February 18, 2018

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, slugging wine and perfecting her craft ever since!

When not writing witty heroes and saucy heroines, she is cheering her alma mater, the University of Arizona, and wrangling an increasing brood of small children with her patient husband.  Liana is also a wannabe domestic goddess and fashionista. Visit her at www.lianainbloom.com.




ONCE UPON A SCANDAL


Her debut novel, TO LOVE A SCANDALOUS DUKE, was published this past September by Entangled: Select Historical to critical acclaim.  It’s a well-written romance mystery about the Duke of Darington and his childhood friend, Lady Alethea Swinton. Declan Sinclair returns to England to discover his brother has been murdered and he is now the new Duke. Alethea agrees to help him. As family secrets are laid bare and long held mysteries revealed, the two find themselves falling in love.  But can their love survive the greatest scandal of all or will Declan choose vengeance over love?



TO RESIST A SCANDALOUS ROGUE, Book 2 in the series, is about Alethea’s twin brother, Finlay Swinton, Viscount Firthwell.  Finlay is determined to make a name for himself free of his father’s treacherous shadow. He prepares to stand for a contested Parliament seat, when he encounters the lovely young woman who ensnared his attention the year before and has haunted his memory since.  Widowed, penniless and desperate Charlotte Taylor has returned to England searching for stability. She takes a position teaching at a foundling home and relaxes into a predictable life, until she meets the man from her past who ignited her passions.  

  

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 !



February 17, 2018

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 praise and recognition from Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, Library Journal, The Washington Post, Book Riot, Bustle and more.  Visit her at www.miasosa.com


LOVE ON CUE   

Grab the popcorn….The Love On Cue series promises to be fun and flirty.

Avon Impulse


ACTING ON IMPULSE is the romance of a fitness trainer and a Hollywood heartthrob. Tori Alvarez escapes to Aruba after a very public breakup with a media-hungry politician. She vows to keep her vacation a man-free zone, but she can resist flirting with the cute guy seated next to her on the plane. Tori agrees to help him buff up never realizing Carter Stone is Hollywood’s Leading Man. She wants nothing to do with another man in the limelight, but Carter wants her very much in his life.  

PRETENDING HE’S MINE, Book 2 of the series, will be out this April. It’s about a Hollywood agent and his best friend’s free-spirit little sister. They agree to fake a relationship at her brother’s wedding, but it will take more than a little willpower on both sides to remember it’s all pretend.  Or is it?



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 !




February 16, 2018

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 helped Silhouette launch its successful Nocturne paranormal line with her The Calling Vampire series. She also writes suspense, military, erotic and women’s fiction. In fact, we love her Chica books.  The latest, SOUTH BEACH CHICAS CATCH THEIR MAN, is a fun read about four single girls + four sexy men = trouble for one confirmed bachelorette who just wants to hand with her amigas!

Caridad has been named a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author. She is also a founding member of the Liberty States Fiction Writers.  When not lawyering or writing, Caridad teaches writing workshops.  Learn more about this talented writer at www.caridad.com.


AT THE SHORE
  
What happens at the shore, stays at the shore.

Caridad has a new contemporary romance series from Sourcebooks Casablanca – At The Shore – about three Jersey Girls, BFFFs, who are successful women but single.  But Fate has a surprise for them as they are – one by one – dragged to the altar for their own Happily-Ever-After.

In ONE SUMMER NIGHT, Maggie Sinclair is trying hard to save her family’s business, including mortgaging the family beach house on the Jersey shore. She has one option left--- Owen Pierce.  The Sinclair and Pierce families have been neighbors and enemies for almost 30 years. Maggie hesitates so it’s up to Owen to convince her that he’s more than just trouble with a capital T.


WHAT HAPPENS IN SUMMER, Book 2 of the series, will be out this June.  Connie Reyes is on the fast track to becoming lawyer.  Then she meets and spends one hot summer night with the oh so tempting Jonathan Pierce.  Can the consequences of their passion derail her dreams or can they find a way to balance their different personalities and build a family together?


A SEA KISS CHRISTMAS (tentative title), Book 3 of the series, will be out late Fall.  Emma is a wedding planner so she knows how quickly marriages sour. She puts up a brave front at her friends’ weddings, but she doesn’t believe in Happily-Ever-After. Carlo de Costa has been in love with Emma forever and can’t understand why she can’t see it. He refuses to give up on her until Emma can see for herself that she holds the key to his 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 !





February 15, 2018

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 hold particular places in society.  It won’t be easy, but each heroine will find a way to live their lives – and find love! – on their own terms.

The Arroyo Blanco and Ciudad Real series are historical romances set in a fictional island in the Spanish Caribbean, neighbor to Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. It shares those islands’ Hispanic heritage, as well as some of their customs.

Lydia’s latest is THE INFAMOUS MISS RODRIGUEZ, a Ciudad Real novella.  In it Graciela Rodriguez is determined to break her engagement to the city’s most eligible bachelor, even if it means ruining her reputation.  Vicente Aguirre has been hired by her aunt to keep her wayward niece from damaging the family name along with her future.  When her charms prove irresistible, will he too fall under her spell?





  
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 !



February 14, 2018

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. 
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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 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 alexisdaria.com.  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.
















THE DANCE OFF SERIES !

SMP Swerve

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 !