Aris Reigns: The Kingdom of Vampires–Infinity Diaries Series

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PrintBy Devin Morgan
A life-altering moment of decision has arrived for psychologist Sarah Hagan. Which life will she choose: the mortal life she is now living in Chicago with her friends and family; or the Immortal life as the mate of a vampire who is part alien and part human? She can no longer ignore the Immortal Aris, who has tracked her through the centuries so they can be reunited as lovers for the rest of time. Will Sarah be able to pay the ultimate price required to fully experience true love?

Aris is not the only one in love with Sarah, however. DeMarco, the King of the Spanish coven of vampires that has sworn to destroy the Immortals, is Aris’ rival for Sarah’s heart.

If Sarah chooses to become a vampire, she also has to find the strength to fight in a vampire war that could destroy literally everyone and everything she holds dear. Can she triumph over her fears and become Immortal in time to join in a fight to the death? Read Aris Reigns to find out whether true love can vanquish evil.

This is the third novel of the INFINITY DIARIES Series.

An Interview with Aris the Vampire:

By Melanie Fairchild
On many occasions I have interviewed authors just before the release of their newest work, but this is the first time I have ever had a conversation with the main character of an historical fiction novel. I must admit as I sat in the bar of the Biltmore Hotel waiting to have a heart-to-heart with a two-thousand-year old vampire, I had my doubts about the validity of the whole situation as well as the sanity of my editor for sending me on such a wild goose chase….Read More

About the Author:

Devin Morgan is not only a writer of thrilling romance novels by night, but also a practicing clinical hypnotherapist and founder and director of the Rishi Institute where she teaches hatha yoga by day. Before Devin focused on all three of these careers after she shuttered her corporate business as a printing broker, she embarked on a mid-life journey to the Middle East in a search for personal happiness.
Devin received both her yoga instructor’s certificate in 1992 and her clinical hypnotherapist certification in 1994, after which she began instructing clients both one-on-one and in groups. She has presented workshops both domestically and internationally and led retreats in England, Egypt, Jordan and Israel as an active part of the world wellness community. Her Rishi Institute is recognized by the Yoga Alliance, a national organization that sets high standards for the teaching of yoga in this country. Over the years Devin has taught thousands of people. Her personal happiness is created by helping to change the world one person at a time.
Devin’s greatest joy, however, is derived from reading and writing books. Sharing her knowledge and stories, both real and imagined, with readers around the world allows her to touch so many more people. She began writing non-fiction books on subjects related to health and wellness. Now, she is leaping into the world of fiction with a brand new twist on vampire romance with Aris Returns, her first book in The Infinity Diaries, a trilogy of death, love and reincarnation.
Devin lives, practices and writes in Los Angeles, California.

True Romance: Love & Laughter

Layout 1Many of the relationships in these eleven stories begin as serious tales of rejected advances, broken engagements, sexless marriages and cheating husbands, but just when a happy ending seems impossible, a little laughter brings about a positive outcome! A shallow woman fixated on meeting a handsome but oblivious stranger is charmed instead by a persistent funny guy with a winning personality. The klutzy secretary with a snobby fiancé meets an admirer who finds her clumsiness more endearing than embarrassing. A married couple attempting to rekindle their sex life is faced with the challenge of finding a time and a place for intimacy while raising their two curious little boys, only to realize how much closer they’ve become since their carefree days as newlyweds. Finding a little humor in your relationship can make all the difference!  Read More

True Romance: 9 Romantic Stories

Layout 1While the ’70s were about equal rights and the sexual revolution, women in the ’80s were more concerned about their economic situation. It’s easy to understand why some of the women in these stories would fantasize about finding romance on a cruise ship, or running off to a big city and becoming a fashion model, but as this collection of stories reveals, there are no shortcuts to happiness.

These were not the days of speed dating and finding love online. Women looked for love with personal ads and a very rudimentary form of computer dating. Read More

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Gatsby Girls Discussion Guide

This discussion guide has been created for book club groups or others who are interested in exploring the F. Scott Fitzgerald short stories collected in the new book,

Gatsby Girls. To enhance your discussion we also have a series of videos featuring Troy University professor Kirk Curnutt and Ashley Gordon of “Reading for the Rest of Us” about Fitzgerald and each of the stories featured in Gatsby Girls. Five videos are already posted and even more are on their way, so keep coming back to check for new posts.


