Happy Easter, everyone! 🙂 This is one of my favorite holidays ever for so many reasons, and I’m adding another reason to celebrate – the cover of my new book, You Could Be the One. But before I let you see it…here’s a backstory. This wasn’t supposed to be the book I wanted to release for April. That was supposed to be Meah, but Meah didn’t want to happen just yet. My characters have that tendency to ask for more time, and I couldn’t force them so I let her be for a while. I really, really wanted to get something out,t hough,… Read More »Cover Reveal: You Could Be the One
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.
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
I used to do those most-anticipated books for the following year in my old book blog but I stopped keeping track of them a few years back because most of the things I read were indie books and the release dates weren’t always set in stone. But if I had written a list for 2017, Waiting in the Wings by Tara Frejas would be one of them. Tara is the best person I know to write a romance novel set in the theater because she has so much passion for this art. She’s the one who got most of us in #romanceclass to… Read More »Cover Reveal: Waiting in the Wings by Tara Frejas
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