Tuesday, December 25, 2012

PBT 2013 Survey

Hi bloggers!

As most of you know, we did a mini PBT meeting during our Christmas Party last Saturday. Fill out this form to help me organize the upcoming tours for 2013. Thanks!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

[FINISHED] Tour: The Peculiar (The Peculiar #1) by Stefan Bachmann

Hello again, Filipino readers and fellow book bloggers!

We are once again partnering with HarperCollins to tour an AMAZING book from an exceptional debut author. Know what's different with this tour? The author, Stefan Bachmann, will be very involved in the tour. So if you're up for some Q&A, video messages, and guest blogs, come join the tour! And yep, you guessed it right~ we're also having some giveaways!

The Peculiar (The Peculiar #1) by Stefan Bachmann
Publication Date: September 18th 2012
Published by: Greenwillow Books
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy

Don't get yourself noticed and you won't get yourself hanged.

In the faery slums of Bath, Bartholomew Kettle and his sister Hettie live by these words. Bartholomew and Hettie are changelings--Peculiars--and neither faeries nor humans want anything to do with them.

One day a mysterious lady in a plum-colored dress comes gliding down Old Crow Alley. Bartholomew watches her through his window. Who is she? What does she want? And when Bartholomew witnesses the lady whisking away, in a whirling ring of feathers, the boy who lives across the alley--Bartholomew forgets the rules and gets himself noticed.

First he's noticed by the lady in plum herself, then by something darkly magical and mysterious, by Jack Box and the Raggedy Man, by the powerful Mr. Lickerish . . . and by Arthur Jelliby, a young man trying to slip through the world unnoticed, too, and who, against all odds, offers Bartholomew friendship and a way to belong.

Part murder mystery, part gothic fantasy, part steampunk adventure, "The Peculiar" is Stefan Bachmann's riveting, inventive, and unforgettable debut novel.

The tour will run from January 13 to 24, 2012. We will be having guest posts, reviews, and a very special video Q&A from Stefan Bachmann himself! And what is a PBT book tour without an awesome giveaway for everyone?

This tour is created in coordination with National Bookstore and HarperCollins International.


1. Kai @ Amaterasu Reads
2. Precious @ Fragments of Life
3. Dani @ BookWhales
4. Louisse @ Soul Sisters
5. Lyra @ Defiantly Deviant
6. Dianne @ whoopeeyoo
7. Ellie @ The Selkie Reads Stories
8. Kate @ Confessions of a Bookaholic
9. Von @ Mr. Book Wonder
10. We Fancy Books
11. Dea @ Teen Readers Diary

Guest post only:
1. Michelle @ Michelle shouts Random


Saturday, September 8, 2012

[FINISHED] Book Tour: Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr

Hello Filipino book bloggers!

We have a special treat for you all! Melissa Marr's new book has been published a few days ago in the US, and HarperCollins International has reached out to us for a book tour! Are you interested? Check the info below to find out how to participate in this tour.

Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr
Publication Date: September 4th 2012
Published by: HarperCollins
Genre: YA, Paranormal

In a city of daimons, rigid class lines separate the powerful from the power-hungry. And at the heart of The City is the Carnival of Souls, where both murder and pleasure are offered up for sale. Once in a generation, the carnival hosts a deadly competition that allows every daimon a chance to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures--if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live.

All Mallory knows of The City is that her father--and every other witch there--fled it for a life in exile in the human world. Instead of a typical teenage life full of friends and maybe even a little romance, Mallory scans quiet streets for threats, hides herself away, and trains to be lethal. She knows it's only a matter of time until a daimon finds her and her father, so she readies herself for the inevitable. While Mallory possesses little knowledge of The City, every inhabitant of The City knows of her. There are plans for Mallory, and soon she, too, will be drawn into the decadence and danger that is the Carnival of Souls.


The tour will run from October 5th to October 19th.

Fully Booked, our partner for this tour, will also be having a Twitter contest for a copy of Carnival of Souls.

We are also hosting a giveaway for this event, so the participants and all the visitors of your blogs will have a chance to win a signed, finished copy of Carnival of Souls, open to PH only.


We'll be passing along 2 books among all 15 participants for this tour. Please check the Tour Progress page to know when you are due to send the book to the next participant. Remember, you only have 3 DAYS to read the book and you need to send it to the next tour participant.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

[FINISHED] ARC Tour: Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama

Hi bloggers! This is Precious. I'll be checking your emails and helping Kai organize the tours now that I've got time. Also, I’ve got an ARC that I want to tour. This one is paranormal romance, one of your preferred genres.

Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
Publication Date: September 4, 2012
Published by: Farrar, Straus and Giroux BYR
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance

Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences.

