COVER REVEAL + GIVEAWAY: THE DRAGONS OF NOVA

Today Elise Kova and Rockstar Book Tours are revealing the cover for THE DRAGONS OF NOVA, which releases July 11, 2017! Check out the gorgeous cover and enter to win assigned ARC of the book!!

On to the reveal!

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Title: THE DRAGONS OF NOVA (Loom Saga #2)

Author: Elise Kova

Pub. Date: July 11, 2017

Publisher: Keymaster Press

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 488

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Cvareh returns home to his sky world of Nova with the genius crafter Arianna as his temperamental guest. The mercurial inventor possesses all the Xin family needs to turn the tides of a centuries-old power struggle, but the secrets she harbors must be earned with trust — hard to come by for Ari, especially when it comes to Dragons. On Nova, Ari finds herself closer to exacting vengeance against the traitor who killed everything — and everyone – she once loved. But before Ari can complete her campaign of revenge, the Crimson Court exposes her shadowed past and reveals something even more dangerous sparking between her and Cvareh.

While Nova is embroiled in blood sport and political games, the rebels on Loom prepare for an all-out assault on their Dragon oppressors. Florence unexpectedly finds herself at the forefront of change, as her unique blend of skills — and quick-shooting accuracy — makes her a force to be reckoned with. For the future of her world, she vows vengeance against the Dragons.

Before the rebellion can rise, though, the Guilds must fall.

Exclusive Excerpt!

“They’re coming from the front!” Nora screamed over the crescendo of the engine gaining speed. On cue, the train lurched as an endwig was splattered to a bloody mess on the point of the engine’s pilot.

“Bloody cogs,” Florence cursed. The Vicar Alchemist had sent her to protect the mission as the Revolver, but one of her wasn’t going to be enough. “I’m going to the engine.”

“What are we going to do?” The usually self-sure Nora had the face of a cornered hare.

“You’re going to fight.” Florence passed her a weapon.

“I’ve never shot a gun before.”

“Now is a great time to learn.”

“I’m an Alchemist!”

Seriously, Florence was a breath away from shooting the woman herself. “You’re dead if you don’t adapt! There’s three more bombs exactly like the ones you just used, right there. Just fend them off until the train gets up to speed. But don’t use any other disks.”

Florence had no more time to waste as the train lurched again. They just had to survive until the train reached full speed. For all the endwig were, they certainly couldn’t keep up with a locomotive.

She hoped.

The wind whipped her hair around her face as she stuck her head from the train car. Florence reached out for the ladder to the right of the door, scaling up before another endwig could emerge. She swung up just in time as an explosion nearly blew her foot clean off.

“By the five guilds, you two only had three bombs!” she screamed over the wind, not knowing if they could hear. “Ration them a bit!”

Standing, Florence looked in horror at the tracks ahead. Dozens of endwig lined the path, running eagerly to meet the train. She loaded six canisters at once.

Jumping to the tender, Florence lost her footing atop the moving train car. A nail snapped clean off as she sought a grip that would prevent her from being thrown to certain death. If she fell now, she would never get back on the vessel. She’d be torn limb from limb.

Gritting her teeth, Florence rose to her knees, shooting two endwig in the process. She wedged herself between two grooves on the top of the tender. Blood pooled around her shins as she dug them into the metal for a grip where there was none, but she was stable enough to take aim, and that meant she could open fire.

Five shots down, and Florence reloaded her gun. Endwig came relentlessly like a never-ending nightmare. But the train didn’t gain any more speed. She repeated the process, waiting for the vessel to be like her bullets, whizzing through the night at deadly speeds.

“Anders, now would be a great time to open her up!” she screamed.

There was no reply.

“Anders, Rotus, we need speed, get us out of here faster!”

Five long claws curled around the door of the engine in answer. Florence watched in horror as the white silhouette of an endwig, dotted in the black blood of a Chimera, pulled itself from the engine room. Florence swallowed hard.

They were without Rivet and Raven, stumbling through the darkness, enemies at all sides. She raised her gun slowly, looking fearlessly at the face of death itself. Her revolver was steady over the rocking of the train.

