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Monday, November 2, 2020

Gumbeaux Love by Jax Frey - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hello, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Jax Frey and her new book, “Gumbeaux Love”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win either a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Jax and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Gumbeaux Love

by Jax Frey

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GENRE: Southern Women's Fiction

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BLURB:

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 ONE:

Judith rinsed her juice glass in the kitchen sink just as the doorbell rang.

“Who in the world at this hour?” she thought, shaking her head and glancing at the clock on the wall. “It’s not even eight o’clock.”

She walked to the front door and started to open it, but before she could swing it open all the way, a hand clutching a paper coffee cup shoved its way inside, barely missing her face.

“What?” she yelped. Then she laughed. “Oh no, are you kidding me?” She opened the door to five Gumbeaux Sistahs, including Bea, Helen, Dawn, Lola, and Trinity who stood on her front stoop holding coffee. It was especially a surprise to see Trinity there since she lived across the lake and had a long way to come. But the most unexpected thing of all was Dawn, who stood there looking embarrassed as all get-out, wearing a big, red Cupid costume.

“Not again!” said Judith, rolling her eyes and remembering that this was exactly the way that the sistahs had originally kidnapped her and become her best friends in the world.

Dawn grimaced and said, “I don’t know why I’m always the one who has to wear a stupid costume.”

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GUEST POST:

Where Do You Find Inspiration?

First of all you have to know that I have made my living as an artist for almost fourteen years now. Years ago, I started painting this series I called The Gumbeaux Sistahs. They depicted strong women having a great time, and supporting one another through life. I painted many versions of this series over the years.  One day a couple of years ago, I realized that the women in the paintings had a story to tell. A story that required writing – so what else could I do?

Second of all, you have to know that my friends are real characters. They are funny, fierce, and formidable. And inspiring to boot.  I couldn’t help but match the already-perfect personalities of my friends with the women in the paintings. Dawn, Bea, Lola, Judith, and Helen are all based on real-life, beloved women.

Thirdly, we live in crazy times and reading offers an escape to so many when the stress of the world closes in. I personally love to read a huge variety of books, but when I’m stressed or just need a little mini vacation, I like to read something that makes me feel peaceful, joyous, and inspired. So I was inspired to write books that made me and my readers feel just that way. I do tackle some heavy-duty life problems in my writing, but I do it with a “love-first” attitude. I wanted people to feel relief and re-find their ability to laugh at the world when they visit the Gumbeaux Sistahs.

Finally, I’m inspired by my readers. It always tickles me when they ‘get’ the Sistahs, or when they see themselves and their friends in the books.  So, thanks, Sistahs!

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AUTHOR BIO:

Born in New Orleans, Jax Frey 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 at www.artbyjax.com. 

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. http://www.gumbeauxsistahs.com.

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CONNECT WITH JAX:

Website:

https://www.gumbeauxsistahs.com

Website:

https://www.artbyjax.com

Email:

jaxfreyart@gmail.com

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Gumbeaux-Sistahs-a-novel-435766546973087

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/jaxfrey

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/jaxfrey 

Goodreads Author Page:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19569635.Jax_Frey

Goodreads Book Page:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55399003-gumbeaux-love

Amazon Author Page:

https://amzn.to/2AMuxdv

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BOOK BUY LINKS:

Amazon Kindle eBook:

https://amzn.to/2HV4w2S

Amazon Paperback:

https://amzn.to/2HLNPXH

Barnes and Noble Paperback:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gumbeaux-love-jax-frey/1137551495

The Book Depository Paperback:

https://www.bookdepository.com/Gumbeaux-Love-Jax-Frey/9781733158213

BAM! Books-A-Million Paperback:

https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Gumbeaux-Love/Jax-Frey/9781733158213

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Jax will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

11 comments:

  1. Jax ~ Good morning! Welcome back! It is so great to have you here again! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

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  2. Thank you for sharing your book with us. I always look forward to finding out about another great read.

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  3. I enjoyed reading the excerpt and learning where your inspiration comes from, thanks for sharing your wonderful sounding book with me!

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  4. This sounds like a really good book.

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  5. This sounds like a very good book.

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  6. I am in love with this cover.

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  7. What's your favorite winter activity?

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