ENCHANTED MUSE BLOG HOP TOURS PRESENTS: AUTUMN HARVEST: FALL BETWEEN THE PAGES BLOG HOP TOUR (SEPT 19-26)

Welcome all to my Autumn Harvest blog stop! I’m thrilled to see you here! There are wonderful prizes to be won here! Read on…

**OFFICIAL TOUR RULES**

1) HAVE FUN!!!

2) INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!

3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, September 19, at Midnight (Arizona Time)

THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, September 26, at Midnight (Arizona Time)

Winners will be drawn and posted September 27th! *** 

4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS & BOOK PAGES! EXPERIENCE A NEW DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY BLOG CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!!

5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES. EVERY AUTHOR & BOOK PAGE IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW THEM SOME LOVE!

6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE FUN? WHOO! HOO!! HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOO!

***Authors & Book Pages have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this blog hop tour is subject to these rules***

Autumn and Angels: A Perfect Match

Autumn is a favorite time of year for me. I love watching as the leaves, weary from their summer splendor, release their hold and float gently to the ground. I remember days of roller skating down the street as a child and hearing the crunching of them under foot. To this day, I can recollect the scent of those leaves, wet from a fall rain, and wood smoke from fireplaces and wood-burning stoves. Living where I do now, in Arizona, I don’t have an opportunity to experience that. 

There are different emotions that arise from the moment I awake on a crisp fall day until I return home from a long day’s work with puffs of breath visible before my eyes. At first, I feel relief. The scorching heat of summer has come to a halt and I can breathe again. Then, an instinctual need to “burrow in” enters my soul, and I find myself seeking out my fireplace, a fuzzy blanket, and a nice cup of hot chocolate.

Who better to share in these “snuggle-down” moments than one of the Brethren from my paranormal romance series? It sure would be wonderful to feel angel’s wings surrounding me, and powerful yet gentle arms holding me while we talk about silly things and look lovingly in each other’s eyes. 

I certainly have my share of Brethren to pick from! There’s Michael, Urie, and Gabriel… Brethren Protectors. Then I could choose from Raphael, Cassiel, or Zadkiel… Brethren Saviors. Or, I could certainly see myself with one of the Brethren Warriors… Kemuel, Seraphiel, or Nathanael.

The Brethren enjoy autumn as much as I do. Most of them live in Arizona, though. So when the heat finally abates, they revel in flying about through the evening skies for fun.

Speaking of Brethren, let me introduce you to their world. You see, angels really do exist on Earth. They are here to protect the human race from Evil and battle to keep the Good sovereign. So far, there are two books available for you to immerse yourself in: Trinity, A Brethren Novel, and Brethren Beginnings. Check out these blurbs and pick up an eBook or paperback today…

TRINITY, A Brethren Novel

One way or another, terror will reign tonight.

School teacher and single mom, Emma Livingston, has been through hell—and back so she thinks. While dealing with the night terrors and active imagination of her five-year old daughter, Hannah, she attempts to lead a normal life. That is, until the demon from those nightmares pays her a visit, too, and threatens both of their lives. Desperate, she reaches out for help—and finds Michael waiting.

Michael D’Angelo is known to everyone in Prophet’s Point, Arizona, as their loving elementary school principal. But to The Brethren, he is the most powerful Protector. Immortal and angelic does not mean he’s without doubts or fears, as protecting Emma and Hannah from Evil tests his ability to fight his tortured past. 

As the Trinity is formed, ancient secrets are revealed and faith is tested. When a prophecy is exposed, Hannah becomes the main target and Emma wonders if a normal life will ever be possible again. Hope is like an anchor, but can a mother, her daughter, and an angel overcome the evil determined to annihilate the world?

©Deena Remiel, 2010.

 To Buy:

http://www.amazon.com/Trinity-The-Brethren-Series-ebook/dp/B004T3V8ZU/ref=pd_sim_kinc_2?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2

 

 

Brethren Beginnings

Chapter One: Origins

Time is eternal, no beginning and no end. And yet as humans we are on a constant mission to find when IT all began, how we came to be, and why we are here. We must have a purpose to this life, so many of us suggest. Some of us have found grand, solid purposes to our lives, while others continue to ponder, wallowing in the muck and mire of a horrid life thrust upon them without their consent. And so, while many of us live out our days finding love, building families and careers, others not as fortunate become predators, sniffing out any excuse to snuff out another’s purposeful life.

