Five years in the making…

Five years ago, I tweeted this:

I don’t remember anymore how exactly I came up with the plunny, although it’s possible that it’s mostly because I had Daniel Henney in mind as the love interest. He loves dogs, and so do I…and I’d never really written a story yet where the characters had pets, so I wanted to give it a try.

I’ve kept the idea for the story in my growing list of plunnies to explore, but only got around to writing it until sometime in late 2021, when I decided to put together an anthology of short stories that eventually became What If We Fall In Love? I shelved this story and instead included my NomCom submission, Your Heart, To Go, to complete the lineup. I thought it would take a while before I got to revisit the manuscript, but an opportunity to finish it came when submissions for Pawfect For You (then simply called Tropetastic 3) came along.

Collage - Best Days Ever

David and Gita’s story, now entitled Best Days Ever, was initially written as part epistolary. I wanted to show the relationship between two friends who like liked each other blossom through the years even with thousands of miles separating them. After trying that narrative style for about a year, I gave up (LOL). Something about it really wasn’t working for me, so I scrapped around seven thousand words and rewrote the opening chapter.

It worked. Kinda.

I still struggled to finish it, but I wouldn’t really blame anything or anyone else but me. I was too distracted by so many things (hello, KDramas!) that I put off writing for another day, and another day, and another day. Anyway, now that we’re finally here, I’m very excited to introduce two new characters to you come April 29!

Pawfect For You: Tropetastic Kindness Bundle 3 is a #romanceclass anthology that features pet lovers/pet owners falling in love. It includes the following short stories:

  • Pa-meow-manhikan: The Propawsal by Danice Mae P. Sison
  • Puppy Love by Ines Bautista-Yao
  • Best Days Ever by Tara Frejas
  • Safe Haven by Celestine Trinidad
  • Furever With You by Angel C. Aquino
  • No Touching by Jay E. Tria

Pawfect For You is also a charity anthology, which means ALL PROCEEDS from this collection will go to our beneficiary, Pawssion Project. They’re a non-government organization I’ve been following for a while now, and I appreciate all the work their volunteers do to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome abandoned or stray cats and dogs.

If you’d like to know more about their organization, go to

Pre-order a copy of the book now for US$7 (Php400) or the price you want from either Gumroad (international) or Snack (Philippines). Check out the links below, and thank you so much in advance!

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