Something Different, For a Change

This post is best enjoyed with a rendition of “Air on a G String” by Bach.

Some of the beta readers for Save the Cake have asked me for spin-offs of the more memorable characters. Without discussing the spoilers for the story (which I won’t talk about until the book has been released and read by enough fans, heh) I have decided to add more stories to the Reyna Bakery “universe” by popular demand.

One of the characters that I have spun off from StC is Odette Belmonte, a debutante who receives a Reyna Bakery cake for her 18th birthday-slash-debutante cotillion. She makes a memorable entrance in the story, but readers have hoped to see more of her outside of Eloisa’s narrative. Thus, I needed to give Odette her own story – her own forum, so to speak.

The story began on Wattpad as a series of vignettes called “Be Creative”, which I wrote as part of an ongoing YA series centered around a high school called Luna East Arts Academy. After writing that, however, I’ve also received requests from fellow Luna East writers to borrow Odette for their own stories, and I realized that she has become popular in her own way, if not as popular as the wicked queen bees from everybody else’s stories.

So I decided to try something different.

And voila: I’m now blogging in character on the official Luna East site, where Odette’s stories finally find a home of their own alongside short stories about her classmates.

Check out Odette’s new blog at to catch up with what’s going on in her own universe, from French-press coffee to fallen socialites.

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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