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Exciting news!

My friend Mina V. Esguerra just published a new book, the sequel to her new adult romance fantasy novella “Interim Goddess of Love“. Book 2 is titled “Queen of the Clueless“. They’re new adult stories with lots of romance and humor, and a bit of Filipino mythology thrown in, but in a modern setting.

But wait, there’s more.

A few months ago Mina asked me to design the cover for “Queen” and a new cover for the first book “Goddess“. “Goddess” already had a pretty nice cover, as it was released in January in 2012. But she wanted a new cover that would be in the same theme as the cover for “Queen”.

So here we are. This is the new cover for “Interim Goddess of Love“:

Interim Goddess of LoveCollege sophomore Hannah Maquiling doesn’t know why everyone tells her their love problems. She’s never even had a boyfriend, but that doesn’t stop people from spilling their guts to her, and asking for advice. So maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise when the cutest guy in school tells her that she’s going to have to take on this responsibility — but for all humanity.

The Goddess of Love has gone AWOL. It’s a problem, because her job is to keep in check this world’s obsession with love (and lack of it). The God of the Sun, for now an impossibly handsome senior at an exclusive college just outside of Metro Manila, thinks Hannah has what it takes to (temporarily) do the job.

While she’s learning to do this goddess thing, she practices on the love troubles of shy Kathy, who’s got a secret admirer on campus. Hannah’s mission, should she choose to accept it, is to make sure that he’s not a creepy stalker and they find their happily ever after — or at least something that’ll last until next semester. (As if she could refuse! The Sun God asked so nicely. And he’s so, well, hot.)

And this is the cover for book two, “Queen of the Clueless“:

Queen of the CluelessIf you’ve been feeling neglected by the Goddess of Love lately, don’t worry — Hannah Maquiling, college sophomore, is in training to take over. The Original Goddess is missing, but Hannah is Interim Goddess now, and she should figure out how to solve humanity’s love problems soon. Quin (God of the Sun) is still her mentor, still really hot, but apparently isn’t as honest about his other earthly relationships as she thought. It’s frustrating, and enough to make her check out possibilities with Diego (God of the Sea) and Robbie (Cute Human).

In the meantime, she’s decided to spend some of her precious training time helping to break up a relationship, instead of putting one together. Why? Because the girl in question happens to be her best friend Sol, whose boyfriend is stealing not just from her, but from other people on campus. Sol didn’t exactly summon the Goddess, but this is what power over Love is for, right? Surely it’s not just about matchmaking, but ending doomed relationships too. (Even when it’s not what people want.)

We love the photos by and featuring the fabulous style blogger Rhea Bue. They’re from her portfolio of photos featuring her talents as a stylist and model. They were taken in Rhea‘s and my hometown Zamboanga City.

{Read the full blog post here.)

So Iggy nominated me for the Liebster blog survey. Thanks, gurl! The mechanics of the Liebster is this: when you get tagged, answer the questions, then come up with 11 questions that you want to be answered by the bloggers you nominate. Liebster is German for “Thank you”, by the way. At the bottom of this post, you’ll find a list of some of my favorite bloggers whom I nominate for the Liebster blog survey.

It’s been a long, tiring, draining, I-just-want-to-cry kind of day. What do you do for comfort?
Eat a tub of ice-cream while watching television (preferably something with lots of gore, like Criminal Minds and Supernatural), then sleep.

(Credit: Isisrain on Fanpop.)

Name one crush that usually makes your loved ones go “Really? That guy? You like him? You sure?”
I don’t tell my people who my crushes are, only celeb crushes, and they don’t really count, haha.

I’ve been mentally dating Sean Bean since I was fifteen.

If you could be dressed by just one designer/brand, who/what would it be and why?
Forever 21. They have cute stuff, and their catalog is huge. They have outfits for any occasion, from grocery shopping to clubbing to business meetings.

Forever 21

One movie you will never ever be tired of seeing.
Mel Brook’s “History of the World, Part I”

{Read the full post over at A Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse.}

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