Review: The Dragons of Nova by Elise Kova & Release Day Signing Photos!

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My review:

*ARC provided by Keymaster Press in exchange for an honest review*
“Your song will flat, I fear, since I have heard the truth of its melody.”
(I am still in shock over this book… I have no idea how to make my emotions known but I will definitely try for all of you.)
This is the sequel to the beauty that was The Alchemists of Loom. (If you haven’t read it yet, go go go!) I have to take a second to praise Kova’s sequels for never EVER falling flat to her readers but doing the exact opposite. I already know that I will always love anything from Elise Kova but this book took my awe to a whole new level. I will always treasure Air Awakens with my entire being but I think DoN has officially become THE book I’ll recommend from Elise until my last breath. I think a lot of it has to do with this being an adult novel/series. It didn’t restrain the force that is Elise Kova and boy, did it pay off. This book to her epicness to new heights and I can’t wait to see what she does with book 3!!!!
“No half measures.” Yveun might speak the words, but Elise Kova is the embodiment of such a phrase. Her writing is beyond savage and unusually tender at the same time. She played my emotions like a ukulele and I loved every second of it. You can do that anytime, Elise!
This novel takes place in a new setting, Nova, the Dragon Land, and I loved witnessing Ari and Cva switching roles because of it. Ari is now the one out of her element and the journey she let us see through her eyes was nothing short of interesting.
As greedy as I’ve become for every detail of these characters, I was also equally greedy for details of the world around them. This rarely happens since I’m usually too focused on the characters to even think about the setting. Leave it to Elise to explode my expectations.
We are introduced to new POV’s and I honestly couldn’t choose a favorite. But if I really have to, my favoritism lies between Cvareh and Petra!! I am afraid to admit that I didn’t notice how much I missed my baby Cva until my first sighting of him in this book. I swooned and died on the spot, only to be resurrected by his adorable quirkiness. That man is something else, and I love him beyond belief. Also… Holy Gods. I appreciated Petra in TAoL but I ADORE that woman now. She’s my role model from now on and I will live only to make her brutal majesty proud. Arianna also blew me away in this novel. She is the definition of BADASS but she took it to- you guessed it-new heights. The character developments were beyond magical and oh so fulfilling.
Another thing that I deeply appreciate about this series is how diverse it is. It’s navigated in a subtle and perfect way, just how diversity should always be handled. The chapters were short so even though there are a few characters to keep track of, it was fairly easy to devour.
The ending has me super excited -and nervous- about what is to happen but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t pumped for the most part!!

6.5 stars!!!


Dragons of Nova (2)

As many of you know, I spent release day with Elise Kova herself! (Which is why this review is being posted the day after.) My friend Myranda took me with her to the San Mateo signing and I am forever grateful! I went Live on my Instagram for a bit of it but here are some pictures I took! This was my second time meeting her and I also got to see some of my other fellow book-loving friends! Elise Kova’s signings are always extremely laid back and it just feels like a reunion with best friends. She had some pre-order swag available so if you are ever on the fence about going to her signings, (I don’t know why you would be in the first place) go for the swag!

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She caught me taking selfies with her in the background so this happened:

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Can you tell I’m trying not to laugh? Haha


And then we had a Tower Guard group shot!

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And last but not least, selfies with the Dragon Queen!

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This was such a fun event and I can’t wait for the next! Thank you Elise for writing and making me cry with every book you put out!

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My second Q&A!!

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Questions taken from Instagram:

Jade:

*What is your favorite genre to read?

My favorite genre to read is romance! I am a sucker for it and I will 99.9% pick up a book if the synopsis hints towards a romance happening amidst the plot.

*What is your least favorite genre to read?

My least favorite genre to read is non-fiction. I have only ever read 2 books that have been non-fiction, and although I enjoyed both, (one was romance, the other was about a serial killer) I will not actively seek them out.

If we’re talking about genres under the fiction branch, I would have to go with historical, especially war times. I have no interest whatsoever when it comes to books that are set in historical/war times. I did enjoy the Gemma Doyle trilogy though, which is historical but I won’t actively seek this genre out to save my life either.

