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Catch this interview with an Archangel…”MICHAEL, PATH OF ANGELS”

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There is only one path.

Born mortal along with his three brothers, Michael is an Archangel with a specific role: hunt fallen angels and send them back to Hell. He is determined in his mission, never straying from his appointed path, until he meets Lake Divine, and discovers there may be more to his beliefs than blind duty.

But Lake is not who he seems. Offspring of a human and a fallen angel, a Nephilim, Lake must choose his own destiny: give in to the coldness and embrace the dark, or seek the light and rise above the sins of his father.

Two paths lay before them, but only one has the potential to destroy them both.

To Purchase Michael, Path of Angels:  on Amazon

My Review of this Book

Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy/LGBT

Michael learns at age 16, that he is the reincarnation of the Archangel Michael and that his best friends, (they were born minutes apart) are also Archangels. The four of them, Zadekiel (Zade), Jophiel (Joe) and Gabriel (Gabe) and Michael (Mike) have been assigned to seek out escaped, fallen angels and their earthly offspring and send them back to Hell.
They do get some heavenly help for this mission. There is a twist to this plot when Michael meets 17 year old Lake. Lake grew up with a less than ideal mother, the victim of bullies and other nasty encounters.
Reader, do be aware that this book contains scenes of a sexual nature between males, some consensual, some not. Note the LGBT addition to the genre.
I liked the author’s character development, especially of Michael, Lake, and Lake’s mother. They evoked my emotions and had me cheering for Lake, the underdog.
The storyline had nice flow and was easy to follow.
I enjoyed this book and would heartily recommend it. 4.5 Stars!

An Interview with the character, Michael
1––Let’s start with the basics. Tell us a bit about yourself and what makes you tick.
Michael: I am a reincarnated archangel. It’s my duty to find fallen angels and send them back to hell. There’s not much more to my life than that.
2––Do you have any hobbies, favorite TV shows, books? Anything you fangirl/boy over?
Michael: I suppose I’d sound like a religious fanatic if I said the Bible. It’s not my favorite book anyways. When I was younger I was a big fan of The Hobbit. Always imagined going on an adventure. Which I am on now. There’s no dragon at the end of this journey though and I’m not sure it will ever end.
3––What is one thing from your past you’re most proud of?
Michael: There isn’t one thing I can specify. My past is full of few regrets and lots of happy memories.
4––Let’s play favorites:
Pepsi or Coke?
Michael: Coke. Fizz lasts longer.

Pie or Cake?
Michael: Cake. Got some?

White or dark chocolate?
Michael: Dark. Mmmm.

Playstation 4 or Xbox 1or WiiU?
Michael: Haven’t played any of those. Too busy hunting fallen angels.

Paperback book or ebook?
Michael: I prefer the feel of a real book in my hands.

Summer or winter?
Michael: Summer. The grass, the flowers, it reminds me of Heaven.

Puppies or kittens?
Michael: How can you chose? They’re both cute and cuddly.

Vampires or werewolves?
Michael: Werewolves. They seem the lesser of the two evils.

Introducing the Author

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Patricia Josephine

Patricia Josephine never set out to become a writer. In fact, she never considered it an option during high school and college. She was all about art. On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head. That was the start of it and she hasn’t regretted a moment. She writes young adult under the name Patricia Lynne.

Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo, has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow, and an obsession with Doctor Who.

Links:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/plynne_writes
Website: http://www.patricialynne.com
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108938106639683446081/posts/p/pub
Wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/user/patricialynne07
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13460894.Patricia_Josephine

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Michael – Path of Angels Cover Reveal

Not my usual post, but through the week, as I have stated on my ‘About’ page,  I post more adult themes.  My Sunday posts are for Children and Parents.

This is my first cover reveal on my blog.  I want to support my fellow indie authors. As Indie authors, we don’t have a big publishing company to “get the word out”, so this is one way I can help give my support.  You can help by checking out their books through Goodreads.com or Amazon (us or ca or uk).  There are great indie/self-published authors out there, give them a chance to steal your heart!

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Have you met this Archangel Michael?

You can meet him here in the New Adult Urban Fantasy/lgbt

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About the Book:

There is only one path.

Born mortal along with his three brothers, Michael is an Archangel with a specific role: hunt fallen angels and send them back to Hell. He is determined in his mission, never straying from his appointed path, until he meets Lake Divine, and discovers there may be more to his beliefs than blind duty.

But Lake is not who he seems. Offspring of a human and a fallen angel, a Nephilim, Lake must choose his own destiny: give in to the coldness and embrace the dark, or seek the light and rise above the sins of his father.

Two paths lay before them, but only one has the potential to destroy them both.

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24836590-michael

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PATRICIA JOSEPHINE

About the Author:
Patricia Josephine never set out to become a writer. In fact, she never considered it an option during high school and college. She was all about art. On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head. That was the start of it and she hasn’t regretted a moment. She writes young adult under the name Patricia Lynne.

Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo, has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow, and an obsession with Doctor Who.

