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SPOTLIGHT! YOU HAD ME AT HOLA BY ALEXIS DARIA

   Vibrant. Sexy. Fun.      Alexis Daria reminds us that telenovelas are pleasurable and sexy.   This is NOT your Abuela’s telenovela.    YOU HAD ME A HOLA is an amusing romp with memorable characters set in the Big Apple, in the middle of soap opera central.   (Published by HarperCollins.) BOOK SUMMARY:   Leading Ladies do not end up on tabloid covers.  After a messy public breakup, soap opera darling Jasmine Lin Rodriguez finds her face splashed across the tabloids. When she returns to her hometown of New York City to film the starring role in a bilingual romantic comedy for the number one streaming service in the country, Jasmine figures her new “Leading Lady Plan” should be easy enough to follow—until a casting shake-up pairs her with telenovela hunk Ashton Su├írez.  Leading Ladies don’t need a man to be happy .  After his last telenovela character was killed off, Ashton is worried his career is dead as well. Joining this new cast as a last-minute

BOOK OF THE MONTH: FOREVER FRIDA BY KATHY CANO-MURILLO

Gorgeous. Stunning. A true celebration of Frida Kahlo. Congratulations to Kathy Cano-Murillo – aka the Crafty Chica – who has outdone herself with her 10 th book, FOREVER FRIDA , published by Adams Media and released on Frida Kahlo’s birthday July 9 th . BOOK SUMMARY:   With her colorful style, dramatic self-portraits, hardscrabble backstory, and verve for life, Frida Kahlo remains a modern icon, captivating and inspiring artists, feminists, and art lovers more than sixty years after her death. FOREVER FRIDA celebrates all things Frida, so you can enjoy her art, her words, her style, and her badass attitude every day.   F rom the self-portraits, to the flower crown, to her iconic eyebrows—this is a fun and commemorative book.   “There are no chapters”, says Kathy about the book on her blog post. “The book is very organic and loose. You can open it up to any page and find a standalone entry about Frida. Whether its a quote or a piece of trivia. I didn’t add