I’d also like to add that Sci-fi intimidates me to no end. My mind will most likely NOT understand it, no matter how hard I try. But I have enjoyed some Sci-Fi in the past from  J. Kowallis and Theresa Kay but I’m still intimidated when I first open their pages.

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Rachel:

*What were some of your favorite books from last year?

Some of my favorite books of last year have to be the following. Keep in mind, I gave all of these over 5 stars and they might have been released earlier than last year.

(No particular order)

-A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

-Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

-Roseblood by A.G. Howard

-Earth’s End, Water’s Wrath, & The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova

-The Radius of Us by Marie Marquardt

-Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast

-We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun

-The Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel

*What advice do you have for bookstagrammers wanting to have more creative posts?

My advice would be: Invest in props. Lots of props.

Props are everything when it comes to more creative posts, at least it is for me. Anything, and I mean ANYthing, can be a prop if you use it right. I usually dedicate a day where I go and search for all the props I can find (Halloween related, in my case) and it pays off for as long as I want them to last. I’ve been using the same props in my feed since for over a year now and I have yet to grow tired of them. I do place them differently to add some distinction, so that could be another thing I recommend. Also, I love to make use of all the space that I have. I don’t do simple. If I see a clear spot, I find a way to fill it up and make it look not-so-out-of-place. That could come in handy when you’re trying to be more creative as well. Just make sure you have enough props to fill in those gaps and you’re golden.

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Heather:

*What’s your least favorite story line?

Oh my goodness. This is such a good question! I am SO over the story line where a sibling goes missing and the main character has to go find them. I don’t know, I just have had enough. Once in a blue moon there will come an author that gives it a fresh twist that has me begging for more (Caraval by Stephanie Garber) but other than that, I will roll my eyes and not enjoy the story whatsoever. If I were in their shoes, of course I would go save my sibling but it’s a story line that is used waaaaay too often, that it makes me want to shake the author and tell them to do something else.

*What is your favorite story line?

My favorite story line… hmmm. I’ve never flat out admitted this- it’s been hinted in my reviews before- but my favorite story line has to b: forbidden love. All the angst that those two words encompass on their own is so addicting that I will ALWAYS pick up a book with a forbidden romance in it. I will never, ever, say no to it. Be it teacher/student, step siblings, older man, affairs/someone else’s man, etc. I will dive in with absolute giddy excitement. Call me weird, doesn’t matter, but that is what I enjoy the most. I love experiencing the different ways that the authors resolve these issues and I hope to one day try my hand in one.

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Fariha:

How do you choose which books you would like to read? Like your personal preference or cover/author, etc.?

I judge the book by its cover, 100%. I will never apologize for it since it’s the first thing I see whenever I pick up a book and that first impression is what I will always trust. If the cover is not pretty, I will not give it a second chance unless the synopsis blows me away. I have yet to see it happen but I won’t rule it out either.

As for authors, I don’t really pay attention to the author when I’m considering a book. More often than not, I can’t even tell you who wrote the book. But my auto buy authors are, and will always be, Sarah J. Maas and Elise Kova. All the covers that both of them have are always phenomenal so I know I will always buy them because of that. But I will also buy them because they are my Queens and I want everything that they create.


Question taken from Facebook:

Jacqueline E. Smith

Are you going to write a book?

YES!! I have been working on my own series since I was a sophomore in high school (2009/2010) and I’ve been creating, editing, and re-editing since. I won’t say much about it, but it will be an Urban Fantasy saga! I think I’ll be going the indie route though since I want full control over my covers and everything in between. I already have things in mind for all of the books and I can’t wait to see them come to life! Also, my characters have been hounding me every single day and I’m absolutely obsessed with them. I seriously can’t wait for everyone to meet them and fall in love with them as well! I am not writing ‘seriously’ right now, just notes here and there, since I’m waiting until I have my own personal computer. Only then will I dive into my world and write like there’s no tomorrow.

