Jonaxx’s journey to becoming the queen of Wattpad may have begun as a simple hobby that involved paper, pen, and daydreams, but it has bloomed into a passion not just for her, but also for her fans worldwide.
With 4.4 million followers on Wattpad, she has surpassed Anna Todd (or imaginator1D, the author of the After series) as the most followed author on the website. Indeed, she has become a force to be reckoned with as her online presence only grew more over time. She even has her own Jonaxx Stories App, which was just launched this year and already has more than half a million downloads on the Google Playstore. Plus, hundreds of thousands of fans follow her various social media accounts.
Meet the beautiful and talented girl from the Philippines who took the online writing world by storm.
Jonaxx is the first Filipino to get her account on Wattpad verified and the first Filipino writer to gain one million followers.
Hailing from Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, Jonaxx, or Jonahmae Pacala, discovered her flair for writing at the young age of 10 years old. But even before that, she knew that she wanted to write. When she was eight years old, she would write dialogues for her dolls, which she would let her friends read. During her elementary years, she was never fond of long novels, but she found herself inexplicably drawn to sad short stories. She was a bored teenager, reading other people’s stories on Creative Corner, a section on teen magazine Candy’s online forums. This inspired her to write her own stories in 2003, including Shakespeare in Love, Princess in Disguise, Loving Darkness, How to Produce a Prince, Downfall Chronicles, Just That, 24 Signs of Summer, Remembering Summer, Invisible Man, No Perfect Prince, and Chase and Hearts. She eventually found her way to Wattpad in 2012 where she first posted Chase and Hearts, then an ongoing story she was still writing. Today, she may be publishing her stories in her own online app, but she remains still the reigning queen of Wattpad.
Among the many nicknames given to her by her fans, lovingly called “Jonaxx Stories Lovers” or JSLs, are “The Royal Writer,” “Queen J” or “Queen Jonaxx,” and even “Kween J.”
She dabbled in mainstream publishing with Summit Books, specifically in these imprints: Sizzle, Pop Fiction, and Majesty Press or MPress, which is her very own imprint.
Other than writing, Jonaxx enjoys walks on the beach, the summer breeze, city lights, movie dates, coffee and tea, romance, dolls, teddy bears, and rainbow-colored unicorns. Surprisingly, she didn’t pursue a degree in creative writing in college. Instead, she chose to study Education. She earned her degree in education from Xavier University–Ateneo de Cagayan and even became a preschool teacher.
Majesty Press or MPress was made by Jonaxx with Summit Books after seeing the love that her adoring fans have given her over the years. Majesty Press serves as an avenue for her to perfect her craft in the mainstream publishing industry.
MPress publishes the unabridged, uncut versions of her beloved stories—some of which contain new and special content written exclusively for the MPress books imprint.
“Inspired by my published books and the support of my readers, Majesty Press or MPress ang regalo namin sa inyo dahil sa walang sawa ninyong pagsusuporta sa akin,” Jonaxx says in her preface to Heartless, the first book published under MPress.
The first book boasted over 400 pages of pure uncut Jonaxx stories, printed on a premium bigger-sized book. She would later publish seven other hefty books under the imprint—with one book going up to over 600 pages.
Under Majesty Press, Jonaxx published the following books: Heartless, Worthless, Every Beast Needs A Beauty, Training to Love, Mapapansin Kaya, Baka Sakali Trilogy, and End This War. She also published the Alegria Boys Limited Edition Boxed Set, which includes special exclusive content compiled in a booklet entitled Tales From Alegria.
Heartless follows the story of Correen Samantha Aquino, the heroine who gets in between brothers, Noah Elizalde and Rozen Elizalde. Under the same Elizalde Brothers Series, MPress also published Worthless, which follows the stormy romance between Noah Elizalde and Maria Georgianne Mafori and examines a person’s self-worth in love.
Every Beast Needs A Beauty (or EBNAB, as it’s known by fans) tells the story of Sunny’s struggle to choose between the things she’s always needed in life over those her heart desires—which includes heartthrob Rage Del Fierro.
In Training to Love, Troy Ezekiel Salazar thinks he knows the ways of the heart, but when he meets Trisha Roncesvalles, he suddenly finds himself becoming the student of what it truly means to love.