“You think I’m not used to this?” Her mouth curled into a mad grin. “I’ve been fighting my way out of the darkness my whole life. And you’re not going to stop me now.”

Gunshots echoed through the forest.

About Elise

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

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Giveaway Details

One (1) winner will receive a signed advanced readers copy of THE DRAGONS OF NOVA.

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Reveal banner by: Rockstar Book Tours

Maybe

Maybe

Maybe I loved you

Maybe I don’t.

Maybe I misinterpreted your actions

And thought it was the same as my own.

Maybe you never wanted to be with me

Maybe I’m just imposing myself

As someone that you need.

Maybe,

Maybe I should not took my time

And wasted it

By hoping and wishing

That you will come to your senses

And will come back to me.

Nakaraan

Bakit natin babalikan ang nakaraan?

Bakit kailangang sariwain ang nagdaan?

Ang bawat kwento na nagpasaya,

Nagpatawa,

At naglagay ng sugat sa ating puso.

Ang bawat karanasan

Na naghugis ng kasalukuyan

At maghuhubog ng ating hinaharap.
Bakit natin babalikan ang nakaraan?

Para ba maranasan muli ang saya,

Mapangiti ng masasayang alaala,

Mapatawa ng mga palpak na karanasan?

O para matikman muli ang pait

Ng unang pagkabigo,

Ng unang pagkahulog na walang sumalo,

Ng unang pag-ibig?
Bakit natin babalikan ang nakaraan?

STARFALL Launch Blitz & Giveaway

Message from Melissa Landers

Hi, booklovers!

I’m author Melissa Landers, and I’m so excited to launch STARFALL, the second and final book in my Starflight duology! This story picks up shortly after the first book ends, but now Cassia and Kane are the main characters, with Doran, Solara, and the rest of the Banshee crew pitching in to help take down an intergalactic mafia. (You know, just an ordinary day in space.) And while saying goodbye to characters is never easy, I think I gave the crew a proper send-off with plenty of humor, heart, and action. I hope you love STARFALL as much as I do!

Haven’t read the first book? You’re in luck, because for a limited time, Starflight is on sale for 99 cents in all e-formats. Now you can binge read the entire duology in one sitting!

Praise for Starflight:

“Smart, action-packed and utterly addictive!” –New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman

“Starflight has the cinematic appeal, warp-speed action and unlikely heroes of Star Wars.” –Justine Magazine

“A lively tale of romance, space pirates, conspiracy, and made (as opposed to genetic) families.” –Booklist

“A great choice for fans of raw sci-fi action, reminiscent of the lawlessness presented in the television series Firefly.” –School Library Journal

If you love sci-fi adventure with a dash of romance, I hope you’ll pick up the Starflight duology today. Starflight and Starfall are both available in stores and online.

STARFLIGHT (Book 1)

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository (free international shipping) | Indie Bound

STARFALL (Book 2)

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indie Bound 

To celebrate my book birthday, I’m offering one lucky winner a Starflight duology swag pack, complete with bookmarks and two signed mini posters! The giveaway is open internationally. Due to sweepstakes laws, entrants must be 18 years or older to participate.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Melissa Landers is a former teacher who left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud sci-fi geek, she isn’t afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public—just ask her husband and three kids. She lives outside Cincinnati in the small town of Loveland, “Sweetheart of Ohio.” For more information or just to say hello, visit www.melissa-landers.com.

Cover Reveal: Franco by Kim Holden 

OH MY GOSH!

As someone who has followed Bright Side’s story (if you haven’t read it yet, please do it now!!), Franco’s story came as a surprise. Why? Bright Side (and Gus) focuses on the three characters; Kate, Gus and Keller, and other characters were not discussed thoroughly.

Though Franco is one of the prominent characters in the story, his background is never been discussed. And now Kim Holden graced us with his story!!! Isn’t that exciting?

And so, here is the cover for Kim’s newest book: Franco. 

You see it right, guys! Franco will be out on December 29, 2016!!! Aren’t y’all excited? Because I am excited!!!

