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Red Clay & Roses {a giveaway}

A few years ago one of my very best friends said, “Hey my mom wrote a book!” I admit I probably said something slightly rude and indifferent like, “Cool. Everyone is writing eBooks these days…”

I mean, it’s quite true. Everywhere you turn you see some new eBook shoved in your face about this new thing, or people trying to put their interesting lives in memoir form slapped with the convenience stamp of buying it 5 days after the idea was conceived.

However, S.K. Nicholls turned out quite different for me.

It wasn’t until last summer that I finally dug into her first novel, Red Clay & Roses. Red Clay & Roses takes place during the American Civil Rights Movement in the 50’s and 60’s and is an amazing historical love story centered around mystery, lies, and important social issues. It all begins when someone in 1992 finds a ledger…

I couldn’t put the book down!

I admit that the pace was really slow… and I’m a fan of Anne Rice, whom my mother always said she didn’t like because she was just “too damn wordy.” Different folks for different strokes, I suppose. The mood was set perfectly by S.K.’s voice throughout. A lot of real-life, believable issues were addressed and kept me wanting to know more about both the plot and characters. The book progressed in pace and sucked me in with twists and character connections I didn’t see coming! And was topped off with a little bow of closure at the end, making it a delightful read overall.

You can buy Red Clay & Roses for your Kindle for $3, or you can grab a good ol’ fashioned paperback for $12 on

OR you can enter my fancy giveaway and try your chance at getting it for free for your eReader!!!

One winner will receive an gift code to redeem one eBook copy of S.K. Nicholls’ Red Clay & Roses. This giveaway is open to anyone Worldwide and ends at 11:59 pm EST on July 31st, 2017. Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!

You can also read S.K. Nicholls for free by taking a peek at her blog, My Brand of Genius. You can read more about this author, her books, and other reviews on her self-titled website.

Unbeknownst to me, Mrs. Nicholls just released a new book last fall and it seems this time she’s emerging us into the somewhat hidden Central Florida culture with a mystery series! I’m adding Naked Alliances to my summer reading list.


What do you plan to read over the summer?


Disclaimer: I purchased this book on my own and volunteered to post an honest review. This giveaway is sponsored by, not S.K. Nicholls. S.K. Nicholls is not responsible for  fulfilling prize obligations. All stories and opinions are 100% my own. Furthermore, the links within this post are affiliate links and purchases made through these links will be compensated. As always, thank you for supporting Atta Mama.



  1. Jaime V. says:

    Looks interesting. I’m always up for a new book to read.

  2. I want to read some fantasy.

  3. Judy Cox says:

    My main book to read is the next book by Sarah J. Maas-A Court of Wings & Ruin. I have read the other two and I think this is out or will be in a few days!!

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