First of all, a big THANKS to Missie for giving me the opportunity to post on her blog! I love ‘My Book Boyfriends‘, and have to check in often to get my weekly dose of eye candy.
On to my post – elemental powers. This is the premise of the Akasha Series. I am under the impression that when most think of elemental powers, they think of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’. At least that is what my 12 year old would say (who hasn’t ready my book, by the way – because it is definitely an adult book). There are some similarities between the Akasha Series and the Last Airbender. In my story, Elementals specialize in one of four powers; water, air, fire, or earth. A Gaia can manipulate all of the elements at once and usually to a stronger degree. That is where the similarities stop. The Akasha Series is a contemporary piece, set in the here and now. A group called the Seven use elemental powers to counteract damage done to the ecosystem by humans. The first book, Water, takes a dark turn as the antagonist develops his theory of depopulation in order to save Earth. As the series progresses, we watch his theories become an obsession and then a reality.
I’ve always been sort of obsessed with elemental powers, and absolutely love when fantasy books, especially those involving witches or vampires, incorporate these ‘elements’, so to speak. What is it about elemental powers that can be so intriguing? Maybe it’s the fact that when they are at odds with each other, neither one has a particularly strong advantage. Like a Mexican standoff, in a way. On the other hand, one cannot necessarily function without the others. And when they are working together in perfect harmony, it can be the most powerful thing ever. You won’t necessarily see this until the third book in the series, when Kaitlyn, the Gaia, learns to blend all four elements to create her own Akasha, so stay tuned!
If the world I’ve created in the Akasha Series became reality, and you were an Elemental working for the Seven, which would you be? And why?
- Earth: The earth element is the most dependable, steady and practical. Earth magic operates at a slower rate, but it is more likely to persist and endure. The Earth elements represents North, the color green, midnight and winter. It signifies stability, order, birth and death, and fertility.
- Air: Air expands your consciousness and represents truth. It is also associated with thought and language, the breath of life. The Air element represents East, the color yellow, mornings, and spring. It signifies intellect, reason, science, and youth.
- Water: Water elementals can be described as timid and shy, though some of the most dangerous natural disasters are water based. The water element represents West, the color blue, twilight and autumn. It represents emotion, intuition, healing, and wisdom.
- Fire: Fire is the purest element in the sense it cannot be polluted – though it depends on other elements to exist. The fire element represents South, the color red, noon and summer. It represents strength, passion, energy, and transformation.
Despite my name, I think I’d have to go with fire. I am a Leo, after all. Answer the poll below, and let’s see how many complete ‘circles’ we can create!
And if you are into elemental powers as much as I am, be sure to check out our new group on Goodreads; The Elementals.
All of the elemental powers are in the palm of her hand…and it won’t be enough to save her. When Kaitlyn Alder is involuntarily introduced to a life of magic, she becomes part of an organization hell-bent on saving the Earth. Just as her new-found life holds promises of purpose, romance, and friendship, the organization divides and a rogue member holds Kaitlyn hostage. Now one of the most terrifying men the human race has to offer stands between her and Earth’s survival.
She carries more than just elemental powers. In ‘Air’, the sequel to ‘Water’ of the Akasha Series, Kaitlyn has a secret. One she won’t be able to hide much longer. As the strongest Gaia the planet has ever seen, she must face mankind’s greatest enemy as he campaigns for ‘One Less: Depopulation’. Everything depends on Kaitlyn fully embracing her role as Gaia. Her family. The Seven. The Earth. Something has to give, and it won’t be Kaitlyn.
- To enter, leave a comment saying which elemental power you’d choose and why.
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- Ends 3/4 at 11:59 pm CST.
- Winners will be selected using random.org.