BLOG TOUR + CHARACTER INTERVIEW: Like Nobody’s Watching by Tara Frejas (Plus Giveaway!)

Welcome to the Press Preview tour for Like Nobody’s Watching! I have been privileged to be a part of the tour for this book–as you may know, Tara Frejas wrote Waiting in The Wings, which was one of my favorite books of the past year. LNW is a sequel of sorts to WITW, and it features dashing actor Pio Alvez as he deals with the challenges of love and showbiz. I just got an advanced reader copy of the book and I’m still reading it, but believe me when I say that this is a sweet read that will make you root for Pio all the way.

It’s all fun and games until someone catches feelings.

If there’s something Pio Alvez is good at, it’s pretending to be someone he’s not. On stage and on-screen, the actor has mastered the art of becoming the characters he plays, and his new role should be no different. After all, how difficult would it be to pretend to be smitten with a beautiful, intelligent go-getter like Audrey Alonzo?

 Perhaps it’s more difficult pretending not to be.

Genre: Contemporary Romance / NA
Release Date: October 24, 2017
Book Cover Design: Miles Tan
Photography: Chi Yu Rodriguez
Model: Fred Lo

(Trivia: Yes, this is the same Fred Lo from this entry! We’ll see that cover on another book soon.) 

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Now for the fun part: An interview with Pio Alvez himself!

In the spirit of rapid-fire celebrity interviews like Vogue’s 73 Questions (a few of which appear in this entry) I got to ask Pio a few questions about himself, and he gladly obliged. You’ll have to read the book to see how all of this plays out, but consider this a preview of things to come! 

What are you listening to right now?The Ransom Collective’s Traces album

Favorite movie in the last five years:Heneral Luna

A book that you plan on reading: I’m looking forward to Ang Larawan, so I’m looking to get my hands on the book soon.

Favorite drink?It’s a toss between coffee and tsokolate de batirol.

Favorite dessert? Anything that has chocolate is a favorite.

Best way to destress? Sleep, eat, run. Not necessarily in that order.

If you had one superpower, what would it be? The ability to sniff out bad intentions from people. 

Best gift you’ve ever received? Oh, man. This is tough. Top of my head, I’d say the guitar Kuya Gani bought me for my 16th birthday.

What is the farthest you have ever been from home? A few thousand miles. I’ve never gone past Asia yet—need to rectify that.

Who was the last person you texted? My manager, Cleo.

When was the last time you cried? Couple of weeks ago? Scriptwriters like making my characters cry for some reason.

On a scale of one to ten, how excited are you about your life right now? 11!


Tara Frejas is a cloud-walker who needs caffeine to fuel her travels. When she’s not on work mode, she keeps herself busy by weaving her daydreams into stories. Aside from her obvious love affair with words and persistent muses, Tara is very passionate about being caffeinated, musical theatre, certain genres of music, dancing, dogs, good food, and romancing Norae, her ukelele. She owns a male bunny named Max who sometimes tries to nibble on her writing notes.

Fun fact: She’s a Piscean. Go figure.

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And now…time for the Giveaway!

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Get a chance to win a copy of Like Nobody’s Watching! Readers in the Philippines will get a chance to win LNW in paperback form. You may enter the contest once a day, so go for it! 

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Love, Stella

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Stella Torres

is the author of the adult contemporary romances Save the Cake, Crushingly Close, and Nine Years Away, as well as the short story “Be Creative” in the anthology Kids These Days: Stories from Luna East Vol. 1.

In her previous life, she has worked in public relations, taught English as a second language, and even attended graduate school (twice!). She has lived in Indonesia, Honolulu, and Quezon City before moving back to her hometown of Los Banos, a few hours’ drive (with traffic) from the heart of Manila.

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