From the Writers

Belle Feliz’s Remembers her Favorite Date

Paano kayo makakapag-date na nakapalibot ang inyon gmga magulang, mga kapatid, buong pamilya? This is Belle’s favorite date scene, in her novel, Remembering Sunday.

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Matatagpuan ang paborito kong date scene sa nobela kong Remembering Sunday, chapter thirty. Iyon ang unang “official proper date” ng mga karakter na sina Mattie at Jem.

Jem and Mattie grew up together. They were best friends. Their parents were best friends. Nang mag-iba ang kanilang relasyon ay naging concern din iyon sa kanilang mga magulang. They were happy for the two but they were also a little bit worried and concerned.

Humiling si Mattie ng isang proper date. She wanted a real date. Dinner. Steak. Candlelights. Music. The works. Jem got a reservation in a quiet, private and pricey restaurant. I loved writing this scene because it was fun and Mattie and Jem were just adorable. Medyo nakakatawa na sumama ang kanilang mga magulang at kapatid sa date na iyon. Magkahiwalay ang table pero naiilang at natatawa pa rin sina Jem at Mattie. Nagdesisyon sila na mag-pretend na wala ang kanilang pamilya sa paligid sa bandang huli. It was a lovely dinner date.

Mahal na mahal ko ang dalawang karakter na ito at alam ng mga nakabasa ang kinahinatnan ng kanilang relasyon. So I adore and cherish every happy memories they had together. I hope the readers also found it cute and endearing.


“What is your favorite date scene from the novels you’ve written?”

We asked this to our favorite writers and as part of our Valentine Month celebration, we will be posting their answers here. Watch out for our next writers who will share their experience.


Belle Feliz is a PHR writer. She has written “Constantly In Love” “Henrick’s Love” “Happy Ever After” and “Destined Love” among others.

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Three Dates with Dawn Igloria

One inside the car, the other one in Liberty Park and the third one was with a flash mob, here are Dawn Igloria’s three favorite date scenes.

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My Lovely Bride 167 Mirian & Francis

CAR scene ito nina Mirian at Francis na kagagaling lang sa honeymoon matapos ang kanilang marriage of convenience. Masama ang loob ni Francis sa sinabi ni Mirian na maghiwalay na lang sila ng tirahan. Kaya hindi siya kinikibo nito.

“Francis,” sabi ni Mirian nang hindi na siya makatiis, “puwede ka namang matulog sa amin during weekdays. Puwede pa rin tayong magtabi. At kung papayag ka, I can stay at your place during weekends.”

Biglang nagpreno si Francis. Galit na itinabi nito ang sasakyan. Puno ng hinanakit na tiningnan siya nito. “Do you think katawan mo lang ang habol ko nang pakasalan kita?”

“A-alam ko naman na hindi.”

“You’re right because I want all! Hindi kapirasong laman lang! Hindi ilang oras! Ang buong ikaw ang kailangan ko…!” Sandaling tumigil ito para kalmahin ang sarili. Mababa na ang boses nito nang muling magsalita, puno ng desperasyon ang mga mata. “Because I want to share with you my all, too. Gusto kong maging bahagi ng mga iniisip mo, ng mga pangarap mo… pati na ng mga takot mo. Ganoon ang pagmamahal, Mirian.”

 

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ANG PREMISE ng scene na ito ay sinusubukang bumawi ni Joshua sa lahat ng heartbreaks na naibigay niya sa best friend at secret love na si Knicole.

Nagsimula ang scene sa pinuntahan ni Knicole na book signing. Nakita niya roon si Joshua na nagpapapirma ng mga pocketbooks sa mga paborito niyang authors. Sa huli, nagpapirma ito at nakipag-usap pa sa pinakapaborito niyang manunulat na si Armea Virata.

Nagulat silang lahat nang magsalita si Armea sa microphone. “Knicole, nasaan ka man sa gitna ng mga taong naririto, sana pakinggan mo ito: Sagutin mo na si Joshua.”

Naghiyawan ang mga tao at dumagundong sa ingay ang venue. Nagtago naman si Knicole sa gitna ng makapal na mga tao.

“True love comes only once. Kaya Knicole, huwag mo nang palampasin ang pagkakataon, patawarin mo na si Joshua.”

Biglang narinig ni Knicole ang isang magandang boses na kumakanta ng kantang Pinakamamahal ni Aiza Seguerra. At isa-isa nang naglabasan at nagsikanta ang flash mob hanggang isang boses na lang ang nangibabaw sa huling line ng kanta.

Si Joshua ang kumakanta. Nagulat na lang si Knicole nang hawakan siya nito at makita na magkatabi na pala sila. Natunton nito ang kinaroroonan niya!

“Pinakamatamis na pag-ibig ay ikaw… Ikaw ang natagpuan ng puso kong di naligaw.”

