Brewed Thoughts: August 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

In Over Her Head Has Been Nominated!

Say what?

So…I got this nice surprise that In Over Her Head was nominated in the Romance in English category for the Filipino Readers' Choice Awards! To that person who nominated my work, I can't tell you how honored I am (and so grateful) that my book is part of the roster of equally-talented authors in the genre (#romanceclass peeps, yo!). Thank you so much! 

To vote, click on the FRCA online ballot link (Romance in English category is at page 3 page 2 of the ballot, methinks). You can also vote for your favorite Filipino books in the other 12 categories. Voting period is until September 10.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pinoy Book Tours: Rin Chupeco Talks About Horror

Today, I have a guest post from Rin Chupeco herself! She talks about the nuances of East and West horror, as well as her fascination with the genre.

About Rin Chupeco: 

Despite uncanny resemblances to Japanese revenants, Rin Chupeco has always maintained her sense of humor. Raised in Manila, Philippines, she keeps four pets: a dog, two birds, and a husband. She’s been a technical writer and travel blogger, but now makes things up for a living. The Girl from the Well is her debut novel. 

Find Rin online: Website | Twitter | Pinterest | Blog

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pinoy Book Tours: The Girl from the Well (Review)

This is my first time to join Pinoy Book Tours, a book tour site that promotes YA authors and their books to the Filipino audience. I'm very excited to take part in reviewing Rin Chupeco's The Girl from the Well. I've known Rin personally during my cosplay years (le gasp), and I was psyched to know last year that she had an upcoming book.

Without further ado, I invite you to check out my review as the tour takes a stop on my blog today.

About the book

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You may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being has nothing to do with the curiosity toward my own species, if we can be called such. We do not go gentle, as your poet encourages, into that good night.

A dead girl walks the streets.

She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago.

And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan.

Because the boy has a terrifying secret - one that would just kill to get out.

The Girl from the Well is A YA Horror novel pitched as "Dexter" meets "The Grudge", based on a well-loved Japanese ghost story.