I do want to say though that this won’t see the light until years, and years to come. I want to start my author career with romance novels since that is the audience I want to target. I will mainly be writing romance novels so fantasy might not be what I always write., but who knows, may I’ll surprise myself.


Thank you so much guys for all of the questions and I hope to do this again soon!

I would love for you to show some love to everyone mentioned in this post!

 

 

YA Booktube Awards 2016 + 10 Giveaways!

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AWARDS!

Earlier last month I was contacted by Elizabeth Hebb, Booktuber and Book Blogger over at The Owlery, if I would post about the Booktube Awards she’s hosting and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity! This sounds like such a fun experience opportunity for anyone involved and I’m proud to present you guys with information!

This event has been running since October 15th and there are a lot of categories to choose from so if you’d like to vote for one or vote in a title, do so before December 31! There are some amazing booktuber judges in the line up and I can’t wait to see which are the winning books!

See original blog announcement for much more information [HERE]!

Voting ends on December 31 at midnight. You can ONLY vote for YA books published between Jan. 1st and Dec. 31 of 2016!


10 GIVEAWAYS!!!

Yes, you read that right! This event is hosting 10 different giveaways where you can win a copy of the winning books from each category!

Don’t hesitate to throw some entries in for yourself for you may walk out a winner!

Find them all [HERE]!


VOTING!

Since this is an award event, it wouldn’t seem fair to exclude the source where you can go vote! Below is the link where you can do just that! Make sure to vote before you enter giveaways because it’s a requisite!

Go vote [HERE]!


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Check out YA Booktube Awards on [Twitter] and/or [Goodreads] for day to day updates!

And don’t forget to follow our amazing [host] and all of the judges listed in her [blog post]!

A Fortnight in Loom Event: Week 2!

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I gave you guys all the details for Week 1 of the A Fortnight in Loom event but now I’d like to tell you all about Week 2!

Week 2 is more public friendly than our read-a-long and I have been waiting for this announcement for quite a while! I am super excited to announce that Week 2 of this event will be all about photo challenges! This will enable participants to express themselves, and the love we share for all things Elise Kova, through beautiful and creative photographs.

This will be taking place over on Instagram and I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

We have created two separate challenges, ‘CHALLENGE 1A’ and ‘CHALLENGE 1B’, that have been divided between those who were approved for ARC’s and those who were not, or weren’t able to request it. This lets us be as fair as possible when it comes to choosing winners from the participants of this upcoming week. The prizes will be revealed today but we will be going into more detail as the week progresses.


And without further ado, I present to you:

CHALLENGE 1A!

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CHALLENGE 1A is strictly for those who have an ARC of The Alchemists of Loom! We will be double, triple, even quadruple checking this little detail.

As you can see, we have provided you with different prompts for each day of the week. We tried making them as vague as possible but it is all up to you on how much you are willing to share about the book. Just please warn people beforehand if there will be spoilers since the book isn’t out yet!

And for the prize, there will only be ONE winner who will receive an ultimate bundle of goodies. This includes books, exclusive book swag, jewelry, and more!


And now I present to you:

CHALLENGE 1B!

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CHALLENGE 1B is strictly for those who DO NOT have an ARC of The Alchemists of Loom! We will be double, triple, even quadruple checking this as well.

We have substituted a couple prompts from 1A with a few different ones in order to enable everybody else to participate. We feel awful excluding anyone so we thought this was the better option instead of hosting only one photo challenge.

We tried making the prompts as vague as possible once again! The great thing about photo challenges is that they are all about our own personal interpretation. We may all have the same prompt, but we don’t all get the same idea.

And to make the second challenge even more intriguing, we will be giving away a hardcover pre-order copy of The Alchemists of Loom to ONE lucky winner! This will be sent to you from the Book Depository, so please make sure they deliver to you. Since this is a pre-order, Elise will be also be including two exclusive character trading cards along with it. If you do not know what these trading cards are, head on over to [THIS PAGE] and check them out! There are four that you can collect that represent the four main characters of the novel!


