Let’s Talk About… Having the time to read



I just came back from a 4-month long reading and blogging hiatus since moving to Tokyo from Manila and I probably just read one or two books in those four months.

But now, we have summer break from school and I am doing a reading marathon of sorts and just powering through all the titles I had wanted to read before but wasn’t really able to because of the adjustment period and my classes.

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Cover Love: The Legend of Lyon Redmond by Julie Anne Long


Cover Love



Cover Love is a new feature I’m starting here on the blog and it’s basically me gushing on a book cover I’m crazy about.

I’ll be sharing all the elements I love about the cover. I hope you guys enjoy it too!



I’m going to do my first post of Cover Love with a genre that is really close to my heart. I love reading Historical Romances. It’s one of my go-to genres and a lot of my favorite authors are writers in this genre. When it comes to the covers, it can be said that the book covers of historical romance novels have evolved a great deal. Lately, what I’m loving about their covers are the vibrant colors and the dresses: the lovely, beautiful dresses that the heroines on the cover are always wearing. But then there comes a time when one among many would standout in its uniqueness. Last year, it had been the cover for Sarah MacLean’s Never Judge A Lady by Her Cover.

Now, it’s Julie Anne Long’s THE LEGEND OF LYON REDMOND!

the legend of lyon redmond

Let’s just take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this cover…

And now let me count the ways:

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Back from the (unintentional) hiatus!

Hi everyone! Yes, it is me. 🙂 And I’ve missed you, guys!

I know I haven’t been that present on the blog and the in the rest of book blogging world. I have been able to post a couple of review and excerpt posts here and there since April but I haven’t really been with you guys as much as I would have wanted.

As many of you know, I made a big move last April, changing my address from one country to another. And it has been exhilarating as it was a bit challenging. I’ve successfully moved from Manila to Tokyo and so far, everything’s been really good. I’m not feeling homesick (so far!) so I guess that’s a good thing.

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e-ARC Review & Giveaway: EVEN THE SCORE by Kate Meader

Kate Meader just published her first Brazen novel! Who else is excited like me?

Even the Score CoverTitle: Even the Score (Tall, Dark, and Texan #1)
Author: Kate Meader
Publishing Date: July 21, 2015
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Source: e-ARC from publisher
Buy Links: Amazon | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | B&N | Kobo | iBooks

He’ll make her an offer she can’t refuse…

Actress Tess McKenzie is performing in the Tenth Circle of Showbiz Hell—dinner theater. All she really wants is to start a theater of her own. Then Tess receives an offer she can’t refuse. She’ll get her funding…if she pretends to be the fiancée to her nemesis, Texan property tycoon Hunter Dade. If she’s going to pull this off, she’ll need all the luck she can get.

Break a leg, indeed.

On the verge of a big business deal, Hunter needs to hire a fiancée. He hasn’t quite forgiven Tess for ruining his wedding, but when their chemistry goes from combative to straight-up lust, the “no sex” clause in their mutually beneficial arrangement is tested. Which is a serious problem, because if Tess isn’t careful, she’ll go from breaking a leg to breaking her heart…

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Excerpt & Giveaway: HOW TO MARRY A ROYAL HIGHLANDER by Vanessa Kelly


Royal_HighlanderTitle: How to Marry a Royal Highlander (The Renegade Royals #4)
Author: Vanessa Kelly
Publishing Date: June 30, 2015 (Zebra)
Genre: Historical, Romance
Buy Links: Amazon | B & N iTunes Kobo | Publisher

Illegitimate yet thoroughly irresistible, the Renegade Royals are leaving behind their careers as daring spies for the greatest adventure of all…

At sixteen, Alasdair Gilbride, heir to a Scottish earldom, fled the Highlands and an arranged betrothal. Ten years later, Alasdair must travel home to face his responsibilities. It’s a task that would be much easier without the distracting presence of the most enticing woman he’s ever met…

After one escapade too many, Eden Whitney has been snubbed by the ton. The solution: rusticating in the Scottish wilderness, miles from all temptation. Except, of course, for brawny, charming Alasdair. The man is so exasperating she’d likely kill him before they reach the border—if someone else weren’t trying to do just that. Now Eden and Alasdair are plunging into a scandalous affair with his life and her reputation at stake—and their hearts already irreparably lost…

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