Blazing #BlogTour: The Forest Beyond the Earth by Matthew S. Cox

The Forest Beyond the Earth
Matthew S. Cox
Publication date: February 6th 2018
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Young Adult

Under the watchful eye of the Mother Shrine, twelve-year-old Wisp ekes out a simple, but challenging life with Dad, foraging for food and losing herself in old books from the world that came before. She loves the Endless Forest ― except when the Tree Walkers come for her.

In ages past, the great rain of fire and ash destroyed the Earth, wiping out the ancients and everything they had made. Nature has reclaimed much since then, spreading out in a vast forest full of wonder and dread. Ever in fear of being taken away, she follows Dad’s rules without question while learning to survive off the land.

No longer a small child, she accompanies Dad on one of his treks, her first time more than a few steps away from the cabin. A day exploring with him is the happiest time of her life, but joy is short-lived.

A monster follows them home.

Safe in her Haven, she hides while Dad goes outside to confront the beast. She wakes alone the next morning, and waits. Alas, her hope of his return fades with the daylight. Desperate, she breaks his strictest rule and goes outside alone. Not far from the cabin, she discovers his rifle abandoned next to the monster’s strange footprints.

Afraid but determined, Wisp sets off on her own into the Endless Forest to find Dad ― before the Tree Walkers catch her.

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An hour of foraging the next morning yielded a lovely breakfast of grubs, some of which had been bigger than Dad’s fingers. Wisp impaled them on thin sharpened sticks she’d made long ago for grub roasting, and toasted them over the fire.

She stretched and roamed around the cabin for a little while after, debating another walk into the woods to find some mushrooms. It would be better if Dad could find a boar or something, even if she had to wait home while he did so. However, between them being gone all day yesterday plus the morning grub hunt, Dad appeared quite intent on putting time on the bullet machine.

Rather than disturb him, Wisp decided to visit Mother.

The cabin’s main room had three doors. One led outside, the metal door went to Dad’s room, and the door opposite Dad’s room led to Mother’s shrine. It had been a few days since she spoke with her, so it sounded like a perfect idea.

She padded over and knocked twice on the thin door made of planks nailed together. “Hello, Mother. May I enter?”

No sound of protest came from within, so she pushed the door open and got a breath of air so heavy with the scent of pinesap the taste settled on her tongue. An undertone of another fragrance, musty and unpleasant, simmered at the edge of notice beneath it. The small chamber, barely a quarter the size of the other room, contained two small tables each with a single drawer, standing on either side of a large wooden chair. White plastic panels covered both windows, dimming the light, but still allowing enough to reveal a slender figure in the chair.

Mother sat as still as ever, her hands clutching the ends of the armrests, talon-like nails yellow and cracked. Long, dusty dark brown hair framed a face as grey as the dress she wore, lips peeled open enough to bare her teeth, giving her an expression like she’d stepped in something cold and slimy. Her right eye opened more than her left, both black, empty sockets. Stain trails ran down her cheeks from long-ago shed tears of darkness.

Coffee cans littered the ground by the chair, containing pinesap, and other magical substances Dad said allowed her to see out from the Other Place. Years of dead flowers formed a ring around the chair, tokens of love she’d placed there on special days going back as far as she could remember.

“Hello, Mother,” said Wisp.

She clasped her hands in front of herself, bowed her head, and shuffled forward, moving her feet an inch at a time until she stood by Mother’s withered right hand. After a reverent moment of silence, she knelt and rested her head on Mother’s arm, the coarse fabric scratchy against her ear.

“Dad taught me about how to make a fishing spear yesterday. He caught fish with it for supper, and we went on a walk. He let me go with him!” She reached up and placed her hand upon Mother’s, careful not to damage the dry, crusty skin. “I’m twelve now, but you knew that since I visited you on my birthday last month. I like the summer. It’s warm. I’m glad my birthday’s right before the summer starts.”

Mother didn’t reply.

