Blog Anniversary Year Five (5) and Christmas Giveaway

Hey ALL! 
It’s been another busy months and days for me so I am posting my Blog Anniversary giveaway late. Well, just a quick background, I started this blog five years ago. I was inspired by another local blogger named Kate and she encouraged me to try and do blogging. So, without much confidence and trust on myself that I could do it, I still try and challenge myself every single time that I will write something to post here. I am still afraid that what if nobody visits my blog? or what if nobody really cares and reads my content? I guess those thoughts would never end but, I do thank all of my readers who constantly visit this site. I also thank those publishers and authors who trusts me to promote their books and to review the upcoming books. 
Now, in my fifth (5th) year anniversary, I would love to have another book giveaway as a way of thank you to every visitors either local or international. This giveaway will run starting from December 10 to December 31. Check the mechanics below; 
  1. Make sure that Book Depository delivers on your place/hometown. Check their list here
  2. Book price range must be between $15 to $20 only
  3. The winner must email/tweet/message me within 3days once chosen else I will choose another


  1. You can still try joining the International Reader option but if the book you prefer is available in National Bookstore or Fullybooked, just let me know 
  2. Book price range must be between $15 to $20 only [roughly around 800 to 1,100 pesos]
  3. If the winner is within Metro Manila, I do prefer meet ups instead of shipping the book
  4. The winner must email/tweet/message me within 3days once chosen else I will choose another

Once again, thank you for all the support and good luck!!! 🙂

Home of a Book Lover Celebrates it’s 4th Anniversary

Hi everyone!!! Today I celebrate my blog’s 4th birthday! Thank you so much to all of my readers and to the publishers and authors who keep trusting me with their books for me to review. To all the new friends I’ve met during the book signings and other events, you guys are awesome! I can’t thank you enough you are all amazing!
Well… in return, I have a present for my blog giveaway winner. I won’t reveal my prizes yet though here’s the clue, I have a box with me which will be filled with stuff it is book related of course, some will be random things that I think will be helpful for your reading time AND there will be a book which I won’t tell what will it be.
Sorry international followers, this mystery box will be available for PHILIPPINES only. I promise I’ll try to arrange a giveaway like this next time. 
Sooooo who’s up for this giveaway? Good luck!!! 🙂

** PS. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Twitter to check the giveaway updates, I might reveal some of the items there 🙂



Hello everyone! First of all thank you for visiting my blog and reading my posts. Thank you for being so supportive for three years, hopefully you guys continue supporting me and my blog. To the authors and publishers who kept helping and trusting me with their books. I can’t thank you enough I won’t reach this 3years of blogging without all of you. 
This isn’t official yet, but I will announce it anyway I might have another blog in collaboration with my friend who is also a blogger. We are still finalizing things. I will announce things if we decided to pursue that plan but then I will continue to run this blog and posts more book reviews and giveaways. Hopefully next years and months become more successful! THANK YOU for all your support. 

ALSO, thank you to everyone who helped me with this giveaway! More blessings on your way!!!

PHILIPPINES and INTERNATIONAL giveaways! Good luck!!!




Christmas Giveaway 2014

Hi everyone, I just want to thank you all for visiting my blog and joining in my giveaways and such. You guys are the most awesome people I know. I want to thank also all the publishers, authors and bloggers who keep trusting me with their books and book tours. And I want to thank the authors who helped me with my Anniversary giveaway and this Christmas giveaway. This year is spectacular. I can’t thank you enough wish I could reach you all and thank you personally which is the awesome thing to do. 
I wont make this long, here’s another giveaway for ya’ll. e-book copies from the authors.

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Home of a Book Lover’s Second Anniversary Giveaway!!!

