Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Claudia Gray and Madeleine Book Signing Event in Manila (National Bookstore)

Claudia Gray and Madeleine Book Signing Event
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What: Claudia Gray and Madeleine Roux Book Signing Event
When: October 18, 2014, 2 pm
Where: National Book Store, Glorietta 1
Registration starts at 10 am

Monday, September 08, 2014

Blog Tour: Spirit (Sarah Midnight #3) by Daniela Sacerdoti (Plus Interview)

                                                         
Book Description: The breathtaking conclusion to 
the Sarah Midnight trilogy…
Sarah Midnight has never been a normal teenager. She is a member of the demon-hunting Secret Families, caught up in a deadly war with the King of Shadows. Now she and her friends must travel to the ancient forests of Poland to find the portal between their world and the Shadow World, to destroy the King of Shadows' rule.
But are all members of Sarah's group really loyal to their cause? And will Sarah and Sean finally find a way to be together? Or will Elodie's vision of the death of Sarah Midnight be realised?

An ultimate sacrifice may be necessary to free humanity. It is time to face the Enemy. It is time for the final battle.

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  Author Talks: Daniela Sacaerdoti


Tell us a little about Spirit?
Well, Spirit is the third book in the Sarah Midnight Trilogy, the first two being Dreams and Tide. Sarah is the heir to a Secret Family, a web of hunters who protect the world from demons. Sarah’s parents are mysteriously killed and she finds herself having to take up their battle, with the help of her long lost cousin, Harry Midnight. But Harry is not who he says he is, and Sarah’s life suddenly takes a very dangerous turn. The three books follow her as she discovers her true powers and sets on a 
quest to save the world from the King of Shadows, together with the loyal, strong, generous Sean and a company of friends. Spirit takes place in a parallel world, the Shadow World, which is frozen in time from millions of years ago and full of fearsome predators. It concludes the trilogy, so readers will get to find out how everything ends for Sarah and Sean and their friends.

Dreams was published two years ago. Can you tell us about your journey in writing Spirit?
It’s been incredible. A real challenge and an opportunity I’m so grateful for. Sarah is one of my favourite characters among the many I’ve created, and I find it hard to believe we have now parted. Dreams was such a powerful thing to write because I put my heart and soul into it, and Tide was a roller coaster of emotions. Writing Spirit was bittersweet because I was glad to tie all those loose ends together, but it was so hard to say goodbye to Sarah, Sean and their friends. The finale is quite explosive, and I suspect my readers will shed a few tears – just like I did!

What’s your next project?
Well, I’m working on a companion for the trilogy and on a short story with Sean as a protagonist, which I hope to release soon in one way or another. In the meanwhile, I’m writing another adult book, Let Me Fly, set in Scotland. My two first adult books, Watch Over Me and Take Me Home – both set in the same little village in the Highlands – have been very successful, so hopefully my readers will enjoy this one as well.

Sneak peek!
Oooooh, cheeky! J Okay, here you go: ‘Sarah caught a glimpse of Sean’s profile as they were driving on – his handsome features were tense, tight. But underneath the fear and tension, Sarah could truly see him, see his essence – eyes clear as a summer morning and the golden skin of someone who’d grown up in a sunny place, still not faded after months in Scotland and now through the European winter. An image took form in her mind – she and Sean in each other’s arms, alone, in the darkness… But immediately, she chased it away. What was the point, if Sean was convinced they couldn’t be together?’

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Pinoy Book Toure: Proxy by Alex London (EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY)



EXCERPT

 That was his first mistake.
The next two came in quick succession.
The car swerved slightly toward the guardrail when he took his right hand off the wheel. At that speed, on manual drive, it took both hands to keep the vehicle straight. He’d have known that if he had ever taken a manual driving class.
He hadn’t.
He overcompensated for the swerve, jerking the wheel toward the center lane. That was his second mistake.
His heart skipped a beat as he felt himself losing control. If he hadn’t shut off the augmented reality driving, it would have taken over right then. These cars drove themselves if you let them.
Instead, he tried to brake.
Mistake number three.
An alarm sounded. The car jackknifed, spun sideways, and flipped over at 162 mph.
Airborne.
The stabilizer engine screeched helplessly at the sky.
Or maybe that was the girl.
He felt the car hit the ground and roll. The entire universe shattered into blinking lights and screaming metal. He heard a crunch, a snap of bone. He felt like he’d been punched in the throat.
There was heat, an intense heat, and an invisible fist pulled the air out of his lungs and ripped the sound from his ears. He couldn’t hear anything now, no screaming, no screeching, just the blood rushing to his head. He thought he was upside down. Twisted metal pinned his arms to his sides. He felt the urge to laugh. There was a warm wetness on his face and he tasted something metallic.
And then darkness.
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Monday, August 11, 2014

Summer Bloggin' Blog Tour! Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape Projects and The Green Cookbook: Recipes for All Seasons



BOOK DESCRIPTION: Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape Projects

Any crafter from novice to expert (of all ages), will enjoy these 70+ fresh duct tape project ideas from the fully illustrated guide, Sticky Fingers DIY Duct Tape Projects (Zest Books; ISBN 978-1-936976-54-6; $16.99 PB), by Sophie Maletsky. Making everything from cell phone holders to room dividers, backpacks, jewelry, bags, wallets and more! 

Sticky Fingers is essentially a step-by-step by step guide for realizing one’s potential as a duct tape crafter.  Beginning with the basics of brands and types of tapes, through essential techniques, and on to detailed projects for home, for school and to wear, this book gives the reader everything they need to know to create fantastic-looking duct tape projects. Having worked with duct tape crafters for many years, Sophie has developed a teaching method—applied in this book—that makes even the most complicated projects doable.Sticky Fingers provides the reader with the building blocks – all that’s needed is imagination! 

Thoughts
"I love this book immensely. It's for all ages! From wallets, desk organizer, backpack, lunch bag, headband, landyards and many more... This book is amazing! No more boring duct tapes. So many clever ideas that will certainly catch your attention." 

BOOK DESCRIPTION The Green Teen Cookbook

The Kitchen can be one of the trickiest places for young adults to navigate—add trying to be healthy, eco-minded, and budget-conscious, and things get even more complicated! Now there is The Green Teen Cookbook (Zest Books; ISBN 978-1-936976-58-4; $14.99 PB) to help guide teens through the mysteries of the kitchen and create some amazing meals. With inspiring tips on how to cut through the chaos of going green as well as master over 70 recipes, including a seasonal key that ensures optimal freshness (and a minimal carbon footprint), any teen can become a green culinary expert and learn how to: shop on a budget; get the most out of your pantry; cook more consciously; eat healthier, and more! Featuring full color photos throughout, The Green Teen Cookbook is an all-in-one guide for eating green and eating well—by teens and for teens! 

Thoughts
"Everything about this  green book is  fresh! What I like is that it was written/made by teens. 
Not only that the recipes are quick and easy, it is also healthy. 
My personal favorite are the Breakfast and Brunch recipes. It's energizing, healthy and appetizing. It's not hard to prepare.  

I recommend this book to healthy eaters and aspiring chefs. "

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*Photos from Zest Books
Buy The Books
Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape Projects Amazon/Book Depository
Green Teen Cook Book Amazon/Book Depository

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