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Excerpt | Making It Complicated (I Heart Iloilo #2) by Clarisse David

Hi, guys!

In case you missed it, Making It Complicated (I Heart Iloilo #2). is now available for pre-order. You can purchase your copy HERE.

Since you can't see a preview of a book on Amazon before release day, I thought I'd share the first chapter with you--to give you a sneak peek of wha…

Cover Reveal | Making It Complicated (I Heart Iloilo #2) by Clarisse David

It's cover reveal day for Making It Complicated, the second book in my I Heart Iloilo series. Honestly, you guys, I'm so excited to share the cover with you.

Nelle and Ric, an actual real life couple, agreed to be on the cover, and it was designed by my friend Daniel Tinagan, also the same …

Cover Reveal | Like Nobody's Watching by Tara Frejas #ProjectPio

Today's the cover reveal for Like Nobody's Watching by Tara Frejas, and I'm so psyched to show you guys this gorgeous cover. You'll be even more excited to read the book after you see it.

Are you ready?!?!

Here it is:


And because we all need a closer look at Pio:


Like Nobody’s Watch…

Favorites | September 2017

So far, out of all the months in 2017, September is the one that feels like it ended in the blink of an eye the most. Maybe it was because I was scrambling to get a book ready at the same time I had to face a lot of challenges in my personal life. Haven't we all felt like that at one point or …

Making It Complicated (I Heart Iloilo #2) Q&A

The other day, I found this super helpful article full of blog posts ideas for authors. I thought I'd give some of them a try, starting with a Q&A about my upcoming book, Making It Complicated (I Heart Iloilo #2).

1) What is Making It Complicated (I Heart Iloilo #2) about? I'm very tem…

Making It Complicated (I Heart Iloilo #2) by Clarisse David | ARC and Cover Reveal Signup Forms

Hi, guys!

So, Making It Complicated (I Heart Iloilo #2) will be released soon, and I'd really appreciate it if you help me promote the book or maybe even grab a copy of it once it's available for purchase.

If you're interested, I have three options for you.

1. Request an ARC in exchange…

3 Ways to Market Your Romance Novel in Person

This weekend, a friend introduced me to someone who could possibly help market my romance novels. Instead of telling him about my work, I just... blanked.

It was mortifying, but honestly, that wasn't the first time I was rendered incapable of speech when someone mentioned my writing. In fact, …

Next Release | I Heart Iloilo #2 Title and Blurb Reveal

Hi!

I have two exciting things to share with you today, namely the title and blurb for the 2nd book in the I Heart Iloilo series. *throws confetti*
Are you ready? Are you excited?
I'm going to pretend I heard you say yes to both questions.
Without further ado, here are the details about my nex…

Next Release | I Heart Iloilo # 2

Can you believe it's the last day of May?

I sure can't. This is going to sound like such a total cliche, but it feels like 2017 is flying by, flapping sounds and all.

Before June officially starts, I wanted to give you an update about what I'm working on and what to expect from me in t…

Cover Reveal | Feels Like Summer (Summer Storm #2) by Six de los Reyes

Today is the cover reveal for Feels like Summer by Six de los Reyes. *throws confetti*

Full disclosure: I read and absolutely loved Beginner's Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions by Six de los Reyes. Kaya is one of my favorite heroines ever, and I wouldn't mind finding a Nero of my own…

How I Sold 50 Indie Print Copies of Keeping the Distance

This news is two months late, but I just wanted to share that Keeping the Distance (I Heart Iloilo Book 1) now has a print edition. *throws confetti*

For the first "official" print run, I decided to start small and ended up selling fifty copies, which is honestly more than I expected.

Fi…

Playlist | Keeping the Distance by Clarisse David

Ever wanted to listen to a playlist while reading a book?

Like Keeping the Distance, for instance? (Hey, that rhymes!)

