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.
Oh.My.God, Look at how pretty this cover is, the color screams water blue and who is this handsome dude on the cover?
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Cover Reveal Exclusive: My 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!
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!
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.
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!
About the Author
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 (/AuthorEliseKova). Visit her website, EliseKova.com/, for news and extras about her books!
So this is my stop on the Choices Tour Hosted By Xpresso Tours, i'm happy to share an excerpt and giveaway with you and i'm also reviewing the book later down the line, anyway let me introduce the book.
Choices by J.L.
Publication date: January 21st 2015
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Synopsis:This book is written in such away that
it can be read as a stand alone or after the first book of the series- The
Guardian. After so much more loss Adela finds herself in the middle of a love
triangle and the fight for the head of Covens.
Adela and John both have their fair
share of choices to make. Adela must think of her coven, but at the same time
she feels a burning desire for her great, great niece’s Guardian John. She is
torn because though fate has blessed her great, great niece with a Guardian
that is connected to her by Mother Earth to protect her from anything, she
keeps rejecting him. John is torn between the woman he is fated to and Adela.
He fears that it is Adela’…
YOU BEAUTIFUL BOOK FULL OF MAGIC AND WONDER AND WORDS THAT MAKE YOU DANCE AND FEEL SO LIGHT AND HEAVY. Disclaimer: Received a copy in exchange for honest opinion *and yeah because i adored the first book* Words that feel skin deep and soul fulfilling, words that plucks tears from eyes and pull smiles from lips. I felt so comfortable being pulled back into this world, the Night Bazaar and these characters. My favorite thing about this book was that we got to see Maya again. Now i see what Maya saw in young Guari, who has grown and lived while dying and full of scars that paint a map of her story. So THANK YOU to ST.Martins Press for allowing me to read early copy.
Welcome to my stop on The Rebounding Tour Hosted By Giselle at Xpresso Tours. I Have an excerpt/teaser and giveaway to share with you today. Rebounding by Shanna Clayton Publication date: June 15th 2015 Genres: New Adult, Romance Synopsis:Goodbye. Charlotte Hart will do anything to escape the life she once adored,
even if that means moving in with a mysterious guy from her past. Hello. When the girl who saved Max Archer’s life shows up on his doorstep, he knows he can’t turn her away. Neither of them can let go of their pasts. Both of them are living a
lie. If they can’t figure out how to rebound, they’re destined to crash