Author Bio:

Born in a little town known as South Amboy NJ in 1973, Matthew has been creating science fiction and fantasy worlds for most of his reasoning life. Somewhere between fifteen to eighteen of them spent developing the world in which Division Zero, Virtual Immortality, and The Awakened Series take place. He has several other projects in the works as well as a collaborative science fiction endeavor with author Tony Healey.

Hobbies and Interests:

Matthew is an avid gamer, a recovered WoW addict, Gamemaster for two custom systems (Chronicles of Eldrinaath [Fantasy] and Divergent Fates [Sci Fi], and a fan of anime, British humour (<- deliberate), and intellectual science fiction that questions the nature of reality, life, and what happens after it.

He is also fond of cats.

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Sincerely Karen Jo >> Excerpt
SilverWoodSketches >> Review
Married To Books Reviews and Blog >> Review

May 15th
Mes Livres >> Excerpt
Padme’s Library >> Interview
Rainy Days and Pajamas >> Excerpt

May 16th
My Fiction Nook >> Excerpt
Teaser Addicts Book Blog >> Excerpt

May 17th
Brooke Blogs >> Excerpt
Living a Hundred Lives >> Review
Just Books >> Top 10 List

May 18th
Jazzy Book Reviews >> Guest post
The Avid Reader >> Review
Book Addict >> Review
From The Journal Of A Reader >> Excerpt

May 21st
Two Ends of the Pen >> Interview
Damaged Pages >> Top 10 List
diary of a wannabe writer >> Review

May 22nd
Twirling Book Princess >> Excerpt
The Curious Chapter >> Review
YA/NA Book Divas >> Top 10 List

May 23rd
Bookworm for Kids >> Excerpt
Storyteller Alley >> Review
The Cover Contessa >> Interview
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May 24th
Dani Reviews Things >> Guest post
Inspired Chaos >> Review
Thoughts on Books >> Review

May 25th
Books A-Brewin’ >> Excerpt
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So Few Books >> Interview

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Blazing #BlogTour: A Girl Named Blue: The Adventure Begins by Cecilia Randell

A Girl Named Blue: The Adventure Begins
Cecilia Randell
(The Adventures of Blue Faust #1)
Publication date: July 15th 2017
Genres: Adventure, New Adult, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Blue Faust considers herself an ordinary girl. A little shy, maybe, and a smidge isolated. But she’s got a plan for that, and a list.

When she and her mother move to a new city, she implements it. This will be The Year of New Things, and there will be adventures. Little does she know just how right she is.

While out hiking one day with new friends, she finds herself in a strange world. She is confronted with kidnappers, stubborn beast-mounts and killer crystals. Throw in an assortment of hooligans, mercenaries and clansmen, and Blue has all New she can handle.

New List:

Learn to ride a horse-like thing

Find friends

Stop kidnappers

Get home

Easy, right?

*** Please note that this is the first book in a slow burn reverse harem series, there are no sexy times till a few books down***

**Also, there is violence and some swearing, so, yeah.**

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A Girl Named Blue Playlist:

  • Love That Man, by Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys
  • Fight Song, by Rachel Platten
  • Amazing, by Kanye West, Jeezy
  • Invincible, by OK GO
  • Don’t You (Forget About Me), by Simple Minds
  • Love You ‘Til the End, by The Pogues
  • Power of Love, by Huey Lewis & The News
  • Heads Will Roll, by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Turpentine, by Brandi Carlisle
  • Humble & Kind, by Lori McKenna
  • The Perfect Parts, by Shakey Graves
  • I Wish I Was The Moon, by Neko Case
  • As The World Falls Down, by David Bowie
  • Toy Soldiers, by Martika
  • I Take My Chances, by Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • Take Me As I Am, by Wyclef Jean

Author Bio:

Cecilia Randell is the pseudonym for a lady author that has not quite worked up the courage to give you all her real name. She loves a good story, and often finds herself thinking “what if…”, so decided to put some of her ‘what ifs’ down in words for others to, hopefully, enjoy.