Finally, in the Alegria Boys series, Jonaxx takes us on a tour of the place she has created in her imagination as she tells the tales of Wade, Jacob, and Hector. In Mapapansin Kaya, Baka Sakali, and End This War, the Alegria boys grapple with their feelings for the women who have changed their lives forever.
Jonaxx has been working with Summit Media ever since the start of her career. After all, she first posted her stories on the Candy Teentalk Forum in 2003.
Before MPress, Jonaxx’s published books in the mainstream were first released under the Pop Fiction imprint. The first Pop Fiction book by Jonaxx? Mapapapansin Kaya, of course!
She then published her first book in steamy romance imprint Sizzle: Heartless, a two-part book with a sultry black and white cover of a rose, which won her the Filipino Readers’ Choice Award for Romance in Filipino in 2015.
Her next much-awaited book with Pop Fiction was Every Beast Needs A Beauty.
She ended her Pop Fiction run with the release of an entire trilogy in one go, the Baka Sakali Trilogy, which was launched in one of the biggest book signing events by a single author by a local publisher.
Over the years, Jonaxx has always been more than happy to meet and greet her fans, especially when she launches her latest books. Here are some of her most notable sold-out book-signing events.
Her Pop Fiction Fest appearance would be the first among the many-to-come book signing events that she would attend. Back in 2014, she joined SGwannaBe, jhingbautista, and raindrops_, notjustarandomgirl, sielalstreim, idangs, mercy_jhigz, iloveaxclu, and j_harry08.
Jonaxx’s first book signing event was held in Trinoma. This is her first meet-and-greet for her Sizzle book, Heartless Part 1 and Heartless Part 2. She is joined by other Sizzle authors, Barbs Galicia and Gingerbread9.
Every Beast Needs A Beauty or EBNAB was first launched in the mainstream under Pop Fiction in the 2016 Manila International Book Fair. Thousands of her fans flocked to Summit Books’ booth that day to have their Jonaxx books signed by Queen J herself. There were so many people that a second book signing was held later on in a private function room in SMX Convention Center on the same day.
In March of 2017, Jonaxx surprised her fans with the one-time release of all three books under the Baka Sakali Trilogy. This time, to accommodate thousands of fans, Summit Books held the book signing in Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan City. Once known for volleyball and basketball matches, the arena was turned into a book lovers’ haven as thousands of fans came from all over the Philippines just to get their hands on the books about Rosie and Jacob’s love story.
Jonaxx returned to the Filoil Flying V Arena, this time with the release of the entire Alegria Boys Series published under her very own imprint, MPress. Thousands of her fans from all over the Philippines also supported their queen and lined up to grab their very own copies of the special boxed set, which featured the special Tales From Alegria insert. The first few fans who bought the books also got an MPress tote bag as freebies for coming to support Jonaxx and MPress.
An ever prolific and very consistently productive writer, Jonaxx has finished over 30 novels and 10 series, and has been working on more stories in the pipeline in her very own app. On Summit Books’ Pop Fiction, Sizzle, and Majesty Press, she has published stories from the Elizalde Brothers Series (Heartless and Worthless), the Good Lips Series (Every Beast Needs A Beauty), Art of Seduction Series (Training To Love), and the Alegria Boys Series (Mapapansin Kaya, Baka Sakali, End This War, and Tale From Alegria).
Other very popular series and stories by Jonaxx are the Costa Leona Series, Azucarera Series, Del Fierro Series, Jimenez Cousins Series, Montefalco Series, Alegria Girls Series, Nuevo Series, After The Last Series, City of Embers, Rara Avis Series, Viejo Series, and many more to come from the amazing imagination of Jonaxx.
Jonaxx has the most amazing and supportive fanbase. Known as the “Jonaxx Stories Lovers” or the JSLs, they have flocked to her book signings, collected her books religiously, and even helped out at events where they all come out to support their queen.
Nowadays, Jonaxx writes on her very own app, Jonaxx Stories App, which has garnered over 500,000 downloads, even if it was only launched this year.
“I made this application for my readers, the JSLs, or the Jonaxx Stories Lovers, to enjoy. This will be my safe haven from now on because it is moderated, and it has more specific rules. I hope you enjoy reading!” she says in the About Jonaxx section of her app.
