Monday, May 13, 2013

Flapper at the party: Delilah

Fellow blogger, Mary, takes a sip from her giggle water and admires Delilah's Charleston with that Bell bottom. They are just the Cat's Meow.

MEET Delilah here...

A Spear of Summer Grass
by Deanna Raybourn

Paris, 1923
The daughter of a scandalous mother, Delilah Drummond is already notorious, even among Paris society. But her latest scandal is big enough to make even her oft-married mother blanch. Delilah is exiled to Kenya and her favorite stepfather's savanna manor house until gossip subsides.

Fairlight is the crumbling, sun-bleached skeleton of a faded African dream, a world where dissolute expats are bolstered by gin and jazz records, cigarettes and safaris. As mistress of this wasted estate, Delilah falls into the decadent pleasures of society.

Against the frivolity of her peers, Ryder White stands in sharp contrast. As foreign to Delilah as Africa, Ryder becomes her guide to the complex beauty of this unknown world. Giraffes, buffalo, lions and elephants roam the shores of Lake Wanyama amid swirls of red dust. Here, life is lush and teeming—yet fleeting and often cheap.

Amidst the wonders—and dangers—of Africa, Delilah awakes to a land out of all proportion: extremes of heat, darkness, beauty and joy that cut to her very heart.

Only when this sacred place is profaned by bloodshed does Delilah discover what is truly worth fighting for—and what she can no longer live without.


Bit o'sip sip gossip...

Enter to win this:

Offer ends May 15:
Beth Fish Reads
The Brazen Bookworm

Offer ends May 15:
Booking Mama

Offer ends May 28:
Confessions of a Book Addict

Offer ends May 31:
She Knows


--~ Book Giveaway courtesy of publisher ~--

WIN a copy of this book!

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Offer ends: May 31, 2013 --> extended to June 9

TO DO: (3 parts)

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* on my want list

* image source: for Flapper guest Mary

* Updated: 5.17.13 with giveaway offer from publisher

_.oO0- Flappers at Floyd's schedule -0Oo._


  1. I heard many great things about this book! It is already on my wishlist!

  2. I have this book for review and I can't wait. There's a little prequel to it being offered on Amazon and its free if anyone is interested.

    Cute dress, Delilah!

  3. I must say I am looking mighty fine in that dress - if I do say so myself.

    A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS looks wonderful.

  4. Thanks for the great post! I'm dying to read this book :) I found it interesting that she composes a "playlist" of music before she even starts writing!


  5. I really like her blog, the spiral textbook style. And since I commented about Africa I have to say that I'll dream of being somewhere exotic tonight.
    Great giveaway thank you.

  6. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. I enjoyed learning about her writing and this novel is captivating. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com


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