Friday, April 29, 2011

Major Price Reductions on SLATE and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

If you wanted to buy my books but didn't want to pay as much, you are in luck!! haha!!

I have lowered the prices of both my books to 99 cents for the eBook version and $8.99 for the print version! So pick up a copy of one or both of my books today!

Buy the eBook of SLATE for just 99 cents!

Buy the Print Version of SLATE for just $8.99!

Buy the eBook of HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME for just 99 cents!

Buy the Print Version of HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME for just $8.99!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Note About My Film Reviews at Suite 101!

First of all, I just wanted to let everyone know I just mailed FORTY FOUR copies of Happy Birthday to Me all over the world, so here's hoping for many, many reviews of my YA debut in the weeks to come!!

I also wanted to let you all know, if you're interested in my writing, I have been writing film reviews, articles, and essays at Suite 101 Online Magazine for the last eight months or so. I'm a huge film buff and love to write about movies. I've been doing so since 1995, when I started writing film reviews on the Prodigy Internet service. From 2000 to 2003 I was the Arts & Entertainment Editor of the Reno High School newspaper, and from 2003 to 2007 I was a Contributing Film Writer for Loyola Marymount University's Los Angeles Loyolan. I've been writing film reviews for over fifteen years, and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon! In 2012 I'll finally qualify for admittance to Rotten Tomatoes, too, which is super exciting!

Most recently at Suite 101, I've been writing reviews on contemporary films, top five and top ten lists, and an ongoing retrospective on the film career of Sandra Bullock (she's my all-time favorite!). Also, I was promoted in January to a Featured Writer position, in the Action / Thriller genre of the web site! So expect many more articles about action movies and thrillers in the near future.

Check out my profile page by clicking here.

And here are some of my most recent film reviews...

Last Night


Scream 4 


Source Code

And look for many reviews on the brand new summer movies in the weeks to come!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Second Book Blogger Review of Happy Birthday to Me! 4/5!

Siobhan at Love Fantasy Sci Fi Novels just reviewed Happy Birthday to Me and gave it 4/5! She loved it!!

Here are some thoughts from her terrific review...

"Happy Birthday to Me really was a surprise to me. I never really thought I would enjoy it as much as I did. Before Cameron started aging I have to admit I didn't like him. However, I don't think you are meant to. He is self centered and an ass. Once he starts aging we see a totally different side of him, he goes on a personal journey to self discovery and you just can't help but like him in the end. 

The secondary characters are also very important to the story line. Wesley is Cameron's best friend even though they are in different social circles they still make time to spend time together. Wes was the character that had me in tears near the end (cant say much without spoiling it) what he does for Cameron was just beautiful. He really stuck by Cameron even when others didn't. 

Happy Birthday to Me, was the kinda of story that just flowed without a hitch... It it was an addictive read. Im not entirely sure where the author can take this story next. The ending was a fantastic ending that wrapped up the story nicely. However, I look forward to see what happens next in this trilogy."

Speaking of where I'm taking this story next, I start writing the sequel in 10 days! One more week!! And trust me, I have LOTS of ideas for Parts II and III. This trilogy is going to be EPIC!!

My thanks to Siobhan for her amazing review. Click here to go to the full post on her blog!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

First Book Blogger Review of Happy Birthday to Me! 5/5!!

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! And read more of her review at the following link... Caught Between the Pages.
I look forward to all the many more book blogger reviews to come!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Updates On All My Books!

It's been a busy, busy week, working in some capacity on FOUR book projects!! Here are the most current updates on all my novels...

1. SLATE. The book is now available in Print at both Amazon and CreateSpace. Yesterday I mailed the novel to over a dozen book bloggers all over the WORLD! So far four reviews of the book have been posted, and I'm excited to read lots, lots more!!

2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME. My YA paranormal romance debut has been getting a LOT of interest! So far over FIFTY book bloggers have agreed to review it!! The eBook is up at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and I'm awaiting the final proof of the Print version! No reviews have been posted yet... any day now...

