Brian Rowe's Blog

July 13, 2013

My newest young adult novel Over the Rainbow is coming to Amazon, B&N, Kobo, and iBookstore, on August 6th, and this week I've launched both a book blast and a book tour!

Check out the awesome giveaway opportunity at Book Nerd Tours. Win an ebook, signed paperback, or even a $50 Amazon gift card!

Over the Rainbow Book Blast

And be sure to take a look at my six-week-long book blog tour, which includes reviews, interviews, guest posts, and/or excerpts, as well a giveaway for ebooks, signed paperbacks, and a $25 Amazon gift card!

Over the Rainbow Blog Tour

Spread the word, everyone. Over the Rainbow is coming August 6th!
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Published on July 13, 2013 10:52 • 144 views • Tags: blog-tour, dinosaurs, gay, gift-cards, giveaways, over-the-rainbow, the-wizard-of-oz

May 2, 2013

For everyone who's enjoyed my Happy Birthday to Me novels, I've got exciting news! My newest YA novel Over the Rainbow is coming this summer!! I've launched a Kickstarter Campaign to help with the funds for copyediting and marketing, and it features all sorts of neat prizes. $5 for an ebook, $15 for a signed paperback. Go higher, and I'll even read and critique your own fiction! Check out the link, I hope you'll support my new book :)

Over the Rainbow Kickstarter Campaign
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Published on May 02, 2013 12:30 • 112 views • Tags: dinosaurs, gay-ya, kickstarter, wizard-of-oz, ya, young-adult

April 20, 2011

The first book blogger review of Happy Birthday to Me was posted this evening, and I couldn't have asked for a better review! Kayla at Caught Between the Pages gives my book a 5/5! She loved it and couldn't stop reading it!

Here is an excerpt from her review...

"I loved the writing style of this novel... I never wanted to stop reading! There were moments when I despised Cameron, moments when I rooted for him, and hilarious times when I wanted to laugh out loud. If a writer can pull you through all of those emotions in a smooth, effortless way, I’m destined to love that book.

And I did fall in love with Happy Birthday to Me. The story was unique as well as interesting-I liked seeing the little changes that came with each passing day. By the end, I was putting aside every other thing I had to do just so I could read the conclusion.

This is a fantastically fun read that I immensely enjoyed and am sad to see finished. The different elements meshed together in a seamless fashion to form a great young adult novel. It’s definitely one of the better books I’ve read lately. I highly recommend Happy Birthday to Me, and give it 5/5 stars."

Thank you for your kind words, Kayla!!
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Published on April 20, 2011 20:40 • 292 views • Tags: brian-rowe, happy-birthday-to-me, high-school, paranormal-romance, teen-fiction, ya

April 8, 2011

I just wanted to bring to your attention my second novel and my debut YA book, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME, now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

It tells of a high school senior who starts rapidly aging a whole year of his life with each passing day. This book has comedy, romance, magic, and betrayal... it truly has it all!!

Check it out... I promise you won't be disappointed!
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Published on April 08, 2011 11:34 • 250 views • Tags: brian-rowe, happy-birthday-to-me, paranormal-romance, teen-fiction, ya

March 27, 2011

JP over at Elle Lit has reviewed my novel Slate! She gives it 4 out of 5 and calls it a great, fun read, with a terrifying twist at the end! Check out her review! Thanks, JP!
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Published on March 27, 2011 17:12 • 118 views • Tags: chick-lit, elle-lit, slate, vivien-slate, women-s-fiction

March 22, 2011

Hello all! Even though I just published my first novel Slate to Amazon and Barnes & Noble these last few days, I am already hard at work at completing my second novel, a YA fantasy comedy called Happy Birthday to Me! In fact I've written THREE books thus far and have just begun outlining a fourth. Look for Happy Birthday to Me to be published in early to mid May. And stay tuned for more details...
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Published on March 22, 2011 19:29 • 98 views • Tags: comedy, fantasy, high-concept, ya, young-adult

March 20, 2011

Valentina at Carabosse's Library was nice enough to write me a review of my debut novel Slate, and she loved it!

Here's an excerpt from her review...

"I was surprised by this book. It was really fun, quick, punchy, with the aura of Hollywood enmeshed in its pages. The main character Vivien Slate is a powerhouse of laughs as she does whatever she can to get her way in every situation. Some scenes, like a classic purse fight with her husband, had me laughing out loud. She is surprisingly lovable, even in her maniacal selfishness.

I found myself captivated with the ins and outs of movie casting, learning a lot about how a movie comes together and making me very glad I never considered entering that world in any manner.

If you're looking for a good, fast read, one that is perfect for the beach or on vacation, this is an excellent choice."

Awesome, can't wait to read more reviews from book bloggers!!
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Published on March 20, 2011 19:37 • 138 views • Tags: book-bloggers, brian-rowe, carabosse-s-library, slate, valentina

March 16, 2011

Hello everyone! I'm new to GoodReads and I just wanted to introduce myself! My name is Brian Rowe, I live in Reno NV, and I am a life-long lover of the printed word!! I'm 26 years old and recently moved back from Los Angeles, where I went to college and also worked in various entertainment jobs, including feature film casting. My two years in casting gave me the inspiration to write a novel about a casting director, and after a year of revisions and hard work, I have finally released my first novel SLATE! I look forward to discussing my book with readers, and I can't wait to interact with those like me who simply love to read. For a time I thought I was meant to be a filmmaker, but now I know writing books is what I'm supposed to be doing. I've already written my second and third books, and am outlining a fourth. There's lots more to come, but for now, check out my debut novel, SLATE!
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Published on March 16, 2011 18:27 • 139 views • Tags: brian-rowe, casting-director, gay, new-author, sex, slate