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Monday 25 January 2016

☀ Peace, Love, and a Dead Hippie Chick - N.R. Leigh

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Peace, Love, and a Dead Hippie Chick, a New Adult Coming of Age novel by (, Booktrope Editions, 384 pages).

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, as well as our Q&A with author N.R. Leigh.
Read the first four chapters with Amazon Look Inside.  Peace, Love, and a Dead Hippie Chick is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

N.R. Leigh will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

Synopsis | Teaser | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


Peace, Love, and a Dead Hippie Chick follows the intertwining journeys of three young women in the mid-1990s who go on the road and off the grid, and leave their worlds behind. Each woman falls into a dangerous subculture of sex, drugs, and rock and roll in an attempt to attain their own sense of peace, love, and freedom.

KARA, a middle-class Midwestern girl, flees her painful past after a tragic accident claims a loved one, only to learn—after a violent attack—that there’s no safety among friends or strangers. Survival rests in her hands alone as she escapes into the wilderness of New Mexico.

NATASHA, born into privilege, rebels against her family’s expectations as she follows the Grateful Dead concert tour circuit, selling contraband and exploring her sexual freedom.

AMY, an impoverished Southern belle, becomes love-struck when an exotic drifter passes through town, deciding to leave home and follow him.

This intricately interwoven coming-of-age tale delves into the connection between strangers and the premise that the grand orchestration of life goes well beyond chance.

Teaser: Excerpt

     Saturday, February 26, 1994

     Daddy put a silver spoon in my mouth, and I yanked it out.
     Those were his words, not mine, when I called my parents to tell them that Ian and I had returned to the States. A heresy for someone whose first love is money, I know. So, I stood to correct him.
     “Yes, I yanked it out, but I sold it on the street for twice its value—to be exact.”
     He didn’t appreciate my wit.
     “I see nothing but disaster in your actions, Natasha. You’ve had your fun. Now it’s time to come home.” His voice was stern and steady.
     That’s the point when I usually hang up the phone, but we hadn’t spoken since December, when I called to wish them a “Happy Hanukah.” Shortly thereafter, Ian and I flew down to Costa Rica during the break between fall and winter Grateful Dead shows.
     “Your mother is worried sick. She’s taken out another life insurance policy on you. At this point, you’re worth more to her dead than alive.” He was whispering—Mom must have been hovering. She is an insurance agent, and most of her customers are Daddy’s clients.
     “Dad, I’m fine. I promise.”
     “We’ve phoned most of the police municipalities on the West Coast and asked them to keep an eye out for you. Since you are twenty years old, they’ve said there is nothing they can do. It’s an embarrassment for us… and a waste of my hard work. If you come home immediately, we will get you your own condo in Boston. We’ll give you whatever money you need to travel. You will have plenty of breaks during semesters. I’ve already spoken to the Dean, and he said we’ll call this whole mess a sabbatical.”

Peace, Love, and a Dead Hippie Chick
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About the Author

N.R. Leigh began her writing career in 2007 as a featured columnist for the guerrilla newspaper The Uncommon Sense. She since has written books as an expert on personal health and wellness under the pseudonym Nicci Leigh.

She was inspired to write her debut novel, Peace, Love, and a Dead Hippie Chick, by a conversation with a friend, who described a newspaper article regarding the events that surrounded a group of hippies’s visit to her small town and the havoc they caused. This crazy, fascinating account, coupled with N.R.’s experiences traveling the United States in her early 20s, gave birth to her story.

N.R. has a background in education and teaches aesthetics, yoga, Reiki, and related holistic modalities. Born and raised in Flint, Michigan, she currently lives in a rural coastal community in southwest Florida with her family and their Australian Kelpie, Sydney, who believes she’s a Tasmainian Devil.

N.R is inspired by funny people and those who create positive change and peace. Her friends and family describe her as driven, strong, silly, and independent. Something most people don’t know about her is that, at age eighteen, she aided police in the capture of a team of bank robbers.

N.R. is working on her first fiction series, Imagine Yasmin.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt.

Thais Pampado said...

Thanks for sharing this excerpt!

Unknown said...

I really enjoyed reading the excerpt, well, actually the entire post was terrific, thank you!

Unknown said...

Hi Rita! Glad you enjoyed it :)

Unknown said...

Hello Thais! You're welcome and thanks for stopping by :)

Unknown said...

Hi Betty! Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Did you get a chance to read the Q&A from the link above? Warmest regards, N.R.

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing the teaser.

Unknown said...

Hi Victoria! You're welcome and thanks for reading :)

Unknown said...

i enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing :)

Victoria Alexander said...

No problem at all :)

Stormy Vixen said...

Enjoyed the teaser, sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing!