Spotlight & Excerpt: Southern-Fried Woolf + Giveaway

SOUTHERN FRIED WOOLF

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the SOUTHERN-FRIED WOOLF by Drēma Drudge Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

Title: SOUTHERN-FRIED WOOLF

Author: Drēma Drudge

Pub. Date: January 23, 2023

Publisher: Wit & Whimsy

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 288

Find it: Goodreads, Books2Read

 

Briscoe Chambers is not only the manager of her country music star husband, but a graduate student trying to complete her Virginia Woolf thesis by fall – the same time her cheating husband, Michael, has an album due to avoid being in breach of contract. No problem, right?

Except his co-writer will be Velvet Wickens, his idol who has been opening shows for him. And who happens to be the one he’s cheating with. Now Briscoe has been asked by their record label to ensure the album gets finished on time. To accomplish this, they must all live together for the duration of the writing of the album.

And by the way, Briscoe knows.

Fans of the writing of both Taylor Jenkins Reid and Virginia Woolf will enjoy this novel that has plenty of sweet tea, country music, Virginia Woolf, and heartache.


Praise:

Southern-Fried Woolf is an uproariously funny, deeply insightful, and engagingly complex novel on many levels.” – Rick Neumayer, author of Journeyman and Hotwalker

“A celebration of how books and music can help one transcend life’s daily trials, Southern-Fried Woolf is a quick-witted and erudite novel, drenched in a love of literature and music.” Self-Publishing Review

“Drema Drudge has taken a typical novel outline and made it into an even more exciting and unique story. From Briscoe’s thesis being woven into each chapter to being a part of every thought and emotion she has, the story captivates the audience from start to finish.”- Literary Titans

“Drudge pitches us into Nashville’s vivid world, full of fascinating characters and expertly depicted settings. You can almost taste the sweet barbecue beans and hunks of honeyed cornbread.”- Maggie Humm, author of prize-winning novels Talland House and Radical Woman: Gwen John & Rodin

“A cleverly plotted, character-led novel combining country music and Virginia Woolf. Now there´s a mix!”- A ‘Wishing Shelf’ Book Review


Excerpt:


About Drēma Drudge:

Drēma Drudge is the award-winning author of the novels Victorine (March 2020) and Southern-Fried Woolf (January 2023). A graduate of the Naslund Mann Graduate School of Writing, she and her husband, musician and writer Barry Drudge, have two grown children, a new granddog, and live in a picturesque town in Indiana.

They also host the podcast MFA Payday. Learn more about Drēma and get a free literary fiction short story.

Check out Drēma’s blog and get recipes from SOUTHERN FRIED WOOLF!

Website | Twitter | Instagram | TikTok | Goodreads | Amazon

 


Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a $25 Gift Card from Bookshop.org, US Only.

2 winners will receive an eBook of SOUTHERN FRIED WOOLF, International.

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Ends February 21st, midnight EST.


Tour Schedule:

Week One:

1/23/2023

Mythical Books

Excerpt/IG Post

1/24/2023

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt/IG Post

1/25/2023

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt/IG Post

1/26/2023

A Dream Within A Dream

Excerpt/IG Post

1/27/2023

Sadie’s Spotlight

Excerpt/IG Post

1/28/2023

Books and Kats

Excerpt

Week Two:

1/29/2023

Writer of Wrongs

Excerpt

1/30/2023

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review/IG Post

1/31/2023

A Blue Box Full of Books

IG Review

2/1/2023

@more.books.yes.please

IG Review/TikTok Post

2/2/2023

the book near me

Review/IG Post

2/3/2023

Books With a Chance

Review/IG Post

2/4/2023

The Momma Spot

Review

Week Three:

2/5/2023

Review Thick And Thin

Review/IG Post

2/6/2023

@carlysunshinebooks

IG Review

2/7/2023

@allyluvsbooksalatte

IG Review

2/8/2023

Emily Ashlyn

IG Review/Facebook Post

2/9/2023

Fire and Ice

Review

2/10/2023

OneMoreExclamation

Review/IG Post

2/11/2023

Brandi Danielle Davis

IG Review/TikTok Post

Week Four:

2/12/2023

Ogitchida Kwe’s Book Blog

Review/IG Post

2/13/2023

pick a good book

Review

2/14/2023

@jypsylynn

IG Review

2/15/2023

hodophile_z

IG Review

2/16/2023

@froggyreadteach

IG Review

2/17/2023

@enjoyingbooksagain

IG Review

 

Cover Reveal: Stars Like Gasoline, by Jessika Grewe Glover

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Stars Like Gasoline
by Jessika Grewe Glover
Publication date: April 24th 2023
Genres: Adult, Thriller

When Celia, a Florida art curator, purchases the haunted house of her brother’s deceased fiancé, the spirits threaten her life and her career. To rid the home of the malevolent ghosts, she enlists the help of her brother, Oscar, and Adrian, the best friend of Oscar’s late fiancé, who’d been killed as an Afghanistan veteran. The three are about to be thrown into a chasm of events involving a dead French artist, a Dutch aerospace heiress, and a missing Japanese painter who is presumed to be dead. Not to mention a stalker that begins to threaten Celia and Oscar.

