Bruxa: The Secret Within Blog Tour w giveaway

Hello my lovely hellions… hehehehe it’s a new term I’ve decided to call my followers… which I’ve kinda also renamed one of my street teams hahaha but that’s for another time. 🙂 today is something special, so lemme show you 😉 You can click on the banner above to take you to the tour host’s site, or the cover below will take you to the book’s goodreads page. 


Bruxa The Secret Within

By AF Acosta

Genre: Paranormal YA

Paperback: 400 pages

ISBN-10: 1463704275

ISBN-13: 978-1463704278

Book Description:

Gabriella is no ordinary seventeen-year-old girl. She is the last to carry her mother’s rare bloodline of Bruxa, an ancient secret order of witches.

Settling into her late father’s estate, she is welcomed by a phantom presence that resurrects within her, a secret curse her father took to his grave ten years ago. Gabriella finally finds a sense of belonging and gains the affections of high school’s most desired boy, Joey Davale. Her newly found life becomes derailed when she learns her whole existence has been a lie, and the boy she’s falling for, is designed to destroy the very thing growing inside of her.

Forced to conceal this truth, Gabriella embarks on a secret life that will drive her into the arms of Alvero, the embodiment of her darkest fear. Her newly found heritage traps her in a dangerous web of lies between two worlds and two loves. Her life will become more dangerous than she ever imagined. As the age-old battle between witches and vampires collide, will she fall prey to her heart or welcome the predator inside?

The Intense and stylized, A.F.Costa’s debut is an alluring live wire full of intrigue and forbidden love. Bruxa: the secret within, powerful vision of witches and vampires will challenge your understanding and leave you craving more.

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Here’s a little sneak peek 🙂

An Alvero Exclusive

 I should have never tempted fate, like a magnetic pull, I had this eternal desire to see her in the flesh. It had been years since I had last seen this child, the thought of Matthias creating life saved me from my never-ending darkness.

I could always sense her as I quietly watched from a distance, with her mother’s protective magic gone, I leaped at the chance to see her. I knew she had grown-up, nothing could have prepared me for what I was about to catch sight of. In all my 600 years I have never desired anything more, the very thing I use to hunt and kill has possessed me fully.

I can destroy her at any given moment, but she welcomes me, it’s as if she holds my soul. She has bewitched me. Her very essence quenches my thirst and I have no desire to feed, I feel alive and human again when I am near her. It kills me to hide in the shadows as another gains her affections, I hate that I can’t bring myself to face her. I fear she will remember, the night I first saw her 10 years ago, the night that forever changed our worlds.

The Soundtrack for your entertainment-and may I say it’s pretty fantastic 🙂

About the Author:

A.F. Costa has been creating vivid, imaginary worlds before she could even pick up a book, so it was only natural for her to put a pen to paper the moment she learned to write. Growing up with rich Latin superstitions and strong spiritual beliefs sparked her interests for the paranormal world.

Captivating small audiences with her campfire stories resurrected her passion for writing, but seeing her same passions for reading and writing developing in her son has inspired her the most.

Toronto, Ontario-based stylist A.F.Costa has been showcasing her creative abilities for over sixteen years, working with some of the best in the industry. As it is with her visual creativity, A.F. Costa brings the same passion to her writing. In Bruxa: the Secret Within, you‘ll discover an innovative world of witches and vampires like no other, blending Latin, Portuguese and Hebrew folklore into a modern day love story with an unforgettable twist.


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My Review:

So, you know about me and my aversion to all things vamper… Welllll, NOT HERE! First, the main part of the story is about the Bruxa, who are the witches. And, as everyone should know, there are good and bad in everything! Some witches are good, some bad. And as we read this story, you find out some Vamps are good, some bad. They have names for them even. Lampires… Interesting. I will not go into detail as you should read the story to find out, but you are getting my drift. And I will also say this. Sometimes, I get bored with love triangles… ALSO, NOT HERE… LAWD! I am quite taken with BOTH boys… But I HAVE picked a side… hehehe don’t we all 🙂

