Jonathan J Michael


Book Updates

Season of Sacrifice, Book 1 of the Blood of Azure series is available now Available in Paperback, eBook, and Kindle Unlimited.

Book 2 in the series is still in the works. Marketing and publishing has taken a good deal of time, but I make progress nearly every day. I hope to have the first draft wrapped up within the next few months (by early summer), then off to the beta readers, editor, etc.

Blood of Azure Series

On the distant moon of Azure, four races with talents bound by the seasons seek balance and prosperity. But in a world ruled by decay, what chance does life stand? Life instinctively primes itself for survival, and when one race commands the touch of death, all others fall in line.

That is, until the balance sways too far in one direction. Life naturally corrects itself. Whether it be faith and fact, positrons and electrons, or life and death, there must be a balance. It is not an intuition or a theory, but a necessity. A lesson of nature. A force just like the gravity that holds us to the ground we stand on. Balance prevails above all else.

“May the spring rains nourish your frame, the summer sun enliven your mind, the autumn foliage serenade your heart, and the winter frost attune your soul.”

Season of Sacrifice

Published 3/20/2021. Order here.

Season of Sacrifice

Book 1 of the Blood of Azure Series

Lahyf : the ability to heal

Sprhowts: the gift of growth

Hiberneyt: the skill of dormancy

Dihkai: the power of death

In a world ruled by decay, what chance does life stand?

For four seasons, I’ve been trapped by my brother Stone’s stringent rules. He’s convinced the Taoiseach still hunts us for killing our parents—his trusted advisors. I disagree. Why would the most powerful man in Azure care about some missing orphans? And even if he does, I possess the touch of death. Let him try. ~  Jaymes McLarin

I will do anything to protect Jaymes from the Taoiseach. She argues he doesn’t still hunt us, but I know she’s wrong. Our parents were his most trusted advisors, and he believes we murdered them. My healing talent is weak. I can’t protect Jay if she runs into battle. The Broken Forest is dangerous, but it’s far better than our fate in the Taoiseach’s hands. ~  Stone McLarin

I’m the son of Azure’s greatest general. I should be a revered soldier, not babysitting the fugitive McLarins. Renown waits for me to journey forth and claim it. There’s just one problem. The Taoiseach. ~  Goose Greyson

The Taoiseach rules Azure with an iron fist and unending ire. Forced back into society by a near-fatal injury, these three fugitives quickly learn he has not forgotten them and will stop at nothing to see them destroyed. An assassination may be their only path to freedom, but killing the most powerful man in Azure will test their survival to its limit. Jaymes, Stone, and Goose are about to uncover the lies Azure is built upon and how much the Taoiseach will sacrifice to hide the truth.

Season of Suffering (Unofficial Title)

Book 2 of the Blood of Azure Series

In the early stages. Release date TBD.

Beta / ARC Readers Wanted

I’m always looking to improve. And to do that, beta readers and ARC readers are critical. If you’re interested in becoming part of my “street” team to help develop the stories you want to read, get in touch.

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