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Monday 22 February 2016

☀☄ The Gathering: Hunters of the Dream [1] - Ingrid Koivukangas

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for The Gathering, a Young Adult Fantasy by (, Eco Spirit Publishing, 211 pages).

This is the fist book in the Hunters of the Dream trilogy.

Don't miss our interview with author Ingrid Koivukangas.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below. Read the first three chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Hunters of the Dream: The Gathering is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library, and it is available for purchase for only .99 until 20 March 2016.

Author Ingrid Koivukangas will be awarding an Eco Heart Oracle Deck (which is an integral part of the Hunters of the Dream trilogy, and is on sale for $38 US) to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

Synopsis | Trailer | Teaser | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


When the summer holidays begin, Aurora thinks she’s just a normal teenager about to have another boring summer. Then, for her seventeenth birthday, Nana Brin gives her a long-silent Oracle that has been passed down through their family for generations. The mysterious Oracle soon awakens in response to the creeping Darkness that is escaping and destroying all worlds. Aurora must quickly find the courage to come to terms with her calling as the Huntress of the Dream.

Teaser: Excerpt

     As the Bone Seer began to pick up another bone, she hesitated, cocking her head from side to side, as if listening to someone speaking. She breathed in sharply, surprised, and suddenly frightened, and in a high pitched voice began singing:

The wise one will read the signs,
As the all seeing one awakens,
When the drum woman travels,
And the compass unravels,
And he, who swims between worlds,
Joins the one who sparks and twirls,
The broken wing is set free,
The wolves howl and protect thee,
Gathering under a double moon,
Agreements hewn,
The Huntress is born again,
As Darkness slips its chains.

     Looking directly into Aurora’s eyes she hissed, “The Darkness is waking, Aurora. There are many teachings you must complete, and amulets and allies to gather in preparation for the battles ahead. You must find your fellow hunters before the Darkness escapes and finds you, or all will be lost.

The Gathering
Only .99 until 20 March 2016!

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About the Author

Ingrid Koivukangas, BFA, MFA, is an award winning environmental artist, writer, designer, Reiki Master and educator.

As an artist Ingrid works intuitively at sites creating new works in response to sites and their energies and histories both natural and human. Her work encompasses many media including site specific ephemeral, large scale public works, writing, video, photography, sound, web, sculpture, painting, drawing and printmaking.

Ingrid's artworks have been exhibited in Canada, the USA, Europe and Asia. She's been featured as an artist in residence on CBC-TV; has had numerous gallery exhibitions; has many site specific ephemeral works left in situ and large scale permanent public art projects.

Ingrid's artworks have been included in many publications and books including: Art in Action: Nature, Creativity and Our Collective Future, published by the Natural World Museum and the United Nations Environmental Programme. One of her favourite publications to be included in is Scholastic Book’s Now See This! Art That Influences.

Ingrid has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with Distinction, from the University of British Columbia Okanagan and a Master of Fine Arts, Environmental Sculpture, from the University of Calgary. You can view her work at:

Ingrid lives on Salt Spring Island with her husband Robin, two dogs, Lucy and Scout, and a fierce cat named Hunter.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

Hello! Thank you hosting me today. I love the images you chose, especially for the playlist cover!

Stormy Vixen said...

Enjoyed the teaser, sounds like a great and I love the cover, thanks for sharing and good luck with the tour!

Unknown said...

Thanks Eva!

Unknown said...

This book is well worth picking up. I was intrigued when I first started reading and soon found myself completely immersed in the story, dying to find out what happened next.

The images are vivid. The fantasy creatures come to life. And you find yourself not wanting to put the book down.

There was only one fault.

It ended...

I was waiting impatiently for the 2nd book as soon as I read the last word from Hunters of the Dream!! If you liked Harry Potter, you'll love this book.

BooksChatter said...

Hello Ingrid, thank you for popping by! It was my pleasure to discover about you, your art, your fantastic farm and gorgeous fur babies (as well as your lovely husband :-) ) and your choice of music.

And of course I did try out the Eco Heart Oracle reading!

Have a great tour!


Unknown said...

Thanks for your comments HaidaGal! So pleased you enjoyed the first book of the Hunters of the Dream trilogy!!