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#romanceclass Podcast Extra: Interview with Chris Mariano, Author of Cover (Story) Girl

The season may be over but we still have extras coming your way. Get inside the head of the authors of the books (heh only if you’re sure you want to) with the author interviews. Here we’ve got Chris Mariano, author of Cover (Story) Girl. She talks about her love for Boracay, the awesome surprises of hearing her work read, and her feelings about Gio reading Gio 🙂

I hope you click here to own the entire #romanceclass podcast season!

Here too to subscribe to the #romanceclass podcast. Season 2 featuring Young Adult books, and Season 3 featuring more New Adult romance will be out very soon ?

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#romanceclass Podcast Episode 10: In Over Her Head by Anne Plaza

I was quite fortunate to have been there the first time Gio Gahol read as Richard and Rachel Coates read as Erika from Anne Plaza‘s In Over Her Head. It was in this small rectangular room. Twenty of us, more or less, were crowded around a narrow table, with glasses of cold water to sustain us. In front of the room, seated as casually as if they were only reading aloud text messages were Gio and Rachel. They delivered the words and brought the scene to life with all the sentiment and heartbreak they could fit into those nine minutes. I don’t think I was the only one who had chills crawling up her arms when they finished.

Read up on the story’s synopsis below, then scroll further down to catch the podcast episode.

All she wants is to get even…

Erika Apostol’s quiet and unassuming life gets disrupted when she learns that Richard Javier, the very same person who broke her heart many years ago, is now back in the country. Her world is turned upside down as old feelings she thought were buried resurface to haunt her once more.

Determined to give Richard a dose of his own medicine, Erika finds herself involved in an outrageous plan devised by her friends. They enlist the help of Jerome Gonzales, an attractive and charismatic DJ (with a playboy reputation), to pose as her significant other.

As the plan goes in full swing, Erika discovers Richard’s jealous side, and that there’s something more to Jerome than meets the eye. Will this grand charade work out the way it should, or will she be left with nothing in the end?

And that wraps up Season 1 of the #romanceclass podcast. If you enjoyed this episode and all the other ones that came before it, I hope you click here to own the entire #romanceclass podcast season!

Here too to subscribe to the #romanceclass podcast. Season 2 featuring Young Adult books, and Season 3 featuring more New Adult romance will be out very soon 🙂

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#romanceclass Podcast Episode 9: The Kitchen When It Sizzles by Chrissie Peria

If you’re a fan of Chrissie Peria‘s The Kitchen When It Sizzles *waves hands enthusiastically*, you would be very familiar with this excerpt. This is the one with Adam Levine, coffee as cold as yesterday’s soup stock, a colorful weekend market, and the Talk. Nate is here too. Oh Nate.

Read on for more context, then click the video featuring Rachel Coates as Olivia, and Gio Gahol as Nate. Enjoy the feelings!

Olivia Nadal is an almost perfect girl with an almost perfect life. She has stunning good looks, an exciting job that pays well, men lining up to date her, and a homey little condo she calls her own. The only thing keeping her from perfection is her utter inability to cook.

Enter Nate Olivarez, a hotshot chef who’s filling in for Olivia’s cooking instructor. Sparks fly when they meet, but a fling with the visiting hottie is the last thing Olivia needs. But as things keep heating up in the kitchen, she can’t help but wonder. Can things work out between her and Nate? Or is the sizzle all set to fizzle?

Click here to own the entire #romanceclass podcast season! And here to subscribe to the #romanceclass podcast. The podcast Season 2 featuring YA books, and Season 3 featuring more New Adult romance will be out soon 🙂

If you need to feel more things, the same excerpt was read LIVE last November at the 2015 Filipino Readercon. Scroll down and hit play. You’re welcome 🙂

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#AprilFeelsDay Recap: Here Have My Feelings

I wasn’t there in 2013. If I was, I would have been able to see how the seeds of feels that the pioneer #romanceclass lovingly planted then have sprouted branches in many directions and blossomed into these Things that are happening now. I mean, we know we’re not yet convention hall levels (although we’ve joked about that) or quit-day-job-suck-it-boss levels (wish). But can you imagine how wonderful it is that before there was just one person and one class, and some three years later, one hot, sticky April summer day looked like this?

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#romanceclass Podcast Episode 8: Finding X by Miles Tan

Rain scenes are great. Rain scenes read by Gio and Rachel are even more awesome.

Episode 8 of the #romanceclass podcast is another live recording from Filipino Readercon! YAY! In this excerpt from Miles Tan‘s Finding X, Rachel Coates is Carlisle, and Gio Gahol is Matteo, two awkward geeks stuck inside a dark car that was being pelted by rain. Shirts get wet, shirts get changed, blushes spread on cheeks. Lots of awesome. Continue Reading

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#romanceclass Podcast Episode 7: The Boyfriend Backtrack by Dawn Lanuza

You really had to be there. But if you weren’t, well too bad. Hehe. But the #romanceclass podcast gives you the next best thing.

Episode 7 of the #romanceclass podcast features a scene from The Boyfriend Backtrack by Dawn Lanuza. Gio Gahol (as Chase) and Rachel Coates (as Regina) performed this scene at Filipino Readercon last year. And it got us swooning so bad, we had to stuff our fists into our mouths to keep from erupting into a mess of feels. It really is a different kind of experience seeing Gio and Rachel perform live. Listen to the recording below, and hopefully you’d want to join us on the next live reading? Okay? Yay, GREAT!

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