When humans began to segregate themselves this way, into people of goodness and people of evil, the Brethren first appeared on Earth. Their appearance was not one of brilliance, nor was it apocalyptic. There were no meteor showers that day. There was no eclipse of the sun. No major earthquakes or other natural disasters were pointed to, heralding their coming.

They simply manifested.

There was a new awareness of being, of  having hands to touch, a mouth to speak, eyes to see, and ears to hear, all new, independent and tangible features; yet each was dependent on another to absorb information and paint a complete picture of the world around them.

 For all Brethren, there was, too, an immediate understanding of their purpose, and an acknowledgement that here was now their home, to protect, to heal, and to fight for.

They had known of each other, the Brethren did. Before manifesting, before becoming individuals here on earth, they had an awareness of each other, working in concert as a collective against Evil. But Evil was still gaining ground and threatening to put a stranglehold on the entire human race. Each one of the Brethren had agreed to this angelic mission and its terms for reasons all their own. And in time, each of their stories shall unfold.

There were nine angels in all, three Protectors, three Warriors, and three Saviors. Each triad had their own powers and orders, and none could cross over without severe penalty, and possible banishment. Protectors were adept at spinning spells, weaving magic, and creating talismans for the safety and protection of the human race. Warriors had brawn and analytical minds for warfare, and used blessed swords as their weapon of choice. And Saviors were meant to heal those with severe injuries and those who held the hand of death far too prematurely. There was just one caveat. They had to be called upon through a desperate plea or a prayer to engage in their angelic duties.

Their mission would span eternity, and it was likely they would see many a war against their foe. Satan had been able to plant his seed deep within the hearts of humans eons ago, and even had time to hijack a wayward Brethren along the way. Evil, it’s a tricky bugger to eradicate, but would be dealt with nonetheless, one demon or possessed human at a time.

The first task was to assimilate into society. Some Brethren turned their abilities into careers, while others carefully cloaked their identities in creative ways. Their lives were singular and without attachments beyond their work. A solitary life was preferred given the dangerous nature of their mission. Spread out across the world, they could be called together at a moment’s notice by their boss, E.L., whose beginnings to this day are shrouded in mystery.

Gabriel, a Protector, was the first to settle in.

©Deena Remiel, 2010.

To Buy:

http://www.amazon.com/Brethren-Beginnings-Volume-1-ebook/dp/B0059NXL0Y/ref=pd_sim_kinc2?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2#_

 **WIN A PRIZE TIME! COMMENT BELOW ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE AUTUMN ACTIVITY, ALONG WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDY, AND YOU ARE ENTERED TO WIN THESE PRIZES:
FIRST PLACE: FREE EBOOKS OF TRINITY AND BRETHREN BEGINNINGS, AND A HANDMADE CRAFT FROM ERIKA HAYDEN
SECOND PLACE: FREE EBOOK OF TRINITY AND A HANDMADE CRAFT FROM ERIKA HAYDEN
THIRD PLACE: FREE EBOOK OF BRETHREN BEGINNINGS AND A HANDMADE CRAFT FROM ERIKA HAYDEN

**Use this link to return to The Enchanted Muse for your Linky List…  http://enchantedmusebloghoptours.blogspot.com/2011/09/official-linky-list-for-autumn-harvest.html

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97 Comments Add yours

  1. My favorite activity is attending the festivals in our area and also looking for ELK. thanks for the giveaway jokestner at yahoo dot com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      I would love to go looking for ELK or any other forest animal. I’m a city girl, so that would be quite a treat! 😀

  2. I love playing in the leaves with my kids , and of course carving the pumpkins !!!
    Crystal Trent Dotson
    cfcbc@netzero.com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Crystal, Istill remember picking out the endless little pieces of leaves from their hair! Hahaha! 😀

  3. Don’t enter me since I have your Wonderful, Stupendous, Awesome books. Just wanted top stop by and show some love 😀 XOXOX

    1. deenaremiel says:

      lol 😀 XOXOXO I’ll be stopping by your place later, kiddo!

  4. Michelle Bledsoe says:

    Hi Deena.
    I love the smell of the air in Autumn. I love to drink spiced apple cider and eat heart homemade soups and stews. Autumn to me is feeling closer to family because it signals the start of the holidays.
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      That’s so true, Michelle. And I LOVE all the fall and winter holidays! 😀

  5. Judy says:

    I love the cooling weather, at last! And I am so tickled for you! GO YOU!!

