Meet the Author

Cuban-born, Miami Beach–based Carolina Garcia-Aguilera is the author of ten books as well as a contributor to many anthologies, but she is perhaps best known for her Lupe Solano mystery series. Read more

Praise for Magnolia

  • "Magnolia is an enticing novel of romance and growing up, very much recommended reading."
    ---Midwest Book Review

  • "'s Best Fiction Books of 2012 Honorable Mention: Magnolia by Carolina Garcia-Aguilera Garcia-Aguilera writes about the travails of Magnolia Larson, a sort of female version of Richard Gere’s American Gigolo, whose move to Miami and subsequent break up leaves her high and dry until she starts turning tricks as a ‘sports geisha.’ Garcia-Aguilera’s imagination is on fire in this departure from her Lupe Solano mystery series."

  • "Magnolia is so sexy and sultry, it should be dripping sweat among other body fluids. Part romance, part sports Kama Sutra, part marvelous fun, this pay-to-play  page turner of a beautiful woman's journey as a sports geisha  is as caliente and entertaining as Miami itself."
    --Brian Antoni, author of the acclaimed book, South Beach: The Novel

  • "Garcia-Aguilera creates a lovably imperfect heroine in this Pretty Woman–type tale...readers will fall in love with Magnolia in this engaging tale of what unexpected choices can be made when one’s back is against the wall."
    ---Publishers Weekly

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Recent Reviews/Media Coverage:

Miami Herald
Author profile, December 9

Latina Style magazine
Author profile, guest columnist, November-December issue

Publishers Weekly
Book review, October 22

MIAMI magazine
Book feature, November issue

Sun-Sentinel’s Queen Bee
Book and author feature, November

“Eye Opener” on WSFL-TV (Channel 39)
Taped in-studio interview, air in November (Miami Book Fair coverage)