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Tuesday 19 July 2022

☀ Blood of Azure [1-2] - Jonathan J. Michael

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for the Blood of Azure, an Epic Fantasy series by (Jonathan J. Michael).

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below, for each book in the series. The Blood of Azure Series is FREE on Kindle Unlimited.

Author Jonathan J. Michael will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

|| The Series || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||

The Series: Blood of Azure

Four races with powers dictated by the seasons seek balance and prosperity. However, life instinctively primes itself for survival, and when one race commands the touch of death, all others fall in line. Tyranny plagues Azure as an immortal ruler governs the knowledge of the seasons and those wielding its power.

Four young protagonists, Stone, Jaymes, Goose, and Astor, each navigate their way to escape his shadow and reclaim their freedom. Simple ambitions for young souls. But little did they know, they would uncover the secrets the realm is built upon, and the unique talents they each carry. Their ignorance allows the knowledge of the seasons to escape into the world around them little by little, and with it, a power loosing anarchy upon the realm. A power most aren’t worthy of wielding. It is up to Stone and his companions to tame that power and reclaim the balance.

Four seasons to balance the land. Four sages to balance the life.

|| Season of Sacrifice | Teaser: KCR Preview || Season of Suffering | Teaser: KCR Preview ||

Season of Sacrifice [1]

Courage is for the bold. It is not for Stone McLarin. He’s been in hiding for four seasons after being orphaned by the Taoiseach. He doesn’t care for the heroic antics of avenging his parent’s death or securing his freedom. He only desires one thing—to protect his sister’s life.

This proves challenging when his sister, Jaymes, possesses a rivaling power of decay to that of the tyrant ruler’s. She’s a threat to his dominance, and there will be no escaping his shadow.

When the Taoiseach manipulates his way into Jaymes’s life and steals her away, Stone has no choice but to follow. He must venture into the heart of the tyrant’s domain and figure out how to penetrate the impenetrable. And if he succeeds there, he will have to slay the most powerful man in Azure.

In a world ruled by decay, what chance does life stand?

Season of Sacrifice is part one of the Blood of Azure series—an epic fantasy full of grim encounters, heroic adventures, unique magic, and a captivating world to explore.

Author’s Note: Contains explicit language and some graphic descriptions.

[First published 11 August 2019; this edition 20 March 2021 , 561 pages]

Teaser: KCR Preview

Season of Suffering [2]

A villain in his own mind, Stone McLarin is labeled the hero for murdering a man.

Not only is Stone weighted down as a hero, but he’s idolized by the dominant religion, and he’s the sole protector of the knowledge of the ages. The pressure of the entire realm is on his shoulders.

Carib Reign, a shapeshifter building an army of immortals, plans to purge the Crimson Capital to find this hidden knowledge. His motive, to give the people of Azure the freedom they deserve.

With many adventures along the way, Stone will lead the charge to defend the Crimson Capital against the Immortal Army. Should he fail, anarchy is inevitable. Death for all Azure, a possibility.

Where there is life, death anticipates. But what if death is abandoned? Life will rebel.

Season of Suffering is part two of the Blood of Azure series—an epic fantasy with both light and dark hearts. You’ll experience many fantasy tropes, clashing swords, unique magic, fantastical beasts, and a wide range of Azure’s scenic terrain.

Author’s Note: Contains explicit language and some graphic descriptions.

[Published 13 March 2022, 547 pages]

Teaser: KCR Preview

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About the Author

Jonathan J Michael was born and raised in the greater Seattle area in the scenic state of Washington. Jonathan is an advocate of science, nature, and exploration, which has a heavy influence in his debut series, Blood of Azure.

"When I drive down the freeway, I often want to veer onto the backroads and head for the mountains. When I'm at an evening gathering, I'm eager to step outside and gaze at the stars. When I'm on a ferry, I'm at the guardrail staring into the depths wondering what kind of leviathans lurk below. I'm an explorer, and since I'm not on the next Crew Dragon headed for the ISS, fantasy novels let me have what I seek. I write to explore a world of wonder."
~ Jonathan

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Jonathan said...

Thank you for hosting. I truly appreciate it. And a quick note: Blood of Azure series is on sale this week. Book 1 @ $0.99, and book 2 @ $1.99.

Bea LaRocca said...

Awesome cover art and intriguing synopses, The Blood of Azure Series is a must read for me. Thank you for sharing the author's bio and books' details

Rita Wray said...

Sounds great.

Celticlady's Reviews said...

Thanks for sharing!

pippirose said...

Thanks for the great blurb. The book sounds fascinating. Love the cover!

Enchanting Reviews said...

This sounds like a fascinating and interesting series. I will definitely check this out. Thanks for sharing!