Sep 11 2015

Blog Tour & Review: Striking Out by Scarlet Bennett

Posted by Jennifer in 3 Stars, Blog Tour, Reviews / 1 Comment


Welcome to my tour stop for Striking Out by Scarlet Bennett!  The tour runs August 17 – September 11 with reviews, interviews, guest posts, excerpts and giveaways.

Striking Out is an adult Australian contemporary. The dialogue and and characterizations are distinctly Australian. Check out the tour page for more information.

 About the Book:
FrontCoverFinalE-BookSparkling with distinctive Australian humour, this action-packed novel follows one small-town girl’s fight to reach the top.

Sharon Jackson is a small-town girl with big-city dreams. Forced out of her home in regional Western Australia with her singing career in ruins, she hits the big smoke in search of stardom. After signing with a sleazy agent who wants more than a ten percent cut of her earnings, she struggles to earn a place in the macho world of rock-‘n-roll, encountering a series of colourful characters along the way – like Todd, the sexy, brooding muso with a dragon tattoo and Kevin, the whip-smart fighter with some hidden demons of his own. But when her troubled past follows her to the city, Shazza’s dreams begin to unravel. With no home to go back to and a past that won’t stay buried, everything she has worked for is on the line. Shazza must make a decision that will define the course of her future, and time is running out.
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ScarletBennettAbout the Author:

Scarlet Bennett spent her formative years in regional Western Australia, and it shows. Years  of city living have softened her broad accent, but the slang she’s stuck with. After earning a Masters degree in Psychology, the colourful characters of her childhood – and that irrepressible Aussie spirit – found their way onto the page. She is a graduate of Allaboutwriting’s mentoring program, and lives in Canberra with her husband, kids, and far more animals than can reasonably fit on a suburban plot.


Review of Striking Out

Review (3.5 Stars): I liked Shazza’s character because she was a strong woman that wasn’t afraid of anyone and was a bad-ass female.  I loved her experiences with musicians at the different shows as she was finding her way through the music world.  She had been through so much and you could definitely see that through this story.

Striking Out was an entertaining and fun story and I enjoyed the time that I spent with Shazza.  Loved the Australian backdrop and I’m looking forward to reading more from this author.

This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.


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