Manila International Book Fair 2023!

It’s that time of the year again, folks! Manila International Book Fair is this coming Thursday to Sunday (September 14-17), and it’s being held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Just like last year, #RomanceClass titles will be available at the KOMIKET/Secret HQ booth (Booth #75-76, #83-84) together with a whole lot of amazing graphic novels and komiks by Filipino creators.

Check out this short IG Reel I made to promote my books!


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Something to look forward to at this year’s MIBF is the launch of #RomanceClass and KOMIKET’s new imprint, Blush Books! The first batch of Blush Books are existing #RomanceClass titles which have been given a very special KOMIKET makeover. This means new illustrated covers and additional illustrations in the books’ inside pages. Do follow #RomanceClass on Instagram and/or TikTok to see the new covers! (2/3 have been revealed so far.)

The Blush Books official launch will be on Sunday, September 17, 6:30 pm at the stage area of the SMX Convention Center. Our live readers Gio Gahol, Rachel Coates, and Jade Albert will be reading excerpts from books by Brigitte Bautista, Danice Mae P. Sison, and Dawn Lanuza. Hope you can join us!

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#AprilFeelsDay2023 was a blast!

So #AprilFeelsDay2023 was two Saturdays ago, and it was a fun time, as always, seeing old faces, meeting new friends, celebrating the release of new books, and squealing in kilig hearing scenes from our books being read back to us. This is the SEVENTH #AprilFeelsDay we’ve had (the first one was in 2017! Imagine that!) and the first in-person one since 2020, so it felt like the first time all over again (yes, even if we got to do an in-person #FeelsFest event in October last year).

Here are some highlights from #AprilFeelsDay2023:

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#FeelsFest2022 is here!

Finally, after two years of virtual-only events, #RomanceClass is doing #FeelsFest2022 LIVE!

Yes, my friends—we are back doing live events, which means we will all be causing bookish chaos once again (lol)! This year’s Feels Fest will be on Saturday, October 22 at Ayala Malls the 30th from 1:00 – 6:00 pm. It’s a FREE event and everyone’s invite to come and celebrate kilig with us!

By the way, there’s an optional dress code: Come as your favorite bookish love interest, or an interpretation of your ideal type.

Our only requirements: Please don’t forget to wear your masks and have fun!

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#MIBF2022, let’s go!

As restrictions ease around the world, many in-person events have also returned, and one of these is the annual Manila International Book Fair or MIBF! Woohoo!

Although I’m a little put off by crowds by default (and even more so now because of the COVID-19 pandemic), I’ve been an avid MIBF goer since I started self-publishing in 2015. Sometimes I buy a bunch of books and stationery, and sometimes I come just home carrying the fun conversations I’ve had with fellow authors. Either way, I enjoy just being part of the experience, and I’m so glad I’ll be able to do that again this week!

Yes, folks~ I will be at #MIBF2022 representing #romanceclass as an author and reader. I have four books available at the venue:

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Happy New Year — let’s meet up!

Hey #romanceclass ~ happy, happy new year! We’re having a small get-together on the 25th of January at Commune Cafe + Bar in Makati from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. Here’s what’s going to happen:

  • A #romanceclass intro lecture (this actually starts before 2:00 PM, so if you’re new to the community and want to know more about it, come in early!)
  • Book selling. You may contact your favorite author/s prior to the event to make sure the book/s you want are in stock!
  • Backlist promotions. #romanceclass authors may promote some books from their backlist you might have missed!
  • Book launch. I hear someone’s planning to launch something, but it’s not 100% confirmed yet, so we might actually get a SURPRISE!
  • Other #romanceclass shenanigans.

Wanna join us? Sign up here.


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We came, we saw, we slumber partied

What is this—a #FeelsFest2019 post two weeks late?

Yep. That is exactly what it is.

I have a bunch of excuses as to why I haven’t written up this blog post yet, but I’ll save you all that irrelevant stuff and tell you all about MY FEELINGS! Actually, I already did. On Twitter.

It’s a full thread, by the way, so you gotta click on the link and read through the thing. TL;DR — #romanceclass #FeelsFest2019 was made extra special because I was able to flex the community to a whole bunch of new people, who, in turn, had been very receptive of and amazed at what we are doing. After all, It’s not every day you get to talk face to face about something you dearly love and see excitement and appreciation on their faces. It fills my heart my pride.

As per usual, the highlight of the event was the live readings. However, since we mixed sweet and steamy excerpts this time around, the videos are unlisted (yes, even the clean ones haha) and you will need to ask permission to get the links. However! If you’re a #romanceclass Patreon sponsor, you will have already been granted access to all of them. Perks of being a patron, amirite?

Anyway, because the excerpt from my book, Stay With Me, is clean (whew!), I think it’s safe to share in this space. This is Boo Gabunada (it’s his first time reading for us!) and Gracielle So as Gabriel Park and Fi Legaspi. (Watch out for the fluffiness!!!)

And here’s another view of that live reading, which I really enjoyed watching:

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For more #FeelsFest2019 photos and feelings, check out the #romanceclass event wall.

Okay, let me watch that video again and melt into a puddle of #LegaspiPark feelings. Ciao!

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#romanceclass @ #MIBF2019!

