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Diverse Book Tours presents Hush Puppy by Lisa T. Cresswell +Rafflecopter Giveaway

dbt presents hushpuppy

Plot Summary:

Intelligent Corrine, abandoned by her mother, and artsy Jamie, forced to play football by a redneck father, both dream of leaving their podunk town and never looking back. Their shared love of literature and a dream of a better life bring them together and a romance blossoms between them in a secret place of their own in the steamy North Carolina woods. When Jamie is involved in the accidental death of a white girl, he’s terrified of his abusive father. Corrine takes the blame to protect Jaime, with dire consequences for herself and her dreams of the future. Her life in danger, Corrine’s left wondering if Jamie ever cared about her at all.

Hush Puppy cover

Book Links

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1uHKJAG

 Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hush-puppy-lisa-t-cresswell/1116523522

 Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18304596-hush-puppy

 Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.com/Hush-Puppy-Lisa-Cresswell/9781608208791

About the Author: Lisa T. Cresswell


Lisa, like most writers, began scribbling silly notes, stories, and poems at a very young age. Born in North Carolina, the South proved fertile ground to her imagination with its beautiful white sand beaches and red earth. In fifth grade, she wrote, directed and starred in a play “The Queen of the Nile” at school, despite the fact that she is decidedly un-Egyptian looking. Perhaps that’s why she went on to become a real life archaeologist?

Unexpectedly transplanted to Idaho as a teenager, Lisa learned to love the desert and the wide open skies out West. This is where her interest in cultures, both ancient and living, really took root, and she became a Great Basin archaeologist. However, the itch to write never did leave for long. Her first books became the middle grade fantasy trilogy, The Storyteller Series. Her first traditionally published work, Hush Puppy, is now available from Featherweight Press.

Lisa T. Cresswell still lives in Idaho with her family and a menagerie of furry critters that includes way too many llamas!

Author Links

Website: http://lisatcresswell.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LisaTCresswell

Twitter: https://twitter.com/peach83352

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5245305.Lisa_Cresswell

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Why You Should Read Like A Teen Again

“Teen reading” is a phrase I use not to describe a certain type of book — you can “teen read” Jane Austen or David Foster Wallace — but a certain style of reading: when you block everything and everyone else out, and immerse yourself in the world of the book until you reach the point that even going to the bathroom is an annoyance.