Gabby is an interesting girl. She’s a Bruxa, which is a strong witch. And there are different types of witches, which we also learn as we read. Gabby’s life has been pretty sheltered. But her mother has decided that she needs to experience the real world. So off she goes to public school. I REALLY like her new friends, especially Allison. I have strong hopes for her in the coming stories 🙂 She sees Joey on her first day of school, and of course he is GORGEOUS 🙂 but, he seems to think she has leprosy hahahaha it’s quite funny how their story starts out. And she begins to learn some things about herself as well. THEN, she finds out some not so good news about herself… Boy, this one was a whiplash moment… Way to totally thicken the plot! LOL 

And then comes Alvero…. I can’t believe I am saying this… but for ONCE, I AM SO TEAM ALVERO!!! ANNND he’s a vamper. 🙂 and to make matters worse- for me anyways- Joey is a favorite type of supernatural of mine… But it gets really complicated here. If you grew up, and were taught ONE THING… HATE THE VAMPS! And your whole life was conditioned in this way, it’s really hard to think outside of that box. This is the complication with Joey and Gabby, especially since Gabby has a compasionate side. And as much as I like them as a couple, even with that TOTALLY SURPRISING NEWS AT THE END, I am still going to side with Alvero. so…. GO TEAM ALVERO. I know there will be some people who take Joey’s team. But I have more doubts about him and his personality. And I have A BIG FEELING that there is a big gaping HOLE with the story about what happened to Gabby’s dad…. and I will make an early prediction…. it will have something to do with Joey, not himself, but his family, or his new “leader”… blah! See, it’s all crazy! hahahaha

I loved the writing. I read this in two sittings, only because I literally fell asleep from exhaustion, not because of anything else. 🙂 This is one of those stories that will keep you guessing and staying up WAY TOO LATE! 🙂 lots and lots of secrets, some come out, and some are yet to be revealed. And poor Gabby, everyone lies to her, in some way. Except Allison, which is why I LIKE HER SO MUCH! 🙂 As a human, she has a little something special within herself, and I hope it gets explored deeper. 

I am on a whirlwind ride, as I have NO idea where this story is going to continue. I am VERY hopeful that it will be to my extreme liking. I am seriously wanting book 2, real bad… I am anxious to see what Gabby is going to find out. I JUST KNOW it’s gunna be another earth shattering bomb to be dropped on her. I’ll say this poor girl can take some crap. I dunno how I would handle all the things she handles. Well, I can think of two ways… a straight jacket, or a total killing spree. hahahaha 

Fun, Fast paced, intriguing new twists on witches versus vampires! I found a new author to stalk and some new favorite characters! I’m ready for my next thrill ride! 🙂 gimme gimme book 2, in a hurry please hahaha! 4.5 PAWS from me! 

I really need to fix my paw prints to the same color. LOL 🙂 

GOOD NEWS!! The author is giving everyone a discounted price for the cost of the tour! Here’s your info for it 🙂

for the tour the price of Bruxa has been dropped to $1.99

Promotional price: $1.99

Coupon Code: XD36B

Expires: October 30, 2012



Read all about it here:!events/c1ote

*Be one of the lucky four to claim your original Bruxa Bracelet. All you have to do is visit  the FACEBOOK PAGE

and  drop  a comment   under   Gabby’s bracelet photo,  and tell me  your favorite scene and why?

 Three other  judges will help me pick  the four winning comments  . Maybe it will be you who discovers the secret inside…Contest ends Nov 30 2012. 

So now, doesn’t that sound awesome. I LOVE the bracelet, and it’s got significance to the story 🙂 I Had such a great time with this story and this tour! 🙂 I can’t wait for book two to come out! 🙂 It will be published sometime in 2013. I wish you all good luck on the contest. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy Reading everyone! 🙂 Later Gators! 



2 thoughts on “Bruxa: The Secret Within Blog Tour w giveaway

  1. Jean S. says:

    I think we can’t say that we aren’t vampire fans, because these good vampire books keep coming along… Plus, witches are pretty awesome. I picked this one up since it sounds so interesting, and that bracelet is so pretty. : )

    P.S. Random Jean fact: For a really long time, I thought it was Smash-Swords not Words. Not really sure why. But now I kind of prefer it, so I always think “Smashswords” when I see it. The pen is mightier than the sword and all that… : )

    • magluvsya03 says:

      Hahahahaha!!! They should change the name! That’s fantastic!!

      And yes you’re right, I guess I’m getting a little more cozy with the vampers than I used to be 🙂

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