Cover Thursday: Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do By Our Last Night

I really didn’t get into this song until a week ago when it felt like an appropriate theme song for my current predicament at work with people being all fake and shit. I guess, I’m one of those people who loves putting expressing my emotions through songs lol. Anyway, my Cover Thursday is from a band called Our Last Night You with their heavy metal rendition of Taylor Swift’s comeback single “Look What You Made Me Do.” I honestly liked their version more, truth be told.

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Miss Philippines Earth Karen Ibasco is giving her all at the Miss Earth 2017!

After the disappointing performance and attitude of Miss Philippines Imelda Schweigart last year, Manileña Karen Ibasco is all set to reversed the bad impression the embattled Schweigart left after she suffered diarrhea of the mouth and was eventually forced to resign her title, leaving the country subsequently.

87 countries are battling to become the ultimate Earth warrior and the Philippine rep is doing pretty well winning the swimsuit round in her group. Now, she needs your help for her to win a the Miss Photogenic award in the finals night on the 4th of November at the Mall of Asia Arena by voting for her via Miss Earth official Facebook Page. CLICK HER IMAGE.

This is a very strong batch and Karen knows that so she needs to bring her A-game every single time!

Does she have what it takes to become the Miss Earth 2017! Hell yeah!!!

Book Review: Beard Science (Winston Brothers, #3) – Penny Reid

Publication Date: October 11th 2016 by Cipher-Naught
Themes & Genres: Romantic-Comedy, New Adult
Paperback, 384 pages
ISBN13: 9781942874256
Characters: Ashley Winston, Drew Runous, Jethro Winston, Billy Winston, Cletus Winston, Duane Winston, Beau Winston, Roscoe Winston, Jessica James, Claire McClure, Sienna Diaz, Jennifer Sylvester, Shelly Sullivan, Repo, Jackson James, Diane Donner-Sylvester, Kip Sylvester, Isaac Sylvester

Cletus is my favorite amongst the Winston brothers and I’m so happy that his story turned out to be the best so far in the series! I loved that we get to see the inner workings of Cletus’s brains and the way he makes the impossible possible! We also get here an flustered and out of control Cletus and the reason for that is a certain Jennifer Sylvester who happens to be as wickedly smart as him.

Jennifer aka the Banana Cake Queen has lived her life following her parents’ demands. She wanted to live her own life but she can’t because of the prison-like hold by the very people who claimed to loved her.

Until she catches Cletus doing something he shouldn’t be doing and decided to blackmail him into finding her a husband who could whisks her away from her very controlling parents.

This is just the third book in the series but it felt like I’ve known this guys for a very long time now. Aside from Cletus being my favorite brother, this installment is also my favorite and as I’ve said the best so far. I loved how Cletus and Jennifer balanced each other so well and their chemistry is just beyond! I loved the fun parts of it, the sexy ones and most especially the emotional part that even got me a bit teary,

I couldn’t ask for a better love story for Cletus. Penny Reid sure knows how to write brilliant romances that will leave you asking for more!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

About Penny Reid
Penny Reid is a USA Today Best Selling Author of romantic fiction. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances she works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults (boy-8, girl-6, and girl-4 months), wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

Miss Grand Philippines Elizabeth Clenci is Staying Classy at the Miss Grand International 2017

Despite controversies flocking the budding Thailand-based minor beauty pageant, our very own Miss Grand Philippines Elizabeth Clenci is only laser-focus on winning the first Miss Grand International crown for the country by slaying each and every area of the competition.

Here she is with her National Costume, Official Portrait and Swimsuit Presentation.

Images courtesy of Miss Grand International Facebook Page.

Book Review: The Foxling Soldati (Soldati Hearts, #2) – Charlie Cochet

Published August 16, 2017
Format: Novella
Genre And Theme: LGBTQ, Romance, Shifters, Comedy
Length: 119 pages, paperback
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Ebook ISBN/ASIN: B074C38876
Characters: Toka, Rayner

Blurb:
Foxling Toka has served the Soldati king for centuries, and now he attends to the kingdom’s cherished Soldati prince. It’s a position of honor, and as Toka helps the once-human prince adapt to their magical realm, he finds joy in their friendship. He also grows bolder in his encounters with Rayner, Soldati warrior and the king’s second. But the laws are clear: servants and Soldati are not permitted to mate. It doesn’t matter that Toka lost his heart to the dashing cad long ago.

