Saturday, December 5, 2015

VBT: Simmer and Smoke by Peggy Lampman

Congratulations to Sylvia F., winner of the tour prize and to The Reading Addict, the host winner.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Book Tour for Simmer and Smoke: A Southern Tale of Grit and Spice by Peggy Lampman, a women's contemporary fiction available now. The tour will run January 11 – February 5 and Peggy Lampman is available for guest post and interviews. A PDF copy of the book is available for review in conjunction with a guest post or interview.

Peggy Lampman will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn host.
A single mother who dreams of becoming a chef.

A food writer who just lost the love of her life.

Two women discover what's worth fighting for in this deliciously rendered novel that illuminates the power of food, love, friendship and family on the human heart


Shelby Preston--a young, single mother trapped in a hardscrabble life in rural Georgia--escapes her reality as she fantasizes herself a respected chef in a kitchen of gleaming stainless steel and pans shimmering with heat. Mallory Lakes--an Atlanta newspaper food writer--may lose her job, and searches for her muse in a shot glass of illusion.


Mallory secures her job by crafting a zealous doppelgänger to satisfy the expectations of an illusive cyber audience. This also mollifies the memories of her lover who recently bolted; no warning. Shelby persuades her mother to take care of her daughter so she can pursue her dream of going to chef school in Atlanta. She cooks them a special dinner said to bring good luck; Lord knows her family could use a pot of something good.


Chasing desires and ambitions, the women's lives unravel down a path beyond the kitchen, then weave together in an unsettling culinary landscape of organic farms and shadowy borders--some borders not meant to be crossed. As Mallory combats her demons with booze and pills, and Shelby battles the odds stacked against her for becoming a chef, the women discover what's really worth fighting for.
January 11: Danita Minnis
January 12: Liz Gavin's Blog - review only
January 13: Jbiggarblog
January 14: Christine Young
January 15: BooksChatter
January 18: A Writer's Life
January 19: The Reading Addict
January 20: Room With Books - cancelled
January 21: Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
January 22: Deal Sharing Aunt
January 25: Unabridged Andra's - cancelled
January 26: It's Raining Books
January 27: Hart's Romance Pulse
January 27: Straight from the Library
January 28: Reviews by Crystal
January 29: Musings and Ramblings
February 1: Welcome to My World of Dreams
February 2: Liz Crowe - review
February 3: Long and Short Reviews
February 3: Romorror Fan Girl
February 4: Writer Wonderland - review only
February 5: Where the Story Comes First