Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Blog Tour: Excerpt of Dancing Naked In Dixie by Lauren Clarke + Giveaway

Lauren Clark is currently promoting her book Dancing Naked in Dixie and today she is sharing a fun excerpt from it. She is also giving away a $25 Amazon GC to one(1) lucky blog tour commenter. Read on for details.


Meet Lauren:
Lauren Clark writes contemporary novels set in the Deep South; stories sprinkled with sunshine, suspense, and secrets.

A former TV news anchor, Lauren adores flavored coffee, local book stores, and anywhere she can stick her toes in the sand. Her big loves are her family, paying it forward, and true-blue friends. Check out her website at www.laurenclarkbooks.com.

Connect with Lauren: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

“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.”

Excerpt from Dancing Naked in Dixie ©2012 by Lauren Clark

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?
Get Your Own Copy: Kindle | Nook
Book Extras: Win a copy from Goodreads

Lauren is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to one(1) lucky reader during her tour. Here's how to enter:
  • Leave a meaningful comment for Lauren along with your email address ninja style: yourname at gmail dot com
  • Follow Lauren's blog tour here. Remember: the more you comment, the better chance you have.
A huge thank you to Lauren for sharing an excerpt and the giveaway prize. Also thanks to the ladies of Goddess Fish Promotions for the review copy.

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