[Blog Tour] The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

Publication Date: May 7, 2019 by Berkley

Genre: Romance

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Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions—like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better—that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride.

As a mixed-race girl living in the slums of Ho Chi Minh City, Esme Tran has always felt out of place. When the opportunity arises to come to America and meet a potential husband, she can’t turn it down, thinking this could be the break her family needs. Seducing Khai, however, doesn’t go as planned. Esme’s lessons in love seem to be working…but only on herself. She’s hopelessly smitten with a man who’s convinced he can never return her affection.

With Esme’s time in the United States dwindling, Khai is forced to understand he’s been wrong all along. And there’s more than one way to love.

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The Bride Test PH Blog Tour

Helen Hoang is a treasure to the romance community. Her debut novel, The Kiss Quotient, is widely talked about in book clubs and romance groups in the Philippines. Having recently won the Goodreads Choice Award for romance, Helen continues to make her mark on the hearts of her Filipino readers.

Thanks to our friends at Penguin Random House International, The Bride Test by Helen Hoang will have a Philippine blog tour!

The blog tour is from May 5-12, 2019. See the schedule below:

May 5:
Athena D. @ The Book Junkie’s Blog
Treena @ wellreadmisty

May 6:
Jennilyn @ Rurouni Jenni Reads
Angelica @ Whimsy Wanders

May 7:
Fay @ Bibliophile Soprano
Karlita @ Tale Out Loud

May 8:
Alexia @ The Bookworm Daydreamer
Ynnah @ The Youngvamp’s Haven

May 9:
Leslie @ Bibliophilekid
Kate @ Your Tita Kate

May 10:
Cathrina @ Puggyreader Writes
Princess @ Princess and Pages

May 11:
Shaine @ Wanderer in Neverland
Athena S. @ The Night Faerie

May 12:
Elena @ The Queen Reads
Abigail @ Reading Flamingo

Field Notes on Love PH Blog Tour

Jennifer E. Smith is a widely-loved author of Filipino readers. Since the success of her book, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, Filipino readers have supported her work.

Thanks to our friends at Penguin Random House International, Field Notes on Love will have a Philippine blog tour!

The blog tour is from March 1-8, 2019. ARCs of the book will be passed around by the participants. NetGalley widgets for the book will also be sent to the bloggers in the tour.

This tour is open to Philippine residents only. Fifteen (15) book bloggers will be selected and notified via email. Please reply to the email within 48 hours – a new participant will be chosen upon failure to do so.

The sign-up form will close on February 4, Monday. The review copies will be sent to the participants shortly after.

Don’t miss your chance, click here to sign up now. ❤

To Keep Blogging From the Heart: Bibliophile Soprano Turns 5!

It’s been five years since I started this blog.


Actually, it’s been five years and two weeks since I started this blog.

Where are words???

It’s already February 2 here in the Philippines and my blogoversary is technically *over* but who says the celebration can’t go on? 😛

I felt the need to write this post because I believe that the five-year mark is both a milestone and a turning point.

At the five-year mark, you ask yourself if you still find yourself doing this in five years.

Do I see my 25-year-old self as a book blogger?

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[Event Recap] #FeelsFest2018 Part Two

You have reached the second part of my #FeelsFest2018 recap. If you missed the first one, click here. ❤

In the first part of my recap, you can read about the pre-event and join my giveaway for the upcoming titles of #romanceclass by posting a comment mentioning the titles you’re excited for. It’s like placing a pre-order for a giveaway prize. ❤

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[Event Recap] #FeelsFest2018 Part One

It’s been a long time since I last posted a #romanceclass event recap on this blog because the last recap I wrote was posted on my personal blog. Mostly because that event (Feels Fest 2017) was very special to me, and it was impossible to write a recap with minimal fangirling.

I haven’t been able to write a recap for April Feels Day 2018 because of my hiatus (hello, thesis!) so I really wanted to write a recap for this year’s Feels Fest.

If you’ve been following me for some time now, my love for #romanceclass is no secret to you. But if it’s the first time you’ve heard of #romanceclass, let me share some screenshots from the media kit that you can download here.

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Two major public events have become annual traditions for #romanceclass – the Feels Day every April and Feels Fest every October.

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My Bookish Adventures: August + September Wrap-up

My Bookish Adventures is a monthly recap of the things that happened to me and this blog. It includes the books that I have read, the reviews that I have posted, my TBR for the next month, life updates, announcements, and many more.

Because I’ve been very busy with #Adulting, this post features a two-month recap.

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What if The Kiss Quotient was set in the Philippines?

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Publication Date: June 5, 2018 by Berkley

Genre: Romance

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Readers from the Philippines can get copies of the book from Fully Booked.


A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there’s not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick.

Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases–a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.

It doesn’t help that Stella has Asperger’s and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice–with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can’t afford to turn down Stella’s offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan–from foreplay to more-than-missionary position…

Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but to crave all the other things he’s making her feel. Soon, their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic…

Because I’ve already posted my review of The Kiss Quotient and I’ve also posted my interview with Helen Hoang, I thought it would be fun to write a What If post for The Kiss Quotient.

What would change if the book was set in the Philippines?

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Talk Like a Pirate Day Giveaway

All o’ these could be yers!

Ahoy, me hearties! In celebration o’ th’ International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Swoon Reads author L.E. DeLano has a message fer ye:

Hello, my lovelies! It be time for a thrilling adventure on this Talk Like A Pirate Day! Step through the mirror with Jessa and Finn into realms unknown with signed copies of TRAVELER and DREAMER! But don’t forget the rest of the booty! Stuff yer hold with:

A pair of Pirate socks
A crystal nautical keychain
A pirate map “Wanderlust” bracelet
A nautical-themed journal

Grab yer chance at the treasure and then go find that horizon!

L.E. DeLano

Ye read it right! One lucky winner will receive all th’ items mentioned above, thanks t’ L.E. DeLano!

Everyone be welcome t’ join this giveaway! Ye ‘ave ’til September 30, 2018 t’ get yer entries in, so don’t wench yer chance!

Heartstruck by Angeli E. Dumatol

Heartstruck by Angeli E. Dumatol

Publication Date: September 15, 2018

Genre: Young Adult Romance

[I received an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much, Flicker team!]


Seventeen-year-old Alexa Zamora looks as if she’s always been the beautiful and graceful center of attention. If you knew her in grade school though, you’d remember a sad little girl, who had lost her parents, and spent most of her time on the martial art arnis—a rough sport, not something girls were supposed to like. If you knew her then, you might have ostracized her for it.

She learned from this mistake, and has done her best to hide all traces of her sport and skill in a new school, and now she’s New Hope Academy’s It Girl. But transfer student Theo Guevarra, who happens to be her old arnis buddy and first love, arrives and makes her question the life she’s been living. How long can she keep up appearances, before it all falls apart?

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