Thursday, September 23, 2021

Grenade Bouquets by Lee Matthew Goldberg

Grenade Bouquets by Lee Matthew GoldbergGrenade Bouquets (Runaway Train, Book 2) by Lee Matthew Goldberg Publisher:  Wise Wolf Books (August 5, 2021) Series: Runaway Train, Book 2 Category: Young Adult, Runaways, Outcasts, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Mental Illness Tour dates: August31-September 24, 2021 ISBN: 978-1953944078 Available in Print and ebook, 286 pages Grenade Bouquets

Description Grenade Bouquets by Lee Matthew Goldberg

I had stars in my eyes and I couldn't see around them... The year is 1995 and my parents have finally allowed me to take the summer to tour in a VW van across the country with my boyfriend Evan and our band. Yes, my dream to be a singer became reality. Even with Clarissa, Evan's jealous ex-girlfriend, as the lead singer, it's my presence on stage that led us to a major record deal. There are moments you'll always remember in life, but I can't imagine anything more cool than hearing your song on the radio for the first time. But being a Rockstar isn't as easy as it sounds. Using alcohol and drugs as coping mechanisms, nothing but tension surrounded me, hurting my still blossoming relationship, and continued grieving over my sister's death. A love letter to the nineties and a journey of a girl becoming a woman, Grenade Bouquets charts the rollercoaster ride of a band primed to explode on the scene, as long as they keep from actually exploding.

Praise Grenade Bouquets by Lee Matthew Goldberg

"An engaging '90s pastiche with an earnest heart beating at its center."- Kirkus Reviews "Runaway Train is a high-energy testimonial to the redemptive power of a road trip with an awesome soundtrack. Lee Matthew Goldberg balances the urgency of youth with a whiff of anticipatory nostalgia for the music and misadventures of late adolescence. Attuned to way distinctions between music genres and teen idols can feel like impermeable walls worth defending, and then crumble as a teen like Nico Sullivan finds her own voice."- Jenn Stroud Rossman, author of The Place You're Supposed to Laugh "Raw. Riveting. Runaway Train stays true to its title as it explores the deep pain of a teenager desperately trying to find peace in a world full of pain. Lee Matthew Goldberg is a master at bestowing sympathy and strength on deeply flawed characters. Realistic and shocking, hopeful and satisfying, Runaway Train will keep readers turning the page."- USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Forster  "It's an incredibly challenging task for an author to utilize a darkly comedic tone without coming across as disingenuous--but Goldberg executes it here with expert precision. Brimming over with the visceral atmosphere of the early 90s grunge era, RUNAWAY TRAIN is a must-read for those willing to buckle up for the ride."-Peter Malone Elliott (Director of Operations, Book Pipeline)

About Lee Matthew GoldbergGrenade Bouquets by Lee Matthew Goldberg

Lee Matthew Goldberg is the author of seven novels including THE ANCESTOR and THE MENTOR, currently in development as a film off his original script, and the YA series RUNAWAY TRAIN. He has been published in multiple languages and nominated for the Prix du Polar. After graduating with an MFA from the New School, his writing has also appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Millions, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, LitReactor, Monkeybicycle, Fiction Writers Review, Cagibi, Necessary Fiction, Hypertext, If My Book, Past Ten, the anthology Dirty Boulevard, The Montreal Review, The Adirondack Review, The New Plains Review, Underwood Press and others. His pilots and screenplays have been finalists in Script Pipeline, Book Pipeline, Stage 32, We Screenplay, the New York Screenplay, Screencraft, and the Hollywood Screenplay contests. He is the co-curator of The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series and lives in New York City. Website: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram:

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Mark S.Teddy Rose Book Reviews  Aug 31 Kickoff & Interview Jas International Book Promotion Sept 1 Review Lu Ann Rockin' Book Reviews Sept 2 Review & Guest Post Katy Celticlady’s Reviews Sept 3 Guest Review Linda Lu Goodreads Sept 8 Review Bee Book Pleasures Sept 9 Review Sal Bound 4 Escape Sept 10 Guest Review Suzie M. My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews Sept 13 Guest Review Mark S.Teddy Rose Book Reviews Sept 14 Review Becky Life As a Rog Sept 15 Review & Excerpt Gud Reader (Leslie) StoreyBook Reviews Sept 16 Guest Review & Guest Post Am Goodreads Sept 17 Review Gracie (Anastasia )Living in a Bookworld Sept 20 Guest Review & Excerpt Just Another Reader Sept 21 Review Stacy's Books Sept 22 Review Mindy A Room Without Books is Empty Sept 23 Review Betty Toots Book Reviews Sept 24 Review Grenade Bouquets by Lee Matthew Goldberg My Take: This book was an education for me. I am an old Grandma so I was never into aalternative music. I had two kids that were though and to be honest I wasn't really a fan. But this book led me to do some research. I would still say I am not a fan of the music but I am a fan of the book. This is book two in this series and I would suggest reading the first book so you will know what is going on in this book. This is a love letter to the life style and music of the late 1990's. I think my two kids who liked this music would like this series. I would suggest this book to anyone who liked alternative music and anyone who likes a good story told well. I received a review of this book from Virtual Book Tours and was not required to write a positive review.

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