All’s Fair in Blog and War: Book Review and Giveaway


All’s Fair in Blog and War is a fun, lighthearted read that I truly enjoyed in just 2 days. I couldn’t put the book down! It’s a contemporary romance novella set in Macau, about a pair of feuding travel bloggers. It had all the elements needed for an enjoyable quick read: romance, travel, food and best of all, good writing. Since it’s a love story, you probably know what’s going to happen. But how it’s going to happen, I’ll let you discover that!

All's Fair in Blog and War

What I loved best about this book was how Macau came to life for me. I’ve only been to Macau once, and I wish this book had existed before my trip (which was more than 5 years ago). I had a better appreciation of Macau after reading All’s Fair in Blog and War, and man, now I want to go back. From walking down the streets full of food stalls to hey, who knows, maybe even bungee jumping, it made me see Macau from a different lens. I was so enamoured by how Macau was told through the eyes of the lead character, Five Cuevas, that I went to the author’s blog to browse through her old entries about Macau.

All’s Fair in Blog and War was written by Chrissie Peria, one of my all-time favorite bloggers. You probably know her from her blog Kitchen Cow. She’s a great cook, wonderful photographer, and a creative writer. It’s really awesome to see how her writing has brought about a lovely romance novella. I can’t wait to read more from her!

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All’s Fair in Blog and War Book Description and Giveaway

Five Cuevas
 Three guesses to where I’m going next. Starts with an M.
Ends with a U. Has a lechon named after it. #travel

Twenty-something travel blogger Five thinks she has hit the jackpot when she gets invited to glittering Macau for an all-expense-paid bloggers tour. Think majestic old churches, sparkling casinos, exhilarating bungee jumps, and the world’s most unforgettable egg tarts. The trip is practically perfect, except for one little glitch. She gets assigned to be travel buddies with Jesse, the world’s most infuriating photo blogger, and it’s definitely war at first sight.

Will Five let Jesse turn her dream vacation into a total nightmare? Or will falling in love be on the itinerary?

Learn more about the author and the book via the following links:

Author’s Page:
Twitter: @kitchencow
Instagram: kaoko25

Goodreads Page:
Print Edition:
Digital Edition:


And now here’s the best part: You too can get the chance to read Chrissie Peria’s first book, All’s Fair in Blog and War! I’m giving away one ebook each to three (3) lucky readers of Wifely Steps.

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Come join! Giveaway runs from October 21 to 24!

19 Comments on All’s Fair in Blog and War: Book Review and Giveaway

  1. Daphne
    October 21, 2013 at 12:10 am (10 years ago)

    Oh this is quite an interesting giveaway, Toni.

    Hopefully I win as I am heading to Macau (would be my 3rd time) in December and I want to read about the sights thru the author’s perspective :)

  2. Piappies World
    October 21, 2013 at 1:14 am (10 years ago)

    This seems to be a really interesting story especially that it is set in a very quaint and pretty place like Macau. =)

    Hope to see you soon. =)


  3. Mira
    October 21, 2013 at 3:07 am (10 years ago)

    I want to win this book because aside from the fact that I love to read and want this to be added to my collection, I want to know how the romance started and ended with the two feuding travel bloggers.

  4. hazel
    October 21, 2013 at 4:28 am (10 years ago)

    This would be the first book on bloggers that I would be reading. Should be fun if not interesting. :)

  5. Jess
    October 21, 2013 at 7:37 am (10 years ago)

    Sounds like an interesting read since the author is a blogger too!

  6. Meikah Ybañez-Delid
    October 21, 2013 at 10:01 am (10 years ago)

    I want a copy of the book, All’s Fair in Blog and War, because I want to know more about Macau in its gustatory delights. I’m a fan of Kitchen Cow, too. :)

  7. Nadia
    October 21, 2013 at 11:44 am (10 years ago)

    An interesting read during my me-time moments.

  8. Josephine
    October 22, 2013 at 5:57 am (10 years ago)

    Ahhhhhhh giveaway! I hope I win! I’ve been following the giveaways of this book lol. I hope I win this time around. I love to read and I’m really quite interested with its plot. As you said, it has romance, travel, food and best of all, good writing… what else can I ask for? 😀

  9. nxt
    October 22, 2013 at 8:10 am (10 years ago)


  10. Claudette
    October 22, 2013 at 10:31 am (10 years ago)

    I want to read this book because it looks interesting. I’m into this kind of genre which is not complicated, full of kilig-moments and will make you feel good and giddy afterwards. Hopefully I win. :)

  11. Janice
    October 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm (10 years ago)

    Hi Toni! Would you believe I met Chrissie earlier today while falling in line outside Yabu in ATC? It’s true! I actually chanced upon All’s Fair in Blog and War online several weeks ago when I signed up to do a book review for another author (who incidentally was the one I first saw outside Yabu, and the one who introduced me to Chrissie). But I also really wanted to read this book. Sounds like a fun read! :)

  12. debbie jane de dios
    October 22, 2013 at 2:49 pm (10 years ago)

    honestly, i don’t really even have an idea about the blogger but really curious the content of the book. i just saw the giveaways tweeted from the one i am following.and gets curious about it :)

  13. Sheena Malate
    October 22, 2013 at 4:23 pm (10 years ago)

    Thanks for this giveaway Ms. Toni. Actually, your blog brought me back in to reading because your an avid book reader and I really adore your son Timmy who also loves books. I am teaching my daughter now by following the ways on how to raise a book reader, just like what you blogged about.
    I am really hooked on books now and a newbie on blogging that is why I would love to have a copy of that. Hoping to win. :)

  14. Isha
    October 22, 2013 at 10:53 pm (10 years ago)

    I’d like to win a copy of this book because everything about blogging fascinates me–all of its kinds and genres. As blogger for more than five years, I am still in the know of its ins and outs. Plus, I like light, easy reads in which this book gives me an impression of. :)

  15. Trisha
    October 23, 2013 at 9:11 pm (10 years ago)

    This looks like a very interesting read especially with me being a blogger and all! I hope I win this! :)

    • Toni
      November 10, 2013 at 6:11 pm (10 years ago)

      Let me know what you think of the book! 😉 Congratulations!

  16. Dennis
    June 27, 2023 at 9:52 am (5 months ago)

    This sure has enlightened me more about this specific aspect. Thank you Toni!

  17. Jack
    June 27, 2023 at 10:56 am (5 months ago)

    I’ve come to discover that regardless of the street you’re going on nor how troublesome it could be, it will continuously lead you to where you should go and to individuals you should meet.


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