Synopses & Reviews
Almost Famous meets Reality Bites in this juicy new novel from Susan McKagan, wife of Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan
In the early nineties, Scarlett, a model working in New York and LA, meets Johnny, the lead singer of The Westies, an up-and-coming band on the cusp of superstardom.
What ensues is a crazy ride of a novel following Scarlett as she navigates her new life through fame, addiction, infidelity, and all the ups and downs of dating the frontman of the world's biggest band.
A charming and fun debut. Susan McKagan shines in The Velvet Rose.
A nineteen-year-old college student struggling to make ends meet, Scarlett dreams of leaving her sleepy San Diego life behind and setting the Paris art world on fire. But after her car is totaled one morning, her life as artist in Europe seems further away than ever.
Little does she know, things are about to change.
Meanwhile, across the country at the Dusk Til Dawn Blues Festival, The Westies are getting ready to take the stage--helmed by their charismatic front man, Johnny, who has big dreams of his own.
When the two meet in a Manhattan bar, each of their careers now primed to take off, what ensues is a crazy ride through fame, addiction, life on the road, infidelity, and all the ups and downs of being an international star. Susan Holmes McKagan's debut novel takes readers down the fashion industry's most extravagant runways and backstage with the biggest band in the world.
Almost Famous meets Reality Bites and Spinal Tap, in this compelling and often injected with humor, fast-paced novel from Susan Holmes McKagan, Huffington Post front page writer/international supermodel and wife of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver founding member and bassist Duff McKagan.
In the early nineties, Scarlett, a painter and high fashion model, finds herself working in some of the world's most infamous fashion capitals. As her adventure continues, she meets Johnny of The Westies, an up-and-coming band on the cusp of superstardom.
What ensues is an unhinged ride of a novel following Scarlett as she navigates her life through fame, addiction, infidelity, and all the ups and downs of dating a legendary musician from one of the biggest rock bands in history.
A page turning, holding nothing back, front row seat of fun, well-written debut. Susan Holmes McKagan shines in The Velvet Rose.