Friday, 13 January 2017

The Alchemists of Loom Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway

Author: Elise Kova
Pub. Date: January 10, 2017
Publisher: Keymaster Press
Pages: 380
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Her vengeance. His vision.

Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds’ resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn’t a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer turned thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors.

Cvareh would do anything to see his sister usurp the Dragon King and sit on the throne. His family’s house has endured the shame of being the lowest rung in the Dragons’ society for far too long. The Alchemist Guild, down on Loom, may just hold the key to putting his kin in power, if Cvareh can get to them before the Dragon King’s assassins.

When Ari stumbles upon a wounded Cvareh, she sees an opportunity to slaughter an enemy and make a profit off his corpse. But the Dragon sees an opportunity to navigate Loom with the best person to get him where he wants to go.

He offers her the one thing Ari can’t refuse: A wish of her greatest desire, if she brings him to the Alchemists of Loom. 
Steampunk, dragons and adventure. Oh my!

Elise Kova nails it out of the park with a strong start to her second series. The story starts off with an intense opening scene where Ari is living up to her reputation of the "White Wraith". This intense opener grabbed me and I loved it.

I want to talk about using multiple points of view in books. Now this story has a few and they're all unique to the character we're reading from. They bring out the individuals personalities that make them stand out. We have moments of snark, lust and longing. The problems of not remembering what happens when isn't a problem, as their stories are continuously woven together.

One thing that makes Elise's novels stand out is the scenery. The crispness of the color, the buildings and character descriptions are one of the things that make me keep wanting more. This with well rounded characters that have a rich, deep personalities encompasses the beautiful novel.

Many times when we hear steampunk technology being used, we picture the Victorian Era of history. Well, there's no history involved and the technology is magical, literally too. Magic in entwined into the rich story and world.

The world isn't ready for what Ari is going to do to their bookshelves, but it's safe to say, that it'll blow your mind.

Ari, Florence, Cvareh and Leona are waiting for you.

Check out the extensive world Elise has created and join The Guild Games

Tour Schedule:

Week One:
1/2/2017- Beyond the Book ReviewsInterview
1/3/2017- Emily Reads EverythingReview
1/4/2017- Once Upon A TwilightExcerpt
1/5/2017- NovelKnightReview
1/6/2017- Two Chicks on BooksInterview

Week Two:
1/9/2017- Zach's YA ReviewsReview
1/10/2017- A Gingerly ReviewExcerpt
1/11/2017- Always MeReview
1/12/2017- BookHounds YA- Interview
1/13/2017- Lost in Ever AfterReview

About the Author

Elise Kova has always had a profound love of fantastical worlds. Somehow, she managed to focus on the real world long enough to graduate with a Master’s in Business Administration before crawling back under her favorite writing blanket to conceptualize her next magic system. She currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and when she is not writing can be found playing video games, watching anime, or talking with readers on social media. She is the USA Today bestselling author of the Air Awakens Series as well as the upcoming Loom Saga (Keymaster, 2017).

1 winner will receive a signed finished copy of THE ALCHEMISTS OF LOOM, International.

3 winner will receive THE ALCHEMISTS OF LOOM Swag Packs, International.

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Saturday, 10 December 2016

The Library and I

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Ah, the library. Where any book lover can go and feel right at home. The library and I have had a healthy relationship throughout my life, until this year. This year the library took over my reading life. While I'm so happy about all the adventures we went on, the truth is that I have a shit ton of books in my own personal library that I need to read. Also, like any other book person, you can't stop buying books, so while it's great that I've read as much as I have; I just have nothing to show for it. 

So, I've decided to not take out any library books until June. The fact is that I am in school right now anyway, so it's taking me a lot longer of a time to read a book due to having less free time. Now I am letting myself take out graphic novels, due to the time I need to read one and the fact that they're fun quick adventures. Now I might extend the time that I take from the library, but right now I need to read my own precious. If I ever feel myself wanting to get a library book, I just tell myself that the books will still be there.

Are there any habits that you have that you've been recently aware of? Let me know in the comments!

Monday, 21 November 2016

Musical Monday #27

With all the stupid bullshit that 2016 has brought to the world, there's one thing we need to remember and that is love. Through all the crap life throws at us, and no matter how healthy or unhealthy our responses are, there is always love. Should you ever want to talk, please know I am here for you. I love all my readers and I want you to know that I love you.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Secret Things Blog Tour - Promo Post

Title: Secret Things
Series: Hollywood Secrets #1
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Release Date: November 12, 2016

Camden is on top of the world.
He’s dating his best friend and co-star. He has a top rated TV show that just got renewed for a seventh season. It’s what he’s always wanted.
And he’s fucking miserable.
Dimitri is living the life he always wanted. He and Victor, his high school boyfriend, are social media darlings. His part just got renewed on his hit TV show, and the charity foundation he co-founded is taking off. It’s everything he ever wanted.
And he’s fucking miserable.
The only time either seem happy is when they’re together. And both of them are ignoring the attraction between them. There’s too much at risk. The show, their significant others, a friendship that is more important than a quick screw.
Oh, and Camden is straight.
But attraction isn’t always easy to ignore, and a lot can happen that isn’t meant to. When one of Dimitri’s fans gets involved, both men will have to decide how much and who they want. 

About the Author

Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories. When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.

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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Book Snapping

It all started with boredom. I heard that is how all great ideas start. I was goofing off on snapchat and admiring my newly acquired arcs from my friend Stephanie at Ohana Reads, The Impostor Queen and When We Collided.

It was then, when I decided to see if snapchat would work on the faces on my books. Well, sure enough, I could change their faces up on the books. Here are the results!

Aren't they just gorgeous masterpieces! I'm hoping to do this on a regular basis; so if you have any requests for books I should try them on, let me know in the comments. In the meantime, Happy Snapping!
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