The link between these events appears to be a hidden journal from the 1980s Celia discovers in the home, belonging to a dead, but revered French artist. As Adrian helps decipher the clues, an attraction burns between him and Celia, raising the stakes of the game someone is playing. A game that no one might make it out of alive.

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Author Bio:

Jessika Grewe Glover is the author of Another Beast’s Skin, the first book in a contemporary fantasy trilogy. She grew up in Miami dreaming of magic and other realms in which to escape the heat. She currently resides in the Los Angeles area with her British expat husband, two kids, and the world’s fastest bulldog.

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Spotlight & Giveaway: Sight Beyond the Sun, by Melody Johnson

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Sight Beyond the Sun

Love Beyond Book 2

by Melody Johnson

Genre: SciFi Romance

 

Separating truth from lies is impossible in the game of spies…especially the lies you tell yourself.

A prison break.

Adrenaline junkie and explosives specialist Kinsley “Switch” Morales had a chip on her shoulder long before being caught in what she suspects is some sort of intergalactic human-trafficking ring. Aliens not only exist, their reptilian bodies are stronger, their honed reflexes faster, and their shiny scales nearly impenetrable. But nothing will curb Kinsley’s resolve to commandeer their spaceship and return home to Earth—even if that means crawling behind enemy lines and cozying up to their uncompromising captain.

An undercover mission.

When Raveno Hoviir catches Kinsley outside her cell, wreaking havoc in his control room, he sees more than just her strength, resolve, and courage. He sees a golden opportunity to finally root out the traitor under his command and prove his brother’s loyalty before the coming revolution. After so many years undercover, Raveno is finally one mission away from saving his planet from its tyrannical ruler. He’s sacrificed everything to protect his people—his love life, his anonymity, his left leg—but in his efforts to right his father’s wrongs, has he inadvertently become the very monster he plans to overthrow?

An unlikely alliance.

As Kinsley and Raveno each attempt to exploit the other, they find more than just leverage for their separate missions. Inexplicably, they find common ground in their mutual devotion to family and service. Kinsley knows all too well the grief and guilt of making the wrong decision in the field, but will Raveno keep his word to send her home if she flips loyalties? Is Raveno’s softening heart compromising his judgment, or is Kinsley’s intelligence accurate? Separating truth from lies is impossible in the game of spies. Seeing beyond their surface differences and trusting in love again may be the only way to save both their people—and each other

Amazon * B&N * Goodreads

 


Beyond the Next Star

Love Beyond Book 1

 

An intolerable order. A desperate charade. A deadly secret…

Before Commander Torek Renaar can return to active duty, he’s ordered to purchase an animal companion to help relieve his PTSD symptoms. But having been a caretaker for and lost a loved one, keeping even one little human alive is a challenge he feels doomed to fail. It doesn’t help that his animal companion is the newest, most exotic breed on the market, demanding constant attention, daily grooming, and delicate handling. If she doesn’t die first in his incompetent care, she’ll be the death of him.

After witnessing the murder of her domestication specialist, Delaney McCormick allows her new owner to treat her like the pet he believes her to be. If anyone suspects she’s more intelligent than a golden retriever, her murder would be next. She endures the humiliation of being washed, the tediousness of being trained to “sit” and “come”, and the intrigue of hearing private conversations. But in Torek’s care, she finds something unexpected on this Antarctic planet, something she never had in all her years on Earth while house-hopping between foster families: a home.

As companionship grows to love, must Delaney continue the charade, acting like an animal and hiding from the murderer waiting for her misstep? Or can she trust Torek with her secrets, even if the truth threatens everything he holds dear—and both their lives?

**Also available in Audiobook !**

Audible * Amazon Audiobook * iTunes

Amazon * B&N * Bookbub * Goodreads

 


Melody Johnson is the award-winning author of the “out of this world” Love Beyond series and the gritty, paranormal romance Night Blood series published by Kensington Publishing/ Lyrical Press. She graduated magna cum laude from Lycoming College with her B.A. in creative writing and psychology.

Earning the 2021 Maggie Award of Excellence, Beyond the Next Star (Love Beyond, book 1) is an exciting branch from Melody’s paranormal romance roots, keeping the dark grit from her Night Blood Series and taking it to new worlds. Her first published novel, The City Beneath (Night Blood, book 1), was a finalist in the “Cleveland Rocks” and “Fool For Love” contests.

When she isn’t writing, Melody enjoys swimming, hiking, reading, and exploring her new home in southeast Georgia. Stay in touch with Melody on social media or her website: authormelodyjohnson.com

Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Bookbub * Amazon * Goodreads


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$10 Amazon giftcard – 1 winner,

Free ebook – 10 winners!

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