Author: Elise Kova

Guest Post by Elise Kova: Planners and Pantsers

Guest Post by Elise Kova: Planners and Pantsers

There is nothing I don’t love about this post! There is something so fantastic for me about hearing about a writer’s process. Elise Kova has a fun and interesting turn of phrase and I love hearing about how she wrote the Air Awakens series. I could read about what she does all day long. There is no double in my mind that you will enjoy it just as much as I did! There Are Two Types of People In This World: Those Who Plan and Those Who Pants I had a really good author friend of mine (Pete Bauer) ask me once, “Are you a planner, or a pantser?” After I blinked at him dumbly for a long second he laughed and explained the, then foreign, terminology. Planners, are people who plan when they write. They outline every aspect of their story and prepare before they even commit the first keystroke to their tale. Pantsers, are the opposite. They get their distinction from flying by the seat of their pants. I had a new author identity after lunch that day. I am a Pantser. I am she who sits down at a blank word document with quivering hands from excited tension. I am the one who looks at the blinking cursor and sees a world of infinite possibilities that is only limited by how long I can stay awake […]

Posted November 17, 2015 by Emily in Special Feature / 0 Comments
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Arc Review: Fire Falling by Elise Kova & Giveaway!

Arc Review: Fire Falling by Elise Kova & Giveaway!

I’m thrilled to be a part of the Fire Falling Release Tour today! I absolutely loved Air Awakens, so when it came to starting Fire Falling, I was a little hesitant. Its always a little intimidating, when you aren’t sure if you will like the next book in a series as much as you liked the first one. Of course, there is always  uncertainty, but it definitely feels heavier when you love the first book. I started Air Awakens right before I went to bed one night and I stayed up way too late reading it. When I picked up Fire Falling, I was worried I was making exactly the same mistake. It’s just as easy to read as Air Awakens and it has the same beautiful flow. However, I was a little disappointed in the first 50 pages. Vhalla is very upset after the events in the first book and is still reeling. 50 pages into Fire Falling, it had a much different and more serious feeling than I had expected. At that point, I wasn’t hooked the way I was in Air Awakens, so I shrugged, closed the book and went to sleep early. The next morning, I got up early and picked Fire Falling back up. I just expected to read for a few minutes and the go on with my day. Imagine my surprise when suddenly […]

Posted November 9, 2015 by Emily in Giveaway, Review / 4 Comments
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Review: Air Awakens by Elise Kova

Review: Air Awakens by Elise Kova

Air Awakens (Air Awakens, #1) by Elise Kova Series: Air Awakens #1 Published by Silver Wing Press on August 27th 2015 Genres: Epic, Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult Pages: 287 Format: Paperback Source: Free for Review Buy on Amazon A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond… The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war. Vhalla has always been taught to fear the Tower of Sorcerers, a mysterious magic society, and has been happy in her quiet world of books. But after she unknowingly saves the life of one of the most powerful sorcerers of them all—the Crown Prince Aldrik—she finds herself enticed into his world. Now she must decide her future: Embrace her sorcery and leave the life sheÂ’s known, or eradicate her magic and remain as sheÂ’s always been. And with powerful forces lurking in the shadows, VhallaÂ’s indecision could cost her more than she ever imagined. I wanted to read this book from the second I first saw it. First of all, I love fantasy. Every time I see a new fantasy novel, it piques my interest. Then, this book has such a great cover. To me, the cover art style seems very reminiscent of anime. Now, I’m not a huge anime fan, […]

Posted October 26, 2015 by Emily in Review / 8 Comments
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