Hi everyone! Another year has passed and I am so happy and thankful to all my blog readers and of course to the authors and publishers who trusted their book to me in exchange of an honest review. Also, I am so thankful to the authors who helped me out to this giveaway. 
Well, to be honest, I have been really busy at work so my blog this year doesn’t have much entry but hopefully next year it will be okay, but anyway, ONE winner will win all the book/e-book prizes. The giveaway will last for a week. And to whoever wins… congratulations! 
I wont make this long so, below is the rafflecopter for the giveaway spree. You could enter in all of the giveaway but if your name got picked twice, you won’t get the second prize (you will be disqualified) just to give way to the other participants.
*** E-BOOK Giveaway ***
(one winner for three ebooks)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(one winner for all books)
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(one winner for all books)
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*** BOOK Giveaway ***
(one winner)
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*** SWAG Giveaway ***
(one winner for each book, a total of two)

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(5 winners)
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Have fun guys!!! Once again, thank you so much!!!

Blog Anniversary & Christmas Giveaway 2013

Hi everyone, since I was not online these past few days, and I wasn’t able to post my other giveaways, I decided to post one big GIVEAWAY, this giveaway will be open INTERNATIONALLY and the other is open for PHILIPPINE RESIDENTS ONLY.

Since this will be my last giveaway for this year, I want to thank all those authors and publishers from foreign countries and online shops here in the Philippines who helped me. This wont be successful without all of you. Thank you for answering my questions, I’m glad to know you more. Thank you to my friends who kept encouraging me to blog. It’s awesome, blogging for me now is not just a hobby, it’s my job and I enjoy it. I still have so many things to learn though, but I’m glad that I reached one year.

Thank you to those authors and publishers who kept sending me galleys or e-galleys. Thank you for trusting me and being open minded to my reviews. I love you all, thank you for being a good friend.


Thank you everyone for joining! I will reveal the winners before this month ends!

 Interview with Katie McGarry

Tell us something about your life as a writer.

I’m a stay at home mom of three very active children, so my writing schedule is a little hectic. It revolves around their schedule so there are days when I can write for several hours and then there are days when I don’t have time to write at all.

What’s the first book you’ve read?

Runaway Marie Louise by Natalie Savage Carlson. It’s a children’s book and I read it several times when I was a child.

What do you want in life other than being a writer?

I want to be a good friend, relative, wife, and mom. The people in my life are very important to me.

What are you working on at the minute?

I am currently working on revisions for Take Me On. This is the fourth book in the Pushing the Limits series and will be released in May 2014.

What are your thoughts on writing a book series.

I love being able to stay within the world I’ve created and what’s great about the Pushing the Limits series is that each book belongs to new characters. For instance, Beth, the heroine in Dare You To, was a secondary character in Pushing the Limits. It’s like having the best of both worlds!

How do you react to a bad review of one of your books?

Books are sort of like pizza toppings. There are people who like pepperoni and people who only like cheese. It’s what makes us all unique and different. There are going to be people who like my book and people who don’t. That’s okay. I just appreciate that people gave my book a chance.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

I would love to thank my readers. It is because of you that I get to live out my dream of being a published author. I can’t thank you enough for reading my books and for all the wonderful  messages I have received. Hugs to you all!

Katie McGarry’s Books

Interview with  Lea Nolan
Tell us something about your life as a writer.
It’s very blessed because I’ve got an incredibly supportive family who puts up with all my “typing”, great writer friends who help rescue me from my plot emergencies, wonderful editors who help bring out the best in my stories, and fantastic readers who have fallen in love with Emma Guthrie, Cooper Beaumont and the rest of the characters from CONJURE and ALLURE, the first two installments in The Hoodoo Apprentice series.

What’s the first book you’ve read?
I don’t remember exactly, but I think Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was either the first, or among the first books I ever read. I loved it and every one of Mr. Dahl’s books.

What do you want in life other than being a writer?
I want my children to grow up to be happy, healthy, loving and kind. If they can accomplish that, the rest will fall into place!

What was the hardest part of writing your book?
For me, the hardest part of any book is always the beginning. When you first start out, even if you’ve plotted the story, you don’t always have a great handle on the main character, her personality, and voice. That takes time to fully discover, usually about the first third of the book. Also, I always write and re-write the first chapter a million times trying to make sure the book starts in the right place.

