#BooksBindUs Giveaway! – Win Elise Kova’s novels

Hello, beautiful readers! If you’re an avid user of Twitter, I’m sure you’ve been encountering the hashtag “#BooksBindUs” every now and then. It’s actually a gathering of giveaways created by Sarah K. Vetter (@SKVetterWrites), which aims to spread positivity and joy as well as to promote all kinds of books people love.

Vetter herself says, “With all the events that are so polarizing in the news today, I wanted to do something that reminded us of the things that do draw us together.”

Now let’s talk about my giveaway contribution for #BooksBindUs!

I’ve decided on the first two books of Elise Kova’s Loom Saga: The Alchemists of Loom and The Dragons of Nova. Personally, I have a huge love for both the science fiction and fantasy genres! I think these two books portray the perfect fusion of steampunk sci-fi and fantastical magic. Best of both worlds, if you will.

To give you an idea of what the story is actually about, here’s the synopsis for The Alchemists of Loom:

Her vengeance. His vision.

Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds’ resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn’t a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer turned thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors.

Cvareh would do anything to see his sister usurp the Dragon King and sit on the throne. His family’s house has endured the shame of being the lowest rung in the Dragons’ society for far too long. The Alchemist Guild, down on Loom, may just hold the key to putting his kin in power, if Cvareh can get to them before the Dragon King’s assassins.

When Ari stumbles upon a wounded Cvareh, she sees an opportunity to slaughter an enemy and make a profit off his corpse. But the Dragon sees an opportunity to navigate Loom with the best person to get him where he wants to go.

He offers her the one thing Ari can’t refuse: A wish of her greatest desire, if she brings him to the Alchemists of Loom.

Now for giveaway details! This giveaway is international and runs from now until 11:59 PM, 01 October 2017 — (GMT+08:00) Philippines. In order to be qualified for the raffle draw, all you need to do is to follow me (@bookshelfbitch) and Sarah (@SKVetterWrites), and then retweet the tweet below:

Additional entries:

[1] For 3 extra entries, follow my blog (That Bookshelf Bitch) via WordPress, email or bloglovin’. Once you’re done, let me know how you followed me either by responding to my tweet or by leaving a comment on this post!

[2] For 5 extra entries, leave a comment on this post, answering any of the following questions: Why do you love books? How has reading books influenced you and your life? Why and/or how do you think books bind us?

[3] For 2 extra entries, follow my other Twitter account: @ssiral_. Once you’re done, let me know you’ve followed me by tweeting.

And that’s it. Best of luck to everyone participating! Don’t forget to radiate love, warmth and compassion!

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17 thoughts on “#BooksBindUs Giveaway! – Win Elise Kova’s novels”

  1. First, thank you so much for the chance, I entered your giveaway on Twitter (@brandnewroses). I discovered your blog at the same time and I’m loving it.

    To answer your question, I love books because they’re my flesh and my soul, my favorite hobby, one of the most important thing for my well-being. It just feels wonderful to wander through different worlds whenever you please, to discover new stuff daily, new characters, new stories. This is above all my tiny, happy, magical shelter and I’d trade it for nothing else like ever. 🙂

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  2. Thanks for the chance, I followed your blog via email! I love books because they are a door to other words, and allow me to live life’s I never could otherwise, like that of a Wraith, or a pirate or a badass warrior princess. Also the community of book lovers is awesome and so welcoming and fun!

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  3. I’m already following your blog and both of your Twitter accounts (@warriorofstorm). Thank you for the chance!

    Books influence us in many different ways but when it comes to my life I feel like books calm me down and help me get through the darkest moments of my life. Books also helped me find many new friends, mostly online, and nowadays I can’t imagine my life without them. ❤

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  4. Thank you so much for the chance! And I could write an entire essay about why I love books, but I’ll try to do it quickly. When reading a book I can put myself in someone elses shoes, which makes me understand them better. I also love books, because whenever I have a crappy day, I just know that I can pick up a book, escape for a while, and feel better afterwards.

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  5. Ooh it’s such a good collab!! & I love Sarah! 💜
    & omg i loved loved TLOC i cant wait to read Dragons of Nova..!

    Books make me so happy in this sucky life, my portal to many diff worlds!