So tune in everyone because Franco is here to come.

Coldplay in Manila 2017

I know, I know! It’s months and months before the much awaited Coldplay concert here in the Philippines. It’s April 4, 2017 to be exact and to be held at the MoA Concert Grounds, Pasay City. And my friends cannot shut up about it. Because, why the hell not? IT’S THE FREAKING COLDPLAY AND WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THEM FOR SO LONG ALREADY!!! *deep breathing* Okay, I’m calmed down now.

Coldplay has been on everyone’s playlist. And their songs has been everyone’s themesong in almost every aspect of their lives. From everyone’s favorite that is Yellow, to the heart-breaking/heart-warming Fix You, to everybody’s Hymn For The Weekend, every song is relatable to every part of people’s lives. It seems that these guys knows just what to say, and put in the right words that us, mundanes, cannot say.
Earlier this year, it was rumored that they are going to play in the Philippines at around this month. Everyone is waiting and anticipating for the official announcements from the guys who are going to bring them (hello, Globe) but nothing came out. And so the people started losing hope. But as the year is approaching to a finish, news finally came! All set and confirmed, Philippines is one of the stops of Coldplay for their A Head Full of Dreams Tour, along with Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and Japan for their Asian tour. And as the news broke out, questions about the ticket price and venue also came out. People panicked and pre-sales of ticket opened. Ticket prices comparison also came out and prices between the Philippine venue versus the prices for Singapore and Korean venues became an issue. Because it is! Singapore and Korean ticket prices is cheaper than Philippine ticket prices. People are posting and asking why it is much expensive here. Which is true. It’s really unacceptable that the Philippine ticket price is much expensive than SG and Korea.

Here are the computations made:

(photos from Facebook) 

But, if you are going to think of it, even if those two countries have cheaper ticket prices, nothing can beat the Manila crowd. If you are going to read all the comments by the international artists that visited the country, only one thing is common; that the Philippine crowd is the best crowd there is. Y’all have to admit that. Filipinos have this unique way of showing their love and enthusiasm for the artists they love. What more now that Coldplay is finally here to arrive! Everyone is waiting for this guys and everyone will go out of their way just to see and hear them play live.

BUT! Even if the Philippine ticket is sky-rocket high, I will still watch Coldplay here. Anyway, I won’t be buying the VIP tickets, maybe I’ll get the Gen Ad or Bronze ticket. Why? For me, what important is to feel their presence, be with my friends and enjoy the show.

(Photo grabbed from Philippine Concerts FB page) 

For more news and update about the tour, click here and here.

Listen to my playlist here.

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Cover Reveal: The Crown’s Dog (Golden Guard #1) by Elise Kova

For someone like me from the Black Legion, stories about the Golden Guards are always a refresher for me. And I know that I am not the only one excited for the Golden Guards series, which is the prequel from the Air Awakens series. And so without much further ado, here’s the cover for the first Golden Guard; The Crown’s Dog!!

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Isn’t it gorgeous? The cover was made by Merilliza Chan. It will be released on Nov. 22, 2016.

Here’s the synopsis:

A coastal summer is turned upside down by a violent murder, and a quest for lost pirate treasure turns into a hunt for the killer.

Jax Wendyll is the crown’s dog. As punishment for the unspeakable crimes that tourment him to this day, his life has been conscripted to the Empire Solaris. However, in an Empire afflicted by peace, his duties are relegated to unquestioningly aiding the antics of the youngest prince, Baldair.

Erion Le’Dan, a nobleman’s son, expects a quiet summer visit to the Imperial Palace, his only agenda to visit with his unlikely friends. But Jax’s discovery the legendary pirate Adela Lagmir’s old workroom inspires a hunt for her long lost treasure.

The pursuit of Adela’s truth takes the three men to the Imperial summer manor, built along the old pirate mainstays. When Adela’s trident is branded into a murdered servant, Prince Baldair’s summer amusement of treasure-hunting becomes a hunt to find the killer. But, as mysteries compound, the ghosts of Jax’s past may not be the only things haunting them.

Pre-order Links: Amazon | Kobo

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