Spotlight: Revenge de los Muertos

I couldn’t resist putting together a lil spotlight post for an upcoming release that I am SO excited for! Author Talis Jones has a new series coming out and this time she’s selected the urban fantasy genre. As you all know, I read almost every genre out there but when I need something fun, something to take me away from whatever is causing me stress in my life, I often turn to paranormal or urban fantasy (the difference between the two remains largely unknown to me, I admit). There’s just something about magic or the supernatural set in a world of Walmarts, roller rinks, and student loans that is fun to me. It’s our world, but with a little extra.

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Certain Dark Things

Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (2016)

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Fiction | Paranormal Thriller
3 StarsBlurb:

Welcome to Mexico City… An Oasis In A Sea Of Vampires…

Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is busy eking out a living when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life.

Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, must feast on the young to survive and Domingo looks especially tasty. Continue reading

The Gringo Champion

The Gringo Champion (Campeón gabacho) by Aura Xilonen (2017)
Translated by Andrea Rosenberg

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Fiction | Contemporary | Sports
1.5 StarsBlurb:

“WINNER OF THE MAURICIO ACHAR PRIZE FOR FICTION

Liborio has to leave Mexico, a land that has taught him little more than a keen instinct for survival. He crosses the Rio Bravo, like so many others, to reach “the promised land.” And in a barrio like any other, in some gringo city, this illegal immigrant tells his story. Continue reading