Iloilo-Tripping with Nico

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So last February was the 24th Singles for Christ International Conference (SFC ICON) in Iloilo, and as always, I was excited for it in more ways than one. Of course I was always excited about our annual conference, which is always my first vacation for the year, but I was more excited about it because the province was a big thing in Keep the Faith.

But here’s the thing: it was my first time in Iloilo. I had planned to go there several years ago – and I even had a ticket! – but I didn’t push through. Then when I was writing Keep the Faith, Nico was supposed to be just another guy in Manila, but somewhere along the way, I made him Ilonggo. I can’t remember why or how it led to that (I remember why I put the Ilonggo verse, though, haha), but it became that. But I’ve never been there, so I had to rely on research, Google Maps, and friends.

Anyway, so I finally got there last February, seven months after the book was released, so of course I christened it my “Field Trip with Nico.” Because I’m still sort of in love with this LI, and why not?

(Before I do the photo dump, in case you’re not from the Philippines and you’re unfamiliar with Iloilo, read about the lovely province here!)

First, before taking off. Of course I should have a book to read. I waited to read Keeping the Distance by Clarisse David specifically for this trip. 🙂

Then an hour later, after we’ve landed…it felt like Nico was welcoming me home? Heehee.

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Things I learned when I ran my own blog tour

Look at that, I didn’t post anything last month. March, my favorite month, and I hardly wrote anything here! I was busy writing, so forgive me — and I did manage to write a birthday post here. Anyway, this post has been in the works for a while, and since it’s been a little over two months since I had the blog tour for my second book, Keep the Faith. It was the first time that I ran something like that on my own, and it was an interesting experience. Normally, you can get a blog tour site to host… Read More »Things I learned when I ran my own blog tour

Cover Reveal: Waiting in the Wings by Tara Frejas

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Keep the Faith Tour Schedule

I meant to post this over the weekend, but I was out of town for a wedding and my aging bones won’t let me stay up to write a post. But better late than never, and it’s just the second day! 🙂 So here’s the schedule — I’ll update the links as the posts go up. And if you scroll at the bottom of this post, you can join the giveaway! Win #romanceclass ebooks (international) and a signed print copy of Keep the Faith + swag (PH only). 🙂 February 6 Paula – Review Josephine – Guest Post and Excerpt… Read More »Keep the Faith Tour Schedule

Cover Reveal: Keeping the Distance by Clarisse David

Today on the blog, I’m excited to share the cover of Clarisse David’s upcoming book, Keeping the Distance. I’ve been following her tweets and updates about this book, and color me curious with all the teasers. I also like the fact that this is set in Iloilo, the hometown of one of my LIs, and where I’m heading to this February. Yes, I’m definitely bringing a copy of Clarisse’s new book when I go there. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. This cover is designed by Daniel Tinagan. And here’s the cover: Keeping the Distance (I Heart… Read More »Cover Reveal: Keeping the Distance by Clarisse David