Tales of Ferrês Blog Tour!

Greetings everyone. Today I am featuring Speculative Fiction author K.M. Jenkins’ new release, Tales of Ferrês. It came out on Tuesday and is full of wonderful fantasy stories for young readers. Check it out below I got a few fun excerpts for you to enjoy.

About the Book

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Since the beginning of time, one kingdom in the world of Tarzinëa has remained a mystery. Very few have entered its depths and survived. Walk alongside our heroes and watch their tales unfold as they enter the Forest of Ferrês. Discover everything from wolves so large they look like full grown ponies, to devil creatures that lurk in the night. Expect the unexpected as you venture into the magical land of Ferrês where not everything is as it seems.

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Excerpt #1:
Bonds of Friendship

Jerked back to reality, a wide-eyed and gaping Karigan followed as trees parted to reveal a path covered by undisturbed dirt littered with fallen leaves. She hesitated, knowing the path led deeper into the forest. Ralph said no one ever comes out once they go in. But what if the forest draws you in? What happens then? Curiosity won as Karigan stepped forward, taking the path deeper into the Forest of Ferrês. All Karigan knew was that a mystery awaited her, and something told her it was best to keep moving.
Moments of wonder swiftly turned into regret as the trees grew larger and the fairy’s glow fought to keep the darkness away. “Excuse me, Alia, but where are we going?” The light swayed as Alia hovered to a stop beneath a large archway. Karigan stepped closer, eyeing the darkness within and looking over her shoulder as little Alia sat down on a nearby stump.
“Go inside,” Alia said.
“But it’s so dark.”
Giggles rang out as Alia swooped into the air, circling about her and creating particles of dust. “Do not fear, for in darkness is light. Go inside.” The little fairy shoved her back forcefully,  making Karigan stumble forward through the archway.
Nothing. All she could see was nothing. Where is the damn light! Panic gripped her. Calm, yourself, Karigan. It won’t do to lose your head. Just breathe and try to relax. Fairies are supposed to be good, trustworthy. Oh…by the gods, the damn fairy is trying to kill me! Her eyes flew open, and her breathing grew frantic as fear pressed in on her lungs.
Snap!
“What was that?” She turned around. To her dismay, the exit had disappeared. “How the hell?”
Snap!
I’m going to die! She faltered, stumbling over a branch. Karigan hit the ground hard, knocking the wind out of herself. Fear consumed her.
Snap!
Jumping to her hands and knees, Karigan’s eyes locked on the nearby trees. Slowly, her eyes adjusted as she watched, and waited. Silence weighed on her until a rabbit crashed through the brush beneath a nearby tree. “Oh, thank the stars…it’s just a rabbit.”


 

Excerpt #2:
Bonds of Betrayal

Shogun stood in the council chambers with several other generals. A few ryders were present. The king was looking at the map of the kingdom as they went over each checkpoint where they’d searched for Dengotta. It had been five days since the funeral and there was unrest among the people. Many were claiming the ryders were all to blame for their Queen’s death. Several controversies broke out throughout the city and the king’s men stepped in to put a stop to them. Time seemed to be their own worst enemy. The longer Dengotta remained free, the more the people sought retribution. Soon they could have an uprising on their hands.

“How far south have you searched?” the king asked.

“We have teams scouring the northern lands and others have started to infiltrate the southern side of the kingdom. So far we haven’t had word of any sightings. It is almost like Dengotta disappeared off the face of the earth, sire.”

Shogun watched General Bash as he finished his report. The man was tall with sandy brown hair, cropped short for battle. He was a good man and never gave up on anything the king wished him to complete. Shogun knew without a doubt Bash would be the man to bring Dengotta in. A servant girl running into the chambers interrupted his thoughts. The poor kid was gasping for air.

“Sire, there are several hundred men at the castle doors. They demand entry to speak with you.”

The king looked at the young girl dressed in kitchen garb. He thought it must be urgent if a mere girl had been sent into a war meeting. Rodrik looked at her as gears turned in his head. He had just opened his mouth to speak when screams echoed from the hall outside the council chambers. Chaos came swiftly.