1.     The stories in the collection first appeared in the Saturday Evening Post in the 1920s just as the country was entering a promising new decade. People looked forward to a new time of prosperity with the advent of affordable automobiles and electrical power. For the first time, more Americans were living in cities leaving farms and small towns for better futures and more interesting lives. To many young women, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s stories must have been a revelation. “Modern” girls were cutting their hair short, abandoning their corsets, driving cars, drinking liquor and kissing boys without worrying what others might think. It all seemed very wicked and fun.  How did Fitzgerald’s heroines help shape the lives of women in the ‘20s? How did his “Gatsby” girls help create the expectations of American women today?

2.     F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of America’s greatest writers. Because his short stories were published in the Post, one of the country’s most popular magazines, he became one of the public’s favorite authors. His stories chronicled life in the 1920s and gave birth to the “Flapper”– the romantic version of the ‘20s girl who has been popularized through the years in both movies and books. According to Fitzgerald, all of his female characters were based on his wife Zelda. They are impulsive, fashionable and carefree women who command attention and dare to be themselves, but are they likeable characters? Which of his female characters were you favorites? Which one/s did you dislike the most?

3.    Which story/stories appealed to you the most and why?

4.    Do you see elements of how Fitzgerald’s “Gatsby Girl” evolved through the stories? What did these characters have in common? How are they different?

5.    What main ideas—themes—does Fitzgerald explore?

6.    What passages strike you as insightful, even profound? Perhaps a bit of dialog that’s funny or poignant or that encapsulates a character? Maybe there’s a particular comment that states the stories’ thematic concerns?

7.    If you could ask the author a question, what would you ask? Have you read other books by Fitzgerald? If so, how does this book compare?

8.   How do the Gatsby Girls heroines compare to Daisy in The Great Gatsby?

9.   Head and ShouldersThe first story, “Head and Shoulders” introduces the reader to Horace Tarbox, an intellectual young man busy with his studies. He meets, and falls in love with, Marcia Meadow, a singer at the local theater. This appears to be a simple story of ‘opposites attract’ featuring the studious Horace, and the free-wheeling actress Marcia. She dubs them “Head and Shoulders” for the odd pairing of one with brains and one with “shoulders” (a dancer who swings her shoulders). But as the story progresses, an unexpected twist changes things. What happens to Marcia and Horace? How does it change them?


the ice palace10.   In “The Ice Palace,” we meet Sally Carrol Happer, a young woman from Georgia. She’s bored with the quiet, dull life she has known and has decided to marry a northern man. “The Ice Palace” was published in May of 1920 and was the first of what is called the “Tarleton Trilogy,” a trio of works set in Tarleton,Georgia.  This story tells the tale of local belle Sally and her harrowing visit to the cold North to visit her fiancé’s family.  It is one of the most beautifully written of Fitzgerald’s short stories, and it contains autobiographical details from Fitzgerald’s own life, as he himself married a Southern Belle [Zelda]. In this story, Fitzgerald began his exploration of the differences between Southern and Northern cultures. What are the differences in Fitzgerald’s view? What differences still exist today?

Offshore Pirates11.  “The Offshore Pirate” is a fantasy story.  Published in the Saturday Evening Post in 1920s, it tells the story of Ardita Farnan and how she falls in love with the “pirate” that overtakes her uncle’s boat on its way to Florida. The story deals with a theme that is seen repeatedly in Fitzgerald’s early stories – a young man “tricks” a young woman into falling in love with him or marrying him or, in the case of “Myra Meets His Family,” not marrying him. Is the “pirate” a despicable character? “Pirate” is an in-depth character analysis of what would become one of Fitzgerald’s prototypical characters – the self-determined young “femme fatale.” Is Ardita a likeable character? How do you think she would have been perceived in the 1920s? How would she be perceived today? Fitzgerald was especially fond of this story, especially the last line, which he said was one of his best. Do you agree?

            “What was in the bags?” she asked softly.

            “Florida mud,” he answered. ‘That was one of two true things I told you.” And Ardita being a girl of some perspicacity had no difficulty in guessing the other.

Myra Meets His Family12.  When Fitzgerald submitted “Myra Meets His Family” to his literary agent Harold Ober, he admitted: “I’m afraid it’s no good and if you agree with me don’t hesitate to send it back.” But Ober had no trouble selling it to the Saturday Evening Post for $400.  Fox Studios bought “Myra” in 1920 for $1000–a good price at that time–and made it into The Husband Hunter with Eileen Percy. PBS’s American Playhouse presented an adaptation of “Myra” entitled “Under the Biltmore Clock” in 1985. Its popular appeal did not alter Fitzgerald’s feelings about the story. In 1921 he wrote Ober about English magazine rights: “I believe you have disposed of . . . ‘Myra Meets His Family’ which story, however, I never have liked, and do not intend ever republishing in book form.” The reasons for his rejection of the story are not clear. It relies on unlikely plotting, but so do a number of his other commercial stories. Perhaps he saw too great a contrast between “Myra” and “The Ice Palace,” one of his finest stories, which was written during the same month.