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Blazing #BlogTour: Fatal Flight by Madelon Smid


Fatal Flight

Sisters in Peril Series Book 1

By Madelon Smid

Madelon will be giving away 1 ebook copy of Fatal Flight, 1 ebook copy of Climbing High, and 1 ebook copy of High Seas. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Remember you may increase your chances of winning by visiting the other tour stops. You may find those locations here

About Fatal Flight: 
When he finds Sky Stravinski, Adam Hamilton becomes enmeshed in a world of danger. Did he bring it with him, earning an enemy as chief engineer and test pilot, or find it along with her? Fulfilling his commitment means persuading Sky to meet the grandmother she never knew she had. Recovering from an airplane crash, torn between opposing forces, and caught up in the attacks on Sky, Adam fights for the fascinating pilot, determined to keep her safe, and win her love.

Everything Sky owns comes under attack, from her airplanes to her airfield and her life. Combatting a hidden enemy and Adam Hamilton’s intrusion, Sky feels trapped by circumstances outside her control. As her sponsor, he earns her trust. But Adam wants things Sky won’t give. Meeting her grandmother and developing a relationship with Adam will pull her back into their world of wealth and entitlement. Sky won’t become a rich man’s plaything again. Will the threats that bring them together convince Sky Adam deserves a place in her life?
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Excerpt: 
“You consider going to Max behind my back being upfront?”
“Max came to me. I was interested and after crunching the numbers, researching your top notch standing on the circuit and talking with my father, thought this was a great PR opportunity for our corporation. I didn’t know you were against the idea. My experience is that as soon as someone knows what I’m worth, they want something from me.”
“And you assumed I was sticking my hand in the pot.” She stopped at the entrance to the big tent, where oceans of food were served all day. “Okay, I see where you were coming from. Pax.” She offered her hand.
She took quiet satisfaction in the fact he looked like she’d turned him on his head. Good, keep him off balance, and he couldn’t do the same to her. He took her hand, his long fingers warm and dry, just the lightest of squeezes. He’d never used his size and strength to intimidate, she realized. He was a true alpha male, for only the strongest, fastest and smartest protected the vulnerable. A weaker male, took advantage of them.

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About Madelon Smid:

Madelon Smid has the pioneer spirit of a true prairie woman. She seeks inspiration from the rolling hills and river coulees that surround her home; creating characters as intriguing and beautiful as the ever changing skies.

As a successful non-fiction writer, she co-authored a best seller, Smart Women, published Chronic Challenge: Living Well with Chronic Disease, and many articles in national and regional magazines.

She taught writing classes for adults at her local college, ran a successful online writing course, and edited five anthologies for the Prairie Quills Writers’ Group, before returning to her true love – fiction. The six romantic suspense stories in her Daring Heights series have received glowing reviews.

While she continues searching out the best in nature, exploring new stretches of water in her kayak, and seeking new mountains to ski, she sees every adventure as fresh material for the next story she will create in her home by the river.
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/madelonsmid
Twitter: https://twitter.com/madelonsmid

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#availablenow Decide to Hope @JuneAConverse

Title: Decide to Hope
Author: June A. Converse
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 11, 2018
An unimaginable trauma. A future that seems impossible. When your world shatters, how do you put it back together?

For 950 days, Kathleen Conners has struggled with that choice. Behind a scarf and sunglasses, she hides from the world, from herself, from The Event, from any future with anyone.

After receiving a box of letters from his deceased mother, Matt Nelson is shoved from his predictable, controlled life to a secluded beach in North Carolina. While trying to understand his mother’s intent, he discovers Kathleen.

Matt must choose whether to follow the path his mother orchestrated or rescue the woman who has captured his heart. When the only person Kathleen blames more than herself reappears, can Matt be the strength Kathleen needs to create a new life, or will he be forced to walk away if she decides the climb is too great?

