Just A Little Rain by Jayen San Diego (Romance/Contemporary/YA)

Just a Little Rain

Samantha Soriano can make a love song come alive when she sings it, but all her true feelings are trapped inside. Jared’s one of the cutest guys in school and when he befriends her anyway — despite her being such a nobody — she falls hard, but was content with keeping it a secret. When she decides to finally tell him, he surprises her with a request: He wants to date Claudette, her friend from childhood, and now the most beautiful girl either of them have ever seen. Would she help him? Should she?

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In Over Her Head by Anne Plaza (Romance/Contemporary)

in over her head by anne plaza

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.

Determined to give Richard a dose of his own medicine, Erika finds herself involved in an outrageous scheme devised by her friends. Will the plan work out the way it should, or will she be left with nothing in the end?

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The Real Score by Kesh Tanglao (Romance/Contemporary)

Caitlin’s friendship with Marcus, member of the world’s biggest boy band Gezellig, has long been an object of scrutiny ever since they “went public.” Who wouldn’t be interested? She was a nobody, catapulted into the limelight of his fame when he struck an unusual friendship with her.

To both of them, what they have is a “perfect little thing.” Should they take a risk and ruin it?

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Shoestring Philippines by Echo Santos (Travel/Memoir)

Shoestring Philippines by Echo Santos

For years, Echo Santos dreamed of embarking on an epic journey around the Philippines but harsh realities of urban living kept the dream in the back burner. Then one day, he finally quit his job to fulfill his bucket list. So for 139 days, he got battered by torrential rains, ate little, slept just about anywhere, lived a monastic temple life, restored his faith in humanity, and fell in love with a wonderful woman. And realized that there is more to life than just crossing off items on a bucket list.

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Chaos Panzer by Justin Villanueva (Sci-fi)

Chaos Panzer by Justin Villanueva

Barely getting home from work? Tired of your annoying boss and over-competitive colleagues? Frustrated with your tax deductions? All of the above? Then read on! Join our unlikely hero, Ayel, as he makes his way through overpriced cab fares, paranormal bloggers, beggars with babies, camwhores, flying cars and giant robots.

Seeing Marikina through New Eyes (Author at Once writing workshop, 24 Aug 2013)

Join us for a half-day writing workshop and learn how to write compelling short fiction. Open for free to Marikina City junior and senior high school students and college students, the three-hour workshop will teach techniques on writing alternative and speculative fiction. Participants are encouraged to come with alternative histories and alternative futures, with Marikina playing a part in the story. This workshop is ideal for Marikina students who are interested in creative writing and who want to eventually publish their work.

Interested students should pre-register online by August 21. Click here for more information.