What are you working on at the minute?
I’m drafting a proposal for a brand new, stand alone young adult contemporary story. It’s edgy and dark and and I’m very, very excited about it!

Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from your most recent book?
I have always thought that Emily Osment would make a great Emma Guthrie, the heroine of The Hoodoo Apprentice series. She looks spunky, smart, and plucky enough to try and save her brother and boyfriend from centuries-old curses and battle evil monsters and villains.

What are your thoughts on writing a book series?
It’s hard but also very rewarding. Hard because you have to sustain a long term story arc while also satisfying readers by wrapping up individual plots in each book. And you’ve got to know enough about what happens in the later books to drop bread crumbs in the earlier books. So it takes a lot of careful planning. Also, you need to create characters that are compelling enough to make readers want to follow their journey for several books. Pulling all that off is an amazing accomplishment, which is its own reward.

What is the most demeaning thing said about you as a writer?
Luckily I’ve been spared any vicious or demeaning critiques since I’ve been published. Thank goodness! But back in college, I had a nasty experience in a creative writing class where a fellow student was extremely dismissive of a story I wrote. When asked what he thought about it, he tossed his copy across the table and said, “What can I say? It’s trite.” His face was contorted with disgust and his tone dripped with distain. What he didn’t realize was that this “trite” story was about something very personal and meaningful to me. The professor reprimanded him for his tone but no one disagreed with his assessment of my writing. Needless to say, his comment (and their tacit approval of his sentiments) cut me deep and actually made me swear off any more creative writing. I didn’t try my hand at fiction for another twenty years. And now look at me, I’m probably the only student from that class who’s actually a published writer! Looking back, I realize I never should have given them that power, but sadly, I was young and naïve and very vulnerable so I did. I tell you this story in the hopes of keeping some other writing student from giving up.

How do you react to a bad review of one of your books?
First of all, I try not to read them! Bad reviews can worm themselves into your brain and seriously mess you up (see my answer to question number 8!). The same goes for good reviews, by the way. If you only read the good ones, you can end up with an inflated sense of yourself and your abilities. Also, I tend to believe that reviews are written by readers, and are intended for other readers. It’s not an open letter to me, but rather is an opportunity to express how a particular book impacted the reviewer/reader. Once the book is out there in the world, it’s no longer “mine” and will likely take on a life of its own.

That said, I can’t say I completely avoid all reviews. When I do encounter a less than glowing review, I try to hear what the reviewer/reader is saying and examine whether it has merit. No one’s a perfect writer and no one author is going to satisfy every reader, but if the critique is valid (and many times it is), I think about how I can address it in the next book.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you! Thanks for taking the leap and reading CONJURE and for enjoying the story enough to follow up with ALLURE. I promise, I’m working hard to make sure you love the final book in the series, ILLUSION. And thanks so much for the emails, Facebook messages, and tweets expressing your love for these characters and their journey. You have no idea how much those missives mean to me and how inspiring they are.

Lastly, I wish you the very best holiday season and the happiest and most joyous new year!

Thanks so much for having me! This was great!

Lea Nolan’s Books

Interview with Nikki Godwin
Tell us something about your life as a writer. 
Being a writer is actually like a double life in a way because I’m not a full-time writer, as much as I wish I was (like most writers). I tend to write better at night, and I don’t write everyday. My methods are pretty unorthodox, and if anyone knew them in detail, they’d probably question my sanity and the quality of my books.
What’s the first book you’ve read?
I loved reading while I was growing up, but the first book I read that really made a difference in my life was The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton.
What do you want in life other than being a writer?
I’d love to write full time and not have to have a day job. I want to get married someday. I want to meet David Desrosiers from Simple Plan because he’s the only one in the band I haven’t met (and he’s my favorite). And I personally really want to meet a pro surfer (I have a list of names, but any of them would do).

