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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.

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


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 loves social media, and you can find her live-tweeting her favorite TV shows at @alexisdaria, or talking about writing and books on her blog at  She is also the co-founder and host of the #RWChat, every Sunday to discuss different aspects of writing romance. All romance writers are welcomed.


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TAKE THE LEAD is Alexis’ sparkling debut. Gina Morales wants to win her fifth season on The Dance Off, a top-rated network TV celebrity dance competition and she’s never made it to the finals. When she sees her new partner the sexy elusive Alaskan wilderness cowboy, she knows they can win. Only one problem – Stone Nielson.  He hates L.A., hates reality TV and hates dancing. Only good thing about the show is his attractive dance partner. Is there a budding romance there, and can it survive under the spotlight? Gina and Stone will have to decide if their want fame and fortune or a future together.

DANCE WITH ME, book 2 in the series, stars Natasha Diaz a professional dancer who is overworked, out of cash and out of a home. She agrees to bunk in with Dimitri Kovalenko, a judge on her dance show. She only has one rule – no sex.  Dimitri knows they are good together, both in the ballroom and the bedroom. He just has to get Tasha to trust him with her heart.

The Latina Book Club wishes you a Happy Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day and many hours of joyful reading.

Read Latino Lit !

Read Romance !