Indies Introduce


  • Carmen and Grace, Melissa Coss Aquino
    William Morrow, 9780063159068, April 4, 2023 (Fiction)

    “I entered a whole new world I didn’t even know existed when I read this book — the world of women in an underground drug empire, mostly Latina, and all so much smarter and smoother than their male counterparts. Through sharp street dialogue and well-defined characters, I found myself wanting to root for their success; given their dangerous enterprise, I really wanted to see either main character escape unscathed. A terrific, fresh read that’s hard to put down.”

    - Tanya Mills, The Book Bungalow, St. George, UT


    “This was the book I locked myself in my room to read because I couldn’t stop thinking about the characters and their impossible choices. The first chapter brought me to tears and imbued the entire novel with a sense of hope, which I clung to when I couldn’t see how this story would end. For Prestige television fans, think Succession meets Orange is the New Black: cutthroat power dynamics, singular characters, and intense, emotional motivations and backstories. This is the definition of an immersive read.”

    - Emerson Perper, Curious Iguana, Frederick, MD



    “This is one of those novels I wasn’t sure about at first, and then I was so immersed in its complex story and cast of characters that I couldn’t stop reading! It’s a fierce, moving, and empowering tale of sisterhood and ambition.”

    - Alyssa Raymond, Copper Dog Books, Beverly, MA

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