As you can see, one prompt in CHALLENGE 1B speaks of the Guild Games. If you’re not part of the Guild Games yet, or have never heard of it before, then make sure you change that asap! You can become a part of it by:

JOINING A GUILD!

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This is a huge MUST in order to participate in any of these challenges!

So if you haven’t been sorted by the [Buzzfeed Quiz] or chosen a Guild for yourself,

please do so [HERE] and join all the fun!

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P.S. I am a proud Harvester!

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Want to Pre-Order The Alchemists of Loom yourself?

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And I end this announcement once again with a big perk for you all:

One of our Week 1 participants, Aly, created a quick video announcing this event! Amy and I are deeply moved by her generosity and I, personally, can’t stop watching it!

Please check her out, her videos are fantastic!


About my co-host, Amy Braun:

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Amy is a Canadian urban fantasy and horror author. Her work revolves around monsters, magic, mythology, and mayhem. She started writing in her early teens, and never stopped. She loves building unique worlds filled with fun characters and intense action. She is the recipient of April Moon Books Editor Award for “author voice, world-building and general bad-assery,” and the One Book Two Standout Award in 2015 for her Cursed trilogy. She has been featured on various author blogs and publishing websites, and is an active member of the Writing GIAM and Weekend Writing Warrior communities. When she isn’t writing, she’s reading, watching movies, taking photos, gaming, and struggling with chocoholism and ice cream addiction.

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Media Links:

[Website] [Blog] [Facebook] [Amazon]

[Twitter] [Instagram] [Pinterest]

[Google+]

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My reviews for her:

Standalones: [Path of the Horseman] [Storm Born]

Cursed Series: [Demon’s Daughter] [Dark Divinity] [Damnation’s Door]

Dark Sky Series: [Crimson Sky] [Midnight Sky] [Amber Sky]


About our Dragon Queen,

Elise Kova:

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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 author of the USA Today Bestselling Air Awakens Series as well as the upcoming Loom Saga (Keymaster, 2017).

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Media Links:

[Website] [Twitter] [Amazon] [YouTube] [Goodreads] [Instagram] [Facebook] [Pinterest]

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My reviews for her:

Air Awakens series:

[Air Awakens] [Fire Falling] [Earth’s End]

[Water’s Wrath] [Crystal Crowned]

Golden Guard trilogy: [Coming Soon]

Loom Saga: [Coming Soon]

My very first Q&A!

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I asked you guys to ask me some questions on social media and here is what you guys came up with:


>>Questions from my Instagram page<<

From Manon (@womanon):

Q:  Which book is your all time favorite?

A: My all time favorite book has to be The Exceptions by David Cristofano. I found a copy of this book at one of my local Dollar Tree stores and its cover intrigued me enough to demand I take it home with me. I didn’t know at the time just how much I would grow to love it but I can’t get into it all.  I’ll just drive myself into a life slump but you can find my review with my detailed thoughts for it [HERE].

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From Sandra (@sandybellemichelle):

Q: What is the scariest book you’ve ever read?

A: This is a very good question. For an incredible horror fanatic, I rarely read that genre of books. I know, it’s unheard of, but it’s true. I tend to focus on romance and fantasy a lot more. But, there is definitely a book that has stuck with me even after having read it  a few years ago and that is House of Darkness, House of Light by Andrea Perron. I have yet to read the other books in the series but I honestly loved that book very much. It made me feel everything that I expect any horror novel to accomplish. No other horror book has come close to captivating me as this one did. After seeing its horrible reviews, it made me sad that I loved it so much but I learned early off to never apologize for liking a book when everybody else hates it. Sadly, I made the mistake to lend it to someone who I don’t speak to anymore. Which means, they never returned it and I’ll have to re-buy it although it went up in price a lot. So that is definitely what I am most sorry for where that book is concerned.

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From Amanda (@allthistimealways):

Q: What do you do outside of bookstagram?