What was the hardest part of writing your book?
The hardest part of writing each book varies. My first book, Chasing Forever Down, as super hard to write because my day job took up 11 hours a day + multiple hours off the clock due to after hours phones. It was a nightmare. AGOS’s writing process was actually really smooth.
What are you working on at the minute?
I am revising a YA LGBT m/m romance called Falling From The Sky. It’s due for release on February 21, 2014, and I’m super excited for it because this was actually the first novel I ever wrote. I’m ready for it to have its moment in the spotlight.
Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from your most recent book?
In all honesty, I don’t keep up with Hollywood and am waaaaay behind on all the popular movies. I’m not a huge movie-goer. I have no clue who the hot young faces of Hollywood are these days, so I have no answer. :\
What are your thoughts on writing a book series?
I actually have one in process, and my Spaceships Around Saturn books will be somewhat of a series. I plan for them to be more “companion novels” so they can be read out of order, for the most part. My Drenaline Surf series is my favorite of all my projects, and I’m super stoked to be working on it for 2014.

What is the most demeaning thing said about you as a writer?
Ahh, that’s a tough one. I had someone say some really awful things to me on a personal level, but those things aren’t fit to be seen on the internet. Sometimes I think the whole falling out was quite ridiculous, but then I reread that last e-mail and remember why we parted ways. Sometimes things are just better if you let go.
How do you react to a bad review of one of your books?
Books are a subjective thing, so if someone doesn’t like my book, the chances are I probably don’t like the books they enjoy either. We’re all different and like different things, so I just assume they have different tastes and move on. For the most part, people have really enjoyed my books, so majority rules 😉
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? 
I can’t say THANK YOU enough. I wouldn’t be where I am, my books wouldn’t be selling, and no one would know who I am if I didn’t have such awesome readers. You guys spread the word better than I ever could, and I love each and every one of you for it. I’ll say thank you a zillion more times in the future. You’ve been warned. 🙂 Thank you so much for having me, Camelle! ❤
 Nikki Godwin’s Books

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Blog Anniversary 2013 (Day 10 & 11)

Hi everyone!!! I’ve been absent again sorry for that I’m really busy but today, I have two giveaways one is open INTERNATIONALLY and the other is PHILIPPINES ONLY giveaway!

What I have today is Konstanz Silverbow and Blink Philippines. Thank you so much for helping me out!!! You guys are awesome!

Konstanz Silverbow has always been a dreamer .
. . but not a writer. Being an author was something she was dragged into. But
since that day, she hasn’t stopped. It has become more than a hobby, it is a
During the day Konstanz works, making jewelry,
playing the violin, collecting dragons, and learning all she can
about medieval weapons. But at night she creates made up worlds and places
where those dragons come to life and the weapons are used in battle.”
Young adult fantasy, paranormal with
a dash of romance author, Konstanz Silverbow; Proud Creator of magical
worlds, fictional creatures, ideal super heroes and sarcasm since 2007!
About Blink Philippines
1. Proudly Pinoy online bookstore and marketplace for used and new books
2. Offers a wide-range of titles at low prices including out-of-prints and hard to find books.
3. Allows convenient online buying and selling of books for Filipinos.
4. Delivers books service! 
Visit their website and order online here

Blog Anniversary 2013 (Day 9)

I’m down to my 9th giveaway!!! I still have more exciting books to be given away, and the Philippines only giveaway will be open one of these days! I’m excited here. Anyway for today’s giveaway, it is a book of Josh Grayson. It’s a good book and I enjoyed reading this one. I reviewed this book months ago. Here’s the link for you to check: Review.
Thank you Josh Grayson for helping me out! 

Josh Grayson was born in
Mexico, raised in Massachusetts, and now lives in Martinsville,
Virginia. It was his move to the South that stirred his imagination and
gave him the courage to start writing. During his free time, Josh enjoys
reading, jogging, swimming, and watching YouTube videos.
currently works as a medical driver, shuttling people all over Virginia
and North Carolina. He has also worked as a machinist, film sales rep,
admin. assistant, and telemarketer (he apologizes if he called you).

