Saturday, June 3, 2017

A break of four years...

Hey guys, how are you?

It's been such a long time, probably most of you will see this in your news feed and think: "Librarian Mouse? Alaiel who?" and I get it, I would do the same. It's feels like I've being away for ages... So many things have happened that I don't really know where to begin. But I will try to keep it short (try being the keyword here) and let you know about the few changes that I will bring to the blog.

For starters, I'm a mom :D Just by writing that I think a lot of you will understand my disappearance act, I sure do. Guys? This whole mother thing? It's crrrrazy. Amazing, yes, but crazy. I will write a whole post about it in the next few days.

For now, yes, I'm a mom, a single mom to be more precise. Which brings me to...

I got a divorce. And the only thing I'm going to say about my divorce is: From the bottom of my heart, I wish him the best. He is a great guy and he deserves to be happy more than anyone I know. We just had a rough start and it didn't get any better in the years we were together due to some couple problems and a lot of family problems. But I will remember the good times, the looks, the hugs, the kisses and the laughs; I will cherish those memories and, hopefully, we will meet again in a next life and things will work out better.

As for me (me being my current situation and all) I can't complain. The first two years after I gave birth (2014-2015) were rough because I went to live with my mom -huge mistake- and she is a very overwhelming person. I love her and I respect her but now I realize that sometimes love is better at a distance.
Once I realized that if I wanted to give my son a peaceful and good life I had to get my sh*t together and take some crucial decisions. And I did. I left my mom and came back to Europe (she is living in Peru) which is where I feel at home and I looked for my friends who, at the end of the day, are like a family to me and my son. I think I'm gong to call my son Junior here xD
Anyway, now I'm working for a NGO that focuses on climate change and empowering minorities. This job? It makes me feel great because I know that I help people, that I'm doing something to make this a better world and isn't that the whole purpose of our lives? To connect with each other and realize that there is so much to do. I've had my share of traveling and seeing the world, of learning about different cultures and embracing them, now I understand that in order for other generations to do the same we have to protect our planet and the many different people that live in it.

Which brings me to the blog. My blog. Our blog. And I say our because I didn't create this blog only for me, I created it to link, to connect with you all, bookworms like me. Because our community is diverse and interesting just like the many different book genrers. In these years I've changed, my approach on life has changed and I want Librarian Mouse to reflect that. Books will, of course, be one of the pillars (as well as the giveaways 'cause, we all love giveaways, right?!) but I will add more topics like reflections about live in general, about nature, about humanity, about music and about motherhood. And I would love to read your comments, your opinions, your intake on what I write.

So here, cheers for a new beginning! For a fresh start, for this moment, for being alive and breathing.

I missed you all a lot!

Bear hugs,

P.S: I will update the blog in the next few days ^^U

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Blog Tour Review + Scavenger Hunt Giveaway: Endure by M. R. Merrick

Today I'm participating in a blog tour organized by Valerie @ Stuck in Books. Please, help me welcome the incredible M. R. Merrick and his final book in The Protector series: Endure.
And to make things even more interesting there is a fun scavenger hunt giveaway for you all to enjoy so remember to keep reading ;)



by M.R. Merrick
Series: The Protector #4
Release date: 5th June, 2013
Publisher: Selfpub
Pages: 274 (ebook received for blog tour in exchange of an honest review)
Summary from Goodreads:

Wrapped in darkness and woven with defeat, every action Chase has taken since being exiled from the Circle has been met with a devastating response. Now he's been burdened with a quest that seems impossible, and he needs to evolve into something more, something greater than he ever thought he could be.

Armed with magic, friendship, and an unbreakable will, Chase must build an army and find a weapon capable of defeating the ultimate evil. But he knows that nothing great comes without sacrifice. Blessed by the very gods who have abandoned him and carrying the fate of all the worlds on his shoulders, Chase Williams is about find out just how much one man can endure.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Awakened by Kriston Johnson

Today I'm participating in a blog tour organized by Xpresso Book Tours. Please, help me welcome Kriston Johnson and her book Awakened.
And to make things even more interesting there is a giveaway so remember to keep reading ;)



by Kriston Johnson
Series: The Legends Of Elyndia #1
Release date: 25th April, 2013
Publisher: Selfpub
Pages: 274 (ebook received for blog tour in exchange of an honest review)
Summary from Goodreads:

Can fighting for the right side be the wrong thing to do?

Draven, the tyrant ruler of Elyndia for the last one thousand years, searches for the one who can fulfill his prophecy.

