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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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]

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COVER REVEAL: Water’s Wrath by Elise Kova!!

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The moment I have been waiting for is now here!!! To be fair, everything dealing with Elise Kova and new content to share has me in great anticipation and dropping everything I’m doing once it’s here.

This was no exception.

Today is the day that I get to share the amazing and stunning cover of the fourth book in this world-shattering series. I hold this series dear to my heart and since I can’t wait anymore here it is!!

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Artist: Merilliza Chan

[Deviant Art] [Twitter]


Water’s Wrath Synopsis:

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Librarian turned sorcerer. Sorcerer turned hero. Hero turned puppet.

The Solaris Empire found victory in the North and, at the cost of her heart and her innocence, Vhalla Yarl has earned her freedom. But the true fight is only beginning as the secret forces that have been lurking in the shadows, tugging at the strings of Vhalla’s fate, finally come to light. Nowhere is safe, and Vhalla must tread carefully or else she’ll fall into the waiting arms of her greatest foe. Or former lover.


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Water’s Wrath pre-order links:

[Amazon] [iTunes] [Barnes & Noble] [Amazon.uk]

Previous Books Amazon Buy Links:

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

Goodreads Links:

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


About Elise Kova:

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Elise Kova has always had a passion for storytelling. She wrote her first novella, a high-fantasy, in sixth grade. Over the years she’s honed her love of literature with everything from fantasy to romance, science fiction to mystery, and whatever else catches her eye.

Elise lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida, where she’s currently working on the next installment in her debut YA fantasy series: Air Awakens. She enjoys video games, anime, table-top role playing games, and many other forms of “geekdom.” She loves talking with fans on Twitter (@EliseKova) and Facebook.

[Website] [Amazon] [Goodreads]

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A word from Elise Kova about her thoughts on the Covers’ Symbolism So Far:

Six months ago, almost to the day, Air Awakens came out. It was my debut novel as an independent author, no publisher and no agent behind me, and I had no idea what would come of it. Now, six months later, I can’t believe I’m revealing the cover on the fourth book of the Air Awakens series.

I say every cover is my favorite, because it gets harder and harder to pick. Each of the covers, in their own way, has been perfect for the book they belong with. My cover artist, Merilliza Chan, is amazing at taking direction and incorporating my suggestions.

Part of why each cover is perfect is because there are little hints, teasers, and call-outs to the story within. Without giving too many spoilers, here’s a couple notes on each of the Air Awakens covers so far!

Air Awakens

First off, notice how Vhalla’s sash is black. In the book, the sash that goes with her apprentice robes is cerulean. This, combined with her robes slowly turning black around the back of the cover is indicative of sorcery making a mark on her. But she hasn’t yet committed, she has yet to don all-black robes. The wind in her hair and sense of movement is a call-out to her affinity. The book in her hands, is representative of three things: her work in the library, the book she exchanges notes in, and the book she brings to the garden. Which, speaking of, the roses around her… well, if you’ve read the book you know what, or who, those are meant to symbolize. But I told Meril I wanted something ominous, something wicked about them. And the thorns going through them were perfect!

Fire Falling

Here is the first cover we see our dark prince on. Fire Falling is named after three incidents in the book… When Aldrik falls to his knees before Vhalla in the Crossroads, the Rites of the FALLen in the Crossroads for another, and the end of the book. Since two of the three aspects of the title of the book related to Aldrik it was only natural that he had to be on the cover. In Fire Falling, Aldrik is beginning to function as a guiding force for Vhalla and, on the cover, he’s looking over his shoulder at her. He can’t openly admit to their association. Vhalla’s eyes are glowing orange and she’s alight, immersed in flame. This was done to symbolize their Bond and Joining. That not only can his flames not harm her, but that he is connected on a mental and magical level. She is also wearing the armor Aldrik crafted for her.

Earth’s End

Now, the symbolism is beginning to get heavy. Vhalla is alone again on the cover, venturing into the wilderness. She’s almost facing the camera, symbolizing how she is growing into her own and becoming a more realized person. In the sky above her is a fire bird. We literally see this formed in the book, but it also is symbolic of a phoenix, rising from its own ashes. I think this works for Vhalla and Aldrik in their own ways through Earth’s End. The cloak she’s wearing is the one she receives from Tim with slash marks. The watch in her hand was gifted to her. And, in her other hand, we see a special sort of magic… Finally, one other note… Carved into a tree that’s on the back of printed books is a symbol – that is actually the symbol of Shaldan!


For the chance to win a paperback ARC for Water’s Wrath, click [HERE]

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