Awards & News
Suburban Life Magazine recently featured me in their February romance-themed edition! Being on the cover is a huge thrill and I’m extremely thankful for the opportunity to help shine a positive light on the romance genre!
Looking for a few Diverse Romance recommendations? Check out this article in the Mercury from Manhattan, Kansas. The journalist mentions Her Perfect Affair amongst several other great authors and books.
Reviews are in for HER PERFECT AFFAIR!
“Oliveras tops her excellent debut, His Perfect Partner, with this revelatory, realistic second romance set among the Puerto Rican community in contemporary Chicago…Oliveras’s integration of cultural and class differences, familial expectations, and career objectives into the couple’s romantic decision making immeasurably enriches a moving plot about good people making difficult choices.”
Rising author Oliveras continues her excellent contemporary MATCHED TO PERFECTION series featuring three Latina sisters, following the acclaimed His Perfect Partner (2017)…Oliveras infuses warmth, intelligence, and emotion into this refreshing read.
Booklist, STARRED REVIEW
Check out the reviews for HIS PERFECT PARTNER!
“Oliveras’s outstanding debut tangles romance into family life…The realistic, multifaceted characters have interesting nuances, and Oliveras never stoops to employing contrived misunderstandings, instead creating real obstacles with meaning and depth. Moving familial relationships and splashes of Puerto Rican culture round out this splendid contemporary and bode well for the future of the series.” ––Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
“Debuting author Oliveras takes all the right steps in this sweet romance…Oliveras’ refreshing tale is the start of a very special trilogy featuring a Chicago-based Latina and Latino cast, and it is packed with emotion, humor, and memorable characters. Fans of Samantha Chase will enjoy this heart-tugging love story by a promising newcomer.”
—Booklist, STARRED REVIEW, Amy Alessio
“Oliveras makes a perfect debut with a sweet, sassy, traditional romance. Book one in her Matched to Perfection series about three Latina sisters is a tale of a career dance and a workaholic who have nothing in common but love and family. The story is well written and full of fun, welcoming characters. Readers will laugh and cry and be uplifted by the HEA. Oliveras is an author to watch.”
“This is an overwhelmingly positive story, even in its darkest moments. The secondary characters, including Yazmine’s two sisters, are delightful and not mere plot devices to move the story along. (Readers can look forward to seeing them again, as they are slated to get their own books in this new series.) Readers will feel as though the Fernandez family has and welcomed them into the clan. It’s rare nowadays that a love story is sexy without sex, but His Perfect Partner will touch reader’s hearts.”
“HIS PERFECT PARTNER, All the right moves…a sweet romance sure to tug at readers’ heartstrings.”
I’ll be at several book stores and/or libraries in the coming months chatting about writing and writer’s life, discussing the importance of diversity in books, reading a short excerpt and signing copies of His Perfect Partner.
Click over to my Events page for more details! I’d love to see you there!
Romance Writing at ed2go!
Are you interested in learning more about writing your own romance novel? Or, how to add a romance element to your current work-in-progress?
I encourage you take a look at my class titled “Romance Writing” offered by www.ed2go.com. It’s a 6-week, 12-lesson continuing education course available through many colleges and libraries. Simply type in the words “Romance Writing” in the ed2go home page search bar and you’ll navigate to a link to my course.
Hope to see you in class!