The Tsar's Guard Parade!


I'm both honoured and privileged to be the one to start out The Tsar's Guard Parade! I'm super excited to read The Crown's Game and I'm excited to share this book with you and the love of this book!

Also, if you read to the end of the post, there's an international giveaway! So do stick around for that!

Here's some information on the novel if you haven't heard of it already:


Title: The Crown's Game
Author: Evelyn Skye
Series: The Crown's Game #1 
Publisher: Balzer+Bray
Release Date: May 17th 2016 
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks
Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.

Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?

For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.
And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love . . . or be killed himself.

As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear . . . the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.

As something special that I did for my Tsar's Guard Parade post, I created a moodboard for the book! I had a lot of fun creating this moodboard and here it is!

I absolutely cannot wait to read this novel and I hope you guys are too! Click this link to check out the rest of the tour! It's going to last several months so get ready!


Evelyn Skye was once offered a job by the C.I.A., she not-so-secretly wishes she was on "So You Think You Can Dance," and if you challenge her to a pizza-eating contest, she guarantees she will win. When she isn't writing, Evelyn can be found chasing her daughter on the playground or sitting on the couch, immersed in a good book and eating way too many cookies. THE CROWN'S GAME is her first novel. Evelyn can be found online at and on Twitter @EvelynSkyeYA


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  1. Very cool mood board! I feel it captures what I've learned about the story rather well. Thanks so much for the giveaway :D New follower - Jaclyn JC's Book Haven

    1. Yay! I'm glad you enjoy my mood board! I definitely had fun making it! :)


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