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Author Interview: 07 - Dawn Lanuza

Interview 07 – Dawn Lanuza (author, “The Boyfriend Backtrack”)

We interview Ms. Dawn Lanuza, the author of the romance book The Boyfriend Backtrack, an excerpt of which is up on our #RomanceClass podcast.

Dawn Lanuza started writing stories when she was just a kid (they weren’t good or even finished). She works for the music industry by day and writes meet cutes and snappy comebacks by night. ‘The Boyfriend Backtrack’ is her first book. She currently lives with her family and an adopted dog.

Contact author Six de los Reyes:
Twitter: @dawnlanuza
Facebook: @AuthorDawnLanuza

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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

Facebook: Author Page

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Songs of Our Breakup by Jay E. Tria

Episode 04 – Songs of Our Breakup by Jay E. Tria

In this episode:

Gio Gahol is Shinta

Rachel Coates is Jill

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Book description:

Every breakup has its playlist.

How do you get over a seven-year relationship? 21-year-old Jill is trying to find out. But moving on is a harder job when Kim, her ex-boyfriend, is the lead guitarist of the band, and Jill is the vocalist. Every song they play together feels like slicing open a barely healed tattoo.

Jill’s best friend Miki says she will be out of this gloom soon. Breakups have a probation period, he says. Jill is on the last month of hers and Miki is patiently keeping her company.

But the real silver lining is Shinta. Having a hot Japanese actor friend in times like these is a welcome distraction. This gorgeous celebrity has been defying time zones and distance through the years to be there for Jill. Now he is here, physically present, and together he and Jill go through old lyrics, vivid memories, walks in the rain, and bottles of beer. Together they try to answer the question: what do you do when forever ends?

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Never Just Friends by Mina V. Esguerra

Episode 02 – Never Just Friends by Mina V. Esguerra

In this episode:

Gio Gahol is Jake

Rachel Coates is Lindsay

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Book description

It’s too easy to fall in love with Jake. Don’t do it.

Lindsay and Jake have loved each other (as friends) since their senior year in college, and she made sure they didn’t become more than that. The guy now known as Jacob Berkeley, star of a wildly successful TV show, was always too much for her. Too handsome, too many questionable hookups, too restless. Also sensitive, fun, and genuinely caring. She’s his emergency contact, his “zombie apocalypse buddy,” his holiday dinner companion.

They’ve kept up this low-maintenance friendship for years, surviving graduation, their new careers, her move to New York City to work as an environment consultant. But then, days before a big climate change conference, he shows up, with big news. Jake wants to pick up what he never managed to finish in college. He wants to save forests again, work in environmental research – and he wants her.

Don’t fall in love with Jake…Why again?

Contact author Mina V. Esguerra

Twitter (@minavesguerra)


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