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Thursday, January 10, 2013

EXCLUSIVE COVER REVEAL: The Morning Star by Robin Bridges + GIVEAWAY

Today I'm extremely honored and excited to host an exclusive cover reveal of Robin Bridges' final Katerina Trilogy novel, The Morning Star!

Now, if you've been following my blog for a while, you know how much I loved the previous two books in this magical and glamorous series. If you haven't, please make sure to check out my reviews! I will link them at the bottom of the post. 

Part historical fiction, part romance and part paranormal, Katerina Trilogy is a head-spinning and eye-popping tale of light and dark, good and evil, loyalty and treason, love, hate and everything in between. Russian folklore, Gothic creatures, crazy plot developments, gorgeous settings and a whole cast of magnificent historical figures - this series has it all! So if you are not familiar with this series yet, be sure to add it to your TBR pile. Trust me when I say: It's an absolute MUST READ! :) 

With no further ado, let's take a look at the beautiful cover of The Morning Star!

Title: The Morning Star (Katerina #3)
Author: Robin Bridges

Expected publication: August 27, 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

     Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, wants to be known as a doctor, not a necromancer. But Tsar Alexander III forbids women to attend medical school; his interest in Katerina extends only to her ability to raise the dead. Twice now, Katerina has helped him by using her power to thwart the forces of darkness--vampires bent on resurrecting the lich tsar Konstantin Pavlovich so that he can take what he sees as his rightful place on the throne. Katerina thought she had bound Konstantin to the Greylands, the realm of the dead, but he has found a way out. Now he is searching for the Morning Star, a sword that will allow him to command a legion of supernatural warriors.

     Katerina must find the sword before Konstantin does--and she must travel to Egypt to do so. Along the way, she puts up with unwanted attention from her former fiancé, the nefarious Prince Danilo, and struggles with her feelings for her true love, George Alexandrovich. But with the looming threat from Konstantin, Katerina's focus remains on the sword. Russia's fate will be determined by whoever wields the Morning Star--and delivers the final blow.


My thoughts: I am absolutely in love with this cover. I loved all the covers in the series (the model is gorgeous and Katerina's gowns are simply magnificent!), but The Morning Star's cover is by far my favorite. It captures Katerina's personal growth, as well as her confidence and power. She looks fierce, strong and unstoppable! She also looks more mature and experienced. I also love the warm colors, they make me think of a flower, finally blooming to its full glory after a long and cold winter! I love, love, love this cover and can't wait to read the book!


Are you as excited as I am?! :) I hope you are, because thanks to the wonderful people at Random House, we have a very delicious prize pack to give away to one lucky reader today! :)

The Prize Pack includes: 
   - a hardcover copy of The Gathering Storm (signed!)
   - a hardcover copy of The Unfailing Light (signed!)
   - a fantastic and beautiful Romanov 2013 Calendar
   - bookmarks

Open to: US only
Giveaway ends: January 20th
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About the author:

By day, Robin is a mild-mannered writer of fantasy and paranormal fiction for young adults. By night, she is a pediatric nurse. Robin lives on the Gulf Coast with her husband, one soon-to-be teenager, and two slobbery mastiffs. THE GATHERING STORM is her first novel.
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The Gathering Storm (Katerina #1)

St. Petersburg, Russia, 1888. As she attends a whirl of glittering balls, royal debutante Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, tries to hide a dark secret: she can raise the dead. No one knows. Not her family. Not the girls at her finishing school. Not the tsar or anyone in her aristocratic circle. Katerina considers her talent a curse, not a gift. But when she uses her special skill to protect a member of the Imperial Family, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue.

An evil presence is growing within Europe's royal bloodlines—and those aligned with the darkness threaten to topple the tsar. Suddenly Katerina's strength as a necromancer attracts attention from unwelcome sources . . . including two young men—George Alexandrovich, the tsar's standoffish middle son, who needs Katerina's help to safeguard Russia, even if he's repelled by her secret, and the dashing Prince Danilo, heir to the throne of Montenegro, to whom Katerina feels inexplicably drawn.