She is still writing and sharing with her beloved fans all the stories that have been brewing in her imagination.
Majesty Press will also be launching another one of her stories as well. Soon to hit stories nationwide, Why Do You Hate Me? releases in December 2020 to all Summit Book Shops online. Why Do You Hate Me? follows Charity, a girl who everyone likes except for the man she desires.
Get Jonaxx’s MPress books from any of Summit Books’ online shops on Lazada, Shopee, and Shopify. For updates on MPress, follow the imprint’s social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube. Or you can also follow Summit Books on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Can’t wait for her next MPress book? Try these Pop Fiction books written by proud Jonaxx fans and fellow Summit Books authors while we wait for Queen Jonaxx’s new book coming soon.
Elevators. Airplanes. Palaman ng sandwich. ’Yong feeling na papunta ka pa lang at excited ka sa pupuntahan mo. ’Yong katulad ng feeling nang papalapit ang birthday mo. ’Yong feeling na papalapit pa ang isa pang espesyal na araw. ’Yong feeling na ilang oras na lang Pasko na. ‘Yong feeling na tatlong araw na lang ay simula na ulit ng pasukan. ’Yong feeling na nasa gitna ka pa lang at ’di ka pa nakakarating sa pupuntahan mo. ’Yong feeling na malapit na pero hindi pa pala. ’Yon ang palagi kong gusto. ’Yong habang nasa kalagitnaan pa lang. ’Yong nasa gitna ng dalawang bagay. Gitna ng dalawang buildings. Gitna ng langit at lupa. Gitna ng dalawang matatabang tinapay. Gitna ng byahe papuntang Disneyland. Mas gusto ko ’yong feeling habang nasa byahe kaysa sa nakarating na. Mas gusto ko ’yong feeling na may hinihintay kaysa sa nandyan na. I always like the things in between. “You only like things in between, Coreen. You only like the chase. You only want me chasing after you. You don’t want to decide. Pero pakiusap naman, magdesisyon ka na, kasi tao rin naman ako, nasasaktan. And you? I don’t think nararamdaman mo ’yong sakit na nararamdaman ko. You are just too heartless.”
Maria Georgianne Marfori has loved Noah Elizalde more than anyone in this world. At ganoon din ang halos lahat ng mga babaeng kakilala niya—he’s that hot and gorgeous. Kaya naman ay maaga niyang natutunang magmahal nang walang takot at pag-aalinlangan. Ngunit kailanman ay hindi niya naisip na darating ang araw na mapapagod at susuko siya. Never. She will end up with Noah no matter what happens. But is it really right to love him that much at a young age? Binigyan tayo ng Panginoon ng puso at utak: puso para maramdaman ang sentimiento, at utak para mapag-isipan kung dapat bang tanggapin ang sentimiento. We have to decide which one to use.
But do we always have the chance to choose? Paano kung ipaglaban mo man ang nararamdaman ng iyong puso pero wala ka pa rin namang halaga sa taong mahal mo? How will you fight for your heart when you know from the start that you will lose? That you are worthless?
Why do we want this: to love someone who does not love us? To leave those who want to stay? To push away those who want to stay close? To treasure what is worthless?
Bata pa lang ay namulat na si Sunny na tatlong bagay lang ang kailangan niya sa buhay—pera, bahay, at pamilya. Namuhay siyang mahirap sa loob ng labing-siyam na taon at ngayong bente anyos na siya ay hindi pa rin iyon nagbago. Ang tanging nagbago lang siguro sa kanya ngayon ay ang pagkawala ng kanyang katuwang sa buhay—ang kanyang ina. Kahit hindi pa nakakabangon sa sakit, mas pinili niyang magpakatatag at mabuhay para sa sarili at para sa mga pangarap.
Life is hard but it’s easy to be strong. Iyon ang panlaban niya sa kalungkutan, ang pagiging matatag at pursigido. She was invincible because of that.
Ano nga ba ang gagawin ni Sunny kung ang magiging hadlang sa kanya upang maabot ang lahat ng kagustuhan ay siya ring magpapaibig sa kanya nang husto? Worse, may magagawa ba talaga siya?
