Friday, February 12, 2010

Spotlight and Giveaway: HASTA LA VISTA, LOLA by Misa Ramirez


Hello, everyone! Today I'm offering you a spotlight and giveaway for HASTA LA VISTA, LOLA by Misa Ramirez. My review will be posted later - my mom's in the hospital, and I don't have much computer time. I don't really have time to "perfect" this post, but today is my scheduled day on the blog tour, and I wanted to have something up. I'll probably edit in a few more details later on today. Hope you all understand!




Pub. Date: February 2010
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover, 272pp
Series: A Lola Cruz Mystery Series
ISBN-13: 9780312384036
ISBN: 0312384033

Description (from the publisher):
When Lola comes home to her parents’ house to find a horde of relatives mourning her death, no one is more surprised than she is. The news had reported that one Lola Cruz, PI was found murdered in an alley, causing great alarm in the Cruz family. Before Lola can say “boo,” a cop comes to the house. It turns out the dead woman had a driver’s license with Lola’s information. Between avoiding an unsavory ex-boyfriend, sorting out mixed signals from the very interested but not yet committed Jack Callaghan, and filling in as a waitress at her parents’ Mexican restaurant, Lola tries to find out who the woman was and why she stole her identity. Was the woman hiding from someone who meant her harm, or is there someone out there who wants Lola dead?

This follow-up to Ramirez’s debut novel, Living the Vida Lola, is a red-hot, fun-filled mystery. Lola, a black belt in kung fu who loves to salsa dance, makes for a sexy, unique, and vivacious detective.

Click here to read an excerpt.

Click here to visit the author's website. (This is a really fun site - don't miss it!)

About the author (from the publisher):
Misa Ramirez is proud to be a Latina-by-marriage. A native California girl and a former middle- and high-school teacher, she now writes full-time in her home near Dallas, Texas, where she lives with her husband and five children.

RULES FOR ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY:

I have one (1) copy of
 HASTA LA VISTA, LOLA
 up for grabs.

• Leave a comment on this post telling me something about your favorite fictional female detective(s). 

You must leave an email address in order to qualify. If I can't contact you, you can't win! Use a spam-thwarting format such as geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com or geebee.reads [at] gmail [dot] com

• You can earn an extra entry by being or becoming a Follower or Subscriber of this blog and telling me about it in a separate comment.

• Blog about this contest and provide me with the link to the post in a separate comment, and I'll give you yet another entry.

• Tweeting about this contest and providing me the link in a separate comment will get you one more entry. I've added a Retweet button at the bottom of every post.

• Stumble this blog, Digg it, or Technorati Fave it, whatever, and leave a separate comment for another entry.

• Winners must provide a U.S. or Canadian street address -- no P.O. Boxes!

Deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, February 26, 2010.

• Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email announcing that they have won; if I don't hear from a winner, I will draw another name.


GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

89 comments:

Deb said...

My favorite gemale detective is Dallas from the "In Death" series by J.D. Robb. She is a kick@ss detective that takes down the worst of the worst. LOVE those stories.

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Deb said...

I follow

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I follow.

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

My fictional favorite was always Nancy Drew!

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I follow via Google Reader.

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Mary said...

I'd love to win this book!

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Mary said...

I'm a follower : )

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Mary said...

I blogged in my sidebar giveaways:
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Marjorie said...

I like Jessica Fletcher from the
Murder She Wrote series.
I subscribe by email.

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Marjorie said...

I follow by google reader.


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Sarah said...

I love Miss Marple because she knits!

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misa ramirez said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your mom is in the hospital. I appreciate you putting up my book--I'm sure it was the last thing on your mind. I hope your mom will be okay.

Misa
http://booksonthehouse.com

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Just me, darling. Dropping in to let you know Misa had e-mailed me about this contest. I've got it posted for you at Win a Book -- looks like one less thing for you to remember right now.

Hang in there. Hope the family gets better.

holdenj said...

I really like Stephanie Plum because she has such a quirkly family! Lola sure seems like there may be a few quirkly folks lurking around as well! I would love to win and read this! Thanks.
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holdenj said...

I subscribe via google reader. Thanks.
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bermudaonion said...

Sorry to hear about your mom and I hope all is well. I love Kinsey Millhone and the fact that she's not attached to material possessions. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

bermudaonion said...

I subscribe in Google Reader. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

M. said...

Hello,
this sounds like a lot of fun! Besides Harriet the Spy, of course, a favorite female sleuth is Helena Justina of Lindsey Davis fabulous 'Falco' series in Imperial Rome.

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M. said...

off to become a follower now

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Diane said...

Sounds like a good read. I love Murder She Wrote and Jessica's no nonsense attitude.

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DarcyO said...