“Myra Meets His Family” is a representative early Fitzgerald story in terms of its material and characters. It stakes out the territory of the Eastern rich, and Myra is a readily recognizable Fitzgerald heroine who reappears under a dozen other names in later stories. Myra believes her only future resides in marring well, meaning marrying “wealth.” Was Myra a product of her time, when options were more limited for women, or is she a calculating character whose values and ambitions are shallow and misguided? Do women like Myra exist today?


The Camel's Back13. When Fitzgerald included “The Camel’s Back” in Tales of the Jazz Age, he commented, “I suppose that of all the stories I have ever written this one cost me the least travail and perhaps gave me the most amusement. As to the labor involved, it was written during one day in the city of New Orleans, with the express purpose of buying a platinum and diamond wrist watch which cost six hundred dollars. I began it at seven in the morning and finished it at two o’clock the same night. . . My amusement was derived from the fact that the camel part of the story is literally true; in fact, I have a standing engagement with the gentleman involved to attend the next fancy-dress party to which we are mutually invited, attired as the latter part of the camel–this as a sort of atonement for being his historian.” “The Camel’s Back” is full of Fitzgerald’s wit and charm, but what do we learn about our main characters? Was the ending a surprise?

bernice bobs her hair14.  The inspiration for “Bernice Bobs Her Hair” came from a letter Fitzgerald wrote to his sister, Annabel, in 1915. He was advising her on the ways to succeed socially, which are explored in Bernice’s developments with Marjorie’s intervention in the story. There has been much comparison made with elements of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, implying that Fitzgerald was utilizing elements of the traditional code for young women and subverting them for the modern reader. Bernice, in contrast to the cultured youth who are adept at the artifice of the social scene, is sensitive and vulnerable. The overheard conversation between Mrs. Harvey and Marjorie has an almost physical effect on her. Fitzgerald’s use of metaphor emphasizes the directness of the event– “the thread of the conversation going on inside pierced her consciousness sharply as if it had been drawn through with a needle.” Bernice is wounded by the betrayal, but her spirit is not broken. The fact that the girls are cousins is the only commonality between them. Neither girl understands the other, although Bernice is more willing to get to know her cousin. Marjorie is a schemer: much more than just the lively socialite, she is a cruel manipulator. Bernice does want to be popular like Marjorie, and accepts Marjorie’s suggestions with innocent gratitude. Bernice is willing to learn from Marjorie, but not vice versa. Fitzgerald describes the luxury of Marjorie’s braids as “like restive snakes,” a simile that gives Marjorie Gorgon-like qualities. Bernice realizes that Marjorie’s hair symbolizes power. There is a play on the story of Little Women: as Jo in the novel cut off her hair to raise money for the family, so Bernice sacrificed her hair to be accepted by Marjorie. There is also the allusion to the Biblical story of Samson. Bernice, in cutting Marjorie’s plaits off, “scalps” her like an Indian. Throwing the plaits on Warren’s porch symbolizes Bernice’s rejection of him, and her glee is in “spoiling” Marjorie. How does Fitzgerald use Bernice and Marjorie to represent the gap between the “haves” and “have nots” – those with social standing and those without it? What kind of man is Warren and why does he side with Marjorie in the end?

The Popular girl15. In “The Popular Girl,” Yanci Bowman is enchanted to meet Scott Kimberly, a very rich and very eligible young man. Yet no sooner have they met than her drunken father dies unexpectedly, leaving her impoverished. Too ashamed to admit to Scott her desperate state, she creates a fanciful world full of parties and holidays, friends and suitors, to convince him she is still the popular girl he first met. However, as her charade grows ever more fragile, she endangers their friendship and her very hope of salvation. Once again, Fitzgerald explores the divide between rich and poor, social “rules” and expectations. How does Yanci’s character evolve in this story? Does she learn anything? Is she a femme fatale who is “tamed” by a young man?

16. Are the story endings satisfying? If so, why? If not, why not…and how would you change them?

17. Have these Fitzgerald’s stories changed you—broadened your perspective? Have you learned something new or been exposed to different ideas about people or about life in the 1920s?

