Tuesday, May 30, 2017

{Book Tour} The Angel Knights by Mary Ting


The
Angel Knights
Prequel/Novella
by
Mary Ting
Genre:
Urban Fantasy

Michael
and Claudia’s decision to move back to Crossroads was to keep their
children safe, but they can’t escape who they are. Their children,
Zachary and Lucia, were destined to be demon hunters—Venators. From
the age they were able to hold a sword, they were trained to become
the best and to ensure they would become leaders one day.
All
is peaceful throughout the land until the Fallen and demons’
presences were felt in the between and on Earth. As the Venators
investigate these locations, they will quickly learn how dangerous
their lives are. Hearts will be broken. Teammates will lose their
lives. And they will face obstacles which will test their faith.
As
danger grows, the fear of fallen angels and demons regrouping has the
Divine Elders on pins and needles. Now, Zachary and Lucia, along with
Uncle Davin, must prepare themselves—mentally and physically—to
live on Earth to investigate where the focal point of evil resides
before it’s too late.
**Strongly
recommended to read before the rest of the books!**

The
Chosen Knights


The
Angel Knights Series Book 1

(HIGHLY
recommend to read prequel first--The Angel Knights)
***
SILVER AWARD WINNER 2016--YA FANTASY--READERS' FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL
BOOK AWARD***


A
page turning mystery with a supernatural twist that entertains to the
last page! ~InD'tale Magazine



When
teens go missing in Hawaii, a group of demon-hunters—half human and
half angel—disguised as high school students, must leave
Crossroads, the place where they reside. In a race against time, they
uncover the mystery connecting the missing teens, which dates back to
the era of the Knights Templar. However, when they discover one of
the Templars passed down a book containing all the secrets and codes
to finding a particular treasure, they soon realize this forbidden
treasure needs to be found before Cyrus, the lord of the possessor
demons, acquires it—a treasure which been safeguarded and hidden
from him.
There
is only one problem: the pages containing the clues leading to the
treasure is missing. When the first page is found, Cyrus threatens to
kill more descendants of the Knights Templar if it is not given to
him by Friday the thirteenth. In the midst of threats and discovery,
the demon-hunting angels find they are not alone when supernatural
beings begin to reveal themselves. Can they put their differences
aside and work together to solve the Knights Templars’ cipher? As
they astral travel to the past, they witness a lot more than they
have bargained for. And some things are better left unseen.








The
Blessed Knights
The
Angel Knight Series Book 2

Above
a small hill lay a home.
And
green men peer out under the dome.
Thirteen
crisscrossing arches behold,
with
angels singing must be told.
Cubes
like teeth thus showed,
pierce
one and the door shall glow.
Part
the sea like Moses,
to
see the bundle of red roses.
Only
then you shall see,
what
is destined to be free.



Eli,
Lucia’s half-demon love interest, has been stabbed with a
true-cross dagger and captured by Cyrus, master of the possessor
demons. The Chosen Knights must work together once again not only to
save Eli, but also to decipher a clue to find the second missing page
of Jacques de Molay’s journal. Meanwhile, Uncle Davin informs
Crossroads’ Divine Elders of the danger ahead and learns there is
much to fear. Countless children are being taken from all over the
world to be turned into demons. Michael, one of the Divine Elders,
has no choice but to intervene. The Chosen Knights track down Mortem,
the demon who is the key to finding Cyrus, and learn they must travel
deep into the pit of a Hawaiian volcano. When they astral travel to
the past in search of a clue and follow Jacques de Molay to Rosselyn
Chapel in medieval Scotland, what they find will rewrite history.













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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Monday, May 29, 2017

{Book Tour} From Gods by Mary Ting


From
Gods
Descendant
Prophecies Book 1
by
Mary Ting
Genre:
Urban Fantasy

***2013
InD'Tale RONE Award Finalist for YA****
Did
you just see a flash of lightning across the sky on a clear sunny
day?
Don’t
blame Mother Nature.
Skylar
Rome can’t wait to spend her last summer before college with her
cousin, Kayla. Everything changes when they meet the Grand brothers.
Skylar is sure she should stay away from Mason Grand, but their
attraction is undeniable. Then Skylar’s life erupts into turmoil.
She steps into a world where descendants of ancient gods have super
powers, evil beings chase her, and questions arise about her own
identity. She is running out of time and running for her life, while
trying to unravel the mystery of what they want from her.
Forced
into a battle set into motion long before she was born, will Skylar
find the answers she seeks, or will she die trying?

**Free
on all major platforms!**


From
Deities
Descendant
Prophecies Book 2

***Ms.
Ting seamlessly blends classic mythology with contemporary
college-life, and heightens the stakes against seemingly impossible
odds. Without a doubt, this author rocks at world building! -
InD'tale Magazine
A
mysterious stranger enters Skylar’s inner circle, destroying her
precarious peace. She begins college amid new secrets, emerging
powers, fresh dangers, and a potential stepfather.


In
New Olympus, a hidden dwelling place for descendants of the gods, she
finally gets answers. But can she trust them? Skylar and the Grand
family must work together with these descendants to discover the key
to their rescue from the evolving, evil vultures of Hades.
As
the threat increases, Skylar must learn to control her newfound
powers and decide who to trust before it’s too late.


