Category: #romanceclass

#romanceclass: Voicing Young Adult Characters

by Salve Villarosa Ah, Instagram. A source of joy, a source of envy, sometimes the source of your broken phone because you threw it halfway across the room in a fit of bitterness. In my case, it was the source of landing a job most bookworms would find cool: Getting to be the voice actor for […]

#romanceclass: Love and Secret Identities

by Jay E. Tria I see a few of the previous #romanceclass articles featured confessions. So here is mine: I’m using a pen name. That won’t come off as a shock, I am sure, since I’ve been fairly open about it. When I first decided to venture into self-publishing, the next decision to make wasn’t even […]

#romanceclass: Praying for Romance

by Ana Tejano Sometime around high school, a friend of mine raved about this book she read over the summer that she just had to lend it to me so we could talk about it. It was Frank E. Perretti’s This Present Darkness, a book about a reporter and a pastor investigating some shady happenings in […]

#romanceclass: 6 Books To Read Right Now

What do romance authors read? Romance—and a lot of other things. You’ve been meeting the authors of the #romanceclass community through their monthly columns here on Bookbed. That’s who they are and what they write. Here’s what they’ve been reading: 1. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, as recommended by Stella Torres, author of Save The Cake and Crushingly Close […]

#romanceclass: Romance and the Shame Game

by Chris Mariano Confession: For most of my high school life, I wasn’t allowed to read Sweet Dreams and Sweet Valley High, which were the de rigueur series at that time. Of course, I wasn’t going to let parental permission get in the way of reading books that I had already been devouring since I was […]

#romanceclass: Why This Writer Won’t Quit Gaming

by Miles Tan How the passion for writing is ignited varies for different people. Back in high school, mine was sparked by the usual suspects: intense emotions, unforgettable experiences, striking books and films. I stayed up late during school nights to scribble madly in my notebooks, and shared works-in-progress with my friends, who would pass my notebooks […]

#romanceclass: Confessions of a Hesitant Romance Writer

by Tara Frejas I have a confession to make: Some days, I don’t think of myself as a romance writer. At least, not in the strictest sense. I’m not a big romance reader either, not until I became part of the #romanceclass community. Even then, all the romance books I’ve since read and reviewed are books […]

#romanceclass: Romance’s wide, open spaces

by Bianca Mori Here’s what I know: I love romance. I love all the trope conventions: the meet-cute, the escalating tension, the conflict, the love-making (THIS) and the all-important happily ever after. It’s a pleasure to read, and a well-done romance can be satisfying like nothing else. A well-constructed romance can also deliver smart social commentary. […]