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Phr 5466 Adam’s Sassy Girl:

SPRING time ang eksenang ito na nangyari sa Liberty Park, Jersey City.

Yumapos sa baywang ni Adam si Kimi.  “Ang sarap mo yakapin.” Inilapit nito ang mukha sa leeg ni Adam. “Ang bangu-bango mo pa.” Ipinasok ni Kimi ang mga kamay sa ilalim ng shirt niya hanggang dumantay ang mga iyon sa kanyang balat. Pinisil pa nito ang tagiliran niya. “Pahiram ng body heat mo, ha?”

Kahit malamig ay biglang pinagpawisan si Adam. Hindi na siya nakatiis. Niyuko niya ito at akmang hahalikan nang biglang humarang ang palad ni Kimi.

“Wait lang,” sabi nito. “Bago tayo pumunta diyan, dapat may preliminaries muna.” Tumalikod si Kimi. Pakapang kinuha ang mga braso niya para iyakap sa katawan nito. “Ipatong mo ang mukha mo sa balikat ko.” Sumunod naman si Adam. “Tandaan mo, kapag nagka-girlfriend ka, ganitong posisyon ang gusto namin kapag nilalambing kami. Mas gusto namin na hinahalikan sa kamay.” Hinalikan ni Kimi ang likod ng kamay niya bilang demo.

Pagharap ng dalaga ay nakita ni Adam ang kislap sa mga mata ni Kimi na parang pinipigilan lang na mapaiyak. It made her even more beautiful.

“Gusto din namin na hinahaplos sa ulo, hinahalikan sa temple, sa tuktok ng ilong… Pero ang mas magpapakilig sa amin, ‘yong hahawakan kami sa baba, tititigan kami sa mga mata at sasabihan na: ‘Before I let you go, I just want to say I love you.’” Kumindat si Kimi sa kanya at biglang kumalas.

“Teka—”

Tinapik ni Kimi si Adam sa pisngi. “’Bye, Prince Adam. Gudlak sa paghahanap mo ng susunod na prinsesa. Baka hindi na tayo magkita. Flight ko na bukas.” Tumalikod na ito at naglakad palayo.


“What is your favorite date scene from the novels you’ve written?”

We asked this to our favorite writers and as part of our Valentine Month celebration, we will be posting their answers here. Watch out for our next writers who will share their experience.


Dawn Igloria is a Precious Hearts Romances’ writer since 2000. She has written several single titles and some series including “My Love, My Hero” and “My Lovely Bride.” Her single Isla Sanctuario was adapted into TV, Paraiso starring Jessy Mendiola and Matteo Guidicelli.

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Mandie Lee’s “What A Feeling” Moment

For a non-romantic like me, it’s always a struggle to write a date scene. Kasi usually, ‘yung alam kong nakakakilig ay hindi ma-gets ng ibang tao and vice versa. LOL

Pero kung may favorite date scene siguro ako among my stories, iyon ay ang ending ng Mga Halik Mong Sinungaling. I think it’s cute and effortless.

‘Yung date ng mga bida ay plinano ng mga estudyante nina Wade at Dionne. Nasa gitna iyon ng sports stadium, pinapunta sila doon na nakapantulog pa. There was a table set-up with wine, foods and everything. Tapos may music, ‘yung original version ng What A Feeling. Haha! Naisip ko ang music na iyon dahil paborito kong dance scene naman ang sa movie ‘yung What Happens in Vegas.

So ayun, doon sila nag-reconcile at nagkaaminan ng feelings. And they get to dance for the first time, dahil hindi naisayaw noon ni Wade si Dionne sa class reunion.

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The scene:

Nauubos na nila ang alak sa kani-kanilang mga kopita nang biglang may pumailanlang na musika mula sa mga speakers ng sports arena.

“What the hell?” natatawa at nahihiyang palatak ni Wade.

First, when there’s nothing but a slow glowing dream…

Natawa rin si Dionne at bahagyang nagtakip ng mukha. “Kailangan talaga antigong kanta?”

“Baka paborito ito ni Mr. Llorente,” tumatawang sabi naman ni Wade.

Makahulugang tumingin siya dito. “You know why the kids took us here, right?”

Ngumisi ito at inubos nang tuluyan ang natitirang red wine sa kopita. “Yes.” Tumayo ito at lumapit sa kanya.

Well I hear the music, close my eyes, feel the rhythm

Wrap around, take a hold of my heart

Banayad siya nitong itinayo, hindi inialis ang napakasuyong tingin sa kanyang mga mata. Pagkatayo niya ay iniikot siya nito. Sabay pa silang napatawa dahil kapwa awkward silang dalawa sa pag-indak.

What a feeling, being’s believin’
I can have it all, now I’m dancin’ for my life

“Ni hindi man lang ako nakapag-ensayo ng dance moves,” tumatawang sabi ni Wade.

