Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dancing Naked in Dixie with Lauren Clark

Dancing Naked in Dixie
by Lauren Clark

Genre: Southern Fiction/Chick Lit/Light Romance
Release Date: May 2012
 
Find Lauren’s books on Amazon here!

Book Tour Giveaway - There will be a grand prize giveaway for a signed print of Stay Tuned , her first novel, and 2 $15 Gift Cards.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Travel writer Julia Sullivan lives life in fast-forward. She jet sets to Europe and the Caribbean with barely a moment to blink or sleep. But too many mishaps and missed deadlines have Julia on the verge of being fired.

With a stern warning, and unemployment looming, she's offered one last chance to rescue her career. Julia embarks on an unlikely journey to the ‘Heart of Dixie’—Eufaula, Alabama—home to magnificent mansions, sweet tea, and the annual Pilgrimage.

Julia arrives, soon charmed by the lovely city and her handsome host, but her stay is marred by a shocking discovery. Can Julia's story save her career, Eufaula, and the annual Pilgrimage?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Lauren Clark writes contemporary women’s fiction set in the Deep South; stories sprinkled with love, family and friendship, and the challenges that life unexpectedly throws at all of us!

This is a very fast paced story that is often laugh out loud funny, but it also has its somber moments. The author’s storytelling ability allowed me to actually visualize the story as it unfolded.”
-Brenda C, Readers Favorite

Her characters are real women; smart and sassy, who tackle complicated issues with tenacity and intelligence. Readers will empathize and relate to her flawed yet likable heroines. A former TV anchor and journalist at WWNY and WTVY, Lauren’s stories allow us an insight into the excitement, drama and fast- paced world of media.

Author Lauren Clark writes so well you can feel what the characters feel.”
-Lauren Davis, News Anchor WVLT-TV

Lauren is a reformed news junkie, a non-reformed coffee drinker, and an official library geek. Her big loves are family, paying it forward, eight hours of sleep a night, and homemade macaroni and cheese. She lives near the Florida Gulf Coast where she is surrounded by family and and true-blue friends that inspire her writing and keep her sane.

Stay Tuned is Lauren’s debut novel. Her second book, Dancing Naked in Dixie is now out in May 2012.

If you’re a fan of Sophie Kinsella (author of “Confession of a Shopaholic”) and Emily Giffin (author of “Something Borrowed”), then I think you will be truly enjoy this novel.”
- The Romance Bookie

BOOK EXCERPTS:
I’m a travel writer at Getaways magazine. Paid for the glorious task of gathering up fascinating snippets of culture and piecing them into quirky little stories. Jet-setting to the Riviera, exploring the Great Barrier Reef, basking on Bermuda beaches. It’s as glamorous and exhilarating as I imagined.
Okay, it is a tad lonely, from time to time.
And quite exhausting.
Which is precisely why I have to get organized.
Today.
I sink into my chair and try to concentrate. What to tackle first? Think, think.  
“Julia Sullivan!”                 
Third reminder. Uh-oh.
Marietta rolls her eyes and jerks a thumb toward the inevitable. “Guess you better walk the plank,” she teases. “New guy’s waiting. Haven’t met him yet, but I’ve heard he’s the ‘take no prisoners’ sort. Hope you come back alive.”
I grope for something witty and casual to say, but all of a sudden, my head feels light and hollow.
            I’ve been dying to find out about the new editor.
Every last gory detail.
Until now.
“I’m still in another time zone,” I offer up to Marietta with a weak smile. My insides toss from side to side as I slide out of my chair.
Marietta tosses me a wry look. “Nice try. Get going already, sport.”
I tilt my head toward the hallway and pretend to pout. When I look back, Marietta’s already disappeared. Smart girl.
“Fine, fine.” I tug a piece of rebellious auburn hair into place, smooth my wool suit, and begin to march toward the inevitable.
Our new editor.
My neck prickles.
I’m not going to worry. Not much anyway.
            My pulse thuds.
            Not going to worry about change. Or re-organization. Or pink slips.
            Focus, Julia.

