Latino Book Month giveaway: Winners announced

Updated June, 1: Congratulations to five winners: Dariela, Evenshine, herblady, RobynL and Courtey.

You win the books. We’ll be in touch to get your mailing information. Enjoy!


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New blog, new freebies.

Hey, Tiki Tiki readers, five of you will win five wonderful Latino-themed books from Hachette Books and its imprints such as Grand Central Publishing and Little, Brown and Company . 

And, all you have to do is say “Hola” to us in the comments section. And OK, maybe a little feedback about our new site.

Here are the titles:

B as in Beauty By Alberto Ferreras
Into the Beautiful North By Luis Urrea
Hungry Woman in Paris By Josefina Lopez
The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos By Margaret Mascarenhas
Houston, We Have a Problema By Gwendolyn Zepeda

Tiki Tiki reviewed B as in Beauty a few days ago, by the way. 

The books range in topic from a 26-year-old who bases her life decisions on signs to a passion-seeking woman named Canela who learns to cook in Paris to a 19-year-old Mexican woman who realizes her hometown has  practically no men, as they’ve all gone north in to the U.S.

Giveaway Rules/Reglas

- Comment on this post and tell us what you think about the Tiki Tiki.

- One entry per person.

- You have until midnight EST May 31, 2009  to enter.

- Use a valid e-mail or blog address so I can reach you.

- Anonymous comments are not eligible.

- You must live in the United States or Canada and provide me with a street address. Books cannot be shipped to P.O. boxes. (Don’t post your address here)

- Five winners will be randomly selected.

OK, let’s habla habla!

Share, por favor!

By Carrie on May 15, 2009 · Posted in el buzz, featured, giveaways

48 Comments | Post Comment

Marc Masferrer says:

Hi -

Love the new site. Good luck, I can tell it will be successful.

Posted on May 18th, 2009

Deborah says:

Love this blog! And what GREAT books! Even if I don’t win, I hope to read them anyway.

Posted on May 18th, 2009

Silvia says:

Me encanta el nombre! Por aqui me tendran leyendo.

Carrie, tengo que preguntarte, como le haces para balancear tus actividades? necesito aprender un poco de ti, yo solo tengo un blog por el momento y a veces siento que no tengo tiempo para todo :) Que tengan mucho exito!

Posted on May 18th, 2009

Ody says:

Love it!!!! Much success to you and the other ladies, and here’s to many years of blogging together.

Besos, Ody

Posted on May 18th, 2009

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Posted on May 18th, 2009

Ana Lilian says:

The blogosphere just acquired some much needed sabor and I couldn´t imagine a more creative group of ladies to make this happen!

Mucho éxito!

Posted on May 18th, 2009

Angela says:

I’m always happy to find new, interesting views on Latina life. I’ve just started exploring this site, but I can already tell it is bookmark-worthy, and will be checking in on a regular basis. Muchas cosas buenas, Chicas!

Posted on May 18th, 2009

scottsgal says:

I kind of stumbled on this site but what a neat site – much success to you! Would love to read these books

Posted on May 18th, 2009

brenda says:

love your post about never growing out of tiaras

Posted on May 18th, 2009

Dariela says:

Hola! Felicidades for this new place! I’ll be a new subscriber.
Very nice and inviting to latin@s! I’m so happy to see more and more latin places around the web!! Que chévere!
Thanks for the giveaway, I’ve been bad at reading so if I win one of these I will definitely get back into it, they look great!!

Posted on May 18th, 2009

Roxana says:

Carrie, Violeta, Carla & Marta:

!Qué excelente! No he tenido mucho tiempo para explorarlo todo, but I can’t wait to do so. Lo poquito que he podido leer, me encanta, but it doesn’t surprise me because I already loved and followed most of you on your other blogs!

It’s awesome to have more Latina bloggers and especially of your caliber!

Plus, what a great giveaway – even if I don’t win, you already piqued my curiosity and since I’m always looking for great stuff to read…

Thanks for that and gracias por crear such an excellent new blog!

Suerte y adelante!

Posted on May 18th, 2009


this is my first visit here so far i like what i see good luck and great success to you

Posted on May 18th, 2009

Claudia Fanelli says:

Wow! This is so cool! Congrats and mucha suerte!

Posted on May 18th, 2009

Elizabeth Gonzalez Prouty says:


Posted on May 18th, 2009

Maikel says:

Hola, quiero compartir con ustedes una cancion la cual le hice a panfilo en Cuba y se las mando a ver si es posible
publicarla para todos los cubanos del mundo.
Mil gracias, aqui les mando el link de mi cancion….
se llama Panfilo en Cuba….



Posted on May 18th, 2009

Lisel Laslie says:

Awesome! A muy cool new place to hangear! Congratulations!!