    I already follow your blog via email!

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  6. Haven’t read them, but hope to.
    I followed both accounts, & re-tweeted the tweet. & I’m following your blog via WordPress.
    – I love books because they help me escape reality (sounds cheesy)
    – Reading has influenced me by helping me discover new things in life (also sounds cheesy)
    – I think books bind us by how they are so captivating and intriguing (and another cheesy answer…)

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  7. I have followed both accounts mentioned in twitter and retweeted. And followed this blog as well. ♥

    + I love books because it serves as my escape when reality is hard to deal with. It, also, helps me in achieving my dream to become a writer someday.
    + Reading has become one of my greatest influence. Through reading, I discovered a lot about the world and ,especially , about my own self.

    + Books bind us because through reading we are able to meet other people who either love your genre of choice or not. But it doesn’t mean that we don’t get along when we disagree aboit bookish things. It makes it even more interesting and respectful in a way. 😀

    Thanks for the opportunity. 🙂 ♥♥♥

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  8. This is an awesome giveaway and it so happens that The Loom Saga is one of my fave series😭😭. And not to be dramatic but books literally make me forget my problems all the time. I read to try and escape my life with all its bs and drama. Sounds cliché but true.

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  9. This is an awesome giveaway! Yehey! I’ve loved books ever since I was young. I’m quite an introverted person and get restless easily, so books help keep my mind occupied. They help with my mental illness as well. This is my first hearing about books bind us which I think is a wonderful idea by the way.

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  10. I thought I was already following your blog… I am now! And man, I’ve been meaning to read this series for the longest time… I hope I can do it soon! 😊
    Books have been influencing me from a very young age. They definitely shaped my thinking and my way of seeing the world. I remember classmates commenting on how I spoke in a very strange (“formal”) and metaphoric way. I had never realized it until that moment, and it was all because of books.
    I was also very open minded and tolerant when it came to a lot of stuff, more than most adults. I was always reciting all the interesting facts I learned from stories, and was over the moon when people actually responded to my enthusiasm.
    I also always wanted to explore everything, try different things, just because of how I pictured them while reading. I wanted to go to all the places I visited in books, and see everything they described.
    I think my experience is very similar to most hardcore readers, and blogging has helped solidify that notion for me 🙂 We’re all in this together!
    Also, thank you for the giveway ❤️ You rock!

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  11. I love books because they have been my teachers throughout my life. They have given me the need to dream and the need to write and my love for book know no bounds. Books have given me courage and have given me something to advocate for because all our stories matter. Books give us a way to connect to each other and live inside another’s mind and truly understand them for a short while. Books truly do bind us. Books have inspired generations and brought people together. They are powerful and they are full of everything that I love.

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  12. I read books because they make me feel alive. They give me hope and strength to continue what I want in my life. Reading books influences me to be a better person by seeing and understanding things in a different perspective. I think book binds us in a way that people are able to do what they love to do, to teach different cultures, to tell and listen to stories and opinions of other people and to be themselves.

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  13. Thank you for the giveaway, I’ve been following you for a bit now! Also these books look so good I’d love to get to them sooner or later.
    And to answer the questions: Why do I love books? They let me escape reality, relax from the everday’s rutine, and reading also lets me relieve anxiety. How has reading books influenced me and my life? It gives me an opportunity to learn everyday, to see the world in a different perspective, to be more. Why and/or how do I think books bind us? I think books get people together to talk about things they are passionate about and also to inform and teach people about different culture, they help to understand one another without making the others feel stressed for having to explain everything about themselves to the other.

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  14. Thank you for the chance, I have entered and followed your blog, i have done it through twitter x
    I read so I can escape…in to a magical world or into the past.
    I think reading binds us because we love to discuss and share our thoughts on books we have read or want to read.
    Thank you for the blog post….brilliant x

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  15. I learnt to read at an early age and couldn’t stop! It’s my comfort zone and makes me happy. I am also a bit of a book obsessive and I reserve lots of books from the library which puzzles my friends and family because why do I need all of these books when I can only read one at a time?? My son looks like he is going to have the same passion for books too. He can’t read yet but he will still hold a book, turn the pages and speak in his baby language as if he can.

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