#TheRealScore turns 1! Book birthday, yay!

Hi everyone!

I can’t believe it’s been a year already! My first book, The Real Score, turns one today! *confetti*

To everyone who has bought a copy (or two, or more) of The Real Score, attempted to read it, got a sample, pirated it off someone (I don’t advocate this, but still….), and loved Marcus, Caitlin, and the rest of the Gezellig gang: THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY FANGIRL AND AUTHORLY HEART. <3

Now to celebrate the big one year of The Real Score, I have a couple of stuff lined up:

FREEBIE!

The Real Score is free (yes, free) for a limited time over at Smashwords! Just enter this coupon code: HP72D (not case-sensitive) upon checkout. This’ll last until September 6, 2014.

TITLE REVEAL.

The final book in the Gezellig series has a title! And it is….. *drum roll* CURTAIN CALL. (My previous working title was How It Ends, which also scared me a bit.) This book goes back to where we started: Marcus and Caitlin. If you’ve read (un)breakable, you probably have an idea or two as to where they stand. Lorin is taking a step back here, but she still has a storyline :)

TEASER!!!!!!

TEASER!!!! If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, I’ve posted teasers of the book three in the past couple of days. And we finally have it here. You can download the pdf here or check it out at my Wattpad page. Just a warning: this is a bit spoilery if you haven’t read the second book, so read at your own risk. You have been warned. Tweet, email, or message me anywhere for ‘feels’ on this teaser. :)

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And last but not the least: Filipino Readers’ Choice AwardsThe Real Score, along with a couple of #romanceclass novellas as well as Ms. Mina V. Esguerra’s works, have been nominated under Romance in English! It’s Hunger Games for us, haha, and if you liked The Real Score, really appreciate it if you could drop in a vote for it over here. Voting ends Sept. 10. :)

 

Whew, that’s it. :) Thanks again, and looking forward to sharing more stories with everyone.

Best xx,

Kesh

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Book Two: #GZLG2unbreakable is out today!

Hello lovelies! xx

 

Hope you are all safe and dry after wild Glenda!

Anyway, we counted down for thirty days to get to this point, and finally… Gezellig 2 is out!

I never thought I’d get a book out before. I do enjoy writing and all that, but…putting out there, earning from it (no matter how big or small the earnings were), meeting people because of it, was something that a bit like a dream for me. So when I put out The Real Score, I told myself… okay, well, that’s a strange feeling. Strange but nice.

And then Gezellig 2.

Aside from Lie (a story I never got to finish, but whoever’s been there since Lie, the ending’s written already, I just don’t know yet how to get there.), (un)breakable was one of the toughest stories I’ve ever written. Maybe it was because I was going through a lot at the time that I was writing / revising / procrastinating about this, or I was busy, or it was just really tough to write about a love triangle, period.

Or maybe it was because I was scared of that damn sophomore slump.

But it’s here. Somehow we made it through the storm, battered and beat, but we made it.

Gezellig 2 (un)breakable FINAL compressed for webpages

(un)breakable is out now, at Amazon and Smashwords. Still working on getting it everywhere (Buqo, Kobo, etc.), and I will update soon on it. :) [If you’re also waiting for paperback copies… I’m also working out that one.]

Hope you enjoy reading the story. I’m letting it go now. :)

 

xx., Kesh

 

P.S. I just have to say this and get it out of the way. For the record, the guy on the cover is not the rugby player who inspired Spence’s character. Initial versions of this cover was strikingly ‘him,’ but I wouldn’t do that (because he knows, as someone made sure he would haha), so we switched it up. :) If he still looks like rugby player who inspired him, like everything else GZLG2-related, I’m letting it go. It’s for you to judge. :D [Personally, he looks like some Hollywood actor to me.]

P.P.S. The ending of GZLG 2. We settle that with a teaser of Book 3 (which already has a working title, FINALLY) on The Real Score’s book birthday on August 30. Watch out for it! :D

What is (un)breakable all about?: The Blurb

Hi everyone!

I posted this already on Day 13 of the countdown, but I’m doing this here, too. :) Below is the blurb for the second book in the Gezellig series, (un)breakable.