The time has come for Katerina to embrace her power, but which side will she choose—and to whom will she give her heart?
My review: HERE

The Unfailing Light (Katerina #2)

Having had no choice but to use her power has a necromancer to save Russia from dark forces, Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, now wants to forget that she ever used her special powers. She's about to set off to pursue her lifelong dream of attending medical school when she discovers that Russia's arch nemesis--who she thought she'd destroyed--is still alive. So on imperial orders, Katerina remains at her old finishing school. She'll be safe there, because the empress has cast a potent spell to protect it against the vampires and revenants who are bent on toppling the tsar and using Katerina for their own gains. But to Katerina's horror, the spell unleashes a vengeful ghost within the school, a ghost more dangerous than any creature trying to get in.
My review: HERE


Katie said...

Wow. I love this cover. So glad that it matches so perfectly with the other two books!

Orchid said...

It is definitely an excellent addition to the series. I have actually not read this series yet. I keep meaning to but haven't had the chance.=)

Jessica said...

I have had the first book in this series on my radar for quite a while. I need to read it ASAP. I love the concept of the series and they are the most GORGEOUS covers!

Angie F said...

I love this cover! It's my favorite of the series.

Of course I'm excited to read it, too! :D

Book Bunny said...

I haven't read any of the books, but now that I saw the reviews, I have to put them to my to-read pile! And the covers of all three books are pretty..

Rebecca (RivkaBelle) said...

Ooooh ... that cover! Swoony! :oD
I have an ARC of the first one, but haven't had a chance to read it yet ((oh, the happy problem of too many books to read, haha)) ... Love-love-LOVE all three covers, so gorgeous. And such an interesting subject and time too ... Yup, gonna have to make the effort to read SOON!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Bonnie said...

I still have to read this series - maybe for the TBR! I love all of the covers for this series, they are so beautiful. Thanks for hosting this giveaway Evie!

Owl MoonShadow said...

Love the new cover. I need to catch up, have only read the first book.

Ruby said...

That's such a beautiful cover! I've had the first book in my TBR mountain for quite some time and I've heard a lot of good things about it. I hope I'll find some free time to read it.

Lissa said...

This is my current favorite book series. I cannot wait for the new book to come out. I have my best friend hooked also.

Nicole Mainardi said...

I still need to read this series :/ I think the cover is pretty on par with the rest of the series, meaning they're all gorgeous! I'm glad they didn't change the covers with this series.

magan bagan said...

I've only had the chance to read the first book, but I can't wait to read the rest!

I love all of the covers and am beyond excited for the last book!

DeniseF said...

That is probably my favorite cover of the three! I read the first book and loved it and just bought the second one! I can't wait to see what happens in the next two books!

Lily B said...

the cover is stunning, I have not read the books yet but I want to :)

Barbara E. said...

I think the cover is gorgeous, it really catches my eye, that's for sure. I haven't read any of the books yet, but I'm looking forward to reading them.

Steph said...

I LOVE the cover!! It's absolutely gorgeous! I haven't read any of the series yet, but I'm definitely going to. Thanks for the giveaway!

Gi-Gi said...

I love love love the cover and the color of the dress is gorgeous.

I haven't read nay books in the series yet but I really want to. :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Amy said...

I love this cover!! They are all really pretty, but I think this one is my favorite. Thanks for sharing and for the awesome giveaway.

Julie S said...

I just got books 1 and 2 for xmas so I'm really looking forward to reading them!

erin said...

Thanks for the great post and giveaway! This series sounds fantastic and I'm definitely very interested in reading them :)

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Leannessf said...

I think the third one is the best cover! I've read only the first book (borrowed from library), so would love to own my own copy and start on the 2nd!

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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Bookish in a Box said...

I haven't had a chance to read any of these, but I love all the covers, especially The Gathering Storm. The setting sounds wonderful too; I've always been fascinated by the story of the Romanovs.

Christine said...

The cover is gorgeous! I haven't read any of the books yet, but I'm dying to :)

Tiffany Mahaffy said...

I freaking love this cover. It is the prettiest out of the three but I have mad love for the other 2 anyway!! I have wanted to read these for awhile (practically drool reading your reviews <3) and would love to win these!!! Thanks for the giveaway girl!!

Jaime Lester said...

I haven't read them yet, but I really want to. They are on my list. It sounds like a great story. And I love the covers of the first 2, but I don't like the 3rd one as much. It is still pretty but not quite as much!

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cyn209 said...

i have yet to read this trilogy, but i have added all the books to my WishList!!
thank you for the giveaway!!!!

melissa said...

i havent read these before but i am very excited to do so.. the covers are so beautiful, classical and mystic

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