Jorge Chávez
Chief Editor

A fan of docuseries and a food lover who is always in search of coexisting with Mother Nature.


Sweet & Spicy: The Power of Storytelling as a Means to Inspire and Empower

By  Jorge Chávez
Jul. 24, 2023

Amidst the enchanting landscapes and passionate culture of Puerto Vallarta, a captivating romance unfolds in the pages of “Latin Lovers Series – Sweet & Spicy” The talented author behind this enthralling tale, Aggie Unda-Tames, takes readers on a journey of love, self-discovery, and empowerment through the power of fiction.

A Woman of Dreams and Strength
Meet Aggie Unda-Tames, a woman who believes in the magic of happily ever afters, a dreamer at heart. Yet, she is not just a romantic soul; she is also a woman of immense strength, power, and innovation. Her passion for storytelling and writing traces back to her childhood, where she fell in love with the world of poetry. However, her creative pursuits led her into the realm of theater, where she thrived as an actress, director, and producer. During this time, she crafted a powerful children’s play titled “The Seed of Imagination,” which aimed to raise autism awareness, inspired by her experiences as a mother of a child with this condition. This marked the genesis of her first book series, “Risho & Kaia,” where she used stories to address essential issues from the perspective of a young boy with autism.

The Birth of “Latin Lovers Series”
Ideas, creativity, and imagination blossomed within Aggie, sparking the creation of the mesmerizing “Latin Lovers Series.” In February 2023, the world was introduced to the first book in the series, “Sweet & Spicy,” a contemporary romance bursting with love, sensuality, and suspense. The plot revolves around Nikki, the female protagonist, who finds herself entangled in an abusive relationship with a cheating fiancé. As destiny weaves its magic, she discovers love in the arms of a Mexican superstar chef with a secret, Diego San Roman. Throughout the story, Nikki not only finds love but also embarks on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

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Latin Lovers – Sweet & Spicy Cover | Aggie Unda-Tames

Empowering Women through Fiction
Aggie Unda-Tames is on a mission to empower women through her storytelling. “Sweet & Spicy” serves as an ode to the beauty of Mexico, its culture, and the resilience of Mexican men. Through her characters’ journeys, Aggie wants to remind women that they deserve love and acceptance, embracing both their strengths and their perceived flaws. Her writing emphasizes the importance of self-love, self-belief, and rejecting mistreatment. Additionally, she encourages women to embrace and celebrate their sensuality fearlessly.

Puerto Vallarta: The Heart of the Story
For Aggie, Puerto Vallarta holds a special place in her heart, as it was her home for 15 years. She fondly refers to her children as “pata saladas,” a term used for those born and raised here in our destination. This deep connection allows her to weave authentic emotions, ups, downs, and shades of Puerto Vallarta’s essence into her storytelling, transporting readers to the very soul of this captivating Mexican paradise. 

Looking Ahead
Exciting times await readers as Aggie Unda-Tames gears up to release the second book in the “Latin Lovers Series,” titled “Mariana,” in October 2023. Set against the backdrop of Puerto Vallarta during the Day of the Dead celebrations, this dark romance will showcase Mexican culture and traditions, creating an immersive experience for all.

“Latin Lovers Series – Sweet & Spicy” is available on Amazon.com.

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Jorge Chávez
Chief Editor

A fan of docuseries and a food lover who is always in search of coexisting with Mother Nature.