I'm so excited! This book has only been out for a week, and it got a 5 hearts review from the Sizzling Hot Books site! Please go check it out to see if you want to enter below for a chance to win a free eBook of Undercover Lovers!
September 15th kicks off the start of Hispanic Heritage Month! The first celebration took place in 1968 when President Lyndon B. Johnson declared Hispanic Heritage Week. In 1988, President Reagan expanded the observance to a full month. During the period of September 15-October 15, Hispanic culture and the contributions of people of Hispanic descent will be celebrated across the country. The 2011 theme is “Heritage, Diversity, Integrity, and Honor: The Renewed Hope of America.” For more information, visit http://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/.
My husband used to travel to Guadalajara for business, and last year he was there for a week in the middle of September. When he called me the night of the 15th, he laughed that work had ended early that afternoon, and the entire town was involved in celebrating Independence Day, with partying in the streets, drinking lots of tequila and cerveza, eating great foods, and dancing to the various mariachi bands. He said he was going to be careful, but he was headed out to join the party and I don't blame him!
Why is the celebration on the 16th?
El Grito every 16th of September is the Mexican Fiesta par excellence! On this day Mexicans all over the world celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule.
Read more at: http://www.inside-mexico.com/featureindep.htm
The USA has always been a country of immigrants. Each new wave from different countries has been met with cynicism and hostility, with the long-time residents positive that this new culture won't be able to blend well or contribute much to our society. Yet time after time, their fears have been proven wrong. The Hispanic people living here are no exception.
And if you want to see a movie that celebrates the Mexican people, that makes you cheer for them as the good guys, and be glad you understand enough Spanish to know what they were really saying, instead of what the sub-titles showed, rent the movie Machete, directed by Robert Rodriguez, who says that as a young boy growing up in the USA, he wondered why he never saw anyone like his family in the movies. He now makes the movies he wanted to see. It's got some violence in it, but to me it's a "feel-good" movie that makes me cheer for the good-guys at the end!
And the books in my series, The Reyes Family Romances, are about the romances had by the various people in a large, multi-generational family. Each book is stand-alone, but the characters in previous books make appearances, because this is a family that loves and supports each other.
Click on the links above to read about the books, read excerpts and reviews, and find out where to buy them, or to download the book I put up as a free read on Smashwords. Bienvenida a nuestro familia!
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I'm going to be making some blogging appearances to talk about this book and give excerpts. Tomorrow I'll be doing my usual spot on Sweet'N Sexy Divas.com, and on Sunday I'll be at Tina Donahue's site, then on Wednesday I'll be at Coffee Beans and Love Scenes. On each site I will be offering contests to win an eBook of Undercover Lovers.
But I thought I'd run a contest here as well. If you have read Secret Love, then you will be glad to know that Sheena, Cory and Malcolm all appear in Undercover Lovers. Since there are 3 main characters in my new book, I'm going to offer 3 eBooks. This is how you win:
1-Be the first person to e-mail me with Sheena's middle name, and who she was named that after.
(click on my Contact me! link above.)
2-Be the first person to e-mail me with Cory's mother's name, and why she chose that name.
3-Just comment below, and I'll pick names out of a hat a week from now, on Thursday, the 22.
Now let's celebrate my 10th book being published! Yay!
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