Where A ‘Promdi Heart’ Goes (Part 1): An Interview with C.P. Santi and Ines Bautista-Yao

by Inah Peralta Summer is almost here, and that means you’re probably already planning where to go or what to do this vacation. Good thing reading is always an option! Here is a recommendation: Promdi Heart, a romance anthology set in different Philippine provinces. (Also good for #BookbedReadsPHLit!) In this interview, we talk to two of the authors, C.P. Santi and Ines-Bautista-Yao, as they take us to Misamis and Negros Occidental for adventure, food and of course, love. Read on to get ideas for your summer getaways! (Read Parts 2 and 3 here.) Hi, C.P.! I have read your works, Dare To Love…

#BookbedReadsPHLit Report for February

Welcome to the second book report for #BookbedReadsPHLit this 2017! In this challenge, readers must choose one book by a Filipino every month throughout the year. Check out our picks for February below! 1. The Big Fat Book of Self-Love by Danah and Stacy Gutierrez I follow the authors (who are twins!) on Instagram, and when they first posted about publishing their own book, I I knew I had to get it! With every page creatively done, this book was a pure pleasure to read. It contains self-confessions and their struggles to be accepted for what they are, plus styling tips for…

#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 In writing my characters, I tend to explore the issues of vulnerability and intimacy—that keeps them from committing to relationships built on love and trust. While most of the book relies heavily on qualitative research, what appeals to me here as a writer is the…