It was around ReaderCon last year when I started toying with the idea of having a Christmas anthology. A Christmas romance anthology, because I’m a romance writer and all that. But it was a little too late last year when we talked about it so we shelved it and I thought I really want to do it then, so when the time was right, I volunteered to organize the entire thing. So now…since it seems like 2016 is the year where #romanceclass is nonstop, here’s one more Thing for everyone: Make My Wish Come True: A #romanceclass Christmas Anthology. Get ready for… Read More »Make My Wish Come True: A #romanceclass Christmas Anthology
If the Dress Fits by Carla de Guzman Published on October 15, 2016 Amazon | Goodreads Martha Aguas kind of has it all–she’s an accountant who loves numbers, an accident-prone puppy that loves her, and the perfect wardrobe. Yes, she wears a dress size 24, her bras don’t fit and she’s never had a boyfriend, but so what? It becomes a big deal when her perfect cousin Regina announces her engagement to Enzo, the only boy she’s ever loved (he doesn’t know, so don’t tell him!) Suddenly Aguases from all corners of the globe are coming for the event, and the… Read More »Review: If the Dress Fits by Carla de Guzman
So it’s been a week and a day since #FeelsFest happened, and I think I’m coherent enough to do a recap.
Soon after we finished our super exhausting and successful time at the Manila International Book Fair, it was time to get started preparing for #FeelsFest. No rest for the feelings, as we said. We’ve known about #FeelsFest even before #FeelsRushIn happened, and we figured we can make this bigger, so it was bigger. Unfortunately, work came rushing in as well in the weeks leading to this (busy with a side of crazy, involving a multi-country project launch, haha), but because all things in #romanceclass are pretty much made with (so much) love, more volunteers stepped in to make the event a success.
This is my fourth feels event (fifth, if you count ReaderCon last year, sixth if you count the first time we all gathered for the live readings), and let me tell you two things I learned that day.
1. Make sure you attend the event with a full stomach.
Eat, have a snack, or all things. During #AprilFeelsDay, #FeelsRushIn, and #AllTheFeels, I remember having a meal right before the event started. A good, full meal, because I knew I wouldn’t be able to eat until it ends. This time, though, I had to do some family things before I could go to the venue, so when I arrived at Glorietta, I was starving. You know the kind of hunger that you just know you need to eat something, anything, and you went to the wrong direction of the mall and all you saw was an ice cream shop (when there’s actually a Starbucks and Family Mart on the other side of the mall) so you just decided to get a cone? Yes, that. I ended up running entirely on sugar the rest of the afternoon, which wasn’t really bad, except I felt like I was partly incoherent. Haha.
(Or you know, it could be just the feelings that happened right after.)
So yes, carbs are your friends, you need carbs before a feels event. 😀 And you would need carbs for the live reading, seriously.
SONGS TO MAKE YOU STAY by Jay E. Tria Published on October 9, 2016 Genre: Contemporary Romance Goodreads | Amazon Love isn’t supposed to be this hard. Now that he’s finally won Jill, the girl who’s always rocked his world, you’d think life would be heaven on earth for Shinta Mori. In a way, it is. But maybe he’s underestimated the fact that he’s a hunky movie star in Japan while his girl is ruling the indie music scene all the way in Manila. When he spends a long-awaited vacation with her–through impromptu performances, frenzied flyer distribution, and unhinged radio guestings–he… Read More »Review: Songs to Make You Stay by Jay E. Tria
I read Scandalized by Tara Frejas a few months back and really enjoyed it despite my lack of knowledge of anything K-Pop. I loved the strong main character and the dashing love interest, and I especially loved one of the band members, Minchan. *pinches cheeks* Scandalized is on a blog tour (just like a real band, yay!), and one of its first stops is here! For this stop, I had the chance to interview author Tara Frejas about her latest book. Check it out: What’s your main inspiration for Scandalized? Back in 2007, I’d written my first piece of KPop fanfiction (published online via… Read More »Blog Tour: Scandalized – Interview with Tara Frejas