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 🙂


Giveaway: All’s Fair In Blog And War by Chrissie Peria

Five Cuevas @fivetravels
Three guesses to where I’m going next. Starts with an M. Ends with a U. Has a lechon named after it. #travel

travel blogger Five thinks she has hit the jackpot when she gets
invited to glittering Macau for an all-expense-paid bloggers tour. Think
majestic old churches, sparkling casinos, exhilarating bungee jumps,
and the world’s most unforgettable egg tarts. The trip is practically
perfect, except for one little glitch. She gets assigned to be travel
buddies with Jesse, the world’s most infuriating photo blogger, and it’s
definitely war at first sight.

Will Five let Jesse turn her dream vacation into a total nightmare? Or will falling in love be on the itinerary?


STANDING ON THE JUMPING LEDGE is a spiritual experience. You feel the nip of the chilly air. You see the astounding clarity of the sky. You hear the whoosh of the wind as it blows around you. You understand how fragile your life is as you stand on the precipice. And you smell the fear emanating from your skin as you think, ‘F*****t, am I really going to do this? What the f***k was I thinking?’
Opposite me, Jesse was taking it all in stride. He was animatedly chatting with the bungee crew as they strapped us up in our safety harnesses. The crew was happily sharing tales about other jumpers: those who turn back, those who take ages before finally jumping, and those who leaped victoriously, jumping off into the breach without any qualms. Those were the ones they loved the most, probably because they made great promotional videos.
“You ready, Five?” Jesse asked me as the crew members finished strapping him in.
“I don’t think I ever will be,” I begged. “Can’t I just go back?”
“It’s non-refundable,” he replied.
“They can take my money,” I whimpered. “My life is worth so much more.”
“Okay, finished. Go to the gate.” The crew member who was strapping me in pointed towards a flimsy looking gate. Okay, it wasn’t really flimsy, but at this height, anything that wasn’t a solid wall looked flimsy.
Jesse pulled my hand. “Come on, you can do this. I’ll buy you ice cream later.” My knees felt wobbly but by some miracle, I did make it to the platform.
“Is this your first time to jump? Excited? Where are you from? Wave to the camera!” A crew member assigned to man the camera started chatting us up as the rest of the crew added more straps and lines to our harnesses. The most I could muster was a weak grin for the camera so Jesse did the talking for us.
From behind us, another crew member started giving us more instructions. “Stand closer to each other. Closer,” he insisted until we were side-by-side. “Slip your arm around each other’s back. You’ll need to jump together, like you’re just one unit.”
“What will happen if we don’t jump at the same time?” I asked, considering the possibility of staying behind when Jesse jumped.
The guy just shook his head. “Not advisable. You don’t want to know. Just jump okay?” His reaction did nothing to soothe my frazzled nerves.
A third guy opened the gate and pointed towards a small gangplank. My knees weakened even more. “You okay?” Jesse asked softly. “You can do this, Five. Come on, you’ll be laughing in everyone’s faces after this.” He tightened his hold on me then helped me on to the platform. It was something I was truly grateful for. At least I had someone to lean on.
“Look down and wave to the camera!” The crew member pointed to a camera at the bottom of the tower. Ulk. Wrong move. I quickly looked back up at the sky. “Now look there.” This time, the camera was to the side, taking a succession of still photos. “And the last one.” He pointed to another video camera, the one we were waving at earlier. Or at least the one we were supposed to wave at.
“Okay, now walk to the edge of the platform. Three-two-one, I want you guys to jump at the same time, okay? Ready?” I nodded weakly. There was no turning back. Time to conquer my fear, even if I was practically dying from it. Jesse gave me another squeeze, reminding me that I’m not alone. Somehow, that gave me the extra burst of courage to—
The next five seconds were the longest ever in my life. We were hurtling to the ground at breakneck speed. It was as if my body was falling while my heart was left up on the 61st floor. Despite my loud shriek (and Jesse’s equally loud man-shriek), I was so aware of the sound and feel of the wind as we sliced through it, my eyes watering as the air hit our faces. But even before I could get my bearings and register that we were falling, we had already rebounded upwards, confusing my insides even more. I didn’t know how long we were bouncing, nor how many times we rebounded, but by the time we were done, I was laughing hysterically. Sheer adrenaline was oozing out of every pore and I felt like I just owned the universe.
It was goddamned scary-amazing and I wouldn’t trade anything in the world for it. Because that jump? That was me screaming that I could do anything to the world.
Amidst my euphoria, I heard Jesse laugh. He clutched me closer during the fall; so close that I could feel his chest rumble with each laugh. He didn’t seem to have any plans of letting me go. Not that I minded. “So, how was that? I take it you’re not afraid of heights anymore?”
Still dangling how many feet off the ground without an ounce of fear left in me, I nodded my head vigorously. “Hell, yeah!” 
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When not obsessing over
fictional people doing fictional things, Chrissie obsesses about food:
the eating, the cooking, and the procuring of it.

