If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would. I became totally invested in the characters, It was brilliant. So many twists and turns, it kept me hooked to the very end. I confess I didn't see the ending coming at all.
What an awesome read. A heart wrenching thriller about love, loss and mental illness. I couldn't put it down. Have your tissues ready and prepare for the mind-blowing ending that you won't see coming.
"Chroma Hearts" by Mayumi Cruz is a gripping and thought-provoking story about fighting for love against mental illness, with a side of crime solving.
Intense from the beginning, mafia suspense, with deep romance. . . . a page turner, absolutely cracking.
This is a story that touches on so many levels that appeals to different genres.
A very intense story. An extreme and interesting continuous plot-twist.
The plot of twists are maintained through out the book. Must read if you're fan of romance+thriller genre.
My first book by the author that I thoroughly enjoyed. In such a short story Mayumi Cruz managed to turn a romantic dinner into a crime without us even suspecting it. A very enjoyable work, highly recommended.
Funny, sad.... you get a true mix in this romance of two stubborn, hardheaded people who have to learn to love enough for a happily ever after!
Reminds me of a classic Harlequin novel. I enjoyed the simplicity of this story. Like a book from the not-too-distant past, the words flow around a plot and descriptions of main characters. Sexual tension is there, developing and drawing the reader's interest without blatantly raw descriptions.
I really enjoyed Cruz’s idea of science regulating everything, including love, for the Vaelteurians and Mavis’ struggle to break with that tradition. Cruz also interlaces a good thriller with the romance, blending both with fast paced and steamy description perfectly! This one’s perfect for both sci fi and romance lovers.
A mix of sci-fi, mystery and romance; a story of love that transcends the vastness of the universe, what more can you ask for?
I was instantly hooked and was unable to put it down until I finish it. The book was a series of revelations that will make you yearn to turn the next page just so you will know what happens next. It was an absolute delight to read. The plot was unexpected but well thought-out and unlike any other book I’ve ever read.
Ione: A sea witch's tale is a prequel that completely fulfills its role. Meaning, it made me want to read the complete series to know more about this world. The fact that it actually made me want to read more is proof enough that the author made it worth the read.


I’m an author and an artist. As an author, I write in a variety of genres, mixing and blending them in my plots. Twists and turns, mayhem and mystery, kisses and angst, laughter and tears make up most of my books.

In 2017, my short mythological story, Black Love, won First Place in Bookbed’s Fictionary contest. My psychological thriller, Chroma Hearts, was awarded 2019 Best Published Book, and I was recognised Third Best Published Author on the same year by a writing community, Penmasters League Philippines. Chroma Hearts is now also published worldwide on paperback and hardback by Ukiyoto Publishing, a traditional publisher.  Some of my writings have also appeared in Philippines Graphic, Medium, AdHoc Fiction and The Drabble. Just recently, I have also written the screenplay for “BackPack,” a short indie film which was shown and can be found on YouTube.

As an artist, I use acrylic and mixed media in my traditional works. I also create digital art and graphic designs. I also do proofreading, editing, book covers, book layout and formatting, and website design.

I’m a true blue introvert; I write better than I talk. I’m a book and movie buff, and I have an extremely sweet tooth. I’m an Economics graduate and have a Master of Arts in Educational Management degree. I currently live in the Philippines with my husband, my three sons, and Sparky, our adorable dog.

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