I'm so excited to share the cover of the next Kingdom Journal with you! And additionally debut the star of Kingdom of Honor, Jude! If you've been reading Kingdom of Darkness you know that Jude is a fellow camper at the camp Camille attends to help stop her hallucinations. But what we're not sure of is whether he is friend or foe! Well, now I'm giving Jude a chance to tell his story!
***Spoiler Alert*** If you haven't finished Kingdom of Darkness you may want to skip reading this!
Kingdom of Honor
Kingdom Journals 3 - Jude's Story
Jude only knows one thing: he must rescue Camille. It doesn’t matter what must be done to save her from the evil coven, he will do it. But once she’s recovered, what will his role be? How does he fit into the trinity’s prophecy? Find out in this urban fantasy adventure novel that finds the Kingdom Journals characters traversing the globe in search of Camille, and the key to breaking an age-old curse.
Haven't read the first two journals? Find them here! Free on KU & KofD has a new price at 25% less! Also view Kingdom of Honor's trailer video below!
Happy reading! - Tricia
When her identical twin comes down with stomach bug, Molly finds herself suckered into a huge favor. Impersonating her twin for a romantic dinner… with her sister’s amazingly hot boyfriend. After a minor accident has Molly spending the night in his arms, she swears off ever again standing in for her sister. But life rarely turns out as planned…
When a chance meeting changes everything, Molly is faced with the hardest decision of her life. Should she keep her sister’s secret and continue pretending to be her twin, or follow her heart and tell the man she’s falling for the truth about her deception? Both choices will lead to the destruction of a relationship. But how do you choose between a sister you love and the man of your dreams?
Originally from Ohio, Julie always dreamed of a job in science. Either shooting for the stars or delving into the mysteries of volcanoes. But, life never leads where you expect. In 2007, she moved to Mississippi to be with her significant other.
Title: White Lies
Author: Julie Wetzel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Marya Heidel at Strong Image Editing
Publisher: Changing Tides Publishing
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Join me as I congratulate Pauline Creeden on her newest release, SALT!
Her kind treats her as less-than-human, but she’s always been so much more.
Mermaid life has never been easy for Verona. Her scars give evidence of her abuse. When her day of reckoning arrives, she is determined to endure exile. According to her father’s experience, exile is better than becoming a land-walker and risking her life among the humans.
However, when she saves the life of a drowning human boy, she inadvertently sets off a chain of events which force her to choose a path: stay with the humans she has become attached to or return home to a life of scorn. A savage hunter draws closer, threatening even the humans. Her only hope is to keep everyone safe until the next full moon, but those around her devise their own plans.
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In simple language, Pauline Creeden creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long. Pauline is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy.
Armored Hearts, her joint effort with author Melissa Turner Lee, has been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine. It is also the 2013 Book Junkie's Choice Winner in Historical Fiction. Her debut novel, Sanctuary, won 1st Place Christian YA Title 2013 Dante Rosetti Award and 2014 Gold Award for Best YA Horror Novel.
Every once in a while, I like to feature books I think you might be interested in! This YA dystopian book by Mary Ting caught my eye! Here are all the details...
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 four 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 training 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.
Keep reading below for more info on Mary and where to pre-order ISAN!
Here's a little info about Mary! Mary Ting 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.
Universal Pre-order ebook: www.books2read.com/ISAN
Amazon Print: http://amzn.to/2vlgCtD
Author: Mary Ting
Genre: YA Dystopian/Sci-Fi
Cover Designer: Deranged Doctor Design
Publisher: Vesuvian Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 2018
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Amanda: Hi, I’m Amanda from the new adult romance, Is This Me?
Alena: And hi, I’m Alena from the YA paranormal fantasy, Kingdom of Embers.
Amanda: Weird, our names both begin with A.
Alena: I know, but we need to stick to the subject. My #5 is, don’t ignore all your old friends, you may need them.
Amanda: So true, just because there’s new fun people in your life, your old friends are still there for you. So, yeah, I’ll just go with your #5. My #4, don’t lie to your best friend.
Alena: Oh my gosh, I was going to say don’t lie to your vampire mother, or your witch trainer, or vampire pseudo-grandmother, for that matter.
Amanda: You have those? I could’ve used a vampire. Which brings me to #3. Don’t try to be someone you’re not. I said I could play volleyball. So wrong, ended up almost dead.
Alena: What? Are you kidding? I’m a vampire, well, half vampire. That’s horrible. I would have definitely done you a solid and healed you right up. Which leads me to #2, don’t get your new best friend/cute sort of boyfriend killed by an evil witch-vampire hybrid.
