Friday, February 25, 2022

VBT ~ Saving La Familia by Donna Del Oro

                                         

It's a virtual book tour and this week I'm featuring Saving La Familia by Donna Del Oro. You'll want to stick around for this great book and check out the excerpt below. There are also prizes to be won. Like? One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card. How cool is that? Want more chances to win? Then follow the tour. You can do that here: https://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2022/02/fs-vbt-saving-la-familia-by-donna-del.html

Saving La Familia
by Donna Del Oro



A romantic suspense comedy set in Silicon Valley, a young Latina teacher, Dina Salazar, is asked by her Mexican-born grandmother to rescue her cousins from a dangerous Mexican drug cartel. After all, her stern grandmother tells her, she is the “smart one” in the family. To do so, she has to recruit help from her hated ex-fiance. What’s a girl to do when “la familia” calls?


SAVING LA FAMILIA by Donna Del Oro, about a latina teacher who's recruited by her Mexican-born grandmother to save her cousins from a dangerous Mexican drug cartel. It's a romantic-suspense comedy with many "buen dichos"!


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Now for an Excerpt!! 


Grandma Gómez—”Life is like an artichoke. It takes a lot of peeling to get to the heart of things.”

How did I, in three short months, get to the heart of my Mexican-American family? It wasn’t easy, believe me. Especially since I was the family’s desgraciada. The disgraced one. Ever since I turned eighteen and had my legal name changed from Dolores—which means aches and pains in Spanish—to Dina. My namesake, Grandma Dolores Gómez, refused to speak to me or acknowledge my existence for about a year after the name change. Before that, I was simply the family brat and rebel. The know-it-all.

But you see, Grandma was the heart of the matter. And the big, dark secrets she kept closed up in her heart all got ex- posed in those tumultuous months. And before I could blink and realize what was happening, I was roped into a scheme to rescue cousins I never knew I had out of the deadly clutches of a Mexican drug cartel. Why was I chosen, you ask? Me, Dina Salazar, the desgraciada? A single schoolteacher with a long line of loser-boyfriends? How did I end up looking up the barrel of a cartel commando’s automatic weapon? Come along with me and I’ll tell you.

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About the Author:


Donna Del Oro lives in Northern California with her husband and three cats. She taught high school and community college English classes for 30+ years and is now happily retired. When not doing research, writing novels, or reading voraciously, she travels and sings with the medal winning Sacramento Valley Chorus.


Donna is a member of Capitol Crimes, the Sacramento chapter of Sisters in Crime in addition to the Valleyrose chapter of the RWA. She has judged RITA entries and does developmental editing on the side. Two of her novels, Operation Familia and Born To Sing, have won national and international awards.


Contact me at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/donna.wierzbowski.1

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3152322.Donna_Del_Oro

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Donna-Del-Oro/e/B003AUDSCY

donna@donnadeloro.com

https://www.donnadelorobooks.com/


Buy Link: The book will be free during the tour.

https://www.extasybooks.com/Saving-La-Familia

https://www.amazon.com/Saving-Familia-Donna-Del-Oro-ebook/dp/B09PN7K2S8/ref=sr_1_1

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7 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Rita Wray said...

Sounds great, thank you for sharing.

wen budro said...

This looks like a great read. The plot is intriguing.

Sherry said...

I love the cover and the excerpt.

Stormy Vixen said...

I enjoyed the except and I like the cover, Saving La Familia sounds like a thrilling book for me to enjoy! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a sunshiny day!

marisela zuniga said...

added to my tbr, the book sounds great

Glenda said...

This sounds terrific!