Lorin Perez’s life is finally back on track after almost losing it six years ago. She knows meeting and dating sizzling hot professional rugby player Spence Clarke is a huge part of her healing process. But with her father starting a new family, she decides to follow her best friend Caitlin to UK–Spence’s home country–and start a new life.

However, moving to UK brings certain complications in the form of Gezellig band member Nigel Whitmore, a.k.a. the one who didn’t follow through three years ago. And even though Lorin is very clear about her no commitment rule, Nigel ignores this and pursues Lorin like never before.

Caught between the man who made her feel safe and the one who makes her feel alive, will she finally be able to set her heart free and make the right choice?

What do you think? Will you be on #TeamSpence or #TeamNigel? Excited already to share this story with everyone! :)

Anyway, next week, The Real Score, goes on blog tour again. Watch out for giveaways and freebies!

 

Lots of love, xx,

Kesh

 

Countdown to Gezellig 2: 30 Days to (un)breakable

Hi, hey, helloooooo!

First off, happy Independence Day to the Filipinos out there, wherever you are :) It’s another holiday, so I may have a little bit of time to spare before I sit down and face some of my work backlog (actually writing this in an almost deserted office, awoooo).

So based on the title, you read it right: after a few months of delay, the second Gezellig story, (un)breakable, is finally coming out! Mark your calendars: it’s going to be out on July 16, 2014! :) (If you’re curious why on this date, all I’d say is that it’s a fangirl reason. That’s all. *zips lips*)

A bit of info on this book (some of which you probably know already if you follow me on Twitter):

  1. It’s definitely much longer than The Real Score. – Gezellig 1 is 42,102 words. (un)breakable is pushing 60k++ words, and I honestly wanted to compute how many % longer that is, but I’ll leave that to you. The mathematical side of my brain at the moment isn’t working too well. (Excuses.)
  2. It’s not about Marcus and Caitlin, but they’re in the book. – This one focuses on Lorin Perez, Caitlin’s best friend and a true-blue Gezellig fangirl. Of course a Gezellig member is involved (Nigel Whitmore, blue-eyed cutie), but to make things more fun, we add a rugby player to the formula, Spence Clarke (HOT. Haha). Who knows, there might be a wrestling match between these two men to win Lorin’s heart, I don’t know, haha.
  3. It’s only going to be out on ebook format… for now. – Well, yeah. There’s that. For now. Maybe if I get a whole boatload of requests for a paperback, we’d do one, but for now, it’s only going to be out as an ebook. :)

So… how would this countdown go?

Each day starting June 16, I will be posting stuff relating to the story. It could be Nigel’s Word of the Day, a song in the book’s playlist, a tutorial about rugby (Spence tells me to orient you guys on this — he’d do it himself, but he’s tied up in training, haha), a cover reveal, character profiles, etcetera, etcetera. There would be a whole week when The Real Score will be made free for readers along with another paperback giveaway (yay!).

The countdown rounds up in another giveaway! It’s not just the e-book; I’ve got some pretty neat stuff to include in the package, so please do join when this happens :) I’m still trying to get a blog tour organized, but if that doesn’t happen, if you’re a book blogger and you’re interested in reviewing or featuring the book in your blog, I’m open to send you guys an advanced reading copy :)

So there. Book 2’s going to be out on July 16, and I’m sooo nervous and excited and I’m just a bundle of emotions right now so I’d curl into a ball like a cat. (Or you guys could just give me hugs. That would work, too.)

Check back here, on Twitter, or on my Facebook page as we countdown to #GZLG2Unbreakable :D

Kesh., xx

The Real Score Blog Tour: THANK YOU and… another Gezellig song teaser?

Hello everyone!

It’s been a great week for my novella, The Real Score because of its blog tour and I had loads of fun! First off, thanks to Dia of Book Junkie Joint for organizing this, and to all the bloggers who participated. Heaps of gratitude as well to all those who joined the raffle giveaway! I’m thinking of coming up with something on my own, so stay tuned!

Below are the stops my book made during its blog tour:

Feeling excited too for the winner of the giveaway! Hope you’re ready for some sugar rush! *wink*

Since I’m in this weird cloud 9 for all the love The Real Score has been getting, here’s another Gezellig song teaser for you all: Continue reading