FREE EBOOK: Second Wave Summer


Hi, everyone. I hope you are all keeping safe and healthy amidst all the uncertainty going on around us. Over here in the Philippines, the whole of Luzon is under enhanced community quarantine, and I believe even the Visayas and Mindanao regions are implementing their own regulations to keep more people from contracting COVID-19. I hope we can all do our part — even in our own little way — to help everyone cope and survive these trying times.

I thank everyone who has been dedicating their time and efforts in making sure our people are tested, treated, fed, and protected. Please please please stay safe.

In the meantime, we #romanceclass authors and fellow Filipino creators are sharing some of our work for free (on Twitter, mostly), for those who need to be entertained and fight off cabin fever. We hope you enjoy.


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[ GIVEAWAY ] Play It By Ear Comeback Tour

Hey, everyone! The Play It By Ear Comeback Tour starts tomorrow (Monday, May 6), so here’s a giveaway to make thing more fun! ^_^ I am giving away a swag bag which includes a print copy of Play It By Ear plus some surprise goodies (open to PH residents only), as well as a $10 Amazon GC (open to PH and INTL participants)!

Check out the giveaway below:

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This giveaway is open to EVERYONE, blog tour participant or not. Here’s a quick guide:

  • REVIEWS – Reviews are worth 5 entries. If you have written a review on your blog, or Amazon and/or Goodreads, provide the link to your review/s.
  • BOOKSTAGRAM – Bookstagrams are worth 3 entries. If you posted a bookstagram featuring Play It By Ear, provide the link of your post here.
  • LIVE TWEETS – Live tweets are worth 3 entries. If you created a live tweet thread for Play It By Ear, provide the link of the first tweet in that thread.
  • EXCERPT POST – Excerpt posts are worth two entries. If you posted a Play It By Ear excerpt, provide the link of the blog post.
  • TWEET ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY – There are two tweet templates in this giveaway, each of them worth 1 point:

    I’m stoked to read @tarafrejas’ #PlayItByEar, only $0.99 on Amazon! One-click it NOW! #romanceclass


    .@tarafrejas’ #PlayItByEar is my next #romanceclass read! Get your KPop romance fix here:

  • VISIT MY FB AUTHOR PAGE – Click the link on the widget to visit my author page on Facebook

Please note that none of these entries are mandatory, but tweeting about the giveaway is limited to just once per day. (That’s two tweets = two points per day!) The giveaway opens Monday, May 6 and closes Friday, June 7. Announcement of winners is on Monday, June 10. Hope you all join, and good luck!

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#WhoDoYouLove: A Birthday Giveaway

I’m going to admit I kept on hearing this Marianas Trench song in my head on the days leading up to my deciding what this year’s birthday giveaway should be. And so, I’m here… asking you the question:

Who do you love?

Answer this question for a chance to win special prizes: Which of my book couples is your ultimate OTP and why?

Who do you love? Giveaway

  • Post your answer on Twitter or Instagram. Make sure you’re following my account and that your entry is NOT set to private.
  • Tag me @tarafrejas and use the hashtag #WhoDoYouLove.
  • Bonus points for creativity! <3
  • Tag a friend or two who might want to join.

This giveaway is open to PH and international readers, so I hope you join! The PH winner gets a goodie bag with some fun stuff (postcards, gift certificates, chocolates, maybe more!) and I’m also giving away a $10 Amazon gift card + any 2 #romanceclass ebooks to the lucky international winner!

Deadline for entries is on February 28.
Announcement of winners is on March 5.

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FREE EBOOK: Paper Planes Back Home

My first published novel, Paper Planes Back Home, is turning two next month! But aside from the occasion of its second birthday, I’m again giving away free copies of the book for another reason–it makes a sort-of cameo in my upcoming book, Waiting in the Wings!

Free Ebook: Paper Planes Back Home

If you haven’t read the book yet but want to and don’t have a copy of your own, click on the image above and download the book FREE! This offer is good until January 22 only, so make the most out of it.

Feel free to share!

Here’s the Goodreads page for Paper Planes Back Home. Hope you can give me a rating/review when you finish reading the book, and thank you in advance! <3

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Tara’s Book Giveaway: The #MMFF2016 Edition

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Hey, everybody–Merry Christmas! What are your holiday plans? If you’re living in the Philippines, I hope you consider watching this year’s entries to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) because the 2016 line-up is pretty interesting. If you’ve been following the news, you’d have already known that “the usual suspects” are missing from the roster, and the films that made it to the cut offer a different “flavor” from what we’ve been served for years now.

