Blog Tour (Excerpt + Giveaway): Over the Rainbow by Brian Rowe

Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow
by Brian Rowe
Release Date: August 6th, 2013

A modern re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz!

Zippy Green never meant to fall in love with a girl, but when she does, her ultra-conservative father tries to send her to anti-gay camp. At the Kansas City airport, however, she hides inside a giant suitcase and sneaks onto an airplane headed not to the camp, but to Seattle, where her online love Mira lives. Halfway through the flight, the plane barrels out of control and crashes into the ground, knocking her unconscious. 

When Zippy awakens, she finds that most of the passengers have vanished. She doesn’t know what’s happened, but she’s determined to find out. She begins a quest on foot toward Seattle, and along the way, she meets a teenager with a concussion, a homeless man with a heart condition, a child without a shred of bravery, and a terrier named Judy. Together the group discovers that more than two-thirds of the world's population have mysteriously disappeared. But that's only the beginning...

All Zippy wants is to find her Mira, but before she can she has to contend with two outside forces. The first is her homophobic father, who does everything in his power to keep her from the girl she loves. And the second is extinct creatures of all shapes and sizes, including living, breathing dinosaurs, which have replaced the missing population.


I'm so excited to share an excerpt from a Over the Rainbow by Brian Rowe! This is a modern retelling of The Wizard of Oz. Reviews are already coming in and it's supposed to be super unique! Enjoy the excerpt below! 

Continuing reading for the giveaway!

About the Author

Brian Rowe is a writing fiend, book devotee, film fanatic, and constant dreamer. He's written nine novels, dozens of short stories, five feature-length screenplays, and hundreds of film articles and essays. He is one half of the blog Story Carnivores, where he reviews the latest in books and film. He is currently pursuing his MA in English at the University of Nevada, Reno, and is hard at work on his next novel.

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  1. My favorite is The Scarecrow because he is wise, but he needsа know himself

  2. Dorothy, because she;s strong

  3. I'm not in love with that cover, but this sounds really interesting! My favorite character is the Wizard! He's just a regular guy that has taken power and it's just a really fascinating journey that must have led him there.

  4. i would have to say scarecrow or tinman. not sure why but those two have always stuck with me

  5. It's not the best cover, but the synopsis sure is enticing. I've seen this one a few times here and there, thanks for excerpt!

  6. Oh I didnt realize this was a Wizard of Oz retelling! I'm deff more interested now. Love the excerpt!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  7. That's hard to choose between the scarecrow, the tinman and the lion...not sure I can pick one!!!

    1. Not sure why though..I guess maybe because they remind me of the farmhands back in Kansas.