And so, the final promotional ~thing for our summer music festival anthology, Summer Crush ended last Sunday! It came in the form of three video recordings, excerpts from each of the three short stories–Jay E. Tria’s You Only Need Reminding, Almost There by yours truly, and Six de los Reyes’ Ocean Eyes–read by two people we love, Gio Gahol and Gab Pangilinan.
I’d been thinking of a nice, silly label to call these short bursts of kilig I’ve been posting via Twitter these past several days, and I think I’ve got the perfect hashtag now: #DriveByKilig
And so, as promised here’s a dose of some Drive By Kilig courtesy of Waiting in the Wings‘ Ramon and Erin, with a side of Pio. <3 Enjoy!
Three days ago, I discovered Yazzy, a phone application that can generate different kinds of social media content from information you input. Using the app, you can easily create fake text or chat logs as well as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter posts–so naturally, I had to make some for my characters… and I had so much fun.
Here’s a collection of the first few chat logs I made, featuring characters from Scandalized.
First things first.
My first Six de los Reyes book was Just for the Record. My first Jay E. Tria book was Songs of Our Breakup. I still remember reading both books and thinking “Damn, I wish I wrote that.” And if you told me two years ago that I will help create a universe where Six and Jay’s characters existed and interacted with mine, I’d say “You’re crazy.”
But we are a crazy bunch, I found out.
By the time I hit Publish on this blog post, Summer Crush will have been two days old. It still feels pretty surreal that Six, Jay, and I were able to make it this far, and really, all we could tell ourselves the moment Jay uploaded the book on Amazon was “WE DID IT. WE REALLY DID IT!”
I have plenty more things to say, but that’s going to go on my “reflection paper” (Jay already posted hers, haha) which should be up in a few days. For now, I’m going to leave you with these:
**Please note that the free gift will be sent to you via email AFTER the blog tour in May. This is open to all readers around the world, so please let us know if you’ve bought the book so we can thank you with this little offering! <3
And here’s something fun Six, Jay, and I came up with–the Who’s Your Summer Crush? Quiz!
Comment below to let me know who you got? ^^
This is all for now–happy reading, and thank you so much in advance for your time!