NEW YORK, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As a tribute to her growing number of fans, Cecilia Velastegui, award-winning author of MISSING IN MACHU PICCHU, will offer the electronic edition of the novel as a free download from June 25 to July 7, 2013 at all online book sellers. "I want to share my recent good fortune with my readers. On May 30, 2013, Missing in Machu Picchu won First Place in Adventure Fiction at the International Latino Book Awards ceremony in New York City. I was incredibly honored to receive the award since my novel was in competition with some of my favorite authors."
Missing in Machu Picchu continues to receive critical acclaim. ForeWord Reviews gave it a Five Stars out of Five review: "Velastegui's prose is dreamlike and evokes comparison with the best writers of modern magical realism." https://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/missing-in-machu-picchu/
Kirkus Reviews added, "Fortified by vibrant characters and a tenacious plot; Missing in Machu Picchu packs a mean punch when readers least expect it." Most recently, Huffington Post listed Missing in Machu Picchu as 1 of 13 suggested books for summer reading, along with Amy Tan's The Valley of Amazement, Ann Romney's Romney Family Table, and Carlos Slim by Jose Martinez. : http://voces.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/11/libros-mujeres_n_3424377.html#slide=2560418.
Velastegui donates a portion of the proceeds of her novels to the fight against human trafficking, the underlying theme of all her novels. Her 2011 novel Traces of Bliss was selected as a book of the month pick by the Las Comadres and Friends National Latino Book Club in partnership with the Association of American Publishers, and her debut novel Gathering the Indigo Maidens was a finalist for the Mariposa Award. http://www.CeciliaVelastegui.com
SOURCE Libros Publishing