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CELEBRATING VALENTINE’S WEEK! TO LOVE A SCANDALOUS DUKE BY LIANA DE LA ROSA

The Latina Book Club has been celebrating Valentine’s and Galentine’s Days all week long. Each day we featured a new Latina romance author for your reading pleasure. We’ve come to the end of our celebration. We know that there are other numerous Latina romance authors out there and we are on a mission to discover them all.
Meanwhile, we wish you much joy in the New Year and remind you to always Read Latino Lit and Read Romance.


DID YOU KNOW?! Romance Readers are loyal. 61% of them are reading the same amount of romance novels as they were a year ago.  In fact, 23% of romance readers are reading more!


MEET LIANA DE LA ROSA

Liana De La Rosa writes historical romance with a touch of spice.  Her stories are set in the Georgian and late Regency periods. She is a longtime fan of the romance genre, and can remember sneaking Harlequins into her bedroom to read on the sly. After her second child was born, her husband challenged her to write her own romance, and she’s been pulling all-nighters, sluggi…

CELEBRATING VALENTINE’S WEEK! ACTING ON IMPULSE BY MIA SOSA

The Latina Book Club is celebrating Valentine’s and Galentine’s Days all week long. Each day we will feature a new Latina romance author for your reading pleasure. Enjoy and remember to Read Latino Lit and Read Romance.

DID YOU KNOW?! 64% of Romance Readers read more than one romance a month.

MEET MIA SOSA
A former D.C. First Ammendment and media lawyer, Mia traded in her suits for lounge wear (aka sweatpants!). She strives to write fun and flirty stories about imperfect characters finding their perfect match. Her Suits Undone series, which launched her romance writing career, were all about mixing business with pleasure. Oh la la! 
Mia began reading romances in middle school. She remembers hiding them behind the covers of her Menudo magazines. Neither college nor law school deterred her from reading romances. In fact, for years, she thought the phrase “talk softly and carry a big stick” was dating advice.  LOL. 
Today Mia is an award-wining romance author, and her books have received prais…

CELEBRATING VALENTINE’S WEEK! ONE SUMMER NIGHT BY CARIDAD PINEIRO

The Latina Book Club is celebrating Valentine’s and Galentine’s Days all week long. Each day we will feature a new Latina romance author for your reading pleasure. Enjoy and remember to Read Latino Lit and Read Romance.


DID YOU KNOW?! Romance buyers also read mystery, general fiction, cooking/food books, young adult, and erotic fiction.




MEET CARIDAD PINEIRO.
Caridad was born in Havana, Cuba, and settled in the New York Metropolitan area. She attended Villanova University and got her juris doctor from St. John’s University.  She is the first female partner at an intellectual property firm in mid-Manhattan. That’s her day job. 
Caridad is also a multi-published and award-winning author whose love of the written word developed when her fifth grade teacher assigned a project – to write a book that would be placed in the school library. She has been hooked on writing ever since.
In 1999, she was published by Kensington’s Encanto line, the first bilingual Latino romance novels. In 2006, Caridad he…

CELEBRATING VALENTINE’S WEEK! THE INFAMOUS MISS RODRIGUEZ BY LYDIA SAN ANDRES

The Latina Book Club has been celebrating Valentine’s and Galentine’s Days all week long. Each day we will feature a new Latina romance author for your reading pleasure. We remind you to always Read Latino Lit and Read Romance.


DID YOU KNOW?! 53% of Romance Readers love romantic suspense; followed by 41% who prefer contemporary romances; 34% who prefer historical romance; 33% prefer erotic romance; 26% prefer New Adult; 19% prefer paranormal romance; 18% prefer Young Adult romances; and 17% prefer Christian romances. 


MEET LYDIA SAN ANDRES
Lydia is a Dominicana who lives and writes in the tropics, where she can be found reading and making excuses to stay out of the heat.  Visit her at www.lydiasanandres.com.

ARROYO BLANCO AND CIUDAD REAL
Don’t let other people decide who you are.
In her novels, each of the protagonists struggles to define her own identity and desires, and reconcile that with what’s expected of them as women in 1911, as members of their respective families and as people who ho…

CELEBRATING VALENTINE’S WEEK! TAKE THE LEAD BY ALEXIS DARIA

The Latina Book Club is celebrating Valentine’s and Galentine’s Days all week long.   Each day we will feature a new Latina romance author for your reading pleasure.  Enjoy and remember to Read Latino Lit and Read Romance.


