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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Emma Raveling's Ondine Quartet Urban Fantasy Series Blog Hop with Giveaways, Interviews, Sales and Fun!!

I think most of you who read my blog know that I absolutely love Emma Raveling and her Ondine Quartet series!! It is one that I can reread over and over again...and I am NOT a rereader....is that even a word? lol.


I am so excited to be a part of Stuck In Books and Emma Raveling's Giveaway Hop  that I am literally dancing with joy - be glad you cannot see me :). I am one (if not the biggest) Emma Raveling fan and I am super excited (and a little sad) for the new release of the final installment of the Ondine Quartet Series: Breaker, coming out in December!  

If you have been on another planet and have not read my reviews or this series, check out my reviews here where I talk all about this action-packed, emotional rollercoaster ride of a read that will grip you from the very beginning and leave you begging for more.  The final installment of the series are due to be released December 29th, 2014, so this will definitely be a very merry holiday season for me, and for some of my lucky readers! 


Emma, being the amazing person that she is,  is running a Giveaway AND a Sale! Those are two of my favorite words!!  You will get a chance to win her amazing books, some bookmarks and signed  posters! See below for giveaway details on how you can win! But first, let me give you a little snippet about the books, the sale and introduce you to Emma Ravelings Top Ten Quirks! I'm going to love this!!





WHIRL (Ondine Quartet Book 1)
Seventeen-year-old Kendra Irisavie is an ondine, a water elemental caught in the middle of an ancient war with the Aquidae, immortal dark demons who will stop at nothing to destroy the fragile balance of the Elemental world.
Fierce and independent, Kendra has always played by her own rules. Gifted with the powerful magic of Virtue and trained to be a deadly fighter, she has spent her life breaking hearts and getting into trouble.
When her life explodes one violent night in a northern California city, a dark stranger appears, promising answers to her mysterious past. Alone and with no one to trust, she must now navigate through a dangerous new world, face the temptations of a forbidden romance, and remain true to her duty and destiny.
All while the Aquidae continue to hunt her down, in the hopes of eliminating her forever.

Here is a sneak peek into Whirl!!
Magic. Secrets. Destiny. Outspoken and independent, Kendra Irisavie has always played by her own rules. She’s an ondine, a water elemental gifted with the powerful magic of Empath Virtue and trained to be a fighter. Pursued by Aquidae demons, she and her mother remain Rogue, hiding among humans to avoid becoming casualties in an ancient war. Everything changes when violence erupts on Kendra’s seventeenth birthday. A dark stranger appears, promising answers to her mysterious past and stirring unexpected feelings in her fiercely guarded heart. But as Kendra uncovers the truth about her heritage and future, she realizes just how deep the lies and deception run. Now, in the face of unthinkable odds, she will need all her wits, skills, and magic to fulfill an extraordinary prophecy. The first in a sweeping urban fantasy series, Whirl is the beginning of a young woman’s exhilarating journey for survival, love, and hope as she fights for her place in a world where she doesn’t belong.

Whirl Blurb
Magic. Secrets. Destiny.
Outspoken and independent, Kendra Irisavie has always played by her own rules.

She’s an ondine, a water elemental gifted with the powerful magic of Empath Virtue and trained to be a fighter. Pursued by Aquidae demons, she and her mother remain Rogue, hiding among humans to avoid becoming casualties in an ancient war.

Everything changes when violence erupts on Kendra’s seventeenth birthday. A dark stranger appears, promising answers to her mysterious past and stirring unexpected feelings in her fiercely guarded heart.

But as Kendra uncovers the truth about her heritage and future, she realizes just how deep the lies and deception run.

Now, in the face of unthinkable odds, she will need all her wits, skills, and magic to fulfill an extraordinary prophecy.

The first in a sweeping urban fantasy series, Whirl is the beginning of a young woman’s exhilarating journey for survival, love, and hope as she fights for her place in a world where she doesn’t belong.
ONDINE Blurb
“I shouldn’t get involved.”

Rebellious and headstrong, sixteen-year-old Kendra Irisavie doesn’t have much respect for authority. An ondine with the powerful gift of Virtue, she uses her tough attitude and Empath magic to navigate through high school and keep others away.

Because being an ondine also means keeping secrets.

Kendra and her mother are Rogue water elementals in the middle of an ancient war. They hide among humans, their survival constantly threatened by monstrous Aquidae demons.

Along with a rigorous training regimen to mold Kendra into a lethal fighter, her mother has instituted four rules to keep her safe.

Trust no one. Relationships are weaknesses. Emotional attachments are dangerous. Be responsible only for yourself.

But when Kendra witnesses a classmate in trouble, she intervenes and her decision to break the rules comes at a price.

Sometimes, humans could be more dangerous than demons.


Ondine is a short prequel novella for the young adult urban / paranormal fantasy series, the Ondine Quartet.

BILLOW (Ondine Quartet Book 2)
It has been six months since ondine Kendra Irisavie arrived in Haverleau, the hidden capital of the water elemental world.

Six months since she discovered her destiny as the sondaleur.


Six months since a series of devastating events left behind their mark.


