Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Book Tour: I Am Not Afraid of Wolves

Christine would do anything to get away from it all.

After escaping an abusive marriage and heading up a group of brand new performers, she’s tired and in need of a vacation. So when her sister Sara wants her to go camping out in the mountains of Georgia with the girls, she packs her bags for some rest and relaxation. Not even meeting a gorgeous park ranger like Colton Donnelly is going to distract her.

Except Sara didn’t tell her the real reason for the trip: she’s running away from a terrible secret. One that puts all of their lives in danger.

Now the vacation that Christine so desperately needed is ruined, but that’s the least of her worries. She has to use her wits and skills to save them all. Because she soon finds out that werewolves are very real. And they’ll stop at nothing to get their claws into her sister.

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When the sliding door locked, I turned my gaze onto Sara and watched her, waiting for her to bring up her story. I wanted her to be the one who talked first, if only because I didn’t want to prod her too much if she was traumatized by whatever this was.

But if she was going to try to weasel her way out of talking to me, she had another thing coming.

“Wow,” she murmured softly. “Look at that full moon.”

I picked up a note of fear in her voice. “Yeah,” I said cautiously. “It’s beautiful.”

“I used to think so.” Sara turned around and looked back at me. Her eyes were wide with fright and the rigidity told me something else was going on with her.

Finally, my patience snapped.

“Sara, what’s wrong?”

“You won’t believe me,” she repeated, using the same phrase she used when we were putting food away.

I crossed my arms. “I think you’ll be surprised.”

Sara’s jaw worked. “I think I’m going to need more wine for this.”

I held up my glass. “Just drink mine.” Don’t think I’m letting you back in the kitchen that easily. She’d run away and hide and hoped I’d forget about it. She wanted to talk about it, but she was too afraid to.

She took my glass and downed the rest of it in one chug. I raised my eyebrows in surprise.

“Okay,” she said, as if warming herself up for our talk. “Okay.”

“It will be all right,” I told her.

“No, it won’t.” Tears started filling her eyes. “Christine, do you believe in werewolves?”


Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books.

She works as an advertising copywriter by day, and she's a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author by night. She has lived in New Zealand, Hawaii, Texas, Alabama, and now San Francisco with her husband, cat, and a growing collection of geek paraphernalia.

You can reach her at erinhayesbooks(at)gmail(dot)com and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.

Monday, September 26, 2016

October 2016 New Releases

Oh my God, September is ending soon :(
I haven't read much in September, I was busy with...practically everything. And here's what you can expect in October 2016.

Note: This list is still subject to edits, changes, and additions.
Updated October 10th

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Giveaway Typo: Winner Announcement

Good morning :)
Yesterday was the end of giveaway TYPO by Christian Simamora on my blog. Thank you, my deepest gratitude to everyone who participates. I had fun, really, reading all your comments about arranged marriage XD What I intended as a contest of imaginations, turn into a pour-your-heart-out session. I feel it too, I'm single and I think my parents are going to arrange a marriage if by the time of mid-twenties I'm still single -____-

Nevertheless, we're here to see who wins. I asked my Mom to pick the best comment of my question, and I checked to see if you followed all my rules. My Mom is a bit...eccentric, so I guess a mainstream answer isn't going to be on her radar *cries* She said it was hard, because she thinks the answers are all great, many are sensible, she couldn't choose for well over two hours.

Kalau kamu dijodohin sama orang tua kamu di usia muda, bagaimana reaksi kamu? Apa kamu terima, atau kabur sama cowok pilihan kamu sendiri?

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Review: Apprentice In Death

Title : Apprentice in Death
Series : In Death #43
Author : J.D. Robb
ASIN : B019DHP654
Edition : Kindle (Released Sept. 6th, 2016)
Publisher : Berkley
Page counts : 384 pages
Language : English
Genre : Adult, Thriller, Crime, Romantic Suspense
Average Rating : 4.52 (per August 21st, 2016)
Hotness Scale : 2/5
Read date : August 13th, 2016
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Lieutenant Eve Dallas returns in a fast-paced new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb.

Nature versus nurture...

The shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people were dead at Central Park’s ice skating rink. The victims: a talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as random can be.

Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD, but never one like this. After reviewing security videos, it becomes clear that the victims were killed by a sniper firing a tactical laser rifle, who could have been miles away when the trigger was pulled. And though the locations where the shooter could have set up seem endless, the list of people with that particular skill set is finite: police, military, professional killer.

