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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Blog Tour Guest Post + Giveaway: IN OVER HER HEAD, by Anne Plaza

We are pleased to welcome another visit from Book Junkie Blog Tours! Today we feature the wonderful Anne Plaza and her #romanceclass novella, In Over Her Head.  Anne has one of been one of my writing buddies throughout #romanceclass and several years of NaNoWriMo, so it’s an honor for me to feature her on my blog. Here’s a little bit

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Blog Guest Post + Giveaway: KNOWING VERA, by Rachelle Ayala

I first met Rachelle Ayala through Critique Circle, where she became one of the first “critters” (and, later, a Wattpad beta reader) for Save the Cake. We bonded over our shared enthusiasm for Filipino culture, especially Filipino food and family values. During this time, she was also working on a novel called Knowing Vera, whose main character was a Filipina

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Blog Tour Guest Post + Giveaway: COVER (STORY) GIRL by Chris Mariano

Welcome to another visit from Book Junkie Blog Tours! Today’s guest blog post comes from Chris Mariano, author of the #romanceclass novella Cover (Story) Girl.  Here’s a little bit about the story: 1) She has amnesia.2) She’s on the run from her father’s creditors.3) She’s enjoying her last days on earth. Ever since Jang Min Hee walked into Gio’s small museum,

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Blog Tour Guest Post + Giveaway: VINTAGE LOVE by Agay Llanera

Today marks the first time for me to participate in a book blog tour, hosted by Book Junkie Blog Tours. This entry features Vintage Love., a novella written by fellow #romanceclass alum Agay Llanera and published in July. Here’s the basic premise of the book: 26-year-old Crissy Lopez’s life is in dire need of a makeover. Her wardrobe revolves around ratty shirts and

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September is The Busiest Month

It’s going to be a busy September here on The Great Big Jump, and it’s not just because Save the Cake is coming out in a matter of… days. Yes, days. Time flies, doesn’t it? And that’s not even the only thing that’s going on for this blog. There are more things to come, including: Guest bloggers Giveaways Photo essays

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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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