Blog Tour: Middle South @mayansnl @iReadBookTours #giveaway #womensfiction #middlesouth

On a hilarious journey that takes Layla from the Southeast to the Middle East and back, she finds out a little more about herself and what she is looking for in life and in love.
Book Details:

Book Title:  Middle South by Maya Nessouli Abboushi

Category:  Adult Fiction,  215 pages

Genre:  Women’s Fiction

Publisher:  Lanier Press

Release date:  March 8, 2017

Tour dates:  April 17 to May 5, 2017

Content Rating:   PG-13


Book Description:

Layla has recently moved out of her parents’ home in the Atlanta suburbs and into an apartment in the city to assert her independence. Between her job as a feature writer for a small newspaper and her social life, Layla has little time to think about marriage and children, much to the dismay of her Lebanese parents.  On a hilarious journey that takes Layla from the Southeast to the Middle East and back, she finds out a little more about herself and what she is looking for in life and in love.

 Buy the Book:

Special Guest Post:

Layla is Born: Creating My Main Character

Layla, the main character in Middle South, is an Arab American Muslim girl living in the Southeast. She is smart, funny, and tough. I like to think that she is a better version of me. She’s the person I wish I had been when I was younger. She fights for what she wants, and she’s living her life on her terms. I think readers will relate to her because she could be their neighbor, friend, or acquaintance.

She’s interesting to read because she’s trying to strike a balance between her two selves: a young, independent American woman, and the doting, chaste daughter of Lebanese immigrants. She is desperately trying to hold on to the image her parents have of her while being a typical young American. Layla is looking for the same thing everyone out there is looking for—a job she enjoys, a person she can spend her life with, and to be all right with finding neither for a while. As the novel progresses, Layla’s character evolves. Her trip to Beirut helps her reconnect to her roots while acknowledging that they don’t have to define who she becomes.

For American readers, I hope Layla will serve as a new example of Arab Muslim culture. Unfortunately, for many in the United States, Arab Muslims have become synonymous with violence and radicalism. Layla was written to show that there is another side of the culture. I hope Layla helps readers come away with a different perception of people from the Middle East.  


Meet the Author:
 

Maya Nessouli Abboushi is a Lebanese American born and raised in the United States. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children. This is her first novel.

Connect with the author:   Facebook ~  Twitter  ~  Instagram


BOOK SPOTLIGHT TOUR SCHEDULE:

April 17 – Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway

April 17 – Kristin’s Novel Cafe – book spotlight / guest post

April 17 – Library of Clean Reads – book spotlight / giveaway

April 17 – Corinne Rodrigues – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

April 18 – T’s Stuff – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

April 18 – Discovering/Writing Life – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

April 19 – 411 on Books, Authors and Publishing News – book spotlight / guest post / gw

April 19 – The World As I See It – book spotlight / giveaway

April 19 – Books, Dreams, Life – book spotlight / guest post

April 20 – Puddletown Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

April 20 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

April 21 – 100 Pages A Day – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

April 21 – Bound 2 Escape – book spotlight / giveaway

April 24 – Celticlady’s Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway

April 24 – #redhead.with.book – book spotlight / giveaway

April 25 – Elsie’s Audiobook Digest – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

April 25 – The Autistic Gamer – book spotlight

April 26 – Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

April 26 – Lukten av Trykksverte – book spotlight / giveaway

April 27 – Zerina Blossom’s Books – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

April 28 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

May 1 – Spines in a Line – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

May 2 – Books for Books – book spotlight

May 3 – Savvy Verse & Wit – book spotlight / giveaway

May 4 – The All Night Library – book spotlight

May 5 – Sharing Stories – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

May 5 – Svetlana’s Reads and Views – book spotlight / giveaway


 

Enter the Giveaway!

Ends May 13

a Rafflecopter giveaway


 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s