Yep, I did play it by ear this time.

So let me start this blog post with a tweet down memory lane:

You read that right, folks. It’s been (almost!!!) a year since I started writing the second book in the Backstage Pass series, Play It By Ear, and I cannot be more relieved that I’m finally releasing the book soon. We’ve had a couple of false starts, starting with a very early cover reveal (haha, that was just me being a) impatient, and b) unable to keep Shai San Jose‘s awesome art to myself), but this is the real deal, my friends. I mean…there’s a release date and all, and I am prepping the final, final, FINAL version of the manuscript as of this writing.

Can I say, OHMAHGAWD?

And yeah, in case you missed it, here’s the official announcement…plus a couple more things you need to know:

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COVER REVEAL + BLOG TOUR: No Two Ways by Chi Yu Rodriguez

It’s the season of new #romanceclass releases once again, and it is with great pride that I present this exciting new book from good friend and fellow #romanceclass author, Chi Yu Rodriguez! ^_^

(Models: Rachel Coates, Gab Pangilinan, and Gio Gahol. Photography: Chi Yu Rodriguez. Styling: Alex Lapa. Title art: Carla de Guzman. Cover design: Chi Yu Rodriguez.)

I’ll give you a couple more seconds to take it in. Go ahead. Take it all in. Isn’t that cover beautiful? <3

*snaps fingers*

All right, now — deets!

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Start Here: Blog Tour

Gah! It’s been so long since I last updated this space, but good news — I’m back, and with a blog tour for all of you! Check it out:

Start Here Blog Tour

Start Here is an LGBTQ romance anthology that contains ten new stories by ten #romanceclass authors. Edited by authors Ronald Lim and Brigitte Bautista, this anthology promises adorable meet-cutes, a little (or should I say, a lot?) of heat, and happy new beginnings.

The book is now available for pre-order on Amazon for only $1.99 until release day, which is TOMORROW, January 27! Grab the book now, or, if you’re attending #romanceclass’ #FeelsSoProm tomorrow, you may also get your hands on the very first batch of Start Here prints!

Meanwhile, you may join the blog tour in February by signing up here.

Congratulations to the authors and everyone involved in the making of this colorful anthology! <3 Cheers!

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BLOG TOUR: You Out of Nowhere by Jay E. Tria

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Happy Monday! Welcome to the first day of the You Out of Nowhere blog tour, and today I’m sharing an excerpt from Jay E. Tria’s wonderful new book! <3 But first, here’s what you need to know about the novel and our new imprint, #romanceclassFLAIR.

You Out of Nowhere
Jay E. Tria

FLAIR-YOON-RevealAt 31, Kris’s dating life is starting to resemble a reality show. So when she strikes up a conversation with a nerdy but gorgeous stranger on the train, getting serious is the last thing on her mind. Been there, done that, and she has the emotional baggage to prove it.

At 24, Ringo knows what he wants—and when a train flirtation turns into a night he can’t forget, he knows he wants Kris. But it’s clear she has other plans, and they don’t include him. So when they find themselves on the same flight to Seoul, it’s Ringo’s chance to turn up the heat, and convince Kris to take a risk.

In a new city, with someone new—the right someone—what could change? Maybe nothing. But also, maybe everything.

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 4, 2017
Photography: Chi Yu Rodriguez

Cover Design: Miles Tan
Models: Bibo Reyes & Celine Bengzon

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About Flair

FLAIR (or #romanceclassFlair) is a new, ongoing project and it’ll bring you steamy contemporary romance (in English) by Filipino authors. There are four new titles from four different #romanceclass authors about to be released, and these books will be unapologetically sexy. What can you expect from Flair? HEAs, Filipino characters, fresh telling of familiar tropes, lots of heat.

Flair is not a publisher, but there is a single Flair team that is working with the authors on all the books. The team is composed of #romanceclass community authors, readers, editors, designers. Follow Romanceclass Books on FB, romanceclassbooks on IG, and #romanceclass on Twitter to get the updates!

Click on the Continue Reading button for a You Out of Nowhere excerpt!

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Join the #ProjectPio ARC Tour!

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Sign-ups close October 10, 2017!

