Brewed Thoughts: December 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Blog Tour Thanks + Holiday Greetings

First off, I'd like to thank everyone who participated in The Real Score + In Over Her Head blog tour from the organizer, Dia, to the gracious book bloggers, and the amazing people who joined the giveaway. Congrats to Henley, the winner of my awesome swag bag. I'll be sending your prize once the courier resumes business operations. :)

I'd also like to thank the people who've bought, read, and reviewed my book! It's been such a great year for me, and your support is a huge part of this gratitude in my heart. I'd like to wish you all a very Happy Holidays! Here's to the coming year filled with more great surprises!

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Real Score Blog Tour: Author Interview

Music has been a central theme in The Real Score, with no less than a boy band as part of the cast. Read on about the author's thoughts on music, fangirling (yay!), and some deets on the sequel novel!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Real Score Blog Tour: Excerpt Reveal

Welcome to today's blog stop (and my first time to join a blog tour) for The Real Score!

Just a brief note: The author and I were classmates from Mina V. Esguerra's #romanceclass (and we have a common friend...small world indeed!).

About The Book

 The Real Score by Kesh Tanglao
Paperback Order (PHL only)
Caitlin's friendship with Marcus, the de facto frontman of the world's biggest boy band, Gezellig, has long been an object of scrutiny by almost everyone--their friends and families, the media, and his fans--ever since they "went public" a couple of years back. Who wouldn't be interested? She was a nobody, catapulted into the limelight of his fame when he struck an unusual friendship with her.

To both Caitlin and Marcus, what they have is a "perfect little thing." But then something comes along and threatens it.

In a no-holds-barred interview, will they finally be forced to settle the score?

Friday, December 13, 2013

Update: In Over Her Head Blog Tour Schedule

Things have been really busy for me work and writing-wise, but nevertheless, I'm so excited to have a week-long blog tour on December 15-21 for In Over Her Head, courtesy of the awesome Dia at Book Junkie Joint!

Head on over to these amazing blogs and catch the giveaway that comes with the tour! :) Here's a complete schedule:

Edit: This post will be updated to include links to the blog entries. :)

December 15

My Book Musings
Cinderella Stories
The Belle of a Boulevard

December 16

Not Just Silly Thoughts
Scattered in the Universe (Book Review)
The Great Big Jump
Book Junkie Joint 

December 17

The Enigma of Herself
The Belle of a Boulevard

December 18

The Enigma of Herself
Citizen Judie
Books are my Lovers
Cinderella Stories

December 19

Publishing in Pajamas
It’s a Wonderful Book World
The Girl Behind the Stories

December 20

Citizen Judie
I Am Krissy
The Belle of a Boulevard 

December 21

Amour Pour Cadeaux (Excerpt Reveal + Giveaway)
Rhythmic Readings
La Bella Vita
Cinderella Stories

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

ReaderCon Recap + Invitation

A unique approach to the Freedom Wall. Also, Nicholas Park as a favorite author.

ReaderCon finally happened last Saturday and I had a blast! Though this was technically my second time to attend the event, but it was a first for me on the following:

#romanceclass class pic with our books
  • I was part of an exhibitor group. The #romanceclass had a booth where we sold the print copies of our novels as well as the ebook bundle. Our mentor, Mina V. Esguerra was also there to sell copies of her latest books, Welcome to Envy Park and Playing Autumn (part of the Rock Gods of Romance ebook bundle).
  • I've never been inside the Ateneo school grounds until that day. And the Rizal Library. I probably wouldn't slack off in my MA thesis if I had that kind of library facilities at my disposal.

Panel discussions were insightful and fun!
I also had a great time participating in panel discussions and learning from speakers about everything reading/publishing/writing-related. It was also a great experience to meet and interact with book readers, especially those who bought our books and looked around our booth (special shout out to Ciela who bought a paperback copy of my book!). Thank you to everyone who attended ReaderCon and those who took the chance to buy and read our self-published works.

For the curious, we are still selling the ebook bundle for P320. That's a whopping 8 books for an awesome price!

#romanceclass at BLTXIV

Photo from The Curious Couch
We're also joining this Saturday's (December 14) small press expo, Better Living Through Xeroxography (BLTX). The event is from 9am to 5pm at the Lopez Museum, Benpres Building in Ortigas. It's free to the public! Local zine creators, self-published writers (that's us!) and crafters will be there so you can also do your Christmas shopping at the event.

See you there!

Friday, December 6, 2013

ReaderCon Tomorrow!

That's right! ReaderCon is finally pushing through tomorrow, December 7, at the Rizal Library of the Ateneo de Manila University. The #romanceclass writers will have a booth at the event where we will sell our individual books and the ebook bundle. Personally, I am psyched as this is the first event where I'm going to do a promote my book and meet current and potential readers.

More than just selling books, I'm also excited to participate in the panels and discussions facilitated by authors and readers. Plus, other book sellers and exhibitors will be selling awesome titles and book paraphernalia. My wallet is ready.

Hope you can drop by the Rizal Library tomorrow and join in the fun!