Eve’s husband, Roarke, has unlimited resources—and genius—at his disposal. And when his computer program leads Eve to the location of the sniper, she learns a shocking fact: There were two—one older, one younger. Someone is being trained by an expert in the science of killing, and they have an agenda. Central Park was just a warm-up. And as another sniper attack shakes the city to its core, Eve realizes that though we’re all shaped by the people around us, there are those who are just born evil...

Apparently, I'm still not bored at all with this series. Although it's by far the longest series I'm following, I found myself surprised with Apprentice in Death. Almost 2 decades of the In Death series, and J.D. Robb is still rocking it.

It's January 2061. Lieutenant Eve Dallas has just finished one of the hardest cases in her life, because it involved Dennis Mira, a man she actually adores (Brotherhood In Death). And then a strange, and horrifying case comes across her and her partner, Detective Delia Peabody. Three people were shot in Woolman Rink. It appears to be random, but Eve digs deeper and learns a shocking truth.

When a murder cop ended up with a busy, billionaire businessman, quiet nights at home were like the biggest, shiniest prize in the box.

The sniper is apparently someone in law enforcement, and the sniper has an accomplice. An apprentice, to be trained to be a killer. And also, the apprentice seems to be a teenager. These killers have an agenda, and it's up to Eve and her team in homicide to stop them, before someone they actually know and care about is hit.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Book Tour Typo: Giveaway Time!!

Yak. It's giveaway time!
Udah saatnya giveaway nih. Gimana? Cukup penasaran sama Typo? Udah baca reviewku dong.

Oh ya, jangan lupa dengerin playlist Spotify Typo. Isinya lagu-lagu yang nemenin Bang Ino selama proses penulisan dan editing buku ini. Beberapa lagu lainnya, aku sendiri yang pilih. Salah satu lagu wajib denger buat buku ini adalah Auld Lang Syne, dan karena ada banyak banget versinya, aku pilih versi Colbie Caillat (she's one of my favorite singers!) Playlist ini hanya bisa dibuka menggunakan aplikasi Spotify dari laptop ataupun smartphone. Jadi pastikan dulu ponsel atau laptop kalian sudah ada aplikasinya.

Review: Typo (with Typo Hunting + Photo Challenge)

Title : Typo
Series : #JBoyfriend #9
Author : Christian Simamora
ISBN : 6027036273 (ISBN13: 9786027036277)
Edition : Paperback (Released July, 2016)
Publisher : Twigora
Page counts : 463 pages
Language : Indonesian
Genre : Adult, Contemporary Romance
Average Rating : 3.61 (per Sept. 20th, 2016)
Hotness Scale : 3/5
Read date : September 18th, 2016
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Di usianya yang keempat belas tahun, Maisie Varma dijodohkan dengan Josh Mallick oleh kedua ayah mereka. Meskipun sama-sama tak suka dengan keputusan sepihak itu, Mai dan Josh memilih untuk belajar beradaptasi dengan satu sama lain ketimbang membangun nyali untuk menentangnya.

Tapi kemudian, di malam pergantian tahun, Oma Josh yang baru mendengar tentang perjodohan itu langsung protes keras. Bukan itu saja, beliau memaksa para ayah untuk membatalkan pertunangan malam itu juga. Semuanya pun kembali seperti semula—kecuali bagi Mai. Dia sungguh-sungguh tak menyangka, status tunangan Josh selama beberapa hari membuatnya jatuh cinta untuk kali pertama.

Novel #jboyfriend kali ini merupakan kronologis cinta putri satu-satunya keluarga Varma. Tentang gelenyar yang membungkus perasaan Mai dalam bahagia, juga tentang hal-hal manis yang membuat pipinya sering merona merah.

Novel ini juga akan bercerita banyak tentang anak bungsu keluarga Mallick. Si mantan tunangan yang bertanggung jawab membuat Mai jatuh hati sekali lagi, juga yang mengingatkannya bahwa perasaan itu tak lebih dari sekadar typo. Kesalahan hati yang harus Mai koreksi.

Selamat jatuh cinta,


I've only read a few of Christian Simamora's books, that was mainly because I rarely liked my local romance (I'm picky like that). Entering as a host for Simamora's book tour, however, was a dare from someone. She said, why don't you read and promoting your local romance? And I was, okay. And so, my journey with Typo began. Kinda unexpected, since I've never done a complete review of Simamora's books. And this book? I adore the cover.

Typo. One word you associate with a mistake or misspelling. At the tender age of 14, Maisie Varma was going to be engaged to Josh Mallick, since their fathers are thick as thieves. An engagement plan that only lasted a few days, then broken by Josh's grandmother. That was years ago, but this kid with a gifted hand in piano imprinted himself in Mai's heart forever.

