Sunday, March 19, 2017

Cover Reveal - Chasing Eveline


Chasing Eveline
Leslie Hauser
Published by: Pen Name Publishing
Publication date: July 11th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Sixteen-year-old Ivy Higgins is the only student atCarmel Heights High School who listens to cassettes. And her binder is the only one decorated with album artwork by 80s band Chasing Eveline. Despite being broken-up since 1989, this rock band out of Ireland means everything to Ivy. They’re a reminder of her mom, who abandoned Ivy and her dad two years ago. Now the music of her mom’s favorite band is the only connection she has left.
Even though Ivy wavers between anger and a yearning to reconnect, she’s one-hundred percent certain she’s not ready to lose her mom forever. But the only surefire way to locate her would be at a Chasing Eveline concert. So with help from her lone friend Matt—an equally abandoned soul and indie music enthusiast—Ivy hatches a planto reunite the band.
The road to Ireland won’t be easy, though. And not just because there is no road. Along the way they’ll have to win over their Lady Gaga-loving peers, tangle with some frisky meerkats, and oh yeah, somehow find and persuade the four members to play a reunion gig. It’s a near-impossible task, but Ivy has to try. If she can’t let go of the past, she’ll never be able to find joy in the present.


Author Bio:
Leslie Hauser is a YA writer and middle school teacher. She has a B.A. in English from UCLA and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with her dog Mr. Darcy.
When Leslie is not living in fictional worlds inside her head, she runs all sorts of distances, tortures her body at CrossFit, and DVRs entirely too many television shows. She dreams of one day returning to the Midwest to live on a farm. Or perhaps owning a cookie delivery service.
Her debut novel Chasing Eveline releases 2017 from Pen Name Publishing

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This isn't my usual read but I can't help but be intrigued by the 80's music vibe.  I'm interested to see what Hauser does with it

12 comments:

  1. What a charming and lovely cover! Thanks so much for sharing it :D

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. I like the colors - very springy!

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  2. Hi! Thanks so much for hosting my cover reveal!

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    1. You're quite welcome. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Pretty cover, it makes me want to know more. But I'm nosy like that :)

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    1. There's definitely nothing wrong with that!

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  4. I do like the cover and I can relate to the 80's band and music theme sound like something I would like.

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    1. The 80's music is what drew me in as well.

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  5. This cover looks soooo lovely! i know it's an intense story, but it feels a little like a road trip book too? (and meerkats? lol That's unexpected!)

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  6. I was JUST gonna say.. WHAT IS THIS CONTEMPORARY DOING HERE IN BARB'S BLOG??? A Hackr maybe?? :) If you noticed I'm reading tonsa contemporary now so I'll check this one out :)

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    1. I DO read some from time to time. Just not a lot. It has to have something else going for it - like this one, 80's music and meerkats.

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