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Blog Tour: The Four Worlds Series by Angela J Ford

The Five Warriors
The Four Worlds Series Book 1
by Angela J. Ford
Genre: Epic Dark Fantasy
“The characters were well-written and well-developed, the story was clear
and enjoyable without being predictable, and there were a couple of
evenings I stayed up later than I intended just so I could get to the
end of a chapter. If you’re a fantasy fan, you’re going to LOVE
this!” —Amazon review


What if…
your best friend started a rebellion in the middle of a war?
your lover awakened a deep evil and helped it grow?
your people were too cowardly to face a battle?
you stole an ancient power source?
you gambled with the fate of the world?
Join five powerful warriors each with a unique ability and magical
weapons. Their quest is to discover where the transformed creatures
are coming from and put a stop to it.
Along the way they run into treacherous immortals, sea monsters,
powerful beasts of the air and talking animals.
Each has their own reasoning for joining the quest, but one carries a
deadly secret which just might be the destruction of them all.
“Angela’s imagination has brought these characters to life and the
worlds they live in.”
Amazon review
The Blended Ones
The Four Worlds Series Book 2
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
Eliesmore and the Green Stone
The Four Worlds Series Book 3
Changers have arisen, wreaking havoc as they harvest the world, searching
for the Green Stone. The South World sinks in despair, holding its
breath, waiting for the One.

Eliesmore is a Blended One, growing up on the edge of the forest of the
creatures of the wood. Young, headstrong, and inspired by magical
rituals, he spends his time between his overprotective mother and
sneaking out to dance with the wild things.
His courage is tested when Eliesmore discovers that he is the One who is
meant to save the Four Worlds from the Changers. Unwilling to accept
his fate, he turns his back on the prophecy and the futile quest to
dissolve the Green Stone.
But Eliesmore will soon learn he cannot escape his destiny. Beset by
creatures of the deep and hunted by servants of the Changers,
Eliesmore finds his task will test the loyalty of his companions and
help him answer the ultimate question:
Can he trust the immortals – or are they the reason the Changers
have come to power?
Myran
A Tale of the Four Worlds
Darkness has fallen in the South World, a land ruled by forces of evil and
dark powers. Those who would resist live in hiding, hoping for the
prophecy concerning the One to come true.
Born into a shadowed world Myran experiences her first loss when her
parents are murdered before her eyes.

Adopted by the Green People she makes it her goal to hide from the woes of
the world. As she grows older, she discovers her actions will birth
the most significant change in all of the Four Worlds.
Recommended:
Read this after reading “Eliesmore and the Green Stone”
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!
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The Blended Ones – The Four Worlds Series Book Two

Cuthan the Cron stood in front of the Dezzi queen, arrogantly holding his blond head high. Heavy iron shackles bound his wrists in front of him, and linked chains reached down to connect to the iron circlets around his bare feet. The sharp features of his tanned face were marred under streaks of mud and dirt, but his green eyes gazed out almost lazily, already bored with his sentencing. His tunic was ripped from the scuffle, and his pants were too short, cropped off at mid-calf. Generally, he liked his appearance to be impeccable, but this time it couldn’t be helped. He made a mental note to acquire new clothes as soon as the ordeal was over. The butt of a whip punched into his shoulder blades, forcing him to move. He shrugged and shuffled two steps forward. He was slim and fast, standing at just over five and a half feet tall, but his movements weren’t his strength. As the queen gave him a chilling glare, he cocked his head and smiled at her.

“Cuthan the Charmer.” Her deep voice rang out. “Cuthan the Adventurer, whatever you call yourself these days.” She waved a hand as if flicking his insignificant names off into a distance pile of rubbish. “We know you are a spy, yet you have been brash enough to enter our lands. Explain.”

Cuthan arched his eyebrows and continued to smile as he held out his bound hands. “I would like to explain.” He looked down at his shackles and then back up at the queen. “But your hospitality is a bit lacking. I was not expecting chains; will you release me?”