Guards ran into the room surrounding the king—swords drawn and ready. Moments passed like an eternity as the men the young girl had spoken about broke into the chambers and fought the generals. Shogun kept his wits about him, gathering his magic to strike. But he never expected what was to come next.


 

Excerpt #3:
A Forbidden Friendship

Kÿla pressed her small body to the ground hoping not to get crushed. Trees were moving all around her. Roots were springing up from the earth as they slithered across the ground like giant serpents looking for their next meal. She didn’t know what was up with the forest today. Never had she seen the trees behave in such a way. If she wasn’t careful Kÿla would find herself crushed underneath the giant trees that stretched for miles into the sky. 

I know the forest is magical, but this is getting old. Dodging a flailing branch, she jumped from rock to rock. As a twin-tailed fox Kÿla moved with stealth unknown to mankind. Her speed allowed her to glide through the air with her two tails. They twitched nervously as she landed on a rock, then crouched and prepared to jump once again. Pouncing, she avoided the trees, but she wasn’t gaining any headway. The longer she remained in this part of the forest, the more danger she was in with the looming giants around her. Kÿla panted and tried to catch her breath. Her eyes danced around the forest floor as she decided where to make her next move. She was about to jump only to have a tree land right in her path. She growled in frustration.

“What do you want from me!”

A tree uprooted itself in response, sliding its roots across the ground like snakes. Slowly its gigantic form slithered over in front of her then dug deep into the earth. Another followed suit, then another. Before Kÿla could blink, several dozen trees had moved into a straight line on both sides of her. They were trying to herd her—but why? Tentatively she placed her small paw on the ground, waiting to see if the trees would move. Silence. Everything was still. Another paw followed the first and she slowly made her way down the path. The trees were quiet and didn’t budge an inch.

Kÿla hated being herded like some common cow to a destination she didn’t know. It was bad enough she had left the sanctuary of the Torrigan Falls. But now, if she was correct, Kÿla walked within DarkDeath’s territory. He would have her head if he found her here again. She wasn’t one for rules and loved adventure, but after their last encounter she wanted to stay clear. Her eyes danced among the base of the trees as she continued to pad along on her dainty paws—always alert in case the trees started to go crazy again. 

The lane went on for miles as the trees continued to form alongside each other. Before Kÿla knew it she was in a meadow. The trees shifted back to their former positions leaving her even more confused. What was the point of making her come to this meadow? All she saw before her were flowers and tall grass. She found herself irritated when unfamiliar scents alerted her. By the gods, I’m not in the Forest of Ferrês anymore.


 

About the Author

JENKINS_AUTHORPIC_2018K.M. Jenkins is a published international bestselling author that writes epic battles, forbidden romance, and tales of fantasy and adventure. She has a big love for the fantasy genre and loves dragons above all creatures.When she is not writing, you will find her chasing her twin boys around the house. Between the three she has epic battles throughout the day and nothing ever gets boring.

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5 Fun Facts:

  1. I am the proud mother of twin boys. They were born in June 2017, and are a big handful. 
  2. Besides being a published author I also run my own cover design business, KJ Magical Designs. 
  3. The first book I read with dragons was Elizabeth Kerner’s “Song in the Silence”. This book is what sparked my love for dragons. 
  4. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Mass Communications.
  5. I have lived in Sioux City, Iowa my entire life minus two years over in Lucas, Iowa. My dream place to live would be Tennessee or Utah.

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Book Blast: A Powerful Rivalry

New Release

A Powerful Rivalry

by: K.M. Jenkins

“Let the council of the gods begin.”

“Great! About blasted time,” Kortez roared.

Gryphön rolled his eyes as he sat back in his seat. He looked over at Bright Star. “This will be a long one.”

She laughed and patted his hand. “It won’t be that long,” she said.

“Better not be, I have other things to do,” Kortez announced.