Tour kits to be distributed on Friday, October 13. Tour runs from October 18-24.

For more information about #ProjectPio, you may check out this blog post, or track the (messy!) hashtag over on Twitter or Instagram. ^_^

#ProjectPio is a spinoff book to Waiting in the Wings. If you haven’t read that book yet, that’s okay! Pio’s book is a standalone, anyway. But if you want to, Waiting in the Wings is available on Amazon for $2.99.

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

Did you think we were done? Nah-uh! We’re just getting started! 😛

Join us for the Summer Crush blog tour happening this May 12-19 and hang out with Trainman, East Genesis Project, Arabella, and Rhys at the Meet & Greet on May 20! We’ll be raffling off prizes, so don’t miss it!

Click on the image below to sign up for the tour!

Thank you very much, and let’s pislabrakenrol! <3

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Blog Tour / Interview | Keep the Faith by Ana Tejano

Happy Thursday, everyone! ^_^ On the blog today is an interview with author Ana Tejano about her book Keep the Faith, which is on tour (naks!) this week. I asked her about the challenges she face while writing her second book, her favorite character in Keep the Faith, and a fun, Valentine’s Day-related question about the book’s MC and LI.

But first, here’s what Keep the Faith is all about:

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Ana Tejano

Release date: July 31, 2016

As a community development worker, Faith was quite familiar with heartbreak and recovery after all the time she spent on disaster relief missions. So when her five-year relationship ends right before she left for a mission trip to a typhoon-stricken town in Iloilo, she tries not to make a big deal out of it. How can she be broken up about a breakup when she’s with people who literally lost everything?

But now that she’s back, all Faith wants is for her life to go back to normal and have people stop looking at her with pity. Never mind that she still has a lot of questions about the breakup, or that she feels a tiny ache every time her ex comes up in conversations. She’s okay now, and happily distracted by Nico Tamayo, the attractive new guy at work.

With new possibilities in the horizon, Faith thinks she is well on her way to moving on. But when her past comes calling back to her, will all the good things in her present be enough to keep her on the path? Or will she finally learn that there was more to heartbreak and recovery than what she knows?

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Blog Tour | The Emerald Pep Rally

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Back in April, I put together a thing called  소리질러 (Make Some Noise) Week for Scandalized, which was basically a teeny-tiny version of an ARC sign-up + blog tour. It had been really fun, and I would’ve done the same for my latest release if I hadn’t been (figuratively) running around like a headless chicken since September. Welp.

settle the score hustle play coverThankfully, I now have time and energy to promote Garnet and Charles’ love story–and therefore, I present to you The Emerald Pep Rally! It’s a three-day blog tour featuring my first sports romance novella, Settle the Score/Hustle Play.

Here’s the rollout schedule for those interested in signing up:

November 2-9: Sign up week
November 10: Pep rally kit distribution
November 18-20: Emerald Pep Rally proper

Ready to join? If you have some time on your hands and want to participate in this tour, please fill out the form below!

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As my way of thanking those of you who will be signing up and participating, I’m raffling off some goodies at the end of the month. I’ll be announcing what they are soon! ^_^

Hope to see you all at the pep rally! <3

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BOOK BLITZ: Maybe This Time by C.P. Santi

Another #romanceclass author has birthed a new book into the world! Author C.P. Santi (When Cocoy Became KikayBe Careful What You Wish For) has recently released Maybe This Time, a collection of short, contemporary romance stories about love and second chances.

SYNOPSIS

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, Tony wants Rina back in his life and will do everything he can to convince her that they belong together.

Pamela Quiroz hatches a plot to get her parents back together in Exorcising my Ex. But will a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner succeed in reconciling Geno and Viv? After all, it’s been more than fifteen years since they first got together and they aren’t the hormone-driven teenagers they once were. Will wine and cheese balls still do the trick?

Torch, meet hand. Arne Weichmann has been waiting twenty-one years for Bea. Is it finally the right time to make his move and convince her that they are Meant to Be? He hopes so. Because he doesn’t think he’ll survive losing the one person who brought warmth and sunshine to his life.

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Click on the Read More button for excerpts from each of the three stories, and cute mini book trailers too! <3

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