Follow these Links to find out more

Twitter: https://twitter.com/plynne_writes
Website: http://www.patricialynne.com
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108938106639683446081/posts/p/pub
Wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/user/patricialynne07
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13460894.Patricia_Josephine

Jophiel, Path of Angels Book 3

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They must fight to stay on the path.

Joe embraces his duty without fear or hesitation, always ready for the next battle. But the path has never been easy. With Michael’s return, they uncover a truth more dangerous than they ever imagined. Their enemy plans to unleash the devil himself, Lucifer. Help comes in the form of an unlikely alley: a member of the fallen.

Mariangela is trying to make amends by protecting the child she is carrying. After blindly following Lucifer in the rebellion, her misguided allegiance came with a price: banishment from heaven. Now, as she strives for forgiveness in the human world, she must fight to prevent Uriel, a fallen archangel, from using her child to free evil from Hell.

The path becomes a battleground, one which may already be lost.

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WYJ3J08
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25453774-jophiel

Meet Jophiel! the joker in the group! but he knows when to be serious. Sometimes you wouldn’t think he would be an archangel. Here is an interview with him:

1––Let’s start with the basics. Tell us a bit about yourself and what makes you tick.
Joe: Hi, my name is Joe and I’m an alcoholic. KIDDING! I shouldn’t joke about that. Especially for Zade’s sake. *Joe flops down on a couch, kicking his leg up on the coffee table* I’m the oldest of us four. The comedian. Don’t listen to Gabe. Nothing diffuses tension better than a joke. I do have a serious side to me. What we do is dangerous and one misstep could get us killed. I won’t risk my brothers.

2––Do you have any hobbies, favorite TV shows, books? Anything you fangirl/boy over?
Joe: Call of Duty, but I don’t get to play it much. I guess I’m living in a video game in a way now. Not sure that’s better. Video games aren’t as life threatening. Unless you count, spending way too much time sitting and playing instead of moving.

3––What is one thing from your past you’re most proud of?
Joe: Jumping off the church in my hometown and trying to fly. None of my brothers wanted to. They were content to stay on the ground. Come on, you have to be daring and willing to bust your leg.

5––Let’s play favorites:
Pepsi or Coke?
Joe: Whatever one wants to sponsor me. *grins*
Pie or Cake?
Joe: What about Pie with cake filling? You feeling me?
White or dark chocolate?
Joe: I’ll take both. Why discriminate? *winks*
Playstation 4 or Xbox 1or WiiU?
Joe: Xbox 1 baby!
Paperback book or ebook?
Joe: Reading? Ugh.
Summer or winter?
Joe: Actually, I prefer fall. Not too hot, not too cold. Plus, there’s Halloween and I firmly believe you are never to big to play dress up. Especially when free candy is involved.
Puppies or kittens?
Joe: Kittens all the way.
Vampires or werewolves?
Joe: Witches. They are much hotter than a corpse or fur ball.

My Review of Jophiel

by Cleo deLancey

Another great read in the Path of Angels series: 5 Stars.
I very much enjoyed this addition to the Path of Angels series. This is not a “stand alone” book as the importance of the information and dynamics of the characters in the previous two books (Michael, book one, and Zadekiel, book 2) are paramount to the enjoyment and understanding of the plot, as a whole, in this, the third installment.
This book delves deeper into the character of Jophiel (Joe) who is also an Archangel. The group gets to learn more about Lake, Michael’s boyfriend, as Michael returns to the group to continue the mission of stopping Lucifer from taking human form and unleashing hell on earth.
Enter, Mariangela, also a fallen. She is pregnant and remorseful of her role in the rebellion of some of the angels. She harbors a secret that is vital to the group of four (Michael, Zadekiel, Jophiel and Gabriel). She is fearful of them as she knows their duty is to banish all the fallen and their offspring back into hell.
Author, Patricia Josephine, has written a tense, descriptive script that moved the plot further towards the ultimate showdown with the leader of the fallen and his minions.
I enjoyed learning about Joe and his special abilities. There is an interesting plot twist in this one that I wasn’t expecting.

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Patricia Josephine

About the Author:
Patricia Josephine never set out to become a writer. In fact, she never considered it an option during high school and college. She was all about art. On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head. That was the start of it and she hasn’t regretted a moment. She writes young adult under the name Patricia Lynne.

Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo, has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow, and an obsession with Doctor Who.

Links:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/plynne_writes
Website: http://www.patricialynne.com
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108938106639683446081/posts/p/pub
Wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/user/patricialynne07
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13460894.Patricia_Josephine
Path of Angels: http://www.patricialynne.com/path-of-angels.html

Zadekiel, Path of Angels 2 NEW RELEASE

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The path is lost.

With Michael gone, the mantle of leadership falls to Zadekiel. In this time of darkness, with tempers running short, Zade struggles to guide his brothers. Hope comes in the form of a green haired woman with a unique gift. She represents a way back to the path they lost when Michael disappeared.

Zephyr fills books with cryptic poetry, a powerful compulsion, which is more a curse than a blessing. With no control over her ability, she struggles to live a normal life. When she meets Zade, he insists her ability is a gift from God. Reluctantly, she agrees to join the cause–it’s hard to dispute a man with wings.

Now the path is found, but one question remains. Will it lead to further darkness?