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Aw, thanks Judy! Big smoochies and hugs to ya! 😀

  6. Lovetiggi's Book Reviews says:

    Awesome blog Deena I miss playing tag in Autumn as the leaves begin to fall…

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Thanks Lovetiggi! How about jumping in the piles of leaves? 😀

  7. Chris Bails says:

    My favorite fall activity is visiting the pumpkin patches. I love to take the kids and pick out pumpkins. They have some pretty cool ones in the area in Iowa where I live. They have one that has a cornfield maze-haunted or regular. They also have a haunted barn, animal feeding area, and a very, very large pumpkin patch. I love to have the kids pick out their pumpkin. I also love the ghords. They are just cool looking.

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Chris, that sounds sooo wonderful! What a great family activity! 🙂

  8. Doreen says:

    I love pumpkin ice cream and Halloween with all of my grandkids!!

    1. deenaremiel says:

      I’ve never tried pumpkin ice cream, Doreen. I think I just may this Fall… 😉

  9. My favorite activity is going around and seeing and taking pictures of all the changed leaves and smelling that uniquely Fall smell. ❤

    shadowhunters_jace_clary@hotmail.com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      DOn’t you just love that smell, Christina!?!!! Mmm mmm!:)

  10. Avery Olive says:

    My favourite autumn things are pumpkins! I love carving them, and well I love, love pumpkin pie. And for some reason it just tastes so much better in the autumn than any other time of the years.

    averyolive1@gmail.com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      I totally agree about pumpkins! I love to roast pumpkin seeds… 🙂

  11. Lora says:

    Fall is a great time for camping out, sitting by a fire, watching the sunset, and greeting the new day with a fire, a blanket, and coffee in hand…I can feel the chill!

    Lora

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Mmmm, Lora, I love sitting by a fire outside, roasting marshmallows… 🙂

  12. Erin says:

    I love that autumn is when football starts and I LOVE Halloween!
    e(dot)baker219(at)gmail(dot)com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Me too, Erin! On both counts! 😀

  13. terri dion says:

    my favorite thing about fall are the pumpkins-punpkin pie, pumpkin carving, roasting pumpkin seeds and my all time favorite pumpkin spice coffee. this is actually the second time on this blog hop for a chance to win Trinity so i’m keeping my fingers crossed.
    good luck to all!!

    terri_dion@hotmail.com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Terri, I love your tenacity! Fierce, just like Emma! Ha! Best of luck, sweets! 😀

  14. Hey Deena,

    I think I like being able to go and play outside with the kiddos and not be carted off by mosquitos the size of birds!! I love getting into the Halloween spirt adn the cooler weather!

    Christy
    I have all these awesome books, so don’t enter me chica!

    1. deenaremiel says:

      HAhaha! You’re so funny, Christy. But I know it’s true about those mosquitoes! LOL thanks for popping in, sweets! 😀

  15. Julie Jansen says:

    Hello and nice to meet you on the blog tour! I love fall for Halloween!

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Great to meet you Julie! Halloween is a fave of mine, too! 🙂

  16. Ronda Tutt says:

    Besides loving the Fall cooler weather and the change of colors of the tree leaves, my favorite activity is cooking/baking and is usually when I gain almost 20 pounds because I start cooking and baking from Oct through Dec non-stop. I like making the different shaped cookies and the spiced cakes/pies for my family. My hubby is my number one fan/taster and then my kids and grandkids get spoiled and want more. My daughters and I always get together with the kids (grandkids) and we do crafts with them and you know we have to hang them everywhere in the house in every room. LOL

    This is such a great Blog Hop, I am finding new blogs, new authors like yourself with all your great books I havent even heard about that I must get my hands on – LOL

    mrsqueentutt@yahoo.com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Boy, would I love to be a taster/tester, too! LOL Sounds divine! I hope you find my books irresistable and ones to be read over and over again. 🙂

  17. Hmmmm…favorite activity huh? Probably the decorating. LOVE the scents and sights of Fall so definitely the fall-y decorations. Thanks for the chance to win!

    MollyATreviewsbymollyDOTcom

    1. deenaremiel says:

      When the kids were young,we would decorate the house for every holiday with homemade crafts. SO much fun… 🙂

  18. Lisa Day says:

    Nice job… could use you cozy fire today.

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Thanks! Chilly for ya already?

    2. deenaremiel says:

      Thanks! Chilly for ya already?

