Pump Up Your Book Presents The Mamacita Murders Virtual Book Publicity Tour 2012

The Mamacita Murders

Join Debra Mares, author of the chick lit mystery, The Mamacita Murders, as she virtually tours the blogosphere June 4 – 22 2012 on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!


Debra is the granddaughter of a Mexican migrant farm worker and factory seamstress, was born and raised in Los Angeles, is the first to graduate college in her family, and grew up dancing Ballet Folklorico and Salsa. Debra followed a calling at eleven years old to be an attorney and voice for women, currently lives in Orange County, and appreciates international travel and culture.  She has been a county prosecutor in Riverside, California since 2004 and is assigned to the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit. Debra has prosecuted cases ranging from gang homicides and domestic violence to political corruption and major fraud. Debra co-founded Women Wonder Writers, a community outreach organization and co-created The Write of Your Life, a mentorship and writing program for at-risk young women throughout Riverside County. The Mamacita Murders is Debra’s first novel and first in a series of legal thrillers and chick lit mysteries. To follow The Mamacita Murders and Gaby Ruiz’ next call to action, visit www.DebraMaresNovels.com.
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When Laura, a seventeen year old key witness goes missing during trial, Assistant Prosecutor Gaby Ruiz is called to action. Ruiz investigates the sexual assault on Laura, who is left for dead in a motel in a drug- and gang-ridden community. Did Clown, Laura’s boyfriend, try to kill her when she tried to leave the Lincoln Gang’s prostitution ring or – did a random assailant ransack Laura’s room and assault her or – or did law enforcement try to kill Laura to protect one of their own?  The investigation twists from the backwoods in Tuckford County to the back rooms of law enforcement buildings all the way to the Walled City.

Gabriela Ruiz is a sex crimes prosecutor in Tuckford County and runs The Mamacita Club, a community outreach effort from her chrome Vintage Airstream motorhome. She travels with her girlfriends around the county to reach at-risk women. Women affected by drugs, gang and domestic violence, sex crimes, and broken homes–they’re all in The Mamacita Club. Gaby has spent all of her professional life seeking justice for others. But it is not until Laura goes missing, that Gaby is able to start searching for justice for herself and begin to fix her own guilt-ridden past for not protecting her mom from an abusive relationship–this time to save her own life and seek closure over her own mother’s death.



The Mamacita Murders Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Monday, June 4

Guest Blogging & Book Giveaway at Lori’s Reading Corner

Tuesday, June 5

Guest Blogging at Literarily Speaking

Wednesday, June 6

Guest Blogging at The Book Faery Reviews

Monday, June 11

Interview at Blogcritics

Tuesday, June 12

Guest Blogging & Book Giveaway at Good Choice Reading

Thursday, June 14

Guest Blogging & Book Giveaway at Darlene’s Book Nook

Friday, June 15

Book Spotlight & Book Giveaway at Celtic Lady’s Reviews

Book Review at Bibliophilic Book Blog

Monday, June 18

Interview at Examiner

Wednesday, June 20

Book Review at Waiting on Sunday to Drown

Thursday, June 21

Interview at The Plot Thickens

Book Review at Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews

Friday, June 22

Interview at Literarily Speaking

Debra Mares’  THE MAMACITA MURDERS VIRTUAL BOOK PUBLICITY TOUR will officially begin on June 4 and end on June 22 2012. Please contact Dorothy Thompson at thewriterslife(at)gmail.com if you are interested in hosting and/or reviewing her book. Thank you!


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