An Excerpt from Decide To Hope by June A. Converse
“Kathleen, I swear to you that if you are ever in my bed, it won’t be fucking.” He punctuated the final words and wiped away the single tear that moved down her cheek. He leaned across the table, nuzzled her face, and said into her damaged ear, “What I want is for you to be safe. What I want is for you to never push me away, for you to let me make you safe again.” Relaxing back into the bench, he added, “What is it you want, my Kathleen, what do you want? I’ll move heaven and earth to be what you need.”
Her eyes widened and her face jerked out of his hand. Tears streamed down her face. Staring at him, showing him her weariness and her abject terror, her blue irises turned a stormy gray.
“They’re gone, Matt.” She spoke with an eerily calm voice. “All of them. Everyone I’ve ever loved. Gone. I’m so tired, Matt. Do you understand?” She pushed away from the table. Her gray eyes blazed inches from his own. “I want to be gone, too.”

 

Matt’s arms thwomped onto the table. He sat immobile as Kathleen raced out the door into the pouring rain. The restaurant door thwacked behind her. Shaking himself, he realized she’d left her sunglasses, her bag, and even her shoes. The impact of the last few seconds held him in his seat. Time seemed to stop. Sound dropped away. The shadow of her danced behind his closed eyes.
June happily resides in Sandy Springs, Georgia, with her husband, Dave, and their dog, Sodapop. They have two wonderful adult children and two grandchildren. She is an enthusiastic exerciser and an accomplished cook. She and her husband enjoy hiking with Sodapop, traveling, scuba diving, trying new restaurants, concerts, and whatever other adventures they can find. Reading and a constant desire to learn keeps her busy too.

A trauma survivor who struggles with mental illness, June is continuously reaching for hope like the characters in her books. She openly discusses her personal struggles on her blog, JuneConverse.com
Decide to Hope is her first novel and relies a great deal on her own experience with trauma, choices, recovery and hope. If you’d like to discuss trauma, coping and recovery, contact her at JuneConverse.com or DecideToHope.com

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Blazing #BlogTour: All of You by Fabiola Francisco

Title: All of You
Author: Fabiola Francisco
Genre: Romance/Women’s Fiction
Editor: Robin Bateman
Cover Designer: Amy Queau
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2018
Blurb:

Cassidy Rae Pressman comes with way more than Jason Stone bargained for, yet she is exactly what he’s been searching for.

 I want what all my friends have.
He doesn’t need my baggage.
I can’t stop thinking about her.
Romance isn’t my priority, my daughter is.
I want to show her she can have it all.
He thinks we can be a family.
Her and Rae are my family now, and no one will take them away from me.
He stays even when it’s easier to leave.
I’m going to give her her southern fairytale.

Fabiola Francisco loves the simplicity—and kick—of scotch on the rocks. She follows Hemingway’s philosophy—write drunk, edit sober. She writes women’s fiction and contemporary romance, dipping her pen into new adult and young adult. Her moods guide her writing, taking her anywhere from sassy and sexy romances to dark and emotion-filled love stories.
Writing has always been a part of her life, penning her own life struggles as a form of therapy through poetry. She still stays true to her first love, poems, while weaving longer stories with strong heroines and honest heroes. She aims to get readers thinking about life and love while experiencing her characters’ journeys.
She is continuously creating stories as she daydreams. Her other loves are country music, exploring the outdoors, and reading.

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Lovin’ on You: https://amzn.to/2H6djtU
Love You Thought It: https://amzn.to/2GtPBKZ
“You don’t have to help.”
“I want to.” Jason stands next to me as I wash the plates and he dries them for me. “I know I kinda showed up here and interrupted your dinner. Sorry about that.”
“Kinda showed up? More like you did show up,” I tease.
“Potato, potahto. But, I can’t stop thinking about you. This isn’t a line I grabbed from some cheesy movie. I know, I know, I don’t even know you,” he chuckles when I raise an eyebrow. “But I’ve seen enough to know I want to. I want to help you discover what your dreams are and watch you offer your daughter the best life she can have.”
“It’s complicated with her around. She already expects to see you everyday, and this is only the third time she’s seen you. I always thought if I ever met someone, and that was a big if, I’d get to know the man really well first, before introducing him to my daughter. This is backwards. It’s almost as if she’s gotten to know you before I have. It’s confusing for her.”
“So let me get to know you.” He angles his body toward me. “Let me show you who I am. It’s easy with her because she came right up to me, offered me a cookie, and started talking as if I was her best friend. I guess kids are less guarded in that sense.” He casts his eyes down a moment. I place my hand over his.
“They’ve got it easy, don’t they?” I ask him, trying to lighten the mood.
“Yup.” Jason continues drying the plate he was working on.
I’m not the only one with a past.
*Copyright 2018, Fabiola Francisco


