Monday, June 11, 2012

BLOG TOUR: Lauren Clarke


Author Bio

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

“This is a very fast paced story that is out loud funny, but it also has its somber
The author’s storytelling ability allowed 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.







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There will be a grand prize giveaway for a signed copy of her first book, Stay Tuned in paperback plus 2 $15 Amazon Gift Cards to randomly drawn commenters throughout the entire TOUR!


Title: Dancing Naked in Dixie
Author: Lauren Clark
Date Published: 5/21/12

Synopsis:
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?

My Rating:



My Review:
The saying "Anything bad that can happen, will." That should so be the motto of Julia Sullivan's life. You feel so sorry for her and find her so endearing, yet you are so thankful that you yourself are NOT her!

She is the defination of anal! Sometimes there are people in this world who should take a step away from their scheduled life and Julia is so that person! So being sent to South is a blessing in disguise for her!

I myself am from Texas and even I was impressed by the plethora of Southern phrases! I guess I am not country enough living in the "city" (dallas). 

I just really enjoyed Julia's transformation in this. It's really just a great feel good story that teaches you to appreciate the little things in life.







3 comments:

Bk Walker said...

Thank you so much for reviewing and hosting Lauren. :)

Lauren Clark said...

HI Cami ~ I have to say that Reading is a GREAT addiction to have :) It's the same with me (along with some coffee & chocolate!!)

Thank you so much for hosting Dancing Naked in Dixie ... As you are an avid reader and blogger from Texas, I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed the story and liked all of the Southern phrases! Julia was a really wonderful character to write about and I enjoyed developing her transformation through the chapters ... :)

I appreciate the lovely review! All the best, Lauren

tinkerbell the bipolar faerie said...

I love books set in the south, particularly the deep south. I think I need to read more southern gothic type stuff.

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