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.  THE REAL SCOREby 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

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Excerpt of the Week: Cada Veces

This one is for Mina, to whom I owe a possible characterization of a nice guy who really, truly needs to prove his “nice guy”-ness to everyone in order to redeem himself. And for Helen, who adores both the sassy Sabrina and the flamingly articulate Rhobelle. (Yes, Rhobelle is a guy.) I am actually revising this right now, and I’m also

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Excerpt of the Week: Right Here, Right Now (FINALLY!)

And now… the first two scenes of the screenplay I’ve been writing in the last few. [snip] (Image credits: me, via Celtx) What I like: The use of details to show where these guys are in their lives: punch stains on Adam’s tuxedo, Mel’s bridesmaid dress, Grant “smelling” like designer aftershave. The “triumphant” beginning was a deliberate move on my

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The Great Big Jump Presents: Nominated – The Polyvore Version

This post is brought to you by Claire Packard and Michael Grenoble. Copyright by Stella M.Torres, 2012. Protected by a Creative Commons License for Attribution-Non-Commercial Use. I had the chance to re-read Nominated again last week, in an attempt to pinpoint a few things that could help in improving the story. I tend to be more critical than most when

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Excerpt of the Week: Nominated, The Screenplay (Draft #1)

Remember Nominated? Well, after much soul-searching, I have decided to go ahead and adapt it as a screenplay. A lot of things have changed: Claire Packard is now an unemployed investigative TV reporter, and “Ethan Trent” has been transformed into Michael (Mike) Garrison, an old friend of Claire’s from high school whom she hasn’t seen in years. Originally I wanted  to focus

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Excerpt of the Week: Her Name is Veronica

For some reason I blanked out on what I should post for the Excerpt of the Week, because I had been neglecting my works-in-progress lately. (The only WiP that I haven’t neglected, in fact, is Flip City, only because the treatment is almost finished.) All things considered, I’ve decided instead to post one of my favorite passages from one of

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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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