Thursday, September 20, 2012

Book Tour: Mahogany Slade by Stephen Robinson

Hey everyone! This is a book tour of Stephen Robinson's book Mahogany Slade! Check it out and make sure to enter the giveaway at the end! Good Luck & Happy Reading!!

Mahogany Slade
by Stephen Robinson

Beautiful, sophisticated, and unpredictable, Janet Tomalin represents every fantasy Brad Carlton grew up having -- and more than a few he never realized.

When they meet on their first day of college in Athens, Georgia, the stylish New Yorker completely upends the staid Southerner's ordered universe.  They fall for each other intensely and completely. It's the all-consuming passion of a natural performer and her adoring audience.

There's just one problem: Mahogany Slade, the woman from Janet's not-so-distant past... and inescapable future. Janet knows once Brad meets the dangerous Miss Slade and learns the truth, their once-in-a-lifetime love is doomed.

Mahogany Slade is the romantic yet acerbic story of young people escaping themselves in a town where your identity is everything. It's as sweet as Janet finds Brad and as irresistible as he finds her.

(P.S. Sorry about the video and the sound matching being totally off! I tried!! But I have to get to class! Don't hate me!)

Mahogany Slade is about this boy Brad Carlton who is going to be a freshman of college. The book is mainly about his freshman year at this college in Athens, Georgia. Upon his first day there he meets this whirlwind of a girl named Janet Tomalin who changes his world. We follow him through the ups and downs of his first year and through meeting all his friends.

I thought it was charming and cute! Being a first year college student, it was funny to see his interpretation of the whole deal of freshman year. I'll admit it got a little slow at some parts. It also jumped around a bit leaving me confused at what was actually present tense and what were flashbacks. Overall, though, I thought the story was good.

It reminded me a bit of a Catcher in the Rye or Perks of Being a Wallflower kind of story and style of writing. I really enjoyed it and I definitely recommend that you go pre-order it! Or try to win a copy with the giveaway below! It's a bit long, but it's definitely worth the read and you'll fall in love with the characters as you follow them through their different stories. Janet and Heather were my favorite -- definitely.
My rating: 4/5

Preorder it:  Here

About the Author: 

Stephen Robinson graduated from the University of Georgia in 1996. He has lived in many places but feels at home somewhere else. He’s written for newspapers and magazines. Mahogany Slade is his first work of fiction.

Author’s website:

Giveaway details:

"Mahogany Slade," by Stephen Robinson, is about first love, that moment when your favorite songs suddenly make sense because they're now about someone else. 

Post a note on the wall of the "Mahogany Slade" Facebook page ( telling us what song or movie will always remind you of your own Mahogany Slade... even if it's been years since you met.

The author will give a copy of "Mahogany Slade" to his 10 favorite posts.


  1. Thanks for the kind words, Maureen. I'm also pleased to announce that "Mahogany Slade" is now available on Amazon (