Paranormal Freebies Blog Hop

These past few years had introduced me to some of the coolest books ever making my reading taste somewhat grow. And with that comes an appreciation for genres that I didn’t love much about then. I’m talking about paranormal [books]. So when I spied the Paranormal Freebies Blog Hop hosted by Molly Snow, I dug right in.

And in the spirit of things, I’m giving 1 lucky participant a chance to win a book or books of his/her choice worth $15. Catch: that or those book/s should belong to the paranormal genre.

Paranormal Freebies Blog Hop hosted by Molly Snow

Interested or know of anyone who is? Then fill in details on the rafflecopter widget (so sorry it won’t show up on the blog due to restrictions):

The giveaway ends on June 30th, 2012. So plenty of time to garner chances of winning. Enjoy and may you continue to love the paranormal genre more! 🙂

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Molly Snow, Founder of, wrote BeSwitched when she was just sixteen. As a bestselling author’s personal assistant at age twenty, she decided to do what her boss did and self publish. At age twenty-three, BeSwitched made its debut. Snow is married to her high school crush, has a set of silly twin boys and a bob-tailed cat named Meow-Meow.

Winners: The Hunger Games Movie Tickets Giveaway

A big congratulations to Donna and Simonette for winning 2 tickets each to The Hunger Games showing at Ayala Center Cebu Cinema. They stand a chance to get a surprise something, too! 😀

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Thanks to everyone who joined. There will be more contests in the future so please watch out for those. ^_^

The Mockingjay Pin™ and Silver Parachute™ art are properties of Suzanne Collins and Scholastic.

The Hunger Games Movie Tickets Giveaway

We’ve all read the books. We’ve all speculated as to how the series should have ended. And now, we’re all eagerly awaiting the movie to feed our THG geek needs.
That’s why I’m giving away 2 tickets each to 2 lucky winners who will get to see the movie at Ayala Cinema in Ayala Center Cebu come March 23rd. Wheeee!

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Winner: Happy New Year 2012 Giveaway Hop

First of all, I want to apologize for announcing the winner way too late. I know I should have picked the winner last week but life just got in the way. Plus, it’s Sinulog celebration these days so I’m so hyper hyper! 😀

But before I lose my cool here, I’d finally reveal who won a book (or books) from The Book Depository.

Click the following link and see if you won. 🙂

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Guest Post: A Beauty Boost from BeSwitched Witch

Hi, everyone! 🙂

This is the fourth day of the BeSwitched Blog Tour and have I got the surprise for all of you. Today, the fabulous Molly Snow is guest posting for us with some beauty tips from the much anticipated BeSwitched Witch. Take it away, Molly!


When Surla switches bodies with her bombastic witch Idis in BeSwitched Witch, she receives a drastic makeover. In honor of all “blah” or “bad hair” days, here is a scene from my book. Girls, it can’t get as bad as this:

Surla enjoyed her manicure, chatting with Patty and Cathy, but when it came time for pedicures, she hesitated. “I feel like apologizing for my feet, before we start,” she said, sitting down in front of the foot bath.

“Oh, honey, I am sure it’s okay. I have seen it all,” Patty coaxed.

Surla cringed when she noticed the jeans from her best friend’s closet were short on her long legs, exposing flaming red hairy ankles when she sat. She grunted as she yanked to remove her shoes, having curled her toes to fit in them in the first place. She gasped in embarrassment when she saw thick, yellow toenails already poked holes through her socks.

Patty’s smile quickly disappeared. “Okay, honey. I think I need some back up.”

I grew up thinking I was too tall, too skinny, my hair was too big… I should have concentrated on the benefits: I could reach things others couldn’t, I could eat as much as I wanted and my hair kept me warm. LOL. Seriously, though, I think there is so much beauty in things we put down. I talked with a modeling coach once who had a group of girls tell her what they didn’t like about themselves. The woman then told the girls the upside to everything they put down. One girl said she didn’t like her legs, and the coach replied, “Do they go all the way down to the ground?” What a lesson.

BeSwitched Witch also teaches a deeper lesson on beauty that is emphasized at the end. Tell me, when do you feel most beautiful?

Thank you for having me, Mauie!


Thanks for that eye-opener, Molly! I’m sure plenty of us girls (me included) wish to be prettier, taller, thinner or smarter. It’s great to be reminded sometimes that we are already the personifications of awesomeness. We just have to dig deeper into ourselves to find that charm button. To answer your question, I feel most beautiful when I’m happy or whenever The Dude gives me that wink. 😉

And because Molly Snow is not only an awesome author, she’s also a very generous person. That’s why she’s giving away signed copies of BeSwitched and BeSwitched Witch. Plus, if you get super lucky, you might take home the blog tour grand prize of a Kindle Wi-Fi. Woohoo! This is open to everyone so click on the link to get to the giveaway page.

For more of Surla’s adventures in the BeSwitched Series, follow the blog tour here. The links are located on the left panel. 🙂

Images © Molly Snow and Breezy Reads. All Rights Reserved.

Happy New Year 2012 Giveaway Hop

The new year is almost upon us. Can you feel the excitement yet? So I’m going to help usher in 2012 with a resounding bang and a great giveaway – the Happy New Year 2012 Giveaway Hop.
Thanks to the very efficient Kathy of I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Babs of Book Bistro for hosting this event.

But instead of a gift card, I’m giving one lucky winner a chance to pick a book or books of his/her choice from The Book Depository worth $15 or less. This giveaway is open to everyone as long as TBD ships to your country (please check here if it does).

UPDATE: Contest closed. Please wait for a day or two for the announcement of winners. Thank you all for participating! 😉

  1. Subscribe to my blog through email. (Link on the right panel of the home page.)
  2. Follow me on twitter: @travelingreadr.
  3. Tweet about the giveaway for (+1) additional entry.

That easy. 🙂

The giveaway ends on January 4th at 4 PM (Philippine Time) in order to accommodate those from the western countries. Drawing of winners will start immediately using Winner has 48 hours to respond to my email or else I would have to draw another.

Here’s the link to the rest of the participating blogs:

2012 could be your best year yet. Good luck! 😉