Series: Some Quiet Place #2
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Published July 8th 2014 by Flux
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In this companion novel to the critically acclaimed Some Quiet Place, Alex must choose between Revenge and Forgiveness.
For as long as she can remember, Alexandra Tate has been able to see personified Emotions, and she's found a best friend in Revenge. He's her constant companion as she waits outside Nate Foster's house, clutching a gun. Every night since Nate's release from prison, Alex has tried to work up the courage to exact her own justice on him for the drunk driving accident that killed her family.
But there's one problem: Forgiveness. When he appears, Alex is faced with a choice—moving on or getting even. It's impossible to decide with Forgiveness whispering in one ear . . . and Revenge whispering in the other.

Kelsey Sutton

Kelsey Sutton has done everything from training dogs and making cheeseburgers to selling yellow page ads and cleaning hotel rooms. She lives in northern Minnesota and received a BA in English from Bemidji State University. When Kelsey is not writing or trying out a new career, she can be found in the park with her dogs, ordering a coconut mocha at the local coffee shop, or browsing a bookstore.

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The Boyfriend Backtrack
by Dawn Lanuza
Genre: Chick Lit
Published October 3rd 2014
Purchase Link: Amazon

If they say that life flashes right before your eyes when you die, do you also get a flashback of your exes when your perfect boyfriend is proposing to you? At least that's the case for Regina Cortez. There's her dramatic high school boyfriend, her first college crush, the irresistible heart breaker, and the ever elusive one. By backtracking to her past, will Regina make it to 'I Do'? Or will she just keep running away?

I watched Dirk for days when he came in. Not that I was waiting for him to notice me; it’s just that the more he tries to blend with the background, the more I see him in the foreground. He would always sulk under the bleachers and light a cigarette even if smoking wasn’t allowed on school grounds. At night, he would be hanging out in the parking lot of a convenience store, waiting for his older friends to get him packs of cigarettes and beer. He still doesn’t smile even if he was already with his friends.

So after following him for two weeks – from a distance of course – I had a breakthrough. We were having lunch by the kiosk while he was sulking under the bleachers, smoking, when he caught my eye. This happened a couple of times before, but I always manage to look away or pretend that I was looking at Amy, my friend who is usually talking about her hair. But that day, I didn’t look away and neither did he. So we stared at each other for a whole minute. Maybe less, but that felt like eternity in teenage years.

I didn’t come near him, not for another month or so, but since that day, Dirk and I would have a staring competition during lunch. I always lose, because my eyes would get watery and sometimes, Amy shoves her hair right in front of my face so I can check if she has split ends.

Then one day, while we were in the middle of our staring match, he and his deep intense stare turned into something more than I’ve bargained for.

Dirk smiled.

Generally, when you meet someone for the first time, they give you a smile, as if they’re welcoming you into their lives. His smile wasn’t just an invitation. 

It cracked his whole world open.


Dawn Lanuza

Dawn Lanuza has been imagining and writing love stories since she was a kid. She works for the music industry by day, and writes about meet cutes and snappy comebacks by night. She writes short stories, chick lit and young-adult fiction. She has a degree in Development Communication from the University of the Philippines.

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Last Sunday was probably one of the greatest moments in my bookish life. National Book Store brought one of my writing inspirations here in Manila - Lang Leav. 

I met Lang last year and she said she'll be back and well, she really did! She is such a lovely and sweet lady. I love writing poems so this event made the tongue-tied poet withing me very happy. Her writing skills is amazing and for me, it's probably one of the best poetry writing styles I've read in my entire life.

She writes from her instincts because it offers a lot more compact to the readers. And most of the time, it all comes naturally from her. It's something that she has always done way before. Like most of us, writing is her own way of getting her feelings out. Especially during the rough and tough times of her life, it's when she can write the most. She told us this story about when her best friend's mother who passed away. This drove her into deep sadness since she considered her best friend's mother as her second mother.

We asked her where her inspirations come from, she told us that aside from personal experiences, her interaction with her readers is one of her inspirations. Some of her poems are derived from the stories her readers tell her.

She told us that the writing process for her second book, Lullabies, was easier because of Love and Misadventure's success, as well as she already had a publisher by then.

Pinoy Book Tours bloggers with Lang Leav
My fangirling moment!
After the forum, we headed to Powerbooks, Greenbelt 5 for the poetry reading and public signing. The venue was full of people, all excited to meet our poetry queen.

Here's a photo dump of the poetry reading and book signing event:

Sorry for the bright light!
Lang Leav's fans reading her books while waiting for her

And also, great news for you, guys! Lang has a new upcoming book coming this 2015! Hooray!