The #romanceclass group of readers and writers is arguably my most reliable sources for feels-stuffed local romance titles, so I’m sure you can imagine how stoked I am that the group is finally releasing an anthology featuring many of its most popular authors! Talk about a Christmas gift! And just look at the cover—it’s gorgeous!

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Love it? The cover was actually designed by one of the featured authors, Miles Tan. The book is available via Gumroad, while individual stories will be released as ebooks by the authors at a later date.

Of course, I’m heavily biased, as my romance author alter ego is one of the 19 authors with stories in this book. Still, you can be pretty sure it’s going to be a doozy, with 17 love stories (some sweet, others steamy) to read through. Keep reading for details on the book and the various authors featured.

 

Cover Reveal: Make My Wish Come True: A #RomanceClass AnthologyMake My Wish Come True: A #RomanceClass Anthology by Ana Tejano, Bianca Mori, C.P. Santi, Carla de Guzman, Celestine Trinidad, Chi Yu Rodriguez, Chris Mariano, Chrissie Peria, Dawn Lanuza, Ines Bautista-Yao, Jay E. Tria, Kate Sebastian, Miles Tan, Mina V. Esguerra, Racquel Sarah A. Castro, Six de los Reyes, Suzette de Borja, Tara Frejas, Ysa Arcangel
on December 10, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Get ready for feels this holiday season with Make My Wish Come True, a Christmas anthology by #romanceclass authors. Join a Kris Kringle and receive the perfect gift, or learn how to survive your first Christmas in Manila and the steps you need to take to be with the one you love. Go to parties that will not go according to plan, feel the cold (and probably humid) December air as you explore city streets, and count down to five minutes to Christmas. Meet kind strangers and friends that remind you of home, and discover that the one who’ll make your holidays better has been beside you all along. With seventeen stories, there’s something for you here no matter what feels you want and need. Fall in love this Christmas with #romanceclass!

Featuring stories from:

Ysa Arcangel * Ines Bautista-Yao * Racquel Sarah A. Castro * Suzette de Borja * Carla de Guzman * Six de los Reyes * Mina V. Esguerra * Tara Frejas * Dawn Lanuza * Chris Mariano * Bianca Mori * Chrissie Peria * Chi Yu Rodriguez * C.P. Santi * Kate Sebastian * Miles Tan * Ana Tejano * Jay E. Tria * Celestine Trinidad

Available exclusively via Gumroad and via print order.

romanceclass-logoAbout #romanceclass

#romanceclass is a community of authors who attended various writing workshops organized by Mina V. Esguerra, readers of books by those authors, and readers of English-language romance books by Filipino authors. Visit romanceclassbooks.com to see the full catalog of books!

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About Ysa Arcangel

Ysa Arcangel is a Filipino author based in Manila. She works as a Spanish-English GDS Helpdesk by day and a writer by night. She is a loving partner to a very talented chef and mom to three amazing kids. She is fueled by coffee, tattoo fan, giant dogs lover and an extreme sports enthusiast. She writes contemporary paranormal and romance fics with lots of laughs, tears and sighs showcasing sweet, funny and badass female leads with raunchy and hot male love interests whether human or supernatural. When she's not writing, you can see her spending time with her family, reading, or having TV series marathon.

 

About Ines Bautista-Yao

Ines Bautista-Yao is the author of One Crazy Summer, What’s in your Heart, and Only a Kiss. She has also written two short stories, “Flashbacks and Echoes,” which is part of a compilation called All This Wanting and “A Captured Dream,” one of the four short stories in Sola Musica: Love Notes from a Festival.

She is the former editor-in-chief of Candy and K-Zone magazines and a former high school and college English and Literature teacher. She is also a wife and mom and blogs about the many challenges and joys of motherhood. She has recently launched The Author Project, a section in her current blog devoted to the stories in her head.

 

 

About Suzette de Borja

Suzette de Borja loves reading romance books just as much as she loves writing them. You can often find her with a handheld gadget or a laptop trying not to be socially (media) awkward on the Internet. She lives in an urban jungle in Manila with her husband and daughter, who remains convinced she is half-girl, half-unicorn.

 

About Carla de Guzman

Carla de Guzman had horrible handwriting as a kid. That didn't stop her from writing, though. Riddled with too much energy and a vivid imagination, she started writing every midnight. She grew up with her toes in the sand and her bags packed and ready to go on adventures. Her books are chronicles of her journeys, with a little romance mixed in.

When she’s not sitting in a plane or working, Carla writes for her blog, Some Midnights, and for When in Manila. She'd love to hear from her readers, so feel free to shoot her an email at ck.deguzman@gmail.com.

