Hello, everyone! My name is Jacob Z. Flores, and I’m happy to be here today on the final day of my promotional tour for my latest release Soul Struck, the third book of my Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge series, which follows the lives of three magical brothers, Mason, Thad, and Pierce Blackmoor.
The brothers have stumbled upon a dark conspiracy that threatens their world, the magical community, and their lives. In the first two books, Mason and Thad started us on our journey for answers as well as found love on their journey. For the third book, the oldest brother, Pierce, takes over as our narrator and closes out the first story arc of the series. Like his brothers, Pierce also meets a very special someone who challenges the way he sees the world.
By now, many of you are already familiar with some basic facts about magic in the Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge series. For those of you who don’t, here’s a quick recap.
In my fictional world of Havenbridge, magic is powered by five mystical elements—earth, fire, air, water, and spirit. These elements not only form the foundation of life but are the framework of all that is considered paranormal. All magical creatures from warlocks, wizards, and witches to the vampyren, fae, and shifters tap into some aspect of one or more of these elements.
Over the past few months, I have written a series of blog posts, explaining earth, fire, air, and water. You can find that information by clicking click here, here, here, and here.
Today, however, I’m going to be talking about the fifth and most powerful of the five elements—spirit (also knows as the ether or the universe).
Unlike the other four elements that appear as physical manifestations in our world, spirit exists in everything and cannot be identified. It is considered the force that binds all elements together, which is why it is considered the mother element. From spirit came earth, fire, air, and water. This means the spirit element resides within all life and connects all of us to each other and to the natural world around us.
Because we are all connected through spirit, this element is also considered a magical collective unconscious and houses all information from the past, present, and future. This makes the spirit element a truly formidable force that is both receptive and projective. Magic powered through spirit is connected to the soul of the caster. Since the element thrives on balance, it only manifests within extremely rare souls capable of handling the power.
Those who are lucky enough to find their magic powered by spirit tend to be evenhanded and extremely logical, which is why the gray magic of wizards is fueled by this element. Their fair-minded temperaments make them ideal hosts for the power of the spirit. However, others in the magical community have been known to tap into this element as well. Those instances are extremely rare and most often only occur within the protector covens, who are considered the most powerful magical beings in the world.
Like the electricity he commands, Pierce Blackmoor streaks through life on raw power and pure sexual energy. His conquests on the battlefield and in the bedroom form his foundation, but that bedrock crumbles when his younger brothers’ abilities surpass his own. Pierce finds himself at an all-time low, and clawing his way back to the top becomes his only concern.
Pierce's plan to reassert his dominance, however, takes a backseat when he wounds Kale Aquilo, an emissary of the Beast King, lord of all shifters.
Kale’s beguiling nature shoots like a lightning bolt straight to Pierce’s soul, and when the soft-spoken Kale relays that a virus is killing his people, Pierce abandons his quest for power to do something he has never done before—protect someone other than himself.
As Kale, Pierce, and his brothers struggle to find the root of the magical virus spreading plague across Aeaea, the shifter island, they face a gauntlet of old and new foes. Soul struck, Pierce and Kale must uncover the truth behind the conspiracy gathering in the shadows.
Jacob Z. Flores lives a double life. During the day, he is a respected college English professor and mid-level administrator. At night and during his summer vacation, he loosens the tie and tosses aside the trendy sports coat to write man on man fiction, where the hard ass assessor of freshmen level composition turns his attention to the firm posteriors and other rigid appendages of the characters in his fictional world.
Summers in Provincetown, Massachusetts, provide Jacob with inspiration for his fiction. The abundance of barely clothed man flesh and daily debauchery stimulates his personal muse.
When he isn’t stroking the keyboard, Jacob spends time with his daughter. They both represent a bright blue blip in an otherwise predominantly red swath in south Texas.
You can follow Jacob’s musings on his blog at http://jacobzflores.com, his website dedicated to the Havenbridge series at http://www.havenbridge.me or become a part of his social media network by visiting http://www.facebook.com/jacob.flores2 or http://twitter.com/#!/JacobZFlores.
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