Cover Reveal: Circle of Ashes (Wish Quartet, #2) by Elise Kova and Lynn Larsh

The Book Two for the Wish Quartet is just around the corner. And now, COVER REVEAL!

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Circle of Ashes (Wish Quartet, #2)

Publication Date: April 9, 2018

Author: Elise Kova

Publisher: Silver Wing Press

Genre(s): New-Adult, Urban Fantasy, Romance

Synopsis:

EVERY WISH HAS A COST BUT WILL THE SOCIETY BE WILLING TO PAY IT?

Once a hacker-for-hire living in the shadows, Josephina “Jo” Espinosa is the newest member of a magical Society. Their mandate? To grant the wishes of mortals. A simple enough task until Jo is faced with an impossible wish – and her inability to grant it might spell disaster for her entire team, if not the Society itself.

Jo is used to high-pressure situations, but after a string of disasters, the last thing she needs is stakes of this magnitude. Especially given that neither she nor the Society know quite what the consequences of failing to grant a wish might be.

The only person with answers is the Society’s aloof and cryptic leader, Snow. Yet while Jo is enigmatically drawn to the man, all their clandestine encounters leave her with only more questions about the true nature of the Society, her magic, and her own history.

Time is running out for the Society, and an executioner will rise from among them to exact the price of failure.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Elise Kova

Elise Kova is the USA Today bestselling author of the Air Awakens series, Loom Saga, and Wish Quartet.

In her past lives, she has graduated from an MBA program, lived in Japan for a bit, and worked for a Fortune 500 technology company. However, she finds herself much happier in her current reincarnation as full-time author. When not writing, she can usually be found playing video games, drawing, watching anime, or talking with readers on social media. She’s happy to call Saint Petersburg, Florida, her home, but is always looking forward to her next trip.

Lynn Larsh

Lynn Larsh considers herself to be a serial hobby-dabbler. She got a bachelors degree in music (which she used for all of four months), studied aerial acrobatics and classical piano for many years, worked briefly as a stunt woman in a Wild West stunt show (it’s a long story), and eventually settled down into the bar tending business in St. Petersberg, FL. When she’s not acting as a purveyor of fine libations, you can find her diving head first into her newest venture as a New Adult author, or simply writing Voltron fan fiction on Archive of Our Own.

FIND CIRCLE OF ASHES HERE:

Pre-Order on Amazon: Amazon

(NOTE: The book is FREE to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. Readers who don’t have a Kindle can send proof of purchase from Amazon to Elise.Kova.Author@gmail.com to get a “read anywhere” link when the book is out.)

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 Release Giveaway

 

There will also be an official read-along on Facebook for Book One to be hosted by Elise and Lynn! It will have tons of giveaways, discussion questions, exclusive content, and more. You can sign up here.

 

 

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Tama o Mali

Mali.
Mali ba ang relasyon na ito?

Isang gabi ng kalasingan,
Lasing sa alak at saya
Nagpadala sa bawat salita na iyong binitawan.
Naniwala na sa maikling panahon ng pagkakakilala
Ay alam na natin ang nasa isip ng bawat isa.
Masaya tayo habang magkasama,
Pilit na pinapaniwala ang ating mga sarili na kaya nating suungin lahat ng problema.
Ngunit bakit lungkot ang nararamdaman?
Bakit para bang may isang napakalaking butas sa puso
Ang hindi kayang punan ng kahit na anong salita?
Bakit may pangamba?
Bakit may pag-aalinlangan?
Tama ba?
Nasusukat ba ng oras ang pagmamahal?
Nasusukat ba ng layo ang kasiyahan?
Tama ba?
Ipagpapatuloy pa ba natin ito,
O tuluyan ng bibitawan?

Sagutin mo ako.
Palubagin mo ang aking puso.
Kalmahin ang aking utak at pahintuin ito sa pag-iisip ng mga hindj magandang bagay.
Sabihin mo sa akin na kaya natin ito.
Na malalampasan natin ito.
At maniniwala ako.

