[Note from Frolic: We are so excited to bring you this new series: Frolic Podcast of the Week! Each week, we’ll ask one of our great podcasters to share a bit about themselves. Up next, we have #RomanceClass Podcast! They’re sharing a starter guide of great #RomanceClass books. Take it away!]
#RomanceClass is a community of Filipino authors writing romance in English, and the #RomanceClass podcast is our way of exploring kilig through audio.
Kilig, by the way, is what we call that giddy feeling we get when romance affects us all the way down to our toes–and it’s what every author in the community aims for when they write. By now we’ve helped over 80 Filipino authors publish over 100 books, and the podcast on a regular day can be a preview of a book, a quick shot of kilig in the middle of a long day, or someone’s intro to all the work that Filipino romance authors are doing in the genre–making sure we’re seen and read and heard.
If you’re new to our books, here are some recs to get you started on #RomanceClass:
Beginner’s Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions by Six de los Reyes
Grad student Kaya uses the scientific method to find a suitable date to a family wedding and tattooed artist Nero is meant to be her negative control. Why is she getting feelings for the one meant to not elicit a reaction at all?
How She Likes It by Carla de Guzman
Cosmetics company heiress Isabel has a one-night stand with an attractive younger man–and when she sees him again (surprise) he happens to be the smart single dad being interviewed for the job of her new assistant.
Better at Weddings than You by Mina V. Esguerra
Daphne is the best wedding planner in Manila; Aaron is new in the business and gets by on friends hiring him. They’re brought together by a troubled wedding that needs saving–and find new love in the process.
Scandalized by Tara Frejas
Fi has the enviable job of being road manager to one of South Korea’s hottest bands–until she finds herself in the middle of her own social media scandal and romance that fires up the comments section.
Season 3 of the #RomanceClass podcast is an entire book on audio. Keep the Faith by Ana Tejano
…is about Faith, a disaster relief worker who comes back to Manila after tending to a broken heart to find a new guy at her work desk–and he’s a new beginning for her in so many ways. It all starts with this episode:
More books, authors, events, audio, and video on the #RomanceClass website: romanceclassbooks.com.