…
With a violent gang gunning for Roman Gregory and a cartel threatening to go to war, the last thing the ATF agent should be thinking about is claiming Mila Lawson, his daughter's twenty-two-year-old best friend. But after four long years of dreaming about the curvy little blonde, once Roman has her, he's not willing to give her up without a fight.
For Mila, falling for Roman might just be the most terrifying thing she's ever done. With a nasty breakup still hanging over her head, she knows all too well that the scary hot man who drives her wild has the power to destroy her. And being with her just might destroy his relationship with his daughter.
But who ever said falling in love was easy?
When Roman's worst fear becomes a reality and Mila is targeted by a cartel, more than just their hearts are on the line. To save Mila's life and guarantee a future with her, Roman will go far beyond simply breaking the rules. He'll rewrite the rule book entirely.
Deliver Me: Her Best Friend's Father (The Complete Saga Box Set) includes all four books in the wildly popular romantic suspense series, as well as bonus content. If you enjoy protective cops, sassy heroines, high heat, and gripping suspense, you will love Roman and Mila's thrilling story!
One-click today to find out why readers everywhere are falling for this giant ATF agent!
Don't get caught, never fall in love, and steer clear of his daughter's friends.
The rules were easy enough for Roman Gregory...until Mila Lawson set out to break every single one of them.
When the twenty-two-year-old lands on the ATF agent's doorstep after a nasty breakup, he knows all too well that she's off-limits. At thirty-eight, he's almost twice her age, she's hurting, and the curvy blonde is his daughter's best friend.
Mila knows all about wanting what she can't have. For four years, she's crushed on Talia McPherson's scary hot, terminally single father from afar. After walking away from her cheating ex, the last thing on her mind is jumping into a new relationship.
Until she finds herself living with Roman in Santa Cruz...
Now all she can think about is making those dreams come true. With nothing left to lose, she makes him an offer he can't refuse: Two weeks. No strings. No commitments.
Roman can't have her. He shouldn't even want her. But he's going to take her anyway.
To convince her to give them a real chance, he'll break every one of her rules…and a few of his own.
When an ATF agent falls for his daughter's twenty-two-year-old best friend, he'll break every rule in the book to keep her safe from the cartel gang hunting him.
Two weeks. No strings. No commitments.
Those are the terms Mila Lawson offers Roman Gregory when they find themselves living together in Santa Cruz.
With a violent gang gunning for him and a cartel threatening to go to war, the last thing the ATF agent should be thinking about is claiming his daughter's twenty-two-year-old best friend. But after four long years of dreaming about the gorgeous little blonde, once Roman has her, he's not willing to give her up without a fight.
She may be off-limits, but something about Mila calls to him like nothing and no one ever has before. She makes him crave a future he never envisioned for himself…one so much better than he ever dreamed was possible.
To keep her, he'll be forced to face the daughter he adores.
To save her, he'll break every rule in the book.
Nothing will stand in his way.
Not his daughter.
Not the gang hunting him.
Not even the law itself.
Deny Me includes the first three books in the Her Best Friend's Father Saga (Devour Me, Destroy Me, & Defend Me) and over 40 pages of bonus content.
"Don't chicken out," read the text that changed her life. Now she's on the hook for a murder she swears she didn't commit. Unless a homicide detective after her heart can prove her innocence, she'll lose everything...
Ivy Kendall knows exactly what she wants out of life, and it doesn't include a tattooed homicide detective or a murder investigation. But when a college student goes missing, she becomes the primary suspect.
Accused of a crime she swears she didn't commit, the model-turned-teacher finds herself in a race against the clock to clear her name. Lucky for her, Cameron Lewis, San Francisco's hotter-than-Hades lead detective, is more than willing to break a few rules to help her out.
All he wants in return is her heart.
Ivy wants nothing more than to lean on him. The things he says and does to her make her feel like no one ever has. But finding the courage to trust him with her freedom and her heart is no easy feat, and the clock is ticking.
The real suspect is closer than they know. And he's willing to do whatever it takes to keep his deadly secret…
If you enjoy scorching hot romance, murder mysteries, and gripping suspense, you will love All Over You. This sizzling romance is a standalone title.
He's an undercover DEA agent on a dangerous mission. She's the disabled prima ballerina living across the street from his target. Thrown together by chance and desperate to forget their painful pasts, they will risk it all for love. If they survive the violent drug cartel gunning for them…
When Tristan Riley and Lillian Maddox meet beneath the bright lights of Teplo, neither is prepared for the explosive chemistry between them…nor for the consequences of their tryst. Within a matter of days, their lives careen wildly off course, hurling them both into a deadly game of cat and mouse with one of Mexico's deadliest drug cartels.