Okay, enough with the cheesy attempts to reel you in. Haha. Today, I'm going to share the playlist I listened to while working on Keeping the Distance. Over and over. The playl…

Excerpt | Waiting in the Wings by Tara Frejas

Waiting in the Wings
by Tara Frejas
Genre: Romance / NA / Contemporary
Release Date: February 21, 2017

Synopsis At twenty-three, theatre actress Erin Javier has yet to fall in love or kiss a boy offstage, away from the klieg lights. She is the perfect leading lady—whose heart men would fight for, win…

Cover Reveal | Waiting in the Wings by Tara Frejas

Today, we get to see the cover for Waiting in the Wings, a new book by Tara Frejas.

The author has been posting snippets on her social media accounts, and I've been eagerly gobbling up every little morsel. You can tell how I excited I am for this book, can't you?

So, without further ado, he…

Release Day | Keeping the Distance by Clarisse David is HERE!

AMAZON: smarturl.it/KTDpreorder
GOODREADS: bit.ly/2gvqre8

Do you guys know what today is?

It's release day for Keeping the Distance! *throws confetti*

Where do I even begin to tell you about how amazing this journey has been? Keeping the Distance is the second book I released, but it feels so …

Review | Someday With You and Other Stories by Ines Bautista-Yao

Amazon | Goodreads

Note: The author kindly provided me with an ARC I decided to review.

Let me take a deep breath before I start, because I have a whole lot of love for this book.

*inhales*

Okay, I’m ready.

Someday With You and Other Stories contains three short stories by Ines Bautista-Yao, all tol…

Cover Reveal | The Paths We Choose by M. Hollis

Today is the cover reveal for The Paths We Choose by M. Hollis. The author and I became friends over Twitter, and she's an amazing person and writer.

So, without further ado, here's the gorgeous cover of her new book:


Summary Lily Ferrari enjoys having control over every detail of her life.…

Excerpt | Keeping the Distance by Clarisse David

Keeping the Distance will be out in less than two weeks! Right now, it's on sale for 0.99. The price will go up to 2.99 on February 6, 2017. If you want to grab a copy, I suggest you go get one now. *wink. wink. nudge. nudge* CLICK HERE.

Anyway, I thought I'd share an excerpt from the book…

Cover Reveal | Keeping the Distance (I Heart Iloilo #1) by Clarisse David

Today, I finally get to show you the cover of Keeping the Distance!

Are you ready?

Really?

Are you sure?!?!

Okay. Let's do this.

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It's gorgeous if I do say so myself. My friend, Dan, designed it for me. He's an amazing artist and totally got my vision for the cover. M…

3 Romance Writing Lessons from Korean Dramas


Korean dramas lure you in with seemingly simple premises, pretty boys, and hard-working but “plain” heroines you can relate to.

You tell yourself you’re only going to watch one episode, but emerge hours later looking like one of the undead. Before you know it, you’re telling your friends you’re busy on weekends, so you can stay in for a marathon.

In case you couldn’t tell by this point, I have a serious addiction to Korean dramas. I also happen to be a writer.

With those two traits combined, I often find myself overanalyzing my favorite Korean dramas in search of ways to further improve my writing. Why did the friends-turned-lovers trope work so well in Weightlifting Fairy: Kim Bok Joo? What was so great about Yoo Si Jin from Descendants of the Sun? Most importantly, why is Nam Joo Hyuk so HOT?!?!?!

Now that we have that out of the way, let me share some of the things I’ve learned about writing romance from Korean dramas.

MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD. You’ve been warned.

Book News | 2017 Publishing Schedule

This is a little late, but I still want to announce my grand plans for 2017.

Keeping the Distance will be released on February 6, 2017. If you follow me on any of my social media accounts, you’re probably sick of hearing me scream about it.

However, I failed to tell you that Keeping the Distance is…

Review | Beginner's Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions by Six de los Reyes

SummaryAmazon | Goodreads

Falling in love is a chemical reaction.

Just ask Kaya Rubio, twenty-five year-old Molecular Genetics graduate student and research assistant. Fed up with her spinster aunts' relentless reminders and unsolicited advice regarding her Single Since Birth status, she desi…

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Cover Reveal | Play It By Ear (Backstage Pass #2) by Tara Frejas
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