Nine Years Away: Available for Preorder!

Will the secrets of the past destroy their future? Kim Del Rosario was abandoned by her date at the prom, and worse, she had the most terrible humiliation of her life that night. Never mind that Christian Mendiola was called away on an emergency—his absence hurt as much as the emotional blows that she’d been dealt with then. Nine years

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The Emotional Honesty of a Happy Ending

Originally written on Friday, May 4, 2018. It’s 8 AM, and I’m just about to go to work, but I wanted to post something here after reading too many things in the newspaper and on social media that have been irritating me. What has spurred me to write this is a review of Love, Simon that ends with this sentence: “Just remember,

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The Things We Deserve

So…how do you find a happy ending when the world is on fire? How can you justify falling in love when freedom is at risk, when rights are being threatened, when values are attacked and truth is treated with disregard? How does anyone do this? I’m not one to talk; I’m single, for one thing, and my constant struggle with

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The Great Big Jump’s Holiday Gift Guide for Writers

So what exactly do you get for the writer in your life this holiday season? On the one hand, it can be deceptively easy: anyone can snap up a notebook and a pen, and call it a day. But there’s so much that one can do with a plethora of notebooks and pens, and while it’s tempting to get someone

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Welcome to My New Home! (Plus Great Big News!)

Aloha! Welcome to the new home of The Great Big Jump–a one-stop portal for everything Stella-related. Not only will you find five years’ worth of blog entries on this self-hosted site (migrated with the help of some wonderful folks) but there’s also a dedicated section for my books, which you can find on the menu ribbon at the top of

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

Genre: Contemporary Romance / NARelease Date: October 24, 2017Book Cover Design: Miles TanPhotography: Chi Yu RodriguezModel: Fred Lo SYNOPSIS 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

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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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