Sunday, January 29, 2017

Blog Tour: Crawdad by Lisa T. Cresswell

Welcome to the Crawdad Book Blog Tour!

For the whole month of January, my new contemporary young adult novel Crawdad, will be featured on the blogs of some of my besties - authors and book bloggers who support the readers and writers of  diverseYA - and I couldn't be more pleased. I hope you can visit them all and enter the giveaway.  

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Lola's Blog Tours Presents: Keeping the Distance by Clarisse David Cover Reveal

Today is the cover reveal for Keeping the Distance by Clarisse David. This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. This cover is designed by Daniel Tinagan

Keeping the DistanceKeeping the Distance (I Heart Iloilo #1)
By Clarisse David

Genre: Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: February 6, 2017
No bets. No fake relationships. Just a very real one that has to be kept under wraps.

Seventeen-year-old Melissa wants to dye her hair cotton candy pink and focus on her ukulele instead of Physics. But she can't. As the daughter of a Catholic school principal, living up to her model student image 24/7 is a must. Something's about to give under all the pressure. She only hopes it isn't her.

Getting involved with a troublemaking basketball player is the last possible thing she needs...

Lance is used to getting what he wants. With a pretty face he uses to full advantage and his role as co-captain of the basketball team, the easy way is the only way he's ever known. Until the day he notices the prim Melissa he's known forever is actually hot and decides to ask her out. He has no idea he's about to learn the lesson of a lifetime.

Not getting what he wants might exactly be what he needs.
You can find Keeping the Distance on Goodreads

You can pre-order Keeping the Distance on Amazon

Clarisse DavidAbout the Author:

Clarisse David is a Young Adult and New Adult author from the land of epic heat waves a.k.a. the Philippines. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and cannot survive without Taylor Swift songs, red lipstick, and books. When not hanging out on Twitter, she can be found working on her latest writing project.

You can find and contact Clarisse here:

- Website

- Facebook

- Twitter

- Goodreads

- Instagram

- Pinterest

- Newsletter


There is a cover reveal wide giveaway for the cover reveal of Keeping the Distance. These are the prizes you can win:

- One winner will win an ebook copy of Keeping the Distance by Clarisse David and an ebook of their choice from #romanceclass. See the whole list of romanceclass books here:

- 2 winners will each win an ebook copy of Keeping the Distance by Clarisse David

For a chance to win, enter the rafflecopter below:

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Kickstarter Projects make me go broke!: Castor's Easy Readers by Castor Tales
Kickstarter will be the death of us!

So I'm sure everyone has a kryptonite on causes that'll make them broke XD 

Inclusion in books will always be that cause we fight for. There probably isn't a greater cause in publishing than inclusion in books for children and teens.

There are all these new mediums to find and fund inclusive content and it's pretty common knowledge that the publishing industry isn't always the best at positive, inclusive content.

Publishing independently is quite a challenge. We've learned that ourselves how expensive it is, which is why it sucks that it isn't taken as seriously as traditional publishing =(

Crowdfunding is one of those awesome mediums looking for folks like me to loose a few bucks to help out causes or works that have a message and Castor's Easy Readers by Castor Tales is a really good one! 

I read an easy reader book last year based on the heavy content of the book and thought about how public schools tend to fail kids. I was probably a kid that last time I'd read easy reader book before then, but I remember being in middle/high school(before home school) and there were kids my age who had such a difficult time reading, thinking back, I wish we'd had more diverse reading material. Especially with folks with learning disabilities or that just struggling reading in general.

Castor Tales is a set of three different books all with children of color as major characters(I swoon a little bit at the Black vampire😍) in fantastical settings where they're their own heroes.

Three awesome illustrators by the names of Brittany Ngo, Courtney Hicks and MJ Erikson, team up with NYT/USA Today bestselling author Ellie Ann to create three lovely books that explore race and gender in ways children's books don't often go.

This project is about 8 days away from ending and it could really use folks that see the message behind it to contribute even a buck to it's awesomesauce cause😍 

There are a ton of great rewards for every budget. This would be a great addition to anyone's shelf or bedtime story time!