Birthday Giveaway! Hooray!

Birthday Giveaway

Yes, it’s my birthday month and I’m turning… Forget it. Lol! 😀 See? I’ve been thinking of something to share with you guys. This is my first time hosting a giveaway on my blog and I’m kind of so occupied with a lot of things lately so sorry if this would not be as large as I initially planned. This is to thank all of you for supporting my blog though I’ve been missing in action for the past weeks. Thank you for still putting up with my craziness and random thoughts. For taking the time to read my views about books, appreciating the photos I’ve taken and drooled over the food posts that I’ve been featuring. Again, thank you so much. Excuse the speech. Ha! Ha! Click the Rafflecopter link to join! 😀

Happy BirthdayNyze’s Birthday Giveaway!

Giveaway dates:
May 15- June 15, 2015
*FOR INTERNATIONAL

Of course, there are rules…
1. This is for INTERNATIONAL
2. Only 1 WINNER will be chosen
3. You can retweet the link until the
last day of the giveaway to earn more entries.
4. Winner needs to respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen
5. The Ebook(s) will be sent as a gift on Amazon
6. You can choose 1 or multiple Ebooks as long as the total is not more than $10

GOOD LUCK!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! 😀

Nyze

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Waiting on Wednesday #50

was started by Breaking the Spine and serves to showcase those books
that aren’t released yet, but that we’re eagerly awaiting.

Name: Every Last Breath
(The Dark Elements #3)
Author:
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Number of Pages:
400 pages in Paperback
Published:
July 28th 2015 by Harlequin Teen
Genre:
Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction

Goodreads

Some loves will last ’til your dying breath.
Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust.
Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction.
Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…

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Why am I waiting?I felt that I’ve waited for this book for ages now and it’s not even July. Sigh. I admit I had issues with the first two books, but I can’t deny that I’ve enjoyed it. Even loved the series so I can’t wait for this third book. I’m really curious who will end up with who. I’m still Team Roth. I love bad boys! Well, he’s not actually really bad. Oh you know what I mean. Lol! A lot of friends have been fangirling about the series and they are excited as much as I do. I wish I could have an ARC! 😀

I can’t seem to find giveaways for the book,
but they have a pre-order campaign that you could register in.
It has awesome prizes so pre-order now and join the campaign! CLICK HERE!

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Teaser Tuesday #44

I’ve decided to join this ’cause I think it’s pretty fun and easy. Plus I really want to quote smart retorts, full blown bullying, words of wisdom, swoon worthy lines and the like without giving much to readers about the entire book. A quote or two won’t hurt I guess.

So here’s how it works:
1. Grab your current read.
2. Randomly open a page.
3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences.
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists.

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Name: The Murder of Adam and Eve
Author:
William Dietrich
Number of Pages:
306 pages in Paperback
Published:
September 25th 2014 by Burrows Publishing
Genre: Adventure, Young Adult, Science-Fiction

Goodreads

In this fast-paced and though-provoking thriller, two teens time-travel to prehistoric Africa to judge whether to save our ancestors: the genetic “Adam” and “Eve” whose descendants will go on to populate the world.[…]

Here’s the Teasers 😀

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Nyze’s Happy Tummy #8

Nyze's Happy TummyThis will mostly include Filipino dishes and everything I’ve set my spoon and fork on
so be prepared to get hungry and drool! 😀
TARA KAIN! (Come on. Let’s eat!)

This is every Filipino’s favorite! I cooked it. 😉

Pork Adobo

Adobo (from Spanish adobar: “marinade,” “sauce” or “seasoning”) is a popular dish and cooking process in Philippine cuisine that involves meat, seafood, or vegetables marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic, which is browned in oil, and simmered in the marinade. It has sometimes been considered as the unofficial national dish in the Philippines -Wikipedia
Click here for the recipe: Pork Adobo

Nyze

My Week in a Wrapped #33

SundayPost

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I still haven’t had time for reading, but I’m excited because I’ll have another 4-day leave at the end of this month for my birthday. Yay! I don’t think I’ll travel for now. I’ll probably stay home and enjoy some quiet time and perhaps some beer. Lol! Speaking of birthday, I still haven’t fixed my birthday giveaway and the month is almost up. Sigh. You guys need to watch out for that. Okay? 😀

For all those amazing Moms (like me) out there..

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Last Week On The Blog

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature

Weekly Photo Challenge is hosted by The Daily Post,
where we publish a new post with a photo interpreting the weekly theme..

Trip Spoiler

This week’s theme is:

FORCES OF NATURE

This week, share a force of nature from your corner of the world.
It can be something as large as the Grand Canyon, or as small as the tiny seedling steadily breaking is way through the concrete in your driveway.

It was sunny when we visited the majestic Taal Volcano in Batangas, Philippines.
Then, nimbus clouds started rolling in and it rained really hard.
We ended up cutting the trip short and sworn to go back some other day.

“If you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.”
Dolly Parton

Nyze

The Creative Blogger Award!

I GOT NOMINATED! 😀
Thanks for nominating me Emalie of Book Gatherer
and Ronyell of Rabbit Ears Productions Blog
!

