Sunday, January 11, 2015

Of Sea and Stone Review w giveaway!!

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share a fun book with you :) 
Of Of Sea and Stone by Kate Avery Ellison- is a great new series, and I thought you'd like to see some goodies :) 

Of Sea and Stone (Secrets of Itlantis #1)


Of Sea and Stone 
Kate Avery Ellison 
(Secrets of Itlantis #1) 

Publication date: February 2nd 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

All her life, clever Aemi has been a slave in the Village of the Rocks, a place where the sea and sky meet. She’s heard the stories about the fabled People of the Sea, a people who possess unimaginable technology who live below the waves in the dark, secret places of the ocean. But she never dreamed those stories were true.

When a ship emerges from the ocean and men burn her village, Aemi is captured, and enslaved below the waves in Itlantis, a world filled with ancient cities of glass and metal, floating gardens, and wondrous devices that seem to work magic. To make matters worse, her village nemesis, the stuck-up mayor’s son Nol, was captured with her, and they are made servants in the same household beneath the sea.

Desperate to be free, Aemi plots her escape, even going so far as to work with Nol. But the sea holds more secrets than she realizes, and escape might not be as simple as leaving…

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My Review
I love this new series!! A girl kidnapped from her seaside town and taken to be a servant in an underwater world, This is amazing!! The world building to create this magnificent new world is just stunning. And our main lady will learn a whole lot of things while here! 

I must say that I hadn't read this author until the book. I'm hooked and I'm a new die hard fan. I mean I like dystopian, but this, this is a whole new amazing idea. A world build to last under the water!! Screw the top side where it's all messy chaos! :) and there's so many themes and little story ploys playing in the waves here. 

The characters are amazing. The good, the bad. The in between and those you're not so sure about. You'll fall in love with the main character and want to know everything surrounding Aemi. She's a smart girl and she's crafty and maybe a little insecure but within reason. There's non stop action surrounding Aemi and she is constantly guarding herself. And I look forward to seeing where Nol is going to lead up. 

Yes there are some questions that need to be addressed but this is only the beginning and I can't wait to see where it will go. I'm so freaking amazed!! 5 PAWS!!! 

About the Author

I write books. Specifically, I write young adult, fantasy, and sci fi novels, novellas, and short stories. I've authored more than ten books, including the Amazon-bestselling Frost Chronicles series. My newest novel,Of Sea and Stone, is available for purchase now. I'm hard at work on the sequel, which should release in late Spring 2014.
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You can also contact me by email. I love to hear from readers! Seriously. I loooooove it. So please don't be shy. :)

BY SUN AND SALTWATER (Secrets of Itlantis #2)




Aemi has a new life beneath the sea in the world of Itlantis, but all is hardly idyllic—her assimilation into Itlantean society is fraught with accusations and rumors, those closest to her are keeping deadly secrets, and most frightening of all, someone is trying to kill her. 

Desperate for answers, Aemi and her friends set off to find answers in Arctus, the Ice City, but they might uncover more than they bargained for in the process.

WITH TIDE AND TEMPEST      (Secrets of Itlantis #3)




Free or not, life beneath the sea in the republic of Itlantis is less idyllic than Aemi might have imagined when she'd been just a surfacer slave. She's been accused of spying for the enemy thanks to her connections with the traitorous Nautilus family, not to mention her own tangled and mysterious family history. Her mother has arrived, and is determined to take over her life. Oh, and someone is trying to kill her. Again. 

When Aemi receives word that her best friend might still be alive in a village on the surface, she and a crew of friends set out to find him, regardless of the danger from Nautilus's men patrolling the open sea and the mysterious threats on her life. But the sea is not the only thing that holds secrets.

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The Curse Girl

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What readers are saying:

"I stayed up till 3 in the morning to finish this book and then wanted to read it again as soon as I was done! I loved everything about this book--the heroine, the Beast, the magical elements, mystery and delightful romance." ~J. Jane, reader

"I bought this on impulse ... I'm SO glad I bought it and I loved the book." ~ Stacey Joy Netzel, reader/author

"With a sprinkling of fairies, witches, and shapeshifters, this urban fantasy work manages to update "Beauty and the Beast" for today's teen readers, while still maintaining the elements of the story that make it so beloved." ~ Her Book Self review

“This book has a little bit of everything in it and I absolutely loved it! There is the mystery of the riddle, intrigue, good vs. evil, love, betrayal, and no small amount of fantasy.” ~ The Caffeinated Diva review



When Bee is imprisoned in a magical, cursed house because of her father's selfish choices, she has just one plan... escape! But she must solve a riddle and help her fellow prisoners break the curse that binds them all before she can leave, and that is proving more difficult than she originally thought thanks to the bitter young master of the house, Will.

Will wants nothing to do with Bee or her help (and he certainly isn't planning on falling in love with her), but he might have underestimated just how determined and clever--and irresistible--she can be.

A Super-short Excerpt!!! 

He raked his gaze over me once. I felt like a package that had come in the mail, one in which the contents had turned out to be a slight disappointment.

“So you’re the Curse Girl,” he said finally, after a long pause. “The words of the curse spoke about a girl called Beauty, but I thought the line meant a beautiful girl.”


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Gift of Poison series

There IS going to be a sequel to A Gift of Poison! I don't know when it will be released... hopefully sometime in 2015. If you want to be notified about it, be sure to sign up for my new releases newsletter.

As the orphaned niece of a cruel lord, Briand is the scapegoat of the castle. She has few friends and even fewer options, and every day is a struggle to stay ahead of trouble caused by malicious guards and irritable castle servants.