Indak ng magkahalong waltz at swing dance ang ginawa nila. Bara-bara na ang dance moves, ang importante ay gumagalaw sila pareho. And they were both enjoying the dance. They were laughing. They were so happy.mandie-lee-mga-halik-mong-sinungaling

He then held her waist and he swayed them both while she was wrapping her hands on his nape. Buong-sabik niyang sinalubong ang pagtawid ng mukha nito sa pagitan nila at naghinang ang kanilang mga bibig.

Now I hear the music, close my eyes, I am rhythm
In a flash it takes hold of my heart

“I miss your kisses so much, Coach,” humihingal na bulong niya dito nang maghiwalay ang mga labi nila. Hindi pa rin siya bumibitaw mula sa batok nito.

“You’ll get more of it later, Ma’am,” sabi naman nito. “For now, let’s just dance.”

She grinned. “Sige, balahurain natin ang soccer field.”

Muli siya nitong iniikot at sinabayan siya ng indak. Their bodies gracefully rocked together to the rhythm of the music playing.

Take your passion, and make it happen

Pictures come alive, you can dance right through your life

Hinila siya padikit sa katawan nito. “I love you, Dionne,” bulong ni Wade sa tenga niya saka siya hinalikan doon.

“And, I love you, too, Wade. Marry me soon?”

“Sooner than you think.”


“What is your favorite date scene from the novels you’ve written?”

We asked this to our favorite writers and as part of our Valentine Month celebration, we will be posting their answers here. Watch out for our next writers who will share their experience.


Mandie Lee is a Precious Hearts Romances and Red Room writers who has published the titles “Mga Halik Mong Sinungaling” “Flirting With The Boy Next Door” “Heat” and “My Genie Lover” among others.

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Sweet Cupcakes from Sweet Single Moms

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Second chance ang isa sa pinakamaganda ngunit isa sa pinakamahirap na ibigay na regalo lalo pa kung ang pagbibigyan ay ang sarili. Kaakibat na rin siguro kasi nito nakakapagod na muling paglalaan ng tapang upang muling magtiwala, at ang takot na sa huli ay kapalit ng inipong lakas ng loob pagkakataong masaktan lamang muli.

Ito ang mga kwento ng mga single moms na nagmahal, nasaktan, naanakan, nag-bake. At ang pait na kanilang naranasan ay napalitan ng tamis ng mga cupcakes na kanilang sama-samang pinasarap. Ngunit nakakaumay ang cakes kung puro tamis, kaya naman may mga lalaking dumating para dagdagan ng flavor ang kanilang buhay. Ang tanong, paano muling masasama sa recipe ng kanilang life ang love? Iyan ang kwento ng Little Cupcakes Series ng Precious Hearts Romances.

Second chance ang isa sa pinakamaganda ngunit isa sa pinakamahirap na ibigay na regalo lalo pa kung ang pagbibigyan ay ang sarili. Kaakibat na rin siguro kasi nito nakakapagod na muling paglalaan ng tapang upang muling magtiwala, at ang takot na sa huli ay kapalit ng inipong lakas ng loob pagkakataong masaktan lamang muli.

Ito ang mga kwento ng mga single moms na nagmahal, nasaktan, naanakan, nag-bake. At ang pait na kanilang naranasan ay napalitan ng tamis ng mga cupcakes na kanilang sama-samang pinasarap. Ngunit nakakaumay ang cakes kung puro tamis, kaya naman may mga lalaking dumating para dagdagan ng flavor ang kanilang buhay. Ang tanong, paano muling masasama sa recipe ng kanilang life ang love? Iyan ang kwento ng Little Cupcakes Series ng Precious Hearts Romances.

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Little Cupcake Series writers: Wendy Shaw, Aya Myers, Bridgette Marie, Juris Angela, at Jasmine Esperanza

So experience love the second time around with the Little Cupcake Series. Order now online sa PreciousShop and get discounts and special packages.

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10 Beautiful Words About Love That Don’t Exist in English

That tingling sensation you feel inside when you see the person you really adore, or when he smiles back or when he does those little things that make you blush. Filipinos call that “Kilig” and it is just one of the words, beautiful words that do not have an English counterpart.

Here are ten more lovely words that we feel but can not express in English.

1. Mamihlapinatapei (Yagan, an indigenous language of Tierra del Fuego): The wordless yet meaningful look shared by two people who desire to initiate something, but are both reluctant to start.

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2. Yuanfen (Chinese): A relationship by fate or destiny. This is a complex concept. It draws on principles of predetermination in Chinese culture, which dictate relationships, encounters and affinities, mostly among lovers and friends.

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3. Cafuné (Brazilian Portuguese): The act of tenderly running your fingers through someone’s hair.

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4. Retrouvailles (French):  The happiness of meeting again after a long time.

