BLOG TOUR + REVIEW (Plus Giveaway!): The Hometown Hazard by Dawn Lanuza

Welcome to another book feature brought to you by Bookish Diaries Blog Tours!  We here at The Great Big Jump would like to welcome back Dawn Lanuza, who first appeared on our blog with a feature on her debut novel The Boyfriend Backtrack. Now she’s back with a brand new book featuring a prodigal daughter, an adorable younger man, and

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The Year In Review: Dreams Do Come True

Two years ago, when I finished Save the Cake, I said that my dream for my writing career was to see my books on the shelf at the airport bookstore, because I felt like I had a captive audience of potential readers who might want to read my brand of romance as an alternative to all the Tom Clancys and

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Guest Post: Ines Bautista Yao

Wow, two new book features in one week! I’m just happy to support these Filipino authors in getting the word out on their amazing books. When I read Ines Bautista Yao’s Only a Kiss, I was drawn in by the wonderfully-rendered storytelling that detailed the lives of Katie and Chris as they grew up from innocent children to professional adults

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Book Review: What You Wanted by Mina V. Esguerra

It’s the classic one-night stand: Beach wedding, bridesmaid, groom’s friend. When Andrea and Damon meet, sparks fly, and they give in to the attraction. Sounds simple, but Andrea’s still getting over someone, and Damon thought he’d be hooking up with another person that night. It could still be simple, really, if they chalk it up to a weekend tryst and

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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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