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Friendy Friday with Maida Malby

Happy Friendy Friday y'all! This week I feature one of my new author friends, Maida Malby, a lovely lady I met through the Old School Romance Book Club on Facebook. I read Boracay Vows, she read Hurricane Reese, and we became pals! She's hilarious, honest, and passionate about writing! Today she's agreed to take my Most Likely Interview and will share some deets about her Carpe Diem Chronicles, including her new release New York Engagement!

Most likely to get in trouble doing…

Young - attending political demonstrations

Current - Shouting at romance haters

Most likely to be reading…

Young - Sweet Dreams, Sidney Sheldon

Current - my friends’ books and my WIP

Most likely to be watching…

Young - Friends and Sex and the City (#amold)

Current - Food Network and Golf Channel

Most likely to be drooling over…

Young - Johnny Depp

Current - Henry Cavill

Most likely to be the … of the party


Most likely to NEVER be caught doing … giving a 1-star rating

She totally rocks and you will love Boracay Vows! I can't wait to read the next installment!


To fulfill one vow, she has to break another

Krista Lopez has five days to fulfill her Turning-Thirty Vow—the promise to do something life-changing in celebration of this milestone birthday. Her plan: give in to her attraction to her boss Mr. Blake Ryan.

Krista’s Irish-American hunk of a boss is conveniently vacationing in the same posh resort in Boracay. When he proposes a one-week affair while they’re on vacation, she accepts. It’s only a fling, after all. Krista will not fall for an American. She can’t. She promised her mother.

Promises are made to be broken

Krista and Blake hope what happens in Boracay stays in Boracay. They want to keep their affair a secret from their colleagues, from her family. But, secrets have a way of coming out. When they’re found out, will Krista and Blake end their affair or will they say Carpe Diem to the promise of a love of a lifetime?

BORACAY VOWS is the first book in the fun and sexy multicultural contemporary romance series Carpe Diem Chronicles.


Love takes you to unexpected places

Krista Lopez, a Filipina who was not a fan of the beach until her thirtieth birthday, has traveled from the white sands of Boracay Island to the bright lights of New York City for love. Once again out of her element, Krista embraces Carpe diem as a motto. With her boyfriend by her side, she has confidence to take on The Big Apple and the prospect of …

Meeting the Parents

Blake Ryan won the approval of his girlfriend’s conservative family when they met in the Philippines. Now, he’s eager to introduce the woman he loves to his Irish-American clan. To share his past with her as he prepares to ask her to be part of his future. But an urgent call in the middle of the night reminds him that things can change …

In a New York Minute

A terrible crime and his family’s mixed reception of Krista conspire to derail their plans for a stress-free vacation. Will the circumstances cool Krista and Blake’s romance? Or will they seize the day and strengthen their bond?

Maida also has a GIVEAWAY for all of you #rocknromanceblog readers! Follow her at the links below, and then visit this post on her Facebook page to enter!


With a poet for a grandfather, a short-story writer/teacher for a mother, and a voracious reader for a father, Maida's new career as a writer is a natural fit.

Spouse to a USAF Veteran and mother to a kid who loves Texas and Super Mario, Maida writes multicultural contemporary romances set all over the world. At some point in her life, Maida has lived and worked in the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and the United States so it's not surprising those are favorite locations for her novels.

Maida studied several languages and can speak English, Filipino, Indonesian, French, and Thai in various degrees of fluency.

When not writing or reading, Maida cooks the dishes she features in her books, photographs other people's front yards during her morning walk, and watches Food Network, Golf Channel, and Game of Thrones on TV.

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That's it for today! I'm still working on my RT 2018 Roundup, but I'll get it out soon! Stay Tuned for more Rock 'n' Romance!

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