A: Unfortunately, I don’t live a glamorous life so when I’m not online (the best part of my day because it keeps me in contact with everyone I know), I am either driving my brother to school, hanging out and laughing with my bunny Xena (she’s hilarious), watching Netflix (and getting bored quickly due to my dislike towards starting at a screen for long periods of time), working at Michaels (I started working there last month), reading, annoying my family, or staring off into space (or at my bookshelves) until I fall asleep.

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From Kurstin (@bookidy):

Q: What is your favorite type of apple?

A: My favorite type of apple used to be green apples even though I detest green apple flavored things. But, I quickly grew tired of them (I grow tired of food quite easily) and have moved on to red apples. My favorites are the sweet ones. Yum! I rarely eat them though since I have to be in a certain mood in order to do so.

Q:What’s your favorite vegetable?

A: I used to be the type of person that stayed far, far, far away from anything green that wasn’t money. I only recently have fallen in love with two types of vegetables that I actually crave every single day. I never thought I would say/speak such a sentence but it’s true. And those two vegetables that have written history in the story that is my life, are celery and asparagus. I love adding both of them to any dishes I eat that have meat in them. Oh, my goodness. Just thinking about them is making my mouth water. I had celery earlier today and ugh, it was so good! Let me know what’s your favorite vegetable!

Q: What type of toothpaste do you use?

A: Uhm, nothing in particular, just anything that is in our bathroom drawer lol.

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From Dela (@dela_author):

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: My favorite food is anything and everything Mexican that has chicken (specifically, chicken breast) in it.  I can’t ever have enough chicken and that is most definitely the way to my heart.

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From Jade (@metamorphicbooks):

Q: How many books do you normally read per month?

A: I tend to to make it a personal goal not to read less than 10 books per month. There was a month this year where I read less than that and I felt like horrendous poop about it. Book slumps are the worst things ever but they happen and the least we can do is put up with them. I think the best moth I’ve ever had was when I read around 35 books in one month. *Sigh* Oh, the good old days.


>>Questions from my Facebook page<<

From Martha:

Q: When did you start reading?

A: I had to ask my mom about this myself, since I don’t remember a particular time I started but her answer was ‘ever since you learned how to read’. She said that I would always be looking for my next read. So there you guys have it! She also told me that I used to read aloud a lot and if I saw that nobody was paying attention to me, I would keep raising my voice until someone did. I was a pretty weird kid (not in a good way) so I tend to not reminisce those times but this memory made me very happy for some reason.

Q: At what point did you decide to start your blog?

A: I decided to start my own blog on April 2015, to be exact! I’ve been doing this for a little over a year and it has been the best decision of my life. This community keeps on overwhelming me with its generous people that I will never, ever forget. I have to give a big shoutout to Lilliana Anderson for being the first author to ever ask for a review from me. She asked me if I could review one of her books after seeing that I had loved A Beautiful Struggle and without knowing it, played a tremendous part in my decision of becoming a reviewer.

Q: Why did you start your blog?

A: After accepting Lilliana’s request for a review, I decided to do some research on blogging websites so I could have all of my reviews in one place and I have yet to make it any more personal than that.

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From Sandra:

Q: What book/series made you fall in love with reading?

A: I need to give you a little backstory. Books have been a part of my life ever since I could remember but we’ve always had an on and off relationship. I would always find myself in a library, be it in school or a public one. It was one of my favorite places to hang out since it was basically the only place my parents would let me go alone. But there was a point in my early high school years where I went half a year without picking up a book. (I have no idea how I managed to do that but I started to log all of my reads when I began high school, so you can trust my word on this.)  After a while of volunteering at my local -brand new at the time, two story- library, I saw the most beautiful book that had me immediately snatching it off the shelf and taking it home with me to devour. (At the time, I wasn’t in the mindset of checking if a book was part of a series so please excuse my behavior.) As I started reading it, there were hints that let me know there were previous books in the series but I still finished the book. I immediately went back to the library to check out the other ones in the series and stumbled upon another gorgeous book that I snatched up as well. This is what began my never ending schedule of devouring books immediately after another. There were two series that made me fall in love with reading all over again and made sure I wouldn’t go another half year without picking up another book. Those series were The House of Night Series by P.C. Cast and her daughter, Kristin Cast, and The Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead. I grew out of the House of Night series before the it ended but I still love Vampire Academy even after the not-so-great films. Even though my opinion over one of them has changed, they all have a special place in my heart.  And this doesn’t mean that I don’t like P.C. or Kristin at all. I recently read and looooooved P.C.’s newest release, Moon Chosen, but I have yet to read anything else by Kristin, even though I am dying to!


