Don’t Miss This $0.99 Ebook Sale!

Buwan Ng Mga Akdang Pinoy SALE

Because it’s #BuwanNgMgaAkdangPinoy, all my books on Amazon are $0.99 until the end of the month! Check out my titles below:

Paper Planes Back Home

Urban Fantasy / Contemporary / Romance / 40k+ words
Synopsis | Amazon | Goodreads

The “Forget You” Brew

Urban Fantasy (#StrangeLit) / Contemporary / Romance / 15k+ words
Synopsis | Amazon | Goodreads

Scandalized

Contemporary / Light Romance / 40k+ words
Synopsis | Amazon | Goodreads

Settle the Score / Hustle Play

Contemporary / Sports Romance / 16k+ words
Synopsis | Amazon | Goodreads

Waiting in the Wings

Contemporary / Romance / 40k+ words
Synopsis | Amazon | Goodreads

Summer Crush

Contemporary / Romance / Anthology / 40k+ words
Synopsis | Amazon | Goodreads

Hankering for more Filipino-authored romances? Well, you’re in luck, because a lot of my fellow #romanceclass authors are having a $0.99 sale too! Take a look at this very useful Twitter thread put together by our dear friend, Chachic:

https://twitter.com/chachic_/status/894400128718487553

There you go~ time for some book shopping! Have fuuu~n! <3

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The 16 Sweetest Moments of 2016

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Honestly, I hadn’t really planned on writing a yearender blog post for reasons that are relatively mababaw (i.e. my internet connection S U C K S here in Baguio City), but I thought it would be nice to cap this mostly WTF year with a look back at the moments I was most thankful for. After all, happiness stems from having a grateful heart, right?

And so without further ado, here are the 16 sweetest moments of my 2016.

1. Being able to write for kids. (Bayong ng Kuting Workshop, January 2016)

Being able to write is, in itself, a blessing, but at the end of 2015, I decided to challenge myself and enroll in the Bayong ng Kuting Workshop. The workshop required us to craft an original children’s story around the Bayong ng Kuting universe. And if you think writing children’s lit is easy, think. again. No news yet about our submissions, but no matter the outcome, I’m so glad I took on this challenge. ^_^

2. Dipping my toes in uncharted waters. (#romanceclass @ Komiket, February 2016)

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Another first for #romanceclass and myself was being one of the participating merchants at the Komiket, an event that featured and celebrated indie komiks and the talented people behind them. We probably stood out like a sore thumb then, selling romance novels alongside comicbooks and art, but it had been fun, and we actually sold books! I believe this was where the idea for #4 came up (though I could be wrong, heh).

BONUS ROUND: I met Manix Abrera for the first time in this event! He is SO COOL. <3

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Deleted Scenes | “FIVE: Time Out” from Hustle Play

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In time for the Emerald Pep Rally (Settle the Score/Hustle Play blog tour)¬†happening this weekend, I’m sharing a scene that didn’t make it to the final version of¬†Hustle Play.

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Settle the Score/Hustle Play

SETTLE THE SCORE

College senior Garnet Figueroa lives and breathes basketball. A reliable asset to her varsity team, she is equipped with the skills and smarts to get the De La Sierra Lady Hunters closer to this year’s championship title. But Garnet soon finds out that her good friend (and long-time crush), cheerdancer Charles Crisostomo, is being cheated on by his girl, and she lets her emotions get the best of her.

Will she be able to come up with a game plan to save herself from heartbreak before the buzzer signals Game Over?

HUSTLE PLAY

Running on pure adrenaline and working with game strategies is something a basketball player like Garnet Figueroa is trained for. On the court, she is unbeatable. Off the court… that’s a completely different story.

Because falling in love is trickier than a ball game, and Garnet finds herself fumbling over her feelings for Charles Crisostomo. The fact that her attention gets divided between him and rival school hard-court hottie Chris Barcelo doesn’t help.

Or does it?

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Blog Tour | The Emerald Pep Rally

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Back in April, I put together a thing called ¬†žÜĆŽ¶¨žßąŽü¨ (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 Aesthetics | Settle the Score / Hustle Play

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To say that I’ve been having a lot of fun making book aesthetics for my titles is an understatement. Recently, I’ve stumbled upon an Instagram profile template on Behance and had fun playing with it! <3 Here are the ones I made for my recent release,¬†Settle the Score / Hustle Play.

Important Note: The personalities included in these photos are image pegs and are not, in any way, connected to me or the aforementioned book. (I wish they are, though. I mean… they’re awesome.)

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COVER REVEAL: Settle the Score / Hustle Play

Oh hi~ I’m back with a new (ish) book release! Ish, because half of this two-part book has already been released as an eBook via Buqo early this year.

Settle the Score is a short story about basketball player Garnet Figueroa, who makes a¬†move to “rescue”¬†her good friend, Charles Crisostomo, from an unhealthy relationship. The second installment,¬†Hustle Play,¬†continues where¬†Settle the Score left off.

Amazon Release: October 15 (Click here to pre-order for only $0.99!)
Print Release: October 22 (#FeelsFest, baby!)

 

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My Titles & Where to Find Them

So, hey! Somehow, my list of titles has grown to five, and just in case you don’t know where to find them yet, here’s a quick rundown:

Paper Planes Back Home

Purchase Links: Amazon | Smashwords | Buqo | Print-on-Demand

The “Forget You” Brew

Purchase Links: Buqo (#StrangeLit Killer Seasons Bundle) | Buqo (Standalone) | Amazon | Print-on-Demand

#TalesFromTheMetro Shorts

The Thing About Hug Replacements

Buy it on Buqo.

Settle the Score

Buy it on Buqo.

Scandalized

Purchase Links: Amazon | Print-on-Demand

 

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Birthday Giveaway Alert!

I’m turning a year older very soon! (Yes, I have to pretend that I’m happy about it–juuuuust kidding!) And to celebrate the milestone of still being very much alive and kicking, I am giving away gifts!

Join this giveaway and win the following:

Quick reminder: This giveaway is PH only.

Ready, set, click!

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