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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#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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How to Meet-Cute: a #romanceclass Pop-up Event


You know the drill. Romantic lead meets love interest for the first time. Maybe it’s awkward, maybe they hit it off right away. Maybe it’s a total disaster. Whatever it is, a meet-cute happens when a future romantic couple meets for the first time. It sets tone and expectation for the readers, and is often one of the most memorable scenes in a romance novel or a rom-com.

Do you want to know what makes a meet-cute work? Join us on July 14 as we have an entire discussion about meet-cutes, led by actors Gio Gahol, Gracielle So, and Sam Aquino, using scenes from manuscripts by #romanceclass authors Carla de Guzman, Ines Bautista-Yao, Six de los Reyes, Chi Yu Rodriguez, C.P. Santi, Clare Elisabeth Marquez, and Brigitte Bautista.

To join the discussion from 2-4pm, you need to purchase a book from the selection available at the venue on the day of the event. Snacks are included. ^_^

Book and merch selling happens after 4pm.

Hope to see you there! <3

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How Do You Prepare For A Feelsplosion?

#romanceclass FeelsFest 2017

Take it from me: You don’t. Or rather, you can’t.

It’s been more than a week since #romanceclass Feels Fest 2017, and I think it’s safe to say those who were able to attend the event are still reeling from everything that’s happened that rainy afternoon at Commune. I know I was/still am. My body couldn’t handle all the feels it felt like it needed to shut down for the entire week that followed so that I could recover. (I seriously slept A LOT.)

Anyway… my Feels Fest 2017 experience didn’t begin on the day of the event, but rather, weeks prior to it. As part of the organizing committee, I helped put together some fun stuff you’ve probably seen on #romanceclass’ Instagram and Facebook accounts. Yeap, if you felt like we flooded your feed with everything #romanceclass, that’s because we wanted to. We had a 30 Days of #romanceclass social media campaign where authors and readers shared their favorite things about the books, the characters, and the community as a whole. I’m a bit embarrassed to say I wasn’t able to complete all 30 days (and I don’t wanna make excuses but the week prior to the event was a doozy), but I know there were those who did and it was always heartwarming to see the responses. Nakakakilig po, thank you.

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#RomanceClass is Serving the Feels Again!

#romanceclass FeelsFest 2017


  • you were at #MIBF2017 and felt sad to know #romanceclass isn’t there this year,
  • you have missed any (or all! OMGWHY) of the past #romanceclass events, or;
  • you just can’t wait to attend another #romanceclass event…

Then don’t miss #FeelsFest2017 this coming October 14 (yes, it’s only a month away–EEEEEK!) at the Commune Cafe+Bar in Makati. We opened registration on Monday, and as of this writing, there are only 26 slots left! Imagine that. Don’t miss the fun–REGISTER HERE NOW. The fee is P500, inclusive of snacks, a freebie, and a deluge of feelings!

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Attack of the Feels: #AprilFeelsDay2017

(featured photo by Veron)

It’s been four days since the #romanceclass April Feels Day, and I’m still kind of all over the place with my feelings. So’s everyone else, apparently, because the Twitter hashtag is very much alive and there’s been a lot of post-event noise so far. Anyway, here’s my attempt at a recap of my #AprilFeelsDay2017 experience. Note that the operative word is ATTEMPT.

You have been warned.

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Here’s your open invitation to #AprilFeelsDay!

april feels day 2017 banner

You’re coming, right?

I mean, because you can’t miss all the fun, especially not the live readings… when we’ve got these amazing people:

Also, there are 15 new books being launched that day.

Just in case… y’know, you need more on your humongous TBR pile. *wink*

And just in case it’s your first time–and even if it’s not–here’s a guide you might find helpful. <3 See you on Sunday!

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