Leaving the Beach

Erin Reardon gets her first kiss from Jim Morrison and loses her virginity to David Bowie. When she flunks out of college, Bruce Springsteen comforts her, and Elvis Costello breaks her heart in Europe. So what happens when she finally meets a rock star in the flesh? Erin’s a lonely misfit with an eating disorder and a wild imagination. She believes she was born to save—and love—at least one tortured musician, and is willing to risk almost everything to fulfill that destiny.

“This is an outstanding novel... Erin is a perfectly flawed heroine.” ~ Semifinalist, 2017 BookLife Prize (10 out of 10 in All 5 Categories Judged)

“...gracefully grapples with several important issues, including alcohol and drug addiction, loss, grief and sexuality... There are also many entertaining pop-culture references to offset the weighty themes... An intriguing novel that looks at the ways that people cope with the pain in their lives.” ~ Kirkus Reviews

“Rowen’s angsty, passionate debut explores the virtues and pratfalls of rock and roll fandom... Rowen’s frank delivery will hold readers from start to finish.” ~ Publishers Weekly

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Audiobook

COMING SOON: Watch for the unabridged audiobook to release in 2020.
 

Print Book Info

Perfect Bound / Softcover:

ISBN: 1622535804
ISBN-13: 978-1-62253-580-4
6.14 x 9.21 x 0.5884 (0.894 Lbs)
260 Pages (28/carton)
List Price: $15.95

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The Team

Mary Rowen – Author
Jessica West – Editor
Kabir Shah – Cover Artist
Lane Diamond – Interior Designer

Details
Author:
Genres: 4.99 eBooks, Literary, Women's
Tags: eBook, Paperback
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication Year: 2019
Format: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Length: 95,640 Words
Narrator: Coming Soon
ASIN: B07SG274FZ
ISBN: 9781622535804
List Price: $15.95 Paperback (May Be Discounted By Retailers)
eBook Price: $4.99
Audiobook Price: Coming Soon
Endorsements

Plot/Idea: 10 out of 10
Originality: 10 out of 10
Prose: 10 out of 10
Character/Execution: 10 out of 10
OVERALL: 10.00 out of 10

ASSESSMENT:
Plot: This is an outstanding novel. The success of the plot depends on the strength of the protagonist, and Erin is a perfectly flawed heroine.
Prose: This novel is a pleasure to read. The prose is of the highest quality and perfectly suited to the story.
Originality: Erin's voice and fantasy life are original and drive this poignant story.
Character Development: The characters are all well rendered. The ending might be the strongest part of the book: emotional and close to perfect.

“Rowen’s angsty, passionate debut explores the virtues and pratfalls of rock and roll fandom... Rowen’s frank delivery will hold readers from start to finish.”

“...gracefully grapples with several important issues, including alcohol and drug addiction, loss, grief and sexuality... There are also many entertaining pop-culture references to offset the weighty themes... An intriguing novel that looks at the ways that people cope with the pain in their lives.”

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