The Paladins, an elite band of warriors sworn to protect their way of life at all cost, search for the one with the ability to bring their world crumbling down.

An innocent girl, tormented by demons only she can see, lives on the brink of insanity and longs for a life of peace.

When seventeen-year-old Jade Rosenberg reads from an antique book, she has no idea she just read an incantation awaking her inherited power. But when opposing—and equally terrifying—groups invade her home, she learns she is descended from an enchanted realm and a member of a powerful race thought to have been hunted to extinction.

Ripped from her world, Jade is forced to seek refuge from those who want her dead. She is given one of two options and the time has come for her to make a choice: assassinate their sworn enemy...

Or sacrifice her soul.

Blog Tour Spotlight + This and That + Giveaway: Precipice, The Beginning by Kevin J. Howard

Today I'm participating in a blog tour organized by Book Nerd Tours run by the well known Jean and Amber. Please, help me welcome Kevin J. Howard and his book Precipice.
And to make things even more interesting there is a giveaway so remember to keep reading ;)


Precipice, The Beginning

by Kevin J. Howard
Series: Precipice #1
Release date: 23rd November, 2012
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Pages: 482 (paperback edition)
Summary from Goodreads:

The End is only the Beginning....
It wasn't the first time Lieutenant Travis Daniels had been far from his wife and son. Leading an elite team on countless missions, dodging death at every turn-it was what he was trained to do. And returning to his family was always his driving force... but this time might be different. Imprisoned for an unsanctioned intrusion into a hot zone, Travis and his elite team took a deal to assist in the colonization of Mars to evade the death penalty. While stationed there, Travis' only source of sanity were the brief video conversations he was allowed with his family. When the last transmission received showed choppy images of the city in darkness and blurs of humanoid creatures running through the streets, Travis and his team must decide to either stay on Mars or find a way back to his family-unknowing of the hell that Earth has become.

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This and That
“This or That”

- Paris or Venice: Very difficult, but as my wife hates pigeons, I will say Paris. Both cities are so beautiful and unique.
- Deodorant or Perfume: Deodorant, but with a pleasant smell.
- Winter or Summer: Winter. I love to write as snow falls on the trees in the backyard.
- Vampire Diaries or Twilight: I guess Twilight. To be honest I haven't seen either.
- Angels or Demons: Angels. An upcoming novel of mine, Closed Cell, is based on Michael the Archangel.
- Fall or Spring: Spring.
- Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter: This just isn't right, can't I pick both? :). Harry Potter I guess. Any novel that inspires so many children, teens, and adults to read is a winner.
- Ice Cream or Sorbet: Ice Cream, and my favorite is Gold Medal Ribbon.
- Coke or Pepsi: Pepsi
- Cabin in the woods or Condo on the Beach: I love the beach, but I am going to say a cabin in the woods. I love the woods.
- Kisses or Hugs: Hugs.
- Cash or Card: Cash. Cards are easier, but cash is more fun.
- Print or Ebook: Print, I need pages to turn.
- Voice or Text: I'm a text person. Technology has made it so easy to speak with so many, so quickly.
- Batman or Superman: Batman
- Wheat or White: Wheat bread. I'm just so used to eating it.
- Romance or Passion: Romance, of course. True romance leads to passion. In fact, my wife and I are working together to co-author a nonfiction book about romance.
- Night or Day: Night. I do my best writing at night.


- 4 winners will receive a signed copy of Precipice: The Beginning by Kevin J. Howard.

- 1 winner will receive a Poster and Bookmark of a surprise art by James Vallesteros.

- 7 winners will receive one bookmark of a surprise art by James Vallesteros.

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What's going on in Librarian Mouse?

First of all, my most sincere apologies to you all. Not only my posts are non-existent but also my blog disappeared for a few days...

So, what the heck is going on, right?! Well, I have a new job. And it's quite amazing -environmental stuff!- but it requires a lot of traveling and I've spent the last 23 days going all around Europe. Sounds awesome, I know, and it is but it can be really tiring too... Which is why, every time I finished work I couldn't, for the life of me, sit and write something. Which sucks.

And then suddenly I totally forgot to renew my domain which cause the blog to disappear! Thank goodness my husband wanted to show my blog to a friend and he noticed the problem which means he called me, completely freaking out, and asked me the id and password to renew it himself ^^U -BTW, thanks a lot, baby-.

