Tucked in the pine-covered hills of the rural South lie two small towns and two feuding families divided by a dirty river and a mutual desire: to reign supreme in the land of drug lords. Eighteen-year-old Rue Monroe has no interest in her family’s drug business. Thanks to the heartbreaking loss of her father and the abrupt abandonment of her mother, Rue’s left alone to care for her flighty little sister and make sure the bills get paid on time. Life can’t get any more complicated.
That is, until Rue is reunited with Tanner Montgomery, the son of her family’s sworn enemy.
Threatened by her own kin, Rue tries to fight her attraction for the boy she first met at the age of twelve, but Tanner doesn’t give in so easily. Tanner’s tireless persistence forces Rue to question everything she thought she knew about the Montgomery family. The two work together, unearthing old family secrets—secrets which might get them both killed.
Dirty South Drug Wars can be pre-ordered now! It will be available on March 28th.
About the Author:
Jae Hood is a full-time wife, mother, and nurse. And sometimes she sleeps. On her days off from work you can find her daydreaming, painting her nails, reading fanfiction, or investing herself in whatever hobby she’s discovered on Pinterest this week.
Oh, and writing. You can definitely find her writing.
Jae lives in a small, rural town in northeast Mississippi with her husband, children, and more pets than she can afford. Jae fell in love with books as a child when her mother entrusted Judy Blume to explain life’s woes, and she fell in love with writing during an assignment in junior high. “Dirty South Drug Wars” is Jae’s debut novel.