Thursday, October 27, 2011

Friday Night Chicas - Pt. 1

Here is the first story from Friday Night Chicas

"My Favorite Mistake" by Mary Castillo

Isela isn’t looking for a one-night stand; she’s desperate for one last shot at saving her career. Her ticket is Hollywood’s director du jour Tyler Banks, but one major mistake could cost her everything.

Reviewed by: Bela M.

Review: I have heard of Mary Castillo. Her debut novels included Hot Tamara and In Between Men. I have to say that there was still a lot of the same old awkward phrasing, the kind you don’t see too often and nobody would ever use. However, the author did a great job rendering Isela as a flawed human character with the fear of not being able to make her rent and the clumsiness of standing next to a good-looking hunk like Sebastian. Man, does she get a wonderful surprise when she goes to bed with him. I mean, it literally blew me away!

Afterwards, Isela displayed a mixed combo of vulnerability and strength, which grew exponentially when she decided to get down to business and stop acting like a kid. Mary Castillo is a pretty good story-teller, but it just seems that she should stick to short stories instead of lengthy novels, which seem to go nowhere. Out of all her books, this was the best one. I liked all the little sayings at the beginning of each chapter—very original. Where does she come up with this stuff?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Review: Friday Night Chicas (In Parts)

Hey, all

We have a special treat for you readers. This week we are reviewing Friday Night Chicas, a collection of stories written by four Latina writers.

Normally, we have one of reviewers rate the entire book; but, this time, we have a different reviewer for each story, and we will post them all right here!

So stay tuned! The first story will be coming up...