Two of the painted guards stepped closer to him in warning while the queen frowned. “No.” She rose. “Not until you have proven you mean us no harm.”
Cuthan sighed, but his mocking smile remained stamped on his grubby face. “As you command.” He shook a lock of blond hair out of his eyes. “I come from the North Forests, but I am one of the Lost Ones. I am on my way to Wind Fresh, but the wild lands are haunted with the Riders. I need safe passage as, on my own, I cannot hold them off.” He shifted in his chains, moving forward and dropping his voice. “I understand you have a message to send to Wind Fresh, but one of your own cannot take it across the Sea. I propose,” he held up his hands, “you send me to Wind Fresh with the message and an escort of warriors for protection across the wild lands. Once I reach the coast, your warriors may return to you, and I will deliver the message.”

The queen’s eyes narrowed as Cuthan finished with a flourish and attempted to bow, but the jingling irons restricted his movements. “Why,” her voice was hard and sharp like a dagger, “do you think there is a message?”

Cuthan’s lazy smile grew wider. “Aha! So, there is.” He laughed. “I have seen the shadows of the forest; the world is ending, war is coming, and we must choose our allies wisely.”

The queen stared into his green eyes for a long moment, looking past the spells that lay there that distracted her from his true desires. She crossed her arms, ripped her gaze away from his, and turned to her painted warriors. “Release the prisoner, but watch him. He is free to roam with a guard at his back.” She turned her head to address Cuthan directly. “There is a message. It has not arrived yet. You will stay with us until it does.”

The flirtatious grin slid off of Cuthan’s face, and his brow wrinkled in confusion.

“What do you mean?”

But the queen waved her hand and turned away, effectively ending his audience.
“Wait!” Cuthan begged as the guards dragged him away. “What do you mean?”

 A day in the life of the author?
Warning, my life is pretty abnormal. I wouldn’t call myself a full time author but I’ve learned to make the most of my time. I wear many hats during the day, author, book marketer, digital marketer, mentor, marketing technology coordinator, nanny, student, blogger…the list goes on. I’ve found in order to make the most of my days I have to set my goals, determine what’s important and work towards them. I’m hyper goal-oriented.


Any advice you would give new authors?

Write. If you want to write a book there’s one thing you need to do. Sit down and write. If you find it hard to write, set a day with yourself. Take yourself out to coffee and promise to write for an hour. It doesn’t matter how many words hit the page, 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000, the key is writing. There are so many things I’ve seen new authors do to procrastinate. They have to build their website, spend time on social media, get a new laptop, download writing tools, figure out a name of their book, complete their outline…the list goes on! You don’t need any of that. You just need to start writing, and keep writing. It takes about 10,000 hours of practice to become a pro at something, so, you’ll become a much better writer by actually writing versus thinking or reading about writing.


What are you currently reading?

I adore psychological thrillers so I’m currently reading A Silent Mother by Shalini Boland.

 

How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing ever since I could hold a pencil. While I didn’t finish my first book until I was 12 years old (The Five Warriors), before I wrote fantasy, I tried my hand at writing dystopian romances. It did not turn out well at all. I struggle with writing contemporary fiction that takes place in this day and age, I think my mind is too fantastical to tie it down to things that are currently taking place in this world, here and now. Even historical fiction has its limitations, thus, I dive into fantasy, a world where anything is possible and everything is not what it seems.

What is your writing process? For instance do you do an outline first? Do you do the chapters first?     

I always write the end of my books first, starting at the end and then working backwards. Since I do write high/epic fantasy, I have quite a bit of world building to do. I decided to map out all the people groups and immortal creatures, including their descriptions and unique powers. However, as I write, more creatures always show up and the world building continues. I always draw out maps of the world before I begin writing, while the main countries in the world don’t change, there are smaller villages and cities that don’t always make it to the map.

When it comes time to start writing, I have a general idea of the key plot lines in the book, some of the smaller plots change and grow. In once case, I finished the entire book, looked back on it, hated it, and came up with an entirely new plot line to make the book exciting. That book was The Blended Ones.

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