To Purchase this book:

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VUBND3E
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25316684-zadekiel

Want to read up about “MICHAEL”..? Just follow this link

My Review of this Book

Another well written great story from author, Patricia Josephine.  Josephine’s witting style has a  smooth quick flow that drew me in and held my attention.

I really like a story that starts with action, as this one does, then goes into backstory to fill us in on what has been happening and why.

This is book two in the Path of Angels, following Michael.  I was able to learn more about Zadekiel, as he is the main character in this installment.  He is an interesting character as he battles with the mantel of leadership after Michael left.  He meets a girl, Zephyr, who has her own set of quirks.  She is not ready (who is?) to accept that there are really angels and demons in this world. The pair must be a winner as their names both start with Z!  This story relates the struggles of the remaining three Archangels and their search for a lost book that has the power to release the devil on earth.  These heros, even though they possess wings and powers, have a very human side.  They struggle with the same human emotions we all do, so it is easy to identify and sympathize with them.

This tale ended in a cliff hanger, leaving me anxiously awaiting the next installment.  Thank you, Patricia Josephine, for sharing your talent with us, and talented you are!  A very good tale, interesting characters and a wonderful plot line.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Patricia Josephine never set out to become a writer. In fact, she never considered it an option during high school and college. She was all about art. On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head. That was the start of it and she hasn’t regretted a moment. She writes young adult under the name Patricia Lynne.

Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo, has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow, and an obsession with Doctor Who.

Links:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/plynne_writes
Website: http://www.patricialynne.com
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108938106639683446081/posts/p/pub
Wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/user/patricialynne07
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13460894.Patricia_Josephine

Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear? Enrichment Activities

A look at Martin Waddell’s Picture Book Can’t You Sleep Little Bear? This is a warm tale of togetherness, and is a powerful message of the grown up providing a protecting and caring environment. A very comforting story for your little one.
About the Author: Martin Waddell His series on Little Bear and Farmer Duck are his most famous, but Mr. Waddell has written many, many other books as well (214+). Under his own name he publishes mysteries, ghost stories, light comedies, and picture books for children. As Catherine Sefton he has written more complex, emotionally charged books for young adults, several of which are ghost stories while others are political novels.
To see more of Martin Waddell’s books, visit his Amazon Author page.
About the Illustrator: Barbara Firth Her lifelike drawings has make these books a favorite of mine. They are some of the very few children’s books I have found to depict life like bears. These drawings are soft, soothing and winsome. Barbara Firth began drawing when she was three years old. Since then, she illustrated numerous award-winning picture books, including the Big Bear and Little Bear series, written by Martin Waddell. She lived in Middlesex, England.
To see more of Barbara Firth, visit her Goodreads page.

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CAN’T YOU SLEEP. LITTLE BEAR?

This wonderful Children’s Picture Book is for Playschool to Grade Two (3-7 year olds).
We have all had a child who has difficulty sleeping and is afraid of the dark. Big Bear tries to help Little Bear by showing him that the dark is nothing to be afraid of. He lights lanterns, but they are not enough to quell Little Bear’s fear as he can see the dark beyond the light. Big Bear then offers the light of the bright moon and the stars. This is a very comforting story for your little ones, and belongs in every babsitter’s handbag!

ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

Talk About It
Why can’t Little Bear sleep? I wonder why he’s scared of the dark? Ask your little one if they have ever been scared of the dark?
Cause and Effect
Why did Big Bear get the lantern? (because Little Bear was afraid of the dark) Why couldn’t Little Bear fall asleep? (he was surrounded by the dark). Why did Big Bear take Little Bear outside? (to show him the moon and the stars). Did Big Bear taking Little Bear outside help Little Bear sleep?
Compare and Contrast
Big Bear and Little Bear. Day and Night or Light and Dark.
Fact or Fiction
Do real bears sleep in caves?
Do real bears read books or sit in chairs/
Craft

bear in den craft

Make a bear in a den picture. Also uses a paper plate. almostunschoolers.com

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Make a paper plate bear family. twoofakindworkingonafullhouse.blogspot.com

Play / Games / Act It Out
Build a cave from blankets and chairs/couch and make a pallet bed on the floor. Have a chair, lantern and a pretend fire. Act out the story with your little ones.
Action Song
“We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”

Book we're going on a bear hunt
Watch as Michael Rosen performs from his book Here
This book can be purchased through Amazon.com

Real Bears and Caves (North American Bears)

 There are only 3 kinds of bears in North America. Black Bears, which come in colours of black, brown and blond/white.  Brown Bears, the coastal version is refereed to as Kodiak and the inland version is called Grizzly.  Polar Bears which come in a yellow/white and are marine mammals.

Polar Bears at play

Polar Bears at play. Note the smaller heads and long necks as well as larger flat front feet; all designed to help them swim.

Polar Bear Cubs in a Snow Den

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an adult North American Black Bear

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A yearling cup in the den http://www.bear.org

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Brown Bear. Both Kokiak and Grizzly Bears have the hump on top at the shoulders. Ears are smaller and rounded. somerandomphotos.blogspot.com

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A cross view of a bear’s den http://www.damncoolpictures.com