Today’s Author Spotlight is on Angela J. Ford, one of our incredibly talented host authors for the Kindle Fire 7 & $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! By leaving a comment on this post, you will receive 1 Bonus Entry. You must enter the Giveaway to receive your 1 Bonus Entry. Enter Giveaway Here
Angela writes fantasy novels and his book, “The Blended Ones,” is included on the winner’s Kindle. Here’s a look at the blurb:
Over 100 years after The Five Warriors saved the Western World, the Blended Ones have become a curse in the Eastern World. Beware the Blended Ones…
Phyllis and her 17 year old twin sister, Ilieus are Blended Ones. But Ilieus suffers from visions of darkness she is unable to discern. Forsaken by their parents the two cross the country in search of the Order of the Wise for help.
Cuthan the Charmer is mischievous enough to change anyone’s mind with a smile and a wink. Born into a family of treasure hunters, he s searching for the key to unlocking his dormant powers.
Pharengon the Horse Lord was born to be King. Young and inexperienced he seeks a weapon to turn the tide of the war in his favor. But when his very own army betrays him, he will have to turn to the Lost Ones for assistance.
Caught in the fate of the Eastern World the youths destinies become twisted together in a frightful quest that will change the course of time. In the midst of their whirlwind adventure, they discover love, loss, and uncover the truth about who and what is behind the chaotic, spiraling events in the Eastern World.
This can be read as a stand alone novel
Content: 5 Stars
Tone: 5 Stars
Prose: 4 Stars
Total: 4 Stars
There are three elements that made this novel amazing.
One: This is a true epic fantasy. You open the novel to find a fully illustrated map and a quote from one of the book’s factions: “Order of the Wise.” The world inside the pages is huge and highly researched, making this a true epic fantasy.
Two: The central characters are twins! I absolutely love a book that has twins, more so when those twins are fully-fleshed characters. Angela didn’t disappoint.
Three: This book tackles a real-world issue: Race. The world-lore is centered around the idea that groups have separated into their races. The very title brings to attention the “biracial” characters and gives the reader plenty food for thought. Brilliantly executed.
The only fault I found was the world and imagination got a little swept away at times, leaving us lost in the details and flurry of creativity. No matter how fantastic, I prefer fantasy to be grounded. But in the beginning of the book, Angela warns the reader about this very thing, so I can’t hold it against her. Having such a vivid imagination is a wonderful skill!
I highly recommend “The Blended Ones” for anyone looking for a true epic fantasy!
Here’s how Angela J. Ford gains you entries into the Giveaway:
1 Entry: Comment on this post
5 Entries: Purchase Angela’s New Book “Myran: A Tale of Four Worlds” and email a screenshot of your order to AJFantasyBooks(at)Gmail(dot)com.
5 Entries: Review “The Blended Ones” on Goodreads (Review based on the free sample pages are allowed. You can read sample pages by clicking “look inside” on Amazon’s page.)
1 Entry: Join Angela’s Newsletter
1 Entry: Follow Angela on Twitter
1 Entry: Like Angela’s Facebook Page
14 Total Entries! Thank you, Angela!
Brought up as a bookworm and musician, Angela J. Ford began writing The Four Worlds Series—a fantasy series—at the age of twelve. The storyline of those books was largely based off of the imaginative games she played with her sisters.
Angela originally finished the series when she was sixteen. After college, Angela began to rewrite The Four Worlds Series, bringing it from a child’s daydream to an adventure young and old can enjoy. Since it is inspired by fairy tales, high magic, and epic fantasy, Angela knows you’ll enjoy your adventures within the Four Worlds.
If you happen to be in Nashville, you’ll most likely find her at a local coffee shop, enjoying a white chocolate mocha and furiously working on her next book. Make sure you say hello!
Stay tuned for our next author spotlight with another bonus entry!