Cover and Synopsis Reveal: Oak and Mistletoe by JZN McCauley

Title: Oak and Mistletoe
Author: J.Z.N. McCauley
Release Date: October 11th 2016
Synopsis: 

A Druid Curse, A Prophesied Love, A Consuming Vengeance…

Catherine Green, along with her twin sister and older brother, travels to Ireland on a college graduation trip. Her vacation takes a permanent turn when she lands her dream job at an art and history museum on her beloved Emerald Isle. She meets a handsome stranger named Bowen, an expert of sorts on local ancient studies. Though their first meetings are turbulent at best, Catherine finds herself drawn to him.

 Unaware that she is the key to breaking a hidden curse, Catherine unleashes the evil madman Conall and his druid followers, imprisoned since ancient times. Tragedy and loss ensue, sprouting within Catherine the deep seeds of rage that thrust her onto the damaging path of vengeance. Confused by the enigma that is Bowen, his mixed signals, and her own feelings, she is swept away with him on an unexpected journey surrounded by myth and long-forgotten knowledge. In order to stop the evil plans of Conall and his reunified army, Catherine must entwine her fate with peril. Her survival is trivial to her as long as Conall dies. She’ll do whatever it takes.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Crystal Crowned by Elise Kova

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Title: Crystal Crowned
Author: Elise Kova
Series: Air Awakens #5
Release date: July 12th 2016
Goodreads Synopsis: 

Long live Solaris.

One bloodthirsty ruler has been overthrown by another, casting the shadow of death over the Solaris Empire. Vhalla Yarl stands upon the stage of fate, prepared to do battle one final time. Fragile alliances will be tested and new bonds will be formed as the world is reshaped. She fights as the champion of peace, but when the night is darkest will she be able to pay the price of a new dawn?

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And now we’re down to the last installment of the Air Awakens Series *sobs* Tbh, I am torn between wanting to read it the soonest or stalling it just so it wouldn’t end, yet. This series has given an amazing roller coaster ride and I am so recommending this to you, my fellow readers!

 

Elise is having an ebook sale, now’s your chance to grab your copy and join the Air Awakens fandom! You can get the eBook of Air Awakens on the following retailers:Amazon | iBooks | B&N | Google Play | Kobo

 

THE LOW-DOWN

Cover Reveal: The Destined by E.J. Mellow

I couldn’t wait to devour this book! Just wait until I am done with The Divide!!! Yay!! It’s been almost a month of being hiatus and I am glad that my comeback post is a cover reveal for the The Destined ( The Dreamland Series #3) a.k.a the series that I am currently fangirl-ing with. For the love of Terra this cover is just so gorgeous I’m so stoked to share it with you fellow book lovers!

 

THE COVER

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Title: The Destined
Author: E.J. Mellow
Series: The Dreamland Series #3
Release date:  October 17th 2016

Synopsis:

“I searched for you in the stars tonight.
But I found none
that burned as bright as you.”

 —Part of a letter from Dev to Molly 
 

With the loss of Terra’s greatest weapon, the war against darkness escalates rapidly, and time is on no one’s side. While Dev struggles to keep his home and hope alive, Molly and Rae find themselves forced to confront a desperately kept secret and quickly learn that a life-altering sacrifice is the asking price to restore order.

Nightmares, betrayal, the fate of two worlds, and one man’s hunger for vengeance lead Molly down a twisted and dark path she fears she might never come back from. Cornered into making a heart-wrenching decision, Molly teeters between deliverance and damnation. Who is worth saving most—a nation or the one she loves?

In this breathtaking conclusion of The Dreamland Series, The Destined will take you on a spine-tingling and gripping ride through self-sacrifice, the true power of love, and the importance of friendship.

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The Dreamer
(Dreamland Series, Book #1)

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The Dreamer
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The Divide
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About the Author: E.J.MELLOW

E.J. Mellow is the Award Winning author behind the NA Contemporary Fantasy trilogy The Dreamland Series. With a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, E.J. Mellow splits her time between her two loves – visual design and writing. Residing in NYC, E.J. is a member of Romance Writers of America and their Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter. She has no animals but loves those who do.

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May SST: “Genius: The Game” by Leopoldo Gout

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Title: Genius: The Game
Author: Leopoldo Gout
Genre:  Young Adult, Thriller, Science Fiction
Publication date: May 3rd 2016
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Goodreads Synopsis:  Trust no one. Every camera is an eye. Every microphone an ear. Find me and we can stop him together.

The Game: Get ready for Zero Hour as 200 geniuses from around the world go head to head in a competition hand-devised by India’s youngest CEO and visionary.

The Players: Rex– One of the best programmers/hackers in the world, this 16-year-old Mexican-American is determined to find his missing brother.

Tunde-This 14-year-old self-taught engineering genius has drawn the attention of a ruthless military warlord by single-handedly bringing electricity and internet to his small Nigerian village.

