Sunday, January 13, 2013

A Bowie-esque Novella Hero

Hey Rebel Rebel, have I a treat for you! The Rock Star in the Mirror (or, How David Bowie Ruined My Life) by Sharon E. Cathcart is a zippy fun novelette for Bowie fans.
The Extended Blurb from Smashwords:

Joe is a small-town Oregon guy. He's madly in love with Lynnie ... who has a huge crush on David Bowie. Joe will do almost anything to get Lynnie's attention, but there are always consequences.
"The Rock Star in the Mirror" is a double nominee in the 2013 Global eBook Awards, for Best Short Story and Best Cover.

Told in first person, the story has an intimate, conversational tone. Cathcart  gives the reader a vivid sense of Joe's "voice"  as we watch him transform from Mister Shy to Mister Popularity. We watch in nervous anticipation, wondering if he'll get the girl, completely blow it, or perhaps slip into insanity. I won't spoil the ending for you. Read it for yourself!

It's an entertaining story for anybody, but for Bowie fans, the mention of "The Man Who Fell to Earth" (the 1976 science fiction film starring David Bowie) and the references to Bowie songs are loads of fun. I swear, Bowie started singing in my head!

Get The Rock Star in the Mirror (or, How David Bowie Ruined My Life) by Sharon E. Cathcart at Smashwords. At $1.29, it's a bargain. And it's zero calories, which makes it a better bargain than that chocolate scone you were thinking of getting to go with your coffee. ;)
Hmm, that's a new diet idea, buy an indie e-book instead of a pastry whenever you have an urge to partake of the sweeter things in life.

As a side note, this was the first book I've read on my iPad. I typically read on my Kindle. Figuring out the Stanza app was pain-free.

Happy Reading!


Sharon E. Cathcart said...

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with your readers. I am honored, humbled and delighted.

Kara Hartz said...

Sound like fun!

On a side note, how do you like reading on the tablet vs. the e-ink kindle screen?

Amanda Borenstadt said...

The Kindle is a little easier on the old eyes, but the iPad glows, which means I can read it in the dark next to a person who would rather not have the light on. :)

Amanda Borenstadt said...

Sharon, you are most welcome! :)

DRC said...

THis book sounds like a lot of fun. Think I may have to invest. Thanks :)

Amanda Borenstadt said...

Oh yes, I think you'll enjoy it. :)

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Sounds like a fun read. Thanks for the review, Amanda!

Amanda Borenstadt said...

Thanks for stopping by, Joylene! :)

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