Unfortunately, there are some cinemas who aren’t showing official MMFF entries in favor of those they’re sure will rake in money for them. I personally think this is unfair not only to the people involved in the films that qualified for this year’s festival, but also to the viewing public that’s been continuously shortchanged by being fed haphazardly done movies year after year after year.

If you’re of the same opinion, I encourage you to please please go to the cinemas, watch the films, and spread the word so that others may be interested to do the same. And because it’s Christmas–here’s a giveaway!

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#RebelFiction Giveaway Winners!

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My #RebelFiction giveaway has ended last October 31, and I’ve finally drawn five lucky winners! Here are the lucky ladies and the prizes they will be receiving:

Winner #1: NICA

A copy of Supernova by Luna King + a Rebel Fiction lanyard and button pin


A copy of Our Last Colorful Days by Tyra + a notepad and pencil

Winner #3: ELLA BANTA

A copy of My Fat Chance by Sofia + Vanilla Twilight by Luna King

Winner #4: JEV MARIANO

A copy of Vanilla Twilight by Luna King + Leia’s Diary by Victoria Amor + I Knew He Was Trouble by Heart Yngrid


A copy of Marceline Cinco’s High School Survival Guide by Rose Tan + Love in a Game by Kayla Caliente

I will be sending emails to each of you so that I can facilitate the sending of prizes ASAP. Thank you all for participating, and till the next giveaway! <3

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GIVEAWAY: Win #RebelFiction Books!

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Ready for another giveaway? Here’s your chance to win new books from the #RebelFiction imprint of Precious Pages!

This giveaway will run from today until Monday, October 31, 2016 and will honor entries from the Philippines ONLY. Five (5) winners will be chosen and announced on Friday, November 4, 2016. See the list of prizes below:

Winner #1: A copy of Supernova by Luna King + a Rebel Fiction lanyard and button pin
Winner #2: A copy of Our Last Colorful Days by Tyra + a notepad and pencil
Winner #3: A copy of My Fat Chance by Sofia + Vanilla Twilight by Luna King
Winner #4: A copy of Vanilla Twilight by Luna King + Leia’s Diary by Victoria Amor + I Knew He Was Trouble by Heart Yngrid
Winner #5: A copy of Marceline Cinco’s High School Survival Guide by Rose Tan + Love in a Game by Kayla Caliente


  1. You can tweet at least twice per day. There is NO limit to the amount of tweets you can make, as long as you use the Rafflecopter widget. The widget will automatically tally your points. I will also use the widget to automate the selection of winners.
  2. This giveaway is for Philippine residents ONLY. If you live somewhere outside the Philippines, please don’t join. Even if you win, I won’t be able to send you your prize.
  3. Winners will be asked to provide full name and contact details for shipping/delivery purposes. If you’re not comfortable giving out personal information, please don’t join. I will only be sending prizes through courier. No meetups. (No need to worry about shipping/delivery fees. I will cover them.)

That’s it! Any other questions may be posted on the comments section. Click on the link below to join–good luck! ^_^


For more information about Rebel Fiction, go to their official Facebook fanpage.

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GIVEAWAY: Classified by Georgette S. Gonzales

Time for another giveaway, folks! This time, I’m very proud to introduce this crime novella by Filipino author and good friend, Georgette S. Gonzales. Classified is one of the sixteen new crime fiction books launched last June 25 at The Study by Enderun at The Podium. Here’s what it’s all about:


Danilo Halili was not an investigative journalist. He was simply a photographer who accompanied the publication’s news reporter to cover the city-wide festivities held in that town in Quezon. But his curiosity was piqued when he overheard something he was not supposed to hear. And we all know what they say about curiosity killing the cat…

Available on Amazon

I’m trying something new this time and running this giveaway on Instagram and Twitter. If you’re not following me on any of those two platforms yet, please do so now. I’m @twostepflight on Instagram, and @tarafrejas on Twitter.

Here are the giveaway posts:

Instagram | Twitter

There will be two winners for this giveaway: one will get a signed paperback copy of the book (PH only), and the other will get a digital copy (open to international participants). Winners will be announced on July 31, 2016.

Get in touch with author Georgette S. Gonzales through: Facebook | TwitterInstagram | Website

Good luck! <3

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