All Reading Aloud: ‘You Are Here’ by Dawn Lanuza

Welcome to All Reading Aloud, in which we read excerpts out loud. For our first book, we feature You Are Here by Dawn Lanuza, to be released February 2019. Similar to the author’s earlier work The Last Time I’ll Write About You, this one is also a collection of poetry and prose.  Watch the video below to listen to a few poems from the ARC, which you can request for and read on Net Galley. If you enjoyed this, let us know. We also welcome requests so feel free to send titles our way! ☁ This post is not sponsored. Advertisements

Bookbed reviews: ‘What About Today’ by Dawn Lanuza

by Lucille de Mesa THE STORY Aiden’s stuck working for his family’s amusement park, Funtastic World, for the whole summer. Nothing amuses him, until he met this terrified girl.  Gemma’s stuck in Funtastic World thinking she could handle the park’s rides. She couldn’t. Good thing she met someone to guide her. As the day comes to a close, Aiden and Gemma ask themselves if one day is ever enough to decide if they were better off as friends or strangers. Read reviews: Goodreads WHAT I LIKED I expected What About Today to be a ‘light weekend read’ but then it had other…

#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…

Bookbed reviews: ‘The Hometown Hazard’ by Dawn Lanuza

by Nina Arquiza THE STORY Jules Coronado has been away from her hometown for almost a decade but when an intruder breaks in to her childhood home, she finds herself coming back. Changes evidently took place in her small town, including her childhood best friend’s younger brother, Kip – now tall, slightly scruffed, all grown up and caught climbing into their garden wall. Kip Villamor has a mission and despite Jules’ doubts, they team up: going on fieldtrips, tackling unsuspecting men, and trespassing offices to dig up dirt. But Jules has secrets of her own, one that might be exposed –…

5 Works That Inspired Me to Write

by Dawn Lanuza Before I started writing books myself, I was an avid reader. I’ve tried out different genres over the years but discovered early on that I easily sway over to the Young Adult/Contemporary Romance section. It is, after all, what I wanted to write as well. There are a lot of authors who have inspired me, but if I could pinpoint certain works and authors who I consider as catalysts of my own journey as a contemporary romance writer, these are the top five that ultimately made me want to write. 1. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot I still remember…

Backtracking: An Interview with Author Dawn Lanuza

by Kachi Parado A few posts ago, we raved about The Boyfriend Backtrack and how the story was such a refreshing take on the whole wedding proposal plot. We were so enamored by it that we couldn’t help but want to know a little more about the author, Dawn Lanuza. Dawn Lanuza works for the music industry by day and writes meet-cutes and snappy comebacks by night. Follow her at AuthorDawnLanuza and @dawnrunsfast.   Hi, Dawn! What inspires you to write? What’s your favorite genre and book? For me, I think it all began with films, shows, music, books—they have always been my…

Bookbed reviews: ‘The Boyfriend Backtrack’ by Dawn Lanuza

by Kachi Parado Ladies and gents, I think it’s safe to say we are familiar with how a girl reacts when she’s being proposed to. But this book, The Boyfriend Backtrack by Dawn Lanuza? Well, you might just want to know its different way of taking this topic on! THE STORY If they say that life flashes right before your eyes when you die, do you also get a flashback of your exes when your perfect boyfriend is proposing to you? At least that’s the case for Regina Cortez. There’s her dramatic high school boyfriend, her first college crush, the irresistible…