Archive for September, 2008

LA HEREDERA DEL MARSandra Rodriquez Barron’s LA HEREDERA DEL MAR (Rayo/HarperCollins June 2008) is on Críticas’s list of “Top Picks for Hispanic Heritage Month—Titles to Celebrate”. As per their website, “This list consists of titles reviewed in Críticas since September 2007 that successfully explore themes relevant to Hispanics living in the United States and is meant to help librarians, booksellers, and educators plan their festivities. As with our “Best Books” selections every year, it is impossible to pick every single good book, and thus we have chosen the ones that stood out the most to us.”

    LA HEREDERA DEL MAR is a translation of THE HEIRESS OF WATER, which won the 2007 International Latino Book Award for “Best First Book”, was a Borders Original Voices Selection and was the first Las Comadres National Book Club selection ever. About HEIRESS, Isabel Allende wrote, “Barron’s exuberant prose yields an immensely entertaining reading experience. You are fraught with the certainty that she is the gatekeeper of the secrets of the sea.”Visit Tinta Fresca.com for this month’s review, namely, “En esta magnífica novela se entrelazan las pasiones humanas y los elementos naturales. . .” Please visit this link for the complete review: http://tintafresca.us/index.php?/FICCION/LA-HEREDERA-DEL-MAR

Caridad Pineiro just received the cover for her December 2008 release, SOLDIER’S SECRET CHILD, from Silhouette Romantic Suspense. To see the video trailer for this novel, please click here.

Also, in October, Romance Novel Television will be featuring Caridad in their 13 Days of Halloween event. For more information, visit www.romancenovel.tv.

Multi-genre author Mayra Calvani was recently interviewed by Norm Goldman for BookPleasures.com on the subject of book reviewing. Please click here to read the full interview.



L.M. Gonzalez is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th through October 15th) by hosting a number of authors who have Hispanics/ Latinos as primary or secondary characters in their books. Please click here to visit her blog and check out the interviews with the authors.

L.M. Gonzalez is also pleased to announce that she sold a short story, A LOVE FOR ETERNITY, to The Wild Rose Press for their Vintage line. A LOVE FOR ETERNITY is a time travel story where the heroine goes back to 1955.


Rogelia’s House of Magic by Jamie Martinez Wood has been nominated for the Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award.




Also check out these upcoming events with our NuncaSola members!

October 4, 2008
Caridad Pineiro and fellow author Rayna Vause


October 5, 2008
Jamie Martinez Wood at the LA/Orange County Pagan Pride

    Title of the talk: The Role of Play in Magic and Ritual
    Description: At its heart, magic is play – a childlike dance with symbols, intuition and nature. All too often the realm of magical practice has become rigid and serious with implications that you can do something wrong. With the Fool’s enthusiasm and Fae energy, we hold lightly to our desires, allowing the joy of happiness to flow through us. In this way, magic becomes real, not imagined; fun, not work; a joyful expression of the light essence that lives brightly in each one of us.

October 10-12, 2008
Meet Jamie Martinez Wood at the FairieCon

    A fantasy conference and tradeshow about all things faerie and fantastical. There is a Good Faeries Ball and a Bad Faeries Ball (which I’ve heard is held at a haunted brothel!).
    Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA
    Booksigning and tarot/numerology readings at my booth, which will be in the Realm of the Muse pavilion. I’d love to meet my East Coast sisters and to prove it, I’ll send five best customer passes to the first five ladies who contact me at jamie@jamiewood.com

October 14, 2008
Irete Lazo The Accidental Santera Book Tour

    Tuesday, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The Cigar Bar & Grill (Tour Launch Party)
    850 Montgomery Street
    San Francisco, CA 94133

October 16, 2008
Irete Lazo The Accidental Santera Book Tour

    Thursday, 7:00 pm
    Eso Won Books
    4331 Degnan Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90008
    (323) 290-1047

October 20, 2008
An Evening With Margo Candela, Mary Castillo, Reyna Grande and Jamie Martinez Wood

    Come spend an evening with these dynamic authors who will talk about their inspirations and paths to publishing, as well as answer your questions! The panel and book signing starts at 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 20 at the Signal Hill Public Library, 1770 E. Hill Street in Signal Hill, CA. For more infomation please call (562) 989-7323 or visit http://www.marycastillo.com.

October 21, 2008
Irete Lazo The Accidental Santera Book Tour

    Tuesday, 5:00 -7:00 pm
    Nuyorican Poets Café
    236 E 3rd St.
    New York, NY 1009

October 22, 2008
Irete Lazo The Accidental Santera Book Tour

    Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    Hue-Man Bookstore & Café
    2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd
    Between 124th and 125th Streets
    New York, NY 10027

October 24, 2008
Irete Lazo The Accidental Santera Book Tour

    Friday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
    Book People
    603 N. Lamar
    Austin, TX 78703

October 25, 2008
Irete Lazo The Accidental Santera Book Tour

    Saturday, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    The Twig Book Shop
    5005 Broadway
    San Antonio, TX 78209

October 25, 2008, 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Caridad Pineiro will be signing books and meeting fans at the
New Jersey Romance Writers Literacy Book Fair

    New Jersey Put Your Heart in a Book Conference
    Woodbridge Hotel and Conference Center
    515 Route 1 South & Gill Lane, Iselin, New Jersey (NJ) 08830
    Phone: 732-634-3600 Fax: 732-634-0258 www.hotelwoodbridge.com


October 28, 2008

Irete Lazo The Accidental Santera Book Tour

    Tuesday, 8:00-10:00 pm
    Books & Books
    265 Aragon Ave.
    Coral Gables, FL 33134

October 30, 2008, 7pm
Latina Panel and Booksigning with Jamie Martinez Wood, Mary Castillo, Margo Candela, and Sandra Lopez

    Libreria Martinez
    110 N Main Street Santa Ana, CA
    Free hologram bookmarkers by Get Flipped.