From
Origins
Descendant
Prophecies Book 3

Faced
with an impossible choice, Skylar and the other descendants embark on
a deadly quest to the underworld to confront Hades, who has been
plotting to kill them all.
They
discover the ancient gods are not dead, as once believed, but are
instead held captive in a secret location. In order to save the world
from destruction at the hands of Hephaestus, the descendants must
rescue their ancestors, the gods of Olympus.
Skylar
learns more about her bloodline and her powers, but there is a heavy
price to pay. The darkest forces known to man are about to return to
reclaim their stolen kingdom.





From
Titans
Descendant
Prophecies Book 4

Everyone
is searching for Mason.
Zeus
sent Hermes, and the Oracles have used their magic, with no success.
A sparkle of hope arises when Eris, the goddess of Chaos, sends an
invitation to her wedding engagement party. She’s holding Mason
hostage, and Skylar and her friends only need permission to enter
Eris’s world to rescue him.
At
the party, Eris gives them one condition: In exchange for Mason, they
must travel to the Land of Reverse and bring back the bottle of gold
water King Midas used to wash himself free of his gift. Further chaos
follows when Eris not only sets up a hunt in the Labyrinth of Crete,
but makes a bargain with the Titans she rescued.
The
Titans possess power more than anyone anticipated, and Cronus is
hungry for revenge after his own children locked him up in Tartarus.
No one is safe. Not even the humans.





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.




Follow
the tour HERE
for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!






Saturday, May 27, 2017

#FitReader Weekly Update




I'll be sharing on...
Weekly Wrap hosted by HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin
and linking up with Sunday Fitness and Food Linkup hosted by Ilka from Ilka’s Blog and Angela from Marathons & Motivation

So I think I'm going to do the 6 week Body Toning Boot Camp by Blogilates. I really like their work outs and the instructor, while overly peppy, is good at motivating you. I've been slacking on my diet, but going to try and get back on track. I'm trying something different to keep me accountable, I set up an Instagram account, separate from the one linked to this blog, to post just fitness and food on. The reason I did this is because I might post pics of myself and if I do I'll be making the account private. I'm really self conscience about how I look, so I'll be pretty strict about who I let follow me if I decide to do this. If your interested here's the link - sjstayingaccountable

 Goals:
Challenge: FMSM 30 Day Challenge (completed)
Blogilates: (Completed)

Walking to Mordor: 96.32 /1779 miles

Here's what I did this week... 
5/21/17: 36 mins Blogilates
5/22/17: 20 mins yoga
5/23/17: 
5/24/17: 
5/25/17: Grocery shopping
5/26/17: 
5/27/17: 35 mins Blogilates


Friday, May 26, 2017

Journal: Healthy Eating Sabotage

As I sit here wolfing down an entire bag of Brownie Brittle I can't help but wonder what the heck am I doing. I'm trying to get back on track, I want to eat healthier, I bought the bag of brownie bits to be my splurge. I told myself that after yesterdays binging I was going to be good. I had been good all week, having everything planned out and ready to go. Then I get to work Thursday and one of the girls had brought in doughnuts for everybody. I know I didn't have to eat them, but she had gone to Tim
Horton's and bought enough for everyone. I didn't want her to feel bad. After work we went grocery shopping, I was good... the Brownie stuff being my only unhealthy splurge and then that wasn't really bad bad. But of course no one had eaten dinner and by the time we'd gotten done running around it was almost 8 o'clock in the evening. Everybody was hungry and we got Burger King. Now I wouldn't feel to bad about this if we hadn't gotten Chinese food last week. Or I hadn't eaten a huge bag of gummy bears, or I hadn't eaten an entire box of Pasta Roni by myself for dinner one night. You see where this is going right?
I keep sabotaging myself. It's my own fault, I can't blame anyone else. It's not like they held me down and force fed me. I know I should grab an apple instead of chips, yet I don't. I know better. And while I'm baring my soul here, let me add that yes some of this is stress eating. Again I know this isn't good for me, yet it doesn't stop me from eating an entire thing of ice cream or drinking a whole bottle of wine.
So I'm going to try and do better. I've got healthy stuff to eat and now that the Brownie Brittle is gone, I have no more sweets. I will get back on the wagon, now I just need to find some motivation to get exercising again.


{Book Tour} Prelude to Insurrection by JC Kang


Prelude
to Insurrection
A
Legends of Tivara Story
by
JC Kang
Genre:
Epic Fantasy, YA

Only
an orphan half-elf spy can avert a rebellion before it starts.





Jie’s
superior senses have made her the perfect lookout. Now, as the
adopted daughter of the Black Lotus Clanmaster, she wants to prove
her pointed ears aren’t a liability when she’s tasked to
infiltrate a rebel lord’s castle.


In
this prequel to Songs of Insurrection, Jie must decide between her
duty to the emperor and her sense of compassion toward the
downtrodden. No matter her choice, it will have explosive
consequences for her, the realm, and the upcoming war.

