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4th ANNUAL BOOKS OF THE YEAR, 2016

We lose ourselves in books; We find ourselves there too.

We don’t know who said it, but we truly believe in the saying above. We have lost ourselves in numerous books this year. Books are our happy place; our escape; sometimes our refuge. It’s always a pleasure to discover a “new” author and to reconnect with favorite ones.
We were super excited as The Latina Book Club started putting together its 4th Annual List of Books of the Year for 2016. Readers will love these exciting, daring, gripping books by Latino authors and about Latinos in all genres, and some in two languages. We encourage everyone to support our authors by buying their books and telling all their friends and neighbors about the books. Remember that books make great gifts year round, and do consider giving books to your local library.
For this new year, explore a new author, a new genre. All learning is good. And, who knows? Maybe you’ll find yourself in one of these books too. 
Happy Reading.  Happy New Year!


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EXCERPT WEDNESDAY! BURN BABY BURN BY MEG MEDINA (includes playlist!)

Every Wednesday The Latina Book Club features excerpts from exciting novels by Latino authors.  

Happy Reading and Happy New Year!

Disco is making a comeback! And we are going to disco our way into the New Year with author Meg Medina.  She has provided a playlist to get us started and an excerpt from her book, BURN BABY BURN. Enjoy!

Mini Interview with Meg:
Q:   Your book is set in the 1970s, so do you dance disco? What's your favorite disco song to hustle to? Meg Medina: Boogie Shoes by K.C and the Sunshine Band. (The full playlist for the novel is listed after the excerpt.)
Q:  What is your heroine's (Nora's) favorite Latino food? What is yours?
Meg: More would probably love arroz con leche (rice pudding) because it’s sweet and cheap to make. But I like arroz con frijoles negros and a chunk of lechón. Don’t tell my doctor. 
Q:  Where do you plan to be when the bell drops on 2017? Meg: I’ve been thinking a lot about 2017, and what it might hold for all of us. If we’re ruling ou…

FELIZ CHRISTMAS !

The Latina Book Club wishes all our readers  a very Merry Navidad!
Remember that books by Latino authors make the greatest gifts.
Happy Reading and Happy Holidays!  


Read Latino!




EXCERPT WEDNESDAY! KING PESO: A DETECTIVE EMILIA CRUZ NOVEL BY CARMEN AMATO

Every Wednesday The Latina Book Club features excerpts from exciting novels by Latino authors.  

Happy Reading and Happy Holidays!


Take a break from your holiday shopping! Find a comfy chair, grab a mojito and lose yourself in this thrilling and hair-raising novel about Acapulco’s first female detective, Emilia Cruz, who’s taking on Mexico’s drug cartels and the culture of machismo. Good thing she can take the heat.  Can you?! 


KING PESO: AN EMILIA CRUZ NOVEL By Carmen Amato CreateSpace
EXCERPT
The reunion in the squad room was less than overwhelming. Loyola was gone, retired on disability. Ibarra was acting lieutenant but had already filed his papers for a transfer to Vice. Macias and Sandor weren’t there but at a conference on criminal network analysis. Castro and Gomez were subdued, unsure of what all the changes meant for them.
Emilia went to her old desk. The Las Perdidas binder went back into the big file drawer. She’d already gone over to the building on Avenida Almendros, collected…

EXCERPT WEDNESDAY! SANGRE: THE COLOR OF DYING BY CARLOS COLON

Every Wednesday The Latina Book Club features excerpts from exciting novels by Latino authors.  

Happy Reading and Happy Holidays!



This is the season to be jolly but we have a great “dark” excerpt for readers from our friend Carlos Colón from book 1 of his Sangre Series -- SANGRE: THE COLOR OF DYING.  No reason to be scared…if you’ve been good!  

Here’s a mini interview with Carlos:
Q: What is your favorite color? Carlos Colón:  How interesting that you ask that, since the color red is such a pertinent part of Sangre. Nothing entrances a man more than the sight of a woman in a red dress. Sadly, that led Nicky into a path where no man wants to go. That being said, I hate to be so ordinary, but yes, red is my favorite color.
Q:  Your hero Nicky is a vampire, an immortal. Would you like to live forever? Why or why not? Carlos:  There are two sides to living forever. On one side is you get to see the world around you continue to develop and continue enjoying the good things life can bring. On t…