REALationships

MSV Desire Duets: REALationships
Written: April 2012
Released: September 2012

Strawberries And Champagne
Nang muling makita ni Olga Jimenez ang dating nobyong si Owen Villegas, na-realize nila, they both still want each other fiercely and passionately. Pero mukhang kailangan nilang pigilan ang papausbong na relasyon sa pagitan nila dahil kapipirma lang ng dalaga ng kontrata sa isang TV network para sa isang reality show kung saan gaganap siyang nobya ng ibang lalaki….

Candlelight And Roses
Anim na linggong kunwariang magpapaligaw si Olivia Jimenez sa isa sa most eligible bachelors na si Dexter Briones sa harap ng camera. Iyon ang summary basically ng mangyayari sa reality show na ‘Realationship’ kung saan siya napilitang sumali. Parang hindi naman mahirap, hanggang sa ma-realize niyang nadadala na siya sa ‘drama’ nila….

TRIVIA:

* I was only supposed to write Dexter and Via’s book but the idea of Owen and Olga wouldn’t let me sleep until I finished their book first.

* Dex and Via’s book ended up very different from my original idea that I might use their original plot for a possible REALationships sequel. There were three couples in the show after all.

* Via was originally supposed to be a photographer.

* I spent about an hour at the Victoria’s Secret website looking for bikinis for Olga and Via. No, seriously. The designs are actually from VS.

* I was looking for vacation spots when I ended up at the Bellaroca Island Resort and Spa website. What made me love the idea is that it kinda looks like a Greek island, and it was the perfect setting for one of the books. I got the idea for Marina Bay Sands from looking at my cousin’s vacation pictures. I’ve never been to either but I’m hoping to see both places in the (long and distant) future.

* A funny coincidence: No’ng maisip ko ang konsepto ng pagiging kasali sa reality show nila Dexter at Via, natapos ko i-conceptualize ‘yong story in one night. Kinabukasan, paggising ko, nag-check ako ng Multiply kasi ‘yon pa ang blog ko noon. Carla Giopaolo (PHR’s Angel Bautista) had just posted her idea for her Reality Show series. I therefore conclude that great minds think alike (ahaha, ikinumpara ang sarili kay Ate Carla XD sorry na po, big fan).

* This book has inspired an idea for another 4-book MSV Desire series. Hoping mapanindigan ko.

* Strawberries and Champagne is actually my favorite Victoria’s Secret body spray scent. I wanted to use a Bath and Body Works scent for the other book but my favorite Bath and Body Works scent is Sea Island Cotton. ‘Di yata bagay pang romance novel XD

* Candlelight and Roses is the title of the original manuscript but my editor changed it to Roses and Candlelight. Our artist didn’t notice the change so the original title was retained for the cover. However, inside the book, if you look at the header, the title is still Roses and Candlelight (Thank you, Jette, for pointing that out).

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7 Responses to REALationships

  1. Cory says:

    May scent sample po ba sa book na pede ikuskos sa katawan? hihi

    Congratulations po! I’ve read the TRS and it left me crying, smiling, laughing and giggling. Sabi ko po dati sa inyo may iniiwang kurot yang si Ms Angel Bautista sa readers eh.. hehe

    I hope mabasa ko din po yang new book nyo one of these days… congrats Ate Den!!!! 😀 :* >:d<

  2. sarahestal says:

    .. hehehe I saw dis book knina s NBS MontaLban nxt week n kTa bibiLhin a’ ?? unG budger ko kc panG kY mackenzie muna pero don’t wori oct. 1sT mbibiLi n kTa paG datinG nG aLLowance ko .. hahahah excited n akonG mabasa ka :))

  3. sarahestal says:

    .. HaPpY reLease daY and conGratz ms. ELise :))

  4. Elise says:

    @ Sarah:: Thank you! Haha sana kapag mabasa mo, magustuhan mo rin 😀 Saka still hoping na sana makahanap ka ng Mackenzie hehe

  5. Elise says:

    @ Cory! Sana nga meron! Hahaha thank you! Thank you, thank you >:d<

    Actually sa TRS, hindi ko pa sila nababasa lahat pero puwera do'n sa last, complete ang collection ko no'n. Super love kong writer si Ate Angel. Ibang klase siya 😀

  6. sarahestal says:

    .. hi po! meron n ako nito :)) kaHpon ko LnG nabiLi s wakas! bukas ko n LnG babasahin my pasok p kc ako s schooL nGayon kHpon ko p gustonG bshin kaya Lng papagLitan ako n mother .. hehehe 😀 ms. eLise d co n po tLga mkiTa si mackenzie .. hayYyY :(( nkakaLungkot .. nunG saturaday naG punta ako dun s NBS montaLban tpos my nkita akonG nag aayos nunG mga bagonG deLiver yata nG MSV dun npansin nYa n mY hinhanaP ako dun s MSV sbi ko bka nagbabaksLi ako n mY maLigaw p n kwento n mackenzie tpos sbi nYa titingnan daw nya kunG meron p tpos hiningi nya # ko sbe nya pag my nkita daw syang kwento n mackenzie ittxt daw nya sken .. sna mY mkita sya .. sana tLga :((

  7. Elise says:

    Sana nga makahanap pa siya. Baka sa kalikod-likuran ng warehouse nila meron ahihi uy, studies muna bago pocketbooks 😀 hehe mas importante ang school book. Sana talaga mahanap mo pa si Mac.

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