Briand is set to be banished to the wildlands, a death sentence, when she when she accidentally unlocks a hidden power and involves herself in a rebel plot and her life abruptly changes.

Imprisoned in the company of a band of rebels, Briand must do what seems impossible: call up sleeping dragons in the north. But the fearsome Prince's assassins called Seekers are looking for her, Briand doesn't know if she can trust the mysterious, enigmatic rebel leader Kael, and there might be a traitor in the rebels' midst.



The Frost Chronicles

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FROST (The Frost Chronicles #1)

In the icy, monster-plagued world of the Frost, one wrong move and a person could end up dead—and Lia Weaver knows this better than anyone. After monsters kill her parents, she must keep the family farm running despite the freezing cold and threat of monster attacks or risk losing her siblings to reassignment by the village Elders. With dangers on all sides and failure just one wrong step away, she can’t afford to let her emotions lead her astray. So when her sister finds a fugitive bleeding to death in the forest—a young stranger named Gabe—Lia surprises herself and does the unthinkable.

She saves his life.

Giving shelter to the fugitive could get her in trouble. The Elders have always described the advanced society of people beyond the Frost, the “Farthers,” as ruthless and cruel. But Lia is startled to find that Gabe is empathetic and intelligent…and handsome. She might even be falling in love with him.

But time is running out. The monsters from the forest circle the farm at night. The village leader is starting to ask questions. Farther soldiers are searching for Gabe. Lia must locate a secret organization called the Thorns to help Gabe escape to safety, but every move she makes puts her in more danger. 

Is compassion—and love—worth the risk?



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THORNS (The Frost Chronicles #2)

Lia Weaver went against everything she’d ever known when she risked her life to help a Farther fugitive named Gabe escape from the Aeralian soldiers, and her life changed forever. And the Frost changed, too—the Farthers have taken over her village, a new group of vigilantes calling themselves the Blackcoats are making plans to overthrow the Farther occupiers, and the Thorns are seeking for her to join them.

Lia seeks to fight back against the evil and injustice that has swallowed up her home, but danger lurks at every turn. The monsters that dwell in the deepest regions of the Frost are growing bolder and more dangerous every day, a Farther noble takes up residence in the village on a mysterious mission, and Lia discovers even more secrets about the world she lives in.

As the frozen world of the Frost grows even more perilous, can Lia survive?



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 WEAVERS (The Frost Chronicles #3)

Every day, life in the Frost grows increasingly perilous for its inhabitants. The Farther occupation continues, and food is becoming scarce. And Lia Weaver’s family is facing increasing perils, too—Jonn pushes his health to the brink as he works to uncover the secrets of Echlos, and Ivy risks everything to get food for the family. And for the second time, the Weaver family is harboring a fugitive, but Lia doesn’t trust her.

Lia has personally braved many struggles—a Farther occupation, family secrets, a heart torn between two men, and Watcher attacks—as she struggles to keep her family safe. But now she will face her greatest challenge and uncover the Frost’s deepest secrets as she completes her most dangerous mission yet for the Thorns. 



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BLUEWING (The Frost Chronicles #4)

Lia Weaver is a fugitive. Her family's farm has been confiscated by Farther soldiers, her sister has been reassigned to a new family in the village, and her official status is "missing." Now, she and a band of fugitive followers must make their home in the harsh wilderness of the Frost.

Food is scarce, and hope is scarcer still as Lia tries to find information about the whereabouts of her missing friends. She is determined to rescue them, but when a surprising ally steps forth with an offer that will both return her friends and expel the Farthers from the Frost in exchange for something very precious, Lia must make a choice.




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A young Farther prisoner named Eva escapes into the monster-filled wilderness of the Frost with a band of fellow inmates, all of whom are harboring secrets...but little do they know that Eva has secrets of her own. Set in the world of The Frost Chronicles.

This story originally appeared in DARKEST WORLDS: A Dystopian Anthology 


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The final installment in The Frost Chronicles, AERALIS (The Frost Chronicles #5)

Lia Weaver and her friends have finally driven the Farther soldiers from the Frost, but the danger is not over yet. Ann Mayor and her father have found themselves the target of violence, the villagers are fighting, and Jonn’s life hangs in the balance.

When an unexpected enemy surfaces in the Frost wilderness and endangers Lia’s family, she faces a terrible choice, and against Thorns orders, she sets out to find answers in Aeralis.



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Trust doesn't come easily... 

Gabe is a fugitive on the run. Betrayed by family back home, hunted by soldiers, he doesn't know who to trust. When Lia Weaver finds him bleeding in the wilderness, his life changes forever. 

AUTHOR'S NOTE: This Frost story contains spoilers for books 1-4 of The Frost Chronicles. The events take place up through the end of Bluewing. It can be read after Bluewing/before Aeralis, or after the entire series has been finished.



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*This novella takes place during Bluewing, #4 in The Frost Chronicles series*

Adam Brewer has a past, and he doesn't like to speak about it. Few know of his history. Even fewer know the extent of his feelings for a certain fierce young woman. Stuck in a prison cell, he must stay sane...and hold on to hope that he'll see her again.

Author's Note: This novella reveals a bit of Adam’s complicated past and contains spoilers through book #4 (Bluewing) of The Frost Chronicles. I suggest reading it after you’ve read at least Frost, Thorns, Weavers, and Bluewing!

(If you have read the entire series, including Aeralis, you can still enjoy this story just fine.)


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  • 2 print copies of A Gift of Poison by Kate Avery Ellison (US/CAN)
  • 25$ Amazon Gift Card (INTL)

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