Painted Wolf-One of China’s most respected activist bloggers, this mysterious 16-year-old is being pulled into the spotlight by her father’s new deal with a corrupt Chinese official.

The Stakes: Are higher than you can imagine. Like life and death. Welcome to the revolution. And get ready to run

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GUEST POST

Tell me about a movie that started a passion for you. 

Movies are integral to my creative process and development. I came to America as a visual artist in the early ‘00s. As luck would have it, David Byrne, an artist and musician (he led the Talking Heads), saw one of my shows at Tricia Collins Contemporary Art in New York City. He connected with the outlandish drawings, sculptures, photos, and experimental videos I was making (some were collaborations with my younger brother, Everardo Gout) and he gave us our first gig, an experimental music video with his record label, Luaka Bop.

That led to us developing, directing, and producing videos and commercials for artists like Mos Def, Wyclef Jean, Morcheeba, etc. It was a wonderful kind of film school. We shot little stories all over the world – from Cuba to Vietnam. I loved every minute of it and it lead directly to my working in film and television today.

Truth is, my brother and I come from a rich background in cinema. We’ve always been surrounded by it. Our family friends were filmmakers like the Buñuels, who lived near my home in Mexico City. My brother caught the directing bug at a very early age, and was able to work professionally with directors like Baz Luhrmann (1996’s Romeo + Juliet). Baz is a family friend and mentor to this day.

For me personally, my love for the cinema started when my mom took me to see Raiders of The Lost Ark and Star Wars: A New Hope. I exploded like a TNT filled piñata. Watching those movies was such a transformative experience. They not only inspired me to dive into creating moving images myself but they also directly influence the books I write and the art that I create. For my generation, the sight of Darth Vader entering the captured Rebel space ship is akin to seeing Mount Rushmore for the first time.

It wasn’t just the story I identified with. For me, A New Hope offered a vital world of design and style. I was so passionate about science fiction that I was almost expelled from my elementary school in Mexico City because I obsessively drew Darth Vader’s belt and helmet. My artistic skills weren’t as honed as they are today and my teachers sent me to the principal after they misinterpreted the “belt” as being something rather inappropriate for school… My very cool mom quickly pulled me from that silly place.

Recently, I produced a film with James Patterson and Bill Robinson called Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (it’s based on one of Patterson’s book series) that revolves around an artist looking for a creative outlet. Sounds familiar, right?

Raiders was an even more personal experience for me because I grew up in a family filled with amazing stories of adventure. My parents had friends who were explorers! They’d traversed the Amazon and trekked through Tibet. Hearing stories of all these wild and exotic places made me thirsty to get out into the world and meet its many inhabitants. For me cinema tells those same sorts of stories. It opens us up to the exciting and dangerous world surrounding us.

What movies could you watch over and over and never get tired of?

  • Star Wars: A New Hope
  • Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Un Prophete by Jacques Audiard
  • The Big Lebowski by Joel and Ethan Coen
  • The Godfather by Francis Ford Coppola

Days of Grace by Everardo Valerio Gout (my brother)


About the Author:

Leopoldo Gout is the producer behind many films including Days of Grace, which A.O. Scott of the New York Times called “a potent and vigorous film.” He is also a writer, artist, and filmmaker. Leopoldo is currently involved in various film and television projects including major adaptations of the Alex Cross series, with the author James Patterson and the upcoming film adaption of Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life.


 

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Water’s Wrath tour: Q&A With Kova

Water's Wrath (Air Awakens, #4)
Water’s Wrath (Air Awakens #4)
by Elise Kova
Released Date: April 26th 2016
Pages: 365
Goodreads Synopsis:

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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Waiting on Wednesday: The Last Star by Rick Yancey

The Last Star (The 5th Wave, #3)

Title: The Last Star
Author: Rick Yancey
Series: The 5th Wave #3
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Apocalyptic, Fantasy, Aliens
Expected Release Date: May 26th 2016
Goodreads Synopsis:

We’re here, then we’re gone, and that was true before they came.That’s always been true. The Others didn’t invent death; they just perfected it. Gave death a face to put back in our face, because they knew that was the only way to crush us.

It won’t end on any continent or ocean, no mountain or plain, jungle or desert. It will end where it began, where it had been from the beginning, on the battlefield of the last beating human heart.

Master storyteller Rick Yancey invokes triumph, loss, and unrelenting action as the fate of the planet is decided in the conclusion to this epic series.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Crystal Crown by Elise Kova

Title: Crystal Crown
Author: Elise Kova
Series: Air Awakens #5 
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Magic, Romance

Goodreads Synopsis:  

Long live Solaris.
One bloodthirsty ruler has been overthrown by another, casting the shadow of death over the Solaris Empire. Vhalla Yarl stands upon the stage of fate, prepared to do battle one final time. Fragile alliances will be tested and new bonds will be formed as the world is reshaped. She fights as the champion of peace, but when the night is darkest will she be able to pay the price of a new dawn?

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