Amanda: You’re half vampire? Do those really exist?
Alena: Wake up, it’s the twenty-first century. But no, I’ll make you forget this interview ever happened as soon as we’re done.
Amanda: Oh, cool, I think, well, my #1 tip for back to school is this: don’t develop a crush on the hottest person you see and then go out with their best friend, always a bad choice.
Alena: Yeah girl, I could have seen that one coming!
Amanda: Well, I think we’re done.
Alena: Yep, that’s it! Great to meet you, Amanda. (Alena grabs Amanda's hands and looks into her eyes. "You will not remember me or this interview.")
Amanda: Wait… who are you?
S ELLIE WHITEWOOD once dreamed of becoming a doctor, but she found her true calling at Whitewood Manor. Being a Caretaker is a full-time, dangerous job, but through it, she discovers two things lacking in her life: friendship and love.
Still reeling from the prophecy about her, Ellie struggles to cope with her kidnapping and the cancellation of her bonding ceremony. Even worse, she’s plagued by nightmares in which she resembles her demonic abductor.
While Ellie tries to find her way, her gargoyles discover Cain’s plot to gather an army and eliminate the Caretakers and their Sentinels. With no word from the yet unseen Council, Ellie must enlist the help of her sister Caretakers…but will they come to her aid?
To defeat her enemies, Ellie must embrace the terrifying changes she is undergoing, but what if those changes mean she will become the very thing her Sentinels hunt?
...Shadow and Spark is the second book in the Whitewood Journals series. See below for an excerpt. The first, Flesh and Stone, finds Ellie discovering her family's heritage.
Get Shadow and Spark here... https://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Spark-Whitewood-Journals-Book-ebook/dp/B0746WLV8Z/
Find all of PM's books including the YA dystopian, Earthborn and Verseborn, on Goodreads... https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14788920.P_M_Hernandez
The other night my hubby and I were sitting at the table playing dominoes. It's kind of geeky but it's our thing to play a game together in the evening. We sit and talk and play dominoes, Scrabble, or trivia. But, I'm digressing. He started reading my daughter's driving school information while we were playing. I was annoyed he wasn't paying attention to me. But, I let it slide figuring everyone was allowed some personal choice, and it was one night, it wasn't like it happens every time. Then, BAM!, in my inbox the next day is an email about the 5 love languages created by Dr. Gary Chapman. I thought, this is kind of cool, so I took the quiz. It turns out, I value quality time with a person over all other ways a person could show they love me.
Here's what Dr. Chapman has proposed. We all seek confirmation that we are loved, but we value different types of confirmation. He has put these in five categories he calls the 5 love languages.
1. Word of Affirmation - you like hearing the person tell you how they feel!
2. Acts of Service - you value tasks another person does for you!
3. Receiving gifts - it's not about materialism, but it's your cue that the person is thinking of you.
4. Quality time - when that person is spending time with you, just one on one, no distractions.
5. Physical touch - Hugs, kisses, and being held are important to you.
Dr. Chapman's test ranks the importance of each language once you've answered a series of ten questions. Once you complete the test you receive an email explaining more about each love language and your score in each category. Quality time was most important to me, followed by physical touch, words of affirmation, and acts of service. Receiving gifts was last on the list with only a score of 1.
It seems like this can be a cool thing to know about a significant other, child, family member, or bestie! For the most part, I'm guessing we pick up on cues without really realizing it, but if we've missed something, then maybe we could improve our relationships.
Take the quiz and see what you think! It's only 10 questions long! Here's the link or click the button below! http://www.5lovelanguages.com/
Wishing you the best,
So I was wondering why college was so awesome and then I thought, duh!
10. Everyone is there to meet new people and make new friends
9. Free activities on campus
8. Huge dating pool
7. Wearing leggings all the time
6. Being independent without adult responsibilities
5. There's always a fun party to go to
4. Pulling an all-nighter is no big deal
3. Napping is a daily activity
2. Living with your best friends
1. Always surrounded by people your own age
So, if you're in college, enjoy! If you're headed that way, remember to take advantage! If you've already been there, take a minute, think about all the friends you made and the good times you had, and appreciate that you never have to take another final!
Confession: I'm inspired by the Her Campus organization and their weekly emails. I love their content on all things college and entertainment! Check them out at http://www.hercampus.com/!
All the best,
Remember back in February when Christy Hires of Superior Earth Essentials and I brought you essential oil scents CALM and FOCUS to help you weather your work and school life? Now we’ve paired up again to help you have the summer travel experience yet with BE WELL and SWEET DREAMS! Boost your immune system and get your best sleep yet with these custom blends!
