Welcome to my stop on the Immortal Circus Final Act Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours! It's so awesome to have the amazing Alex Kahler back on the blog talking about his series. If you guys haven't had a chance to start the Immortal Circus books, I highly recommend you start now. I mean, how can you pass up faerie politics, a grand circus and so many secrets and twists? But I'll let Alex walk you through some of the highlights of this awesome series.
Thanks so much for hosting me.
I thought I'd do something a little different for this post—rather than chat, I wanted to share my top 5 quotes/moments from the Immortal Circus series. I loved so much of the banter and scenes in this series, it was hard to pick just five. (Especially because I can't find all of them offhand.) I'm even going to be nice and give you a little teaser from the last book.
So, without further ado, a small selection of my favorites. I'd love to hear yours!
Sabina looks perfect, poised, holding a pose for the audience's applause. Except Sabina's red unitard is usually white, and the long gash across her throat is a second smile leaking its secrets into the ring.
“I'm not the killer,” I say. At least, I don't think I am. “I almost saw them, last night.”“Well, if it's any consolation, I don't think you're the killer either.”(...)“Why not?” I ask.“Because,” he says. His comforting smile turns wicked. “You're too much of a wimp to kill anyone.”
As it is, I can only stare straight ahead and watch the fields roll by. Behind me, at the front of the cart, I hear the steady clop of what I assume are horses. I feel like I've been roofied at a Renaissance faire.
---I don’t want to be the girl that’s with the guy because without him she’s nothing. I want to be the girl who’s with the guy because she’s powerful and he’s powerful and they’re powerful together
“The Broken King is marching,” Lilith intones, echoing the very words she said a month ago. “And he will have his revenge.” Then she picks up her usual singsong voice and does a little dance. I can't tell if it's the demon toying with me or the little girl just being a little girl.“You think the end will come with me. But no, the end will come with three.” Before I can ask her what the hell she's talking about, she twirls around and skips off.
------------About Immortal Circus: Final Act------------
Release Date: January 14, 2014
Pages: 44 (episode 1)
This book is a Kindle Serial. Kindle Serials are stories published in episodes, with future episodes delivered at no additional cost. This serial currently contains one episode out of an estimated six total episodes, and new episodes will be delivered every week.
An additional episode will be delivered every week until the book is complete. New episodes will be added to the same book on your Kindle, keeping your place and retaining your notes and highlights. You'll be notified via email when a new episode has been delivered.
Episode 1: January 14, 2014. All is not well within the Cirque des Immortels: war is brewing, the troupe is angry, and without Kingston there, Vivienne's in over her head. But when an unexpected guest arrives, she realizes her problems have only just begun.
Episode 2: January 21, 2014. Now Vivienne must not only deal with a mutinous troupe, but her long-lost lover. To make matters worse, there's a new player in the game. And this opponent is hell-bent on revenge.
----------------About A. R. Kahler----------------
Born in Iowa and educated across the States, he’s taught circus in Amsterdam and Madrid, gotten madly lost in the Scottish wilderness, received his Masters in Creative Writing from Glasgow University, and drummed with Norse shamans. Sometimes he also walks about on stilts. Or sews. Or hammers tiny pieces of metal into pretty shapes.
When he’s not writing or climbing in the rafters, he’s probably drinking coffee. And seeing as he currently resides in Seattle, there’s coffee aplenty.
--------------Other Books in the Series--------------
About The Immortal Circus
Release Date: December 4, 2012 (serial); January 29, 2013 (print)
Formats: Paperback, audio, eBook
Murdered contortionists aren't exactly what Vivienne signed up for when she ran away to join the circus. But like most things under the big top, nothing is what it seems. With a past she can't quite remember, Vivienne finds that running away forever might not be as appealing as it once sounded—especially not when she realizes the devilishly attractive ringleader, Mab, is the Faerie Queen of legend—and that she and the rest of the troupe are locked in an age-old rivalry between the otherworldly Courts.
Aided by her friends Kingston—a feisty stage magician whose magic is quickly stealing her heart—and his smart-ass assistant, Melody, Vivienne finds herself racing against the clock to discover the culprit behind a series of deaths that should be impossible. However, the answer she seeks might reveal more about her own bloody past—and future—than she bargained for.
The show's just beginning. Step right up...
About The Immortal Circus Act Two
Release Date: June 11, 2013 (serial); August 20, 2013 (print)
Formats: Paperback, audio, eBook
Vivienne is almost content with her new life in the Cirque des Immortels. She has moved up from selling cotton candy to telling fortunes, she has a gorgeous, magical boyfriend, Kingston…and no one has been murdered since the clash between the otherworldly Courts. Her life under the faerie big top would be perfect, in fact, if not for the nightmares and visions that compel her to seek and confront her half-remembered past. But for Viv, not knowing her past may well be a blessing. There's a reason she ran away.
But can she truly escape herself?
The second act of the fantastically evocative Cirque des Immortels series, The Immortal Circus: Act Two draws readers further into a world that’s at once wonderful, seductive…and deadly.
Step right up…
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