Cover Reveal: Society of Wishes by Elise Kova and Lynn Larsh

It’s no secret that I love the Air Awakens series and now that I’m currently in the middle of reading the Loom Saga series by Elise Kova. Elise has a way of writing that really makes me excited and she can hold my emotions through the story and the world that she has created. And now, she has created yet another *exciting* new world, in the new series called the Wish Quartet together with Lynn Larsh! What’s even more amazing about Elise is that she’s the one who created the cover for her new novel. So, without further much ado, here’s the cover of the Wish Quartet Book One!

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Society of Wishes (Wish Quartet, #1)

Publication Date: January 29, 2018

Author: Elise Kova

Publisher: Silver Wing Press

Genre(s): New-Adult, Urban Fantasy, Romance

Synopsis:

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR.

Josephina Espinosa makes her living as a hacker-for-hire in the Lone Star Republic, a remnant of the fractured U.S.A. That is, until the day she and her best friend are gunned down in a government raid.

With her dying breath, Jo uses magical lore passed down from her grandmother to summon a wish-granter. Her wish? To save her friend’s life. Except wishes have costs, and for Jo, the price is the erasure of her entire mortal existence.

Now, as the most recent addition to the mysterious Society of Wishes, Jo must form a new “life” alongside the seven other members, one of which being her savior himself. Living as an occupant of the Society’s lavish mansion should be quite the perk, but while it is furnished with everything its inhabitants could possibly need, it lacks one thing—freedom.

Her otherworldly identity crisis takes a backseat, however, when Jo learns that the friend she sacrificed everything for is headed down the same path to ruin. Jumping in head-first, Jo uses her newfound magical abilities to protect him, only to realize that the ripples of her actions have far-reaching consequences. When the Society’s aloof leader Snow decides to give her a taste of his own ancient magic, Jo discovers that there are threads woven into the tapestry of her new reality that reach far beyond the wishes she is now required to grant. Ones that, if tugged on, could mean the unraveling of her existence itself.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Elise Kova

Elise Kova is the USA Today bestselling author of the Air Awakens series, Loom Saga, and Wish Quartet.

In her past lives, she has graduated from an MBA program, lived in Japan for a bit, and worked for a Fortune 500 technology company. However, she finds herself much happier in her current reincarnation as full-time author. When not writing, she can usually be found playing video games, drawing, watching anime, or talking with readers on social media. She’s happy to call Saint Petersburg, Florida, her home, but is always looking forward to her next trip.

Lynn Larsh

Lynn Larsh considers herself to be a serial hobby-dabbler. She got a bachelors degree in music (which she used for all of four months), studied aerial acrobatics and classical piano for many years, worked briefly as a stunt woman in a Wild West stunt show (it’s a long story), and eventually settled down into the bar tending business in St. Petersberg, FL. When she’s not acting as a purveyor of fine libations, you can find her diving head first into her newest venture as a New Adult author, or simply writing Voltron fan fiction on Archive of Our Own.

INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHORS

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E = Elise’s Answer
L = Lynn’s Answer

1) What made you want to start writing?
L: Is saying fan fiction too lame? Because it was definitely fan fiction.
 
2) What was your favorite part about working on this project?
L: Honestly, just being able to work with original characters and concepts was so exciting for me. And having someone so talented to collaborate with just made the whole experience that much more fun.
 
E: The collaboration was definitely an exciting and new element. Lynn really helped bring a fresh perspective to my writing and a new voice to draw from—especially regarding her personal heritage that really gave the character Jo so much more depth.
 
3) What part of the process did you find the hardest?
L: Everything was so new for me, but I probably had the hardest time keeping on myself to make sure I didn’t fall behind. I wasn’t used to working on a schedule, but I think I handled it well enough!
 