In Kingdom of Darkness, Camille and her friend Jude, get a crash course in brewing up potions. I have an excerpt from the book for you below, as well as a scents giveaway, but for now welcome Christy back to tell you how she blended SWEET DREAMS and BE WELL to help you stay in tip top shape over the summer!
From Christy...Scent and memory. Brain and body. They are all connected. The project of connecting the Kingdom Journals book to a scent experience has been one of my most favorite projects to date. I love being able to help others incorporate their sense of smell into their creative thoughts and ideas. When I step into my blending room, I find myself transported to a place of possibilities. The scents at my fingertips and the quiet of my space send a surge of excitement through me! As I follow Camille and Jude into their blending room I picture my own little chemistry lab. I can smell their blend of red mandarin, cypress, myrtle, bergamot and cornmint. This blend will help promote sleep during any month of the year but especially summertime as we experience a change in our sleep patterns due to anything from traveling & activities to the longer days & changing weather.
Christy and I welcome you to read all about the red mandarin, cypress, myrtle, bergamot, and cornmint in SWEET DREAMS and find the scents here! You can scroll down to read an excerpt from Kingdom of Darkness!
Now for your excerpt! I've chosen a passage where Camille and her maybe friend, maybe enemy, we're not sure yet, Jude, are learning to mix potions! Yes, witch training 101!
The test for the second stage of coven training resembled the first, and both Jude and I passed to the third level, represented by water. The study portion centered on chemistries, potions, and essential oils, much of which would be taught by Maria. I blamed my worn look on nightmares, so the first day she led us through concocting a sleep remedy. She mixed essential oils of Red Mandarin, Bergamot, Cornmint, Cypress, and Myrtle, and I sniffed the fluid.
“Do you feel more relaxed?” Maria asked.
“I just feel bored,” Jude exclaimed, sighing.
“This is often the most trying section for those that favor activity.”
“Well, I’m falling asleep just thinking about blending oils.”
“Here.” She handed him another mixture.
He held it to his nose. “Hmm, smells like some flower.”
“Geranium. It’s arsenic.”
“Oh, God.” He held the bottle at arms-length.
“You let him smell arsenic?” I blurted out before I could check my reaction.
Maria laughed. “He is paying attention now.”
“That woke me up.” Jude paced away from the table and back.
Seemingly for Jude’s benefit, she switched to teaching poisons and their smells and effects. I took notes as she went, hoping I didn’t mix up the Tabun that smelled like almonds, the Soman that smelled like rotting fruit, and Cyclosarin that had a peachy odor.
Find out all about Kingdom of Darkness! Happy Reading!
My new paranormal novel released yesterday, and I have to say I'm so excited by the reception! Releases are always stressful wondering if everything will go smooth and praying there aren't any glitches. Knock on wood, the few bumps have been very minor. Every release I've learned something new and this was my first pre-order release, so I'm evaluating the benefits of that experience. Overall, this may have been my best release yet!
I wanted to compile all my social media, initial reviews, and images in one place for you guys to wrap your brain around everything that is Kingdom of Darkness! Between my YouTube videos, Goodreads reviews, Pinterest boards, Instagram, and my website I try to paint a picture of what you can expect from my books. Like my other novels, this story takes on a life on of its own and when I immerse myself in it, I fall in love again and again.
In Kingdom of Darkness, the story teller, Camille, is a semi-regular teen. She has moved a lot and that is a challenge but she has solid relationships with her mother and brother. Enter her nightmares about a witch-vampire hybrid teen and her new witch boyfriend (remember Kingdom of Embers) which become hallucinations she can't stop. Camille pours herself into figuring out what's going on, leading her to enroll in a month long camping experience. There she meets Jude, a fellow schizophrenic, who resembles the evil vampire-witch hybrid guy from her dreams. She is immediately drawn to him, but can she trust him? Is the camp an elaborate hoax to capture her? You'll only find out by reading Kingdom of Darkness!
And the biggest news... I've extended my release promotion to allow everyone to take advantage of my sale! Kingdom or Darkness is only $0.99 through Friday, June 23! Check out reviews, Pinterest boards samples, Instagram teasers, and the YouTube trailer below! Follow me to stay up on all the latest images and videos!
The best part about my new release (besides my daughter saying my cover was beautiful and a review calling KofD "edgy" and "cool"- I've never been edgy and cool before) is that the sequel is only 3 months away! It's already written and edited! Who will star in the next Kingdom Journal? Find out Sept. 21!
All the best,
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