18. Fitzgerald’s work has sustained the test of time.  Are these stories still relevant today? If so, why?

The First Gatsby Girls Have Stories To Tell

By Ron Hogan

The Great Gatsby is often recognized as one of the 20th century’s great love stories.
Although F. Scott Fitzgerald deviates in some crucial ways from the model for the romance as we popularly understand it—the story’s narrated by the best friend, for one thing, and of course we don’t get the “happily ever after”—his depiction of the doomed relationship between Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan has fascinated millions of readers in the decades since its publication in 1925.

For many of us, discovering Gatsby in junior high school may be as far into Fitzgerald as we’re likely to get–but in BroadLit’s Fitzgerald’s Gatsby Girls, a historic collection of eight stories that appeared in The Saturday Evening Post in the early 1920s, we’ll find some powerful precursors to Daisy.

553aca947bcd947ca0bf60bda2984cc7Take Sally Carrol, the southern belle you’ll meet in the collection’s short story “The Ice Palace;” had she not fled from her fiancé, who’s to say she wouldn’t wind up with a marriage as unhappy as Daisy’s becomes? And then there are the liberated young women who “live on the Eastern colleges as kittens live on warm milk,” as Fitzgerald writes in “Myra Meets Her Family”:

“You can see her practically any winter afternoon if you stroll through the Biltmore lobby. She will be standing in a group of sophomores just in from Princeton or New Haven, trying to decide whether to dance away the mellow hours at the Club de Vingt or the Plaza Red Room. Afterward one of the sophomores will take her to the theater and ask her down to the February prom—and then dive for a taxi to catch the last train back to college.”

That’s the kind of fun-loving socialite Yanci, the heroine of “The Popular Girl,” would like to be, although, as you’ll learn as the story progresses, she doesn’t quite have what it takes—and I don’t just mean that her money’s run out. What she’s missing is a personality trait that Ardita, the female lead character in “The Offshore Pirate,” talks about when she’s filling her abductor in on her life story, explaining what “courage as a rule of life and something to cling to always” has meant to her:

“I began to build up this enormous faith in myself. I began to see that in all my idols in the past some manifestation of courage had unconsciously been the thing that attracted me. I began separating courage from the other things of life… Still, the men kept gathering—old men and young men, my mental and physical inferiors, most of them, but all intensely desiring to have me—to own this rather magnificent proud tradition I’d built up around me.”

gatsy stories to tell newArdita’s courage certainly sounds like the stuff of a modern romantic heroine, an image that’s reinforced by her cool, calculated demeanor. (When you read her dialogue, you’ll get whyHollywoodwanted to hire Fitzgerald, though writing for the studios made him miserable.) The thing is, though, Ardita’s not quite as sharp a judge of character as she thinks she is—the “pirate” who hijacks her uncle’s yacht and whisks her off to a remote island is an utter fraud, but she falls in love with him anyway.

She’s not the only woman who’s tricked by a man in the name of love in Fitzgerald’s early stories. Sometimes the deception is well-intentioned, like Scott pretending not to know the truth about Yanci’s visit to New Yorkin “The Popular Girl,” but at other times, like the man who flirts with his ex-girlfriend during a costume party in “The Camel’s Back,” the gag takes a decidedly darker turn. (Then there’s the case of “Myra Meets Her Family,” where the deception is meant to drive Myraaway—but she proves to be pretty sneaky herself. – Get a sneak preview from the collection, “Myra Meets Her Family“)

Bernice, the heroine of “Bernice Bobs Her Hair,” is persuaded to take a run at being this kind of flirtatious society girl when she visits relatives on the East Coast, but she’s even less cut out for the part than Yanci was, and winds up as the butt of a cruel joke by her cousin. The great thing about Bernice, though, is that—likeMyra—you might be able to dupe her, but she’s able to recover and get back to living life on her own terms.

Fitzgerald describes Bernice and Myra’s triumphs with a combination of admiration and disapproval that mirrors the conflicting impulses of his Saturday Evening Post audience. In 1920, one didn’t want women to be too liberated… and if that meant the hero had to fool the heroine into falling in love with him, well, as romance fans we’ve all seen that story more than a few times. And when it’s done right, like it is in Fitzgerald’s best early Saturday Evening Post stories, it’s a delight to read.



