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Bound By Blood (A Night Shift Novella)

By Margo Bond Collins

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Sometimes the monsters in the night are real.

Sometimes they live right next door.

As a child, Halili Banta ignored her grandmother’s cryptic warnings not to make friends with children outside their Filipino community in Houston. But she preferred to become a “real” American, down to the Americanization of her name, Lili. When many of those other children fell ill, Lili vowed to focus on learning everything she could about Western medicine, ignoring the whispers in her community that a vampiric aswang walked among them.

Now, as an adult and a medical doctor, Lili has returned to Houston to work for the Quarantine Station of the Center for Disease Control—but she is plagued by dark, bloody dreams that consume her nights and haunt her days. As a strange illness once again sweeps through the city, leaving hundreds of children ill and several dead, Lili races against the clock to find its source, and possibly even a cure.

But in order to save the city, she must first embrace her Filipino heritage, and acknowledge a sinister truth: A monster stalks the night—and it might be closer than she ever expected….

Isa: Gift of the Baloma

By Perri Forrest

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Isa: Gift of the Baloma is a fantasy tale created from a myth that derives from the Trobriand islands (today officially known as the Kiriwina Islands). Isa is the beautifully tortured soul who has never known love, and who has pretty much travelled through life alone. When tragic circumstances lead her into the depths of the sea, she has no idea what her fate may hold, and thus prepares for worst.

However, as in life, sometimes we have to go through our very worst to get to the place we were destines to be. Such is the case with Isa. Just when she thinks all is lost, she meets Chief Topileta, headman of the villages of the dead, and an unexpected love affair ensures. As Isa will soon find, nothing in her life stays peaceful for long, and before she knows it, she is separated from the only person to ever care for her. When tragedy strikes and Isa finds herself awake after two years of falling into a deep sleep, she is surprised to find that all thoughts are still with the man she has not forgotten. But has he forgotten her? Will he come for her? Will she find love again?

This is only the beginning of Isa’s story, in the full length novel that is set for 2015 release, readers will find out the many layers of Isa and be able to journey with her as she finds out about her lineage and the family she was sure did not exist.

Micco, Anguta’s Reign

By Dormaine G.

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Revelation can be a disheartening truth.

Micco, a captivating Native American man with a desirable physique and statuesque features, radiates a mysterious allure. Living on the reservation with his unapproachable father, he doesn’t believe in the old ways and works as a cop in the local town. The only reason he lives on the land is Nara, his childhood friend and the love of his life, who is married to a cruel reservation man.

Waking up in the heart of a murderous scene, he flees for his life, unfamiliar with his surroundings or how he arrived there. To his horror, he’s assigned to the case. As he works with the local detective, more murders transpire with unusual, terrifying sightings of wolves.

His behavior starts to drastically change, forcing others to take notice. Although trying to avoid the inevitable, Micco is forced to accept the undesirable truth, unable to fight what has been awakened, and all that he has forgotten is finally revealed.

Cursed: A Yorkshire Ghost Story

By Karen Perkins

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She’s back. This time no one is safe.

A skeleton is dug up at the crossing of the ways on Hanging Moor, striking dread into the heart of Old Ma Ramsgill – the elderly matriarch of the village of Thruscross. And with good reason. The eighteenth-century witch, Jennet, has been woken.

A spate of killings by a vicious black dog gives credence to her warnings and the community – in particular her family – realise they are in terrible danger.

Drastic measures are needed to contain her, but with the imminent flooding of the valley to create a new reservoir, do they have the ability to stop her and break her curse?

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By Jaxx Summers

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We are born, live and eventually leave the mortal world. For Stefano Bonaro the same can be said, with a powerful exception. He was born to live and love in Venice, beyond death.

Stefano is passionately in love with Anastasia Soranzo. They grew up with the promise of a future together, through family bonds and emotional ties. Then suddenly their lives are torn apart by unforgivable deception. For the sake of family, Stefano and Anastasia can no longer have a future together. While Anastasia can easily move on, Stefano refuses to do so.

