My name is Patricia T. Macias and I was born in San Jose, California. I always dreamed of writing and I'm delighted to be achieving my dream. I graduated from the University of Phoenix with a dual Bachelor of Science degree. I currently live in Sacramento, California with my husband and children. My children and grandchildren are my pride and joy. I enjoy reading romance and paranormal novels. I also enjoy spending quality time with family and friends.
What do you want your readers to know about your book?
I want my readers to know that this book is the first one in the De La Cruz Saga. The De La Cruz Saga is a romantic thriller (with several erotic moments).
The first novel is Hot & Spicy. This novel is about Jose Enrique De La Cruz. He is the eldest of the thirteen cousins.
The saga takes place in California. Each novel is about one of cousin's unique love story. The Mexican traditions are strong in the De La Cruz family and the cousins struggle to honor their customs.
The De La Cruz family encounters conflict and threats from the Mexican cartel. The De La Cruz cousins fight to stay true to their integrity and beliefs in their struggle with the Mexican cartel. The family is assisted by the Navy Seals, FBI, and other government agencies. The De La Cruz's must overcome heartaches and obstacles before achieving their happy ending.
These novels are written in Spanglish (very, very light Spanglish). The glossary is located in the back of the book. I believe it is an enjoyable and easy method to learn basic Spanish.
Do you have any excerpts, blurbs, examples from your book that you would like to share?
A small blurb from my book -
Enrique sits at the conference table waiting for his novia to show up. I just want to be here before they do so I can take a good look at her before they realize I’m here. I have a good feeling about this. I have been endeavoring to remember Paty’s amigas from high school. I don’t recall any of them coming over to la casa. Paty is right. I never paid attention to them. I was too busy studying, going to school, y assisting on mi free time at la familia’s company. I have faith in Paty. Paty says mi novia is hermosa, smart, y muy sexy.
Paty y Jessy are laughing as they enter the conference room. Jessy steps into the cuarto first. Oh dios mio, Jose Enrique is waiting. He looks hotter than ever before. Mi corazon will not stop pounding. Mi chest, it’s going to explode. I’m going to die. I’m going to stop breathing.
Take a deep breath, stay calm. I need to be professional, sophisticated, y sexy. Yeah, right! Geez! Smile and greet him. I need to put mi portfolio on the desk and be ready for his greetings, thought Jessy. Take control. Don’t tremble y definitely do not sweat. Okay, I can do this. Smile.
Jose Enrique observes his novia enter the cuarto first. Dios mio, Wow! Gracias dios mio. It’s the bella chica that I saw at the club on Friday. I do owe Paty big, big time. Smiling, Jose Enrique approaches his novia reaching out to enfold her in a tight hug. “Hola, novia mia,” Jose Enrique said proceeding to give her a beso.
What is he doing? He is kissing me! Relax. Return his beso, thought Jessy.
Jose Enrique almost releases her when he feels her tremble y stiffens. He is about to step back and release her when he feels her relax. Dios mio, I have never felt so much attraction in a simple beso. Her lips are so soft y silky. She tastes like heaven. She’s trembling. Hmmm maybe I am scaring her. I should stop this beso. Jose Enrique feels her melting into him as she parts her lips inviting him to deepen the beso.
Jose Enrique did not stop to think. He takes full advantage softly entering her mouth to explore every sweet inch. She feels so good. She feels like she is made especially para me. Jose Enrique feels her brazos creep up around his neck. She is responding to his beso. He feels her tongue slipping slowly past his lips deepening his beso. He then hears her moan.
Jessy lost track of time y forgot all about Paty. I cannot think. Oh dios mio, I have dreamt of Jose Enrique’s besos forever. He is so hot y sexy. I always knew he would smell scrumptious. He smells like spice and sandalwood. He tastes better than I could ever image. I need to get closer to him. Jessy takes a step closer rising up on tiptoes. I need more of him, thought Jessy.
Okay, this has to stop, thought Paty. They forgot all about me y the meeting. Jose Enrique doesn’t even remember her. Great! This is getting out of hand.
……..hmmmm soo steamy...pick up a copy to enjoy the rest of this chapter♥
How did this writing process begin?
It all began with a dream. I dreamed my story over and over again. I decided to write this novel after several weeks of dreaming about all of these characters. I started brainstorming and organizing it into outlines.
I developed each character’s personalities, interests, and personal love story.
I kept on track and was able to create cohesive plots by using a calendar as a timeline. I want to write feasible and believable stories that evolve around events that are transpiring in each cousin’s life in the same period of time.
What challenges, if any, did you encounter?
My biggest challenge has been the marketing of my novel. I’m learning and thoroughly enjoying promoting, meeting interesting people, and blogging. I truly wish I had started to write earlier in my life.
Are there any other projects that you are working on?
The project I’m currently working on is Hot & Forbidden.
Hot & Forbidden is about two of the cousins falling in love. The forbidden is always enticing. How do Nicolas and Daniella deal with their forbidden love? Why is their love forbidden? How can they overcome the obstacles without losing their love? La familia has a secret. Can this be the key that will set their love free? Hot & Forbidden will be available in a few months.
Hot & Enchanting will be available at the end of the year or the beginning of 2013.
I also have the additional ten novels almost finished. I wrote each one as I progressed in writing Hot & Spicy. These novels interlock and evolve in the same period of time in each cousin’s life
Is there anything that you want to share with your readers about yourself?
I want you to know that I have always dreamed of writing since I was young. I'm a new author. I love writing and I'm extremely happy to be achieving my dream.
I'm married, have three children, and three grandchildren. My family is my pride and joy. I love spending quality time with my family and friends. I love to read romance and paranormal books.
Where can readers go to find out more about you and your projects?
This book is for 18+ due to erotic content.