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5. Ilunga (Bantu): A person who is willing to forgive abuse the first time; tolerate it the second time, but never a third time.

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6. La Douleur Exquise (French): The heart-wrenching pain of wanting someone you can’t have.

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7. Koi No Yokan (Japanese): The sense upon first meeting a person that the two of you are going to fall into love.

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8. Ya’aburnee(Arabic): “You bury me.” It’s a declaration of one’s hope that they’ll die before another person, because of how difficult it would be to live without them.

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9. Forelsket: (Norwegian):  The euphoria you experience when you’re first falling in love.

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10. Saudade (Portuguese): The feeling of longing for someone that you love and is lost. Another linguist describes it as a “vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist.”

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Aklat Awards 2016 Winners

Kinilala na ang pinakamahuhusay at pinakapaboritong mga novels at writers, at maging mga children’s story at illustrators sa kauna-unahang Aklat Awards. Ginanap ito noong December 17, 2016 sa Ayala Hillside Clubhouse at dinaluhan ng mga manunulat, ilustators at mga readers at fans ng Precious Groups of Companies.

Here is the list of winners of Aklat Awards 2016.

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Most Favorite PHR Writer: Sonia Francesca

Most Favorite PHR Mini Series: Shakespearean Tales and a Love Revenge by Heart Yngrid

Most Favorite PHR Series: Stallion Riding Club by Sonia Francesca and Sofia

Most Favorite PHR Gothic Novel: The Wolf and the Beauty by Martha Cecilia

Most Favorite PHR Singles Novel: Diary ng Chubby Book 1 and 2 by Vanessa

 

Most Favorite Lampara Writer: Lauren Macaraeg

Most Favorite Lampara Illustrator: Bernadette Solina¬Wolf

Most Favorite Lampara Children’s Book: The Angel who Lost Her Wing Written by Lian Kyla Dyogi and Illustrated by Doyit Saballa-Baquirin

 

Most Favorite Black Ink Writer: Herbs Navasca

Most Favorite Black Ink Illustrator: Jake Vicente

Most Favorite Black Ink Romance Comic: Date With the Prince of Hell Written by Gino Pornasdoro  and Illustrated by Regine Lim

Most Favorite Black Ink Adventure Comic: Mr. Perfect Written by Reira Francisco and Illustrated by Kathryn Buenavista¬Salta

Most Favorite Black Ink Boys’ Love Comic: Poster Boy Written by Herbs Navasca and Illustrated by Rica Angela Padullo

Most Favorite Black Ink Anthology Comic: A Ghost Story / Just Another Ghost Story / Not Another Ghost Story

 

 

Most Favorite Red Room Writer: Race Darwin

Most Favorite Red Room Erotic Novel: Beauty and the Manwhore by Race Darwin

Most Favorite LIB Writer: Maxinejiji

Most Favorite LIB Novel: He’s Into Her by Maxinejiji

 

 

Most Favorite MSV Writer: Dior Madrigal

Most Favorite MSV Trilogy: Room for Two by Sachi Bliss

Most Favorite MSV Miniseries: Wedding Disasters by Ingrid dela Torre

Most Favorite MSV Series: Sentinels by Elise Estrella

Most Favorite After Dark Gothic Novel: Wild Heat by Dior Madrigal

Most Favorite MSV Desire/Uncut Erotic Romance Novel: Seducing Mr. Antisocial by Dior Madrigal

Most Favorite Pink and Purple Young Adult Novel: Infatuation by xxakanexx

May mga Special Awards rin na ibinigay gaya ng Readers Club Recognition Award, Novel of the Year, at Prolific Writer of the Year.

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Iginawad din ang Lifetime Achievement Award sa nag-iisang si Martha Cecilia.

Ngayong 2017, sinu-sino kaya ang mapapabilang sa ating mga mahuhusay na writers ang mabibigyan ng parangal at alin sa mga paborito nating mga aklat ang mapipili sa susunod na Aklat Awards?

Basa na para tayo na ay makapili.

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Ang mga nanalong aklat ay available sa ating mga Precious Pages Stores at sa ating online shop, www.preciousshop.com.ph

Ang Precious Group of Companies ay kinabibilangan ng Precious Pages Corporation, Lampara Publishing House, Inc., RedLine Media Publishing, Inc., Life is Beautiful Printing Corporation, at Bookware Publishing Corporation.

Hero Hunk Of The Day

Hero of The Day: Tanner Mata

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Tanner Mata: The Apple of our Eyes.

For our daily dose of kilig and inspiration, pinuntahan namin ang Instagram page dedicated to our Hero of the Day, Tanner_Mata. And we picked the ten most gorgeous photo of our Fil Am Hunk.

Alin dito ang pinakapaborito mo?

 

 

PS. If may suggestion kayong Hero Hunk na ipa-feature, message niyo lang kami and we’ll do our best to feature him here.