And those are all the answers to the questions you guys had for me!

This was so much fun for me, so you bet I’ll be hosting another one soon!

A big thanks to those who asked me questions!

And to everyone else, thank you so much for reading and I hope I introduced you to new reads/people to follow!

They are all amazing!

A Fortnight in Loom Event: Week 1!

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If you follow me on Instagram, then you might have seen me promoting this exciting event Amy and I have put together for you all! We decided that we wanted to celebrate one of our favorite authors ever, Elise Kova, and what better way to do that than to speak about her new series for two weeks straight?!

The mastermind behind it all is my beautiful co-host, Amy, so I think you should all show her all the love! I jumped on board when she came to me with the idea (we were fangirling over everything by Sarah J. Maas at the time) and I decided to help out by testing my almost nonexistent editing skills with some promotional pictures!

(By the way, Amy’s books are amazing so you should read them as well! I’ll leave my reviews for her at the very bottom of this post so you can see what grabs your attention.)

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With this being the first day of Week 1 and I can honestly say that Amy and I have been waiting for this moment for what feels like for EVER. We’ve been planning and everything for a few weeks now and I can’t believe our event is finally here! The amount of love and support we have received so far has been overwhelming and I couldn’t have asked for a better group of fans to share this event with!

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Week 1 is strictly dedicated to those who received an ARC either from NetGalley or directly from Keymaster Press. This is an ARC read-a-long where we will be discussing 6 chapters a day over on our private Goodreads group!

Like the picture says, if you were approved, please join us! If Amy or I haven’t sent you a link to our discussion group, please comment below and I will fix that asap!

*The Alchemists of Loom releases January 10, 2017!*

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If you weren’t approved for an ARC, don’t worry, you can still be a part of this event! Week 2 will be a week of photo challenges where EVERYBODY can participate and let their creativity show!

Please make sure to come back next Monday and you will get all the details about Week 2!


And don’t forget:

PLEASE JOIN A GUILD!

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This is a huge MUST in order to participate in our entire event!

So if you haven’t been sorted by the Buzzfeed Quiz or chosen a Guild for yourself,

please do so [HERE] and join all the fun!

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P.S. I am a proud Harvester!

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Pre-Order The Alchemists of Loom:

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AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOK DEPOSITORY |
BOOKS A MILLION | IBOOKS | KOBO | GOOGLE PLAY |


And I end this announcement with a big perk for you all:

One of our read-a-long participants, Aly, created a quick video announcing this event and you can get an exclusive look into one of our prizes for Week 2!

*wink wink*

Please check her out, her videos are fantastic!


About my co-host, Amy Braun:

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Amy is a Canadian urban fantasy and horror author. Her work revolves around monsters, magic, mythology, and mayhem. She started writing in her early teens, and never stopped. She loves building unique worlds filled with fun characters and intense action. She is the recipient of April Moon Books Editor Award for “author voice, world-building and general bad-assery,” and the One Book Two Standout Award in 2015 for her Cursed trilogy. She has been featured on various author blogs and publishing websites, and is an active member of the Writing GIAM and Weekend Writing Warrior communities. When she isn’t writing, she’s reading, watching movies, taking photos, gaming, and struggling with chocoholism and ice cream addiction.

