In case you missed it, I was in a #RomanceClass Podcast episode with Mina V. Esguerra two weeks ago where we talked about the origins of our characters’ names. It was a fun discussion and I enjoyed hearing how my fellow #romanceclass authors named their characters, too! Hope you can check out the stream posted above.
We are constantly brainstorming ideas for our online content. If you’re part of the #romanceclass community and would like to suggest anything for our streams and other social media posts, let us know via email@example.com.
Thank you in advance, and we hope you can join us for this Saturday’s stream! We have authors Brij Bautista, Chi Yu Rodriguez, Danice Mae P. Sison, H. Bentham, and Ronald Lim talking about Boys’ Love and Girls’ Love—why they enjoy it, what they want to see less/more of, and more! Set a reminder here.
I like measuring my year in firsts, even if I haven’t been consistently doing that on this blog. *sweats bullets* This year, I’ve felt extremely blessed with wonderful firsts, both in my personal/author life and my work life, so what better way to usher in the new year than by remembering them!? Hopefully this post will be the start of a yearly tradition, so let’s get the ball rolling!
So I thought it would be a great idea to share the last two episodes of the #romanceclass podcast the day before #AprilFeelsDay–because what better way to anticipate tomorrow’s live reading session than with excerpts from Chrissie Peria’s The Kitchen When it Sizzles and Anne Plaza’s In Over Her Head?
Without further ado, here are episodes 9 and 10 of this season’s #romanceclass podcast:
The Kitchen When it Sizzles by Chrissie Peria
Olivia Nadal is an almost perfect girl with an almost perfect life. She has stunning good looks, an exciting job that pays well, men lining up to date her, and a homey little condo she calls her own. The only thing keeping her from perfection is her utter inability to cook.
Enter Nate Olivarez, a hotshot chef who’s filling in for Olivia’s cooking instructor. Sparks fly when they meet, but a fling with the visiting hottie is the last thing Olivia needs. But as things keep heating up in the kitchen, she can’t help but wonder. Can things work out between her and Nate? Or is the sizzle all set to fizzle?
The Kitchen When it Sizzles is available on Amazon and print. You may also find it at National Bookstore outlets nationwide.
Click on the Read More button for In Over Her Head by Anne Plaza.
Right, so I kinda slacked off for a few weeks and forgot to put up this update, sorry! It’s here now–the next two episodes of the #romanceclass podcast featuring The Boyfriend Backtrack by Dawn Lanuza and Finding X by Miles Tan.
Incidentally, both episodes were recorded live from the live reading session held during last year’s Filipino Reader Con at De La Salle University, Manila. If you want to have your own #romanceclass live reading experience, it’s your lucky day! #AprilFEELSDay is on April 17, 2016 at Pegi Waffle (San Juan Manila) and, you guessed it, we’re having another live reading sesh! More about that exciting event in the following days, but do save the date!
Anyway, here are this week’s episodes:
The Boyfriend Backtrack by Dawn Lanuza
If they say that life flashes right before your eyes when you die, do you also get a flashback of your exes when your perfect boyfriend is proposing to you? At least that’s the case for Regina Cortez. There’s her dramatic high school boyfriend, her first college crush, the irresistible heart breaker, and the ever elusive one. By backtracking to her past, will Regina make it to ‘I Do’? Or will she just keep running away?
1) She has amnesia.
2) She’s on the run from her father’s creditors.
3) She’s enjoying her last days on earth.
Ever since Jang Min Hee walked into Gio’s small museum, she’s given him one excuse after another about why she’s vacationing at scenic Boracay Island. Rarely has Gio’s neat and organized world been shaken like this. Soon he finds himself scrambling over rocks, hiding in dressing rooms, and dragging her out of bars. But how can Gio tell what’s true from what isn’t? Their worlds are getting unraveled — one story at a time.
Get ready for the feels again! The #romanceclass podcast has two new episodes up, and it features Kristel S. Villar’s Blast from Two Pasts, and Jay E. Tria’s Songs of Our Breakup. Just like the previous episodes, the excerpts are interpreted by theatre actors Gio Gahol and Rachel Coates.
Blast from Two Pasts by Kristel S. Villar
Fate’s been playing tricks on Cara Nicolas lately. She agrees to go on a blind date with her best friend’s fiancé’s cousin, only to discover that the guy is her first love from high school, Lucas Lobregat. Now that would have been a charming story, except that the date turns out to be one of the worst ever. And they can’t even pretend it never happened, because they’re both suddenly part of the wedding preparations.
Just as she is starting to get to know more about the boy she used to love, Oliver Sta. Maria, an old flame who owes her some closure, surprisingly shows up. With two pasts resurfacing, which will Cara choose to rekindle? Or can she have the chance to choose at all?
It’s here! The #RomanceClass Podcast is finally up, its initial offering made available on December 12, 2015. The pilot episode featured Ana Tejano’s Fall Like Rain.
For those who aren’t yet familiar with the whole concept, here’s what you need to know: Theatre actors Gio Gahol and Rachel Coates read scenes off some of #romanceclass books, penned by indie Filipino authors. There are ten episodes in total, and two have been released so far. Updates are being posted weekly and may be subscribed via romancepodcast.com, but if you want everything in one go, feel free to purchase all ten episodes of Season One here. (Preorder price is $4.99, but only until the end of December! It will be selling for $8.99 come January 2016.)
Oh, and did I mention you get a guest pass to the next live reading if you purchase Season One? Yep. There’s that, too. Exciting, right?
Anyway, click the Read More button for the first two episodes which are now available for your listening pleasure–Ana Tejano’s Fall Like Rain, and Mina V. Esguerra’s Never Just Friends.