Monday, February 1, 2016


Peace, Love, and a Dead Hippie Chick
by N.R. Leigh


GENRE: New Adult/Coming of Age



Peace, Love, and a Dead Hippie Chick follows the intertwining journeys of three young women in the mid-1990s who go on the road and off the grid, and leave their worlds behind. Each woman falls into a dangerous subculture of sex, drugs, and rock and roll in an attempt to attain her own sense of peace, love, and freedom.

KARA, a middle-class Midwestern girl, flees her painful past after a tragic accident claims a loved one, only to learn—after a violent attack—that there’s no safety among friends or strangers. Survival rests in her hands alone as she escapes into the wilderness of New Mexico.

NATASHA, born into privilege, rebels against her family’s expectations as she follows the Grateful Dead concert tour circuit, selling contraband and exploring her sexual freedom.

AMY, an impoverished Southern belle, becomes love-struck when an exotic drifter passes through town, deciding to leave home and follow him.

This intricately interwoven coming-of-age tale delves into the connection between strangers and the premise that the grand orchestration of life goes well beyond chance.




Friday, February 25, 1994

Well, that didn’t go as planned. I can’t believe this even happened!

Everything was going fine. I left the cow pasture, and there were only a few semi--trucks and travelers on the road. Once on I25 south, I kept my eyes peeled for cops or anyone else who could have been tailing me—nothing. After about an hour behind the wheel, I pulled into a truck stop outside of Las Vegas. (The New Mexico one, not Nevada’s.) I put on some baggy clothes and tucked my hair under a greasy--smelling Red Sox cap that I’d found in the van. I was trying not to attract much attention—driving a VW bus does enough of that on its own. I should get rid of it.

I parked near the semi--trucks, went inside, and heated a microwave burrito. They had showers for $1.25 and I desperately needed one but knew I didn’t have time. I wanted to get as far south as I could. I even wondered if I should have slept during the day and driven at night. I wish I had; then none of this would have happened.



Peace, Love, and a Dead Hippie ChickPeace, Love, and a Dead Hippie Chick by N.R. Leigh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Written like a diary/journal, "Peace, Love And A Dead Hippie Chick" follows through the life of three young girls looking for their true self.

The story is full of adventure, drugs and rock and roll, each character has strong characteristics and a heavy past hanging on her backs that will have them looking for something better, and the path to self-discovering is so full of twists and turns that will keep you turning page after page until their stories meet!

Beware! This books contains drugs, drugs dealing, sex and some violent scenes.

Highly Recommended.

*I received a Free copy in exchange for an Honest Review*

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Author Location:  Currently resides in Cape Coral, Florida; born & raised in Flint, Michigan

N.R. Leigh began her writing career in 2007 as a featured columnist for the guerrilla newspaper The Uncommon Sense. She since has written books as an expert on personal health and wellness under the pseudonym Nicci Leigh.

She was inspired to write her debut novel, Peace, Love, and a Dead Hippie Chick, by a conversation with a friend, who described a newspaper article regarding the events that surrounded a group of hippies’s visit to her small town and the havoc they caused. This crazy, fascinating account, coupled with N.R.’s experiences traveling the United States in her early 20s, gave birth to her story.

N.R. has a background in education and teaches aesthetics, yoga, Reiki, and related holistic modalities. Born and raised in Flint, Michigan, she currently lives in a rural coastal community in southwest Florida with her family and their Australian Kelpie, Sydney, who believes she’s a Tasmainian Devil.

N.R is inspired by funny people and those who create positive change and peace. Her friends and family describe her as driven, strong, silly, and independent. Something most people don’t know about her is that, at age eighteen, she aided police in the capture of a team of bank robbers.

N.R. is working on her first fiction series, Imagine Yasmin.

Please visit her website,, to connect.


N.R. Leigh will be awarding $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner


  1. Enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing and thanks for the review!

  2. Awesome review!! I can't wait to read this one myself, thanks for sharing :)

  3. Thank you for the lovely review! I am happy to hear you enjoyed the book and the Hippie Chicks intertwining path to self-discovery!!