Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Book Blast with Giveaway: Rubber Soul by Greg Kihn @toobusyreading @gregkihn


Greg Kihn is a rock star, seasoned radio host and author. Rubber Soul, his latest novel is inspired by intimate interviews that he conducted with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Pete Best, Yoko Ono and Patti Harrison. Though Rubber Soul is fiction, as Greg says it is "100% historically accurate" and a candid glimpse of the phenomenon that is The Beatles.

Rubber Soul by Greg Kihn
Publication date: September 3rd, 2013

Synopsis (according to Goodreads):
Dust Bin Bob runs a second hand shop at the Flea Market on Penny Lane. He has an extensive collection of American R&B singles that he gets from Merchant Marines returning from Baltimore and New York. The action starts when he befriends some blokes by the name of John, Paul, George, and Ringo and becomes their lifelong friend sharing the vinyl that will start a revolution.

From then on, it's a rocket ride from the Beatles earliest days in Liverpool to six shows a night in Hamburg to the Cavern Club and to full-fledged Beatlemania.

Along the way, Dust Bin Bob thwarts a plot by Marcos loyalists to assassinate the Beatles in Manila after they snub Imelda Marcos, blowing off a reception at the palace and narrowly avoiding an international incident. It could have happened!

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Praise for Rubber Soul

"There's no one more qualified to write a rock-and-roll novel than Greg Kihn. He's the real deal and at his Kihntillating best in this book." -- Guy Kawasaki, former chief evangelist of Apple

"Rubber Soul is a magical mystery tour de force by Greg Kihn, a rocker who obviously has a way with words as well as music. His imagined story about the Beatles is fast-moving, full of twists and tension, and musical nuggets and insights. Great story-telling set to a Fab-four beat." -- Ben Fong Torres

"Rubber Soul captures what Rock-n-Roll is all about--and Greg Kihn would certainly know! This nearly-true story of the Beatles is pure magic and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough." -- Eddie Money

"Greg Kihn is the most compelling author who ever had a top five singing career. Rubber Soul is a fantastic story by Greg, with an historical back beat. I urge you not to miss this." -- Joan Jett

"I'm happy to report that Rubber Soul, the latest work by my pal Greg Kihn, has correct punctuation, complete sentences, even full paragraphs--some of the exact same literary devices that can be found in the greatest novels our culture has ever produced! It's also written in English, which happens to be one of my very favorite languages." -- "Weird Al" Yankovic

"While the RIAA may not be able to certify Kihn's work with a gold disc, fans of Kihn and The Beatles, as well as those who long for the simpler yet magical time of the 1960's will thoroughly enjoy and fall in love with Rubber Soul. They certainly don't write 'em like this anymore." -- Chris Shapiro, RetroPulse


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About the Author:
NBC called Greg Kihn "Rock's True Renaissance Man" and for good reason. As part of the eponymous band he has: toured the globe, had hit records, been inducted into the San Jose Rock Hall of Fame, opened for the Rolling Stones and jammed with Bruce Springsteen. You may have heard of his smash worldwide #1 hit "Jeopardy" and "The Breakup Song", not to mention the parody written by Weird Al Yankovic.

Being a famous and successful rock star is only one part of the mosaic that is Greg's story. In the 90s Greg poured his passion for lyrics into written fiction--publishing four novels, one of which "Horror Show" was nominated for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel.

In this vein, Greg merged his love of writing with Rock and Roll and wrote "Rubber Soul"--a unique rock murder mystery featuring The Beatles. The inspiration for this novel came from Greg's interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Pete Best, Yoko Ono and Patti Harrison. In this way Greg gained exclusive access to the biggest band ever to exist. "Rubber Soul" is a work of fiction, but it is 100% historically accurate and a story that only rock veteran Greg Kihn could have written.


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Ends February 10th, 2014

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