Her dreams were easy to achieve. Simple, even. Alam niyang makakaya niya ang lahat basta’t nagtitiwala lang at nangangarap. Ngunit habang tumatagal ay napagtanto niyang may mga bagay palang sadyang mahirap abutin, may mga mundong mahirap pantayan. Ginigiba nito ang bawat paniniwalang siya na mismo ang bumuo.
Ilang beses ba nating tinanong ang ating mga sarili kung mapapansin ba tayo ng mga taong mahal natin? Ilang beses ka bang magtatanong sa buong buhay mo? At ano sa tingin mo ang magiging sagot nila?
Hindi alam ni Reina Carmela Elizalde kung bakit mainit ang dugo sa kanya ni Wade—ang drop-dead gorgeous na bagong vocalist ng banda ng kuya niya. Wala naman siyang maalalang ginawang masama rito at hindi naman sila madalas nagkakausap.
She decides to treat his attitude towards her as a challenge. Gagawin niya ang lahat para mabago ang pakikitungo nito sa kanya. But when she gets the chance to get close to Wade, Reina forgets everything—all her inhibitions and doubts. She allows herself to fall for him.
Paano kung ilusyon lang pala ang lahat ng pinadama ni Wade sa kanya? Ilang beses ba tatanungin ni Reina ang sarili niya kung mapapansin ba siya ng taong mahal niya?
Gusto ni Rosie ng bagong simula.
Matapos ang hiwalayan nila ni Callix, ang nag-iisang lalaking minahal niya nang lubusan, tila pinaglaruan pa siya ng kapalaran nang kinailangang lumipat ng buong pamilya niya sa Alegria, isang simple at tahimik na probinsiya na malayong-malayo sa siyudad na nakagisnan niya.
Nang makarating na sila sa Alegria, ang unang-unang gustong gawin ni Rosie ay bumalik sa Maynila—hanggang sa makilala niya si Jacob Buenaventura.
Sa tingin ni Rosie, simpleng magsasaka lang si Jacob. Kahit pa nahuhumaling siya sa sparkling abs at sa napakaguwapong mukha nito, alam ni Rosie na hindi posibleng maging sila. Natatakot siyang sumugal ulit sa pag-ibig, pero hindi naman siguro masama kung susubok siya kahit isang beses pa?
Hindi naman siguro masama ang paulit-ulit na sumugal para sa lalakeng magmamahal sa kanya nang lubusan?
Dahil baka sakali... baka sakali...
Francesca Alde knows that Hector dela Merced is forbidden. May hindi magandang nakaraan ang mga pamilya nila kaya matinding ipinagbabawal sa kanya ang pakikipagkaibigan dito. Hindi iyon problema dahil natural din siyang suplada at hindi palakaibigan. Ngunit nagulat siya nang malamang unti-unti itong nagkakagusto sa kanya. She’d been in love once but now she realizes how shallow everything was compared to what she’s feeling for the man she’s supposed to hate.
Alam niyang kalaban pero nagawa niyang mahalin. Alam niyang hindi pwede pero mas lalo pa siyang nagpupumilit. Alam niyang mali pero ginagawa niyang tama.
Totoong masarap ang bawal pero masarap pa rin ba ito kapag nagkakasakitan na? Hanggang kailan maipaglalaban ang ganitong klaseng pag-ibig? Hanggang kailan kakapit sa pag-ibig na hindi mabitawan? Hanggang kailan magmamahal kung sa simula pa lang dapat nang iniwasan?
Troy Ezekiel Salazar has mastered the Art of Seduction. It’s so easy for him to get any girl he wants that it’s become boring. Wala siyang sineryoso sa lahat ng babaeng naakit niya. Naniniwala siya na there’s no such thing as romantic love. For him, there’s only seduction.
Nagulo ang perpektong buhay niya nang makilala niya si Trisha Roncesvalles, an average girl na hindi kapansin-pansin. With her signature sneakers, t-shirt, and bleached shorts, she can easily blend in with the crowd.
Out of his boredom, sinubukan ni Troy na turuan si Trisha na akitin ang gusto nitong lalaki. Troy thought it would be easy to teach her his ways but the master finds himself becoming the student, and ends up training to love.