Bookbed reviews: ‘This Side of Sunny’ by Agay Llanera

by Nicai de Guzman THE STORY Like her boyfriend back in the States, 18-year-old Mela Connor is spending Spring Break by the beach. But the difference is she’s spending it on an exotic island in the Philippines, where she’ll spend the next six days finding her estranged mother, of whom she has no memory. In theContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘This Side of Sunny’ by Agay Llanera”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Match Point Mishap’ by Madelyn Tuviera

by Allana Luta THE STORY “Shit happens to the best of us,” goes a saying, and Lester Torres, a now-starving student-artist, cannot agree more. The family business has reached a steady decline. His parents are distraught. His education is at the risk of being put on hold because tuition’s too expensive, impractical. Something they are noContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Match Point Mishap’ by Madelyn Tuviera”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Paper Planes Back Home’ by Tara Frejas

by KB Meniado I first saw Paper Planes Back Home by Tara Frejas on Instagram. I remember feeling desperate for a copy. One, that lovely cover. Two, that lovely cover. Yes. I initially didn’t care what the book was about; the superficial book cover judge in me just wanted a copy. THE STORY When Gianna wakes upContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Paper Planes Back Home’ by Tara Frejas”

Bookbed reviews: ‘D’01’ by Sassy Fova

by Mikki Shiu THE STORY Kat Arcanghel has just turned 18 and she feels that it is the right time to fall in love. She finds herself falling for Alech Crisologo, but she has always thought of herself as adeviant/rebel and there’s nothing more mainstream than crushing on the guy that everybody loves, thus sheContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘D’01’ by Sassy Fova”

Crossed Wires: Romance is the Real Deal

by Mina V. Esguerra Sad and tired truth: Romance is, despite its popularity worldwide, one of the genres that “serious readers” and “serious writers” find acceptable to diss. The put-down can be as innocent as “I prefer to read challenging books” or as alarming as “Teenage pregnancies are on the rise because of books with kissing!”Continue reading “Crossed Wires: Romance is the Real Deal”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Echo’ by Lorena Glass

by Mikki Shiu THE STORY Echo is the first book of a trilogy that is the epic love story of two cursed lovers that fate, time, and death are constantly conspiring to keep apart; while they are determined to defy all three to be together. Whenever one dies, the other time travels to the lost lover’sContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Echo’ by Lorena Glass”

4 Great Things About Being A Filipino Romance Author (Right Now)

by Mina V. Esguerra When I started writing fiction, I had the impression it was going to be a hobby, something I would do when I had an extra few minutes a day, and maybe I’d finish writing one book and be done with the entire business of it. Many writers feel this way, butContinue reading “4 Great Things About Being A Filipino Romance Author (Right Now)”

#buqoYA: A great option for Filipino authors and readers

by Racquel Sarah A. Castro Since the launch a year ago, Bookbed has featured five Filipino authors and their experiences in publishing their works in the country. We found that all of them had tried self-publishing at one point or another. And one of the ways a fledgling writer can introduce their story to theContinue reading “#buqoYA: A great option for Filipino authors and readers”

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 haveContinue reading “5 Works That Inspired Me to Write”

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘They Call Her Dana’ by Jennifer Wilde

by Elaine Zapanta and Juvy Ann Lazo This time, we’re teaming up with Juvy from Plump Cheeks, who’s sharing a makeup look based on the cover of They Call Her Dana by Jennifer Wilde. Let’s get the ball rollin’! I chose this book because the main character, Dana O’Malley, had to overcome several different crossroads on her wayContinue reading “FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘They Call Her Dana’ by Jennifer Wilde”