Thursday, December 9, 2010

No Strings Attached

From the back cover:

Carla is a whiz at her job: she’s efficient, reliable, and a total genius when it comes to putting something together at the last minute. The snag is she’s single and turning the big three-oh in a few months. Her girl best friend (yes, she’s married just like the other girls in Carla’s barkada) keeps trying to set her up with stable banker-types, while her guy best friend (single – the other single one) encourages her to play the field – no strings attached.

Then, through no set up or extraordinary circumstance, Carla meets Dante. Hot, smug, sexy Dante. Definitely not a banker-type and seemingly too good to be true. So there’s got to be a catch. There is. He’s five years younger. Is the universe telling Carla to finally let loose and enjoy a fling with a younger man? Or is there a lot more to this awkward situation that she bargained for?

My second novel with Summit Books is out now. Hope you're all in a book-buying mood. :)

This was the work that I had originally talked about in this blog, but under a different working title. I'm happy with the title change, though, and appreciate that there's a lot of feedback and care behind getting these books out.

Some shoutouts:

Editor Ines and Publisher Aueeie: It's hard work, what you do. But I'm so glad you make the effort. I hope it's fun rather than frustrating on most days. :)
Abi Goy at Studio Dialogo: Excellent cover!
Husband Michael A.R. Co for the help with the not-girly stuff.
Certain friends (they should know who they are) for suggesting the concept.
Chris for answering my odd questions.

Thank you for the support and encouragement. :)


  1. Congratulations, Mina! :) I'm looking forward to reading this. :)

  2. Just finished reading the book. I have read "My Imaginary Ex" as well, love your works. Please do write more.:)

  3. Thank you, Anonymous! Trying to do that, yes. :)

  4. lots of fun! sooo can relate to this ;0

  5. Thank you, hello_stranger! :) Happy for you if your life is that exciting, heehee.

  6. I was in the mall yesterday doing my usually stroll in the bookstore when this little book caught my eye. The first thing I noticed was the name of the Author and I immediately (almost instinctively) grabbed it. Didn't really think twice on buying it because I just LOVE 'My Imaginary Ex' to death and judging by the title it will be as kick-ass as that one. Sure enough, it didn't disappoint.

    If I hadn't known any better I would think that you based the character of 'Carla' to me. Not only am I the 'bunso', but I also live in Laguna, an Octoberian, the 'picky'-'shrewish' one, and the one who has a love life experience almost next to nada. True enough, my first relationship also lasted 2 months and dates after were as disastrous as the other. I'll probably also be the last of the barkada to be in the 'Marriage Club'.

    I'm not yet pushing thirty. Not even anywhere near it actually. However, at the rate my life is going right now... I truly imagine myself to be in that exact situation Carla is in when I hit that stage in my life. Of course life's uncertain and I don't know what the future has in store for me, but if I did somehow manage to end up like her or be in a similar situation as her, I just hope and pray that I, too, will also a 'Dante' to sweep me off my feet. =)

    Congratulations Mina. Another job well done. =)

  7. Riz, thank you for dropping by and sharing, this really made my day! I hope you have fun and rock your life, whatever it sends your way. :)

  8. This book is awesome. I already finished reading it. And guess what? I used it in our school project(book-reporting). By the way, thanks for making this book! More powers ;)

  9. Hi! I saw your book on top of a NBS shelf yesterday and bought it because I'd heard a lot about it. And boy did I enjoy it! I started reading late at night and finished at about 1AM. Congrats, I think it was really good and unlike generic romances really had that 'kilig' factor going on between the hero and heroine. I just lent the book to my roommate, she's reading it now.:D I look forward to getting copies of your other books! I hope you'd publish the other two locally as well.:)

  10. Thank you, manimefrancess! I should look into that option nga, so it's easier for readers here...