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Blazing #BlogTour: Cascading Petals by Jane C. Brady

Cascading Petals
Jane C. Brady
Publication date: December 5th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Despite the years of bullying in school, Jewel Hart has remained sweet and kind. She has it all—a great life, a great family, and beauty—but she has never been able to obtain the one thing she wants—to belong.

When Jewel meets Kaiden Carter, a good-looking, charming new student at York Mills High, things start to look up. On the surface, he is perfect, but Jewel can’t shake the feeling that everything is not as it seems.

When the devastation of the rising suicides in her school hits too close to home and drives Jewel into a deep despair, she clings to Kaiden’s strength to find her way back. Through the pain and fear surrounding her, she finds hope and the will to go on. But just as she picks herself up, tragedy strikes again, threatening to steal her last glimmer of hope. How will she go on? Can she ever find her place in the world?

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“Kai?” she said one night as I lay on the couch, trying to block out my worries by distracting myself with an episode of Gotham.

“Yes?”

“I’m sorry, baby.” Tears glistened in her eyes. Guilt consumed her, and she evaded my gaze. “I’m sorry for the burden I’ve placed on you. I can’t seem to live without him. He’s been part of my life since we were children. I know in my head I have to overcome this and go on for you. I’ve always considered myself a strong woman, but now I realize he was my strength and my rock. Together we were a team.”

I stared at the TV, listening to her fidget while she waited for my reply. The TV screen faded as I considered her words. Finally, I looked at her and through gritted teeth asked, “Do you think it’s all peachy from where I’m sitting? I’m the kid, Mom, but I’m the one picking up the pieces. Am I not part of the team?”

“You were. You are.” She buried her face in her hands and wept.

I wanted her to snap the hell out of it. At that moment, I couldn’t stand the sounds of her sobs. Bitterness ate at me.

“Please, Kaiden. Don’t turn on me. I’ll try. I promise I will.”

I didn’t want to push her back to where she had been a few months ago. Fear of being without both my parents tortured me. That night, I decided to bury my feelings and the memories of my dad. Thinking of him had been too hard for us. I made a choice to be the strength he’d once been for her. In doing so, I stopped living the life of a teen.

Author Bio:

Jane lives life to the full because she doesn’t want to wake up twenty years from now regretting all the things she didn’t do. She’s an avid traveler who also loves throwing elaborate dinner parties where she wows her guests with gourmet meals. Jane has a passion for writing, interior design, history, movies, board games, and fitness. In her quest for an exciting life, however, she now draws the line at zip-lining, which she experienced in Costa Rica. Never again!

Jane comes from a family of six sisters and lived in a Tennessee plantation house for several years while growing up. She now lives in Western Canada but dreams of owning a vacation home in South Carolina. She lives with her husband (her high school sweetheart), two teenagers, and two dogs. When she grows up, she’d like to be her brilliant sixteen-year-old daughter (minus the mood swings).

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Married To Books Reviews and Blog >> Review
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May 9th
Bobo’s Book Bank >> Excerpt
What Is That Book About >> Playlist
underneath the covers >> Excerpt

May 10th
Rockin’ Book Reviews >> Review
Book Bite Reviews >> Excerpt

May 11th
The Cover Contessa >> Interview
Books Direct >> Review
Happymomblogger >> Review

May 14th
LenniLand >> Excerpt
tfaulcbookreviews >> Excerpt
Two Ends of the Pen >> Interview

May 15th
Movies, Shows, & Books >> Guest post
The Phantom Paragrapher >> Review
Book Junkie Reviews >> Excerpt

May 16th
The Reading Faery >> Interview
Haddie’s Haven >> Review
Writers and Authors >> Guest post

May 17th
Character Madness and Musings >> Guest post
Indie Wish List >> Review
YA/NA Book Divas >> Review
Teaser Addicts Book Blog >> Excerpt

May 18th
Tangents and Tissues >> Review
The Book Girl >> Excerpt
Dog-Eared Daydreams >> Review
Sinfonia dos Livros >> Review

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Blazing #BlogTour: ISAN by Mary Ting

ISAN
Mary Ting
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication date: May 1st 2018
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult

THE WORLD HAS CHANGED.