3. TOWNHOUSE. I'm about halfway through the second revision of my horror novel Townhouse, which I'm looking to publish in July. This book is a wild roller-coaster ride, and I'm excited to see what people think of it this summer!

4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME, PART II. Before writing the first installment, I outlined a trilogy. I'm super excited to revisit the world of Happy Birthday to Me and write the sequel, which will be even bigger and better than the first one. I start writing the first draft on Monday, May 2!

Lots more updates to come! Thanks for checking in on my progress!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Book Trailer to HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

Check out the trailer I put together for Happy Birthday to Me! It's corny but fun :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

My Short Story NEW YEAR'S KISS is Finally Published!

This blog is mostly to discuss my novels, but I had to draw attention today to my newest short story New Year's Kiss, based on a true story, and published in Wilde Oats Magazine. Five of my short stories have been published since last summer, and this is the one I'm most proud of! Check it out! It's an entertaining, definitely romantic read!!

New Year's Kiss, by Brian Rowe

Sunday, April 10, 2011

20 Book Bloggers So Far for Happy Birthday to Me!

WOW! In just three days, I've already had TWENTY book bloggers agree to review my debut YA book Happy Birthday to Me! See their names and links below! THANKS GO OUT TO ALL OF THEM!!!

Alexia at Alexia's Books and Such
Alexia's Books and Such

Adrienne at An Addicted Book Reader
An Addicted Book Reader

Avery at Avery's Book Nook
Avery's Book Nook

Stray at Books Are Like People
Books Are Like People

Celesta at Books Before Bed
Books Before Bed

Ambur at Burning Impossibly Bright
Burning Impossibly Bright

Rebecca at Everything To Do With Books
Everything To Do With Books

Jamie at Fantasy Book Chick
Fantasy Book Chick

Jessica at Far From Reality
Far From Reality

Precious at Fragments of Life
Fragments of Life

Holly at Good Golly Miss Holly
Good Golly Miss Holly

Rosie at In Which Ems Review Books
In Which Ems Review Books

Andrea at Loud Words and Sounds
Loud Words and Sounds

Siobhan at Loves Fantasy Sci Fi Novels
Loves Fantasy Sci Fi Novels

Bungle at Midnight Reads
Midnight Reads

YA Reader at Mostly Reading YA
Mostly Reading YA

Yani at The Secret Life of an Avid Reader
The Secret Life of an Avid Reader

Karen at The Slowest Bookworm
The Slowest Bookworm

Chloe at YA Book Lover Blog
YA Book Lover Blog

Friday, April 8, 2011

Print Version of SLATE is Now Available!

It took me about seven tries to get it just right (!), but the PRINT version of my debut novel SLATE is finally available for purchase on CreateSpace for just $12.99! The book comes 309 pages in length, with a cool glossy cover! This is the BEST way to read the book, so I'm hoping some of you can buy it this way!

The print version should be available on Amazon as well by early next week, and I'll let you all know when that time comes.

Here's the link to the page for Slate at CreateSpace...

Buy the Print Version of SLATE at CreateSpace!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

My YA Debut HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME is Officially Live!!

This has been a truly exciting week. Not only am I launching the softcover version of my debut novel SLATE this weekend, but I am also launching the eBook version of my second novel and my debut YA title, a contemporary paranormal romance HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! The book just went live on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and the Softcover version should be available as soon as the end of next week!

Here's the awesome cover by Katie Bode...

The book tells of a high school senior who starts rapidly aging a whole year of his life with each passing day! There's comedy and romance and magic and betrayal and tragedy... this book's got it all!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Big Updates This Week!!

So I've been working tirelessly the last two weeks on various projects, most notably preparing my debut novel Slate for its physical book launch on Amazon, and finishing my final revisions on my second YA novel, Happy Birthday to Me. I'm hoping to have the physical copy of Slate up online by the end of this week, and the eBook version of Happy Birthday to Me up on Amazon by the end of next week! Lots of exciting things are happening, so stay tuned...