Thursday, May 21, 2015

{Blog Tour} Heart Choices: Review + Giveaway

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Sometimes it’s hard to choose. Do you stay or do you let go?

Should you become friends, more than friends, or stay strangers? Would you risk love for popularity? You’re invited to explore these stories and find out each character’s choice from the heart.

Until The Race is Over by Lyka Caparos

Rico wishes Lianne back in his life, but because of that viral article that Traecy posted on their school paper's website, it appears to be impossible for them to be together again. Traecy on the other hand, had only one wish for her birthday, to spend it with the one she admires since high school – Rico Avila. How can fate brings the two together in a race that would definitely reveal small discoveries that can lead to two choices: either to tear them apart or hope for a more unexpected relationship?
Rico and Traecy became partners in the race. Traecy is a person that doesn’t know the word give-up, she’s persistent to be close to Rico. There was a time when I get irritated to Traecy, because she’s putting Rico first, so in love to him.  Rico on the other hand is a blind stubborn prince, he keeps on chasing Lianne. In this game of chase how will it end?

Btw, I liked the riddles!
3.5 hearts!

In That Summer by Jayen San Diego

Senior high school student Jane Enriquez is the ‘dream-girl’ of all male students at Southridge Montessori. Well, except the geeky student leader Sean Villamayor. Opposing from the start, Sean never expected Jane would become his partner for this year’s Summer Camp Immersion. Will this be their worst summer? Or will it turn out to be different?
This one is my favorite of them all. Totally swoon-worthy!
Jane is known as a brat and the Queen B, Sean thinks she’s just an ordinary girl. They suddenly got to know each other because they were partners in the summer camp. It’s about second chances, family and friends.
My favourite scene is when they played in the mud!
4.5 hearts!

On The Outside Looking In by Claire Du

Seventeen-year-old Freya Mahilum has always been in love with football hotshot Ezra Montelibano. Ezra, who’s too caught up with family pressures and his so-called girlfriend to pay attention to a geek obsessed with him. Freya knows she'd never stand a chance with him, but then fate conspires to bring them together. Will getting to know each other prove that love knows no boundaries or will they find that they're better off existing in two separate worlds?
Freya is a geek, writer and a hardcore fan of Ezra. Ezra is a jerk, he’s too enthralled with his father’s expectations and his girlfriend. Freya and Erza belong to different cliques but they proved that they can still work it out even they belong to different worlds.
4 hearts!

What About Today by Dawn Lanuza

Aiden's stuck working for his family's amusement park, Funtastic World, for the whole summer. Nothing amuses him, until he met this terrified girl.

Gemma's stuck in Funtastic World thinking she could handle the park's rides. She couldn't. Good thing she met someone to guide her.

As the day comes to a close, Aiden and Gemma ask themselves if one day is ever enough to decide if they were better off as friends or strangers.
I can relate to Gemma, I also don’t have the guts to try the roller coaster. Aiden is a cool and carefree guy. I wish I’m friendly like Aiden hahaha. I liked their adventures in the Funtastic World. 
4 hearts!

Waiting For Whatever by Fay Sebastian

Denise knew pain at an early age. She has been waiting for her true love since she was 11, but she never gave up, knowing she'd meet him someday.

What she didn't know was that she already met the man she's been waiting for, and that he's sitting beside her at the airport. The thought never crossed her mind because she's seated between two guys who broke her heart before.
This one is kinda different from all the short stories. It’s about letting go and making up for your mistakes. And the ending, I knew it!
I liked Seth’s surprise!
4 hearts!

Barely Even Friends By Kristel S. Villar

For pretty and athletic Emily Fonseca, nothing’s better than getting invited to join Luna East Arts Academy’s most popular crowd, the Elites. She only has to fulfill a list of dares to prove that she’s got what it takes. But will it cost Emily her rekindled friendship with language tutor and childhood friend Noah Calderon?
Emily became blind for aiming to be friends with the Elites. She’s lucky that she has Noah, that always rescues her from the troubles. Noah and Emily cares for each other.
4 hearts!

These short stories are available in the  Buqo store for only 0.99 USD (45 PHP)!!


Lyka Caparos
Because I want something in my life that I think is better than pursuing a degree that is far beyond the expectations of my heart.

Jayen San Diego 

Who I am?

I'm Jayen San Diego, a twenty-something who write stories mostly about love. I'm a news archivist by day, fiction writer by night and a self-confess Fangirl in between.

Why I write?

“In order to write about life first you must live it.” 
― Ernest Hemingway

They say when we want a moment to last, we close our eyes. Well, for me, I prefer to write it down. Reliving the moments through writing is what I do.

What I write?

Sharing my thoughts about life and love and writing.

From personal anecdotes to life opinions, you can read it here. When my melancholic side is on, you can read poetic post but generally it is a mirror of what’s happening in my daily life.

Blog | Twitter | Wattpad

Claire Du
Claire has been a bookworm ever since she can remember. Her passion for reading started when she met Archie Andrews at the Airport Bookshop. Aside from writing short stories, she also enjoys reading and reviews at, playing the keyboard, and just cuddling with her dog Frou. She's the author of He Loves Me... Not?, one of the short stories in an anthology called Luna East Vol.1 : Kids These Days.

Dawn Lanuza
Dawn Lanuza started writing stories when she was just a kid (the drafts weren't good or even finished). She works for the music industry by day and writes meet cutes and snappy comebacks by night. She currently lives with her family and an adopted dog.

Fay Sebastian
Fay started writing stories since she learned how to write with a pencil, but she only rediscovered her love for writing when she was a high school freshman. Since then, writing has become her life.

Now a Speech Communication student at the University of the Philippines, she writes even during the busiest of days because writing prevents her from being a college zombie.

Why she holds writing instruments in an odd way will always be a mystery to the world.

Kristel S. Villar
Kristel S. Villar covers sporting events for a national broadsheet by day and tries to write fiction by night. In between, she takes care of her husband and son. She has penned "Blast from Two Pasts". a contemporary romance novella, and "The Rumor About Me", her first short story for the Luna East anthology. He second Luna East short story, "One on One" is featured in the quarterly online romance journal, Clara (


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