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Tour: Grenade Bouquets by Lee Matthew Goldberg

Grenade Bouquets
Lee Matthew Goldberg
(Runaway Train, #2)
Publication date: August 5th 2021
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

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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.

“An engaging ’90s pastiche with an earnest heart beating at its center.”– Kirkus Reviews on Runaway Train.

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About the Author

Lee Matthew Goldberg is the author of the novels THE ANCESTOR, THE MENTOR, THE DESIRE CARD and SLOW DOWN. He has been published in multiple languages and nominated for the Prix du Polar. His first YA series RUNAWAY TRAIN is forthcoming in 2021 along with a sci-fi novel ORANGE CITY. After graduating with an MFA from the New School, his writing has also appeared in The Millions, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, LitReactor, Monkeybicycle, Fiction Writers Review, Cagibi, Necessary Fiction, the anthology Dirty Boulevard, The Montreal Review, The Adirondack Review, The New Plains Review, Underwood Press and others. He is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Fringe, dedicated to publishing fiction that’s outside-of-the-box. 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. Follow him at

The Tour

August 2nd
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Bookish Yarn >> Review
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Michelle Cornish  >> Review

August 3rd
underneath the covers >> Excerpt
Living in a Bookworld >> Excerpt
Annie’s Reading Tips >> Review
The Phantom Paragrapher >> Review

August 4th
Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile  >> Review
Two Ends of the Pen >> Interview
Amazeballs Book Addicts >> Review
Haddie’s Haven >> Excerpt

August 5th
100 Pages A Day >> Review
While I Was Reading >> Guest Post
Books, Tea, Healthy Me >> Review
Movies, Shows, & Books >> Excerpt

August 6th
Valerie Ullmer | Romance Author >> Playlist
Books A-Brewin’  >> Guest Post
The Avid Reader >> Review
Reading Tonic >> Excerpt
Rants N Scribbles >> Excerpt
Celia’s Reads >> Review