During Eighteenth Century Carnival, Stefano seals his faith when he commits a crime of passion that ends with him even taking his own life. But this is not the end for the jilted lover, when he is suddenly brought back to life a year later. Stefano’s spirit continues to hope in love, even as he becomes ruled by madness. But will it ever truly end for Stefano Bonaro?

The Life Keeper

By Abby L. Vandiver

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The bloodline of Romania, older than the legend of the vampire, the strigoi are vile, evil creatures who suck the life from the people of the villages that line the impenetrable forests of the country. In this tale with a twist, Jessica Petrescu dotes on her grandmother and takes care of her family in the aftermath of the fall of communism in Romania. Her family is disrupted by a red headed, indigo colored eyes cousin, who turns her household upside down in his quest to discover whether a strigoi is living among his relatives.

 

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Currently Reading: Gifted Little Creatures (Interim Goddess of Love) by Mina V. Esguerra

23234855Maya, the goddess of the moon, is in human form as a college student for now — and she’s grounded. This doesn’t keep her from doing what she does well, manipulating the world and everything in it, from the home she can’t leave. (An illustrated short story set in the Interim Goddess of Love universe.)

You can get this free story here:

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Interim Goddess of Love series by Mina V. Esguerra

About Mina V. Esguerra

Mina V. Esguerra writes contemporary romance and young adult novellas. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communication and a master’s degree in Development Communication, put to good use in her work as trainer and content management consultant. Mina lives in Metro Manila, Philippines, with her husband and daughter.

She finds inspiration in the lives and experiences of other people, so the answer to “Is this story based on you?” is always, always “No.”

Giveaway Winner: Interim Goddess of Love Trilogy in Kindle by Mina V. Esguerra

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Giveaway: Interim Goddess of Love by Mina V. Esguerra: The Complete Trilogy in Kindle

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About the Interim Goddess of Love: The Complete Trilogy

Publication Date: February 6, 2014 Get the entire INTERIM GODDESS OF LOVE trilogy in one ebook!

College sophomore Hannah Maquiling doesn’t know why everyone tells her their love problems. She’s never even had a boyfriend, but that doesn’t stop people from spilling their guts to her, and asking for advice. So maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise when the cutest guy in school tells her that she’s going to have to take on this responsibility — but for all humanity.

The Goddess of Love has gone AWOL. It’s a problem, because her job is to keep in check this world’s obsession with love (and lack of it). The God of the Sun, for now an impossibly handsome senior at an exclusive college just outside of Metro Manila, thinks Hannah has what it takes to (temporarily) do the job.

INTERIM GODDESS OF LOVE: While she’s learning to do this goddess thing, she practices on the love troubles of shy Kathy, who’s got a secret admirer on campus. Hannah’s mission, should she choose to accept it, is to make sure that he’s not a creepy stalker and they find their happily ever after — or at least something that’ll last until next semester. (As if she could refuse! The Sun God asked so nicely. And he’s so, well, hot.)

QUEEN OF THE CLUELESS: If you’ve been feeling neglected by the Goddess of Love lately, don’t worry — Hannah Maquiling, college sophomore, is in training to take over. The Original Goddess is missing, but Hannah is Interim Goddess now, and she should figure out how to solve humanity’s love problems soon. Quin (God of the Sun) is still her mentor, still really hot, but apparently isn’t as honest about his other earthly relationships as she thought. It’s frustrating, and enough to make her check out possibilities with Diego (God of the Sea) and Robbie (Cute Human).

In the meantime, she’s decided to spend some of her precious training time helping to break up a relationship, instead of putting one together. Why? Because the girl in question happens to be her best friend Sol, whose boyfriend is stealing not just from her, but from other people on campus. Sol didn’t exactly summon the Goddess, but this is what power over Love is for, right? Surely it’s not just about matchmaking, but ending doomed relationships too. (Even when it’s not what people want.)

ICON OF THE INDECISIVE: College student Hannah Maquiling, also temporarily working as the Goddess of Love, has had

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Icon of Indecisive (Interim Goddess of Love #3) by Mina V. Esguerra

enough of everyone asking for her help when it comes to relationships. It’s her turn to find romance! She deserves it, after serving as matchmaker and confidant to everyone else in Ford River College for the past year. She’s had a crush on handsome senior (and God of the Sun) Quin forever, but he’s destined to fall in love with an extraordinary mortal woman, so she’s figured her chances with him have pretty much dropped to zero.