 

About Six de los Reyes

Six de los Reyes has been reading and making up stories for as far as she can remember. In fifth grade, she learned to wield dragons and phoenixes through written word. As a pretend grownup, she writes contemporary romance and young adult novellas and novels. Her day job doing Science has something to do with being a part-time mermaid and a part-time labrat. She currently lives next to the sea.

 

About Mina V. Esguerra

Mina V. Esguerra writes contemporary romance, young adult, and new adult novellas. Through her blog Publishing in Pajamas (minavesguerra.com), she documents her experiments in publishing.

When not writing romance, she is president of communications firm Bronze Age Media, development communication consultant, indie publisher, professional editor, wife, and mother. She created the workshop series "Author at Once" for writers and publishers, and #romanceclass for aspiring romance writers.

Her young adult/fantasy trilogy Interim Goddess of Love is a college love story featuring gods from Philippine mythology. Her contemporary romance novellas won the Filipino Readers' Choice awards for Chick Lit in 2012 (Fairy Tale Fail) and 2013 (That Kind of Guy).

 

About Tara Frejas

Tara Frejas is a cloud-walker who needs caffeine to fuel her travels. When she's not on work mode, she keeps herself busy by weaving her daydreams into stories.
Aside from her obvious love affair with words and persistent muses, Tara is very passionate about being caffeinated, musical theatre, certain genres of music, dancing, dogs, good food, and romancing Norae, her ukelele. She owns a male bunny named Max who sometimes tries to nibble on her writing notes. Scandalized is her second novel after Paper Planes Back Home.
Fun fact: She's a Piscean. Go figure.

East Genesis Project’s website: bit.ly/EGProject
Twitter: @eastgenproject

 

About Dawn Lanuza

Dawn Lanuza started writing stories when she was just a kid (they weren’t good or even finished). She works for the music industry by day and writes meet cutes and snappy comebacks by night. The Boyfriend Backtrack is her first book. She currently lives with her family and an adopted dog.

 

 

About Bianca Mori

Bianca Mori is the author of One Night at the Palace Hotel and Tame The Kitten. She is interested in exploring power in romance and enjoys reading about demimondaines, pin-up girls and Jazz Age personalities and hopes to reinterpret these in her stories. She lives with her family and a hyperactive pug.

 

 

About Chi Yu Rodriguez

Chi Yu Rodriguez has many feelings. Sometimes these feelings find their way to paper in the form of short stories and fiction online. Sometimes they don't come out at all and end up as unresolved sexual tension or terrible internal angst.

She prefers making imaginary people go through these feelings for her pleasure. Her muses hate her for it, and they repay her by being forever fickle.

She wrestles with them in her head everyday.

*Photo & bio from Goodreads

 

About C.P. Santi

C. P. Santi is a Filipina writer based in Tokyo, Japan. She is a wife to an engineer / musician / jokester and a full-time mom to two energetic boys. She loves cooking and feeding people, gorging on chocolate, watching J-doramas, belting it out in the karaoke box, and running around the house playing tickle tag. She also loves dreaming up stories about the people she meets. In another life, she is also an architect and academic.

 

About Kate Sebastian

Kate Sebastian has been crafting stories since she was tiny. She spent her childhood reimagining classic fairy tales and inventing new ones, then having her dolls and stuffed toys reenact them in elaborate sets she built by rearranging the furniture in her house.

She earns a good living writing articles and editing manuscripts, but decided to try her hand at writing romance (the steamy kind) since she reads so much of it.

 

 

About Ana Tejano

Ana Tejano has been in love with words and writing ever since she met Elizabeth Wakefield when she was in Grade 3. She has contributed several non-fiction pieces in print and online publications, and has been blogging for years. When she’s not writing, she works as a marketing lead for a multinational company by day, manages a book club, and serves in her church community in every other time that she doesn’t spend reading or sleeping. She lives in Metro Manila and is also known by another name in her other circles (but it’s not a secret identity, really).

 

About Jay E. Tria

Jay E. Tria writes contemporary Young Adult and New Adult stories about characters that live inside her head, about people she meets and people she wishes to meet. She is a daydreamer, a reader, and a lover of skinny jeans, sneakers, and live gigs. Oh, and adopted cats. She is not a cool kid.

 

About Celestine Trinidad

Celestine Trinidad is a physician specializing in Pathology, and in her spare time, she writes speculative fiction, children's stories, and romance. Her stories have been published in various print and online venues, such as First Love, Philippines Free Press, Philippines Graphic, and Insignia.