17 Feb 2016

TSAR'S GUARD PARADE: Ten Reasons I'm Excited For The Book + #GIVEAWAY

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Tsar's Guard Parade! I am super excited about THE CROWN’S GAME by Evelyn Skye which is releasing in May 2016 that I wanted to help spread the love! You can see the details about the book below, along with ten reasons I am really excited about this book, PLUS you can WIN AN ARC at the end of this post! Stick around for all the good things.

Let's learn more about the book...


Author: Evelyn Skye
Series: The Crown's Game #1
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: May 17, 2016

Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.

Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?

For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.

And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love . . . or be killed himself.

As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear . . . the Crown’s Game is not one to lose. 

Ten Reasons I'm Excited For The Book

1. MAGIC!!
2. Brittany's Review of the Uncorrected Manuscript.
3. Russian Setting with lots of history brimming in the pages.
4. Ottoman Empire threat -- the BEST Empire in history, tbh.
5. All the character reveals have been amazing! I can't wait to meet these characters.
6. The pre-order incentives which increase as more people purchase are to die for!
7. Evelyn is such a nice person and will always chat with you on Twitter!
8. The words "ANCIENT DUEL" in the summary have me giddy with excitement.
9. The whole having to kill the one you love or they will kill you tension will be ah-mazing!
10. The bromance between Pasha and Nikolai!

Bonus! Watch Sarah K.'s Fanmade trailer for the book!

Evelyn Skye was once offered a job by the C.I.A., she not-so-secretly wishes she was on "So You Think You Can Dance," and if you challenge her to a pizza-eating contest, she guarantees she will win. When she isn't writing, Evelyn can be found chasing her daughter on the playground or sitting on the couch, immersed in a good book and eating way too many cookies. THE CROWN'S GAME is her first novel. Evelyn can be found online at www.evelynskye.com and on Twitter @EvelynSkyeYA.

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  1. This seems like it has every swoon-worthy,heart-pounding,can't-put-it-down-til-I'm-done characteristic that makes for a perfect book! I can't wait to snatch this baby up& drown myself in a game of bookish Russian roulette. Everything about it sounds completely & utterly AMAZING&I want it SOOO bad!
    *grabby hands*

  2. This list is so accurate! I mean, it's set in Russia and who doesn't love Russia?? Russia is to die for. Ooh, and I'm always down for a nice bromance. And Brittany's review is killing me -- I NEED THIS BOOK SO BAD. Super excited for this one!

    Cari @ My Addiction: Books

  3. Oh my goodness, I'm so thrilled my review got you excited about this book! You totally nailed this post!! I truly hope you love THE CROWN'S GAME as much as I did! ^__^ Magic, romance, bromance, and Imperial Russia.. this book has it all =)

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  4. I have been seeing a lot of amazing reviews for this book! I don't really like the cover and it only sounds okay, but I want to try it after all those review.


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