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Tuesday 29 November 2016

☀✉ As Cold As Thorns: As Cold As Thorns [1] - Isis Sousa

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour which celebrates the release of As Cold As Thorns, a Dark Gothic Fantasy by (, Tragic Books, 265 pages).

This is the first part in the As Cold As Thorns duology.

Here at BooksChatter we were lucky enough to take part in the beta reading of this book and we can highly recommend it! Four lovely stars from us - we really liked it and cannot wait for the second and final part!

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below. Check out our fun guest post about As Cold As Thorns's main characters and their favourite cupcakes ;-)

Author and illustrator Isis Sousa is holding three separate giveaways:
- sign up to her newsletter by 6 Dec 2016 to get a chance to win lots of goodies;
- enter the Goodreads giveaway to win a paperback copy of As Cold As Thorns pt 1,
- enter via Rafflecopter to win one of 15 ebook copies of As Cold As Thorns pt 1.  

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 || Teasers || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


~ A tale for adults - packed with beautiful illustrations.~

When lust and vanity consume a humble young soul, nothing is left but a faint flame in the darkness of the void.

The solace and contentment of Henrique's simple life as a small-town tailor's apprentice vanish when his ambitions turn him overnight into one of the most powerful and influential personalities in early-1800s Europe. His quick ascension to the upper echelons of the leading Iberian Empire reveals a man torn between the pure heart he once was, and the grim shade of what he has now become: a spirit obsessed with expensive material possessions and the urge to acquire the unattainable.

Henrique succumbs to the ever-growing desires and beguiling passions tormenting his mind, causing a rupture between reason and a desolate world of ice and snow where pain is the key to salvation.

Will he survive his encounter with the colossal emptiness and find the righteous path to lead him out of his agony?

Come and indulge yourself in this startling tale of coldness and wonder.


|| Teaser: KCR Preview || Guest Post: Characters & Cupcakes ||

Teaser: KCR Preview

Guest Post: Characters & Cupcakes

All flavours: Amelia and Pepe

Amelia is Henrique's housekeeper, and Pepe is a young messenger. Both are of poor origins, they would eat pretty much anything.

Berries - topped with dark chocolate: Henrique

Henrique is the Royal Tailor and his creations are both admired and envied by the other European courts and acclaimed to be the most exquisite the world has seen in his time. Henrique is a complex character who is fond of the finest things in life.

He loves red berries and chocolate!

Oranges or lemon: Catelyna

Catelyna is the beautiful young Princess of the New Kingdom of Iberia and the object of Henrique's affection and obsession.

She loves oranges and citric fruits.

As Cold As Thorns
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About the Author

Writing sucks. Period.

That's why I am an artist; illustrator and graphic designer who writes in a hobby basis. Oh, wait... That's not the "why"... I was born artist, and there is nothing I can do to change it. But with all the imagination I have running lose, there came some stories... And there came some books!

When I'm not doing artwork and illustration for authors and bands, I'm doing woodcarving, painting ornaments, painting artworks for myself, collaborating with other artists and so on. Love Arts, History and Metal.

Oh, and summer is a bitch! Always. Anywhere in the world.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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As Cold As Thorns
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As Cold As Thorns

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My dear Books Chatters and the readers of this blog, wow, what a lovely spotlight :D I am very lucky to have had you guys on the beta reading team, and you surely helped the book to become a better work :) Also, looking at these cupcakes... makes me feel hungry ^.^ Thanks for everything, hope your blog readers will enjoy the post as much as I did. Cheers!!!