Of course, there are rules…
1. Thank the person awarding you.
2. Paste the blog award on your page.
3. Share 5 random facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 15-20 friends and let them know.

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I know this is not healthy, but I don’t eat veggies.

I’m allergic to pineapples. Not the juice though. Weird.

I used to have four guinea pigs. They died. 😦

I snore when I sleep, especially when I’m tired. I know. Not so girly. Lol!

I only comb my hair once a day or twice if I’m not busy. Lol! I love it messy anyway. 😀

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Naomi of The Reader in the Tower

Trisha of The Bookgasm

Alicja of Novels all Night

Caitlin of Weezled

Ashley of Bookaholics Anonymous

Caitlin of The Sleepy Booknerd

Rachael of Reading Rachael

Patricia of The Sublxmity Shade

Iza of The E-Reader Junkie

Angelina and Brianna of Otakutwins

Cora of SmalltownBookworm

Eliza of The Bookish Universe

Alicia of #LoveBooks

Nicole of The Reading Rebel

Kimber of The Book Ramble

You can follow them too. They’re awesome ❤

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Book Blogger Hop: May 8th – 14th

This is from Billy of Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

Question of the WeekIf you had a chance to read a book or watch a movie that is not
about a book you have read, which would you choose?

My Answer

I used to watch tons of movies before my schedule’s fudged. So I would rather read a book nowadays. I could squeeze it in whatever I’m doing. Unlike watching a movie. I don’t know if it’s just me, but when I’m watching a movie I would love to curl up on my couch, make a bowl of popcorn and turn the lights out. See? That would need time which I don’t have. Apart from that, I really enjoy reading more. I find movies predictable most of the time. My imagination is infinite and in reading, possibilities of how the book will turn out is endless. Right? 😀


Nyze

Waiting on Wednesday #49

was started by Breaking the Spine and serves to showcase those books
that aren’t released yet, but that we’re eagerly awaiting.

Name: Court of Fives
Author:
Kate Elliott
Number of Pages:
448 pages in Hardcover
Published:
August 18th 2015 by Little,
Brown Books for Young Reader
Genre:
Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction

Goodreads

In this imaginative escape into an enthralling new world, World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott begins a new trilogy with her debut young adult novel, weaving an epic story of a girl struggling to do what she loves in a society suffocated by rules of class and privilege.
Jessamy’s life is a balance between acting like an upper class Patron and dreaming of the freedom of the Commoners. But at night she can be whomever she wants when she sneaks out to train for The Fives, an intricate, multi-level athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom’s best competitors. Then Jes meets Kalliarkos, and an unlikely friendship between a girl of mixed race and a Patron boy causes heads to turn. When a scheming lord tears Jes’s family apart, she’ll have to test Kal’s loyalty and risk the vengeance of a powerful clan to save her mother and sisters from certain death.

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Why am I waiting?When I first heard of this, I fell in love right away. The premise is so promising. I’m sure this will include an awesome and action-packed adventure. Not to mention magic and mystery. Those were basically what I’m looking for a book to work for me. So excited to read this book. I’m also loving what I’m hearing from friends who have read it. So jealous. Lol! Kirkus Reviews even described it as:

“Features a gripping, original plot; vivid, complicated characters;
and layered, convincingly detailed world building. A compelling look
at racial and social identity wrapped in a page-turning adventure.”

Anyway, let’s just get to your favorite part. Giveaways! Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find an international giveaway. Too bad! 😦 This Goodreads giveaway is for US only.

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Book Review: Danny Dirks and the Heir of Pendragon

Name: Danny Dirks and the Heir of Pendragon
Author:
S.A. Mulraney
Number of Pages:
278 pages in EBook
Published:
September 1st 2014 by Scott Mulraney
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction

Goodreads

Danny Dirks wants nothing more than to play baseball in his father’s orchard now that school is out, but he’s finding out that he is no ordinary boy. With the approach of his fifteenth birthday, Danny’s begun hearing voices and seeing visions of his dead mother. He’s also fairly certain that the cute girl next door is really a shape-shifting dragon. All of these things lead Danny to the discovery that he is the heir of the legendary Arthur Pendragon and the linchpin in a pact established between man and dragon centuries ago. Now, rogue dragons threaten that pact and the peace that comes with it. They aim to reopen the portal through which they originally came to Earth in order to bring back a rebel dragon army. It’s up to Danny to learn to channel the power that is Excalibur and, with his new friends, prevent the portal from being opened.

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ThoughtsThis is my feature for the month of April for Random Reads. Still in line with my Clear Books from your NetGalley TBR goal. If you’re wondering if that’s a challenge that you could join, well I just made it up, but you can also do it if you want. 😉 Anyway, I’ve chosen to request this book from NetGalley because dragons have amused me ever since. I’m not quite sure about this book though.

The writing actually crawled. To be honest, I could just stop reading it when I can, but I’m so curious where the dragons came from and how the author would present them so I continued. The book lacks the energy I’m looking for. Like nothing significant is happening all throughout. The world building was also vanilla. It didn’t really give me something to talk about for this review. Sigh. Anyway, I’ll try. Okay so Danny is related to King Arthur. Yes. That King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Apparently, he needs to stop those bad dragons in opening a portal and invading Earth. That’s the gist. Continue reading