OS: Welcome to Jacob Flores here to talk about Magic!
Magic has enthralled me since I was a child. I can still remember those summer afternoons, running around my grandparents’ yard and pretending that I was levitating my enemies or moving objects with my mind. As I grew into an adult, my fascination with the mystical world only grew. The only thing that changed was my realization that I wasn’t telekinetic and couldn’t cast spells.
But, I was only partially wrong.
While I couldn’t summon arcane energies, as an author I could create a magical world and populate it with magical characters. Thus, I began constructing the world on which the Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge is based.
As hard as it is to believe, the journey began in 2015. Two years and four books later, the fifth (and most likely the last) book of the series is set to release on November 6.
I’ve enjoyed exploring this world with everyone. I’ve also had great fun re-imagining warlocks, witches, and wizards and vampires, shifters, and fae. I’m also extremely proud of my boys—Mason, Thad, and Pierce. They have come a long way since book one, but I’m not done with them—yet.
There’s one story left to tell, and it belongs to Aiden Teine, the fire fairy who captured Thad Blackmoor’s heart. Aiden is the narrator for the fifth book, which will answer all the remaining questions from the series. Readers will finally learn the identities of Icarian and the Warlock Hag as well as the devastating truth about the Prophecy of the Three.
However, all endings have a beginning, and that is what I want to share with readers on this tour. I have written a six-part prologue to Blood Drop that will fill in the gap between books four and five and lead right into chapter one. I’ll be sharing each part at the first six blog stops and an exclusive excerpt at the final one. I hope you’ll come along for the ride.
So kick back, grab your favorite snack, and enjoy. Don’t forget to enter the blog’s giveaway. One person at every stop will win a $10 Amazon gift card.
A single drop of blood might hold the key to the fate of the magical world, and Aiden Teine must choose between his bond of love and embracing the power to defeat his enemies.
Aiden’s adjustment to being the first vampyre fae hasn’t been easy, but his ties to warlock Thad Blackmoor prevent him from becoming a monster. With Thad, Aiden has a new family, a new purpose, and a new reason to live—though he’s technically undead. There’s one problem: Aiden’s control over his vampyre is weakening. He must learn what’s triggering his violent reactions before he surrenders to the creature within. To complicate matters, Aiden discovers his transformation might not be complete, and he fears what he will become.
Aiden’s search for answers thrusts him into a frightening world filled with deception, new dangers, and apocalyptic visions. The part destiny intends Aiden to play could alter his relationship with Thad forever. If Aiden, Thad, and the entire magical community are to survive Icarian’s latest scheme, Aiden must interpret the meaning of the prophetic blood drop before it falls and ushers in the destruction of all creation—and the warlock he loves.
Release date: November 6, 2017
Blood Drop Prologue: Part 2
I didn’t want to do this, but I no longer had a choice. The burning desire within me had to be satiated. If I wanted to understand what had riled up my vampyre, I had to briefly abandon the fairy within in favor of the monster I hated to be.
“I’ll be right here.” A huge reassuring smile spread across Thad’s pink lips.
His words comforted me, but his presence did not.
I had pleaded with him to go back inside Blackmoor Manor, his family’s estate. It wasn’t safe for him to be near me when I transitioned, but Thad never listened to me. He did what he wanted to do, and while I admired that in the warlock I loved, his stubbornness ruffled the royal feathers of the fairy prince who’d grown accustomed to being obeyed.
As a compromise, Thad stood twenty feet away from the perimeter of the woods. I could cross that distance as a vampyre in the time it took Thad to blink.
“I wish you would go inside.”
Thad replied by crossing his arms over his chest. I hated how he won an argument without ever uttering one word.
I turned my attention from Thad’s determined face to the task I had to complete within the darkened forest. I closed my eyes, took a deep breath, and held it.
The fairy rejoiced in the sweet, sticky scent of pine, but when I exhaled, I’d be different. I would no longer relish the smell of wet, cool earth or even notice the buzzing insects or chirps of the frogs squatting in the trees. I’d be a vampyre, a ruthless, magical killing machine, searching for a body to drain of its life’s essence. I wouldn’t see the majestic beauty of nature or even the man I loved.
I’d only see prey.
I had to hope that my fairy would be strong enough to resist attacking Thad or that Thad’s increased magical prowess would be able to stop me if I could not.
I exhaled and opened my eyes to a world painted in red.
To read all 6 parts of the prologue, follow the Blood Drop blog tour and enter to win a $10 Amazon gift card at each stop!
Jacob Z. Flores lives a double life. During the day, he is a respected college English professor and mid-level administrator. At night and during his summer vacation, he loosens the tie and tosses aside the trendy sports coat to write man on man fiction, where the hard ass assessor of freshmen level composition turns his attention to the firm posteriors and other rigid appendages of the characters in his fictional world.
Summers in Provincetown, Massachusetts, provide Jacob with inspiration for his fiction. The abundance of barely clothed man flesh and daily debauchery stimulates his personal muse.
When he isn’t stroking the keyboard, Jacob spends time with his daughter. They both represent a bright blue blip in an otherwise predominantly red swath in south Texas.
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