November 1, 2008
Irete Lazo The Accidental Santera Book Tour

    Saturday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    Garden District Book Shop
    2727 Prytania St
    New Orleans, LA 70130

November 18
Jamie Martinez Wood

    Orange County Public Library Association Fall meeting

November 20, 2008
Irete Lazo The Accidental Santera Book Tour

    Thursday, 7:30 pm
    Readers Books
    130 E. Napa St.
    Sonoma, CA 95476

November 24, 2008
Irete Lazo The Accidental Santera Book Tour

    Monday, 7:30 pm
    Capitola Book Café
    1475 41st Ave # G
    Capitola, CA 95010

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Click here for more information on South Beach Chicas Catch Their ManOn August 6, 2008, NPR featured Caridad Pineiro’s SOUTH BEACH CHICAS CATCH THEIR MAN on their ALL THINGS CONSIDERED broadcast. NPR found that Pineiro’s “novels are as wild and sexy as mojitos. . . South Beach Chicas Catch Their Man is the story of four female amigas, all smart, sexy professional women who love their jobs, adore their men and put their families first. The dialogue is crisp, edgy, filled with Spanish phrases — and the “chicas” are irresistible.” For the full broadcast and story, please visit: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93352152


BRIDE OF CASA DRACULALoveVampires.com gave THE BRIDE OF CASA DRACULA, the third book in Marta Acosta’s CASA DRACULA series, 5 stars and noted “Fast paced, funny and hip – Marta Acosta’s inimitable writing style makes The Bride of Casa Dracula a must read for vampire fiction fans. It also has a wide cross-over appeal and I would recommend this novel to anyone, even readers who wouldn’t normally choose paranormal romance, since it has such a wide entertaining appeal.”

FAB & FURIOUS also gave Acosta‘s THE BRIDE OF CASA DRACULA 5 stars and said “The Bride of Casa Dracula is a great read . . . It’s unconventional, hip, fun, and exhilarating! Women who are used to standing up for themselves will be able to relate to Milagro’s spunky character. Acosta has drawn a heroine who can hold her own and it’s a refreshing change from the damsels in distress we usually associate with vampire novels. The fabulous guys in the story are not so bad as well.”


2008 Golden Heart Finalist Priscilla KissingerPriscilla Kissinger is pleased to announce that her manuscript TRUST IN ME was a finalist in RWA’s prestigious Golden Heart contest earlier this summer. The series contemporary novel features a strong latina heroine and a sexy, southern police chief who learn about commitment, love and family, with a dash of Spanglish thrown in for fun. To read more about Priscilla, please visit www.wetnoodleposse.com


Margo Candela's MORE THAN THIS


Margo Candela‘s MORE THAN THIS (Touchstone, 08/08) is the Las Comadres & Friends National Book Club pick for September at Borders Books. MORE THAN THIS is also Bookmarked Breakout Book at Target.


 FINDING HIS CHILD by Tracy Montoya

 Tracy Montoya‘s FINDING HIS CHILD, an April 2007 release from Harlequin Intrigue, is a finalist in the Long Contemporary category of the Georgia Romance Writers MAGGIE Awards. For more information on the MAGGIEs, please click here.




SLIPPERY ART OF BOOK REVIEWINGMayra Calvani‘s nonfiction book, THE SLIPPERY ART OF BOOK REVIEWING, is currently being used as textbook for a book reviewing course at Loyola College, Maryland. The book was released by Twilight Times Books (www.twilighttimesbooks.com) in June 2008.




DARK LULLABYMayra Calvani‘s supernatural thriller, DARK LULLABY (Whiskey Creek Press, Sept. 2007), was a finalist at the Eight Annual Dream Realm Awards. Learn more about the book here: http://thedarkphantom.wordpress.com/2008/08/20/dark-lullaby-is-a-dream-realm-award-finalist/



PHANTOM’S TOUCH, the second in Julie Leto’s Phantom series for Signet Eclipse, releases on December 2, 2008.  The Phantom series includes a popular secondary storyline involving a Latina paranormal researcher, Catalina Reyes, and her treasure-hunting lover, Ben Rousseau.  The novel with Ben & Cat’s first appearance, PHANTOM PLEASURES, was released in April, 2008.


DARK WATERSCome meet Gabriella Hewitt in person and have your copy of DARK WATERS signed.
Date–September 6th, 2008
Time–1:00 – 4:00 pm
Place–Borders Books Music Movies & Cafe: Farmingdale – http://www.borders.com
231 Airport Plaza Blvd, Farmingdale – (631) 752-0194

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