Sunday, May 12, 2013

VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR: HOW YOU LEAVE TEXAS by Alana Cash

Thank you for your interest, but this tour is now full.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Blurb Blitz Tour for HOW YOU LEAVE TEXAS by Alana Cash, a chicklit/women's fiction/general fiction available May 1 from Hacienda Press. We are also organizing a Virtual Review Tour. The Blurb Blitz will run July 8-August 2 and the Review Tour will run August 5-9. These tours will not include interviews or guest blogs; however, a blurb, excerpt and author bio will be provided to every host for inclusion on their blog. A PDF is available for the Review tour.

Alana will be awarding a screen printed camisole (What Happens in the Bedroom Stays in the Bedroom) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour as well as a screen printed Brass Nuts t-shirt to another commenter. Also, everyone who reviews the book will receive their choice of a camisole or T-shirt.

How You Leave Texas is a volume of three short stories and a novella about four young women who leave Midland, Austin, Fort Worth and Mayville, Texas for New York, California, Jakarta, and in one instance, jail. They seek escape from boredom and sorrow and find it. The stories are hilarious, tragic, revelatory.

Dam Broke – after high school graduation, two quirky best friends reveal big secrets.

In sixth grade, I abandoned the reading glasses for a blond wig and a fake mole above my top lip. Mickey started wearing sunglasses indoors and carrying business cards.

Camille’s Net Worth – on her 40th birthday, Camille’s life falls apart in uncontrolled demolition. Life improves when she gets a job creating art paper and returns to painting. But the plot twists and she ends up in jail, laughing.

“I’m not going to spend much time repeating myself,” Camille said, “I want you to remove whatever you want to keep from this house. You can store your stuff in a rental truck if you need to until you find a new home, but you will be gone from here by midnight and never return.”
“You can’t do that!”
“If you are not gone by midnight, I will set fire to the house.”


Krystal’s Wedding – Heading for New York, Krystal leaves behind her shoddy family in Midland, Texas. Ill-prepared for the culture shock and expense, she takes a few slippery steps before she finds true independence.

Krystal’s family wasn’t an American success story. Mom felt like life had cheated her since Daddy never made any real money and spent most nights getting drunk at the Welcome Inn. Erin never finished beauty school and worked at a donut shop. Bethany worked as a bar-back at the Rusty Nail and was turning out like Daddy. Alcoholic, back-slapping, charming. Eddie Garthwaite, owner of Garthwaite Used Cars located on Interstate 20 between Midland and Odessa. Eddie Garthwaite who currently had his driver’s license suspended because of a DUI.

Frying Your Burger (based on a true story) – Nicky and her friends spend mornings slinging repartee in a coffee shop. While paying a traffic fine, she meets a director and soon finds herself a pawn for two directors trying to ruin each others careers.

I went into the room marked Cashier and got into a long line. And there he was. Grinning that grin. He should have had a license for it. It was that bright. I stood next to him in my white t-shirt and white pants looking like someone straight out of the “hospital orderly fashion catalogue.” It was all I had clean that day.

AVAILABLE DATES:

BLURB BLITZ TOUR
7/8/2013 The Dan O'Brien Project
7/8/2013 SECOND STOP Andi's Book Reviews
7/9/2013 You Gotta Read Reviews
7/9/2013 SECOND STOP Harlie's Books
7/10/2013 Reviews by Crystal
7/11/2013 Musings and Ramblings
7/12/2013 Danita Minnis
7/15/2013 Full Moon Dreaming
7/15/2013 SECOND STOP The Book Tart
7/16/2013 Sandra's Blog
7/17/2013 Loose the Hounds
7/18/2013 Tina Donahue Presents
7/19/2013 A Writer's Life
7/22/2013 Worlds of Possibilities
7/23/2013 Desiree Holt
7/24/2013 Janna Shay's Fair Play
7/25/2013 Renee Luke
7/26/2013 Margay Leah Justice
7/29/2013 Linda Nightingale-Wordsmith
7/30/2013 Lindsay's Scribblings
7/31/2013 Hope Dreams. Life... Love
8/1/2013 The Snarkology of a Romance Author
8/2/2013 Pink Fluffy Hearts: Diary of a Coffee Addict

REVIEW TOUR
8/5/2013 Straight from the Library
8/6/2013 Sharing Links and Wisdom
8/7/2013 Unabridged Andra
8/9/2013 It's Raining Books
 8/9/2013 SECOND STOP My Devotional Thoughts

18 comments:

Harlie Reader said...

Harlie's Books can review on August 9th.

Marika/Harlie

Judith Cauthan said...

Excerpt Post on July 11th.

Musings and Ramblings

Sarah said...

I can do a review post on August 8th

Sarah
Just trying to Let it Be

Pain SUX said...

I'd like to do a review on Aug 8, please and thank you.

~Stephanie
4 the LUV of SANITY
http://www.fortheluvofsanity.blogspot.com

Pain SUX said...

Sorry, I didn't realize that Sarah had asked for the 8th. I could do the 7th :)

Thanks.
~Steph
4 the LUV of SANITY

Danita Minnis said...

I can do July 12th. Thanks :)

Andrea Coventry said...

I would like to please kick off the blurb blitz portion of the tour at Andi's Book Reviews on July 8th. Thanks!

Crystal Benedict said...

I'm open to BLURB BLITZ TOUR any day in July

Caroline Clemmons said...

I'm open for the blurb blitz on July 19 or July 26th

Caroline Clemmons

Courtney said...

I can do the Blurb Blitz on July 17th at Loose the Hounds.

Deanna Mancuso said...

I can host this on July 22 at Book Reviews by Dee. Thanks.

The Book Tart said...

The Book Tart
http://thebooktart can host a blurb blitz and excerpt if possible on July 15th

Thanks!
Kat

Desiree Holt said...

Count me in.

Miss Snark said...

I'd like to do the blurb blitz tour, Aug. 1st.

url: http://melissasnark.blogspot.com/

jannashay said...

I'm available to host on July 24th.

Janna Shay's Fair Play
janna@jannashay.com

Corina Lombardi said...

I'll take August 2nd for the book blast!

Corina Lombardi
pinkfluffyhearts[at]gmail[dot]com
http://pinkfluffyhearts.blogspot.com/

Emily said...

I'd love to host and review on August 6

Andra Lyn said...

Unabridged Andra's can do August 7th