Bookbed recommends: ‘Summer Feels’

by Maria Criselda Santos I was not at all prepared for the heartbreak, the yearning and the heat levels that Summer Feels: A #romanceclass Anthology threw my way. From the onset, I knew this was going to be a huge treat. I have read most of the authors, which made it easy for me to set my expectation. Yes, it was high, and yes, it has been met. While the anthology contains tropes that we may be familiar with—friends-to-lovers, one-night stands, summer flings, each story brings something new. What’s more is that it’s also part travel journal, featuring noteworthy destinations across…

Poetry Submission: ‘All These To You’

by KC Bernardo In the midst of my goodbye, must I see Your face a picture of sorrow and pain, And your eyes filled with anxiety? But if you would hate me, let my heart be slain I will go, my love, and bid my last.   But before I leave, dear one, must you know That I’ll be back sooner thus end your angst. And that all these to you I bestow Must I turn my back when this dream is for you— This dream that has given meaning to my life?   Thus I ask, my lovely love, do…

Bookbed reviews: ‘Till Death Do Us Part’ by Irene Recio

by Gaelle Ansaldo THE STORY Everything in Nikki’s life is picture perfect: her photography has taken off and is now a thriving business, she is reconnecting with old friends, and her husband is nothing but devoted to her. That is, until she discovers a shocking truth that might put her and her family in danger. Get a copy: Amazon (ebook), Bookbed Store (print) / Read reviews: Goodreads WHAT I LIKED I’m not one to read suspense novels but this one made me immediately need a sequel. I had one question after I finished it, “What happened next?!” Being that it was my first #HeistClub novel…

Flipping Through the #100BookScenesProject with Arli Pagaduan

by KB Meniado It’s Year 5 of the #100DayProject, and for creators, it’s another chance, another challenge. Social media feeds grow more alive and active, featuring artistic pursuits from people all over the world taking on the 100-day habit. I, for one, live for it. Everyday projects are awesome, full stop. And for readers like myself, it’s even more so when it’s about books. Enter the #100BookScenesProject. Produced by Arli Pagaduan, this project features—as the hashtag says—one book scene every day for 100 days. It might only be her Day 38 today, but already, her consistent streak of drawing and posting proves to…

Poetry Submission: ‘Let Me’

by Ivan Arbizo; art by Japhet Paypa As I gazed upon your eyes, I thought I would find that beautiful paradise, Where love can truly suffice. Yet everything was a lie. Those empty words Made me believe you were my world, Embracing your perfect imperfections. Realized it was all deception. Accustomed to your resplendent lightness, Let me move into your darkness Let me fix your broken art. Let me melt your frozen heart. ☁

Poetry Submission: ‘Bedtime Stories’

by KC Bernardo; art by Drae Latorre In my dreams, Everything is real Possible And within reach   I lock these precious thoughts. In jars for safekeeping; Sealed with hope in twisted knots. When doubt starts creeping, Fear begin to flow like streams And when Faith, to a breath clings I will unlock my dreams And unravel all the things To remind and inspire me   That in life Everything is real Possible And within reach. ☁ Originally posted on Artist x Poet.

Bookbed reviews: ‘Love At First Run’ by Angel C. Aquino

by KB Meniado THE STORY After getting her heart broken, 23-year-old Diana Gomez is afraid to fall in love again. But when her office crush Paul invites her to join a running club with him, she goes for it.  What she doesn’t know is that to be a part of the club, she actually has to train for a half marathon—and that she’ll meet Joshua, the handsome club veteran who becomes her unofficial running buddy.  As if it isn’t hard enough to do speed work, interval training, and long runs after work and on weekends, she has to deal with her…