Almost one hundred forty years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra and feels overwhelmingly, inexplicably drawn to him. For generations, love has resulted in death for the women in her family. Is it an undiagnosed genetic defect . . . or a curse? With Ezra’s help, Hester investigates her family’s strange, sad history. The answers she seeks are waiting in the graveyard, the crypt, and at the bottom of the ocean—but powerful forces will do anything to keep her from uncovering her connection to Syrenka and to the tragedy of so long ago.

The ARC tour will start next week until September. If you want to be a part of this ARC tour, send an email to PBT with your complete mailing address and mobile number (for FedEx forms, etc.) on or before August 28, 2012. Tell us if you're open for a guest post/interview.

If you have questions, concerns, etc…you know our email. :)

Tour schedule:

Name Blog Tour date
Precious http://shusky20.blogspot.com/ Review posted
Kai http://amaterasureads.blogspot.com/ 9/24/12
Maria http://bookchilla.wordpress.com 9/28/12
Louisse http://the-soul-sisters.blogspot.com 10/2/12
Dianne http://whoopeeyoo.com 10/8/12

Sunday, July 1, 2012

PBT is back!

You might have noticed that the tour site has been on semi-hiatus for the past few months. But now we are back and we're better than ever! Aside from the new layout (which we are still tinkering, by the way) and the new logo *points up* we are making a few changes on the tours, so please before you sign up for any of the tours, check the updated RULES page first!

To summarize, here are the changes we made:
  • We will be sending you the tour info BEFORE the tour starts, which will include the following:
    • Date when your review / guest post and/or interview must be posted
    • Date when you must mail out the book
    • Mailing details of the next person on tour
  • You will only have the book for 3 DAYS, and then you need to pass it on to the next person on the tour.
  • We are now limiting the number of tours participant can sign up to per month. You can now sign up to ONLY 3 tours per month. You need to finish all three tours before you can sign up for new tours again.
  • You do not need to fill out a form for tours, we just require you to leave a comment on the tour page and make sure that you have filled out the form for reviewers. We need your mailing and contact details.
  • WE ARE ACCEPTING NEW REVIEWERS! Fill out the sign up sheet to be a part of Pinoy Book Tours' reviewer pool! Remember, you must be a Filipino with an active book blog to be eligible for the tours.
What's new with PBT:

We will also be sending out monthly newsletters to everyone! If you're a little bit pressed for time and can't visit the website for some reason, you can still sign up for tours via the newsletter we will be sending! It will include:
  • Book tours available for the month as well as their corresponding sign-up forms
  • Tour Progress (who gets what book and who's turn it is to read/post reviews)
  • PBT News and Updates

Tours in the upcoming months are shown in the slider at the blog homepage. Sign-ups for these tours will be opened soon:

- The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse
- Spark (Elementals #2) by Brigid Kemmerer
- The Torn Wing (The Faerie Ring #2 by Kiki Hamilton
- Guardian (Halflings #2) by Heather Burch
- Flash Point by Nancy Kress

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

SPECIAL ARC Flash Tour: The Sisterhood of Heartbreakers by Lynn Weingarten

This is officially the first book we are touring this 2012! I know this has been released but I don't see copies anywhere just yet. It's a really cute book you'd want to read!

And did you notice the title? Yes, it's special and it'll happen in a flash. We're starting 2012 trying out a new format for touring. This tour will only give each participant 3 days to read the book and then send to the next person. Why is it special? Because we're having a contest!

Each tour participant will get a temporary tattoo when the ARC is passed along to them. Take a picture of you with the temporary tattoo and the book then send it to us! Be as creative as you want! We will be compiling the photos and we'll make a special recap post for it. And guess what? YOU CAN WIN THE SIGNED ARC!

Title: The Sisterhood of Heartbreakers by Lynn Weingarten
Pages: 352
Release Date: December 27th 2011
Published by: HarperTeen
Source: Author


When her boyfriend breaks up with her on the first day of sophomore year, Lucy has no idea how she’s going to make it through homeroom, let alone the rest of her life. Enter three stunning girls with a magical offer Lucy can’t refuse. All she has to do is get a guy to fall in love with her in the next seven days, and then…break his heart and collect one of his brokenhearted tears. As the girls teach Lucy how to hook a guy (with the help of a little magic), she quickly discovers how far she is willing to go—and who she is willing to cross—to get what she wants.

This tour is open for sign-ups until midnight of Tuesday, January 31. There are 5-8 available spots for the tour. Remember to read our Rules and Regulations page and sign-up as a reviewer first before you can join this tour.

1. Kai
2. Von
3. Pam
4. Jenna
5. Precious