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How to find me and my stories on the Radish fiction app

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How to find me and my stories on the Radish fiction app

As many of you know, I publish stories on the Radish fiction app. It’s relatively new, just a little over a year old. So it’s not too surprising that some of you aren’t that familiar with how to navigate your way through it. Take heart, my dear readers. Not only is Radish exceedingly easy (and fun!) to use, but I’ve made a helpful tutorial video that might be of help.

Even though this tutorial is specifically made to show you how to find me and my stories on the Radish app, you may also use the same steps to find other fine authors and their stories.

So do check out the video below. Don’t forget to click the LIKE button and share it with your friends on Twitter and Facebook! And so you always get updated whenever I have a new video up, please subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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#PHRomCon2017: Steamy Romance Authors Panel

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I don’t have a video of me on my panel (“Writing Online: Challenges and Advantages”), but I did manage to record a short video of another discussion panel. This is the steamy romance authors panel with Mina V. Esguerra, Jennifer Hallock, Georgette Gonzales, and Bianca Mori.

Thanks to everyone who went to yesterday’s Romance Convention. See you next year!

Events News

“Writing Online: Challenges and Advantages” — Philippine Romance Convention 2017 (UPDATED)

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The Philippine Romance Convention 2017

What better time to have a book convention for romance readers than in February, right? If you love books about love, join me and other romance authors and readers at the Philippine Romance Convention 2017 on February 19, 2017 at the Activity Center of the Alabang Town Center mall in Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila. The convention will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

I will be on a panel — “Writing Online: Challenges and Advantages” — along with a few other authors who have made their mark on online fiction platforms such as Wattpad and Radish. So if you’re an aspiring romance author who’s giving online fiction a go or a published author who wants to expand their readership in the online fiction market, this panel is for you! The panel discussion will be at 10.30 to 11.30 a.m., followed by a fifteen-minute Q&A. I’m looking forward to answering your questions on the topic.

ETA: Other authors on the Writing Online panel include Alyssa Urbano, Jen Recato-Daño, Yeyet Soriano and Ysa Arcangel.

Romance Convention 2017 - Writing Online Panel

There will be other panel discussions featuring some of your favorite Filipino authors, plus lots and lots of books for sale. I’ll update this post with more info on con activities as soon as it’s available.

See you on the 19th! If you’re on Facebook, don’t forget to RSVP.

The Philippine Romance Convention 2017

Writing

Writers’ Resources: Podcasts! — Part 1 : Craft

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Writing Resources - Podcasts - Craft - Ansela Corsino

Writing is hard sometimes, and for me, I kinda need all the help I can get. As with most writers, I learned writing from reading. However, it’s always great to hear from actual professional writers who want to share their knowledge and experiences with others. While blogs and writing books are fine, I’ve always enjoyed podcasts about writing. Here are some of the writing podcasts I listen to that discuss the craft of writing. Read More

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RAFFLE: Win a free entry to the Let’s Talk About Publishing Fiction seminar on March 18

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Let's Talk About Publishing Fiction seminar on 18 March 2017

Let’s Talk About Publishing Fiction Seminar
March 18, 2017, Saturday, 9:30 AM to 2 PM

Unit 330 Milelong Bldg., Amorsolo cor. Rufino Sts., Makati City
Fee: P2,000 (includes coffee)

Learn more about

  • Writing and publishing your online story
  • Self-editing (before you work with an editor)
  • What editors look for in manuscripts they accept
  • Working with a traditional publisher
  • Marketing, distributing, selling your books

SPEAKERS:

  • Ansela Corsino
  • Layla Tanjutco
  • Carla de Guzman

Let's Talk About Publishing Fiction seminar on 18 March 2017

Register and get more details here.

I’m giving away a free entry to the seminar. So if you’re an author or aspiring author and will be able to be in Makati City, Philippines on March 18, join my raffle! The prize is non-transferable and not convertible to cash.

March 18 Seminar Giveaway

Books News

New fiction: The Billionaire’s Game

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My new serialized novel The Billionaire’s Game is now available on the Radish app. Check out chapters 1 to 3 now!

The Billionaire’s Game will also be available on Wattpad. Chapters 1 to 2 will be available on WP starting December 8.

The Billionaire's Game by Ansela Corsino

“I don’t know what game you’re playing, Ms. Andrada. But you don’t want to make an enemy of me.”

Aspiring screenwriter Ines Andrada is eager to pursue her dreams and quit her job as the overworked and unappreciated assistant to a famous film star. But when she takes her movie script to a respected producer, she ends up in bed with her boss’s insanely hot ex-boyfriend.

Despite his billions and a reputation as a ladies’ man, Mason Kilborne doesn’t have much luck in relationships. So the last thing he needs is to be sent an escort as a thank-you gift by a business partner. The very attractive, oddly geeky blonde who shows up at his door is hard to resist, but she may not be all she pretends to be.

Ines doesn’t know what’s worse — Mason mistaking her for an escort or accusing her of blackmail. One thing’s for sure: if her boss ever finds out, Ines will be kicked out of show business permanently.

It doesn’t help that Mason keeps showing up at work, on the movie set — and in her wildly inappropriate fantasies.

