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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Blood Prophecy: Queen's Ascension by Barb Jones - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Barb Jones and her new book, “Blood Prophecy: Queen's Ascension”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Barb and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Blood Prophecy: Queen's Ascension
by Barb Jones


GENRE: Paranormal



When the darkness was compelling and the heart knew no bounds, was there really a right choice? With Michael's life hanging in the balance, Amber had a choice: save her star-fated love or keep on the crusade to unite the magical community. For Amber, her fate was sealed even before her birth and it was her destiny to fight the great battle ahead of her. But, when it came to her heart — her friends, her great love — Amber's torn. Not only was she the Queen, but she was a human in every sense of the word. She was vulnerable. And so the very people — Chloe and Michael — that gave her strength, quickly became her weakness. It wasn't her fault she loved too much, was it?

Nevertheless, the Tall Dark Man had set a plan in motion that could threaten the very existence of the Blood Prophecy. Would he gather his dark forces and succeed in destroying Amber once and for all? Or, would she assemble her powerful friends and save the world?



One night when he was making his rounds in the forest to see if he could find any scraps tourists left behind when camping, he heard a soft whisper.


He stilled at the sound of his name, and turned around to see no one or nothing in sight.

He was alone.

In the dark.

So, he crouched down and continued to shine the flashlight.


He stopped once more and looked over his shoulder. His forehead crinkled with lines of confusion. “Hexham? Who the hell is Hexham?” His voice was thick with an English accent.

The bodiless voice laughed, and the closer he listened, the more definite the voice became. A woman’s voice spoke to him loud and clear, as if she were standing right in front having a conversation with him.

Briar’s voice quivered, partly from fear and partly from fascination. “Who are you? Where are you?”  He shined the flashlight but saw nothing. Complete darkness and trees, that was it.

The woman’s voice laughed mockingly in return. “Who I am is not important—for now. But I am everywhere and nowhere, all the same.”

As the voice spoke, Briar felt a sense of ease overwhelm his body. The fear and anxiety dissipated. For the first time in his life, he felt like he belonged, truly and deeply, just by the sound of her voice.

“You do belong. We are family, a family of witches. The most powerful to have walked the earth. We lost you, but now you are found.”

He looked out to no one in particular, but his shock was evident. “Witches? That’s ludicrous.”



Bring on the boo’s!  Everyone loves to hate the villain!  Tell us all about this truly loathed character and the inspiration behind their development.

I can’t believe I get to talk about the villains for once!  I am excited to talk about The Tall Dark Man (for once, it’s not about the heroes).  When I first began to write about the Evil forces in Queen’s Destiny, I wanted to find a way to make him a person that people would admire.  Knowing that sounds weird, let me explain a little about his role in the series. He needed to create a following of demons, hunters, witches and more that would battle Amber, Michael, Chloe and Marcus.  He needed charisma, appeal, a sexiness that would make him very attractive to those that would come under his power.  Since the first book, he became more and more integrated into the series a strong adversary.  But, how can I make him as such?

Simple.  I went back to my roots.  My Hawaiian Heritage.  I don’t get to talk about that side too much, probably because the other half of me is German/Jewish and that is just as fascinating to me due to World War II.  Let’s just say, it’s a fascinating family tree.  Anyway, one of the Hawaiian Gods is Milu.  I loved hearing his story as well as Madame Pele’s growing up.  But with Milu, he was the God of the Dead.  He could command spirit chasers who would trap ghosts and bring them to his afterlife world.  Because I was already fascinated with the supernatural world, I knew I could make the Tall Dark Man into one of my characters that would fit in with the series.  Milu also had a charisma about him and I created a charisma for The Tall Dark Man that would draw characters to be on his side.

When it comes to creating him, the real inspiration was going back to my roots.  My childhood memories of hearing the Hawaiian Legends and Myths.  I tried to honor that by creating the Tall Dark Man into something that everyone can relate to.  Milu, for example, is similar to Hades and we are all familiar with the story of Hades.  I wanted him to be someone we can relate to, whether we like him or hate him (because after all, he’s the villain!)



I was born in Hawaii, a place rich with culture and storytellers. As a little girl, scary tales about vampires, werewolves, angels, demons, and witches were my favorite kind — much to my mother's dismay.

The scarier, the better.

My love for the supernatural never went away, even after moving to Seattle, far from Hawaii's majestic beaches with unusual colors. Nothing compares to the landscapes of Maui, Lanai, or Oahu. But somehow, Seattle stole my heart anyway. It became the place where my love for stories took on a new form, in a book of my own: The Adventures of Little Arthur and Merlin the Magnificent. This book is for kids who love stories, just like I did.

Then I had an idea while sleeping.

One night, my mind began to work overtime. In a dream, I saw a unique storyline involving all the races and an epic battle of good versus evil. It was a modern day plot with a three thousand year old prophecy, The Blood Prophecy. I finished the first book in 2014, The Queen's Destiny. Two years later, I released The Queen's Enemy. The last book in the series, The Queen's Ascension, released on August 17, 2020.

Today, I live in Florida with its beaches and sunshine. But I'm still a Seattle girl at heart. And so all my stories take place in the Northwest.

I always keep to my roots when I write.





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  1. Barb ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

  2. Good morning! Thank you for hosting and allowing me the opportunity to introduce Blood Prophecy Three: Queen's Ascension to your readers. It has been an amazing journey for these characters and not quite over for them either!

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    1. It is. Let me know if you are interested in getting started on the series.

  4. I appreciate hearing about your book, thanks and for the giveaway also. Thanks so much!

    1. Thank you. Reach out to me if you want to get started in the series.

  5. Good evening! My question for you today is, what are some of your favorite genres to read and who are some of your favorite authors?

    1. I really enjoy reading Historical Fiction. It's probably one of my favorites next to the Action/Thrillers. Some authors I won't say no to would be Steve Berry, Lee Child, Andrew Gross. History was always my favorite subject in school. I'm sorry I took a bit to respond: Yesterday (9th) was my birthday. What do you like to read?