  19. Although Texas really only has Summer and “Almost” Winter, my favorite activity for the week in between those, is camping and fishing the “flounder run” in Galveston. Nothing better than a nice cool-ish night on the beach and catching some delicious fish…

    kimcas731@yahoo.com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Yummm! I love cooking out. 😉

  20. Danielle says:

    My favorite activity during the fall is to sit out on my back porch in a rocking chair reading a good book.

    romancebookjunkiesdanielle at yahoo dot com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Oooooh, that sounds so lovely! mmm hmmm…

  21. Renee Bennett says:

    Fall is Football season.! Yea! My favorite activity is beaching myself on the couch to watch football games, read a book or take a nap. ^_^
    Thank you for the chance to win.

    reneebennett35 at yahoo dot com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Dudette!! I can’t do laundry WITHOUT watching football. lol I love going to them, too. So much fun!

  22. I love hayrides! There’s something about taking a leisurely ride along the country back roads and watching the lovely scenery. My son and I went on one last year and I was enchanted. Oh, and carving pumpkins! But, I let my husband do that. It is fun to watch him, however!

    tricia(at)triciaschneider(dot)com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      I love hayrides, too, at night, with just a hint of spook, nothing too scary… lol 😀

  23. Jennifer E says:

    There’s a big Hallowe’en street party in my neighborhood – it’s the gay village, so as you can imagine, the costumes are fabulous!
    jenemard(at)yahoo(dot)ca

    1. deenaremiel says:

      That sounds fantastic, Jen!

  24. Valerie Long says:

    My favorite fall activity is curling up with a good book to read, oh and eating pumpkin pie with lots of whip cream. =)

    Valerie Long
    just.val.1974@gmail.com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      I noticed that when I talk about reading in the summer, I’m not curling up. It’s too hot! So yes! Curling up in the fall is awesome! 😀

  25. Shadow says:

    I love Autumn. I love pretty much any activy to do with Halloween. The baking, caving pumpkins, jumping in leaves, etc… I love it all. 🙂 Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
    shadowluvs2read(at)aol(dot)com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      What’s NOT to love, right?! Happy to do this fun HOP! 😀

  26. Anne R says:

    I love this time of year…pumpkin patches, apple orchards, the colors and of course Halloween! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    areeths at new dot rr dot com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      You are very welcome, Anne, and thanks for stopping by! I used to love picking pumpkins and apples at teh orchards down the road from where we used to live. 🙂

  27. PamM says:

    My favorite fall activity would be looking at all the beautiful trees changing color.

    1. deenaremiel says:

      I love doing that as well, Pam!

  28. Meg Mims says:

    I can’t take the rustic hayrides anymore (sciatica problems) and even walking on uneven ground at the cider mill is rough. Which saves calories… raking leaves can give me blisters. My fave fall activity is seeing the excited little kids dressed up in costumes! I remember my own daughter having that fun. Sniff. WAAAH! I hope I have grandkids. ;-D

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Oh Meg, I enjoy watching the itty bitties walking around, too! My girls are teen and pre-teen, so it’s very different around here. 🙂

  29. Erika says:

    I just tweeted this–so hopefully more minions… I mean fans, will come!!
    LoL
    😉

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Thank you, sweet Erika! ❤

  30. books4me says:

    Our favorite “new” autumn activitiy is taking a family trip to a pumpkin farm. We pick apples and choose a pumpkin. We walk around the farm and eat apple spice donuts and taste different apples.

    books4me67 at ymail.com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      I forgot about the donuts! Yes, we ate those to, along with the fresh apple cider. 🙂 Oh, such wonderful memories!

  31. June M. says:

    One of my favorite things to do during fall is eating homemade soups. Then of course curling up with a blanket and a good book and reading for a while.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Mmmmm! I love crocks of French Onion soup among others. 🙂

  32. Alison says:

    favorite fall activities are watching my kids jump in piles of leaves, fall festivals, and Halloween 🙂

    Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

    1. deenaremiel says:

      I’m right there with you Allison! And you’re welcome! 🙂

  33. Proserpine says:

    HI! Favorite autumn activity is prepared the house for Halloween, with decoration, craft, pumpinks candy, costums and I really enjoy big walk in the woods with all these beautifull colors! Thanks for this giveaway!

    proserpinecravedfor(at)hotmail(dot)com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      I love those activities as well! Thanks for sharing.. 🙂

  34. I love the weather, I can wear sweaters and shorts and be very comfy!! There is also Halloween!! The one night that we can dress up as anything or anyone and have a legit excuse!! LOL

    thanx for the giveaway!!
    samanthadacier[at]gmail[.]com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      My pleasure! I don’t know how you do it, though… Sweater AND shorts! I see so many people do that, but my legs get goosebumps just looking. LOL

  35. Not to be a copycat but.. My favorite autumn activity is drinking hot chocolate and reading a book in front of a fireplace. I also like wearing hats and scraves but living in Texas I don’t get to do this very often.

    kamwh1207(at)attt(dot)net

    1. Deena Remiel says:

      Copycat away! It’s all good! 🙂

  36. Diana says:

    Autumn is awesome! I love the weather. In my country in autumn we have the best temperature, not too hot or cold. My favourite, the colours in the trees, the freshness in the air. I love walking with my friends in the park or alone reading a book.
    Thanks for the giveaway and tour!