DID YOU KNOW?! Romance novels make up 34% of the U.S. fiction market according to a Nielsen BookScan/ PubTrack Digital survey in 2015.  .


MEET ALEXIS DARIA.
Alexis Daria is Puerto Rican and a contemporary romance author, artist, and native New Yorker. Alexis has a BFA in Computer Arts, but her most fulfilling job was as a group facilitator for a women’s empowerment community, where she coached other women in following their creative dreams.  And now she is making her dreams come true.
Her Dance Off Series was inspired by Dancing with the Stars.  Book 1, TAKE THE LEAD, was a 2017 Golden Heart® finalist and was named one of the Best Romance Novels of 2017 by The Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly.  DANCE WITH ME, book 2 in the Dance Off series, is out now.
Alexis lov…

CELEBRATING VALENTINE’S WEEK! DELICIOUS SATISFACTION BY SABRINA SOL

The Latina Book Club is celebrating Valentine’s and Galentine’s Days all week long.   Each day we will feature a new Latina romance author for your reading pleasure. Enjoy and remember to Read Latino Lit and Read Romance.


DID YOU KNOW?! Romance readers bought $1.08 million worth of romance novels in 2013 according to BookStats! 




MEET SABRINA SOL.
She calls herself, The Romance Chica, and it fits.  Sabrina writes spicy romance stories featuring smart and sexy Latina heroines.  Sabrina is part of a large, extended Mexican family who loves to laugh and eat.  Because of that, family and food are strong themes in many of her stories. Learn more about The Romance Chica by visiting www.sabrinasol.com.



DELICIOUS DESIRES !
Sabrina’s romance series is called Delicious Desires from publisher Entangled: Brazen, and they are hot, hot, hot.

Book 1, DELICIOUS TEMPTATION opens the sexy series with a bad boy and a good girl being naughtier. Amara Maria Robles is a good girl; always does what is right. She lef…

CELEBRATING VALENTINE’S WEEK! HIS PERFECT PARTNER BY PRISCILLA OLIVERAS

The Latina Book Club is celebrating Valentine’s & Galentine's Days all week long.  Each day we will feature a new Latina romance author for your reading pleasure.  Enjoy and remember to Read Latino Lit and Read Romance.


DID YOU KNOW?! A true Romance Statistic: 84% of women read romance novels according to Nielsen.  Women romance readers are between 30-54 years of age and  some have been reading romance for over 20 years.  Men read romances too -- 16% of them.


Meet Priscilla Oliveras.
She writes contemporary romance novels with a Latino flavor that are well-written and full of fun and welcoming characters. 
Priscilla is half Mexican; half Puerto Rican. It was her Dad – not a typo! – who introduced her to romance novels while they were waiting in a hurricane shelter in the Florida Keys.
Viola! A devoted romance reader was born. Years later, while in college Priscilla decided to try her hand at writing her own romance novel.  Since then, she has written five romances, had two more kids, …

BOOK OF THE MONTH: TRAPPED BY MARIA HERNANDEZ

We are taught in church that there is a HEAVEN and HELL. When we die, we end up in one or the other. But, after what I’ve seen and done in my life, I beg to differ. Yes, there is a HEAVEN, a place of wonderment and joy. We go there either right after death or 100 years after. It just depends on what good deeds we’ve done on EARTH. Now HELL? HELL doesn’t exists after death. Why not? ‘Cause HELL is here on EARTH among the living. Just ask me how I know!                                                 – Angelina Rivera


The Latina Book Club congratulates author Maria Hernandez on the debut of her Trapped series, and the birth of a new bold, confident, Latina heroine on a journey of self-discovery and self-love. 

We selected TRAPPED because it’s a dark romance and this is February, the month of Valentine’s and Galentine’s Days.  And, this novel is full of passion, sex and female empowerment.   
Readers will enjoy reading about Angelina’s and Daryl’s doomed love affair.  Hernandez brings “El Barrio” t…