Serena tried to hold back the laughter that threatened to break through her lips. She loved the god of dwarves; he was always opinionated. Mortez looked at her with a smirk across his fine chiseled face. His eyes danced with mirth and made it clear he enjoyed the dwarf’s antics. Salza jumped up in her seat and did a twirl. Bright Star looked at her with annoyance. “That is if everyone will behave!”


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The goddess Nütari rules alone over all the beasts in the Forest of Ferrês. She hoards the forest’s glory, keeping it only for herself and those few she trusts. But a young goddess, Serena, wants the freedom to walk through the forest and open its beauty to everyone. She is determined to change the Council of Gods’ laws.

Will she create a creature powerful enough to take the land by storm? Find out how this powerful rivalry between two goddesses began in the final installment in the Tales of Ferrês series.

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JENKINS_AUTHORPIC_2018K.M. Jenkins

K.M. Jenkins is a published international bestselling author that writes epic battles, forbidden romance, and tales of fantasy and adventure. She has a big love for the fantasy genre and loves dragons above all creatures.When she is not writing, you will find her chasing her twin boys around the house. Between the three she has epic battles throughout the day and nothing ever gets boring.

Connect with K.M. Jenkins:

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Author Interview with Katie Holland

Happy Tuesday everyone. Hope you are having a blessed day. Today I am sitting down with YA Fantasy author Katie Holland in her very own interview. Hope you will stick around to get to know this very talented author. Happy reading :).

Author Interview

Tell us about yourself?
I’m lucky enough to be a full time author right now. I also take care of my family and two very spoiled dogs. I love baking and taking pictures. Popcorn is my favorite snack and love anything sweet! I started writing in elementary school but didn’t get serious about it until 2015.

What genre do you write? Why?
I write YA fantasy and paranormal romance as well as adult contemporary, NA and paranormal romance

How does your normal day look like?
After finally getting up later than I planned, I start writing or editing. I try to do that most of the day while still doing boring things like laundry and cleaning. After dinner I try to read (that is when my hubby isn’t needing something (lol).

What books do you like to read?
All kinds of romance and YA.

Who is your favorite character you have created?
Alix. She was my first and I’ve loved seeing her evolve in the Nykara series.

Who are your top favorite authors?
Abbi Glines, Laurell K. Hamilton, Cassandra Clare

What do you have in the works right now?
I’m editing the fourth and final book in the Nykara series which will probably be out early in 2020.

What should we expect from you in the coming months?
I plan on writing the second book in the Bay State University series. After that I think it’s going to be the start of a shifter series by various Kingston Publishing authors. And I’m working on a couple of children’s books.

What would you like to say to your fans?
Thank you, thank you, thank you. You have no idea what it means to me that people like what I write. Becoming a published author was a dream come true and because of you I can keep doing it. Also, it’s crazy that I actually have fans!


About the Author

Web Resolution Headshots-4Katie is an author of Young Adult and Romance books. If she’s not writing you can find her reading, cooking or baking for her family. Her love of writing goes back to elementary school and her love of books goes back even farther than that. She takes inspiration from the everyday and lets her imagination take over. She loves seeing new places and enjoying what nature has to offer.

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The Book

417EBtqb0nLBorn the most powerful witch in a century, Briar’s power is potentially limitless. With her mother coveting her power, Briar will do anything to stop her mother from using it for her own evil purposes. On Briar’s eighteenth birthday she manages to escape the coven she was raised in. She spends the next two years on the run, hiding her power and hoping her mother doesn’t find her.

Mystic Haven, Louisiana was supposed to be just another stop, but she was offered a job at the nearby school for witches and warlocks. Since Waverly Academy placed the security of it’s staff and students as their top priority she felt safe enough to stay. Briar slowly let her guard down and allowed people into her circle. With the help of her best friend and new boyfriend she begins to find out who she really is. But will living as her true self allow mother find her and drag her back into the life she wants nothing to do with?

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EMPOWERED

A mysterious book holds the secrets of the zmey, the creature that marked Kara with magic. Kara’s growing magic sparks her curiosity to seek answers, yet she finds none until she’s handed a parchment with a map and a name. Her search sends her on a disconcerting journey into an unknown place and a world that holds enemies of Asgard, but the pull of the magic cannot be denied.