E: I really wanted to make sure that the work was divided evenly and it was our story. I’m so happy with the final product though. I really think it’s the perfect merger of both of our abilities.
 
4) Who is the character you relate to most and why?
L: Probably… Wayne? Because I’m charming and debonair and possibly, despite my heart of gold, most likely an annoyance to all. I also occasionally call people doll face.
 
E: Likely Nico. I was a studio art minor in college and was that girl who always had paint staining her fingers. Plus, even if I don’t always succeed, I really like making people smile.
 
5) Why the switch to new-adult, and urban fantasy?
E: I always want my work to be growing, changing, and evolving. I don’t want to be an author where people always know the story they’re going to get before they even pick up the book. Plus, it was really fun to write some super steamy romantic tension!

FIND SOCIETY OF WISHES HERE:

Pre-order on Amazon

(NOTE: The book is FREE to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. Readers who don’t have a Kindle can send proof of purchase from Amazon to Elise.Kova.Author@gmail.com to get a “read anywhere” link when the book is out.)

(NOTE 2: There WILL also be a paperback release for SOCIETY OF WISHES, coming later.)

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Release Giveaway

 

BARELY BREATHING

I’ve been around here for quite some time now. But people are still looking at me differently. I thought that if I stick around just a little more while, they will treat me the same as them. That they will forget that I’m a stranger in this place. But it seems like no matter how much I try to act as normally as I can, no matter how much I try to be as inconspicuous as I can, I’m still the foreigner, the one whose beginnings are unknown and one that will never belong in this place.

Three years.

It has been three years since I first set foot to this place. In my need to search a place where in no one knows me and where in I can start a new life, I chose this place for the small number of people that lives in here and for its proximity to the ocean. I bought a small house facing the sea, and started my new life here. It went fine for the first few months. But then people starts to ask questions. They started to be curious about my past and my reason in coming to their little town. Rumors about me started to go around. One time, I’m a witch in search of new victims. Some times, I’m a vampire in need of new blood. But most oftentimes, I’m a fugitive at large and many times did they attempt to report me to the police but no criminal records can be found under my name. And so I remain an enigma.

In reality, I just wanted to escape the toxicity and demands that the city has for me. I chose to throw away everything that I have, my job, my house, even my family and every one around me. I felt like everything I had is strangling me to the point that I can’t breathe anymore. I even chose to break the heart of the one person that loved me. My health is taking its toil on me, my doctors are telling me to take a step back and breathe. And I thought that if I live in a new place, maybe it will get better. I never told anyone that I’ll be leaving. They thought that I was just going on a vacation to rest and see the world. I did. I traveled for some time, that is to look for the best place to live in. And when I found this place, I thought I saw paradise. That’s why I didn’t bother to book a flight back to Manila and settled here. I cut my self to the world. I only check on my family from time to time but I didn’t bother to check on anyone else. I thought that no one will ever look for me if I’m gone. And I was right. No one has ever bothered to check where I am or look for me or even call to ask about my location.

And now I think it’s time to tell my new people my real story.

Cover Reveal: The Rebels of Gold (Loom Sage Book 3) by Elise Kova

As one who follows the Loom Saga from books 1 & 2, I’m more than excited for the final book and curious on how things will end (and at the same time, I’m dreading for its end). And now, here’s the cover reveal for the third and final book of the Loom Saga series which will be released on Dec. 5, 2017! Who else is excited for this wonderful news?

Here’s the beautiful cover made by Nick D. Grey 😍😍😍

Isn’t it gorgeous?

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: The Rebels of Gold

Series: The Loom Saga (Book Three) – Final book!

Release Date: December 5, 2017

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Synopsis:

A new rebellion rises from the still-smoldering remnants of the five guilds of Loom to stand against Dragon tyranny. Meanwhile, on Nova, those same Dragons fight amongst themselves, as age-old power struggles shift the political landscape in fateful and unexpected ways. Unlikely leaders vie for the opportunity to shape a new world order from the perfect clockwork designs of one temperamental engineer.

