Wednesday, June 8, 2022

|Podcast| West Side Love Story - Priscilla Oliveras

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Priscilla Oliveras is a USA Today bestselling author and 2018 RWA® RITA® double finalist who writes contemporary romance with a Latinx flavor. Proud of her Puerto Rican-Mexican heritage, she strives to bring authenticity to her novels by sharing her Latinx culture with readers. Her books have earned Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist along with praise from O, The Oprah Magazine, Washington Post, New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Frolic, and more. She earned her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University where she currently serves as adjunct faculty while also teaching the online class “Romance Writing” for ed2go. A long-time romance enthusiast, Priscilla’s also a sports fan, beach lover, and Zumba aficionado, who often practices the art of napping in her backyard hammock.

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“Romeo and Juliet gets a fresh retelling through two rival San Antonio families and their dueling mariachi bands.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A sparkling tribute to the rivalries of Romeo and Juliet, with none of the tragedy and all of the swoony romance.” —Library Journal

“Reading a Priscilla Oliveras book is like being wrapped in a warm hug, and West Side Love Story is no exception.” —Entertainment Weekly

“A sweet romance and complicated family dynamics make this brilliantly executed Romeo and Juliet retelling a must-read. This is Priscilla Oliveras’s best yet!” —Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author of The Dating Playbook

“West Side Love Story is the perfect harmony of love, familia, and fate. Priscilla Oliveras’s characters shine as much as her stories shine a light on issues facing real people and reading West Side Love Story is like dancing with your favorite person on a warm summer night.” —Denise Williams, author of How to Fail at Flirting and The Fastest Way to Fall

“Nothing is more romantic than forbidden love and this book pulls it off gorgeously. Priscilla Oliveras writes in musical prose about longing and passion and our duties and love for our families with great understanding. Bravo!” —Barbara O’Neal, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of When We Believed in Mermaids

“Priscilla Oliveras charms with a story full of passion and heart that celebrates the treasure of families, whether found or biological.” —K.M. Jackson, USA Today bestselling author

“West Side Love Story captures the very best things about Latinx communities: fiercely loving families, passionate strivers, and joyfully embracing who we are. This delightful enemies-to-lovers romance is full of swoon-worthy moments and brimming with strong female characters. You will be rooting as hard for Mariana’s all-girl mariachi band as you will for the hard earned HEA.” —Adriana Herrera, USA Today bestselling author

“Priscilla Oliveras always writes with warmth and heart, and West Side Love Story is no exception. If you love a dreamy romance that is rooted in reality, put this book at the top of your to-be-read list. Not only will you enjoy a swoon-worthy star-crossed love story, but you will also experience the world of mariachi music, the real cost of gentrification, and the true meaning of family and loyalty. Can’t wait for the next in the series!” —Jamie Beck, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author

“This promises to be an epic story filled with delicious tension, bitter rivalries, and hard-fought redemption, and I’m confident that in Oliveras’s talented hands, we’ll get the satisfying happily-ever-after we deserve.” —Mia Sosa, bestselling author of The Worst Best Man, for Oprah Daily

A heart-stirring romance of star-crossed love, feuding familias, and the bonds of sisterhood by USA Today bestselling author Priscilla Oliveras.

Two familias in Texas, both alike in dignity, rivalries, and passion…

Having grown up in the nurturing household of Casa Capuleta, Mariana will do anything for familia. To solve her adoptive parents’ financial problems amid their rapidly changing San Antonio comunidad, Mariana and her younger sisters are determined to win the Battle of the Mariachi Bands. That means competing against Hugo Montero, their father’s archnemesis, and his band and escalating a decades-old feud. It also raises the stakes of Mariana’s forbidden attraction for a certain dark-eyed mariachi who sets her heart racing.

To Angelo Montero’s familia, Mariana is also strictly off-limits. But that doesn’t stop him from pursuing her. As their secret affair intensifies and the competition grows fierce, they’re swept up in a brewing storm of betrayals, rivalries, and broken ties. Against the odds, they vow to bring peace. But sacrifices must be made and consequences weighed for two star-crossed lovers to make beautiful music together.

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And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you PRISCILLA OLIVERAS for making this giveaway possible.
1 Winner will receive a Copy of West Side Love Story by Priscilla Oliveras.
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  1. I would be up in the mountains writing and breathing in that rarified air. Being amongst the trees (forest bathing) renews and refuels the body with the aliveness of nature.

  2. The book sounds like a wonderful read. Love the fun cover.

  3. I'd go back to my birthplace: Zurich, Switzerland.