Kara has finally earned the right to answer the call of Midgard. Even without a healthy welcome from Mistress Sigrun, she is determined to participate in reaping souls for Valhalla. With Elan by her side, she meets with Harut, the angel of death, and puts her soul reaping to the test.

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KATRINA COPE

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKatrina is an author of several Young Adult and Preteen/Middle Grade novels. Each of her released books reaching the top 100 in certain categories on the Amazon’s Best Sellers Rank – a few even as high as number one.

She resides in Queensland Australia. Her three teen/preteen boys and husband of over fifteen years treat her like a princess. Unfortunately though, this princess still has to do domestic chores.

From birth, she has been a very creative person and has spent many years travelling the world and observing many different personalities and cultures. Her favourite personalities have been the strange ones, yet the ones under the radar also hold a place in her heart.

During her last extensive travels, she spent 16 nights in a bomb shelter on a Kibbutz 8 kilometers off the Lebanese border. It was to avoid Katyusha bombs that the resident volunteers decided to name her after (she is still trying to work out why).

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Interview with Jen Lowry

Happy Thursday everyone, hope you’re having a blessed day. Today I am sitting down with YA Contemporary Fiction author Jen Lowry. I’m eager to get to know more about this author. What about you? Check it out below.

The Interview

Tell us about yourself?
I’m a momma in a blended family of seven, Literacy Coach, English teacher, podcaster, business owner, and homeschool mom.

What genre do you write? Why?
I started off writing YA contemporary fiction, and Sweet Potato Jones will be published in 2020 with Swoon Romance, but have evolved over the past year and challenged myself to explore different genres. It has been so rewarding. I will say that my favorite to write is horror/paranormal, contemporary fantasy and historical fantasy.

How does your normal day look like?
Crazy. On the way to work, I host a daily podcast for authors on my drive. I am a Literacy Coach, English I teacher at a large, metropolitan high school. After work, it’s homeschool time to my two fabulous boys, and I have to squeeze in cooking and napping in there, too. I write after the day is done, try to upload a YouTube video, and keep all of my social media up to date. On the weekends, I have “Homeschool Adventures,” as we call them in my house, so after we are finished up with that, I head back to writing before UFC. Sunday is church and errand day, so I’m always on the go.

What is your favorite hobby?
Hands down, watching UFC. Every Saturday, you’ll catch us around the big screen, eating snacks, and enjoying the fights.

If you could be one person who would it be?
Me. I could never be anyone else because that would mean I wouldn’t have my children, and they are my heartbeats.

Monarch Logo 2019.pngWho is the main character in your book? Tell us a bit about them.
Lyric Harper is finishing up her junior year when she receives the letter she’s been waiting for all year. She was chosen for a special summer program at Harmonic Arts Center and will spend her senior year with musical geniuses from around the world. She plays guitar (Daisy), writes music, and thinks of herself a little weird the way the music plays in her head.

What does your writing process look like?
My summer months are spent writing, usually 18 hour days (no joke) because when school hits, I’m too busy to push out novels. I bank them and set them to preorder. So, now my fall schedule is set with books for my readers to enjoy.

What do you have in the works right now?
I’m currently working on my second book of illustrated poetry called, Heartbeats, have to write my first adult sweet romance before the end of September to meet a deadline, and am compiling an anthology of 20 authors called, Everyday God Things, where all proceeds will go to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

What should we expect from you in the coming months?
Stick around because the Holy Spirit is always at work. Honestly, I surprise myself, so follow me to find out!

Do you have any special closing statement you would like to share with your fans?
Never stop writing. Have the courage to push through any self-doubt and continue to improve your craft each day. Don’t compare yourself to others. Be you. Honor your blank page. Write your story.


