Saturday, February 3, 2018

When Sparks Fly by Ines Bautista-Yao

Ines Bautista-Yao is the author of One Crazy Summer, What’s in your Heart, Only A Kiss, When Sparks Fly, All That Glitters, and Someday With You. She has also written several short stories. Among them are “Plain Vanilla,” “A Captured Dream,” one of the four short stories in Sola Musica: Love Notes from a Festival, “Things I’ll Never Say,” part of the Summit Books anthology Coming of Age, and “Before the Sun Rises,” part of the Ateneo University Press anthology Friend Zones. 

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 who lives in the Philippines with her husband and two little girls. Her books are available digitally on Amazon and

Connect with the Author here: 

Twenty-four-year-old photographer's apprentice Regina has always felt like the plain, dull orange next to the shiny red apple that is her best friend Lana. But then she meets Ben—the first guy to ever break Lana's heart, and the first guy to ever make Regina feel that he only has eyes for her. 

As Regina finds herself falling hard for Ben, she also finds herself breaking all the rules of best-friendship. Will she give up the love of her life for Lana, or will she finally realize that she deserves her share of the spotlight, too?

~ Amazon ~ Amazon UK

Top Ten List:

My top 10 fun facts about me

1. I won best actress in my freshman school play

2. I’m the eldest granddaughter on both sides

3. When I was a senior in high school, my mom convinced me to cut my hair really short for the first time in my life. I loved it but I’m never doing it again!

4. I was crowned queen of our senior ball but I’m pretty sure it was because my teachers made the decision haha!

5. I used to read my stories aloud to my classmates underneath the huge trees in school

6. After graduation, I played a prank on my boss since it was my last day on the job.

7. For an exam I gave my high school students, I pretended I was kidnapped and they had to figure out the answers to save me. I enlisted other students to answer any possible questions because I was still officially “missing.”

8. Watching Star Trek makes me happy.

9. So does watching romantic comedies.

10. While writing my first book, I tried as much as possible to make my main character different from me. But no matter what I did, friends and family still said they could hear my voice while they read it! 

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