This is the final installment of USA Today bestselling author Elise Kova’s Loom Saga, THE REBELS OF GOLD will reveal the fate of Loom’s brilliantly contrasting world and its beloved inhabitants.

You can pre-order THE REBELS OF GOLD from the following:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Books A Million

(more pre-order locations to come)

For those who preorder THE REBELS OF GOLD, they can get exclusive swag for submitting their preorder. More info here: http://elisekova.com/pre-order/

And if you are bloggers and reviewer interested in requesting an Advanced Reader Copy of The Rebels of Gold, you can contact Keymaster Press via Publicity@KeymasterPress.com

THE ALCHEMISTS OF LOOM is on Sale!

To celebrate the final book in the Loom Saga, the first book, THE ALCHEMISTS OF LOOM, is on sale! The eBook is on sale for $3.99 (regular price – $6.99).

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Love and Sorrow

It was the most beautiful love I’ve ever received.

Until he decided to leave me. Saying that what we have is not real. That he didn’t love me the same way as he did five years ago. That the love he has for me was not enough to make him stay. That I was not enough to make him stay.

What went wrong? Where did I go wrong? What have I done wrong?

Questions bothered me every day. I yearn for answers. I looked for answers everywhere. Asked my friends for any clues that might’ve justify and make things clear. I reviewed and revisited everything we have done. All conversations, text messages, chat, date. Every memory. Everything! But I couldn’t find the answer.

We were so happy. We were so in love. We planned to do so many things and most of them are already done. Damn it, we’re already planning for our wedding day. We already have the guest list, the venue, the church. Everything’s already planned out. We’re just waiting for the day to come.

He and I met in the most unconventional way. We didn’t meet because our friends conspired together and set us up on a blind date. Nor he didn’t see me alone in a coffee shop and worked his courage up to talk to me. We met through an online community of people with the same views and opinions on several topics. One heated argument over a certain topic made way to a conversation that was both amusing and brain-draining. One topic lead to too many more topics that we discussed, be it in a public thread or in a private conversation. After several months of talking online, he finally asked for my number and eventually had the courage to ask me out. I was afraid. Yeah, he’s, virtually, nice. We just talked online and nice as he seems to be, I still don’t know him behind the façade the internet is giving us. So I’m skeptical of all the things he shared with me. And even if he assured me that he’s nice (well, everyone would say that, right?) and that for me to be calm and feel safe, he would come to my office, introduce his self to my friends and fetch me there. After several nights of mulling over this, I finally decided to get it a go. After all, he laid down all his cards; he even agreed that I gave his identification and all details to all of my friends (who, by the way, were more excited than I was. Because, as they said, I finally accepted that I am a girl and I need to get laid. My friends just sold me here, I know.) So the day arrived. My friends are more antsy and excited than I am (okay, I’m also excited. A little) But he didn’t appear. He didn’t come to the supposed time that we agreed. I hid my disappointment and frustration from my friends but seeing them all getting angry for me lessens the pain. Many things run in my mind that time. I was telling myself that I shouldn’t get my hopes so high. After all, who am I? I was just some random girl he got to talk online, shared some things that might not even true, that he called from time to time out of boredom. I’m not someone important. And here I am seeing all those things in rose-tinted glasses. I never really learn a lesson. I’m still not used to people making me a past time. Oh well.