SCIENTISTS WARNED IT WOULD HAPPEN.

Meteors devastated the Earth. World Governments developed plans to help surviving citizens. The United States disbanded and salvageable land was divided into our quadrants—North, South, East, and West—governed by The Remnant Council.

Struggling to survive, seventeen-year-old Ava ends up in juvenile detention, until she is selected for a new life—with a catch. She must be injected with an experimental serum. The results will be life changing. The serum will make her “better.” To receive the serum, Ava agrees to join a program controlled by ISAN, the International Sensory Assassin Network.

While on a mission, she is abducted by a rebel group led by Rhett and told that not only does she have a history with him, but her entire past is a lie perpetuated by ISAN to ensure her compliance. Unsure of who to trust, Ava must decide if her strangely familiar and handsome captor is her enemy or her savior—and time is running out.

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“Would you like my assistance? Or you can just stand there so I can stare at you a bit longer.”

Startled, I whirled toward the sound of a familiar, seductive voice. Sniper stood by the walk-in closet in a cool, relaxed manner with his hand braced on the door. His hair was slicked back, looking polished and debonair. My heart pummeled, but not in fear.

Was I crazy to be attracted to him? Mesmerized by the black tuxedo forming to his perfect body, I stared at him and wondered if I’d dreamed him up. His presence confirmed I hadn’t imagined him above the stairs earlier. Then I wondered if he’d come alone.

“How’d you know I was here?”

Unnerved, I gritted my teeth. He hadn’t heeded my warning to stay away. I should scream or plan an escape out of the bathroom, but I couldn’t move or think. His presence stirred my curiosity and I wanted answers, especially when the lunatic thought he knew me.

“It doesn’t concern you,” he said.

His nonchalant tone caused me to raise my voice. “The hell it doesn’t.”

“I’ll explain later.”

I scoffed. “Are you here to try to kidnap me again?”

I might not have Helix, but I had my heels and months of training backing me up. If there was one thing I was good at, it was bringing a person to their knees. Courage grew inside me and I dropped my dress.

Author Bio:

International Bestselling Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.

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Writers and Authors >> Guest post
So Few Books >> Interview
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Buried Under Books >> Review
Lisa Loves Literature >> Interview
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May 8th
Rainy Days and Pajamas >> Excerpt
Mes Livres >> Excerpt
Rockin’ Book reviews >> Guest post
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents >> Excerpt
Bibliobibuli YA >> Interview
Happymomblogger >> Review
Teatime and Books >> Excerpt

May 9th
Teaser Addicts Book Blog >> Excerpt
Rolling with the Moments >> Review
The Cover Contessa >> Interview
F A N N A >> Review
Port Jericho >> Review
On My Kindle Book Reviews >> Review
Star-Crossed Book Blog >> Review
The Page Unbound >> Review

May 10th
Character Madness and Musings >> Guest post
Indie Wish List >> Excerpt
Movies, Shows, & Books >> Review
Evermore Books >> Review
Jazzy Book Reviews >> Review
O. D. Book Reviews >> Guest post
Married To Books Reviews and Blog >> Review
Shock N Awe Book Blog >> Review
Not Just Fiction >> Review

May 11th
Living a Hundred Lives >> Review
The Rest Is Still Unwritten >> Excerpt
The Avid Reader >> Review
Birdie’s Bibliotheca >> Review
Just Books >> Excerpt
Am Kinda Busy Reading >> Review
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Blazing #BlogTour: Skies of Heaven by Harmony Lawson