Now, as she enters the chevalier elite program in her final year at Lumiere Academy, Kendra continues forward on her prophesied journey against the Shadow. Obsessed with what she must do to keep those around her safe, she struggles to balance her powerful magic and the demands of her fate with the challenges of friendship, the complications of romance, and the bonds of family.


Meanwhile, the threat of the Shadow looms larger. Kendra and her friends investigate a series of puzzling human and elemental disappearances in the city of Lyondale and uncover a horrifying tactic used by the Aquidae in the war. When danger strikes close to home, Kendra must separate the truths from the lies and choose who and what to believe.


Even if it means facing what she fears the most.

Illusion. Power. Identity.
Tensions are reaching a fever pitch everywhere Kendra Irisavie turns.

Darkness settles over elementals as a new threat stirs suspicions of a betrayal from within.

Details of recent events spread through Haverleau, prompting doubts over Irisavie leadership. The mysterious Selkie Kingdom finally opens its doors, but the gesture only fans the flames of division. And despite the perils involved, Kendra finds it difficult to ignore the demands of her heart.

As the body count rises, pressure also grows to shift the tides of war. The sondaleur is on the hunt, but tracking the Aquidae leader is the greatest challenge she’s ever faced. With the Shadow playing a deadly game of obsession and horror, Kendra’s best chance to win is to unravel a tangled web of deception spanning back to the origins of the elemental world.

Nothing is what it seems and the closer she gets to the truth, the more dangerous her pursuit for answers becomes.

When the unthinkable happens, Kendra must decide if survival is worth the sacrifice.

Conflicting loyalties, fierce passions, and irrevocable choices ignite in the electrifying third installment of the Ondine Quartet.


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AUTHOR BIO

Emma Raveling writes urban fantasy and fantasy books for teens and adults. Hopelessly addicted to coffee and diet coke, she is currently busy at work on Crest, the third installment of her young adult series, Ondine Quartet.



Now that we know about her awesome series, let's get to know the genius writer behind it all!!

Welcome the great Emma Raveling who is going to share her Top Ten Quirks! Being a quirky girl myself, I know I am going to enjoy this!!


1. I like my french fries plain and crispy with nothing on them.










2. I currently have a crush on Ichabod Crane from Sleepy Hollow






3. . I need silence when I write.



4. I’m fueled by coffee in the morning and diet coke in the afternoon







5. I love putting dirty dishes into the dishwasher. I hate putting clean dishes away.






6. I wash my hands constantly. Everything else can be messy and collapsing around me, but my hands always need to be clean.


7. I love Japanese samurai movies.




 8. I don’t believe in love at first sight. I also believe men and women can just be friends.





9. For a long time, I was a night owl and worked late into the silence of the night. But recently, my schedule has shifted and now my favorite time of day is dawn. I love the moment the sky turns lavender and the day opens up before me, full of promise.









10. I believe the journey is more important than the destination. 



Isn't Emma awesome!! I cannot wait for Breaker!! Here is a sneak peak into Breaker!




War. Prophecy. Freedom.

She fought for herself.
She fought for friendship and love.
Now, Kendra Irisavie fights for the survival of her world.

War rages on, leaving no one untouched. Destruction rips through elemental communities and terror flourishes in its wake. Suspicion soars, order fractures, and loyalties crumble despite Kendra’s desperate attempts to protect everyone she holds dear.

When an organized Aquidae army launches a series of merciless assaults, Kendra and her friends set out to end the bloodshed once and for all. With the fate of elementals hanging in balance, the Shadow and sondaleur hunt each other down in a brutal match of cunning and will.

Kendra has trained for this her entire life. But in a ravaged world where trust is scarce and no life is sacred, she soon realizes her battle may be against an invincible enemy and that her darkest days lie ahead.

Twists and turns shape her harrowing odyssey, leading to a stunning climax that challenges everything she believes in.

Torn between destiny and autonomy, Kendra must finally decide whether the cost of freedom is too high.

Heartbreaking decisions, turbulent alliances, and shattering revelations collide in Breaker, the explosive conclusion to the Ondine Quartet.




OMG! I cannot wait for the release!! You get a free short story if you pre-order! So if you don't win, don't worry - you can still get a free goodie :) ! 

Breaker Pre-Order information

  • Special Pre-Order/release price of 99 cents
  • Pre-order special: Preorder now and receive a post-Breaker short story during Breaker’s release week (go to emmaraveling.com for info and details)



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4 comments:

Denise Z said...

What a wonderful post. I love the sharing of each book in this quartet and I am so looking forward to reading them. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway opportunity and congratulations to Emma Raveling on this upcoming release :)

La La in the LiBrArY said...

I used to read tons of Paranormal Romance, but there have been a lot of high profile Fantasty YA books released this year and they have been dominating my reading pile lately. I think these books look like the perfect way to spark my love of all things paranormal, again. Thank-you for this fab giveaway. :)

La La in the LiBrArY said...

There was no space for the blog post link so here is the post link to my Facebook book page post.
https://www.facebook.com/lalainthelibrary/photos/a.305200922978147.1073741831.250664988431741/383663095131929/?type=1&theater

La La in the LiBrArY said...

I also blogged it on Tumblr, but didn't claim the entry that way because I still cannot figure out how to get a url for a single post. Lol. :)

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