2020 Buns & Roses Tea Drink Recipe

It’s almost time for the 2020 Buns & Roses Tea for literacy event later this month!

If you plan to attend Culture, Cocktails, and Culinary Creations with Tracey Livesay, Vanessa Riley, and me, here’s my drink recipe in case you’d like to make it along with me while we hang out, cook, and chat. You can also check out Tracey and Vanessa’s recipes via the links at the bottom of this post.

Even if you’re not planning to attend the Buns & Roses Tea literacy event, I hope you’ll give the Hemingway Daiquiri a try. I chose this drink as a nod to ISLAND AFFAIR, when Luis and Sara spent an afternoon on the Conch Tour Train with her family and made a stop at Hemingway’s House.

Bringing readers home with me to visit Key West through ISLAND AFFAIR has been an absolute joy! Sincere thanks to everyone who’s spent time on my island home with Luis, Sara, and the Vance and Navarro families. I hope you enjoyed visiting and come back for more with ANCHORED HEARTS, Anamaría’s second chance romance with her high school sweetheart, Alejandro, releasing April 27, 2021!

This Hemingway Daiquiri recipe comes from the Papa’s Pilar® website. If you ever head to Key West, I recommend stopping by the distillery to enjoy their rum tasting. YUMMY!

2020 Buns & Roses Drink Recipe

For more tasty Papa’s Pilar® Ernest Hemingway recipes featuring a variety of their savory rums direct from their Key West distillery, head to their website.


Check out Tracey and Vanessa’s drinks via the following links:

Tracey’s drink

Vanessa’s drink

Double Cover Reveal on Fresh Fiction

AH & HHR reveal now Instagram Post


It’s DOUBLE cover reveal time for ANCHORED HEARTS and HOLIDAY HOME RUN! Bonus…there’s an excerpt from ANCHORED HEARTS!

Yes, you can check out the beautiful work Kensington Publishing Corp.’s Art Dept did with both covers here on my website, but if you wanna read part of Anamaría & Alejandro’s reunion, head on over to Fresh Fiction!!

#LatinxRom #readromance #diverseromance #Latina #ownvoices #LatinxinPub #POCinPublishing #holidayromance #Chicago #beachromance #islandromance #KeyWest


ISLAND AFFAIR & Las Comadres & Friends National Latino Bookclub

Las Comadres Book Club July 2020

I’m super excited that ISLAND AFFAIR was selected as the July “conversations with” book by the Comadres and Friends National Latino Bookclub. Join us for the teleconference on Monday, July 27 at 8 PM!

The teleconference starts with a Q&A featuring Jaquira Diaz and her novel ORDINARY GIRLS. Then I’ll join in at 8:30 to chat about all things ISLAND AFFAIR!
The teleconference is free, but you do need to register in advance to receive the phone number.

I hope you’ll join us on 7/27 at 8 pm EDT to chat about our books: ORDINARY GIRLS & ISLAND AFFAIR!

#ReadLatinoLit #LatinxRom

$2.99 ISLAND AFFAIR Digital Book Sale!

$2.99 Cents Sale News!

Just in time for a virtual beach trip or a staycation this July 4th weekend, digital copies of ISLAND AFFAIR are on sale for a sweet $2.99!

Whether you’re curled up on your couch, lounging in your backyard hammock (like I hope to do!), social distancing at a nearby beach, or cuddled up in bed…head to Key West with ISLAND AFFAIR!

I’m not sure how long this surprise sale will last, so grab your copy of ISLAND AFFAIR while you can at one of these two retailers:

Amazon   Apple Books 

#LatinxRom #KeyWest

Welcome to Key West!






One of O, The Oprah Magazine’s “27 of the Best Beach Reads of Summer 2020”


One of NetGalley’s “Most Anticipated April Releases”


“Oliveras has been steadily growing her presence as a romance author, one with a knack for heartwarming family ensembles and a cozy sense of home. But Island Affair is her strongest work yet, perfectly calibrating its inviting family scenes with a sweet, heart-melting romance. “

–Maureen Lee Lenker, Entertainment Weekly


“I finished Island Affair with a big smile on my face. I can’t decide what I adored more: Luis and Sara’s love story; their relationships with their complicated and difficult and loving families, or the setting of Key West, which sounded so beautiful I wanted to jump on a plane. I can’t wait to read more by Priscilla Oliveras!”

–Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author


“Oliveras has been steadily growing her presence as a romance author, one with a knack for heartwarming family ensembles and a cozy sense of home. But Island Affair is her strongest work yet, perfectly calibrating its inviting family scenes with a sweet, heart-melting romance.”

–Maureen Lee Lenker, Entertainment Weekly 


“Priscilla Oliveras writes about families and love with warmth and charm. If you love nuanced characters & big emotions, read her books.” 
—HelenKay Dimon, author of The Secret She Keeps


“Island Affair is a perfect romantic Caribbean escape. Don’t miss this lovely beginning to Priscilla Oliveras’s new series. Can’t wait to take my next trip!”  “Island Affair is a perfect romantic Caribbean escape.”
—Jamie Beck, USA Today bestselling author


With all of us in quarantine, social distancing, or self-isolation for the health and safety of everyone, vacations are more than likely on hold. Treat yourself to a virtual vacation/staycation to Key West with my latest release ISLAND AFFAIR!


When a savvy social media influencer is stood up by her boyfriend after she’s already arrived in Key West for a vacation with her judgmental family, she recruits a hunky local firefighter with unwanted free time on his hands to play the role of her smitten partner. Head to Key West in this fake relationship, beach read romance!

🏖 Fake Relationship

🏖 Hunky firefighter-paramedic

🏖 Savvy social media influencer

🏖 Beach shenanigans

🏖 Familia drama


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