Jen Lowry

Author Bio J LowryJen Lowry is North Carolina born and raised, still holding on to that country slang that is unique to the small town of Maxton she loves so much in Robeson County. She is an avid enthusiast of all things horror, UFC, and binge watches old episodes of Quantum Leap. She finds herself comfier in a pair of pajamas and would make all public appearances in them if she could get away with it. When she isn’t literacy coaching, author coaching, or homeschooling her two fabulous boys, she can be found napping or singing loudly, probably napping. Jen has her doctorate degree in Christian Ministry and is a member of Raleigh First Assembly. Check out Jen’s official author sites all over the net from podcasts, YouTube, Instagram, and more by searching up Jen Lowry Writes or follow her on @jenlowrywrites. Contact Jen for special author appearances and teaching opportunities or stay up to date with her journey at http://www.jenlowrywrites.com.

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Lyric Harper & the Harmonic Bridge

LYRIC HARPERLyric Harper, musical genius, is about to embark on her senior year at the most prestigious arts school in the world nestled right in the pines of North Carolina. Harmonic Arts Center, this hidden gem of talent and artistry, has another mission than to equip talented young musicians with the heart for greatness but to test and develop their inner spirit to bring out their mythological nature. Seven youth are selected for an early admittance summer program under the guise of performing at the opening showcase in the fall. They are called for a greater purpose and shapeshift, train, and work as one flock to combine their gifts to defeat the creatures threatening to cross the Harmonic Bridge into our world. Birds of a feather fly and rock together in this new MG Contemporary Fantasy set in 1985.

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EMPOWERED

A mysterious book holds the secrets of the zmey, the creature that marked Kara with magic. Kara’s growing magic sparks her curiosity to seek answers, yet she finds none until she’s handed a parchment with a map and a name. Her search sends her on a disconcerting journey into an unknown place and a world that holds enemies of Asgard, but the pull of the magic cannot be denied.

Kara has finally earned the right to answer the call of Midgard. Even without a healthy welcome from Mistress Sigrun, she is determined to participate in reaping souls for Valhalla. With Elan by her side, she meets with Harut, the angel of death, and puts her soul reaping to the test.

Pre-Order Today!

FREE on KU or $2.99!


KATRINA COPE

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKatrina is an author of several Young Adult and Preteen/Middle Grade novels. Each of her released books reaching the top 100 in certain categories on the Amazon’s Best Sellers Rank – a few even as high as number one.

She resides in Queensland Australia. Her three teen/preteen boys and husband of over fifteen years treat her like a princess. Unfortunately though, this princess still has to do domestic chores.

From birth, she has been a very creative person and has spent many years travelling the world and observing many different personalities and cultures. Her favourite personalities have been the strange ones, yet the ones under the radar also hold a place in her heart.

During her last extensive travels, she spent 16 nights in a bomb shelter on a Kibbutz 8 kilometers off the Lebanese border. It was to avoid Katyusha bombs that the resident volunteers decided to name her after (she is still trying to work out why).

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Inflicted Book 4 in the Valkyrie Academy is here! Purchase Today!

INFLICTED

The mistress of an academy should be unbiased. She should support the excellent work of all her students, whether they are winged or wingless. In a perfect world, she would. The Valkyrie Academy is not a perfect place.

Kara and her two wingless friends, Hildr and Eir, are at the receiving end of Mistress Sigrun’s “just” justice. They must partake in a fight without rules and no guarantee of finishing alive.

Only the future will reveal if the mistress will keep the fight fair.

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Katrina Cope

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Katrina is an author of several Young Adult and Preteen/Middle Grade novels. Each of her released books reaching the top 100 in certain categories on the Amazon’s Best Sellers Rank – a few even as high as number one.

She resides in Queensland Australia. Her three teen/preteen boys and husband of over fifteen years treat her like a princess. Unfortunately though, this princess still has to do domestic chores.

From birth, she has been a very creative person and has spent many years travelling the world and observing many different personalities and cultures. Her favourite personalities have been the strange ones, yet the ones under the radar also hold a place in her heart.

During her last extensive travels, she spent 16 nights in a bomb shelter on a Kibbutz 8 kilometers off the Lebanese border. It was to avoid Katyusha bombs that the resident volunteers decided to name her after (she is still trying to work out why).

Connect with Katrina

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