Join romance authors Mina V. Esguerra and Tara Frejas on this livestream as they talk about the origins and inspirations of their characters names. Other authors in the community will also share their character name origins. 4pm PHT Saturday, 4 September 2021 Got questions? Ask […]
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.
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In this episode:
Rachel Coates is Erika
Gio Gahol is Richard
[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]