Blogging is a brave new world and today we are trying something different — a blog swap! Trading blogs or blog tours are one of the great ways that authors can get the word out about their work, so if you haven’t tried it, that’s my Tuesday Tip for you about promoting on the web.
So here’s a little something from friend and fellow author, Sasha Tomaszycki who together with Patrizia M.J. Hayashi writes as Gabriella Hewitt.
Blog Swap with Gabriella Hewitt
Just want to thank Caridad for Blog Swapping with me today. If you want to know where she is, Caridad is over at my blog chatting away.
I love pizza, coffee, chocolate, burgers and Cuban sandwiches.
Yes, I am an all- American girl who loves all things Latino. You name it and I’ve probably sampled it and got hooked.
Mojito . Fantastico!
Salsa – the dance and the sauce.
Latin Men. Do I need to elaborate further!
Telenovelas. Ahhhh! Now this is entertainment. Still watch the original Betty La Fea.
But most of all, I love all the Latina Lit that has sprung up. Yup. It all started with Caridad Pineiro. About five years ago I met this woman sitting at a table at the RWA NJ Conference. I picked up a book and read the back. I was totally blown away.
Finally a book in which Hispanic characters weren’t cardboard cutouts of Speedy Gonzalez or some trumped up villain from Miami Vice.
Loving and warm and very much American characters that I could relate to and understand. Most of all, I loved them. Yes, you heard me. Loved them. Why?
Because they were very much like me. I especially loved the term used Cuban-American Princess (CAP). That’s me!
Okay, well maybe not. Still I couldn’t get enough but sadly the line folded and I couldn’t find any other books like them. Then one day, several years later I am reading eharlequin.com and this name pops out at me. It wasn’t quite right but I checked out the author blurb and saw the face. I have a crap memory but I figured this had to be the same author who wrote for Encanto.
So I email her. Guess what?
She replies back. Saying that she is the same author and she has a new book coming out with Silhouette Intimate Moments! And best of all it is a paranormal with Latino characters.
Well, you know I died and went to heaven. Seriously, I saw the light.
I got it right away and have been hooked ever since on The Calling Series. Exception that I still have to read the latest one. Life is too darn busy. But I shall soon remedy that situation very soon. August is my marathon reading month.
Yes, every week I will attempt to read a book by Wednesday and then post a review about it on my blog www.gabriellahewitt.com/blog
You better believe I have Caridad’s book in the TBR pile.
Drop by and see what I am reading (or a guest) at www.gabriellahewitt.com
Now go over and see what Caridad is blogging about at my site. Blog Swap!