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Get a Free Ebook When You Donate a Print Book to the Little Library #FeelsFest

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#FeelsFest #RomanceClass

At Feels Fest, an event celebrating romance fiction on October 22, you can get a free #RomanceClass ebook when you donate a new or used print book to the Little Free Library. Here are some of the titles you can get for your donation (including my book The Billionaire’s Price!):

That Thing Called Closure We Go Together Welcome to Envy Park World Cup Hookup The Billionaire's Price Crushingly Close Hot Like This It's A Match Just A Little Bit of Love Rumor Has It Break-Up Anniversary All I Want for Christmas


At Feels Fest, you can buy indie-published romance books, #romanceclass merchandise, play games, meet authors and listen to live readings of excerpts of books. And what’s more, admission is free!

#FeelsFest #RomanceClass

Time/Date: 2PM to 6PM, October 22, 2016
Place: Glorietta 5 Atrium, Ayala Ave, Makati, Metro Manila

Details here.

Contest News

Radish Coin Giveway on Twitter

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Radish Coin Giveaway on Twitter

To celebrate the launch of the Radish Android app on 15 June 2016, I’m giving away 200 coins to four lucky Radish readers! Yes, that means each winner gets 50 FREE Radish coins to use to pay for advanced/locked chapters of my stories or any stories by the other awesome writers on Radish.

This is a Twitter giveaway, so to qualify, you must (1) have a public Twitter account that’s been active for at least 30 days from the day you join the contest, (2) follow my Twitter account @anselacorsino, and (3) sign up on Radish. If you don’t have an iOS device and can’t sign up on the app, you can sign up via your browser on the Radish web sign-up form. You must sign up on Radish because I’ll need your Radish username to be able to give you your prize if you win.

Once all three conditions above are met, all you have to do is click the “Tweet on Twitter” link in the contest widget below and follow instructions (you’ll be asked to post a tweet from your account). Contest ends 11.59pm on 18 June 2016 (Manila Time).

Are you ready? Let’s do this!

Radish Coin Raffle

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Radish for Android on June 15 + New Fantasy Serial Fiction

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Radish Android Launch June 15 - Featuring Serial Fiction by Ansela Corsino

I have some exciting news for you, my lovely readers. The wait is almost over — Radish will now be available on Android on June 15. *throws confetti*

But wait, there’s more!

A while back, I announced I’d be writing a new serial fiction novel called Luxe: Bride of the Vampire #1 . It’s still a romance, but also in the fantasy genre. If you’d like to check it out, I just posted the prologue and chapter 1 up on the Radish app.

Here’s the blurb for Luxe: Bride of the Vampire #1:

Luxe Monro moves to the seaside town of Blackridge Rock for college and to escape her troubles from the big city. But the citizens of the town seem to be keeping a secret, and the affluent Gilroy family appears to be in the center of the mystery. When the dreams start to haunt her nights, she wonders if she may have fled her past life for an even more dangerous one.

Luxe: Bride of the Vampire Series #1

You may download the Radish iOS app here.

Don’t forget to check out my other stories on Radish:

The Billionaire’s Lie (also on Wattpad)
The Billionaire’s Price (COMPLETE)
Control (also on Prose)

Radish Android Launch June 15 - Featuring Serial Fiction by Ansela Corsino

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New serial fiction: Control

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Control by Ansela Corsino

I have a new story up on Radish. It’s a modern remake of the classic Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice. Titled Control, it is a steamy billionaire romance that is definitely not safe for work.

I posted chapter 1 a month ago, and the response has been great so far — over 900 readers have subscribed. I’d been putting this off all this time because I didn’t think I could handle writing two serials simultaneously, but I’d been more productive with my writing these days so I thought that it was time we got this show on the road. Chapters 1 and 2 are now both available to read, with chapter 3 on its way next week. Here’s the blurb, and an excerpt. Enjoy!

[Download the Radish app for free from the App store.*]

Control by Ansela CorsinoAsher Darcy has a reputation for being a devious businessman and a shameless rake. Prickly liberal feminist writer Lizzy Bennet hates him on sight. He’s manipulative. She’s a control freak. They have to work together. What could possibly go wrong?


UPDATE 13 September 2016
Control is now on Wattpad!

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EXCERPT

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“Ash, where the hell are you?”

“Nice to hear from you too, Charlie,” said Asher, leaning comfortably against his seat. “I’m out having a drink, if you must know.” His gaze strayed across the old Hollywood style restaurant to rest on a tall redhead in a clingy white dress and high heels. She was with two other young women sitting at the bar, talking excitedly. But every so often, she would glance over and meet his gaze. “I thought I’d celebrate my coming back to L.A. with some good scotch and …”

The redhead tossed her hair and licked her lower lip.

“… some red velvet.”

“You hate cake,” Charlie said. “And you especially detest red velvet.”

“I seem to find myself in the mood for it tonight. The kind with the white cream cheese frosting.” He gave the redhead a small smile. “In fact I can practically taste some of that frosting right now. Would you care to join me?”

He could picture his best friend rolling her eyes. “No thank you,” Charlie said. “I have an early breakfast meeting tomorrow. How did the meeting go yesterday?”

“Perfectly. You’re speaking to the new majority owner of Ritter Media Holdings.”

“You got your 90%?” She laughed. “But of course you did. Old man Ritter really has lost his touch.”

“Oh I don’t know about that. Emily Ritter handled the negotiations. Quite a shrewd businesswoman, I must say. Her reputation is quite well deserved.”

Charlie sighed. “You slept with her, didn’t you?”

“I can say with all honesty, my dear Charlie, that neither of us got any sleep.”

*Currently, Radish is only available for iOS devices, but the Android version will be launching in a couple of months.