Karena bersama lo sama seperti makan di restoran all you can eat, Sayang. The main goal is eating as much as you can.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Book Tour: TYPO by Christian Simamora (Author Interview)

Selamat pagi, semuanya!
Biasanya aku posting pake bahasa Inggris ya, hehe. Part of my efforts to reach greater audience. Tapi kali ini, spesial untuk Book Tour Typo-nya abang Christian Simamora aka Abang Ino, aku switch ke bahasa Indonesia buat Author Interview dan Giveaway-nya nanti :)

Christian Simamora adalah salah satu penulis yang udah aku tau cukup lama, awal kenalnya ketika Bang Ino merilis Pillow Talk. Bang Ino menulis seri #JBOYFRIEND, cowok-cowok dengan nama berawalan J, dan saat ini sedang menulis seri #VIMANASINGLES alias jomblo-jomblo keluarga Vimana. Bagi aku sendiri, Bang Ino penulis contemporary-romance lokal dengan gaya cerita cenderung panas, suatu kelangkaan di Indonesia (trust me, I know what I'm talking about). Baca buku-buku Bang Ino (harus diakui, aku cuma baca beberapa) berasa baca buku-buku conrom luar negeri. Buku-buku yang buat beberapa orang masih terlalu panas untuk ukuran Indonesia, meskipun buatku biasa-biasa aja #halah

Dalam rangkaian Book Tour ini, aku bakalan bikin 3 postingan, yaitu Author Interview, Review, dan tidak ketinggalan juga, Giveaway. Stay tuned di Twitter atau blog ini ya :) Let's get started!

Guideline: Jawaban Bang Ino masuk dalam kotak pink
PS. Setelah interview ini, ada playlist spesial untuk Typo lho.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Quick Post: September New Releases

In a hurry and literally on an hour break here :)
Here's what you can expect on September. Mostly, they are from authors I've read (I took it from Goodreads's monthly newsletter about new books each month).

Sooo many great books and I didn't even read many new books in August aaargh!

  1. Thresh (Alpha One Security #2) by Jasinda Wilder (Sept. 2)
  2. Apprentice in Death (In Death #43) by J.D. Robb (Sept. 6)
  3. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies (Pottermore Presents, #1) by J.K. Rowling (Sept. 6)
  4. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists (Pottermore Presents, #2) by J.K. Rowling (Sept. 6)
  5. Hogwarts (Pottermore Presents #3) by J.K. Rowling (Sept. 6)
  6. Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas (Sept. 6)
  7. Leave Me by Gayle Forman (Sept. 6)
  8. Reckless by Winter Renshaw (Sept. 6)
  9. The One Real Thing (Hart's Broadwalk #1) by Samantha Young (Sept. 6)
  10. Well Hung by Lauren Blakely (Sept. 12)
  11. Roman Crazy (Boards Abroad #1) by Alice Clayton (Sept. 13)
  12. Shine by Jodi Pilcout (Sept. 13)
  13. Wicked Bond (The Wicked Horse #5) by Sawyer Bennett (Sept. 13)
  14. Just Friends by Monica Murphy (Sept. 13)
  15. #Bae (Hashtag #7) by Cambria Hebert (Sept. 16)
  16. The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas (Sept 16)
  17. Secret Sins by C.D. Reiss (Sept. 18)
  18. Levi's Blue by M. Leighton (Sept. 19)
  19. Wilder (The Renegades #1) by Rebecca Yarros (Sept. 19)
  20. Billionaire On The Loose (Billionaires and Bridesmaids #5) by Jessica Clare (Sept. 20)
  21. Blood Red Kiss (Anthology) by Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione, and Gena Showalter (Sept. 20)
  22. Magic Binds (Kate Daniels #9) by Ilona Andrews (Sept. 20)
  23. Slow Burn (Colorado High Country #2) by Pamela Clare (Sept. 20)
  24. The Odds of Lightning by Jocelyn Davies (Sept. 20)
  25. The Silent Waters (Elements #3) by Brittainy C. Cherry (Sept. 23)
  26. The Goal (Off-Campus #4) by Elle Kennedy (Sept. 26)
  27. The Sinner (The Graveyard Queen #5) by Amanda Stevens (Sept. 27)
  28. Outsider (Exodus End #2) by Olivia Cunning (Sept. 27)
  29. The Fever Code (The Maze Runer #0.6) by James Dashner (Sept. 27)


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