Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Angel Within (Within Series #1) by C.B. Barlow

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Angel Within by C.B. Barlow. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you as well as the tour wide giveaway for a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Check out the other stops on the blitz for more content. Enjoy!
Title: Angel Within
Series: Within Series #1
Author: C.B. Barlow
Publication Date: June 29th 2020
Print Length: 199 pages
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy
Sixteen-year old Rachel has an over protective but loving mother and a boring but safe life. All this changes in a blink of an eye. Rachel is now an orphan and learning she is more than human. She is thrust into a new world of friends, family and love along with fears, foes and evil. Evil that seeks to destroy her and all she holds dear.

We sat there in silence, gliding some more. The only sound was the rhythmic creaking of the glider. I looked over at Dylan, sitting there with his head back and his eyes closed. His thick black lashes were incredibly long, especially for a guy. They rested on the top of his cheekbones. He seemed peaceful and content. At that moment, I wanted to know his story.

“How long have you lived here with the Morgans?”

“I came when I was seven. That makes it ten years,” he answered without opening his eyes.

“What happened to your parents?”

“Don’t know. I think they gave me up. The only memory I have is someone
holding my hand and then walking away without me.”

I imagined Dylan as a little boy, a cute little boy, almost the same age as Destiny, being alone and scared. My heart ached for that little boy. And for him, now. Losing a parent because of their death is one thing, but being in a foster home because your parents are unfit or they gave you up is another.

“I’m sorry,” I said softly.

He opened his eyes, “Yeah.” He sat up and removed his arms from the back of the glider. “That was a long time ago.” His fingers raked through his hair, and there on his forehead above his left eye was a bruise the size of a fist.

My eyes widened as my hand instinctively went toward the bruise, but I stopped myself and pulled back. “Oh, my! Dylan, did Mr. Morgan do that to you?”

“Just a token of affection,” he answered and tried to make light of it as he brushed his hair back over to hide the bruise.
Cindy has lived most of her life in Erie, Pennsylvania, just a stone’s throw away from where her main character lives. She traded in the bitter cold winters of Erie for the sizzling hot summers when she moved to Phoenix, Arizona. She is an avid reader of all genres of books and has a passion for anything angel related. When she is not working full time as a Registered Nurse, she enjoys writing. Recently Cindy decided to mash up her enjoyment and her passion into a book. She hopes her readers will have as much fun reading this book as much as she did writing it.

C. B. Barlow will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the blitz. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the blitz each day. Good luck!
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  1. Who was your favorite character to write for?

    1. Bernie, believe it or not it was not one of the main characters, but a side character by the name of Nathan. They call him Nathan the Nut, in which I can relate!

  2. My 16 yr. old granddaughter would enjoy this book.

  3. thanks this sounds like a wonderful book

  4. Love the cover and pop of color.

  5. I like the cover. It has a beautiful photo.

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  6. Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read.   I appreciate it and thank you also for the giveaway. 

  7. I love the cover and think the excerpt was great.

  8. Think I would like this book and the cover is appealing.
    Thank you for sharing the review.

  9. sounds like a fun one

  10. Love the blue eye on the’s that shade of blue that always gets my attention. Thanks for the giveaway. Thanks for being an author and sharing your stories with the world

  11. interesting book cover and the book sounds wonderful.

  12. A beautiful cover and an intriguing synopsis, this is a must read for me. Thank you for sharing the book and author details

  13. The excerpt was interesting. Thanks for sharing it.

  14. I enjoyed learning about this book. Thank you for the giveaway!

  15. This cover is stunning!! I love what I have read about this book as well!

  16. This sounds like a great read. I love the cover art.

  17. When I read any book review, my favorite part is always the section about the author. People are so interesting.

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  18. C. B. Barlow is a new author to me, but I look forward to reading this. I always love meeting new authors. Thanks to this blog for the introduction.

  19. A new author means new books to read. Excited!

  20. The excerpt compels me to read this book! Sounds like a good one.