Blog Tour Excerpt Reveal + Giveaway: THE REAL SCORE, by Kesh Tanglao

Welcome to the latest stopover from Book Junkie Blog Tours! Today we feature an excerpt from Kesh Tanglao’s boy(band)-crazy debut, The Real Score. 

by Kesh Tanglao

Links: Goodreads | Smashwords | Amazon | Kobo | Paperback order (Philippines only)

About the Book: 

Caitlin’s friendship with Marcus, the de facto frontman of the world’s biggest boy band Gezellig, has long been an object of scrutiny by almost everyone–their friends and families, the media, and his fans–ever since they “went public” a couple of years back. Who wouldn’t be interested? She was a nobody, catapulted into the limelight of his fame when he struck an unusual friendship with her.  

To both Caitlin and Marcus, what they have is a “perfect little thing.” But then something comes along and threatens it. 

In a no-holds-barred interview, will they finally be forced to settle the score?



“So, I still haven’t given you my gift.”
I removed one of my sneakers—which are called trainers on his side of the planet—before looking up at Marcus. “You mean there is an actual gift? Flying here and the party isn’t the gift?” I said, aghast. “You are spoiling me far too much, Wayans.” 
He placed his hands in his pocket, looking at me sheepishly. “Well, I’ve got the money to spend, so…”
“Not an excuse,” I replied sharply. “Some of us have to work hard to get that kind of money.”
He winced. “I get it that you don’t like me spending my money on you, but you have to understand that this is why I work hard for it,” he said patiently. “To make the people I care about happy.”
I chucked my shoes and my socks to the corner where he was standing and he had to step out of the way, shaking his head. “So my gift,” he said, and I raised an eyebrow. We engaged in a stare-down, with me on the losing end.
“Okay,” I exhaled.
Marcus fished an envelope from the back pocket of his jeans, walking over to me. He handed it to me and then stepped back, as if readying himself for the wrath I’m about to unleash. I opened the envelope, and there were some papers inside, one with Marcus’ scrawl:

You always wanted to travel. You’re 25 now, almost free of your responsibilities from your family. Fly to London. Two weeks. On me.
I reached inside the envelope, and there was a voucher for a plane ticket inside with my name on it. I took a shaky breath before looking at him.
“Oh dear,” I said, and he gave me a nervous smile.

“I want to take you to my home.” 
About the Author: 

Kesh Tanglao is a full-time market researcher. When she’s not crunching numbers, she spends most of her free time watching TV shows, listening to music, and reading. Also a self-proclaimed fangirl, she likes cheering for her favorite sports teams and supporting her favorite artists. The Real Score is her first published novella. 

You can follow Kesh on Twitter (@sparksfire_) and visit her official Facebook author’s page. Check out the playlists for The Real Score (and other works-in-progress) at Her email address is
Giveaway time! Win a fabulous swag bag from Kesh including a copy of the paperback edition for The Real Score, plus bookmarks, a charm bracelet, and a mini-care package from Marcus and Caitlin! 

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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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