The cartel will stop at nothing to keep a lethal new drug out of the DEA's hands, forcing Tristan to drag Lillian deeper into a violent world she knows nothing about. As lust turns to love and the case grows ever more complex, they will sacrifice their futures and their hearts to save innocent lives.
And when a devastating betrayal puts Lillian directly in the hands of the enemy, Tristan will risk everything to get her back. Even if doing so catapults the entire West Coast into a drug war unlike anything they have ever seen before...
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"Hot. Descriptive. Intense. Brilliant. Panty-drenching, page-turning, give-me more-now, good." - Melanie Moreland, NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author
A disabled ballerina, a deadly new drug, and one hell of a bad decision will change everything for this DEA Agent...
When Tristan Riley drags Lillian Maddox onto the dance floor at Teplo, he intends only to protect his cover…at least that's what he tells himself. But the lovely Lillian would tempt a saint, and Tristan is far from a gentleman. Beneath the bright lights of the Vetrov family's dangerous club, the DEA agent finds himself captivated by the disabled ballerina, coaxing them both into a reckless, erotic encounter.
But Tristan isn't prepared for the intense connection between him and Lillian, nor for the fallout of their tryst. In a matter of days, their lives careen wildly off course, catapulting them headfirst into a dangerous investigation into the Vetrov family and one of Mexico's deadliest drug cartels.
With no choice but to work together, Tristan and Lillian will be tested in ways they never saw coming. Can they ignore the attraction between them for the good of the case, or will they risk losing it all for a chance at love?
RAVISHED is the first book in the Teplo Trilogy. This erotic romantic suspense trilogy is complete.
To build a future together, a homicide detective and his star witness will face their worst nightmares and biggest fears...
When Detective Octavio Hernandez discovers Faith Donovan at the scene of a cartel-related shooting, he's stunned to realize the mysterious young woman might be the key to bringing down the cartel responsible for the disappearance of his sister.
He just has to convince her that trusting him is worth the risk.
Forced upon a mother who didn't want her and held hostage by a man who refuses to let her go, Faith's life has never been her own. She thought she'd made peace with her fate…until Octavio sweeps in and carries her out of her cage. The way he cares for her makes her ache for what she never thought she'd find: love and a family of her own.
But trusting him when she knows he has an ulterior motive is no easy feat.
Octavio swore to give her the freedom she craves, but to do it, he will be forced to make decisions that threaten everything he's worked so hard to accomplish. For her, he'll burn it all to the ground.
But how is he supposed to let her go when she owns him, body and soul?
If you enjoy gripping organized crime thrillers, passionate slow-burn romance, and multicultural casts, you'll love Kill for You! It can be read as a standalone. One-click your copy today to find out why readers are falling in love with Faith and Octavio's powerful story!
As children, they were inseparable. As a couple, they were perfect for one another. And then the unthinkable ripped their fragile world apart.
Now, Michael "Cade" Kincaid, the decorated federal agent responsible for keeping Seattle's gangs in check, makes the rules. Those who step out of line answer to him.
Until an enemy from the past targets the girl he left behind.
January James swore she would never forgive Cade for leaving her, but he's all that stands between her and the dangerous man who destroyed their lives. And she's never been good at resisting him.
But the secrets he's keeping have the power to destroy her world all over again.
As their enemy closes in and the devastating truth comes to light, Cade and January will come face to face with the guilt they tried so hard to bury.
To survive it, they'll risk their hearts.
To build a future together, they'll risk their lives.
If you enjoy emotional second chance romance, gripping suspense, and tales of redemption, you will love Cade and January's powerful story. Fight for You can be read as a standalone title. One-click today and find out why readers rave about this gritty romance!
This book kept me turning the pages. I read it in one sitting. Definitely a five star read and I will anxiously be awaiting book three in this trilogy. -Itsy Bitsy Book Bites Blog
A broken DEA agent
a violent cartel
and one h*ll of a crazy night
changed everything for Lillian Maddox...
After Anton Vetrov brutally murders a young girl as a warning to Tristan Riley, the broken DEA agent believes the best thing for Lillian Maddox to do would be to stay far, far away from him. But Lillian knows a thing or two about fear, and she's not willing to let the man she loves push her away that easily.
If he won't fight for them, she will... even if that means risking her life to prove she's strong enough to live in his world.
