[ PRESS RELEASE ] Romancing October: #romanceclass FeelsFest at Glorietta 5

Ghosts, skeletons, and cobwebs might be decorating the windows of shops these days, but why give in to fear when you can celebrate love in October? And why drown your sorrows and stress in beer at Oktoberfest when you can go on a rollercoaster of emotions at #FeelsFest? At least that’s what the folks from the #romanceclass community of authors and readers figure!

Mark your calendars: The #romanceclass #FeelsFest will be on October 22, 2016, at Glorietta 5 in Makati. Authors will be on hand to meet readers and sign books. They’ll be selling indie romance books—many of which you won’t find in your typical bookstore. There will also be games, giveaways, the launching of over 15 new titles published by indie authors just this month, a book donation drive for Ayala Malls’ Little Free Library, and the much-anticipated live readings!

In fact, #romanceclass live readings are show stealers, thanks to the feels delivered by actors invited to read excerpts from romance novels. Previous live readings have been punctuated with shrieks and sighs. #FeelsFest will mark the fifth official live reading event, the last one held just last month at the Manila International Book Fair. #FeelsFest will feature new live readings from #romanceclass books. (Visit http://romancepodcast.com to get the audio versions.)

The #FeelsFest live readings will feature performances by Gio Gahol, Rachel Coates, Hervin Alvarez, and Gabriela Pangilinan. Expect to hear scenes from books by Mina V. Esguerra, Ines Bautista-Yao, and more.

“The #romanceclass community is all about encouraging each other to read, write, and publish books we love,” says author Mina V. Esguerra, whose books include Tempting Victoria, What You Wanted, and Iris After the Incident, all of which and more will be available for sale at the event. “#FeelsFest is our chance to give back to the community of readers and friends who’ve supported us. We get to have a little fun, and maybe meet some new people who love a good love story as much as we do.”

So if you like to hug your hugot close and are addicted to happy endings, drop by Glorietta 5 on October 22. Selling will begin when the mall opens, and the official program is scheduled for 2PM to 6PM.

For more information about #romanceclass, visit http://romanceclassbooks.com, where you’ll see a catalogue of the authors’ books along with other information about the community. #FeelsFest is brought to you by Ayala Malls.

CONTACT: Mina V. Esguerra
Twitter, Facebook: minavesguerra


GIVEAWAY: Win #RebelFiction Books!

Ready for another giveaway? Here’s your chance to win new books from the #RebelFiction imprint of Precious Pages!

This giveaway will run from today until Monday, October 31, 2016 and will honor entries from the Philippines ONLY. Five (5) winners will be chosen and announced on Friday, November 4, 2016. See the list of prizes below:

Winner #1: A copy of Supernova by Luna King + a Rebel Fiction lanyard and button pin
Winner #2: A copy of Our Last Colorful Days by Tyra + a notepad and pencil
Winner #3: A copy of My Fat Chance by Sofia + Vanilla Twilight by Luna King
Winner #4: A copy of Vanilla Twilight by Luna King + Leia’s Diary by Victoria Amor + I Knew He Was Trouble by Heart Yngrid
Winner #5: A copy of Marceline Cinco’s High School Survival Guide by Rose Tan + Love in a Game by Kayla Caliente


  1. You can tweet at least twice per day. There is NO limit to the amount of tweets you can make, as long as you use the Rafflecopter widget. The widget will automatically tally your points. I will also use the widget to automate the selection of winners.
  2. This giveaway is for Philippine residents ONLY. If you live somewhere outside the Philippines, please don’t join. Even if you win, I won’t be able to send you your prize.
  3. Winners will be asked to provide full name and contact details for shipping/delivery purposes. If you’re not comfortable giving out personal information, please don’t join. I will only be sending prizes through courier. No meetups. (No need to worry about shipping/delivery fees. I will cover them.)

That’s it! Any other questions may be posted on the comments section. Click on the link below to join–good luck! ^_^


For more information about Rebel Fiction, go to their official Facebook fanpage.


COVER REVEAL: Settle the Score / Hustle Play

Oh hi~ I’m back with a new (ish) book release! Ish, because half of this two-part book has already been released as an eBook via Buqo early this year.

Settle the Score is a short story about basketball player Garnet Figueroa, who makes a move to “rescue” her good friend, Charles Crisostomo, from an unhealthy relationship. The second installment, Hustle Play, continues where Settle the Score left off.

Amazon Release: October 15 (Click here to pre-order for only $0.99!)
Print Release: October 22 (#FeelsFest, baby!)



#RomanceClass is about to serve more ~feels on #FeelsFest this October!

Right on the heels of #AllTheFeels at the Manila International Book Fair (I’m pretty sure a lot of us haven’t gotten over this yet), #romanceclass is serving up even more of the good stuff in October! That’s right, we’re on a roll–because #FeelsFest is coming right at you on October 22 (2:00-6:00 PM), at the Glorietta 5 Atrium!

Here’s a quick list of things you can expect from the #romanceclass #FeelsFest:

  • NEW #ROMANCECLASS BOOKS! I’ve lost count of how many new titles are going to be launched because my brain stopped at 15. Yes, there’s more. I wouldn’t be surprised if we breach 20. But gah–yes! These are titles that weren’t around yet in April when we had #AprilFeelsDay, or in July when we had #FeelsRushIn. This is your chance to call dibs on our new babies, people!❤ (If you haven’t been able to buy previous titles, don’t worry. They’ll be available at the event too!)
  • AWESOME MERCH! Aside from books, we will have partners and friends who will be selling shirts, tote bags, bookmarks, stickers, decals, and more! So if you’re looking for a Trainman shirt, or a #TeamDiego decal, or maybe even want a cute keepsake of our #FeelsFest mascots, come join us.
  • FUN GAMES & PRIZES! We are preparing some fun games and other activities for everyone coming, so be sure to bring your enthusiasm with you. We promise to make it worth your while!
  • LIVE READINGS! The highlight of every #romanceclass event thus far has been the live readings, and we’re doing it again this time, of course. Which scenes from which books are going to be read, I wonder? And which of your favorite #romanceclass book characters will be brought to life by our actors? If you’ve experienced a live reading before, you know what to expect. If you haven’t, then I suggest you come see–I mean, feel–for yourself.

Hope to see you guys there!❤

P.S. I don’t think I can even begin to do a full blog post about my MIBF2016 experience, so here are my daily ramblings, via my Facebook page: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 & 5


[ Press Release ] Vincent De Jesus’ Changing Partners: A Lovechild of Heartbreak and Music

The PETA Theater Center houses Vincent De Jesus’ newest production, CHANGING PARTNERS, a torch musical that explores the alchemy of relationships and  questions the nature of fidelity and the complex issues partners face regardless of gender.

Opening at the PETA Theater Center in October, CHANGING PARTNERS is an intimate peek inside Cris and Alex’s challenging May-December relationship. Though most people would glance skeptically at May-December romances, they also accept them, depending on the couple’s gender and who gets to be ‘December’ and who gets to be ‘May’.

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