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Review: Synchronicity by Keira Andrews

Prompt: Dear Author,
I could look at him all day. But sometimes, when he thinks I’m not looking, he seems so sad…

Blurb: It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for Tyler Bourne to compete in Olympic synchronized diving with veteran Aiden Oxford. The last thing he expects is to fall head over heels for his gorgeous partner. Friendly but distant, Aiden keeps him at arm’s length, and Tyler knows his feelings are hopelessly one-sided. But as the Games begin, Tyler learns nothing is certain until the final dive.

I totally loved the prompt for this one. I always enjoy reading sports theme story only if they don’t get too technical. Keira didn’t overdo it with this shorty and both MCs are adorable! I loved the ending as well although I’m still yearning more from Aiden because the story was told through Tyler’s POV and it’d be fun to have a follow up and perhaps getting the gold in the next Olympics although Aiden’s pretty old here so a twist is in need if ever the author decided (for some reason) to ever come up with a follow up.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

You can download your copy for free:

This story was written as a part of the Goodreads M/M Romance Group’s “Love Has No Boundaries” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.
Kindle Edition, 52 pages
Published July 14th 2014 (first published June 18th 2013)

About the Author
After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira discovered her voice in gay romance, which has become a passion. She writes contemporary, historical, paranormal and fantasy fiction, and—although she loves delicious angst along the way—Keira firmly believes in happy endings. For as Oscar Wilde once said, “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.”

Book Review: Best Man – Aris Santos

Best ManI had a hard time composing myself. “Alam ko na kahit noong tayo pa, mas nangingibabaw ang pagiging lalaki mo. Pero hindi ka 100% straight!” “Nakapagdesisyon na ako. Pakakasalan ko si Romina,” ang sagot niya. Parang saglit na tumigil ang mundo ko. “May hihilingin sana ako sa’yo,” ang sabi niya. “Ano yun?” ang tanong ko. Inapuhap niya muna ang mga mata ko bago nagsalita. “Will you be my best man?”

Napaka-usual ng kwentong ito at napakawabe rin ng narrative. Makatotohanan din. Bakit nga ba may mga tao sa buhay natin tinatawag natin na “The One That Got Away?” – tapos naisip ko, eh anong tawag natin sa mga nakatuluyan natin in the end? Second choice?

Malungkot ang kwento and I’m sure maraming makakarelate sa mga kaganapan dito. Maganda ang estilo ng pagsusulat ni Aris Santos dahil tumatagos talaga sa puso, malinaw at makatotohanan ang pagkukwento niya.

Isa itong maikling kwento na sumasalamin sa mga karanasan ng hindi lamang ng mga taong nabibilang sa ikatlong kasarian kung hindi narin sa kahit sinong taong umiibig ngunit dala ng mapanghusgang lipunan o dala marahil ng pressure, napipilitan tayo/silang piliin ang desisyon na sumasalamin sa kagustuhan ng nakararami.

Bravo Aris! Keep on writing good stories!!!

Maari niyong i-download ang maikling kwento na ito sa link sa ibaba.
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Free Download: Hope (A Short Story) – epub, text and pdf.

HOPEHere’s another one of my free short stories you can download. Written in multi-lingual dialogues namely English, Kapampangan and Tagalog – Hope tells the story of a boy pursuing his dream until one awful experience turned that dream into a nightmare.

He was the most brilliant child to ever come out of Barrio San Simon.

They have big dreams for him and so was he.

He was their hope.

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/560667

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Again, salamat!

Free Download: Sapatos (A Short Story) – epub, text and pdf.

Cover - Sapatos

Hi guys!

Here’s one of my short stories again which I just published via Smashwords called “Sapatos.” It’s a really short story about a boy named Murray whose only wish on his birthday is to receive a pair of shoes. Nothing else. I shall warn you that it was a bit odd according to some of my friends who have first read it and finds it too bizarre but it’s just a short story and it’s free so I encourage you all to download it. And it’s in Tagalog. ^^ Google translate may work though. I’m still working on transferring them in English. Thanks!