Fitzgerald Fun Facts



    1. While at Princeton, FSF was on academic probation.
    2. In the spring of 1917, FSF dropped out of school to avoid being expelled.
    3. FSF enlisted in the Army in 1917 and was commissioned a second lieutenant.
  1. Fearful that he would die in WWI, FSF wrote his first novel in the weeks between his enlistment and the day he was ordered to report for duty.
  2. In 1917, FSF sent this novel, The Romantic Egoist, to Scribner’s, who rejected it.
  3. While stationed at Camp Sheridan, outside Montgomery, AL, FSF met Zelda.
  4. Zelda initially refused to marry FSF because he had no money.
  5. When the war ended, FSF went to New York and worked for the Barron Collier advertising agency.
  6. FSF left Barron Collier and went home to St. Paul, where he took a job repairing cars while he revised The Romantic Egoist.
  7. When he resubmitted it a second time, Scribner’s accepted FSF’s novel and renamed it This Side of Paradise.
  8. TSOP was published on March 26 1920.
  9. Zelda reconsidered and came to New York, where they were married on April 3, 1920, eight days after TSOP was published.
  10. FSF and Zelda were married at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York.
  11. TSOP sold out its first printing in 24 hours and went through 12 reprintings in its initial release.
  12. FSF’s only child, daughter Frances Scott Fitzgerald, was born October 26, 1921.
  13. In 1922, FSF wrote his only play, The Vegetable.  It was not a hit.
  14. In 1922, FSF and family moved to Long Island, the setting of Gatsby, and lived there for a year.
  15. FSF’s second novel, The Beautiful and Damned, was published March of 1922.
  16. In December, 1922, Warner Brothers released a film version of The Beautiful and Damned, starring Marie Prevost.
  17. The director of the Beautiful and Damned film was William Seiter, who found fame in the 1930s directing films with Shirley Temple.
  18. FSF called the film version of Beautiful and Damned “by far the worst movie I’ve ever seen in my life – cheap, vulgar, ill-constructed and shoddy.”
  19. The Great Gatsby was written in 1923, while the Fitzgeralds lived in France.
  20. In France, FSF became part of the “Lost Generation,” which included Hemingway, Gertrude Stein and Picasso.
  21. FSF helped Hemingway find a publisher for his work.
  22. Hemingway detested Zelda and called her “insane.”
  23. Zelda thought Hemingway was a closeted homosexual who had a crush on FSF.
  24. FSF and family moved from France to Rome, where he revised Gatsby.
  25. The original title of The Great Gatsby was Trimalchio of West Egg.  Trimalchio is a character in Satyricon, who presides over orgies.
  26. Critical response to The Great Gatsby was good, but sales were not.
  27. For most of his life, FSF lived on money advanced by Harold Ober, his agent, against payment for stories to be written.
  28. When Harold Ober stopped advancing money to FSF, FSF severed all ties with him.
  29. FSF spent 1927 in Hollywood, but felt that movies were “degrading,” so quickly returned to fiction.
  30. Zelda was initially hospitalized in 1930, in a French sanitorium, with a diagnosis of “schizophrenia,” which was then a catch-all name for mental illness.
  31. For the rest of her life, from 1930 to 1948, Zelda spent the majority of time in psychiatric hospitals, in Europe and the U.S.
  32. In 1932, Scribner’s published Zelda’s novel, Save Me the Waltz.  FSF was furious because she had drawn on their life together and used material that he had planned for his next novel, Tender is the Night.
  33. Tender is the Night was published in 1934 and was FSF’s last complete novel.
  34. FSF returned to Hollywood in the mid-1930s and was under contract to MGM through 1939.
  35. FSF wrote uncredited dialogue for Gone With the Wind.
  36. From 1939 to his death in 1940, FSF wrote 17 Pat Hobby stories, describing the life of an alcoholic free-lance screenwriter in Hollywood.  These were published in Esquire magazine.
  37. FSF had his first heart attack in Schwab’s drugstore, the same place where Lana Turner was “discovered” at the soda fountain.
  38. At the time of his death, FSF lived on the estate of movie actor Edward Everett Horton, in Encino, CA.
  39. At the time of his death, FSF was having an affair with Sheilah Graham, a young British journalist.
  40. The night before his death, FSF attended a screening at the Pantages Theatre of “This Thing Called Love,” starring Rosalind Russell and Melvyn Douglas.
  41. During the visitation before FSF’s funeral, Dorothy Parker reportedly said, “the poor son-of-a-bitch,” a line from The Great Gatsby.
  42. Before his death, FSF had been working on a novel entitled The Love of the Last Tycoon, a story about the movie business.
  43. TLOTLT was published posthumously, in its unfinished form in 1941.
  44. TLOTLT was filmed in 1976.  It starred Robert DeNiro and was written by Harold Pinter and directed by Elia Kazan.
  45. TLOTLT was Elia Kazan’s final film.
  46. J.D. Salinger once referred to himself as “Fitzgerald’s successor.”
  47. FSF was the first cousin, once removed, of Mary Surratt, who was hanged in 1865 for conspiring to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.


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