Sweet Mary, Dulce Maria
I've had the pleasure and privilege to read two excellent books this summer - the first was Take Me With You by Carlos Frias, which, BTW, won the Mariposa Award from the International Latino Book Awards - and Sweet Mary, my good friend Liz Balmaseda's first novel.
I was lucky enough to get my hands on a pre-published, final editing version of Sweet Mary a month ago and I read it cover to cover in one weekend. Just couldn't put it down. Not only does Liz weave an excellent plot, but her characters come alive and you feel like you're actually part of the story. Once you start Sweet Mary, you are in it.
Sweet Mary officially releases tomorrow, but you can and should order your copy today:
In the book publishing business, how well at new book does on pre-release ordering and first and second day sales is super important, so I urge all of you avid readers out there to order your Sweet Marys today.
There's only a few weeks of summer left and I can think of no better way to enjoy the last few days of the vacation season than kicking back with your Sweet Mary while sipping on a mango sour or two.