When I received A.C. Gaughen’s book Reign the Earth, I was so excited. It was given to me from the wonderful folks at Bloomsbury after I visited their offices in NYC before an amazing blogger event called Blog Bound. A while later I was asked if I’d like to be part of a blog tour for the book, and of course I said yes! The topic was simple, who would I want to Reign the Earth with. The answer; however, was not as simple. First I thought of my friends, then JK Rowling ( I mean who wouldn’t want to rule with that Queen!). After much deliberating, I decided to talk about why ruling with both would be a dream come true.
My friends are so important to me and if I was able to rule the Earth with these three spectacular, fun, and fierce women, a lot of stuff would get done! The first friend I’d choose is Alyssa because she’s so strong and determined. She’s been through a lot, but she’s a fighter and I think that’s an important quality to have. She’d also ensure that each decision I made would be well thought out and beneficial to as many people as possible. Next up is my friend Marissa, who is kind and compassionate. She always has a smile on her face and is able to put one on mine. Her dreams are as big as her heart and her positive outlook on life is contagious. Finally I’d have to have my friend Hannah by my side. She tells you like it is and has an amazing BS filter that I think every ruler needs. She’s not afraid to speak her mind and tell you when you’re wrong or if something doesn’t make sense. These three ladies have never met, but I know if we ever all got together, the world could never stop us.
JK Rowling, I mean who wouldn’t want to work with JK all day!? She’s intelligent, compassionate, well versed, and respected by many. Having her by my side would be the ultimate dream come true. I met her once a few years ago and she was one of the kindest people I’ve ever interacted with. I think ruling with JK would bring people together since she’s known worldwide. People trust her and she’s contributed to so much good in the world.
All of the women I mentioned (and all those I didn’t) are amazing on their own, but together we could Reign the Earth!
REIGN THE EARTH
Summary: Shalia is a proud daughter of the desert, but after years of devastating war with the adjoining kingdom, her people are desperate for peace. Willing to trade her freedom to ensure the safety of her family, Shalia becomes Queen of the Bonelands.
But she soon learns that her husband, Calix, is motivated only by his desire to exterminate the Elementae—mystical people who can control earth, wind, air, and fire. Even more unsettling are Shalia’s feelings for her husband’s brother, which unleash a power over the earth she never knew she possessed—a power that could get her killed. As rumors of a rebellion against Calix spread, Shalia must choose between the last chance for peace and her own future as an Elementae.
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