Title: Skies of Heaven
Author: Harmony Lawson
Genre: NA Fantasy
Cover Designer: Emma Michaels
Editor: Rogena Mitchell Jones
Blurb:
Ariella’s life had been perfect until she saw her family disappear before her eyes. Now she has found herself to be the only survivor on the planet. Everyone vanished without a trace. Just as she is about to do something drastic, she is confronted by a man claiming she is an angel with amnesia and he has been looking for her for over seventeen years. He also says that she was placed in an alternate world where she believed herself to be the only survivor. Now Rumen and Ariella have to find Raziel, the angel who holds the secrets of the universe, who knows where the book of secrets is so they can use it to protect a special group of human survivors from being destroyed by demons. Can their budding relationship endure the trials they must face as Ariella tries to remember who she is and to protect the remaining survivors of the human race? Maybe they will find love in The Skies of Heaven?
Harmony Lawson and her family live in Northern California in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. She is mostly self-taught in drawing, painting, and writing. She is fascinated by angels, and incorporates her research in angels, the Nephilim, and fallen angels into her fictional stories.
While she has endured many hardships in life, she believes she has learned something new from her experiences. Life has its ups and downs, trials and tribulations, and Heaven and Hell. She believes the bad times are a test to prove a person’s worth. Her books reflect on that concept. Writing also helps her heal from past traumas. In the meantime, she cares for her family, loves her pugs, and remains silly through all that life throws at her. Her goal is to be an introverted hobbit.

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He approached me slowly and cautiously with his hands in the air. He was wearing a faded jean jacket, black jeans, and a black beanie. Then he said something in another language I didn’t understand. I looked at him, uncertainly. “Oh great, a survivor who can’t speak English. Just my luck!” I only knew one language. Sometimes I wish I would have taken Spanish but I didn’t think this man was speaking Spanish. I think it sounded like Hebrew but I couldn’t be certain.
When he realized I didn’t understand him, he said very calmly in perfect English, “Don’t jump, Ariella.”
            I looked at him in shock, disbelief and fear, not really sure I believed what I was hearing. “Where did you come from and how did you know my name?” I took a step back, putting distance between us.
            “Don’t jump, please. I’ve been looking for you for seventeen years when you first disappeared.” He paused, took off his beanie, and ran his fingers through his wet light brown hair before putting his beanie back on. He looked like he’d been running and he seemed relieved over something.
            “What makes you think I was going to jump? I could be looking at the scenery for all you know.”
            He didn’t pay attention to what I just said as he continued, “I can’t believe I found you. I thought you were lost forever. You don’t remember me?” He seemed hurt for a minute. Disappointment crossed his handsome features for only a moment. He seemed happy and his voice was uplifting.
            I took in his appearance. He was gorgeous and seemed to be a bit brighter than the current dreary landscape. The first thing I noticed was his kind golden eyes and brilliant smile. His light brown hair was soft looking and peeked out from beneath a black beanie.  He seemed casual and charming. I was in black and white compared to him. He didn’t look as though he had been surviving in this harsh new world for the last several months, not like me. He looked as though he came from someplace else. I looked at him skeptically. I must be delusional. Who was this guy? I was almost angry at his intrusion in my personal conflicts yet happy to see another human face.
I felt very confused. I put my hand to my temple, closed my eyes, and shook my head. “No, I’ve never seen you before. I’ve seen no one in months, not one survivor, and then you come up and expect me to know who you are?” I felt angry.
            He still remained calm and collected. “I apologize. You just look exactly as I remembered you. As expected, your memory has been erased. My name is Rumen.”
            Rumen, what kind of name was that? “What do you mean ‘my memory was erased’?” It seemed incredulous. Was I dreaming or did I jump and this was hell? No, I believed my memory was fine.
            He eyed me carefully. I melted in his gaze. He was truly a gorgeous man. “You really don’t know who you are?”
            “No, enlighten me, please.” Did I really want to know who he thought I was? I kinda did. It was nice having a real person to talk to and not just some voice in my head.
            “Ariella, you are an angel. The angel of protection to be exact and we have been looking for you for seventeen years. That’s why the world has been crumbling and the rapture happened. There has been no one to protect the Earth or Heaven.”
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