It’s not like she doesn’t have any options for a classic college romance though. There’s Diego, God of the Sea and Quin’s best friend/enemy. And regular guy Robbie is stepping up, making sure she knows how he feels about her. How hard can it be for a goddess to find someone to love, and be loved in return?

Source: http://www.amazon.com/Interim-Goddess-Love-Complete-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00IAV7ZT0

About Mina V. Esguerra

Mina V. Esguerra writes contemporary romance and young adult novellas. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communication and a master’s degree in Development Communication, put to good use in her work as trainer and content management consultant. Mina lives in Metro Manila, Philippines, with her husband and daughter.

She finds inspiration in the lives and experiences of other people, so the answer to “Is this story based on you?” is always, always “No.”

Currently Reading: Icon of the Indecisive (Interim Goddess of Love #3) by Mina V. Esguerra

Our book club – Pinoy Reads Pinoy Books [PRPB] will start reading together Mina V. Esguerra’s Icon of Indecisive (Interim Goddess of Love #3) on Monday. It is the last book of the series. Below is our reading schedule:

Chapters 1 to 3 – January 13, 2014

Chapters 4 to 6 – January 14, 2014

Chapters 7 to 9 – January 15, 2014

Chapters 10 to 12 – January 16, 2014

Chapters 13 to 15 – January 17, 2014

Chapters 16 to 18 – January 18, 2014

Chapters 19 to 21 – January 19, 2014

Chapters 22 to 25- January 20, 2014

Chapters 26 to 29 – January 21, 2014

I will start posting questions on Monday. I hope that you’ll read with us! If you’re at Goodreads, you can check the discussion thread here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1617706

Happy reading! ^_^

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 Icon of Indecisive (Interim Goddess of Love #3) by Mina V. Esguerra

Icon of Indecisive (Interim Goddess of Love #3) by Mina V. Esguerra

College student Hannah Maquiling, also temporarily working as the Goddess of Love, has had enough of

everyone asking for her help when it comes to relationships. It’s her turn to find romance! She deserves it, after serving as matchmaker and confidant to everyone else in Ford River College for the past year. She’s had a crush on handsome senior (and God of the Sun) Quin forever, but he’s destined to fall in love with an extraordinary mortal woman, so she’s figured her chances with him have pretty much dropped to zero.

It’s not like she doesn’t have any options for a classic college romance though. There’s Diego, God of the Sea and Quin’s best friend/enemy. And regular guy Robbie is stepping up, making sure she knows how he feels about her. How hard can it be for a goddess to find someone to love, and be loved in return?

About Mina V. Esguerra

Mina V. Esguerra writes contemporary romance and young adult novellas. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communication and a master’s degree in Development Communication, put to good use in her work as trainer and content management consultant. Mina lives in Metro Manila, Philippines, with her husband and daughter.

She finds inspiration in the lives and experiences of other people, so the answer to “Is this story based on you?” is always, always “No.”

Book Review: Interim Goddess of Love by Mina V. Esguerra

 Interim Goddess of Love (Interim Goddess of Love #1) by Mina V. Esguerra

Interim Goddess of Love (Interim Goddess of Love #1)
by Mina V. Esguerra

My Review:

Dates read: December 23, 2013 to December 31, 2013 with PRPB.

This is my second read and second review of the Interim Goddess of Love (Interim Goddess of Love, #1).

I felt the same way I had felt the first time I read this book so my rating remains the same.

In fact I appreciated this book more after reading it again. Kasi, I had to ask questions for our group read – kaya naman parang bawat sentence yata noong book – binutingting ko na. LOL.

[IGoL is about Hannah (a college student) who was asked to take the place of the goddess of love (currently MIA) who’s in-charge of the humanity’s love lives.

This made me think about a lot of things – mainly about life. But what I really liked the most about IGoL was that it made me reminisce my college life! (OMG, that was a long, long, long time ago. Napaghahalata). I did have friends like Kathy who had love problems.

