Wednesday, August 6, 2014

IFB Tour: The Lost Kingdom by Stephanie Beerden + Giveaway

Series: The Elements #1
Release date: April 28th 2014

Synopsis via Goodreads:
A Prophecy made long ago, announced the arrival of the new Ladies of Elements.

And now almost a millennia later, it finally came true …

All her life Arima thought she knew who and what she was. That is until the day of her sixteenth birthday came and her world is turned upside down, when she’s told she’s not a White Witch but Lady Spirit. And that she is the one that has been foretold, will unite the Five Ladies of Elements once again and save Ilendia and the Other Lands from Ahriman, the Demon King.

At first Arima refuses to accept her new fate, but when Shanums come and destroy her village and kill her loved ones, she has no choice but to flee and fall right into the destiny she never wanted.

As she grudgingly starts her journey into the unknown, she is accompanied by her unicorn familiar Sirrim, Blythe, a Vampire with a dark past and Myrddin, a mysterious Ljosalfar.

And the longer her journey lasts, the more Arima begins to realise that she can’t escape her own destiny and she must learn to control her powers and learn to be a Lady for the sake of the Sisters she doesn’t know and the people of Ilendia and the Other Lands.

However, things get more complicated when Arima comes into the possession of a key. Her instincts compel her to go towards danger when she discovers that the key she holds, can unlock the legendary kingdom of El├ęssima, the home of the Ladies of Elements.

She will have to make the choice to follow her instincts …

…or stay on the path that has been laid out for her.
~ Stephanie Beerden's Awesome Playlist ~
Songs that Inspired The Lost Kingdom and The Element series

1. Amethystium – Strangely Beautiful

2. Amethystium – Gates of Morpheus

3. Amethystium – Elvensong

4. Amethystium – Ethereal

5. Immediate Music – Final Omen 2.0

6. Immediate Music – Blasphemy 2.0

7. Immediate Music – Clash of the Titans

8. Immediate Music – Serenata Immortale

9. Immediate Music – With an Iron Fist

10. X-Ray Dog – Dethroned

11. Carmina Burana – Oh Fortuna

12. Clint Mansell – Requiem For a Dream

13. Loreena McKennitt – Ever After Theme

14. Nightwish – End of All Hope

15. Nightwish – Tristania

16. Nox Arcana – Sanctuary of Shadows

17. Nox Arcana – Nightmare Parade

18. Nox Arcana – Night Wraiths

19. Nox Arcana – Night of the Wolf

20. Nox Arcana – Legions of Darkness

21. Two Steps From Hell – Archangel

22. Two Steps From Hell – White Witch

23. Two Steps From Hell – Immortal

24. Two Steps From Hell – False King

25. Two Steps From Hell – Moving Mountains

26. Snow White and the Huntsman Soundtrack – Breath of Life

27. The Hunchback of Notre Dame Soundtrack – Sanctuary

28. Within Temptation – Blue Eyes

29. Within Temptation – Our Solemn Hour

30. Within Temptation – Frozen
Stephanie Beerden was born on Friday the 13th (no joke, she really was) in a small city called Genk in Belgium. She has always been fascinated with the occult, magic and books. Her childhood and teen years were filled with reading lots and lots of books and imagining what life would be like as a vampire. Until one day she decided that she wanted to try her hand at writing her own books and that was the beginning of her writing adventure.