Monday, September 28, 2020

Book Tour/Giveaway - Blood Prophecy by Barb Jones

Blood Prophecy: Queen's Ascension by Barb Jones 


GENRE: Paranormal 


BLURB: When the darkness was compelling and the heart knew no bounds, was there really a right choice? With Michael's life hanging in the balance, Amber had a choice: save her star-fated love or keep on the crusade to unite the magical community. For Amber, her fate was sealed even before her birth and it was her destiny to fight the great battle ahead of her. But, when it came to her heart — her friends, her great love — Amber's torn. Not only was she the Queen, but she was a human in every sense of the word. She was vulnerable. And so the very people — Chloe and Michael — that gave her strength, quickly became her weakness. It wasn't her fault she loved too much, was it? Nevertheless, the Tall Dark Man had set a plan in motion that could threaten the very existence of the Blood Prophecy. Would he gather his dark forces and succeed in destroying Amber once and for all? Or, would she assemble her powerful friends and save the world? 


Excerpt:  One night when he was making his rounds in the forest to see if he could find any scraps tourists left behind when camping, he heard a soft whisper. “Briar….” He stilled at the sound of his name, and turned around to see no one or nothing in sight. He was alone. In the dark. So, he crouched down and continued to shine the flashlight. “…Hexham.” He stopped once more and looked over his shoulder. His forehead crinkled with lines of confusion. “Hexham? Who the hell is Hexham?” His voice was thick with an English accent. The bodiless voice laughed, and the closer he listened, the more definite the voice became. A woman’s voice spoke to him loud and clear, as if she were standing right in front having a conversation with him. Briar’s voice quivered, partly from fear and partly from fascination. “Who are you? Where are you?” He shined the flashlight but saw nothing. Complete darkness and trees, that was it. The woman’s voice laughed mockingly in return. “Who I am is not important—for now. But I am everywhere and nowhere, all the same.” As the voice spoke, Briar felt a sense of ease overwhelm his body. The fear and anxiety dissipated. For the first time in his life, he felt like he belonged, truly and deeply, just by the sound of her voice. “You do belong. We are family, a family of witches. The most powerful to have walked the earth. We lost you, but now you are found.” He looked out to no one in particular, but his shock was evident. “Witches? That’s ludicrous.” 


From the Author:

Finding Your Path – a few thoughts from Barb


A lot of people today pick up a book and either fall in love with it, or not.  You meet a person and go on a date.  You go on an interview.  There’s that knot in your stomach for doing something out of your comfort zone.  What is that? It’s vulnerability but I like to call it “putting yourself out there.”  It’s a lot of what authors feel when they create their work of art, the world of characters that you fall in love with.  As I thought about this in depth, I realized that the easiest way to explain it is “to get comfortable, you have to be uncomfortable.”  But what does that mean?

Well, with the world changing today at an alarming rate, we are all in that grey area of vulnerability.  Think about it.  To wear a mask or not to wear a mask.  Can I ask that person on a date?  Can I try skydiving?    Should I tell people who I prefer as a candidate?  We don’t know how others will react to the choices we make, but we are entitled to them. 

In Blood Prophecy Three: Queen’s Ascension, Amber is faced with the toughest decisions of her life.  What path do I take?  Do I follow my heart or the Prophecy?  In the end, she makes the choice that is best for her.  But how do we find that path in today’s world with being vulnerable?  By being who we are.  There is a reason why people say the phrase “We are who we are.”  Learning and finding your path is something everyone has to do in life, it’s just a matter of opening yourself up to it and exploring.  It is something I learned as I studied to become a Certified Master Life Coach and realized that there are a lot of people who are afraid to put themselves out there.  The best advice that I can say (and I do to my clients), is find a book and think about how the characters are putting themselves out there.  Like falling in love. They are created so that you can seek their guidance and get the confidence in putting yourself out there.  Who knows, by doing so, it might surprise you in the end. 

AUTHOR Bio and Links: I was born in Hawaii, a place rich with culture and storytellers. As a little girl, scary tales about vampires, werewolves, angels, demons, and witches were my favorite kind — much to my mother's dismay. The scarier, the better. My love for the supernatural never went away, even after moving to Seattle, far from Hawaii's majestic beaches with unusual colors. Nothing compares to the landscapes of Maui, Lanai, or Oahu. But somehow, Seattle stole my heart anyway. It became the place where my love for stories took on a new form, in a book of my own: The Adventures of Little Arthur and Merlin the Magnificent. This book is for kids who love stories, just like I did. Then I had an idea while sleeping. One night, my mind began to work overtime. In a dream, I saw a unique storyline involving all the races and an epic battle of good versus evil. It was a modern day plot with a three thousand year old prophecy, The Blood Prophecy. I finished the first book in 2014, The Queen's Destiny. Two years later, I released The Queen's Enemy. The last book in the series, The Queen's Ascension, released on August 17, 2020. Today, I live in Florida with its beaches and sunshine. But I'm still a Seattle girl at heart. And so all my stories take place in the Northwest. I always keep to my roots when I write. 





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Barb Jones will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. 

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