In short, I'm really sorry. I don't know how am I going to balance work and blogging plus my family problems but I will try my best. And hopefully you will stuck with me and my crazy life :)

Two blog tours are coming around and a few new reviews so don't forget me because I always remember you all.

Lots of love,

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Blog Tour Spotlight + Music Playlist + Giveaway: ReVamped by Ada Adams

Today I'm participating in a blog tour organized by Book Nerd Tours run by the well known Jean and Amber. Please, help me welcome Ada Adams and her book ReVamped.
And to make things even more interesting there is a giveaway so remember to keep reading ;)



by Ada Adams
Series: Angel Creek #1
Release date: 20th February, 2012
Publisher: Selfpub
Pages: 291 (paperback edition)
Summary from Goodreads:

A simple mission turned deadly.

Nineteen-year-old vampire Dawn has led a sheltered life within the confines of her father’s presidential headquarters. Upon being sent on a mission to revamp four goofy misfits into guardians of a peaceful little town of Angel Creek, Dawn believes that all her dreams have finally come true. What starts off as a simple task, turns into something unexpected, changing Dawn’s life forever and leading the action-loving, thrill-seeking vampire teen on a path of mystery, danger and intrigue.

When a human girl is kidnapped by a group of rogue vamps, Dawn discovers that there is more going on in Angel Creek than meets the eye. And it all connects to Ethan, the cute newcomer who seems too perfect to be true, Sebastian, the mysterious vampire with a turbulent past, and even Dawn herself. Dawn must not only succeed in revamping the troubled recruits, but must also prevent the vampire race from being overtaken by a malevolent villain who has a strange and obsessive fascination with her. As threat escalates, romance blooms, and ghosts from her past begin to surface, Dawn is sure of only one thing: her life will never be the same.

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Music Playlist for ReVamped

I’m so bad when it comes to creating playlists! I always hear songs that remind me of characters, scenes, and themes of my books, but never manage to put them into a coherent list! So, for now, I enlisted some “ReVamped” readers and Team Misfits members to create a mini playlist. They also included the scenes that the songs remind them of. My readers are so much better at this than I’ll ever be!

Jaz @ Fiction in Fiction in Fiction

“Only Teardrops” by Emmelie de Forest - The story in general.
“I'll Back Off So You Can Live Better” by G.NA - Sebastian.
“Day by Day” by Lunafly – Dawn’s struggle with Aurora.
“U Remind Me” by Usher - Pretty self explanatory once you read the book.
“The Heart of Everything” by Within Temptation - Aurora!
“Eternity” ~Memory of Lightwaves~ Final Fantasy X-2 OST - No lyrics, but matches the calm moments of the book/memories.

Keely @ My Spin on Books

“Timeless” by Reece Mastin - Dance Scene
“Everything Has Changed” by Taylor Swift
“I Need Your Love” by Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Glouding - Aurora + Sebastian
“Stronger” (What Doesn't Kill You) by Kelly Clarkson - When the team is cheering up Dawn
“Uprising” by Muse - Fight scenes
“What You've Done to Me” by Samantha Jade - Sebastian and Dawns relationship.

Andrew @ Dyadic Echoes

“Invincible” by Adelita's Way.


“Shake It Out” by Florence and the Machine - Dawn’s struggle with Aurora.

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by Ada Adams
Series: Angel Creek #2
Release date: 27th November, 2012
Publisher: Selfpub
Pages: 540 (paperback edition)
Summary from Goodreads:

Becoming a vampire guardian was Dawn Fairchild’s ticket out of the Scarlet House. Fresh off a successful mission, life in Angel Creek should have been great. But when her sort-of-maybe-boyfriend, Sebastian, disappears on a quest to help a beautiful vampire from his past, Dawn finds herself amidst a web of danger, lies, and deceit.

Joining forces with Razor, an enigmatic rebel lacking both a verbal and a physical filter, and her band of Misfits—Brooke, Sophie, Hunter, and Seth—Dawn is thrust into a race against the clock to solve the mystery surrounding brutal Born kidnappings and come to terms with the sudden discovery of her own unique powers. With time ticking away and Born vampires’ lives in jeopardy, it quickly becomes evident that someone—or something—desperately wants Dawn and is willing to shed any amount of blood to get her.

Dawn has only one chance to face her demons and overcome all obstacles standing in her way as she embarks on the biggest mission of her life—one that threatens a deadly outcome for all involved.


- 2 winners will receive a signed copy of ReVamped and some swag.

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