Cover Reveal: The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova

 

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Title: The Alchemists of Loom
Series: The Loom Saga (Book One)
Release Date: January 10, 2017
Goodreads Synopsis: 

Her vengeance. His vision.

Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds’ resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn’t a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer turned thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors.

Cvareh would do anything to see his sister usurp the Dragon King and sit on the throne. His family’s house has endured the shame of being the lowest rung in the Dragons’ society for far too long. The Alchemist Guild, down on Loom, may just hold the key to putting his kin in power, if Cvareh can get to them before the Dragon King’s assassins.

When Ari stumbles upon a wounded Cvareh, she sees an opportunity to slaughter an enemy and make a profit off his corpse. But the Dragon sees an opportunity to navigate Loom with the best person to get him where he wants to go.

He offers her the one thing Ari can’t refuse: A wish of her greatest desire, if she brings him to the Alchemists of Loom.

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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!

 

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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
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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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Book Review: The Society by Jodie Anrefski

 

 

Title: The Society
Author: Jodie Anderfski
Goodreads Synopsis:
Welcome to Trinity Academy’s best-kept secret.

The Society.

You’ve been handpicked by the elite of the elite to become a member. But first you’ll have to prove your worth by making it through Hell Week.

Do you have what it takes?

It’s time to find out.

Samantha Evans knows she’d never get an invite to rush the Society—not after her dad went to jail for insider trading. But after years of relentless bullying at the hands of the Society’s queen bee, Jessica, she’s ready to take down Jessica and the Society one peg at a time from the inside out.

All it’ll take is a bit of computer hacking, a few fake invitations, some eager rushees…and Sam will get her revenge.

Let the games begin.

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Book Review: Riders by Veronica Rossi

 

Title: Riders
Author: Veronica Rossi
Series: Riders #1
Publication Date: February 16, 2016
Publisher: Tor Teen
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Paranormal, Mythology
Goodreads Synopsis: Nothing but death can keep eighteen-year- old Gideon Blake from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does.

While recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can’t remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse.

Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen—Conquest, Famine, and Death—are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence.

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Book Review: The Dreamer by E.J. Mellow

The Dreamer (Dreamland #1)

 

 

 

 

Title: The Dreamer
Author: E.J. Mellow
Series: The Dreamland Series
Genre: Young Adult, New Adult, Fantasy

Goodreads Synopsis: It’s night. Always night. Dreams guard against the evil forged by nightmares. Infinite shooting stars illuminate a moonless sky. A city stands alone, surrounded by a darkened field. On its fringes, a man watches one star separate from the masses and fall. What survives the crash will unveil a secret centuries long hidden.

Molly hasn’t slept well since the night of her twenty-fourth birthday. Being struck by lightning might have something to do with it, but then again, her chicken did look a little undercooked at dinner. Whatever the culprit, her life quickly catapults from mundane to insane as, night after night, Molly is transported through her once dreamless sleep to a mysterious land illuminated by shooting stars.

There she meets the captivating but frustrating Dev, and together they discover Molly possesses a power coveted by his people—the ability to conjure almost anything she desires into existence. Seduced by the possibilities of this gift, Molly shifts her attention from waking life toward the man, the magic, and the world found in her dreams.
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