How to Tame Your Tikbalang Without Even Trying

How to Tame Your Tikbalang Without Even Trying

by Alma Aileen Joy Anonas-Carpio


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What happens when a Babaylan finds herself a Tikbalang to tame?

Tala Bienvenido can't help but be curious about a strange book in the attic of her clan's ancestral home, and she finds herself thrust into a world filled with ancient lore when she takes the old tome.

Buhawi Batumbakal was caught and he knew it. Yet all that was clear to him was that he needed to find a way to make that Babaylan his forever, elemental disturbances and threats to his life (and hers) notwithstanding.

In Philippine lore and mythology, the Tikbalang is a monster hybrid of horse and warrior that is feared throughout the archipelago.

Just as fearsome are the priestesses of the pre-colonial animist religion: The Babaylanes. A Babaylan, it is said, can heal the sick and injured, commune with the gods and goddesses, speak and do battle with otherworldly creatures like the Tikbalang and, yes, strike her foes down with lightning called from the heavens.

So, what does happen when this Babaylan meets that Tikbalang?

* This work of fiction contains graphic depictions of sexual acts that some readers may deem offensive. It is not for the faint of heart or for anyone younger than 18.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781519339126
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/27/2015
Series: Tikbalang , #1
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Alma Anonas-Carpio is a journalist-and has been one for a teeny shade more than two decades-who pens poetry and fanciful fiction between deadlines.

Her feet got set on the writer's path by her mother, who told her that if she didn't like the real world, she could create a world she likes better in her head. So she began doing this at age eight and hasn't stopped.

When those worlds got too big to stay in her head, she began putting them down on paper, complete with populations, cultures, personalities, vital statistics and back-stories.

Alma's foray into writing erotica was spurred by a need to write something that was as different from news reportage and analysis and poetry as it is possible to get.

Challenges, after all, are a very good thing-when they don't kill you, that is. Oh, and her first book was a cookbook. Because, food.

You may drop Alma a line at, or read her work online at Look for SkinandSin.

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