I was so worked up from all of my emotions that I didn’t notice my friends were all squealing in delight. I didn’t hear the band playing. And I didn’t notice him walking over to my desk with flowers in hand and singing his heart out. By the time I felt like everyone was being unusually quiet (our boss was not even shouting), I finally looked up and was so shocked to see him in front of me. I thought I was just imagining things. So I reached out to him and pinched him so hard he cried out of pain. And then I laughed. I laughed so hard that everyone was afraid I finally lose my mind. I laughed because I was relieved and felt ridiculous for thinking all about those things. After what feels like an eternity of laughter, I finally asked him what he was doing there. I was an idiot, I know. So he fell down on his knees and practically begged me to forgive him for being late. He then proceeded to an anecdote of traffics and getting permission from our building administration to let him and his band take all their instruments to our office. But none of that matter anymore. I was just so relieved that I forgot all my disappointments and frustrations and told him it was all okay. After all, he made an effort to do all of that. (My friends all forgave him much faster than I did.) And by miracles, my boss even let me take the day off.

That first date was followed by so many dates after. Trips to a new restaurant to try out and judge the food became trips to new places to experience the culture. Days turned to weeks to months and before we know it, we’re already in our first year. We celebrated it on top of the highest mountain in the Philippines. We’re so high above of our love and happiness that being high above the sky is just fitting for a first-year celebration. One year became five years and even after all those years; our love for each other didn’t lose. We always find a way to make new things and try new things. We never fail to surprise each other. We always learn new things from each other and we didn’t fell to that monotonous way that some couple experienced. I was so sure that we will end up with each other and we always talk about what we would do when we grow old. We always imagine how it is to look after our grandchildren playing. We had everything planned out. And so, on our fifth year anniversary, he finally proposed to me. We began planning our wedding day right away, and we already announced to the delight of everyone.

But I guess plans never really to work as it is. Just two months before our wedding day, he decided to break up with me. He says he wanted to find himself again. He says he lost his sense of self when we started the relationship. He says he loves me, but it is not the same love that I have for him. That he’ll just fool himself and in the process, fool me because he will pretend that he loves me. And then he was gone.

And I was left with a broken heart and broken plans. I feel so lost that I don’t know what to do on the following days. I canceled everything, the wedding and all reservations that comes with it.

Trying to fill the void, I began traveling again to places that I’ve never been and that we didn’t get to visit. I re-acquainted myself with going out alone and be fine with it. I watched movies, dine out, visit museums and do everything on my own. My friends would go out with me from time to time but of course, I cannot drag them to anywhere and anything that I want to do.

It was the most beautiful love I ever received. But it was the one that hurts the most.

[Book Review 5] A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

BLURB

Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.

REVIEW

It’s been a while since I read A Court of Thorns and Roses but I haven’t gotten around with writing this review because, life. So here’s my thoughts about the book.

Don’t feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy.

I admit that I was kind of reluctant to begin the series. It got so much hype from most of my friends that I felt like they are lying. But then, a friend got my own copy of ACoTaR signed by SJM herself and so I felt like I cannot hold off reading the book anymore. And I never looked back.

ACoTaR for me is a fairytale re-telling for Beauty and the Beast with a different twist. I hadn’t expected it to be that magical. Not that Beauty and the Beast is not as magical as magic can be, but ACoTaR exceeded the expectation that I had for the book.

All Archeron sisters are strong women in their own right. Youngest as Feyre may be, she single handedly managed to get food for her family, unknowingly killing one of the High Faes. And to repay for what she did, she was brought to the Fae lands where she fell in love with the High Lord that was her captor.

The way Sarah weaved the story with so many unexpected characters and plots, it makes you not want to drop the book but instead dig deeper to the land of Faes. It makes you want to be the one being captured instead just to experience the magic (minus the killings). It makes you fall in love with the High Lord Tamlin, Feyre’s captor, and with Lucien, the loyal right-hand man of the High Lord. And Rhysand intrigues you as much as it did to Feyre. These unusual characters makes you grip to the story to know who among them are her friend/s and who are not.

Sarah proved that ACoTaR is beyond the hype that people give it. And I’m glad that I have friends that pushed me to begin the series.

And now, I’m going back to ACoWaR.

We need hope, or else we cannot endure.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, as well as a USA Today and international bestselling author. Sarah wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in thirty-five languages. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog.

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