Posted on May 18th, 2009

wendy wallach says:

The Tiki Tiki is pretty cool.

madamerkf at aol dot com

Posted on May 18th, 2009

Evenshine says:

Me encantan los colores.

The visuals work well, but the multiplicity of articles was a bit intimidating. Maybe a list?

Just a suggestion!

Disfrutandolo, chicas!

Posted on May 19th, 2009

Elizabeth says:

This blog is so cool. I have been looking to connect with more Latina mom – this is perfect. Gracias y mucha suerte!

Posted on May 19th, 2009

Adriana says:

Ay madre, just what I needed ANOTHER blog to read! But *sigh* I shall be here frequently too.

Love the content, look and feel! I had no idea you were involved in such a tiki tiki!


Posted on May 19th, 2009

ALLY M says:

I am new to your blog but was immediately taken by the color scheme which I really like. Simplistic and bright. Also very easy to read posts and easy to navigate around. I would love to win a set of these books but I am also glad to have found your blog.

Posted on May 20th, 2009

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Posted on May 20th, 2009

Tricia says:

What a fabulous and eclectic collection of interesting topics on this webpage! I’m excited to see what you have in the coming weeks and months…

Posted on May 20th, 2009

kim v says:


Great site!

I will be back.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Posted on May 20th, 2009

Deborah R. says:

Hola! I can’t compare your new site to your old site, but I can say my favorite part is the recipe section. I guess if you can’t visit all of us to teach us how to prepare Cuban cuisine, your pictures will have to do. ;)

Posted on May 21st, 2009

Marie says:

I just found your blog but I’m really enjoying my visit! The books sound wonderful too! :-)

Posted on May 21st, 2009

Mishia says:

I love the site because it is a fresh approach to blogging.

Posted on May 23rd, 2009

Jen M. says:

Felicidades! This site is awesome! I can’t wait to read more!

Gracias por las recomendaciones de los libros. Muy bien!

Posted on May 23rd, 2009

Courtney says:

I’ll definately send folks over! Love the articles so far…

Posted on May 23rd, 2009

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Posted on May 24th, 2009

Talya says:

The site is great! I love the stories.

Posted on May 24th, 2009

Christine W. says:

I would love to win a set of these books.


[email protected]

Posted on May 25th, 2009

Shawnee says:

I love the site, the main page is vibrant and easy to navigate and even more important, the content is varied and entertaining. Thanks for the chance to enter!

Posted on May 25th, 2009

K. Haney says:

Hola! and Congrats on your site. Good job! I thank you for hosting the Latino Month Giveaway. I would love to win this set. Thanks!

Posted on May 25th, 2009

Aaron says:

Thanks for the giveaway. Tiki Tiki looks like an interesting site.

Posted on May 25th, 2009

Sharon A says:

What a great site and I would really like to read all of these books.

Posted on May 26th, 2009

RobynL says:

Hola!! Hi from Canada. First time here but I think the new site is just fine; easy to get around and lots of giveaways and info.
These are all new authors to me so would be wonderful to win their books. Thanks.

yourstrulee at sasktel dot net

Posted on May 26th, 2009

ikkinlala says:

I like the site – it’s easy to read and navigate.

Posted on May 27th, 2009

daisy alvarez says:

Gracias Chicas!

I see a bright future for this site
if i can help in any way, count on me.

Posted on May 27th, 2009

gwendolyn b. says:

Hola! Great blog! I especially like the recipes!
Thank you for hosting this giveaway. I particularly want to read HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEMA!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Posted on May 28th, 2009

Cindi says:

Hello! What an interesting and a site that I can learn a lot from!
I wish you much success…..Thanks, Cindi

Posted on May 28th, 2009

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Posted on May 29th, 2009

Elissa Pugh-Arguello says:

Oh how I wish I was Latina…and how I wish I had these books!

What a great blog! Congrats!

Posted on May 29th, 2009

Laura says:

Hola, Tiki Tiki! I’ve lived far from my family for many years now and your website makes me feel reconnected to those deep Latino roots. Thank you for reviving my Cubanidad!

Posted on May 31st, 2009

Sandra says:

Hola Ladies,

Love the new web home. I look forward to many of the new posts. Ya’ll are doin’ big things….much love from Chicago.


Posted on May 31st, 2009

Lesley says:

Love the design and layout!

Posted on May 31st, 2009

Ashley Madden says:

Hi there! My first time visting Tiki Tiki. I like the layout, it looks very organized :)

Posted on May 31st, 2009

herblady says:

This is my first time here so I am not yet familiar with your site but I know a great contest when I see one. I had never heard of the expression Tiki Tiki before until I read the meaning~ great name!Thank you for the chance to win!

Posted on May 31st, 2009