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Media Links:

[Website] [Blog] [Facebook] [Amazon]

[Twitter] [Instagram] [Pinterest]

[Google+]

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My reviews for her:

Standalones: [Path of the Horseman] [Storm Born]

Cursed Series: [Demon’s Daughter] [Dark Divinity] [Damnation’s Door]

Dark Sky Series: [Crimson Sky] [Midnight Sky] [Amber Sky]


About Elise Kova:

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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 author of the USA Today Bestselling Air Awakens Series as well as the upcoming Loom Saga (Keymaster, 2017).

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Media Links:

[Website] [Twitter] [Amazon] [YouTube] [Goodreads] [Instagram] [Facebook] [Pinterest]

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My reviews for her:

Air Awakens series:

[Air Awakens] [Fire Falling] [Earth’s End]

[Water’s Wrath] [Crystal Crowned]

Golden Guard trilogy: [Coming Soon]

Loom Saga: [Coming Soon]

EXCERPT EXCLUSIVE: The Dreamcatcher by E.J. Mellow!

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If you follow me over on Instagram, then you know how much I am in love with E.J. Mellow’s writing. She has created an incredible and unique world that I became obsessed with from the start. Her characters are fantastically thought-out and it’s impossible to not grow obsessed with them.

So, what am I doing fangirling over E.J. on this wonderful day?? Well, I will tell you. We are super close to the publication of her novella, The Dreamcatcher!! This novella is told from the perspective of an incredibly sexy blue-eyed male from the series that you can drool over below!

Ladies and gents, I introduce to you…Dev!!!

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Synopsis:

He captured hearts and now he’s captured the spotlight.

Experience The Dreamcatcher, a novella comprised of scenes from The Dreamer told from Dev’s point of view, as well as seven extra scenes that did not appear in book one!

This is a companion piece to The Dreamland Series and is to be read after The Dreamer for story consistency and spoilers.


Excerpt:

“Twisting a path through the remains of the fallen Metus, Dev tried not to think further about his own recent loss of soldiers, knowing they would be mourned silently, the Terra way. Instead he searched for something that might explain why the creatures were able to move so close to Terra’s borders undetected. The thought sent a chill down his spine. What if they had shown up like that near him and Molly? He was a good fighter, but he wasn’t that good. Rubbing the worn area on his Arcus strap, he took a moment to look up into the night’s sky, watching the endless stream of sleeping minds zipping by. How many were infected with nightmares tonight? How many were adding to their enemy’s numbers?
His main solace rested in the fact that Molly was awake now, her mind untouchable. But they wouldn’t always get so lucky. And he wondered if that was Terra’s plan. Could the energy he knew was churning inside her be used to fight? Defend?
Turning toward the city, Dev caught the approach of the medic vehicles, their sleek chrome bodies designed to camouflage their surroundings. As they hovered to settle beside a few injured Nocturna, their soft hums grew quieter. Sweeping the perimeter, Dev looked for any lingering orange forms in the distance, but all remained dark, undisturbed. Still, his muscles stayed alert, for there was now a truth not even Rae or Aveline could deny—things were changing. The Metus hadn’t attacked in packs for decades, a behavior that meant their numbers were growing rapidly.
Shoving a hand into his front pocket, Dev sought out the tiny round object that rested within and began to trace the spiral design over and over with his thumb as his thoughts similarly looped with disquiet. For this change only meant one thing for his land.
A war was coming…”


About the author:

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E.J. Mellow is the author behind the NA Contemporary Fantasy The Dreamland Series. When she’s not busy moonlighting in the realm of make-believe, she can be found doodling, buried in a book (usually this one), or playing video games.

Becoming obsessed with the written word at a young age, E.J. has been swimming in the creative writing field ever since penning a story about a family of hairballs that overtook her childhood bathroom. While that story might stand as her greatest yet, she’s still determined to beat it.

E.J. resides in NYC and is a member of Romance Writers of America and their Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter.


Links:
[Goodreads] [Kindle] [iBooks]
[Nook] [Kobo]


My reviews for E.J. Mellow: [The Dreamer] [The Divide]