Her plan ends in disaster when she's dragged out of Teplo at gunpoint, forcing Tristan onto a collision course with the Vetrov family and Pedro Francisco. With nothing left to lose except the only woman who has ever mattered to him, he will do whatever it takes to stop Vetrov and Francisco from ever hurting her again.
But he doesn't know they've been waiting for him to make his move. When he does, all hell breaks loose, and his life is on the line.
It's up to Lillian and the DEA to save him, and she's terrified they won't make it in time.
Thrust headlong into a violent, bloody confrontation with the Vetrov family, Lillian comes face to the face with the heartbreaking realization that maybe she doesn't belong in Tristan's world, after all. When the smoke clears, will he be able to convince his ballerina that she's the best thing for him, or will he lose her and the chance at a real future once and for all?
RHAPSODY is the pulse-pounding second book in the Teplo Trilogy.
Forget the rules. Forget right or wrong. Forget letting go.
When Roman Gregory's daughter caught him and Mila Lawson together in Santa Cruz, he swore he would face whatever he had to face to keep Mila by his side and win back his daughter. But now Talia isn't speaking to either of them, and their relationship has gotten a whole lot more complicated thanks to the violent cartel gunning for the ATF agent.
Mila knows nothing good comes easy, but she never imagined being the reason Talia stopped speaking to her father. All she wants to do is fix what she broke before the man she loves loses his daughter for good…even if that means she has to break her own heart to do it.
For Roman, bringing Mila to Los Angeles with a cartel war looming on the horizon is the most terrifying thing he's ever done. But now that he's claimed the gorgeous blonde, he can't let her go. He will do whatever it takes to keep her safe and regain his daughter's trust…even if he has to walk away from his career to do it.
But neither Roman nor Mila could have foreseen the news that will change their lives forever.
When his worst fear becomes a reality and Mila is targeted, more than just their hearts are on the line. To save Mila's life and guarantee a future with her, Roman will do more than break the rules. He'll rewrite the rule book entirely.
Two weeks. No strings. No messy emotions.
Those were the terms Mila Lawson offered Roman Gregory when they found themselves living together in Santa Cruz. Now that the ATF agent is sharing his life with his daughter's twenty-two-year-old best friend, he's finding it more and more difficult to deny what he's felt for her since the day they met.
With a drug cartel threatening to go to war and his daughter becoming increasingly suspicious, the last thing Roman should be thinking about is keeping Mila by his side. He's never wanted much, but he wants her…and he's willing to break more than a few of his own rules to convince the feisty little blonde to put her heart in his hands.
For Mila, falling for Roman might just be the most terrifying thing she's ever done. Trusting him with her body is one thing, but with her past still hanging over her, she knows all too well that the scary hot man who drives her wild has the power to destroy her.
As their time in Santa Cruz draws to a close and the world beyond their little stretch of beach closes in on them, Roman and Mila will be forced to confront the truth about their relationship and make decisions neither could have imagined.
But who said falling in love would be easy?
She's a college student on the run from an abusive ex. He's the millionaire posing as her adopted sister's boyfriend. Their secret relationship will test them in unexpected ways, putting them on a collision course with a deadly enemy.
After walking in on her abusive boyfriend and her best friend in bed together, Savannah Martin thinks life can't possibly get any worse. And then she wakes up in a hospital in Italy, scared and alone. With nowhere left to go, Savannah returns to the family who took her in when she was a teenager.
But things aren't as simple as they were then.
For starters, two years of abuse has broken Savannah in ways she's not sure can be repaired. And patriarch Matthew Talbot is dead, leaving his eldest daughter, Lexi, in charge of a global non-profit and her younger sisters.
Jared Corbit, the millionaire posing as Lexi's boyfriend, is the only thing standing between her and whoever murdered her father. Jared treats Savannah like no one ever has before. Trying to resist him is impossible.
But secrets abound in the Talbot household, and nothing is what it appears.
When the truth comes out, Savannah's fragile world threatens to fall apart. Forced to choose between her adopted family and the man she loves, Savannah will make a choice that may prove fatal.
Lies will be told, lines crossed, and blood spilled in All Falls Down, the angsty and emotional first book in the All Falls Down duet from bestselling romantic suspense author Ayden K. Morgen.
Grab a copy today to dive into this suspenseful story of love, deceit, and sacrifice!
Reviewers are saying:
"Ayden K Morgen spins an emotional, heart gripping tale of love, mystery and deceit. Her words flow like water—beautiful and sustaining." - Melanie Moreland, NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author
"Ayden writes an all-consuming love that these two embark on while Jared helps Savannah work through the ghosts that terrify her." -Sarah Reads from Reading in Sarah's Corner