Rayner never imagined he would fall in love with a servant, but the clever and beautiful foxling has ensnared him, and he resents the regulations keeping them apart. When an arrogant and spiteful king visits from a neighboring realm, Rayner is in danger of losing everything. But Soldati warriors don’t surrender, and he intends to fight all the harder to keep Toka where he belongs—in Rayner’s arms.

The second installment of The Soldati Hearts isn’t as strong as The Soldati Prince. I loved Toka – a foxling whose family has served the Soldati King for ages – in the first book and I loved him here but there’s just something missing with the story for me to connect well with his character.

Rayner, the second in command of the King of Soldati was also a bit of a drag here. I thought Riley and Khalon made it a more interesting read although I’ve to say that Khalon seriously got on my nerves. His old school politics thinking was just disgustingly stupid that he let poor Toka be dragged by that stupid Trump-like king whose name I couldn’t even remember.

Overall, I thought it was bit rushed and the conflict was a bit cliche. I’m not sure I’m excited with the next pairing.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

About The Author
Charlie Cochet is an author by day and artist by night. Always quick to succumb to the whispers of her wayward muse, no star is out of reach when following her passion. From adventurous agents and sexy shifters, to society gentlemen and hardboiled detectives, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!

Currently residing in Central Florida, Charlie is at the beck and call of a rascally Doxiepoo bent on world domination. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading, drawing, or watching movies. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.

Website: http://www.charliecochet.com
THIRDS HQ: http://www.thirdshq.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/charliecochet
Facebook Author Page: http://www.twitter.com/charliecochet
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Email: charlie@charliecochet.com

Book Review: The Soldati Prince (Soldati Hearts, #1) – Charlie Cochet

Published November 23rd 2016 by Dreamspinner Press (first published August 25th 2015)
Themes and Genres: LGBTQI, Romance, Sci-Fi, Comedy
ebook, 2nd Edition, 97 pages
ISBN13: 9781634775809
Characters: Riley Murrough, Khalon

While living an ordinary and rather boring life, Riley soons learns that he is mated to a shape-shifter king from a magical realm. Khalon, the arrogant Soldati king isn’t happy that he’s mated to a powerless human. The feeling so happens to be mutual so they decided to see a priestess to have their bond reversed.

I got to read the second edition of this novella which was first published by JCP Books and was informed that it was a lot longer. I don’t know if there were any changes in it but I absolutely loved this universe and I especially loved Riley’s character.

Riley is absolutely adorable who kind of reminds me of Dex! I’m afraid I’ve set Dexter J. Daley (from the THIRDS series) as my Charlie Cochet’s standard of her main characters.

I also loved the slow building of their camaraderie which then grew into something more. I loved that little twist at the end because it finally made me like Khalon. I also loved the secondary characters and I cannot wait to read Toka’s story!

Overall, it’s another greay story from Charlie in yet another fantastic universe.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

About The Author
Charlie Cochet is an author by day and artist by night. Always quick to succumb to the whispers of her wayward muse, no star is out of reach when following her passion. From adventurous agents and sexy shifters, to society gentlemen and hardboiled detectives, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!

Currently residing in Central Florida, Charlie is at the beck and call of a rascally Doxiepoo bent on world domination. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading, drawing, or watching movies. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.

Website: http://www.charliecochet.com
THIRDS HQ: http://www.thirdshq.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/charliecochet
Facebook Author Page: http://www.twitter.com/charliecochet
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/charliecochet/
tumblr: http://www.charliecochet.tumblr.com

Email: charlie@charliecochet.com

Katarina Rodriguez’ Official Photo for Miss Intercontinental 2017!

One of my favorite queens this year is set to fly to Sri Lanka late next month for this year’s Miss Intercontinental beauty pageant. Rodriguez will be the last Binibining Pilipinas title holder this year to represent the country overseas. Here’s her uber-pretty photo on the pageant’s official website!

Watch out for more updates regarding Miss Intercontinental 2017 and other international pageants that I will try to feature as much as I can this fourth quarter of the year! #LabanPilipinas

Sam Black is Anthony Russell’s Replacement on the X Factor!

