Monday, November 9, 2020

NBTM Gumbeaux Love by Jax Frey

 It's a virtual tour and there are prizes to be won. For what? Gumbeaux Love by Jax Frey. Yeah. What can you win? Jax Frey will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Isn't that cool? Keep reading. Want more chances to win? Then follow the tour. You can do that here:

Gumbeaux Love

by Jax Frey

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.


Now for an Excerpt:

Dawn opened her eyes and saw daylight streaming into the high den windows. “Is it morning already?” she thought. She realized that she had never slept all night on the couch before, but then Dan was not there to call her upstairs to bed. She glanced at a clock and saw that it was late, almost nine o’clock. The world was well and truly awake and starting the day without her. 

She started to get up and head for the kitchen and coffee, when her eyes flew wide open. Her computer was still open. A feeling of pure dread covered her from head to toe, and she whispered, “Oh no, no, no, please no! Please let me have deleted that post before I fell asleep.”

Her eyes searched the screen and found it still on her Facebook page with fifty-two likes underneath, and a comment from one Rocky Breaux that simply read, “Challenge accepted.”


Now for a little bit about the book!

First you have to know that I’m an artist. I started painting a series called The Gumbeaux Sistahs years ago. They were images of strong, supportive, fun-loving, colorful women. One day about two years ago I realized that the women in the painting had a story to tell — not only in art, but in prose. I realized that there was only one way their story would come to light, and that was for me to sit down and get to work. On October 1, 2019, the first Gumbeaux Sistahs novel was born. I have so many ideas and inspirations for the Sistahs, novel two Gumbeaux Love was an easy birth. Now, book three is already in the works — there’s no stopping them now!

About the Author:

Born in New Orleans, Jax 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

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.

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Victoria Alexander said...

Sounds like a good book, thanks for sharing!

Stormy Vixen said...

Great excerpt, sounds like a delicious read, thanks for sharing with me!

Sherry said...

I really enjoyed the excerpt.

Caryl Kane said...

Sounds like a must read. Thank you for hosting.