Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Night Of Elisa Blog Tour

Today on my blog I have The Night of Elisa blog tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, excpert, top ten post, and review.

Title: The Night of Elisa
Author: Isis Sousa
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Victorian Gothic/Paranormal
Publisher: Tragic Books
Release Date: Sept 8 2014
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
Illustrations: Characters and Ornaments Pencil Sketches
.: A Gothic Novella :.

Sometimes, life and love can follow the most obscure paths, just as they did for Elisa.
Her life becomes a dark, cold, lonely cage the day the devil takes her as his wife. He robs her of almost everything she holds dear: her health, her wealth and what is left of her family.
Trapped between the nuances of life and beyond-life, Elisa finds herself struggling for a better tomorrow. With her health deteriorating, how will she summon the courage and strength to stand her ground? And how far will she go in the pursuit of a dream?

Embark with Elisa on this puzzling Gothic adventure set in the late Victorian era, between the world of the Living and the picturesque, melancholic Duskland. 

‘Elisa’ calmed and the struggle was over. How dare she speak of me like I’m already dead? I know these faces… Father Johannes was throwing holy water over her bed and chanting in Latin.
“E-l-i-s-a i-s b-a-c-k!” a loud voice echoed in the room for all to hear. Quentin was very surprised. “She is back! Father Johannes, how is it possible?”
Father Johannes’ voice was frail. He was a short, gibbous man with an aquiline nose and big, deep eyes. “God the almighty never betrays us, my son!” He raised the wooden cross with his right hand.  “Whatever evil was holding her from life – from death – is here no more!” He came closer to Quentin, reaching for his ear. “She is strong, my son! Keep pretending until the last moment. We don’t want it to happen, but if she survives we don’t want her to tell anyone about what we did.”
“If she survives it will be for a very short time. I will take care of her once and for all, Father!” Quentin pretended he was seeing a miracle from the seven heavens. His young wife back from the dead! How was it possible? We did everything we could, but you persisted… “Elisa, my dearest, you’re alive! You live! You have come back to us!” Quentin continued, admiring that she had endured so much. 


I am seriously in love with this authors writing. Her writing is beautiful and gothic and then you add in the beautiful illustrations that Isis has done herself and you enter a world like no other. I usually like to envision the scenes myself but with Isis's books you get these beautiful drawings that take an already amazing book and turns it into a master piece that I will always come back to and re-read. And because I love this book so much it gets 10/10 Bloody Fangs 

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Barnes and Noble Illustrated Edition {eBook} LITE
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Books A Million (BAM) Illustrated Edition {Hardcover}
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Book Depository Illustrated Edition {Hardcover}
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Top Ten Post: 
I know that you are an Artist as well as an Author who are your Top Ten Artists

Dear Sabrina, first of all, thank you so much for having my book tour in your blog, which by the way, looks very nice!!! :) Also, I am so delighted to make this blogpost, as you are the first to ask me about this…

I am very fond of art, specially classic paintings and sculptures of various eras, and CG ARTs in our modern times, such as digital painting. So with that said, I will divide the top 10 into two parts: Classic and Contemporary.
Because I love too many artists, I will add a few of those I enjoy most at the moment - not in any particular order.

The Classics
1- Konstantin Makovsky, Russian painter. (1839-1915)
I love the intricate storytelling of his paintings. He is also very good at working the lighting and his level of realism is astonishing. For me, his best works are those where he increments the Fantastic to tell a story. He has also a very special use of high, saturated chromas in some of his pieces, making them otherworldly.
2 – Adolf Tidemand, Norwegian nationalist. (1814–1876)
 He had this wonderful talent in telling on his paintings what happened in the daily life of the Norwegian people of his time. How did they dress, what did they do, the furniture at their homes and the moods of the landscapes, he could capture it all.
3 – Caravaggio, the Italian master. (1571-1610)
I like the complexity in which he composed some of his works. But what is most remarkable in his art, in my opinion, is the expressions he gave the human subjects. To paint an expression and to make it feel natural are two different things, and he mastered both. He had also a brief life, which means he became technically very good in short time of much dedication to the craft.
5 – John William Waterhouse, English painter, more known for the famous painting of Ophelia. (1849-1917)
I love the poetic and dreamy quality of his works. Also the way he worked his technique, mixing realism with something more impressionist in the brush strokes and palettes. Many of his paintings tell fantastical/mythological stories, something I really enjoy.

The Contemporaries
1 – Luis Royo, Spanish artist, loved by the Goths and Metalheads :)
I love his restricted palettes, the eroticism and fetish of his creations as well as the contrast between his beautiful, delicate characters in contrast with dark, destroyed worlds. There is detachment, abandon, decay, but also strength on them.
2 – Narcius (Corrado vanelli) from Italy.
I love the colors Corrado uses on his works. I love his esthetical choices when it comes to facial features and body types and nonetheless, the freshness of his lighting and expressions. I am a very big fan of his work.
3 – Pierangelo Boog, the master from Switzerland.
He is truly a contemporary master. Angelo can work in a variety of digital and traditional techniques, and he master different human aesthetics/ethnics. He can portray humans of any part of the globe with perfection. I love his technique and talent.
4 – Yayashin (Bruno Wagner), French traditional/digital painter.
His work is crispy, vibrant, bold and full of details. I also like the brush patterns he explores on his pieces. I’m very fond of his aesthetics for female characters and nonetheless, the complex way in which he composes each painting.
5 – Seth Siro Anton, digital alchemist from Greece.
He has the coolest artist name! Seth is more known for his digital photo-manipulation works, specially on heavy metal CD covers, he also masters traditional techniques. I am attracted to the grotesque, dark and obscure aspects of his works. Not only his work and name are interesting, but also his person…

Thank you so much for reading through :)

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, writing articles for IT’S ART MAG, collaborating with other artists and so on. Love Arts, History and Heavy Metal.

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

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Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Isis for her top ten post and for letting me review your book and say Thank You to RBTL for letting me participate in this blog tour. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sabrina :D I am the most grateful! It is not just an honor to have my book featured at your lovely blog, but also, the Top 10 post was absolutely fun to do :) Also, thank you for taking the time and doing the awesome review ^.^ Big cheers to you and your readers :)