Exciting news, folks! #romanceclass will once again be at the Manila International Book Fair this year! Can I get a WHOOP, WHOOP!?

#romanceclass will be sharing a booth with Visprint, and you’ll be able to find us at Booth #2-47, #2-57-58 at the 2nd floor of the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City. #MIBF2019 will be running from Wednesday, September 11 to Sunday, September 15—which mean you have plenty of time to come visit us! Ain’t that nice.

Check out the #romanceclass titles available on those dates:

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Everything you need to know about #AprilFeelsDay2019!

It’s the 21st of April – exactly six days before our first big #romanceclass event of 2019, and in case you missed it, here’s everything you need to know about #AprilFeelsDay2019!


This year’s venue is at LOFT in Ortigas. Check out the map below for more accurate directions.



9:30 – 10:15 Bookstagram 101 with the Besfluencers

Whether you’re an aspiring bookstagrammer, or just want to take better photos of your favorite books for your Instagram feed, here’s a FREE workshop from besfluencers April, Ben, and Chachic!

10:30 – 11:30 Summer Florals Watercolor Workshop by Janus Zate

A beginner’s workshop where you can learn how to create beautiful floral designs using watercolor. Workshop rate is P800.00, inclusive of materials (watercolor paint samples, watercolor paper, and brushes). SIGN UP HERE.

Book Spotlight

This is your opportunity to check out previously released #romanceclass titles which might have flown under your radar. Featuring the following books:


You Out of Nowhere by Jay E. Tria
Project Saving Noah by Six de los Reyes

#romanceclass Flicker

Heartstruck by Angeli Dumatol
Flipping the Script by Danice Mae P. Sison

Love at First Run by Angel C. Aquino
One Night by Bianca Mori
Summer Feels and Kate, Finally by Yeyet Soriano

New Releases Book Launch

Get excited! These new books are hitting the #romanceclass selling tables for the first time this coming Saturday!

Mango Summer by Agay Llanera
You, Me, U.S. by Brigitte Bautista
Stealing Luna / The Queen’s Game (New edition) by Carla de Guzman
No Two Ways by Chi Yu Rodriguez
Kiss and Cry by Mina V. Esguerra

Live Readings

The H I G H L I G H T of all #romanceclass events! Check out the books being featured on April Feels Day!

Mango Summer by Agay Llanera
One Night by Bianca Mori
How She Likes It by Carla de Guzman
Making It Complicated by Clarisse David
Flipping the Script by Danice Mae P. Sison
Ask Me Nicely (from Second Wave Summer) by Jay E. Tria
Kiss and Cry by Mina V. Esguerra
Project Saving Noah by Six de los Reyes

Our Live Readers!


Local artists and entrepreneurs in the community will be joining us and showcasing their work! Get ready with your shopping bags, friends, because they have a lot of stuff for us – from art, accessories, baked goods, book and gadget sleeves, footwear, and handmade lip salves, soaps, and candles! Check out our sellers below.


Join the following contests and get the chance to win wonderful prizes! ^_^


In case you’re wondering, these books of mine will be available at the event:

  • Settle the Score / Hustle Play – P200
  • Scandalized (repackaged) – P350
  • Waiting in the Wings – P300
  • Like Nobody’s Watching – P350

I’ll also be selling book-related merch (stickers, postcards, photo cards, and quote cards) which you can use for your bookstagrams, or simply for your journals/planners! Check them out! <3

I hope you’ve all signed up for the event (if you haven’t done so, you can still do that here) and I’m very excited to meet you all on Saturday, April 27!

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#RomanceClass April Feels Day 2019 : Year 4, Baby!

Yes, you better believe it, darlin’ — this year, we’re having the FOURTH annual #romanceclass April Feels Day!

First thing’s first: THE DEETS.

April Feels Day 2019
April 27, Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
LOFT Coworking Philippines, Ortigas

Register here

Just like our previous #romanceclass events, we’ll be launching new books, selling books and merchandise (featuring work created by #romanceclass authors, readers, and other members of our community), and, of course, having live readings! If you’re the type who likes to come prepared, here are the titles being featured on that day:

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More information about the event will be announced soon! Track the hashtags #romanceclass and #AprilFeelsDay2019 on Twitter and Instagram to get the latest updates!

We hope to see you there! <3

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What to expect at #romanceclass #FeelsFest2018

The third annual #romanceclass Feels Fest is coming THIS SATURDAY! Third!

As with other #romanceclass events, I am very excited for this year’s Feels Fest for many reasons. And of course I’m going to tell you about each one! I mean…what am I here for?

First of all, the details: This year’s Feels Fest is at the 3rd floor function hall of the Maybank Performing Arts Theater in Bonifacio Global City. It’s FREE admission, but if you’d like to pre-register, you may do so here.

We have a theme for this year’s event, which is #MCYourself2018. To those who don’t know yet, MC is an abbreviation for Main Character, and our theme is a reminder to everyone that they are and will always be the main characters of their own stories. Following this theme, we are encouraging guests to come as either their favorite fictional characters OR the best versions of themselves. If you’re attending, I hope you decide on dressing up. Just because it’s fun! And, well…you may win some prizes!

So what else is in store for you this Saturday? Here, have a look:

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