Despite failing to advance to the Six Chair Challenge,  Sam Black is apparently getting another chance after it was revealed last night that he will be replacing season favorite Anthony Russell after the latter’s  removal from the show following “drug” revelations.

Sam Black made an impression during the audition singing his own rendition of Rounaround Sue getting four yeses from the judges.

During bootcamp, he failed to impress and even proposed to his long time girlfriend and the mother of his kid.

On why Louis decided to asks Sam back – ‘Sam had a great reaction from the British public when his audition aired. So I re-watched it and realised we missed a trick not putting him through at Boot Camp.’

Some netizens are questioning the decision especially after one of the favorites Benji Matthews didn’t get a final seat in the Six Chair Challenge.

Do you think it’s fair for Sam to come back to the show?

The X Factor UK 2017 – Week 7 Recap – Boys’ Six Chair Challenge

The boys! The boys, the boys, the boys! I initially thought that this was the strongest category this year what with Anthony Russell, Aidan Martin and Jack Mason leading the pack but after seeing all of their performances from the Bootcamp up to the Six Chair Challenge, I figured that they’re just slightly better than the Girls category whom I considered the weakest this year. At this stage, the winner for me will probably be coming from either the Overs or the Groups category. Anyway, here are the performances of the boys who made it through the judges house hoping to make it to the live shows. Such a shame really because front-runner Anthony Russell was booted even before reaching the judges’ house. You will see at the end of this post the ‘boy’ Louis decided to bring back which is really baffling to be honest.

Leon Mallet – I really thought that Alex is much better than him but truth be told, I’m still baffled why he made it over Benji Matthews. Seriously…

Singing a judge’s song is a big risk but I thought Spencer delivered real well with his oversinging (yes Louis, I’ve to agree with you) of the Pussycat Dolls’ Dont Cha. It was a very smart choice and I think his main purpose is to display his vocals which I thought is one of the best of the night.

I just find him overly dramatic. He sang a very heartfelt original song called Punchline and secured his seat from Nicole! Uhm…

I absolutely loved his song choice! He’s probably the best in the boys category now that Anthony is out of the competition. It was a very well deserved seat!

He’s okay I guess but he’s just gonna be a filler in the competition.

Anthony’s last performance…

Here’s the super likable Benjie Matthews singing an original! I’m fucking gutted that he didn’t get a seat!!!

You see, Anthony was booted out and guess who they asked to comeback??? None other than SAM BLACK. I mean, cmon! He’s not even in the Six Chair Challenge!!!!

What the fuck???!!!

videos and images courtesy of The X-Factor

The X Factor UK 2017 – Week 7 Recap – Overs’ Six Chair Challenge

The Overs are always the least favorite of the judges to mentor despite three previous winners were from this category. This year, they are one of the strongest in my opinion with Matt Linnen and Berget Lewis leading the pack.

Matt Linnen is my top choice for the overs and my overall-second pick to win this season. He’s got everything going for him. He’s very good looking, has that raspy sexy voice and definitely has the X-factor. This isn’t his best performance because he looks awkward without a guitar and the way he’s flapping his hands and engaging the audience was a bit cringy but Nicole knows that he is her best chance to win the season.

Holland native Berget is arguably the best vocalist in the competition and without question, her seat is the most deserved. Don’t hate on me, I love Berget but I just don’t think she has a chance of winning this if I’m being honest.

After being ousted in favor of Loverine from the Philippines, the audience’ clamor to bring her back created an awkward moment for Nicole where she basically asked Loverine to give the seat back to her. I honestly don’t see Talia’s appeal. I’m sure she’s a nice girl but she’s one of the weakest singers in the competition in my opinion.

Tracy Leanne Jefford
I just loved her. Her voice kind of reminds me of Amy Winehouse transported back in time which is basically what Amy Winehouse is all about. She’s also inspiring like just what Nicole has mentioned.

French crooner Kevin Davy White is a really good vocalist but I still can’t figure out why I’m not getting his music – yet. He’s likable enough but he’s kind of boring.

Slavo Kalezic from Montenegro was the big upset of the night. I mean, I dont’ understand why he’s there in the first place.

videos and images courtesy of The X-Factor