Monday, August 3, 2015

{Blog Tour + Giveaway} Just South of Biloxi (Asylum #4) by Lauren Hammond

Just South of Biloxi by Lauren Hammond
Release Date: 07/21/15

Summary from Goodreads:

Just south of Biloxi there was a girl with spunk, a girl with spirit.

A girl with fire.

A girl with a heart full of rebellion.

Just south of Biloxi there was a boy, with a dazzling smile and a kind demeanor.

A boy with morals.

A boy in love.

Just south of Biloxi there was a boy and a girl who realized too quickly, too swiftly, that there is such a thing as shattered hearts and cracked dreams.

Just south of Biloxi there was a boy and a girl who would never truly understand the meaning of some hearts and some worlds are better left broken.

*This is the 4th book in the Asylum series but can be read as a companion standalone*

First off, I'd like to thank you for having me on the blog today. Second, I don't know how any writer can survive without music. Music really  and truly  inspires  me. I once wrote an entire novella after listening to a song so I thought for this guest post, I'd share the playlist for Just South of Biloxi, my latest novella.

1. Electric Daisy Violin - Lindsay Sterling.
2. Skinny Love - Birdy
3. Face Everything and Rise - Papa Roach
4. Thunderstruck - 2 Cellos
5. All You Never Say - Birdy
6. Indestructible - Disturbed
7. Cold As War - Sevendust
8. Smells Like Teen Spirit - 2 Cellos
9. Unsteady - X Ambassadors
10. Desperation - Eminem
11. Scared - Delta Rae

Just  South  of  Biloxi  is  a  companion  novella  to  the  Asylum Trilogy,  but  can  be  read  as  a standalone. It is the first novella in a two part series. Check it out if you get a chance!

~About the Author~

Lauren Hammond knew from a young age that she was born to be a writer. After publishing her first novel in 2007, she then went on to write several screenplays and a few award winning poems.She aspires to be a positive role model for young people who have a pencil, a piece of paper, and a dream. Never give up on your dreams, you might wake up one day and regret not pursuing them.She has two more novels in the works, as well as some film projects

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Can you spill a little bit on what Just South of Biloxi is about without giving too much away?

Just South of Biloxi is a mainly about a girl battling some inner demons and how it's hard for her  to  trust  anyone  to  be  able  to  talk  about them.  The book is set in an era where crazy was looked  upon  as  an  illness. Society and the standards society sets up for people also plays a huge part. 

What can you tell us about Aurora, the main character?

She's a spunky rebellious girl with a good heart. 

What do you love most about her?

I love that she's got her own mind. She doesn't follow the crowd and for the most part doesn't care what other people think of her.

What do you think she values the most?

Trust, above all things. 

If you could describe this novella with one word, what would it be?


Finally, is this book part of a series?

Just South of Biloxi is the first novella in a two part series, so yes.


Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Sounds interesting, and the playlist has a nice mix of artists familiar to me and some I've never heard of. I love finding new authors and new music, so thanks for pointing me in their direction. :-)

  2. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the cover of the book. :)