EXCERPT # 2

“But, I have plans. Every night next week. Tickets to the Met, a fundraiser, a gallery opening, and I have book club on Monday.” I don’t mention the Filene’s trip I’d planned. Or the romantic date I’ve been promising Andrew, my neglected boyfriend of four years.
David waves a hand to dismiss it all. “Marietta can handle the magazine-related responsibilities.” From the top drawer of his desk he produces an airline ticket and a manila folder with my name on it. He sets them on the edge of his desk. Something I can’t decipher plays on his lips.
I keep my voice even. “What about Bali?” I had planned to leave for the South Pacific a week from Friday. “It’s on my calendar. It’s been on there…”    
David shakes his head. “Not anymore.”
The words wound me like a thousand bee stings.
“Alabama,” David repeats.
My face grows hot. He’s plucked me off a plum assignment without a thought to my ability and my schedule. My new boss is sending me to God knows where and he looks perfectly content.
“If that’s my next assignment,” I sputter, “I’d rather…I’d rather dance naked!”
The announcement comes out much louder than I intend and reverberates through the room. Dolores probably has her ear pressed to the door, but the phrase bounces off my boss like a cotton ball.
David smothers a chuckle. “Suit yourself.”

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Finding a Penny with Cotton Carpenter

We will be talking to Cotton Carpenter about her latest book, "Find A Penny", which is an contemporary romantic suspense. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kwodradio/2012/06/01/find-a-penny-with-cotton-carpenter

Follow her on Twitter @CottonCarpenter or “like” her on Facebook at facebook.com/AuthorCottonCarpenter.

Cotton also has a variety of smoking-hot short stories available for Kindle and Kindle apps in different genres as she is THE LITERARY JANE OF EROTICA. You’re sure to find something you’ll like, or at the very least, appreciate this writer’s vast talent. And guess what; she’s just getting started!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Cotton Carpenter is a native of New Jersey, now living and writing in Baltimore, Maryland. This former ghostwriter is a married mother of two who squeezes romance, urban fiction, and erotica writing into whatever moment she can steal for herself. Her short story, "Trigger," can be found in Chocolate Rose 2 or read her Charlie’s Urban Angelz story, “Bubbly, with a Kick.”







Get her new book, Find a Penny, on the publisher website at  http://www.azpublishingservices.com/BookStore.php

OR on Amazon at:  http://www.amazon.com/shops/azpublishingservices.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Win FREE Stuff during Book Blitz TODAY!

BOOK BLITZ for  
50 Ways to Live Life Consciously 
by Christine Agro
Website:  www.theconsciouslivingguide.com

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ABOUT THE BOOK:
 Does life seem complicated? Are you always trying to get to the next ‘something’? Are your relationships confusing and overwhelming? Christine Agro, Clairvoyant and Metaphysical Expert, shares her unique insight that will help you create a graceful, ease and flowing life. Christine’s information is so simple yet so powerful that you may actually feel yourself shifting as you read. With insight into the how, why and what-for of life, Christine helps you get off the mental and emotional wheels and helps you get your ego in check creating a natural balance with the one aspect of yourself that really does have all the answers, your Spirit. 50 Ways to Live Life Consciously is a treasure box that answers the question “why are we here” and offers 8 tools and 42 concepts to help you make the shift into conscious living.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Christine Agro is an internationally recognized Clairvoyant, Inspirational Teacher, Metaphysical Expert and author of 50 Ways To Live Life Consciously. (Haldi Press March 2012)
Using her unique approach that combines her clairvoyance and her degree in Naturopathy, Christine offers a truly holistic overview of health, wellness, well-being and our Spiritual journey. Praised by grateful women, parents, and celebrity clients across the globe for her intuitive and extraordinary gifts as a healer, she has been hailed as “magical”, “transformational” and “inspiring.”
Christine has been featured in The New York Times, and dubbed 'a gift to moms' by Real Savvy Moms an award winning website for the former PBS syndicated TV show. She has been interviewed on radio shows around the world, quoted in health and consumer magazines and e-zines nationwide. She has written for Gaiam Life, and contributed to Messages From Spirit by Colette Baron-Reid (Hay House 2008). 
Christine is the author of 50 Ways to Live Life Consciously, creator of the Conscious Living Wisdom Cards and the founder and leader of the membership site The Conscious Living Guide (www.theconsciouslivingguide.com). Through The Conscious Living Guide Christine provides a place for like-minded people to connect and offers on-going support to those wishing to live life consciously. Members can participate in weekly meditations, mini-audio courses and a monthly on-line Q&A session.