March 2013 Wrap-up

March 2013 Wrap-up Books Read: 13 I didn’t expect I would still have a more than ten book read at the end of the month. Luckily, there’s the lent holiday from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday so that’s something to be thankful for as Catholic. Aside from praying and reflecting, I had free time to read more books! It’s like book marathon all over again. An update on my 2013 Goodreads Reading Challenge. When 2013 started, I decided to sign up for 50 books in a year. However, with the rate I am going, I would certainly finish the challenge Read More …

Author Interview with Marc Kuhn + Giveaway/Freebie

Two weeks ago, I hosted a tour for The Pope’s Stone, a historical fiction revolving around the lives of two descendants a century apart. I have rated the book 4 out of 5 stars and if you want to read my thoughts on this novel, you may click here. Aside from the review, I also hosted an international giveaway. Four lucky winners will be electronically drawn using rafflecopter and will receive a paperback copy of the book plus a simple journal. At this point I would like to give the spotlight to the person behind the brilliantly written and wonderfully Read More …

My Top 7 Most Awaited Movie Adaptations for 2013

Nothing will beat the experience of reading. The tasty words, rollercoaster plots, lovable characters, quotable quotes, traumatic emotions, and vivid descriptions are most of the things that make this leisure pursuit as pleasurable as it can be. No wonder I spend a minimum of two hours a day with books. It is also not surprising to meet a lot of people who share the same feeling towards the world’s most perfect hobby. But Man is not contented to end it just that. Films are created and soon enough, we are overwhelmed to see a lot of our read stories being Read More …

Starseed Book Blast + Giveaway

Starseed Author: Liz Gruder ISBN: 978-1937178291 Publisher: WiDo Publishing Published: February 2013 SUMMARY Kaila Guidry has always known she is different. When she meets Jordyn Stryker at school, she finds out just how different. Jordyn was born and raised far from Earth, a starseed, one of six new students sent to Louisiana’s Bush High to learn human ways. But Jordyn didn’t count on meeting someone like Kaila. When Kaila is pushed to her limit by high school bullying and cruelty, Jordyn awakens her to a new reality—and to love. But to prove herself, Kaila must look the other way as Read More …

The Pope’s Stone by Marc Kuhn: Review + huge giveaway

Title: The Pope’s Stone Author: Marc Kuhn Published: October 9, 2012 Paperback: 242 pages Kindle Edition: 229 pages ISBN: 1479185299 Purchase links: Amazon Kindle * Amazon Paperback * Barnes and Noble Book blurb: THE POPE’S STONE is a fascinating historical novel that follows the lives of Nathaniel and Nicholas, descendants of the Barrington family of Virginia. Each young man keeps life-long journals which eventually reveal their parallel lives; lives that are mirrored by similar events and experiences, similar relationships and consequences. The two, however, lived a century apart. The only connections between them are their family heritage, their journals…and the Pope’s Read More …

Max Xylander and the Island of Zumuruud Book Blast

Max Xylander and the Island of Zumuruud Max has anger management issues. But she has a secret, too. She can make things happen. Like magic. She almost killed a loser skate punk and nearly used it on her stuck up older sister. The question is, can she do anything other than blow things up? Can she learn to control it? And is it really possible that an obscure teenage girl is the key to keeping all of humanity safe? Philip just got his ring back. He got it taken away for messing with his teacher’s mind so he can cheat Read More …

February 2013 Wrap-Up

Books read: 17 It’s the time of the month again. Even though February has lesser days compared to the rest of the months, I managed to read 17 books. Yay! A lot of people are asking me how I can read a lot of books in a short time. For a quick answer to others, I don’t use audio books. I read printed and digital books only. The thing is, no matter how busy I am with my family, work, and social lives I still find and create time for books. When my social life gets too hyper, like going Read More …

Fall for Me: Review + Giveaway

Title: Fall For Me (The Tate Chronicles #1) Author: K. A. Last Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Date of Publication: January 17th 2013 Number of pages: Paperback – 312 Word Count: 71,000 Formats available: eBook and Paperback Cover Artist: KILA Designs – www.facebook.com/KILAdesigns Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/ar_JVC2AgzE Purchase Links: Amazon eBook * Amazon paperback *Smashwords Book Blurb: “Angels aren’t supposed to fall in love, especially with each other. But for the record, you were worth it.” Grace Tate is a Protection Angel and Vampire Hunter, and she has always followed the rules. But some rules are made to be broken… Until now the Read More …

Fields of Elysium Book Blast + Giveaway

Fields of Elysium by A.B. Whelan How can love mend a heart full of hate? Small town girl, Molly Bennett, moves to Los Angeles where she becomes an outsider while attending Beverly Hills High School. It seems life cannot be any more dreadful. Then one day after school, something magical happens. On a secluded hike in the Hollywood Hills, Molly chases her disobedient mutt and only friend into a hidden cavern. She stumbles upon a strange glimmering gateway that transports her to Arkana, a planet that is the cradle of an advanced human race. There, teenagers navigate amazing flying vehicles, Read More …

Exemeus: Review and Giveaway

Title: The Exemeus (Book One) Authors: Folami and Abeni Morris Genre: young adult fantasy Publisher: Royal  Colours Ink ISBN: 9780988688605 Number of pages: 504 Word Count: 101,595 Cover Artist: Amalia Chitulesca Purchase: BN * Amazon Paperback * Amazon Kindle Book Description: Haylee Smith is dead, she just doesn’t know it yet. Her short life was devoted to love and to hate. Love of the man who stole her heart, hate for the man who stole the world. Murdered by the government she swore to destroy, fate has given her another chance to make it right. But to save the planet, Read More …