April Feels Day on 2016 April 17
Author Interview: 05 - Chris Mariano

Interview 05 – Chris Mariano (author, “Cover (Story) Girl”)

We interview Ms. Chris Mariano, the author of the romance book Cover (Story) Girl, an excerpt of which is up on our #RomanceClass podcast.

Chris’ work has appeared in The Philippines Free Press, TAYO Literary Magazine, Ideomancer, Plural Online Journal, and the Philippine Speculative Fiction Anthology Vol. 7. Her short story “A Kind of Flotsam” won 1st Place in the 3rd Philippine Graphic/Fiction Awards. She was a fellow for Poetry in English at the 34th UP National Writers Workshop in Baguio. Cover (Story) Girl, her first contemporary romance novella, was released recently as part of Visprint’s #romanceclass line. She also co-authored two romance short stories, “All I Want for Christmas” and “Hot Like This”, with Chrissie Peria and Miles Tan.

Contact author Chris Mariano:
Twitter: @dementedchris

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In Over Her Head by Anne Plaza

Episode 10 – In Over Her Head by Anne Plaza

In this episode:

Rachel Coates is Erika

Gio Gahol is Richard

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Buy the print edition (Philippines) from the author: anneplaza@gmail.com

Book description:

[yellow_box]All she wants is to get even…

Erika Apostol’s quiet and unassuming life gets disrupted when she learns that Richard Javier, the very same person who broke her heart many years ago, is now back in the country. Her world is turned upside down as old feelings she thought were buried resurface to haunt her once more.

Determined to give Richard a dose of his own medicine, Erika finds herself involved in an outrageous plan devised by her friends. They enlist the help of Jerome Gonzales, an attractive and charismatic DJ (with a playboy reputation), to pose as her significant other.

As the plan goes in full swing, Erika discovers Richard’s jealous side, and that there’s something more to Jerome than meets the eye. Will this grand charade work out the way it should, or will she be left with nothing in the end?[/yellow_box]

Contact author Anne Plaza

Twitter: @anneplaza

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Author Interview 04: Jay E. Tria

Interview 04 – Jay E. Tria (author, “Songs of Our Breakup”)

We interview Ms. Jay E. Tria, the author of the romance book Songs of Our Breakup, an excerpt of which is up on our #RomanceClass podcast.

Jay is inspired by daydreams, celebrity crushes, a childhood fascination of Japanese drama and manga, and an incessant itch to travel. She writes contemporary young adult and new adult romance. Sometimes, paranormal fantasy too. Visit her website at jayetria.com.

Contact Jay E. Tria

Twitter: @tellytabachoy

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Instagram: @jayetria

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The Kitchen When It Sizzles by Chrissie Peria

Episode 09 – The Kitchen When It Sizzles by Chrissie Peria

In this episode:

Rachel Coates is Olivia

Gio Gahol is Nate

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Book description:
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?

Contact author Chrissie Peria

Twitter: @chrissieperia

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Finding X by Miles Tan

Episode 08 – Finding X by Miles Tan

In this episode:
Rachel Coates is Carlisle
Gio Gahol is Matteo

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Book description:
Is there a science to falling in love?

Carlisle Santiago is through with men. After the devastating end of a seven-year relationship, she’s trying to put her life back together. What she doesn’t know is that she is the subject of the patient and methodical observations of blue-haired scientist Matteo Villegas, who just wants to find love himself. She must decide whether she’s ready to give love another shot or if this is doomed to be one failed experiment.

Contact author Miles Tan
Twitter: @maedinn
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The Boyfriend Backtrack by Dawn Lanuza

Episode 07 – The Boyfriend Backtrack by Dawn Lanuza

In this episode:

Rachel Coates is Regina

Gio Gahol is Chase

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Book description:

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?

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Twitter: @dawnlanuza

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Just for the Record by Six de los Reyes

Episode 06 – Just for the Record by Six de los Reyes

In this episode:
Gio Gahol is Isaiah
Rachel Coates is Rhys

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Book description:
Just for the record, the heat can get to even the most calculated of minds.

Let it be stated that Rhys loves Ryan forever and ever. But certain needs are not being met, leaving her frustrated and asking for too much than the conservative and almost rock star, Ryan, is willing to give. Uncooperative (or cooperative, depending on your point of view) weather provides her an opportunity to ask not what she can do for her friends, but what a friend can do for her.

Isaiah likes to say that the best thing about Rhys is that he can stand in her breathing space and feel nothing. Something of a breather when dancing with Lia short circuits his entire operating system. But all his beliefs are challenged when Rhys chances upon him in a steamy practice room in the middle of a heat wave.

Contact author Six delos Reyes
Twitter: @sixdlr

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Cover (Story) Girl by Chris Mariano

Episode 05 – Cover (Story) Girl by Chris Mariano

In this episode:

Gio Gahol is Gio

Rachel Coates is Min Hee

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Book description:

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.

Contact author Chris Mariano

Twitter: @dementedchris

Facebook: Chris Mariano Author Page

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