Sunday, January 31, 2016

#BacklistRevivalProject: Thank you!

Throughout January, bloggers participated in the #BacklistRevivalProject to shine a spotlight on a book published in 2014 or later -- here, my One Night In The Palace Hotel:

> Carmela Barrios wrote:
What I liked most about this book is that it depicts a common issue among offsprings. Some of us feels trapped with the obligation to fulfill our parents' dreams, some of us are even forced to attain it. Sometimes, it feels like we don't have a choice, it's a call of duty, a sign of respect...we want them to be proud to us, we want them to approve. Even if it's not what we aspire, what we dream of, or what we are passionate about, we do what will make our parents proud. Even if by doing that we kill that burning light of our own dreams. The question is, is it okay to do it? 
(I got a little teary at this review. Because Carmela dove into the heart of this story! #hugot.)

> Anette The Wicked starts her review with "One, I'm a sucker for high society stuff. Anything and everything about old families and their dramas, I'm in. Two, I love romances like these." (You and me both!)

> Carmel and Kyla have Chapter 1 of the book up on their website.

> Maan of PigeonReads interviewed me and got me to write this:
The experience of writing explicitly about sex for the first time was exciting and thrilling…and then, holding the finished draft in my hand, reading through what I’d written, I had this crazy rush, like: “I cannot believe I just wrote that! What will my co-workers think of me!!” 
> Jee Ann of The Booktales reviewed the book, recommending it for "Lovers of contemporary romance who love their reads a little steamy, with a sprinkling of sweet moments. Also if you like fashion and food, you’ll love Mori’s descrptions!" She also asked me to put up a guest post on my inspiration for Consuelo, Sam and The Palace Hotel - read it here if you're curious.

> Finally, Carla of Some Midnights and I play dueling casting directors with our picks for the ONATPH characters. This one had me laughing out loud at her Benjo -- and made me seriously reconsider my character's background!

My thanks to everyone who participated in this project! I did a little raffle to show my appreciation --

 I listed participants by date of post.


Pressed 'Randomize' and voila: Congratulations Maan!! You win a $5 Amazon GC!! :D
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If you are interested in reading One Night At The Palace Hotel, you can get it here:
Amazon - $0.99
Smashwords - $1.50
Buqo - Php45

Please drop me a line or leave a GoodReads review to let me know what you think about it? Thank you!!!

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