Tuesday, June 12, 2012

VBRT: Dancing Naked in Dixie by Lauren Clark

This post is part of a Virtual Book Review Tour scheduled by Goddess Fish Promotions. The author will be giving away a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Click on the banner above to see her other stops--remember, the more you comment, the better your chances.
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 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.
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5280308.Lauren_Clark
https://twitter.com/ - !/LaurenClark_Bks
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lauren-Clark/235315706518284

Kudos to Lauren Clark. Dancing Naked in Dixie is a pure delight! Julia, bless her heart, has mishap after mishap--which had me alternately laughing out loud or commiserating with her (I've had my own run-in with fire ants!) Lauren captures the spirit of Eufala, Alabama, and made this Southern gal feel right at home. The book is pure perfection...and I certainly hope Lauren intends to go back to Eufala in another book--PD needs her OWN story!!

13 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Lauren today.

lauren clark said...

Thank you so much! I really appreciate you saying that the novel captured the essence of Eufaula ... it's a great area to live (and visit) and there's so much history to explore on every street corner!

I'm delighted to be featured on your site today :) Lauren

Anonymous said...

That's always good, when a secondary character makes you want a sequel...

vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

Karen H in NC said...

Love those secondary characters sometimes even more than the H/H.

kareninnc at gmail dot com

MomJane said...

I love this story line and I also want a sequel.

Catherine Lee said...

I, too, have a fire ant story. I had just completed my graduate degree and had diploma in hand. My hubby was taking a picture of me, posing under a palm tree, holding my diploma. Immediately after the picture, I started feeling these burning bites and saw that I was standing on a fire ant mound. You never saw someone kick off their shoes and rip off a pair of pantyhose SO FAST! I must have looked like a crazy woman. My hubby didn't know right away what was happening until I managed to get in the words FIRE ANTS between squeals. I smile at the thought now, but it was scary then.

Lauren Clark said...

Vitajex - Thank you for stopping by Judy's post today! Great to see you here! xx, Lauren

Lauren Clark said...

Thanks Karen ! The secondary characters are tough ... sometimes they can "try" to take over the story, but without them the novel would be flat and not as exciting. It's like juggling one ball versus 6 ... harder but the audience likes it a LOT more ... LOL

:) Lauren

Lauren Clark said...

Thanks Mom Jane - Good to see you here this afternoon! Thank you so much for stopping by Judy's blog .... I love her tagline about the HATS :) Lauren

Lauren Clark said...

Oh, Catherine! That is hilarious :) I didn't know what fire ants were either. I just had a few nibbles today in the driveway ... I kicked my shoes off and ran for the porch, slapping at my ankles along the way!!! Hope the neighbors didn't see :) Lauren

Joanne said...

Secondary characters are sometimes more interesting then the hero and heroine and have more to say. This book sounds amazing. Can't wait to read more about Julia.

e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

Lauren Clark said...

Thank you Joanne ~ Sometimes, I think the secondary characters have all of the fun ... I stress more about the main characters "doing" or "saying" the right things ... and am much more loose and free with the supporting cast :)

Glad you are looking forward to reading Dixie!! Lauren

marybelle said...

I'm so pleased you enjoyed this. I've been reading some great things.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com