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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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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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Blasts from Two Pasts by Kristel S. Villar

Episode 03 – Blast from Two Pasts by Kristel S. Villar

In this episode:
Rachel Coates is Cara
Gio Gahol is Lucas

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Book description:
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?

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Fall Like Rain by Ana Tejano

Episode 01 – Fall Like Rain by Ana Tejano

In this episode:

Rachel Coates is Rain

Gio Gahol is Mark

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Order the print edition (Philippines).

Book description

Rain De Castro has been in love with her best friend, Mark Velasco, for almost the entire time she has known him, but she’s clearly in the friend zone because he’s happily in a relationship. Or so she thought, until the news of his break-up reaches her. Now that Mark’s single again, she decides that it’s time to get out of the zone. But when her cousin Lissa comes into the picture and sets her eyes on Mark, Rain feels troubled when he gets a little too friendly with her. Rain is determined to fight for what she feels this time, but is it worth the effort if it’s a losing battle from the start? Will she back off to give way for her best friend’s happiness, even if it means losing him to someone else again?

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About the #RomanceClass Podcast

About the #RomanceClass Podcast

Hello! Welcome to the #romanceclass podcast. Each episode is an audio recording of two actors reading an excerpt from a romance novel by a Filipino author. All books featured are written in English. Season 1’s readings are by theater actors Gio Gahol and Rachel Coates. […]