romance

Review: Summer Crush by Six de los Reyes, Tara Frejas, and Jay E. Tria

Summer Crush by Six de los Reyes, Tara Frejas, and Jay E. Tria Publish Date: April 9, 2017 Amazon | Goodreads | Paperback (PH Only) When life, love, and rock and roll come together on the sandy beaches of La Union for music festival Summer Crush, expect nothing less than the crashing of lips, bodies, and waves against the shore, against each other, and against your soul. Allow these three tales of love to take you away for an unforgettable weekend. Ana’s life as a corporate warrior, graduate student, and girlfriend to indie rock band boy Miki starts to spin… Read More »Review: Summer Crush by Six de los Reyes, Tara Frejas, and Jay E. Tria

Books by Filipino Authors Read in 2016

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In 2010, when I was still a book blogger, I decided to actively read Filipino-authored books. Back then, it was a bit of a challenge to get up to 20 titles, but I did it, and continued to do it the next years. Six years later, I found it was easier to do it because most of the books I have access to and the ones I actually want to read were written by fellow authors. I know that it’s not always the case for other people, because we are still discovering people who are just discovering us and our books as… Read More »Books by Filipino Authors Read in 2016

Review: When Sparks Fly by Ines Bautista-Yao

When Sparks Fly by Ines Bautista-Yao Published on August 15, 2016 Genre: Sweet Romance Amazon | Goodreads Twenty-four-year-old photographer’s apprentice Regina has always felt like the plain, dull orange next to the shiny red apple that is her best friend Lana. But then she meets Ben—the first guy to ever break Lana’s heart, and the first guy to ever make Regina feel that he only has eyes for her. As Regina finds herself falling hard for Ben, she also finds herself breaking all the rules of best-friendship. Will she give up the love of her life for Lana, or will she finally realize… Read More »Review: When Sparks Fly by Ines Bautista-Yao

Review: Maybe This Time by C.P. Santi

Maybe This Time: Stories of Love and Second Chances by C.P. Santi Published on June 3, 2016 Goodreads | Amazon An accidental reunion . . . a sneaky plot . . . things finally falling into place. Maybe This Time contains three heart-warming stories of love and second chances. Because when fate gives you a break, you grab the chance to finally make things right. In Sweeter by the Second, when paintings conservator Rina David arrives for the Arts Festival in the heritage town of Jimenez, she’s reunited with Tony, the guy she once loved and lost. Now vice-mayor of Jimenez,… Read More »Review: Maybe This Time by C.P. Santi

It’s April and we feel Things

Who would have thought that it would become this three years ago?

When Ron asked that question sometime in the middle of that hot Sunday afternoon while we were in Pegi Waffles, I smiled. I’ve asked the same thing about other things several times (like Filipino ReaderCon, or the book club), but hearing it again for another thing just never gets old. It’s amazing what people with like-minded interests can do.

Especially like-minded romance writers and readers with lots of feelings.

So, last Sunday, April 17, was the first ever #AprilFEELSdayIt’s a celebration of romance books and authors and readers, with various activities like book selling, tarot card reading, writing and publishing Q&A, poetry reading, and the much-awaited live reading sessions from the next seasons of the #romanceclass podcast.

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It was a hot, hot day made even hotter by the number of people that sat inside Pegi Waffles. I just realized that I hardly sat down that day – save for the time that I ate lunch, and then when all was over and we were all hanging out and waiting for everyone to leave and settle the payment. But it was fine, because the place was so packed that I didn’t have any place to sit, anyway.

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Full house! #AprilFEELSDay #romanceclass

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