  37. Sapphyria says:

    I love hot apple cider on a crisp Fall day; making pies w/fresh pumpkin.

    Saph
    saphsbookblog at gmail dot com

  38. Thanks for the awesome giveaway my co-blogger. I’m just hoping along today. And Nice to meet you 🙂

    Don’t forget to enter mine:)

    http://jeanbooknerd.blogspot.com/2011/09/autumn-harvest-blog-hop.html

    my e-mail:
    jeanbooknerd [at] gmail [dot] com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Hiya! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂 I went over and entered. 🙂

  39. Halloween and the cooler weather and all the changing leafs

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Mmmm, me, too, Shalisha! 🙂

  40. Fab post, Deena! Favorite Autumn activity? — by the way, I love that you called it Autumn and not Fall 🙂 — Well… that would be not sweating to death and being able to get out for long walks etc… I really enjoy getting into the NC mountains, too, to see all the pretty colors!

    1. deenaremiel says:

      LOL! Oh , JoAnne, I love the sweating comment! lol Being in AZ, I can SOOO appreciate that! I love going on drives and seeing the turning of the leaves, too. 🙂

  41. SharonS says:

    I love having wood burning fires! They smell so good 🙂

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Yes, they do! Back east, Sometimes the air was so thick with the scent, it was cloying. But most of the time it always brought a smile to my face. 🙂

  42. Just making my rounds, joining blogs and tweeting. I like fall colors in my valley. I’m not in the contest, Deena.

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Hi Ednah, love! hanks for popping in… 😉

  43. Lori Z says:

    I love autumn for a few reasons – 1 – football season starts – my husband and I are in a fantasy football league together, so we watch a lot of games together. 2 – cooler weather makes it easier for me to knit. 3 – autumn is the time of year the husband cooks lots and lots of chili – yum.

    Thanks for joining the blog hop.

    Lori

    knitrix29 at gmail dot com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Thanks for sharing, and now I’m salivating over the chili!! 😀

  44. ashley says:

    Cider, curling up with a good book with a nice hot cup of chocolate or cider… And Halloween!

    shadowestr@aol.com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Ooh, I love cider, warmed up, cinnamon stick swirling in it… Mmmm…. 😉

  45. Jessica B says:

    One of my favorite activities is raking up the leaves and then jumping in them. The leaves are such a beautiful color. I also love to just lay out in the yard looking up at the trees and watching the leaves float down.
    jessangil at gmail dot com
    -Jessica B

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Oh, how serene! I imagine you follow a particular leaf all the way down to the ground… 🙂

  46. WOW, favorite activities would be the cool weather and being outside…if they had it here in Hawaii so I guess being out side and going to the beach!!!!!LOL

    bella;))) love the blog love;))

    coastiecolellas@hotmail.com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Oh, Bella, I would LOVE to experience Hawaii’s weather! I’ll get there eventually… 🙂

  47. Traci Goodwin says:

    My favorite autumn activity is curling up in from of the TV to watch all the new Fall premieres with a hot cocoa.

    Traci. raynekitten@gmail.com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      I love TV, too, and must agree. I’m so happy my fave shows are back on! 🙂

  48. Walking through the dried leaves enjoying the Fall colors in the crisp clear air. I’m dreaming of it now. I live in Texas. sigh Thanks for the giveaway!

    geschumann at live dot com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      I love that crunching sound that is uniquely leaves. 🙂

  49. Although in South Texas, the leaves don’t change so beautifully, I still look forward to watching the leaves fall. But my favorite thing about fall is that, for 3 months, I can wear something other than shorts :)…..

    Thanks for the hop!! I found you on another hop, and have been enjoying the first book in your series 🙂

    Kim C
    kimcas731@yahoo.com

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Thank you so much, Kim! So glad you came by here, too. 🙂 I look forward to bringing more books into your life. I love your shorts comment! LOL 🙂

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