Mia P. Manansala and Christine Bollow for BLACKMAIL AND BIBINGKA

Loyalty is super psyched to welcome Mia P. Manansala back for a virtual event with Loyalty's programs and marketing manager Christine Bollow celebrating Blackmail and Bibingka, the latest book in her Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery series! This event will be held digitally via Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event with a donation of any amount of your choice. You can also order the book below to be automatically added to the event's registration list. Donations will go to the Trans Women of Color Collective. There will also be an option to snag the book during the event.

ABOUT THE BOOK

When her long-lost cousin comes back to town just in time for the holidays, Lila Macapagal knows that big trouble can’t be far behind in this new mystery by Mia P. Manansala, author of Arsenic and Adobo.
 
It’s Christmastime in Shady Palms, but things are far from jolly for Lila Macapagal. Sure, her new business, the Brew-ha Cafe, is looking to turn a profit in its first year. And yes, she’s taken the first step in a new romance with her good friend Jae Park. But her cousin Ronnie is back in town after ghosting the family fifteen years ago, claiming that his recent purchase of a local winery shows that he’s back on his feet and ready to contribute to the Shady Palms community. Tita Rosie is thrilled with the return of her prodigal son, but Lila knows that wherever Ronnie goes, trouble follows.
 
She’s soon proven right when Ronnie is suspected of murder, and secrets surrounding her shady cousin and those involved with the winery start piling up. Now Lila has to put away years of resentment and distrust to prove her cousin’s innocence. He may be a jerk, but he’s still family. And there’s no way her flesh and blood could actually be a murderer . . . right? 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mia P. Manansala (she/her) is a writer and certified book coach from Chicago who loves books, baking, and bad-ass women. She uses humor (and murder) to explore aspects of the Filipino diaspora, queerness, and her millennial love for pop culture, and is the author of the multi award-winning Tita Rosie’s Kitchen Mystery series. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @MPMtheWriter or check out her website: www.miapmanansala.com 

ABOUT THE CONVERSATION PARTNER

Christine Bollow is the Programs and Marketing Manager for Loyalty Bookstores and a Bookstagrammer @readingismagical. She is a 2022 Publishers Weekly Star Watch Honoree and serves on the ABA's Bookseller Advisory Committee. Christine's book recommendations have been featured in the book Bibliophile: Diverse Spines and Buzzfeed Books, Elle.com, the Washington Post, and Lit Hub's BookMarks. Christine is a graduate of Barnard College and currently lives in the Washington, DC area.

Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this virtual event. 

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 8:00pm
Event address: 
Blackmail and Bibingka (A Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery #3) By Mia P. Manansala Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593201718
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - October 4th, 2022

Homicide and Halo-Halo (A Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery #2) By Mia P. Manansala Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593201695
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - February 8th, 2022

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Arsenic and Adobo (A Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery #1) By Mia P. Manansala Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593201671
Availability: Not In Store - Available to Special Order
Published: Berkley - May 4th, 2021