Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Dancing Naked in Dixie Tour Stop and Giveaway


The Best Butts in Alabama, the huge billboard above my head brags. A robust pink pig, dressed in blue overalls and a cowboy hat, winks down at me. Next to the hog’s turned up nose, royal blue letters read ‘Phil’s Bar-B-Q.’ 
            Phil certainly knows how to make a first impression. As does Mother Nature.
            The sunshine beats down on my shoulder through the window. Is it always this muggy in December? I swipe at my forehead with the back of my hand and do quick surveillance.
            Where is the historic, elegant city I was promised in the letter? There is a normal-looking church across the street, a run-of-the-mill real estate business to my right, and a tiny hole-in-the-wall place called The Donut King, which seems to be doing ten times more business than the Winn-Dixie grocery store I just passed.
So far, all I see of Eufaula, Alabama is more in-your-face commercial than traveler chic. Of course, I’m not in the best frame of mind to become one with my surroundings.
After a lousy Thursday morning of sulking and a rushed packing job, I sent an RSVP with regrets for the fundraiser, gave away my tickets to the Met, left a voice mail for Andrew, and changed my ticket to an earlier departure.
Hours later, after fighting through JFK security, surviving the cramped flight to Atlanta, I spent the night in Buckhead, Georgia, picked up my enormous rented SUV this morning (it was either that or a red minivan), and began driving the three-and-a-half hours to reach my pinhole-on-a-map destination.
All to save my job.

Dancing Naked in Dixie 
By Lauren Clark 
Genre: Southern Fiction/Chick Lit/Light Romance 

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

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Debby said...

I think I need to visit Dixie. Sounds great!
debby236 at gmail dot com

Tore said...

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Martha Lawson said...

Couldn't get the rafflecopter form to show up! I'd love to be entered to win, tho.

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Lauren Clark said...

Thank you Debby ... Come on down to the Deep South, we'll show you a great time!!!

Hope you enjoy Dancing Naked in Dixie :)

xx, Lauren

Lauren Clark said...

Martha - Thank you for stopping by the party!

About the rafflecopter ... so sorry. I will let Roxanne know. She organized the 'Dancing Naked in Dixie' Release Day Party!!

:) Lauren

Lauren Clark said...

Thank you for entering Tore :)


Roxanne Rhoads said...

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