October 29th, 2014

andrew potter

Bong Quintana & Boy Abunda

Eugenio "Boy" Romerica Abunda, Jr. (born 29 October 1955) is a Filipino television host, publicist, talent manager and celebrity endorser. He is dubbed as the "King of Talk" in local show business. Abunda is openly gay and has been in a relationship with partner Bong Quintana, former Philippine Air Lines (PAL) steward turned talent manager, for 30 years. They first met on November 3, 1983, both remember the date in a heartbeat. He is a supporter of gay rights and gay marriage.

Boy Abunda was born in Borongan City, Eastern Samar.

He attended Ateneo de Manila University taking up Business Management. However, he failed to finish that course because of his father's death. He left Ateneo and worked in odd jobs to support himself.

At the Metropolitan Theater, he worked as a stage actor and after that, as an assistant stage manager. Later, he became the assistant of the theater's administrator Conchita "Tita Conching" Sunico, who taught him public relations. Within a couple of years, he started Backroom, Inc., a public relations firm. He was working as a public relations consultant for GMA Network when a network executive named Bobby Barreiro, suggested him to try hosting a television show.


Eugenio "Boy" Romerica Abunda, Jr. (born 29 October 1955) is a Filipino television host, publicist, talent manager and celebrity endorser. He is dubbed as the "King of Talk" in local show business. Abunda is openly gay and has been in a relationship with partner Bong Quintana for 30 years. He is a supporter of gay rights and gay marriage. On June 23, 2010, he became a part-time professor at Philippine Women's University teaching Radio and Television to Communication Arts students.

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Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boy_Abunda

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VK Powell (born October 29)

As a thirty-year law enforcement veteran, VK Powell brings a rare level of authenticity to her novels of romantic intrigue. Her career spanned numerous positions including beat cop, homicide detective, vice/narcotics lieutenant, and assistant chief of police. Now retired, VK infuses her writing with the wealth of experience she gained in police work.

VK is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Rainbow Romance Writers, and the Golden Crown Literary Society. She has penned several short stories and six novels featuring strong women who struggle with the timeless question: can you really have it all?

Fever won a 2010 Rainbow Award as Best Lesbian Contemporary.

Further Readings:

Fever by V.K. Powell
Paperback: 220 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (February 16, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602821356
ISBN-13: 978-1602821354
Amazon: Fever
Amazon Kindle: Fever

Hired gun Lennex Chambers expects to provide a simple escort service to philanthropist Sara Ambrosini, but nothing is as simple as it seems, especially love. Lennex Chambers is a disillusioned hired gun who longs for a connection with life beyond her sat-phone and assignments she can't share with anyone. Her boss lines up a cushy escort job to Africa to give her time to refocus. But the country she loved as a child holds memories she isn't ready to face. Adding to her ambivalence about returning is the immensely attractive Sara Ambrosini, head of Ambrosini Philanthropic, who sees everything through the rose-colored glasses of wealth and privilege. Lennex's task is to provide security for Sara until they reach the future site of her primary school for tribal children in the bush country. But Lennex soon discovers that Sara's stubbornness and independence aren't the only obstacles to the success of her assignment. Nothing is as simple as it seems, especially love.

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Blog Tour: The Scent of Jasmine by Lila Bruce

The Scent of Jasmine by Lila Bruce
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Four years ago Jessica Taylor thought she was ready to leave small town living behind and headed West. Now she's back in Cedar Creek, a little older, a lot wiser, and ready to live the quiet life for a while.

It's been eight months since her fiancée walked out and shattered Grace Donnelly's dreams of a happily ever after. Her friends tell her it's time to start living again, but the breakup with Emma was still just too raw for Grace to wash her hands and move on.

After a chance meeting at her brother's bakery, Jessica finds herself unable to get Grace off of mind. She's sure she feels an attraction from Grace as well, but will Jessica be able to convince Grace to stop living in the past and take a chance on a future together with her...



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Author Bio:

Lila Bruce lives in the North Georgia Mountains, where the air is sweet and the summers are hot. When not writing, she spends her time adding to her ever-growing pack of basset hounds and dreaming of being able one day to leave behind her evil day job.



Tour Dates: October 29, 2014
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Velvet Panic
Fallen Angel Reviews
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