Sunday, January 26, 2014

#romanceclass party on Feb 8 - and you're invited!

I'm so very, very proud of #romanceclass and what we've been able to achieve together. (Buy the bundle if you want proof!) Fine, so maybe even they were skeptical of what they could actually do in a short amount of time, but they've proven to themselves and everyone else that they can write, finish, publish a book - and do it again and again.

We consider you, authors and readers, part of this -- so we hope you come celebrate with us! We're having a party at the ground floor of the Ayala Museum on Feb 8, Saturday, 6 PM. Check out the #romanceclass books, and also our new book Luna East, a YA compilation of short stories!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Playing Autumn (limited first edition) paperback giveaway

So here's the deal -- Playing Autumn, my novella included in the Rock Gods of Romance bundle, is going to eventually be released as a solo book. I delayed those plans because an exciting opportunity for the book popped up, but it required expanding the story, which I haven't started on yet. (Next month, promise!)

And then I fast-tracked the printing of a paperback because Dia Frampton and Meg Frampton are in town. I had the happy lucky chance to meet Dia last year, on her first visit to Manila, and gave her a copy of Fairy Tale Fail -- and she's been reading more of my books since then. So I thought that the perfect prezzie for her and Meg would be the book I wrote about musicians, right?

Tania Arpa designed the cover, and so quickly too. I owe her baked goods and perhaps fancy drinks.

Mission accomplished though! Meg and Dia got their copies on the night of their show at Hard Rock Cafe Makati.

(Dia's writing a novel too, and the bits that she's posted so far have been quirky and awesome.)

Some people have offered to buy the limited copies (thank you!) but since I don't know how much they cost yet (I pretty much just grabbed them from the printer as soon as they were done!), here's a giveaway for Philippine residents! Will post order details soon.

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Spark, my YA paranormal romance project with Katrina Ramos Atienza

When I first visited Bacolod and its neighboring cities, I thought, wow, somebody should write a YA paranormal novel set here. There's so much history (and secrets), how could you not? I encouraged Katrina Ramos Atienza, whose family is actually from Negros Occidental, to do it. We decided to write one together. (Which is more fun than just telling people to write books for me haha.)

It's not done yet, but we're releasing it in stages. Here it is on Figment.

And Wattpad:

Friday, January 3, 2014

Work in progress: Anti Dynasty

Last year an idea came to me, and I wrote a short story thinking I'd be able to get it out of my system.

I did that, but obviously it wasn't finished, because I kept returning to those characters, kept checking in on what had happened to them after I had written "The End." It's kind of annoying. 

Then I realized that I was avoiding writing their story because I was afraid of what would happen to them. They won't be having the shiny happy lives that my characters usually have. 

Oh well. I'm going to try anyway. For my own peace of mind. This year I will try to finish writing a novella about Lourdes and Andres, which I am calling Anti Dynasty. It's combination utopian/dystopian new adult. I am not having shiny happy fun on this project, but I want to do it. 

The short story I wrote, called Extraordinary, is on Wattpad now, and is a prequel of sorts. You can read it on Wattpad, and soon on other ebook stores.