Hope your mom is ok. I like female detectives who don't give up and also have their flaws (Stephanie Plum for instance).

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DarcyO said...

I'm a follower.

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DarcyO said...

I tweeted:
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Benita said...

I like Agatha Christie.

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Benita said...

Email subscriber.

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Benita said...

Follower via GFC.

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409cope said...

I would have to go old school here and say that my favorite fictional female detective is Agatha Cristie.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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I follow through google friend. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

bison61 said...

I like Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta

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Beth said...

I love Agatha Raisin because she's so real!

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Beth said...

I'm a follower.

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enyl said...

I enjoy the Women's Murder Club,Ms.Marple and Kay Scarpetta.
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enyl said...

e-mil subscriber.
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Lady_Graeye said...

I want to be Lola! I gotta win this book!!!
I am a follower and an email subscriber!
I follower on tweeter- Lady_Graeye

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Linda Kish said...

I hope your mom is okay.

Please include me for this book. Thanks.

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Bcteagirl said...

Sorry to hear about your mother. Sending good thoughts your way.

If I said Nancy Drew and Agatha Christie would that be too old fashioned?

For today's authors I love female detectives that are fun and quirky.. I am always watching for new authors. Thanks for the contest!

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Bcteagirl said...

Twitted!
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Bcteagirl said...

I follow via google friend connect!

Jayda said...

fingers cross for a win

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Mystica said...

Hope your mom is better.

Please include me.


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misskallie2000 said...

My favorite is Eve Dallas from the In Death series by Nora Roberts (JD Robb). I have read Divided in Death, Origin In Death and Portrait in Death. Eve is a Kick A.,. detective and takes no crap from anyone. LOL... She is great. Suspense is enormous in these books.

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misskallie2000 said...

I follow via GFC

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misskallie2000 said...

I am a subscriber

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Anonymous said...

Please enter me. Thx.
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Zibilee said...

I have heard good things about this book, so please do enter me in your giveaway! My favorite female detective is Ms. Marple, she's very sharp!

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I am also a follower of your blog!

Anonymous said...

I like my female detectives to be sharp and witty and have a good time discovering the facts. Like Stephanie Plum in Janet Evanovich's books. Stephanie sort of stumbles in and out of situations that help her solve crimes. Also, she has 2 hot male friends that keep her on her toes.
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stacybuckeye said...

I know I'm not being terribly original, Stephanie Plum rocks. And she has two very hot men surrounding her. Fun and hot :)
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misa ramirez said...

Wow, you guys ROCK! Such an enthusiastic response to Lola. I so appreciate it! Lady Graeye, I want to BE Lola, too! I like to say that she's my alter ego. =)

I'm old school, too, and will always love Agatha Christie the most!!

misa ramirez said...

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Our goal is to bring readers and books together, just like here at Sea of Books. Every Monday, great authors give away copies of their book.

Visit! Tweet about it! PLEASE!!!!!

lag123 said...

My favorite is Stephanie Plum. She is a bounty hunter and her Grandma Mazur helps her on some of her escapades.

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I follow via google friend connect and subscribe via google reader.

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Anonymous said...

Nancy Drew was my favorite.

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justpeachy36 said...

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Please enter me in the giveaway.

My favorite female detective is Lindsey Boxer. I like her because she is a strong woman, yet she is vulnerable at times like the rest of us.

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I am a follower.

Darcie K. said...

I love Stephanie Plum!
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Darcie K. said...

I subscribe via email
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Misusedinnocence said...

I hope your Mom's doing better.

And I'll stick with the classics. :) Nancy Drew for the win!

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I follow.

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Terri said...

I love Kay Scarpetta in Patricia Cornwells books. She's a forensics expert and solves crimes.

Terri said...

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rubynreba said...

I'd have to say Agatha Christie.
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I follow and subscribe
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Cheryl B said...

My favorite fictional female detective is Jaine Austen from the Laura Levine series. She's always getting into trouble, has a quirky cat & her retired parents get into more trouble than you'd believe. I enjoy the books because they're humorous :)
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Cheryl B said...

I follow publicly via google friend connect & subscribe by email:
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Cheryl B said...

blogged about it here:
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Wanda said...

My favourite female fictional detective is Nancy Drew. She's an amateur and she's been around forever but I still love her.
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Wanda said...

I am a follower of your blog.
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Carolsue said...

Kinsey Millhone (in Sue Grafton's books)
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Jennifer L. said...

I'd have to go with Miss Marple. I've loved Agatha Christie books for years.
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I'm an email subscriber.
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CherylS22 said...

My favorite fictional female detective is Kinsey Millhone in the Alphabet series by Sue Grafton.

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I follow in GFC
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Nancye said...

The only female detective I can think of is Nancy Drew.

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Nancye said...

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