**Free
May 17th & 18th!!**




Songs
of Insurrection
The
Dragon Songs Saga Book 1

Only
the lost magic of Dragon Songs can save the realm. Only a naïve girl
with the perfect voice can rediscover it.





Blessed
with an unrivaled voice, Kaiya dreams of a time when music could
summon typhoons and rout armies. Maybe then, the imperial court would
see the awkward, gangly princess as more than a singing fool.


When
members of the emperor’s elite spy clan uncover a brewing
insurrection, the court hopes to appease the ringleader by offering
Kaiya as a bride. 

Obediently
wedding the depraved rebel lord means giving up her music.
Confronting him with the growing power of her voice could kill her.




Orchestra
of Treacheries
The
Dragon Songs Saga Book 2

The
mightiest dragon threatens the world, and only the power of a Dragon
Song can vanquish him.





Two
years have passed since Kaiya rediscovered the lost magic of Dragon
Songs, yet the power of her voice is untrained. Potential suitors see
her as a stepping stone. One ruthless cousin would rather step on her
gravestone. 


Not
one to get walked over or buried, Kaiya is holding out for the exiled
foreign prince who inspired her to sing. The only one who appreciates
her abilities more is the world’s last dragon, Avarax, and it’s
not because he enjoys a good song. 

Raw
and unproven, she finds mentors in unlikely places. An elf courtier.
An ancient healer. A martial arts master. And an evil sorcerer.
She’ll need their guidance to survive the final showdown between a
girl finding her voice, and a dragon who has no intention of being
fooled a second time. 



Dances
of Deception
The
Dragon Songs Saga Book 3

An
invincible empire threatens to invade Cathay, and only a Dragon Song
can ensure peace.





After
vanquishing the Last Dragon with the power of her voice, all Kaiya
wants is a quiet life of anonymity. Instead, the Emperor sends her to
negotiate peace with the aggressive Teleri Empire.


The
critical mission reunites her with her childhood friend Tian, now an
assassin-spy who loathes killing. He is no longer the adorable,
gullible boy from her memories, any more than she is the adventurous,
sweet girl from his. Instead of rekindling nostalgia for a youthful
innocence they both yearn for, their reunion ignites a mutual
hatred.

When
the Teleri Empire breaks off talks, Tian must help Kaiya escape.
Orcs, Ogres, and enemy soldiers stand between them and home, and
their volatile relationship could get them captured… or killed.




Symphony
of Fates
The
Dragon Songs Saga Book 4

Kaiya
escapes her ordeal at the hands of the Teleri Emperor, only to return
to a homeland beset by enemies on all sides, and crumbling from
within.





As
a teenager, she quelled a rebellion with the Dragon Scale Lute. As a
young adult, she vanquished a dragon with the power of her
voice.


Now,
robbed of her magic by grief, Kaiya must navigate a web of court
intrigue to save the realm before it falls. Only she can lay claim to
the Dragon Throne on behalf of her unborn sons—whether the father
is the lover who perished rescuing her, or the hated enemy who killed
him.

In
the final story in Kaiya’s saga, she must rally a nation, repel
invaders, and prove to the world why her family alone holds the
Mandate of Heaven.




JC
Kang's unhealthy obsession with Fantasy and Sci-Fi began at an early
age when his brother introduced him to The Chronicles of Narnia, The
Hobbit, Star Trek and Star Wars. As an adult, he combines his geek
roots with his professional experiences as a Chinese Medicine doctor,
martial arts instructor and technical writer to pen epic fantasy
stories.



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Thursday, May 25, 2017

{Book Tour} RISING by Sonya Weiss


RISING
by
Sonya Weiss


Genre: Young Adult, SciFi Supernatural Romance


Pub
Date: May 9, 2017



When
sparks fly between a human and a Supernatural, the entire planet
could be at stake.
It’s
been ten years since the Great Extinction, when Supernaturals
threatened to destroy humanity. Now, in the sleepy town of Wayside,
Nevada, seventeen-year-old Cassie Grant’s life couldn’t be more
ordinary. Determined to get into an Ivy League college, her focus is
squarely on her studies. But suddenly everything changes when she
witnesses Jason Taylor, a cute and quiet loner, mysteriously save a
young boy from falling to his death.
Although
the Supernaturals ultimately retreated to their planet, three
families were left behind—including Jason’s. So far, they’ve
been successfully hiding in plain sight. But Jason knows that if
Cassie exposes him, all their lives will be in peril—especially
since Cassie’s father is the head of the Alien Eradication and
Defense Department. At first, befriending Cassie is Jason’s
survival tactic. But as they spend more time together, they begin to
fall in love. With the authorities closing in and a hidden threat
that could tear the very Earth apart, can Cassie and Jason keep each
other safe—or will their star-crossed romance start another
war?...


Sonya
Weiss is a freelance writer, ghostwriter, and author, including the
Stealing the Heart series with Entangled Publishing. She's addicted
to great books, good movies, and Italian chocolates. She's passionate
about causes that support abused animals and children. Her parents
always supported her bringing stray animals home, although the Great
Dane rescue was a surprise.


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