Sia is his debut YA novel. (Available 11/20/13)

Follow Josh here: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram 

Blog Anniversary 2013 (Day 8)

I love giveaways!
Hello! another giveaway for today!!! I believe some of you didn’t know my featured author for today, but then her books are good and I read two of her books, and I’m looking forward to reading the two other books, if you want a proof I have reviews! Here take a look Broken Faith and Uniquely Unwelcome.
An Interview with Brandy Nacole
1. Tell us something about your life as a writer. 
and pens are a must!  No matter where I am or what I’m doing, I always
make sure I have a way to jot down an idea that could strike.  Here
lately my iPhone has become my personal  But a writer
never knows when an idea for that next pivotal plot moment will strike
or when something will spark some ideas.  My Spiritual Discord Series
started from two roadsigns at the beginning of a 1,200 mile road trip.
 Always be prepared for the unexpected!  Inspiration can happen anytime
and be geared by the strangest of objects.  

2. What’s the first book you’ve read?
Thinking back, the first books I can really remember being interested in where the Goosebump books by R.L. Stine. 

3. What do you want in life other than being a writer?
editor.  I know still in the same career ball park, but it’s my
passion.  I’m actually in the process of enrolling to get my Master’s
degree.  Talk about something scary!  

4. What was the hardest part of writing your book? 
Time.  I never once had writer’s block or grew frustrated.  And since I
enjoy the proof reading and editing, time is always my enemy.  But
isn’t that everyone’s?  

5. What are you working on at the minute?
just finished up the second book in my Spiritual Discord Series,
Faithfully Hunted.  I plan on relaxing a bit for the next few weeks with
my family, but I’m also reading over a story I wrote almost 8 years ago
called The Lights.  This has become my fixer-up project.  

6. Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from your most recent book?

7. What are your thoughts on writing a book series.
love book series.  They keep the characters alive and readers
enraptured.  And I think we get to see and begin to understand so much
more about characters when they are slowly introduced and develop over
the span of several books.  Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of
great stand alone books out there!  I guess I just don’t like saying
goodbye to characters I like so quickly.  I have attachment issues.  

8. What is the most demeaning thing said about you as a writer?
told to give it up.  That’s not happening.  Each writer has their own
style and not everyone will be on board with their work.  That’s okay.  
Our different styles of writing is what makes us unique.  We’re like a
fingerprints.  And just like fingerprints that grow and expand from
birth to adulthood, I’m still growing and expanding in my craft.  I’m
not going to cut myself off halfway just because of a flaw someone may
see in me.  I’ll heed their advice, learn from it, and move on.  I won’t
be raising any white flags anytime soon.  

9. How do you react to a bad review of one of your books?
listen to what the reader has to say.  If a writer doesn’t listen, then
we can’t grow.  But on the same note, I’m also wary and usually
overlook reviews that are full of negativity but never giving a reason
why.  Some people will just be trolls because they have nothing better
to do. 

10. Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
thanks and hugs for all your support and encouragement.  This last year
has been amazing and I am looking forward to the many more to come.
 Readers rock!!
Brandy Nacole resides in
Arkansas where her imagination runs wild. Her obsession is reading but her
passion is writing. She put her dream of becoming a writer on the back burner
and went to college to become a psychologist. Three years after endless classes
in a field she only felt half satisfied with, Brandy picked up her pen once
again and wrote the outline to Uniquely Unwelcome. She finished out her degree
in psychology, but traded her dream of writing for the degree and put psychology
on the back burner.

Whenever she’s not reading or
writing, Brandy is spending time with her family and friends, throwing around
crazy ideas, teaching , and singing like a rock star at a concert for no one
else but herself. She loves plants, but unfortunately is a killer of anything
that requires water but can’t voice (scream) their needs.

She is the author of The Shadow
World Series and The Spiritual Discord Series


Brandy Nacole’s blog:

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