"May your wishes be wise."

15 October 2015

In case you missed it, I wrote a new story that is part of a new ebook bundle, and it's now out in Buqo! For an introductory price of only P90, you will get ten urban fantasy/ paranormal stories and support ten Filipino authors' dreams (including mine!) at the same time. 

To be honest, I wasn't a big fan of this story at first. I regretted putting writing off because of various reasons, and when the time came that I really had to face it because of the deadline, I wasn't able to apply the same formula I did for my YA story: procrastinate and then write the hell out of the story in four sleepless nights. I underestimated the amount of sleep a girl in her late 20s and with a ton of job responsibilities needs. And so, I felt like it was rushed and not at par with Once Upon a Sticky Note. (I'm not saying that that story is going to win awards anytime soon but you know what I mean.) 

Now that the book has been out for a couple of weeks and the reviews have started coming, I was pleasantly surprised that people liked it. I've only heard positive things about my story A Sky of Wishes and this is making my heart beat with pride and delight. ♥

(Let's just ignore the fact that there was a teeny mistake on the first version and just focus on the fact that it has already been corrected, hee.)

I am proud to present to you A Sky of Wishes, included in the StrangeLit: Incredible Truths ebook bundle.
Beware the tale that distracts you with the telling -- it's planting a truth in your mind, and you may find yourself believing in the incredible, too. Sit back and let it happen, while reading:

A Sky of Wishes
A short story by Kristel Ann Cruz

A world governed by logic and rules does not have time for childhood fantasies like wishing stars, or so we thought. After Stella gets diagnosed with a terminal illness, Aries turns to the sky and pleads for his mother to be healed. Imagine his surprise when a Star manifests itself to him, willing to give him anything he wishes for. There is only one rule: Everything comes with a price. With his mother's life on the line, how far can he go? In a battle between fates and wishes, what will Aries be willing to give up?


Trivia: All the names of the characters in A Sky of Wishes were derived from names of stars and celestial bodies.

If you liked Once Upon a Sticky Note in the Sweet Complications ebook, I hope you guys can also grab a copy of this book! (If you didn't, well, I hope you can also still grab a copy because, who knows, I might be a better fantasy writer than a YA writer. Heh.)

Sadness was moping two weekends ago because we were about to go out but she didn't want to leave the house; she wanted to stay and read Incredible Truths. What a brat!
Balance was finally restored when we got home and she got the chance to read without me meddling. What a sweetheart!
I'd like to share with you the Acknowledgments section of my story just because.


The other stories in our bundle include Nexus Series Book 1: Anathema by Ysa Arcangel; Bloodline Maharlika by Anne Plaza; Shake-Ups by Elea Andrea Almazora; As The Night Ends by Alveel Kaith Cimafranca; The Secret Society by S.J.M Fuertes; Talulikas Chronicles by Clark Feliciano; Stormy Hollow by L.C Mills; 31st by Cindy Dela Cruz; and Viva Voce by DJ Paraguya.

Have I convinced you to buy a copy of Incredible Truths yet? If so, please visit Buqo!


Here is the ad on Buqo together with the three other StrangeLit bundles: Darkest Dreams, Fateful Turns, and Killer Seasons. I hope you can check out all of our bundles while they're still available for the incredibly low price of only P90 each! Regular price is at P250.

If I haven't convinced you enough yet, then might I interest you with a giveaway to win one of three copies of Incredible Truths? But first, you must have the Buqo app installed on your mobile device to qualify! If you don't have it yet, kindly download it (for free!) first from the App Store or the Play Store.

Done? Good. Please join my giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open worldwide!

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It closes come the end of the month. Good luck!

While we're at it, I would also like to invite you to our book launch happening on October 24, Saturday, 2 to 4 PM, in Recession Coffee in Eastwood Mall! We'll read excerpts from our stories, take photos, have coffee, give loot bags, and just have fun hanging out! I'll also have a mini pizza and/ or chicken wings party for my friends who will go to the event so please come and say hi!

Aaand while we're still at it, I'd also like to invite you, if you're reading this and you have a blog, to join the StrangeLit Blog Tours organized by Dianne. Basically, you'll get to help Filipino authors spread the word about our work in exchange for good book karma. Sounds good? Good!

Whew, that was a long post! I'm actually feeling dead exhausted right now because of a hell week of events and launches, but I had an extra spurt of energy when I decided I wanted to write about this now. Hee.

So there! For those of you who have already read our book, ratings and reviews are much appreciated! Alternatively you may also tweet us using the hashtags #StrangeLit and #IncredibleTruths!

THANK YOU SO MUCH! You're a Star and your support means a lot!

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