Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dancing Naked in Dixie

Hi everyone! This post is going to look a little different than my other ones. I am participating, for the first time, in a blog tour hosted by Virtual Book Tour Cafe.
Dancing Naked in Dixie 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?

Lauren Clark:
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! 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. 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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I really love the cover and title of this novel. It sets the perfect tone for fun, light chick-lit! Lauren Clark has written a novel with quirky, lovable characters and full of surprises. I really enjoyed the feel that I got for the South while reading, so much so that I wanted to go and visit for myself! 

If you enjoy a spunky heroine and an "exotic" setting, and the deep South could fall under that label for many, then pack your bags and join Julia on her trip to Eufaula, Alabama!

You can find Dancing Naked in Dixie on Amazon and at your favorite online or local bookstore!


  1. Debbie ~ Wow! I am honored that 'Dancing Naked in Dixie' is the first blog tour you've participated in! I'm so glad that you decided to share your review of Dixie on A Library of Our Own!

    Eufaula is -- in many ways -- and exotic setting, and if you ever get the chance to visit, the homes and landmarks are lovely! I enjoyed following Julia on her journey and was a little sad to leave Dixie when I wrapped up the storyline :)

    Thank you so very much for the thoughtful review! xx, Lauren

  2. Great review and thank you for hosting Lauren today.