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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Song of the Boricua by Olivia Castillo - Book Tour - Book Sale - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hello lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Olivia Castillo and her new book, “Song of the Boricua”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Olivia and to increase your chances of winning!

This book is on SALE during the book tour for ONLY $0.99!!!  See below for more details.

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!


Song of the Boricua
by Olivia Castillo

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GENRE: Fiction

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BLURB:

Puerto Rico an island of contradiction, serves as an enchanting backdrop following three generations of women.

Elena:  Resilient and ambitious, but trapped by duty to her children.

Maria:  Passionate and headstrong, but married to a man she does not love. 

Josephina: Optimistic and romantic, but in love with an alcoholic.

Isabella: Clairvoyant and spiritual, but denies her heritage and roots.

Like the land these women are held hostage, unfulfilled and unable to find their happiness. Each generation like the land is cursed. Can they defy the powerful bond of the curse and free themselves to find love everlasting?

New Author, Olivia Castillo, like the jibaros of the past weaves a tale of sorrow and joy. Castillos' fiction is timely, offering a glimpse into the islands rich history and offering insight into the story that has plagued women for all of time, the search for true love and acceptance of self.

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EXCERPT TWO:

Maria

Bronx, NY, February 1957

As Maria glanced around she spotted the most gorgeous guy she had ever seen. He was tall and broad-shouldered, with thick brown hair pulled back in a shiny pompadour. He had olive skin and his eyes were a deep onyx. Under a letterman's jacket he was wearing a tight-fitting sweater.

She watched him from across the room, unable to look away. When he looked up, their eyes met. She felt a shiver go down her spine; he smiled at her, flashing dimples. Maria, trying to be nonchalant, walked over to the table and poured herself a glass of fruity punch, aware of his eyes still on her. She kept her eyes down and swayed to Elvis singing

“Jailhouse Rock.” Only seconds later she felt someone step beside her.

“Hi, doll,” the dark-haired guy said to her. “Are you new? I’m Rick, by the way.” He held out his hand in a friendly gesture.

Wow, he is tall! Maria thought in awe. Giving him her most beguiling smile she said, “I’m Maria, and no, I’m not new, but this is the first school dance I’ve ever been to.”

“Boss,” Rick said enthusiastically, showing dimples again, and brilliant white teeth. “So, who are you here with? Or rather, where is he?” Rick asked, looking around.

“No boyfriend,” Maria admitted, laughing a little. “My mother would flip. Unfortunately, I am here with my little sister,” Maria said raising her voice so Corinna could hear. Corinna, who had not gone too far, looked up upon hearing her name and waved.

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GUEST POST:

Who Inspired Your Love for Books?

The person who inspired my love for books was my mother. She had such a high regard for literature and read to us when we were children. Bedtime story time was my favorite part of the day.

My mother also encouraged us to keep a diary and a journal. She bought us our own to write in. I had journals until I was in my thirties.

My first set of books I loved were the Little Golden Books especially the, I love Kindergarten book.

I then started reading, Ramona the Pest, Betsy and Tacy, Nancy Drew, Grimm’s Fairy Tales, and Little House on the Prairie.

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse intrigued me as a young teen. I loved F. Scott Fitzgerald and then the Bronte sisters.

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AUTHOR BIO:


Olivia Castillo is a New York native. After going to the prestigious Fiorello H. Laguardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, she went on to study graphic design at Otis Parson's College in Los Angeles. Along with being an entrepreneur, she is the mother of three children, and grandmother of two. When not writing or spending time with her family, she travels the world and paints. Song of the Boricua is her first novel.

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AMAZON BOOK BUY LINKS & BOOK SALE INFO:

**Song of the Boricua is on SALE during the book tour for ONLY $0.99!!!**

Amazon Kindle:

Amazon Paperback:

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Olivia will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


**This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase made I may receive a small commission to help support this blog.  This does not cost you anything, it just helps pay for all those awesome giveaways on here.**

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

14 comments:

  1. I appreciate you taking the time to give us a great book description and giveaway as well. Thank you so much!

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  2. Thank you for sharing your story. How has writing this book helped strengthen you as a woman?

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    1. Writing this book and getting it published has helped me to know that I have the power to be the hero of my own story. That empowers me as a woman.

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    2. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing

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  3. How did you come up for the idea of the cover of the book. Congrats on the release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  4. Hi, i really like the history of El Morro the fort in Puerto Rico. It stood up against many countries for hundreds of years only falling to the United States. I feel it represents the resiliency of the Puerto Rican people. Thank you for asking and yet congrats :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing, this sounds great

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