Cover Reveal!

You may recall a while back, I wrote a post about Historic Route 66. I was researching it for what I call my, ‘Grandma Road-Trip Story’. A Women’s Fiction, set in the west. Well, I finished, and it’s becoming a real book!

I just got this beautiful cover from my publisher the other day!


Here’s the blurb:

Jacqueline Oliver is an indie perfumer, trying to bury her ravaged childhood by shoveling ground under her own feet. Then she gets a call she dreads—the hippie grandmother she bitterly resents was apprehended when police busted a charlatan shaman’s sweat lodge. Others scattered, but Nellie was slowed by her walker, and the fact that she was wearing nothing but a few Mardi-Gras beads. Jacqueline is her only kin, so like it or not, she’s responsible.

Despite being late developing next year’s scent, she drops everything to travel to Arizona and pick up her free-range grandma. But the Universe conspires to set them on a Route 66 road trip together. What Jacqueline discovers out there could not only heal the scars of her childhood but open her to a brighter future.

And on my vacation fly fishing in Colorado, I did a clip of me reading the first pages:

I wish I could tell you it was available for sale, but it isn’t yet (dang it!). But know that when it is, you’ll hear me shouting it from the rooftops!

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Laura Drake is a New York and self-published published author of Women's Fiction and Romance.
Her romance series, Sweet on a Cowboy, is set in the world of professional bull riding. Her debut, The Sweet Spot, was a double-finalist, then won the 2014 Romance Writers of America® RITA® award. She’s since published 12 more books. She is a founding member of Women's Fiction Writers Assn, as well as a member of Western Writers of America and Women Writing the West.
Laura is a city girl who never grew out of her tomboy ways, or a serious cowboy crush. She gave up the corporate CFO gig to write full time. She realized a lifelong dream of becoming a Texan and is currently working on her accent. She's a wife, grandmother, and motorcycle chick in the remaining waking hours.

21 thoughts on “Cover Reveal!”

  1. Congrats on your new book. Route 66 has so many amazing history stories. Happy 4th of July to you.

  2. Laura, I loved, loved your video! The book sounds so good, is so well done, Grandma is so quirky and your protagonist so conflicted, your readers will love them. And I love 1st person!! THE ROAD TO ME will be a success for you. Yee-haw!!

  3. I am so jealous. Not that I would be fishing (my husband would) but because we loved the three years we lived in Colorado and miss it dearly. I hope you have a wonderful and enjoyable time.
    I love the grandmother. There but for a streak of responsibility instilled by being the oldest of 6 go I. Through no fault of my own, I had to be the granddaughter most of the time. I still spread my hippie wings when I can to the rolling eyes of our children and the tolerance my husband. I love the sound of the book and look forward to reading it when it comes out. Thank you for the excerpt.
    Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend and trip.

  4. Congratulations on your new book, it sounds like a great read and I love your book cover it is beautiful.

  5. This sounds like such a fun book. Listening to you read it is special. Will there be an audio version?

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