Those days were fun. ^_^

What made this interesting was because there were three guys in Hannah’s personal love zone – each guy as interesting as the last. A pity she liked Quin (although I personally thing that Quin is actually the man! and that he’s actually likeable once he removed that emo and mysterious persona of his.

Well, I’ll never know until I finish the series – so, yeah! I hope you’ll read it with us in PRPB (Pinoy Reads Pinoy Books). Cheers!

First review: (Date read: Feb. 2013)

I totally love this book!

I was feeling down and in panic and swamped with work – I didn’t know which one should come first anymore. And so, I picked up this book which has been in my bed for quite sometime already.

I call it Mina magic – the author’s ability to make me smile and feel kilig. Her books have the ability to uplift my spirits which I think is currently on an all-time low due to my [daily?] emotional turmoil and all that.

Anyway, I love the characters – Hannah, Quin, Robbie, Sol, and even Diego and etc. I have my own theories why Quin’s like that but I’m going to leave it at that!

I can’t wait to read the second book! ^_^

My Rating: ★★★★★

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About the Book

When you’re offered to become the goddess of love, how can you refuse?

When Hannah is asked to take the place of the goddess of love, she agrees because it was assigned to her by the love of her life-who just so happens to be the very gorgeous sun god. Though she does have a knack for listening to other people’s heartaches, she’s totally new at it and can’t understand how she can help bring love into people’s lives when she can’t even get one particular boy to pay attention to her. Will Hannah ever survive this goddess gig? Or will she end up heartbroken as well?

About Mina V. Esguerra

Mina V. Esguerra writes contemporary romance and young adult novellas. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communication and a master’s degree in Development Communication, put to good use in her work as trainer and content management consultant. Mina lives in Metro Manila, Philippines, with her husband and daughter.

She finds inspiration in the lives and experiences of other people, so the answer to “Is this story based on you?” is always, always “No.”

Currently Reading: Queen of the Clueless (Interim Goddess of Love #2) by Mina V. Esguerra

Our book club – Pinoy Reads Pinoy Books [PRPB] is now currently reading together Mina V. Esguerra’s Queen of the Clueless (Interim Goddess of Love #2). Below is our reading schedule:

Chapters 1 to 3 – January 3, 2014

Chapters 4 to 6 – January 4, 2014

Chapters 7 to 9 – January 5, 2014

Chapters 10 to 12 – January 6, 2014

Chapters 13 to 15 – January 7, 2014

Chapters 16 to 18 – January 8, 2014

Chapters 19 to 21 – January 9, 2014

Chapters 22 to 25 – January 10, 2014

I will start posting questions tomorrow! After this, we’ll move on to the last book of the series.

I hope that you’ll read with us! If you’re at Goodreads, you can check the discussion thread here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1617706

Happy reading! ^_^

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Queen of the Clueless (Interim Goddess of Love #2)

Queen of the Clueless (Interim Goddess of Love #2)

If you’ve been feeling neglected by the Goddess of Love lately, don’t worry — Hannah Maquiling, college sophomore, is in training to take over. The Original Goddess is missing, but Hannah is Interim Goddess now, and she should figure out how to solve humanity’s love problems soon. Quin (God of the Sun) is still her mentor, still really hot, but apparently isn’t as honest about his other earthly relationships as she thought. It’s frustrating, and enough to make her check out possibilities with Diego (God of the Sea) and Robbie (Cute Human).

In the meantime, she’s decided to spend some of her precious training time helping to break up a relationship, instead of putting one together. Why? Because the girl in question happens to be her best friend Sol, whose boyfriend is stealing not just from her, but from other people on campus. Sol didn’t exactly summon the Goddess, but this is what power over Love is for, right? Surely it’s not just about matchmaking, but ending doomed relationships too. (Even when it’s not what people want.)

About Mina V. Esguerra

Mina V. Esguerra writes contemporary romance and young adult novellas. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communication and a master’s degree in Development Communication, put to good use in her work as trainer and content management consultant. Mina lives in Metro Manila, Philippines, with her husband and daughter.

She finds inspiration in the lives and experiences of other people, so the answer to “Is this story based on you?” is always, always “No.”