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    NOTE:  This book is written in Spanish.  My Spanish reading skills are rusty so a review is not possible, but I can still help promote this new exciting award-winning Latino author.  Below please find a summary of Maria de Lourdes Victoria's book and her personal bio. As always, Read Latino! MAS ALLA DE LA JUSTICIA (BEYOND JUSTICE) by Maria de Lourdes Victoria SUMMARY:  Melanie is a detective at the public defenders’ office in the city of Seattle. Her job is to investigate crimes allegedly perpetrated by the people the agency represents. She is an attractive, savvy and very angry woman. Her husband recently abandoned her, and she must now do her best to support her daughters alone. Sofia, a newly hired, Mexican attorney, is also trying to cope with her own defiant teenage sons, and with the responsibilities of her new job. When the pair is teamed up, conflict arises, and is Rhonda, the affable African-American secretary, who keeps the peace, expertly navigating their diff

Q&A with Reyna Aldrete author of MESSENGERS FROM A NEW WORLD

   Reyna Aldrete is of Mexican descent. She is a self-taught painter and writer. Reyna began making contact with her subconscious through dreams. This connection helped clarify her spiritual growth, which she expresses through her paintings and now her books. MESSENGERS FROM A NEW WORLD is Reyna’s first book. She wrote and illustrated it herself. It’s a short book and a quick read. The paintings lend the text authenticity and vibrancy. In MESSENGERS, a young Maria de los Angeles finds ways to interpret the messages that her Guardian Angel sends her through nature’s messengers. These messengers – a horse, butterflies, bees, etc. – are guides for the young Maria to get to know herself and shed her fears and anxiety. Once free of these, love and spiritual awareness follow, bringing peace and acceptance of life changes. The Latina Book Club was happy to talk to the author and discuss her paintings, her book, the importance of angels and life’s journey. Q&A with author Reyna A


Cosmopolitan For Latinas. The new Cosmo is aimed at American-born Latin women who are bicultural and bilingual. There will be two issues this year – Spring and Fall – with a print run of 500,000+ copies hitting newsstands in heavy Latino states, like New York, California, Florida and Texas. The whole of the Latino community is excited over this magazine. “Everyone can’t wait to see our first issue. I think there are a lot of young women out there who have been looking for a cool take on being young, hot, and Latina today,” said Editor in Chief, Michelle Herrera Mulligan . In terms of the direction of the magazine, their tagline says it all: “Cosmopolitan For Latinas, Cosmo’s fun, fearless spirit takes on a Latina voice. The magazine will be an insider’s approach to everything Cosmo with the Latina sensibility—from beauty and style to dating, relationships, family, the hottest celebrities and the coolest parties—Cosmo Latina will cover it all with an extra dash of spice.” 11 day


   THE MAP OF TIME By Felix Palma Atria Books Author Felix Palma has written a fast-paced, imaginative and exciting adventure set in Victorian London. It’s part science fiction, thriller and romance. Readers won’t be able to put it down! Book Summary:   Set in Victorian London with characters real and imagined, THE MAP OF TIME boasts a triple-play of intertwined plots in which a skeptical H.G. Wells is called upon to investigate purported incidents of time travel and thereby save the lives of an aristocrat in love with a murdered prostitute from the past; of a woman bent on fleeing the strictures of Victorian society; and of his very own wife, who may have become a pawn in a 4th-dimensional plot to murder the authors of DRACULA, THE TIME MACHINE and THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, in order to alter their identities and steal their fictional creations. COMMENT:   Let us know what you think of it. ---mcf