An advertising
copywriter in her past life, she now spends most of her time writing,
taking photos, cooking, and babysitting a tiny human and a curly-haired
dog. She still plays with dolls and she thinks that bacon is the answer.


Birthday Giveaway [02-10-2016]!!!

Hello everyone! Today is my birthday..  I’ve planned to have this birthday giveaway months ago.. so here it is.. I’m giving away a signed copy of Proxy by Alex London + swag pack, one winner will get the prize *smiles*. 
Thank you to all the readers, bloggers, authors and publishers who visits my blog and talk/contact me. This is my way of thanking everyone for being such an awesome followers! I’m 24 now and I am looking forward to more blogging and reading years and more giveaways! I love giveaways! So far… this is open for PHILIPPINE RESIDENTS ONLY, I’m sorry to those who doesn’t live here but I’m working this out, hopefully in the future I could give books/ebooks to other people outside my country. 
Anyways.. THANK YOU for everyone’s support.

PS. thank you Jas for helping me with this! love you!!! #bestbuddyforever



Featured Author + Giveaway: Aoife Marie Sheridan

Hi guys, I have another author to feature for this month and I will probably do this thing once a month if I could. Today, I’m lucky to be able to feature one of my author friend whom I adore so much. She writes good books and series which I’m sure other readers would love. Let me introduce to you the author of Saskia Trilogy, Demon Series and her upcoming book is Drowning in Lies (Seven of Kings Series), Aoife Marie Sherdan. 
Aoife Marie Sheridan has loved
reading from a very young age, starting off with mills and boon books
given to by her grandmother. Her love for romances grew, by the age of
14 she had read hundreds of them.

Aoife has a passion for
writing poetry or in her eyes her journal entries. It was something she
did throughout her teens and into her twenties. Aoife won first place
for two of her poems and had them published at a young age of just

Aoife’s first book Eden Forest (Part one of the Saskia
Trilogy) took first place with Writers Got Talent 2013. Aoife continues
to write tales of fantasy and romance.





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Tell me something about you aside from being an author.

I love to help other authors promote their work. So I
created a platform called ultimate fantasy books. link: www.ultimatefantasybooks.com Here
we promote an author weekly and also showcase books that are on special
offer.   We also give each author their
own page listing their books, purchase links and a bit about themselves. Competitions
are running from this site as well as weekly reviews.

When did you start writing?

In 2011 is when I put pen to paper and since then I haven’t

What inspires you to become a writer?

For me it was the passing of two people. Writing became my
escape, my way to cope. I feel grateful each day that I found writing it’s made
me feel complete.

Why would readers choose your book to read?

If a reader is looking for an adventure with some romance
and plenty of magic then my books are the ones. I also use life experience to
write the sadder scenes, I really dig deep to make them as real as possible. I
pour my heart, soul and sweat into my writing.

How do you handle negative reviews?

At the start they would make me cry, but I am three years
writing, publishing and reading reviews so I like to think I’m a bit stronger
now. 🙂

What do you consider first, plot or characters?

Plot, my stories are plot driven. It’s always at the
forefront of my mind. But as my characters grow they change the flow of the

Would you consider writing a different genre than the one
you used to?

I already have I normally write fantasy. But my book Hunters
is a paranormal horror, and right now I am writing a romantic comedy with an
element of magic in it.

Do you think that the cover plays an important part in the
buying process?

100% yes. For me when I’m looking for a book to read the
cover is the first thing I look for and I do believe most people do this also.
I think money should be poured into the cover and the editing of a book, as
they are the most important.

Do you have an upcoming book? Can you share something about

I have a short story about Queen Bellona coming out early
this year with the re-release of the Saskia Trilogy. I will also be releasing
hunted part two of the Demon Series.

Any message to your readers?

I would like to thank every single reader that picked up one
of my books and took the time to read and review them. Without you guys writing
would still be a far away dream. So thank you from the bottom of my heart.




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To find out more about Aoife Marie Sheridan you can visit her at:

Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00B5W8SK6
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Aoifemariesheri
Website: www.aoifemariesheridan.com or email her at aoifesheridan101@gmail.com
Blog: aoifesheri.wordpress.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show…
Twitter: https://twitter.com/aoifesheri
Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+AoifeMarieSh…
Linkedin: http://ie.linkedin.com/pub/aoife-mari…
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/aoifesheri/
Mailing List: http://aoifemariesheridan.us7.list-ma…
TSU: http://www.tsu.co/aoifesheri

CBTL Planner Giveaway!!!

Hello Everyone,

This is just so random I am giving away my extra Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Planner which I got last night (01-21-2016) I already have my own planner I just think it’ll be nice to share this to somebody! below is the photo of the planner.

Winners will be chosen via rafflecopter. Share your 2016 plans in the comment section! ^_^