Winning Over Love and Writing: An Interview with Author Ana Tejano

by Inah Peralta When a favorite romance author tweets about a new novel, you take heed and action. I know I did! Here, I talk to Ana Tejano about her upcoming book Win Meah Over, plus her writing process and favorite characters. Happy month of love and romance! Win Meah Over, Mar 2019 (not gonna make it to 2018, oops)– She's hopeless romantic + everyone's friend + event manager– He used to be a playboy + loves dogs– They hooked up 3 yrs ago and she'd rather forget it– he gets assigned to her event, surprise!– Enemies to lovers~ — Ana Tejano (@itstimeana)…

Bookbed reviews: ‘Kate, Finally’ by Yeyet Soriano

by Inah Peralta THE STORY After six sizzling nights with hot IT consultant Layne Sto. Domingo, writer Kate Borromeo realizes she really sucks at love. She’s thirty-five, she just recently moved on from a destructive unrequited love situation with her longtime love and best friend, only to end up in bed with someone who isn’t going to give her what she wants. So when gorgeous corporate finance wiz Rob Salcedo, Kate’s first love and best friend, turns over a new leaf and finally proposes marriage to her, promising to make up for all the hurt he caused her, Kate accepts and…

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…

Bookbed reviews: ‘Chasing Mr. Prefect’ by Katt Briones

by Inah Peralta THE STORY For the first time in her life, Vinnie finds herself on the brink of academic suspension. While standing up to a bully is something she’ll never regret, she has to take on additional responsibilities in lieu of punishment for the offense. This unfortunately involves working with Cholo, the head disciplinary prefect, who seems to take delight in other people’s blunders. Her determination to match his expectations eventually leads her into a crazy chase to keep up. Will Vinnie be able to carry on and eventually catch up? Or will the chase be too much for her…

#BookbedReadsPHLit Report for January

Welcome to the first book report for #BookbedReadsPHLit! In this reading challenge, readers must choose one book by a Filipino every month throughout the year. Of course, we encouraged our Roomies (blogger partners) to participate. Check out their picks for January below! 1. Smaller and Smaller Circles by F.H. Batacan What I liked: Aside from good character development, I also enjoyed how detailed this book is—from the description of weapons to the specifics of psychological trauma. However…: (Spoiler alert! Highlight succeeding text to read.) As I am a dentist by profession, I did not enjoy seeing one put in a bad light. It might…

From the Bookbed Room: ‘By Your Side’ by Kasie West

by Inah Peralta Kasie West writes the best fluffy romances, and I dove into this book expecting to get The Distance Between Us and On The Fence feels. But By Your Side had something more to offer. Aside from the signature swoons, this book offered me important and relevant issues to explore—and I loved it. ☁  Continue reading on The Bibliophile Confessions ☁