Meet Lola Cruz, P.I. from Bare-Naked Lola in a #free holiday story from Entangled!

That’s right, we’re gearing up for the holidays, and that means we have a series of freebies and special treats for you, our favorite readers.  We’ll be sharing them as they become available.


First up is The Lola Cruz Christmas Story, a prequel to the Lola Cruz mystery series by Melissa Bourbon Ramirez.


Meet Lola Cruz, PI


Living the Vida Lola introduced readers to Dolores ‘Lola’ Cruz, Latina PI.  “I like to say that Lola is my alter ego–if I were a sexy, clever, Latina private investigator,” says the series author, Melissa Bourbon Ramirez.

Hasta la Vista, Lola! came next, followed by Bare-Naked Lola ($4.99 eBook), which came out this past May.  Bare-Naked Lola takes Lola to a professional basketball dance team, and then to a nudist resort.  Picture Lucy and Ethel type antics, dashing behind bushes and strategic towels and you’ll understand where Lola stands on the whole nudist lifestyle.  It’s a lot of fun, and a good mystery, too.

But sometimes people don’t want to jump into a series midway in (even though you totally can with Lola–each story is a stand alone story), so Melissa wrote a holiday short story which is a prequel to the series and allows readers to get a taste of Lola in a mini-dose.  Just the perfect length for a holiday read when everyone is short on time, also.  The Lola Cruz Christmas Story is our gift to readers.  It’s a free download from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and ITunes, so will work on any eReader!

If you haven’t tried any of the Lola Cruz Mysteries and want to see if Lola is for you (hey, Jennifer Lopez’s production company gave it three reads in consideration for a TV series, so that’s a good endorsement!), try the free holiday story!  We don’t think you’ll be sorry 🙂


Praise for the Lola Cruz Mystery Series


Ay Caramba! Lola’s back, and hotter than ever, whether strutting her stuff as a courtside dancer or crashing a party at a nudist resort. Between the well-crafted mystery and the sizzling romance, BARE-NAKED LOLA is a great read… and muy caliente!” ~Jennie Bentley, NY Times bestselling author


“Smart, sassy, and a bundle of fun!  Lola is the spicy, Latina answer to Stephanie Plum – full of laughs, heart, and the kind of endearing women you can’t help rooting for.  Fans of the humorous mystery genre will be cheering in their seats over Melissa Bourbon Ramirez’s latest Lola Cruz mystery.” ~ Gemma Halliday, NY Times bestselling author


“Bare-Naked Lola reveals just how saucy, funny, sizzling and brave P.I. Lola Cruz can be. She is one hot mamacita, and this book is not to be missed! Loved every page of Bare-Naked Lola!” ~ Bestselling author Heather Webber


 About Bare-Naked Lola

Going undercover is second nature for Private Investigator Lola Cruz, but she’s out of her league when the case of a murdered Royals Courtside Dancer leads her to a local nudist resort. Parading around the sidelines of Sacramento’s professional basketball scene in a barely-there cheerleading outfit is one thing—but parading around in nothing but smile? If she has any chance of hiding this from her traditional family and on-again/off-again boyfriend Jack, she’s going to have a lot more than her duct tape bra and killer dance moves to keep under wraps….



About The Lola Cruz Christmas Story

The Lola Cruz Christmas Story is a short, holiday prequel to Living the Vida Lola. Lola is summoned by a woman from her past and becomes part of her own Christmas story as she leads Margo Callaghan to safety.


Get your free copy of The Lola Cruz Christmas Story.  Happy early holidays and reading!  

 ¡Viva Lola!



Barnes & Noble



Check out the Lola Cruz Book Trailer!

About Author

2 Replies on Meet Lola Cruz, P.I. from Bare-Naked Lola in a #free holiday story from Entangled!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.