01 October, 2012

#SpecialFeature :: #AuthorBio of Lauren Clark


Under "Special Feature" every month I feature a Special Author. 
During this month I put up 4/5 posts about the Author/Book, including Interview / Review / Excerpt / Guest Post / Author Bio / Fun Facts or whatever else we can come up with. Also on the first day of the month we will  launch the Giveaway contest along with the first post and will announce the winner on the last day of the month.
So be sure to check out my blog every 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of every month for something new :)

Now Presenting:
*** SPECIAL FEATURE - October'12 ***


Lauren Clark :: Author Bio

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.

Her Books
    

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?

Stay Tuned :: What happens when a #1 news team becomes the top story instead of reporting it?
For TV producer Melissa Moore, crisis management comes with the job. From employee disputes to her high-maintenance boss, there’s not much she hasn’t seen or can’t handle.
But no one—including Melissa—expects a fistfight during the ten o’clock news. When sexy-but-crazy Alyssa Andrews lands a punch on her co-anchor’s face, Melissa jumps on set to help. She’s determined that WSGA’s reputation won’t be destroyed on her watch.
Both anchors are fired and Melissa agrees to fill in—but not before polishing her look from haircut to heels. While the new Melissa wows WSGA viewers, her personal life starts fraying at the edges. Melissa’s husband is away more than he’s home, leaving cryptic Post-it notes in his wake. Her mother’s antics spiral out of control at the nursing home and a stalker decides Melissa is her next target.
What happens next? Stay Tuned to find out…


Raves & Reviews
"The story engages the reader in both southern hospitality and urban intensity. Get ready for a great time as you travel along with Julia as she yearns to fall in love with life, family and syrupy Southern sweet tea!"
- Dina Silver, Author, One Pink Line and Kat Fight

"Lauren Clark has blown me away! The story is sassy and sexy; her characters are fresh and real. Absorbed from the first line and sorry when it ended...the signs of a fantastic read! I adored Dancing Naked in Dixie and I'm sure you will too." 
- Laura Pepper Wu, Author, Wow! Glowing Bride in 30 Days

"I think we can all relate to Lauren Clark's fresh and hilarious fish-out-of-water tale. There's nothing more fun then plunking a tried and true New Yorker down in the Deep South. I read this book in a day and loved every second of it!"
- Kate Rockland, Author, 150 Pounds 

"Lauren Clark has captured the real life personalities of the hip New Yorker and the caring southern ladies and gentlemen. This book is a must read for all romantics, young and old. Lauren Clark has definitely been added to my list of favorite authors."
- Trudi LoPreto, Readers Favorite

"Lauren Clark's Dancing Naked in Dixie captures and blends the flavors of both the Deep South and the Big Apple. A splash of humor and a healthy dollop of romance make this a fun read from beginning to end."
- Lynnette Spratley, Author, Memory's Child


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Giveaway

Now for the most amazing news! The Giveaway! Ms.Lauren Clark is giving away a $50 Amazon gift card. Yeah I know its amazing & I wish I could enter it myself. The number of books I could get for it!
So,what are you waiting for??? Go Enter NOW!!

Rules:
1. There's only two compulsory entry to qualify for this Giveaway. 
2. Please provide proper info & links in the Rafflecopter. I will be checking the entries - so no cheating please.
3. The Giveaway is open Internationally.
4. I will select the winner through Random.org on 31st October and will send an e-mail. They have to reply with their mailing address/e-mail id within 48 hours, or I will select another winner.
5. Please do not leave your e-mail id in the comment section.

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17 comments:

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  2. When did you first start writing?

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    1. Gosh, it's been about 8 years ago now. I was about to have my second son and decided that I would give novel writing a try! I have learned so much since then and have been fortunate to have worked with some really amazing editors who've helped me streamline and polish my work!

      xx, Lauren

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  3. I like the sound of the main character's personalities in both books. They seem full of life and a lot of fun.

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    1. Many times, Bee! I grew up near Niagara Falls, NY and love visiting Toronto, Stratford, and have been to Niagara-on-the-Lake for the Shaw festival, as well as a few other places! LOVE it!

      xx, Lauren

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  5. What is your favorite or inspirational writer??

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    1. Ninna - I adore Sophie Kinsella (Shopaholic Series) because she is so darn funny! Anything that makes me laugh out loud is a must-have for my bookshelves! That said, I love ALL books and have about 1500 in my house! LOL

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  6. Have you ever been to Europe?

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    1. Yes! Germany in December several years ago! I loved Heidelberg, we drove through Munich, and went on to Garmisch where I rode up the trolley along the Zugspitze with my eyes shut gripping the railings! I am terrified of heights!! I did manage to stick a toe in Austria but wish I could have seen the country and people there, also!

      :) Lauren

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    1. HI! I have so many favorites! Sophie Kinsella, Amy Tan, Lisa See, Jodi Picoult, James Patterson, Jennifer Weiner, Emily Giffin ........ I could go on and on!

      xx, Lauren

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  8. Thanks Pj! So glad you stopped by! Debdatta does a fab job promoting Indie Authors :)

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  9. Lauren - Where in the south are you living?

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