Monday, October 12, 2020

NBtM Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Gumbeaux Love (Gumbeaux Sistahs #2) by Jax Frey

Welcome to my stop on the NBtM virtual book tour for Gumbeaux Love (Gumbeaux Sistahs #2) by Jax Frey. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as a great guest post from the author. There's also a tour wide giveaway to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Gumbeaux Love
Series: Gumbeaux Sisters #2
Author: Jax Frey
Publication Date: October 1st 2020
Print Length: 236 pages
Genre: Women's Fiction
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The adventures of the Gumbeaux Sistahs continues. Five, fiery southern women wage wars against their unique problems using their improbable friendships, hilarious evil-genius schemes, strategy sessions with oh-so-many cocktails, and a shared passion for good gumbo.

Single, Southern artist, Judith Lafferty, casually confesses to her Gumbeaux Sistahs that she is occasionally lonely and would like to fall in love again. Seriously - you'd think she would know to keep her mouth shut around these women by now. The sistahs tackle her problem along with their own with their usual unreasonable, extreme plots and schemes, including a kidnapping, a cupid costume, trying out pick-up lines at the cheese counter, and blind dates from hell. In helping out their friend, the sistahs help each other out as well and bring to light the many flavors of love in all of our lives. Be ready for twists, turns, laugh-out-loud times, and heart-wrenching moments. You'll be sure to recognize yourself and your best friends in the unstoppable sistahs.

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EXCERPT:
Dawn opened her eyes and saw daylight streaming into the high den windows. “Is it morning already?” she thought. She realized that she had never slept all night on the couch before, but then Dan was not there to call her upstairs to bed. She glanced at a clock and saw that it was late, almost nine o’clock. The world was well and truly awake and starting the day without her. 

She started to get up and head for the kitchen and coffee, when her eyes flew wide open. Her computer was still open. A feeling of pure dread covered her from head to toe, and she whispered, “Oh no, no, no, please no! Please let me have deleted that post before I fell asleep.”

Her eyes searched the screen and found it still on her Facebook page with fifty-two likes underneath, and a comment from one Rocky Breaux that simply read, “Challenge accepted.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Born in New Orleans, Jax came into this world with a sense of celebration of southern culture, food, family and fun. Translating that celebration into her writing and onto canvas is her true calling. Her colorful art depicts everything from her dancing Gumbeaux Sistahs paintings to her popular line of original Mini paintings of southern icons. Because over 25,000 of the mini paintings have been created and sold into art collections worldwide, Jax holds a world’s record for The Most Original Acrylic Paintings on Canvas by One Artist from the World's Record Academy. Jax art and gifts can be seen on her art website.

Jax is also the co-founder of the Women of Infinite Possibilities, an empowering women’s organization started in Covington, LA, where Jax lives today with her loveable, tornado-of-a-pug named Lucy.

The Gumbeaux Sistahs' series of novels is a work of love for Jax After painting the Sistahs for many years, she finally gives voice to these women characters who have something to say and constantly make Jax laugh when she writes about them.

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GUEST POST:
- Where was your most memorable vacation and why?

Because I’m a romantic, the first one that pops into my head is when my family visited the Smoky mountains on a camping trip when I was fourteen. While skipping rocks on the river, I met a boy named Windy, who gave me my first kiss. Now, I’ve been all over the world on vacations and for business, but Windy and the Smokies will always have a sweet place in my memories.
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GIVEAWAY:
Jax Frey will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the tour each day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

123 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing it with us.

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  2. I love finding new to e authors because that means more books to read.

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  3. This sounds wonderful, thanks for sharing :)

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  4. This sounds like a great book with a bit of humor.

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  5. I like the cover. It has very nice artwork.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  6. thanks this sounds like a wonderful book

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  7. This sounds great! I like the cover.

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  8. Your favorite vacation memory is adorable.

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  9. Awww...that's so sweet and what a memory to cherish! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Sounds delightful!! I can't wait to read this!!

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  11. The colors are amazing! The cover caught my attention!

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  12. Great blog post- love finding new (to me) authors

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  13. Love books based in the south.. thank you...

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  14. sounds like a really good book. thanks for sharing
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  15. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  16. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  17. Perfect cover for this read. I enjoyed the excerpt

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  18. I liked the excerpt. It sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. What a colorful interesting cover!
    Thank you for sharing the review.

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  20. How do you feel your characters would handle the pandemic?

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  21. I love the beautiful cover. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. Gumbeaux Sisters sounds like a fun series!

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  23. This sounds like a great read.

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  24. "Five, fiery southern women wage wars against their unique problems using their improbable friendships, hilarious evil-genius schemes, strategy sessions with oh-so-many cocktails, and a shared passion for good gumbo."

    They sound like fun. I've never had gumbo! I need to get with it.

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  25. Halloween is my favortite holiday! :)

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  26. "Single, Southern artist, Judith Lafferty, casually confesses to her Gumbeaux Sistahs that she is occasionally lonely and would like to fall in love again."

    Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match...

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  27. This sounds like a fun book.

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  28. "Seriously - you'd think she would know to keep her mouth shut around these women by now."

    I can relate!

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  29. "The sistahs tackle her problem along with their own with their usual unreasonable, extreme plots and schemes, including a kidnapping, a cupid costume, trying out pick-up lines at the cheese counter, and blind dates from hell."

    This sounds like a fun book!

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  30. Really like the cover. Very artistic. :)

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  31. Great cover!

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  32. "In helping out their friend, the sistahs help each other out as well and bring to light the many flavors of love in all of our lives."

    Sounds like a wholesome book.

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  33. The beautiful colors on the cover remind me of New Orleans.

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  34. In any book review post, my favorite part is the section about the author. I enjoyed your Smokey Mountain memory!

    Nancy
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  35. What was your best success as a writer?

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  36. What was your best Christmas memory?

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  37. Do you have a specific writing spot?

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  38. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  39. What are some tips for writer's block?

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  40. What are your writing resolutions?

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  41. What will you be doing to help your writing career in the new year?

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  42. What's your tips for dealing with road blocks?

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  43. What do you do when you're feeling sad?

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  44. What's your favourite ghost story?

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  45. What do you do when you feel lost?

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  46. How has quarantine affected your writing?

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  47. What was yr favourite book as a kid?

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  48. How do you stay awake when you want to sleep?

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  49. Have you ever written a six word story?

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  50. Do you have a favourite snack that fuels your writing?

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  51. What was your most exciting writing moment?

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  52. What question would you ask an author if you had to think up a question to ask them every single day for the rest of your life?

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  53. What's your main character doing today?

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  54. I like the book cover and the book sounds like a great read.

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  55. What was your favourite book as a kid?

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  56. What are yr writing goals for this year?

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  57. Do you worry about what other authors think of yr work?

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  58. I do like the cover and would really enjoy reading it too.

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  59. What's your advice for new writers?

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  60. I live in the south and I love stories about quirky women of the south -you know like me!

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  61. Have you ever won a blog giveaway?

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  62. The book sounds very interesting and I do like the cover too.

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  63. Have you ever had sleep paralysis?

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  64. What was your proud accomplishment as a writer?

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  65. What is your hometown's creepiest story?

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  66. This sounds like such an entertaining book. I used to live in the South.

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  67. When was the last time you donated to charity?

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  68. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  69. sounds like a fun one

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  70. I love Cajun food and romance.

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  71. I love the cover and love friendship stories too.

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