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About Lara Reznik
Lara Reznik, a native New Yorker, escaped to New Mexico in the 1970s in a Karmann Ghia that she jump-started cross-country. As an English major at the University of New Mexico, Lara studied under the lat esteemed authors Rudolfo Anaya and Tony Hillerman.
Ambidextrous from birth, Lara preferred her right-brained creative side, but discovered she could make a better living with her left-brain skills, so entered the I.T. field in 1985.
Since the breakout success of The Girl From Long Guyland in November 2012, Lara retired from her day job in I.T. to write full time. The M&M Boys followed in January 2014. In 2018, Bagels & Salsa, a prequel/sequel to The Girl From Long Guyland was launched. Currently, Lara is working on her new psychological thriller, Dance of Deception.
Currently, Lara lives with her husband and two mini-Australian Shepherds in Austin, TX,
Lara would love to hear from you at email@example.com or on her author page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LARAREZNIK23/. Or visit her website at www.larareznik.com
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Based on historical facts, The M&M Boys explores the parallel lives of an embittered Maris and a self-destructive Mantle who live together incognito in a remote Queens apartment. Maris, a misplaced Midwesterner, gets booed by the Yankee fans who prefer Mantle, and the press pursue him mercilessly. Mantle, on the other hand, basks in New York fans approval, but a series of injuries destroy his hope of winning the competition. Marshall's friendship unearths childhood memories for both men. What all three M&M Boys have in common is a good lesson in how to play the game of life, on and off the field.
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Once in New Mexico, Laila is blatantly rejected by Sylvia, Eduardo’s controlling mama. Sylvia desperately wants Eduardo to marry Violet, his high school sweetheart. Violet has just returned to New Mexico after a failed flight attendant career, and a walk on the dark side of Hollywood. Her mama and Sylvia cook up a plan to get rid of Laila and reunite their children. The Quintanas hold a large pig roast and invite a menagerie of tattooed cousins, rodeo stars, and mariachis, where the drop-dead gorgeous Violet makes a grand entrance.
In the midst of the pandemonium that results, a shocking family secret is revealed, and Laila and Eduardo’s love for each other is severely tested. Can their relationship survive the fierce clash of cultures, the murderous intentions of a Son of Sam copycat who has stalked Laila from New York City, and their own uncertainties about the upheavals that their union will cause in their lives?
Bagels & Salsa is both a prequel and sequel to Reznik’s best-selling novel, The Girl From Long Guyland. http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Long-Guyland-ebook/dp/B00A45OYD0. Both books are standalone novels.