Kingdom Come Blog Tour!

1 Aug

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Welcome to Kingdom Come Series by Cecelia Earl Blog Tour with JustRead Publicity Tour. 

ABOUT THE SERIES

Title: Kingdom Come
Author: Cecelia Earl
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

When Ash Rain DownWhen Ash Rains Down, Book 1

Angels are real.
So are demons.

Shady Creek gets a whole lot scarier after Julia learns she’s part angel, especially since the only person she can trust is an angel who’s as infuriating as he is attractive.

Julia received a necklace containing the songs of the angels from her dad when she was four. When she was eleven, he abandoned her family and the necklace went silent. At seventeen, Julia’s doing everything she can to maintain security for her family, but now her necklace seems to have come to life once again. And that’s not all that’s changing.

When a robber attempts to steal from their diner, the necklace blazes and burns her chest. Pain in her back is nearly unbearable as the thief transforms before her eyes… into something demonic.

Demon after demon threaten Julia’s home, family, and friends, and she realizes there may have been something more behind her dad’s disappearance. And now there may be something–or someone–dangerous after her.

Julia has to accept that she is not quite human. Will her infuriating but attractive Guardian Angel be able to prepare her for the battle to come?

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When Smoke Rains DownWhen Smoke Rains Down, Book 2

If only humans knew the invisible danger lurking around them…

In the aftermath of an explosion and Homecoming battle, Julia tries to form some semblance of a routine: work, study, and visit her brother who remains hospitalized. Unable to confide in anyone about her double life of being both human and angel, and fearful she’ll bring more death and destruction to those she loves, she pulls away from her family and best friend.

When demons once again start to show up at every turn, seemingly bringing about her brother’s deepening depression, she demands her sword from Nicholas. Ever the stern Guardian Angel, he forbids her from using it. Isolated, she takes protecting her brother into her own hands. But when demons show they have evils hidden within their weapons in addition to their ability to siphon souls from the living, Julia’s not sure she knows the best way to handle saving him any longer. Especially when ash-colored lines begin to appear on humans, lines of demonic poison that travel through their veins toward their hearts and alter their moods.

Thrust into a dark world of conspiring demons, Julia is in more danger than she ever imagined possible. To stop evil from spreading and overtaking those she loves, she’ll have to seek out the one person she mistrusts most–especially when a line appears on her own arm, and her apathy toward doing much of anything, including saving anyone, grows.

Enter a complex world where humans, demons, and angels collide, all battling to rule the Earth.

LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository | BAM!


When Fire Rains DownWhen Fire Rains Down, Book 3

Hell is nothing like Julia imagined and beyond everything she feared.

The little town of Shady Creek is under attack by Lucifer and his demons. To save the people she loves, human-angel Hybrid Julia must rescue their kidnapped Guardian Angels, even when it means defying her father.

Trouble is, he knows only too much about Hell’s perils. When a demon sucks Julia into a cosmic vacuum, the experience leaves an indelible blight she dares not mention for fear of losing her place on the angelic rescue team.

As a growing demon army surrounds Shady Creek, Julia’s feelings for her own Guardian become all too real and dangerous. But the cosmic imbalance fueled by Hybrid Angels, Rogue Guardians and Warriors is already depleting the strength of the rescue team. And there’s no room for distraction when the mission is to get into Hell—and out again.

For the sake of the mission, Julia must face the truth of the Hybrids’ existence. Because nobody will be safe unless she can trust the gift of free will—for others and for herself—in this end-of-the-world finale to The Legend of Shady Creek Trilogy.

LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon

 

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Excerpt from When Fire Rains Down

Julia,” he says while walking away from me. My heart races, waiting to know what he’s thinking, what he’ll say next. I scramble after him, my plate flipping, grapes and bread littering the picnic blanket. He rests his hand on the trunk of a tree. His skin is pale in comparison to the rough, dark bark. The river never wavers. The sound of it rushing past grows louder. I have to strain to hear Nicholas from where I stand at his back, too afraid to face him. “I’m sorry,” he finishes.

“Sorry? For what? Protecting me? Caring?”

He lets out a short, humorless laugh. “Caring. I should be sorry for that.” He shakes his head. “But no, for being selfish.”

He pushes off the tree and faces me. I step toward him. We are inches away from one another. I look up into his face and he tilts his head down, locking eyes with mine. I can hardly breathe remembering the kiss we shared not so long ago. I want to kiss him again in this moment, but instead, I ask rather breathily, “What?”

He reaches for my hand. His touch is electric. “I never asked you, never asked anyone if you wanted to be on this mission. I chose, but never asked.”

“We wouldn’t have said no, any one of us. We knew we had the right to refuse. The asking was implied.”

“Was it?” He squeezes my hand.

I nod while inhaling and lick my lips.

“Would you have refused, been honest, if you’d wanted to?”

“Well, yes. Of course.” I can’t stop looking at his lips, so full and soft looking. I want to get lost in them, in this moment of honesty and openness. I want to act on what I’m feeling.

“You’re not… you’re not just doing this because your dad doesn’t want you to?”

At this, I stumble backward, ripping my hand out of his. “What? How could you— Do you really think that?”

He looks horrified by my reaction and reaches out for me. “No, Julia, I—”

“You what? Just had to check, because all this time, I seemed like some kid who does things, at highly improbably life and death moments, to spite my parents?”

I take off through the grass, following the river back toward the Training Ground. He doesn’t respond, but I can feel him racing after me. What is wrong with me? Giving in to my attraction for him? A ridiculous picnic at a time when all Hell is breaking loose? For what? To appease his nerves? “This was a bad idea,” I call over my shoulder. “And you’re right, it was selfish.”

He catches up to me and grabs my arm to hold me in place. “Julia, stop. You underestimate the power of free will. I had to know you were freely choosing this mission. It might not have a happy ending.”

“Well, you can rid yourself of your guilty conscience. My death, if it comes to that, won’t be on your shoulders. Rest assured, this is what I choose, because I have been training hard and I’m ready to fight. I’m not yours to protect anymore. I am a Warrior and I will save my brother and die trying to rescue the Guardians.” I shake him off me. “Leave me alone. I don’t need you to guard me anymore.”

He doesn’t let go. He turns me toward him, tips my chin up, forcing me to look him in the eye when I refuse. His green eyes are dark as emeralds, as he says, “It’s not just about guarding you anymore. You’re more to me than a simple charge. I think you know that.”

I lean into him and whisper, narrowing my eyes. “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

I shake him off and race toward home. 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

author-bio-pic-2Cecelia Earl graduated with a degree in education and has been teaching ever since. She’s a wife, a mom of three boys, and an owner of a magical laundry pile that never stops growing. She lives near enough to Green Bay, WI that her refrigerator is always stocked with cheese, and the first colors her children learned were green and gold.

She’s a first grade teacher in a Catholic school by day, a mom always, and a writer in her sleep, but that’s okay because being an author is a dream come true. She writes angel fantasy books for young and youngish adults. If you feel young, she writes for you–whether or not you feel particularly angelic.

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5 Responses to “Kingdom Come Blog Tour!”

  1. Carrie August 1, 2018 at 11:09 am #

    Thanks, Beckie! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. cecelia earl August 1, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

    Thanks so much for participating in the blog tour for my series! XO Cecelia

    Liked by 1 person

  3. bookwormscornerblogspot August 1, 2018 at 2:45 pm #

    great tour stop

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  4. Heidi Robbins August 5, 2018 at 8:39 pm #

    This is a great excerpt!

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