Friday, January 24, 2020

Excerpt Tour: Gouster Girl by David E. Gumpert

Congratulations to tour winners Bill M., Heather M., and Angela C., and to host winner Andi's Young Adult Books.
Thank you for your interest in hosting this tour, but all stops have been filled.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Excerpt Tour for Gouster Girl by David E. Gumpert, a Young Adult available now from Lauson Publishing, Inc. The tour will run February 10 - 28, 2020, and this tour will not include interviews or guest blogs; however, a blurb, exclusive excerpt and author bio will be provided to every host for inclusion on their blog. Additionally, a PDF or mobi copy of this story is available for review via Bookfunnel in conjunction with a promo post.

David E. Gumpert will be awarding a $25 gift card to Garrett Popcorn, then a Water bottle with Chicago flag for a second winner, and a Mug with Chicago flag for a third winner, all randomly drawn via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host.

Gouster Girl is the coming of age, risky affair between Valerie Davis a cute black girl from the South Side of Chicago and nerdy white Jeffrey Stark.

While the two are somewhat smitten they are late to realize that falling in love on Chicago’s South Side in 1963 is a highly risky business for an interracial couple.

Opportunities arise for both of them to help one another out of tough fixes—he saves her from attack at an all-white amusement park and she saves him from injury in a racial brawl at their high school. But as their romance becomes more serious, so do the racial dangers. White police target Valerie as a prostitute and black gang members see Jeffrey as trying to sexually exploit a black girl. Seemingly inevitably, the blossoming romance collides head on with the realities of Northern-style racism one hot summer afternoon at one of Chicago’s most beautiful Lake Michigan beaches, when a racial protest turns ugly, confronting the couple with terrible choices.

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February 11: The Avid Reader
February 12: Andi's Young Adult Books
February 13: michellemengsbookblog- review
February 13: Books in the Hall
February 14: Our Town Book Reviews
February 17: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews
February 18: Readeropolis
February 19: Locks, Hooks and Books
February 20: Fabulous and Brunette
February 21: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin'
February 24: Rogue's Angels
February 25: Long and Short Reviews
February 26: Viviana MacKade
February 27: All the Ups and Downs
February 28: Welcome to My World of Dreams